Services offered to members
Screening and Backgrounds
Never allow a home professional into your home again without knowing all you can about the company or the individual. Word of mouth referrals are great but sometimes we need to use someone we find on the internet, phone book or even on the street. We offer screening and background services so that you can you can feel comfortable with who you hire. We stand behind who we certify. If a company that we screen and certify commits fraud toward you we will pay you back for your loss. See Terms and Conditions of Fraud protection. The fees for this service depend on your membership level or If you purchase as a non member.
Screening and Background may include a report of the following.
- Business search
- License Status
- Lawsuits pending or filed
- Criminal History
- Tax Id verification
- Insurance status
- BBB reports
- Blog information if any
How we gather our information.
We search several databases including the Better Business Bureau as well as a nation wide law enforcement database. We may contact the company or individual to assist with our search or verification. If the company is uncooperative we notify you of their resistance in our report to you. After search is complete the company gets entered into our database and you will receive a report from us through email. The report will indicate rather we will certify them or not. Based on our report you will then make the decision to hire them or not.
Screen and Monitor your Handyman service (Included with My Home and My Home PLUS)
We screen your handyman checking ;
- Business and personal history
- Criminal records
- Lawsuits filed or pending
- We check national Offenders lists.
- Check and verify business documents including Business license and Insurance.
- We notify you of status and if anything changes throughout the year.
The U.H.A offers several areas of assistance for our members including Legal assistance with items like.
- Business Structure help. Setting up Corporations, LLC etc.
Our members receive a discounted rate on legal services provided by Attorney’s that work along side the U.H.A . There is also a legal fund that has been established to assist qualifying members with unforeseen legal fees.
Legal Fund is funded by donations and commissions that are received by the U.H.A when someone purchases items from suppliers such as OSH, Home Depot, Lowes, Harbor Freight using links provided. The U.H.A matches the commissions dollar for dollar received.
The U.H.A offers business coaching to the Handyman members. We help you set up a business structure to succeed. Rather you are just starting out in the industry or you have been in business for years we are sure to help you succeed and increase your business. We care about our members, your success is our future.
- Choosing a name
- Obtaining a business Lic.
- Filing a fictitious name statement
- How to succeed suggestions
- Marketing suggestions
- Internet coaching
- Business approach
- Knowing your market
- Setting realistic goals
We give you the resources you need to set up a properly structured business.
The U.H.A offers business marketing to help our members to succeed. We are partnered up with one of the leading marketing companies Market Finders which will work hand in hand with you to put your business on the map.
Market finders also offers a networking solution through Entrepreneurs Professionals to network with other business professionals to market and improve your business.
As a member of the U.H.A you will qualify to receive special rates on your business Insurance. Annual savings will be based on the number of members signed up with the U.H.A. Since the numbers will vary each year there is no set rate. Since the membership dues are a tax write off any savings on insurance is a bonus.
Insurance you may need for your business
- General Liability
- Workers Comp
- Property Insurance to cover specific Items such as tools
Insurance you may need for your home
- Homeowners Insurance
- Renters Insurance
- Special Property Insurance
Handyman Answers is a Help line to assist the Handyman or the do it yourself-er. You can email Handyman Answers your questions about your troubleshooting questions and get advice or you can check in on the Handyman Answers Page for current tips and advice.
Part of Handyman Answers that members will have access to is how to instructions and Video’s. Handyman Answers can be viewed in the member area.