The UHA met with a State Farm Representative to discuss business liability insurance for the handyman. The response was a bit unexpected but not surprising. It wasn’t that long ago that a handyman couldn’t get insurance because it wasn’t considered a real trade. Although the handyman industry has come a long way of recent and insurance is available. It seems that State Farm is still stuck in the past. The message was clear State Farm doesn’t insure the handyman. The reason given was ” Handyman is not a specific trade” or “We only insure specific trades”. Handyman is a home repair professional and a necessary occupation for home repair. If a contractor has to perform a minimum of two trades and specialty contractors can only perform one trade per job then the handyman who can do one or more trades in the same visit is a valuable trade. Sounds pretty specific to me. We approached State Farm because we thought being teamed up with one of the largest insurance companies in the US would be a great benefit for our members but don’t be alarmed there are plenty of insurance companies that have turned the page to welcome the handyman.
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Introducing new fill able forms for the customer members.
My Home- Save money when you log all your home repair information. Examples: Paint
brands and colors, parts, model #'s for all items. Tell the plumber what part #
to bring for the repair and save around $80-$100 per visit.
Home Service record- Log for your records all your home service or repair records.
You can use this form for your home, auto or any other item that requires service.
Service professional screening- Don't allow strangers into your home. With our
extensive home service professional screening you can know who you are hiring
before they enter your home. From handymen to babysitters or housekeepers.
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1. Current Business License for the city's you do business
2. Current Insurance on file with the UHA.
3. List of References
4. Pass Business background check.
4. Agree and adhere to the UHA Code Of Ethics
6. Maintain an active membership with the UHA
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