Handyman PRO Rogue Valley’s Premiere Home Improvement Services Provider – in Ashland!

Are you looking to take on a remodel this year? If you’re in need of a new fence, deck, custom kitchen, or bathroom, Handyman Pro is the one-stop solution for all your home repair, remodel, and construction needs. Situated in Ashland, Handyman Pro is comprised of a dedicated group of experts who strive to surpass their clients’ expectations. With a plethora of glowing 5-star Google reviews, it is evident that they consistently deliver exceptional service. In today’s interview I spoke with local owner Shannon LaFleur to take us behind the scenes of Handyman Pro.

Hi Shannon, thank you very much for taking the time to speak with us today and congratulations on all your success here in the Rogue Valley.

I appreciate you, Shields. It’s always enjoyable to have conversations with you, my friend.

Shannon, you’ve received over 80 5-star reviews on Google in a very short time… this is HUGE. Please tell us about that.

Shields, we’ve had the privilege of collaborating with numerous exceptional clients, and we appreciate their willingness to spread the word about their positive experiences with us. We prioritize quick responses to project requests and strive to maintain open communication throughout the entire process. Our approach involves treating everyone fairly, upholding our integrity, and working efficiently and productively. We are not your average construction company. Our main focus is ensuring our clients are happy and satisfied, rather than solely focusing on making a profit. We believe in maintaining a balance between the two. I believe we’ve created a winning formula and developed strong friendships throughout our journey.

Shannon, you had mentioned when we spoke on the phone earlier that the majority of the reviews are from residential customers, however you also have many commercial customers who are just as thrilled with your work!

Yes, that’s true! We have many commercial clients in Ashland such as Noble Coffee Roasting Company, Science Works, Peerless Hotel, Blue Giraffe Spa, Posh Organics, Soundpeace and more. Additionally, we frequently cater to various businesses in the Rogue Valley such as United States Post Offices, Dollar Tree, Big Lots, Round Table Pizza, and Subway.

Shannon, you are joined by an amazing team. Please introduce us.

Our team is massive! I oversee the daily tasks and manage the coordination and organization of operations. My daughter Sunshine is in charge of handling all of our calls and data in the office, as well as efficiently completing tasks for the rest of the team. We have a reliable crew who are assigned to work on decks, fences, and similar projects. Additionally, we collaborate closely with numerous subcontractors. Welburn Electric and Bear Creek Electric handle all our electrical requirements, while F&S Plumbing and Scott Fitch Plumbing take care of our plumbing projects.

We’re thankful to work with great companies such as Jahnke heating and Air, Monticello Tile, R&K Concrete Mafia, Jam Roofing, MJ Roofing, Ashland Custom Builders, Mastercraft Wood Floors, Completely Floored, Cody Jones Granite Designs, Nicolas Ansel Welding, Action Irrigation, Canopy and Divine Domains. We’re continuing to expand and plan to bring on additional contractors in the future. Handyman Pro provides a comprehensive range of services!

Handyman Pro offers a comprehensive range of services. Can you please break it down for us?

Wow. Where do I begin? We receive inquiries about projects of all sizes and types. We do our best to accommodate most requests. Most of our projects focus on renovating kitchens, bathrooms, and living spaces, but we also take on a significant number of deck and pergola projects.

Each year, we frequently replace and install doors and windows, as well as complete numerous repairs involving drywall, paint, and stain.

We’ve vetted all of our subcontractors, and connect our clients with skilled and reliable services such as tile setting, concrete and stone work, roofing, cabinetry, flooring installation and refinishing, countertop installation, welding, landscaping and irrigation, tree work, and design. We have the tools, experience and connections to make things happen!

Shannon, what do you love most about the work you do on a day-to-day basis here in the Rogue Valley?

I love playing the hero! Helping people fix their broken belongings is highly satisfying, and it is equally gratifying to enhance someone’s living environment to make it more welcoming. However, the actual tasks involved in this work are only part of the picture. Seeing our clients happy brings me great joy, and is definitely my favorite part of the work we do.

2023 was a huge year for Handyman Pro. What was your favorite project?

Yes, it was a very busy year! We completed a full home renovation project that cost $700,000 and took us more than a year to finish. The owners are some of the kindest people I’ve ever met, it was a great experience!

Moving into 2024 what are some of your goals for Handyman Pro?

I’m glad you asked! We’re shifting from relying on employees to using more contractors, collaborating on bigger projects and facilitating connections. We’re also exploring the idea of launching a sister company, such as Remodel Pro or Construction Pro. I’m very excited to see what the future holds.

Shannon, can you please share some of your favorite testimonials with us?

Sure! Here’s a few:

“Shannon and the team at Handyman Pro are professional, congenial, and have been an absolute joy to work with. They genuinely care about the finished product and take pride in the work they do. Also very honest and communicative throughout the entire process, start to finish. I will certainly be using them again for all of my home maintenance needs in the future. Thanks again!” -Michael Stahler, Ashland

“Handyman Pro is top-notch. From initial contact to job completion, we felt as if we were in good hands. The entire staff was customer-focused, excellent communicators, and very responsive. Highly recommended, and we would definitely use Handyman Pro again.” -Dick Ashford, Ashland

“Awesome Job! Definitely would recommend Handyman Pro! They did an amazing job. They were able to come out and see me extremely fast. Answered all my questions, taught me some interesting tips and did a killer job on the project that was taking me forever. Don’t waste your time when these guys do such a good job! Give them a try, you won’t be disappointed!” -Jay Strabinick, Ashland

What is the job that we might not expect Handyman Pro does but that we should absolutely call you all to do?

That’s a great question! When I named the business, I wanted the word “Handyman” in it to attract projects that were different each day, because I enjoy working on many different kinds of projects as opposed to doing the same thing every day. I added the word “Pro” to hint that we’re more than just a handyman company. Due to the diverse range of tasks we undertake, we are naturally drawn to the field of remodeling, which also demands a wide variety of tools and expertise beyond what a typical contractor possesses. We also handle the construction of durable decks and pergolas made from high-quality materials and expert craftsmanship. Feel free to contact us for any project you have in mind!

What are a few jobs we should not attempt to do on our own, but Handyman Pro can totally do? Please talk about licensing and such when it comes to hiring the right person.

Anything structural is a big one. We have the resources to construct things in a safe manner, let us connect you with the Valley’s leading experts in the field! I also strongly advise people to hire professionals for plumbing and electrical projects. Frequently, even minor repairs that are not done correctly can result in costly consequences, including financial losses or even fatalities. In Oregon, those without the proper licensing are prohibited from completing this type of work. Additionally, regular construction contractors do not have plumbing or electrical insurance, leaving you vulnerable to accidents if you hire an unlicensed individual from online platforms like Nextdoor or Facebook. It’s not worth the risk! Besides that, just because a regular contractor has insurance, a lot of the time they only purchase the bare minimum to keep their overhead down. There’s a good chance the contractor you’ve hired has insurance, but not the coverage needed for your specific project. It’s very important to look at their insurance policy to verify you’re covered. This is probably the biggest mistake people make when hiring a contractor.


Finally, in your years of experience doing the work you do, what advice do you find yourself continually returning to?

That’s easy! Take plenty of time to think about your options. Before investing your money in a project, make sure to thoroughly research and ensure that you are getting exactly what you desire. Seek guidance. Collaborate with your partner, friends, and family to come up with ideas. Consider hiring a designer. Wait a bit and save up for the items you really want. Take your time, there’s no need to hurry. If you need assistance, feel free to contact us!

Shannon, thanks so much for taking the time to speak with me today. What are the next steps for anyone reading this who might want to take the next steps in working with Handyman Pro?

You’re most welcome, Shields! Thank you for your time as well! Our office is open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. We can be reached by phone at 541-209-3949 or you can visit our website at and fill out our short contact form to be immediately placed in our queue. We look forward to hearing from you!

Learn More:

Handyman Pro

280 E Hersey St Ste 22, Ashland


Show More
Back to top button