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Craftsman Direct - Ayden NC Handyman Services

Craftsman Direct helped do some basic maintenance and upkeep on the house. They fixed a broken screen, a broken hinge on a door, they cleaned the gutters, repaired a hole in the floor and repainted all of the trim throughout the house.

It went great. Doug Chidester, my contact, was friendly, went out immediately to give me an estimate and then had the work completed all in one day very quickly. These folks are great, trustworthy people and I've used them again since this experience.Craftsman Direct is now my go-to handyman solution! If I could give them an A+, I would!

Craftsman Direct Inc. is a locally owned and operated handyman home improvement and renovation company operating in Ayden NC, North Carolina. We specialize in residential home improvements, repairs and commercial renovations in Ayden NC and the surrounding area. We beat the national handyman chain prices by 15% or more.

Give our Quote Challenge a try. We also offer you the longest warranty in the handyman services industry. Check out our Two-Year Warranty.

We will give you a free quote, our Written Price Guarantee on all home improvement/remodeling and renovation projects. This price is good for 30 days - all of our home repair work also carries a Two-Year Warranty. We are a licensed, bonded, and fully insured home improvement contractor. We belong to the Better Business Bureau; you can read some of our references from satisfied customers who have experienced our handyman skills.

Ayden NC Handyman Services
and Home Improvement

When you need a top quality handyman and home improvement company, give us a call. Here are some of the home improvement projects we do regularly:

  • James Hardie siding
  • vinyl siding installations/repair
  • carpenters wood working
  • carpentry repair
  • wood deck repair
  • new deck construction
  • any sheetrock or drywall repair
  • ceiling repair (flat or popcorn)



  • Eric Woods  
    This is the second time I've used Craftsman Direct for handyman work. I had my deck sanded and stained, exterior power washed, and front porch cement re-painted (plus huge crack removed). After working with these guys a second time, I can confidently say they do not cut corners...
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    Christine B.  
    I cannot say enough good things about this company. After [another contractor] screwed up our back door install TWICE...[Craftsman Direct] came in...and we finally have a beautiful door that works. They were on time, courteous, and professional.

    David Litz  
    This contractor is great!...other contractors came in really high and this contractor came right in under our budget. The crew that came out was courteous...The roof looked brand new and the clean up they did afterwards was phenomenal!
    Outdoor Decks, Patios and Screened Porches

    Craftsman Direct in the News:


    Craftsman Direct Handyman of Winston Salem Offering Home Owners Spring Projects Including Bathroom Remodels, House Painting Services and Outdoor Decks and Screened Porches


    WINSTON SALEM-RALEIGH-DURHAM NC -- Craftsman Direct Handyman of Winston Salem encourages homeowners to get their spring projects started. Remodeling projects, exterior painting and outdoor decks, patios and screened porches started in the spring can be completed prior to the heat of summer. Craftsman Direct has skilled teams ready to get started on your home improvement projects.

    "Outdoor projects started in the spring give you the chance to enjoy your new additions in the summer and fall," said Lee Mendel Smoak, President of Craftsman Direct. "We are ready to get started on your project."

      - Read the full press release...

    Finding a Reputable Handyman in Ayden NC

    Things to Consider when Trying to Find a Reputable Handyman

    Every homeowner has home improvement projects from time to time and needs to find a trustworthy handyman. There are a few important things to consider before you allow a local handyman or contractor onto your property and into your home.

  • First Impressions are Important
  • Insurance, License and Bonding
  • Good Reviews and a Reputation for being Fair
  • Experience with the Type of Project You Need
  • A Price that You can Trust

    First Impressions are Important
    Inviting a handyman or contractor inside your home can be a nerve-racking experience, especially if the handyman is a complete stranger. If your inner circle is unable to provide a good referral, then it is important to have some basic knowledge of what to look for in a reputable Ayden NC handyman.

    First impressions can be a sign of trustworthiness. T-shirts, jeans, and work boots are appropriate attire for the job, however, the overall appearance should be neat. A tattered shirt or jeans with holes is not showing much interest in making a good first impression. It makes one wonder what kind of attention to detail they will have with your home improvement project. Also, take a peek at the vehicle parked in your driveway. Ask yourself if it meets your expectations for someone working inside your home. Nobody wants to be judged too harshly by a first impression, but first impressions can be important, especially when your home and money is involved.

    Insurance, License and Bonding in Ayden NC
    In North Carolina a handyman or home improvement contractor should have a business license and be able to show it to you. You should also ask for proof of liability insurance and bonding. No credible handyman or contractor will mind being asked to prove his credibility - it shows their integrity.

    Ayden NC Handyman Reviews and a Reputation for being Fair
    One way to check credibility is to ask for a recommendation for similar work as on your home. Before hiring a handyman or contractor, cross reference the information using a search engine on the internet. If the review or recommendation given by the handyman is not accurate, you might want to reconsider or ask for a second review.

    A more experienced handyman will also be able to provide you with examples of past projects he or she has completed and may even have photos or a portfolio so you can see his or her quality of work.

    A Price that You can Trust
    A reputable handyman or contractor will give you a price that you can trust. Most contractor estimates give a 5-10% margin to cover the unexpected, but after that you need the confidence that your price is not going to change dramatically. Every now and then the handyman might find rotten wood or structural problems that were impossible to foresee - no handyman can guarantee against problems and this is where the homeowner can feel some security IF they have already done the steps above to ensure the reliability of the handyman.

    Finally, make sure the handyman working in your home pulls any required permits. Failure to pull a permit could leave you with unwanted fines. If a handyman is unable to pull a permit, then it is probably for a reason that compromises his or her integrity.