The Oak Park HandyHuman is a true local, family business that was born out of a lifelong love for making homes functional and beautiful.
We are a married couple (Aaron & Sarah) who live in an old house in Oak Park with our two wonderful kiddos. We have both worked in the housing industry for our entire careers and are obsessed with all things architecture, restoration and design. Believe it or not, one of the first conversations we had on the night we met was about a set of antique, prairie-style lamps. So yeah, you could say we’re a pair of bonafide home design nerds.
As second-generation home professionals, we grew up with a reverence for home construction and maintenance, and we bring that passion to all of our clients today. We strongly believe that nothing is more important than feeling comfortable and safe in your home, and that is the spirit that drives our approach to customer service and workmanship. Unlike other handyman companies in the area, we are located right here in Oak Park and have a small team that you’ll come to know as regular clients.
Since we’re also Oak Park homeowners, we’re intimately familiar with the joys and challenges of owning an old home. In fact, we’re currently tackling a whole slew of DIY projects to restore and expand our house, and we’re chronicling our journey (and all the ups and downs) in our blog .
Running this small, family business together is our dream and we feel so lucky to be doing what we love while also raising our family. One of our favorite parts of this work is meeting the amazing members of our Tri-Village (Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park) and helping them keep their homes happy, healthy and safe.