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Wendell Harmer
Nashville, TN
General Manager and Home Maintenance Guru at The Wills Company, Inc.
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Do you remember the energy audit The Wills Company did for my mom where we identified the equivalent of a 26" X 26" hole? Well, we we took the first step to shrinking it last week. We did a clean sweep of her attic by vacuuming all of her old... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2012 at The Wills Company
Yesterday, my entire team took a field trip...well actually we took a class on restoring old windows. Don't get me wrong, we have been re-roping and re-glazing original windows for all of my 20 years in this business. The difference is, getting them up to date with today's energy standards... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2012 at The Wills Company
I have been in business with Ridley Wills at The Wills Company for 19 years; and we have been business partners for over 15 years. People are generally surprised when they realize it has been that long. Nothing lasts that long these days, including most marriages! And, to be honest,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2012 at The Wills Company
As the year came to a close, I started thinking about how lucky I am to do what I do. I am extremely grateful for all the wonderful people with whom I work: our clients; our subcontractors and our team. It is quite remarkable when I consider what we have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2012 at The Wills Company
Remember the 26"x26" hole in my mom's house? Here's the mom is now freezing in her house! That's right, the first thing The Wills Company learned is that once you tell someone that they have the equivalent of a 26"x26" hole in their house, they automatically start realizing how... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2011 at The Wills Company
I received the greatest gift ever last year! It wasn't a Porsche or a trip to Europe, it was my weekends! Let me back up for a minute. For years, The Wills Company has been trying to "crack the nut" of taking care of all of those irritating and neverending... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2011 at The Wills Company
I have recently been studying more about energy consumption as it relates to home performance. The Wills Company has even gone so far as to become Nashville's first ever, completely certified Green Advantage company. We were then so inspired by what we learned there that we sent a Wills Company... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2011 at The Wills Company
Do you know how many leaking Nashville basements I have dealt with in my life? Me neither, but I know it is a lot. One of the most common misconceptions about leaky basements is people think that solving their leak is major bucks. Sometimes that is the case; and certainly,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2011 at The Wills Company
Aside from my partner, Ridley Wills, Fred Arrington is the only other employee at The Wills Company who predates me. What a remarkable man! In the twenty-something years that we have been designing, building and providing handyman services in Nashville, I can honestly say that we have never come across... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2011 at The Wills Company
At the turn of the season, we get a lot of the same requests over and over again. One that seems to frustrate our clients the most is when their fireplace doesn't work properly. This one is particularly baffling to me considering that the art of building a fireplace was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2011 at The Wills Company
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Nov 7, 2011
Sealing and insulating the outer walls, attic, ceiling, windows, doors, and floors of your house is the easiest and most cost-effective way to be comfortable in your house and save on your energy bill--up to 20%! To get the most bang for your buck, perform a blower door test in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2011 at The Wills Company
If you have tree branches hanging over or near your roof, you're creating a play haven for squirrels and ants. How nice of you!! You're also creating an avenue for squirrels to get on your roof, find a weak spot, and get into your attic or nest in your gutters.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at The Wills Company
The single most important thing you can do to preserve the life of your home is....regular gutter maintenance! I know it seems simple, but hear me out. Almost every time I go to a client's house, they tell me they just had their gutters cleaned, but when I check their... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2011 at The Wills Company
Heave sob? I can relate. I'm not big on crying in general, but watching money fly out of my pockets can definitely bring a tear to my eye. So, let's talk about how you can SAVE money on your home energy bills. The first step is to establish the airtightness... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2011 at The Wills Company
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Oct 11, 2011