Monthly Archives: April 2014

Drywall Repair in Frederick County

Drywall Repair Frederick CountyAre you remodeling your Frederick County home? Or maybe you are putting your house on the market and want to make a few repairs before doing so. Either way, Drywall Repair is an important task. Just think of the abuse your poor walls take over the years. Humidity can wreak havoc on drywall, especially in the bathroom, resulting in mold and water damage. Without door stops, door knobs constantly hit, dent, and damage drywall. Your home settles, resulting in unsightly cracking. Pictures leave tiny holes everywhere. And heaven forbid one of the pictures or a shelf rips off the wall. Holy drywall hole, Batman!

Patching and repairing your drywall is an important part of maintaining your home’s value. Unfortunately, you just do not have the time or the tools to properly perform the repair work. That is okay. That is what Handy Andy is here for!

Drywall Repair in Frederick County

Do you have a drywall repair job that you have been meaning to get to? Juts pick up the phone and give Handy Andy a call. After 27 years in the remodeling business, Andy Lofstrand has earned a reputation for providing clients with the highest quality work and the best customer service in the home improvement industry.

Andy can handle everything from crown molding and casings to drywall and plaster repair, baseboards, custom trim work, and so much more.

Benefits of Professional Drywall Repair

  1. Time: Between work, your family, and all of the other items on your “To Do” list, you just do not have the time for drywall repair. Hiring a professional is an efficient, cost-effective way to get the job done right.
  2. Professional Results: Professionals are professionals for a reason. They know what they are doing. The end results will seamlessly blend in with the rest of your drywall.
  3. Prevent Further Damage: Remember the old adage “A stitch in time saves nine?” Well, the same concept holds true for your drywall. By addressing small cracks now, you can avoid larger problems down the road.

While other professional interior painters and remodeling contractors may be happy with just getting the job done, Andy goes the extra mile to ensure his clients are completely satisfied with their projects.

If you have any questions about Drywall Repair, please contact Andy Lofstrand by calling (301) 639-6879 or email Andy.Lofstrand@gmail.com. You can also follow Handy Andy on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest for home improvement tips and tricks.

“I look forward to working with you on your project.”

Custom Trim Work can put your Frederick County Home over the top!

Trim Work Frederick County Custom trim work can put your remodeling project over the top!

As we have said before, more and more Frederick County homeowners are taking the do-it-yourself (DIY) route. After all, everything is on YouTube nowadays. There are videos showing you how to change your oil, how to hang drywall, how to install a ceiling fan, and so much more. Still, some things should be left to the professionals, especially major remodeling projects.

With returns on investment as high as 85%, it is easy to justify the extra cost of a professional remodeling contractor. These individuals have the knowhow and the tools to produce high quality results. But it is not always the obvious tasks that put a remodel over the top. The devil is in the details, as they say.

The Benefits of Professional Trim Work

Crown molding, chair rail, and other professionally installed trim work can greatly enhance the look and feel of your next remodeling project. And while it may seem simple to install, this type of trim work requires precision cutting and a steady hand to install properly. This is because crown molding and chair rail must be miter cut prior to installation in order to ensure proper fitting in corners. This is no easy task. Hiring a professional remodeling contractor will prevent this from being a problem.

Do you have a small remodeling project or repair job that you have been meaning to get done? Don’t go the DIY route. Instead, choose integrity. Choose craftsmanship. Choose Handy Andy.

Trim Work in Frederick County

After 27 years in the remodeling business, Handy Andy has earned a reputation for providing clients with the highest quality work and the best customer service in the home improvement business. When it comes to remodeling and repair work, Handy Andy can handle everything from crown molding and casings to drywall and plaster repair, baseboards, custom trim work, and so much more.

If you have any questions about Custom Trim Work, please contact Andy Lofstrand by calling (301) 639-6879 or email Andy.Lofstrand@gmail.com. You can also follow Handy Andy on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest for home improvement tips and tricks.

“I look forward to working with you on your project.”

Handy Andy’s Involvement with the Rotary Club of Frederick

You know Andy Lofstrand as the Frederick County remodeling contractor with an unparalleled attention to detail and a passion for quality craftsmanship. What you may not know is that Andy also has a passion for community service. As a member of the Rotary Club of Frederick, one of the largest and most active service clubs in the area, Andy gives back in several ways.

Established in 1920, the Rotary Club of Frederick has funded dozens of projects that have helped make our community a better place to live and work.

Handy Andy’s Involvement with the Rotary Club of Frederick

On March 14, the Rotary Club held its signature fundraising event: the Leprechaun Luau at the Frederick Community College Field House. During the event, Andy manned the soda, water, and wine bar.

“It’s a great way to have fun and raise funds,” said Andy. “It sure beats a stuffy black tie affair.”

One of the projects that the luau helps fund is “Rotary Smiles.” Teaming with Deonated Dental Services, The Rotary Club addresses urgent dental needs within Frederick County, aiming to find long-term dental solutions for county residents who, because of disability or lack of adequate income cannot obtain it themselves. To date, the Rotary Club has donated $20,000 to the Maryland Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped (MFDH).

This coming week, members of the Rotary Club, which include some of Frederick’s most prominent business and civic leaders, will be doing “mock Interviews” at Frederick High School to help students prepare for the “real world” and get ready to go on job interviews.

Rotary Club of FrederickThen, the last Saturday in April and first Saturday in May, the Rotary Club will be participating in the Rebuilding Together Program, making repairs to a home to make it safe for a homeowner who is unable to afford repairs and would no longer be able to remain in their home.

“This house needs a lot of work,” explained Andy. “Water pours through the basement at a rate of 3 to 5 gals per min. During heavy rains, it has ruined the furnace. Windows are rusting out.”

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If you have any questions, please contact Andy Lofstrand by calling (301) 639-6879 or email Andy.Lofstrand@gmail.com. You can also follow Handy Andy on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest for home improvement tips and tricks.

Wallpaper Removal and Interior Painting in Frederick County

Interior Painting Frederick CountyWallpaper removal and interior painting can go a long way!

It is high time you updated the look of your Frederick County, Maryland home. But can you afford it? Home improvement projects can cost a pretty penny. A full-scale living room remodel alone can run several thousand dollars. Fortunately, you can update the look of your home with a little interior painting.

A fresh coat of paint can work wonders on a room, making everything look clean and bright again. Now you just have to remove all of that wall paper, which is often easier said than done…

Wallpaper Removal Services in Frederick County

Andy Lofstrand, known to his clients as Handy Andy, is a remodeling contractor in Frederick County, Maryland. Andy can handle all of your wallpapering needs, including wallpaper removal. And when he is done, Andy can handle all of your interior painting needs as well.

“Correct and proper preparation work is the key to a successful, long lasting painting job,” explains Andy, who refuses to cut corners, going the extra mile to ensure his clients are completely satisfied with their projects.

Additional Cost-Effective Remodeling Alternatives

  1. Trim Work: The devil is in the details. Adding chair rail, picture molding, crown molding or baseboard can really give a room a fresh, new look.
  2. Lighting: It is amazing how a little light can really brighten a room. Pun intended.
  3. Cornices: Add wooden cornices to window. This simple addition adds instant sophistication to any room.
  4. 4And More!

Contact Handy Andy for more cost-effective ways to update your home. And guess what? Andy can handle them all!

It doesn’t matter if you are looking for custom interior painting, wallpaper removal, crown molding, architectural molding, dry wall and plaster repair, or any other contracting work in Frederick County and the surrounding area, Handy Andy is the man for the job!

If you have any questions, please contact Andy Lofstrand by calling (301) 639-6879 or email Andy.Lofstrand@gmail.com. You can also follow Handy Andy on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest for home improvement tips and tricks.

“I look forward to working with you on your project.”