Kurt McKinney, formerly of Home Services Shop, is HomeSquare's new vice president

HomeSquare’s new vice president Kurt McKinney, formerly of HSS, still likes to don his tool belt from time to time.

HomeSquare has acquired Home Services Shop!  Based in Pleasantville NY with over 5,000 customers, HSS has operated for 15 years as the area’s premier handyman maintenance company. In 2014 the company was named Westchester Magazine’s Best Handyman. With this acquisition, HSS customers will now enjoy a greater range of home services, including renovations and emergency services. The merged company will provide a broad range of home maintenance and remodeling services to customers in New York and Connecticut.  The management of both companies enthusiastically support the deal.

A new era of service

“After 15 years of serving our loyal customers, we are excited for HSS to join HomeSquare and look forward to delivering the same great service and so much more”, said Mike Gilfeather, the founder of HSS.  “HomeSquare shares our values, and brings greater resources, an impressive technology platform, as well as greater home improvements/renovation capabilities to HSS customers.  We want to thank our employees for their dedication and our loyal customers for giving us the opportunity serve them.”

Beyond remodels and handyman work, HomeSquare’s range of home services includes their innovative maintenance plans, HomeSquare Essentials and the completely customizable FlexPlan. Additionally, all of the company’s customers enjoy access to their iPhone app HomeJotter. This digital tool enables homeowners to create new service requests on the fly, approve estimates, ask questions, and access their complete service history. Emergency services entered via HomeJotter are responded to in minutes, thanks to the company’s automated systems.

“With this acquisition, HomeSquare cements our position as the fastest growing home maintenance company in New York or Connecticut,” noted Brian O’Neil, HomeSquare’s Managing Director. “The expanded geography will benefit our investment real estate customers, who often have rental properties spread out over many towns.”

Frequently asked questions about the acquisition

Will prices change?

No! Existing HSS customers will enjoy the same handyman maintenance rates as part of HomeSquare. They will also be able to take advantage of competitive renovation pricing, as well as the deeply discounted HomeSquare Essentials plan, under which crucial services are performed throughout the year at a 40% discount off retail rates.

Who should I contact for service?

Kurt McKinney, familiar to many HSS customers as a longtime company mainstay, is now a Vice President of HomeSquare. He should be contacted at 914.670.8100 x707 to discuss all work at your property.

I have a Home Maintenance Program with HSS, what will happen?

HomeSquare has a similar service offering, the FlexPlan, which allows homeowners to prepay for discounted handyman work. All of the active HMPs from HSS will be honored by HomeSquare. There will be no interruption of service. Please contact Kurt McKinney with any questions or to schedule work.

Will HSS office remain in Pleasantville?

Yes! The Pleasantville office becomes HomeSquare’s third in the area, joining existing operations in Greenwich and Scarsdale.

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