I've worked with Ms. Fixit for two projects now, and I've been very pleased with the results on both.
The first time they replaced the pull-down stairs to our attic because the springs had broken on one side. They put in a new set of stairs which work perfectly. The work was quickly and efficiently done by Peter and Reuben, who were both friendly, helpful and great!
Our second project was a complete remodel of our den. It had paneling which was installed about 50 years ago which I wanted to change, and I wanted more storage.
They placed drywall over the paneling and painted it, then built a closet across the end of the room. I supplied the shelving for the closet but they installed it for me perfectly. They also replaced the baseboard molding and updated the ceiling lights, moving one which would have been partially in the new closet.
My husband and I are extremely pleased with the results and the way the room looks now. I will gladly hire them again for our next project!
– Jean M., Aldie, VA
Tammy and Peter are both great. Very responsive, informative, and helpful. Peter came out to give me free estimates on a few issues – wood rot, leaking shower – and was able to give me a quote by the next day. Scheduling the job was easy too. When Peter came to do the job, he was friendly, offered to explain things to me, and quick. All around a positive experience and I'll be calling them back for future work.
– Lindsay P., Arlington, VA
I have four 19-year-old gates on my fence that I thought I was going to have to completely replace and face a huge expense. Ms. Fixit came out quickly, evaluated them and let me know I didn't have to completely replace them. They could simply repair them. They quickly got us on the schedule and did an excellent job repairing the old gates. I can now open them without having to lift them and they lock easily. Employees were professional and courteous. I will definitely call them for any future needs.
– Karin M., Sterling, VA
Had a TV and floating tv stands mounted and they look great. Everything is level and perfectly centered.
– Rachel L.
I've used Ms. Fixit for a number of projects at my house over the past year -- they are a family run business and the team is incredibly reliable and knowledgeable. Reuben and Billy are good people who pride themselves on stellar work. Throughout the projects I've had with them (building custom handrails, installing doors, redoing gutters, power wash) they listened to my needs and readjusted when necessary. Tammy was a pleasure to work with on the scheduling and payment side as well -- super responsive and on top of things. Will definitely continue to use them!
– Caitlin G., Reston, VA
– Ann Marie C., Annapolis, MD
Hired Ms. Fixit to install a small glass tile backsplash in our kitchen. Worked with Tammy in the office. She was very helpful and communicated quickly via email and phone as needed. Peter - we love Peter - is the BEST. He answered all my stupid questions with great patience and did a wonderful job with the installation. Would highly recommend as the pricing was good, people are wonderful and do great work. Will hire them again when we have another project.
– Julie H., Chantilly, VA
We hired Ms Fixit to replace a couple damaged boards on our deck. Tammy quickly sent a tech out to take measurements and provide an estimate. Rueben did a fantastic job repairing the deck. He arrived on time, was extremely professional, and had all the correct tools and materials needed for the job. We are very happy with the results and will be reaching out again for other projects we have around the house.
– Melissa M., Sterling, VA
Great to work with. Excellent craftmanship. Timely, punctual, clean and i would most certainly use them again. Not the cheapest but well worth it.
– Devin D., Rockville, MD
– Devin D., Alexandria, VA
– Stella Y., Chantilly, VA
– Danielle F., Woodbridge, VA
“I'm so glad we hired Ms Fixit to refinish our front door. Chrysten facilitated a smooth quotation process and Reuben did an amazing job with the sanding/recoat. Reuben was also very knowledgeable/helpful throughout the process. We had bought the wrong stain/sealer and Reuben was kind enough to come back the next day at no additional charge! On top of that, the total price was very reasonable. I will definitely consider Ms Fixit for future home improvement projects.”
– Elizabeth A., Silver Spring, MD
– Willy, Herndon, VA
“Great customer service, very responsive, and excellent work. Very professional. Always on time and very courteous. I had my deck power washed and sealed/stained and it looks so good. I compared several services and I picked a good one in Ms. Fixit. Very price competitive too. Great value. Thank you Chrysten, Peter, and Reuben.”
– Mike W., Herndon, VA
– Ally, Ashburn, VA
“Fantastic, professional, detail-oriented work conducted today! Ruben and Peter came out to hang several double curtain rods, blackout curtains, and repair a botched job a from a previous contractor we hired. The first thing they did was set up a laser level and take detailed measurements of the room, noting that one corner had 3 extra inches of ceiling than another, so one set of measurements wasn't going to work for each window. Next, they took the time to read the instructions of the curtain rods, instead of just power through and make mistakes like our previous "know it all" contractor.” “They made an effort to ask our opinion during the process to make sure we were getting exactly what we asked for. When they were finished, they cleaned up, vacuumed, and made sure we gave our final blessing before they picked up their tools and left. Amazing job, very reasonable price, and pleasant, smart, detailed professionals. We will absolutely have them back for everything we can think of now!”
– Andrew, River Creek
“Called Ms. Fixit to get idea on job price of fixing an outdoor planter box. Filled out questionnaire and attached a few pictures. Received bid back in 2 days. Compared price and was in middle of bids I received. Booked them. They sent date, time and picture of people coming. Showed up right on time. Did a great job, cleaned up entire area. Showed me finished job asked if I had any questions. Would definitely use MsFixit again.”
– Matt, Aldie, VA
– Mary W.
“The entire process was delightful. From getting the initial quote, the immediate responses to my questions via email, the professionalism of the workers, to the quality of the work performed. I will recommend Ms Fixit to my neighbors, friends and family.
The appointment was easy to book, as the staff was very responsive. They provided an initial quote, then had someone come to the house to look at the scale of the actual work. Once that was done I received a final quote via email and scheduled the appointment.
The staff arrived on time, wearing masks because of COVID. They were very knowledgeable and professional. I will definitely be using Ms. Fixit again.”
– Sam, Ashburn, VA
“We have used Ms Fixit now for two kitchen projects (new faucet and pantry cabinet). Both times they did a wonderful job. We were particularly impressed with how they handled a problem with the pantry install. The large cabinet came in a pristine box to our home but when the Ms. Fixit team opened the box they discovered a manufacturing defect. They immediately showed us the defect and gave us options: Install it and order a replacement side panel or order an entirely new cabinet. Either way, they said we would not be charged until the install was completed to our satisfaction. We elected to have the cabinet installed and have a replacement side panel ordered. True to their word, we were not charged for the cabinet. It took about three weeks for the new side panel to arrive and they promptly came back and finished the install to perfection. We are very happy with their services and would highly recommend them.”
– Dave and Brenda, Aldie, VA
– Jessie, Great Falls, VA
“We are very pleased with the work. Your crew was pleasant to work with and worked VERY hard.”
– Richard Thompson
“Thanks so much for getting the swingset done in time for my son’s birthday! It made quarantine fun and that’s a tough job!”
– Sterling, VA
“We just had a first rate experience with a power wash session for our patio and stairs. The two person crew was efficient and timely. They also did several stone fences and capping stones on the fences. They put all of the outdoor furniture back in place and left everything very neat. The pricing was reasonable given the type of work and the length of time they were at our home. I highly recommend this company. We have already retained them for another major job.”
– Homeowner in Oakton
“Ms Fixit did a great job. Reuben was here 3.5 hours hanging our holiday lights and it looks awesome! He was very polite and efficient.”
– David Sackadorf, Vienna Jewelers
Leslie Strittmatter and Ms. Fixit's Terri Stagi named Washingtonians of the Year
by Anna Spiegel – Washingtonian Magazine
It started small. In 2006, friends Leslie Strittmatter and Terri Stagi invited their female colleagues in the male-dominated building industry to a clothing drive. By the end of the night, they had a sign-up sheet 50 names long for the next event. Women Giving Back, their Sterling-based nonprofit, was born.
Sometimes Even Multitaskers Need a Little Help
by Emily Cook – Posh Seven Magazine
Sometimes life can be a bit overwhelming. Especially in times of stress or uncertainty, which has pretty much been the theme of the year for 2020. Kids are being fully or partially homeschooled, adult children are returning to the nest while working remotely, and the expectation to meet everyone’s demands is weighing heavily on parents who have to assume the role of quasi-teacher, entertainer, chef, and often full-time employee to boot. While there have been some very positive aspects to this “new normal” in that we are spending more time together and enjoying family time, the added strain can mean that we are unable to tend to the things we need to because there are only so many hours in a day.