Meet Our Staff

For trusted and reliable service, hire Mr. Handyman of Greater Grand Rapids

  • Andrea Allen and Thomas Raar

    Andrea Allen and Thomas Raar


    Andrea was with IBM for many years in Chicago. After taking time to spend with her three children, she chose to rejoin the workforce by assisting her brother Tom in launching Mr. Handyman of Greater Grand Rapids. After 16 years traveling as a consultant in the pharmaceutical manufacturing arena, Tom decided to settle in West Michigan. Having established successful businesses in the past, he evaluated numerous entrepreneurial endeavors before launching Mr. Handyman of Greater Grand Rapids with his sister, Andrea in 2008.

  • Laurel


    Operations Manager

    Laurel has been with Mr. Handyman for over 6 years. She enjoys spending time with family and friends especially her three grown children. Laurel says “you won’t want me swinging a hammer in your home but I’ll be happy to schedule the right tech to take care of your projects!”

  • Kevin


    Customer Service Representative

    Kevin has an extensive background in sales and customer service. He enjoys talking to every customer so that he can understand their project needs and to make sure that our team has met all of the requirements.

  • Chris


    Service Technician

    Following his U.S. Army experience, Chris has spent 26 years in the home improvement business. Chris loves everything from floor to ceiling in the home repair business. Chris tells us that there isn’t a drywall project that can’t be done. He enjoys spending his free time in his wood working shop as well as hunting and fishing.

  • John


    Service Technician

    John has over 25 years experience as a home improvement professional. John makes every effort to ensure his clients are satisfied with the high quality craftsmanship he provides. John especially enjoys finish carpentry and cabinetry projects. In addition, John has expert experience in countertop installations.

  • Larry


    Service Technician

    24 years in the construction industry has given Larry a lot of experience in all aspects of home improvements. Larry’s career includes new home construction, remodeling and property management as well as commercial banking. His five children keep him busy with sporting events and camping but Larry is also a much sought after umpire for girl’s fast pitch softball.

  • Mark


    Service Technician

    Mark has over 20 years in the home remodeling business. One highlight in his career was working for a faith based non-profit doing home repairs for low income families. Mark has extensive experience with barrier free home modifications and custom built ramps. Mark has been married 35 years and enjoys spending time with his first grandchild.