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Meet The Friendly Team at Mr. Handyman of the Wichita Metro Area

For trusted and reliable service, hire Mr. Handyman of the Wichita Metro Area

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    Bob Skidmore

    Owner

    Mr. Handyman of the Wichita Metro Area is owned and operated by Bob Skidmore who is a 34 year resident of the Wichita Area. After 31 years in the aircraft industry, Bob opened a business of his own that would serve the community by providing a much needed service to the community. He realized that people in the Wichita area focused on their jobs and their families and they frequently do not have the time, the tools or the skills to complete simple to complicated work tasks around the home. They want to, but they just cannot get to it all. He also realized that the people in the area are smart. They know that their home is their biggest investment and that it is critical to maintain the value of this investment with timely maintenance and improvement activities. Guaranteed work done right and on time.

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    Tarena Winkle

    Office Manager

    Tarena is a graduate of Derby High School and after High School she attended Cowley County Community College. One of her first jobs was at Spears restaurant where she started as a waitress and soon rose the rank of manager and this was followed by more restaurant management work at Victory Sports Grille and Courtside Café’. After a couple of years working as a real estate office manager, she returned to the food service industry as the Main Cook at one of the Goddard Schools. All this work has proven to be excellent preparation for her work as a Customer Service Representative for Mr. Handyman as she does a great job of being the first point of contact for our customers, introducing our company, scheduling customers and so many more tasks. Tarena is married and has three sons and one daughter. The oldest son is a graduate of McPherson College, her daughter recently completed her US Army technical training and the two youngest sons are attending Goddard High School. Tarena is an active member of TAAG Church and her passion is caring for her family which includes the “normal” tasks along with attending numerous band and baseball practices, games and events.

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    Gayle Melton

    Customer Service Representative

    Gayle started her career at the Boeing Military Airplane Company as an Office Assistant and quickly being promoted to an Executive Assistant followed by roles as a contacts manager and Human Resources Assistant. After taking some time off from the corporate world to start a family, Gayle spent 16 years in administrative rolls at Kilian Electrical Services, Star Electric Supply and Elliott Electric Supply performing a wide range of duties including spreadsheet development, bid process development, collections, purchase order reconciliation just to mention a few. When you ask Gayle what her hobby is she says she does not have one, however, if you ask her friends they will tell you her passion is sending a kind note or a warm meal to people that could use one or both – and she does if often. Gayle has two daughters and four grandchildren.

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    Kristen Giltner

    Customer Service Representative

    Kristen is a born and raised Kansas farm kid and graduate of Berean Academy. Growing up in the farming industry she saw first hand what it means to work hard. She has a long professional history in both banking and customer service that has proved to be a great asset to our team. Kristen is married and has two children that keep her schedule busy. You can find her at the ball fields during the summer where her daughter plays softball. Her family enjoys spending time outside visiting different parks, and traveling.

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    Kylie

    Customer Service Representative

    Kylie spent most of her life in Arkansas but moved a few years ago after meeting her husband who is in the Air Force. Prior to moving to Wichita, she worked for a pest control company for 6 years where she served as the office manager and spent 1 year working as a leasing consultant in Kansas City. When Kylie is not at work you can usually find her hanging out with her husband and their basset hound, Norman. Some of her favorite things are Hobby Lobby, watching The Office, decorating, crafting, and taking vacations.

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    Jeff Pile

    Service Technician

    If you ask Jeff where his happy place is, he will tell you it is on a roof. Jeff was fortunate enough to work with his Grandfather in the roofing business for many years and as a result he is an expert roofer and he even has experience with tile roofs. His next three passions are trim carpentry, ceramic tile and framing. While these are his passions, he is also competent in many other residential and commercial repair and maintenance tasks such as concrete work, drywall, interior and exterior repair, fence building and so much more. Jeff is married and has one daughter, the light of his life. A Church mission trip in his youth developed his fluency in Spanish. He will tell you his favorite music is Country music but don’t be surprised if you hear Pop if you ride in his van.

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    Mike Palmer

    Service Technician

    Mike has spent 11 years leading teams that were performing residential additions and kitchen remodeling work including numerous counter top installations. He also owned his own remodeling business in Texas for a few years, again specializing in room additions and kitchen and bathroom remodels. Mike worked for years at Pioneer Millworks performing commercial and high-end residential cabinet and trim work. He also has significant experience in commercial building maintenance and repair including deck roofs. Mike is married, enjoys watching college football and visiting a family property in the Colorado Mountains.

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    Mike Decker

    Technician Assistant

    Mike and his family are lifelong residents of Wichita and the surrounding area he is a graduate of North High School. Mike has held a variety of jobs including apprentice diesel mechanic, meat cutter, commercial truck driver and eight years at Raytheon in the small parts build department. However, the majority of his nearly 40 years of work life have been spent in the home remodeling and repair trades. Mike has significant experience painting, framing, deck building and miscellaneous repair and maintenance of residential properties and rental units. Mike has two sets of drums and frequently has jam sessions with his friends.