Welcome to One Man and a Hammer!

One Man and A Hammer, Inc. prides itself on treating every job with respect. We will not cut corners to save time, nor will we use less expensive materials to increase profit. We use only quality products such as Medallion and Sequoia Cabinetry, to name a couple. We are here to guide you through your project, from start to finish, with the use of our communication system and team. We understand remodels take a toll on homeowners and we want the project to be as little stress for you as possible! Let your vision become a reality!

Our company was started 16 years ago as a handyman service to serve Northeast Ohio. Over the years, experience has provided us with the expertise to handle full-scale remodels, specializing in kitchens and bathrooms. We are also very big on additions and basements. That being said, we will never forget where we came from! We still perform service calls for handyman-type projects.

We also have a fantastic showroom in Mentor, Ohio. If you are local please visit us!

GuildQuality’s 2015 Guildmaster Award Honors One Man and a Hammer, Inc. 

Recognized among North America’s Best Customer Service Leaders within the Residential Construction Industry

One Man and a Hammer, Inc. in Mentor, OH, has been awarded a 2015 Guildmaster Award for exceptional customer service. GuildQuality, an independent customer satisfaction surveying company, has powered the Guildmaster Award since 2005 to celebrate service, excellence in the building, remodeling, contracting, and home services professions.

One Man and a Hammer, Inc. was selected as one of the over 300 North American builders, remodelers, developers, and contractors recognized by GuildQuality for their superior delivery of customer care.

In granting awards, GuildQuality considers two primary metrics for each candidate: the percentage of customers who would recommend and the percentage of customers who responded. One Man and a Hammer, Inc. achieved a recommendation rate of greater than 90% from their customers, who were surveyed through GuildQuality.

“We constantly strive to take our business to the next level,” Bob says. “For some companies the next level is based on income. For us, it’s about continuously improving the quality of our work and our value to the client and letting the rest fall into place.” Bob continued, “Along with the quality of our work, we scored extremely high in client communication, which has always been a top priority for me, an informed client is a pleased client. Also, our tradesmen  are respectful and helpful, they are always happy to answer questions and patiently explain what they’re doing.”

For more on the 2015 Guildmaster Award and qualifications, visit www.guildquality.com/guildmaster/.

About GuildQuality

GuildQuality helps builders, remodelers, and contractors manage their most valuable asset – their reputation. Our members rely on our service to gather customer feedback, measure satisfaction and continuously improve their business. Supported by comprehensive reporting and marketing tools, GuildQuality helps its members stand out in a competitive market. For more information, visit www.guildquality.com.


Bob Gallese, President of One Man and a Hammer, has been selected by REMODELING magazine, a Hanley Wood publication, to join the REMODELING Big50. The 2015 Big50 winners were featured in the May issue of REMODELING, a national trade publication read by more than 130,000 professional remodeling contractors, with longer profiles of the winners posted on the REMODELING website, remodelingmag.com.

Each year since 1986, the REMODELING Big50 inducts 50 owners of remodeling companies that have set exceptionally high standards for professionalism and integrity through exemplary business practices, craftsmanship, and impact in their community or the industry at large. Big50 remodelers run successful, often growing, companies of various sizes that have taken the lead in raising industry standards.

The Big50 selection process has become increasingly rigorous in recent years, and the result, REMODELING editors believe, is one of the strongest classes to date. REMODELING editors, columnists, industry leaders, and the companies themselves make the nominations each year.  Following a lengthy evaluation and interview process, the editors select the 50 individuals who exemplify the best of the industry that year, and who have something to offer other remodelers in proven practices.


One Man and a Hammer, Inc. is happy to announce that we were awarded with the “Honorable Mention: Residential Bath–$30,000-$45,000″ Award at the CotY Awards 2015 banquet. We are very excited and honored to receive such recognition. Our staff is overjoyed with the bathroom we presented and thankful the client’s allowed us this opportunity.

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the “Voice of the Professional Remodeling Industry” and the nation’s only not-for-profit trade association dedicated exclusively to the professional remodeling industry. NARI Greater Cleveland is dedicated to serving northern Ohio by being the best resource for knowledge and training in the remodeling industry.

This award is a huge compliment to One Man and a Hammer and we are very proud of our team!

One Man and a Hammer, Inc. is excited to announce that we have received “Angie’s List Super Service Award 2014″!! It is our 7th time receiving this award and each time beats the last. It is a great accomplishment and we are so grateful. We would like to sincerely thank all of our great customers who spread the good word about our company values and who left public testimonials about their service.

This award honors excellence among service providers who maintain a superior service record. Each year less than 5% of thousands of businesses earn the award. It’s a mark of consistently great customer service.

Customer service drives everything we do. We want to ensure every customer receives only the best possible experience from the moment they contact our company to the moment the project is complete. We will continue to keep striving for excellence and continue providing service with integrity and high quality.

Thanks again to Angie’s List and our clients for the opportunity to showcase our service.

One Man and a Hammer’s Latest Vlog

Wood shims used to be the best way to level cabinets before finalizing their installation in your home. The problem with shims is, they crumble under the weight of the cabinets given enough time, and they’re vulnerable to water damage.

That’s why One Man and A Hammer, Inc. uses the EZ-Level Cabinet Leveling System. Instead of wooden wedges, the EZ-Level system is a set of 4 steel supports that can be tuned more precisely with a screwdriver.

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