About Us

In 1999, One Man and A Hammer, Inc. began as a small, family-owned Northeast Ohio business focused on providing services to homeowners looking for a contractor that handles the small remodeling projects. We have now grown to six professional tradesmen and an office manager to handle the increased workload and high customer demand. We still provide the same high quality work, ingrained in Bob Gallese, President of One Man and A Hammer, Inc., since his childhood years. No matter where you’re at in the Greater Cleveland, Ohio area One Man and a Hammer is proud to serve this area and look forward to speaking with you.

As a teenager he worked with his grandfather, a Master Carpenter, during his summer vacations from school. He always loved working with tools and building things from cabinets to home additions. From the age of 13 until he graduated high school, Bob’s summers were spent learning a trade.

Based on his extensive experience gained through working in the remodeling industry for a national firm, he put together a company that caters to the overlooked small jobs market. Fortunately, these small jobs have turned into much larger projects on many occasions leading to our growth.

One typical complaint from homeowners was, “We can’t find anyone to do the smaller remodeling projects. When we do find someone willing to handle the “small stuff” it’s usually a person looking to make extra money aside from their full-time employment and typically they are not insured.”

It was then that he thought about those home-owners needing a dependable contractor who is willing to do smaller jobs and be responsive to their needs. One Man and A Hammer, Inc. was born never forgetting Bob’s grandfather’s lesson…

“DO IT RIGHT OR DON’T DO IT AT ALL” and “TREAT ALL JOBS AS IF IT WERE YOUR HOME”

These two “lessons” stick with Bob today as the motto of One Man and A Hammer, Inc. exemplifies:

“Done right…Done once!!”