Top Requested Home Improvement Professionals in 2015

See which professionals homeowners were looking to hire in 2015.

Did you hire a home improvement professional in 2015? Whether you needed a new roof, some handiwork done around the home, landscaping, or new interior paint, you know that a professional can help you check your home projects off your to-do list.

Every day Porch helps connect homeowners to home professionals. We wanted to take a close look at the top requested home improvement professionals in 2015 to find out what types of professionals (and projects) homeowners needed done most.  Of the 25 cities we looked at, 19 listed “handyman” in the number one most-searched for home professional. Handymen were so popular that they showed up in the top five most requested professional types in all but three states. Why are handymen so popular? It could be that that handymen are called upon to do a wide variety of tasks like hanging doors, minor repair work or done-in-a-day projects. They are often an affordable means to complete a project or task around the home that you don’t have time to do or don’t know how to do yourself.

It’s not surprising that plumbers, painters and electricians were also popular among these 25 cities. Plumbers and electricians perform important tasks that help keep our homes functioning properly. This type of work is best done by someone who is licensed to do the work, as mistakes can seriously cause damage or harm. Despite the fact that painting is considered a fairly non-technical DIY project, many homeowners simply have large painting projects to tackle or find that a professional painter does a better (and often faster) job of painting.

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Anne Reagan

Anne Reagan

Editor-In-Chief, With a background in furniture and antiques, Anne has spent the last several years writing about home improvement and interior design. An avid traveler, she loves to collect pieces that tell a story and in her off hours she can be found hunting for vintage furniture and textiles.

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  • areawoman

    san fransico, huh?
    i live in hope that one day graphic designers will learn how to run the text they’re given through *literally any kind* of application with spellcheck before they commit it. (i’ve given up hoping most of them will learn to spell.)

    other than that, interesting info and our network would more than likely find it useful. i’d reshare the infographic, but… well.

    • Hello! Thank you so much for pointing out our error, not exactly what we were trying to do! Please note that the infographic has been corrected so I hope you get a chance to share it. Thank you again for keeping us on our toes!