Repair Classes

Do-It-Yourself! (or know who/how to hire)

Learn how to fix up your own home, or hire someone to do it. Below is our current class listing. You can register for a workshop and apply for discounts!

Are you handy? We need you to teach! Our classes are taught by volunteers – Click here to learn more.

Learn new skills or polish old ones. Our workshops are often hands-on, and always informative! We teach what you need to know to complete a project yourself, or hire someone as an educated consumer.  Income discounts are available to residents of all cities.  Discounts are also available for residents of Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, and Euclid.

Complete the easy discount application here.

HRRC offers several class series for women. Each series is 6 weeks long – 1 class a week.  We currently offer each of these series once or twice per year: Electricity, Plumbing, Carpentry, and Home Exteriors.  Check our current class schedule below to see the current series.

Income discounts are available to residents of all cities.   Complete the easy discount application here.

Free Mondays!

Mondays just got better!

At least 1 Monday every month, we try to offer a free program related to home repair.  It may be a class, an opportunity to talk to experts, or something new!

In addition to Free Mondays, HRRC offers periodic free classes, walk-in workshops, and other opportunities to access expert advice. These classes are sometimes located at our home building and sometimes out in the community. Check our class listings to see what’s offered now.

Workshop Discounts

Are you a resident of Cleveland Heights, Euclid, or Shaker Heights?  Apply for a “Partner City Resident” discount and save 25% off workshop fees! 

Low income discounts are also available, and can be combined with Partner City Resident discounts. 

It’s easy to apply for either or both discounts – view our applications here.

Teach a Repair Class!

We are always seeking volunteer teachers to give back to the community. Our teachers range from homeowners who have completed projects around the home, to retired professionals in the construction trades, to expert contractors still actively taking jobs. Full expertise is not always required – just a base working knowledge of the subject.

We need teachers of all topics – electrical, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, and beyond. Instructors work with HRRC staff to figure out the details of the class – skills to be taught, activities to do, materials needed.  We provide everything the teacher will need – handouts, tools, parts – and we handle all the class outreach and registration. We also assist the teacher during class, helping to keep students and teacher on-topic, answer questions with visual aids, and keep class on-time.

While we are unable to pay our instructors, we do frequently refer homeowners to contractors we are familiar with – especially our teachers!

To volunteer, contact our Education Coordinator, Dave Brock:
(216) 381-6100, ext. 16 

Give the Gift of Knowledge!

Looking for that perfect gift for a loved one? We have gift certificates available for our home repair classes!  Gift options include:

  • $25 Single Repair Class – this can be used for any of our single home repair classes
  • $40 Advanced Repair Workshop – this can be used for our hands-on advanced classes
  • $150 Women’s How-to Series – this can be used for any of the 6-part women’s series we offer

Click here to purchase a gift certificate today!