PWA Handymen was founded on fairness.
Fairness to hardworking homeowners seeking quality services at an affordable price. Fairness to contractors seeking safe work at a living wage. Unfortunately, much of home remodeling in Philadelphia is extremely unfair to homeowners and contractors, with exploitative middlemen raising prices, lowering wages, and creating unsafe work conditions.
In response, a group of experienced contractors joined together to form PWA Handymen, a home and business remodeling cooperative where every contractor is a part-owner of the business. In addition to removing the middleman, each contractor is also extensively trained in workplace safety. Through this unique model, PWA Handymen is able to combine quality work, fair wages, a safe workplace, and affordable prices.
PWA Handymen's innovative model has received awards and recognition from several community organizations: