DIY: Tips u0026amp; ideas to make fixing things easy is a blog powered by RepairClinic.com. All content is authored by these contributing RepairClinic.com team members:
Lifelong do-it-yourselfer Chris Hall is president and co-founder of RepairClinic.com. After running his successful appliance repair business for 10 years, Chris recognized that many of his customers could easily complete their own appliance repairs, if they had a resource with free, reliable repair help and the ability to get the correct part, fast. In 1999, he and co-founder Larry Beach made that happen for DIYers.
Since 1999, Chris has provided tips about appliance safety, care and repair as well as energy and money-saving advice to thousands of blogs, newspapers, magazines and radio and TV shows. In January 2012, Woman’s Day referred to Chris as one of America’s ultimate experts in the appliance industry. Chris has a B.A. in business from Cleary University. He lives with his family in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area. He still regularly completes appliance, outdoor power equipment and HVAC equipment repairs for fun.
Ryan Huntley is an in-house appliance and outdoor power equipment expert for RepairClinic.com. When Ryan joined RepairClinic in 2002, his strong interest in learning about repairing appliances led him to quickly become one of RepairClinic’s lead technical gurus. As the company grew, he became and remains a supervisor in Customer Care helping customer service representatives and customers find the right part or resolve issues that arise during business. Ryan holds National Appliance Service Technician Certification (NASTeC) and regularly completes manufacturer training for appliances and outdoor power equipment. He earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University by attending night classes while working at RepairClinic. As content manager, Ryan is a point person in the development of RepairClinic’s repair help information and videos on the website. He works with the RepairClinic video production team, subject matter experts and marketing department to ensure quality videos are created and uploaded to YouTube. Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and their young son. A true do-it-yourself at heart, he’s also into home improvement and DIY repair projects of all kinds. In his free time, when things are not broke down around the house, you will likely find him on a golf course.
For 25 years, Jeff owned and operated a successful commercial and residential landscaping business. He couldn’t afford the extensive downtime that came when he brought his equipment to be repaired at overloaded small engine repair shops. Instead, Jeff learned how to complete the repairs on his own. This interest in outdoor power equipment grew as Jeff completed extensive manufacturer training. Today, Jeff is a Briggs u0026amp; Stratton® Master Service Technician, Kohler® Engines Expert Technician and a Kawasaki® Service Technician for Engines and Power Products. He has a B.A. in criminal justice from Michigan State University. Jeff worked for 25 years as a sergeant in the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department while he operated his landscaping business. He’s an avid fisherman and lives in the metro-Detroit area.
Terry Spencer is an in-house appliance and HVAC expert for RepairClinic.com. He has 29 years of expertise in appliances and HVAC equipment repair. Prior to joining RepairClinic in 2011, Terry was a respected, well-known technician at one of metro Detroit’s top residential appliance and HVAC repair businesses.
Enthusiastic about fixing things and helping people, Terry enjoys his position with RepairClinic. He has a leading role in the development of RepairClinic’s how-to repair videos and repair help content. He’s also frequently called on for technical advice and press information for journalists and bloggers. He regularly completes extensive manufacturer training for appliances, HVAC equipment and outdoor power equipment. Terry has a refrigeration license and holds multiple certifications for an array of products.
As a child, Terry was known to take appliances apart simply to see how they worked. While growing up on a farm, he taught himself how to repair small engines. Terry enjoys creating content that reaches and helps so many people solve problems on their own. In collaboration with colleagues, he develops and leads frequent Customer Care staff training programs for appliances, HVAC equipment and outdoor power equipment. When he’s not at RepairClinic, Terry spends time with his wife and children. An avid outdoorsman, Terry also enjoys Michigan’s seasons. He and his family reside in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area.