Project Repair workshopHRRC’s “hands-on” workshops are available to residents of all communities, regardless of income. Most are held in our Teaching Center at 2520 Noble Road, two blocks north of Monticello in Cleveland Heights.

Workshop attendees pay a modest materials fee: $10 for resident of Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights, and $15 for non-residents. (Scholarships are available to Cleveland Heights residents with low incomes.) Fees may be paid by cash or check.

Reservations are required. To reserve a spot in a workshop, call (216) 381-6100, ext. 16, or email Please include a daytime phone number so that we can contact you to finalize your reservation. First-time participants should also complete the online application for the Project Repair program.

Please let us know about repairs completed through Project Repair by completing a reporting form.

Gift cards for repair workshops can be a great present for new homeowners, home repair enthusiasts, and anyone who, due to life changes, is responsible for the maintenance needs of a home. Print out our order form and send it to HRRC with your payment.



Interior Painting
Monday, November 3rd, 7 – 9 pm
Instructor: Stan Zabrocki, Prism Painting
We’ll talk about how to select paint and how to prepare the wall. Then, you’ll have a chance to try out a variety of tools and techniques that can enhance the quality of your work.

Hardwood Floor Refinishing
Monday, November 10th, 7 – 9 pm
Instructor: Tom Reznik, Reznik Floor Services
You’ll practice sanding a floor with a flat-plate sander and learn how to complete the process with stain and polyurethane.

Laminate Flooring
Monday, November 17th, 7 – 9 pm
Instructor: Ari Schabo & Mike Castello, Calvetta Brothers Floor Show
We’ll show you the tricks for putting down laminate flooring to get a good quality, long-lasting installation.

Ceramic Tile
Tuesday, November 25th, 7 – 9 pm
Instructor: Vince Horvath, Artistic Tile & Marble
Learn how to lay out and space ceramic tiles on a floor, wall, counter, or backsplash; how to cut pieces for edges or around fixtures; and how to maintain and repair a tiled surface.



Choosing Quality Tools
Monday, December 1st, 7 – 9 pm
Instructor: John Turner, retired contractor
Whether you’re planning to give a new tool as a holiday gift or requesting one from Santa, come and learn how to ensure that the model you choose will give you quality and longevity.


Check back for future workshops…