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.




Snaking Sewers & Sewer Repair Options
Monday, September 8th, 7 – 9 pm
Instructor: Ernie Fisco, AAA Flexible Pipe
Come and learn about your sanitary and storm sewer systems and practice using an electric sewer snake to clear roots and other obstructions from these drain lines. You’ll also learn about alternatives to a complete dig-down if a drain line must be replaced.

Caulking & Weatherization
Monday, September 15th, 7 – 9 pm
Instructor: Martin Berry, Berry Insulation Company
Learn how to seal those cracks and gaps that let warm air escape and air enter. We’ll demonstrate strategies for winterizing doors, making windows air-tight, and eliminating hidden heat leaks.

Insulating Your Home
Monday, September 22nd, 7 – 9 pm
Instructor: Martin Berry, Berry Insulation Company
You’ll learn how to work with various types of insulation and where each is most appropriate, as well as which do-self projects can give you effective results.

Heating System Maintenance
Monday, September 29th, 7 – 9 pm
Instructor: Wesley Walker, BPI, Home Repair Resource Center
Learn what you can do yourself to make your heating system more efficient — and how to tell when it’s time to replace your furnace or boiler.



Getting Your Trees & Shrubs Ready for Winter
Monday, October 6th, 7 – 9 pm
Instructor: Mark Derrickson, Ardmore Tree Service
Learn the proper way to prune, mulch and protect your trees and plantings from snow and ice damage.

Ice Dams & Gutter Cables
Tuesday, October 14th, 7 – 9 pm
Instructor: Chris Kamis, Absolute Roofing
If ice builds up along your roof line each winter, electric heating cables may help solve the problem. You’ll learn how these devices operate and how to install them.

Understanding and Maintaining Your Radiators
Monday, October 20th, 7 – 9 pm
Instructor: To be announced
Come and learn about radiators — steam or hot water, one-pipe or two-pipe systems, traditional or baseboard. We’ll talk about the reasons your radiators may not be functioning as well as they should, and what you can do to improve their performance.

Drywall Installation
Monday, October 27th, 7 – 9 pm
Instructor: Carl Goldstein, local real estate investor
Drywall can be used to finish new walls or to repair damaged plaster walls. At this class, you’ll learn to measure, cut, install and finish drywall, ready for paint or wallpaper.


Check back for future workshops…