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TruBlue of Suffolk

TruBlue is a total house care and handyman maintenance company providing services optimized for seniors and busy families in Suffolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Carrollton, Smithfield.

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Handyman Services

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Our Tru-Pro (TM) home technicians can handle all of your local handyman needs, from toilet repairs to paint touch-ups, gutter cleaning, and so much more.

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House Care Plus

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Handyman repairs, yard maintenance, and to-do list chores like raking leaves and hanging holiday lights - we provide home maintenance services for seniors that lets them live safely in their homes longer.

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Aging in Place

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With a little preparation and support, aging in place can be a wonderful and safe experience for both seniors and their families.

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Deck Building & Repairs

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TruBlue's trusted team of professional carpenters can handle any of your deck, patio, or porch needs, whether you're building something new or repairing something already there. We offer board and railing replacement, staining, painting, power-washing and much more.

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House Cleaning

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From vacuuming and dusting, to cleaning windows and everything in between, our local house cleaning services are here to help. Single service and monthly plans that fit your busy life.

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Seasonal Work

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From mulching flower beds in Spring to raking leaves in Fall, our trained staff can help with your all season home maintenance, year round.

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Real Estate

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Increase curb appeal with property cleaning and maintenance for real estate properties. Open house cleaning, yard maintenance, apartment cleaning and repairs, and more.

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Commercial Property

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Property maintenance, cleaning, and accessibility improvements for businesses. Retail, office, assisted living centers and more.

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Kitchen & Bathroom

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Let us help with a new complete kitchen or bathroom remodel. Our kitchen and bathroom remodeling experts can give you an updated look that you have been wanting.

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Senior Home Safety Assessment

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Preparing a home for an elderly family member is a big responsibility. We take the weight off your shoulders by providing comprehensive home safety for your aging-in-place loved ones.

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Senior Home Safety Modifications

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TruBlue’s experienced home technicians work with you to create a custom senior home modification plan that makes the home more accessible and reduces falling hazards for your aging loved one.

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House Care Plus for Seniors

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From deep cleaning, handyman repairs and yard maintenance, to seasonal chores like raking leaves and hanging holiday lights - we provide home maintenance services for seniors that lets them enjoy their homes longer.

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Meet the Owner

  • Owner of Suffolk, VA TruBlue, Neil Burnette.

    Neil Burnette

    The TruBlue franchise, from day one, was built on the idea that people in the community needed an honest, high-quality, customer service-focused company that could do everything from minor handyman repairs to cleaning services to renovations. I’m Neil Burnette, the local owner and operator of TruBlue of Suffolk and I launched this business because I wanted to be that one-call-does-it-all company for Suffolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Carrolton, Smithfield and the surrounding areas. TruBlue is a full-service company that offers both bundled and unbundled services. Clients looking for dependable, high-quality, individual services can hire TruBlue for basic help around the home, handyman repairs, cleaning services, emergency repairs, landscaping, seasonal services and minor home renovations. For clients looking for total house care solutions – especially seniors and busy families who want the comfort and convenience of owning a home without worrying about the maintenance hassles – TruBlue offers a House Care Plus monthly and quarterly maintenance programs. Before TruBlue, I built my career in retail leadership, first in sporting goods and then with a leading home goods company. Promotions and new assignments sent me to California, Arizona, Louisiana and Texas before my family and I settled in Virginia to oversee a company’s stores throughout Virginia. Although I enjoyed my work, I realized I was ready for a new challenge in a new industry when I bumped into another TruBlue owner, Tim Diemont. Tim used to work for me – and we hadn’t seen in each other in about seven years – and his enthusiasm for what he was doing as a TruBlue franchisee was amazing. He was very happy about the company, the concept and the focus on service and, after talking to him, I realized how big of a difference TruBlue could make for people in my community. I love living in this area, but I know it can be challenging to contractors who will be on time, do quality work, clean up after themselves or even call you back. In addition to the services TruBlue is known for, I enjoy having the opportunity to be a resource for seniors and their families. My mom is 95 and lives 3,000 miles away and it seems like, every time I go to visit her, there are small things that need fixed – from a closet door off the hinges to settings being messed up on the television – and TruBlue is in a unique position to be able to help with those sorts of small things. We want to partner with our clients to help with projects big and small. TruBlue is unique because we have such a wide variety of services and because of our focus on providing a kind of high-quality customer service that people aren’t used to getting in this industry. Contact me today to see how my team can help with your next project.

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Examples of our work

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A custom deck with oak timber
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A new bathroom with marble tiling and granite countertops
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A new bathroom with marble tiling and granite countertops

Useful reading

Trendy Renovations to Boost Property Value
Every property's value can be boosted with the right renovations! Whether your home is from the 1950s or from the 2010s, it's important to consider what you can do to improve how much it's worth. These are the top renovations that are trending this year and why they can add so much value to your home. Update Your Siding Your siding needs to be updated for buyers to even consider walking into your home. Board and batten steel siding has been a hot topic in recent years, as buyers want siding they can have faith in and love the large range of options of color. If your siding is older, discolored, cracked, or warped, it's a good idea to update it before your home hits the market. Attic Bedroom Conversions This update has become incredibly popular within the last couple of years and can add up to fifty thousand dollars to the value of your home, depending on where you are. Attic spaces are generally underutilized, and by turning them into extra bedrooms, you can create more space for a larger family to move into. This can be time-intensive, but make sure you make everything out of sturdy and predictable materials. If you put in a cheap ladder or inexpensive spiral stairs, buyers won't feel safe turning this into a bedroom they actually use. Increase Energy Efficiency Energy efficiency is on the minds of every buyer. Nobody wants to overpay to keep their home at a temperature they’ll enjoy, so it’s a good idea to invest in ensuring your home traps in the temperatures and runs as efficiently as possible. One of the largest ways to do this is to install polyiso exterior wall insulation. Regardless of what siding you have, this insulation will block out the weather and keep the interior of your home at a comfortable temperature. It's also a great idea for homeowners to invest in getting smart thermostats. These are a must for almost every property and will keep your home at a comfortable temperature at all times. Not only will you be able to control your home's temp no matter where you are in the world, but you can also keep an eye on trends and figure out what your usage may be higher in some weeks. Updating Old Windows How old are your windows? Older windows aren't the best for your HVAC system and will make your energy bill skyrocket. If you have older windows, and a couple of them are out of date, but they're all generally functional, consider a minor repair or update. Replacing portions of your windows will save you money while still ensuring your windows look like a matching set that makes sense together. Keep Moisture Away Moisture is no property’s friend. Water can cause rot, mold, flooding, and more, so it’s important that you take the time to guide it away from your house. You can do this through outdoor drainage and landscape drainage grates, by planting a rain garden, or even by adding a sump pump. Buyers are terrified of their homes flooding, for a good reason, so invest in making your property as flood-proof as possible. Minor Remodels Small remodels can change everything while adding the highest return on investment you can find! Instead of updating your entire kitchen, or doing a full bathroom remodel, take on small portions of these rooms and update those instead. Pay attention to how much money you spend, and avoid putting too much time and work into these while still making them look good. A full remodel brings in a far lower return on investment, so it’s important to straddle that line. Add Visual Intrigue Visual intrigue is a must! This mighty tool can convince anyone that a property is worth more than it may actually be and gives you a chance to guide buyers' eyes to what you want them to see. From clever use of a white shiplap wall in an otherwise boring space to fun tile in the bathroom that creates a zen and spa feeling, have a little fun with your property. Avoid going too overboard or severe since this might scare buyers away. Create Outdoor Spaces Outdoor spaces are king when you're trying to build value into your property! This means adding spaces where you can gather with friends and family and room for you to feel like you can relax for a while. These spaces can be anywhere from a deck to an exterior kitchen or a lounging area around a fire pit, but be aware of how much money you're spending. Avoid spending more than 10% of your home's current value on the lawn, or you may struggle to recoup it. Your Property Is Valuable Whether this is your first property or your fifth, it's important to keep up with the trends. Follow some of these renovations to watch your property's value skyrocket in no time! For any home updates that you need help tackling, your local TruBlue is the perfect crew. Find your local TruBlue. Learn about our handyman services. Andrea Erickson is a freelance writer that loves sharing her knowledge and expertise on building cleaning and maintenance. She lives in her hometown of Austin, Texas where she enjoys spending time with her husband and decorating with her children. Andrea’s work as a freelance writer can be found on Building Product Advisors, a new construction industry resource launching in Fall 2022.
4 New TruBlue Locations!

4 New TruBlue Locations!

October 12, 2022
TruBlue is experiencing record growth this year. In the past quarter we have welcomed 5 new owners into our TruBlue family. Our new locations span as south as St. Petersburg Florida, as north as Des Moines Iowa, and as far east as Colorado Springs. We are also excited for the many new locations that are currently under development. The first location to open this quarter is TruBlue of Colorado Springs and North Colorado Springs. These locations are owned and operated by Obie Pilkington. Pilkington is a veteran who served a 20 year career in the Military, and was ready to become his own boss. Near the end of his Army career, Pilkington was battling cancer and saw first hand how many seniors and veterans need better house care. When he found TruBlue it was the missing puzzle piece. He soon signed with us and he's excited to support his local community. Our second TruBlue is Winter Garden, located in the greater Orlando Florida area. Michael Holton is the proud owner of this location. His prior background was in project management with IBM. As a busy family man, Holton saw exactly how crazy homeownership can be. There’s always a different person for every job, and tracking down the right guy is a tricky job. With TruBlue, Holton knew he could use his operations background to be the one-stop solution for home maintenance in his community. In St. Petersburg Florida, Spencer and Angela Brooks have opened their first TruBlue. This married couple saw first hand the desire for age-in-place home modifications. This desire sparked their initial interest in TruBlue. Their business will officially open in early November. This power duo will be a great edition to the sunshine state and is looking forward to making a positive impact. Our last team to open their own TruBlue is JD Nelson & Scott Edwards in West Des Moines, Iowa. These two are not strangers to being business partners. In fact they already own two successful businesses of their own in Home Inspections, and Mold & Odor Removal. TruBlue provides extra services that their previous operations were lacking. With their enhanced range of services, and previous ownership experience, we expect to see big things out of our first Iowa franchise. If you're thinking of opening a TruBlue, the total investment estimate for a TruBlue Total House Care franchise ranges from $65,050–$91,400. To learn more about franchising with TruBlue, please visit https://trubluefranchise.com/. Find your local TruBlue!
Tips for Home senior safety - News
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW We were on the news. Arturo Lopez, owner of TruBlue Total House Care in West Houston Texas, shared his top tips for Fall Prevention. He was interviewed on KRPC TV, alongside Lucas Farrow, a Houston Physical Therapist. Some of his tips include: Have handrails on both sets of the stairs and make sure they are tightly fastened Make sure there is good lighting and with light switches at the top and bottom of stairs and on each end of a long hall Mount grab bars near toilets and on both the inside and outside of your tub and shower. Put night lights and light switches close to your bed. If you or a loved one needs help identifying and preventing the potential tripping hazards in your home, TruBlue offers a Home Safety Assessment. A certified technician will review all the rooms in your home and come up with an extensive list of hazards and solutions to minimize the dangers of the home. This type of maintenance can often let people age-in-place for longer. CLICK HERE TO READ OUR LAST BLOG ABOUT FALL PREVENTION TIPS FIND YOUR LOCAL TRUBLUE

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Home Services Technician - Handyman

Who Are We? TruBlue Total House Care is a Total Home Care services company dedicated to providing value and peace-of-mind to our customers. Our mission is to help people maintain the safety and value of their homes through home assessments and regular maintenance. We are se ...

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Full and Part-time maid positions available. You must have a valid driver's license, a car and insurance. Pay will be based on EXPERIENCE. Flexible hours and schedule available. Please fill out application form below.

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