Since 1981. . .

One Stop Home Repair has been offering electrical, plumbing, handyman, remodeling and construction services to the Greater Bangor Area for more than 30 years. Our goal has always been to provide our clients with friendly staff. One Call Does It All whether you need a repair or remodel.

No matter how big or small the project, when you work with us we will provide you with peace of mind and confidence that your project will be completed on time and within budget every time.

 

The mission of One Stop Home Repair is to provide world-class service to commercial and residential clients in the community by providing hassle-free, high quality home repair. One phone call connects all clients with professional licensed, and insured personnel that can handle a wide range of home repair needs with confidence and consistency. One Stop eliminates the stress of home repair and invites their clients to enjoy the camaraderie of a dedicated service provider.

Staff Members

Field Staff

Howard Whelden, Sr

General Manager

Howard is the General Manager at One Stop Home Repair. He lives in Orono with his dog, Brody, the company mascot. Howard has been to more than 8,000 homes throughout his career. He has expertise in electrical work, plumbing, carpentry, roofing, siding, energy, design, sales and all other aspects of home repair. 

In 1980 a family friend of Howard's noted that there should be handyman services available to Orono. Inspired by the idea, Howard began providing these services. His idea was to give the homeowner one company that would meet all their needs. He called his operation Handy Howie Handyman Service and ran the business out of his home. In 2003 he moved the operation to Stillwater Ave where it is now located and changed the name to One Stop Home Repair to better convey his mission of "No job is too big or too small, One Call Does It All!"

Howard Whelden, Jr (Howie)

Handyman

Howard Whelden, Jr., (Howie) is the son of Howard, Sr.. Howie grew up around the family business and often helped on many projects. Along the way he picked up a lot of skills pertaining to home repair. In 2001, he officially began working for the company and was excited about the opportunity and eager to learn more about home repair and improve on those skills.

On any given day, you can find Howie working in any or several of One Stop's divisions: Electric, Handyman, Plumbing and Remodeling. One Stop makes use of his attention to detail that comes with his passion for finish carpentry. He is a valuable lead carpenter. He is also licensed to install, handle and repair natural gas and propane equipment. He is always able and willing to do any job asked of him. This versatility makes him a valued member of the crew. 

Jennifer Kamwrath, Allied ASID

Interior Designer

Jennifer Kamrath is an Interior Designer. She is also the owner of Second Wind Design, an interior design business providing space analysis, color consultations, and visual coordination as well as full design services to complete any size project. She will be working closely with One Stop Home repair and their customers on projects. Jennifer has over 30 years of experience in the interior design field. She earned her Bachelors degree in Interior Design at Purdue University.

Jennifer worked for Feige's Interiors in Saginaw, Michigan as an Interior Designer and later as General Manager. As an Interior Designer on staff she assisted clients with their homes in all aspects of design including furnishings, window coverings, accessories and floor coverings. She uses a unique process to develop a plan for you to work from whether you do it all at once or a little at a time, while making sure it fits your lifestyle and budget.

Jennifer enjoys and gets great satisfaction from working with her clients on their projects. The most rewarding aspect of the business is when her client's friends and families visit their newly remodeled or re-designed room or home and tells them "this reflects you and your family perfectly."

Call One Stop Home Repair at 866-5690 to receive a complimentary Color Consultation from Second Wind Design to get your project started.

Phil Smith

Plumber

Phil has lived in Orono most of his life. He and his wife live in an old family home with their 2 dogs and 2 cats. Phil is an avid outdoorsman who spends his weekends fishing and camping. He enjoys the "family" atmosphere that he and other employees share.

He started working at One Stop Home Repair when Howard still worked out of his garage. Although Phil handles all our plumbing calls, he is very valuable to our handyman and carpentry departments. Phil is always willing to help out and well-liked by employees and customers alike.

Warren Bellefleur (Babe)

Plumber

Orono resident, Warren Bellefleur, or Babe, as he likes to be called, is our secondary plumber. He is a master plumber with over 45 years of experience in the Orono area. 

He and his wife live in the Orono area and are enjoying their grandchildren and a great-grandchild with 2 more great-grandchildren on the way.

Babe chose to work for One Stop Home Repair because he wanted to earn some extra income to supplement his retirement and had heard good things about the company.

 

Mark Boyd

Carpenter

Mark joins us from Bangor. He has been working for our team since August 2015. 

When Mark was 16 years old, he began working for a cabinet maker. Later on, he moved on to other construction aspects. He brings 25 years of experience. Mark's specialties are installing doors and windows, and quality finish carpentry. Mark is typically working on estimates and doing finish carpentry.

One Stop Home Repair's stability and growth attracted Mark desire to work here. 

Mark most enjoys making customers happy and building the trust of his co-workers.  He is eager to help One Stop Home Repair continue to grow.

Robert Fago (Bob)

Master Electrician

Robert Fago is our master electrician.  He lives in Brewer with his wife, family and 2 cats. 

Bob brings 40 years of experience to One Stop Home Repair. He has an AAS from Eastern Maine Community College focused on Electrical Automation. Prior to One Stop, Bob worked as a Marine Electrician and an Industrial Electrician.  For most of his career, Bob has worked in commercial and residential settings.

Bob loves working with customers and likes using his excellent trouble-shooting skills  to ensure all your electrical problems are solved and that you have the safest electrical system. 

In his spare time, Bob enjoys spending time with his family and riding his Harley. On Mondays and Wednesdays he teaches Basic Electricity II and Blueprint Reading at EMCC.

Wayne Paschal

Handyman

Bangor resident, Wayne Paschal joined our team in June 2016. He brings 25 years of experience to One Stop. 

Wayne's experience was learned from “old timers” in the trades. His profound experience makes him a valuable member of our crew. 

At One Stop Home Repair, he can primarily be found doing kitchen and bathroom remodels or repairs, as well as siding, structural repair and painting.

Wayne loves knowing that his completed work improves the lives of the people he works with.

Wayne has a water garden with a lot of nice landscaping. He enjoys working on that with his children and grandchildren.

Willis Dunton (Will)

Carpenter

We are excited to introduce our new carpenter, Willis (Will) Dunton. He joins us from Old Town with 28 years of experience. 

Will began learning his trade as a teenager. He gained hands-on experience in many aspects of  building maintenance with many reputable contractors, including a boat building company. 

Whenever One Stop is in need of a carpenter, Will is up for the task, from repairs to complete framing and finish work. 

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching football and exercise.

David Boutot (Dave)

Plumber's Helper/Handyman

Since October, you've probably seen David Boutot. He lives in Old Town with his girlfriend of 10 years, 2 children and 2 cats. 

Inspired to join our team by Phil, Dave wanted to work at One Stop Home Repair because it was the right fit for him. It includes everything he likes doing. Dave can be found on plumbing calls and remodeling jobs.

Dave studied at Eastern Maine Community College in Para-medicine. He also carries multiple certifications from on the job training for remodeling and plumbing. 

Dave strives to complete a job on time and within budget and always ensures the customer is satisfied before he moves to his next project. He loves knowing that his customers are pleased with the outcome of his work.

In his spare time, Dave spends time with his 2 children and he also enjoys helping his friends with projects they wouldn't be able to by themselves.

Office Staff

Tracy Stevens

Office Assistant

Tracy Stevens lives in Corinth with her husband of 26 years. She has 2 children, 1 grandchild, as well as 2 cats and a hamster. Tracy attended Eastern Maine Community College and earned her Associates Degree in Digital Graphic Design. She earned her Associates Degree in Computer Information Management at Beal College. In addition to her formal education, Tracy has a strong background in customer service.

The customer service experience helps Tracy as she handles incoming phone calls. She also books appointments and helps with various office duties. Tracy finds talking with customers and helping them solve their problems most rewarding.

In her spare time, Tracy enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and fooling around on her computer.

Paul Bolduc

Office Assistant

Paul grew up in Orono and has known Howard most of his life. After completing high school, Paul earned his certificate in Computer Repair at Eastern Maine Community College. He lives in Brewer. 

Paul underwent some training to use the state-of-the-art estimating program, Xactimate. This training has been an asset to Howard in completing the estimating procedure. Paul is the creator of the newsletter, One Stop Shop News and the Facebook page and he manages both. 

In his free time, he is reading, writing, watching documentaries or trying to find a horror film that will really scare him, on Netflix. Although it is not easy, he has been successful in finding a horror film that genuinely scared him!  Paul also likes scoping new tricks in Ubuntu Linux. Weather and time permitting, Paul enjoys random adventures.

Melanie Israel

Office Manager

Melanie is a Bangor native who lives in Brewer. 

Melanie is responsible for overseeing the company's operations, building customer relations, and supervising office employees. She prepares accurate and timely company reports to ensure company efficiency and accurate customer transactions.

She has more than 20 years of experience in business and marketing. Melanie earned a Master’s Degree in Business at Husson University. She also earned her BA in Independent Study from the University of Vermont and an AS in Accounting from Beal College. 

In addition to working at One Stop Home Repair, Melanie teaches at Husson University and Bangor Adult Education. Melanie is also a Maine Registered Sea Kayaking Guide.

In her free time, Melanie enjoys skiing, biking, kayaking, surfing and hiking.