Manny (Emmanuel), Handy Manny's Owner and Lead Painter, was born and raised in Mexico City and is one of 5 children. He immigrated to the U.S. when he was 15, and lived in Brooklyn for 11 years before moving to the DC area with Chrissy. He is fluent in both English and Spanish, and has many years' professional experience in both painting and drywall repair. When he's not painting, he loves spending time with his three children, Gael (5), Luna (3), and Arlo (1), and with his siblings, who all still live in Brooklyn. He also loves a good IPA and enjoys visiting new breweries. He has not had an easy life but you would never know it - he is one of the most easygoing guys you could meet!
Chrissy, Handy Manny's Director of Operations, was born and raised in Broomall, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Temple University, she moved to Brooklyn to be closer to Manny. In 2014, Chrissy and Manny got married and moved to the DC area so that Chrissy could pursue her PhD in Spanish Linguistics at Georgetown, which she earned in 2020. She is fluent in both English and Spanish and currently teaches undergraduate Spanish courses at George Washington University. When she is not teaching, she is watching their three kids (Gael, Luna, Arlo) and handling estimates, contracts, scheduling, advertising, and accounting for Handy Manny's. She will offer you that unparalleled service that Handy Manny's is known for.
Our goal is to create lasting relationships with our clients, which is why customer satisfaction is always our #1 priority. We take every project extremely seriously and treat our clients' homes as if they were our own - if our clients aren't happy, we aren't happy. We are committed to showing you that we deserve the stellar reputation we have built in recent years.
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Leonel, our project supervisor, has 17 years of trade experience and has been a member of the Handy Manny’s Team since January 2021. He began working as a painter when he immigrated to the United States, and genuinely enjoys every aspect of the trade. In addition to painting, he specializes in drywall and plaster repairs and replacement.
Leonel, our project supervisor, has 17 years of trade experience and has been a member of the Handy Manny’s Team since January 2021. He began working as a painter when he immigrated to the United States, and genuinely enjoys every aspect of the trade. In addition to painting, he specializes in drywall and plaster repairs and replacement. Originally from Honduras, Leonel has 4 children and lives in Annandale, Virginia. He loves to spend his free time with his children. He describes himself as a sociable and empathetic person with an unbeatable work ethic and a positive outlook. Leonel is a truly invaluable member of Handy Manny’s Painting.
Ruben has two years of painting experience and has been on the Handy Manny's team since June 2021. He immigrated to the United States from San Pedro Sula, Honduras with his wife and two young children in 2020 and currently lives in Falls Church, VA. In Honduras, he was a math teacher. He was drawn into the painting trade by friends, and s
Ruben has two years of painting experience and has been on the Handy Manny's team since June 2021. He immigrated to the United States from San Pedro Sula, Honduras with his wife and two young children in 2020 and currently lives in Falls Church, VA. In Honduras, he was a math teacher. He was drawn into the painting trade by friends, and since then has grown to appreciate it as an art form. He likes rolling best, but does not enjoy all the dust that comes with sanding. In his free time, Ruben enjoys watching television series or the news. He considers himself to be an extrovert and loves all types of music, but especially salsa, merengue and cumbia. He is also a huge fan of marching bands. If you've worked with us in the past, you may have noticed that Ruben is also largely responsible for clean-up. He leaves all of our jobsites squeaky clean and for that we are incredibly grateful! We have really enjoyed watching Ruben grow as a painter over the past year and a half, and are excited for his future as a continued member of our team.
Yexzon, the newest member of the Handy Manny’s team, joined us part-time in August of 2021 before transitioning to full-time in June 2022. A recent graduate of Justice High School, he was born and raised in Honduras but immigrated to the United States with his family a few short years ago. For Yexzon, painting is a family affair: his brot
Yexzon, the newest member of the Handy Manny’s team, joined us part-time in August of 2021 before transitioning to full-time in June 2022. A recent graduate of Justice High School, he was born and raised in Honduras but immigrated to the United States with his family a few short years ago. For Yexzon, painting is a family affair: his brothers and father all work in the trade, and he began learning to paint as a child. With 6 years of experience, he decided to pursue painting as his profession because it is something that he truly enjoys doing, although he could go without sanding ceilings (Couldn’t we all? It’s some backbreaking work!). In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer. Yexzon is an invaluable member of our team who contributes an incredible level of precision and speed - we couldn't do this without him!
Jorge, our drywall and plaster expert, has formed an invaluable part of the Handy Manny’s team since May 2021. With 25 years of trade experience, you can trust that you have a true expert working on your home repairs when you work with Jorge. His favorite part of his work is seeing the satisfaction in our clients’ faces. Originally from C
Jorge, our drywall and plaster expert, has formed an invaluable part of the Handy Manny’s team since May 2021. With 25 years of trade experience, you can trust that you have a true expert working on your home repairs when you work with Jorge. His favorite part of his work is seeing the satisfaction in our clients’ faces. Originally from California, he has lived in Northern Virginia for the past 19 years and is happily married with 3 children. In his free time, he likes to cook. He describes himself as a neat freak and a people person. You’d be hard-pressed to find a friendlier and more talented finisher than Jorge.
"I was originally drawn to Handy Manny via a social media contest campaign (I'm in marketing myself and thought it was clever) and turns out I won their contest. What a perfect reason to finally get a few projects I have been putting off!? The team couldnt have been more responsive, attentive to details and the work was gorgeous. I couldn't believe how fast they were - while not making a single mistake. Handy Manny's entire team is made up of pros. I have a whole list of the next project's I'd like for them to tackle. Thanks, Handy Manny + team!"
"Let me begin this review by saying that this is my first review ever, of anything. For me to want to write a review must mean that the service I received has moved me to do so. I needed a painter for my new condo, one that is reliable and values customer service. I found that with Handy Manny’s Painting. From my initial email for an estimate, I was immediately contacted with warm and respectful communication regarding my request. For me, and I am sure countless others, communication is paramount. Handy Manny’s Painting communication is exemplary, timely, and no question goes unanswered.
Now for the painting! They ensured all surfaces were properly prepped and protected prior to painting. What would have taken me a week took Manny and his team four hours and the end result was beautiful. After a couple of weeks, I am bringing Handy Manny’s Painting back to do some more of their magic and paint more rooms. I am beyond happy with the efficiency and professionalism that Handy Manny’s Painting has provided. As you can tell, I highly recommend Manny for all of your home painting needs and best of all they are a local small business, one that you should support."
"We recently moved and the new house needed paint everywhere! We had a specific budget and Handy Manny was so easy to work with. They were timely with communicating and helped create an estimate of work to be done that fit my budget. Manny and the crew showed up ON TIME, did impeccable work, and left our house spotless. They even followed up after the first day to ensure I was happy with the progress and if I had any concerns. They are truly a genuine, good group of people who are experts in what they do. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for painters. Their estimate was also spot on and not overpriced like some painting companies we've received quotes from."
"I cannot overstate how positive my experience was with this company. Everything from the initial communication and estimate to the work itself was of the upmost professionalism: responsive, warm, reasonable, punctual, and trustworthy. I will hire them again & recommend them to everyone."
"Wow. What can I say! I have been following this amazing small business since we moved to the Northern VA area. It took us a few years to finally be ready to pain but it was just as we imagined. Before we got the painting done we worked with several less than stellar contractors, and I was worried we just had bad luck. Thankfully, working with Handy Manny was incredibly easy and a breath of fresh air. The entire team was professional, and they clean up at the end of every day! I feel like I made a friend with Chrissy and we can’t wait to hire them for more projects. Highly recommended."
"Manny did a fantastic job painting our two upstairs bedrooms. Dealing with contractors in the past led me to really look for mistakes. Honestly found none. Work was clean, neat and exactly what we asked for.
Secondly, he arrived and completed the job as scheduled.
Thirdly, Manny was extremely safe in this COVID environment. He arrived with mask on and stayed in the room he was working on with closed doors. Our family felt safe with him in the house. Thank you Manny for a wonderful contractor experience."
- Chris J.
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