About Us

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Our Journey

We have a very personal story of growth behind the Man Around The House.

Winning the Trust & Confidence of the Customers

Our story started many years ago, when our father, John Wittmaack, started Man Around the House as a light bulb changing business to supplement his retirement.

He used to change light bulbs for elderly people who couldn’t climb ladders to reach their chandeliers.

After constantly winning the trust and confidence of his customers, they would ask him to do odd jobs around their homes.


Steady Growth

Our dad got so busy that he asked us, Terrence and Jonathan, to join the business. As the story goes, small jobs led to bigger jobs, and the business mushroomed.

Unfortunately, John Wittmaack lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on March 8, 2002.

A New Start

After the devastation of losing our father, we decided to push forward. We took over the business and continue to live by the same principles and values our father taught us, which are:

  •  If you love what you do, it’s not work.

  • When you retain experienced and skilled craftsman, offer superior service, and provide the best value, you will earn the trust of your customers.

  • Always do right by people — let your reputation speak for you.

As always, our dad was right. His simple values have contributed to consistent business growth over the years.

Thanks to our father's golden words, we have worked in well over half the homes in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and have since expanded to surrounding communities. We live in this community and view our customers as neighbors and friends.

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Where We Are

Through the years, we’ve employed some of the finest craftsmen in the trades and developed an extensive network of subcontractors to round out our services.

Today, you’ll see our vans in your town performing renovations & remodels, all types of home repairs, and professional painting. We are proud and humbled that our customers tell their friends that we’re honest, perform quality work, and, most importantly, that we care.