Habitat Handyman  

Now helping all Sarnia/Lambton homeowners

Habitat Handyman service launched in 2016 supported by The Country of Lambton. The goal: provide low cost home improvements for low income homeowners.  The pilot program's success led to continued County funding in 2017 and is now available to all homeowners in Sarnia/Lambton. 

While Habitat for Humanity Sarnia/Lambton gives preference to low-income families, a second pricing stream now exists.

PRINTABLE APPLICATION Click here.  Please submit completed forms online or to the Habitat Handyman directly by dropping it off at our ReStore at 1787 London Line in Sarnia.


Habitat Handyman offers the following services

  • Interior/exterior General Carpentry
  • Cabinet Removal & Installation
  • Kitchen repair/renovation
  • Bathroom repair/renovation
  • Vinyl Siding Repair/Removal/Installation
  • Drywall installation/repair
  • Interior/exterior painting
  • Installation of Flooring (laminate & ceramic)
  • Installation of attic insulation
  • Pressure Washing – Home Exterior
  • Deck/Porch Repair & Maintenance

We are happy to receive requests for services not shown on the list above.

NOTE: Habitat Handyman does not currently offer electrical, plumbing, heating or roofing services.

How It Works?

  1. Anyone who wishes our Handyman services must apply (either on-line or by completing a hard-copy application).
  2. If a homeowner wishes to be considered for low-income pricing s/he must provide proof of income (previous year's CRA Notice of Assessment).  Income must fall within the HILS tables. *More information on this below.
  3. Our Habitat Handyman will book an appointment to visit the home to evaluate the scope of work required.
  4. If the work falls within our capabilities*, then our Handyman will provide the homeowner with a written estimate of the materials (if applicable) and the labour required to complete the job. 
  5. The homeowner will sign and approve the estimate, then return it to Habitat.
  6. On receipt of a deposit, Habitat will purchase any materials required and schedule a project start date.
  7. Our Handyman team goes to work!
  8. The Health & Safety of our staff and volunteer team is very important to us. Please see our Health & Safety Policy for details.
  9. On completion of the job, an invoice for the balance owing will be sent to the homeowner for payment (30-day terms).



Cost of Materials 15% Mark-up
Cost of Labour** $25/hour for Handyman + 1 volunteer (2+ volunteers $37.50/hour)
Travel/Admin. Fee Modest fee applicable





Cost of Materials 15% Mark-up
Cost of Labour** $50/hour for Handyman + 1 volunteer (2+ volunteers $75/hour)
Travel/Admin.Fee Modest fee applicable

*= Habitat reserves the right to refuse a home improvement project at its sole discretion.

Does Your Family Qualify?

Habitat Sarnia/Lambton uses the Service Ontario High Needs Household Income Limits... or "HILS" tables to determine eligibility.  These tables connect maximum annual household income to the size of your home.

Size of your home Maximum gross household income
2-bedroom home Not more than $38,000
3-bedroom home Not more than $43,500
4+ bedroom home Not more than $54,000


  1. Your home has 3 bedrooms. Your gross household income is $29,500.
    You qualify to apply for Habitat Handyman services.
  2. Your home has 4 bedrooms. Your gross household income is $56,000.
    We are sorry. We are unable to provide low-income pricing for you...but can happily assist you through the Main Stream Pricing System.

The Habitat Handyman service is not currently offered to folks who do not own their own home.