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Meet TruBlue House Care of Barrington

Owner Bio: Dan Muhling

Owning your own home can be a burden, especially for people who are extremely busy or who have a little trouble maintaining the home on their own. At TruBlue, we can be your total house care manager. Whether your home service needs are handyman, remodeling, carpentry, drywall repair, painting, fan or light fixture replacement, deck repair and maintenance, faucet or toilet repair, seasonal maintenance, or landscape design and maintenance, one call does it all.

I am Dan Muhling and I own TruBlue of Barrington with the support of my wife, Sandra, and our two daughters, Danielle and Sabrina. At TruBlue, we offer handyman services, maid and cleaning services, landscape design and maintenance, emergency repairs, seasonal projects, a home watch program, a senior accessibility and safety program and more. TruBlue is a great option for busy families and seniors who want the comforts of home without worrying about property maintenance as well as, realtors and rental property owners who need to quickly get homes move-in ready and keep them maintained. We also offer commercial services for business clients. TruBlue of Barrington serves Barrington, Inverness, Lake Zurich, Long Grove, Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Kildeer and Buffalo Grove.

To assist those with ongoing home care needs or who want to take property management off their plates entirely and spend more time doing the things they love to do, TruBlue recently rolled out House Care Plus, a monthly house care program, enabling our clients to design a menu of scheduled services to maximize the value and functionality of their homes. Clients choose from a menu of services based on their individual circumstances such as scheduled replacement of sump pumps, furnace filters, water filters, smoke detector and alarm panel batteries, preventative maintenance geared toward avoiding costlier repairs down the road, seasonally appropriate inspection items, maid services, landscape design and maintenance, snow removal and more. While these services are great for anyone, they are especially helpful for seniors who want to age in place in a safe and comfortable home as well as busy families and those caring for older family members.

I’ve had a varied career – I grew up on a large farm and worked as a car and heavy truck master mechanic after graduating high school. After saving up enough for college, I earned my undergraduate degree in finance and went into banking. I moved from Detroit to the Chicago area and spent the last 25 years of my career working in finance, including commercial banking, derivative structuring and sales, private equity and mezzanine investing, and served in CEO and Board of Director roles.

I retired from finance, but I missed interacting with people, leading a team and making an impact. I started looking into multiple franchise opportunities and TruBlue struck a chord with me. I’ve always been handy at home and have done some renovation work, however, TruBlue allows me to expand beyond just being a handyman company. At TruBlue, we aren’t a mill trying to fill our schedule with $200 jobs that we just need to finish and move to the next house. We are working to build relationships with our clients, which means the customer service experience is completely different. We want you to have an excellent experience with whatever work we do for you so, next time, you need home services you call us. That makes a difference. Contact me today and let’s talk about how we can work together to give you back your weekends and help you love your home again.