Home Services and Repairs

Contact Name:
Doug Zabor, CAPS
Phone Number:

Founded by Certified Aging-In-Place Specialists, we curated an easier to use checklist from the most respected home standards from ADA, AARP, CDC, NIH, and more.

The goal of Accessible Places is simple; they want to help people safely live in their home for as long as possible. They offer the knowledge and tools to thoroughly evaluate your home and provide recommendations to make your home safer, prevent falls, and improve mobility so you can safely and easily live in your home for years to come.

Comments From Fearrington Village Residents:


“Many thanks, Doug.  From day one of our plea-for-help in making our home as functional and lovely in our future as it is now, you have listened, and answered with compassion and thoroughness.  Not only were you on time for our visit, you followed through with answers, additional information and photos of potential solutions in a timely manner.  Your systematic list served as a relief to our anxieties about aging-in-place in a home where we hope to stay.”


“Thanks so much for sending these documents – a thorough report that was extremely helpful in helping us get our priorities straight around home refurbishment. Both the assessment and the resources are invaluable and will help us to move quickly on smaller, doable projects such as lighting and securing rugs. Overall, you provide an excellent service and we are happy to recommend this to anyone!”


“Doug has been very helpful in using his program to evaluate our home as to what is present and what is needed to make it completely handicapped accessible along with the resources and support needed to make this plan feasible.  We are very happy with the service he has provided us.“


We recently had Doug Zabor certify our home for sale as meeting Aging-in-Place criteria set by Triangle Multiple Listing Realtors. The process was very easy, as Doug had a list of all the necessary requirements, and was very efficient in going through and explaining the benefits. He was able to tell us our score immediately and made suggestions for any improvements.”

Contact Name:
Patrick Harms
Phone Number:

Pittsboro-based, insured, serving Fearrington Village and surrounding areas providing home maintenance/repair, gardening, gravel drive repair, trenching, light tree stump clearing, pressure washing, and much more; just ask. Contact by texting to his phone, which is listed below.

Comments by Fearrington Village Residents:

“Patrick is a consummate handyperson perfect in so many ways. He’s insured, very well-qualified at handling a truly wide range of home maintenance and repairs. No job seems to be too small or too large. We were very pleased with his work. He is very accommodating in working out a schedule, prompt, very friendly, and very affordable.. He has worked for many other village residents, who also seem to appreciate his skills, his rates, and the quality of his work. He prefers to be contacted via text to his cell phone and does not have a website. He is the best handyperson we have ever hired.”

“Patrick Harms did a nice job yesterday on our gutters!”

“We recently had Patrick Harms of Harms Handy Services clean our gutters. He was very careful and did a thorough job. We will be hiring him to do other small jobs around our Camden home. Highly recommend him.”


Contact Name:
Joe Norwood
Phone Number:

Joe Norwood, a Chapel Hill-based contractor and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) at Manor House Renovations, helps people live and age-in-place in their homes comfortably, conveniently, independently, and safely. There may be no need to move, for a certified aging-in-place specialist may be able to show you how to stay in the home that you LOVE!

A person with the CAPS designation is a professional who has completed extensive training, testing, and certification through the National Association of Builders. They are trained to help you choose from options such as improved lighting, easy-open door handles, simple touch plumbing, slip-resistant flooring, a range of safety features, entry and exit ramps, energy-saving smart home features, kitchen renovation, bathroom renovation and grab bars, exterior even-surface walkways and low-maintenance landscaping, and automatic whole house emergency backup power providing uninterrupted power.

The individualized home evaluation process involves a professional assessment of your current home conditions using a 117-item checklist, which includes interior and exterior areas. The checklist is designed to provide a total picture of immediate and possible future needs to support aging-in-place rather than moving to a more expensive housing alternative.

Comment by a Fearrington Village Resident:

“I would recommend Joe Norwood of Manor House Renovations. He rebuilt my neighbors and restored mine.”


Contact Name:
Morris Gelblum
Phone Number:
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Delightful college student movers and more. Started at UNC, hire local students to assist with moving, odd jobs and various projects, from computer support help to furniture assembly to yard work.

While not professionals (and not the best fit for moving pianos or priceless antiques), Sweepers are smart, strong, and eager to help make moving day a success. Simple and intuitive online process from posting to payment. Reserve months in advance or for the same day.

No up-front charges, pay once the job is done. No hidden fees. Pay only for the time worked. Pay and tip in a secure, cashless transaction after the job. Get an estimate and post your job in minutes. Sweepers in your area are notified and matched to your job. Review Sweeper profiles and job details before confirming. It’s easy to edit, comment, or reschedule at any point.

How Sweeps Works

  • Post Your Job Online at SWEEPS.
  • The details in the form help us award the best Sweepers based on the scope and type of job. Use referral code karenm4992 and Fearrington Cares earns credit for our next job at the Center.
  • Confirm Your Job via Email/Internet
  • You will be asked to confirm your job once we have awarded the requested number of Sweepers.
  • Review, then put a Payment “on Hold”

Once the job is completed, review your Sweepers’ timesheets and only pay once you’re satisfied.


  1. Sweeps has a one-hour minimum charge per Sweeper. Beyond that, the rate is charged to the nearest 15 minutes. You will have a chance to review timesheets and your invoice once the job is completed.
  2. Sweeps requires a credit card to post a job. We do this for safety reasons and to ensure payment. Credit card information is not stored on our servers and is managed by a secure third-party, Stripe.
  3. You may cancel or reschedule your job at any point. If you cancel a confirmed job within 24 hours of its’ scheduled start time, Sweeps will charge a 1 hour cancellation fee per Sweeper.
  4. Payment is handled securely online once a job is completed, so there is no need for cash on the job. You’ll have the chance to review timesheets before payment is processed.
  5. Sweeps carries General Liability and Bonding insurance.
Contact Name:
Chris Plummer
Phone Number:

Sell and install.