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Germantown, Wisconsin (July 25, 2008) - Fixit123 announced today that the company has moved it's office, shop, and storage facilities to Germantown, Wisconsin - 23 miles north of it's old location.  Fixit123 owner, Richard C. Schmidt said, "This move is an important step in our continued growth strategy.  We now have greater accessibility to customers along the the Highway 41/45 corridor in the four-county Milwaukee-southeastern Wisconsin area.  The Germantown location gives us the ability to serve more of more northerly, Washington and Ozaukee counties while still having freeway access to our established customer base in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties.  We are specifically interested in providing more service to Germantown, Richfield, Hartford, Slinger, West Bend, Mequon, Cedarburg, and Grafton".

The new facility gives the company larger shop and storage areas for doing a wider range of in-shop work, a truck bay for project staging, and centralized parking for company trucks, trailers, and heavy equipment.  The new facility also has a modern office space for it's sales and service-operations functions.

Mr. Schmidt continued, "We are continuing to develop and implement customer-driven strategies designed to establish Fixit123 as a recognized leader in providing superior customer satisfaction and equally as important - a great place to work for high quality service professionals!"

Greenfield, Wisconsin (April 18, 2008 ) - Richard C. Schmidt, Owner, Fixit123 renewed his commitment to sharing his business and life experience with local youths by volunteering to teach class sessions for the Junior Achievement of Wisconsin.  Mr. Schmidt has participated  in the "Excellence through Ethics" program since 2005, which is sponsored by Junior Achievement of Wisconsin.  The "Excellence through Ethics" program provides top community executives statewide with the opportunity to visit local high school classrooms and bring real-world perspective to the ethical dilemmas we all face.

Mr. Schmidt developed a presentation based on materials provided by Junior Achievement and lead discussions in two 30-student junior-senior classes at Franklin High School in Franklin, Wisconsin and and a graduating senior class at Hartford Union High School in Hartford, Wisconsin where the students attend normal classes in the mornings and enter the workforce in the afternoons.  In the ethics sessions, Mr. Schmidt helps the students understand the importance of doing what is right in all aspects of their lives, and as the Junior Achievement materials put it, "even if no one is watching, even if it costs more money, even if it goes against the majority."

In the Franklin session, Mr. Schmidt started with an explanation of the organizational structure of a large public company and the pressure the company would feel from investors if the company's stock price drops due to poor performance or other market factors such as bad publicity.  Students were divided into smaller groups acting as executives of shoemaker, Nike and given only one minute to formulate a response to each of three hypothetical dilemmas experienced by the company: The discovery of carcinogens in company's main product, public outcry over the discovery of the company's use of "sweatshop" labor in manufacturing, and the effects an accounting error which overstated sales revenue considerably over the past six quarters.

"While it is hard to make a obvious impact on the student's understanding of importance of ethics in today's society in one only class period," said Mr. Schmidt.  "I believe that a few small suggestions can later lead to big improvements in a person's life."  Mr. Schmidt said:  "My goal was to encourage students to be more aware of the ethical issues that surround us in our daily lives."

This year, Mr. Schmidt also taught a 6-week business class to a 5th grade class at St. Boniface School in Germantown The program called "Our Nation" is designed to provide practical information about business operations and economic issues in the United States. The program started with a discussion of how entrepreneurial-driven sole proprietors in America start and build a business, contrasting the benefits and limitations of sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations.  Topics included, marketing, sales, profitability, staffing, and critical decision making.  By the final day, the students had chosen a business they would start and were able to explain how they would run their business.  "The 5th graders in this class were amazingly eager to participate, especially with the role playing exercises on staffing and the associated challenges of  running a successful business, said Schmidt.  "I truly enjoyed seeing the open enthusiasm in this group.  I hope they can keep this spirit through their high school years and into the workplace."

The Junior Achievement mission is to ensure that every child in Wisconsin has an opportunity to obtain an understanding of the free enterprise system.

Fixit123 provides repairs and improvements to your home, business, yard, and computer!  Fixit123 is based in Greenfield, Wisconsin and serves residential and commercial customers in southeastern and central Wisconsin.

New Berlin, Wisconsin (December 6, 2006) - Fixit123 began implementing its 2007 promotion plans by signing a marketing contract with Shorewest Realtors, Inc.  The promotion agreement will list Fixit123 as a handyman services provider for Shorewest customers in two Southeastern Wisconsin territories: Milwaukee and Washington counties.  Area residents who list or buy a home through Shorewest are given free access to the Shorewest Service Provider Directory and Shorewest Home Services Center coordinators.  When Shorewest customers choose Fixit123, a Shorewest coordinator refers the caller to Fixit123's dispatch center for scheduling estimates. 

Shorewest is Wisconsin's largest home seller.  The Shorewest relationship provides Fixit123 access to potentially thousands of customers in life-change situations, which is one of Fixit123's target customer groups.  Fixit123 has built a reputation of being a reliable source for customers needing help with projects in conjunction with home downsizing, upsizing, job-related relocation, moving to a condo, living condition changes due to health conditions, moving to an assisted living facility, loss of a spouse, retirement, and other of life's many challenges.

New Berlin, Wisconsin (October 2, 2006) - Fixit123 announced today that the company moved its business operations to a larger office space located in an industrial park in New Berlin, Wisconsin.   The new location provides more office and meeting space to help the company meet its 2007 strategic plans and gives the company faster freeway access to its expanding customer base in southeastern Wisconsin.

To further support its efforts to provide superior customer satisfaction, the company configured its new facility as a scheduling and dispatch center.  This gives customers a central contact point to call, fax, or email inquiries.  The space features a large schedule board for tracking projects as well as a conference table for planning and reviewing work orders.

Greenfield, Wisconsin (September 7, 2006) - Fixit123 makes the local newspaper!  Click here to read the article.  Staff reporter Stephanie Scott of the Greenfield Observer interviewed Fixit123 owner, Richard C. Schmidt as part of Scott's research for her article on why homeowners choose handyman service providers to help with projects around their home.  Scott also interviewed Greenfield homeowner Joe Branda while a Fixit123 crew was applying a high self-leveling caulk to seal cracks in his driveway.  Branda noted the "meticulous" efforts of the FIxit123 crew and mentioned his upcoming needs for additional work.  According to Fixit123 owner, Richard C. Schmidt, "The Observer article exemplifies our attention to detail, focus on quality even on the smallest of jobs, and the desire to build strong, long-term customer relationships." 

Greenfield, Wisconsin (December 10, 2005) - Fixit123 continues to expand its selection of tools and equipment.  This week the company rolled out a second, larger truck, a Ford F350 Super Duty which is specially outfitted with a bed-toolbox, and two side tool boxes in its 8' cargo area to store a wider range of tools.  The F350 also has the extra towing power needed to safely transport heavy equipment such as the company-owned Bobcat skid steer, landscaping equipment and materials for larger projects.   This month, the company also purchased another air compressor, another pneumatic nail gun, and additional power tools and hand tools.

"We are continually investing in tools and equipment," said Richard C. Schmidt, Owner, Fixit123.  "Our goal is to always have the right tools for the project when we show up to at the jobsite.  It's a matter of being prepared on the first visit, having the proper tools and experience to provide quality workmanship, and getting the job done in a timely manner and safe manner.  The added operating efficiencies helps us to continue running a healthy, competitive business.

Fixit123 provides repairs and improvements to your home, office, yard, and computer!  Fixit123 is based in Greenfield, Wisconsin and serves residential and commercial customers in southeastern and central Wisconsin.

Greenfield, Wisconsin (September 25, 2005) - Fixit123 announced today its first-ever ads appear in the September 2005 edition of the SBC Yellow Pages for the Greater Milwaukee Area and the September 2005 edition of The Christian Business Directory.  New signage appears on company vehicles and equipment.  "We are already seeing a rapid increase in calls as a result of the advertising," said Richard C. Schmidt, Owner, Fixit123.  "Customers started calling literally the next day after the Yellow Pages hit the streets."

Fixit123 also announced that it has joined the Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin in August 2005.  As a BBB member, Fixit123 must meet and agree to comply with 14 standards as set forth in the program.  By becoming a member of the BBB, Fixit123 is telling customers that it manages its operations honestly, fairly, and with integrity.  BBB membership extends customer assurance by letting the public know that the company is committed to customer satisfaction and will settle a customer dispute in a fair manner.

Schmidt said: "We met our sales goals for the first three quarters of 2005 using only referrals.  We're on target for a great year, thanks to our loyal customer base.  We are now implementing the next phase in our growth plan by combining our effective referral strategies with a focused marketing campaign designed to reach more customers in our target markets. 

Fixit123 provides repairs and improvements to your home, office, yard, and computer!  Fixit123 is based in Greenfield, Wisconsin and serves residential and commercial customers in southeastern and central Wisconsin.

Greenfield, Wisconsin (June 26, 2005) - Fixit123 continued one of its spring-summer nature projects this weekend at a privately owned parcel of land in central Wisconsin.  Completed projects included trimming, mowing, and grading portions of a 2.5 mile hiking and ATV trail system created and maintained by Fixit123 over the past three years.  The trail system provides Wisconsin Family Forest members (WFF) www.wisconsinfamilyforests.org/ and others a friendly meeting place to enjoy family-oriented learning sessions about Wisconsin wildlife habitats that can be created at privately owned, properly managed forest land enrolled in the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Managed Forest Law (MFL) program.

During this weekend project wild turkeys and deer frequently visited the site of last month's project which established crops of habitat corn and sorghum.  "I like it when customers stop by to check out our work, especially repeat customers," joked Richard C. Schmidt, Owner, Fixit123, "It'll be interesting to see if the irregular rain patterns in these sandy soils will let us  reach the farmer's rule of thumb for the maturing corn fields - 'knee-high by July!"

Fixit123 provides repairs and improvements to your home, office, yard, and computer!  Fixit123 is based in Greenfield, Wisconsin and serves residential and commercial customers in southeastern and central Wisconsin.

Greenfield, Wisconsin (May 23, 2005) - Fixit123 continues to donate labor to help the community.  The company has committed to a second year of providing lawn mowing services to a West Allis church.

This past weekend Fixit123 donated labor and the use of its heavy duty grading and seed planting equipment to plant habitat seed in central Wisconsin.  Habitat seed is specially prepared seed which creates ground cover and provides food for wild turkey and deer.

Fixit123 prepared a planting area at a privately owned parcel of land using a full-size John Deere tractor and 7' landscape rake and planted four 50 lb. bags of corn and sorghum using an ATV-seed planter.

The 77-acre parcel of heavily wooded land is enrolled in the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Managed Forest Law (MFL) program and serves as a natural habitat for Wisconsin wildlife.  "I am not a hunter," said Richard C. Schmidt, Owner, Fixit123, "but I do support efforts that properly maintain Wisconsin's natural resources, providing optimal habitats for Wisconsin's wildlife and providing favorable conditions for Wisconsin hunters."

Fixit123 provides repairs and improvements to your home, office, yard, and computer!  Fixit123 is based in Greenfield, Wisconsin and serves residential and commercial customers in southeastern and central Wisconsin.

Greenfield, Wisconsin (April 25, 2005) - Fixit123 announced that it is planning to sponsor a Wisconsin Family Forests (WFF) event this Fall.  "I am pleased to continue to support the efforts of the Wisconsin Family Forest alliance, " said Richard C. Schmidt, Owner, Fixit123.  "WFF provides friendly, family oriented educational outings and professional assistance to private landowners of forests in Wisconsin.  Involvement with this organization is a great opportunity for anyone to learn about sustainable forest management."

Wisconsin Family Forests (WFF) was organized to support private landowners that are interested in learning and applying the concepts of sustainable forestry. WFF consists of neighborhood alliances of local forest landowners that share their experiences and pool their needs for professional assistance and additional knowledge.  www.wisconsinfamilyforests.org/

Fixit123 provides repairs and improvements to your home, office, yard, and computer!  Fixit123 is based in Greenfield, Wisconsin and serves residential and commercial customers in southeastern and central Wisconsin.

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