About Us

Craftsmen Who Serve with Respect

ET’s Home Repair & Renovation provides renovation and handyman services for homeowners and investors, offering quality craftsmanship and a clear plan for each job. Our company exists to improve the beauty and function of our customers’ properties & living environments while contributing to our industry through honesty and excellence. We create career opportunities for craftsmen who answer God's calling to be good stewards of our talents & tools. We serve with Creativity, Grace and Respect as we strive for 100% customer satisfaction in every project.

Our Core Values

Creativity

Design and build creative projects that enhance beauty, functionality and longevity.

Respect

We respect our clients with our cleanliness, our on-time performance & our care with our customers’ assets.

We respect our craft by maintaining safety, appropriate language and continuous improvement.

We respect the projects by performing top-quality work with honesty and excellence.

We respect ourselves by caring for our health, our appearance and our tools.

We respect this industry, learning from craftsmen who forged the way before us and training future craftsmen.

Grace

We employ craftsmen in a meaningful vocation while improving the lives of our customers.

We are here to serve. God has blessed us, and in His grace we can bless others with our talents!

Serving Austin for 17+ Years

2005
Everend Begins Renovating His Property

In 2005, while still holding a full-time position in tech, Everend fulfills his childhood dream of creating quality housing for others. He moves to Austin and purchases a fourplex, living in one unit while renovating the rest of the building.

2008
ET's Home Repair

In 2008 Everend founds ET’s Home Repair. Starting as a handyman, he builds relationships with craftsmen to expand his understanding of many trades. He offers services to realtors, property managers and homeowners, building on the experience gained from renovating his own property and hiring apprentices. Over time, ET’s Home Repair takes on more complex and creative projects.

2018
A New Vision for ET's

After ten years of repairing homes full time, Everend commits to intentionally develop ET’s Home Repair into a company that cultivates craftsmanship, quality and service. Always an engineer, he considers how to design structured processes and develop employees capable of providing predictable, high quality service.

2022
ET's Home Renovation

In 2022 the company adds Renovation to its name, highlighting how ET’s focus on better management and organization allows us to effectively handle larger projects in addition to repairs. The customers benefit from coordinated planning and our ever-expanding network with area construction experts and material suppliers.

Meet Your Contractor

Your General Contractor is Everend Thorne, who built ET’s Home Renovation by combining his experience as a certified project manager (PMP) in the tech sector with a love for craftsmanship. He turned to home improvement in 2005, making good on a childhood dream of owning and improving residential property. After moving around a lot, he met a local Austin girl who helped him settle down. Together, they are raising a family in Kyle, Texas and building long-term relationships with the HomeTown Networking group, the Kyle

Chamber of Commerce, the local community soccer league and their local church. These strong local ties allow Everend to cultivate trusted relationships with vendors, subcontractors and clients.

Starting out as a handyman, Everend now has a proven track record of increasing home values for families and investors through maintenance and renovation projects. Everend credits the many nurses, teachers and engineers in his family for preparing him for his current role. The nurses taught him how to serve with patience and humility. The teachers instilled a love of learning and an enthusiasm for passing on knowledge and skills to others. The engineers and creators get credit for the satisfaction he derives from the constant problem-solving, project management and design challenges that go along with keeping homes in good working order and updated for the changing needs of families over time.

Everend now serves as the General Contractor at ET’s Home Renovation, instilling in his craft the same values of Respect, Creativity and Grace that have guided his own career as a craftsman. He is driven by teaching, learning and serving, but he still gets satisfaction from watching the beauty of a home renewed and the function of a fixture restored.

Meet Your Contractor

Your General Contractor is Everend Thorne, who built ET’s Home Renovation by combining his experience as a certified project manager (PMP) in the tech sector with a love for craftsmanship. He turned to home improvement in 2005, making good on a childhood dream of owning and improving residential property. After moving around a lot, he met a local Austin girl who helped him settle down. Together, they are raising a family in Kyle, Texas and building long-term relationships with the HomeTown Networking group, the Kyle Chamber of Commerce, the local community soccer league and their local church. These strong local ties allow Everend to cultivate trusted relationships with vendors, subcontractors and clients.

Starting out as a handyman, Everend now has a proven track record of increasing home values for families and investors through maintenance and renovation projects. Everend credits the many nurses, teachers and engineers in his family for preparing him for his current role. The nurses taught him how to serve with patience and humility. The teachers instilled a love of learning and an enthusiasm for passing on knowledge and skills to others. The engineers and creators get credit for the satisfaction he derives from the constant problem-solving, project management and design challenges that go along with keeping homes in good working order and updated for the changing needs of families over time.

Everend now serves as the General Contractor at ET’s Home Renovation, instilling in his craft the same values of Respect, Creativity and Grace that have guided his own career as a craftsman. He is driven by teaching, learning and serving, but he still gets satisfaction from watching the beauty of a home renewed and the function of a fixture restored.

Meet the Craft

John E.

Lead Craftsman. John keeps renovation and make-ready projects moving by finding creative solutions to tricky problems and filling the gaps between trade specialists. A mountain biking enthusiast, he also volunteers at the Austin Yellow Bike Project.

John & Sharon F.

Waterproofing & Tile Experts. John worked his first tiling job at 15. Today he specializes in Ardex waterproofing and shower pan installations. Sharon assists her husband on the job. Together they also enjoy raising chickens as hobby farmers.

Steve S.

Lead Carpenter. Steven focuses on wood-related projects like trim, framing, flooring and cabinetry. A 30-year veteran of the construction field, he loves the variety of ever-changing projects (and "not sitting at a desk").

Ivan C.

Tile & Flooring Specialist. Ivan works on showers, backsplashes and floors using the latest techniques in tile, hardwood and laminate installation.

David P.

Designer. David is a visual designer and strategist. He supports project development, marketing and IT efforts at ET's. Also an artist, he brings extra creativity and enthusiasm to our team.

Maria D.

Web Developer. Maria implements digital solutions for ET's. She keeps our web and mobile communications flowing and our data safe.