Let's Talk... HOME repair!

AmyWorks Inc

Seattle Contractor and owner of Amyworks, Amy Ecklund, and homeowner and DIY'er Alicia Healey discuss a broad range of home repair, remodeling and home appliance issues. Topics, guests and your questions! Lighthearted, humorous and frank discussion to demystify your home! The first episodes were recorded in late 2019 right before COVID restrictions hit the United States. We're back with NEW episodes starting in June 2021! Send your home repair, remodeling or home appliance questions to askamy@amyworks.com Topics include: Appliances, tools, tips and tricks, working with contractors, remodeling advice, new design elements, reports from the field! Recorded at The Winterblue Room studio in Seattle, WA read less

69 Encore Episode:  Happy Hour with the AmyWorks Crew
69 Encore Episode: Happy Hour with the AmyWorks Crew
While Amy and Alicia take a short summer hiatus from recording, we wanted to share this encore episode with our listeners!If "Let's Talk...Home Repair " had been created only to publish this episode, it would be a worthy endeavor. This episode is a little different, but in the best way possible . Alicia and Amy welcome 3 special guests: Susan (Construction Estimator), Shannon (Carpenter) and Kayla (Project Manager) all members of the Amyworks team. Rather than listener questions, this week Alicia masterfully guides the conversation around the challenges facing the workforce in construction trades, and more specifically, women within the industry. Topics discussed: While employment in the trades remain vastly disproportionate, is it worth navigating the known challenges to secure a career if you're not a white man? What benefits are there to this career? How does the education route compare to more other paths to employment? What barriers need to be removed for women entering the trades, and how do we make that happen? Personal stories from all create a clear picture of the environment women must be willing to tolerate to work within the white, *cishet-dominated working culture. Our episode concludes on an uplifting note as we hear about their hopes and excitement for their future, and that of the industry. If you have questions, comments or just want to tell us your story that we can share drop us a line at askamy@amyworks.com.*cishet - someone who is both cisgender and heterosexual