CA Contractors License #1085085


Black Lab Home Repairs is a company that strives to make sure the client is always well taken care of.  The horror stories of a home repair technician or handyman or remodeling contractor coming into a home only to leave a job unfinished is what we aim to rescue you from.  We bring professionalism to the home repair industry.  When you have a scheduled appointment with us, we arrive on time and we don't leave until the job is finished.  You pay for the services we deliver on, as expected. We take pride in the quality of our work.  We are local, and we only serve the local areas of Woodland and Davis.  We serve the homeowner and investor alike.  Do you manage rental properties? Talk to us about our Rental Maintenance Agreements (RMA's) to protect your investment's cash flow.

Hourly or flat rate? We charge flat rates for all projects we take on.  This way you know exactly what your project will cost to complete.  We also will consult with you the different options there are to complete your project.  Please take a look around our website, see some of the work we do, and feel free to schedule a consultation so we can help you complete your project.  Please note we do not send estimates site unseen.  We can do virtual consultations to provide estimates.


From custom made doggie dish holders to deck repair and dry wall repair, we can help you with your carpentry needs.   Common calls received are for:

  • Cabinetry

  • Wood framed door alignments

  • Deck Builds (under 30 inches in height)

  • Deck board repairs

  • Pre-hung Door installation

  • Shelving

  • Baseboard repairs

  • Crown molding repairs 

  • Window treatment installation

  • Gate repair

  • Fence repair

  • Picture Hanging

  • Door Repair

  • Drywall repair: walls and ceilings up to 4 ft diameter holes and ceilings up to 12 ft in height.

  • Shelving installation

  • Shelving

  • Bathroom Vanity installation

  • Cabinet repairs

  • Drawer repairs

  • Appliance installations: Ranges, Hood vents (with existing ventilation only), microwaves, and refrigerators

  • Trim of windows and doors

  • Finish Carpentry

  • Countertops


We offer full service kitchen, bath and outdoor remodeling services.  For a detailed consultation please send us an inquiry so we can book an in person  consultation.

We offer "aging in place" remodeling and medical home improvements to assist in recovery from surgery.  

Rental Maintenance Agreements

Have a rental property?  Have more than one?  It's no secrete that tenants can be a little rough on properties, but some of it isn't their fault, there is also normal ware and tare that happens with all buildings.  You got in to the rental industry to build a portfolio, not necessarily to fix the property yourself.  That is where we can help.

Having a licensed, insured and bonded contractor keep an eye on the maintenance schedule and keep an inventory of all the assets can help you make better informed decisions of what is a high priority issue and what can be held off for a little while longer.  Preventative maintenance on major mechanical assets, like HVAC units and water heaters can help extend the life of the unit, and can find issues before they become costly disasters that can ruin cashflow and in some cases create the need for major repairs to be done.

Our RMA's are not just about the HVAC system, although they are a part of what we do, but we take a top-down approach, from the roof top to floor boards and everything in between.  We have three levels of plans available which are all designed to make sure the property does what you intended it to do.  Give a home to a deserving tenant, while not costing you an arm and a leg to maintain it.  We can be there from the time prior to leasing the property through out the time it is rented, and the event of tenant turn over, we help you prepare the property for the next tenant.  Be sure to contact us now to get your RMA set up right away!

Home Repair Services


Leaky faucet?  Clogged garbage disposal?  Need something installed?  Sure we can help! Here is a list of common calls:

  • Garbage disposal repair/installation

  • Running toilet repair

  • Swapping a toilet

  • Replace wax ring

  • Faucet repair/replace

  • Sink drain repairs/clogs

  • Re-caulking of tubs, sinks and counters

  • Appliance installations: Washers and dryers, electric and gas.

  • Irrigation repairs:

    • Sprinklers/ drip systems​

    • Sprinkler line repairs

    • Sprinkler valve repairs/replacement

    • Irrigation tune ups and winterization


Light switches that sizzle? Outlets that don't work?  Have a ceiling fan that needs to be installed?  We can help with those, and we can help with the security system you want installed too!  Common calls received are for:

  • Ceiling fan replacements

  • Light fixture retrofits (LED)

  • Interior/exterior lighting

  • Sockets (interior/exterior)

  • Switches (interior/exterior)

  • Install security cameras ("Ring" type devices)

  • TV Mounting and set up

  • Lamp repair

  • Replacing Thermostats

  • Change Lightbulbs

  • Light fixtures (interior/exterior)

  • Recessed lighting

  • Replacement of Bathroom Vent fans 

  • Bathroom Vent fan installation

  • Replace wall oven

Custom Woodwork

Want a custom look or feel to your home?  Here are some of the custom woodwork that we offer to add that special feel of home to you house:

  • Custom Signs: sayings, house numbers, gifts.

  • Shelves: pantry, floating, laundry room, modern or rustic, live edge 

  • Gifts: cribbage boards, cutting boards, gift boxes, serving trays, bird houses, bird table.

  • mail box post: live in the country?  Need a mail box that really finishes off the look to the entry of your drive?  Let us help you complete that first impression with a custom mail box post.

  • Drawers: whether you need an old drawer rebuilt or new one made, we can help get it done.

  • Dog crates:  Your pup deserves a place to get a way and relax, to feel safe, but those plastic, or even wire crates just don't fit in with your living room decor.  We'll make a custom wood crate, that fits your home, and disappears into the back drop of any living space.


"We would highly recommend Al and Black Lab Home Repairs to our neighbors, family, and friends.  Al helped us get a townhouse we owned in Davis to sell - we had renters in the home for about 5 years.   We felt comfortable from the beginning talking to Al and letting him know exactly what we wanted/needed.  Al always listened and spoke to us so we knew and understood exactly what he was doing.  All of the work was done professionally and on time.  We were very happy with all the work Al did for us.  We would hire Al again in a “heart beat”!  We only wish he worked in Galt to help us with our next project."


Greg and Debbie Sutter/Davis Resell Ready

"Al's work is first-class... he's on time, on-budget, and very easy to work with.  I highly recommend him... a five star operation."

Tom Read/ Davis/ Nextdoor review

"Al at Black Lab Home Repairs is friendly, competent, knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor!  He realized my situation was somewhat of an emergency and stepped up to the plate.  The repairs Al made were completed precisely and in a timely manner.  Forever grateful for his services!"

Laurie Megonnigil/ Nextdoor Review

"Al was amazing, took on a job I imagine few would do as well.  He repaired an attic access cover door, completely rebuilding it from scratch and seeing that it fit perfectly in a door frame that was now out of square due to settling of the house.  He was very professional, on time, courteous, skilled and gave accurate estimate of the job.  I can't say enough good things about the service and Al.  Anytime I need a handyman, I know who to call."

Vedder Wright/ Davis / Nextdoor Review

"Excellent handyman- the best of both worlds, professionally skilled and trust worthy!"

Courtney Voskuhl/ Woodland/ Nextdoor Review

"Al was informative, professional, accommodating and very easy to work with.  I recommend him to the community."

Steve Farebrother/ Woodland / Nextdoor Review

"The Owner, Al Aldrete, is a very busy person, but we feel his service is worth waiting for.  His repairs for us today ought to outlast us."

Susan L./ Nextdoor Review

"Al is so personable, positive, and professional.  He is also super knowledgeable and skilled.  Al also has a great amount of integrity about the way he conducts himself and his work, so you can count on him to get whatever job he is working on done right."

Jen Rode/ Woodland /Nextdoor



Black Lab Home Repairs started because we believe that you deserve better than what has been previously available for a home repair service company.  The term "Handyman" has been used in the past as a person who knows how to fix/build and maintain many different types of things usually done by multiple trades.  We have the ability to do many of the projects you would hire a "Handyman" for but we offer more than what your average handyman can.


Has this ever happened to you? You have a leaking faucet, and you call the local plumber, but they are booked three or more weeks out!  So go to Facebook, Yelp, Nextdoor or even just Google.  We don't have anything against any of this by the way...it may even be how you stumbled across this page!  You ask for referrals, and someone says give So-and So a call, they're great!  You give them a call and everything is going swimmingly, until mid way through the project and they say they need to stop until they can get parts.  They ask if you can pay for their time so far, and you being the understanding person you are, say, "Sure."  You pay them cash or check and they say they'll be back in a couple of days tops!  Then radio silence.  You call, and it goes straight to voicemail.  You call again, and the phone number is no longer operational.

Why do we paint this horrible picture?  Because, this story has been the reason we get many of our calls.  We know this happens, and we are here to bring professionalism to the home repair and construction industry.  We offer a more technological approach to our communications, including email, text messaging, and video calls. 

Why Black Labs?  Well come on, they are sooooo cute!  Look at that face to and tell us that isn't one of the cutest faces you've ever seen!  Okay, Labradors happen to be one of the most loyal, intelligent and dependable breeds.  That and our Founder has had mostly Black Labs his entire life, so he thought why not!  

While Black Lab Home Repairs was founded in January of 2021, our Founder, Al Aldrete, has been in the Home Repair Services industry for over 5 years. Located in Woodland, Ca, we only serve the communities of Woodland and Davis, CA .

What we don't do

As much as we would love to be able to take on every project that you have on your list, that just isn't feasible.  So we have listed on Our Services the types of projects we do, and there are a lot, but again, we know what our strengths are, and we prefer to stick to those.  So the types of projects we do not work on are:

  • Commercial Work

  • Load baring/ structural changes

  • Roof repairs

  • Pest control/abatement 

  • Yard clean up not related to backyard remodeling

  • Shed/structure builds 

  • Gazebo builds

  • Electrical Panel work: outside of resetting breakers at the panel we do not do any panel work, this should always be done by a licensed electrician.  We do work with licensed electricians, so if you need this done along with other repairs or projects we are able to assist you with getting the right people involved.

  • Appliance repairs

  • New Plumbing waste or supply lines from or to the main.

  • Plumbing behind walls or surrounds

  • Moving furniture

  • Structural repairs