The English Contractor & Remodeling Services, LLC is an award-winning, full-sevice contracting company located in the greater-Cincinnati area.  Large to small, we can take care of it all.

815 Lexington Ave.
Terrace Park, OH 45174
(513) 726-3180

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Proud recipient of a 2016 Ohio Valley NARI Contractor of the Year Award.

We specialize in home-improvement services ranging from replacing lighting fixtures and basic plumbing to total home renovations.  We enjoy working with our clients to create custom kitchens, dream bathrooms and polished flooring with accessibility to the area’s finest suppliers.  We are fully equipped for exterior projects.


Craig Russell, Owner


Craig Russell and his team of home-improvement professionals are remodeling experts serving Cincinnati.  Specializing in custom kitchens and luxury baths, he can translate the project of your dreams into reality. Fondly known around Terrace Park as The English Handyman, Craig believes your time should be spent enjoying your family, friends, and participating in activities you enjoy!

Whatever your home may need, we deliver it with reliable professionals, a timely schedule, and competitive pricing.  Most importantly, we pride ourselves on communicating openly with our clients to ensure satisfaction at every step in the process.


Modern Chef’s Kitchen Remodel



Spa-like Retreat



Modern Bath with a Retro Aesthetic



High-Style Living in a Small Space



Contemporary Bathroom



Replace Windows and Siding


Our Services

The English Contractor is a fully licensed and insured general contractor providing a range of professional services.  We use licensed electricians and plumbers. We comply with industry standards for best practices.

  • James Hardie siding installation
  • Install or refinish hardwood floors
  • Finish basements
  • Screened porches
  • Additions
  • Kitchens – from simply changing fixtures to whole remodel
  • Bathrooms – switch out plumbing to whole remodel
  • Architectural drawings
  • Painting – a single room or a whole house
  • Custom cabinetry
  • Repairs – from small hourly handyman repairs to large insurance repair
  • Drywall
  • Carpentry
  • Dry rot repair
  • Installing recessed lighting
  • Replacing outdated lighting fixtures
  • Garbage disposal installation
  • Gutter replacement
  • Masonry repair
  • Water and flood damage repairs

Ask Our Customers

As an experienced, family-owned and -operated professional remodeling provider, we offer a wide range of contractor, remodeling, plumbing, painting and drywall services for residential properties. We strive to provide you with a higher quality by eliminating the need for you to perform detailed and time consuming tasks.

 . . . I wanted to share our recommendations for Craig Russell.  We were extremely satisfied with the work he and his crews did in our new house – efficient, timely and very easy to work with…and very competitive pricing !  Feel free to reach out to me if you’d like to see his work:
– new hardwood installed and old hardwood refinished beautifully – thanks to Craig’s flooring crew (Ted)
– most of the house was painted (thanks to Keith, Doug and his other painters)
– every type of electric work you could have on your honey-do list (big and small) was addressed at our house by Craig’s electricians – Shawn and Terry   
– they even built new basement steps on site

…and, although he is in no way looking for work as a mover, he was gracious enough to lend his time, his truck and 2 of his guys to help me move a large executive desk from a nearby home on a weekday afternoon when friendly help is hard to find!!

For those who don’t already know, you can reach him at:

Craig Russell
The English Contractor

All the best,
Tim Hampton

Tim Hampton


A huge thank you to Craig Russell and his crew for helping with a very last minute project at our house after we had moved to Chicago!  After hiring Craig for a variety of other projects–both big and small–over the years, we knew without a doubt we could trust Craig and his crew to get the job done–completely stress free!

Craig Russell
Thank you Craig et al!!
The Mills
Meghan Mills


I recently had the pleasure of working with Craig Russell a.k.a. “The English Handyman”. Craig did a fantastic job on a remodel of our basement bathroom just in time for a planned visit from the in-laws.  Craig was professional, courteous, and prompt.  If you need help around the house, Craig is the guy to call!

Scott and Cristina Billups

Scott & Cristina Billups


“Sending a thank you and recommendation for the English Handyman and his crew.

We have always used Craig for Home repairs but recently had Craig redo our Kitchen, with FANTASTIC results!  He gutted the room and met our requests to a T from new lighting, cabinets, counters, paint /trim/moldings, and restoring floors!   If you thought the English Handyman only does repairs around the house think again, he has a great crew that perform detailed remodels. 

He took what could have been a stressful remodel and provided great communication and service and got it done efficiently with detail.

Craig’s # is (513) 726-3180, give him a call for your next project.”

Jon Senes


“We just had Craig Russell and his carpentry/painting crew paint our house.  They did an outstanding job.  We are so pleased with the attention to detail, their recommendations on what wood to replace, and cleanliness at the end of the day.  They showed up every day on time.  He returned every one of my phone calls promptly.  And yes, the price was right. If you are thinking it is time to have some woodwork repaired and/or your house painted, call Craig and he will take great care of you.  Here is his number – 513-726-3180  (put it in your phone while you are thinking about it)!”

Holly & Tad Krafft


We also highly recommend Craig Russell and his English Handyman business. We needed a complete bathroom shower renovation done in less than 10 days from when we called and not only did his partner, Jesse, the master bathroom and tile guy, get it done in time, he did a BEAUTIFUL job!  Despite running into some bumps along the way during and after demo, Jesse, was able to fix everything and give us an amazing new shower in record time. He has a great artistic eye with tiling as well and we could not be happier.  They show up on time everyday, work efficiently, nice trustworthy guys (we also had Jeremy help too) and also leave the area clean when the day is done. They can do small projects or full on renovations and are a delight to work with and the price is fair.  We will absolutely use them again!!
Thank you Craig, Jesse and Jeremy!
Call Craig at: 513-726-3180
Julie and Tim Stewart
Julie & Tim Stewart


The English Contractor

Conveniently located just east of Cincinnati, The English Contractor serves the entire Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan area.

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