America’s Master Handyman®, Glenn Haege, has been involved in the home improvement industry for over thirty years as a retail store manager, trainer, corporate manager and broadcaster.
He is a native of southeast Michigan and attended Northern Michigan University. In 1966, he began a career in the painting industry with the Sherwin Williams Paint Company. After eight years, Haege joined ACO Hardware, the country’s largest independent hardware store chain, and was promoted to General Merchandise Manager and Director for Consumer Information.
Haege began making appearances on local television and radio stations as ACO’s Answer Man. In 1983, he was asked to host his own weekly program, the “Ask the Handyman Show, on CBS-Owned WXYT-AM – Detroit. Four years later he joined the station on a full-time basis. The “Ask the Handyman Show” quickly became the station’s most popular and profitable show.
In 1995 the success of his local radio show led to newspaper and magazine writing assignments, including a now twice-weekly column in the Detroit News that is also syndicated by Gannett Newspapers.
In 1996, the show became nationally syndicated via the Westwood One Entertainment Network. Haege’s show rapidly became the Network’s most successful launch and was syndicated on over 120 stations nation-wide within the first six months.
In 2002, the local program moved to the nation’s largest radio broadcaster, Clear Channel airing in Detroit on two radio stations, and heard seven days a week with a total of eighteen hours of programming. Handyman Productions LLC then syndicated the national show, now known as the “Handyman Show with Glenn Haege®” and currently reaches a total national audience of about 1.3 million each week. For the past eight years in a row, Glenn has been honored as one of the “One Hundred Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts” by the nationally renown Talkers magazine.
In addition to his radio schedule, Haege has recently completed “America’s Handyman – Glenn Haege” for PBS Television that has aired on more than 170 stations across the country. Scripps Howard Television’s WXYZ-TV in Detroit has produced four thirty minute programs entitled “Around the House with Glenn Haege”.
He has also made appearances on over 200 radio stations, CNBC Cable Network, and the QVC Cable Shopping Channel. He frequently makes personal appearances, speaks to various community and professional groups, and hosts semi-annual, free, Home Improvement Expos in conjunction with his radio show. The National Association of Real Estate Editors awarded Glenn Haege their 2005 First Place / Best Broadcast Report – Radio, Television, or Online.
Haege has written eleven books, including his most recent “Glenn Haege’s 100 Most Important Home Improvement Tips”. His books are available nationwide at major bookstores and on his website at MasterHandyman.com.
Haege is also the President and CEO of H & S Associates, Inc. a marketing and show management company, and Master Handyman Press, Inc. a publisher of “how to” books.