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Tom Scalisi

location-pin Kingston, New York

Expertise: painting and drywall, automotive, pest control, product testing, carpentry, electrical, flooring, plumbing, renovating and remodeling, pets, home exteriors, roofing, outdoors and camping

Tom Scalisi

  • Owner of, a pest control educational site.
  • A regular contributor to some of the most popular DIY and construction websites, including Family Handyman, This Old House, Bob Vila, and Levelset.
  • Author of How To Fix Stuff (Thunderbay Press).


Tom Scalisi is a professional writer specializing in the home improvement, construction, DIY, and pest control industries. After spending two decades in the trades as a contractor and a building maintenance technician, he now enjoys sharing everything he’s learned with readers through articles and how-to pieces. He’s passionate about helping DIYers tackle new projects while also educating construction and home improvement pros so they can build better businesses.


SUNY Ulster

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For more than seven decades, Family Handyman has been providing its audience with ideas, inspiration and step-by-step directions on how to maintain and enhance indoor and outdoor living spaces. In addition to having our own staff of experts, we hire individuals whose skills have been honed through years of experience in the building, plumbing and electrical trades, and as passionate homeowners who have translated DIY (do it yourself) skills into careers as respected creators.


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