Home Renovation Coaching

Confidently Navigate Your Home Renovation

We help people – especially women – confidently navigate the home renovation process.  We serve all types of homeowners from first time buyers, to growing families building additions, to seniors seeking to age in place. 

If you are project ready, and want an unbiased advocate to listen and help you determine whether you are making the right moves along the way, home renovation coaching is for you.

Overcome Your Fear of Renovation

Overcome Your Fear of Renovation

Become Your Own Project Manager

Most homeowners are not remodeling experts. Yet, many dive into renovation without doing any homework. They become overwhelmed when they realize the process is logistically, financially, and emotionally disruptive in ways never expected. 

If you’re thinking about renovating or feeling lost in the process, let’s make a plan. Together we can better define your needs, determine scope, and give you the tools and confidence to help you achieve the best outcomes for your home improvement project.

HardHat Diplomat services range to include planning and preparation consulting, coaching throughout the renovation process, homeowner and contractor mediation, materials research support, home inspections and group workshops to plan for and implement major home improvement projects.

Meet Your HardHat Diplomat

Renovation Coach

Erin Helland is an entrepreneur and cultivator of community. She is experienced in commercial and residential rehabilitation, and is a board certified national home inspector. She created HardHat Diplomat as a specialty consulting service to make the home improvement process more approachable.

Erin is a homeowner, landlady, and Airbnb Superhost. For seven years, she built and owned an independent coffeehouse in Richmond, Virginia. A cultural enthusiast, she lived several years abroad, has traveled to 40+ countries, and spent a decade working in international education and diplomacy.

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