Rent-A-Spouse was started in 1989 when full-time police Sgt. D.A. Stuart bought the
Hollowell House on South William Street, and found that it was too costly to renovate it’s
historic 24 rooms to livable condition using the high priced area contractors.
Sgt. Stuart took a year off from full time law enforcement to do nothing but work on his newly
purchased money pit himself, but volunteering his abilities to the Revolving Fund of the
Wayne County Historical Association, soon was called upon by some of the members to do a few
small jobs for them.... and then their friends...and soon this snowballed into a full time job and he
got to work on his house less and less. The one year turned into several years and the company
Rent-A-Spouse came into existence and is rapidly becoming a household name.
Specializing in the smaller jobs that the ‘Big Boys’ won’t touch or will charge an arm and a leg for,
like the things that your ‘better half ‘ should, but can’t, don’t or won’t do
(or doesn’t have enough time for).
From locks to leaks, glass to gutters, grass to trash and just about anything in between!
(Because we love a challenge). We’re even the ones to call when you don’t know who to call!!
Because if by chance you ask us to do a job we are not capable of doing, we will tell you up
front, and we’ll even go so far as to refer you to someone that we feel will do a good job for a
At Rent-A-Spouse we are true believers in the phrase ‘Competition builds business’ and because
we operate out of our home, we can be, and are, very competitive. In addition to our free
estimates and reasonable rates, we can provide you with excellent references from some of
the most prominent citizens in our community.