My name is Steve Johnson, and I’m a licensed and insured contractor in the state of Minnesota. I've spent the last 20 years as a handyman, home remodeler, home flipper and investment property owner. In 2012, I decided to focus all my efforts on finding effective ways to safeguard the homes of the aging and disabled community.
That's when I started Home Freedom LLC, specializing in mobility and safety modification services like ramps, railings, and grab bars. Years of working in the field and listening to clients led me to discover common areas of the home that need innovation, and inspired me to invent solutions to those problems.
The Hold Tight Handrail is one of those solutions. I’ve spent years dealing with the issue of adding home handrails to 1-3 step stairs in order to make them safe and easy to navigate. In the past, solving the issue involved specialized tools, hammer drilling into concrete, and complicated planning and installation. I knew there had to be a better way. I invented the Hold Tight Handrail to be a strong, cost effective and easy-to-install solution. The patent-pending jamb mount railing is unique in that it utilizes a custom angled bracket that screws into the wall studs from two different angles, providing extra strength.
In the first concept, I started with prototypes made of plastic and wood then created the first working sample made of metal. I installed it in my own home for testing purposes, and then began to create and install them for my local customers. After receiving positive feedback and encouragement, I decided to open a shop on Etsy in the fall of 2019 to see if others would benefit from my handrails, and I have been producing more ever since.
Our American-made hand rails are manufactured in Minnesota where we bend, cut and weld the handrails all in house. To finish the process, we then send the handrails to the most reputable powder coating company in the business.
At Hold Tight Handrails, we take great pride in the quality of our products. We believe it’s important to show value in everything we do and always strive to exceed your expectations by providing unmatched customer service.
Thank you for your interest in my products and taking the time to read my story.