Who is Mr. Fix It?
James Dolbeare, CSM is a media personality who was given the pseudonym “Mr. Fix-It”® for his expertise in appliance repair. The nickname was initially ascribed to him in a Chicago Tribune newspaper article on domestic appliance service in the early nineties.
Mr. Fix-It® was prominently featured as an industry expert in the national PBS television broadcast “Ozone: The Hole Story,” now regularly seen in high school science classes throughout the United States. He represented the refrigeration industry explaining the new EPA requirements and standards.
Mr. Fix-It® has worked on and around many popular movies such as “Return to Me”, “Groundhog Day”, “Only the Lonely”, and “Home Alone: I and III.” In the movie “Uncle Buck,” he was called upon to rig the microwave to blow up! In 2011, Mr. Fix-It and AAA Appliance Service Center was an expert featured on TLC’s Pawn Queens for an antique refrigerator.
An industry expert in the repair of major appliance equipment, Mr. Fix-It® writes and speaks on all matters relevant to the industry: financial, service management, business, security, logistics, technical training, antique ranges, etc. Mr. Fix-It® appears regularly in the Tribune, Sun-Times, Daily Herald, and a large variety of trade publications.
Individually, a Certified Service Manager (NESDA/NARDA 1995), and Certified Appliance Technician (ASC 1982); Dolbeare (Mr. Fix-It®) holds a degree in psychology and political science. Mr. Fix-It® sits on the College of DuPage’s Technical Advisory board for DAVEA, is a member of the United Servicers Association Industry Relations Commission, and the Appliance Consumer Services Task Force.
As an involved citizen, Dolbeare (Mr. Fix-It®) is a planning commissioner for the Village of Schaumburg, a past chairman of the Government Affairs Committee at the Northwest Suburban Association of Commerce and Industry (NSACI), and a founding member of the Schaumburg Business Association. Nationally, Mr. Fix-It® is a regular trainer and speaker for the North American Retail Dealers Association (NARDA), the United Servicers Association (USA), and the Commercial Food Equipment Servicers Association (CFESA).
James Dolbeare (Mr. Fix-It®), CSM is available for consultations, speaking, and/or training engagements throughout the country. Thorough and engaging, he is affectionately regarded as the “Detective Sipowitz” of the industry.