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Name: Mike Frattallone
TCL Contributor: TCL Handy Man
Hometown: St. Paul, MN
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Who do you live with: My perfect daughters and sometime TCL models Adelaide and Harper Frattallone.
Where would you like to live: No place more than Minnesota (this was written in the summer time).
Your favorite occupation: Helping our great customers at Frattallone's Ace Hardware.
Person you'd like to meet: Beers with Mike Rowe, golf with Tiger Woods and private time with Megan Fox - not in that exact order.
What do you order in a coffee shop: Nothing - black and strong is the way I like it.
3 TCL regulars who you'd like to have dinner with: Ted Ferrell, Ted's brother and Ted's dad - really any of the Ferrell's. We would drink and eat like kings I bet.
Favorite State Fair food: Corn dogs only. No pronto pup - those things are gross.
Favorite TCL moment: When Elizabeth almost shot John Hanson with a loaded nail gun live on tv. We came very close to making YouTube history.
One thing you can't live without: Reliable transportation. I'm only half kidding.
Dream TCL interview/segment: Emily interviewed Mike Tyson once and I wish I could have been there.
What is your motto? Say it once and you'll hear it, say it 100 times and you'll believe it and say it 1,000 times and you'll become it!

Eco-Friendly Products for Home and Yard  

Products that get rid of dirt and critters can contain chemicals harmful to your family and the earth. Mike Frattallone from Frattallone's Ace Hardware shares a roundup of eco-friendly items that pack a punch.

5 Must-Haves for House Cleaning  

Mike Frattallone from Fratallone's Ace Hardware shares the five products you must have on hand for spring cleaning projects.

Hardware Store Stocking Stuffers  

TCL embraces all that is Food, Fashion and Fun and so does one store in your neighborhood...your local hardware store! Mike Frattallone from Frattallone's Ace Hardware shares gift ideas you can get in one spot!

Holiday Decorating Done Right

Don’t struggle with holiday light decorating this year. Mike Frattallone with Frattallone’s Ace Hardware shares products to help you have the most festive yard on the block.

Prep Your Yard and House for Colder Weather  

Although temperatures are starting to dip, there’s still time to spread grass seed and water your lawn. Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware shares what you need to do this fall to ensure your lawn and house look great come spring.

9/15 What's Happening This Weekend  

There are plenty of events happening this weekend! TCL's Mike Marcotte shares details about ones worth checking out.

Create Backyard Harmony with Critters  

From Asian beetles to rabbits and birds, TCL’s handyman, Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware, shares advice on how you can keep them out of your yard so you can soak up summer in Minnesota.

Bee Friendly Products   Back To Top

TCL’s Handyman, Mike Frattallone, from Frattallone's Ace Hardware stops by to share items to attract the friendly honeybee to your backyard and products to pick up if you’re interested in starting your own hive!

Our Handyman’s Favorite Hardware Store Finds   Back To Top

Frattallone’s Ace Hardware carries over 35,000 products, so it’s easy to miss something that will make your life easier. Mike Frattallone stops by to share some of his favorite finds.  

Prep Your Deck   Back To Top

Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware shares expert advice on getting your deck in tip-top shape for the summer, including a guide to deck stains.

It’s Time to Mow and Plant   Back To Top

With the abundance of rain recently, trees and grass are growing rapidly. TCL’s Handyman, Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware, shares advice on when exactly you should plant flowers and how much grass you should cut for the first time you pull out the lawn mower.

Yard Work to Tackle this Weekend   Back To Top

Spring-like temperatures are finally headed to the Twin Cities, meaning it’s comfortable to head outside and tackle yardwork. Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware shares a checklist of tasks worth doing to ensure your lawn is the best on the block.

Early Spring Yard Prep   Back To Top

Spring is showing its colors this weekend but Mike Frattallone from Frattallone Ace Hardware says WAIT before you start doing too much outside.  He gives us advice on what we can get our hands dirt with this weekend without wasting our time. 

Tackling Your "Honey Do" List   Back To Top

We asked you what is on your home improvement list and charged our handyman, Mike Frattallone from Frattallone's Ace Hardware, to help tackle some common projects.