Our service team has decades of combined experience in electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and home remodels. The entire team lives locally and cares about their community.

Meet Julie & Austin

Hi, we’re Austin and Julie Landes, proud Catskills transplants, entrepreneurs, and humanitarians. After a lifetime in the Philly suburbs, we moved to Delaware County, bringing with us over 25 years of experience in construction, project management, and property management, both at a large commercial scale and every facet of residential.

We initially built a team to work on our internal projects, all the while noticing an increasing need to provide services to the public as interest in the Catskills continues to grow. Our customers have become some of our best friends as we navigate life and homeownership in these beautiful mountains.

Simply: We are here to help. Whether you need a small task completed or guidance on a large project, our team is here to be attentive and responsive along the way.


We grew up in a close-knit community and very much desired to experience life where people didn’t recognize our last name, know all our extended family members or were familiar with our story…to be known and understood for simply who we are without the weight of expectations. Our move to the Catskills was one of embracing downward mobility; we traded steady jobs, a built-in community, square footage, and security for a little cabin on the side of a mountain where we could dream, create, and grow. We became “outsiders” in every sense.

Entrepreneurism is ingrained in our genes. We both come from multi-generational family businesses, and appreciate the drive to work hard and HUSTLE while building a business all your own. We love providing jobs for our community members and investing in people that share our dream and common goal to, very simply, “work hard and be nice to people”.

It is our hope that Outsiders Home Services helps you feel at home in the Catskills, providing peace of mind with contact if a problem or renovation project comes up.