Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. We do quite a bit of electrical and plumbing repairs. Installation of garbage disposals, faucets, sinks, toilets, and shower valves. Also though door and cabinet repairs have been very common requests. Entry door frame repairs, locks, interior door replacements, cabinet faces, cabinet missing door replaced, and cabinet base panels replaced. Gates have fallen into this category of repairs and replacements. Wood and steel gates. From that metal pool fence restoration have been requested. Though we offer a large variety of professional services.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Are they professional from the very beginning? Do they have some form of business registration, LLC, Corp, etc? How long have they been in business? Have there ever been any complaints against them, if so how were they resolved. Where does quality versus timely land on their scale of ethics. Can they offer any cost savings advice. Can they offer any preventive maintenance advice. Do they have a criminal record. What church do they attend. Are they a family oriented company. How long have they been in Arizona. Can they refer others for the services they don't provide.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Some problems are not visible, for instance termites. Removing drywall and finding termite damage will result in extra work and charges. Ask about possible variables.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Do you warrantee the labor aspect of your work? The product will vary with manufacturer. How proud are you of your recent clients thoughts on your workmanship and end results?
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. First and foremost for Tradesman such as myself is what does the client really want. A money saving bandaid or a quality time saving repair. There is a big difference in those aspects of any job. Most of the time you can't save money and have the best quality repair. Some jobs just require time to properly repair them. How long has the neglect of maintenance gone on and where has it left the problem at hand. The longer the neglect chances are the more in depth of the proper repairs to right the wrong. Asking a true Tradesman to compromise on their ethics would be like asking a teacher to gives "A" grades to everyone to save money.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I began my construction career in carpentry/framing on new homes this has given me extensive building skills in several trades. The result is a final product to be inspected by local city inspectors to meet or exceed uniform building codes. My saying: "Build to the green tag".
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. What I like most about my job. One of the things that ranks towards the top of the list is the content look on clients faces when their repairs are done. They can go on with their lives without the worry of a pressing repair. Something else that ranks pretty high is when my skills are tested to find the problem and correct it. Sometimes the cause of the problem is not out in the open for all to see. Then having to figure the best solution to not only repair it but also prevent it from happening again when possible. I've always been a creative type, this industry allows me at times to get very creative with my trade skills.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. Most people think construction trades are at a level where monkeys can be taught to do these jobs. The reality of it is most Tradesmen have to be very smart in what they do. Then on top of that they have to be strong and durable. The general public can't hammer a finish nail into a hardwood pallet. Most think it is just a hammer and nail. Then there are the other trades that could set their house on fire, or flood it. A masters degree is a big accomplishment for white collar. Multi trades workers have the same level of intelligence when the trades can be done to a professional building codes standard of excellence.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Yes I do. I am always looking for ways to provide clients with products to save on their energy bills. Have homes function more efficiently. Utilize our resources to the maximum capacity with the minimum consumption. Recently our world is coming under fire for our over use of resources in a very inefficient manner. For example, there are machines right now in mainstream industries that can take certain plastics ( water bottles, milk containers, grocery bags, etc..) and convert them back to clean oil. Clean oil that can be used in our vehicles. Imagine the impact that would have on our landfills.
Q. What is your greatest strength?
A. Greatest strength? Solving structural problems as well as assisting structural engineers in finding an affordable resolve to structural problems.
Q. Write your own question and answer it.
A. Will a written quote be provided and how is it calculated?
Yes, always ask for a quote with your signature accepting the work and charges. Quotes are calculated as agreed upon between each party. Examples: hourly, per project or piece work.