Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Believe it or not, I do a lot of minor repair / maintenance work. It keeps me pretty busy. I'll do anything from hanging picture frames to full-scale remodeling.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Make sure anyone you hire is licensed and insured. It is extremely important not to put yourself and your family at risk by hiring an unlicensed individual. There's just too much at risk.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. hiring unlicensed people to work in your home can have devastating results. Do not put your family and property at risk.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Ask to see licensing information and insurance documentation. Ask for references.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Before contacting a professional, it is always a great idea to try and establish an idea of how much you want to invest in any major remodeling project.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. One of the reasons our work stands out from the rest is our attention to detail. We take pride in paying close attention to every detail when planning or doing any job. We treat our clients' homes as if they were our own, and it shows. Clients appreciate the fact that we take the time to make sure any project is done properly.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. The apartment community where we lived had an opening in their maintenance department. It was an entry level position, and I had very limited knowledge at the time. I was between jobs, so I decided to try it out. I was hired as a groundskeeper. I discovered that I am very mechanically inclined, and I picked up new skills quickly.
Within a year, I was promoted to maintenance technician. Into my 3rd year in the field, I had worked my way up to maintenance supervisor. By that time, I had gotten married and we had welcomed our 1st child. I was doing various jobs on the side, and I decided to start my own business.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. In addition to the continuing education requirements mandated by the construction industry licensing board, I do a lot of research and constantly update myself through information online and info provided to me from manufacturers and other professionals in the field.