Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. We do mostly interior & exterior painting, pressure washing, building maintaince, carpentry and home repairs of all types. We also do electrical & plumbing repairs.
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. We have just completed 3 building cleanouts. We have completed 2 interior paint jobs and a pressure wash & staining of a deck.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Get several estimates. Check the reputation of the company by calling provided references. Check your local BBB rating on the company. Ask for photos of their work.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. The types of coatings needed for each specific job or the right type & cost of materials needed to do the job. A general knowledge of what is being done.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Will their crew be under a supervisor at all times. What brand or type of materials will be used. Are you licensed and insured. And ask for references & pics of their work.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Type of materials, paint colors, general knowledge of what is to be performed & reputation of contractor.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. We pay attention to the little things. We show up on time and when scheduled. We are professional & leave the jobsite cleaner that when we arrived.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. We enjoy the freedom of working for ourselves and working at a trade which I love to do. Doing what you love makes it easier to do a great job. And seeing a happy customer is the iceing on the cake.
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. Products that remove lead paint without having to cause sanding and putting those particles into the air. Products now can be applied by brush/roller that can remove up to 30 coats of paint without sanding.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Make sure that you have the knowledge (procedures & product info.) for the task you are about to take. Never accept a job that you do not have the skills for.