Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Repaints , wall repairs .
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Make sure they are local and be very specific as to what you need done .Contractors do not know what you need unless you specify .
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. It's all in the tools . I will not sacrifice quality to save a buck . Using the best tools you can really makes a difference in the quality of work . I have brushes that cost upwards of $50 a brush , but they work excellent.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. How many jobs have they completed and do they have refrencese's
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. To be absolutely positive as to what they need or want completed . I do not mind helping my clients figure it out but I do not read minds .
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I take pride in everything I do , no job is too small and I treat every job the same . I give 110% attention to every aspect to the job I am performing .
Not only am I the owner I will be the one doing the work . I work in close cooperation with every customer to assure 100% satisfaction .
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I love everything about what I do .
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. I am most asked if I will be the one performing the work .
My answer is always yes . I am there from start to finish .
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. Be more specific . We are not mind readers .
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. It's all I've ever done and I love my trade .
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. I am EPA lead certified .
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. I recently completed a job for Duke Homes . I unforntantly got sick and was admitted to the hospital . I offered to show proof what had happened even though I was inclined to do so. The client declined and seemed fine about it at the time . Well just like anyone else I got behind on my work and it took a few extra days to complete . So they, after finalizing the job and paying in full decided to write a bad review . They also complained about a specific part of the job that was to touch up all closets instead of doing a full paint because that's what was in the agreement . The reason to this agreement was becuase it was a little extra as far as price to do a full paint on all the closets and understandably they wanted to save as much money as possible . But they was then unhappy with the results .
My point here is, they sacrificed the quality to save a buck and naturally where unhappy with the results .
Which is a common problem not only for myself but many other contractors I know .
Please do not sacrifice the quality of work for a buck . In the end no one is happy and will not only cost you more money but can even create a tense and stressful cituation not only for you but everyone involved .
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Never start any project before getting the full details in writing and signed by the client .
Be sure to always go over every agreement with the client so that you are both positive of details .
Q. What are you currently working on improving?
A. I am Always trying to make improvements on anything Only a fool thinks he knows everything .