Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Kitchen and bathroom remodeling are always on the tops of clients want list. Also adding more space to a home whether it be an addition to add a bedroom, entertainment room or master suite. Finishing basements and third floors are great ways to add heated square footage to a home. Hardwood flooring is always a popular request.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. There is a huge value knowing that you are having a job performed by a professional contractor whose methods are up to building standards and checked for accuracy and safety by code enforcement officials.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Get other estimates. If one is much lower than the others be very careful about that low quote. 9 times out of 10 it will turn into a problem that costs you more in the long run. Hire licensed, insured, bonded contractors (i.e. legitimate contractors) that are transparent and accountable.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. There is a wealth of information available today on the internet and from home improvement TV shows. Get your project ideas ready and try to know an approximate cost to do the work.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. My proposals are accurately prepared to eliminate cost overuns. We keep the jobsite clean, show up on time, get the job done without delays and do not require a down payment to do your job. All our work is quality from start to finish.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. That my choosen career path has been a fulfilling endeavor for many years and resulted in so many satisfying and interesting projects completed.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. We work around the homeowners schedule and routine. We do not require deposits and down payments to start a project. We are licensed, code compliant, fully insured and bonded.
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. There is nothing like a job well done and when the homeowner shows her friends and family the new glorious kitchen or the fantastic new bathroom. A happy customer is a great reward.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. Home improvement projects should be an enjoyable process and one that you will remember as a positive experience.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. My father restores historic homes and I was a partner in a construction distribution company so it was a natural transition for me to build with my background. I fell in love with home building at an early age and later pursued education in this field before getting my General Contractors license.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. I recently did a 3200 sqft home renovation and addition that was designed by a nationally award winning architect near the Foxcroft area of Charlotte. I did the CSI lab at the Union Co Sheriffs office. Restored a historic home on Park Rd in Charlotte that was targeted by the city to tear down. Working on a 113 year old house in downtown Matthews. Several distressed home rehabs for investors, Roof off second floor addition in Ballantyne. Been very busy!!
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. As a licensed general contractor and real estate agent I am required to take continuing education and stay current with all building code, license law and professional practices.
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. Green building and energy efficiency is here to stay and products are coming out every day that use recycled materials, save the homeowner money and are planet friendly.
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. The average kitchen remodel takes 6 weeks and costs $15K - $30K depending on homeowners design and material selections. Detached garages start around $20K and take 6 weeks. Additions cost average at $100 sqft and take 3-4 months, Replacement windows typically $250 per window and $75 for installation. Call for a free consulation and estimate.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. Pricing is always upfront and clear. I never ask for money for work that has not been done . My payment schedule puts the homeowner in control of the project because they control the payments. Many homeowners that get financing have their lender release the payments to me only after the banks inspector has signed off that the work has been completed.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Be the best you can be by learning the best construction techinques and be able to provide cost saving ideas that you can offer clients as options that they may not be aware of. Have a desire to be a service provider to the client. People want service and are happy when they get good service.
Q. Write your own question and answer it.
A. What areas do you service. I work in the greater Mecklenburg metropolitan area and surrounding.