Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Kitchens and baths
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Research the people you hire. You want to know who is going to be spending time in your home. especially when your not there!
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Research your contractor, make sure they are insured and licensed in the state that you live in. This is the most important thing!
Get references, and ask other home owners about them and their work.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Have a good idea of what your looking to get done. Most homeowners are looking for someone else to tell them what they need, therefore, no budget has been determined.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. My work stands out more because I care about what I do for the home owner. Most contractors today have the get in and get out mentality. My job is to do it right and not worry about the next job till yours is finished!
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I enjoy working for the client, I am a people person, and I like to bring a great attitude into their home!
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. 1. How much will it cost?
We try our hardest to work within the homeowners budget and to not give them surprises that will cost them more!
2. How long will it take to complete?
We work on your project only until it is complete.
Usually our time estimates are within a few days to a week of that time estimate.
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. Yes! I love animals and quite often get to take care of the homeowners pet, by letting them out mid day for example or giving them a treat!
I even went to go find a home owners dog that had broken its chain in the yard one time, and yes, I found him!
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. How to price the work, research is everything. A lot of times the home owner has no idea how much a project should cost. Prices vary from contractor to contractor.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I have always been handy with home remodeling and renovation, so in 1997 I decided to do it as a business. Perfect for someone who likes people!
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. I did a 700 square foot finished basement for a client, and they were absolutely thrilled with the work done, and the ideas I gave them to make it even better at no extra cost to them. We are actually friends and still talk to one another even though, I am done with the work. Relationship is everything in this business!
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. I research, read and go to construction shows every year to stay up on what is new. I love to learn new things!
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. Tools and new materials that are now available to the contractor and gives us more options for the client.
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. I recently did a kitchen remodel for a woman who grew up in this house, and it had been modified to another relatives liking. My client wanted to move back into her child hood home, but wanted it to be remodeled to be like it used to be when she was a girl. Success! She told me what she wanted and gave me drawings of how it needed to look, even the colors needed to be right.
I got the biggest hug and thank you ever! PRICELESS!
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. Our pricing is not complicated at all! We always make it easy for our clients to work with us on every level!
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Be sure you know what your doing and be a people person. Theres nothing worse than someone who brings a bad attitude into a clients home. Be there for them, not you!