Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Most common jobs are, complete remodels, insurance claim projects, and cabinetry with granite counter tops. Oh and painting.....lots and lots of painting.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Looking for a contractor is almost like looking to buy a new car or a new pair of shoes....you have to shop around. I suggest getting 3 good bids and picking your best one from there. You must be careful though because you will get what you pay for so wiegh your options at all times.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Not very many people know this, but when it comes to remodeling or adding a room to your home it is not that easy and yes it will be messy and dusty! I try as a contractor to reduce the mess as much as possible, and we do but sometimes it is better to know that upfront as a customer before any type of project begins.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Well there is many questions you should ask when trying to hire the right professional for the job. I would say always ask for references and credentials. Those two I believe are the most important ones to ask
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Before seeking any contractor out the main piece of information needed is schedule, I believe this is very important to be able to work around the customers time schedule and also another good piece of information would be to ask themselves if they are financially ready to have this type or any type of project done to their home
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. Well I believe in what I do first and foremost is tell the client everything that is going to happen in their project step by step upfront, basically as they say "lay it out on the table" no catches or strings attached. I pride my self in providing good quality and on time projects to my clients.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. The best part about this job is meeting new and different people everyday and learning from them and most imposrtantly having the time for my family.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. How soon can you start?
A- I usually answer this depending on how busy we are and what we have scheduled but on a normal basis we can usually start a project a day or 2 after a contract is signed and deposit has been received.
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. I usually like all the projects I do, There are some special ones of course. For example....Nancy Bradford's project started out as a roof and carport installation and it turned out to be a complete home renovation. Besides that she is a very kind person who was a pleasure to work with.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. Wow, If I could say only one thing it would be that this profession is more than meets the eye. On a regular basis customers think of contractors as people who will either run away with your money or not run away with your money but give you a mickey mouse job. It is so much different than that, I literally try to battle that on a daily basis but thank to sites like Thumbtack and social media this issue is beginning to fade away
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. Well, I have been exposed to the world of construction since I was 14 years old. My dad always made it a point to bring me to his job sites so I can see how difficult it is to work and so I can instead of following in his footsteps, I would study. Well I did learn a lot from going to work with my dad that I did end up in school and studying small business management so I can eventually one day take over my dads business and have my own career, my way, and I believe I am accomplishing that.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. Recent job we finished in the fall of 2013 would have to be Paul Harger's kitchen remodel, we pretty much gutted his kitchen and re-design it. His wife wanted a magazine kitchen and I think we accomplished that.