Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Generally my clients have a very varied list of repairs. From the roof to the floor I repair/construct and/or install ceiling fans, disposals, leaky under-sink plumbing, painting, drywall work of any kind, anything to do with decks and pergolas, ext/int trim and siding, toilet work, new wall construction, all types of remodeling and Make-Ready situations.
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. A lady had a little water under her kitchen sink and could not figure out where it was coming from. I discovered it was the occasional water dripping through the base of the faucet. I tightened the faucet, solving the problem and told her "no charge" but be sure to call me the next time she needed a repair. Just before that I cleared gutters and installed a storm door for a young couple.
More recently I replace front and back door hardware and Installed a new garage person door, fixed a wood backyard gate, some stucco repair, and painting for a family in the Hyway 249 and Luetta area.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. A referal from friends or relatives is the best way to assure you receive good service from a handyman. Most of my jobs come this way. In this slow economy advertising is the second best way. Thumbtack has verified and endorsed my services.
Feeling comfortable with the handyman is very important too.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Yes! Many contractors add a 40% markup on materials. In otherwords you are paying more for the materials than the handyman pays out. I do not add on to the material costs. You will save money this way.
However I do like to include the materials because I know the exact items to get.
ALSO! When you hire a handyman from a franchised business you are paying approximately TWICE as much because the owner takes his cut. I have worked for one of these franchises in the past and they would take my figure and essentially DOUBLE the cost to you to make their money...In other words you are paying more just because you went through them to find a repairman.
This is a major ripoff to the consumer.
When you find a good handyman he is worth his weight in gold!
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I pay attention to details by approaching a job as if it were my own home.
The price quoted is the price charged,,,no surprises!
Work guarantee is for one year.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Everyday I'm repairing something new at different The Woodlands and Conroe locations and meeting new, interesting home owners who are in need of home repairs done right for the right price. I love to work outside in the sun and then the next day I'll be inside...the variety continues to make my work interesting. I also like the tangibility...I can stand back and look at what I've accomplished at the end of the day.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. My clients want to be secure in knowing I know how to do the job they want done. Their questions are about the work.
Afterall, who wants to hire someone who doesn't know what they are doing?