TMG Studio

Faribault, MN

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

TMG Studio is a multidiscipline design, remodeling, and fabrication business. We specialize in helping homeowners, builders, remodelers, and artists create their dreams.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I enjoy helping homeowners make their dreams and vision a reality. I find a lot of satisfaction in fixing things and making things better than they were before I started. I love creating and being creative.

Location

Faribault, MN 55021

Years in business

2

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

30

Reviews

23 Reviews
  • Ruben D. Mar 26, 2017
    Handyman
    Verified Review
    5 stars!
    Jamie is great! Does his research about the projects and communicates clearly and honestly.
    Jamie M. Mar 28, 2017

    Thank you Ruben!! It has been a pleasure working with you and Victor!

  • Elizabeth M. Dec 7, 2016
    Cabinet Painting
    Verified Review
    Quality Work, Easy to Work With
    Great communication. The team is so friendly and thoughtful - and they keep you updated, which is critical for a project at your home! I also appreciate their demeanor and their attention to keeping disruptions to a minimum. What can I say about my beautiful kitchen cabinets?!? I cannot stop looking at them. The change completely updates the space.
    Jamie M. Dec 7, 2016

    Thank you so much Elizabeth!! This has been a really fun project to complete! It is wonderful when we are able to make customers hopes and dreams a reality!

  • Matthew W. Nov 26, 2016
    Trim or Molding Installation
    Verified Review
    Jamie is amazing in the crazy world of getting things done around the house! He is professional, reasonable and most important, he communicates every step along the way. He actually stepped in to help us complete a renovation. Without him, we'd still be trying to somehow get things finished.
    Jamie M. Dec 7, 2016

    Thank you so much for the kind words Matthew! It has been an absolute delight working with your family!

  • Jan H. Aug 24, 2016
    Door Repair
    Verified Review
    TMG Studio did a fantastic job refurbishing our metal front door. Jamie first tried three different materials before he found out what product would be the best to use. He was very professional and friendly. The price was extremely fair and the end result was beautiful. We will for sure use him again with other needs we might have.
    Jamie M. Aug 25, 2016

    Thank you so much Jan!! I am super excited that we were able to restore your amazing entry doors!! Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have additional needs!

  • Erin H. Aug 20, 2016
    General Carpentry
    Verified Review
    I am in LOVE with my garage shelves! Jamie worked with me to deliver just what I wanted, with great feedback and ideas along the way. He was affordable, professional, showed up as planned and even helped with an extra project while he was here. Will definitely be calling him again when I'm ready to do my next project, highly recommend!
    Jamie M. Aug 20, 2016

    So happy that the shelves came out the way you wanted!! Thank you for lunch and I look forward to future projects!

  • Tammy C. Aug 16, 2016
    Handyman
    Verified Review
    Jamie did a great job and is wonderful to work with. I will definitely use him for any other needs that arise.
  • Blake N. Aug 15, 2016
    Door Repair
    Verified Review
    Jamie replaced 2 interior doors as well as a door frame. He was very professional and upfront about any and all costs. He gave me some different options for price depending on quality of material as well. Very good quality of work on my doors and door frame. I will hire him again when needed.
    Jamie M. Aug 15, 2016

    Thank you so much for the kind review!! Please let me know if there's anything I can do to be of further service.

  • Carolyn H. Aug 15, 2016
    Furniture Refinishing
    Verified Review
    Jamie was to strip, sand, and finish a baby crib. He came to look at it first. He said he could do it and deliver it within 2 weeks. He did not. He kept the crib for 3 months, and repeatedly misled us in text messages about the progress and delivery. Finally, we asked him to just bring it back to us. He did...it was not even completely stripped of the paint, it was not sanded, and certainly not finished. He did, however, have several family emergencies which called him out of town and out of state. He should have just been honest and said he did not have time for this job and should have just brought it back.
    Jamie M. Aug 15, 2016

    My apologies that this project did not go as expected. This project turned out to be much more involved than originally expected. I should have been better at communicating the delays. I am always focused on customer satisfaction and will do whatever is necessary to make you happy. Feel free to reach out if you would like to discuss options to make sure you are satisfied.

  • Kat G. Aug 9, 2016
    Handyman
    Verified Review
    Jamie M. Aug 16, 2016

    Thank you for your business Kat! Hope you are enjoying your mirror!!

  • Pat P. May 21, 2016
    Door Installation
    Verified Review
    Jamie M. Dec 7, 2016

    Thank you for the review! We enjoyed working on your project!!

  • Victoria H. May 9, 2016
    Handyman
    Verified Review
    Can't wait to get started on our projects
    Jamie M. Jul 3, 2016

    It was great working on your project! I hope our work makes a difference in the sale of your home.

  • Alex M. May 9, 2016
    Custom Furniture Building
    Verified Review
    Great costumer service and excellent quality.
    Jamie M. May 9, 2016

    Thank you Alex!! It was great meeting your family and I am glad you were happy with the repair of your amazing table!!

  • Chelsey W. May 9, 2016
    Handyman
    Verified Review
    Jamie is excellent!! He's a hard worker, can do anything you throw at him and does his job extremely well. I had him painting, hanging artwork, and installing window treatments and lighting. I am VERY pleased with the result plus he is just a great person to work worth. I'll be hiring him again for sure!
    Jamie M. May 9, 2016

    Thank you so much Chelsey!! It was great working on your new home!! Having you and your mom there to give direction and provide conversation was awesome!! Also, thanks for the amazing dinner!

  • Audrey O. Apr 22, 2016
    Handyman
    Verified Review
    Super guy! Hard working, pressure washed all of my outdoor living, cleaned my furniture. He's coming back today to help me with the rest of my to do list!
    Jamie M. Apr 29, 2016

    Thank you Audrey!! It has been great working with you!

  • Amelia M. Mar 28, 2016
    Furniture Refinishing
    Verified Review
    I hired Jaime to refinish our dining room chairs. He was able to complete the job within my budget and timeline. He kept me informed throughout the refinishing process and made sure I approved of each detail before he began. He did a fantastic job, and far exceeded my expectations. My husband and I absolutely love our Restoration Hardware inspired oak dining chairs. I would hire Jaime again, and already have another job for him. Thank you for completing our dining room!
    Jamie M. Apr 1, 2016

    Thank you so much Amelia!! I am excited that you guys love the chairs so much!! I look forward to working with you again!!

  • Aaron G. Mar 18, 2016
    Fence and Gate Repairs
    Verified Review
    Jamie was very good about updating me on the status of the project, including sending photos along the way. Job was done professionally and quickly. Would highly recommend.
    Jamie M. Mar 19, 2016

    Thank you Aaron! We are happy that you now have a secure place for your pet to play! Let us know if we can be of further service!

  • Brendan M. Mar 15, 2016
    Trim or Molding Installation
    Verified Review
    Jamie did some finish trim work for me. He was awesome. Very professional, everything itemized and invoiced, and the finished product was excellent quality. I would and will use Jamie again the future!
    Jamie M. Mar 16, 2016

    Thank you Brendan! We enjoyed working on your project! Very cool indeed!!

  • Doc S. Mar 14, 2016
    Jamie Meredith has done quite a lot of marketing work for Brother Doc's Beef Jerky. From logo design, to web design, vinyl sign applications on both our place of business as well as our 1949 "Jerky Truck" and we have been extremely happy with everything TMG Studio has provided us with. From handheld marketing materials to even large signs, TMG does it all and they do it all very well! Thanks Jamie for helping Brother Doc's Beef Jerky in our quest for success.
    Jamie M. Mar 16, 2016

    Thanks Doc!! Excited to see what the future holds for you!

  • Lyn C. Mar 13, 2016
    Junk Removal
    Verified Review
    Jamie and his team did a excellent job! The team installed a custom fence for my dog as well as other smaller projects. I will definitely call on Jamie and his crew again.
    Jamie M. Mar 14, 2016

    Thank you Lyn!! We look forward to working with you again!!

  • Justin A. Mar 3, 2016
    I have used Jamie on several different projects and I have always been 100% satisfied. Foundation repair to interior finish work, Jamie is very knowledgeable of just about every aspect of construction. He is professional, creative, trustworthy and takes pride in his work. I highly recommend.
    Jamie M. Mar 3, 2016

    Thank you Justin!

  • Joseph B. Mar 1, 2016
    Working on renovating a house, Jamie has been a big help! Anything from paint to framing to light electrical and plumbing, this guy can do it all!
    Jamie M. Mar 2, 2016

    Thank you Joseph!! I have enjoyed working on your projects!

  • Kai O. Mar 1, 2016
    Jamie is very knowledgeable and a delight! He has been nothing but reliable, helpful, considerate, and does excellent work on a variety of tasks I have asked of him. I recommend him highly.
    Jamie M. Mar 1, 2016

    Thank you so much Kai!! I love working on your projects! You are a joy to work with!

  • Wade K. Mar 1, 2016
    Jamie designed and built my external signage for Hokus Pokus Vapor and folks just plain out rave about it! My personal thaughts are whatever the job, it's done with your satisfaction in mind!
    Jamie M. Mar 1, 2016

    Thank you Wade!! I loved working on your project!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
••• I like to have a short phone call with a potential customer to discuss the details of a project and then follow that up with an onsite visit to ensure that I have all the needed information for quoting their project. In some cases, if the scope of work is narrow, I can provide a quote over the phone. ••• Once a quote has been delivered, the customer accepts the quote and work is begun on their project.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
••• My professional background for the last 15 years has been enterprise web technology and large project management, but I have been moonlighting for more than 15 years doing various handyman / contracting work. Much of that time has been focused on furniture building/refinishing, home repairs and house flip work. ••• I left the tech world about a year ago to focus on my passion for creation and restoration.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
••• My hourly rate is $15-$35 an hour depending on the work being performed. I like to provide fixed cost bids for all projects and on site inspection of the work is generally required prior to providing a quote. ••• In most circumstances, I will provide a rough estimate of the costs to do the work requested once I have spoken with a customer on the phone or via email.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
••• My passion for creating and restoration began in high school shop and has only continued to grow over the years.
What types of customers have you worked with?
••• I have primarily worked with homeowners and property management companies.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
••• I recently had the opportunity to rehab a beautiful cottage style home in East Nashville. Seeing the transformation that can occur when thoughtful and careful attention is paid to details makes projects like that incredibly fulfilling. The highlight of the project was bringing a 1950's era hardwood floor back to life after 30+ years of being covered with glue down carpet.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
••• Always ask for references. Always. ••• Pay close attention to how providers communicate. If they bug you constantly or seem pushy, look for someone else. ••• Always get quotes in writing and ensure that they include a solid completion date with provider penalties if the job is not completed on time. ••• Watch out for contracts that relieve you of your rights to seek damages in the event of shoddy work.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
- Do your research in advance regarding cost by using great sites like Homewyse to get a general estimate of the cost for your project. ••• Be sure to consider that most providers are 1-3 weeks out for scheduling. They may tell you that they are immediately available in order to close a contract and get a deposit, but the reality is that you will be placed in the queue behind other projects and you may find your 1 week timeline becomes 3-4 weeks. ••• Try to always provide photos with your requests. This is incredibly important for ensuring that providers have a clear understanding of the scope of project.