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John was very reliable, prompt, and a sweet guy to boot. He hung some heavy items in our new pad, and I can highly recommend him. He was very professional and took the time to accompany me to home depot when the hardware I had purchased did not work for the task at hand. He has reasonable rates and is very professional. 5 stars all the way!Jan 25, 2016Verified
Replacement of 2x6 on patio roof due dry rot. A difficult job since it was a partial replacement of a 12' piece.Dec 24, 2015Verified
Unlike our past "direct" contact handyman experiences John showed up early for the job. Did a quick assessment of what would be needed. Left the jobsite for a few minutes, and came back and was finished with the job within the time estimate, and a few bucks less than the cost estimate. He was very polite, conversant with a number of handyman tasks, and we will definitely be looking for him to do some other light/medium-weight jobs around our house. Cannot say enough about our experience with him and this method of contacting the professionals we will need in the future.Dec 23, 2015Verified
He initially gave me a quote at $200 per 150 feet of crown molding but then double the price once he was given the job. I decided not to use him after that.Dec 20, 2015VerifiedJohn J.'s reply
Hello Brandon I'm not really sure why your upset about the change in my quote after you responded to my quote you changed how many linear feet you wanted done you doubled it then I asked you if these walls were all square or were there odd radio else's then you sent me pictures which were very helpful to give you an accurate bid. They were helpful for both of us so that there wouldn't be any misunderstanding I apologize for any inconvience kind regards
Roof tiles were displaced and some cracked. John not only fixed everything but reversed a whole row of tiles that were placed the wrong way for proper drainage. Price was reasonable too. He's coming back to do some odds and ends around the house next...Dec 16, 2015Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I don't usually charge an hourly rate. Instead I give a labor rate based on the time and difficulty of the project, that way if something takes a little longer then what was expected the customer doesn't have to pay for the extra time involved instead I write out the cost.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I show up on time, once the home owner has clearly explained what they want, I share with them what there best options may be, then clearly write down on paper what work is being done the cost of material and labor charges. So we both know what we have agreed on.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I was a metal worker for many years, working in the machinist and aerospace union. Then the economy fell. So I was able to take my ability to design and creat into a new field working with wood structures. While being trained by a general contractor who was top notch.