S & B Ventures

Oroville, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

We have 35+ years experience and offer quality affordable home improvements and repair!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We take pride in satisfying our customers. We are not happy till we leave our customers satisfied.

Location

Oroville, CA 95966

Background check

Complete

Years in business

5

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

5

Reviews

12 Reviews
  • Shauna S. Jul 17, 2016
    Fitness Equipment Assembly
    Verified Review
    On time. No problem.
  • Peter K. Jul 16, 2016
    Handyman
    Verified Review
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  • Jay B. Jun 20, 2016
    Bob did a number of projects for us from small fixing items to complete bathroom remodeling. Every project had excellent results and left us wanting more of his services. From estimates through completed work, communications were excellent. Every step was explained, every expense anticipated. For expert advice, top quality and timely work, range of knowledge and skills, dependability and honesty, you simply can't beat S & B Ventures. Our highest praise and recommendations are readily given.
  • Carolyn G. Jun 15, 2016
    As a realtor, I have used S & B Ventures numerous times to make various repairs to homes that are being sold. I have also used S & B on my own personal home. They are courtesy, timely, knowledgeable, professional and reasonably priced. I would highly recommended them to anyone who has home improvement projects!
  • Roger F. Jun 13, 2016
    We have done business with Bob Mireau for the past four years and hold him in the highest regard. His integrity, workmanship, professional manner is above any that we have experienced. I would recommend he and his company without a doubt.
  • Jeff H. Jun 9, 2016
    Professional, on-time, affordable, great work quality. Would highly recommend.
  • Pamela M. Jun 9, 2016
    Bob has done varied types of jobs for me. Some have required some real ingenuity on his part. I have been amazed from making dog doors inside screened porches, to making clear clovers to protect those screens.... But his talents aren't straped to small jobs like that. He rebuit a roof completely changing the pitch and the total look, put on better shingles (hail resistance) that I didn't even know was out there. So he keep up on all the news products as well. The roof is wonderful the talk of the neighborhood. I truly hated losing Bob and Suszie they were like family, if you need someone that will do you a really good job you can trust this is the guy. you have my word on it.
  • Carolyn G. Jun 9, 2016
    I am a realtor and have used S & B Ventures numerous times to do a variety of work on homes I have listed. They are always professional and do excellent work. I would highly recommend them!! Carolyn Goree Metro Real Estate Group Wichita, KS
  • Regina C. Jun 6, 2016
    Great to see Bob come to California! We needed a trustworthy, thorough, and reliable Contractor for our Real Estate referrals and he was great!
  • Ed A. Jun 6, 2016
    Bob and Suzi are both great to work with. We had to replace the range in our kitchen and have some other kitchen remodel work done in a very short timeframe. The project required considerable back-and-forth communication and coordination, most of which was done long distance. This was managed flawlessly by Suzi. Then Bob came out and did the actual work. Bob's attention to detail is amazing, and the quality of his work outstanding. We were so pleased with the final kitchen remodel, but also extremely satisfied with the overall experience. Excellent communication and project coordination, great quality work at a very fair price... that's what you will get from S&B Ventures.
  • Margaret Davis D. Jun 3, 2016
    The first job Bob did for us was a big kitchen project. We had to have cabinets replaced, new island surround, new counter tops, a wall removed, range hood installed. During the whole project Bob was on time, always ask and answered questions, made suggestions, did quality work at a very fair and reasonable price. After that project we ask him to do several others. We have always been very satisfied. More than once I ask if he would leave or doing something when we were not at home and never was apprehensive about doing it. We were sad to hear he and Susie decided to move. We would, without hesitation, recommend him.
  • Bob D. Jun 2, 2016
    I used S&B Ventures for many projects and Bob consistently delivered timely and quality work for a very reasonable price. My only regret is that he's no longer living in Wichita. If you want something done right for a reasonable price call them.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
We are new to this area and are trying to offer quality service with a fair price. We offer flat rate quotes and also will work on an hourly bases breaking on each 1/4 hour. Our hourly rate as of 6/1/16 is $65/hour with a one our minimum. We do have a trip charge which is as follows: local Oroville-N/C, up to 30 miles-$25, up to 60 miles-$50, and over 60 miles is $1.25/per mile to place of work. Multiple days for job will result in multiple trip charges.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We introduce our selves either by phone or email. We offer to come out to their location to better understand what they want done. If possible we offer alternative processes, materials, and other options If available. We try to create a working relationship.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Masters of Business Administration to handle our business concerns. i have a little over 35 years of experience in the home-building and maintenance industry. I am consistently updating my knowledge base with online education of new processes and materials. Suzi has close to 15 years in customer relations industry.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Once upon a time i was raised on a dairy farm. It was a place that had no money for repairs to be made by someone else, so you learned how to fix everything. Through the years I had training by professionals in plumbing, electrical, carpentry, cabinet design, and home design. My passion is woodworking and am able to use this many times in our business building custom projects for a customer's need.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We have worked with a vast majority of customer types & groups. They have included young to old, financially sound to those who count pennies to survive, super easy to work with to those who require witnessing every detail of the job, to those who are carefree to those who are questioned filled. we have worked with those who have been cheated by others before and had to prove we were honest upstanding people. we have consistently left a good impression which can be seen in our many reviews and numerous positive ratings.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently had a screened in porch repair job that we worked on for 6 days. The customer was a woman who had some personal hard times as well as being scammed by the builder she used. The structure was not designed right and began leaking less than 3 months after completion. we repaired much of the wall structure and screening, relocated the gutters which drained at the base of the porch near the house. The original roof was flat and used rubber roofing which was not installed correctly. we installed a gable roof tied into the house roof to match the garage roof on the front of the house. It was a fun project as we added some upgrade and made it an oasis away from the hustle & bustle. The most memorable moment was when we finished up, this moment included the comment "it just feels so much better" and the smile that followed. She like many of our customers are friends and feel like family.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure you check out the work, ask for multiple references. If you can ask about jobs completed where they are at, and check them out yourself if possible. Many times we have had neighbors use a contractor, give references which check out only to find out the neighbor got a bad job and was embarrassed to say "do not use these guys, look what they did at my house." Check, check, check! Even licenses and credentials do not guarantee a good job.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Get as much detail on the task as you can. the better the description of what exists and what the end result should be is very important. If you do not understand what I just told you, ask again I will do my best to answer your concerns. You should feel comfortable with me. Ask if I would do it this way in my own home.The most important question is what do you want for the end result? This is YOUR house not the contractor's.