Pacific Rim Carpentry
About this pro
Given a quote/cost for the work that did not change. Did a great job. Exceed my expectations, first time using Thumbtack. Will highly recomend him to friends and neighbors. Will definetly use him and Thumbtack for future projects.Jul 21, 2018Verified
John is the best carpenter i’ve dealt with. He did such a great job installing a custom door for us. Highly recommendedJul 9, 2018Verified
Really nice person and got the job done (fix door), quickly at a reasonable price. Definitely will keep him in my contacts for other handyman jobs.Sep 13, 2017Verified
John is a fantastic professional - he did a wonderful job in switching a difficult door from inwards to outwards opening. We have hired him again for additional projects, and are very happy to recommend him.Sep 6, 2017
John did a great job hanging our solid core doors! These were not pre-hung doors and required hinges to be morticed, set, and handle cutouts to be made. He even had to build the door jambs. He handled it like a pro! In addition to his quality work, John was prompt, friendly, and cleaned up after himself like he was never there. We will definitely use him again for future projects!Aug 2, 2017Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Most of the time I work on a time and material basis. I will issue a 'Not To exceed' figure upon request, so the client knows there is a limit. On occasion that figure is exceeded, I usually stand to my quote. I will flex from some bids depending on the situation. I just had a client that wanted a novelty 'Gnome' door built for her grandchildren to enjoy. If I had charged my set rate the job wouldn't have been done. The enjoyment I received by completing it was something money cant buy.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Keeping the client at ease and informed of what the process will be. Go over details before work starts. Prepare the site and protect existing plants or furniture, assist with pet control if needed.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I started my career by attending cabinet making classes sponsored buy the Univ. of South Carolina on the GI bill. After moving to the SF Bay area and joining Carpenters Local#22 I took advantage of many training programs and seminars. I was then hired by UCSF and continued my education by attending many door and hardware seminars. In my lead position there I led many saftey and work related talks.