Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. cement removal recycling, demolition work& hauling for other contractors, New stamp cement or colored cement or pavers driveways, alot of yard patio & yard designs sprinklers , additions to homes, extra garages. play areas, yard structures. storage or out bldgs.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Look at the work they have done satisfied customers ,also the scope of there abilities more than capabile to do what they wanting to accomplish. actully see or talk with customers or the jobs completed.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Cant think of any. Alot of times jobs are hard to bid competively, because i have alot of exp the job goes to a lower bidder then they call me back because i was right about a situation the other bidder wasnt able to complete task for the bid, also sometimes there are unforseen costs causing extras. i try as hard as possible to think of all these scenarios.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Alot of people want a estimate over the internet, this is extremely hard to do pics of job you want would be better then describe what you want most time you need a consultation first so ican get a feel of you style design you are looking for i through out alot of brainstorming ideas cost effective ways to approach your project.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. We do a complete job for our customers to make sure they are satisfied with the end result. We are constantly giving input as to changes we make or should be made to make them happy or so the result is what they were looking for.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. The before after result seeing the significant change to the home or yard having very happy customers with refferals, complete satisfaction.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. How much it is going to cost for what they want done sometimes i have to guess until we open the job up, you never know what your going to run in to. I have alot of experience in alot of different kinds of work, use of different materials , products.
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. Seeing people enjoy the yard or work that we did they are happy at the improvements made & with us. The job is what they invisioned.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. Some times that it is very hard to bid for unforseen costs or problems you run into. WE dont have x ray eyes just have to go on our knoledge & exp.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. i worked on my own properties for myself for 15 + years before becoming a contractor. Iworked on my own properties doing major to minor repairs, foundations rehabbing ect. before that many other realated jobs in the building industries, I was also in termite repair trade for a brief time this was very valuable expeirience. so iam very knoledgable what to look for tell tale signs of major unforseen damage sometimes.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. Sun porch for a customer out of redwood came out very nice she was happy looks beutiful after homeowner added plants hangers, shades ect looked great,added smoke clear color roof kept sun from scorching down on the deck was cool looking. Very functional.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Just new products that come out watch other jobs to see if they hold up & work as advertised for longevity alot of time a new product comes out then there are problems or dont hold up as advertised. This becomes a problem so i usually make recomendations.
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. Alot of new pnuematic gunns screw gunns self feeding for faster finish times enabeling us to cut labor times faster work. Pavers seem to be a newer trend alot of new designs i like these products they can be removed adjusted reused so they are quite versatile. Thousands of variations. Endless paterns so driveway or patio becomes art work.
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. We dug out 65 yards dirt by hand to make a level patio add retaining wall & pavers for customer originally wanted a new patio but the yard was on a uphill slope now he has anice flat patio area & grass area for his toddler to play in they can watch her from the window unobstructed view of yard.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. I try to figure how long & type materials we are going to use this always affects price i dont like to use products that i know are going to be problems down the road.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Have lots of expeirience or work with a real good contractor first thats willing to teach you all the little tricks to make things work out little tricks of trades to saving time better results.
Q. Write your own question and answer it.
A. do you get tired of the work you do? yes i like what i do its like being an artist you dont know the end result until finished you can make changes to make the job come out different ways, Its like a home run. your proud of a job that looks spectacular compared to before we started.