What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
constantly needing to learn about the new equipment and latest in "green" construction trends.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
a simple system .cost of materials with no markup,number of hours I think the job will takeX my hourly rate. ($55 to $70 per hour) depending on the type of job.Or time and materials at $60 per hr.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
my neighbor,who owned the biggest sheetmetal shop in the bay area,told me I should get into the trade.my father asked what it paid to start. He replied"$6.50 per hour."My father said "he'll take it!"
What types of customers have you worked with?
Remove old furnace,install new one ,add air-conditioning, replace ductwork, replace wall furnaces,sheetmetal flashings. Ventwork, attic fans. Getting more into mini-split systems in the last few years.been doing quite a bit of custom coper work as well.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Finishing up a heating,a/c installation for a family in santa clara. they welcomed my ideas and helped them find a contractor for other work they needed done. much prefer working directly with homeowners.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Ask to see a valid calif. Contractors license and proof of insurance. Ask for at least 3 references of completed jobs.Hire a person who lives in the area.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
that not everybody is going to do the same job. once I bid a gutter job .when I called to see what she thought of my bid,she said she got a bid half of mine.when i asked if the others were going to do it the same way I bid,she said " gutters are gutters." thats not true in gutter work or hvac work.quality does cost a little more.Galvanized ,soldered gutters will far outlast any aluminum job".seamless",my ***