Pacific Rim Carpentry
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John did a beautiful job. I hadn’t been able to open this door for years because the laundry machines protruded too far, but it turns out switching a door from swinging on the right side to the left side is actually quite difficult and I was having a hard time finding anyone willing to take on the task. I finally tried Thumbtack and John came through. Hallelujah! The first picture is of the blocked door, the second and third pictures are detail of the door successfully installed on the opposite side. The same door and hardware were used.Aug 9, 2020Verified
John did a great job helping me get a new exterior door installed. Got the locks keyed to the rest of my house and even made some extra trips to repair some termite damage.Feb 27, 2019Verified
I hired John for a door installation, he was prompt, punctual, and professional! The door hangs perfectly, I could not be happier with his work! If I had to have another door installed, I guarantee I would hire him again!Oct 4, 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
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
- 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.