Zen of Home Repair
About this pro
I take pride in doing careful, detail oriented work, the way I was trained in Japan by my teacher. I am also efficient and respectful. I enjoy meeting nice people through Thumbtack, and helping them get their various tasks done efficiently and at a reasonable price. Its a good feeling when the job is finished and the customer is happy.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My hourly rate ranges between $40 and $50 an hour, depending on the tasks, and I usually require a two hour minimum. If the job is in the mountains, or requires traveling time, I charge a trip charge.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?It starts with a phone call. I try to get as much information as possible about the job by speaking with the homeowner. Then we decide on a time for me to come over and see the job. I talk with the homeowner, discuss options, if that is applicable, go over what materials are needed, and then we schedule a date to start the work.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I spent a year as a VISTA volunteer building homes for a group of low income families. This is where my training started with the building trades. I have continued to expand my skills over the years.