Bullwinkle's Maintenance and Repairs
About this pro
I hate to leave a bad review, but his finishing work was awful. I am not handy, but know what a good finished product should look like. I needed moulding around my garage door. He installed door moulding, not garage door moulding which typically includes a rubber-type sealer to keep water out. He did not putty and flush the screw holes around the moulding. He just left them bare. I asked him to paint my mailbox, front door snd lawn furniture. All were messy, showed brush strokes and the past paint bled through. The mailbox post only was painted (beige not white) and the black mailbox had several beige paint strokes on it maybe because it wasn't taped off. I found front door paint in the foyer and on the carpet. I had several stair spindles that were loose. Though he nailed them secure, the nail holes and some nails located at the top and bottom of the spindles are showing. Also he used a screw through the middle of the railing and covered it with some kind of putty that was not the color of the wood railing and is soft and comes off if I touch it. I have sense found out you are to use wood putty which dries hard, you then sand and restain the railing for a finished professional look. I also needed my 2-story home pressure washed and he spent hours and hours at $30/hr pressure washing my home. However, his equipment was low powered,very slow and could not reach the second story. It did not make sense to agree to pressure wash and spend so many hours doing this when I will still have to hire a pressure washing service to complete the entire house. His comment was people don't look up. I am very disappointed. I paid him in earnest mainly because I felt it was best to pay him and take the loss vs some sort of altercation. I do think Bullwinkle is friend-handy, but not handy enough to get paid for professional work. Somehow his $30/hour ends up being hours and hours of labor. I was more than happy to pay for excellent service. Unfortunately I did not receive it.Apr 27, 2015Verified
We hired Bull to install an interior bedroom door slab. Bull arrived at the scheduled time, and unfortunately due to my problem, we had to reschedule the work. Bull was very understanding and return one week later, to complete the custom door install. Bull developed a plan for the door install due to a odd sized door frame. Bull communicated the manner he planned to approach the install and completed the install to my satisfaction, within the agreed to time frame. Once completed, Bull thoroughly cleaned the area plus some. We were pleased with his work as well as the fee. Would recommend him for this project.Mar 4, 2015Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?No Complications! Service calls are $45. That covers travel, set up, and first hour of work or diagnostics. After the first hour, the $30 labor charge applies. Customer pays for, and/or I can pick up and transport any materials needed for each job if they cannot.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Most of the HVAC distributors now offer continuing education credit courses, insuring that field technicians stay on top of the curve with their new designs and service procedures. However, many "old school" mechanics do not attend them because they usually are only available "after hours" and those extra hours are "unpaid". I attend all I can be invited to, and as such, can repair and service those systems much quicker and more reliably, making these systems owners much happier as a result.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I have been in the customer service business for over 25 years now, and enjoy meeting potential new friends on a daily basis. Their issues become mine, and I truly love making them comfortable and happy!