Put My Stupid Thing Together Reese Turbin Svcs
Put My Stupid Thing Together Reese Turbin Svcs

Put My Stupid Thing Together Reese Turbin Svcs

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Introduction: Received Second Pfizer Vaccine on May 05, 2021: Booster on Nov 24, 2021: Please NOTE: Handyman is like Medical Doctor: I specialize in a few things. If you reach out, through the Thumbtack interface for work I do NOT do, Thumbtack will charge me if I reply to that job request. Even to be polite and say "thank you for asking, but that is not my specialty" ... It will cost me money to say that to you. Also; I am NOT set up for pick-up and delivery...I CAN NOT PROVIDE THIS SERVICE. Furniture and Equipment assembly starts at a 1/2 day Minimum of $149.00 plus parking reimbursement. There are very few exceptions. Picture and Mirror hanging starts at a 1/2 day Minimum of $199.00 plus parking reimbursement. There are very few exceptions. The Thumbtack system forces me to type in an hourly rate. I HAD to move my business away from the tiny jobs. One of my competitors is $119/hour, another is $60/hour with a 2 hour minimum. If you have a pile of work, I offer a competitive price! For my furniture and equipment assembly business: I bring; tools, experience, and spare parts to the job. Chicago has a number of world class universities. For a student, or person starting a new job, who is relocating here, and needs to furnish a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment or condo with IKEA furniture, and get it all assembled, I am absolutely your guy. I do that type of job all the time. If you have purchased one tiny little thing from Bed Bath and Beyond for $99.00 and you need it assembled, I am not your guy. It is my practice to download the assembly instructions ahead of time (in order to do that, I will need you to provide me with a link, or the brand name and model number). All jobs are by the project, and NOT an hourly rate. For the picture hanging: 3 years ago, I had one tiny case of picture-nails from Home Depot. Now, due to demand: I have two large cases of assorted picture hanging supplies, plus more in the van. I bring a Premium Service to my picture hanging clients. Rubber or Felt pads are placed on the lower corners of frames. Many of the discount art stores (Including IKEA) sell artwork that has no hardware on the backside. I will wire frames, or attach the D-Ring strap hangers, or the saw-tooth hangers, saving my clients a trip to a specialty framing shop. I routinely work with, and hang things that are unusual. Large mirrors, heavy things are just another day at the office. Presently; I work with around 10 Interior Designers who bring me in for picture hanging on large jobs. I have clients in McMansions all over the area. One celebrity client, and a number of clients who drive Tesla's. But, I also have senior citizen clients who are often on fixed incomes. I do not repair or restore high value antique furniture. These seniors often have broken or dysfunctional particle board furniture, and I can get it back to functional with a simple repair (using glue, and or some screws and brackets). This is rewarding for me. On some of the large IKEA jobs, when we are done, the room looks like something out of a magazine, and that is rewarding. Setting up large-scale storage systems in; garages, basements, walk-in closets so people can begin to get their clutter under control is rewarding.
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Dee S.
Jun 23, 2021
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Reese responded almost immediately to my request . I had about 30 items I needed assembled for my salon grand opening. Reese’s rates were competitive and reasonable. He communicated effectively and clearly about my needs and appointment. He actually confirmed with me ahead of time . These simple things are rare these days with hired help . The most impressive part is that he showed up with an assistant to get the job done in a timely fashion AND he came with his own fold out table , and padded blanket to ensure my items didn’t get damaged during assembly. I plan to use him shin very soon .

Details: 10 items • Chair • Cabinets • Desk or table

Furniture Assembly
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Nabil O.
Oct 28, 2019
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I had Reese install a closet system I had purchased. From the start, Reese was very good about immediately responding to my request and speaking with me directly regarding the details of my project. Upon the date we selected for the project, Reese arrived right on time and completed the project within the designated time. He also charged me the exact amount we had previously agreed upon. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Reese again for other home projects and couldn’t more highly recommend him to others

Details: Install a closet organizer or shelving system • Bedroom • Residential

Closet and Shelving System Installation
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John R.
May 6, 2019
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Reese was prompt and brought along a helpful worker. He helped build a great Ikea frame from scratch with minimal guide help. The unit was not finished in a day's work due to time constraints. We had to switch the layout of the interior shelving and doors to compliment all the pieces. He showed me how to install doors and drawers so i could finish the project.

Details: Install a closet organizer or shelving system • Not yet, but will purchase on my own • Laundry/utility room • Residential

Put My Stupid Thing Together Reese Turbin Svcs's reply
I wish to apologize for lashing out in my earlier response. Please understand a few issues: I have had customers give me cash gratuities at the end of the day, and then post bad reviews with no explanation. I have had a number of customers give me a four star review, but if you read the text, it is obvious that the customer intended to give a 5-star review. The issue here is that Thumbtack does not compel reviewers to enter critical information twice, the way certain websites will have you type your email address twice, or your created password – twice, to make sure that what you typed is what you intended. Many Thumbtack Pro’s have received inaccurate Star-count reviews because a person might be fumble fingered on their cell phone. Many Thumbtack Pro’s have requested a double entry for the Star-count, to verify what the customer types, but Thumbtack corporate refuses to provide that. It is now clear that you changed the original 2-Star review with no text, to a 5-Star review with complimentary text. I phoned Thumbtack; they refused to pull my original response. John, thank you so much for the good review, and making the effort to change your review. Once you have purchased the replacement products from IKEA, give me a call if you have difficulties taking the project to completion. Best wishes, Reese Turbin
Closet and Shelving System Installation
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Karen K.
Aug 25, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

Reese and his helper showed up 15 minutes early which impressed me as many are late with an excuse. They carried a very heavy elliptical doesn’t to the basement and assembled in about 3 hours. They were professional and wore masks and maintained social distancing. They cleaned up the mess from the packaging after finishing the job. Well done. Thank you

Details: Elliptical • 1 item

Fitness Equipment Assembly
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Jim S.
Sep 8, 2018
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Reese was fantastic! He took the time to make precise measurements for each of the 30 photos he hung (all in one day) in our home, and we couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. His preparation is second to none, and I would not hesitate to recommend him our friends, family, and those reading this review. We plan on bringing Reese back the next time we look to hang photos in our home.

Details: 11 - 15 • Yes, 1-2 items • Residential

Put My Stupid Thing Together Reese Turbin Svcs's reply
hi Jim: Thanks for the kind words. Four years ago, I had one tiny plastic tray of picture hanging supplies from Home Depot. I certainly do not enjoy hauling all the above pictured cases from the van to the job (especially when it is 3 floors up, and there is no elevator). However, with all the diverse types of artwork out there, and different types of walls [i.e. painted concrete, plaster upon lath, drywall, wood panels, etc. ] a well-stocked tool and supply kit is necessary to provide a solution. best wishes, Reese Turbin
Picture Hanging and Art Installation
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    For now, it is a half day minimum. It was a painful decision, but I had to start turning down small one piece assembly jobs in order to make my business profitable.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    For assembly jobs; if the customer is able to give me specific product information, I can usually obtain the assembly manual, review it, and come up with a job estimate that I will almost always stand by. I do not do hourly rates. If I miscalculate, and the job takes several hours longer than anticipated, that is my loss. I don't like being rushed. Recently, I did a job for a client who had a tradesman in for some other job. That tradesman had to make four trips to his car, and billed the client for the time. That client was not planning on bringing that tradesman back for more work. For the pictures and mirrors, if they are large and heavy, it helps to have the customer email me photos of the backside of the item. For older heavy items, often times the wires on the back are frayed, and new wiring and possibly D-ring straps must be put in place.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Dad. I think the one lesson above all others was: "If there is a problem, you do not have a tantrum, use your brain and figure it out". I have gone through a number of assistants, the good ones all learned pretty much the same thing from their Dad.

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