Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. It depends on the season of the year
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. request references,
license info, insurance etc...
use written contracts
and hire a certified Journeyman carpenter like myself ;-)
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. We really enjoy our work!
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. I like to communicate via email mostly, but all other forms of contact are welcome
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Utilizing my skills and talent to help you create a beautiful and meaningful space that you can enjoy more often
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. what is the cost?
my answer is a general estimate which I later type into a contract that I thoroughly review with the person paying to have the work performed.
always being mindful of budget
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. its always good to hear how one has contributed to improving the quality of another's life
in my line of work I get to hear it a lot
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. We're fun
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. Grew up in the trades
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. Shoveling snow for my mother and her neighbor
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. yes as a member of local 33 carpenters union I have access to the carpenters training school where I regularly attend to improve my skills by learning about the latest technology and advancement in building materials and techniques used in the field to improve upon cost effectiveness and production quality
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. GPS and satellite tech. has helped in the field of project layout and land surveying
green building and alt. means of energy supply such as geothermal will become more commonplace in the near future
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. A custom built desk in cambridge
oak plywood scribed to fit snugly to the wall and around the fire place vertical mantle styles
it came out really nice
and took just 4 hours or so to complete
and was a fun project
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. Nothing complicated
$25 per hour per man
or $250 per day for 1 man
and $350 per day for 2 men
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Learn as much as you can about your trade