What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Trouble shooting and or finding out what the homeowners final goals are, Then finding the appropriate solutions to accomplish the homeowners needs.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Massachusetts Construction Supervisor. Energy Star rated builder certification. Modular Home Erection Certification. Basement waterproofing,crawlspace repair and basement finishing design specialist. Soft Plan design (CAD). 20+ years of real life experience.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
FREE ESTIMATES. $150 minimum. Moderately skilled labor $30 to $40 per HR. Skilled labor $45 to $55 per HR. Highly skilled, highly experienced and trained Qualified and licensed Tradesmen $50 to $100. FREE Estimates on any project.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My Grandfather Elmer was a mason contractor. Elmer built anything from a chimney to commercial buildings. In the 1940's or 1950's he shipped equipment, supplies and masons to Guatemala after devastating floods to build a school and place of refuge. After understanding how a trade that helped people could impact lives I wanted to find away that I might improve peoples lives.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with first time homeowners from small home and apartment repairs and large scale remodels or additions to new construction-- property managers and owners of large companies. I have completed projects from weeding gardens and painting trim work ---to ---repairing roof's and gutters at a nunnery to building and remodeling Burger King, Pizza Hut and Friendly's restaurants.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Most recently and very close, repeat customer that had been effected by the economic changes, had rental property that needed to become primary residence for her. But this property had been infested with rodents while occupied by tenants. we where able to seal off all access from rodents and start to rebuild or re-claim this property. She has now been able to relax and begin to enioy life again.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
To make the best decisions for you. First have an idea of what your long term goals are. Set your budget to meet these goals even if you need to break them down to make the long term affordable, One bite at a time (how would one eat an elephant?). Make a plan. Work with a provider that can help you meet your long term and short term plans- within your budget.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Do I have the right Guy or Gal? Do I really need to get into debt for this? Will I have to do this again? Does this provider meet ALL of my needs? If not ask more questions.