About this pro
31 years in business
6 hires on Thumbtack
Areas needing work
At the half way point,the job is excellent.Feb 17, 2017Verified
Mark was extremely professional and thorough in his work. His attention to detail was greatly appreciated. My family had just moved into a new house and needed the deck stained, and he worked with us and our budget to ensure a quality job. The deck looks amazing, and I have already hired Mark again to help us with building a shed under the deck and a new patio. Thanks again MarkAug 28, 2015VerifiedMark E.'s reply
Thanks for your kind remarks Lee. It has been a pleasure working with you and I look forward to our next project. You have a lovely family and your hands are full with those boys which are exactly the way they should be - wide open! Highest Regards, Mark
Very thorough and hard working partner on project. Mark is reliable and trust worthy.Jul 7, 2015VerifiedMark E.'s reply
Thank you for your kind remarks Nancy. It was a tough one but I think we have it in order for you to sell the property. You have been a real "pro" to work with and your general knowledge of the building trade was very beneficial. Best of luck to you and your future endeavors. I look forward to the next project with you. Kind regards and best of luck to a speedy sale now that the property is refurbiushed and ready to place on the market. Highest Regards, Mark
Working with Mark was a pleasure. He is dependable, competent and trustworthy. He helped me bring a 1940's house back to life, after years and years of neglect. Though it was in a sad state of disrepair, he assured me that he could transform it into something that I would feel proud of. Mark has a wide range of skills, he is a true "jack of all trades", so his depth of knowledge on a project of this scope was crucial. He started by removing 12 feet of thick bamboo growth from the back yard, then pressure washed and painted the exterior of the house. He rebuilt the existing windows, which was a very tedious and time-consuming task,and a lost art to boot. In addition, he installed guard rails around a creek on the property, to help decrease my liability as a landlord. He then moved inside the house and painted the walls, installed new vinyl flooring, sanded and refinished the original hard wood floors (they're beautiful!), installed a new bathroom cabinet, faucet and other hardware, replaced several light fixtures, installed new door locks, and new storm doors. Mark works independently and takes pride in his workmanship, so it's important to be considerate of his pace. Since he does not specialize in any one area, it naturally takes longer to organize the necessary equipment and tools than if he were subcontracting various jobs to specialist. Finally, Mark is an excellent communicator, and kept me well-informed of any set backs along the way. He has also worked with me to correct problems that neither of us noticed until the project was completed. Knowing that he stands behind his work is of particular importance, because it's hard to catch everything, even after a "final" inspection. If you are looking for someone who is knowledgeable, personable, trustworthy and fair, look no further, Mark is your man!Aug 21, 2015Mark E.'s reply
Thank you Sherry for your kind remarks. It truly has been a pleasure getting to know you and working on this project. Remarks like this make it much more pleasurable to start another one! Despite the hard work involved it is nice to know that in the end, if the work is correct, you reap the rewards of favorable feedback. I look forward into the next project with you! Highest Regards, Mark
Several months ago we decided to do some deck repairs and flooring in one of our bedrooms. We called Mr. Eskew about doing the work. His response was very quick.. He came out and did an estimate within a few days of speaking with him on the phone. He was very agreeable to work with our schedule. He suggested several ways to approach repairing the deck and after his suggestions he did the repairs and we were so pleased with his work and work ethics we decided to let him add onto the deck we had. He built an awesome extension along with benches around several of the trees and also added a beautiful fountain and a fireplace that we enjoy almost nightly. As far as the flooring in our bedroom.....it is beautiful. Within 2 days of starting the floor it was complete. Along with his ability to perform outstanding workmanship....he was very neat and cleaned up daily after he worked. He is a very pleasant man to talk with and very knowledgeable when it comes to his work. I would recommend him to anyone wanting any type of remodel or new construction work done. We could not be any happier.Apr 28, 2015Mark E.'s reply
Thank you Julie for your kind remarks. It was a pleasure getting to know your entire family! Even those two huge dogs of yours! I am happy that your home is the look you sought and am extremely happy that you put your trust in me to "make it happen". Best of luck and I hope to start on "Nana's" project shortly! Kind Regards, Mark
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?n/a Pricing is what it is. I try and save customers money any time I can.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Meet, discuss the details to ensure a proper understanding is established. Once the client is ready to begin the project I require 1/3 down followed by the remaining balance once the job is complete.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?30 years is enough education but I do look at newer types of products that do the same thing.