What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Pricing is always upfront and clear. I never ask for money for work that has not been done . My payment schedule puts the homeowner in control of the project because they control the payments. Many homeowners that get financing have their lender release the payments to me only after the banks inspector has signed off that the work has been completed.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
As a licensed general contractor and real estate agent I am required to take continuing education and stay current with all building code, license law and professional practices.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My father restores historic homes and I was a partner in a construction distribution company so it was a natural transition for me to build with my background. I fell in love with home building at an early age and later pursued education in this field before getting my General Contractors license.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Kitchen and bathroom remodeling are always on the tops of clients want list. Also adding more space to a home whether it be an addition to add a bedroom, entertainment room or master suite. Finishing basements and third floors are great ways to add heated square footage to a home. Hardwood flooring is always a popular request.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently did a 3200 sqft home renovation and addition that was designed by a nationally award winning architect near the Foxcroft area of Charlotte. I did the CSI lab at the Union Co Sheriffs office. Restored a historic home on Park Rd in Charlotte that was targeted by the city to tear down. Working on a 113 year old house in downtown Matthews. Several distressed home rehabs for investors, Roof off second floor addition in Ballantyne. Been very busy!!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
There is a huge value knowing that you are having a job performed by a professional contractor whose methods are up to building standards and checked for accuracy and safety by code enforcement officials.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Home improvement projects should be an enjoyable process and one that you will remember as a positive experience.