The Handyman Plan
About this pro
Repaired disintegrating basement bricks; repaired and re-finished damaged wood floor and antique dresser; installed beams in basement; re-finished various pieces of furniture; installed kitchen faucet; repaired loose bannister railings, did some other odd jobs. Arthur is that rare professional handyman who is totally reliable; fairly priced; pro-active in communications; honest; punctual; skilled -- and a really nice guy. If he can't handle a job, he'll tell you. He listens to your input and works out great solutions. He did a particularly good job re-finishing our damaged wood floor and re-touching furniture. But he does everything well. Very highly recommend.Jan 12, 2015
The renovation work he did on our kitchen and bathroom was perfect. Excellent craftsmanship. I would very strongly recommend him to anyone who wants first rate work done on their house.Dec 30, 2014
Arthur is responsible and responsive. He completed exterior window and siding replacement, as well as interior trim installation for doors, windows, base and ceiling. He combines a very good eye and aesthetic judgement with excellent building/ woodworking skills.Dec 18, 2014
First and foremost Auther called me back,second told me a time he would be at my house and he actually showed up and early to boot and ready to work. I didn't have to loan him tools or give him money first thing off the bat to go get something to work with. I consider him to be a craftsman that takes pride in his work and I have other projects for him. There are a lot of clowns on Craig's list but not many craftsmen.Dec 16, 2014
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?First I give estimates by phone or email, and when you're ready to move forward, I'll give you a firm bid before I start. That way you know exactly what to expect.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?When I was a young teenager, I got an after school job apprenticing with a woodworker who also had a 150-year-old house that needed lots of work. I enjoyed the job, and I continued my apprenticeship three years later with a cabinet maker. By this time It was pretty much settled. These skills became very handy when I bought my first fixer-upper. Then neighbors started asking me to do projects for them. It all just happened naturally.
- What types of customers have you worked with?It seems like every job I do is different, but generally speaking drywall repair, room painting, crown molding installations, door adjustments, lock installation, replacing rotten wood, installing weather stripping, storm doors etc...