Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
A. My pricing is done on three different levels. First there is hourly and that varies based on the types of work I am doing. For example, I do finish carpentry work at $35 per hour. The second level, which I think is most beneficial to the customer, is a "by the job" price. This pricing takes all factors into consideration and I quote a flat rate price with a discount already built in as compared to the hourly rate. And finally, I have a number of items that I do fixed rates suck as a fixed rate for installing a door, a window, etc.
Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?
A. Started doing some kind of work like this when I was a child working with my father. Soldered my first plumbing pipes when I was 7 years old.
Q. What types of customers have you worked with?
A. I've do a lot of painting and landscaping jobs. Although, there has been a number of remodeling and new carpentry jobs as well.
Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A. Take some steps that most people aren't willing to take. First, price quotes based on emails, messages, etc., without seeing the job in person first, are generally inaccurate. They can be incomplete, do not take into account unforeseen circumstances, or the job may even be less than most vendors are quoting based on emails etc. Second, by meeting your Handyman in person; you will have a better handle on reliability, personality, and experience. Thirdly, your handyman will be able to accurately estimate materials needed, time involved and anticipate problems that may arise thereby giving you an accurate estimate. Lastly, prices by the job (including materials) will often save you up to 15-20% off what the total cost may have been on hourly plus materials. (At least my quotes do.)