I am convinced Ralph can do everything. He has done landscaping work for us as well as painting, tile work , refinishing, and general handyman work. He has an incredible work ethic and can find a solution for any problem. His rates are reasonable and he is a pleasure to work with. My husband and I highly recommend Ralph' services.
Sep 15, 2014
Totally a *Five Star* Experience. Ralph was on time, performed the work need and paid great attention to detail. We already began planning future renovations with Ralph. He was a great wealth of experience and I would highly recommend him to anyone. Skip Angie's List and contact Ralph, You will not regret it. One very satisfied customer here.
Lewis And Eustis C.
Nov 29, 2012
Ralph shored up our small barn, repaired and painted it. Ralph does what he says he will do. He is prompt, courteous, hard working and careful to do work correctly from beginning to end.
Sister Pamela P.
Nov 26, 2012
Ralph worked with my husband to install laminate flooring in our bedrooms and began a major kitchen remodel. The work was done quickly and carefully. Ralph is the only person my husband will work with. We look forward to Ralph working on our house again as we finish remodeling projects.
Nov 24, 2012
R & A Home Services has completed the following work projects: Dry wall removal, dry wall installation, window and door replacements, painting and staining, floor restoration including hardwood and laminate flooring. Work was completed in a timely and professional manner.
Feb 28, 2011
Ralph is not an ordinary "handyman" He has a wealth of
experience, and is confident, even fierce in his approach to whatever challenge I presented. Ralph has great energy, doesn't back away from things or waste time or your money. I found Ralph trustworthy, friendly, and honest about how to save me money, solve problems, and show up when expected. I highly recommend him.
What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
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.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
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.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I've do a lot of painting and landscaping jobs. Although, there has been a number of remodeling and new carpentry jobs as well.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
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.)