I'm not a homeowner who hires many professionals, I prefer the DIY route. However, as Dirty Harry once said: a man's got to know his limitations.
I've been working on finishing a basement room and I got to the point of taping and applying joint compound. Up to now, other than having an electrician make my connections to the breaker box, I've done everything myself. From past jobs I have done, I've had to admit to myself that I was always less than satisfied with my final results in doing such work. Not that anyone else probably noticed but I did... I tend to be a perfectionist. So I decided to bite the bullet, swallow my pride and hire a professional to hand this task over to.
Jon from Wheel House was the only bid on my Thumbtack project but I never felt pressured to use him because I knew I could have done it myself or hired outside of Thumbtack. I'm glad I didn't do either of those things.
From the moment Jon promptly showed up for a free estimate, I suspected he was exactly what I was looking for: a trustworthy professional who took pride in his work and possessed the skills to complete what is essentially an art form of home improvement. We negotiated a fair price, he showed up every time exactly when he said he would and he completed the project beautifully within the tight schedule I had given him.
I couldn't have asked for a better experience and Jon turned out to be a great, courteous, and respectful guy. The next time I know I'm in over my head on any finish work I will definitely give Jon a call and I highly recommend his services to anyone in need of the work he does.