Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. The jobs I do most are Installing new swing sets, But I have my fair share of moving old sets that people sell and I move it for the new owners yard.
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. I have been installing a lot of the Sams club, Monterey there are a great choice of set to buy, The directions are readable and understand able. The Cedar Summit from Costco is made very different from the past years and it goes together much different as well but it`s a nice safe swing set to choose as well. My customers are very happy with my work I can say and I get great reviews from then and referrals to there friends and family. The past two jobs I have done the mothers both are having babies or should I say they have had them already. lol I love working for all my customers they treat me with respect and sometime even feed us pizza for lunch. I love my job and helping everyone out for there kids. I never had a childhood and it`s nice to work for the kids happiness.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. I think if your mechanically inclined you anyone can install a swing set but you will run into problems here and there and it is frustrating at times and you`ll probably curse as well and it will take you the time that is estimated in the directions. That`s where I come in, I been doing this work for 17 years and if it says it takes two men 20 hours to install if going to take us 4 to 6 hour s. That save you all that extra time to spend on other things you need to take care of. Also please spend that extra money on the better swing set for your children so that it last them all there childhood and be much safer then a cheap set that will fall apart in two years. I also have never had any complaints on my work in all my years.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Some things you should have in mind before buying a swing set or calling me, what is your yard like and how much money are you looking to spend. Is the yard flat, semi flat, slopped a little, or slopped a lot? How big the set is and the space you want to take up in your yard. Are you putting mulch down or not, There are a lot of thing to consider when making your decision. There are many different sets out there to choose from for every yard. Most people just buy what they want and think that it will work, well it don`t work that way.If you have a slopped yard then a castle set would work best for you, If a flat yard then both castle and clubhouse will work. All depends on your yard. Just give it some thought before buying, and call me for info if you need to.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I put my heart and soul into all my jobs, I think safety 1st I have 4 kids of my own an I build every swing set is if it was for my own babies. I been doing this for 18 years now and I know from passed exp. from other customers that tell me I should have hired you instead of a carpender that has no exp. with swing sets but think they can do the job, yes they can do the job but would take them much longer is all. They end up under biding the job thinking it will take 4 hours till they get into it and then want to charge you more. Yes it does take me 4 to 5 hour but the job gets done safe and correct.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I have never loved any job like I love doing this, is not a job you just call a job its a career. I have not got to be a kid myself I had a very bad childhood and when I first found this work yes it was a job till I started do it for a few months and see how happy all the kids are and the parents. I never had that happiness like that and there is no better feeling in the world than to see your children happy, and don't forget its not just me who make them happy your the one that made it happen.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. A few questions most customers ask is do you think what I picked out safe, how level does my yard have to be, and what would I recommend them to buy for there budget.
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. Hahaha I was on a job 1 day and it was pooring down rain and I was under the swing set trying not to get wet and the little girl opened the door and yelled ( Hey what are you doing get back to work on my swing set I WANT TO PLAY WHEN THE RAIN IS DONE)
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. I don`t take short cuts to get the job done faster, and very honest when asked, (what do I think of curtain swing sets and companies.) Or what do I recommend. Safety is always first in my book, I have 4 kids of my own and I build all sets as if it was for my kids.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. It`s kinda a long story but to make it short, I found a job Installing swing sets and I loved it for a long time till my boss started getting greedy and my pay was going down instead of up. I started to hate getting up in the morning and going to work just to get less money. I quit my job and got started on my own and now I love it again like I did when I first got into it.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. I am proud of all my jobs, the best part of the job is when it`s completed and we get to see the kids play on some thing that we built and was not there when they got out of bed that morning.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. I`m always looking in the stores to check out the new models of swing sets, they always change from year to year.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. I price my jobs at a flat rate by how long it takes me to install each set, it`s not by the hour.