What types of customers have you worked with?
I don't know that I have a common type of job. I do a wide range of work in a variety of media and for different applications ranging from residential, churches, and commercial. I do repairs, new commissions, historic restoration, I work with stained and leaded glass, faceted glass, fused glass, sand carved glass, as well as doing a limited amount of sculpture and ornamental metal work. Mine is not the typical studio that depends on the sale of supplies and teaching of classes to make a living. Take a visit and see for yourself
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Check his/her skill level, experience, ratings from various service referral providers such as Service Magic or Thumbtack. Ask for local references. Compare price against quality of reputation. Don't look for the cheapest price, but for the least expensive in the long run. Ask about warranty without disclosing another provider's warranty. The second provider is likely to say he will match the first warranty, but why didn't he give the better warranty to begin with.
Most of all, get to know the provider by visiting with him or her. As questions about family and other outside interests. In other words find out about the person as well as his skills.