About this pro
I have over 45 years experience in my craft. As one of, if not, the premier studios in Dallas, my history of quality craftsmanship sets me apart from the run of the mill studio. I give a three year warranty on my craftsmanship and have never had a claim. I compete to see how well I can perform my job for my clients and not how cheaply. I have Master of Fine Arts degree and am a Professional Affiliate of the American Institute of Architects. I serve on the Small Firms Roundtable and on the Historical Resources Committee. I am a Certified trainer and Preferred Provider for the Dallas AIA The interaction with clients and solving problems. I find the challenge of meeting with and discussing needs before making suggestions as to how to proceed; whether it is the repair of a front door insert or the creation of a new stained glass window based on the germ of an idea from a client. A favorite saying of mine is: The act of creating is the greatest proof of being alive. I am alive in the creation of new work and solving problems that my clients have. What better way to earn a living.
40 years in business
2 hires on Thumbtack
- 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.