Philip's Design

Arlington, VA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

When I do the work there will be no spare parts left out that were supposed to be used during the assembly, like bolts, nails, dowels, felt pads, etc. All pieces will fit snug and be tightened to the right speciffications with no pieces loose or cracked due to overtightening. There will be no scratches and dents on the newly assembled product left by me. I also doublecheck all the parts for the correct colors and factory or shipping defects before I even begin any work. That way I would rather have to come back when the correct equipment is available than assemble or install a product that the customer would not like.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

It really excites me that I am able to urgently serve people in the entire Washington DC metropolitan area and accommodate their schedule by often working in the evenings and weekends. I also get to travel to a different place each day and learn something new about the area in the process, besides facing unique work challenges. What is more important, every single day I am working I am indeed adding value to the customer and society as a whole. Otherwise they would not have contacted me. It is as simple as that.
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Location

Arlington, VA 22213

Times hired on Thumbtack

16

Reviews

13 Reviews
  • Kathy S. Jun 15, 2017
    Screen Installation or Replacement
    Verified Review
    Philip did a great job replacing screens on our porch. He was flexible about how many he could get done, when I found two more holes the morning he came. The screens look great. Philip also worked with me to select the right TV stand with needed accessories for our new TV. The corner mount set up looks amazing. We definitely recommend Philip to others and will be contacting him again in the future.
  • Sarah C. Mar 9, 2017
    Picture Hanging and Art Installation
    Verified Review
    picture hanging
    Great service would definitely use again.
  • Penny C. Jun 5, 2013
    Phillip was efficient, pleasant and did an excellent job. I would certainly recommend him for Ikea furniture.
  • Janet D. Dec 20, 2012
    Furniture Assembly
    Verified Review
    Philip put together a 4 piece sectional for me. He arrived on time; was very pleasant and professional; and got the job done quickly. I read the reviews on websites that sold this particular set and it took one person over 5 hours to put together the same set. On average it seemed most people got it put together in 2-3 hours. Philip did it in an hour and a half. Did I mention there were no directions. I was very satisfied.
  • Jeff M. Sep 7, 2012
    Handyman
    Verified Review
    We hired Phillip and he did a great job! He was on time and very professional. Phillip was very helpful, he brought some tools and did the job very quickly. He installed a mount for a flat screen TV above a fire place. He assembled a wall mount and then drilled it into a tin frame, hung the wall mount and then he hung the tv on the wall. The job was a bit complicated but he did an excellent job and I was very happy with it. I would definitely recommend Phillip to others!
  • Dina P. Apr 20, 2012
    I have just moved to the area, and had friends coming into town for the weekend, so I was trying to finish geting settled in my new place. I called Philip late in the afternoon asking if he could help me put together an IKEA shelf. The next morning, Philip was at my door. Not only did he put together my shelf, in the two hour minimum for which he charges, he also helped me hang pictures, wall shelves, and even addressed an issue I had with another IKEA piece I had purchased. If you don't have the time or patience to put together furniture, he's worth every dollar.
  • Alice H. Mar 4, 2012
    Verified Review
    Phillip did an excellent job. He arrived on time, he had all the necessary tools, and totally knew what he was doing. It was fast, easy, and well done. I will hire Phillip again next time I have furniture to assemble.
  • Heather T. Feb 6, 2012
    Handyman
    Verified Review
    Excellent all around. Great communication. Available on short notice. Presented options for the wall of curtains I needed installed, arrived on time, had all the right tools, and the room looks amazing now. AND- I showed Philip a few more things I'd like to get fixed in the future -- he fixed them ON THE SPOT! Very pleasant gentleman, and price is very, very reasonable. Will definately be calling him again, and I'd recommend with no hesitation.
  • Susan D. Feb 3, 2012
    Handyman
    Verified Review
    Philip was extremely professional, put me at ease (I was home alone with my daughter), and used the time efficiently. He explained his thinking when a decision needed to be made but consulted me for a final decision, and he took great pride in his work.
  • Michael P. Oct 7, 2011
    Verified Review
    Philip arrived in a timely manner. Installed a ceiling fan quickly and efficiently and was even able to install a second fan, which was not part of the original job request, during the same visit. His fee was well worth the service. I would contract him again and I am happy to recommend him as well.
  • Amanda B. Mar 9, 2011
    Description Of Work: Two glass doors hung on an IKEA Billy bookshelf; large wardrobe assembled consisting of two cabinets and sliding doors. I contacted Philip to put together a very large (78x92) wardrobe in our master bedroom. He responded quickly and asked a couple of follow up questions such as type of doors and any accessories, so he could provide me with an accurate quote. Since our wardrobe is actually two cabinets together, the price came out to be $160. I also asked him if he could install doors on one of our IKEA bookshelves, which was an extra $30. I contacted a couple of people about this work and Philip was the most responsive and professional. He was easy to reach by e-mail and provided me with his cell phone number as well. I had to change the time of our appointment the night before due to a scheduling conflict and Philip was able to work with me - all right after he had left me a voice mail confirming the details. I came home today to evenly hung IKEA doors on our bookshelf and an amazing wardrobe. The only mess - the boxes for us to recycle. I cannot wait to work with him again. Additional Questions Answered when completing this report How much did the final cost compare to the original estimate? right on How does the value of the work compare to the price? I got more than my money's worth How far in advance did you schedule the work? within a week Have you used this company before? this is the first time I've used this company What did you like most about this contractor? His responsiveness and flexibility What surprises came up during the course of the work? On our end, we had to change the appointment at the last minute. Philip was great about moving our time back.
  • Bradley H. Feb 25, 2011
    I had procrastinated for months getting this table assembled, and I had relatives coming for Christmas, so I needed to get it up. Philip saved the day! Within 20 minutes of emailing him, he gave me a quote for the table and indicated that he could get there within a couple of hours to install it that day (which was especially good, since we had recently gone through a record-setting blizzard and the roads were still not entirely clear). Once Philip got there, he went straight to work and worked diligently until the job was done. He was very friendly, polite, and professional. His fee was a bit high, as compared to the other quotes I received later that day, but it didn't seem unreasonable -- particularly since he was so quick to respond and available to do the same-day request. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to others. Additional Questions Answered when completing this report How much did the final cost compare to the original estimate? right on How does the value of the work compare to the price? I got exactly what I paid for How far in advance did you schedule the work? same day Did you find the company through Angie's List? no If yes, which source(s)? website If no, what was the other source? Craig's List Why did you choose this contractor? reputation, other, availability for same-day service Have you used this company before? this is the first time I've used this company What did you like most about this contractor? professionalism and promptness What surprises came up during the course of the work? none
  • Diane R. Feb 25, 2011
    Philip assembled some Ikea furniture I had purchased. He also dis-assembled and re-assembled a futon bunk bed that I had moved from my former home, and he mounted my flat-panel TV in my new home as well. Philip is very courteous and friendly and does good work. I thought his fees were very reasonable and certainly worth it! He is very flexible in his scheduling.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
As an entrepreneur I constantly acquire new knowledge and can offer services in various business fields depending on my interests and passions. If you haven't done so yet, you can view my websites to see how I combine art with remodeling, multimedia, and overall design. Furthermore, I often serve as a multimedia consultant on large conferences and events, so I stay up to date with all the latest TV's, sound systems, projectors, speakers, screens, lighting, soundboards, etc. Also, I often shop for customers and offer them what furniture or equipment would be a good fit and value for their circumstances and homes.