Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. I mainly install crown molding, chair rail, wainscoting, stair rail and wrought iron balusters, some times install baseboards and shoe molding, case openings, doors.
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. Refaced a stairs by removing the yellow pine treads with finished oak stair treads.
Also installed two piece crown molding in three bedrooms for a customer in Glen Allen, Va.
Removed wood balusters and installed wrought iron balusters.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Take approximate measurements, look for ideas online or if you see something you like in a friends house or somewhere else take a picture and email me it.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. A lot of preparation and effort goes into the job.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Do you have references? Any recent pictures of work you have done? Are you licensed and insured? Do you require a Deposit? Do you accept credit cards? How long will it take? When do you require payment? How much experience to you have? How long have been in business? Do you have an online presence such as a website, Facebook page or online reviews?
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. We are faster, cleaner and more professional. Our prices beat most of our competitors and our work is better and more creative, we do the work ourselves.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. The creative side of it. I consider it a bit of an art form.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. There is a lot of time and planning that goes into our work. It take years of on the job training and practice to become proficient and installing molding quickly , installing crown molding is not for everyone.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I have over 10 years experience in finish carpentry. I started working for a local company and went from there to work to other companies to gain more experience.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Buy some decent tools a good miter saw and a nail gun with hoses are a must. An aptitude for drawing and art would be great and be prepared for some exercise.