Russ 'Handy' Hawkins
Hired 55 times
12 years in business
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The installation problem I tried to fix for 2 days, he fixed in less than 30 minutes.Aug 31, 2016Verified
$125 to install two cabinets is way overpriced. Especially since I had to assist you.Feb 19, 2020Verified
He installed our dishwasher and did a good job. Came to install it the next day!Sep 10, 2015Verified
I have to get a different part from Wayfair. When it comes in he'll come back to finish bthe job.Apr 11, 2020Verified
Russ and I were able to highly communicate about the tasks he was asked to do, and I was also able to rely on his input and experience.Sep 23, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Not really. So many of the requests require special attention and with a redo situation I have to deconstruct before reconstructing. I attempt to earn a reasonable and fair price for my work. I have had to hire electriciansplumbers, HVAC techs, mechanics, and see $65-95/labor costs. I average 30-40 and sometimes less depending on skill needed, tools, and complexity of the job. As an independent, I can save $ for my customers. My customers have responded that I am very fair.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I call to verify their needs and make an appoint mentioned to see the work needed. Then we both can come to terms
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?10 years of hands on experience in the many categories I've mentioned. I also have personal resources to bring in licensed electrician or plunber in situations that warrant.