What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Normally I try to estimate how long the project will take and give the customer an idea or base the pricing on square foot or piece work pricing basing the price on industry standards. I use hourly rates sometimes depending on the project Hourly rates range from 49- 85 per hour
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Proper greeting, being on time, honesty, service geared towards solving their problem or helping them at a fair price.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Professional Electrical Program at Ashworth College, : Master electrician training course, at Millenium Institute of Construction Cadata Corporation on the job training. Remodeling projects on the job training, worked with Huntington Electric on multiple projects; Kitchens & baths / Regan National Airport Project Manager
Primarily 3 Phase Electrical Construction. 208/120 volts, 480/277 volts, Digital Handyman for AT&T / Service live Smart Communication Product Installs
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I worked with companies who did the same kind of work that I do nowt then people began to ask me to do projects on my own. So I kept working for other companies, doing projects on my own, and training then eventually I had enough experience and training for the state of Virginia to recognize me and allow me to get my own Licenses
What types of customers have you worked with?
Homeowners, government agencies commercial businesses general contractors, subcontractors , power companies, airports, heavy highway contractors, electrical contractors, AT&T, Sears.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We recently remodeled a home for a real estate agent for his personal use. Kitchen, 3 baths, laundry room, closets, Projects involved demolition, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, drywall, painting and much more. We took a bedroom and made part of it the laundry room and the other part extended the master bathroom to include a private shower, and separate toilet area with tile & glass block walls between them
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Screen for proper licensing , insurance, and quality of work
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
1.Having a Good plan. 2. What they want to do. 3. How much it will cost Budgeting.. 4. Find a qualified contractor. 5.. If the project requires it planning for temporary relocation & sometimes many other details especially planning ahead as much as possible.