Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
A. Only two years ago did I graduate from the U of Milwaukee with a degree in Art and Design and a minor in Arch technologies. That combined with always being in the industry, you stay pretty well informed, but I am always learning new tricks, sometimes from working with other long term contractors in specific fields
Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
A. nothing complicated,, time an materials, or contract
Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?
A. It happened by accident mostly. When I was lied to by a major HOME improvement chain, that job became a nightmare, so I quit and just happened to get a nice remodel job. Since then I have finished my Art and Design degree From The U of Milwaukee, and relish art and the possibilities of decorating homes with one of a kind personal artworks.
Q. What types of customers have you worked with?
A. Most common are handyman improvements or repairs, but I am also an artist and would love to create new interior spaces by adding custom art work to your wall surfaces. I also do woodworking so cabinetry, bookshelves, crown moulding, chair rail, and many other types of trim can also enhance your home spaces.
Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A. I guess the completion of a major project for my best friends. They just completed construction of a new home in Eagle River WI. I was part of it all right from the beginning, from working on design concepts, to surveying the lot, staking it out, to putting in the electric lines and hardwood flooring. So many things involved and when working with personal friends, there were times when our relationship became strained, but we all got through it and now the final product makes it all worthwhile. It is stunning!
Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A. Meet with them in person and evaluate how you feel.. Do they sound honest and sincere,, or overly accomodating with lots of smart talk. What type of vehicle do they arrive in,, Pride in workmanship equals pride in your vehicle too. and their name should be on the vehicle.
Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to
professionals about their project?
A. Yes, Word of mouth is my best reference. I am always totally honest, and treat my customers with respect, and try to make sure they understand the processes. I value personal integrity, old fashion ethics, and enjoy my profession.