Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
A. I am checking into seminars for lead. There are others that can be done, but everything costs money and i need to work to be able to afford these seminars.
Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
A. I don't have a complicated pricing system. Just about every job can be figured out by the square or linear foot. Anything from decks and baseboard, to tile and new construction.
Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?
A. I came home from college about 10 years ago, and helped out my uncle on a job. Since then I have been building houses and remodeling homes for the last 10 years.
Q. What types of customers have you worked with?
A. Lately it has been drywall patches and repair. It depends on the time of year. Gutter cleaning in the fall, power washing and staining decks in spring.
Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A. I recently had a job that was an insurance claim. I figured I would be there for about a week and was able to get it done in 3 days. The homeowners were extatic and everything looks great.
Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A. Do some research and get atleast 3 bids. There are contractors that aren't registered with the B.B.B. Thats is no reason to shy away from that contractor. It cost money to join the B.B.B., and references are just as good.
Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to
professionals about their project?
A. It is not as easy as some people think. Carpentry can be easy to do, but there are codes to comply with.
Drywall is not easy. Hanging it is, tapping and mudding are not.
The State of Wisconsin is really making it hard for the little guy to stay afloat with all these credentials they require. I am one of them with the credentials.