We take great pleasure in offering here for you, a Catalogue of Services your benefit, and as much as is fore-see-able, answers to some of your most pertinent Frequently Asked Questions.
We strive at all times to provide the highest quality workmanship and materials available in accordance with the job requirements of each individual client. We welcome all inquires of any nature gladly, and assure you that we shall endeavor to continually merit your confidence.
I charge $40.00 per hour for labor as the base rate. All work is calculated using that hourly figure. Materials are at cost with no mark-up
There is a 3 hour minimum charge.
Generally, no charge for estimates. However on occasion, travel and time to prepare a larger more complicated estimate may apply.
That depends on how long it takes to do the work, how much materials cost and if something else is discovered that needs to be addressed
I live in the Arcadia area of the San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles California.
In order to give you the best value and so that I can devote my time to your job, I try to work in areas that are within less than 1 hour driving time of my home.
Another way to calculate that, is within an approximate radius of 20 miles of the Pasadena / Arcadia area generally.
See the list below, for the approximate areas and some of the cities where I am happy to travel, in order to serve your needs and take care of your handyman projects. As well, you may view a radius map below the list.
|Asuza||San Marino||Temple City||San Gabriel|
|Glendora||West covina||Covina||Baldwin Park|
|El Monte||South El Monte||Rosemead||Monterey Park|
|Alhambra||South Pasadena||Sierra Madre||Altadena|
|La Canada||Glendale||La Puente||Walnut|
|Montebello||Eagle Rock||Highland Park||Montecito Heights|
|Hacienda Heights||Whittier||South San Gabriel||Rowland Heights|
You can open the image below to see the general boundries of the areas that I will travel to.
I have a large amount of experience with many things. Just ask. I can, and am happy to do almost any job, no matter how minor it may seem.
"If it's important enough for you to want to do, then it's important for me to do it well".
Over the years, I've also had the opportunity to work on many custom, one of a kind jobs as well as regular handyman work. I place the same importance on every job no matter what it is. You can see photos of some of my past work, in the photo gallery.
If I do not feel that I have the expertise to do a job, I will tell you and possibly make a recommendation to someone who can.
I am not a licensed contractor.
How much will It cost?
How long will it take?
Often, people do not realize the amount of labor that goes into a project that is unseen.
Planning is as much an integral part of preparation for a successful outcome as the production process itself.
Higher quality results often take a little more time to achieve but that time is more than worth the investment. In addition, higher quality materials combined with the time in the workmanship and techniques used for the outcome will always result in a better product that often lasts for years and generations.
I have always been interested in design, art, building and how things work and how to make things better. During the 1960's and 1970's, I was fortunate to make my living in the field of commercial art. I later wanted to expand to real world projects and was able to learn the crafts of the building trades.
I also had the opportunity to become involved in the entertainment industry in the 1980's and 1990's where I was able to integrate real world and fantasy concepts into objects from scenery and props to trade shows, theme parks, exhibits, attractions and events.
Working for myself now, I integrate all that I have learned and continue to learn from every job.
Is there "more than meets the eye" involved in the job?
In other words something that cannot be determined until work commences?
In some cases ongoing maintenance for things like seasonal finishing of decks is an important part of preserving and extending the life and beauty of the wood.
Also, I will be happy to provide a schedule for any other kind of maintenance.
These days and in general, repairs. People are trying to save money and get the most out of things. This is a good thing, as many items manufactured today are of poorer quality and end up costing more over time.
I treat every job as if I were doing it for myself or someone that I love. Therefore I want things to be right the first time and to last. My job is to work myself out of a job.
I always advise these things:
Plan. If you make the major decisions that affect the direction of any job, large or small, before work starts you can avoid costly mistakes and buyers regret.
Quality. Materials, products and workmanship with the highest quality available will always outlast and perform better over time than cheap imitations and knockoffs. This is true for everything that you buy or make or build. The reason is simple: when something lasts over time, you save repair and replacement costs.
I am an individual, no other employees and I do all jobs personally.
I designed, built and maintain this website personally. I also have built and maintain quite a few other websites for other businesses.