While I am new to HomeGuide, with few reviews on this profile. I have reviews on: Thumbtack (220+), Angie's List( 80+), ProReferral (30+), HOUZZ (15+) my BBB page, and a few other places.
I am currently specializing in about four handyman areas: furniture & equipment assembly, picture and mirror hanging, installing handles and knobs on new construction kitchens & bathrooms, some furniture repair (low end, not high value antiques).
Very good and professional would definitely use him again.
Reese was very professional and did excellent work. I would recommend him to anyone needing work. He gave me exceptional service
Reese was knowledgeable, well prepared, and easy to work with. He hung 30 pictures in about 3 hours with precision. His price was very reasonable. I would recommend him highly.
Assembly jobs are by the project, and not an hourly rate. I ask potential clients to give a link, or a detailed brand name and model number. This lets me track down the assembly instructions, once I have those, I can deliver a quote that I can stand by. It is not practise to low-ball bid to get a job, and then demand more money after starting.
Picture & Mirror hanging jobs start at a 1/2 day minimum.
I've been doing this 5+ years.
Most jobs are a 1/2 day minimum. I had to move my business away from tiny jobs. However, I do one small job per month, and the fee for that is donated to a local food pantry [about $1,800+ in donations since I started doing that].
I saw something on a network news show about people earning money doing IKEA assembly, back in the fall of 2011. I started working in 2012, and just kept putting my earnings back in the business.
I work with all types. My preferred clients are intelligent, thoughtful people who plan ahead. I am usually booked 5 to 10 days out. Most of the time, same day emergency work is not possible. There is an exception: People hire me to assemble a product the day after the scheduled delivery. If the product arrives damaged, my appointment is cancelled or rescheduled. This happens 2 -3 times a month. So, once in while, I can do same day requests.
I offer a quality, premium service. I use good tools, and I have good handyman insurance. If all you care about is price, I am probably not your guy.
I did a lot of white-collar office work from the late 80's to 2011. Now, working as a handyman, and being my own boss. I am happier almost all of the time.
For assembly, download the directions and look them over before you hire someone.
For any type of repair, photographs of the repair work needed will go a long way in helping someone find the right professional to do the repair.
As I mentioned earlier; photos for repairs. For picture hanging, newly painted walls should be allowed to cure for one to two months before hanging pictures.
Also, for furniture assembly: Measuring the space where the purchased, but un-assembled item will go. I have a few clients who fail to do this, and then there is a last minute furniture re-arrangement project, to make everything fit.