Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Mostly kitchens, bathrooms, and basements, but we also build additions.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. I am a NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) Certified Professional (CR)... This assures quality service by quality people dedicated to making the industry better. As a Past President of Atlanta’s NARI Chapter, plus Chairman of the Board, I bring an extra range of experience to the table. If you do not hire me, be sure to hire a NARI Contractor to ensure you’re getting a licensed contractor who is held to the highest standards.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. HGTV has been wonderful for the industry, but projects cannot be completed in one half hour!! Also, knowing the importance of NARI as described in the answer above is important for all consumers to know.
Avoid hiring “Chuck in a Truck”. There are many tradesmen who are good craftsman, but have little knowledge about running a business. They quickly get into financial trouble which then becomes your problem. If you cannot afford the project, wait until you can.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Make sure, they are licensed and qualified to do the work, but most importantly, you need someone whom you are very comfortable with as that person will become like a family member over the next few months. TRUST is paramount!
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
1 - Budget, budget, and budget... Have a number in mind so the contractor can tell you if it is possible.
2 - Also, you will need a set of plans before ANYONE can price a project for you. NO ONE can accurately price a project without plans if you do not know what you are building.
3 - BEWARE if you receive a bid much lower than other bids. The old adage “You get what you pay for” is true, and you will likely end up with shoddy workmanship and materials.
4 - Also think about GOOD, BETTER, BEST... BEST is expensive... be prepared!
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. Because I love what I do, the quality and care that goes into every job is just a side benefit. Sometimes I feel like I care more about the project than the owners do!!
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Seeing happy homeowners in the newly renovated space!