I DO NOT HAVE A TRUCK, only a small car. BUT, my friend has a pickup and said I could call him if I needed one for a job.
Sometimes "Handyman for hire, call XXX-XXXX" is not enough to convince a homeowner to hire someone, so if you'll please take the time to read my long post you will be glad you did. Thank you!
*I'm 54 years old, honest, dependable, hard-working, clean cut, NOT a druggie or a drunk.
*I have a valid driver's license and a clean, reliable, insured CAR (I don't own a truck).
*I have some basic hand tools but not a lot. (Can maybe borrow certain specialty tools I don't have).
*I'll show up when I say I will (or call if I'm running late) and work until the job is done.
*If I don't think I can do a job, I'll let you know. I won't pretend I'm an expert at everything.
*I've done rental move-out & foreclosure clean-ups and minor repairs since back in the early 80's.
*ALL people I have done odd jobs for said they'll use me again in the future, and I get a LOT of repeat calls.
*Everyone who hires me for odd jobs appreciate my friendliness, my attitude and my honesty.
*I can provide countless refs from people who I've done odd jobs for, as well as character refs!
*I've driven up to 26-foot box trucks for employers in delivery jobs, so if you need to rent a truck, I can drive it.
*I work great without supervision! If you leave for errands, I don't stop working or take a bunch of breaks!
I'M ONLY A HANDYMAN doing odd jobs, NOT A CONTRACTOR doing major work, so I don't charge nearly as much as some people do. Sure, I could charge more, but I'm not greedy and I want to be fair and affordable. Don't let my low rates make you think my work is low quality! Ask someone I've done jobs for and you will find I do great work at a good price!
I only charge $10 an hour, which is more than fair for odd jobs and handyman work since minimum wage is creeping up on the $10 mark. MINIMUM 1st-time charge of $20 for first hour or less up to two hours, then only $10 an hour after that. (15 minutes to one hour is $20, but two hours is still only $20, three hours $30, four hours $40, etc.). BUT, this minimum charge is a one-time charge! If you use me again, the minimum is only the 1 hour charge of $10, NOT $20! (I like and appreciate repeat calls, and I do get a LOT of them!)
***Add $5/hour if I have to drive more than 20 miles from home!***
CASH ONLY (no checks, please) at the end of each day. Since I've been out of work so long, I need to be paid daily to pay on bills and keep gas in my car. Thank you for understanding.
I'll start with what I do NOT DO:
*NO stocking, hanging, taping or texturing sheetrock (but I do minor repairs).
*NO painting of any kind except decks (yes, I'll paint or stain decks!).
*NO carpet/flooring except removal.
*NO glass repair of any kind, large or small.
*NO roofing or roof repairs of any kind except cleaning.
*NO masonry/concrete/cement or foundation work.
*NO working with or around farm animals.
*NO pulling weeds or pruning trees/bushes (but I will mow & edge).
*NOTHING involving crawling under a house or building!
HERE IS JUST SOME OF WHAT I WILL DO:
*Rental/Foreclosure clean-ups (done this for many years for realtors and homeowners)
*Clean gutters & downspouts (your ladder)
*Change/install locks and door knobs and reinforce doors/hinges
*Install deadbolts and other door locks
*Install ceiling fans, interior/exterior light fixtures, more
*Replace light switches, standard or GFCI outlets and thermostats
*Install fan timers in bathrooms
*Hook up washers, driers, other appliances and/or replace cords
*Replace oven elements & stove-top burners
*Install vertical blinds, mini-blinds and curtains (and the rods of course)
*Tune-up/repair lawn mowers or get them running (I'm a former small engine mechanic)
*Pressure wash homes, roofs, gutters, driveways, sidewalks, etc (your pressure washer or rental)
*Install smoke detectors (or change batteries) and hang fire extinguishers
*Clean-up and hauling of trash & yard waste, etc (your truck or trailer)
*Minor plumbing repairs (leaky faucets, running toilets, sink traps, etc)
*Replace toilet valves, flappers, wax rings or entire toilets
*Replace interior and/or exterior faucets or repair dripping ones
*Replace hot water tank heating elements
*Replace baseboard and door trim
*Adjust and/or rehang closet doors
*Install weather stripping around doors and windows
*Caulk around the bathroom or around windows
*Minor sheet rock repairs not involving full sheets
*Wash windows inside and out (Yep! I even do windows!)
*Load/unload moving trucks and even driving them (I've driven up to 26-foot box trucks)
*Minor auto repair -- brakes, carbs, tune-ups, etc. (I have tons of experience but not a lot of tools)
*Furniture assembly like entertainment centers, shelves, dressers, more (did this at Wal-Mart!)
*Minor carpentry (repairing porches/decks, hanging doors, fixing fences, more)
*Stain or paint decks, steps and/or porches
*Lawn mowing and weed-eating but NO weed pulling
*Program remotes for home electronics, garage door openers, and car alarms
*Even car audio and security installations! (Done this since the late 70's!)