From business and household repairs to renovations, from garden sheds to pergolas, we fill the gap between "Do It Yourself" and hiring a large general contractor.
Commercial and residential repairs, small renovation jobs, built-in shelving, some window and door replacement, small drywall jobs, interior finishing and trim, tile installation, laminate floors, garden sheds, pergolas, low decks, fences, garden boxes, outdoor furniture...just ask.
Yes, we do most household repairs, from minor fixes to remodeling. Whether it is your own home or a rental property you own, give us a call.
(If the problem requires immediate attention like your basement is flooded to the ceiling from a burst pipe, call a plumber and your insurance company. They will probably want to hire a restoration company who can handle mold abatement. However, if your deck is getting a little beat up or you need tiles fixed or a toilet keeps running...you get the idea, call.)
Yes. Don't fret, that Swedish furniture place has yet to design something I couldn't assemble. As long as the product is of reasonable quality I can do it.
Happy to help you with your project. Naturally, the finished product depends on your own skill level and attention to detail, but being part of the build can be quite satisfying. That said, if you are just trying to save money...it doesn't always work that way.
I will build just about anything that my skills and tools permit. Have an idea? Let's chat. If it is beyond my skill or workshop capacity, I will let you know up front. For instance, at the moment I don't have the facilities to build an entire set of kitchen cabinets, but I can build a single cabinet, a built-in, or modestly sized piece of stand alone furniture.
Yes and no. Our Kamloops business license is as a commercial and residential general contractor. However, we when I think of a general contractor I think of someone or a company that builds residential and commercial buildings. They might also take on medium to large-scale renovations. We recognize that they have the experience and skills you need for major construction projects. Our market is the smaller jobs that may not make business sense for a larger contractor or require a 'generalist' AKA jack of all trades. Think of it this way, we do the jobs that typically don't fit within a general contractor's business model. I'm not normally their competition. I like to work with people. Respecting the experience of others goes a long way in my books.
I think of us as a craftsman handyman/contractor who does most of the work ourselves but may hire a tradesperson to do a specific task. We can also provide you with project management services when trades are needed to complete a job.
The better question is when should you hire a licenced tradesperson.
The quick answer is simple. When required by law or sanity, hire the specialist. You and your loved one's safety comes first. Generally speaking, if the work requires permits, the inspector will expect that the work is being done or supervised by a journeyman or red seal tradesperson. Just because I am capable of doing something doesn't always mean it is always in your best interest or mine. If that is the case, I will tell you.
For example, gas lines. I don't touch them. Hire a qualified gas fitter. Need a new electrical panel, hire a qualified electrical contractor. I could go on, but the point is that there are tradespeople out there who are experts in their field. When it comes to safety, don't cheap out.
I am located in Kamloops, BC. I primarily work within the city and surrounding areas but will consider jobs elsewhere.
For basic residential and commercial repairs / handyman services I usually charge by the hour with a minimum charge. Payment due when services delivered.
For larger projects, I am happy to provide an estimate. We can negotiate whether it is best handled on an hourly or fixed price, and the payment schedule. For larger projects, a fixed price may make more sense for both of us.
Do you expect money up front? No, however, if the job requires a significant outlay for materials, I may ask that you pay the supplier directly or pay a portion on delivery as it suits you. In short, I am not a financier, but I understand that you need to protect your own interests (we have all heard the horror stories of half-finished jobs). Work will not begin until we are both happy with the arrangements.
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