I’ve been asked over and over, “just what does under your roof mean?” From basement floors to your ceilings on your top floor, literally, it means if your project is inside your house, Just Let George Do it. From my perspective, there’s not much more to it. However, given the number of times I am asked, this is what I do and some of what I don’t do. Yes, this has changed from a few years ago. I a slowing down a bit and have decided to eliminate some items that I technically can perform but choose not to do anymore.
- I can and do perform about 90% of every handyman task for items under your roof, meaning inside your house. But that doesn’t exclude outside repairs. Like pressure washing/updating decks, walkways and sides of your home. The 10% I don’t do is roofing, attic insulation, concrete walkways, window washing, and some other major projects.
- My clients have instant access 24 x 7 to a complete list of the types of projects I’m qualified to perform. It’s called the Just Let George Do It LIST. You can get a new, updated copy by scrolling down and clicking the link over there on the right side of this page. I’ve included all kinds of routine handyman work like electrical repairs, light plumbing, trim carpentry, computer help, Deck building/refinishing, etc.
I’ve also excluded projects that technically I could do, but choose not to do. For example, I no longer carry an extension-ladder on my new RAM ProMaster Hi-Top Van. You may have noticed that there are no ladder racks so I can not carry an extension ladder. I’ve decided that for me personally, the risk of injury vs. the reward at my age is not worth it to climb tall ladders. So, I don’t do roofing, gutters, chimneys, etc. But I have roofers we can call that do these things full-time.
Plumbing clogs (and chimney sweeping) are also excluded as well as working on heating and air conditioning systems. However, I do install thermostats on almost any wired, thermostatically controlled system. Exception: Carrier has a proprietary thermostat that makes it almost impossible for anyone who is not a Carrier dealer to install a thermostat from Lowes, Home Depot or Amazon. So if you want a nice new WiFi thermostat, just let George Do it. Or if your system is a Carrier, you’ll have to pay Carrier to supply and install it.
Outside painting of house and windows for single story homes only and I will paint/stain/refinish decks, gazebos, pergolas, trellises and outside doors. and inside of your home, I do all walls, ceilings, trim, cabinets, etc. Inside your home, I paint walls, ceilings, trim, cabinets and I also have indoor scaffolding so those hard to reach two-story foyers are no problem. My indoor, clean and safe scaffolding also allows me to replace those high up chandeliers safely and quickly.
You may have furniture that needs repair or touch-ups. I have a friend who does these things and does it absolutely perfectly. Much better than I could offer, so I’m not offering to repair or touch-up furniture.
Coincidentally, my two hobbies are also services I offer to my clients. Woodworking and computers. Windows computers are my specialty from Windows XP to the newest Windows 10 (yes they skipped “9”). Routers, wireless systems setups are a piece of cake for me. Upgrading your hard drive is a snap with my help. How about adding speedy Solid State Drive (SSD)? Installing a new display monitor? I’d be happy to help you with the hookup as well as the set up for optimum displaying your screen. I don’t sell any computer parts or software – just my help. Most computer services are by the hour.
Projects that match my skills are numerous and I love doing them. Projects that last no more than a few days are perfect for me. Examples: installing a few outside or inside light fixtures, mounting your new flat screen and hiding all those unsightly cables in the wall or replacing the storm door or that bedroom door your teen kicked a hole in! I do say, ‘no job is too small’ but I don’t say. ‘no job is too big’. In fact, many projects are too big for me. Building home additions, full basement remodels, garage additions, general large remodeling are not for me. Smaller remodels, projects that last for up to a few days are fine, but not much larger than that. I can install a new toilet, vanity, sinks, faucets but not the tub.
Remember, give a call, text or write and I will come out and take a look at your project. I always want to see the project first, then provide a free, flat-fee price that is guaranteed not to change, unless you change the project’s scope or add tasks or the actual materials prices are more or less than quoted. You should know that if you have me buy materials for you, I pay sales tax on all those materials I buy on your behalf because I do not SELL any materials myself. I only pick them up for you as a courtesy and charge you the same amount I pay. That also means that you can provide any materials you want. I’m only selling a flat fee to install, mount, replace, setup, assemble or adhere what you buy.
My fees always include all of my anticipated expenses, to arrive on time, install your project professionally and complete it on time and within your budget. You never pay any advance labor fees. For larger projects, I may ask for the cost of the materials in advance but no labor is ever paid until a project’s phase is completed. All payments are due on the same day that a project or phase is complete. Projects are discount-priced for payments by checks only. I deposit checks or pictures of checks or copies using a mobile deposit app and they are credited same day. Projects are priced without discounts for a credit card, PayPal, mailed checks and cash payments.