don't have a receptionist, so email is easier than phone)
Check my availability (generally about 2-3 weeks
out in summer)
Read reviews, or write one of your own:
Owing to my new profession as mostly-stay-at-home-dad, I am currently only
accepting jobs on Fridays.
Expect at least 4-5 weeks before I have a schedule opening.
As I am only working 1 day a week, I now have a $200 minimum charge, however my
rates are the same ($50 per hour + $1 per mile, from Richmond)
hanging blinds or
mirrors; patching drywall; rekeying locks; dripping faucet; replacement
switch, outlet, or fixture; caulking; gate or door repair... I can fix
whatever little things are broken around the house or do those minor
projects you've been putting off.
• Furniture assembly, appliance set up and installation
• Broken stuff troubleshooting
(I've fixed everything from electronics and
software to automobiles and appliances)
• Small deliveries
$50/hour + $1/mile
If you don't own a car:
$40/hr + $1/mile
If you don't own a car and are low-income:
$30/hr + $1/mile (See
page for details)
Note: I don't do
In order to cover the time and fuel it takes to check out jobs I may
never end up getting,
I'd have to charge more per hour.
Those who do "free" on-site estimates will always build the cost of
those estimates into the final price - plus the cost for estimates they
did for others who didn't end up hiring them. You will almost always
end up paying more with someone who charges a flat rate than with an
For a very large job, with costs in the thousands, you should probably
get a firm quote in advance, but for the small jobs I do it is
generally not worth it.
I work primarily in
Richmond, San Pablo, El Sobrante, El Cerrito, Albany, and Berkeley.
I can go anywhere in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties as well as the
entire extended SF Bay Area, however please note that I charge
for commute time outside of my local area.
For anything further than about 10 miles from Richmond, CA it is may be
more cost effective to hire someone closer, even if their rates are