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:
BIG CHANGES !!!
For the last decade I have done deliveries and hauling, in addition to
household repairs. Recently though, my work has consisted of
around 90% repair work; at the same time, life circumstances have
changed such that it is no longer practical to keep a giant truck.
Therefore I have sold the truck, and replaced it with a
(bio-diesel powered!) car, and will no longer provide any moving or
(The car has a large amount of storage space, so I may still be able to pick-up
your Ikea furniture or take away debris leftover from your repair job, but that
would only be as incidental to the main job.)
• Household handyman repairs
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
Rates page for details)
Note: I don't do on-site estimates.
In order to cover the time and fuel it takes to check out jobs I may never end
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 hourly rate.
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 slightly higher.