from my starting location (zip code 94602)
Mileage is charged one way only and covers fuel and other vehicle
$200 minimum charge
Cancellations not made at least 72 hours before a scheduled appointment will be
subject to a $60 fee
Due to the ever increasing traffic in the Bay Area, the
hourly rate will extend into my commute for jobs more than about ~15 miles of
exact charge will depend on actual delay time, but expect about an
extra $100 for San Francisco and an extra $200 for the South Bay
Check, Venmo and Zelle accepted.
income customers are encouraged to tip. (Median individual
income in Oakland is $32,000)
High income earners are strongly encouraged to tip.
Rate for customers who do not own a motor vehicle is $50
Poverty Discount: Low-income
$40-50 per hour*
*Plus any tolls, dump fees (see below), or other expenses. 30
min increments after the first hour. See
also traffic note (above)
**Must not own a motor vehicle to qualify for poverty
Income qualification taken on the honor system; use federal guidelines (<$11,490
I don't do on-site estimates.
order to cover the time and fuel it takes to check out jobs I may never
end up getting, I'd have to charge a lot more per hour.
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 always end up paying
more with someone who charges a flat rate than with an hourly rate.
a very large job, with costs in the thousands, you should always get a
firm quote in advance, but for the small jobs I do it is generally not