Voted Auburn Journal's "Best of the Best Handyman" for the last five years!
I tackle anything that needs work around the house: from maintenance chores to electrical, plumbing or carpentry repairs; from appliance troubleshooting to simple "honey do" lists that never seem to get done. I enjoy working solo or along side the homeowner who just needs an extra hand or the proper tools.
Rates: $60 per hour. Minimum charges depending on distance.
Since many of my jobs are small projects, I need to factor in my transportation costs. I therefore have an hourly minimum which is based on your distance from my home. Generally, the Auburn area is a one hour minimum and nearby communities (Christian Valley, Meadow Vista, Newcastle, Loomis) are a two hour minimum. You can go to this map to see what your minimum charge will be. If the job is not urgent and can wait till I'm in the area on another job, I can adjust the minimum time requirement. As long as I can cover my transportation costs I'm happy to work with my customers to keep their costs down.
I pride myself on having a wide variety of skills and providing dependable, quality work at a reasonable rate.
I'm excited to announce that lately my 22 year old son Matt has been joining me on most of my service calls. He has worked with me on projects around the house since he was just a little guy and later at Handydad during his high school and college years. He charges $35/hr. and is therefore a better value on jobs which are a bit less technical or more physical in nature. Depending on the list of jobs we're doing, there may be times when he is just observing to gain experience. Of course, during those times he is "off the clock". As I gently phase into retirement over the next few years, I'm hoping to pass the baton on to Matt as Auburn's next "Best of the Best" Handyman!