I came to professional home repair and woodworking via many paths over the years. My father taught me as early as age 8 or so the fine details and trials of painting, simple carpentry and tile work through various projects in our home in Milwaukee, WI. I built my first bird feeder with my Dad watching over my shoulder.
In the 1990s, I worked as crew foreman for a home remodeling company in Flagstaff, AZ. In the past three decades I’ve bought and sold houses that I personally remodeled top to bottom, including installing new doors and windows, rebuilding decks, adding skylights, installing crown molding, you name it.
In 2002, I ended my 5-year career as a newspaper reporter and launched my own handyman business in Pittsburgh, PA. Most of my customers owned grand old homes, many built in the late 19th century, so I became well acquainted with the demands and quirks that make vintage homes so special.
In 2012, my wife and I moved to Bellingham, WA, in 2012 where my list of customers has grown widely. Based on outstanding customer reviews, Angie’s List awarded me its Super Service Award for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (You can check out my reviews at Angieslist.com).
I enjoy woodworking more and more. Largely self-taught, I’ve worked with wood for years building shelves and hangars and cabinets. In the last 6 years, I turned that hobby into a business, and am now building blanket chests, hutches, kitchen cabinets and book cases. I also build radiator covers incorporating carved fronts and embellishments, making each one a unique work of art.