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Our Rates- Please review before contacting us!

We feel it is important to educate potential new clients how our rates are determined. Our goal is to establish a good working relationship with clients who appreciate the value in the excellent service we provide. Folks looking for the best deal or cheap labor will not be a good fit. The cost of doing business is expensive. From the cost of liability insurance, business legal fees, retaining highly skilled background checked technicians, website design and upkeep, accountant and book keeping fees, advertising, operations software,

replacing/maintaining tools, consumables and fueling/maintaining heavy duty service trucks, talking to potential clients, estimating and following up with clients is what makes up a good portion of our determined rates. We are not the cheapest handyman service out there and by far not the most expensive either. Somewhere fair and in the middle is where we sit for today's going rates. Most folks consider our rates reasonable for a professional handyman service and what they get in return, 5 star service from scheduling through completion! Peace of mind knowing we carry insurance. It is rare we give a set price. Usually the scope of work is not so straight forward and littered with many variables. This is why we estimate jobs based on experience. It is impossible to predict every outcome however. We feel it is fair for both parties that we charge hourly with a minimum instead of a set price. A simple 2 hour job will consume at least 1/3 of the day traveling back and forth and prevents us from scheduling a longer job. Would you drive a gas guzzling SUV or truck into work for 1 hour or less? It does not make sense, it is a loss. Will we work for a set price? Absolutely! Just like our competition, we would estimate the time and other factors including time to estimate, trip charge, time to source materials, consult with the client and then add additional for a cushion factor. When the scope of work changes from what what originally discussed or unforeseen work is involved the price will definitely change. We like to be more transparent.

If your looking for a cheap handyman service we will not be a good fit. Perhaps look into craigslist or thumbtack if you are on a tight budget. Keep in mind though, most of what you will find are working for beer money, inexperienced, unreliable, felons, drug addicts and uninsured which places the liability on you should something go wrong. Aside from that they are pricing themselves out of business and will most likely not be around to honor any guarantee. There are good folks out there but you have to ask yourself why they are not charging the going rate. Maybe you have a trusted family member or neighbor that can help? Either way please see our FAQ for tips on keeping the cost down if you have a restricted budget.

If you want to build a good working relationship with high quality, reliable, experienced and professional handyman service, then you have come to the right place. Please review our rates before contacting us, then let us know how we can help!

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