Hi there and thank you for visiting my handyman blog. My name is Justin and I work in Metrowest Boston (MA) (i.e., Newton, Waltham, Belmont, North Cambridge, and so on). The best way to contact me is to send pictures of your issue(s) to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So let’s get right to it. Here is a list of the most common jobs I do for folks. Note I am not a former construction guy; I do mostly smaller jobs:
deal with doors that don’t open or close or latch
troubleshoot kitchen drawers and cabinet doors
cosmetic work on drywall, e.g., patching holes therein
caulking of tubs and sinks
replace broken window glass
replace sash cords on old wooden windows, and address window function generally
The best way to contact me is to EMAIL PICTURES of your issues to me at email@example.com. You can also call me at 781 330 8143. If I don’t answer it means I am up on a ladder somewhere, so please do leave a message and I will call back within 24 hours. Tell me what’s going on, we can have a pleasant little chat. And I will be very up front with you about whether your needs are within my skill set or no. Thank you for visiting! 🙂 Best, Justin
PS The story: years ago when I was a freelance musician, I had an apartment in Jamaica Plain that was absolutely fabulous. It was huge, and it was cheap. I mean insanely, borderline grand larceny cheap. So I never wanted to kick my sleeping dog landlord and make him think hey, maybe I should raise Justin’s rent. So, even though I knew very little to start, whenever anything broke in that house I just figured out how to fix things myself. Then in the wake of the great recession, I found myself managing the office of an electrician. There I learned a LOT about electrical work, but I was also introduced to the business of driving to someone’s house, fixing something, and getting paid. So I mentioned to one of the electrician’s clients that I was thinking of becoming a handyman, and she hired me on the spot. And the rest, along with watching 9,000+ how-to youtube videos, is history.
I am primarily a fix-it guy rather than an install a new thing guy.
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