Just wanted to say Hey, I’ve been out here for a while now reading the posts, learned a lot, thank you all, names Kevin though sometimes I go by Will. Will I. Grababruski.
I was forced into this business due to being so damned tired of getting laid off from factory work, changes in the auto industry in this area, NE Ohio, is affecting a lot of industry and people.
Part time for the last 5 years I was the friendly Helping Hand Handyman, : ). One hot summer day after being layoff again; quit a few beautiful summer weeks, I got off the hammock, after a squirrel dropped a nut on my head, I made a phone call and had an ad in the next days paper, got 9 calls the very next day, heck that was easy, : ) been busy ever since (for the most part). It got to be that I needed help to survive so I figured I'd help others and in turn they'd help me, remarkable, who would of thought it.
Well this past June I had to go full time, now I’m “General Home Maintenance & Painting”, your Helping Hand Handyman, Specializing in those jobs you just can’t get to, a Senior Citizens best friend…
I’ve never liked the term “handyman”, too many people think “cheap labor”, but it does explain what I do, General Home Maintenance & Painting helps show them this is a real business and not just some heyhoo in a station wagon.
My painting skills are getting a lot better, all repaints, from what I hear about contractors, I‘ll stick to repaints. I really enjoy painting, it’s something I feel I’m good at. This winter has me real concerned. I haven’t done any advertising in a couple of years, which is working, but there needs to be a lot more big jobs. I’ve got some yard signs coming and lettering for the van, guessing I lost a lot of business this past summer not having them.
It feels great being out on my own, haven’t lost the house yet, so we’re giv’n-it our best
“Sometime you have to look hard to see what’s really important in your life, and when you do see it, Stay Focused!”
Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
Will ; )