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Not just a handyman, your neighbor

How My Handyman Service is Different

While I can fix almost anything, I do not claim to be a “one call does it all” type of handyman service. Quality of work and customer trust are my top priorities. I know my limitations and would rather turn a job down than to perform less-than-perfect work. I'll tell it like it is and refer you to another contractor if I have one to recommend. I also don't have a problem letting you know if you can do it cheaper yourself.

My handyman service focuses on small jobs that need to be done around the house and done correctly the first time.  These can range from leveling cabinet doors, to fixing dripping faucets, to pressure washing.  

Sustainable/Green Handyman

I have worked in environmental engineering for most of my career and sustainability has been a part of our industry culture for a while now. Having an environmental degree, working as an environmental consultant, and working with a variety of environmental regulators for the last 30 years has given me a unique perspective on how I can provide the best handyman service to my customers while keeping the environment in mind.

As part of my handyman service, I strive to use low impact chemicals and reuse and recycle waste materials that are generated during my handyman jobs.  This can be something as simple as using paints that contain less volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Or it can mean re-purposing something that is no longer needed.  For example, when I replace a door for someone, I rarely throw away the old door.  

I also provide eco-friendly pressure washing services.  Did you know, all of the storm sewers in the our neighborhoods are  connected to washes and creeks that eventually drain into the Colorado River?  This means that anything and everything that goes down a storm drain ultimately ends up in the river.  This includes tennis balls, flip flops, and pressure washing chemicals. Even if you wash your car in the driveway, if you let the soap run down your driveway and into the storm drain, the soap ends up in the river.  

At home I conserve water (and save money) by having 85% of my yard xeriscaped and using drip irrigation. I have a 4,500 gallon in-ground rainwater harvest tank for the grass I do have. I have two cubic yard compost bins to provide plenty of nutrients for my plants each spring.

I'm also a Austin Resource Recovery volunteer Zero Waste Block Leader so if you have any questons about what goes in each bin (thus potentially reducing your landfill waste and therefore bin size and saving you money) just ask me.

Now I certainly don't do any of this to scold anyone, I simply think if I can do something that leaves our environment cleaner or less impacted that has to be a good thing, and usually it makes sense from an economic standpoint.
Four Points Austin Texas Handyman water harvest
Rainwater harvest tank being installed