jytoi65 on Yellow Pages
12 years ago
04/18/2009, 06:48 AM
Mike, the plumber who showed up at our house to replace our boiled came on a days notice after my old boiler hit the deck and it was a cold night at the end of February to boot. I called three different companies to get an estimate and mike and another guy were in the same ballpark, with the third guy wanting about 30% more for the exact same boiler and job!
From what I understand he is a 3rd or fourth generation plumber and it shows in his skills and all the tools he showed up with. instead of running back and forth for supplies, he came well prepared nd with two helpers to ensure he had everything he needed to do it all in one shot. And so he did. In a day where many services have ten trucks and send out "a warm body" to serve you at ridiculous prices, mike does the work himself and you do not have to worry that there will be leak because the guy didn't really care or he rushed through it to get to another job to meet a quota or whatever.
He did the job all in one day, left my basement immaculate. He even fixed my leaky basement washer tub faucet for no extra charge while he was there without my asking him to do so.
We had recently ordered a new washer from best buy, and they missed the first delivery date because although I had removed the old washer, I had left the old hoses on and they refused to touch them or lend me a wrench to do it myself. (Not to mention they were supposed to call me an hour before they came and nobody called me!) Anyway, mike was no such trouble. He dismantled my old one and even helped take it outside to put it t the curb which made my getting rid of my old one alot easier as I'm older and could never have carried it even with a helper. I've since used him three times for other jbs, and although he did have to cancel one appointment, he let me know an hour or two beforehand, and worked around my schedule to do the make-up date. If you want to "have the booss do the work", and pay normal going rates that someone else might charge for someone who does not have the same knowledge mike has. I plan to use him as long as I own my house. I'd send him to my best friends house without a care.