The year was 1998 in a small Colorado mountain called Leadville. I worked for a contractor doing handyman and home improvement work. After a short time, and many customer complaints regarding his absence and inability to return their calls, I spoke with him regarding their issues. I offered my opinion on how to resolve the issues, considering I was the one who was in contact with the customers. His response was, “If you think you are so smart, why don’t you have your own business?” I thought about it and replied, “good point, consider this my 2-week notice.” Three seconds later I was dismissed of my duties for this reason.
I went home, called the newspaper to run an ad and I printed homemade business cards, and I was off and running. The contractor went out of business 3 months later, after all, it is a “small town”, and the name A+ Handyman spread like wildfire. In 2000 a family situation forced me to move back to the Winchester area. The scenery has changed but A+ has stayed the same.
From the beginning, I believed in and built the business on great customer service, being dependable, doing quality work and offering those services at reasonable rates. It is these culture points that have made us the company we are today. What started out as a one-man show has evolved to one of the leading handyman companies in the Shenandoah Valley, and the areas only Preventative Maintenance Specialist. Feel free to compare us to any other service contractor by using the list provided to the right. Dare to Compare
I learn from mistakes, not just my own, but other people’s mistakes. I have listened and acted on my client’s issues and complaints with other contractors such as 1) They don’t answer their phone or return calls 2) I have them a deposit and they never showed to do the work, or never finished it, 3) undependable 4) rates too high 5)poor workmanship and the list goes on. By focusing on our client’s expectations, wants and needs I can honestly say that we offer an excellent service that is truly “A Grade Above the Rest!”
Back to the Colorado contractor that I worked for 20 years ago. I would like to say Thank You for giving me the motivation and drive to be the best that I can be and allowing this company to offer the type of service that we do, and to become the top notch company our clients can put their trust in.
We are a team of seasoned professionals organized to help local home and business owners optimize their time and money by guiding them through the maintenance of their property. Very few property owners have the time, tools, skills and desire to keep up appearances along with maintaining the safety and functionality of their property in a timely and therefor economical manner. We use state of the art apps and systems to keep our customers jobs on schedule and to make invoicing and payment easy and cost effective. Our customers receive a FREE estimate in a timely manner and we stay in touch keeping them apprised of scheduling opportunities. It is our practice to stay on a job until it is satisfactorily completed, and in general, we do not take payment until your job is satisfactorily completed. After 30 years serving property and business owners in the Shenandoah Valley, there is very little that we cannot do for you --- if we are not the best for the job, we'll refer you to a professional who can!