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The Best Local Contractor Phoenixville PA

Our Promise

We’re Honest

Integrity means so much to us, it’s our first core value

 

Initial Contact

our goal is to determine if we can do either an in person or virtual estimate immediately once we receive your request and work on scheduling you immediately for that estimate, sometimes same day scheduling if we can get all we need from you 

Estimates

we will have an estimate out to you within 24 hours or less once we either come out to your home or get information to do a virtual estimate for you 

Appointment Reminders

You will receive an email reminder that we’re coming at a certain day and time.  You will also get a text message from your technician when they’re on their way to your home

You're going to LOVE it

we promise you’re going to love the work we do for you or we will make it right.  Our goal is that you’re happy with the entire process from start to finish

Relationship Driven

our goal is to become your “go to” whenever you need work done in your home.  You’re going to reach out to us every time and you know us by name at this point 

We're Different

we’re different than the other contractors you’re going to meet along the way, we carry liablity insurance ($1million), Workers Compensation insurance, Commercial Auto Insurance, We have a fleet of vehicles, We background Check all of our employees and any Sub Contractors we work with, We follow HICPA regulations (home improvement consumer protection act) and most importantly we live and breathe our core values in everything we do 

 

Handyman or Contractor?

Do I need a handyman or contractor for the work I am looking to have done?

The answer is, not sure yet.  We need to break down a few things to better understand the scope of work that your project entails to ensure you’re looking for the right company.  Let’s start off with the difference between a handyman vs a contractor.

Handyman – jack of all trades, can do a lot of various tasks from electrical, plumbing, woodworking, drywall, landscaping, etc.  When you have one person in a company (typically a handyman is a one person company) it’s very difficult to be great at so many different things, good or average at doing everything is typically what to expect.

Contractor – typically a company comprised of more than one employee which allows them to hire people who all have different skills and no matter the size of a project can be great at that one thing.  Typically a contractor is all W2 employees that work for that company, not always though (we will talk about this in another post).

General Contractor – this is more of a “manager” than workers, typically a general contractor uses “subs” or other companies to accomplish their work rather than having a company of employees to do the work themselves.  The issue with using sub contractors is that they do not work for the person you hired.  They also have their own prices of what they expect to be paid for the work in your home, but then the general contractor typically adds an additional 20% to what the subs get paid to pay themselves.

Now that you understand the difference between the different types of companies that will come to give you estimates for your work, the scope of work for your job is now what’s going to allow you to make a better decision.  Fixing some drywall or replacing a vanity can easily be a handyman but finishing a basement or redoing a bathroom or kitchen might be better to use a contractor or general contractor.  You can also look at overall price of job to get an idea,

$100-$2500 – more handyman work

$2500-$10,000 – contractor

$10,000 + – general contractor

I truly hope this helps to make a better decision.

Derek Anasiewicz is the owner and founder of A to Z Family Business, a company that started as a handyman company and has grown since inception into a local contractor that can handle a variety of different projects. A to Z Family Business is located in the Philadelphia suburbs and works throughout the Philly area including Southern NJ. Visit www.atozfamilybusiness.com to learn more about us

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