Frequently Asked Questions


What types of jobs to you perform?
Please see our list of maintenance services performed.


Will you do small jobs?
Yes. Our minimum fee is based on two hours of work.


What is a construction punch list?

A punch list is a document prepared by an owner or his or her construction manager near the end of a construction project listing those items that do not conform to contract specifications that the general contractor must correct prior to final payment. The list may include work not completed and any damage done that needs to be repaired. Most experienced owners will hire a contraction manager to prepare the punch list.


Do you take credit cards?
Absolutely. You can pay with a check or credit card. If you are a property management or real estate company, we can invoice you.


Does your company have construction and maintenance experience?
Please refer to the biography of our president and construction consultant who has over 40 years of experience as a licensed general contractor.


Are licensed contractors more experienced than handymen?
There is no simple answer to this question. It really depends on whether the person has experience in the specific work to be accomplished. What is certain is that most licensed general contractors will charge more than a handyman.


Do you carry workers’ compensation and liability insurance?
Yes. Everyone who provides services for any of our clients is covered by insurance.


Are you part of a franchise?
No. We are a locally owned, independent maintenance and construction company.


What types of properties do you service?
Every type of residential and commercial property including single homes, condominiums, apartments, office buildings, and rental properties.


What areas do you service?
We service the Conejo Valley, the San Fernando Valley, West Los Angeles, Burbank, Glendale, Santa Monica, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Camarillo, and Malibu. For property management companies and Realtors, we often expand our area of service.


Are all of your workers licensed contractors?
Some are licensed and some are unlicensed, experienced handymen. Some of our handymen have more knowledge and experience than many licensed contractors. Who we assign to a job will depend upon the job requirements. For some jobs a license is required, for others, a contractor’s license is not required.


What is a change order in a construction contract?

A change order is an industry term for an amendment to a construction contract signed by both the contractor and owner. The proposed change may relate to the scope of work, the cost of any work, government mandates or the time required to complete work. Change orders are almost always submitted by contractors to owners for their approval while work is in process. This can place the owner in a difficult position since most owners are not construction experts and cannot always easily determine whether the proposed changes are needed or what is a fair price. An example would be when a roofer removes roof tiles and then notifies the owner that rotted wood beneath the tiles must be replaced at a substantial cost that is not within the owner's budget or financial capacity. Dealing with change orders is usually delegated to a construction manager.


May we distribute your articles to others and add them to our website?

Yes, provided we are given credit for writing the article. Every one of our articles includes our identifying information at the bottom which must be included. There is no cost for using our articles.


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