Chris for Hire

I no longer advertise my phone number due to the shear volume of SPAM calls Ive been receiving lately. I will gladly exchange numbers with actual customers.


Please send me an email to discuss your project......

Interior

  • TV Wall Mounting
  • Flat mount, Swivel, Mount, Motorized mount,etc. Device integration. Hiding of all wires.

  • Painting & Caulking
  • Lots of people think they can paint. Free hand lines. Expert caulk application.

  • Finish Carpentry
  • You'll be amazed by what some well placed trim can do. Crown moulding, wainscoating, etc

  • Product Installations
  • Ceiling Fans, Cabinets, Shelving, Picture Hanging, Curtain Rods, Light Fixtures, Appliances, Aquariums, whatever....

  • Apartment refreshing
  • Pre move in clean up and makeovers of rental units.

  • Kitchen and Bathroom
  • I do alot of bathroom remodeling with excellent results.

  • Floor & Ceiling
  • Installation of tile & laminate flooring. Subflooring. Floor and Wood floor repair. Drop ceiling Installation.

  • Electrical
  • All manner of residential lighting and electric repair and installation.

  • Plumbing
  • I do minor plumbing repairs and installations of sinks, toilets, spigots, water heaters, faucets, showers, etc.

  • Drywall - Sheetrock - Plaster
  • Repair - Installation.Hanging, taping, finishing, painting .

  • Home Organizing
  • Do you have a cluttered room, garage, attic, house, commercial space, or life? or maybe you've acquired or inherited somebody else's mess? I can help!
    I possess a knack for creating order out of chaos and I can provide the muscle and know how to get the job done quickly. I can recommend methods and build and install storage solutions to ensure that you stay organized and efficient in the future.

  • Windows And Doors and Locks.
  • Installation of Windows and doors and locks and more(s).

  • Cleaning
  • A necessary evil.

  • Product Assembly
  • Assembly of Ikea and Wayfair furniture etc

  • Insulation and Weatherproofing
  • Water is the enemy.

  • Pre Sale - Move In
  • Cleaning, Repairing, Staging, Safety, Curb Appeal

  • Decorating
  • An Artists eye with alot of decorating experience.

  • Pet Spaces
  • Animal Enclosures, Aquariums & Aquascapes, Doggie doors and Dog Houses.

  • Moving heavy !@#$
  • Expertly move heavy and bulky items without damage to items or property.

  • and much more....
  • I get asked to do all manner of tasks and solve alot of different problems......some easy, some difficult, some just whacky.

Landscape

Connecticut Stonewall
Building and
Repair

  • Masonry
  • All manner of decorative masonry. Retaining walls, walkways, patios, firepits, pool surrounds. Expert drystack stone wall builder. Field Stone, Flag Stone, Slate, Trap Rock, Granite, Pavers, manufactured blocks.

  • Greenery
  • I dont NOT have a green Thumb. Limited experience with good results planting lawns, trees, shrubs, and flowers.

  • Design & Scape
  • I do not currently own any trucks or earth moving equipment. Happy to help you design and build you estate. Can rent equipment as needed.

  • Drainage
  • Water is the enemy. Controlling the flow of water from your roof, driveway, and property is the key to giving your home and structures a long life.

Exterior

  • Framing and Building
  • Sheds, Barns Garages, Outbuildings, Dog Houses, etc...

  • Curb Appeal
  • The addition or removal of certain items can go a long way. Clean Up, decorating, staging, etc.

  • Lighting
  • Underutilized in our area, Low voltage LED lighting can bring your property to life while using very little electricity.

  • Decks and Stairs
  • iuhiuhoiuhuih I just built a cool half circle veranda, anxious to build more curved decks. Lumber, Azek - Trex, tongue and groove. Painting.

  • Fencing
  • Fences, Gates, Partitions.

  • Painting
  • Ive never painted an entire house, painted everything else.

  • Roofing + Siding
  • I Repair both and install both sometimes. I dont really have the gear or manpower to do lots of large jobs.

Turf

I currently service all the purple and red towns on this map at no additional charge.

  • Farmington
  • Avon
  • Berlin
  • Bristol
  • Burlington
  • Canton
  • Plainville
  • New Britain
  • Newington
  • Simsbury
  • Southington
  • West Hartford
  • Barkhamsted
  • Bloomfield
  • Cheshire
  • Cromwell
  • Granby
  • Hartford
  • Harwinton
  • Litchfield
  • Meriden
  • Middlefield
  • Middletown
  • New Hartford
  • Plymouth
  • Rocky Hill
  • Thomaston
  • Torrington
  • Wallingford
  • Waterbury
  • Watertown
  • Wethersfield
  • Wolcott

Flaws in the system

Ive been around long enough to have seen how the bidding/contracting/subbing system can, and often does, go terribly wrong.

Too often home improvement projects end poorly.

  • Unhappy Customers
  • Shoddy workmanship
  • Unpaid workers
  • Disappearing deposits
  • Minimum standards
  • Abandoned jobs
  • Messy work
  • Ugly work
  • Litigation
  • Drama and Confusion

Hire Chris

The buck stops here.

I do it all ..... Designer, Project manager, Skilled labor, Unskilled labor, whatever is needed.

I generally work alone, as a "One Man Show"

I provide quality results direct to property owners. I DO NOT often work for contractors or as a sub-contractor.

The Art

I like to spend my time making things beautiful. I prefer to work for people who care about the aesthetics of their property.

The devil is in the details.

Way too often I see situations where "contractors" and DIYers try to cut corners, almost always the wrong corners. The difference between a job completed to minimum standards and a work of art is usually a small amount of effort, forethought, and imagination. Generally less than 10% of total cost.

Rates

Honest days work for an honest days pay.

Generally, I bust my ass and hourly is a win-win.

  • $60 for 1st hour.
  • $40 for 2nd hour.
  • $35 per hour.
  • $32 per hour for a week +.

I might be persuaded to work at a flat rate for some jobs.

Make a list

Completing several tasks at once can be very efficient....... saving time and money. Many of my customers end up making a list of lots of little stuff that needs attention or fixing.

I do NOT currently posses a HIC license or Liability Insurance. This may change soon.