This has not been the least bit easy - for anyone. The deaths, the disease, the destruction.
We have all felt this in one form or another. I feel for the people and the families that have been largely affected by this horrible virus.
I personally want to thank the thousands of men and women in the health care industry and EMS services, Police and Fire Fighters for risking their lives each and every day for us.
There are so many people to thank - unconditionally.
The grocery store clerks, cashiers and stock people for keeping the food on our tables, the Farmers for all they do to keep the food distribution going, the Cleaners who have been diligent in making sure our community places are safe, the people who wear masks and gloves and keep their distance in helping us all flatten the curve. Thank you all.
As a Contractor I have had to close down my business, albeit temporarily, but it has not been easy either. I much rather prefer to work and be an active and contributing member in my community.
Wilson's Handyman Services have been in business for 6 years as of April 30th of this challenging year 2020 and we hope to carry on.
The photos/video above illustrate my last job before closing down. I was in my glory because I was helping someone with their house repair and painting needs and I was helping myself in return.
Just working gives me a good feeling that I have put in an honest days work, that I have been productive and that I have begun another new relationship with a client.
Our work is very gratifying indeed, but it takes two to make it all come together.
After all this COVID-19 stuff is over I hope we will never take things for granted again and that we will take something positive from all the mayhem and treat one another with more respect, and dignity and carry on with a humble heart.
As I mentioned there has been a lot of death and destruction in this world because of this virus and it has created a lot of anxiety, stress, anger, depression, loneliness and absolutely crazy driving in our great city of London, Ontario!
When they say "We are All In This Together" please think about what this means.
Keep the faith. Stay positive. Stay healthy. Stay safe.
Yours in service,
I think the latter part of 2018 just flew by! Don't You?
As a matter of fact I think time has a way of going by considerably faster the older we get, but I will just speak for myself and my business.
There is plenty to get excited about for Wilson's Handyman Services!
We're coming up to celebrating 5 years in business in April 2019! Hooray!!
I've met some very interesting people as an Owner of a business and self-proclaimed Handyman.
There have been plenty of kind and patient people whom of which many continue to be my repeat clients!
This is such gratifying work when a client calls me back to do other work for them - that speaks volumes to me and makes me proud I am able to help others around their homes.
Getting the call from a new potential client is exciting as well as it gives me an opportunity to meet someone else who needs my help.
Trust has been a huge player this past year. What I mean is many people I meet trust me in their homes and trust that I stand behind my work. Some will just give me their keys to their home and say 'call me when you're finished or if you have any questions" or I will leave you a cheque behind the such and such. I can't tell you how that makes me feel except...well...great!
Yes, 2018 certainly flew by. I believe this has been one of my busiest times - especially with interior painting!
I have completed apartment units, bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms, bathrooms, basement floors, closets, trim, baseboards, window casings, pool sheds and more!
One thing for sure is I've gotten to know a few really good paint brands, brushes and rollers since starting my handyman business nearly 5 years ago.
I have learned using a good brush, a good paint and proper preparation goes a long way to a really nice looking finished performance. Patience and perseverance pays off!
Though it hasn't been all painting, believe me. There have been plenty of drywall repairs and installations and plumbing fixes and everything in between that has kept me busy!
Is this where I insert " I'm sorry I have not blogged in awhile" comes in? Well, I'm blogging now hoping you like what you read. After all it's straight from the heart.
I am very grateful to be where I am today in my business. Perhaps it will lead to other opportunities? I don't know, but one thing is for sure, I hope it continues to thrive and I hope to meet more of you in the London, Ontario and surrounding areas. Who knows? Perhaps I can be of assistance ; )
You already know where to find me.
In the interim please watch my promo for a little more information about Wilson's Handyman Services. Oh..and yes...the guy speaking in the promo is in fact me. Happy listening!
Thanks for reading and I hope to hear from you soon!
It's certainly hard to believe it has already been 4 years since starting Wilson's Handyman Services!
It almost seems like yesterday I was sitting in a classroom setting learning about all the aspects of starting a new business, yet; here I am and it's all thanks to people like you who have had confidence in my handyman abilities.
I've always told people "I'm no pro, but I do take pride in my work, I'm a bit of a perfectionist, I know how to do a lot of things, but I'm just a Handyman'.
Clients seem to appreciate that and that works for me too.
I question myself sometimes and wonder why I am 21 feet up in the air against the side of a house replacing a bathroom exhaust vent or crawling around inside an attic at 140 degrees in the dead of the heat installing and insulating rigid pipe to ensure proper ventilation for my client's home. The answer, however, comes clearly.
I enjoy doing what I do, I am needed, appreciated and I am paid to do these things.
When I launched my business and registered with the government and retained my Master Business Licence in April of 2014, I wondered where I would be down the road. There were a slew of questions on my mind. Questions like: Would I make it? Will there be enough work for me? Will I be able to understand the logistics of running a business? Understanding taxation with the Government? ...and the list goes on.
Yet here I am celebrating 4 years in business as a Sole Proprietor! pretty exciting, but not so much in the dead of winter when we are all hibernating. Business is very slow - like most businesses in the winter time.
Now that spring is in full swing, my cell phone has begun to ring once again.
I would not change this for anything. Sure, self employment has some down falls, but doesn't everything?
I just wanted to share a few words to thank my customers for believing in me, for having patience and understanding and for being so kind.
Finally! Spring has arrived - and not a day too soon for this Handyman!
I love spring for many reasons: The days grow longer, the weather gets warmer, the air gets fresher and the plants get brighter and the grass greener. It's such a vibrant time of year after hibernating from old man winter.
The spring is also important to me because it marks the beginning of another year in business - and it's all because of you! So thank you!
While we are on the subject of spring this is one of the best times of the year to start taking a thorough look around your home - inside and out - for peeling paint, a leaky faucet, cold drafts that may be present around your doors, windows and baseboards, worn exterior caulking, clogged eaves troughs and downspouts other general household repairs that you just haven't had the time to get done.
Now that you have compiled a to-do list, pick up the phone and call Wilson's Handyman Services!
As the beginning of my fourth year in business approaches, I offer the same reliable, friendly and affordable services! I also continue to offer free, no obligation, in-home estimates.
You can reach me by phone at 226-234-9291 or email blair@wilsonshandymanservices,ca
I look forward to hearing from you! Thanks for reading and...Happy Spring 2017!
It certainly didn't take long for Summer to arrive - at least not for Wilson's Handyman Services!
Once we got through that cold first week of April, the sun came out, the weather got warmer; and the phone rang off the hook! - no complaints! In fact we are very grateful for the work we have done so far this year.
One particular customer I would like to point out has kept me busier than a one armed paper hanger with an itch!
Painting this beautiful (and well built) wooden pool room shed is just one of several projects our customer has hired us to do.
It was a good idea to stain this shed as well. It's now stained and sealed and protected from the harsh elements southwestern Ontario endures - especially the hot suns of summer and the bitter cold winters.
We would also like to point out how we admire customers who go around their homes and compile lists of things that need to be done.
Once the list has been compiled, the phone is picked up and the customer dials 226-234-9291 and we simply answer: "Wilson's Handyman Services"?
Here is a sample list for this Handyman:
Painting, weather stripping, caulking, trim and baseboards, bathroom and laundry faucet installations, door handle repair, bi fold closet repairs, bathroom exhaust fan installations, assembling and anchoring book cases, repairing a screen door, dryer vent repairs, TV hook-ups, repairing gate latches, sealing a leaky eaves trough, assembling rocking chairs, building bar-b-q's, installing room organizers, painting a lamp post, painting & installing a screen door, laying indoor/outdoor carpet, repairing a garage door sensor, repairing a shower head, installing a roof top vent.
This is just a fraction of what Wilson's Handyman Services can do for your home!
So the next time you are looking for a handyman, just pick up the phone and call!
We would be more than happy to come out, evaluate your needs, offer a free estimate via email (usually within the same day) and, if you are agreeable with our rates, set a date and a time that is going to work for you and us to begin the work.
Simple and straight forward. No strings. Just honest, reliable work and a friendly smile.
Feel free to fill out a request form on our website at:
or email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
And remember, we're only a phone call away: 226-234-9291
Thanks for reading.
I hope you have been enjoying your Canada Day Week-end!
Happy 2016 all! Glad you made it!
Now that the Christmas rush, the gift buying and giving, the entertaining, the eating and everything in between is over; some of us can kind of relax a little and some of us will hibernate during the cold winter months. But, you have to agree, we've had it pretty good lately with the mildest December on record with only one day in December below zero!
The 'balmy' type weather certainly put people's minds into different perspectives.
I mean people continued to renovate and fix up their homes right up until late December! And why shouldn't they? It is a home that quite often will need a little fixing up here and there - which brings me to this:
Don't stop fixing up your home just because of old man winter on your door step!
There are plenty of things that can be done around the home during the winter months - especially on the interior! And yes, painting or dry walling is one of them!
Changing the way your home looks can also boost one's mood during the winter blahs and help brighten your day!
Wilson's Handyman Services has done extensive painting inside of homes!
From bathrooms to kitchens and from bedrooms to hallways!
What's more is Wilson's Handyman Services uses top quality brushes and paints like Benjamin Moore!
We're also able to pass along our great discount on paint and supplies through Benjamin Moore.
So if you're looking at adding a little color to your winter while saving money, then look no further than Wilson's Handyman Services.
We're a phone call away at 226-234-9291.
Wilson's Handyman Services...Ready When You Are!
Happy New Year!
Audio version here:
Well...that was short-lived! Summer I mean. I don't know about you, but it was almost like we really never even had a summer. To me we had a few nice week-ends weather wise, but that was about it.
Hmmm...maybe I was just that busy and believe you me, I was!
From the moment April came aboard the phone, the quotes and the appointments never stopped! We are not complaining however. It's good to be busy and a good feeling being wanted and needed for work!
We're always glad to be able to help others repair or maintain their homes and truly appreciate the calls.
So what sort of work have we been so busy with you might ask?
Interior painting, exterior painting, drywall repairs and installations, eaves trough and downspout clean outs, kitchen and bathroom sink installations, faucet installations, toilet installs and rip outs, vinyl floor installations, laminate floor installs, dead bolt installs, gutter guard installations, exterior lighting, interior lighting, refinishing a wooden threshold, installing a porch swing, insulating & repairing bay (overhang) windows, bathroom and bedroom painting, caulking windows and bath tubs, building and installing pressure treated fencing, painting shutters, installing a shower trap, installing dishwashers, cleaning, stripping & sealing wooden decks, repairing foundation wall cracks, building and repair screen doors and windows, installing curtain rods, mirrors and pictures, repairing/resurfacing a chimney stack, repairing screen door latches, installing pool house doors, mounting TV's on walls, installing entrance locks and handles...I don't think this list will end anytime soon so I'll stop.
Now that Autumn, (more commonly known as Fall) is upon us, people are preparing for many of the chores to get their homes ready for the cooler weather and, of course, inevitably; the winter months that lie ahead.
But just like the spring and summer months there is a ton of stuff to be done in and around the home like insulating, caulking and weather stripping around windows and doors, baseboards, behind electrical wall plates, painting and yes, even decorating. I mean let's face it, the weather changes, we change with it.
So here is to a happy Fall everyone! Hopefully the Super El Nino the weather guys are talking about will bring back summer faster than it left.
Thanks for reading!
I know it's been awhile since my last blog update, but rightly so I think!
Once we began to get little bursts of warm weather our cell phone did not stop ringing for weeks! No complaints by any means! It has been busy!
During all the busy times I was amazed of how patient people were (and are) with us. It's been much appreciated - thank you!
The phone had been ringing for a multitude of things to be done around people's homes - from large exterior paint jobs, to repairing a cracked foundation wall, some landscaping, building a pressure treated fence, window cleaning, staining a jacuzzi, eaves trough clean outs, down spout repairs, deck washing, deck sealing,drywall, interior painting and much more.
So needless to say - since April it's been a little chaotic, but nothing we couldn't handle thanks to being naturally organized - you really need to be in this business.
It's a good feeling helping others get things done around their homes. The work is very gratifying and my customers are tops! No. I mean that. Wilson's Handyman Services is treated with respect and trust knowing we will get the work done in a timely and efficient manner - you can read a little about what are customers are already saying here.
Thankfully, many of our clients are previous clients whom we've worked with before - some on 3 or four occasions over the past year.
Speaking of which, we are very proud to announce Wilson's Handyman Services is celebrating its first official year in business! As of April 30th 2015 we have begun our 2nd year and could not be more happier, but it's thanks to people like yourselves who have taken the time to read this blog and who have acquired my services - again - thank you!
The sun is shining and the skies are blue today, but looks can be deceiving - it's still quite cool, but at least it's not that deep freeze we had a few weeks ago setting all kinds of breaking weather records! Brrrr....
That brings me to this: Wilson's Handyman Services is in your area...In more ways than one.
Yes, we decided we would canvass the Westmount area by distributing our door hangers to home owners.
A door hanger is kind of like a post card with information about a company or service that hangs on your exterior front door.
We distributed about 100 of these in about an hours time.
The door hangers are there to just let you know we are in the neighbourhood and if you need any of our handyman services, we are just a phone call away.
The door hangers tell you a little about what we do at Wilson's Handyman Services, contact information, where to find us on the web and a photo of the Owner of the company.
Last year we distributed only 40 of these door hangers and had to stop due to bad weather approaching rather quickly.
To our delight 3 people called us up and took us up on our handyman services.
One lady & her husband asked if we could clean the interior and exterior windows of her beautiful home. I smiled and said "Absolutely!" and within a few weeks
we were there at her home making her windows sparkle!
Yes, it was a small job compared to other companies want, but that's what we're all about at Wilson's Handyman Services - no job too small at all!
Another gentleman across the road from this lady actually kept our door hanger until the fall and then decided to call us to clean out his eaves troughs and gutters.
We were humbled when he said "I put your advertisement away in my file cabinet knowing I would eventually call you".
Prior to the the eaves trough clean out job we were up the street working for a retired Lawyer. He had us doing all kinds of work like exterior painting, erecting a bird house, cutting branches down, cleaning windows, cleaning eaves troughs and so on.
As a matter of fact, this same Gentleman continues to call on Wilson's Handyman Services for several odd jobs like sanding down the top of his front door in the middle of winter, fixing a door latch and the list goes on.
We're just glad we could help out - he and his wife are very appreciative of our work and that is all we can ask for.
So door hangers to me, are a great way of getting the word out that we're here to help.
We're also glad to see the door hangers are welcomed by most and we will continue to distribute them - just to let you know we're here to help and we are only a phone call away!
Thanks for reading! Oh! ...and Happy Spring!