Brian's Do-Little Jobs
Areas of service:Louisville, New Albany, Jeffersonville, Shepherdsville and Clarksville
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About Brian's Do-Little Jobs
Hi, Iím Brian Houting. I provide a range of services for my customers.
Some of these are:
- Appliance repair
- Electrical repairs
- Furnace repair
- Over The Range Microwaves
- A/C repairs
- Furnace Repair
My prices start out at 75 dollars service charge. But if you have me do the work the 75 dollars apply to the work. Most times i can give you a round about figure over the phone. Don't get ripped off by the other guys. If I can't fix it, there is no charge. Some of the other people in my profession will charge you a service charge of 80 dollars even if they can't fix it. Again. If I can't fix it there is no charge.
I want to thank you for any business you can give me.
Please call me at 502-408-2081 Brian Houting
Questions and answers
- Tell us something customers may not know about you.
I love all animal and I am the voice for animals. I will not stand by and let a animal get abused. I stand strong on that. I have joined of Alley Cats to help cut down on unwanted cats in every ones neighbor hood.
- How many projects do you average in a year?
I cannot count how many customers I help out over a years time. But I can guess it must be over 1000. I would like to make it more than that with your business.
- What information do you recommend to have readily available before looking for a professional in your trade?
When your contractor pulls up to to do the job if he or she has tools. Do they say they loaned there tools out that's why they don't have any tools it is the oldest lie in the book. They don't have any tools cause they don't know how to do the work.
I have tools and a 6 foot wide trailer to haul stuff with and Ladders to get the job done.
- What do you wish customers knew about your profession or trade?
That I am not in a coffee shop waiting for the phone to ring. I have to stay at a job until it is finished before I can go to the next job and that is why you might get a call from me saying I might be a little late. I mean you would not want me to have your water turned off and 11 am rolls around and I tell you sorry I will be back tomorrow I have an appointment at 11:30 with Mrs. Jones and I will be back tomorrow and leave you with out any water and a big mess until the next day would you? So I stay and finish the job and clean up after myself and then move on to the next job. Plumbing can look like it might take only an hour or two and turn into a all day job. Just depending on what I run into.
- What areas of your trade do you specialize in?
- Repairing or installing new appliances
- AC units
- Unclogging drains
I clean up my mess because I want to keep your business, and by cleaning up is my way of thanking you for your business.If you are needing my services please call me at 502-408-2081. Thank You for your business.
- Tell us about the project or job that you are most proud of (in the last 12 months).
I have repaired water heaters, refrigerators, washers,dryers, dish washers, and other appliances and A/C units. I really like to help people that are in trouble and need my help. I remember I was at someones house and they was told they need a new dish washer cause another person that ripped them off for a 80 dollar service call told them the motor was bad and it would cost big bucks to fix it. I looked at it and all it was ,was the drain hose on the dishwasher was clogged. I unclogged the drain and because they been ripped off by someone that claimed to know what to do I only asked for 35 dollars for my gas and little time I was there. A lot cheaper then a new dish washer. Had they called me to begin with, if I could not repair it there would be no charge. In my book customer is king or queen cause they are my payday.
- How did you get started?
I started about 34 years ago working for different construction companies. I learned how to do different things with wood and how to build homes and buildings. I started helping the plumbers and learned a lot from them. As time went on I learned electrical, water heaters, how to repair them and replace water heaters, then I learned about furnaces how to repair them and clean one. I mean really clean one. I can take it all apart and clean your furnace and put it back together now. As time went on I learned how to repair A/C units. As you can see I never went to school to learn anything I learned by working for others and learned a lot by there mistakes. As time went on I started tinkering with refrigerators, washers, and other appliances that did not work and fix them. And I knew a guy that repaired appliances that gave me some pointers to.
- What services do you provide your customers after the work has finished?
I clean up my mess and try to make it look as if your product I worked on was there all the time and no one was there to fix it by leaving my dirty prints or dust around my work area. I clean up after myself that as my way of saying thank you for your business and I stand behind my work.
- What would you recommend customers looking to save money?
For 25 dollars I will do a home inspection to check there furnace and water heater and faucets and look at there plumbing for there water supply and drain. Now if I find anything I will take that 25 dollars and apply it to there bill if they let me do the repairs. Now you can't beet a deal like that.
- What questions should a customer ask before hiring a professional in your trade?
The customer should always ask this question, "If you can not fix the problem because you don't know how, do I owe you a service charge?" If the repair person says yes, hang up on them and contact me. Ask them if they can pass a police background check and a drug test. I can.
- What certifications or professional affiliations do you have?
I have seen people with all the certifications from schools or the best that money can buy and still not know half of what I know. Remember I half been trained in the field, not from some book and can only guess how the book tells you how to do it, I laugh at that. Like I say, I have been trained in the field.
- What brands or products do you work with?
What ever brand the customer feel comfortable with I will install it. I might say something if bad things had happen in the past with the brand faucet or something and then leave it up to the customer to decide.
- What are the most frequent questions you get from customers? What are the answers?
Most of the time a customer will say my A/C unit is not working I need free-on. 99 present of the time it is not free-on. It is usually compasiter or a contact or fan motor and or compressor. Or something as simple as a fuse in your furnace.
- What types of jobs are the most common?
furnaces and refrigerators are the most common. 75 present of the time when I go on a furnace run I see that the reason for the furnace motor or what ever I see that goes bad is because the people did not change there filter or just did not put a new filter back in and just left the filter out witch lets dust bunnies in the motor and burns the motor up.
With a refrigerator most of the time I have to clean the bottoms of them or replace the fan.