About Bob Coombs
Hello! My name is Robert Coombs.
In the winter, I try and pick up some driveways to plow to help fill in when it is slow.
Also, I have been doing carpentry since 1980's and have been self-employed for 11 years now.
I try to keep my work in the Northwest Corner of Ct, but have traveled and am still willing to travel much of the State, if needed.
Feel free to contact me if you are in need of any of my services!
I have been in the business for over 40 years. I do decks,railings, sheetrock, taping, painting, doors and windows,(new and replacement), wood floors, ceramic, cabinets, hardware,interior trim and many other things.
I usually leave this up to the customer unless they mention a product that I or know of someone has used in the paast and had a bad experience with. As far as painting products go I do try to use Benjamin Moore if possible.
Questions and Answers
Do you offer any service after finishing the work?
At the end of each day I clean the job site to make it look as presentable as possible and also make sure that there are no ladders standing up or any tools or materials left in a hazardous manner.
I started working for my father who was a builder when I was 15 years old after school,school vacations and all summer. From there I worked with different contractors doing anything from small decks to huge condo projects. I have done this type of work for the better part of 40 years.
What questions should a customer ask before hiring you?
Are you insured, what kind of experience do you have, are you licensed, do you have any references,do you have any of your work I can look at?
What do you recommend to know before hiring you?
Try to use a licensed professional in the area and recommend ones that I have worked with over the years or ones I have seen the kind of work they do. I never recommend someone I am not famailiar with or have never heard of.
How many projects do you average in a year?
This is a tough question because it depends on the size of the job, what the job consists of, but I would say on an average between 8 and 12 jobs per year.
What are you most proud of?
I do a job for a lady that someone else started and left in the middle of the job. It was approxiamately a 1000 sq. ft. addition which was quit elaborate. the interior and exterior trim was a 4 piece system which was all made by the amish in Ohio. The bathroom was about 12x16 with a 15 ft. ceiling and a 6 ft. x 6 ft. skylight. The other 2 rooms had 15 ft. ceiling with 12ft. high doors and windows and 1 fireplace. This was without a doubt the job I am the most proud of and with a very very happy customer.
What types of jobs are the most common?
The last 2 years I have done alot of painting, Hardwood flooring, cabinets and a far amount of sheetrock and taping.
What is important to know about your profession?
The quality of work I produce and the amount of satisfied customer I have been fortunate enough to have had the pleasure to do work for over the years.
How can we save money hiring you?
Depending on what the job is maybe if doing a kitchen, go with a laminate insread of granite or corian. possibly a litle bit lower grade cabinet but not too low. If it's a deck go with all wood instead of composite or vinyl.