The Danbury Review Interviews Luke Huizinga, Owner of Mechanical Detail in Southbury, Connecticut.
I sat down with Luke Huizinga of Mechanical Detail Plumbing in Southbury, CT for our interview. Luke is a straight forward, warm, friendly individual who is loved by many. He's a competent business owner, and Luke Huizinga won the Commit To Be Fit Challenge over at Prime Time Fitness which is actually how we got into contact.
Luke is a local plumber, father and often takes time to work in the community. His small plumbing company has just grown to 3 employees as he does the right work for the right people. He can be found fixing ac units, repairing heaters, troubleshooting boilers or simply turning on the water for someone who thought their washing machine was broken. Although Luke will shy away from Appliance Repair he certainly will help anyone that needs anything repaired in their home.
He's a member of PCNG, a local networking group and the other members swear by his handyman skills. He's a millennial, but a hard working smart one at that. Hopefully we'll see a new breed of hard working millennial in the upcoming years.. Hopefully.
Need help with Plumbing? Contact www.eliteplumbersct.com/danbury-plumbing today.
Looking for a Tree Service in Connecticut?
Finding a Tree Service in Connecticut is always a difficult process because you never really know if they'll show up to do a good job or not. But, with our tips on selecting the right Connecticut Tree Service hopefully you'll get steered in the right direction.
In this short article we'll provide 10 Tips & Tricks on Hiring the Best Connecticut Tree Service and give you the names of Tree Services in Connecticut that we recommend.
How to Find the Perfect Tree Service in Connecticut!
Here's The Danbury Review's list of 10 tips & tricks to find the best tree service. A tree service is a company that performs services like tree removal, tree trimming, stump grinding, brush hauling, land clearing and more. However, more often than not tree services aren't actually tree services and instead they are money hungry guys with chainsaws & pick up trucks that think they can make a quick buck. Hopefully this guide on finding the Best Tree Service in Connecticut will help you decide who to choose.
1. Read Reviews
Always read the reviews. The reviews truly tell the whole picture. If they have good reviews chances are they'll do good work, if they have bad reviews it's a red flag and if they have no reviews... don't hire them! Please note that Tree Guys will often do anything for work so if you see almost "too good to be true" reviews you might want to do some more research. On the other hand if you notice other "too bad to be real" reviews it might just be a competitor trying to bring his opponent down.
2. Get 3-5 Quotes
Get a bunch of quotes from local tree service companies. Don't buy on the first quote and always take notes. A good thing to note is how professional they were, if they were late to give you a quote or if they had a hard time justifying the price. Chances are if they were late to give you the quote the job will be completed late as well.
3. Ask them to Justify the Quote
Justifying the quote is sometimes a hard thing to ask a tree guy. Tree workers are always pretty rough around the edges, often have unusually long beards and certainly intimidating. Don't be intimidated - it's your money! If he says it's $5000 for the job ask him, why is that? If he has a hard time justifying why the job is $5000 then that's simple a shot in the dark. If he can justify the price you know you're in good hands.
We'll continue with The Danbury Review's 7 Tips & Tricks to Hire the Right Connecticut Tree Service in a moment, but first let's take a look at a few of our recommended Tree Services in CT.
Tree Services in Connecticut Recommended by
Al Marsilli is a real stand-up guy. He runs a great Handyman Business in Ridgefield, Wilton and the rest of Fairfield County.
My buddy Pete will be happy that he doesn’t need to come over and fix everything for me, because I’ll be calling Al up if I need some help.
Handyman Pro Fairfield County
41 Wilridge Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877
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Looking for a Tree Service in Danbury CT?
Bill has been in the Tree Business for over 20 years, and has seen it change from a tight knit group of professionals to a much larger and less professional group. After the storms of Irene and Sandy there have been tree services popping up on every corner in Danbury. This influx of "Tree Removal Experts" has created a bad name for the tree care industry, and resulted in a common distrust of tree care professionals.
Bill knows that it won't be easy to improve the name behind tree services in Danbury, but he's devoted to changing people's minds one tree job at a time.
What made you want to go into the Tree Removal Business?
Bill didn't have a choice, because he was brought up in the business. His friends and family were deeply invested in the tree care industry. In hindsight he's glad that there wasn't a choice for him, because he wouldn't want to trade his lifestyle for anything.
If a Customer was to choose between L & T Tree Service, Barts Tree Service, and Torcasio Tree Service - why choose yours?
What it really comes down to when choosing the right tree service is price and availability. Bart's Tree Service, L & T, Torcasio Tree Service, and our Tree Service will all do a great job. Each one of us handles tricky tree removals, and other tree work. We don't really know any of the other tree services in town as well as these guys.
Do your research, look at each tree service's website, reviews, and make some calls. Compare quotes, and availability. We won't always be the lowest in town, but we'll make sure you get taken care of very quickly.
Wrapping things up with the Danbury Tree Service Pros
Danbury Tree Pros
42 Lake Ave Ext Ste 159
Danbury, CT 06811
Looking for Cell Phone Repair in Danbury?
In addition to providing quality phone repair service in Danbury, MobiFix also provides the excellent customer service. By the time you drive to the mall, wait in line at the phone repair kiosk, wait for the repair to be done, and then drive home… You could have had MobiFix at your home, a phone repaired, and have played 25 minutes of Candy Crush or Pokemon go – whatever you’re into.
Not to mention the money you’ll have saved on your smart phone repair. MobiFix doesn’t have expensive overhead that kiosks, and phone repair shops in the Danbury Mall do.
What made you want to get into the Mobile Phone Repair Business in Danbury?
“I spent 5 years working in the cell phone repair business for someone else, and felt that I could do a better job. I enjoy helping people, and being able to do right by my customers is a great feeling” explains Ricky.
“In 6 months I’d like to have another MobiFix Repair van on the streets of Danbury, and be recognized as the best iphone repair shop in Danbury. I’d like to have a place where people could drop off their phones to be repaired as well. "
If a customer was to choose between your iphone repair business, and three others just like it in Danbury CT… Why choose yours?
Wrapping things up with MobiFix Repair of Danbury Connecticut
Thinking about getting a Pool for Next Summer?
Jim Sr. started his custom pool building business out of his garage in Redding, CT in 1984. And after years of success and growth Jim Sr moved his business from his garage to a commercial building with a showroom and concrete plant in Bethel, CT. L&J Pools is still family owned and operated, Jim Sr. along with his wife and 3 children and more employees, work together to provide quality custom pools throughout Connecticut. Their pool company has many satisfied pool owners in Danbury, New Fairfield, Ridgefield, Brookfield and other areas of CT.
Besides the Pool Building Business do you do anything else?
Fiorilla Heating Oil does automatic deliveries throughout Fairfield County and the lower half of Litchfield County. Their website at fiorillaheatingoil.com is very user friendly; customers can go online to see what the current rate is, select the day for delivery, and even pay online. Fiorilla Heating Oil regularly posts their daily cash price on Facebook (@fiorillaheatingoil), and when you follow you can receive Facebook only specials.
Whats the toughest thing about owning a Inground Pool Building Business in 2016?
“Another thing that our pool company needs to deal with is the constant fees, licenses, and high requirements just to clean a pool.” Jim proceeded to explain everything to me about the SP-1, SPB licenses needed to run a successful pool company, but it was too overwhelming for me to follow.
If a Customer was looking to get a Custom Pool Built, and was to choose between your Pool Company, and three others like it - Why Choose L&J Pools?
Besides listening to information about pool licensing my interview with Jim Jr. was very interesting and had a lot of information to offer. I thought it was great that they created another company (Fiorilla Heating Oil) on top of the Pool Company to provide their seasonal employees with work during the off season, which shows great character. I know where I’ll be going to get a pool…. Eventually!
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We talked about how he’s grateful for the small team of plumbers he has working for him. They both have families in the Danbury / New Milford area. Mike himself has twins that are four years old. Both plumbers working for him understand the need for delivering the best service to their customers.
Mike got his start after graduating from Henry Abbot Tech, and doing his apprenticeship with M&M Plumbing. He explained that it was tough opening a business because advertising in the phonebook was extremely expensive. Phonebooks are long extinct, and the internet has taken over.
Owning a Plumbing Business in 2016
On the flip-side, Mike explains “the internet will can destroy a business rather quickly. If you don’t do a nice job or treat people fairly then you’ll rack up a handful of bad reviews that can destroy your business.” When talking about whether or not he wanted to grow his business he expressed the need to stay small in order to provide the best service to his customers.
Why Choose Mike Barret Plumbing & Heating LLC?
After interviewing Mike Barret, owner of Mike Barret Plumbing & Heating LLC it was easy to notice that we was a real family man who cares a ton about business, and will provide nothing but the best plumbing service in the Danbury area.
Contact Mike Barret Plumbing & Heating LLC
Owner: Mike Barret
Year Established: 2001
Phone Number: (203) 778-3964
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Michael Lombardi of Lombardi Plumbing and Heating learned the basics of Plumbing, Heating and HVAC during his days working at Tarrywile Dairy Farm. Instead of hanging out with his friends during his teenage years he was working hard learning his fathers Plumbing trade. Mike always loved to work with his hands growing up.
Shortly after graduating from Danbury High School he started working with his father. At the time his father was a re-seller for plumbing & HVAC supplies. In 1984 Michael Lombardi became a master plumber. He later started his own business Lombardi Plumbing and Heating which serves the Danbury area including Bethel, New Fairfield, New Milford, and Ridgefield.
In Mike's spare time he enjoys playing chess, sitting down with a good book and taking trips down to NYC.
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