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5 Signs You Need a Handyman: An Interview with Craig Cook of Preacherman's Handyman Service LLC.

By Craig Cook

Tell us a little bit about your company and the services you offer.

Preacherman's Handyman Service LLC began operations in 2006 by myself, Craig Cook, an ordained Christian minister, following 8 years of service in the Lowe's stores in management and non-management roles. Preacherman's services the Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Tega Cay and York communities and all of York County, SC which is one of the rapid growth areas south of Charlotte, NC. The client base is primarily residential and commercial accounts on occasion.

Preacherman's became an LLC in 2008 and is fully credentialed. The business is drawn from repairs, replacements and upgrades of nearly all categories of home systems. There are by-necessity exceptions where referrals become necessary due to licensing, insurance and other regulations. However, having spent a lifetime of learning and training coupled with a high level of desire, physical fitness, intelligence and good sound judgement, the result is a winning combination for myself and my customers.

What are some of the most common home repairs that people put off fixing?

Damaged floors and poorly performing systems such as faucets, doors, roofs, etc.

Can you give an example of when putting off a home repair might be dangerous or end up costing more money?

Yes, when a faulty toilet gasket leaks continually resulting in damaged bathroom floors and drawing termites.

Are there any home repairs or remodels that the average homeowner should not attempt to do on their own?

Yes, kitchen or bath remodels in which little care is taken to safeguard life and limb when encountering water, sewer and electrical and heating and AC systems all in one compact area.

What are some house repairs or projects that can be more challenging once you start them?

Doors when extensive damage is discovered due to rot, termites or neglect. Plumbing projects always require more thought and time and materials than expected.

What advice can you give to help homeowners choose a reliable general contractor?

Open a line of communication with the contractor and see if a relationship of trust grows. If this fails, move on. Lean heavily on the recommendations of the contractor and ask questions to verify.

What's the best way for people to contact you and your company?

Always through phone, text and emails. In my experience, social and professional contacts, and extensive use of the internet social networks make it really easy to make the decision to reach out to Preacherman's.

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