Fast and Reliable Handyman Services
Real estate is Aaron Cook’s bread and butter, but his small handyman business is his jam.
Cook has been selling real estate with Latter and Blum for four years. He primarily sells residential and doubles, however, he wanted to do a bit more than just sell real estate.
“I got bored during my downtime in real estate,” he says. “So, I started working on some of my properties — improving them while waiting to sell them.”
That quickly led to other agents asking Cook to do a few repairs on their properties. Two years ago, Cook started his business own business called Fast and Reliable Handyman Services.
“I wanted the name to tell everybody who I am and what I do,” he says. “Clients want someone who’s professional, trustworthy and reliable; that’s what I try to do. I like working with my hands. I’ve been during minor repairs since I was a kid. It just comes natural to me.”
Cook provides a wide range of services needed for the maintenance of buildings and properties, including carpentry, painting and repair work, hanging ceiling fans, mounting televisions, patching drywall or getting rid of rotting sills and soffits.
“Many times clients don’t want to hire a contractor for smaller jobs,” he says. “When a client says, ‘I need this made right,’ that’s what I do. I make it right.”
According to the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average maintenance and repair worker makes about $37,000 annually. Cook might not be rolling in money but his career choices have made him a rich man in many other ways. A single dad with a young daughter, Cook’s real estate career and handyman business allow him to spend quality time with her.
“I wanted something that gave me flexibility, so I can be there for her, and this works for us,” he says.
Cook goes out of his way to be fair to his clients and give them options on what and how to go about fixing their problems. He also offers generous discounts to senior citizens.
“He's such a nice young man,” says 93-year-old Dottie Egan, one of his regular clients. “He always does such excellent work.”
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