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When I started in this business 37 years ago...
... Drafting for the firm that designed the Bay Pines V.A. Hospital, I had no idea I'd one day be in the field swinging a hammer. But after 9 years of colar and tie, 9 to 5 work I burned out and decided to try the field for a change. The first year out was tough. The work was hot in the summer and cold in the winter, I suffered many a purple thumb and rain or shine, we had to show up. I wasn't sure till the second year that I wanted to do it. But midway through the second year I joined up with Carpenter Contractors of America and I was impressed with the level of commitment and dedication they expected from their crews and gave in return. Each person on my team knew his trade and had been doing it with the company for no less than 3 years. That's a long time for a framer in one job.

The tools we used were always quality power tools and replacement or repair took place the day a tool was damaged.

Our work was always done as quickly as possible in both occupied and non occupied homes and the job site was

always cleaned up at the end of every day.

Framing was about all we did then and while it kept me busy, after the third year with the company I began looking for additional side work doing more generalized repairs and room additions which I found much more interesting and rewarding. Shortly after that I started Mike Spangler, Home Repairs, requested and received my occupational liscense and after several years of repairs I started the Home Inspection side of it.

In 2007, due to the then economic crunch, I moved to Hillsborough, North Carolina and shortly thereafter, applied to and started work with PATRIOT BUILDING COMPANY, an unlimited, commercial general contracting company as a Project Superintendant where I was in charge of numerous multi-million dollar commercial construction projects in the Chapel Hill, North Carolina area.
After one year of successfull and profitable field supervised projects, I was promoted to Project Estimator, Junior Project Manager with the firm and spent another 4 years with them.

When the company folded in 2012 I moved back to Florida and started Mike Spangler - Affordable Home Repairs, LLC and gathered a clientel of 6, property management companies covering over 40 Home Owner Association subdivisions encompassing several hundred home owners and for 2 years, worked with design needs, home repairs and street curb & sidewalk concrete form work.

In 2014 I moved back to North Carolina briefly while I closed on an historic home in Danville, Virginia and afterwards, began work on rehabbing and restoration.

Now, after all those years of experience and customer satisfaction, you can expect the same from my work for you.

IMPORTANT
Most states now have strict contracting laws requiring all construction contractors to be licensed in the state in which they practice their trade.
When you hire a "contractor" you are legally bound to completion and full payment of the job by and to that contractor unless such contractor breaks his/her side of the contract.
Be aware that I am not a contractor, nor do I represent myself as a contractor nor do I contract any of my work.
If you feel you need a contractor, I can direct you to one or two.
As in any "handyman" project, you, the homeowner or contractor are acting as the contractor for all work you ask of me and you are solely responsible for any and all permitting that may be required for your project.
I cannot talk to or negotiate any interactions with any building department on your behalf.

Labor
My estimates are based solely on labor.
Any materials that may show on my estimates are solely for "total cost" analysis on your part and not included in my wages for service.
When you hire me or any other "handyman" for your project needs I'm acting in the capacity of an employee subject to your "supervision and direction" for hourly wages for the project you need completed.
As such, you have the right to terminate my work for you at any time for any reason with no advance notice subject only to payment of then completed hourly work and no further financial obligations.
In addition, I also reserve the right to terminate my employ with you at any time, for any reason and with no advance notice, during your project.

    All estimates I give are based on either:
  • * Total Project hours, the set number of "total project" hours I expect your project to require and quantified by an agreed upon hourly wage (typically between $25 and $45/hr) payable to me either in portions during the work period or in whole on completion of it or,
  • ** Hourly billing reports presented to you at the end of a decided pay period (typically one week or 40hrs) and with immediate payment expected.

Tools and Equipment
Any and all tools required for the completion of your project will be provided by me at no expense to you unless special circumstances require your involvement. You are not responsible for any tools that I provide that may break or wear during your project.

All materials are by you the homeowner or contractor.
I can provide you with a detailed list of what you will need that includes pricing and supplier either included in our employment agreement or for a fee as a stand alone project.
Any and all materials are to be delivered by you, the homeowner or contractor, to the site, prior to my arrival to commence work.
I can provide delivery if you need it for a small fee usually starting at $45/run that covers the additional amount of time required for the trip.

Floor plans, Drawings, Pictures, Estimates and other written materials
Any and all architectural floor plans, drawings, estimates or any other written materials provided by me are the sole property of me, Mike Spangler unless you buy such rights from me.
As such I reserve the right to publish such materials as I may choose, from time to time on any social media I may choose with or without your consent.
I will always make great efforts to sanitize such materials so that any and all personal identifiable references are removed but if I miss anything, if you simply contact me I will make immediate effort to remove it.

Affordable Home Repairs (Since 1995)

* My total project estimates are locked in I will not change them unless you add or remove something so you can rely on the work completion with no unexpected changes in price during such. Any work additions (adds) or subtractions (subs) will always be specifically itemized and immediately added or subtracted from the labor hours estimate and a new estimate showing such changes, provided to you.
** Hourly billing reports will include a work completed description and if prearranged, photos of billed work.