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Why do I do what I do?
I like helping people and providing quality work and customer service.
Why did I become a handyman?
Two things came together, as my mom got older, she would tell me that her friends would
often ask her if she thought (since I was always helping with repairs and remodeling her
home) I might be able to help them with some of their home maintenance items and/or repairs. I couldn't help at that time because I lived an hour away and had a young family and a full-time career.
Years later, after my mom passed away, many things changed in our life. I got laid off from
my job as a Project Manager, then we moved from Grand Ledge to our current residence at
Long Lake, west of Belding, MI. And I needed a job. This was a time for new opportunities.
I didn't want to get back into the commercial construction industry. I thought long and hard
about the direction I wanted to pursue. I asked myself, what do I like doing? What are my skill
sets? As a kid, my grandfather taught me how to drive nails. I worked on my brothers' farm in
my early teens, where I learned many different skills. Then, I worked as a commercial
building maintenance person for 12 years, working in commercial HVAC service, then
building automation service and installation, which led to Project Management. All the while,
my wife and I were flipping houses.
And through all those years, I always had a woodworking shop that I would dabble in,
making custom projects such as nightstands, cabinets, etc. So with the knowledge I gained
over all those years and the information I learned from my mother (that her friends needed
help from someone they could trust), with my skill set and passion for helping people, I
launched Tim's Home Services in 2015. I couldn't be happier with my career choice.