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So the advice goes when you own an investment/rental property, “Find a good handyman.” I read this in books and heard it from other property owners when beginning my duties as “landlord.” As our rental property hit 10 years old things started breaking, as they do in homes this age. I refer to it as “the 10 year itch.” So I set out to find myself a good, reliable, local handyman.
How did I do this you ask? I went to my “go to” place – the Snoqualmie Yahoo Group. I posted asking for recommendations for a reliable, reasonably priced handyman. A few hours later, I had the name of someone I consider the best valley handyman – Mike Williams. Mike’s a long-time North Bend resident. Being a handyman is his retirement career. And in true valley “it’s a small world” fashion, he turns out to be the uncle of former Cascade View teacher, Seth Deniston. My kids love Mr. Denniston!
It’s been a year and a half that Mike has been taking care of my rental property – and sometimes my own home. He’s done everything from fixing a window leak, fixing a refrigerator and dishwasher, painting, electrical work, gutter work. pressure washing, installing a new sink and faucet and making my gutters stop vibrating in the wind – not an easy task on the Ridge! You name it and he’s probably fixed it for me. He does the work thoroughly and precisely. If his fix doesn’t work he comes back at no charge. If it’s something he thinks another contractor can do better for a cheaper price – he will give you the number of that business. He is an ethical, kind businessman.
So if you are in the market for a great handyman, or just tired of waiting for your husband to scratch that project off the ‘honey do list,” then try Mike. His contact information is on the “local contractors I would us again” page on this website. Happy fixing Snoqualmie Valley!