Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Your Neighborhood Yellow VAN Handyman Roger Gee!
We’d like to welcome our latest Advertiser to The B-Town Blog: Your Neighborhood Yellow VAN Handyman Roger Gee!
Now I must confess something right up front here – Roger is a good friend. In fact, we’ve known each other since we were little brats in grade school, or playing Pee Wee baseball together in West Seattle…so there’s a lot of history between us.
And let me tell you the truth folks about this guy that only an old friend would know: Roger is a man of integrity, of hard work, consistency and persistence. He just doesn’t give up. Now, add all that together with his skillset and passion for fixin’ stuff, and you’ve got yourself a great Handyman.
Now throw in that he lives right here in Burien with his family, and that he serves this area, as well as Des Moines, Normandy Park, Seahurst, Gregory Heights, Shorewood, Fauntleroy, West Seattle, Alki, Tukwila and more, and you’ve got Your Neighborhood Yellow VAN Handyman Roger Gee.
In his previous gig, Roger worked as the shop manager of a small guitar repair shop and custom guitar builder in Bellevue. He managed sales and marketing of their custom guitars, and was fortunate enough to meet, sell to and even play with many great northwest artists and musicians.
So, Roger took matters into his own hands and traded in his ax for an…ax – he decided to go into business for himself as a Yellow VAN Handyman.
Instead of “turning lemons into lemonade,” Roger turned his lemons into a Yellow VAN.
It was a natural transition, since he often enjoyed working on projects around his home and for friends and family.
“My wife says that I am not happy unless I have a project to work on,” Roger said as he recalled his weekends packed with repairs and projects. “I am looking forward to helping my clients eliminate their To-Do lists”
Roger launched his business last month, and he’s already busy serving his community. With his van freshly painted, tools in tow (including a guitar if you ‘ax’ for one) and his Yellow VAN Handyman hat atop his head, Roger is actively marketing his services to his neighbors for his first 12 weeks of business. When asked what he was looking forward to the most about owning his own business, Roger replied:
“Having the flexibility to spend time with my family is something that I am greatly looking forward to. Being able to watch my son play baseball is worth so much to me.”
Look for Roger on his morning walks or driving his yellow van on the streets of Burien and surrounding neighborhoods.
Check out his web page here to learn more about Roger, his rates, his favorite To-Do list items, or to schedule online.
Or call 206-763-6800 for more information.
Just be sure to tell him that his old pal Scott sent ya!
From his website:
Roger is an experienced handyman with a particular aptitude for electrical work. He learned much of his know-how from his father & his growing professional skills are the perfect compliment. Roger finds much satisfaction in the personal relationship he builds with his members & feels strongly about supporting his community. When Roger is not on a job, he surrounds himself with friends & family.
My earliest memory of home repair was at age seven when my Dad remodeled the master bedroom in our home. I was given a hammer and some nails and taught the proper way to drive a nail. Unfortunately the nails I drove in to the hardwood floor upset my Mom and my first job abruptly ended.
My Dad was a custom cabinetmaker and very skilled with woodworking. Throughout my childhood and into my teen years, my Dad was there to show me how different projects were done. Carpentry, plumbing and electrical jobs were very common around the house.
I am a licensed, bonded, & insured contractor. Whether the service you need is on the interior or exterior of your home, I can help. I build decks and fences, repair drywall, fix leaks, stop squeaks, repair & replace toilets, caulk showers and sinks, install tile, repair and clean gutters, as well as hang doors, paint and do minor plumbing repairs. I really enjoy doing the electrical type repair work. Installing a light fixture, a new outlet or just repairing a broken switch is my idea of fun.
You may need help with other tasks such as: spring clean-up, summer landscaping, yard improvements and seasonal things like putting your Christmas lights up and taking them back down for you. I can also help with emergencies like a hot-water heater replacement.
I take great pride in my work and I am committed to establishing relationships based on trust and communication. When a member refers me to their friends and family, I feel I have accomplished my goal of building trust-based friendships.
“Friend” Roger on his Facebook page here.
Check out his band, the Pink Torpedoes music here.
But most importantly, if you need a Handyman, contact my old buddy here, or call him at 206-763-6800.
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