I have always owned my own home in the various places that I have lived. In 2005, due to the excessive costs of family illness, I was forced to sell my home and I rented for the following 5 years. In 2010 I was fortunate to have the opportunity to purchase a fixer-upper. I met Gabe when a house I was renting needed some work and I was very impressed with how he handled every aspect of the job. I asked him to bid on the work that I needed done in my new house and his bid was the lowest and the most complete.
Since then Gabe has done everything I have needed done – he has ripped down walls and replaced them seamlessly, retiled the bathrooms and installed toilets, sinks and tubs, replaced my windows, insulated my attic, painted and reinforced my decks, modified the walls in my kitchen, replaced the kitchen cabinets, countertops and floor tile, sheet rocked my laundry room and created walls where there were none, and now he is building me a shed outdoors, creating outdoor pathways and redoing my outside drainage to avoid future foundation problems.
This spring he will paint my house and reconstruct my entranceway. He can do anything, and he does it all extraordinarily well. Whatever we remove that is in good working condition, he brings to Habitat for Humanity so that others can benefit. He is very honest, I know he has my best interests at heart, and I trust him implicitly. Back in 2005 when I had to sell my home and rent, I never believed I would own a home again. When I bought my fixer-upper in 2010, I felt lucky – it wasn’t the house of my dreams, but after 5 years of renting, at least it was mine. Today I am in the house of my dreams, and that is largely due to Gabe.