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Local Dad Repairs

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My name is Jeff Eckes. Together with my wife Terri we own and operate Local Dad Repairs. As the name here implies, I am a local dad here in Dutchess County, NY. I have lived here for 15 years and if your kids went to John Jay they probably know my kids and myself through the volunteering I did. Now they are about to graduate college (how time flies!) as geologists and go on to their graduate degrees. I am also the proud father of my 'new' stepdaughter, a UVM graduate who is embarking on her graduate studies in psychology next fall. As most of you know the construction industry has been in a major depression and many people like myself were out of work for quite some time. I am a carpenter and audio engineer (retired) by trade, with a focus on woodworking (cabinetry) and woodshop technology. By 2008 I had been able to build my business up to a consultancy, designing and building woodshops for builders all over the world. When the recession hit, and it hit the construction industry incredibly hard, I lost everything. Rather than complaining about it or jumping on the handout train I spent my last $500 on lawn signs and business cards and turned my skills to helping my neighbors maintain their homes and save a lot of money and heartache doing it. We've never looked back. Now, 6 years later and with the help of the incredible organizational skills of my wife Terri, we've been able to build Local Dad Repairs into one of the fastest growing repair and remodeling contractors in Dutchess County. Now with up to 6 talented and vetted employees we have more capacity, more modern equipment and more talent than ever. We are FULLY insured (that means we carry more than legally needed for liability AND employee compensation insurance, the single most important insurance for homeowner protection), are certified EPA/RRP for lead renovation, repair and painting in your home. We carry the latest HEPA equipment, thermal imaging and laser technology and continuously upgrade and update all of our equipment. This year we are embarking on a complete software upgrade that allows us to track every minute part of your project and keep you up to the second informed via a client web portal. This will make us the only repairs and renovation contractor in our area that has such capacity so not only can we provide all of the services you need like renovation, cabinetry, painting and licensed trades, we can provide you with an organized web portal to keep you completely informed about your project (only available on larger projects beginning in 2015). In addition, many of our employees are OSHA safety certified and we always take the most modern and up to date safety precautions when working in and around your home and we pride ourselves on leaving your home as clean when we exit each day as when we arrived. One of our specialties is older homes. I have restored two historic homes of my own and have decades of experience with the particular needs of historic homes. I also have a deep roster of specialists available to me (licensed electricians, plumbers, etc) that also understand older homes. We have several ongoing clients that own historic bed and breakfast homes that we have been restoring over the past few years and though the work is painstaking and detailed, we derive immense satisfaction in seeing our finished product appreciated by so many. From historic window replacement to reproduction screen/storm windows and historically accurate painting and faux finishes, we can provide you the most important thing you need-information to make the right decision. We are experienced in all phases of modern residential construction and home repair as well. There's no need to make multiple calls and set up different appointments for your home remodeling, maintenance and repair projects. We can shepherd your project from beginning to end, provide permitting and licensed trades when needed and deliver to you a product that is on time, on budget and leaves your completely happy for a long time to come. We can even provide professional photographs of the finished project if you desire as my daughter is an FIT graduate in photography (she later decided she wanted to be a scientist!) and takes most of what you see on our new website. DBA- Miscellaneous Enterprises Etcetera LLC
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Phone Number
(845) 227-3906
27 Old State Rd
Hopewell Junction, NY