Your friendly, neighbourhood handyman!
I certainly haven't had a traditional route to becoming a Handyman today...
At school, my best subject was always Design and Technology. I just seemed to have a natural aptitude for making things and using tools (I even won Design Student of the Year during my A levels!) So, as a boy, I could always be found designing, fixing or creating one thing or another.
I grew up around a family of tradesmen. My Dad is a gas engineer, one Grandad a chimney sweep and the other a sparky. But, although I loved helping them out as a young boy, I took a different route for myself when I finished school. I completed a degree in Film and Media and went on to have a successful career in Management. I always maintained an interest in home improvement though, and took on huge renovation work in my own home. I frequently helped out friends and family too.
While my management career was rewarding, I was looking for a change. I realised there was something missing. I wanted to return to my roots and pursue my first love - design and technology. So, I left the desk job behind me and re-trained. I have always enjoyed being 'handy' in my own home, but since creating JJ's Jobs it has been an absolute pleasure to help other people in their own homes too. Going from corporate lunches to fixing the neighbours toilet is, weirdly, a joy!
I am proud of JJ's Jobs and believe that I offer something different to my customers. My work is always finished to the highest standard and I can be relied upon to be professional, honest and friendly. Also, I'lll always turn up to a job with a smile on my face (o:
When I'm not being "handy", I love to play the guitar, draw and cook. I live in Mapperley, Nottingham, with my beautiful wife, Katherine, our wonderful 5 year old daughter, Dilly (who I'm training up to be my young apprentice.......?!?!?!?!) and the newest addition to the crew, Hattie Rose, who is now 1.
October 2018 - JJ's Jobs has been established now for 7 years. That's gone quick. The business is going from strength to strength, with a fabulous selection of regular customers and new customers everyday. Thank you xx