A Little Bit About Us
When it comes to your home improvement projects our craftsmen have the expertise to get the job done and done right. Each one of our craftsmen has years of experience and have all gone through a thorough background check. Handyman Connection of Mountain View's team of professionals is passionate about taking your home improvement dreams and making them a reality.
Alisha Fussell lived in San Jose area her whole life. She attended Oak Grove High School and DeAnza College. Her parents live in the area as well. Alisha likes living in the city but being a short drive away from the country, mountains, and the beach.
Alisha got into trades by doing a lot of DIY projects and made it her career when she started working for a handyman company run by her friend. She started working on flooring and painting projects and diversified into other trades.
The most Alisha likes about her work is the finished product and the look on the customers face when they love it. In her work, Alisha is proud how well she can install flooring and make hard cuts underneath door jambs and quickly cutting a perfect line for paining in pretty much any texture.
Outside work, Alisha likes motorcycle riding, dancing, water sports, and playing with her three kitties. Also Alisha enjoys a wide variety of music and used to give piano lessons.
Aries Marquez has learned the trades in Hawaii. He moved to California in 2014 to be closer to his family and to find a better opportunity.
Aries got into trades because he likes learning, and construction gives him opportunity to learn and use many different skills. In his years of experience, Aries has acquired skills in many different construction trades and building maintenance. He is proud doing his work to customer’s satisfaction.
In his personal life, Aries is proud of being a good father to his son and daughter and helping his family to have a good life. He also likes going to a gym.
Carlos fell in love with the trades right out of high school. He has been interested in working with wood and chose career in carpentry. As it often happens, Carlos learned other skills such as drywalling, plumbing, flooring, and many others. In all his work, Carlos is seeking quality, perfection, and making people happy.
Carlos moved to the area in 1980s. He has raised his family here. In his free time, Carlos enjoys boating, motocross, and snowboarding.
Daniel has been in the trade since 1991. He started as a painter and progressed to a General Contractor. Daniel’s favorite trades are painting, decks, fences, and cabinets, although he is proficient in many other trades as well.
Daniel is proud in making sure every time that the customers are happy with the results of his work.
When not working, Daniel enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. They like going to parks, theater, and restaurants which this area offers plenty.
David (Dave) Niehues
Dave has worked in the trade not only in California but also in Colorado, North Carolina, and Australia. He and his wife moved to the Bay Area in 2017 to be closer to the family and to a better climate. Dave came from a family of 8 kids and has 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren.
Dave’s specialty is carpentry, but he’s excelled in many trades. He has done new construction homes but prefers remodeling to make people happy in their upgraded homes. Dave began his career with trade school, carpentry and bricklaying. He also had a career in the corporate world, but always kept up to date as a craftsman because that’s what he’s always liked, finds it very creative, and likes working with his hands. He enjoys turning a drab space into an environment that’s relaxing and fun to live in. He is very proud that he’s enhanced and changed in many positive ways, how people live in their homes.
Outside work, Dave hikes a lot and builds fine furniture and jewelry boxes. He also plays around a bit with foreign languages.
Dave’s trademark is the fine detail work that reflects some beauty around us. He believes we can make a difference in this world by how we treat each other.
Enes Vukovic learned his trades in Europe. He worked in Bosnia, Croatia, Italy, Serbia, and several other countries. Enes came to the United Stated in 2012 and continued in construction trade.
Enes likes the abundance of jobs in the area and proximity to rivers, lakes, and ocean where he can fish at his leisure time. He also likes playing soccer and meeting new people.
Enes started in the trades as an apprentice laying bricks and later learned other construction trades, such as carpentry, light plumbing, light electrical, flooring, tiling, trim, painting, and many others. He is very proud of the quality of his works and enjoys the look on customers’ faces when he is done with a project.
George is a California State Certified Journeyman Painter since 1989. He was a union painter from 1989-1995. During that time he worked on such projects as Hilton Hotel in Downtown San Jose, Bay 101 Casino, Apple campus in Cupertino, and many others. Currently, George enjoys working mostly on residential projects.
George has lived in the San Francisco South Bay all his life. Currently, he calls San Jose his home where he lives with his wife and children.
In his “spare” time, George likes to work on his cardio and watch his kids play soccer.
Jim was born and raised in San Jose, California. He likes weather, people, low crime rate, and the vibrant economy. Jim is a painter by trade but learned and became an expert in drywalling, finish carpentry, and trims and moldings. He became interested in the trade in early age having a knack to solve problems with broken things. He is mostly proud of his spraying ability and handy skills but loves customers seeing his attention to details resulting in exceptional finished work product.
When not working, Jim loves listening to music and playing bass guitar. He is a part-time bass guitar player for a couple of local bands.
“Big Mike” Lichtman is an extremely creative craftsman good at design and bringing customer’s vision to fruition. His specialties are custom interior finishes and woodwork including kitchen cabinets and wood countertops, furniture, barn-slider doors, and many other projects. Also, Big Mike is a professional painter and kitchen cabinet refacing expert.
Big Mike learned his trades from his dad who was a cabinet maker.
Originally from New York, Mike moved to the Bay Area in 2018 after honing his crafts in Tennessee for 20 years and later in Colorado. He likes the weather and scenic views here. Mike has a rescue bulldog Rocky who likes spending time with Mike.
Mike is very proud of his passion for creating custom environments and his accomplishments.
Patrick Riesch is a native Californian who lived all over the state from Anaheim to Palo Alto. He spent a few years in Kentucky and Oregon but has come back to the area.
Patrick got into the trades in 1976, right out of high school. He received his California General Building Contractor license in 1987 and run a successful construction company before moving out of state where he continued with the trades. Patrick has done everything from foundation to finish in both residential and commercial buildings.
Patrick is very proud of doing his jobs with utmost honesty and quality. He always looks forward to making his customers happy and making a house into a home.
Outside work, Patrick enjoys spending time with his large family. He has 7 children, 4 boys and 3 girls. He likes outdoors activities like hiking and camping.
Robert (Bob) Lindsey
Robert (Bob) Lindsey spent more than half a century in construction trades, doing everything from building from ground up to remodeling to repairs. Bob started as a boy in the construction family business. He knows all fields of construction trades. Bob worked across the United States and as far as Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia, Japan, and many other global locations.
Bob enjoys working most days but leaves some time for family, helping seniors, hiking, and other activities. Bob also has a Show Champion Gordon Setter and trains dogs, as a hobby, for his friends.
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