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.
Brian McGee has been painting since 1981. He specializes in residential interior painting, texturing, and drywall repair. Brian has become a texturing expert and can match any texture, including level 5 (smooth wall) texture, Old World finishes, spray textures, and skip trial textures.
Besides painting, among other trades, Brian installs baseboards and crown moldings and other interior trims.
When not working, Brian enjoys river rafting, motorcycle riding, jet and snow skiing, and other outdoor activities. He has 4 children and 6 grandchildren and very proud of them.
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.
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.
Diego likes repairing broken things and make them look better. He is specializing in maintenance, light remodeling, plumbing, and electrical but knows and excels in many other trades. Diego’s trademark is “always doing the job right” and leaving a smile on a customer’s face when he is done with the job.
Diego moved to the Bay Area over 10 years ago. He likes the environment in the area and the variety of good jobs, stores, and restaurants. He enjoys spending time with his wife and kids on different family activities and also likes going to a gym and gaming.
The qualities people notice about Diego right away is that he respectful, hard working, honest, and always does the job right.
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.
Jakob grew up in Indiana and moved to California in 2017 following his girlfriend.
Jakob’s introduction to the trades was given by his father when Jakob was 14 years old. Jakob was helping his father with house improvement projects and around the shop. Later Jakob progressed to remodeling, deck work, roofing, and almost anything that needed to be done for residential construction. He likes being fair in his evaluation of projects and keep customers happy with the results of his work.
Jakob has quite a few hobbies. He is a wrestler, track runner, and collects comic books and rocks.
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.
John Michael Krablin, a.k.a. Michael, is a licensed California General Building Contractor. He’s been in the trades since 1990 and got his license in 2008. Michael got into the trades following the footsteps of his father and grandfather.
Michael started his career as a plumber, then moved into remodeling and carpentry before getting his General Contractor license. He also learned electrical, HVAC, drywalling, painting, and many other trades. Michael can read blue prints and does Construction Project Management.
Tired of commuting to the Bay Area from Tracy, Michael moved here in 2014. He likes the diversity of the area and exposure to the latest trends in construction like Green Energy and alternative building materials.
As hobbies, Michael does stain glass and woodworking. He likes building furniture for himself and friends. He also likes watching College Football and all pro sports, following local teams.
Orlando Linares have lived in the Bay Area since 2002. In his native El Salvador, Orlando studied structural engineering and got introduction to the trades as part of curricula. He learned electrical, carpentry, plumbing, and other trades.
When Orlando moved to the US to rejoin his family, he chose construction and home improvement as his career. Orlando’s trademark is “Renovating The Future,” and among his colleagues he earned the nickname “Preservation Man.”
Outside work, Orlando enjoys coaching and playing soccer, riding a bike, and other physical activities.
Troy has been working in construction since mid-1990’s. His specialty is carpentry, especially doors and frames. However, Troy is also proficient in other construction trades, such as electrical, door hardware, flooring, drywall, stucco, and many others. He also really enjoys fabrication of components and repairing things that look unrepairable. In his work, Troy is most proud of his ability to troubleshoot problems.
Troy has lived in the Bay Area since he was a toddler. In the area, he loves the proximity to everything he needs: food, fun, and family. Troy enjoys art, Aikido, and writing. He also loves spending time with his wife and son and helping people.
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