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.
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.
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.
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.
Luong Pham has been in the construction trades since 1993. He has done everything from carpentry to tiling to cabinetry to plumbing to electric to whole-house remodel in his career. More recently, Pham started to focus on electric jobs but always completed the finish look, such as texture and paint.
Outside work, Pham enjoys spending his time with the family in parks, playing games, or watching movies. Pham also likes fishing.
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.
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.
Richard (Rick) Bryner
Richard (Rick) Bryner and his family moved to the Bay Area from Ohio in 2014. He, his wife and 2 daughters, and a cat named Leo like the beautiful weather and plenty of activities here. Rick enjoys running, exercising, fishing, and traveling.
Rick learned the trades following in his family footsteps. He knows how to do almost everything related to home improvements from electrical and plumbing to painting. Rick especially likes servicing garage doors, a trade that he learned at an early age from one of his mentors.
Rick strives being the best at work he does and is proud of being able to help people solve their home-improvement problems and address their needs.
Ronson Aguirre was born in Fort Knox and came to the Bay Area when he was 11. He likes diversity and opportunities the area offers.
Ronson got into the trades through his friend and acquired many different skills varying from painting to carpentry to electrical to plumbing. He is a multi-skilled craftsman who enjoys doing a variety of jobs.
Ronson likes to grow his knowledge and skills. He is attending a college to get an Associate degree.
In his free time, Ronson enjoys spending time with family and friends at music and outdoor events, stay active, and take his dog out for exercise. He is also an avid motorcycle enthusiast.
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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