home renovations in flanders, nj
A little about myself
Ever since I was old enough my dad would take me to work with him on weekends or when I had off from school. I would climb into his van and accompany him to Channel Lumber or Rickels after dinner to pick up supplies, and ice cream. I remember trying to keep up with him in the store as I looked upon all the shelves filled with tools, hardware and lumber. He always included me in what he was doing, and from that, I learned so much.
My dad was a very proud Korean War Veteran, who owned his own exhibit business, Third Dimensions Inc., and as a child, I spent countless hours watching and helping him in his shop. I loved everything about his work — the tools, the smell of sawdust, silk screening signs, and the creative process of building something. I saw the pride when he would finish a project. It gave me a respect for blue collar hard work and dedication, and I admired the craftsmanship of his exhibits. And I admired my dad.
I worked in various fields throughout my life, attended music school and was a pastry chef for about 15 years, even worked in Japan for a little while, but I always found myself coming back to carpentry and doing projects around the house.
I spent some years working for other contractors and building home renovations, bathrooms, kitchens, and tile work. Eventually, I decided to work for myself and have my own business and be the company I would want to hire for my own home.
My wife and I love all types of music and are Beatles fans, and in 2014, we took a dream vacation to England and visited Liverpool and the Abbey Road Studios in London. That's us crossing the famous street!
The Beatles have a song on Abbey Road called "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"... so... SILVER HAMMER HANDYMAN was born!
I have a lot of pride in my work, and feel lucky and blessed to have the opportunity to have my own business. It’s so much fun! I really enjoy meeting new people, talking about their house, and helping them find ways to improve their home.
Moving to Mount Olive Township has changed my life. I have spent the last 2 years building my business in a new area where nobody knew me, and now have a long list of references and referrals. From the large remodels to the small fixes I am grateful for all my customers. I have done a lot of small jobs for Seniors, and helped widows maintain their home that their husband put so much hard work into. Helping a widow clean out her husband’s garage or shed is such a personal experience, and I am blessed to be part of that for them. Getting to know this area of NJ and the people in it has made my job so much sweeter.
My wife and I really love this area of NJ and driving around the beautiful roads of Morris, Warren, and Sussex Counties, we even got our boating license last year! I am so grateful that my dad saw these last 2 years and shared in building my own company, Silver Hammer Handyman. I always told him about my customers and the jobs I was working on and the new tools that I bought. That’s what I’ll miss a lot. Because of him and what he taught me I get to help all of you.
3/27/1932 - 12/13/2017