About

3 Pillars of Andy Girard Home Improvement

Quality

I will always put quality above all else when it comes to my work. I'll be honest with you, if you're looking for the quickest and cheapest option, then I'm not your guy. Quick and cheap labor gets you quick and cheap looking results. I take pride in my work and will always treat your home like it's my own.

Communication

Communication is key when it comes to running a business. This includes calling or emailing homeowners back when they reach out, and showing up when I say I'm going to be there. More importantly, if I'm running late for some reason, I'll always give a quick call or text to let you know my current status and when you can expect me.

Reuse & Recycle

If you've been to any of our landfills lately you are well aware of the amount of trash that is piling up and being buried. It's even sadder when so much of it ends up along our roads and in our lakes and rivers. I will do my best to reuse any materials I remove from a job site or donate any items that can still be used.

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My Background

I'm originally from a very small town in upstate New York, nestled in the middle of the Catskill mountains. I was born into a family of tradesmen... my father was an electrician, a carpenter, and a very skilled woodworker. I had two uncles that worked in construction, and a third uncle that was a mason.

My dad not only worked as a carpenter, but also taught carpentry for many years at a vocational school. Needless to say, I was taught at a young age how to properly read a measuring tape and the importance of making sure something is square and level.

When I was old enough to start working I spent my summer breaks and even a couple winter breaks working with my dad or my uncle who owned a construction company. I was able to learn the basics even though I spent a lot of my time fetching materials, carrying lumber, and cleaning up the job site. On a couple occasions I was able to install asphalt shingles on a roof and install fiberglass insulation.

When I went off to college I planned to major in broadcasting and find a career in radio or TV. I remember my dad saying, "I thought you would want to be a carpenter like your father!" Honestly, I had never even thought of it, so I continued on with my broadcasting degree... and halfway through college I added a theater degree. Somehow after college I ended up in the tech industry, and spent 20 years working as a project/product manager for websites.

So, how did I get here? Well, in 2016 my wife and I moved south for warmer weather and in 2017 we bought our first house. I've spent nearly every weekend for the last 4 1/2 years renovating almost every square foot of this house. This renovation has brought me back to my roots and opened my eyes to what I really love to do.

Prepping the old window for a new door out to the deck
Cutting out some nails with an angle grinder in the soffit of the deck
Waving from outside the sunroom on the pump jack scaffolding
Removing the old door sidelight going out to the deck

Services

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My Work

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