Friday, February 1, 2008

Neighborhood Superintendent

Just like the super in a New York City apartment building, people who have their own homes also need someone to take care of maintenance. I want to know who they are (be from the neighborhood), I want to know they know what they are doing (licensed and bonded). I don't want to have to bother about whether or not to trust them (his/her kids go to my kids' school.) They should be able to do carpentry and plumbing, and be able to sub out bigger or more technical jobs, and generally be able to take care of business in the homes. Also, like a super, should be able to let workers into the house (so homeowners don't have to wait from "12-4" in order to let the plumber do 20 minutes of work). Does regular scheduled maintenance as well as project-based work. A general contractor of sorts who acts as a single point of contact for work to be done in your house. Idea collaboration with Michael and Elise Gruber.

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