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Dear Valued Customer,

Handyman Connection of Mountain View is committed to providing the highest quality services to our customers. We know that our customers have a choice, and we are grateful for your continued partnership.

For the past several years, Handyman Connection of Mountain View has been absorbing processing and transaction fees related to payments made by credit card. Unfortunately, our costs for credit card acceptance have continued to rise. Credit card rates have continued to skyrocket over the last few years, and more and more credit cards are run with the card not present (phone transactions, etc.). “Card not present” transactions also increase the rate we are charged. The use of credit cards to pay bills has also increased significantly.

Effective April 1, 2023, we will begin adding a 3% convenience fee for all credit card payments. The fee with be added to payments made with Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover to offset the fees charged by the card companies. In accordance with credit card network rules, Handyman Connection of Mountain View cannot profit from this fee, and it does not exceed our expenses associated with accepting credit card payments.

Payments made by check, electronic payment (ACH/EFT), wire, or debit card will not be charged the convenience fee.

We thank you for your understanding as we implement this fee and offset some of the increased inflationary costs we are all incurring. We are happy to work with you on alternate payment options.


George Brisker
Handyman Connection of Mountain View

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Home Improvement  /  August 4, 2016

Basement Remodel: “Where Do I Start?”

So you’ve decided you want to remodel and/or finish your basement. What seems like a daunting task doesn’t have to be when you tackle it in phases. At Handyman Connection of Mountain View, we’re here to help. We’ll highlight what you should consider in “phase 1” and address what you should think through before you start any actual work in your basement.

First off, it’s important to determine the purpose of the remodel. Is it because you want extra storage space, a playroom, a place for guests to stay, a man cave, an entertainment area, or an exercise room? A great way to help determine what you want to use the room or rooms for is to consider what you spend the most time doing. If you’re storing your workout equipment in the garage, you probably want to consider including a space for your workout equipment in your basement remodel. What you spend the most time on or what you intend to spend the most time on will likely be the case even with the addition of a basement, therefore it’s key to fully think this through. This method of thinking will help figure out what you want the purpose of the basement remodel to be, and will help you create the most practical space while meeting your needs and desires.

After you’ve really thought through what you spend the most time on and how you want that to influence the space’s design and functionality, you can start to consider the layout of the space. It’s crucial to spend lots of time researching the best types of flows and functionalities for the style that you’re going for and work through it all with a professional. For example, an area with windows would make a great guest bedroom or an exercise room. An area with less sunlight might serve for a great TV or game room. Determine a layout and flow of the basement, and then you can move on to the budget and estimate conversations.

As you begin gathering quotes and estimates, make sure you have an initial concept for what you’d like to achieve with your basement remodel and that you’ve completed a full inspection. The inspection beforehand will save you lots of time and headaches, as it may prolong the process. It’s very important to gather multiple quotes and estimates so that you can compare and discuss your true goals and budgets. It’s also important that you have multiple conversations with your service providers to ensure open communication and reaffirmation that your project will come out exactly the way you intend it to. Trusting your provider is key so that your experience can be as enjoyable as possible.

Please make sure to include Handyman Connection of Mountain View in your process, as we can make your basement remodel dream, a reality. Expert craftsmen who will walk you through the process every step of the way will make your experience stress-free and seamless.

After you’ve received your quotes and you’ve chosen a provider, it’s time to get started!

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