Matching on Angi
Decks & Porches
One of my parents had a stroke and is temporarily in a wheelchair. This past Monday night our home care provider called me and told me we needed to have a wheelchair/walker ramp built on a walkway and another to the front door to keep my other parent from getting an injury pulling the wheelchair into the house. I also needed grab bars in the bathrooms to prevent one parent from falling and potentially injuring the other. With great urgency, I searched Angie's list and found Bruce's name. I phoned him Tuesday morning and set up an appointment for Thursday morning. Bruce was willing to meet me very early in the morning so that I could make it into work for a 9 am meeting. He looked over the ramp areas and made suggestions for how to build them so that they'd be most stable and the lowest slope. For the grab bars, he helped me figure out the right sizes to order and how to best position a tricky one that had to go on a pocket door wall and another that was in porcelain tile. I was lucky and Bruce had a cancellation, so he was able to come the next morning. He built both ramps in the morning, and they are wide with a nice, low slope and feel very solid and stable. The grab bars hadn't arrived yet, so he offerred to come back the next morning to install them. I gratefully accepted since the caregiver had warned us how unsafe it was to use the bathrooms without the bars. Bruce came early that Saturday and installed the grab bars. These were a lifesaver for my parent. With the grab bars, my parent can now maneuver safely into and out of the bathroom. These have made a huge difference in the safety of both my parents. Bruce was very flexible and helpful throughout the job. He's very open to questions and worked collaboratively to make sure that the ramps and grab bars turned out just as we needed. There were complications in how the ramp near the front door had to be laid out, and Bruce negotiated this effortlessly and used it to build an even better solution. I feel very lucky to have found Bruce and am grateful he was able to help me keep my parents safe on a super quick timeframe. I am very pleased with his work and will absolutely use his services again.