‘A little bit of everything’ " Kremmling man opens handyman business
March 16, 2009
People looking for a handyman can thank the slow construction economy for making Kurt Edson available.
Edson, who works out of Kremmling, says he “does a little bit of everything,” from carpentry to electrical work, plumbing and “much more.”
Now that new home construction has slowed to a crawl, “there’s a market here to help people fix things up,” he said.
Edson is a familiar face around Kremmling, where he grew up and went to school. Though he left for a few years after 10th grade, he returned in 1983 and is now raising his family in town.
In addition to looking after their three boys ” Jaydem, 8, Levi, 6, and Kai, 3 ” Edson’s wife Taryn handles the bookkeeping end of the business.
“I don’t know how much I’d have to pay her if I had to pay her for everything she does,” Edson said, smiling.
In recent years, he said he was staying busy working primarily on large construction projects in Steamboat Springs. But when that market began to slow, he said he saw the need to refocus and offer his handyman services in Grand, Summit and Routt counties.
Edson became steeped his trades through his father who, like him, “learned how to do everything to be self-sufficient.” He said he usually works alone, but if the need arises he will hire a helper or a crew.
He said no job is too big or too small, and customers needn’t worry about the quality of his work.
“I was taught to do it right the first time, or don’t do it at all,” he said. “I stand behind everything I do.”
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