Masonry Masters!


There’s no escaping it – things erode, weather takes its toll, and stuff needs fixing. Such was the case at the home of Henry Dixon and his family. After living at their lovely home for 20 years, certain areas began to show their age and required some sprucing up – especially, the pretty flagstone along their driveway, as well as the cobblestones of their backyard terrace. Natural elements, pressure washing, everyday foot and vehicle traffic did their share of wear and tear. The stones were beginning to betray their years and the mortar was crumbling, falling out, and compelling some loving attention. After researching local handyman service specializing in masonry work, Mr. Dixon decided 2HIRE.US was definitely the way to go!


One of our masonry experts, Dwayne Olsen, was more than up to the task regarding the cobblestones in the back of the house. Although a daunting project, he knew exactly what to do and how to go about it. Since the sand in the back had been rinsed out via rainwater drainage, Dwayne knew to raise the underlying ground an invigorating 3 inches: adding more sand and tamping it down with a rubber mallet. This he did while making sure to maintain the slope, drawing and draining away that troublesome, problematic rainwater in the process. After he completed work on the cobblestone, he resecured the flagstone steps connecting the cobblestones surrounding the pool to the rest of the backyard.

Rising to the challenge of deteriorating concrete and mortar amidst the flagstones, 2HIRE.US’ Chris Wingard removed the mortar from between them and refilled the gaps with new mortar. He then gently cleaned the stones of any excess mortar on their surface with muriatic acid.

Following this exceptional project, Mr. Dickson has requested we continue to work on his home, and has insisted we complete projects at his vacation home as well! We are more than thrilled to do so, and look forward to working as hard as we possibly can toward his satisfaction in the future! (The near  future!)

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Let’s Make Your Home Your Own With New Paint!

It’s interesting how people adjust to their new homes. Some people find the need to gut rooms, others the impulse to rework some landscaping. The point is to make it yours.

And that’s exactly what Mr. Vijay Battipati decided to do! In his case, it was a new, more aesthetically pleasing color palette and some repairs for the walls of his new home. The crown molding appeared to be okay – but the color and number of nail-holes in them were not. After spending a significant time online researching various handyman companies skilled in painting and other home repair services, he approached 2HIRE.US because he decided we are the most fiscally sound and best choice available.

Mr. Battipati was very pleased with the work we accomplished! After checking out the sheetrock and color of the walls as they stood, 2HIRE.US set to work like a boss, sanding down impurities and repairing the damage with painstaking care before expertly applying each coat. It took at least two weeks to make sure every aspect of this job was in tip-top shape, and the results were absolutely lovely. All in all, 2HIRE.US painted twenty-one rooms in Mr. Battipatti’s home. We painted both large rooms and small, including the bathrooms, laundry room, kitchen, dining room and area, the two-car garage and all the trim and doors. Mr. Battipati loves the new look and feel we gave to his home, and very much appreciated our warm, professional service. We’re looking forward to helping him on his future handyman and home repair projects!

Thanks so much for stopping by, go ahead and take a look below to see how Vijay’s home turned out! Please continue to follow this blog to hear about our awesome people and exciting new projects!

Keith Kelchner, Founder and CEO

I’ve mentioned Keith Kelchner a few times before on this blog, namely about how he moved to Atlanta in the ’90’s where he pointedly gave jobs to people who really needed them, and when I covered his awesome pergola project. I wanted to know a few things more about Keith and the story behind 2HIRE.US, so I asked him a few questions about his life, his goals, and his work.

As a very intelligent, energetic and competitive individual (one blessed with a wonderful family, both in Georgia and New York, where he grew up), Keith is an extremely avid believer in a goal-driven life, and stresses that “life is real every day; live it, learn from it, and strive every day to be the best you can be.” He takes his advice very seriously, dedicating ten-plus years to personal development and a Conant Nightingale membership, which he thanks for truly changing his life. Obviously, Keith has a lot to be proud of: his family, of course, the fact that he served his country, and that he created “a business that has offered meaningful work to hundreds and provides solutions to people [in need] of them, generating millions [of dollars] for the economy.”

When you decide to build a business out of scratch, it seems that there must be some driving force behind it. As Keith was a Soldier in the 101st Airborne around the time of the Vietnam War, I knew he must have some such special interest or drive (…and a steel backbone, really). All this, including a dose of healthy pragmatism, plays a huge role in Keith’s professional life. It wasn’t until he attended a real estate seminar back in the ’70’s, looking to branch out and explore new opportunities, that he became convinced of the need to invest in that branch of business. The decision to buy some houses then eventually lead to the inception of highly mobile, professional and state-of-the-art 2HIRE.US, despite some changes in the government (all of which negatively influenced construction and real estate). No matter: you know how they say, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”? Keith Kelchner takes that to heart, and even though he’s encountered tribulations like crazy, surviving and learning thusly has “fashioned a lifetime [of success].”

Don’t think he’s done, either: Keith has many, many more goals set to compound his already considerable successes, both short- and long-term. In the next year, for example, Keith confidently expects to triple 2HIRE.US from the already considerable thousand(s)of people we serve a year – and to create a platform for it to grow in the years ahead! With his intently honed work-ethic and keen sense of business practicality – and a lovingly supportive family behind him – there’s no question that we’ll all continue to see big things from Keith Kelchner and 2HIRE.US. With a must-do attitude and the rock-solid belief that hard work really does pay off, what else could be expected?

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