April 9th 2018
This Week: Robbie Didio – Handy Man Services
Robbie, born in Oakland, lived in Pleasanton his whole life. Lives in family house with brother and niece. Daughter (43)is a CFO in Auburn Hills.
Attended JFK university, has over 100 unites but never graduated, they call him “The unit collector”.
Enjoyed working at Sunol Valley golf course for 26 years for Frank Ivaldi – Built up to 16 million dollars with Weddings and corporate tournaments. Left in 1998 with a healthy severance and retirement package.
Started Furniture business with his mother in 1998. General maintenance and Paint work – inside and outside (trim, gutters, windows, fences) 3 guys who help him with the turn around of jobs.
Here are some tips to keep in mind (if you decide to tackle it yourself)
Robbie does not re-finish furniture he re-conditions furniture with a 6 step process
- Howards cleaner – Clean the furniture
- Paper mask + Gloves
- Min Wax (Match the color to the chart) to cover scratches – applied with paint brush – Let dry and at least 50 degrees outside
- Make sure it is not sticky
- Apply polish – Let dry
- High gloss spray (with application gun) very slow
Note: Never use a wire brush on furniture – Sanding block is okay,
Teak Wood: Benches and boats
Hardest wood but best to work with
Do not paint or coat teak!
Use a rejuvenating oil
Spray base first
Spray top and sides second
Take off material one at a time
Make sure parts (wood and cushion are good)
Start from the bottom and work your way up
Repair of drawers:
Quick grips + Gruella glue
Touch up pens okay
He DOES recondition kitchen (and bathroom) cabinets and baseboards etc.
A lot to remember? Call Robbie for all your furniture needs. He will pick it up, take it to his shop and return to your home, services start around $50 for basic furniture refurbishing – (209)922-1634
The next meeting of the Tri-Valley Executives’ Association will be held on April 12th, at Vic’s All-Star Kitchen at 7:00am.
Greeters: Earl Woodson of Transbay Locksmith and Robbie Didio of Handyman services
Classification: Special Board Presentation (YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS!)
April 19th: Mike Peel of Sotheby’s Realty
April 26th: James Sievers of Pleasanton Family Chiropractic
May 3rd: Speaker: Jack Zwissig
May 10th: Jim Rowse of Hartland Payroll
The pot of the TVEA 50/50 Raffle is back to $83 and 7 white marbles ($5), 4 blue marbles ($10) and 1 red marble (takes the “pot”).
New Member Application:
Jim Rowse – Classification: Payroll Services
2nd Quarter Dues are due!
Who do you know who would be a great fit for our group?
INVITE, INVITE, INVITE!
*Every guest you bring, you will receive a ticket to the raffle
Make sure to check out our new website at: Trivalleyxecs.com
Have A GREAT week!