This Week: Robbie Didio – Handy Man Services

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

  1. Howards cleaner – Clean the furniture
  2. Paper mask + Gloves
  3. Min Wax (Match the color to the chart) to cover scratches – applied with paint brush – Let dry and at least 50 degrees outside
  4. Make sure it is not sticky
  5. Apply polish – Let dry
  6. 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

Chairs

Spray base first

Spray top and sides second

Re-upholster furniture

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

 

 

 

NEXT MEETING:

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!)  

 

Upcoming:

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

 

Pot Report:

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

 

Dues:

2nd Quarter Dues are due!  

 

Remember: 

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!

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