My name is Mike Woods Owner and founder of Simple Home Solutions.
I became interested in home repair in my early teens while living in California. My father was an electrician for The Department of Water & Power and also raced stock cars on the weekend which allowed me to be introduced to various tools at an early age. I started off doing basic projects such as painting, minor carpentry, and tile on family members homes. My parents also own a sewing machine repair and embroidery business, called Woods N’ Sons, which gave me a first hand insight to what it takes to run a business.
In 1989, I was hired by the Los Angeles County Fire Department and worked at Camp 9 fighting brush fires with chain saws and hand tools via helicopter. Dedicating myself to one of the most physically demanding jobs for eight years took a major toll on my lower back and I was unable to continue. The skills, commitment, and respect the LA County Fire Department taught me is priceless...
Rather than dwelling on how I would earn a living, I jumped head first into home repair in California. I began by working as a Handyman for the apartment complex that my wife, daughter, and I lived at in exchange for rent. The owner of the complex then utilized my skills to make units on several other properties move-in-ready for new tenants.
It was in 1997 that we decided we had enough with California and made the move to Houston, Texas. I worked at a local design firm doing delivery and installations while taking on a few handyman-type jobs. Within a short period of time, word of mouth kept my phone ringing, or should i say beeper (remember those?), and jobs kept coming in.
In 1999, I started Simple Home Solutions and committed myself full-time to the local home improvement industry. I also became fascinated with web marketing and taught myself how to use internet services. During this time, not many contractors even knew what a website was, though I was able to build and launch my first website simplehomesolutions.com. In 2008, I launched my second website, houstonbathroomremodeling.com, created a Facebook business page, and recently launched an instagram account (#simplehomesolutions) where I post photos of on-site job progress.
Navigating these newer media platforms has not been an easy feat, though I hope to display information with style and ease of use to provide the best experience with my company. All business advertising is done through my websites, social media accounts, one neighborhood newsletter, and most importantly word of mouth.
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