Meet Your Neighbor: Ernie Merrill of Arizona Lifestyle Home Improvement
Your name: Ernie Merrill
Trade name: Arizona lifestyle home renovation. We are specialized in the renovation of residential houses. We also have a sister company called Minuteman Air, Plumbing & Electrical. By having all four licenses, we are qualified to do any project without hiring outside contractors.
City / district we serve: The East Valley – Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, Scottsdale and Tempe.
Business hours: 8 am-5pm Monday to Friday, Saturday by appointment.
Highlights from the personal context: After many years of experience, I was qualified to become a contractor licensed by the State of Arizona Registrar of Contractors. I have studied and passed the test for the residential general contractor as well as the mastery test for electrical, plumbing and air conditioning. We are one of the few companies to hold all four of the state’s major contractual licenses.
Highlights of the professional career: Over 40 years of experience in the residential construction industry. I became a licensed entrepreneur at the age of 27 and have spent my entire adult life in the outsourcing industry. I have chosen to focus my attention on residential owners and their renovation needs.
What I love most about doing business here: Arizona fall, winter and spring. The opportunity to meet a variety of people from across the United States and Canada. I love to watch the owners see their renovated home become their dream.
What am I promoting: Addition of rooms, kitchen, bath / shower and complete renovation of the house. From concept to realization. Design services.
What excites me and why: I get excited when my clients are excited about their bathroom, kitchen, new room addition, or a complete update and remodel to their home.
When and why I started my business / my job here: I have been a licensed contractor for over 40 years. My father was an entrepreneur and I followed in his footsteps. From there, I added plumbing, air conditioning, electrical, and general home improvement to my portfolio. Today my main focus is general residential contracting.
Where was before and why I left: I was born in Glendale, California, and grew up in Snohomish, Washington. I went to college in Utah before moving to Arizona 42 years ago. Arizona has become my home.
My family: I am married, 44 years old to Barbara. I have four children and 11 grandchildren.
My interests & hobbies: Great football matches, fishing and great outdoors. I love to visit national parks and discover the beauty of nature.
The people who inspire me (and how): My parents and my family.
My guiding philosophy: Work with a goal. Be fair and kind to everyone.
My advice to young people today: Make a commitment to yourself by working hard in your chosen profession, trade or field of study. Don’t fool yourself by not making the effort to be good at something.
Contact information: 480-353-7481 Email [email protected]