LA HABRA HEIGHTS, Calif., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — After years of doing side remodeling jobs for friends, Ray Fernandez decided to focus his talents into starting his own company. In 1986, he founded Skyline Homes and entered the general contracting business.
Made up of just seven employees, the La Habra Heights, Calif.-based business specializes in residential building and remodeling. It also owns nearly 300 apartments in Texas and Southern California. The company prides itself on staying small enough to provide its customers with the attention they deserve and to ensure quality and efficiency on the job.
“We’re a great company because we are small enough to care,” said Ray. “We don’t take on any more jobs than we can handle because we don’t want our quality to suffer.”
He attributes Skyline Homes’ success to its dedication to maintaining efficiency throughout the life of a project. In the homebuilding industry, having the best quality hand tools is an important element of jobsite efficiency. Ray and his crews trust the consistent quality of CHANNELLOCK(R) hand tools to do the job.
“We really like the CHANNELLOCK BLUE(R) Comfort Grips. Not only are they a lot more comfortable than other tools, but the unique color makes them really easy to pick out of a toolbox,” said Ray. “They’re very durable tools that we can always trust to do the job. They are American-made, so we know they are high quality.”
For apartment maintenance, Skyline Homes turns to CHANNELLOCK(R) GP-7 tool roll, making the work much more efficient since it provides a variety of tools in one tool roll.
“The GP-7 has made our apartment maintenance so much easier and faster, because everything you need is all in one place,” said Ray.
The tool roll includes two sizes of tongue and groove pliers, a screwdriver, an adjustable wrench, a diagonal cutter and a long nose plier.
Skyline Homes works on a variety of projects, so they need tools that are proven to get the job done in any circumstance. When trying to reach those confined, hard-to-reach places, long nose pliers are used. For tough-to-loosen tractor bolts, heavy-duty adjustable wrenches are the answer.
“We’ve always had a hard time finding a wrench that could take the bolts off our tractors, but the CHANNELLOCK BIGAZZ(R) tongue and groove pliers are big and strong enough to pull them right off,” said Ray.
Ray is truly dedicated to home building and well known in the industry. He is currently the national vice president of Area 14 (California and Hawaii) of the National Association of Home Builders and was recently named president of the Building Industry Association of Southern California.
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