Richard Jones CHP
Lic. # 17418
Everyone needs a bit of help now and then and we provide the help you need at an affordable price.
Both of us at R & D Enterprises, a Lodi, California Handyman service, are honest and direct.
We do not have a California Class B Contractors License, and we understand and abide by all non-contractor rules and regulations. We
do not perform work beyond our capabilities or requiring permits or
City/County Inspections (unless we work with an Owner/Builder). In those cases, we refer our customers to licensed contractors that we know and trust.
When we discuss a project, we listen to our customers carefully and make sure we completely understand what is expected. We never try to "up-sell" and in many cases, we try to find alternatives that cost less, look better and take less time. It's all about saving money and overall customer satisfaction.
For the fastest service please call 209-366-3288
Service You Can Rely On
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Most of the larger projects shown on our website were done under or with the supervision of licensed Contractors and or Owner/Builders which did not require R & D Enterprises to have a State license for the work performed. Other projects shown or mentioned are usually performed on a time and material basis.
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Starting a patio enclosure out in the country
Primed and ready for paint
Completed project with removable sun screens and final matching paint.
A standard shower door entry that needed to be changed to a wheelchair access entry.
A new marble tile entry with a low profile rubber edge strip was installed to allow wheelchair access.
A wheelchair access ramp and water heater shield installed in a garage in Sacramento.
Starting a front yard water wise project
Almost completed front yard. Lighting and additional bark covering will be added. This area that was once a lawn with typical sprinklers is now converted to a drip system water wise landscape.
A rotted kennel floor over a concrete slab. This damage was caused by a flood in the yard behind the door shown.
New floor joists foamed to the existing slab.
Completed flooring. The sheeting used for this project was 1 1/8" pressure treated T&G Plywood.
A newly reconstructed wall and new door in a Lodi rental. Since the original siding was no longer available, I installed 1 x 6" redwood which was then primed and painted.
A simple re-facing project with new face boards.
Bathroom that had extensive rot damage.
New siding around windows of an old apartment.
We paint all kinds of things for our clients.
New porch Railing.
A large side yard in Galt. An example of laminate flooring I installed.
A recently done epoxy garage floor covering.
A customized redwood deck I just recently completed.
A privacy fence in Lodi.
The framing we installed for the wall shown below.
In place varnishing of a display case at a local business.
Laminate flooring we installed in a new Lodi business.
Garage Separating wall we built from scratch (see above) to close off part of a three car garage in Lodi. They use the new room as a workshop.
We opened up a wall (non load bearing) added a full header. built a separating wall to close off the existing pantry and added a can light and outlets. This new room will be used as a bar.
We drove all the way to Redding to roof this shed for one of our dear friends.
This chimney enclosure was damaged by leaks which caused severe rot.We did a full sheeting replacement and treated the studs.
We installed this back splash in a Stockton home.
A slate floor we installed in a bathroom in Acampo. Under this tile, we installed a floor heating system.
A tile tub bench we installed in Stockton.
A bathroom we tiled in Stockton.
A bathroom remodel underway.
Grass/Rock board replacement.
This is a Pergola we assembled on pavers we installed and in front of a fence we built as well.
A 12 x 14 paver patio we completed in August
A custom built fence we built from the top down.
A 14 x 27 custom paver patio under construction.
Collection/diversion style rain barrel. When it fills up, the water is diverted to the downspout.
Collection/planter style rain barrel. We install rain catching/storing devices of all types.
A Pantry we built from scratch in a corner of a large living room. We also installed the laminate flooring.
We do toilet repairs as well as floor re-construction which we had to do here.
All redwood fence on steel posts.
Four foot tall yard divider fence and gate.
3.5 yards of garden soil were added to this yard as well as river rock, moss rocks, plants and brick repairs.
We replaced old stepping stones with used brick to make a safer path for the lawnmower.
This front porch was covered with an outdoor carpet that rotted over time. We scraped it off, Extended the top landing to allow for a random pattern that better fit the customer provided tiles that were 12" x 24". This porch was quite a challenge as the original steps and landing were over 2 inches out of square. We were able to correct it within a 1/4" overall
We do sheet rock repairs and full installations. This wall was tongue and groove siding in the living room and there was a hole that a previous owner cut-in to add an air conditioner. It was not a pretty site but now this wall matches the rest of the room.
This is a back yard we are currently working on in Lodi. The new landscaping next to the sidewalk was all lawn. Due to the rain and fog, we are yet to complete the pavers (sanding) and we need to pour in decomposed granite on the other side of the yard as well.
This has been a joint effort with Nicholson Construction of Lodi. They built the bridge and we did the overall design and heavy lifting. We have done four of these types of installations this year alone.
This is a bathroom we did for a repeat owner builder client.
When we removed the "70's" style paneling from this section of a dining room, we found that the original trim boards had been removed and discarded. We installed new trim of the same size and type not only in the dining room
but also onto one wall of the kitchen to tie it all in.
This is a pad being poured for a new fountain. The form was made of a roll of roof flashing as it was an odd size and height.
The completed fountain
We do all types of home irrigation work.
This is the start of a patio area cut into the side of a hill done mostly by hand because of its location. Another one of Owner/builder customers had us do this one.
After excavation and compaction, we installed free standing retaining walls (interlocked with adhesives) and started using mortar to set the cap stones.
After the wall was completed we installed heavy pavers to form the actual patio floor.
Here is the completed project with a decomposed granite walkway/ramp leading to the new patio area.
Window and lower siding replacement
City permitted rot repairs done to an old house in Lodi with updated lower siding repairs. The old shingles could not be found to match and contain asbestos so they were left alone.. This was just one of many "flips" we did for an Owner/Builder and with all of them, City permits and inspections applied.
Fence face board replacement.
Larger good neighbor fence project in Lodi. This project was done for and with the assistance of a local General Contractor.
Good neighbor fence in a wooded back yard. Total of 152' linear feet.
Foundation repairs. This particular garage wall had actually sunk into the ground. The reason? The original mudsil (usually a redwood 2 x 4 in the old days) was set on one row of bricks, not on concrete and it disintegrated over time. The surrounding grade also sunk and created a "pooling" point for water run-off. Prior to this fix (building an actual concrete foundation as shown here), the water would penetrate the wall and run into the garage for several feet. It's not cost effective to remove the entire sidewalk so we brought the base of the wall up above any pooling water that may accumulate in the future. All of this work was permitted and City inspected.
Porch ceiling rot and structural repairs.
We re-built the porch and railing for this home.
This water heater had been installed next to a stove in an old house. We moved it to the laundry room and built a new kitchen in it's place. You can see what it looks like now on our "Recent Projects" page
This floor was so badly damaged, we had to remove the underlayment and a major portion of the sub-floor. Because of the long term damage, the entire bathroom floor had tilted towards the toilet.
After repairing all the damaged and leveling the floor (taking several trips to do so for drying time), we installed new flooring and base. At the time of this photo, we had not sealed at the base of the tub.
This area of the floor is where the leak pooled up in another bathroom. The leak started at the toilet and ended here about 4 feet away. Based on the overall damage to the underlayment and sub-floor, this one leak had probably been ongoing for several years. This is the second bathroom in this home that needed extensive floor replacement.
This is the same area with new flooring and base. I don't have a photo available showing how bad the damage was (which was much worse than the other bathroom) but, 80% of the area shown here required sub-floor replacement and 100% required underlayment replacement.
We install custom gutter chains and downspouts.
Custom light poles, bases and lights are no problem. This light provides coverage of just under 1300 square feet on this property.
We install and remove/re-locate chandeliers and specialty lighting fixtures. .
The next eight photo's are of different parts of the same yard that we completed over three years ago. The owner of this home would be happy to let us show new customers their yard in person just so they can get the effect of what it took to do these projects. Pictures show the basics but being on site and walking through the yard is quite an experience. At every turn is something new to see. All of this work was done in phases stretched out over four months.
This is a bridge over a dry creek bed which joins a hexagon patio to a fountain area.
There are several raised features like this one all over the yard.
Be sure to click on this picture so you can see all the details.
Another raised feature next to a tree bench that is at the base of a large orange tree.
This is a raised planter box with cap stones for seating.
This bronze tiger is on a raised area with several types of grass plants behind and underneath it. When the plants mature, it will appear that the tiger will be coming out of the jungle.
There are over 2500 pavers, blocks and stones in this yard
Six foot tall divider fence in redwood. We built this for a customer that is doing all their own landscaping around their home (like the raised bed in the foreground) and they are doing a gorgeous job. We also installed custom gates at the front of the home.
This is a three posted all redwood pergola that was added to provide filtered shade for the south side of this home addition. In this photo, construction is underway and at a later date, the pergola will wrap around the back side of the addition to shade another five windows.
One of two smaller bedrooms where we installed laminate flooring. the total was a bit over 240 square feet. We are now doing small to medium laminate, tile and vynal flooring projects ourselves for our customers.
We installed this new roof on a 12 x 16 shed. The customer started the project by stripping the old roof and installing the flashing. Due to a sudden customer illness, we completed the work for him.
We are building more gates and fences this year than ever before.
This is another cedar fence on steel posts. We didn't get a picture of the other side of this fence yet (we will return soon) so you can see all the cactus we had to work around. The neighbor has a yard full of beautiful plants and cactus, most of which I've never seen before.
You can always call me directly at 209-366-3288 with questions, comments or concerns you may have. Both of us are now available to help and take your calls. If you want to schedule a project as soon as possible, you can also call Della at
We install fences of just about any type. This is a "good neighbor" style fence.
A simple redwood box made out of scrap fence material
to cover above ground sprinkler valves.
Detailed landscaping and drip systems
Redwood round top gate made out of 2 x 8's. The structure is steel and the gate is almost 6 feet wide.
We clear and clean garages and barns for garage, estate and country sales.
This privacy fence encloses the customers
outside living spaces and brings a natural look to the yard.
This fence is constructed with steel posts, treated rail and cedar fence boards. We guarantee our fences for at least five years for workmanship. We never rush a job and we always do it right.
This is a 10' redwood gate we "re-faced" with new redwood boards. The structure the boards are attached to is a steel corral style gate hung on pin hinges. We installed a spring loaded wheel assembly on the latch side to help support the weight.
One of our customers has 26 rose bushes (of several different types) in their front and back yard that we care for. We do all types of trimming and pruning. We also built the split rail fence in the foreground.
We can't do everything, we are the first to admit that, but we
are willing to do more than most others who specialize
in only a few projects or tasks. We have a very long referral
list of companies we've used and trust. There are times when our customers need someone else that can do a certain job or task more efficiently or better overall than we
can. It just makes sense. After all, we want you to get the best service available and be treated fairly even if it's not by us.
We also install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors that are now required by law in every home in California. We have over fifteen years of experience in the fire and life safety industry so we know where detectors should be located and how many should be installed.
Our current service areas are Lodi, North Stockton, Woodbridge, Morada, Clements, South Lockeford, Galt, Acampo and unincorporated areas between.
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We look at home repair differently than most contractors or skilled service providers. We are more than happy to teach customers how to do more on their own the next time they have a project in mind and you typically won't hear that from too many other service providers out there. We are also available to provide advice or just another set of hands to help you complete a project faster.
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