Hi, my name is Joe Letendre and I’m DIY(Do It Yourself-er). Twenty years ago I was an apprentice(helper) for a few different guys who installed carpet. It wasn’t long when I decided I could do this on my own, I was a pro! I didn’t need any help, at least that what I thought. I went out and convinced a Carpet Store to hire me as a full-blown Installer. It didn’t take long for me to realize I was in way over my head, as a matter of fact it was about two hours into my first carpet job when fear overtook me and I went outside to my van and cried. I was so overwhelmed with questions like-
- What if I screw this up?
- How am I going to finish this without anyone’s help?
- What was I thinking-that I could do this myself?
I want to tell you that all went well from this point forward but simply put, it didn’t. This has happened to me on and off for the past twenty years. Yes, I did make it through my first job and many after that. In fact, I eventually mastered carpet installation. But, like I said in the beginning of this post- my name is Joe Letendre and I’m a DIY. I wasn’t satisfied with just carpet installation.
I wanted to learn how to Install-
- Laminate Flooring
- Vinyl Flooring
- Wood Flooring
Most of the work I did was in residential homes, both new construction and homes that were lived in. This was really a benefit to me because I was able to watch how other flooring installers did their job. I kind of had an idea of what I was doing so I would jump into it head first and end up back out at the van in tears of frustration. Yeah, those were not good times.
Wait a minute-
those were good times because the DIY mentality was burning inside of me. I wanted to learn how to do it. It’s not like I could go to school to learn it. I had to learn it by just doing it and changing the way I did it constantly until I found what worked for me and gave me the best results. Back then there wasn’t You Tube. I couldn’t search the web for answers. I had to learn through blood, sweat and a lot of tears. I was on my knees in prayer and God answered many for me.
I really have been blessed. Over the past twenty years I’ve been able to excel at all the different flooring installations such as Tile,Laminate Flooring,Wood Flooring,Vinyl Flooring Carpet and more. I have supported my family which consists of my wife and our nine kids. Even though I was self-taught I was able to gross an average income of over $100,000.00 a year. Over this time I’ve developed the easiest flooring installation methods and I want to share them with you. I have had many helpers along the way and this has really helped me to learn how to teach this stuff, which has led to this.
Why I started this website-
A year ago it hit me square in the nose. I needed to put together a website that helps the DIY by guiding them through their flooring installation projects. I know the questions you are thinking. I’ve been there and I was thinking about the same questions. I get pulled aside all the time by friends and strangers that ask “Joe, how do I …” Then I started to do some research on what others are doing, how are they guiding others. It didn’t take long for me to realize there is a real need for information that is relevant, easy to understand and all in one place. Not to mention that I really enjoy teaching others what took me so long to learn on my own. I’m able to take out the frustrations of the process and give guidance to people and that’s just plain fun.
So it was born-
I was sitting with my family one night thinking “what can I call this website?”. Everyone was throwing out their ideas. Again I was smacked in the face. I have heard it a thousand times without fail. Heck, I’ve even said it a thousand times myself. By human nature we are curious people. How many times have you wondered how something was made or how it was done and you see it for the first time and what do you say-
So That’s How You Do That!
Thanks for your Time,
Jesus will save you