Your Name: Ernie Merrill
Business Name: Arizona Lifestyle Home Remodeling. We specialize in residential home remodeling. We also have a sister business called Minuteman Air, Plumbing & Electrical. By having all four licenses, we are qualified to do any project without hiring outside contractors.
Town/Neighborhood that we serve: The East Valley — Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, Scottsdale and Tempe.
Hours of operation: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Saturday by appointment.
Personal background highlights: After many years of experience, I was qualified to become a licensed contractor by the state of Arizona Registrar of Contractors. I have studied and passed the test for the residential general contracting a well as the master test for electrical, plumbing, and air-conditioning. We are one of only a few companies that carry all four main contracting licenses in the state.
Professional background highlights: 40-plus years of being in the residential construction business. I became a licensed contractor when I was 27 years old and have spent my complete adult life in the contracting industry. I have chosen to focus my main attention on residential homeowners and their remodeling needs.
What I like most about doing business here: The Arizona fall, winter and spring. The opportunity to meet a variety of people from all over the U.S. and Canada. I love watching homeowners as they see their remodeled home become their dream.
What am I promoting: Room additions, kitchen, bath/shower and complete home remodeling. From concept to completion. Design services.
What I’m excited about and why: I get excited when my customers become excited about their bathroom, kitchen, room addition, or a complete update and remodel of their home.
When and why I started my business/employment here: I have been a licensed contractor for more than 40 years. My father was a contractor and I followed in his footsteps. From there, I added plumbing, air conditioning, electric, and general residential remodeling 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 to Barbara. I have four children and 11 grandchildren.
My interests & hobbies: Great football games, fishing and the great outdoors. I enjoy visiting the national parks and experiencing the beauty of nature.
People who inspire me (and how): My parents and family.
My guiding philosophy: Work with a purpose. Be fair and kind to all people.
My advice to today’s youth: Make a commitment to yourself by working hard at your chosen profession, trade or field of study. Do not cheat yourself by not putting in the effort to be great at something.
Contact Info: 480-353-7481 Email ernie@AzlifestyleRemodeling.com