Contact me @ (832) 643-2315.
I have been working on cars and motorcycles since I was a teenager before joining the US Navy in 1965. I was an Engine man and Gunners mate on a PBR in 1966. After getting injured and Honorably Discharged for medical reasons I spent the first 20 years of my working career as a Machinist/tool & die maker in the Oil Tool business. Later, I decided to go back to school, so I could advance my career; a few years later I was offered a job at Exxon’s Research Center as a Senior Technical Associate. My primary job was doing Mechanical Design/trouble shooting in the Drilling and Completions Division or any place that I was needed. It was a long and tough 25 year career and was bitter when it ended, but it is like a distant dream now.
I received the Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Presidential Award in 2010 for Work Achievements & Accomplishments (See Picture of Award in Photo Gallery). I designed, built and tested down-hole tools for Exxon which four patents were issued on. The fourth patent issued in 2014 three years after retiring.
I have always enjoyed working on engines life especially HD motorcycles. My hobby led to a small engine repair business working on generators, lawn mowers, pressure washers etc.
From the lessons that I learned from my 50+ years of working for several companies, I personally built this website to convey my thoughts on how I operate my business with those lessons in mind. I firmly believe that if you operate your business based on Honesty and Integrity it will succeed. It has taken me four years to make my business successful and I take personal pride in my work which comes from the principals learned from my generation and 50 years of hard work.
I enjoy challenging work that requires knowledge and ability because I am not just a dumb gear-head that likes to turn wrenches. Most problems are simple fixes and not challenging because it is usually due to the lack of maintenance or operator error. I get quite a few repair jobs that someone else has worked on without telling me and it always costs more because they created other issues and that makes it difficult & frustrating not challenging.
Anyone can get their hands dirty but not everyone has what it takes to get the challenging work done. It is like the old saying “when the going gets tough then the tough get going.”
I opened Larry’s Small Engine Repair Service, LLC in 2011 as a one-man operation with the goal to provide the public with something they were not accustomed to seeing. The goal was to perform quality small engine and lawn mower repair in Houston TX 77065 for a reasonable price; which is less than what the competition is charging for the same work.
That was my goal and with the right mindset I have achieved that goal with this winning formula and hopefully it will help me achieve another goal and that is being a premier repair shop in my area although I am the smallest and prefer to keep it that way. This job takes a special talent and I have always preferred to work alone because I cannot get my work done if I have to watch over my shoulder to see what someone else is doing.
I am honest, customer oriented and firmly believe in customer satisfaction and I treat people the way the way they treat me.
I am a sole proprietor/owner who offers personalized service at about 25–40% less cost than any repair facility in my area. I am honest, customer oriented and firmly believe in customer satisfaction and I treat people the way I want to be treated.
I am getting older and I have earned the right to be respected for who I am and the knowledge that I have attained from hard work and not being afraid to get my hands dirty. Knowledge from books gives you the basic information and tools to start with but nothing will ever take the place of hands on experience.
For further information about a Small Engine Repair and Lawn Mower Repair Shop in Houston TX 77065 please feel free to call Larry's Small Engine Repair Service, LLC @ (832) 643-2315.