When it comes to home repairs and installations, experience is a must.
That’s why many locals go to Infinite HD, a full-service home repair and installation company based in Odessa.
Rob Howard, owner of Infinite HD, has over 35 years of experience in the home repair and installation industry. Together with his two business partners, his son, Jarred Howard, and longtime colleague, David Rodriguez, the trio offers top-notch customer service and expertise to all their clients.
Howard focuses on giving estimates and handling customer relations, while Jarred Howard handles purchases and acquisitions, and Rodriguez oversees all installations. Plus, Howard’s daughter, Janann, creates all the cabinet designs and drawings.
About a year ago, Infinite HD moved its office to Odessa to be more convenient to its customer base in Hillsborough and Pasco counties, as well as to keep up with the company’s growth.
“We’re definitely keeping busy,” Howard says, “We’re doing a lot of repairs right now for people wanting to sell their home.”
Bathroom and kitchen updates also are a hot commodity right now for Infinite HD. A lot of Howard’s clients are gravitating towards either his luxury vinyl plank or moisture-proof laminate.
“The moisture-proof laminate looks and feels like wood, but is more durable and can handle water much better,” says Howard, “Luxury vinyl plank is much more dense, harder and almost impossible to scratch.”
Typically, it takes Howard and his team up to three weeks to finish a remodel/repair job.
A huge factor that sets Infinite HD apart from its competition is its large inventory of home improvement products.
“There’s a huge shortage in home repair/installation inventory, especially in flooring,” says Howard. “The shortage is worse now than it’s ever been, and we expect it to go on until next year.”
Thankfully, Howard’s son was ahead of the game and, before the shortfall, ordered 60,000 square feet of inventory between ceramic tile, wood and vinyl plank. This is roughly enough for 4 to 5 months of work for the company.
“We actually have more inventory than we can hold,” says Howard.
Home shows, such as “Fixer Upper,” often inspire people to do their own home repairs, but Rodriguez stresses the importance of hiring a licensed professional for most home repair needs.
“We have a saying in the business — ‘Cheap labor isn’t skilled, and skilled labor isn’t cheap,’” said Rodriguez. “It truly matters who you hire.”
Infinite HD has seen its share of cases where people try to do their own home repairs, or hire unqualified people, and end up having Infinite HD finish the job.
“Those clients end up spending more money, time and stress by trying to do it on their own,” said Rodriguez.
One of Howard’s favorite parts of the job is helping his clients bring their vision to life, especially to clients who have lived in the same house for decades.
“They just want a change, and it’s nice giving them something new and different,” says Howard, “We enjoy doing remodel work for them and fixing up their homes for the next stage of their lives.”
Howard has been happily married for 35 years, and had been a Hillsborough County resident his entire life, until he and his wife moved to Pasco County two years ago, because of all the expected growth in the area.
Infinite HD currently has eight employees, but Howard is looking to add more contractors to the team. All he asks is that they are hardworking, have excellent customer service skills, and ideally have five-plus years of experience.
For more information, or to book a free estimate with Infinite HD, call 813-309-5211.
Published August 25, 2021