Name of business: Mr. 209 Incorporated
Type of business: Home services
Contact information: 209-605-8856 or 209-605-9128
Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Specialty: Clean, straight Christmas light installation
History of business:
The Partidas of Patterson have taken what some believe to be a hassle and turned it into a business.
The Christmas season is a busy time for the father and son trio, comprised of dad Aurelio Partida and his two sons, Luis Partida and Juan Partida. Their home services company began several years ago at the request of an elderly community member who, after trying and injuring himself, needed help cleaning his home’s gutters. Today, the family has expanded their business to include other home and auto services, but the most popular requests come as Thanksgiving Day passes.
The Partidas, under their business name Mr. 209 Incorporated, effortlessly and professionally hang Christmas lights for nearly 100 homes every year, catering to the homeowner’s design vision while making sure not an extra wire shows. The holiday lights service not only provides customers with lights and ensures they are installed efficiently, but also keeps residents safe on the ground while employees take the risk of reaching a home’s highest points.
“Sometimes people don’t know how to hide their wires, but they want it to look clean,” said Luis Partida. “And a lot of people would rather pay a professional than have an accident doing it themselves. It lets them enjoy their holidays with their family instead of worrying about putting lights up.”
Services begin at $160 per home, but can increase depending on the size of the house and the amount of decorating desired. While Mr. 209 Incorporated supplies standard, incandescent lights, homeowners can provide their own lights if they would prefer to see icicles hanging from their eaves, or save money with LED bulbs.
“We provide the lights, extension cords and timers,” said Luis. “That way, our clients don’t have to worry about turning them on and off.”
Luis added that if a bulb goes out or a timer stops working, an employee will come out within 48 hours to fix it, free of charge.
Help with holiday decorating isn’t limited to just lights, either. Mr. 209 Incorporated will also place wreaths, lawn decorations or any other items according to the customer’s desires.
“As long as the client provides it for us and has a specific idea of what they want, we can decorate pathways, yards, anything,” said Luis.
Mr. 209 Incorporated is offering a discount for seniors and veterans this year, and will decorate houses through Dec. 21. Though based in Patterson, services are available throughout the Central Valley and in Turlock. Appointments book quickly, said Luis.
“The sooner you call, the better, because our schedule fills up pretty fast,” he said.