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"Overall the project went smoothly. The work was completed quickly and looks nice. There were a couple spots that were a little messy. Also, the painter got paint" on our duvet cover. Still working out a resolution to that issue.

-Jill S.

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"Not a good experience. When I first called Mr.
and told him of the projects I had, he acknowledged he could do that and would call me back." He did and said he would be over on a weekend to take a look. He did not show up, nor did he call to cancel. I called him within the next week to give him the benefit of the doubt in case I misunderstood him. He said that I did not misunderstand him and that he had a family issue to deal with. He subsequently called to set a date to look at what I had and give me an estimate. He did come over, but I never got an estimate. A week or so later he called and said he had a free day and could come over. When I asked him what would be the purpose, he said to install the cooktop. My project was to install a new kitchen sink, gas cooktop and fasten a ceiling cabinet that was breaking away. I told Mr.
that I would not buy any product until I had a commitment from a contractor to install it. NO ESTIMATE & NO COMMITMENTat that point. Now I am really getting baffled about this man. I do not know whether Mr.
had personal, business or other issues, but after weeks of trying, I called him the first part of December and left a voice message that I was going to hold off until after the first of the year to do anything. After much consideration and my experience with Mr.
, I have decided that he is not the reliable, stable contractor that I want to deal with.,

-Arlene K.

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OK - terminology issue here. The "shower pan" is a collection liner than underlies the shower floor itself, and is designed (if built and plumbed right) to trap any leakage from the shower floor and route it to the same floor drain pipe. Example image here, copper in this case - 

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It sounds like your are saying the shower floor or base unit failed - likely a fiberglass or plastic shower, which commonly fail due to incomplete support under them. This can be repaired if fiberglass, but is not usually done unless just microcracking, as it is hard to find an expert - usually you have to have a car body fiberglass specialist or a surfboard repair expert do it, and the color will not match perfectly unless you get a new gelcoat over the entire base unit. Cost about $300-500, ASSUMING the material can be repaired - true fiberglass can, thermoplastic can sometimes be welded but anyone's guess how long it will last without cracking again, plastics like PVC can rarely be fixed so they will hold someone standing on them. Any sort of repair is likely to crack again, because you have done nothing to remove the cause of the cracking which is standing on a base that is not fully supported over its full extent. Some cheepo or desperate plumbers try injecting non-pressuring type expanding foam underneath to improve the support - this does a great job of supporting it but unfortunately supports mold, so starts stinking in short order as a rule.

The normal fix is to remove and replace it, because once it is out there is no sense in putting a damaged one back in for the small increment in cost. Removing it means taking the shower wall liners or the bottom row or two of tile out so you can get the new base unit into place (because they overlap it), then replacing them. So, the $3000 range indicated is indicative of this type of job, which typically runs from a very low of around $1500-2000 for an identical base unit, to more typically $3-5,000 depending on whether a shower enclosure or tile walls. Of course,when the new one is put in, it is CRITICAL that it be fully supported - this means rubbing plumbers rouge or similar marking substance on the bottom, test fitting it, and then lifting it out and checking that all the stiffener ribs and support pads made contact with the pan, and making adjusments as necessary until it has full contact, then standing in it and rocking back and forth to check for any points not making full contat and fixing them.

The $10,000 plus numbers you got must have been for entire shower replacement down to the joists and studs, and the $30,000 range number would be typical for a full bathroom remodel with new shower or shower/tub and doors and surround, wall finishes, vanity, sink, toilet, and flooring and door.

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I am not sure a general handyman is the right person for the skylight.  We fix quite a few skylights that were installed by handymen and that could be the problem at its origination.  You will want a roofer for that.

 

As long as you are splitting the trades at that point, might as well get a flooring contractor to look at the floor once you have figured out the skylight repair/replacement equation. 

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Handyman reviews in Modesto

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I was very pleased with the finished result. The work done was very professional and I am extremely happy with the quality of work. I will definitely call
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for future projects.
- Denise B.
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He did a fair job. I'm not going to bash him because I think he did a pretty good job. My husband were kind of like their foreman to make sure things are done. There was a few mistakes and took care of them. His prices probably could have been better but I know that he's got to make his money too. The only thing that I thought was excellent was the tiles. I have tiles through the entire floor so the tile was excellent. My husband would try to get hold of him on the weekends and he wasn't answering the phone. He was okay. He had a guy working for him and I don't think he was as professional.
- Olga D.
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When he came over, my husband had to go out about 3 or 4 times to get supplies for the
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. He seemed ill-prepared and should have known what he was going to need and have the supplies ready himself. The sheet rock was not level with the wall and the outlets were not up to code. They were close to water and a specific outlet is required for those instances. There was going to be someone else coming out for the plaster and taping of the sheet rock, but I just said no as I was no longer wanting to do business with them. We ended up having to redo everything.
- Area P.
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gives estimates for their labor costs only. Not included in this estimate is the cost of supplies or the cost of hauling away the debris from the work. When I first called to inquire about service I was told that the estimate would be for labor only. I was told about the waste removal as an extra fee at the time I sat down to sign a contract. This is really the only issue I thought could have been told when I first inquired. This may be industry standard, I am not sure. They did tell me before work started, but it was a little bit of a surprise.
Other than this small detail, every communication I had with them was courteous and timely. If I called, my calls were responded to promptly and with the information I requested.
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was very interested in making sure I understood what work he was doing and offered choices when there were alternatives that might save money or increase costs. I was kept informed throughout the project of problems that had been uncovered when wood was removed and given options about how to proceed. Every day I was there, he walked the project with me to make sure I knew what had been done and what the plan was for the next day. If they did work I could not see from the ground, he took pictures to show me what had been done. The project took longer than originally estimated due to our decision to include the chimneys and due to damage that was revealed on our roof when the fascia was removed but
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was there every day, not doing other jobs at the same time he was working on our house.
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also was helpful in making sure I knew what to ask for from another company that was doing the roofing work. I felt he was looking out for my best interest.
- Elizabeth B.
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Tenant used water on laminated floor and in some places the floor was popping up.
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fixed it by carefully cutting out the damaged pieces and used callking to cover empty spaces. It looks very smooth and nice.
The tenant couldn't close the laundry door. I asked three people to fixed it, but none did a good job.
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adjusted the door and it works.
The shower door was sagging and it couldn't be closed.
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spend time and find a creative way to fix it.
Works great.
- Sam G.
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hole place re textured and painted. He installed the canned lighting wrong and left wires hanging. The new contractor took over 40 pictures of
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's lousy work.He told me to turn him into the Better Business Bureau. Which I am. If this is the kind of people Angie has on her list then I wont be using Angie again.
- Monica M.
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The verbal estimate was acceptable and work began on a fill-in basis. No written contract was proffered. Workman did not show up for scheduled appointment, which he made, and did not respond to numerous calls to both his number and also the contractor's phone number. Completely unprofessional and showing an absence of courtesy. The work accomplished around the kitchen window was left open for more than a week and then "repaired" sometime when I was not present. I question whether the full extent of the wood rot was actually removed and replaced or just that the window frame was covering up incomplete work. I have absolutely NO confidence in this company and would advise anyone seeking a handyman contractor to avoid
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like the plague.
- Robert F.
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was the best!!!!!!! He was very punctual and did the job better than I could of dreamed. He's extremely kind, and a master of his craft. What's great about
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is that he does all the work himself so there is no subbing out and waiting for another guy to come out. Or waiting a month to start the work. We agreed on a price and he was out the next week. And he fixed several side things that we didn't even hire him for and for no charge!!! He spoiled my kids with cute kids hats and was just extremely kind. While he was working one of my kids had a seizure and he helped us out with that aswell. When we left for the hospital I felt so comfortable that I didn't even think twice about my house. When I got home
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had locked the house up tight. I extremely recommend
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every job, his prices are unbeatable and his personal skills are unmatched. I've already referred him to a family member of ours and they say the same things, "
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is great! Can't wait to have him work on our next project."
- William A.

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A & K CREATIVE FENCING

4124 RUTH AVE
Modesto

A+ Home Improvement Inc.

840 Latimer Ave
Modesto

A-1 HANDYMAN SERVICE

P.O. BOX 577635
Modesto

A-1 Quality Plumbing Contractor

2601 Oakdale Rd. Suite H2 #179
Modesto

AAA Painting & Construction

2927 Magliocco Dr
San Jose

AB Gardening

PO Box 576854
Modesto

Abba Builders & Construction

517 Stein Way
Waterford

Abstract Tile & Marble

229 Preakness cr
Manteca

Acosta Construction

2127 Vasco Rd
Livermore

action pro services

3307 Larchmont Dr
Stockton

Adrian Construction

19580 Dahlin Road
Escalon

Alcosta Overhead Door Co

208 Escobar Place
San Ramon

Alex Landscaping Services

1236 mansfield st
Tracy

ALL IN ONE HOME SVC

2800 BRADEN AVE
Modesto

All Phase

3200 W Monte Vis Ave
Turlock

ALL TRADE HANDYMAN MGMT LLC

3973 Middlefield Dr
Tracy

ALLAN'S HANDYMAN DO IT ALL

2308 HAVERTOWN PL
Modesto

Allan's Handyman Do It All

2308 Havertown Pl
Modesto

Alpha Team

Oakdale

Amigo Landscape

2077 Swan Pl
Fairfield

Ask 4 Retired Veteran Handyman

18660 S. Austin Rd.
Manteca

Aspen Landscaping and Construction

13952 E. Tokay Colony Rd.
Lodi

AW Construction

3525 E. Forest Lake Rd
Acampo

BAY AREA MAINTENANCE CO

1321 RIVERVIEW AVE
Tracy

Bayshore Plumbers

3158 Rolison Rd
Redwood City

Be As You Are Handyman Service

2057 Palladin St
Ceres

Ben'S Custom Roofing

8425 east monte vista ave
Denair

Best Preservation Services

3301 John Lee LN
Modesto

Birds Window and Gutter Cleaning

2010 La Villa Rose Ct
Modesto

BLGC INC

3932 Mesrob Ct

BRUCE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

5651 N Pershing Ave
Stockton

Bryants Home Repair

2325 Stern Place
Stockton

Build 2 Fit

1133 Woodland Dr.
Turlock

Burnett Construction

2337 E Stadium Dr
Stockton

CALIFORNIA HANDYMAN

740 N 2ND ST
Patterson

Carnes Const

246 South
Oakdale

Carstensen Construction

9801 Jolly Ct
Oakdale

CECIL'S HOME REPAIR

3847 SPINNAKER WAY
Stockton

CHC Painting

Stockton

Classic Copper Works

9337 Spring Cypress Rd

CNR Construction Co

4669 Winding River Cir
Stockton

Conheart Construction

1970 Bradford St
Stockton

Costa's Home Improvement

1816 Maid Mariane Ln
Modesto

COWAN'S HANDYMAN

529 MICHIGAN AVE
Manteca

CPR POOL REPAIR

4187 HEIRLOOM LN
Tracy

cth Installations

2314 Reile Ave
Escalon

CURB CRETE

PO BOX 2090
Oakdale

D4C HANDYMAN SVC

3307 GASWELL LN
Stockton

Daniel Snedegar Handyman Unlimited

4637 E Service-Road
Ceres

Darin Brazil Construction inc.

3761 Hatchers Circle
Stockton

David Anderson Construction

2908 Carmella Way
Modesto

DB Enterprise

502 Coleman Ct
Modesto

DELTA BAY CONSTRUCTION & ROOFING INC.

9155 Connie Avenue
Stockton

DME Maintenance

PO Box 1056
Tracy

Don Hicks Property Maintenance

PO Box 14
Livingston

DON'S APPLIANCE

P.O. Box 1333
Oakdale

Donald Mount Construction

PO Box 4279
Manteca

Drechsler Construction

547 Zurich Dr
Manteca

E&R construction

1513 Dwight Ln
Modesto

Erwin & Sons Plumbing Services

11013 Fish Dr
Modesto

EVANS CONTRACTING

1938 Baldwin Ln
Stockton

G & H Doors & Mouldings

1187 Vanderbilt Cir Ste 10
Manteca

GABRIEL MERCADO PAINTING

1625 BRETT LN
Modesto

Garcia plumbing and drain

4836 Littleton way
Salida

GARY'S HANDYMAN SVC

7430 KELLEY DR
Stockton

Generation Builders

P.O. Box 23
Riverbank

GMP HANDY SVC

5440 CORBETT CT
Riverbank

GOOD WORK DONE RIGHT!

1514 TULLY RD
Modesto

GUERRA'S ROOFING REPAIR

VIVA PLZ
Stockton

HANDY RANDY

4143 YOSEMITE BLVD
Modesto

Handyman Construction

5331 Pirrone Ave
Salida

Handyman Dan

368 S. Sinclair ave
Stockton

Handyman Service

95 W. 11th Street
Tracy

HANDYMAN TO THE RESCUE

2364 Victory Ln
Turlock

Hometown Handyman

1505 Colima Ave.

House 2 Home

1542 water st.

INNOVO HOME SOLUTIONS

2701 DANIA CT
Modesto

J M Handyman

516 Marshall Ave
Modesto

J S Construction

P.O. Box
Modesto

JC Address Signs

3351 South Norwood Ave

JERRY UTKE CUSTOM DRYWALL

448 View Point Ave
Oakdale

jimmy hendricks construction

5425 nanette drive
Modesto

L & J'S CLOSETS

1344 St. Francis St.
Los Banos

LINGLEY ENTERPRISES

4218 Technology Dr
Modesto

Lingley Enterprises

P.O. Box 430
Modesto

LJN Construction

1879 W Harding Way
Stockton

LOKEN & ASSOC

1572 VINEWOOD WAY
Tracy

loy construction

p.o. box 693321
Stockton

M & M HOME IMPROVEMENT

1228 MAYETTE AVE
Modesto

M V HOME MAINTENANCE SVC

2601 DARDANELLE DR
Modesto

Maintenance Solutions Company

2103 Monte Diablo Ave.
Stockton

Marengo's

po box 690531
Stockton

Mario's House Painting

1700 N. Tully Rd.
Turlock

Mariposa HVAC Maintenance

1609 Bryn Mawr Way
Modesto

McCain Construction

P. O. Box 577231
Modesto

Mestayer Painting

4719 Quail Lakes Dr.
Stockton

MGB Building and Construction

Eisenhower Dr
Riverbank

NATIONAL HANDYMAN SVC

2905 N Gratton Rd
Denair

NONNO'S HOME & GARDEN REPAIR

1782 BELLA TERRA DR
Manteca

NORTHERN HANDYMAN

2301 Brink Ave
Modesto

Northstar Property Services

1614 Courtyard Drive
Manteca

P.M. Handyman exspress

2317 Valmora Dr.
Stockton

Perfect Home Services, Inc.

PO Box 690996
Stockton

Philips Remodeling

470 division st, unit b
Pleasanton

Pinto Home Repair

2509 Thomas Ave
Ceres

PLAYNATION

190 ETOWAH INDUSTRIAL CT

Premier Restoration

Po box 579940

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE EXPERTS

1437 N Madison Street
Stockton

R & J HANDYMAN

PO BOX 2701
Turlock

R & M FURNITURE RESTORTATION

1620 SHADDOX AVE
Modesto

RANCO

PO Box 1305
Lathrop

RB Construction

1518 Coffee Road Ste G
Modesto

Red Head Rehabs

12004 Hatteras St
Valley Village

RENTAL RENOVATIONS

5651 N PERSHING AVE
Stockton

Richard Hicks Construction

PO Box 4984
Modesto

SC Construction

1518 9th St
Modesto

Sierra Enterprises

PO Box 1904
Oakdale

Smitty's Home Repair

2632 Cabrillo Dr
Tracy

Start Moving

2372 old combee rd 103

Stockton Ace Hardware

3201 W Benjamin Holt Dr
Stockton

Summit Construction & Remodeling

7513 Rosewood Dr
Stockton

SUPERIOR HANDYMAN SVC

1710 N DENAIR AVE
Turlock

Surgical Artistry

2336 Sylvan Ave
Modesto

The Honeydo Man

P.O Box 1442
Oakdale

THETHI Builders

382 S Central Pkwy
Mountain House

THOMAS THE HANDYMAN

2312 LAVON LN
Ceres

TIM KROMER HOME REPAIR

2612 PARADISE RD
Modesto

TINKERS DAMN

531 N E ST
Stockton

Tommy's Wood Fencing

20753 Corral Hollow Rd
Tracy

TONY'S CUSTOM WOODWORKS

4622 GLASS CT
Modesto

TRI VALLEY HONEYDO-LLC

PO Box 1976
Tracy

True Finish

2186 Ivory Lace ave

VILLY HANDY MAN

2037 AMSTERDAM LN
Modesto

Wilson General Contracting

1852 W 11th St Suite 149
Tracy

Woods Construction Co.

2813 Darius Lane
Modesto

WW Construction

3129 Yukon Dr
Modesto

ZACK'S HANDYMAN & CONSTRUCTION

560 Corello St
Turlock

Zavala Construction

922 Longfellow St.
Tracy

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