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"After inspecting the needed work
gave a reasonable estimate for a minor repair/paint job to replace a section of rotten trim on fascia board." He performed the work just as he said, within the timeframe he estimated. I'm very happy with his professionalism and punctuality. I would definitely hire him again for handyman work.

-LAURA & WILLIAM W.

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"The workman,
was excelent. He is a very friendly and pleasant man; he explained clearly what he would do, and how long he would take. " He did a very nice job on both projects. He was on time, and cleaned up afterwards. I have used this business twice before, and will use them again. The price is somewhat high, but the
I used to hire retired, and I could not find another. So I'm glad I found
as I feel I can rely on this business.

-Robert H.

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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 San Luis Obispo

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He worked hourly. He was slow though. He did a godo job but he was pretty slow. He took his time to eat lunch which was included in his paid time. I was expecting the work to be done in couple of hours but the job took him almost a day!
- Merve T.
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As the offer that I had purchased was for "4 hours or labor", I was trying to get the most for my money. My expectations were far exceeded. I recommend this company to anyone.
- Tracy R.
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WORKER ARRIVED AS SCHEDULED AND REPAIRED THE GUTTER FIRST.
THEN HE CUT DOWN ONE OF THE MAILBOX POSTS, BUT HAD TO RECHARGE HIS SAW. LEFT TO PURCHASE HOSE HE NEEDED FOR NEXT REPAIR. WHILE HIS SAW RECHARGED, HE DUG OUT THE DAMAGED FLEX HOSE.; REPLACED WITH NEW HOSE,; TOOK A PICTURE OF THE UNDERGROUND CONNECTION BEFORE HE REPLACED THE DIRT. VERY SATISFIED WITH THIS SERVICE PROVIDER; WILL DEFINITELY USE THIS PROVIDER AGAIN. IT'S SO NICE TO KNOW SOMEONE YOU CAN CALL WHEN YOU NEED A REPAIR.
- JUDITH M.
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His work is excellent . He is meticulous and timely and is very knowledgeable in all aspects of construction and....... his prices are reasonable. I highly recommend him. One thing......he doesn't like to paint but has a friend who painted our entire interior who I would also highly recommend.
- Steve W.
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arrived on time, worked efficiently, was personable and very neat / meticulous about his work. I would definitely use his services in the future.
- Albert H.
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I'm torn over how to write this since
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is SUCH a nice guy. Very courteous when talking to him. He also was very responsive in email and phone on setting the date and time for the 2 hours of handyman job. He told us that was the time frame he would be able to meet us so we changed our other plans to make sure we were available. We did have a surprise event to attend that evening 180 minutes after the end of his scheduled time window but we figured if we were ready prior to his arrival, we would be able to do both.
We settled on a date about a week and half out, which we thought was not back considering we were buying a "deal" and set about making our punch list. We had roughly 10 items on the list a few larger, and most just small tasks. We figured we would see how far he got and make sure we had the tasks and supplies needed for the task just in case. We made sure to be available for that time window and cut short another appointment that day in order to make sure we were here at the time
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was expected.
Unfortunately, it appears we were the only one who prioritized that time. 59 minutes after the scheduled window began, we had given up on him coming. He had not called to alert us he was running late. In fact, when he came to the door, he didn't even mention that he was an hour late until we said something to him about it. He was, of course, apologetic, but I thought it concerning that he didn't appear to have it on his mind until we say we were concerned he wasn't coming. That's a big red flag for me. I've been late for plenty of meetings in my day. Some controllable, some not. I always address it immediately.
He brought his helper (his pre-teen daughter who was a lovely girl though we had to be concerned with watching out dogs to ensure they didn't
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or anything and that took our attention away from what he was doing). He did let us know his son would be skateboarding in our street while he was working. Odd, but perhaps he was a single dad and didn't have any other means of care. Didn't bother us that much but would think it may be a bit risky insurance-wise for him.
At this point, an hour into the window, we knew we would not be able to get all the handyman tasks addressed but pushed forward to get a few of what we wanted to get done taken care of and figured we would need to still find another handyman for the rest of the jobs. Our priority was the TV Rack. We have had this mounted in the past by professionals and most recently my two brothers. They also packaged the rack for us and we had all parts. 70 minutes + into the 2 hour window, we still did not have the TV rack mounted. But we did have a lot of discussion among him and his daughter about things unrelated to the job. At this point, he was pushing to leave since we were at the end of the 2 hour window that he was 1 hour late for and we asked him to just drill a hole to hang one mirror and two holes to hang a piece of artwork and we scrapped the entire rest of the list for him. I ended up hiring another handyman to do all the rest of the work and it was less than the "deal" I got via Angies list to do the 7 things. So...I was disappointed overall with the experience. I thought he was super nice but really lacking in appreciation for being so late in arriving. I think I would not hire him again--NOT because he did not do quality work but because if I am scheduling a time window and planning around it, I want someone coming who can also make that window and respect the time stated. Or at least call to let me know he was way behind and give us a change to reschedule.
- Kimberly P.
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Fantastic
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! Although I bought 3 new gate latches,
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was able to adjust the gates so that these were not needed. He saved me some dollars. This gentleman was very kind, very conscientious. He worked steadily and never once was on the telephone. I am very pleased.
- Toby M.
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is great! Very nice, on time and does really great work. He accomplished everything we needed with no problems. We already have plans for him to come back to do a few more things.
- Christine B.

Handyman Services in San Luis Obispo, CA

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5 Star Electric

1571 5th st
Los Osos

A S Builders, Inc.

3911 Blackwood Ct
Santa Maria

A-1 Glass Windows & Tint

705 Paso Robles St
Paso Robles

Accelerated Building Contractors

P.O. Box 15453
San Luis Obispo

All American Restoration

1130 E Clark Ave
Santa Maria

AMERICAN HEATING & COOLING

2794 Santa Barbara Ave
Cayucos

Applied Mechanical Services LLC

1217 Marsha Court
Santa Maria

B H Precision Construction

2069 Bush Dr
Los Osos

Berry Construction

2116 Lopez Dr
Arroyo Grande

Bruce Hall Painting

PO Box 271
Santa Margarita

Cal Coast Construction

2747 Broad St
San Luis Obispo

Central Coast Home Improvement

501 Buena Fortuna Circle
Atascadero

Country Dreams Construction

1055 Tishlini Lane
Templeton

Creative Construction

802 N Miller St
Santa Maria

Crystal Dove Cleaning

670 Paula St
Morro Bay

D.S. Construction

135 Naomi Ave
Pismo Beach

Doug's Handyman Service

1010 Toro St
San Luis Obispo

DOUGLAS INGHAM PAINTING

1111 FLORA RD
Arroyo Grande

DW Construction

500 S. Broadway
Santa Maria

Elegantly Clean

1811 Mesa Rd.
Paso Robles

FreddyGaals Maintenance & Repair

960 S 14th St
Grover Beach

G R Construction

PO Box 1379
Arroyo Grande

Gelos Construction

Paso Robles

Handyman Jeff

San Luis Obispo

Handyman Paul Tourdot

Arroyo Grande

Home Restoration Company

5775 WEBSTER RD
Paso Robles

IntelCo Contracting

320 Indian Knob Rd
San Luis Obispo

J B'S ROOFING

1356 Breck St
San Luis Obispo

Jerry Lithwin Construction, Inc.

1320 Van Buerden Drive
Los Osos

Jim's Home Repair

PO Box 873
San Miguel

JM Construction, Inc.

8400 Capstan Circle
Bradley

Joe Young Construction

PO Box 953
Morro Bay

Liggett Locksmith Services

PO Box 4634
Paso Robles

magic man remodels

1849 N Miller St.
Santa Maria

Matt Humphrey Construction

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Cambria

Milburn & Sons Const

650-31D Tank Farm Rd
San Luis Obispo

MKW Construction

1255 13th St.
Los Osos

Nobel Handy Services

11292 Bobcat Ln
Arroyo Grande

PACIFIC LOCKSMITHS

332 MORRO BAY BLVD
Morro Bay

Palafox Constrution

P.O. Box 747
Santa Margarita

Paso Robles Handyman

PO Box 4662
Paso Robles

Precision Maintenance and Repair

P.O. Box 807
Santa Maria

Quality Painting

PO Box 415
Los Alamos

Reasons Construction & Fence

1711 Broad Street
San Luis Obispo

Red Head Rehabs

12004 Hatteras St
Valley Village

RK Morton Construction

1255 16th ST
Los Osos

Sam The Handyman Five Star Services

1652 Hansen Lane
San Luis Obispo

Schalwitz Construction Co

1301 Nipomo Ave
Los Osos

Sierra Group

560 Riverdale Dr
Glendale

Surface Link

4200 Lafayette Center Drive

T Stevens Moving Service

PO Box 6022
Los Osos

Tegra Services/Construction

PO Box 1223
Pismo Beach

This N That Handyman Svc

1230 Russ Ct.
Arroyo Grande

Todd Heenan Handyman

San Luis Obispo

Tolosa Gardens & Landscapes, Inc.

1241 Johnson Ave #353
San Luis Obispo

Vic's Apt & Home Service

San Luis Obispo

Village Handyman

1460 24th St
Oceano

Water Fixers Plumbing & Filtration

2004 Preisker Ln Ste J
Santa Maria

Watson Construction

810 Tye Rd
Santa Barbara

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