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"I had tried installing a new French Patio Door and could not get it to close. I called Swans based on the reviews here. He scheduled an appointment and came down" and quickly determined the issue. He took the time to explain why I was having trouble and how he had two options to correct it. He had the door installed within about a couple hours and did not even charge me the full estimated cost of 250. He offered to do the rest of the install work (foam insulation, reattach brick , etc) but I enjoy that stuff. I will definitely keep him in mind when I have another project I need help on or someone to do for me

-John C.

" , owner of The Bee, is one of the most unethical, dishonest people that I've ever had the misfortune to do" business with. I filed a complaint against him with the Better Business Bureau; he didn't respond to the complaint. I also reported him to the State Licensing Board for General Contractors. I hired The Bee (owner: ) in August 2015 to replace some rotten siding on my home, to so some repairs to the bandsill under a bay window, and to replace several pieces of rotten trim around windows, and to replace a piece of rotten trim along the bottom of my chimney. The rotten pieces of trim were to be replaced with pvc material, not wood. told me that payment for the material would be due when the material was purchased but that the labor would not be billed until the job was finished to my satisfaction. On Wednesday, 8/12/15, two workers (TR and ) arrived to begin work. It quickly became apparent that was completely unskilled in this kind of work. TR was showing him how to use tools and how to do basic tasks. On 8/13/15, TR and picked up 20 pieces of LP SmartSide at MBS ( Building Supply) siding to replace some Masonite siding on my house. (I paid $750 that day for the materials.) spent the entire day painting the first coat of paint on the 20 pieces of siding while TR did the band sill repair, did the trim repair around my bay window and a replaced a piece of trim on my kitchen window. They returned on Friday, 8/14/15, and worked only half a day on the siding repair before telling me that they were leaving early and that they wouldn't be back until Wednesday, 8/19 to finish the work because was sending them to another job.. They left all of the materials scattered around my yard. when they left. On Monday 8/17 I received a "progress invoice" for $2315.95 from for all the work done up to that point. A red flag immediately went up; I wasn't supposed to get billed for the labor until the job was completed. Against my better judgment, I paid the $2315.95. HUGE MISTAKE ON MY PART! Once had that money, he had no interest in coming back to finish the job and I was left high and dry with the job partially finished. I spent weeks trying to chase down and get a commitment on when his guys would be back to finish the work at my house. When I did manage to get a return phone call, just made one excuse after another of why his guys hadn't been back to finish the work at my house. Three of four times he told me they'd be there on a certain day and then they wouldn't show up. It wasn't until 10/15 (2 months after they'd left!) that they finally returned to finish the work at my house. This time there were 3 guys (TR, , and ). TR was supposed to be the "lead" carpenter. He and argued a lot, and not in a friendly manner. It made me very uncomfortable. TR was hostile and belligerent when he spoke to me. On 10/15, all they had to do was finish installing the siding (that had been left on my patio for 2 months) and paint the second coat on paint on it, replace 1 piece of trim on 2 different windows, and replace the trim along the bottom of my chimney. The workers weren't focused on working; they were focused on fighting with each other. I went into my backyard on 10/15 to see and urinating on my patio, 10 feet from my back door. The windows on the back of my house were open as were the blinds so they were in full view of those in the house, including one of my children. These guys gave new meaning to disgusting. TR knocked on the door and said they were finished and told me to come look at it. I walked around the house and pointed at the trim paint that was running and dripping down onto the siding that I'd recently painted. He got nasty with me and said, "hey, it's not my fault it's not 90 degrees out!" Then he became very belligerent and said he was packing up his tools and leaving. I did my best to ignore his behavior. I pointed out that the 2 pieces of window trim that they'd replaced hadn't been painted and he hollered at to get over there and paint it. responded back angrily that he couldn't paint it because the caulk was still wet and TR hollered back at him to paint it anyway! I pointed out that the trim along the bottom of my chimney hadn't been replaced and he couldn't even remember what they were supposed to do with it. When I reminded him that the rotten wood was supposed to be replaced with pvc trim, he said FINE in a nasty of voice and then told me to go back in the house. Before I'd gone more than a few feet, he hollered at to pack up their tools, that they were leaving NOW! ( had been out in their truck for several hours by then.) TR started slinging tools around. I went inside the house and locked the door. I immediately called and told him that his guys had acted very inappropriately at my house and that that the work that none of what they had done had been done correctly. came to my home on Tuesday, 10/20. I expected him to be apologetic for how his guys had acted and for how they had screwed up the work at my house. Boy, was I wrong. As I pointed out the things that had been done wrong (which was everything), he became very hostile and said he wasn't fixing anything for free and if I wanted them to fix what was done wrong then I'd have to pay for it. expected to get paid for doing it wrong, and then get paid again for fixing what they'd done wrong! I told him I wasn't paying him to fix what his guys screwed up. He stormed away from my house, making a scene in front of several of my neighbors, at me that he was sending me a bill and if I didn't pay it he would put a on my house. He sent me a bill for $1668 for 10/15-10/16 (this is in addition to the $3065.95 that I'd already paid him.) The siding that they had installed was installed wrong. The mfg installation instructions call for minimum 8d galvanized nails with a .27" head and 0.113 shank. The nails are supposed to penetrate a minimum of 1 1/5" into the framing of the house. The nail head is supposed to fit snugly against the face of the siding. Butt joints were supposed to always be at studs. 's workers used what looked like finishing nails that are used in conjunction with wood glue when making wood furniture. The nails had NO HEADS and were sunk deep into the siding. In many areas there were 3-4 nails in a 2" area. The butt joints were not on studs and half a dozen of them are already pulling away from the house. Because they used the wrong nails, the siding will pull away from the house as it swells and contracts. I called the supplier and described the installation; they said that the protective outer shell of the siding had been compromised and that the siding needed to be removed and new siding installed. Because the siding was installed wrong, the mfg warranty was voided. When I emailed and explained how the siding had been installed wrong, his response was a verbal attack. He told me that I was wrong about what kind of siding that they had installed on my house. He insisted that they had installed board siding and that they had followed the mfg's installation instructions. He was just lying. He had the invoice for the siding just like I did. just tried to lie his way out of it by trying to convince me that I don't know the siding that was on my house. refused to take responsibility for the incorrect installation of the siding just like he refused to take responsibility for the other mistakes his guys made. The siding mfg is going to send a representative to my house to inspect the siding and document what was done to the siding. On the back (second story) of my house, the only repair that they were authorized to do was to replace one vertical piece of window trim on one window. One of the workers took a paintbrush and randomly painted fresh paint 6-8" spots all over the wall so that now the entire wall has to be painted. This was obviously deliberate on their part to make me have to repaint the entire wall. The did the exact same thing on another wall of my house. This was nothing more than them deliberating damaging my house. said that it is MY FAULT that there are spots all over those two walls. He said that if the paint had been a perfect match, then it wouldn't have mattered where his guys had painted. Without my knowledge, one of the workers got an old piece of scrap wood from a 25 year old deck that I had demo'd and tried to pass it off as the pvc repair that was supposed to have been done at the bottom of my chimney. It obviously a piece of old wood, but the worker insisted that he'd done the repair with pvc. When I pointed the lie out to , he said that he had no problem with what the worker had done! For the past month, I've tried to correspond with via email in a civil, professional manner so that we can get this worked out. The bottom line is that his guys not only didn't do the work right (so now I have to hire another company to do the work correctly) but they also caused damage to my house. So it's going to cost me more to get the repairs done because I also have to fix what they damaged. All he's done is return is threaten me. Apparently he sees a single mother as an easy target to take advantage of. I intend to post his correspondence with this review so that others can see how nasty his emails to me were.


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I have never know of any spay on popcorn to have asbestos , but there is alot out there that I havent seen I guess. The best way of removing popcorn is with a 3 gallon sprayer and 12inch mudding knife. Spray the popcorn with warm water, let set for a minute and scrap.

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 - 


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.


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. 

COOL!!!  Someone who asks a question actually responds.  Rare.  Love it.  Let us know how things work out.

Handyman reviews in Darien


He was fabulous! He took care of everything. He even met with the city to see what needed to be done because I have a pool. I would so recommend him! I will definitely call him again. Nothing but good to report!
- Sheri S.

Nick, , and showed up on time to do the work. They got busy performing the work right away. I ran out of latches for the plantation shutters and Nick went to Home Depot to buy some more. When the grill was assembled, we checked it out and Nick showed me how to use it. When the shelves were put up in ...More the garage, Nick and helped me move some boxes to the shelves. I had two problems with my sinks - on two sinks, the plunger was not working and on another sink, there was a huge clog. I had ordered a ceiling fan from Amazon that had not yet arrived by the time they were finished with the work. They actually came back later that afternoon once FedEx had delivered the fan (a little poor planning on my part not to have the fan already there when they started) - but they were very accommodating. I feel like I definitely got my money's worth and plan to use them on a landscaping job.

I called and he answered the phone first time (on the weekend). He told me to call ; I called and came to my house, as we agreed, and took all the information to get me a quote. He then had my quote ready the next day. came and ...More did the work. was very professional, 100% on time, 100% completed the job, did what he said he was going to do, worked the whole time he was on the clock, charged me as agreed. He also allowed me to add on some work I needed done. I really appreciate 's work ethic and professionalism and I will definitely call him again. Thank you !
- cindy S.

Mr. came by today to hang the curtain brackets, which he did very precise and quickly. When it came to hanging the picture, he floored me with how diligently he measured and re-measured to make sure the frame is hanging straight. I absolutely would recommend that you give him a call for any work that needs to be done.
- Manuela R.

We shopped around on price to install a new front door. Lowe's was offering installation at $290. This company responded very quickly to my inquiries and were very nice however they said a front door is an "all day" job and quoted me over $800! My grandmother installed her own front door so I know that while not an easy task, our standard ...More size front door should not take 8 hours to install (mind you, this is just to install it, not including the cost of the door). Also, when I emailed with questions on rates they called me and asked me to call them back which is a HUGE pet peeve of mine. If I had time to call I would have, so it was a bit of a waste of time to email.
- Tiara N.

After reading the reviews I knew I was taking a with having them show up on time. I had a scheduled window of 5-7 pm for them to come and do an estimate. At 6:20 I received a call from them saying that they had run into a problem at their last job and they would not be able to come at all. I had rushed home from a wake and ...More my husband rushed home from work to make sure we were here when they arrived. Needless to say, I was extremely frustrated and disappointed. The woman who called then told me that they were very busy in the upcoming weeks, but she could call me back to schedule a new appointment. I told her I was all set. I will be finding someone else. What a let down.
- Jillian K.

I fixed an appointment initially
They cancelled it saying I can only use the service after December
I told them I should not have bought it if they would have advertised up front
They asked me to again book the appointment
They cancelled it again
I asked them to refund my money because their schedule system is confusing
- Srini P.

First the bad part: I submitted my work request using the company's web form. When I hadn't heard back from them, I e-mailed. When I hadn't heard back I phoned. Phoning worked very well, I got a call back within a couple of hours, and the owner blamed his computer guy for the other issues. I do know that e-mail now works well since I've ...More used it to communicate with them since, so that part is better.
Now the good part: the workman who came out, Angel, was right on time, he took pride in his work, and we had no difficulty discussing what he was doing or why.
The downspout issue was a much bigger job than I had anticipated because the whole stack had moved a couple of inches and required more support downstream before it could be pushed back up to the gutter (which, by the way, was 'way up on the side of the building). But he figured it out. Time, and the next rainstorm, will tell.
To reattach the light fixture, Angel had to remove two screws that were firmly corroded into the fixture so that he could take it apart. He first tried a lot of WD40 and time, and when this didn't work he drilled them out. He had screws on hand to use as replacements.
To reattach the shower bench, he (actually his assistant/trainee) took the bench off and cleaned up the decade's worth of shower ick that had accumulated. Then he replaced the tiny plastic anchors that had originally been used with much heftier ones, and screwed the thing back together.
As a bonus, Angel had a trainee along who did several useful things to make the job go better, and for whose work I was charged nothing extra.
- Richard T.

Handyman Services in Darien, CT

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02 woodworking

100 myrtle ave

1 Good Carpenter

156 Silver Spring Lane

1 Zion-Tech Painting

18-80 Greene Ave

1-800 Construction,Inc

655 Washington Ave.

123 Locksmith SVC

17012 Grand Central Pkwy


9 Kellogg Street

23 Sanders Handyman

93 Van Winkle Ave

a and b services

175 lauman lane

A Man and His Dog


A New Look

Home Office

A Plus Exterior LLC

215 Bridgeport Ave.

A&B cleaning

division ave

A&I Home Improvement, LLC

580 Palisade Avenue


312 Halsey street

A. J. LoSchiavo Home Repairs

PO Box 320792

A.Pecorino Inc.

30-22 42nd st.

A.W. Contracting LLC

12 Old Orchard Road

A1 Build, Llc

193 highland ave


100 pit st.

A2Z Squad

234 west 256 Street


1074 Marc dr

AB Home Improvements

19 Pulaski St



ABS Industries, LLC.

112 W 34th street

AC Drywall and Inc.

133 Flanders Drakestown Road

Accurate #1 LLC

502 S 19th St

Accurate Construction

42 Virginia St

Ace Allcair Roofing Company

714 Huntington Place

Action Home Improvement

375 Montreal Avenue

Adael Construction LLC

39 Rocky Glen Rd.

Adam And Associates

19 Frans Way



Alston Pressure washing

28 Lobsterback RD

Alterio Construction, LLC


Altieri Construction

9 Hyde Terrace

American Eagle Contracting

3 Columbus Pl


48 Union St

Amerikey Inc

2713 Coney Island Ave. STE. 3

AMG Construction

111 Washington Ave

Amg Pro Builders

8512 3rd ave



Amoroso Landscaping

940 Village Trl Unit 3-306


124 Remsen Rd

Anderson Dias Moreira

1213 race street


West Haven

Apex Handyman Services, LLC

96 Homestead Ave

Apex Home Builders LLC

1 Sheep Hill Rd

Apples to Apples Inc.

1204 Main Street



ARE Contracting Inc.

60 W, Prospect Street

Ariel Consultants

1375 Broadway

Ark Roofing & Construction Inc.

499 Washington Ave.

Art's Kay Painting

136 Millbrook Rd


45 Oceana Drive

Arthurs Handyman Services

179-26 Union Turnpike

Artisan Contracting

1039 Milton Turnpike

Artizon Construction LLC

94 Diaz St


15 W 36th St Fl 13

Assembly Solutions

30 Vanderhoof Ave


525 ramapo ave

AUI Services

PO Box 780186


PO BOX 3304

Azcatl Paint

800 lindley st


22-37 73RD ST

B&B Contracting Corp.

20 sunnymead vlg

Baby Bear Construction LLC

18 Macculloch Avenue

Bath Fitter

996 New Jersey 33

Bath Vision

8558 67th DR

Bay Supply Corporatoin

2460 East 17th Street

BC Andersen

39 Devils Garden Rd

Bear Construction

7516 14th Ave.

Becker Home Furnishing

29 hillside avenue


70 Belden Hill Rd

Best Way Assembly

39 Warwick Street

Better Homes Renovations

02 S Meadow Dr



Birch Construction

734 Franklin Ave

BJC General Contracting

271 Vanderveer Place

Blooms Landscaping and Oddjob Services

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Blueprint Services LLC

PO Box 1458

Brighter Image Construction Inc.

111 East 14th Street #294

Broadbent Construction

54 Cognewaugh Rd
Cos Cob

Brooklyn Locksmith

2657 Snyder Ave

C&C Quality Home Improvements

15 E Putnam AV

C&H Home Improvement LLC

17 kossuth street

C.B.M. home improvement

12 senton ave

Cafe Nunez

240 west 35th

Calant Contractors Inc

2365 HUdson Terr Suite 1E



Calvin Tracey


Carpentry/Handyman Service

170 N Quarry St

Carter's Mechanical, Inc.

878 Rensselare AV

Caruso Restoration LLC

22 Woodridge Ln
New Fairfield

CEP Services LLC

151 Rock Spring Rd

CertaPro Painters of Fairfield

1771 Post Rd E

Chalres W Ford jr. llc

105 snow crystal lane

Cirino Brothers Construction

958 State Rt 208 North

Citiscape Construction

1400 Avenue Z Suite 302

CJ's Home Services

82 Quinlan Ave.

Classic Construction Group

PO Box 326


25 Gardner Lake Hts

Cleanups r Us

642 marshall st

Coates Construction LLC

43 Barnum Rd

Cody Home Improvement

208 Soundview Avenue

Collins Accessibility Solutions

500 Kings Highway East

Complete Home

16 Hayestown Rd Unit 3205

Cormen Contracting

269 Columbus Ave

Corona Home Improvement Inc.

96-08 Northern Blvd.

Corporate Realty Services, LTD

955 Connecticut Avenue, Unit 4004

CT Handyman

53 Jewett Ave

CT Handyman Construction

80 Hillandale Rd

CTM Painting

215 Livingston Ave

Cuda Remodeling and Additions

25 Burtis Avenue
New Canaan

D & J. Home Improvement

41 Lawton street


9022 krier pl

D.A. Moving, Inc.

90 Convent Avenue

D.A.S.S. Construction

60 West Shore Drive

David Hayden Construction LLC

221 Great Plain Rd



DCR Handyman

32 Prospect St


154 Legion Dr.

De Russo Painting

834 Palmer Avenue

Deinteri-Your Teckz

766 Liberty ave

Delmar Home Improvement

Dry Hill Road

Delucca Contracting LLC

8 Reynolds Place

Demetre Skoufas

151 Knickerbocker Rd

Design Tech Contracting inc

1701 East 35th Street

Downtown Construct

315 West 39th St, Suit 805

dP Remodeling

1067 wayne street


78 Shortwoods Rd
New Fairfield

DTV Installations LLC


Dun Rite Home Improvement

1306 E 223 Street

E.G. vanVeen Co

257 Long Ridge Rd.

Early Bird Construction

1016 Stratford Ave

Easy All Repair

432 new York avenue

Easy Moving & Storage Inc.

240 Meserole Street

Eazy Locks

1914 Mott Ave

EBR Carpentry

8 Parkview Pl

ECO Development Group, LLC

4 Fawnwood Road
Sandy Hook

Fallout Sounds

308 Old Oaks rd

Fastlane Renovations LLC

7014 13Th Avenue Suite 202

fc home service

6921 52 ave


25-70 100 ST

Ferrandino Enterprises LLC

18 Highview Rd

Ferrer Air

80 Silber Ave

Filgueira Painting

44 Longview drive

Flue Tech Inc

463 Livingston St

Flying Colors Roofing and Painters

94 Clearview Ave

For His Glory Custom Carpentry

23 Bristol Downs St

Franks Home Renovations

120 Lexington Ave.

franks plumbing and heating

411 26th Ave. Astoria NY, 11102

G medina home impovement llc

7 jefferson st

G&J Home Improvement

31 Stanwich Rd.

G,A,V, Interior II corp

3 Pleasant view ct

G.D.B. Remodeling, LLC

13 Myrtle Street


2470 Madison Ave


32A Berwick Ct.

GAK Construction

202 Washington St

Galaxy 1 Home Improvement

94-21 211th Street

Gambrick Builders LLC


Gango construction

335 hendrix st apt 1

Garibay Handyman

42 Brookside Drive

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