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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 Loves Park

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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 Loves Park, IL

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3 brothers handyman service

1109 colonial dr
Machesney Park

5 Star Remodeling Inc

PO Box 338
Elk Grove Village

A/C's Best Cooling and Heating Co.

201 Talladega Dr. Sw
Poplar Grove

Absolute Water Spas and Pools

11039 Main St
Roscoe

Affordable Painting Services Inc

5702 Elaine Drive
Rockford

All In One Contractor

44 Manchester Rd
South Beloit

All Property Services

5411 East State Street #334
Rockford

amigos flat concrete

2838 marshall st
Rockford

Angel Handy Services Co

2424 Barrington Pl
Rockford

Aspen Renovations

1948 Gateway Center Dr. #282
Belvidere

Beyer Builders Inc

2545 Spring Creek Rd
Belvidere

Bolhous Carpentry

304 Errett Rd
Rochelle

Bruce Rudie Handyman Service Inc

5591 Lambeth Ln
Rockford

Butch's Home Renovation

1702 Windsor Rd #2255
Loves Park

D&T Construction

4570 W Basswood Rd
Orangeville

DAN THOMPSON CONSTRUCTION

237 TEAKWOOD RD
Machesney Park

Dave Benjamin Construction

7223 Mccurry Rd
Roscoe

Dave's Contracting & Cleaning Inc

All over Illinios
Plainfield

Do It 4 U Home Improvement

306 N Charles St
Cortland

DOUG'S HANDYWORK SVC

2115 OXFORD ST
Rockford

Drda Renovation and Remodeling

2031 3rd Ave
Rockford

Duckie Construction

Poplar Grove

Factory Plaza Inc

429 Evergreen St
Bensenville

Freedom Builders & Remodelers

1125 Milford Ave
Rockford

Gunderson Carpentry

876 Dekalb Ave
Sycamore

Handyman Matters of Rockford

507 Zierke Ct
Winnebago

Handyman Services

131 Tilton Park Dr.
Dekalb

HECOX HANDYMAN & HOME SVC

5618 INDUSTRIAL AVE
Loves Park

Hegbom Remodeling

110 Prince Ct SE
Poplar Grove

Hire-A-Handyman

4894 Brookview Rd
Rockford

Impressions Flooring

2109 Shaw Woods Dr.
Rockford

Integrity Building & Remodeling

5110 Highcrest Rd.
Rockford

J & J CONSTRUCTION

5340 PAINTED PONY LN
Loves Park

J & M Home Services

P.O. BOX 1787
Belvidere

J & S SPECIALTY SERVICES INC

PO BOX 15931
Loves Park

Jim Holder Heating & A/C

978 Old Ralston Rd
Machesney Park

K and K Quality Construction

25619 Jackson Rd.
Marengo

K and P Mobile home specialist

430 dewey st
Freeport

Kaiser Custom Interiors

N 11th St
Dekalb

Knopp Construction, Inc.

5032 Bent Tree Ct.
Rockford

Lewis Tucker Construction

9116 Kipling Way
Machesney Park

Lil Ducklins Handyman Service

12570 Dorr Rd
Rockton

METICULOUS MAINTENANCE

2753 SOLAND DR
Rockford

Mid Northern Construction

412 E Dixon St
Polo

OLD FART HANDYMAN

1724 Barton BLVD
Rockford

Oxford Handyman Service

1406 20th Street
Rockford

Peak Exteriors

One Court Place
Rockford

Plum Creek Services

235 Park Crest Dr
Freeport

Rent-a-Son

17294 Sumner Rd.
Pecatonica

Rocktown General Service

5430 Granite Dr
Loves Park

RU-N-Need

PO BOX 15732
Loves Park

RU-N-NEED services

333 east state
Loves Park

Rucker Fencing

1111 Taylor st

S & R CUSTOM HOMES

5518 KILBURN AVE
Rockford

Schleich Building Services

838 Stuyvesant Dr.
Loves Park

Services by Gary

5445 Pebble Creek Trail
Loves Park

Sharp Renovations Inc.

2021 Hillsdown Rd
Davis

Smyth Service Company

1511 N. Springfield Ave
Rockford

Surface Link

4200 Lafayette Center Drive

THE TILE LADY

1610 YONGE ST
Rockford

Twins Painting

1821 Edgewood Rd
Waukegan

We Can Fix That

6153 11th st
Rockford

Wisz Choice Construction

209 South Bluff
South Beloit

Woodworks Contracting

6483 E Oakhill Rd
Stillman Valley

Yo-Boy Nem Maintenance Unlimited

2839 17 th st.
Rockford

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