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"The man that came out did not work for
on Call but was a subcontractor. He was dressed very unprofessional and came into my hEouse with muddy" boots and tracked mud all through my house. He reaked of cigarette smoke and body odor. I showed him the work to be done and he began to tell me that he was going to have to do a lot of extra work. I began to get a very uneasy feeling about him. He said he would go out to figure my quote. he was outside for at least 20 minutes and after several cigarettes and numerous phone calls he came back in. His quote was more than $1500 higher than all the other bids. I asked him to leave. He left and his truck left an oil spot on my driveway and my landscaping was littered with cigarette butts.
on Call is not a company I would recommend to a friend much less anyone else. Unprofessional, and WAY overpriced!!! DO NOT USE!!!!

-Clay L.

"Went very well.
is a Texas licensed contractor. Very professional, dependable, and kind. Communicates well about work in progress. Definitely" our recommendation, he is not the cheapest but does quality work and that is important! This is the second home
has done work for us, both times satisfied. We are moving again next month to another home and have arranged for some work to be done there also. Workers are very careful and cover or tape-off rooms with plastic to keep down any dust caused by the project; they cover and tape-down the floor traffic areas with cloth runners; and clean up before leaving each day. Have had part of a wall replaced and honestly couldn't see where work was done, just a perfect match. Workers do their work quietly and find it very easy to have them working in our home. We think
is a "

-Carol V.

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Dear Angie: Do handymen bring their own tools? – Wendy H., Spring Lake, North Carolina

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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 - 


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 Chatham


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responded in a timely manner to my request. After a few emails and calls to discuss the issues, he sent
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was honest and and just the expert I needed to get the job done. I had a large section of a wall and ceiling that were badly damaged from water. After the damage was removed, we discussed the only viable option -- fix the leak, most likely from the 100+ year old chimney in the center of the house, before it rains again! Two days later, the damage was repaired.
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came back and did a fantastic job installing and finishing the drywall. He did such a good job with the repairs and cleanup that it was hard to tell he was ever there. At the end,
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worked with me on an affordable price.
- Sherry T.

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is very professional,takes a lot of pride in his work, creative, and I have been very satisfied with his work. .He has solved several problems other handymen were unable to solve as he thinks outside the box and is willing to go the extra mile. He is always on time, pleasant to work with, and his workmanship is exemplary. I plan on calling
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in the future for a deck I want to add on to my house.
- Deborah W.

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responded immediately to our request for bid which was very reasonable. He started work promptly, he supervised an excellent crew and he was always available to handle any issues that arose. We are delighted with results-both aesthetics and reliability.
- Harriet S.

He knew exactly what to do, was careful and did not leave a mess. We had to order a set of different tiles as he was concerned that the original ones ordered would not look as nice. I was very pleased with the outcome and the price was reasonable..
- Pat K.

Just excellent.
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was professional and thorough. He took extreme care to
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off all the bordering areas and cover the floor completely. The application went (it seemed to me) effortlessly. The result was amazing. It looked better than new. Highly recommend!!!!
- Ronald K.

STOLE $ 2,800 I paid by Certified Cashier Check for A New Furnace and New Duct Work. The Short Story: I never got my New Duct Work or my New Furnace that I paid $ 2,800 up front for.
The Job Was Never Completed.
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did remove my old furnace. They also "reinstalled" my 65 year old leaking gas shut off valve WITHOUT A CAP ONTO THE END OF THE GAS PIPE ! Dumb Idiots.
Over time, I kept smelling this natural gas, lots of gas was leaking down there into my basement area.
I had to call the NICOR GAS COMPANY Emergency Line. I told them I had been smelling gas in my basement for a few weeks.
NICOR found a leaking 65 year old shutoff valve, which NICOR removed, and then Nicor Service capped off the end of the pipe with a "pipe cap" in accordance with the NFPA Gas Code. ***** Long Story:
The owner of
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HEATING & COOLING is owned by
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LINK, who conducts his business right out of his home.
On 08-14-14 I entered into a written and signed agreement with LINK for the following goods and services:
1)) Remove my old Furnace and Ductwork and dispose of the same.
2)) Install New Ductwork and New Furnace for $ 5,100 Dollars. A $ 450 portion of the above mentioned total of $ 5,100 amount was to install some additional ductwork up to my second floor house.
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Link carefully looked over this additional work opportunity, and readily submitted this additional $ 450 package to me which I agreed to accept and pay for.
The written and signed agreement between myself and the " Contractor " was on "Professional Looking Forms" that were provided by
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Contractor agreed in writing to have the work completed " FINISH SEPTEMBER 3rd" over a 5 day working period consisting of a Wed. Thurs. Wed. Thurs. and Wed. time frame.
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Link said at the beginning of his sales pitch to me and my wife . . . " you will pay me 1/3 at the beginning of the job, 1/3 during the middle of job, and the final 1/3 payment to me at the end of the job."
As the time of our signing of the documents arrived, contractor/
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Link said "I will need Two Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars " (($2,800 is 54% of the $ 5,100 total))
I went to my Credit Union and obtained a Cashiers Check for the amount of $ 2,800 and gave it to
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The 1st day of work, Wed. the removal of the old furnace went well. It took 3 men a total of 7.5 man hours. ( 2 1/2 hours each )
The 2nd day Thursday, only
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Link came to my home to " Overview the Job" and to tell me how his workers would install the ductwork.
No workers showed up on this day, and no work was performed. It was a day that was wasted.
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Link's jaw was working on this day.
INTERESTING NOTE: Right after the 2nd day Thursday discussion as I mention here,
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Link left me a cell phone voice message that said ..... "I will come over to get a check for $300 Dollars for the additional work"
This is a scam for sure I was thinking in my mind.
I returned a voice message to LINK and told him "We are going to keep it
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here, you are just going to install the ductwork and furnace down there in the basement"
I never did hand over any more money to
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The 3rd day Wed. , 11 Total Man Hours of work was performed this day by 2 workers. (5 1/2 hours each)
They beat on my limestone walls and brick walls in my basement with 16 ounce
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trying to break stones and bricks to clear some space for 3 cold air return boxes (small). At times they struck their pry bars with their
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pretending that they were holding cold chisels in their hands.
I knew at this moment in time that this is not a real company. They didn't even posses the most
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On this day they made Quantity = 2 1/2 cold air return boxes. They never actually completed the 3 total return air boxes that they started to build.
NOTE: Later, when I hired a reputable HVAC Company to complete the job, the replacement contractor had to rework the cold air return boxes because the "Grills" would not fit onto them.
They were not measured correctly and were not bent over properly at 90 degrees, sharp.
The 4th Day Thurs. On this work day, 2 workers worked a total of 5.5 Man Hours (( 2 1/4 hours each)) attempting to clean 2 old supply ducts that went from the basement to the 2nd floor and were to remain in service.
Then without warning, the workers announced that "
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's ((owner)) truck just broke down. His transmission went out in his truck. We got to go help
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At that point they stopped all work, and they both left the job for the rest of the day.
Day 5 Wed.
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Link-owner called me at 10:30 AM in the morning, and left me the following voice mail message:
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LINK - " We won't be able to come over this morning, one of our Vans Broke Down. But we will come later this afternoon." And I promise that we will finish up the job tomorrow"
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Link clowned around so relentlessly, his crew never completed any meaningful work, and
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Link has now proven to be a SCAMMER, his crew did not complete the job on time, and NO FURNACE and NO DUCTWORK and NO SERVICES OF VALUE were PRODUCED
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Our written agreement said specifically . . . START August 20th , and FINISH September 3rd

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Link of Belvidere also advertises and fancies himself to be a "Handy Man" . Better keep your hand on your wallet here.

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Link never did touched any tools or performed any labor on this job site in my basement.

My small family has been Scammed Out Of $ 2,800 Dollars here.

- Elen M.

We were very pleased with the overall process. We have used many handymen in the past and always have a hard time getting them to show up on time or even complete jobs at times. He was upfront with what he charges (35/h or 250/day + materials). Highly recommend him to anyone.
- Carolyn P.

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and his crew showed up earlier than predicted and was very kind and professional to interact with. They did a quick and thorough job and provided very reasonable rates for this service. While I understand that they do not always do snow removal as a service, if their work ethic during this job reflects an overall work ethic, I would not hesitate to recommend them for handyman work as well.
- Stephanie W.

All Handyman Services in Chatham, MA

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A Skilled Handyman

PO Box 92

Action Home Services Inc

PO Box 640
Vineyard Haven

AJ Construction Company

PO Box 541
West Wareham

All About The House Inc

PO Box 802
East Falmouth

All Cape Services

South Dennis

All Fixed Home improvement

12 South Precinct Rd


940 west mai st

Bella Floor & Wall Co

754 Route 28
Harwich Port

Bennett Painting Plus

6 Russell Trufant Rd

Big Bear Tree

35 Reed St



C & J Hunt Construction Services LLC

46 Nicolettas Way

C&D Siding & Remodeling Co.

5 Avon Drive

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Cape Cod Chris

P.O. Box 411

Cape Painting & Carpentry Inc

PO Box 39
North Falmouth

Cape Prime Home Improvement

3 Lynxholm ct

Capewide Enterprises LLC

153 Commercial Street


South Yarmouth

Carter Carpentry

3 Raccoon Lane

Casto Construction

477 Tubman Road

Classic Copper Works

9337 Spring Cypress Road

Conwell Ace


Cotuit Bay Cleaning Co.

249 Cotuit Bay Drive

CP Unlimited Services, Inc

po box 1668
South Dennis

CRC Construction and Home Repair

19 Monument Road

Custom Crafted Homes

64 Christmas Way
South Yarmouth


151 North Main St.

Dave Peterson Carpentry

163 Higgins Crowell Rd
West Yarmouth

DeJon Building & Remodeling

3 Marian Ln
Buzzards Bay

Doddridge Associates, Inc.

179 Brick Hill Rd

Dovetail Woodworks

2 Maple St

DWC Construction

81A Rayber Rd



Es Good Construction Co.

P.O. Box 9 Falmouth Ma. 02541

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

fabb works


Fix It Cape Home Service

Po Box 602

Flynn High Performance, LLC

146 Hokum Rock Road

Foley Construction

Haynes Drive
N. Falmouth


PO Box 321
Yarmouth Port

Giancola Cape Home Improvements

58 Buccaneer Way

Ginn Construction

East Falmouth

Handyman Heroes Inc

PO Box 918

Handyman Services

PO Box 84 4 Whitecap Path

Hitchins Building and Design

P.O. Box 621


p.o. box 1269

J & B Construction

43 Tri town Circle

J.Brian Day Emergency Services

240 Maple St

Jac of All Trades

PO Box 668
South Dennis

Jay's Home Services

232 Depot St.

JC Address Signs

3351 South Norwood Ave


1227 RTE 28A

Joseph D. Nardone Custom Carpentry

25 captain Percival rd.

JP's Services

4 Spinnaker St



junk removal services

60 North Main St

Keene Contractors

47 Main St
Buzzards Bay

Kenneth Leandre

17 Hemlock Ln
South Dennis

knight fine painters Inc.

1235 Worcester rd .

Lower Cape Home Solutions

Windjammer Way

Malloy Restoration

66 Martin Street
Buzzards Bay

Matthew Tardif Carpentry Inc

P O Box 1017

McEneaney Painting

Great Marsh Rd

Michael A Foote Remodeling

26 Slade St

Mike Stacy Landscaping

44 Upper County Rd
Dennis Port

Mike's Powerhouse Crew

76 West Main Street

NIEMI Painting & Decorating

PO Box 818
West Barnstable

Odd Jobs/Odd Rates Handyman

15 Church Ln
Buzzards Bay

Old House Works

842 Washington St

Old Silver Home Repair

121 Spectacle Pond Drive
East Falmouth

On the Run Enterprises

186 Brackett Rd

Patterson Home Improvement

2539 Main Street



Provincetown Building and Restoration

P.O. Box 406

R and S Kelleher

1007 W Yarmouth Rd
Yarmouth Port



RLP Enterprises LLC

5 Avon Drive

Robert N. Long

P.O. Box 453
North Chatham




23 spruce st

South Coast Remodelers

58 Nickerson St

Sprinkle Home Improvement

199 Barnstable Rd

Spyglass Security llc.

P.O. Box 1111
East Orleans

Start Moving

2372 old combee rd 103

Tassi Carpentry

71 Tar Kiln Rd

The Cape Cod Handyman

P.O. Box 42
West Dennis

The Deck Man

227 Run Hill Rd

Tobey Construction

5 Viking Lane

Top Notch Transitional Services

3 Boulevard St

Warren Bedford Complete Home Maintenance

570 W Yarmouth Rd
West Yarmouth

Watson Construction, Inc.

14B Jan Sebastian Dr

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