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"We were finally re-doing our kitchen and bathroom which we were very excited about. However, this experience was far from pleasant. Before the granite countertops" could be installed, the sinks had to be removed. He uninstalled the sinks for both the
and the bathrooms. The very next day our ceiling was leaking through our kitchen (our upstairs bathroom is right above the kitchen) I called him and he sent someone to fix the problem the next day. However, it left a stain on our kitchen ceiling which he said he would fix- never did and the stain is STILL on our kitchen ceiling. He also installed wooden corbels and said he would finish them at a later date but did not finish staining them or properly installing them (they are not properly installed on the island). A few weeks after installing the countertops he installed the backsplash and said he would come back in a couple days to finish the rest of his work. He never did. I called him multiple times and he never called back or answered. I couldn't even leave a voicemail because his voicemail box was full! We also had to remove our cupboard above our
to install a microwave. We also had to install lighting fixtures in the kitchen that were ordered. We also had to fix our backdoor. We also had to paint our bathrooms. Mr.
knew about all of these projects when we first met with him. Very unprofessional to leave a job unfinished and not respond to your customers. If he was "too busy" to finish his work he should have at least informed us and finished what he started- the wooden corbels. Not to mention the work he did do for us, we experienced similar situations where he would not answer his phone for weeks at a time and not let us know when he was returning.

-Nawal K.

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and his team were very professional and offered us several opitions to control the cleanup.
and team were on time" 99% of the time. They worked very hard and did an excellent job. They were very polite and at times very funny which made the time go by faster. I would recommend them to anyone who want a professional job done. The price of the job never changed. I will use them in the future since there are other jobs that needs to be done in my mother's house, which was built in 1959.

-Reginald D.

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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 Scarborough

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did an excellent job installing new screens and a new door on my porch and
painting the outside trim in the porch area. His price was fair and he is very reliable, coming when he says he will
be there and finishing the job promptly. I definitely intend to use him for future projects on my house.
- Samuel L.
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's work ethic and business plan, except that I would go a bit further and add "integrity". He arrived precisely when he said he would. The mailbox had been vandalized by some kids, and the post was broken off at the base. I was unable to remove the remainder of the post, as the concrete was too heavy. Although I'm not sure they expected to have to remove the old post,
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and his colleague dug out the old concrete with the broken piece of post attached. Once the new hole was dug, they determined we hadn't provided them with enough concrete to finish the job.
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generously offered to drive to the local box store and purchase the additional concrete mix. He didn't assess me a trip charge, just the price of the concrete. After less than 90 minutes (including the trip to the hardware store), the new mailbox post was installed, leveled, and the hardware attached. They re-filled the small garden surrounding it with the wheelbarrow of dirt I had removed the day prior, raked it level, and swept the entire area.
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was friendly and professional, he negotiated a fair price, the job was performed perfectly, and the site left pristine when he was finished. Moreover, he responded immediately when we initially called him about the job.
I will not hesitate to hire him in the future. Furthermore, I will eagerly recommend his services to friends and neighbors. He epitomizes what great business should be.
- Shellie K.
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Everything went fine. They were very professional and easy to work with. They listened to what I wanted and offered me option when available. They had some curves thrown at them, they outlined my options and asked what I wanted to do before they continued working.
Folks: This is a GREAT deal. 16 man hours for $245. If I have another assembly task(s) that I find intinimdating, or simply don't have the time to mess with it, THESE are the men I will call. You should too. :)
- Ted J.
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they showed up during the two hour time window given. Both friendly started setting up it took a while but no big deal, after an hour they told me they needed to get a bigger saw said they would be back in about 30 min. 1 hr and 15 min later they got back, set up again and told me the 4 hrs of time i had purchased started then.
after that things slowed, in the end it took them almost 1 45 min to make one cut which i understand can be frustrating,but for me also, as this was passed the time i had purchased so after 2 30 hrs after the time i had purchased i got an additional bill of 237.50 which also included a saw rental which i was not told about, i thought it was their saw. i kind of expected a break since it took sooo long to get 1 cut done. don't get me wrong it looks good but i think i got charged way too much for what i got . i have done construction for a long time and would not have charged 75 an hr if i couldnt get an angle right after that long. but once again both super nice guys i think they just had a bad day, just wish i wasnt the one paying for it
- MICHAEL T.
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The experience was great all around. When I first requested an estimate,
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responded immediately. We scheduled a day to drop by to check out the concrete and his concrete guy,
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, called me immediately following with a fair estimate. When I agreed, he said he could knock it out the next day.
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showed up early the next day and had the concrete segment complete by noon. It looks great.
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came by the same day and adjusted our seamless glass shower door and rehung a kitchen cabinet on the wall. Both jobs were perfect.
On top of all this, both
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are great guys. Use them! Fair price and professional all around. We're already planning other projects with them and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
- Peter Z.
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arrived for an estimate quickly and professionally and was actually early to the appointment, instead of late as most contractors tend to be. All work was done professionally, quickly and on time as promised!
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completed two projects for me, a half bath remodel and the installation of a sliding glass door. In order for my half bath to be remolded all of the walls/framing were knocked down and re-built to allow for the additional space I requested, the flooring was removed and replaced, the toilet/plumbing was moved to better suit the additional space, shut off valves for the toilet and sink were replaced, an old window was removed, a new door was added. For my sliding glass door, an existing window was removed, the wall was re-framed, the door was installed, and he even built me an outdoor step to get from the slider to the patio. I cannot stress enough that all of the work was done to perfection, quickly and professionally. I did not feel as if I had to watch over this contractor’s shoulder when he was working at our home (as I do with others) to ensure that the work was done correctly and with quality. I could not be happier with the work that was done and look forward to having this contractor complete more work for me in the future - in which I will post updated reviews!
- Jessica C.
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was punctual for our appointment
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28. He was pleasant and seemed knowledgeable. We have a number of small unfinished projects we would like to get done, along with a larger project in the kitchen to replace the counters and do some cabinet work as well as a couple of outdoor tasks involving the eavestrough and minor siding repairs. I had been very clear with
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that the estimate should be broken out by job, for example the exterior projects as one sum, kitchen separate, and smaller odd jobs as its own sum.
When i had not received the estimate for the work within a week, I contacted the office and was told
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had the estimate in his truck and would send it through. Nothing arrived. We had a death in the family so I did not contact the office again until yesterday, only to have them call today and ask about what work I wanted done. I explained that
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had been here a month ago and I was still waiting for the quote. Later this afternoon I received the quote for $6400, but it was just one sum, not broken out as I requested so I have no idea how much the kitchen work is as compared to the eavestrough etc. and overall the total seemed very high to me. I wrote back and asked for the quote as I requested it a month ago, no response yet. Either way, we are going to use someone else. If getting an accurate quote is this challenging I doubt I have the patience to deal with managing them for an actual job. It's too bad - we could have been good clients as neither of us are handy and we would much rather pay for good work than try to bumble along on our own.
- Sandra M.
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is very neat, clean, and does precise work at an affordable price. Have used him several times in the past for Handy Man work including plumbing, painting, and spackling, and caulking.
- Caroline C.

Handyman Services in Scarborough, ME

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A & D Renovations

38 Middle St
Sanford

A Little Help LLC

P.O. 240
North Berwick

A.R. DiPaolo Unlimited

PO Box 446
Gray

Above & Beyond LLC

524 Lincoln St
Lewiston

Absolutely Complete Property Services LLC

8 Evergreen Farms Rd
Scarborough

Advanced Painitng

172 Albion Rd.
Windham Me.

After View Construction

352 Main St Apt 16

AGC Construction

8 Miller rd
Lisbon

Al's Painting

44 Plimoth Way
Yarmouth

Anything Goes

78 Pleasant Avenue
South Portland

Ask Handyman Services LLC.

222 Portland rd
Buxton

Beaulieu Builders

56 Acorn Ridge Rd
Lewiston

BECKER CONSTRUCTION

6 RUSSELL RD
West Poland

Birchwood Builders, Inc.

11 Carriage Rd.
Cumberland Foreside

BISSON PAINTING & CARPENTRY, INC.

147 GAYTON RD
Lewiston

BOB MILES & SON INC

1162 US Route 1
Freeport

Brady Construction Inc.

PO Box 451
Biddeford

Brown's Hill Remodeling & Construction

1254 Broadway
South Portland

BRUCE GULLIVER BUILDING CONTRACTOR

59 PILGRAM RD
South Portland

Bruce Timberlake

101 Parrott St
South Portland

Building Maintenance Plus

40 Pine St
Auburn

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Casa Pro LLC

PO Box 425
Biddeford

Classic Copper Works

9337 Spring Cypress Rd

Coastal Renovators

PO Box 2774
Kennebunkport

Collins Electric & Alarm

570 Bridge St
Westbrook

Community Home Services

28 Bateman St # A
Sanford

CONSTRUCTION CONNECTION

17 Chestnut St
Portland

Cut 'er In Painting

North st
Sanford

D JOHNSON

5500 Banwell Place

Darrell Davis - RRC Inc

6 Nonesuch Cove Road
Scarborough

Dave Cantara Construction Company

131 Beachwood Ave
Kennebunkport

DAVENPORT ENTERPRISES

3200 W 71ST AVE
Westbrook

Day Labor Solutions

33 Meadowbrook Rd
Phippsburg

Dennis Waid Carpentry

31 Rabbit Rd
Durham

Everything Home LLC

P.O. Box 1478
Westbrook

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Faulkner Building Company

119 Clarks Mills Rd
Biddeford

Fix-It Man

61 Sherman St
Portland

Floors 2 Finish

South Portland

Gary Ruel Carpentry

P.O Box 1696
Wells

Generation General Contractring

387 Goodwin Mills Rd
Lyman

Great East Builders

P.O. Box 79
Alfred

Handy Andy & Son

404 Gray Rd.
Falmouth

HANDY ANDY'S ELECTRIC

379 GUINEA RD
Biddeford

HandyMaine

364 Elm Street, Suite 119
Biddeford

HANDYMAN SERVICES

100 STATE ST
Portland

HAZELWOOD HANDYMAN

10 GRANITE HEIGHTS RD
Kennebunkport

Hired Hands

47 S E Rd
South Portland

Hometown Builders LLC

P.O.Box 98
East Parsonsfield

HORAN BROS.BUILDERS

P.O. Box 188
Casco

HOUSTON PAINTING LLC

PO BOX 272
S Gardiner

Humble Handyman

46 Union St
Brunswick

J.A. Proctor Carpentry

8 Coyote Lane
Greene

Jason Grossi Contracting

48 E Street
South Portland

JHC Home Repair

32 Deer Hill Ave
Standish

Jim's Handy Services

260 Veranda St
Portland

John Butts

50 Two Rod Rd.
Scarborough

JR Construction

249 Hight Road
Biddeford

JSC Installations

3 Belmont Ave
Biddeford

Just Me Cleaning

11 wildrose ln

Ken-Do Construction

204 Chadsey Rd
Pownal

Km Tottle Construction Inc

134 Harmon's Beach Rd
Standish

Lakes Region Property Management, LLC

715 Webbs Mills Road
Raymond

Landstone, LLC.

17 Chestnut St
Portland

Larrabee's LLc

419 Turner Center Rd.
Turner

LR Higgins Inc

668 Main St
Westbrook

Maine Custom Flooring

2 echo ave
Old Orchard Beach

Maine Handyman

12 mitchell ln
Bridgton

Maine House Painting

8 Susan Ln
Falmouth

Maine Properties, Inc.

197 US Route 1 PO Box 368
Scarborough

Mainely-Lou

40 Watkins Shores Rd
Casco

Mario's Premium Home Improvement

44 Elmwood ave.
South Portland

Maritime Farms and Land Management

P.O. Box 62
South Windham

Marshall Enterprises

257 New Settlement Rd
Hiram

Marshall Home Pros

11 Olympia Ave
Old Orchard Beach

Mattra Inc

P.O. Box 1004
Auburn

MBP Construction

160 county road
Gorham

MC DONALD'S HOME IMPROVEMENT

161 PEARL ST
Portland

Moon Constuction Services

21 Pond Rd
Raymond

MORSE BUILDERS

218 Washington Ave
Portland

Moss Cove Construction, Inc.

394 Blackstrap Rd
Falmouth

mr chimney handyman

16 winn rd
Bridgton

Mr Chimney,Handyman

16 Winn Rd.
Bridgton

Mr Chimney,Handyman

106 florida av
Portland

Mr. Honey-Do

P.O. Box 8752
South Portland

Mr. Odd Jobs LLC

PO Box 62
Kennebunk

N-E Construction LLC

55 Boody Street
Brunswick

N.E.Services

South Portland

New Leaf LLC Heating & Remodeling

48 Bowdoin Pines Rd
Bowdoin

Norton West and Co

73 Harbor Place
South Portland

Old House Works

842 Washington St
Bath

Penney's LawnCare LLC

1261 Roosevelt Trail
Raymond

PETER DUNPHY

33 CARTER ST
South Portland

Petrone Construction

20 Thrasher Road

Phil Nappi

10 Woodland Rd
Scarborough

PLAYNATION

190 ETOWAH INDUSTRIAL CT

PORTLAND HANDYMAN SERVICES

40 KENILWORTH ST
Portland

Pottle Homes

30 Stuarts Ln
Hollis Center

Q&A Building and Restorations

22 Pearl St
Biddeford

R PETER KOKOLL

720A Cape rd.
Standish

R.A.M. Construction

35 Linnell Rd
Windham

RACKETT RENOVATIONS LLC

22 orlando
Portland

Ram Island Home & Grounds

1 Ram Island Farm
Cape Elizabeth

Ramp Building Systems

61 Dyer St
Saco

Rick Martin Drywall

11 Ocean Park Rd
Saco

Riley and Sons Renovations

700 East Bridge Street
Westbrook

Robert Brennon

PO Box 174
Bethel

Robert J. Raposa Builder

512 Portland Road
Buxton

Russell Tracy

PO Box 663
Gorham

S&B Construction

180 Heath Rd
Saco

SB Home Improvements

532 Boulevard Ave

Scott M. Richardson LLC

111 Ledgewood Dr
Falmouth

Sellick Electric

4 History Lane
Hollis Center

Southern Maine Remodeling

32 Payne Road
Scarborough

Springhouse Woodworks

2665 Tatnic Rd
Wells

Start Moving

2372 Old Combee Rd 103

Stone Creek Landscaping

44 Stillman St
South Portland

Summer Hands Construction

40 York Street
Bath

Surface Link

4200 Lafayette Center Drive

Swartz Enterprises

39 Kelley Street
South Portland

The Maine Painter

Andrews Road
Wales

Timothy W Brown Construction

642 Rocky Knoll Rd
Denmark

TLC CARPENTRY

17 GRANT ROAD
Litchfield

Tom's Carpentry

Soper Road
Durham

Upright Building Services

2061 Hallowell Rd
Litchfield

Watson Woodworking

8 Bedford St
Bath

Wayne Smith Home Improvements

32 Old Pike Rd
Cornish

Whitecap Design

10 Crosby St
Portland

Zachary & Son's Painting

511 west rd
Waterboro

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