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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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Your better off doing it yourself. My stairs are falling apart. Trim doesnt match. Trim not cut right. Sloppy caulk and wood glue all over everything. Project was rushed in the end. These guys are looking to make a quick buck. I d pay them more if they actually took there time and did things right. A lot of time and money was wasted here. I am now redoing most of there work. Floor wasnt leveled when they put flooring down. Floor dips all over the place. You can tell were they said they leveled it but why would it dip if they did? Lots of short cuts were made. But by the time you realize it there gone with your money.
In the begining stages it went very well. Then towards the end I had felt they rushed to get things done. So when they finally got done with my house. I had some time to look at there work. I re looked at a lot of the things they did. I found lots of detail missed. Some of the things don't even match . Lots of caulk everywhere, Which left a lot of sloppy work being done. They would put a piece of trim up and crack it with the nail they used. Then they would just leave it. They also left a lot of nails sticking out. So I have a lot of trim that I am going to have to take it off and cut a new piece. They took a lot of short cuts in their work. They left random things laying around the house for the dog to get. They were pretty messy with things not carefull at all. They were very good at dog sitting. Nice people. Just the typical home hackers though Good at drywalling and mudding I d pay more next time to get things done correctly. and not half assed. I got what I paid for.. I am just glad its over with, This took a month to complete with being it over the holidays a week off and they took vaction during that time. I am sure there are somethings they are good at. I called
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about it. He wanted to come back and take care of it. I just didnt want them to come back. Figured if they didnt care enuff the first time why would they care then. I am not sure how they walked away from this and think I would be happy with there hack job thanks guys.....
- Ryan K.
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did a great job. They were very punctual, professional, and friendly at the same time.
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was assigned to our job. He gave us a free estimate and came back a few days later to do the job.
- Mina G.
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came within a week of our phone call for the initial visit and was punctual each visit. He gave me an estimate and asked for a deposit prior to performing the service. He had to order parts and return to fix it another day. Upon returning, he fixed one drawer as he had planned and noted that it was not as secure as he would have liked, so he came back another day to finish the work after purchasing more parts. I appreciated his extra effort to make sure the work was done well. Both of us were busy so it took longer than I had anticipated to complete the job, but he was always professional and pleasant, and it was a pleasure working with him.
- Lynne S.
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arrived exactly on time, calling in advance. We had the list of all jobs, wanting him to start with the front door, which he did. The most time consuming task was rebuilding the base of the two columns on either side of the door, then the grout for the tub and sink. The window now opens freely. In my estimation, all were done about as quickly as possible, and everything looks wonderful and works!. All of the original estimates were right on. I would recommend
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to anyone and actually already have today! We will definitely ask him for his expert services in the future.
- Craig N.
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was on time, behaved professionally, was upbeat, and completed all the tasks I asked of him in 3 hours. I was pleasantly surprised at his abilities and how quickly he did the work. Without
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, I probably would have called a plumber to do some of the work at much greater expense.
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's rates are very reasonable and he did not charge travel time to Seattle. His business is less than a year old, so he is not well-known yet, but I would not hesitate to call him again.re
- David C.
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was extremely prompt, kind, and did a wonderful job. I very much appreciated him coming to my new home and helping to make it a space I can call home. He was able to work on everything that we discussed in our initial assessment (hang curtains, pictures, mirrors, realign a door, look into my furnace and my washing machine, etc). He did a wonderful job in a timely manner, and was a complete pleasure to have in my home. I will certainly be using him again as well as would be happy to refer him to others that I love.
- Morgan A.
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was hard-working, courteous, professional, and punctual. He made three trips out. One for an estimate, one for two days of the actual job, and a final trip out to take care of a few additional items we decided to have repaired. He was always on time and always tried to work with my schedule. He gave one of the best prices of several estimates for the work and was also the most willing to brainstorm potential alternative solutions for the the problems in my home. I had him working on unrelated projects in three rooms on two floors and also on the exterior of my home. I was repeatedly surprised by what an efficient job he did juggling all the projects at the same time and was also surprised to see him jogging up and down the stairs, taking short lunches, and more or less being as fast as possible. He needed to subcontract a bit of the effort to a plumber with appropriate licensing and
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handled all that efficiently and seamlessly from my perspective as well.
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's professionalism, quality of work, speed of work, and good price for the value. I would not hesitate to use his services again. He's a good guy that did a good job for me.
- Jeff L.
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arrived and got right to work. Our ceilings are very high so, they needed to use scaffolding for the job. They covered our wood floors and took great care not to damage them. They changed out our broken fan motor and installed the manufacturer supplied replacement. They moved right on to hanging the large piece of artwork on our wall. They worked well as a team and were polite and professional. No mess was left behind for me to clean up, either! I am very satisfied with the job they did and would call
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- Greg S.

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A to Z Lawn Care Service

3324 Moraine Dr.
Brighton

Abor Trades

1314 N Congress
Ypsilanti

Above & Beyond Handyman

931 Knapp Ave
Flint

Accurate Exteriors

1367 roosevelt ave.
Flint

Adams Ants

5480 grand blanc rd

Adams Power Wash

10575 Clark Rd
Davisburg

AFFORDABLE WOOD FLOOR REFINISHING

3244 S.CENTER RD.
Burton

All Things Electronic

5250 conifer dr

ALLEN PAINT COMPANY

6565 DAVIS ST
Brighton

Almar Carpentry

10263 Brunswick Dr
South Lyon

ARBOR HOME IMPROVEMENTS

6725 RIVER RD
Flushing

Balagna Builders LLC

2401 Golf Club rd
Howell

BH&M Construction LLC

4497 Gregor St
Genesee

Brian Kalinowski Builder

2221 W.Midland Rd.
Auburn

Bright Building Company

6009 Latson Ct
Howell

Brothers Home Improvement

776 W Grand Riv
Brighton

Brown's Handyman Services

8486 Sliver Lake Rd
Linden

Brushstrokes Painting LLC

7591 Prairie Ct
Brighton

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Callard Industries

604 S Adelaide

Canton Construction Corp

5914 N Lotz Road
Canton

ccnco

2138 3rd st
Bay City

Classic Copper Works

9337 Spring Cypress Rd

Corkins Construction

2245 Musson Rd
Howell

Corkins Construction, Inc

2245 Musson Rd
Howell

CORNERSTONE ELECTRIC INC

1248 N Morrish Rd
Flint

Craig's Handy Husband

9230 Florida St
Livonia

D. Mayhugh Painting Inc

37031 Colgate Ct
Sterling Heights

Daniel's Handyman Service

656 Indiana St
Howell

DAVIS ROOFING AND CONSTRUCTION

1458 NORTON ST
Burton

DNA Advanced Renovations

2929 Smith Rd
Fowlerville

Doctor Flue, inc.

1610 Dinius Rd
Tecumseh

Donald Nordstrom

1604 Green Meadows

Doug's Handyman Service

9170 Bennett Lake Rd
Fenton

Eddie'S Painting

210 W Washington
Howell

ENERGY MASTERS INC.

Swartz Creek

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Extra Mile Services

10151 Silver Lake Rd
Linden

FRAZZINI SERVICES

505 W Highland Rd Apt C13
Howell

Gary L Melchi Inc

11275 Merrill Rd
Whitmore Lake

GOHM INSURANCE RESTORATION INC

2430 MIDLAND RD
Saginaw

Handy Works

5040 Tahquamenon Trail
Flushing

Handyman Matters

677 Woodsedge Ln.
White Lake

Hi-Tech Remodeling

1203 Gordon St.
Mount Morris

Home Renew

7765 Allen Rd.

Hunter property solutions

4904 Hidden Hills Circle
Howell

Husband For A Day Inc

809 Worchester Dr
Fenton

interext homes

3689 crystal valley dr
Howell

J&l home improvements

3477 E Curtis Rd
Midland

J.Solomon All Weather Service and Repair

1302 Webster Street
Bay City

JA construction

6156 johnson rd
Flushing

JC Address Signs

3351 South Norwood Ave

Jim Gilbert's Painting Inc.

2412 Woodbourne
Waterford

JIM MARHOFER

PO BOX 2075
Howell

July's Construction

P.O. Box 386
Clio

Lew's Handyman Service

263 Clarke st.
Montrose

M&M SEAMLESS GUTTERS INC.

515 WOODSIDE AVENUE
Essexville

Maj's Services, Inc.

9864 E. Grand River
Brighton

McHandyMan LLC

1523 E M36
Pinckney

Meadowlark Builders

3250 W Liberty Rd
Ann Arbor

michael warner builder llc

16380 hilltop dr
Linden

Mullane Construction

10026 Green Rd
Goodrich

Multi Drywall & Partition LLC

PO Box 1222
Walled Lake

Outdoor Renovations

PO BOX 1031
Brighton

Palmer Construction

2360 Jolly Oak Rd
Okemos

Pinnacle Handyman LLC

9168 Meadowdale Drive
Brighton

Pioneer Improvements

Irish Road
Grand Blanc

PLAYNATION

190 ETOWAH INDUSTRIAL CT

Precision Renovation

8969 Hyne Rd
Brighton

Professional Caulking Specialties

716 N. Second Street
Brighton

Pyro Heating & Cooling Inc

772 Mcpherson St
Howell

RDS Construction, Inc.

4092 Orchard Park Blvd
Howell

RHODES DRYWALL

1513 Colorado ave.
Flint

Ryan Henry Builders

3929 W Caro Rd
Caro

S.A.H. Building and Remodeling

P.O. Box 132
Six Lakes

Salvatore Contracting LLC

5172 Stimson rd
Davison

Scott j williams drywall&painting

12038 wilson rd
Montrose

SFI Services LLC

5842 Crofoot Rd
Howell

Sherwood Doors & More

4660 E Allen Rd
Howell

Shorty's Construction Inc

PO Box 391
Hamburg

Smokestack Sweep

734 S Michigan Ave
Howell

Soma Electric

8169 Fieldcrest Dr
Brighton

SORENSEN PLUMBING

6341 N M 52
Owosso

Star Improvements

221 N Water St
Vassar

Start Moving

2372 old combee rd 103

Stephen J. Morse Const. Inc

8205 New Lothrop rd
New Lothrop

Sterling Homes & Improvements

5435 Silverton Drive
Grand Blanc

Sun Glo Restorations

22960 Venture Dr
Novi

Sure Work LLC

6121 west grand river
Brighton

Swank Builders Inc

PO Box 388
Goodrich

T&B Construction

323 Cimarron
Howell

Taylor'd

422 Vley Rd

TGM Painting

9240 Bernice Dr
Pinckney

The Fabulous Mr Fix It

203 Michigan Ave
Saline

Timber Trades

10151 silver lake rd.
Linden

TJ's Small Excavating, LLC

8477 Woodland Shores dr
Brighton

Top Cut Painting

5162 N. Belsay Rd.

TRI CITY CONSTRUCTION

5417 FENTON RD
Flint

Trusted Improvement

24300 Catherine Industrial Dr.
Novi

Two Men and a Hammer

7150 Lennon Rd
Swartz Creek

Ultra Shine of Michigan Inc.

9890 Bergin Rd
Howell

Vets Access Ramps LLC

9288 N. Seymour Rd
Montrose

Wells Thomas LLC

22814 Power Rd
Farmington

Wolverine Custom Painting LLC

1046 Rabbit Run Circle
Ann Arbor

Zalewski Construction Co Inc

3158 Pingree Rd
Howell

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