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was responsive and easy to work with. He gave a prompt estimate and started the job when he said he would. The construction went smoothly" and had no problems with the inspector. Just as important, he stood behind his work. When a nail head popped on a board,
came the next day to fix the issue. No other problems have developed. He built one solid deck. If you look at the framing under the deck, it is actually over constructed so that it will last for years if not decades. This was a real pro job with minimal fuss, no high-pressure and good prices.

-paul D.

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"Very punctual. Great communication. Gave me clear advice about not hanging some shelving that seemed destined to just come down--I didn't get the sense he" was trying to get out of something--he was genuinely concerned that my kids might pull the shelves down. His level of quality was amazing. He did jobs I just couldn't do on my own. Came very well prepared.

-Rick K.

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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 Otsego

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worked on several projects including repairing 2 fence gates that also needed replacement boards, re-attaching a 2nd floor shutter (and he spot painted it too), and put a full window screen in on a 2nd floor (had to be done from the outside).
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also cut down a couple of very thick honeysuckle at the root (I had already cutback the branches). Inside,
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put up 6 curtains rods and 1 picture that was a bit tricky because of where it was placed.
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was very professional, making helpful suggestions. Originally was scheduled for 1 day but because the gate repair was more extensive than anticipated once he got into it, he returned to finish the remainder of my list on a second day.
I would definitely recommend
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for your handyman needs and will be calling on him again.
- Ellen P.
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We were very pleased. I called Monday morning and scheduled the visit for Tuesday. After discussing whether they could paint the wood (the trim was on the second level of our house,
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moved it back a day to give us time to get the paint. Scheduling was very easy and professional.
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did arrive on the date scheduled. I had left the office a message that I would be in a training all day and to call my wife if any issues. They actually listened to the message and called her to give her an update.
The repair work looks great. They confirmed when they were done and sent us the receipt by tomorrow morning. We would definitely use them again.
The only hiccup we encountered is that we were told we didn't have to be home to have the work done, so neither of us took off of work. However, they didn't tell us that they would need access to electricity until they called that morning when they realized it was a problem. Thankfully our neighbor let them use theirs, but a heads up about that would have been good.
- Susan F.
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Replaced a garbage disposal. Arrived late. Fee is $1.00 per minute. Left at 3PM for lunch and returned at 8PM. Didn't finish the job until 10PM. Upon replacing a part in one toilet, caused a leak. She did not fix the leak before leaving. She asked for a bowl to catch the water leaking from the toilet.
- Sharon B.
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I have been doing business with these guys since the were called Handyman on Demand.
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, the president of the company is a great guy to do business with. He is quick to come out and give a quote for the job or jobs requested. Most recently I contracted them to remodel two of my bathrooms. The work that they did came out amazing and just as I had requested. There were no surprises with extra costs that were not disclosed to me before work was done and he gave me all the receipts for the materials bought.
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and his colleagues are very knowledgeable, skilled and professional. He checked the status of the job daily and gave me updates of the progress that was done each day. He and his colleagues provided me with valuable insight and suggestions so that I could make an informed decision regarding the jobs I requested. They were also very patient and understanding when I changed my mind about something or added extra jobs that I wanted done. When the projects were completed he sent out a housekeeping team to clean my home in all the areas they worked in. Now that is what I call taking care of customers. They made the stresses of remodeling almost nonexistent. I will continue to do business with
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and his colleagues as long as they are around.
- Deborah R.
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I had bought an Angie's deal from
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, paying $99 for the work of 1 person for 4 hours or the work of 2 people for 2 hours. The owner,
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, had worked with me in trying to get a date when the weather would cooperate for the work and he was flexible in working with me around my work schedule and other obligations. He came out about 1 week before the work was done and I showed him what I needed done. He made recommendations as to material. He was the one who actually noticed that there was a corner of the patio where the soil had been washed away and was probably the cause of slight sinking of the patio where it meets the house foundation. He recommended a fix for that, which I agreed to. He advised me as to the type of caulking I needed and said he would get the concrete for the repair of the foundation since he knew what product would work best.
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showed up at the appointment time on the day of the work.
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said that
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would install the French drain while he took care of another small job elsewhere.
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did a super job with the drain and hooked the downspout into the new drain so I wouldn't have drainage hose running on top of the group. I found out that
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had only worked for
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for 4 days but that he had done landscape work when living in Florida.
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tested the drain, put the landscape fabric back down, and raked the rocks back onto the fabric. He did an excellent job of cleaning up. As a bonus,
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brought a hosta that looked like it had been separated from a larger hosta and
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planted it at the corner of the patio and house to absorb any water in the area. It seemed that
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's job took longer because
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finished before
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returned so I think there was some downtime.
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caulked around the joints between the brick and siding while
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removed the old caulk around the patio door and replaced it.
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also caulked the joints between the concrete around the house and the foundation.
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also patched the cracks in my foundation, which was very time intensive. The foundation looks so much better and I think is in better condition because
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did such an outstanding job filling in the cracks.
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started work at 9:00AM and finished around 7:00PM. He took a short lunch break and a few breaks while working but worked steadily. He did a nice job of cleaning up . I would hire
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again for their workmanship. The only criticism I have of
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is their business side of the business. I didn't receive a detailed proposal of the work from
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(I'm partly to blame for not insisting on one) but we did go through the details of the work to be done verbally. Next time, I will insist on a written proposal. I knew that the work was going to exceed the $99 deal I had already paid for.
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provided me an email of the amount over the $99 I owed but I really couldn't match it to a proposal. Like I said, my bad for not insisting on a written proposal. I did a few calculations and determined that the additional amount over the $99 was reasonable, especially since I had observed how hard
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worked to do a good job. I think
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and
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are both talented workmen. Hopefully,
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will perfect the business side so that people have a written proposal to compare with actual costs because I think he does a good job.
- Rita O.
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ensured all areas where he worked were completely clean, thus leaving no clean-up work for others. He took the time and happily answered questions concerning projects I am planning on doing myself. His advise will save me time and money. It was a pleasure having someone with a Great Attitude and Positive energy working in my home. My wife and I were extremely satisfied with the work
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did for us. I would highly recommend
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in the future.,
- George K.
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is a pro and a very pleasant person. He's thorough and competent. He did a great job. Our kitchen cabinets are 20 years old and were sagging.
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re-hung them and now they are like new.
- Ellen S.
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is a gentleman! He is kind and considerate. He maintains excellent communication. He is patient and polite. He possesses tremendous technical ability and delivers excellence in his work. I'm looking forward to seeing him for our next project. He is punctual and works effectively and efficiently.
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diagnosed a problem with my light fixture. He went out of his way to obtain a very rare halogen bulb that was required to correct the problem.
Overall, exceptional job today. He made my life a whole lot stressful. He has great tools & has everything else in his cool truck.
You would be foolish not to use
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for your next project.
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Rotkowitz, MD, FAAFP
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- Louis Philip R.

Handyman Services in Otsego, MI

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Art's Handyman Services

8185 N. Riverview
Kalamazoo

Bob's Ext Contract Inc.

8817 N 39 Th St
Augusta

Bradford Johnson LLC

47659 40th Ave
Lawrence

Built Solid Renovations LLC

123 Main
Sterling Heights

CABMOR

3202 Onondaga Ave
Kalamazoo

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Capstone Home Improvement

1930 W. Milham
Portage

Classic Copper Works

9337 Spring Cypress Rd

Cook's Home Improvement

38988 Paw Paw Rd.
Paw Paw

ctp costruction

1028 jackson st
Kalamazoo

Durwood Custom Homes LLC

3030 S 9th St Ste 2I
Kalamazoo

Elite Property Repair LLC

1130 E Ousterhout Ave
Portage

Empire Construction Enterprises, LLC

912 Wheaton Avenue, Suite #2
Kalamazoo

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Fusco Weatherization Services, LLC

515 W Kalamazoo St.
Bloomingdale

Gary Van Meter Builder

1550 W Goguac St
Battle Creek

Gustum Enterprises

9805 East TS Ave.
Vicksburg

Handy Helpers Home Services

10449 Oakland Drive Apt 2
Portage

Handy Herb

952 N 2nd St
Kalamazoo

Hawk Construction

15 Oak Openings
Delton

Home Improvements

2930 Belle Chase Blvd
Kalamazoo

Home Maintenance Professionals

6274 South 32nd Street
Kalamazoo

Hutcherson Construction, LLC.

7137 Liggett St
Kalamazoo

JE Mechanical

5226 Bonte

Jim Gardner

2255 Territorial Rd
Benton Harbor

joyners painting and staining

8463 gull rd.
Richland

Just Rite Painting Plus

1416 Howland Ave
Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo Handyman

PO Box 2261
Portage

KIEL CONSTRUCTION

9343 OWEN DR
Kalamazoo

Kuiper Building Services, LLC

1831 S Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo

Larion's Carpentry

00601 54th St
Grand Junction

Lobretto Custom Construction

851 Baseline rd.
Plainwell

Lyster Exteriors

2324 Cambridge Dr ----------Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo

Mark Wodarczyk

6377 107th Ave
South Haven

Mater Home Improvement, LTD

6647 s 25 th st
Portage

MSM Contracting Company LLC

2310 W Milham Rd
Portage

On The Level

417 North Erie St
Three Rivers

Oonagh McCune Handyman Services

315 West Vermont Avenue
White Pigeon

Pennings and Sons

5829 W KL Ave
Kalamazoo

Phase 2

711 Piccadilly St.
Kalamazoo

PLAYNATION

190 ETOWAH INDUSTRIAL CT

Porters Network

1050 W 81st Ave

Premier Building & Remodeling, Inc.

2859 S. 35th street
Galesburg

Premier Home Improvement, LLC

22236 Pauoson Rd.
Golbos

Privacy Fencing

8814 D Drive S
Ceresco

Quality Drain and Plumbing

890 Wattles Rd N
Battle Creek

Quality Insulation

110 Knapp Dr
Battle Creek

Richard VanEk Builder

1565 N 7th St
Kalamazoo

RITSEMA MASONRY & CONSTRUCTION

434 W CROOKED LAKE DR
Kalamazoo

Robert's Lawn Care

25745 County Road 687
Bangor

Rossman Construction

311 19th St
Otsego

RREC Construction

3786 Woodbridge lane
Portage

Rufino's Roofing & Things

537 Ada Street
49007

SABR Property Management LLC

64322 Windrose Way
Lawton

Scotty D's Construction, LLC

1730 Huntington
Kalamazoo

Speedy Heater

618 Cherokee, Suite C
Kalamazoo

Start Moving

2372 Old Combee Rd 103

Surface Link

4200 Lafayette Center Drive

The Repairman

7116 Starbrook Street
Portage

Turf Guys

4729 Sadler Rd
Watervliet

Upston Contracting

2845 Watkins Rd
Battle Creek

Vandam Brothers Builder

5661 Newhaven Dr
Portage

Vangoye Home Improvement

1075 S Peach Ct
Plainwell

VISSER HOME REPAIR LLC

8829 N 17th St
Kalamazoo

W. J. Burnett Carpentry LLC

16745 18 Mile Rd
Marshall

Warren Builders, Inc.

7764 East D Avenue
Richland

WMA Inc.

Portage

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