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"I would never recommend hiring the
for any job. Before you even consider
, consider this review to save yourself" money and pain. The quote - The quote process is very informal and weak on details.
creates his quotes quickly and with no design process. If you need any design support on a project, do not expect to get it.
gives you the impression that the details can be addressed as the project gets started but any change from
's initial notes is a "change order" that costs money. The price was right, but now looking back on the projects, I know why. The quality of work - I am not sure where to start on this one. The drywall work is rough in many areas. I can see seams, areas that weren't sanded at all, and even drywall boards that were bowed. I noticed in a different review, someone commented that their outlet is tilted. I had them do over 20 outlets in my projects; I don't think a single one is straight. In a 24 in stretch of a wall, there is NO stud (you should have a stud every 16 in in a wall). I have had repeated plumbing issues that are still not resolved. I have to bring in a different person to fix the issue because
quit returning my text messages and emails. Professionalism -
and his "team" were very unprofessional. During our remodel, when we did not live in the home, they helped themselves to our drinks in the refrigerator without asking. And not just soda, but also beer. They drank on the job! Never, not once, did they clean up after themselves.
himself was also very unprofessional. He fired his entire team right in the middle of my remodel. During the entire time they were at my house (3.5 months), they just left all their tools all over my garage to the point where I couldn't even walk through the place. The details - During projects, you count on your contractor to look out for the details. For example, the placement of light switches. It is something that is easily looked over as the homeowner when you are thinking about all the design and material considerations. But,
, with experience in doing this, should be on top of this. Yet, we have two (yes, two!) doors that enter into our house from the outside that have NO light switch. This means one needs to walk into a pitch dark room and find a switch across the room. Another example is with the doors. In my basement, they installed six doors, but didn't put a single door stopper on. Who installs a door without putting a door stop on? It costs $1.50 and takes about 30 seconds. But, for some reason,
leaves that up to you to finish off. There are many examples in this area, but these should give a general picture. Post-work support - We have had a number of issues with leaking pipes that
's team did while here. Some they fixed, but it took five trips across 5 weeks for them to address correctly. Two leaks they have not fixed, and we are forced to hire real professional to get the issue resolved.
quit answering our texts and emails. The only area of praise I would give
would be with tile work. We had a tile floor and backsplash done in our kitchen, and I think they did a nice job on it. Overall, for a project of size (>$2,000), I would recommend finding someone else.

-Jay K.

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"Overall, we paid a very reasonable amount and they are very nice people. That said, there were portions of the job that were not completed. I would caution that" there was a lot of effort that went into getting the work to the point it reached. Email responses generally took a couple of days (I haven't gotten a response to 3 emails about unfinished work). They only work with 2 people so when they get busy there isn't structure to ensure everything is being attended to. The work that was completed was not a high quality finish. Doors installed don't close properly, areas that were caulked have to be taken down and completely re done. Again, the price was very reasonable. Getting in touch and getting guaranteed arrival times was not possible. Often, we would get a couple hours a day if we were lucky of consistent work. The job itself would have taken 3 days of consistent work but it was stretched out over roughly a month. I'm positive that he underbid the job but it doesn't mean that you should short cut or not complete what was agreed. The rooms that had work do look better but making a "D" a "B" isn't difficult. I would attach photos but I'm over the situation. We have hired a new person to complete what is left. Good Luck

-Devin A.

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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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- Nancy W.
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also called back after a couple weeks to ask if I was satisfied and if everything was done to my satisfaction.
- Peter H.
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was punctual and on target with his estimates. He fit us in right away and gave us great advice. He did an awesome job and we will definitely call him in the future.
- James E.
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we've always wanted to have a go-to
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. Was initially tough to get in touch with primarily because he is in such demand and we were trying to set up work around the holiday. One of the things I like about
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service is that he charges by the hour, and not by the type of work so you can pile on the work. When came out, we did a walk-thru of all the jobs we needed done, and then he was on autopilot which was great.
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was great in that he explained everything he was doing, and offered tips on how to do small repairs on my own to save money.
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actually talked me out of some jobs, and offered alternative and less expensive solutions. He was professional, clean, efficient, honest, and resourceful. His time estimate was right on - was always working and not trying to drag out the work to increase final bill. Overall, outstanding service. Will only use
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- Theresa D.
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was in the project all the time, always on time. He worked very quickly and didn't charged till the work was completed to our satisfaction.
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is very personal, responsible and will use it in the future without hesitation.
- Gilberto C.
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and his competent crew installed new siding and some new windows on our complex three-story three-family house in Amherst. Of course there were plenty of surprises (what? no plywood under the entire back wall?), the weather did not cooperate (snow before Thanksgiving?), and the whole job was loud and messy and took longer than expected. But I hand it to
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for keeping us informed of every development. The house looks a lot better now and I am confident that it will hold up for decades. I would not hesitate to recommend this outfit.
- Anne W.
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Solid work, made to last. Did it quickly and professionally. Was on time, well prepared and provided all supplies and materials including their delivery. Seems very knowledgeable and versatile in all areas of construction and repairs. Will definitely hire again.
- Michael C.
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responded to my home to review all of the jobs that I wanted completed. We agreed upon a date and time for completion of the work. On the agreed upon day,
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and his assistant showed up on time and immediately got to work. They completed everything quickly and professionally and at a reasonable price. They cleaned up when they were done and were a pleasure to deal with. It was a relief to get all of these nagging chores completed professionally in just a few hours.
- Linda K.

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1 Call Construction

PO Box 821
Bloomsburg

5 Star Handyman & Maintenance Service

371 Oakwood Ave
State College

A.J. Eckley, General Contractor Inc.

101 Orchard Ave
Danville

Arts Contracting

122 Valley St
New Philadelphia

Becker Services

3091 rout 219
Brockway

Bittner and Sons

203 Freewill Rd
Catawissa

BRAD GORDON WATERPROOFING AND GENERAL CONTRACTOR

1814 BLACK OAK ROAD
Warfordsburg

Brighten-Your-View

4100 Valley of Lakes
Hazleton

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carmel Construction Co

190 Overbrook Run
Milford

CGM Contracting

4217 Hollywood Blvd.
Hazleton

Chimney Safety RxPerts

3147 State Route 890
Sunbury

Classic Copper Works

9337 Spring Cypress Road

Clint Eakin Construction

624 W. Front St Apt A

Clover Field Services LLC

74 Low Road
Ashland

Crestview Enterprises

9 Third Avenue
Pottsville

Dively's Cabinetry/Construction

1341 north 7th avenue
Altoona

Du-All Home Improvements, Inc.

660 Perkins Pond Road
Beach Lake

Epic Construction Services LLC

11 Roosevelt Ave
Elysburg

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

F & S CONSTRUCTION

154 Brylan Lane
Selinsgrove

Frame 2 Finish

2231 Emerald St
Philadelphia

GRACE CONSTRUCTION

1520 Briar Cliff St

Handy Helpers Remodeling

308 West 5th Avenue
Clearfield

HandyMan Howdy

135 N 4 th St
Sunbury

Handyman services, Brent Jones

2 Long Ave
Selinsgrove

Hardy Construction

17 West Catawissa St
Jim Thorpe

House Doctors

239 Main St
Dickson City

Howard's Home Repair

13 Kings Bridge Court

JC Address Signs

3351 South Norwood Ave

Joe McShane

Kunkletown

Lagana & Company

388 Airport Beltway

Losch Services, Inc.

PO Box 120,
Schuylkill Haven

LR Roofing Systems, LLC

1115 Salemville Rd
New Enterprise

Marilyn's Home Improvements

607 N 8th Ave
Altoona

Michael's Home Remodeling And More

3 Grassmere Park Rd
Benton

Panko & Sons Construction

7071 US HWY 6
Linesville

Paramount Painting Company

257 Filbert Avenue

Picture Perfect Home Improvements

222 jackson street
Thompson

PLAYNATION

190 ETOWAH INDUSTRIAL CT

R & S Home Improvements

7250 State Route 374
Union Dale

RE Faller Co

1600 old state rd
Gibsonia

Ready-Go Repairman LLC

PO Box 453
Renovo

Red January

Entire Tri-State Area
Philadelphia

Remodelers Workshop

105 Stonecrest Dr
Bellefonte

Rentschler's Contracting

PO Box 53
Orwigsburg

Rick's Painting/Handyman

320 Broad Ave
Cresson

Sanders Construction

986 Stafford Creek Rd
Wyalusing

SFX Installation

520 Fellowship Road

Start Moving

2372 old combee rd 103

Stephen Sapol Painting

25 Garrahan St
Hanover Twp.

The Handy Man Can

400 1st St
Weatherly

Tom Newman Maintenance and Remodeling

140 Pepper Ridge Dr
Spring Mills

W.Rick Construction

85 Munson road

Wilkins & Associates Property Management

404 Park Avenue
Stroudsburg

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