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is an absolute treasure. He works hard, works fast, and listens to your wants and needs. You can't beat his "can do" attitude! And, he is honest, pleasant and considerate in his work. I found him on Angie's list last winter, when we needed a contractor to manage several varied projects in our recently purchased beach cabin and cottage. We'd had some improvements done, and wanted to hire a hands-on builder/contractor who could make further improvements, and could possibly design and build an addition for us in the future. We have found his work to be excellent, well-thought out, and sensible. For example, we had suggested a brand of instant-on water heaters, and he researched that it best suited our needs. Because of limited electrical capacity in the 100 year old cottage, he suggested running gas piping to use propane (already on site for the adjacent cabin), rather than relying upon less economical electrical power to run the water heaters. As he was finishing installation of the second water heater, I asked him to add gas lines for a new dryer. Though a last minute request, this was happily accomplished. He managed the permits and contracted to have licensed work and inspections completed, so our leg work was minimized. Choices of where to place the water heaters in cottage and in cabin were discussed with pros and cons, and comparative costs. These have been a tremendous success. Our electric bill has been cut, the huge, rusted water heaters are gone, and we never ran out of water when we hosted 10 overnight guests. One challenge was met with curiosity and persistence: with the water shut off while replacing rusted iron water pipes in the cottage, turning it back on loosened residue that decreased hot water flow. In fact, a filter in the hot water heater had clogged.
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looked at all of the information provided with the heaters, and online, and found this built-in filter was the issue. Our many to-do lists have always been completed and improved upon by his suggesting different approaches and outcomes. He has the critical eye of someone who wants the work done right, and finished attractively. He notices what will work with the style of the home, and suggests appropriate materials. For example, in replacing both cabin and cottage kitchen faucets, he suggested keeping a
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style with lower price in the cottage, while choosing a more modern style that compliments updates made to that kitchen. In changing over the shower to tub, he had to remove several rows of tile at the bottom of the walls, slide the tub in place, (through a hole he made in the front hall wall, and then retile a 7" gap. Matching existing
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offwhite subway tiles was difficult, and he suggested creating a diamond pattern that added interest and a contrasting color. The odd size meant that he had to make MANY tile cuts to accomplish this pattern, and had to use narrow border tiles at top and bottom to fill the gap, and complete this
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and attractive pattern. I think few people would have been as willing to do all the extra work of many cuts and many small pieces to deal with, but he said, "It's your home. You want to enjoy this improvement for years!" By cutting the hallway wall, he accessed the pipes to change shower to tub and shower controls, without taking out many existing tiles. This meant we needed only a few
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tiles, and could use the more prevalent higher gloss tiles for our decorative border along the top of the tub. It looks so attractive! He did a perfect job replacing and patching the wallboard, and painted the wall beautifully, without dripping on the stained woodwork. In fact, removing this wall was what exposed water that had pooled underneath the front hall flooring that had collected around the foundation from gutters and downspouts, and from an underground spring under our driveway! The existing drain had been overwhelmed by the amount of water. We'd noticed an extension of a hairline crack in the front hall tile from a few inches, to 12", but didn't realize the cause. Drainage problems had contributed to cracks in the foundation that had to be repaired before we could purchase the house. We didn't want a repeat of that repair! Thus, exterior drainage pipes joined the new water lines in the trenches he'd dug, with extra trenching and pipes to carry the storm water away from the house, piped over the cliff, and released away from the base of the cliff, to protect from erosion at the top and base of the cliff. His willingness to put in the extra effort to do a job right showed in this choreL An electrician hired earlier by us had added electrical outlets, but couldn't make them flush to the floor because he couldn't drill through the 4" of leveling cement that had been needed due to a corner of the house sinking from foundation cracks. The electrician drilled only enough to feed the wires into boxes mounted on the floor. The boxes were a trip hazard and an eyesore.
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cut out the square of thick cement and rebuilt the outlets and chose attractive covers that are flush to the floor, and that have flip up childproof caps over the outlets. What a huge improvement! And, it's great he thought ahead to our future grandchildren's safety! The same electrician had installed new electrical wires across the log cabin ceiling beams, and used
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white covers over new electrical lines. He had fished lines through the walls, and installed switches. These worked, but the two 8 foot lengths of
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white material against cedar beams looked terrible. And, this electrician had mounted the ceiling light directly on the slightly angled celiling beam, so it didn't look straight.
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reinstalled the light using shims so it looks and IS level, and he stained the white cord covers, so that the lamps work and are not an eyesore. He tried three different stains to be sure to match the color of the cedar beams, and applied several coats of stain to make it match well. This attention to detail is so important. Every time I am in the kitchen/great room, I am happy that the ugly white stripes are gone from the ceiling beams. And, I laugh about my dog running into the wet stained cover and
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's unfazed reply that he'd fix it, no worries!
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is respectful to communicate the schedule and any delays and he is considerate as he completes the work. At one point, our bathroom renovation stalled because a pipe fell and scratched the tub. He reordered the tub, but couldn't complete the next steps until the replacement came, but said doing it right was what mattered most. He works alone, or with his part-time employees, so large jobs will be slower than when a four man crew is assigned. For us, it is well worth having him and his team do the work. They are completely trustworthy, and pleasant to work with. We know he will communicate any questions or suggestions as the work progresses, and we know the job will be done right, and will look good when he finishes. His bids are clear and reliable. Any changes are clarified with associated costs known in advance. His hourly wage is fair, and he accomplishes more in those hours than others that we've hired. We were delighted to see his recent "Big Deal" because he'd done such large projects for us at the beach property, we didn't know he'd do a mishmash of handyman items. He tackles big and small tasks with the same focused determination to do it well, attractively and speedily. Visit http://www.taiseydesignandconstruction.com for his company's information. On his website he says, "I chose to work in this industry because It is my gift and my passion." This rings true in his approach to his work. We are so glad he is using and sharing his gift!
- Debbie B.
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It went very well. He moved at a steady pace. Had difficulties installing the light socket. He said the wires had been wired incorrectly and this took over one hour and a half to install the socket that was not operational before. He was very thorough in everything that he did. My new
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was not the right configuration so it was not installed. I had many task to be done. The door in my daughter's bath,, he said it could not be straightened out but a new door was needed. He will measure the opening and will order a new door for me. After he had cut the two tree limbs. He sweep the area and even the front of the house , which was very much in need of sweeping.
- LOIS K.
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(owner) was prompt to a come to my house to provide an estimate for the work to be done. We scheduled to work for the following week.
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and his crew arrived promptly and completed the work timely. They hauled away all the debris and cleaned up the area including removing any loose nails or other metallic debris. The yard was so clean you couldn't tell they had been there.
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is a very pleasant fellow and I will use his services again.
- Larry K.
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Overall experience was great, Wilmar
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was very responsive, punctual and keep the working area always clean. The quote was very reasonable and finished on time. Very happy with his service.
- Monirul C.
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8 months to complete a month of work. He frequently scheduled when he would arrive and then cancelled at the last minute. The work, especially towards the end, was very marginal, taking shortcuts, making mistakes and not finishing any of the caulking. He did not clean up any of the construction waste, which filled my yard and garage. I spent an entire weekend cleaning up his mess and renting a moving truck to take all the waste to the dump.
- David E.
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The did a great job.
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(the J in the J & M) did a very nice job helping me design a bathroom that would be
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compliant and still beautiful. I thought I knew what I wanted, but he made suggestions that were really terrific and I went with most of this suggestions. He also gave me a list of materials that were needed, so I could go and buy them, and could save the
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up. It was great. Then their contractor,
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, came to do the work and did a terrific job. He suggested moving the wall back about a foot, really opening up the space. We were able to do this for very little additional dollars (like $600). He built a beautiful drainage system with tiles so there was no raised surface for my mother in law to stub a toe on. He also built in a bench seat and a cut away to hold shampoo and soap. The bathroom was completely gutted and redone and looks beautiful. I am now talking with the company about another area of our house that needs work.
- Laura S.
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did not disappoint and didn't seem to think the little things were silly requests. After a walk-through of everything needed, he worked quickly, quietly, and independently. I was impressed with his attention to detail - getting the kitchen cabinet doors to hang just right, for example. He left everything clean when he finished. He was a very pleasant person to have working around all day. While the price seemed a little high at first, all the little items plus constructing a potting bench did take a full day. New hardware was included in the price. Also, when he came out the first time to give an estimate, I was sold on his manner - which is important because I work from home and would be here too..
- Susan E.
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It went great. In addition to the work outlined above,
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painted behind the toilet and vanity as the new floor was lower than the former one and unpainted areas would have shown. He also leveled the floor under the toilet. It appears he has done very good work.
- TIM R.
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Job went great. It was tough, but the service technician worked hard and did all he could to remove the clogs and get the system working again...also, we had one small issue and they came right back out and solved it...great job overall.
- John S.
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This person replied and gave me his basic rates for a job, stating that he would not know how much it would cost and that I have to pay in advance (He "does not finance projects".)
I asked if he would be willing to come by and take a look to see if we could get to something more than an open-ended bill, and this is when he got extremely rude. He is clearly the type of guy that "takes no guff" from his customers, and expects everything his way.
I am a new user to this service and was taken aback. He even guessed that I must be from another country because I didn't understand his original note. The reality was I couldn't believe that ANYONE would agree to an open ended project. If he is this sloppy when trying to earn my business, imagine what he will do with the project. Take some etiquette classes,
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- Benton A.
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24/7 Plumbing

Milton, WA

425 Construction LLC

17174 Sawyer St SE
Monroe, Wa

A & I Galiaf Co. LLC

7411 89th Pl NE
Marysville, WA

A & J Heating and Handyman Services

910 126th St SE
Everett, WA

A New Day Construction Inc

11709 132nd Avenue Ct E
Puyallup, WA

A&J Heating and Handyman Services

910 126th St SE
Everett, WA

A-1 Energy Efficiency Consulting

4215 26th Ave SW
Seattle, WA

a-z handyman services

9629 20th st se suite A
Lake Stevens, wa

A.J. Enterprises

22004 SE 436th
Enumclaw, WA

A5 Property Maintenance

5815 Brasch Rd SE
Port Orchard, WA

AA Side X Side Construction

309 SW 372nd St
Federal Way, WA

AAA Renovation Pros LLC

3201 SW Avalon Way #41
Seattle, WA

Abjconstruction

704 228th AVE NE
Sammamish, WA

Above & Below Construction

4806 NE 1st Street
Renton, WA

ABS GENERAL CONSTRUCTION

3612 NE 4th St
Renton, WA

Absolute Paint Pump Repairs

8510 61 Drive ne
Marysville, WA

Absolute Tile & Remodeling

9923 NE 116 TH ST Unit 6
Kirkland, WA

ACCEL REMODELING

3804 130TH LN SE
Bellevue, WA

Accurate Construction & Repair

824 S L St
Tacoma, WA

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