Recent Review: Several months ago, I bought a property to rent out. Shortly after that, the hot water tank blew, taking half the carpet with it. So I decided to replace the carpets, the kitchen, both bathrooms, and of course the hot water tank. I also had the interior repainted. Although CPR Carpets, Mitchell Vick Construction, and Elegant Surfaces (all under contract from Home Depot) did an excellent job, my handyman failed to do his part. By 'failed', I mean he did not replace the door knobs, he did not finish repainting the interior, he did not change the locks, ... You get the idea. My prior workman failed to live up to his promise to renovate the apartment. It took him three months to fail to meet my expectations. So, finally, with a heavy heart, I fired him and called Maintenance Connection. I'm glad I did. I called George on Monday. He inspected the property on Tuesday. By Tuesday afternoon, the work had begun. By late Friday, almost everything was complete. It had taken George, Rudy, Ernest & co. of Maintenance Connection four days to do the work that my prior handyman had spent three months half-heartedly attempting. I told George, "Look around; this place is F'd up; I want you to un-F' it, please." So, they did. They began by making a list of all the defects in the property. They asked if I wanted to replace the missing mantel (yes, I did). They noticed the half-finished paint job in the bathrooms (ditto). They noticed that the walls had received only one coat of paint and that they needed at least two (ditto). And so on. They recommended a check of the wiring; they noticed the missing doorknobs; they were bemused by the trash on the patio, left by the prior workman; they caught everything. George gave me an estimate, and he stuck to it. Not only that, but he completed all the work by Friday evening. When I inspected the property after he had completed the work, I was amazed. The paintwork was perfect, the caulking in the bathroom had been redone (and it looked *so* good), the shower heads had been replaced (not my idea, but I am glad George did it, and I wish I had thought of it first), the shattered shower door had been replaced, and the doors were back on their hinges. There was no trash in the apartment. The splashes of paint, which my prior handyman had spilled on the *new* sink, were gone. In summary (and in only four days), George and his colleagues had cleaned the Augean Stables, for the price they had originally quoted. Oh, and they also checked the hot water heater, the air conditioning, and so on. If I hadn't been let down so egregiously by my prior handyman, I wouldn't have known how awesome Maintenance Connection is, so in a way, I'm glad he let me down. Still, I wish I had hired Maintenance Connection first. Not only did they fix everything I asked them to fix, they also fixed several things that I had *wanted* fixed but that I had forgotten to mention to them. I don't normally give such detailed, glowing reviews. I do feel strongly, however, that Maintenance Connection deserve recognition for their hard work. They make me *want* to hire them on general principle. They went above and beyond all my expectations.