I have been working on my house for 12 years..I have done everything from electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and landscaping. But I hit the point where I cannot do anymore. So I decided to hire a do-all small project handyman. He spent more time telling me of his experience of 34 years building homes from scratch than listening to me and deciding on projects together. Who comes to a home when I told him I have lots of projects to do without a pad to take notes. I had to provide a pad of paper. By the 2nd to last day, he had not even started the main projects I wanted to do. He said he didn't paint from the beginning. It took 6 hours to install a ceiling fan, to provide more stability from the ceiling bracket that I installed. Spent 3 hours trying to change out an outlet in the kitchen...I told him to end it and move on and I was not paying for trial and error work. Installed baseboards with no regard that he knew I had people coming to remove popcorn ceilings and remud and paint all ceilings, and the carpet needed to be installed. So now I have to cut away all the older carpet and paint all the baseboards before the carpet is installed. It's a 1200 sq ft home. including all closets, etc. The first project started at the front door. I asked him to measure everything I needed to order 2 new glass doors...He said we would order the doors together. I never received those measurements. He was to install a window sill in the kitchen but gave me no visual of what he was going to do...He was just going to slap on a piece of oak wood, not routered not stained and no clear direction of what he wanted to do..So he avoided that project. I asked for a new door to the laundry room...He thought it was best to get a door with all the outer framing...that meant he was going to pull out the perfectly good door framing I already had...I believe this was just to extend the simple project to something much bigger and longer. So I did not have him install that door or attempt to add the window sill. The last repair was patching a couple of holes. Who works on drywall and puts nothing under it to catch all the stuff. I knew he had a painters canvass in his truck, but he never put anything on the floor of the wall he worked on...he then spent hours spraying texture without covering the floors or carpet. The final straw was when he said he would be back in the morning to knock it down, it was scraping to me. He did not show up in the morning when I knew my neighbor would be there. He showed up 2 minutes before I got home from work. My neighbor at this point was in my home watching him ..he knew I was so done with this handyman. So because I was distracted talking projects with my neighbor, I wasn't watching the handman as closely as I should have...He never covered anything in my house while knocking down this texture. My whole house, floors, furniture, all the contents of closets removed and in the middle of rooms, including my shoes and clothes and new TV and electronics, everything including my f ish tank are covered in a fine white powder....What a mess I have to clean up. He also mixed his wall mud on the porch and got it all over my landscaping, bricks, doors, floors, bath towel, carpet everywhere but never cleaned it up...He did rinse off the porch area but all it did was move to the other side of my pillar...It is everywhere. I also was not comfortable when one day his front zipper was not up and last but not least had to see his butt crack while I am facing the TV to the point I needed to leave my house. I lost a week of hiring a painter, carpet layer and electrician because he said he had all these contacts. He called them but they never got back to him. Then on the last day, he states that he would paint. So I lost another week of project time. I feel he chose to do projects that gave him more hourly time. I do not want him on my property ever again. He did great work but at a cost of labor intensive cleanup for me. Would you want him in a 2-million dollar home leaving the same mess? I think he cares only about the $$ because for 30 years of building, there was always someone else behind him to finish the house, carpet, paint, clean, etc. so he has no idea that he is leaving a big mess. I think he needs an education of what customer service is, not just do a good job on the project. UPDATE: To add to the scathing review I already presented, I wanted you to know what I remembered this man telling me in many of his comments to me. Because he had only 2 reviews, he contacted Angie's List , it seems a salesman for your company said if he paid $286, he would receive an ad in the October 2013 magazine....This is just a marketing gimmick to catch the eye of a prospective customer, as it caught my eye. This add gives the impression that this handyman is far above any other handyman in the area. I find this is false advertising because the one of the only 2 reviews is printed on page 9 of this magazine. If I had done my homework to read the reviews of only 2, I would never have chosen this person. Now I know why he has so many customers now that he has to book them 30 days in advance. He also told me that he was a and quot;5-Star Handymanand quot; . I think the Better Business Bureau should know that it only takes $$ to market anyone, not proving themselves to the Angie's List program and that this does not put Angie's list in a good light. The mess he left me is far more than I explained on the 1st review. Reviews are everything, but as I see it, as long as he continues to receive and quot;newand quot; customers, he will never have to worry about not having any previous customers. I have already spread the word to my co-workers who live in the same area, what a mess he left me.