Recent Review: Bill is a self-proclaimed part-time handy man. His hourly rate was very inexpensive. I had just bought a house that is nearly new, and had a few small jobs that I needed done. I figured I could use Bill for the simple jobs, and a licensed/bonded professional for anything more complicated. Since Bill did this work part-time, I asked him in advance which jobs he was qualified to do and had the equipment to do. He said that he could install my garage door opener, install two sets of wood blinds, install two toilet kits (the guts in the tanks), stain the fence, and install a few batteries into smoke detectors. The first day he was going to work for about a few hours. I left him at the house as I ran errands. (I had not moved into the house yet.) I told him to call me if he needed anything. In all the time he was at the house, he only changed a few batteries in the smoke detectors, and installed one toilet kit. He said the toilet gave him trouble and had used up a roll of paper towels due to an apparent leak. He said the tank was not very stable on the toilet. I asked him if it would leak if someone bumped it. His response was ?maybe?. When I just looked at him with raised brows, he said ?I could seal it with silicone?. (Not a very satisfying answer, but I let it go.) He came back two days later to finish the other toilet, the garage door opener and the two blinds. He said he had installed garage door openers before and in fact had installed the very same one that I purchased and was very familiar with it. He said it would take him about two hours, and the other tasks would be very quick. Again, I left to do other things. I stopped back at the house about 6 hours later to learn he had spent the entire 6 hours on the garage door opener and still wasn?t done with it. I left again, and after a total of about 8 hours, he was done?.. or I should say, his version of ?done?. He had not taken off all of the additional slats that come on the blinds, so at each window there was a huge stack of slats at the bottom, resting on the window sill. His excuse was ?I didn?t know how much you wanted me to take off.? I was thinking, ?Isn?t it obvious?? I thought that was such a lame excuse. If he honestly didn?t know, he could have called me. Then he showed me the garage door opener, but referred to a panel that is supposed to be installed outside of the garage, and said, ?I didn?t know if you wanted this installed, so I didn?t install it.? Again, he could have simply called and asked, but instead chose not to complete the job. Bill was planning to leave on vacation the next day for a week, and we planned that he would soon return to stain the fence. Two days later I returned to the house to find the master bathroom and four feet into the master bedroom completely flooded with water! I threw down a roll of paper towels which was all I could find to use, and had to go back to my other residence to get all the towels I could find and a fan. Bill had sent a text earlier that day with a picture of his son while on vacation. I now responded to that text, and informed him of his botched work and the flood, and possible damage. Then I called a plumber who was able to come out the next day. He found that Bill had not tightened the bolts that hold the tank onto the toilet. He said that they were so loose he could turn them by hand. That cost me $76.50, plus damage to the baseboards, my time and aggravation, and who knows if there is now also mold under my carpet. Bill never responded to my text. After that, I installed the rest of the blinds myself and noticed that there was hardware that Bill did not install when he did my blinds. He neglected to install the support brackets which are needed for these blinds due to their weight. So in addition to removing all of the slats that he didn?t, I had to install them these support brackets. When I took down the blinds, I noticed that not only did he install the brackets upside down, but he installed them with only 1 screw each! (Will the incompetency ever end?) I ended up having to completely re-install both of the sets of blinds that he did. It has now been almost 4 weeks since I notified him of the flood. He has never responded. As a summary, he: - gave grossly inaccurate estimates , and took 3 times longer than estimated - did poor work - did incomplete work - did damage to my home - has not contacted me to pay for my plumbing bill or damage that he caused, or return what I paid him. The least he could do is take responsibility for his mistakes and apologize, but he doesn?t even have the decency to do that. ** I did not enter his phone number. Since he does this work part-time, I didn't feel right about listing it.