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  • Initial work scope review and estimate provided within 1 week of initial contact. Due to work schdules on both sides, we had a little difficulty getting a date scheduled but were finally able to get that accomplished.  An estimate, (Low/High) was agreed upon completion of estimate review.

    Mr. Wilson and his crew showed up on time and prepared to get started immediately. Obviously, the homework on materials required had been done as there were no delays in proceeding with the required work.  At the end of the 1st day, 75% of the work had been completed (joist/stringer repair, subfloor replacement, and tile setting completed). By approximately 3 PM on the 2nd day, the balance of the work was completed including the installation of a new commode as the older one (approx.18 years old needed replacement due to age and recognized flaws in toilet base.

    Overall, we were extremely pleased with both the quality of the work done and the time required for completion.  We now have a complete, working bathroom and I would recommend Wilson Handyman Service to others and plan to use their services again in the near future.
    - Charles H.
  • While we appreciated his responsiveness and honest appraisal, we were unable to afford the repair at the time.  We intend to recall him to provide a new estimate and will most likely request him for the work needed.  Again, it will depend on the amount of the estimate and our ability to afford it. We look forward to a future visit and will most likely be able to proceeed with the work required.
    - Charles H.
  • The work done on my rental house looks pretty good. Of course, there?s more to repair and paint work than what can be seen on the surface. Since I could only check in about once a day, I would generally have to trust that work was being performed to my expectations.
    It was on one of my daily stops that my crisis of confidence began. Some of my vertical window moldings had concave and cracked faces at their lower ends -- sure signs that they were rotting inside. I had pointed these out to Jason, when he came to bid the job. He had said they would be repaired with a Bondo-like filler, before being painted. What I found in my spot check, was that the cracks had been filled with caulk, as if they were simply going to be painted over, with no repair to the rot. I pointed this out to the painter, and told him that was not OK. He agreed, saying they had been caulked by mistake, and that the moldings would be repaired properly. I also spoke to Jason on the phone. He apologized, and said the bad spots would be replaced with new wood sectioned in.
    When I was called to the site on the last day, for final check and payment, I found that the moldings were not repaired, and had simply been painted over! I was probing them with a knife blade, but, Jason joined in with a screwdriver, gouging out rot from the moldings I had been aware of, and found several more moldings that needed repair. Jason said it would all be taken care of in the next hour or so.
    We also looked at a repair he had made to a rotted garage door frame that we had discussed on our initial meeting. At that meeting, we agreed that the wood should not run all the way to the concrete -- that being a common construction error that leads to rot. We agreed that there should be an uncaulked, 3/8 inch gap, to allow for air circulation, and to prevent wicking of water. I was SO glad to find someone that understood this commonsense approach to such a common problem. But, the repair DID run all the way to the to the concrete, and was caulked around. When I made note of that, Jason said it was not a problem, because he had used pressure-treated wood for the 4-inch repair section. He might be right. He might be wrong, with the contact still allowing water to wick up to the original wood above the repair. But, the real issue is that the repair was not done as we had agreed.
    I left for a while, so the rot repairs could be made, and so I might get a grip on my tension. It was about 90 minutes before I was called back. I spent most of that time asking myself questions like these: How could home repair guys either A), not recognize obviously rotted molding, or B), think it is ever OK to paint over rotten wood? How could they make the same mistake a second time, when it had already been pointed out to them? Could proper repairs be done to the rotted wood in the last 90 minutes of a week-long job? Had all other aspects of the work been done as we had agreed, and/or to accepted best practices? I DON'T KNOW, and, I don?t appreciate being forced to entertain such questions.
    When I got back, Jason showed me where he had sectioned in wood to the areas of worst rot, and had used Bondo-filler on the others. As we were going over the bill, he stated that he had not charged me for any rot repair, noting there was no line-item for it on the estimate. Really? Lacking any evidence to the contrary, I would have expected that a certain amount of rot repair is figured into a paint job in the same way that a certain amount of decking repair is figured into a roofing job. At any rate, we had certainly discussed rot repair when he came to bid the job.
    I?ll conclude with a point in Jason?s favor. I had taken bids from two other repair guys. I did not hire them, in part, because they resisted the notion that Masonite and fiber cement boards needed to have their backs and edges painted even where it would not show, to give them proper service life. Jason did understand this, and did see that all sides were painted. He also used a recommended primer for fiber cement products that I had not been aware of.


    - Wayne F.
  • I called the providor on a Wednesday(?) about 6 weeks ago and he was on another job. He took my information and was to call me back at a better time. He called about 3-4 days later. I gave him a brief description of the project and asked that he come out to the house to review. He then asked if I could "take some pictures of the area to be repaired". I told him that might be possible but not that particular time. ( I had a serious injury to my knee which prevented me from going under house to take the pictures.) I suggested he would be better served if he came out himself and he responded that he was too wrapped up in his current project to do it at this time. I told him I would see what I could do and the call ended. After that point, I did not receive another call from him and did not make any further attempts to contact him.
    Based on the lack of responsiveness, I got the impression that either my work was too small a job or he just did not have to fit it in his schedule. Either way, I have no intention of using this contractor in the future. Just as an FYI, the work required was simply replacing portions of a single floor joist, 3 stringers off the joist along with about 65 Sq Feet of ceramic tilie replacement.       
    - Charles H.
  • First , I want to truly thank Jason, who is the actual "Affordable Handyman" and his crew Darryl, Ben, Charles, Collin, and Jonathan (I'm sorry if I spelled any names wrong).  I started off by getting bids from several reputable contractors.  Even at $52,000 Jason was the least expensive and did an outstanding job.  We were fortunate enough to be able to use Kohler, Delta and/or  Moen, fixtures, which of course added to the cost rapidly.  Jason recommended the sub contractors (cabinets, granite, seamless shower door, etc.). When they were through with their part I would write a check directly to them.  Jason's costs were labor and materials.  Each week on Friday he brought all receipts for materials to me and I would pay him.  This was for things like caulk, paint, plumbing materials, and door knobs).  He collected his other money in three separate draws, with the last being when the job was completed.  I liked the way he handled this because he knew his reputation was on the line. Jason was excellent at running into town to Home Depot or Lowes to get things that were needed, which was about 20 miles one way. . I think this was partly because that's just how Jason is and partly because he knew my husband and myself are not in the best of health and it would have taken a lot out of us to be running into town all the time. After all, this was what I considered to be a big job as three bathrooms and the kitchen were gutted.  He gave me a timeline of four weeks, but I kept adding things for him to do and so all total was six weeks, which was still pretty amazing.  Also, the cabinet doors were on back order, which held things up.
    He guaranteed two men on the job everyday and there were.  If he was running late for any reason, which was not often, he always called. Running a little late was generally because he had to go to Home Depot or Lowes to pick up something needed for my job.  All the guys were very respectful and cleaned up any mess at the end of the day.  I think my garage was cleaner when they left than it was before they got here. All of these guys are hard working, honest ,and want to please.  One thing very important...I trusted all of them.
    I see no place on this page to insert photos...so I am going to submit the review and see if I can then insert them (I have inserted photos for other reviews)
    - Vernus C.
  • Jason did an excellent job from start to finish.  He was friendly and had great suggestions that worked out perfectly.  He also offered us a year warranty on the labor (which is unheard of).  We already have him getting us an estimate on our next project.  Thanks Jason!
    - Michelle M.
  • My husband found them on Angie's List.  We were getting ready to move that’s why we had those things done.  I got a discount as they had a coupon of around 15% off.  They worked for 6 and a half hours. They are a spectacular company.  The gentleman had wonderful experience; he had been a contractor before. The house looked fabulous when he finished.  He did what needed to be done for the roof and it looked great.  The weatherstrippings never looked that good.  He just worked the whole time, he never even took a break.  He had to go and get the weatherstrippings and the shingles, but he wasn't gone very long at all.  I was very happy with their service.  His name was Rod.  He gets the highest grade all the way down.  We are not pushovers.  I was shocked how good this company was.  We haven't had that level of customer service for ever.  I don't think we will ever leave Angie's List.  I will use their services in the future.
    - Wayne C.
  • I have used him probably ten times in the past twenty years. The price depends on the job. I am having one or two store additions as we are remodeling a rental house. It depends on the job and it is not like going to the dentist. His service is excellent. He is medium priced but is always fair. He follows the directions and communicates well. He always cleans up. He stands behind his work. He is timely and he finishes the work in a timely manner. You will get what you pay for. I will definitely use him again in the future.
    - Michael L.
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    - Vernus C.
  • They're easy to use. They did a pretty good job and they were pretty professional, punctual, and friendly.
    - Jessica C.
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