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A review for Toronto Electric Repairs
We had all the knob and tube wiring replaced in our 1920s home. Victor and his helper were great! I liked that they charge by the hour, which meant that I could decide exactly what I wanted done. While they were here anyway I had them add many extra electrical outlets and light fixtures--something that would not have been included in other contractors' estimates. He could give me a rough estimate of how long the additional task might take, and then I could decide whether I wanted to have him do it--the flexibility was very nice. I got lots of sensible stuff done while he was here, for far less than it would have cost to have another electrician come back later to do them. Victor is delightful--polite, considerate, pleasant--which made it much easier to have workmen in the house for several days than it would have been with most companies. They were prompt and efficient, working long days, barely taking time for a quick lunch. They came when promised and kept working until the job was done. I have recommended them to friends and have had them back several times for small jobs. Years later, when replacing a light fixture, I discovered that when Victor replaced the wiring he forgot to change one box over from the old knob and tube style to the modern style--perfectly safe, but it makes it hard to install the new light fixture. When I called him about it (remember, this was YEARS later!) he came within a few days and made the switch and didn't charge me anything! Highly recommended!!! --Becky in East York2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
A review for Douglas the Handyman
This is the second project I've hired Douglas for. He did a great job jacking up and re-shimming the beam under an addition that had not been properly shimmed (from before I owned my house). He was knowledgeable, professional, and pleasant to work with, so I hired him to build my deck. He quoted me an extremely reasonable price and did a meticulous job. He really takes pride in his work: everything was beautifully level, and meticulously measured and cut. Lovely work. He was professional and cheerful (even when running into unexpected extra work, like having to break out some old concrete blocks in the way). When my vision and his differed, he was willing to do it my way. He's a really nice guy, which matters if someone is going to be in your home for a while. And he's a police officer who does these projects on his days off, so there's some peace of mind there, too. He was lovely to work with, from start to finish. I am going to need some ceramic tile work done soon, and I will definitely call Douglas first! I confess I actually hesitated before suggesting I review him on Homestars.ca because once he gets better known, he might be too busy to take on my projects! --Becky in East York0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
A review for Andy Aluminum
Andy and Steve are the best! My 1920s home had no soffit venting. It was a small but complicated job: remove a section of old aluminum siding under a roof overhang, drill venting holes into attic, then replace old solid siding with vented soffit siding. They came for a free estimate and took down part of the old soffit siding to see what had to be done, then drilled pilot holes (at my request) to be sure the holes they planned to drill would get air into the attic properly, then put it all back together perfectly. The free estimate took them over a half hour--maybe 45 minutes. They were helpful, informative, and cheerful. Their estimate was very reasonable, and once I called to set it up, they arranged to come the following week, and came when they said they would come. They were thorough, tidy, and professional. They matched the existing siding colour well. They even helped me lift some heavy stuff into my truck that I needed to return to Home Depot, and when it became clear the 16 foot lumber could not hang out of the back of my truck like that, they even threw the lumber on their truck and drove it to the Home Depot parking lot for me!! I'm telling you, these guys are NICE!! A pleasure to work with. If there were a rating higher than 10, I'd give it to them.0 of 0 people found this review helpful.