I saw those two older favorable reviews of Pierre on Homestars and wondered if he was still in business. So I phoned. Sure enough, he returned my call in a couple days and over he came to check things out a few days later.
Pierre has since done various small projects around my home twice -- maybe 1-2 days of work altogether. I could not be more pleased!
He comes exactly when he says he will, charges an acceptable hourly rate, and does good work. He's cheery, but once he starts working he doesn't bother you unless he has an occasional question. Many of his busy clients simply leave him their house keys in perpetuity, and just pay him by mail or with a blank cheque.
He will do pretty much any small job you wish, and his carpentry and caulking skills are better than handyman level. He also has a good eye for home repair, and saw a couple of things I had missed on my house.
Pierre actually has quite a stable of loyal clients, so he prefers that you amass a list of little handyman projects before you phone him. He does not want to come over for just a single leaky faucet, but instead wants at least 3-4 hours of projects to deal with. OK, Pierre, you're the boss!
Other caveat is that this fellow is generally booked a good 2 or more weeks in advance! That's an endorsement of his skills all by itself, but it's
also kind of annoying: you won't get your pesky issues solved by this handyman pronto, and he's clearly not a guy for emergencies.
But a good handyman can write his own ticket.
Pierre will come to your house while your at work and take care of your long list of little house hold repairs you just never get to. Pierre has told me he’s saved few marriages in the process. Super friendly, trust worthy and helpful.
Pierre Pilotte is a fantastic find. He focuses on all those pesky little househould to-dos that never get done - especially in an older house. Pierre has replaced sinks, installed safety bars on windows, new baseboards, fixed painting chips etc. He typically comes over, checks out the problem, buys materials (which you reimburse at cost) and away he goes for an hourly rate. Pierre and I spent an afternoon cleaning out my basement - something I was never motivated to do myself (nor could I get my husband inspired). Pierre is honest, has a good eye (recommended some furniture moves which made sense) and a genuinely nice person to work with. Basically every six months I call Pierre with a new list of items. He has a broad knowledge of repairs and is also honest about what he can't do. I highly recommend Pierre!