Odd Job Handyman Services

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ONLY SERVICING THE CITY OF TORONTO ON
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Patrick in West Toronto
Patrick in West Toronto
8 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Happy Repeat Customer

I can do most small repair jobs around the house myself, but sometimes I get too busy or find myself with a project where I'd rather bring in a pro. After using Odd Job to deal with a roof leak and plumbing issue earlier this year, I brought them back to fix a basement wall damaged in replacing our water main. Sean arrived on time, consulted with me on the project, repaired the wall and installed an access panel in less than the allotted time. It's very likely I'll be calling them again.

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Thanks for the kind review, Patrick! We're always happy to use our expertise to help someone out.

BrandyHumes
BrandyHumes
6 reviews Toronto, ON
1/10

The company should stick to 'odd jobs' and leave the big jobs to the experts

We hired Odd Job to do some odd jobs - recaulk a tub, fix a faucet, build shelves, some deck work, etc. While they were quoting us, we asked if they did larger jobs - like installing a wall and pocket door. They said yes and proceeded to quote us on our small reno job as well (we had already done one large and one medium reno, so this wasn't our first time through this process). They were the more expensive but we wanted high quality, we wanted to NOT WORRY ABOUT THE JOB, so we picked them - but not before confirming that they had done walls, trim work, installing pocket doors, etc. before, and didn't just do odd jobs. Yes yes and yes. The project started fine enough and there was a great two days of work. Once the odd jobs were done, they set about the wall and door. And it quickly became not fine. And then it turned bad as it became very apparently that they are not skilled at larger jobs. The screws started popping out of my drywall immediately in multiple places. The tape/mud job needed to be touched up post-paint twice (and still wasn't great in spots). There was paint all over the wood flooring. But the thing that killed me was we asked them twice to "not purchase the cheap store brand pocket door kit at Home Depot as we understand there to be a big difference in performance" - so they bought the store brand kit at Lowe's instead (!!!). We have 5 other pocket doors in the house, all installed on the non-store brand kits. So Odd Job installed a crappy cheap kit (which had only negative reviews online) and when challenged on it, defended the product as being a good one, something a professional in the home improvement business should know better about. They also installed parts of it incorrectly - and then tried to tell me this is how it was supposed to be. Looking at the picture on the guide rail package clearly showed how it was to be installed. They had no idea what they were doing. And we didn't know this till after the door was installed, dry walled in, painted, trimmed, etc. The door drags, marring the paint on the door within a month. It is 110% unlike my other 5 pocket doors, all the same door material. We had 2 other contractors working next door come over and comment on the job before we paid the final invoice and they both said we would eventually have to open up the wall to reinstall the door.

That day has come.

One year almost to the day, after dragging and dragging and dragging, and the door has fallen off it's track. I have 10 year old pocket doors in my house and they run smoothly, no drag, and certainly have never fallen off the track. Unlike this work done by Odd Job. Justin was endlessly defensive, became combative, and tried to shift the fault to us. We negotiated a discount on the bill for this and other issues experienced, b/c I didn't want them in my house anymore to b/c each time they came to fix something, something else was 'broken' (for ie - they came to fix the mudding, but then got paint on the floor). Justin felt that the discount was not justified - but the headache for a project that went 4x other timeline, in addition to remove a portion of the wall and reinstall the door is more than the $1000 or whatever discount he gave us. In a world where time is money, I wish so much that I could turn back time and not select Odd Job for this reno.

I have documentation for all of my claims as I was going to go to small claims court over this. Feel free to get in touch for pictures, emails, etc. This dude should stick to odd jobs and leave the big boy jobs for the professionals.

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Company Response

Hi,

We want to thank you for your kind words regarding all the odd jobs we had completed for you last year. We pride ourselves on doing the small jobs that other contractors balk at, so it makes us feel good when we know that we’ve helped someone tick a few jobs off their “to-do” list.

Pocket doors tend to be pulled out of their screws over time. It’s gravity, and it’s a flaw in the design of most pocket doors, including the industry standard doors that we purchased for you. These are the same doors that many homes and businesses throughout Toronto use, which is why we trust them.

Our policy requires that our clients purchase the materials themselves because they know what would work best for them in each situation. If a client wants us to acquire the materials for them, we need to know more information about the type of door that the client requires. It becomes quite difficult to tailor a solution to a specific need when those needs are not communicated. When things like brand or type are not provided, we must choose the industry standard to ensure maximum compatibility.

With more prep time and more accurate specifications, materials can be found that meet our clients’ exacting standards.
In fact, this requirement has led to the creation of a new standard operating procedure for us, in which we do not begin a job until all a clients’ materials are either provided by the client or are approved explicitly prior to purchase.
We understood that you believed that your expectations had not been met, which is why we offered you a discount of $1,357.91.

We also stand by our 2-year warranty, which is waiting should you decide to take advantage of it. This is not just a marketing gimmick – it’s a promise.

And, yes, we even apply that warranty to manufacturers defects, like the kind that you experienced.
We hope that you will take us up on our offer to return and make this right.

Dave in Toronto
Dave in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Good job, good price, very timely

We called Odd Jobs to do help us redo our bathroom and were very impressed. They were thorough in assessing our job and giving us a quote, showed up on time, and did a great job. I would definitely recommend them and use them again.

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Thanks for the kind review, Dave! We pride ourselves on our professionalism and dedication to our clients. Don't hesitate to call us again if you need a job done well!

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Toilet Repair

The company was referred to me by a neighbour who had an excellent experience with the company and raved about this. I had an urgent toilet problem with a piece that needed to be repaired in a rental unit. Pierre came out and was fantastic. I have been looking for a handyman for the last 6 months as my long time one was no longer available and am now thrilled that I can reach out to Odd Job Handyman Services and the job will be done quickly, with utmost professionalism and very reasonable prices. They make the process so easy from completing a request for work online, reaching an estimate that you can approve online to the easy bill payment. I have already recommended the services to my sister. Great work.

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Company Response

Thanks for the kind review! We'll let Pierre know that his good work is being appreciated ;)

Jermaine in Toronto
Jermaine in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Cupboard Door Repair

My handyman was professional, friendly, and quick! I would highly recommend anyone that lives in the downtown core to use Odd Job Handyman Services for whatever they need!

Thanks for the fantastic service!!!!

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Company Response

Thank YOU, Jermaine! It was our pleasure.

Tina in Toronto
Tina in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Small odd jobs

We hired Odd Jobs for some small repair jobs around our condo - painting a door, caulking a faucet, etc. Odd Jobs was great - came on short notice, on time and easy to deal with. Exactly what we needed!

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Company Response

Thanks for the kind review! We're glad we could take care of your odd jobs -- it's in our name, after all! We hope you think of us again when you need the little things done right.

JDWS in Old Toronto
JDWS in Old Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Built in shelves

Great stuff. Easy, good service, fast, reliable and courtesy service. Couldn't ask for more. They were great. Very pleased. Highly recommend. They'll get the job done easily for you quickly.

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Company Response

Thanks for the kind review! We take pride in a job well done, and we're glad you do, too.

LMcDonald
LMcDonald
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Curtain Rail Hanging

I needed curtain rails fixed in place. The appointment was convenient and the work done to a high standard with no mess.

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Company Response

Thanks for the kind words! We're always proud when one of our clients loves the work we do.

Zoe
Zoe
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Repairs and small projects

Always on time, knowledgeable and provide great services. We have had them work on many projects and our expectations are always met if not exceeded.

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Company Response

Thanks for the kind words, Zoe! It's for people like you that we want to remain Toronto's Number 1 handyman!

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Vaughan, ON
8/10

Trim and Crown Moulding Install

Odd Job Handyman installed an interior door trim and crown moulding above a custom shelf. Although I found them to be a little overpriced, they still did a good job. I found the company online and looking at reviews on HomeStars.

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Company Response

Thanks for your kind review!

Are our prices different from our competitors? Maybe, but that’s because we offer more value for your dollar, like our 2-year warranty, great customer service, and a fully-stocked mobile workshop that includes everything our technicians need to get your job done quickly and easily.

Odd Job Handyman takes pride in providing a reliable, professional crew of fully-prepared technicians for every job we take on. We’re no fly-by-night operator or just a man with a van: we stand behind our work. Above all, you can trust Odd Job Handyman Services to repair your drywall, paint your living room, tile your kitchen, and caulk that new bathtub -- and come back if you need more help.

We're glad you were happy with our service, and we look forward to coming back to help you with all your future projects and recurring maintenance projects.

The reviews on this page are the subjective opinion of the Author and not of HomeStars Inc.

More about Odd Job Handyman Services

ABOUT US

Odd Job Handyman Services began in 2008 with one man and his truck. It's since grown to be one of the largest and most reliable contractors in Toronto, serving thousands of homeowners and businesses throughout the city. On Feb. 16, 2017, it was one of five handyman services in Ontario to be officially named "Best of 2017" by Homestars, the largest network of home professionals in Canada.

Odd Job offers a wide range of services including drywall, painting, tiling, flooring, millwork, hanging, junk removal, furniture assembly, basic plumbing & electrical and all general repairs. The work performed by Odd Job is covered by a two-year warranty.

The staff at Odd Job is fully licensed, bonded and insured, and every member has been background-and-identity-checked. They're hand-selected from the "best of the best" in local professional circles (each with at least three positive references) and subjected to a series of in-shop tests before they're admitted into the team.

HISTORY

It all started with Justin George, an exceptionally-handy property manager who had great difficulty convincing professional contractors to visit his building for "small jobs." Justin, a red seal tradesman, was so tired of contractors telling him "it wasn't worth their time" that he was forced to take care of most of the repairs and maintenance himself.

He realized he was far from the only person who was in this predicament. There were many people without the time, the tools or the talent to recaulk their shower stall, hang their favourite paintings or repair a few pot lights.

Not everyone trusts the mystery men on Craigslist and Kijiji, and so Justin wanted to provide them a professional option. "It might be a small job, but it's a big deal," Justin said, "People need a company that treats it that way."

Mr. George graduated from George Brown College with a degree in mechanical engineering and from the University of Western Ontario in 2011 with a degree in technological education, manufacturing and construction. He is an Accredited Manufacturing and Construction Educator and a member in good standing of the Association of Certified Handyman Professionals (ACHP). He loves cats, guitar and building things (anything). His most important values are honesty, quality and consistency and his motto is: "There's always a way to get the job done right."

PRICING

We offer a la carte, task-based pricing for all of our standard services. Our extensive experience has given us a tried-and-true system for evaluating the duration and cost for virtually every standard project."

BUSINESS & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Odd Job also serves many small businesses, including retail stores, office facilities and income properties. Our project manager was a longtime property manager and every member of the team has extensive experience in facilities management. Among the many businesses that trust Odd Job are Shoppers Drug Mart, Holt Renfrew, Burberry, Fresh Restaurants and LensCrafters.

Let us take care of you while you take care of business!

CATEGORIES
Handyman Services, Bathroom & Kitchen - Fixtures & Accessories, Tile and Grout Cleaning, Furniture, Home Office Renovation, Decks, and Drywall Contractors
SERVICES
We offer a wide range of handyman services, including all general repairs, hanging, grout and caulking, furniture assembly & maintenance, cabinetry installation, carpentry, painting (mostly interior), drywall installation & repairs, door installation & repairs, deck installation & repairs, fence installation & repairs, tile installation & repairs, backsplash installation, shelving installation, window treatment installations, basic plumbing, site work, demolitions, clean-up, junk removal, and much more. We also offer premium renovation services. Call (416) 520-1161 and request a quote from our renovations division today. We will establish a budget, timeline and plan in advance, and then provide the highest quality of labour, materials and expertise to make it happen. We offer a wide range of maintenance services to homeowners, tenants, property owners, real estate agents and many of the city's most important businesses. Odd Job offers a la carte pricing for all of our services. Our extensive experience has given us a tried-and-true system for evaluating the duration and cost for virtually every standard project.
SPECIALITIES
We specialize in the things found on your "honey-do" list - hanging, drywall, tiling, all general repairs, and small to mid-size renovations.
WEBSITE
http://www.oddjob.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2008
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
7
RETURN POLICY
http://www.oddjob.ca/handyman-warranty
PAYMENT METHOD
Visa, MasterCard, Interac, Check, Cash, E-Transfer
LICENSES
Metro License: T85-4305843
MEMBERSHIPS
Association of Certified Handy Professionals
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
PROJECT MINIMUM
$125 includes minor materials
BONDED
Yes
PROJECT RATE
1000 +
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
Our 2-year warranty covers all general repairs and some installations. The warranty does not cover moisture damage, ground shifting, weather-related damage, material failure or change in mind.
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