I hired M&M Handyman on short notice to complete a variety of tasks after the previous contractor who was renovating my basement apartment unexpectedly had to leave the country to attend to some personal matters in his home country. Most of the work had been finished but I still needed someone to install drywall and a backsplash in the kitchen area, install a drain and connect taps for the kitchen sink, do some re-wiring for the stove, install a new exhaust fan and vent, build a few small doors for the electrical box and fix the shower tap which was stuck on hot (ouch). Living in Ottawa, I had to come into Toronto with a small window of opportunity to find a reliable contractor and have the work done. The timeline was tight given my own availability and the fact that I have a new tenant moving into the apartment by July 1.
Marlon responded quickly to my ad on Homestars and met me at the house early on Friday June 22. He took his time to carefully review each job with me, giving helpful suggestions about ways to improve the look and picking up on some details that I had not noticed. Given the tight timeline, he indicated the material I could buy to make the job go more quickly and promised to send me a quote within a few hours - something that he did. Marlon's quote was very reasonable and to my delight he was able to have a coworker, Yuri, come to start the drywalling and backsplash installation the very next morning. Yuri did a great professional job and was very quick. Marlon subsequently managed to finish all of the other work today, June 25 with the exception of the small doors on the electrical panel which he committed to complete shortly. I have no doubt that he will follow through.
I would have no hesitation at all to hire Marlon and his company again. He is very pleasant, trustworthy, honest and professional. He was also open to various consultations I made over the weekend and, following the job, sent photos to me after the work was completed. It meant a lot to me to be able to count on Marlon to complete all these tasks and I am very pleased with the results.
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