Kevin D.
Kevin D.

Kevin D.

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Project scope

Responds within a day

Introduction: πŸ“Œ 'Delivering' Responsibly with Social Distancing! (Triple Vaccinated 11/'21) πŸ†—πŸŒ³πŸŒΏπŸ’‘πŸ”ŒπŸ”¨πŸ†— As someone who is an "All Star" on other platforms (1,100 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 Star Reviews!) and who has a background in project management in international professional services firms before a parenting hiatus, I look forward to helping with your task! I enjoy helping others and making life a little simpler.
Overview

Hired 54 times

Serves San Francisco, CA

Background checked

1 employee

6 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Credit card, PayPal, Venmo

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and professionalism.

Good 4.3

29 reviews

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Kat V.
Apr 20, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

+ 1 star for professional and prompt communication in the app + 1 star for showing up on time + 1 star for the portion of the work completed - Minus 2 stars for working extremely slow. Details below. Why I rated 3 stars: I only give 4 stars when I have zero complaints, and I only give 5 stars when someone goes above and beyond in a truly spectacular way. That’s why this was a 3. Other people rank simply passable average work as 5 stars, but that’s not the way I rate. Job: Pulling weeds by hand Rate: $49/hr. At the end he tried to say the rate was $60/hr but I had our DMs where he’d previously quoted $49/hr. Details: I asked Kevin to weed our small front yard and pull a few other weeds along an adjacent sidewalk; I was clear upfront that I only wanted to pay for two hours max. After 90 minutes (!), he’d only weeded a corner that was about 4’x4’ and I asked him to pay attention to other areas with big, obvious, easily-pullable weeds that were still sitting there. He seems to pay a lot of attention to minuscule details while ignoring bigger more obvious things like 3’ tall dandelions and entire swaths of tall weeds. I wouldn’t describe him as efficient, e.g. using a weak leaf blower to blow 2 inches of dirt at a time when sweeping would be sooo much faster. I asked him to stop after two hours since that was my agreement upfront. He said he’d add a few extra minutes for free and that he usually throws that in for clients. He has a pleasant if slightly awkward communication style/demeanor. But wow, the slowness β€” even with a migraine I could have gotten more accomplished in half the time. The kicker is that the assigned work isn't complete β€” I either have to hire someone else to finish pulling the weeds or just do it myself. For contrast, I previously had someone on Craigslist to weed the entire front yard plus the parking strip in ONE hour for $50 (I wish I’d saved his number). Hiring hourly on Thumbtack is frustrating β€” It would be better if we could price a job at a flat rate no matter how long it takes because hourly pricing seems to encourage people to work as slowly as possible. Kevin is a nice guy but not a match for my expectations. Good luck!

Details: Residential β€’ Maintain an existing garden β€’ Small (1,000 - 2,500 sq ft) β€’ Yes, I will provide plants β€’ I don't need a sprinkler or drip system installed β€’ As needed β€’ Weeding β€’ Leaf cleanup β€’ Mulching

Gardening
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Amit A.
Mar 9, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Thank you so much Kevin! Kevin was very nice, responsive, came and fixed all the things in 2 hours on the same day and the charges are very reasonable!

Details: Less than 2 hours (Simple tasks) β€’ Repairs β€’ Installation β€’ Kitchen β€’ Bathroom β€’ Plumbing β€’ Doors β€’ Home

Handyman
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Kathleen H.
Nov 3, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

The ivy overgrown mess in my oblong planter was transformed into a neat attractive planter box. Now the other plants that were struggling are visible and have room to grow. I also received some free plant food and some tips on maintaining the plants.

Details: Residential β€’ Replace an existing garden β€’ Extra small (less than 1,000 sq ft) β€’ No, I need help buying plants β€’ I don't need a sprinkler or drip system installed β€’ No, this is a one-time project β€’ No additional services needed

Kevin D.'s reply
It was a joy to help! :) Happy Autumn! πŸ‚ KD
Gardening
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Joanna P.
Mar 18, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

I told Kevin I was available for him to come on Wednesday. He asked if he could come at 8:30am. I said yes. At 8:23, he messaged to say he needed to come between 9 and 9:30 instead. I said fine. He came at closer to 10. I had one coatrack that I needed to mount and two leaky sinks. He fixed the coatrack right away, and it is now secure. For both sinks, he said that the leak couldn’t be fixed and I needed to replace the faucets on both of them. He offered to help me order new faucets, but I declined. His work inspecting the faucets and mounting the coatrack took less than an hour, so he asked me if I had anything else he could help with.

Details: Less than 2 hours (Simple tasks) β€’ Repairs β€’ Bathroom β€’ Living room β€’ Wall hangings β€’ Plumbing β€’ Home

Handyman
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Carly R.
Sep 22, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Kevin helped me bring my shelf vision to life by mounting a TV and installing an Elfa shelving unit. He made suggestions to make it more sturdy and aesthetically pleasing, even sawing off excess ends of the rods. 10/10 would hire again!

Details: Less than 2 hours (Simple tasks) β€’ Installation β€’ Living room β€’ Electrical β€’ Home

Kevin D.'s reply
Thanks for the review! It was a joy to help. πŸ™ KD
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FAQs

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am an "All-Star handyman on multiple app-based platforms. I also have a background in project management at international professional services firms, prior to being a stay-at-home Dad.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    πŸ“Œ 'Over 850' 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Reviews! πŸ“Œ Tasking During Social Distancing! 🌞😷🌞 πŸ†—πŸŒ³πŸŒΏπŸ’‘πŸ”ŒπŸ”¨πŸ†— I'm comfortable working with many types of clients, including work-from-home professionals, students, seniors, and on-site with myriad businesses.

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