|Monday||7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Friday||7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
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Daniel was great to work with! Will hire again!Aug 1, 2018Verified
On time Knowledgeable and experienced Friendly Worked quickly Completely cleaned up all work debris I would use his services againOct 11, 2016Verified
I was disappointed in the quality of work that was done for me. Albeit, I did get my bill negotiated down but I am reluctantly paying only because it is "the right thing to do" and not because the work was done well. Be careful if you have more than one person working with Daniel. I ended up paying $90.00 an hour for yard work using my lawn mower and trimmers and gas. I am paying for a weed eater purchased for me. Daniel worked after a rain and tore up the yard. He and his workers attempted to make a deal with me where I would trade them valuable lakefront property for future work. (The situation was very intimidating.) As a disabled widow, I feel I was taken advantage of. To top it off, Daniel did not even show up for two of the days he said he would be there. I am sure his story will be quite different from mine. I received a lot of flack when I requested a revised bill and many, many excuses. There was no contract, though one was requested. (Twice!!) To be honest, I don't truly feel this bill should even be paid. About half the yard work requested (and shoddily done) and no interior work that was requested was done. I was billed an exorbitant amount of money and learned an expensive lesson. If I were Daniel, I'd be ashamed of even taking the money. I found another person on Thumbtack who has done an amazing job for me, charging fairly and doing top notch work. If you are in the Valpo/Chesterton area review ALL your bids carefully. As a heads up, you can find a good worker for $18 - 20 an hour with very fair job prices quoted here on Thumbtack.Oct 15, 2016VerifiedDaniel C.'s reply
I met with Deni at her home on August 15th to discuss the work she needed done. She wanted the work done immediately. I had scheduled myself off for Thursday and friday of that week because I was scheduled to work through the weekend, so I scheduled both of those days for her. 2 full days was more than enough time to complete everything on her list. A fair price was set, she agreed to it immediately, without question, second thought, or reservation and in front of her daughter and Ex-daughter-in-law who both witnessed the exchange. She was not coerced, tricked nor intimidated into an agreement. The scope of work included; The interior work - rehanging a towel bar, installing a grab bar, and Moving a right swing door from one end of a hall way and making it a left swing to reinstall in an opening at the opposite end of the hall way The exterior work - Replacing and or reinforcing damaged and loose deck boards and railings, power washing the deck, reattaching one loose piece of siding at the bottom of the wall at deck level, and the bulk of the work - mowing & cutting down her all the over grown grass, weeds, and trees from her front yard and the removal of stones from an over grown garden area as well as the removal of all debris. Thursday August 18th- It rained quite heavily early in the morning. I called her and let her know that Nothing was going to be able to be done that day because of the wet weather. She wanted the work done, so I agreed to let things dry off all morning and start work in the early afternoon. Much of the over grown vegetation was removed that afternoon. Friday August 19th was an exact replay of the previous day, as far as the weather was concerned, and with the insistence that the wok be done.On Friday, the remaining vegetation was removed and at her suggestion the grass was mowed using her mower. The focus for those two days was the exterior of the house. Pictures have been posted of the yard. they show what her yard looked like afterward, what they don't show is what it looked like before. The property was so overgrown that it had the appearance of a neglected and abandoned property, neighbors of hers with whom I've spoken to, and from whom I've obtained written statements to the state of the property and the weather condition under which the work was done, and what is and is not shown in the pictures. These neighbors also state that they were very relieved to see some thing been done because they viewed Deni's property as the neighborhood Eyesore. Much of the growth had to be pulled out by the roots, to insure no new growth, so yes, some of the ground had to be dug up to remove all the unwanted overgrown vegetation. With the exception of the door to be moved, the interior work was minor, less than an hour to complete, The door was going to be worked on outdoors, because there was absolutely no room inside to do so. Because of the weather, I did not feel comfortable or safe running electrical wood working equipment in an uncovered , wet and filthy area, so this was all going to be done after all the exterior clean up was complete. At the end of Friday, I reminded Deni that I had an other job scheduled for the following day, she had no objection to that nor any complaint on any of the work that had been done Thursday or Friday. I told her that I would try to make it on Saturday after my other job was complete, but it rained heavily in the mid afternoon, so I did not make it Saturday. The contract that she states, she had to ask for more than once, I had to re write on a daily basis, because she kept adding more to the list. I spoke with Deni's son on Saturday and told him I would have the rewritten contract for him the following day. The following day, I had an appointment, so meeting with her or her son was not possible, so I Emailed her the contract. I like to take Sundays off, but on the occasion that I do work on a Sunday, it is usually because it was scheduled in advance by no less than a week, and only for one of my regular customers who has difficulty setting appointments during the week. Apparently Deni expected me to bump all my other scheduled appointments to do her work. She stated that I did not make it for 2 days in a row, because I was giving other people priority over her, I tried vein to remind her that these appointments had been scheduled before her job was scheduled, and that I give every customer the same level of priority and attention during their scheduled appointments, this is one of the reasons why this is my only negative review. She had been scheduled for Thursday and Friday, during those two days, much of the yard work was done, but not completed because of the wet weather. On Sunday at 2:53, Deni texted me to let me know that she thought it best that we stop work were it stood, and that she would pay for the work that was done, based on my hourly fees, which she then was unhappy with when she received the invoice. Her son emailed me on the 24th of August, he wanted to "Negotiate" the invoice. I just wanted to put the whole ordeal behind me, so I contacted him and agreed to cut nearly 1/3 of the labor cost. After 2 months and several excuses from her, I finally received the payment on Monday October 17th. The check was dated for the 13th, the day before she posted this review. I was not going to respond to this review originally, because she made herself out to be a defenseless disabled widow, and anything I might say might sound like excuses.I do not feel I wronged her in any way, but I do feel that she was unreasonable with the scheduling and that she overreacted when I would not Bump some one else from My schedule to finish her job in consecutive days, waiting until Monday or better weather was not an option. I feel I went out of my way to try accommodate her wishes, but I could do only so much under the circumstances.
I had a great experience with Daniel. He was very professional, reasonable price and great work quality. I would hire him again in the future.Jul 30, 2018Verified
The installer was very knowledgeable, very patient, polite and courteous and gave a great service installing my washer and dryer. Very good work for a great price. Will definitely hire for future projectsDec 12, 2016Verified
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- How did you get started doing this type of work?I have had a love for carpentry since the age of 10, it only seemed natural for me to become a carpenter
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Don't base your decision on the price. References, experience and pictures or examples of prior work should be the first consideration.