David Dalrymple, Handyman
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David removed some stubborn shelf brackets from laundry closet wall and installed a wall mount for the flat screen TV for me. And generously shared his expertise and experience by "consulting" with me on a future kitchen reno. David was on time, pleasant, and kind to my dogs! Oh, and did great work. Highly recommend.Jul 27, 2016Verified
David arrived on time ,assessed the job and immediately went to work. HE did an excellent job of installing a replacement bedroom door. I will definitely use him again in the future. We have already discussed some deck repairs. Peggy TitusMay 31, 2016Verified
David was extremely responsive and did an awesome job for our customer. Thanks David!May 19, 2016Verified
Job never got done. Told me he was coming late then tells me he came and left without notification. I was really counting on dealing with a professional.May 10, 2016VerifiedDavid D.'s reply
It’s hard to do the job when the homeowner is not there to let you in. Mr. Willie (Tyson) Chandler told me he would be home by 3:30 pm. I arrived at his home and waited at his front door along with a very nice cleaning lady. She was also expecting the homeowner to be there. We both knocked several times. I checked my email (the means by which Mr. Chandler had contacted me) to see if he had replied to an email that I had sent him - no reply. Cleaning lady was also unable to reach him. I finally left Mr. Chandler home about 45 minutes he was supposed to have been home. About an hour after that I received a phone call asking me if I was going to show up. I said I had been there and waited with the cleaning lady until about 4:30. He said “oh, ok.” and then hung up! I sent a follow up email asking if he had confused both meeting times or if something had come up. And again - no reply, no explanation.
Not only did he repair my window, but he also completed 6 other small projects while at the house. I made a list the stuff I'd been meaning to do. We walked around with the list. He made one trip to the store and completed it in no time. He was professional, polite and a wealth of information. HIre him! (but no when I need him).Mar 22, 2016Verified
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- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I typically meet briefly with the customer, review the items needing attention, make a list of those items (if not already done by the customer), discuss any options that might be available, and then start fixing (which usually includes a quick trip to obtain the necessary parts and materials if not already provided).
- How did you get started doing this type of work?My father taught me everything I know. He would try to fix it and then break it. I then had to learn how to fix. While that part is not entirely true, I was a very curious kid that was encouraged by both parents. I started doing ceramics with my mother when I was 6, ran a phone line to my bedroom when I was 9 (plus installed a headphone line to me bed from the stereo downstairs. I love to fix things, hate it when then don't work right. Yes, I am a little OCD there ;-)