Dear Prospective Handyma'am Customers;
I'll get to the review (they turned our closet into a stunning pantry with a Swedish Modern Aesthetic replete with so much storage we need to go grocery shopping) but first---
If you are in search of an extremely accomplished, efficient, insanely organized, communicative and talented team for either an everyday service call or a full remodel (we did a closet remodel, also now want Handyma'am to do our kitchen reno)- look no farther!
If you ALSO, happen to enjoy working with, and employing, generally pleasant and socialiable folk; Melanie, Sonja, Pierre, Toni, Tamisha and the rest of the The Handyma'am Team can't be overlooked and are by far your best bet. These women are awe-inspiring, awesome and some of the coolest and sweetest people we have ever met!
They are also, between them, very multilingual and diverse. It's like the United Nations version of a construction company! Did I mention they are dog and kid friendly??!
We reached out and spoke to a very receptive and peaceful Melanie regarding our desire to remodel our closet and turn it into a pantry as it sits near enough to our kitchen. We were feeling overwhelmed and lost after a previous company had let us down. We weren't sure how much we wanted to invest in trying to get this done a second time. We weren't feeling our usual trusting selves. My husband was more gung-ho then I was to complete the project (he's also a foodie and The family optimist).
In walk Melanie and Toni (we had read all the reviews about Pierre and had wanted to work only with her. We admit to later expressing embarrassment after expressing this and then meeting Toni who is wonderful too, we later met Pierre who's work we also loved, our job was a team effort).
Melanie walked us through their procedures and protocols and we set up a working consult, it was love at first meet and the rest is pantry-making-hErstory! Melanie made the contracts accessible and was there to explain and answer any of our questions patiently and repeatedly along the way. We had many questions and knew exactly what we wanted and how we wanted it done. This didn't seem to phase them. In fact, it inspired them.
In all seriousness we couldn't be more pleased with the fantastic function and end aesthetic of our new pantry. It's gorgeous but moreso; welcoming people into your sacred space is never easy. I am a private person and this team made it a dreamlike experience. They each brought something unique to the design and build and each of their personalities made for a very productive but friendly and engaging work environment. Our kids and dogs loved them and we suspect they may have wanted to divorce us and go camp out in The Handyma'am Work Shop after all the laughter we heard on a daily basis!
Their work speaks for itself. They are reasonably priced for the competitive NYC area and offer great incentives and discounts for repeat and regular customers.
They are LGBTQ affirming and supporting of equal gender pay and affirmative action.
Most of the team has over 20-30 years experience in their specialized fields and all are comfortable working both alone and as a team.
Could not have been a better experience in oh so many, many, ways!
Thank you Handyma'am Construction Company of NYC and Beyond! We love you guys (no gender intended).