Dave's Handyman Express

Ada, OH

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

David Evans is a "Jack of all Trades" offering Handyman service in your area. Dave uses experience and skill to locate problems with your hvac, plumbing and electric quickly. Replacement parts are found quickly and many parts are right on my truck. I realize that people are busy and they need a service tech who knows the solutions to problems and the cost to do a job right away. I strive to get to your project immediately and at the price I quote to you. I accept check, cash and Credit Cards, so if your not in town and you need a job done at a vacant property , I can work through with the realtor and and use text messages and pictures to show you what is going on.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I have been asked to do many kinds of repairs. It's plumbing, then it's electrical, then some carpentry. Some customer even ask me to do combinations of trades, so I have become very good at helping my customers get anything done without calling three different people. I like being able to do so many things and exceeding the expectations of others. D.E.
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Location

Ada, OH 45810

Background check

Complete

Years in business

15

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

8

Reviews

8 Reviews
  • James M. Mar 30, 2017
    Handyman
    Verified Review
    A willing and hard worker. Returns calls.
    Dave gave a fast response. He removed ceiling insulation and cleaned up afterword. His work is thorough and conscientious. The job turned out to be more involved than expected but he stuck with it to completion and stayed with his original estimate. This was a messy job. If you need a handyman give Dave a call. I would hire again.
  • Maryanne L. Oct 21, 2016
    Furnace and Heating System Repair or Maintenance
    Verified Review
    don't hire hin
    He refused to return my boyfriends call so we could get the heater fixed he said he would call when our warranty kicked in he never did
    David E. Mar 25, 2017

    HI Maryanne, Not sure about the return phone call or who this person is referring to, but we do apologize for any misunderstanding. Sometimes the warranty company do not allow us to repair something that is not covered.

  • Ashley V. Mar 24, 2016
    Electrical and Wiring Repair
    Verified Review
    David was great! He solved my problem and offered solutions.He is very knowledgeable about this stuff! Thanks! Worth every penny!
  • Kathy B. Sep 13, 2015
    Dave came several times. The first time he fixed the wiring on a whirlpool tub and got it working again. The second time he installed a ceiling fan/light in our kitchen. The third time he caulked/grouted in our bathrooms. Did a great job on all three tasks and came within a few days for all.
  • Jan K. Sep 11, 2015
    Dave is a very hard worker, he did a great job with a variety of odd jobs, such as painting, wood repair, changing light fixtures, etc. I would recommend him for a good reliable handyman. Those are hard to find.
  • Steven W. May 14, 2015
    David is dependable, reliable and generally does a good job. I would use his services again.
  • William F. Aug 26, 2014
    Installed an bathroom exhaust fan and cleaned the ceiling after he completed the job. Did a great job, and has a very professional attitude.
    David E. Apr 8, 2015

    I was able to get this job done quickly, but only because I'm familiar with ceiling fan installs. Usually the new fan is not the same size as the old one. The electrical and exhaust connections can be tricky.

  • Marlene F. Aug 26, 2014
    Dave helped me several times, when my furnace went out last winter and this summer when I called another company to hook up my air conditioner, because Dave didn't have the Freon on hand. Dave ended up coming out to find the leak that they missed after they had been out 3 times. Dave found the leak the first day, and I have had no problems since. His prices are very affordable as well.
    David E. Apr 8, 2015

    Yes, I found the leak the other company missed. My technician also found a wiring issue due to someone not taking the time to make the repair properly. Hopefully you and your family will have a problem free summer. Call anytime Marlene!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I usually try to explain everything I do and keep them posted with text messages. This way, we both are on the same page and a customer can get used to my thought process.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am required to take classes so I can keep my license current. I study electrical, plumbing, and business management topics that make me more productive ...helps customers make a better choice.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Pricing is based on the amount of time it takes an experienced person to complete a job Heating and plumbing are flat rate and so is many of my jobs. $59 service call and $12 p/ quarter hour for repair work. I bid out large jobs at a flat price too.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was repairing old houses and then I wanted to have the air conditioning systems installed. This kind of work suits my nature well. I like to solve problems, make things clean and learn about new technology that helps everyone save our natural resources.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I worked in the big city of Phoenix in the 80's and 90's, so fast thinking people who want things done yesterday was my first experience. Here in Ohio, I learned to be more patient working with farmers, more exact working with accountants, more efficient working with engineers and just to be myself working with homeownerst looking for a honest guy who does what he says he'll do.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I installed a complete furnace for a family in Findlay, Ohio. Paul has a baby and his wife said she noticed her hands were itchy during the winter from running the forced air heating. The new heating system was good, but what was even better was the humidifier helped the situation with his wife's hands and I cleaned the air ducts, so there child didn't have to be the one to find the dust bunnies anymore.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
If you do a little research about the local business your thinking to hire, ask yourself why are they credible to be in my house? Are they member of the BBB? Will they stick to their estimate? How long will I have to wait before they estimate my job and start it?
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Have you called your home warranty company? Would you like to talk someone right away about the project? If yes, would you text your request to me? If you work during the day, do you have someone that can be at your home while I am working there?