9. Half Price Handyman
- 8 hires on Thumbtack
- Serves Seattle, WA
"I really wish that I did not have to give this review, but I feel that people need to know what they are getting. Kurt is a nice guy, but the problem is that he tends to take advantage when you let things slide too much.
The first big project I had him do was a remodel of my bathroom, which turned out beautiful. The issue is, it's half done. I wanted a closet put in, trim done, a medicine cabinet framed in, and painting done. He claimed because I did not have the medicine cabinet, the rest of the work couldn't get done. The bathroom originally was slated to be done in 2-3 days, it ended taking almost 2 weeks. The bathroom looks nice, but it also looks half done.
Kurt also did a couple of small jobs around my house, install ceiling falls, put up christmas lights, no complaints there.
The next project I had him work on was my front steps. Now, I pay someone to do the work, I don't pay someone so that myself or someone else living in my home have to help. 700.00 later, my friend had the finish the job. Again, another project paid for that was not completed by him solo.
The last project which prompted me to write this review, was to install the remaining hardwood floor in my house. Kurt was at home for 8 hours and laid down not even a 1/8 of the floor. In the time he was there for 8 hours, my roommate laid down half of that 1/8 of the floor Kurt did. He took an hour lunch (fine), but then decided to do a bid across the street while he was on MY time. Came back an hour later, and at this point the nailer stopped working so he called it a day. For laying down 1/8 (not even) of hardwood floor, he wanted to be paid 200.00. He had promised the floor would be done that day, and granted there were some issues with the old floor, etc, but be honest and don't waste my time going to do other bids while you are on a job. He said he would come back the following Tuesday and finish out the job for a total of $500.00. Today, he is now telling me it will be 900.00, and if I don't pay him 900.00, he is going to do a job where he can make 2000.00. This is so unprofessional and rude. I have fed him, I have been extremely nice to him, and all I had wanted were my projects to be done in a timely and affordable manner. It got to the point where I feel like he is taking advantage of me, and basically saying if you don't pay me x amount of dollars (which was way above what he originally quoted), then hes not coming back to do the work.
I won't be using him again unfortunately."