Alwin Installs & Home Improvement
Nathan is awesome. You simply cannot go wrong with him. I found him through Craigslist after a DIY home improvement project went a bit south. He responded to me right away, got out to see my place that night, and started the job the next morning. His professional demeanor, laid-back attitude, and apparent knowledge of all things handyman put me at ease and boy did I need that. I had gathered several quotes and he was the most competitive and the only one would didn't scare me while explaining the work he'd need to do. He was incredibly easy to work with, offered to pick up materials needed if I couldn't do it myself, gave me suggestions as to what should be done, and (this is the most important) reacted with confidence to everything I asked him to do (a few others reacted in that way where they raise their eyebrows, shake their heads, sigh loudly, and then tell me something scary. Nathan did none of that!). He installed floor tiles in my bathroom and kitchen, installed the baseboards, and even noticed that my new granite countertops didn't look quite finished underneath and solved it by adding trim along the bottom of the counter. At the end of the job (which was completed super fast in my humble opinion), the floors looked spectacular but the whole room looked professionally finished which I never would have figure out myself! He cleaned everything up perfectly and, like others had said, it now looks cleaner than it was before. My boyfriend and I also took out our toilet to do the floors and Nathan reinstalled that for us too! He did a terrific job and didn't leave anything to doubt--for instance my toilet was leaking somewhere and he didn't give up until he had figured out why and had stopped it from leaking. I feel so lucky that I found Nathan and will certainly call him again for any manner of home improvement project. THANKS NATE!!Jul 6, 2011Verified
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LocationSeattle, WA 98168
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- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Hiring licensed, bonded and insured contractors is a must especially in Washington state. Virtually anyone in WA can be a contractor, without any skill what so ever, so proof of experience and references is a definite plus. That and all the proper up to date licensing, bond and insurance paperwork should be presented to any potential client.