Dan's Home Improvements

Handyman Services
Toronto ON M9M 1G8
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R.Mi from Etobicoke
R.Mi from Etobicoke
10 reviews Toronto, ON
2/10

Particle Drywall reno

Dan was asked to remove an old l-shaped bulkhead and half of 2 kitchen walls, to be redone for a new kitchen install. He worked the entire day by himself. The first issue came up a few hours in, after spending the first hr on a personal call. He accidentally severed an electrical wire that he was able to see in plain view. He stated he would have had to cut a wire anyways because of 2x4s frames that were getting in the way, frames that were going to be removed, it didn't occur to him that he could just cut wood instead of a wire??!!

Around 5 pm he informed us that he was done. We gave him lots of time and space as not to get in his way, so when we went in to see his final work we were shocked. Even though the walls would be covered with cabinets, everything was rough and uneven. The drywall tape was sparse, and most joints had no tape or mud on them at all. I had to ask him to tape up all the joints and make it actually look 'finished'. He was tired and really didn't want to, but he spent another 1-2 hr taping and mudding. It was late and we were all tired and pretty unhappy with the 2nd effort. The mud was not flattened out, I guess he didn't have a trowel with him or something?? that's the only thing I could think of why someone would leave it looking so bad. It was very amateur looking and not at all like something an experienced professional would do. The tape and mud were once again sparse, like he wanted to save on his material. When we paid him he said he should have charged $900 because of the extra work with the wiring!!!!! We paid him $850 and he left.

Soon after, I texted him back asking him to return to address a corner wall that was chewed up and just plain wrong. A backsplash is going to be a part of the corner and there is no way anything will adhere flat to the surface the way he left it. He came 4 days later, after cancelling once. His first response to the corner was "just ask the tile people to fix it". I explained I was hoping to do the backsplash myself and would appreciate the wall being flat or sanded out, not to mention that he was paid for the work. Unfortunately because of some other reno happening in the kitchen at that very moment, Dan could not get access to the area, nor was he willing to wait. As he walked out of the kitchen he mumbles something about "wow that kitchen looks like 15K, and.... 1K for me" or something I couldn't understand him. I think he was complaining about nickel and diming him. He left us with a corner bead to fix the corner, nails and mud for us to fix ourselves.

We still have more work to do in the kitchen that I thought we would hire Dan for, but not after this experience. He totally did not care about doing anything right.

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Thankyou for choosing our services. While I try my best, some work is not foreseen and behind walls, or here, laid wires aren't expected in the bulkhead or drywall considerations met. It was brought up frequently beforehand in calls and prices were actually reduced, and you satisfied the extra drywall costs. Even a bat of insulation was spared. If someone works in my schedule and space it should be noted prior to coming too that my small work demands are not frustrated. Your backsplash will turn out well, as your cabinates show well hiding all the needed preparation.

filtolentino
filtolentino
1 review Vaughan, ON
8/10

Painting, laminate flooring and stairs

We contracted Dan for our renovations for our house in December and January. His work is professional and prompt, he priced fairly and was very accommodating. Would definitely recommend again for future projects.

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A great project for new years, and glad Jon came to complete those threads we ordered. You got a bargain with oil painted stipple ceilings.

Toronto
Toronto
6 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Wooden Fence Repair

From the time I entered my request in HomeStars until the work was completed was a week. Three companies replied to my request but Dan was the only one who answered all my questions and gave a firm date / time and showed up to review the required work! Good quality work. My only suggestion is to confirm the cost estimate. I would use Dan's Home Improvements again.

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Thanks, a genuine review. Re-drilling out the old post for a new one is a tough one to estimate but will do better to confirm.

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Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

new handrail, remove/repair rotting wood, painting, etc.

Dan did a bunch of minor jobs at my house. He came within 1 week of me contacting him. He's very hard working and efficient. An honest, good guy who did a great job!

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Thanks for the work and having us work so freely in and around the home.

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Louella Gibson in Brampton
Louella Gibson in Brampton
2 reviews Brampton, ON
0/10

No involement with the Home Owner

I was never given a chance with the owner exactly what I wanted and had to work with his handyman. The end result the owner did not use good wood or spindles or did they use wood around the lower part of my deck WHICH IS WHAT I REALLY WANTED and ended up using the cheapest lattice instead and therefore the paint did not take to it at all. Very very disappointed with the job and very disappointed with what I was promised. I only wanted a good decent job - not the cheapest way to do something.

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I'm sorry you feel that way but I worked hard to complete the job at a reasonable price based on the type of materials we had to source for this. Certain lattice is hard to find and was the plan originally. Latticed pressure treated spindles were low in stock and we could only take what was available at the supplier for these posts.

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Jim Gifford from Toronto from North York
Jim Gifford from Toronto from North York
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Basement repair

Dan completed repairs to our basement after a leak: drywall repair, repainting, etc. He salvaged our custom baseboards and other woodwork so that the wall now looks virtually the same as it was. Courteous, punctual, reasonable, polite, patient. Came on New Year's Eve! Thanks Dan.

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Thanks Jim. I was longing to come back and finish. After 6 months nothing changed except from the proofers so we had a good laugh.

Bob
Bob
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Fence Repair

I had a wooden fence giveaway in the early spring and preferred to have it repaired rather than replaced. Other vendors were not ready to listen to what I wanted.

Dan did and did a wonderful repair on the fence.....better than new. He was prompt, courteous, provided excellent value and most importantly listened to my problem and devised a perfect solution.

I can’t say enough good things about Dan and will certainly use him again for other handyman projects.

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Thanks Bob, Glad to strengthen that old fence with cemented posts above the ground. And the work ended just before the rains began.

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Bathroom Toilet

Called Dan for the first time last week about leaky toilet. He was able to come out the same day and successfully repair the toilet. Called him back the following week to repair door handle and again was able to replace the part provided by the manufacturer. I will definitely call on him again for future projects. He is dependable and takes pride in his work. Thanks so much for your help Dan.

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Thankyou too, little jobs work inbetween the preferred bigger ones.

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
9/10

Closet door replacement

Dan executed the project of replacing closet sliding doors with folding doors at short notice. He had to deal with problems of uneven floors and walls but took all this in his stride. I am pleased with the final outcome. Thanks Dan.

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Thankyou, Bifolds can be a headache, obscuring the edges helped.

Mike
Mike
1 review Markham, ON
10/10

Drywall, Painting, Bathtub Faucet, Maintenance Repairs

I recently contacted Dan about doing some small renovations and fixing up around my house for an upcoming showing. I needed some drywall and a door put up in a basement room which was completely open from the previous owners. In addition, I had an erroded bathtub faucet which gave me a lot of concerns.

Needless to say, Dan got the job done! Upon meeting Dan, I felt he was very personable, professional and diligent. He took instructions well and his craftsmanship is fantastic! I look forward to working with Dan again in the future and highly recommend him to all my friends and family. Thank you Dan!

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Great review, thanks for the ease of working in this home.

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More about Dan's Home Improvements

Dan's Home Improvements focuses on small jobs, they have been working in the painting and handyman industry for over 40 years. Dan Postman offers interior and exterior painting, pressure washing, tiling, flooring, carpet cleaning, decks, fences, and complete home renovations. Contact me today to discuss your project!

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Handyman Services and Drywall Contractors
SERVICES
We offer interior and exterior painting, pressure washing, tiling, flooring, carpet cleaning, decks, fences, your complete home renovations, and more!
WEBSITE
http://danpostman.homestars.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1970
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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