Noel Taylor

Handyman Services
Toronto ON M6G 2X7
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Jeff in Toronto
Jeff in Toronto
1 review Mississauga, ON
0/10

The worst handyman experience ever

I needed someone to paint some rooms and patch a few holes.I found Noel on Google, he quoted me for 3 days worth of labour, $640-960 before tax, $1262 after tax at most.

- Noel would take his sweet time doing the most menial tasks.

- He asked us for a list of things that needed to be done and then didnt look at the list once- thus he ended up missing a few things- walls, base boards.

- Everything he missed, he'd act as if it were an add on to the list of things to do- perhaps part of his ploy to take longer and charge more money.

- He patched a few holes on the walls without painting over them, thus leaving the work for me to do later.

- He attempted to refit our washer and dryer into the laundry room, and ended up breaking the sliding doors, totalling $500 to replace.

- It took him 5 days to do 3 days worth of work, and then tried to charge me $1700- over $400 more than we agreed, for unfinished work that I then had to go back and do myself.

Once I refused t o pay him the new amount, things went from bad to just plain creepy. He went into my house, took a picture with his phone of a family potrait of me, my wife and my son, and emailed the picture to me, telling me that I was setting a bad example, I was being shameful, etc. Who sneaks into peoples homes and takes pictures of them?

Noel Taylor is a very strange man with a horrible work ethic. If you like people ripping you off and taking pictures of you when you're not around, then Noel Taylor's the handyman for you.

If anyone would like a copy of the correspondence between him and my wife and I, feel free to shoot me an email at jeffscatliff@gmail.com

Approximate cost of services:
$1,200.00
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Reading this review only confirms there's one in every crowd.
Find it strange that It took you 3 months to make a review (if you call it that) and feel so desperate to discredit my services as an honest business man trying to support my family.....again shameful. In conclusion, my work speaks for it's self, just read ahead and see the majority of happy customers. I would also like to add that Jeff's (whom was never there, only his wife and mother) review was grossly exaggerated and falsely retold only due to the fact that I confronted them of their dishonest actions in trying to get more work for what I quoted for.

hthresh in Toronto
hthresh in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Design and construction of cedar porch railings

We have used Noel many times for small and large jobs. He redesigned and reconstructed our main staircase inside our home and, more recently, designed and built beautiful cedar porch railings. The new railings have garnered us many compliments and stand out as a stunning design feature of our renewed facade work. Noel has a keen eye for design and the quality of his work is always top notch. I have recommended his services to friends in the past and all have been complimentary of the quality of his work.

Approximate cost of services:
$1,500.00
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Ldburans
Ldburans
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Headboard

I needed a carpenter to repurpose knotty pine panelling into a headboard for my mom. He was friendly, prompt and great quality work. Noel will be my first call on my next project.

Approximate cost of services:
$850.00
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ccaesar from Toronto
ccaesar from Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

New Front Porch, Stairs and Railing

We are very grateful for the referral to Noel. He rebuilt and finished our front porch floor, stairs and front railing. He also trimmed the inside of our wooden front door. His wood working skills are excellent and he has a good eye for detail. He was punctual, trustworthy, pleasant to deal with, thoughtful and very reasonable. We feel very fortunate to have been able to work with him and would highly recommend him.

Approximate cost of services:
$3,700.00
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Harriet and Miguel downtown TO
Harriet and Miguel downtown TO
14 reviews Toronto, ON

First Review

10/10

New Railing, Exterior Parging and other items

We feel so fortunate to have found a handyman who can do precise and detailed work. His wood working skills are excellent. In addition to building and replicating part of an old railing, he refinished an old oak door, added some crown moulding at the top of the library bookcases, did exterior concrete and caulking work, sealed off exterior gaps around the perimeter of the house, built a rad cover for the bathroom and some other items for us. His fees are reasonable. He is punctual, considerate, thoughtful and exceedingly helpful. It wasn't easy to do these task midst a house full of painters and plasters. We have recommended him to other family members. He is busy - so you need to plan ahead.

Approximate cost of services:
$1,200.00
What could this company do to improve their services?
Any advice to offer fellow homeowners facing a similar project?
Call and book Noel's time as soon as you are able.
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Sandy Peress from Toronto
Sandy Peress from Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Woodwork, restoration, painting

The quality of Noel's work is excellent. He is extremely reliable and obliging. I would strongly recommend him for any type of woodwork. We were extremely happy with all the aspects of work that he did for us.

Approximate cost of services:
$1,500.00
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Daryl Sharp from Toronto
Daryl Sharp from Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

front prch, bannisters

Noel's work is efficient with excellent attention to detail. His advice is always helpful and prices are reasonable. He is reliable, punctual and respectful. H cleans up after his jobs.

Approximate cost of services:
$150.00
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Thanks for that Daryl. Working to make your front stairs/railings safer for you and your family was my pleasure.

10/10

Front porch and steps

Noel was fantastic to work with on this project!
He replaced the steps attached to my front porch, sanded the entire porch including banister, side panels and spindles and repainted everything. We worked closely together to decide on paint colours with Noel painting out sample areas numerous times until I was completely happy. He even designed and made a great new house number plaque for me because I didn't like anything that was available in the big box stores. Noel was extremely patient, always showed up on time and the end result is absolutely beautiful. All my neighbours are very jealous of my beautiful front porch! It's made a huge difference and improvement to the overall aesthetic of my house. I will definitely work with Noel again. And you should too.

Approximate cost of services:
$2,000.00
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lynn from Toronto
lynn from Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON

First Review

10/10

Kitchen reno, painting, bathroom

Noel can do a wide range of jobs from new construction to painting to repairs to new construction. He's efficient, makes excellent suggestions and is very easy to work with.

Approximate cost of services:
$6,000.00
Any advice to offer fellow homeowners facing a similar project?
call noel and people he has worked for
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Thanks Lynn, up-grading her kitchen was a big process that involved; re-spraying her cabinet doors, re-tiled, consulted with picking granite for counter-tops and re-painting the walls and trim.
Her bathroom was to re-move and install a new corner shower stall, add a marble tile border surround, new vanity from Gingers and paint walls.
I've also added some designer window film treatments to a few of her windows thats face a brick exterior.
I've been doing "renos" for 20 years besides a career as a Set and Props builder for the TV/film Industry.

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More about Noel Taylor

I started from an artistic background, coming from OCAD in the early 90's to working as a Scenic Artist/Carpenter and Prop/Backdrops/Set Builder in the film/TV industry. I have a very good understanding of the way materials work and how they should be used, along with solid custom woodworking skills I have gained over the past 30yrs . My website shows both my artistry and custom build skills - they all come together one way or another. I am known for my finishing and good eye for detail. Please see my picture gallery for reference.

CATEGORIES
Handyman Services and Carpenters
PRODUCTS
I use only good quality products that have gained my trust over the years.
SERVICES
My services are: Paint/Stain and Plastering/Drywall/Taping- that includes restoration of old houses and new construction. I am a magician at hiding damages (no wallpaper or stucco). Woodworking - such as deck, stairs, railing, fences, porch code upgrading. Custom builds for personal use. Consult with design options. I can solve/troubleshoot difficult problems in certain situations. Water leak detection and restoration. Tiles, design & paint murals and window film treatments. Installer of many products. Basic wiring and plumbing too etc..
SPECIALITIES
My specialties would be keeping an eye on the details as they can become overlooked and the over-all finish of the project at hand. I can help design & advise on small custom builds and paint/stain choices. Re-use, Re-claim or Re-purpose if necessary. I don't take liberties and give 100%. I also have a Home Inspectors certificate which gives me added knowledge to advise clients and troubleshoot issues & problems.
WEBSITE
http://www.noeltaylor.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1995
PAYMENT METHOD
Cash, Cheque or E-transfer.
LICENSES
Home Inspection
MEMBERSHIPS
WSIB
DIPLOMAS
OCAD
PROJECT RATE
$50 per hour
WARRANTY TERMS
one year
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