Handyman Revisited

Wondering if anyone has recently used a handyman for small jobs around the house. Not looking for a contractor to do a big job, just some small things we can't do.
Thanks

Bessie Bessie
Feb '17

I've used Joe Applegate from Applegate Construction. He did a bunch of small jobs for me around my house. Always calls back and does the work on time. Quality, local guy.
908-310-7348

Dancicus Fighticus Dancicus Fighticus
Feb '17

Eric the HealthyHandiman, he does great work, is very clean and reasonable and does the job right. Used him for many things around my house over the past few years. If you search the forums here you will find his number I'm sure.

boobalaa boobalaa
Feb '17

Text Ron Dill 908 892 6882.
He's the BEST and local.
repairchamp.com

kerii
Feb '17

I took the advice of Dancicus Fighticus, definitely was not disappointed. He did very nice work, reasonably priced and showed up as promised and returned phone calls. I would definitely use his services again.
I have also used Eric the Handyman and was very happy with him too.

Bessie Bessie
Apr '17

Bessie, it's always great to get the feedback. Thanks for taking the time!

maja2 maja2
Apr '17

So you're the reason Joe was so busy! Haha. I have to give him a ring for some exterior work on my house in a few weeks. Glad to see he worked out for you. I gave his # to a coworker who was also grateful. He's really responsive and does the work at a reasonable rate and in a reasonable amount of time.

Dancicus Fighticus Dancicus Fighticus
Apr '17

Does Joe do interior painting?

Calico696 Calico696
Apr '17

Calico, I'm not sure on that. My wife and I painted our house ourselves. Here's his website : http://applegateconstructionllc.com/ That should have his services listed.

Dancicus Fighticus Dancicus Fighticus
Apr '17

awww.... can't get a call back from applegate - they must be very busy after all the glowing reviews!! Any other recommendations? Need someone for a small-ish job.

rleaf rleaf
Jul '17

Re: Handyman Revisited

Sorry rleaf.
My wife just gave birth to our son Joseph Daniel Applegate II!!!
We needed to take a few personal days to get him home and settled down.
We will be back in the office tomorrow.
Sorry if we have caused any inconvenience.

Joseph Applegate Joseph Applegate
Jul '17

Congratulations on your new addition!

Bessie Bessie
Jul '17

No inconvenience, Congratulations!!!! Love the shirt - I can certainly wait a few days, I just thought that perhaps you were too busy with other jobs... enjoy!

rleaf rleaf
Jul '17

What a cutie - congrats!


I highly recommend Derek of Silver Hammer Handyman (advertised in classifieds). He was very responsive and reliable.
I never received responses from some of the others - very pleased with Derek.

Neezy Neezy
Jul '17

Eric Farley. Very reasonable, very reliable and very honest. 908-453-3520. I used Eric to get my house in shape before selling. Highly recommended.


Eric the Healthy Handyman! (908)887-8078

tripsy tripsy
Jul '17

Anything more current than 2017.... Im looking for a handyman to do some work around the house.


Eric The Healthy Handyman. I usually do all work myself but have been traveling a lot. Gave Eric a key and never thought twice. Clean, extremely nice, honest, and reasonable. And I am extremely picky


Thank you all for the kind words!!

Congrats Joe on the new baby!!

I’m friends with Derek from silver hammer and we have done work together, another great handyman!

The Healthy Handyman The Healthy Handyman
October 7th

I can attest to Eric The Healthy Handyman. In his own words, "I am not a contractor". I have had it with contractors not responding, not getting to the work they committed to and just not being honest people of their word. Eric will call back, say what he will do, give you an honest estimate, and do the work he says in a timely manner. Sounds like a simple concept but it is rare these days.


I have a storm door that needs repair as it will no longer latch and stay closed properly and has some gaps around it which are letting in pests. I’ve tried contacting several people listed on this thread but haven’t heard back from any of them (Healthy handyman, Silver Hammer handyman, Applegate construction) I’m thinking maybe they don’t do this particular type of repair or are possibly just too busy to do the job since they haven’t called back. Does anyone have any suggestions for someone who can help with this type of repair and who might currently be willing, and have time, to take on this job? I’m kind of at a loss and would be really thankful for any suggestions!

Greeneyeddi Greeneyeddi
October 19th

Has anyone ever tried that company advertised on TV called TAKL for handiman and home services-

sportsfan sportsfan
October 20th

A big cheer for Pat from Inside & Out Construction (862-258-1320) for fixing my problem storm door! Pat returned my call within an hour or two after I called him and came out that same evening (in a light rain no less) to see what, exactly, the job would entail. He came just a few days later to do the job and had the door completely redone and working wonderfully in record time! He even texted me the day before he was going to come to confirm the time that he would be there and make sure the appointment was still good for me. Professional, punctual, CLEAR and FAST communication, caring, honest, reliable, and reasonably priced — Pat is awesome and we highly recommend him!

Greeneyeddi Greeneyeddi
October 26th

Why does everyone write down reasonably priced for services rendered. It is very subjective. Why not say he charged $100 to fix the door and it took him one hour. The same with plumbing and electrical.

James Tierney James Tierney
October 26th

Because time and cost vary substantially on each job.

Even for guys with decades of experience sometimes a simple job goes sideways and can take much longer than expected.

But on the flip side- being very good at what you do can often lead to fast efficient work- that doesn't mean it should be cheap.

Often the guys that take longer on a job are slow for a reason- they don't know what they are doing, they screw things up, damage things, etc.

So price and time put to a 'task' without knowing every detail of the situation is useless and can often be misleading.


I never post costs because they can vary substantially depending on the specific job.

Greeneyeddi Greeneyeddi
October 26th

I have a few small jobs that need to be done around my home. Does Eric-the Healthy Handyman have a website or email?


Townmom, shoot Eric an email at thehealthyhandyman@gmail.com


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