Handy Guys, Armstrong, BC ( Paul) service was terrible, came in at twice the budget, ( had to go to court) His quote states clean up and removal as part of the quote yet charged me numerous hours for clean up, even charged me to clean tools/? Days and days of no shows and no communicaton except for the odd text. He said ( and as per his invoice) everything to code, I had another contractor come in to look at fixing multiple issues after they left. ( breakers popping, plumbing issues etc) the contractor that came to fix the mistakes pointed out 6 code violatoins and had not even seen all work that was done. Ask that he shows you the permit so your not stuck with the mess. Bad on me for not doing more of a check before hiring
As per the contractors rebutal , most of which is totaly untrue Paul and his girlfriend Stacey seem to like to embelish not only with their billing hours but their stories. I've seen Paul twice in public since, once at the hardware store once at the Purolator office, neither of us said a word and I have never seen his girlfriend in public, nor would I shout out threats to them?? I did ask for the job to be permitted and until the other contractor came in and pointed out all the issues, I checked with the district to find out a permit was never pulled I have the email of the and the letter that Paul requested to have to pull a permit on our behalf. Permit or no permit The Handy Guys Printed Quote states "all" of their work meets or exceeds BC Housing Codes, yet I have numerous infractions that have nothing do to with the builidng or zoning just not to code period. I can go on about questioning the costs, timeines, delays as I have numerous emails backing my claim. Finaly as for me posting this to "Get Them" I don't know how having an opinion and based on an actual experince is getting them, We paid almost double for what were quoted I'm out thousands of dollars for inferior work and now I have to pay possibly thousands more to get it right.. but I'm getting them?...sure doesn't feel that way. Again my bad for not doing more due diligence
Response from Handy Guys Home Renovation & Repair Inc
Mr McWhirter was provided three separate estimates on three different projects and decided to proceed with two of the three projects. The first project was completed without issue or complaint. The second project was to create a suite for his mother-in-law. He was informed at the beginning of the project that he would not be able to get a permit to create this suite, as he was not zoned correctly for it. He wished to proceed anyway, and during the course of the project there were numerous additions made by the McWhirters to the scope of work outside of the original estimate, such as installing a kitchen. These changes affected not only final bill, but also the timeline. At the end of the project we eventually had to take the McWhirters to court for non-payment. Mr McWhirter was thrown out of the courtroom by the judge for making threatening comments to us and our company. When he has seen Paul in public, he has yelled verbal threats and it appears that this posting is another attempt by him to "get us".
Note 10/26/2016: Stacey is not "his girlfriend", she is a director of the company and Mr. Wilson's wife. We have no issue with a client posting their opinion, as long as it is factual and not grossly inflammatory.