Hello HandyCanadian team, I just wanted to give you my feedback about your site. I "relocated" here from one of your competitors because you provide an easier way to reach the contractors. I like the feature that people can bid on my job, that contractors respond to questions posted by homeowners and give quite elaborate advice. I even dragged one of the contractors on your website when he was at my home. He is a plumber from A to Z plumbing & Drain, he did several good jobs for me in the past. Once he was in my home to fix my next pluming issue, and I refused to let him leave until he creates a profile on HandyCanadian.com :) I have hired several people from your website and was quite impressed by their professional and customer service skills. Thanks a lot.
Olga I - Toronto, ON
"This is an excellent site, very informative and incredibly helpful for a new homeowner, especially one that isn't handy! "
Tracey W - Brampton, ON
"I am very pleased to hear back from potential contractors so quickly. HandyCanadians has made finding a contractor very quick, easy and safe. I will definitely post more ads in the future, if need be. Thanks!"
Susana S - Toronto, ON
"I have really enjoyed my experience and look forward to using this service again."
John O - Beaver Bank, NS
"When i had contacted your website i was impressed by the information available. other than TV shows, this was the first resource guide that made sense and recommendations. The contractors that applied for the renos were good, varied from locations in the Lower Mainland and Valley and were prompt with info and terms. Unfortunately, i ended up with a health problem and was unable to follow-up immediately, however, am looking forward to using the contacts in the near future once again."
Michael W - Surrey, BC
"Love it. I found everything I needed to get the job done in one place."
Fatma N - Mississauga, ON
"I wish I had discovered this site sooner. so many great contractors to choose from for projects in the home. great job of setting up this website for Customer's"
Deborah S - Toronto, ON
"This was the first time I have used your site and I must say I was very impressed at the ease of finding contractors to quote my project. I will definately use you again for my next project."
Dale B - Scarborough, ON
"So far so good. I’ve used it once and have had a positive experience. A lot of responses but it gave me enough info and somewhere to start so I could find the appropriate people for the job I needed to complete."
Georgia L - Richmond Hill, ON
"My experience was great. I got a great quote and my work was done in a fast, professional manner. I will use the electrician again in future jobs. Thanks for your website; it is very useful."
Bill H - Hamilton, ON
"I willl definately use your services again. I was very impressed with the response I received from the many contracters and my husband and I were happy with who we eventually chose. I have re commended your webite to friends and colleagues."
Jane L - Toronto, ON
"HandyCanadian allowed me to find someone to do renovations within my budget. I didn't know where to start and when I found your website, it made it easier for me. I would not have found the contractors if it wasn't for Handy Canadian. I already have recommended it to others."
Joanne A - Bolton, ON
"We were thrilled with our experience using handycanadian.com! After we posted our home renovation project we received 3 follow-ups from interested contractors within a day or two. Two of the contractors agreed to come to see our project and one submitted a proposal. We accepted the proposal and they did a fabulous job. They are very committed to customer satisfaction and quality. I'd highly recommend (and in fact, already have) both your website and the contractor."
Arlene & David W - Calgary, AB
"We had a fantastic experience with Handy Canadian. We wanted to have our basement developed and live in a smaller community. We interviewed 3 applicants from your site and picked one. It worked out very well and I don't think we would have found them without your site."
Rebecca B - Spruce Grove, AB
"Even though I did not hire one of the contacts through this site, I was impressed with the number of quality contractors and responses that I received from them. I would use this site again."
Norma R - Mission, BC
"Thank you very much for your wonderful website, I am currently doing renovation in my house and I am pleased with the people you recomended."
Patrick B - Montreal, QC
"HandyCanadian.com is an effective site and I have used it on several occasions."
Brenda S - Brampton, ON
"Easy to use and user friendly. I'm 52 years young and I am not a computer savy. Was able to use and get replies. I cannot say enough about this service. Being new to my southern Ontario town, I don't know anybody. This has given me the chance to connect with professional in the building community. THANK YOU! I cannot believe that I met such good people. "
Estelle G - Caledonia, ON
"I had a great experience with this. We decided to put our plan on hold for a year or two but I will definitely use this service again. Also I have been spreading the word about the service you provide. Thanks for the follow up."
Gloria B - Edmonton, AB
"I found your service very helpful and the job was done."
Christine K - Oshawa, ON
"I had a great experience with your website and now with getting the work completed by a supplier that your website connected me to. Thanks so much!"
Chantelle S - Maple, ON
"Thank you very much for offering me the opportunity to comment. However, you're going to find me very boring as I don't have any criticism, constructive or otherwise. Your site is terrific and has been a value-added experience for me, helping me meet my contracting needs over the last several years. You know what they say: "don't mess with success!", and with that in mind I will thank you for a wonderful service and ask you to keep up the good work!"
Nancy F - Richmond Hill, ON
"I really liked the site. I pretty much found all the contractors for our basement suite build from your site. I had some issues with one of them, but that's not the fault of your site. I really like the "one stop" concept and never failed to get lots of responses to the jobs I posted. Thank you for making our suite construction a lot easier. It looks fabulous by the way, we're very happy with it and our daughter and her family love living there."
Susan P - Maple Ridge, BC
"It was good dealing with handycanadian.com. The responses were plenty and very prompt even though I did not end up using any of the quotes. Thanks a tonne!"
Sonam B - Brampton, ON
"I was surprisingly pleased with your services, I got a number of responses from contractors will to do our deck work and we did find a contractor that we were/are extremely pleased with. Not only did he do our deck work but also built approximately 140' of fencing and we hope to have him finish our basement some time in the future. So it certainly was a good connection which we would not have found without HandyCanadian.com. Thank you"
Suzanne & Brian M - Spruce Grove, AB
"The one project I had, eventhough small by a contractor's standard, was well received. A number of contractors were willing to come out and do the job notwithstanding the small contract value. I would definitely use your services in the future."
Joe F - Mississauga, ON
"We find your web site very handy for getting reno quotations. Thank you"
Robert L - Newcastle, ON
"I really like your service. I was able to meet with several contractor to discuss my plans and I now have much stronger sense of what the work will entail and the costs involved. Super service - nice people."
Barbara M - Ottawa, ON
"We were very pleased with our experience with Handy Canadian.com. Initially we needed two bathrooms gutted and completely renovated at our new cottage. After interviewing three different tradespeople we chose one. Our decision was based on talking to him and listening to his ideas, viewing his online pictures of work completed, three very good telephone references, his availability, his price and his travel time being only 35 minutes each way. One reference even offered to show us the work this contractor had done! We rejected replies from contractors more than 45 minutes away by car as we did not want someone commuting this distance for 6-8 weeks in winter, nor did we want to feel we had to provide sleeping accommodation. Also, we rejected replies that offered to send us their "team" of people as we just wanted one or possibly two qualified people working in the place at a time. That way there would be no loss of communication and less disruption.
Although our chosen contractor was not experienced with working with marble and had problems levelling and tiling our basement floor (we bought mesh backed marble 12" x 12" tiles which contained small squares of black and white pieces), we found that his patience to make it right and fix everything was very reassuring. After giving him a list of 28 small niggling fixes in this bathroom, he fixed them all with extreme patience, respect and without complaint. When he completed the second bathroom he knew our expectations and the result was outstanding with only a few small fixes required. Both bathrooms took longer than he estimated but he did not bill us more than his original quote for each job. In addition he cleaned up and left his tools very tidy at the end of each day.
The real find with this contractor was that he can turn his hand to many different jobs. He has since done a kitchen backsplash, installed new kitchen and laundry room counters and sinks, installed quarter round over our new floor, replaced damp drywall, repainted rooms, added insulation in the attic, restippled a 3' x 3' piece of drywall to match rest of bedroom ceiling stipple, installed new interior doors, installed 2 new garage doors and lastly, he rebuilt the whole deck and railings in time for summer! Given this man's reliability, patience and respect and that fact that his rates were quite reasonable we felt extremely lucky to have found him. We intend to use him for some more cottage work in the fall and if he can make it to Toronto we have work for him there too.
Not knowing contractors at our new cottage location we found your website to be extremely useful and would certainly use it again. Also we have told quite a few friends about it."
Jane Tyson and Sandy M - Wyevale, ON
"I was thinking in doing major renovations/upgrades to my house and I got enough information from the website to make me feel confortable in engaging contractors, and the overall process."
Gino M - Delta, BC
"The experience was very good. I got some yard work done by one of your members and he was excellent, thank you."
Dhriti M - Brampton, ON
"Your service has been really good. It’s my number #1 place to go when I need any reno doing!"
Nitin M - Brampton, ON
"Hello Handy Canadian, your website is excellent, and very handy without striking my brain calling and finding the phone #'s for the construction companies, it was very easy to put up the ad in you your site. I have recommended your site to many people who didn't know about your website. My neighbours across didn't know about it your website, when they saw work was done at my house, they ask me I gave them your site. No problem you are excellent and easy as ABC. Thanks you"
Kam K - Brampton, ON
"I have enjoyed the experience. Made the search for a quality contractor much easier. Thank you."
Alex P - Mississauga, ON
"You web site was very helpful in determining a contractor for my current needs. Thank you."
Ryan M - Edmonton, AB
"The response to my little project has been terrific. The contractors that have contacted me so far have been professional. So far I think this site is responsive and active. I am excited about that. I live in a 1930s house so projects are perpetual and ongoing. The advice that this site offers is nothing but fantastic."
David O - Barrie, ON
"You have a GREAT site. I will definitely use it again and I have already recommended it to friends as a really efficient system to quickly source contractor services. We were very pleased with the entire online process, the response to my project posting (10 submissions within 24 hours), and the quality work completed by our chosen contractor. Thank-you."
Sharon M & Peter M - Vancouver, BC
"Thank you for running our ad. It has worked 200% !!!! We've been contacted by over a dozen firms and have located several ideal candidates for quotes. You've made it quicker, easier .... A GREAT SERVICE. You are very professional - often rare in business today. Appreciate everything."
Dr. Michael S - North York, ON
"Thanks for your excellent services, this process exceeded our expectations. We will be recommending your site to anyone we know needing work done. Thanks."
Claudio C - Grimsby, ON
"My first time using your web service. Am impressed with the ease of use and the fact a number of contractors have already expressed interest in providing the work I am needing done. Will definitely hire 1 (maybe 2) of those who responded so quickly. Thank you."
Joseph D - Scarborough, ON
"Enjoy the website, have gathered lots of information to aid me on how to decide on the contractor and budgeting"
Cathrin M - Toronto, ON
"I have received more than enough calls to be able to research and complete my project. great response."
Valerie L - Scarborough, ON
"What a fantastic site!! I have received an overwhelming amount of offers from contractor's I can't keep up with anymore! This was awesome!!"
Sandra D - Toronto, ON
"This useful site enabled me to overcome the frustration of unsuccessful searches for people to do a simple job of bathroom shower rebuilld. The first day of posting the job details I had over a dozen contacts from contractors. Folllowing my experience, I would highly recommend that anyone needing work done around the house should begin their search for a contractor here, and not waste their time searching through the yellow pages."
Roman H - Newmarket, ON
"I am very impressed with the number and quality of the replies I have received to my posting. I am scheduling interviews with several contractors, and will let you know how things turn out. Thank you for this very helpful site!"
Doug S - Coquitlam, BC
"After receiving 11 replies, 3 visits from contractors and exchange of email and photos with a 4th contractor, I learned a few things. Each contractor had their own approach to my problem, from water problem and frost, clogged weeping holes, heaving driveway and eventually having to open up the drywall behind the pillar to find the cause of crumbling parging and split garage door trim, I realized that the best thing for me will be to have that portion of the building and the weeping holes inspected by a building inspector. So, even though the work is yet to be done I am really pleased on how little time it took for the contractors to get back to me. By posting the problem I avoided repeating 10 times the same thing as they already had an idea of what it was about what nobody knew was that the problem may be worse than first anticipated. Thank you for the opportunity to get the contractors through the internet, for me it's the way to go! I'll be in touch again when I know exactly what I am talking about and what to do."
Miki H - Dundas, ON
"This site is very nice and easy to use. Please convey our special thanks to your developers."
James S - Ahmic Harbour, ON
"Hello, I wanted to say how helpful this site has been I am getting quotes on some home renos and your site has been a wealth of great help and tips !"
Isabel H, Mississauga, ON
"I am very pleased to have found your website, and am letting people know about it - it's a great idea. I did hire a contractor through it, and the work is currently proceeding, very well. When he is finished, I will post, what I'm sure will be a complimentary comment."
Roman H - Newmarket, ON
"I found a Contractor that will fullfill my needs. This is a great service, Thank you for all your help."
Jason B - Bradford, ON
"Thanks for the amazing site, it really saved time and money."
Annette B - Sherwood Park, AB
"Well run website. Really delivers! Kudos to the gang at HandyCanadian! Keep up the great work."
Jarod A - North York, ON
"I thank you for the promptness of your web-site, HandyCanadian.com. Within a couple of hours I had a call from a contractor and he will be here shortly."
John M - Blackville, NB
"Thank you so much. I can't believe how many responses I received in just one day. Great site."
Anne W - Mississauga, ON
"Thanks to the Handy Canadian website we could find a contractor that not only did the work in time and with professionalism, but was also exact in the quote and answered all of our questions. Elk River Contractors did a great job in my basement, provided us with explanation on everything we wanted to know. We have actually contacted them after for other jobs and are totally satisfy."
Dayami F - Calgary, AB
"We were incredibly impressed with the results of our post. We will most certainly encourage others to visit your website."
Alex V - Thornhill, ON
"Your site is great, I posted my project and within hours I had so much response I could barely keep up. All of them were professional and courteous for the 'at home' estimates and I took the time to respond to all of them. I will definitely use HandyCanadian again when I am ready for another project. Thanks."
Isobel C - Hamilton, ON
"After receiving 11 replies, 3 visits from contractors and exchange of email and photos with a 4th contractor, I learned a few things. Each contractor had their own approach to my problem, from water problem and frost, clogged weeping holes, heaving driveway and eventually having to open up the drywall behind the pillar to find the cause of crumbling parging and split garage door trim, I realized that the best thing for me will be to have that portion of the building and the weeping holes inspected by a building inspector. So, even though the work is yet to be done I am really pleased on how little time it took for the contractors to get back to me. By posting the problem I avoided repeating 10 times the same thing as they already had an idea of what it was about what nobody knew was that the problem may be worse than first anticipated. Thank you for the opportunity to get the contractors through the internet, for me it's the way to go!"
Miki Y - Dundas, ON
"I am very impressed with the number and quality of the replies I have received to my posting. I am scheduling interviews with several contractors, and will let you know how things turn out. Thank you for this very helpful site!"
Doug S - Coquitlam, BC
"Thank you so much for having a website such as yours' available to people like me. Sometimes it's difficult to know where to turn to for renovation assistance and your website makes the search so easy and quick. I got a lot of emails from interested contractors which I didn't expect as I tried another website like yours' and got no response at all...ever! So I will definitely be using your website as a way to reach contractors for all my reno needs."
Dianne C - Brampton, ON
"We used the site to assist us in selecting a contractor for a project which we have now commenced. We found your site a useful tool, thank you."
Ron & Karen H - Nanaimo, BC
"I was very pleased with the Handy Canadian website - it's a great resource for the average homeowner!"
Debbie L - Toronto, ON
"I have had such good response, I have several contractors lined up for quotes all within 2 hours of posting. Thanks for your wonderful website. "
Eon L - Scarborough, ON
" I am very pleased with your site...very informative and have had several replies from contractors. Your site is very relevant, practical and, detailed enough to brave through the initial steps smoothly to completion. "
Mona B - Montreal-Ouest, QC
"Thank you very much, this site seems to be just what I was looking for in terms of help building our new home."
Karl W - St Andrews, MB"This has been a great site for us. We had a major basement renovation to do and didn't know where to start. I really appreciated the tips on hiring a contractor. I also liked being able to post a description of the job and then let them contact us. That way we didn't have to waste time figuring out if it was the type of project they usually worked on or if they were available. We put in the research into references, licensing and insurance (as suggested by your site) and ended up with a great contractor. We've already recommended this site to others. Thanks for making a difficult chore much easier."
Lisa and Mark B - Langley, BC
"We hired our contractors for our house renovation in Toronto through your website and it was so helpful. After calling so many contractors it was great to just post the project and get detailed quotes and comments right away. Your website saved our bacon, since we had bit off more than we could chew and were somewhat in despair! We were worried about hiring over the internet but it’s just like a sort of dating service – you just need to meet the right people - thanks for helping us get it done."
Janet L - Toronto, ON
"Thanks for having such a great site such as yours. Even for an experienced handyman as myself, your site is a wealth of information."
Dennis P - L'Amable, ON
"Hi, We just want to say 'fantastic' to the quality and volume of response we've had. It is our first 'go to' place now for finding any contractors in the city of Toronto! Thrilled by the responsiveness of the contractors ... WOW, unprecedented in our experience! Thankyou so much "
Bob & Cindy B - Toronto, ON
"I joined handycanadian some time ago. It was great to have the contractors contact you for the job, it allows you to easily choose which one you want. Good work. Its a like a dating site for your house! haha. Thanks"
Steve R - Hamilton, ON
"I found"handycanadian"to be very helpful. Thank you!"
Larry I - Grimsby, ON
"I thought the system was wonderful. Within 24 hours of listing we had 5 contractors ready to quote. We had 6 different contractors provide estimates and selected one that we found by using HandyCanadian.com.
I appreciated the useful information about the contractors - especially the client comments."
Tanya P - Mississauga, ON
"So far very impressed - posted yesterday and received 2 e-mails to date!"
Lillian R - Edmonton, AB
"I would like to inform you that I have receive a lot off offers in a very short time. I was impressed how fast such a service work via internet."
Andrei D - Richmond Hill, ON
"This is a fantastic site you guys have put together. Great idea, and I've found it really easy to use. And we already have two responses!"
Colin - Strathmore, AB
"Thank you. I was very satisfied with the results from HandyCanadian.com ...met a number of contractors for my job, all of whom were courteous and prompt. My renovation is now well underway.!"
Anne M - Mississauga, ON
We have for the past month tried to get local contractors to do some minor repair work on a water damaged kitchen ceiling. Realizing this was a small project we kept our enquiries to contacting firms who advertised they did small repairs. I have to say I have had my eyes opened to the appalling behavior of these firms giving I'm sure the industry a bad name. I was looking for honesty, meaning if you don't want the project let us know rather than saying you could do it and never showing up or saying you will provide a quote and that was the last we heard. I am a marketing professional and know the first rule is reputation, obviously many of these companies do not know this is a key element in retaining business.
After numerous bad experiences and not knowing where we were going to go next I started surfing the internet for other contracting firms I could call and came across the HANDYCANADIAN site. Upon entering the information for our kitchen project I was immediately contacted by 8 companies within a 24 hour period. After receiving a number of quotes to consider we chose a contractor to do the work. I am happy to say the search on your site, quote process and completion of the project have taken place within one week, very impressive.
We will use your service again
Susan and Rod J - Milton, ON
"Your site is brilliant, we've struggled to find a contractor that would take such a small job, and here within a day I spoke to 2 that is willing to do it. Very Good job!!!"
Imran - Montreal , QC
"I have to say that I have been completely impressed by your site and the response that I have received for our project. We have had over 10 companies contact us within just a couple of days and have had a number of people come out to discuss the project. We are now just waiting for the official quotes from each contractor but so far we have been nothing but impressed. Thanks for providing such a great service!"
Jeff - Oakville, ON
"I had my project posted about a couple of weeks ago. Within 2 days, I received about six bids. I met and discussed the requirements with four contractors and finally chosen one. I'm very pleased with the quality of work done after the project was completed. Thanks to HandyCanadian.com for this great service."
Roger C - Winnipeg, MB
"I signed up looking for someone to replace our front entry
system and the following morning I had to emails from 2 separate
companies!!! We met with Meridian Doors today and we were impressed
so much that we are also having him replace our windows too.
I'm not really sure how I stumbled on to your web site...but I'm very glad I did!!"
Brenda M - Cambridge, ON
"Thank you very much for your service we are now well on our way to selecting a contractor. I am so impressed with how quickly and effortlessly the responses came it. 30 responses in a matter of a couple of days was just fantastic. Again thank you."
SB - Brampton, ON
"I very much appreciated the quick responses that I received from your team. It speaks volumes about your credibility and how much you respect and value the people who use your services. Believe me - I will letting everyone I know what my experience has been like so far with HandyCanadian.com. Thank you for such excellent service."
KT - Edmonton, AB
"Wow! Didn't realise the response I would get! This has been a great help having the bids come to me, instead of having to take the time and hassle of seeking each one out myself! :)!"
VC - Mississauga, ON
"Dear Handycanadian.com, About four months ago, I was about
to give up on finding someone to renovate my forty year old home
that was way over due for some changes. My kitchen was literally
falling apart and it got to the point that I was embarrassed to
have company. I perused local newspapers and bulletin boards looking
for suitable candidates and either my calls were never returned
or appointments that were scheduled were never kept. I was
only being told how this was the wrong time to renovate because
tradespeople were just too busy.
Out of frustration, I went on-line and came across your website. Immediately I sent letters out to 3 or 4 contractors. I was very excited to receive written response within 24 hours and I received quotes in a timely manner and decided to go with a young man named Anson Sikkema. Together we came up with a great layout for an open concept living room and kitchen and work was started immediately.
I was so pleased with his work that I asked him to continue on with the rest of the house. I asked him if it would be done before Christmas, and he has kept his word and I will have a completely new house before December 25.
This service that you have offered has been so convenient and appreciated. I highly recommend this company. Thank you!"
AS - Nobleton, ON
"I can't believe how easy it was to use HandyCanadian. I posted my project not expecting a lot responses back for several days. Imagine my surprise when I had e-mails and calls from electricians that very same morning! The company I chose was fantastic! HandyCanadian, in my opinion is truly great!! This was my first experience and it was better than I had hoped for. I'll be referring HandyCanadian to everyone I know. I can't say thank you enough!"
Gerald S - Spaniards Bay, NFLD
“I had NO idea that you existed until last week and the response has been tremendous! Based on the services we were looking for, we had calls from various companies within 24 hours of posting our job. It was amazing!"
Trevor F - Nanaimo, BC
"Your service is great! I was so surprised at how quickly I could hire a handyman and upholstery cleaner. What a brilliant concept!"
Cara J - Vancouver, BC
"Just found your site. Wow. I wish I had known before. I am building a house next summer so will be useful. Incredibly well organized and easy to use. Great idea. No yellow pages again !!"
CP - Calgary, AB
"I have hired a contractor that contacted me from my posting, so far they seem to be doing a very good job. I want to thank handycanadian.com for directiing me to the correct people. Thanks again"
Christina B - Burlington, ON
"Your site is terrific and of value to every homeowner. Thanks!"
Ron - Ajax, ON
"I am very impressed by your speed and professionalism. Keep up the good work. I was pleasantly surprised at the number of (prompt) responses we received. Thank you."
Joseph and Andrea - Brampton, ON
"What a great site, it should have been up and running years ago. I posted a job on Friday, had eight replies by Saturday morning have made contact with some and will be accepting one of them early next week. I have passed on your site to a few friends."
Bill R - Mississauga, ON
"Fantastic service! When I thought about all the people I needed to contact in order to move my home, it was a daunting task. But I found your service through Yahoo, and from there have found everyone I needed from floor finisher to movers to junk removal. I will be sure to refer your service to family and friends."
Debbie S - Scarborough, ON
"I submitted my request and within 5 hours we had the work scheduled with one of the contractors who responded to our posting. What a great service, I'll use you again!"
Paul V - Vancouver, BC
"I have been using HandyCanadian for every major and minor project in my home. Keep it up the good work and you'll have a lifelong customer in me."
Scott D - Mississauga, ON
"When I first started my bathroom remodel, I was using the phone book to get bids on the work. I felt lucky if someone even called me back. Then I discovered HandyCanadian and what a difference. I was contacted by several contractors who were interested in my job…Thank you for making the most stressful project of my life a little bit easier."
Kenny W - Brampton, ON
"I wanted to let you know what a great experience I had with your company. The web page was so easy to use and I got several bids within hours of going to your web site and posting a project. Thanks for this great service and for the super job you have done in treating me as a valued customer."
Dave T - Calgary, AB
"You guys are great! Today I have met with two contractors that i found as a result of your website! Looks like our kitchen renovation project is under way. Thanks for your service. I intend to tell all my friends about this very cool website."
Joey T - Montreal, QC
"Just wanted to tell you how pleased I am with your service. I registered on Wednesday and had two superb contractors at my home on Thursday afternoon. I was amazed and pleased at how easy this was! I'll be back to use your service again."
Becky H - Laval, QC