Pretty Handy Guy

Handyman Services
Mississauga ON L5L 2M2
Write a Review
Write a Review

Star Score
Learn more about how StarScore uses a complex algorithm which considers a company's review ratings, responsiveness, reputation, and recency.

98%

This is the average rating based on homeowner reviews.
This indicates how long it's been since the last review.
Indicates how well a pro reacts to reviews and review-related interactions with Homeowners.
How well a company responds to Service Requests and Reviews.
Reviews by rating (past 12 months)
Verified by HomeStars

Reviews for Pretty Handy Guy

Average customer rating:
10 10 (218 reviews)

Sort by

Delta
Delta
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Great experience from start to finish!

I found John when I looked on Homestars for someone to help with a variety of jobs around our home. John was the only person that I ended up contacting after noting his long successful history with HomeStars, as well as reading his many recent positive reviews on their website. I reached out to John at the beginning of August, and after he came to look at what we needed done, he promptly provided a reasonable written quote. He was aware at the time that I didn't want him to start the job until mid-September so when I contacted him a few weeks later, to set up an actual start date, I was pleased that John kept his word regarding his commitment to my timeline.

The work at our house consisted of a variety of tasks: painting the interior of our home (foyer, kitchen, hallway, bathroom, and three bedrooms); repairing a large hole in the plaster of one of our bedrooms; re-caulking our bathtub; reframing and rehanging an exit door from our garage; exterior paint touch ups that improved the overall appearance of our home. There were a couple of items on my original list that I decided to postpone until a later date and Johns advice, which I specifically asked for, was extremely helpful in coming to that decision.

It is difficult to communicate what a pleasure it was to have John working in our home without repeating words that have already been used by many others: personable, professional, reliable, responsive, skilful, talented, honest, humorous and easy-going. John was all of these and proved to be exactly what I needed, and had hoped for, in order to get the main floor of our home back in shape. I will be calling him again once were ready to tackle our backyard and laundry room. Thanks John!

Approximate cost of services:
$7,000.00
Was this review helpful?
Company Response

Many thanks for this wonderful review. I'm actually blushing right now. Lol. You and the family were a pleasure to work for as you spoiled me with some lunches, custard tarts and our conversations. Looking forward to future projects.
Take care,
John

Joel & Sandy Brown from Mississauga
Joel & Sandy Brown from Mississauga
9 reviews Mississauga, ON
10/10

Friendly and Great Work

We needed a handyman for some work on the outside of our house: checking for possible carpenter ant damage, painting, and some brick repointing. John responded in a timely way with a written quote, and did a neat, professional job using top-quality paint. He left the premises clean and tidy. He was very friendly and a pleasure to have around.

Approximate cost of services:
$900.00
Was this review helpful?
Company Response

Many thanks for the kind review. It was a pleasure to work at your home.

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

Beautiful feature wall and painting rooms.

John was AMAZING to work with! Genuinely friendly,nice, honest,great sense of humor, makes you feel comfortable from the time you say hi to him. After reading a thousand reviews on home stars from different company I decided to hire John. He was very responsive from the beginning to the end, always on time. He started earlier than I expected and finished earlier than expected. He gives honest recommendations. I am so glad I chose him to do the work- he did an AMAZING feature wall for my living room and painted few rooms as well. Thanks again. Flaviane

Approximate cost of services:
$2,000.00
Was this review helpful?
Company Response

What a wonderfully thoughtful review. Many many thanks for it. It was a pleasure to work at your home and chat with you as well.

Alex
Alex
1 review Oakville, ON
10/10

Various small jobs

John completed a variety of odd jobs around our new home, both inside and outside (assembling closets, hanging paintings, caulking, garage trim, etc.), and we were very pleased with his services. He has a broad range of skills, and was always professional and thorough. He provided some great recommendations in terms of closet assembly and other unexpected issues, which we really appreciated. He was extremely personable and a pleasure to have in our home for the duration of the job. Overall a fantastic experience and we would not hesitate to recommend John to anyone looking for miscellaneous handyman services!

Approximate cost of services:
$1,300.00
Was this review helpful?
Company Response

Many thanks for the kind review Alex. Thoroughly enjoyed working at your home.

elizabethmacgregor in Toronto
elizabethmacgregor in Toronto
10 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Garden step and sunroom skirt replacement

John was very professional and worked hard to complete these two projects in a tight timeline. The work was excellent quality and he is a pleasure to deal with. He sourced the supplies, replaced the old worn out wooden step and sunroom trellis skirt, and removed the debris.
We will be using him again in the fall. We have finally found a reliable, talented handyman.

Approximate cost of services:
$900.00
Was this review helpful?
Company Response

Many thanks Elizabeth. That was a very kind review. It was a pleasure working for you and I look forward to the next project.

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Mississauga, ON
10/10

New Baseboard prep and painting, 2 thresholds and 1 step cap

John did a fabulous job finishing off my flooring project by prepping and painting all the baseboards involved, front and back thresholds and one step that needed to be redone with a stair cap. I am very pleased with the results of everything he did. John will be coming back in the fall to paint the inside of my house. I also enjoyed John's great personality and how easy it is to discuss ideas and concerns. It's an added bonus to a job well done.

Approximate cost of services:
$1,585.00
Was this review helpful?
Company Response

Many many thanks for such a thoughtful review. I always enjoy working at your home and our conversations.

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Oakville, ON
10/10

Highly Recommend

We were looking for someone to do a list of miscellaneous repairs and improvements in our home (painting; wallpapering; repairing damaged drywall; adding trim around closet doors; making the interior of a closet more functional; and more). We hired John after seeing the good reviews on Homestars, and we are very happy with the results. John is thoroughly professional in the way he conducts his business responding readily to e-mails; providing a clear estimate; arriving on time; cleaning up afterwards. All the work he did looks great! Moreover, he is very personable and has a good sense of humor so we enjoyed having him working in the house for four days. We would highly recommend him and would readily hire him again.

Approximate cost of services:
$3,300.00
Was this review helpful?
Company Response

Your thoughtful review is very much appreciated and I thoroughly enjoyed working at your home. Enjoyed our various conversations as well. Take care.

Nancy D in Mississauga
Nancy D in Mississauga
6 reviews Mississauga, ON
10/10

Prep & Paint house trim/doors/garage door/shutters

After completing our indoor paint project in Jan, as promised John heeded the call for our outdoor painting when weather permitted in order to list our house for sale.
We have found him to be reliable, flexible, accommodating and he does great work too. Also a funny guy who is a delight to work with.
Highly recommend!

Approximate cost of services:
$1,000.00
Was this review helpful?
Company Response

You are too kind with your review. Thoroughly enjoyed working at your lovely home, our conversations and your hospitality.

hamilj4 in Mississauga
hamilj4 in Mississauga
1 review Mississauga, ON
10/10

Painting

Very professional. Works efficiently. Provides knowledgeable advise. Will definitely use his services in the future.

Approximate cost of services:
$2,100.00
Was this review helpful?
Company Response

Many thanks for the kind words and hospitality. I look forward to future projects.

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

Interior painting and new trim as well as storage lofts in garage

John did a very professional job for both our garage storage as well as the interior painting and new trim work. Thanks again John for all your help!

Approximate cost of services:
$14,000.00
Was this review helpful?
Company Response

It was a pleasure to work at your home. Your review is much appreciated and I'm looking forward to the next project.

The reviews on this page are the subjective opinion of the Author and not of HomeStars Inc.

More about Pretty Handy Guy

Hi, I'm John Etheridge, the Pretty Handy Guy. The skills and services I provide as a (fully-insured) tradesperson encompass everything from painting, carpentry, small scale  renovation projects and custom finishing work to general repairs and outdoor projects.

One of the things I place utmost importance on is quality workmanship.  I provide past client references on request, with many repeat customers telling that they most appreciate the meticulous attention to detail and reliability. - painting, trim work, carpentry, renovations, drywall, custom built-ins, refinishing, decks, kitchen cabinet installations, general repairs, sink, faucet, toilet installation, handyman services, murals, bookcases, laminate flooring, custom mantles

Currently serving: Mississauga, Etobicoke, Oakville, Burlington, Georgetown, Brampton, Milton and Hamilton

CATEGORIES
Handyman Services and Paint & Wallpaper Contractors
SERVICES
painting, trim work, carpentry, small to medium renovations, drywall, custom built-ins, refinishing, decks, kitchen cabinet installations, general repairs, sink, faucet, toilet installation, handyman services, murals
SPECIALITIES
Small to medium job specialist
WEBSITE
http://prettyhandyguy.tumblr.com
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
Company profile information is not moderated by HomeStars. Ask the contractor to verify before hiring.