The Handy Helper

The Handy Helper

5.0 (18)
17 hires on HomeGuide
1 employee
3 years in business

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Vista, CA 92084
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18 Reviews


  • Sam McCollum

    Most importantly, Craig is a professional... Add to that friendly, communicative, reliable and on time. As for the work produced, one word.. Outstanding. Recommend his services without hesitation.

  • LS in Laguna Niguel, CA.

    From day one, The Handy Helper did amazing work on multiple jobs at our house. From remodeling bathrooms to difficult reconstruction of structural defective areas we could not have been more pleased with the meticulous high quality aspects of the completed work. We experienced only super friendly, honest, positive and creative professionalism. As we proceeded with much of the work, we were guided constructively and always given feedback and ideas that made us comfortable and confident to proceed. In summary, The Handy Helper provided solutions to problems that were well above and beyond the scope of work planned. We would not hesitate to use the services again, and highly recommend for any project.

  • Dawn Wilson

    I like that Craig is a very knowledgeable handy man with a wide range of experience. He completed our project in a quickly timeframe and did an amazing job! I’ll be using his services again in the near future for our next home project.

  • Douglas Ditonto

    Our experience with Handy Helper was excellent. He designed, constructed and installed two beautiful wooden gates at our home. He is a skilled craftsman with many years of experience in the construction trades. His billing rate was extremely fair. We would unhesitatingly recommend him.

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

After communicating with the customer. I have them email me a list of their needs or we meet.  I review and respond with what I can and cannot do When the customer and I agree. I set a date. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have worked over 30 years with different types of construction contractors 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

$62.50 - $82.50 an hour depending on the scope of repairs. A 4 hour minimum is required under $500
If the size of the job requires additional helpers, a flat rate will apply per helpers expertise. 
Or I can refer a licensed contractor 

How did you get started in this business?

Even though I had a full time job, I would always have folks asking me to help them with their projects. Over the years it enabled me to gain the knowledge I needed.

What types of customers have you worked with?

I have worked for many people from all walks of life. 

Services offered

Attic Remodeling Contractors Tile Backsplash Installers Basement Finishing Contractors Basement Remodeling Contractors Bathroom Painters Bathroom Remodelers Bathroom Tile Contractors Bedroom Painting Contractors Cabinet Painters Cabinet Refinishers Cabinet Repair Contractors Carpet Removal Companies Caulking Contractors Ceiling Fan Installers Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Installers Deck Painters Deck Sealers Deck Staining Companies Door Installation Companies Door Painters