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Maryam E.

9 September 2019

Martin went above and beyond for a minor repair, he not only answered my call and gave me a same-day appointment (without upcharging like some do), he also arrived, looked at my bathroom hose, realized it needed replacement and not fixing, and that the company that provided my bathroom sink/hose also provides a lifetime warranty. He even offered to place the service call for me. But then he realized it might take a week to get it replaced by the company, and given it is the only bathroom I have, he said he will see if there are alternatives. 10 min later he calls me and tells me he went out to BestBuy he found the needed part and asks if it's ok to come back and replace. Now tell me if you ever had a handyman who also cares, well now you do. Thanks Martin! More...


Sal S.

2 August 2019

Martin was able to accommodate us within a few days of our request.  He's very knowledgeable and efficient.  We will definitely reach out to Martin again for his services.


Lyndsey H.

9 July 2019

We've been renovating a condo for the past few months and used Martin the past two nights to finish up a few final things. There have been more than 20 workers through our doors and he was my favorite. Wish I had found him before we were finishing up our renovation. He's very honest, hard working, knowledgeable and friendly. He also has evening slots which is nice for people who work during the day. More...


David Charles

2 May 2019

Friendly, good service and good pricing.


Dan M.

12 April 2019

I have used Martin multiple times. He always does great work, is very professional, respectful and has great customer service. Hard to find someone of this caliber in the city. More...


Immaculee Tshimena

2 February 2019

Martin was an hour early and waited patiently as I was rushing from work. I explain to him all the different task I need done around my apartment. He did above and beyond my expectations. He looks for other stuff that weren't properly fixed in my apartment and helped with pretty much everything. He is super friendly and hardworking. I would definitely definitely be using his services . plus he was fast ..just great . More...


Cathleen Martin

2 December 2018

Do not hesitate to hire Martin. He not only does great work, but he's a really trustworthy and great guy! He replaced some tile (and a portion of the concrete board) in my shower and did an amazing job--for a reasonable price. He even came back the next day to caulk it for FREE!! Honestly, who does things like that these days? I showed him another project I was trying to complete on my own, (a broken door knob) and he went ahead and did that for me as well! He even helped me discard the heavy leftover concrete board I purchased for the job. I definitely plan on hiring him to do more work in the future. He's reliable, trustworthy, reasonably priced and a great conversationalist to boot! More...


Maddison P.

6 November 2018

Martin is very meticulous, honest and professional. Besides having excellent work ethics, he is a nice and courteous person. He has gained full trust of all of us in the house. He knows what he can and cannot accomplish, and goes over his plans in great detail before beginning the work. He is our go-to person for any small job around the house, and we would recommend him without any reservations. More...


Adam H.

10 October 2018

I had an excellent experience! Needed part of my kitchen cabinet sawed off. Job ended up being less cost than originally estimated and Martin did great work even cleaned up after himself. A common courtesy that seems forgotten with a lot of handymen More...


Ray D.

4 October 2018

He did a great job installing my window treatments.  I will use him again when the time arrises and recomend him for similar services.


Cheryl Cloud

2 August 2018

I highly suggest using Affordable Handyman. Very professional and reasonably priced. My experience was 5 star. Thank-you for fixing my stove hood! It saved us a lot of money.


C Kuo

2 August 2018

Martin has helped us for years. He really can do almost anything around the house and is easy to reach, reliable, super friendly and easy to work with. I would recommend him to anyone who asks. More...


P. Hunter

2 August 2018

Martin (Affordable Handyman) did an excellent job on my plumbing--kitchen and bathroom. Looking forward to having him tackle other projects. Very professional, safe and comfortable to work w/ and affordable as advertised. More...


Elizabeth Lopez

2 August 2018

Martin is the BEST. He is so nice, punctual, and great at his work. I will use him for everything I can moving forward. I couldn’t recommend him enough!


S S.

28 June 2018

Martin is great!  I've used him three times now for various household repairs- garbage disposer replacement, TV wall mount installation, wire shelving installation, ceiling fan installation and interior door repair.  Martin does great work at a fair price.  He is very knowledgeable about various home repairs, including electric and explains everything.  A nice thing, especially when  I will continue to use him and would recommend him to anyone.  ! More...


David S.

2 April 2018

Martin was superb with helping me with a few fixer-upper odds n ends to prepare my condo for rental.  Hired him again to install my new humidifier as well.  He's a good guy and very dependable and I highly recommend him. More...


Linda F.

25 January 2018

Martin is reliable, punctual, and does excellent work at a reasonable price.  He'd worked on my ceiling light fixture seven years ago, and I was pleased to have him come back for repair of the same fixture.  He keeps in touch via text if there are delays in arriving.  He works steadily from the minute he arrives and cleans up afterwards.  He's pleasant and well organized.  I recommend Affordable Handyman Services without reservation. More...


Joanne M.

18 January 2018

Martin is the absolute BEST. He came out the same day I called and basically fixed everything my fiancé asked him to--our closet doors, our powder room toilet, the fire alarm.  Everything works beautifully now and we are so impressed with how quickly and effectively Martin handled everything. More...


K T.

6 December 2017

My front door was sticking and Martin came out with the right tools to get it fixed immediately.  I needed the work done fast and I was able to get same day service.  The door was sticking at the bottom and he shaved a little of the bottom with a power tool.  He was also mindful of the dust and suggested doing the work on the balcony.  Great idea. I would definitely use him again. More...


Miriam D.

5 December 2017

Martin hung my aerial hammock up in under an hour! When he first came in, he assessed the ceiling in my studio and realized it was too hollow to hold an aerial apparatus so we unfortunately couldn't hang it up there. But he noticed the beam near my door was fully concrete so he suggested we try handing it up there. Martin will not only offer professional advice but also solutions if any problems arise. He's a pleasure to be around and an incredibly skilled worker. Thank you!Mimi Dybczak More...


Blair A.

6 November 2017

Great work, great price. Fixed a running toilet and a drain that had come loose from the bottom of a sink. Great work, great price, very fair and honest $150 up front then $90/hr there after. He does not waste time, he had to take the toilet off a few times to get the seal perfect, all of his work has held up well for over a month. Will def hire again in the future. More...


Lulu L.

14 October 2017

Professional, fast, and competitively priced.  I called Martin after a handyman service was a no show for an appointment.  He was at a different job but he texted me immediately and we scheduled something for the next evening.  I'd hire him again. More...


Jeffrey K.

4 April 2017

Martin gets a five star review.  I needed to switch some kitchen cabinets in order to properly fit a new microwave/hood and refrigerator.  The existing cabinets had previously been improperly installed.   This also involved rehanging the new microwave/hood under the properly installed cabinet and some electrical rewiring and reworking of tile.  Martin worked nonstop and accomplished all this in two hours, with cleanup at the end.  Competitive rates, very knowledgeable and practicable, and he arrived on time.  As a side note, I also contacted one of his competitors about the same job - Mensch with a Wrench.  His exact response was: "unfortunately this is not something I'm able to help with and don't know of anyone to recommend."  There are handymen and then there are real handymen - Martin is the real thing. More...


Eurydice C.

5 March 2017

Excellent service, honest & great personality. Martin took time to explain how he was installing my solar motion light & teach me how to operate. He also cleaned up after his work. Highly recommend this truly affordable handyman service. I will call upon him for future household tasks. More...


Lynn P.

10 February 2017

After almost a decade of not having a towel rack in our master bathroom, I finally got reckless and just picked Martin based on his numerous five star reviews and close location.  Our slowness in getting a towel rack was based partially on procrastination, but also on the fact that our bathroom has glass tile that we were afraid of shattering.  Well, Martin responded immediately to my email and then we communicated entirely by text until he arrived at my condo at 7:30.  The thought crossed my mind that this might not have been the safest choice on my part, but when he arrived he was absolutely charming and polite.  And smart!  He figured out an absolutely risk free way of hanging the towel rack by drilling directly into the grout between the tile.  No one else had thought of that, and we had consulted a few people over the years.  Martin also did a few other things around the house before he left, despite the late hour.  His prices were incredibly reasonable and I look forward to using him again. More...


Helen S.

27 January 2017

Martin was phenomenal!! He was very patient with the whole process. My boyfriend got the wrong wall mount unit, and Martin waited for him to run next door to get the right wall mount. He was very quick with the installation and once we got the right unit the tv was up within 30 mins. He then spent about 15 minutes making sure everything is nice and neat. He bounded all the cables together with electrical tape and wiped down the area after he was done. Absolutely a great experience!! Highly recommended!! More...


Kate C.

25 September 2016

My boyfriend and I hired Martin to mount our cable box and hide tv cords behind dry wall. He was extremely professional, polite and thorough. He cleaned throughout the process and left no trace of dry wall behind. Martin was kind enough to walk us through the process, show us the tools and educate how to do ourselves for next time. He went above and beyond and gave us tips/tricks on our garbage disposal when asked a simple question. Would hire him back in a second! More...


Jude C.

20 September 2016

Highly highly recommend!!! Great communication, showed up right on time, and most importantly he fixed my door!! Also, he came in $300 under the first estimate I got from a different company! I will definitely use this company in the future. Martin is a genuinely nice guy and I couldn't recommend him more. Don't hesitate to use this company! More...


Ellie D.

23 May 2016

Very responsive.  Very reasonable prices.  Most importantly each job was done quickly and professionally.  He is also very detail oriented which is great because I'm very picky.  He has been to our place 2x and we will call him again in the future.  We had him install some difficult to hang shelves and frames in our nursery last fall.  He also hung up 3 super heavy mirrors and paintings for us.  We had a ledge put in our entry.  Everything is still solid.  Thank you! More...


J M.

23 May 2016

Martin is very efficient and honest. We had him work on our home twice in the past and each time he worked quickly and efficiently. We had a great experience with his work. More...


Sunny B.

11 March 2016

This is the best experience I've ever had with an electrician!! Martin and his assistant were on time, very friendly and immediately go into action with everything on the list you need to get done. They are very quick but very precise and neat. And they can do anything!!! I thought I had to buy a new ceiling fan, but turns out I had to just fix the remote system! Very impressed. They also installed a really cool neon light and it looks amazing!! I will definitely use these guys over and over again. More...


David J.

15 January 2016

Let me tell you about Martin.  Don't bother to call anyone else.  This guy is good.  Very good.  I am a rather handy man myself.  I know how to fix a lot of things and I can figure out almost any job so I find it very difficult to call a handyman when I need help or don't have the time, the tools or the ability to get something done.  I also find it hard to trust contractors of any sort because let's face it, they aren't always the most honest people you meet.  Martin is both honest and highly qualified and unbelievably reasonable for the work he provides.  I had a problem where I discovered that the builder of my apartment apparently never installed the duct work for my bathroom exhaust fan when it was built in 2003.  that meant retrofitting a duct inside the ceiling of my apartment (under the floor of the apartment upstairs) to the outside vent.  I knew what needed to be done but was nervous about getting it done and doing it right.  I asked Martin to come look at the job and he and I discussed a strategy for the install.  What would have taken me at least a day and a half, Martin did in about 7 hours.  He worked late on a Friday night (9pm) because he knew I was flying out of town the next morning and needed to get the job done.  Not only was the quality of the install fantastic but then he cleaned up the bathroom like it was his own home.  spotless.  The guy has integrity, skill and he's one heck of a person.  Do yourself a favor.  when you need help, turn the job over to Martin.  You won't be sorry.  Oh, and he was incredibly punctual and communicative so ignore the couple of bad reviews.  This guy is a real gem. More...


Colby B.

22 December 2015

I had to have a flapper on my toilet replaced.  It's a simple job, I know.  However, I'm not handy at all.  Martin came in, went through his pile of replacements, and finished the job in about a half-hour.  Because it took less than 30 minutes, he charged half his hourly rate, and wished me a Merry Christmas. More...


Josh B.

31 August 2015

Martin showed up 3 minutes after calling and although the problem I had needed a different sort of specialty to remedy, Martin insisted on trying to fix it for the short term. After about 5-10 minutes of work the problem is resolved, at least for the short/mid term. Martin refused to take any money saying he was so close by anyway and didn't do much. I highly recommend Martin as he seems principled, honest, and reliable. More...


Anna C.

4 August 2015

Martin is top drawer. Very meticulous, clever and hardworking. I think return customers are the best endorsement an operator or supplier can receive. And for us, we are very willing to wait until his schedule frees. Did a beautiful job hanging art for us to mounting lighting and bathroom fixtures. He is a very skilled fella but also, the 1st one to tell u if a job is beyond his scope! More...


Elizabeth K.

15 June 2015

Martin did a great job hanging curtain rods (we were unable to drill into the steel on our own), was  quick, professional, and on time.  I will absolutely use him again with any size projects. More...


Alexis W.

15 June 2015

Martin is awesome!  I've used his services for some plumbing work and for some other odd jobs around the house (mounting a big screen tv, etc).  When I first bought my home the previous owner disclosed that the garbage disposal didn't work and needed to be replaced.  I found Martin on Yelp and figured I'd give him a try for the installation based on the positive reviews.  He said he could buy me a new garbage disposal and I could pay him for it or I could go to some place like Home Depot or Lowes and buy my own.  I opted for the latter assuming it'd be cheaper and he came to install it.  Upon inspecting my current garbage disposal, he said that he could actually fix it and I could return the new one and save some money.  I appreciated his honesty and he did a good job repairing the disposal.  I also had Martin mount a 55 inch tv in my living room.  He went to best buy to purchase the mount (at my request) and brought me the receipt so I knew exactly how much it cost him.  Again, the honesty and transparency was great and the installation went well.Martin always does a great job and I will continue to use him as my handyman.  I'll also add that he is very personable, hard-working and honest and I have never felt unsafe or uncomfortable with him in my home.  I would highly recommend him to any of my friends or family. More...


Deanna P.

5 June 2015

Martin was hard-working, professional and honest. I am so glad I called him after reading his great reviews on here. He answered my call, set up a time to look at my place and sent several texts and pictures with updates and information. I had him pull up carpeting and replace it with tile. He also replaced a faucet and fixed a window. He gave me receipts to verify the cost of materials. He is very fair with his pricing. I left him alone with the keys to my place and never worried once. The work he did looks great, and I will be using him for all future needs. He worked later than he originally anticipated and even came back after already being paid to touch up some work for a couple of hours. I am impressed and grateful! More...


Jonathan C.

12 May 2015

Martin came and fixed everything he could - will use him again. Reliable handyman, recommend.


Connie S.

2 April 2015

I cant say enough about  Martin, his ability, his services and top notch customer service. He installed two toilets, fixed a leaky sink and repaired an outlet. I have a small list of other things I need done~~I'm keeping my fingers crossed he will be available. Guys like him are rare. He's in high demand for a good reason. More...


Leah F.

31 March 2015

Martin was extremely helpful and professional on his recent visit to help me build a bookshelf and hang some artwork.  From start to finish, Martin made sure everything was set exactly how I wanted it and even offered to help me hang some other pieces while he was here.  I will certainly be using Martin in the future as well as telling my friends about him! More...


Samuel H.

19 February 2015

Clean careful timely and definitely talented!  I had Affordable Handyman Service (Martin and Crew) build out my walk-in closet to meet MY specifications.  Not elfa or wire shelves but true sturdy quality construction .  He listened to my requests and was able to complete the project on my timeline.  He was always respectful of my space while having heavy construction tools in my unit. More...


Jennifer P.

13 February 2015

Martin, the owner, came to my home to help me with various projects. I'm recently going through a divorce, and quite frankly don't have the time or desire to change a million light bulbs or become Ms. DYI! Even though I like the idea of being an independent woman, it was nice to have someone come over who was friendly, professional and able to fix things in the house I couldn't manage (a broken door handle, a light fixture, etc.) Martin handled my entire list, which included removing old alarm keypads and "drywalling" (is that a word?) and painting. He really can do everything! He is also starting a bigger project for me...turning my ex's home office into my home gym! Definitely a company I will keep on speed dial and share with my friends...both married and divorced! More...


Peg Z.

1 December 2014

I had the best experience with this company. I bought a loft in the South Loop and wanted to upgrade the bathroom. I started to do the job with the help of my sister, but it got complicated when we had to move the electrical box. I called Martin right before the Thanksgiving holiday. He got back to me right away and because I would be spending the holiday out of town, we scheduled something for the Monday after. He texted to let me know he was running a little late. When he arrived he did every job I had for him (little and big). He showed me how to do some things that I wanted to learn and he cleaned up everything before he left. What a joy!  I would definitely recommend him to anyone. More...


Angela M.

11 November 2014

Martin has been fantastic! He initially put in a glass shower door for me and I was so impressed I couldn't wait for him to do more. Martin recently finished a backsplash in my kitchen! He was quick to schedule a time to meet me and after I bought the wrong tile, Martin went with me to buy what I needed! Martin is also a perfectionist so he spent time making sure everything looked perfect. I'm very excited about my new modern look and couldn't be more happy with his prices and dedication to making every detail just right! More...


Joanna G.

28 September 2014

I highly recommend Martin for any handy work! I called him this morning and he was able to come in and install my garbage disposal same day within hours.  I still had not bought my disposal but informed me of a few brands that he says have a long useful life.  We were watching the Bears game while he was doing the repair and I swear I blinked and he was done without a hassle.  Martin gave me the paperwork that came with the system (2-year warranty and guide).  Martin also gave me tips on how to keep the disposal less smelly and how to clear it out if it jams, as a person not too handy I found the information quite useful.  Martins prices were affordable especially compared to other handymen and plumbers who actually were charging 3x's Martins rate.  I would highly recommend and use again for any other work needed around the house.  Thanks again for your work Martin! :) More...


john k.

23 August 2014

Martin is an unbelievable yelp find...  I really don't write reviews because of a love hate relationship with yelp but Martin was outstanding... I had a problem door and he quickly figured out something an experienced locksmith hadn't accounted for.He took the time to fix things and was fastidious with cleaning up and exuded an aura of competence and integrity that will win him loyalty for life.Then he went to handle another problem at another house at my request and promptly diagnosed that problem.  He didn't want to charge for the second appt!  Who does that in this day and age?!  And for those of you yelpers that write a negative review because he can't get back to you--shame on you.  The guy is busy and is trying hard and haven't we missed phone calls now and then do we really need to chastise in such fashion... you don't deserve a dude like Martin!Anyways it took me two weeks to get him in but he was worth the wait... I feel kinda bad since the poor guy doesn't have time as it is and it will just make things a little worse in terms of the bottleneck of service access but the guy is the absolute best and I can't help raining down the accolades Carry on. More...


Noredia A.

21 August 2014

Martin is hands down the best contractor you will ever work with. He is professional, thorough, sincere and gets the work done well + on time. I very highly recommend him.


Bunnynose O.

30 April 2014

Wow. Some great plumbing work done and it's as if Martin is family.  Super nice guy, very personable.   Will continue to support this business.


Lindsay S.

16 April 2014

Martin and his crew are the BEST! We've used a few different handymen in the Chicago area over the years, and his services and work were of the highest quality. They painted the back of our built-in shelves, repaired our lamp , changed 3 light fixtures and painted two bathrooms. I highly recommend Martin and his team. His kindness and patience is an added bonus the wonderful work he does. More...


Erin W.

27 March 2014

Martin came in and installed a ceiling fan and a light fixture for me tonight. He called back immediately, gave me an affordable quote, and made time for me within a few days of my request. He communicated clearly when he would be there and was prompt. He was friendly and very skilled. He did an efficient and excellent job and I would 100% use his services again. More...


Lai-Nin W.

7 March 2014

Man, Martin is great handyman! Not only was he prompt in returning my phone call and helping me with scheduling a time to come out and give me an estimate, but he was also incredibly understanding when I was running late to meet him for my estimate. He walked me through what could be done, tried to narrow down what the cause of my mysterious ceiling stains could be, and then even came with me to my neighbors units to see if we could narrow down the location/cause of the water leak.He was also very upfront about what I should do and gave me tips as to how I could get the most bang out of my buck OR make the estimate cheaper (by providing my own paint, for example). Martin is simply the best. More...


N B.

30 December 2013

I have now relied on Affordable Handyman Services (AKA Martin and colleagues) on three occasions. Most recently, he repaired and secured a door, and re-hung cabinet doors that were ready to fall off their hinges. I have been very happy with his work, professionalism, and fair billing each time. Moreover, I would feel very comfortable giving him a key to my place to come and go while working on a bigger job (if I had one to do). As I gear up to buy a house, Martin will be my first-choice handyman to do whatever needs doing  - and that is his very important skill: he does whatever needs doing, and will let you know right away if he can't or if it isn't worth doing in the first place. More...


Rick M.

25 September 2013

I highly recommend Affordable Handyman. They were timely and professional. Martin was fantastic. He took the time to clean up after the job was completed and went above and beyond at every turn. If you need a job done around the house Aff. Handyman is the group to contact. More...


Laarni B.

16 September 2013

I found Affordable Handyman via google because I needed  my washer/dryer unit to be removed since Sears wouldn't move it, fearing they would damage the floor and door.  I emailed the website and Martin contacted me immediately and was able to set up an appointment easily.  All I have to say is that Martin and his assistant are the best!  They arrived early and even took of their shoes upon entering (without me even asking).  They were able to remove the washer/dryer unit without damaging the floor and door.  They also vacuumed, swept, and even windexed the area since there was a copious amount of lint accumulation (20+years).  I wasn't expecting them to clean so it seriously made my day! Additionally, I was supposed to pay extra for the assistant, but he waived the fee!  How awesome is that!?   I highly recommend Martin and his team. Not only are they very professional, but they are friendly and get the job done!  I definitely will use this company again! More...


Therie L.

24 August 2013

I found Martin on Yelp and contacted him based on the reviews. He installed my backsplash & helped me with various household jobs. He returns phone calls/emails/texts, arrived on time, didn't waste time & did quality work (same w his workers, who he trained and have been with him for years). Didn't walk away from details or a hard job, but fixed it. He even brought me breakfast one morning because I was in the middle of unpacking (MUCH appreciated). Rates were reasonable for licensed and insured. Thanks Martin! More...


John T.

20 May 2013

I had three interior doors that needed to be hung and because my place is old I knew it would take a professional.  Martin and his carpenter (wish I could remember his name because he was awesome) came over when they said they would, did an excellent job, never rushed and cleaned up every speck of dirt and dust before they left.  This place is worth every penny!! More...


Lauren M.

23 April 2013

Had a water leak from my back door and contacted Martin he was able to come within a few hours. He assessed the situation and told us exactly what we needed to do. Very reliable, honest, and affordable. I would recommend him to anyone! More...


Nicole P.

4 March 2013

I have a luxury high end rental property in LakeShore East and needed some work done for our tenant.Martin was professional, punctual, did A+ work and reasonable with pricing. He brought to my attention that a certain part had a lifetime warranty during the repair which I had no idea which resulted in cost savings to me.I recommend him highly and without hesitation. More...


Mike G.

6 May 2012

I recently moved to Chicago and, to my dismay, my 3rd floor flat had no central air or window unit A/Cs. I called Martin to install two air conditioners -- one was a smaller bedroom unit, and one was a much larger, heavier multi-room unit. He came over and installed both units perfectly within less than one hour's time, and it ended up costing me 25% less than I had originally thought. Afterwards, he showed me how to remove the units when winter season arrives, and how to re-install the units in spring. Every positive review for Martin on Yelp is spot-on. Very professional, punctual, and a pleasure to work through. If you're looking for the best, do yourself and your home a favor and call Martin. More...


Shelly S.

6 May 2012

I was a customer of Martin's a LONG TIME ago.  I had several odd jobs that needed to be done shortly after I moved into my townhome, and didn't want to piecework them out to several handymen.  Martin to the rescue.  Everything was completed professionally, and he was very conscientious about cleaning up after the work was done.  Without reservation, I would recommend him. More...


Lauren M.

28 February 2012

Martin is awesome!  He is extremely honest, trustworthy, thorough and reliable- what else could you ask for?!  I have used his services multiple times now and could not be happier each time.  Highly, highly recommend!!



28 February 2012

Martin is great! He is honest, trustworthy and reliable - what else could you ask for?! He is extremely thorough with his work but at the same time does not take advantage and run up the bill. I even had to leave and didn't think twice about it. I came home to a clean and flawless job - thanks, Martin! I have used him multiple times now - doesn't that say it all right there? I would highly recommend him!! More...


Krishna T.

4 November 2011

I hired Martin to move my LCD TV, which was mounted over the fireplace, lower down to eye level.  He came in this morning, at the promised time, and did a great job.  Drywall had to be patched and painted over where the TV had been hung, cables had to be re-routed and then the TV had to be installed in the new location.  I liked the care with which the job was done, including replacing the old screws in the TV mount with new, stronger ones more appropriate for drywall.  When the time that the project took was less than Martin had originally estimated, he did not try to pocket the difference, but charged me appropriately.  To echo a previous reviewer: Martin came across to me as fair, honest and professional. More...


Erin E.

16 September 2011

Martin did a fantastic job!  He installed a new dishwasher where a wine fridge had been... the job involved plumbing and electrical work.  He pricing was EXTREMELY fair (I had gotten about 7 quotes) and he was able to complete the job in 3 hours as quoted (other estimates quoted DOUBLE the amount of time).  Martin was friendly and efficient and I would hire him again in a heartbeat!  HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! More...


Tony H.

29 August 2011

We called Martin because we had plumbing and electrical issues that our building maintenance staff was unwilling and unable to fix. Martin arrived on-time, was professionally friendly and did an excellent job. In fact, having Martin over to do this work felt more like having a friend over for coffee! He showed an appropriate interest in our lives - and he did all this while he worked to fix our dinning room light and our hot water issues. In fact, Martin requested our maintenance staff come to our apartment and take a look at the problem. Martin let the staff know how important it was that we be able to shower with hot water(!), and the very next day our staff came and addressed issues Martin was not able to address (like rust in our pipes!). Martin followed-up a few days later with an e-mail, asking if our hot water issues had been fixed. Sometime after this visit, I decided that I would do some home improvement projects on my own. Needless to say, my decision to touch up a few spots on the ceiling with paint did not go well. I ended up putting a bit of a hole in the ceiling and mistmaching the paint. I called Martin for advice. I left a message on his phone, and within 15 minutes Martin called me back. He took about twenty-minutes to walk through what I needed to do, and he made me aware that his staff would be available to help me should I need them.  Once again, Martin came through for us.In our estimation, you can't find such a skilled person for such a reasonable price in all of the Chicago area. Martin is reliable, skilled, professional, and quite pleasant to have in one's home. We enthusiastically recommend him! More...


Maureen R.

28 July 2011

I could not be happier!! I emailed Martin with a list of things I needed done and he sent me an estimate that same day. After dealing with a number of handymen in the area, I can tell you that his prices are completely fair. He does charge a minimum of one hour, but no service charge which is great! Martin showed up on time and was extremely professional. He took the time to make sure the light fixture was in the exact place I wanted. He also hung a smoke detector in no time at all. We were done within the hour and instead of just charging me for an entire hour he asked if there was anything else I needed done. To that end, I had him caulk a faucet in my bathroom and discussed a few other projects I wanted to have done.Everything was done to my satisfaction and I would recommend him to anyone!P.S. I can't help but comment on the last post...Chris M - Let me ask you this; would you rather have had a handyman quote you less, do the labor and then charge you double? You should be happy with the honesty you received from Martin - I don't think there is enough of that anymore. And remember, you get what you pay for... More...


Shaan A.

5 July 2011

Martin is not only affordable, but also very able and affable.  Best handyman I've had to date.  We had a number of minor to medium jobs around the house that he had done in under an hour.  He was so quick that we ended up keeping him around for another hour to take care of additional jobs.(My fiance is walking around saying, "everything is looking so good" as I type this.)Martin really went above and beyond what he asked him to do.  Anyway, to wrap it up -- quality work, done quickly, low cost and a great personality.Go with Martin! More...


Angela A.

27 June 2011

Martin came out to unclog a bathtub drain and to recaulk the bathtub and the shower in the master bath.  He was very nice and did a thorough and professional job.  Now the master bath is no longer leaking, I am very pleased.  I would definitely recommend him. More...


Mary G.

26 June 2011

Martin came through again! When I called him back to fix a baseboard that was separating from my wall, he got back to me promptly and took care of the problem (that happened to be far more in depth than it initially appeared). Martin is a fair, honest, and professional handyman. Once again, I would highly recommend him! More...


Chad J.

25 May 2011

I can't say enough about how great it was to work with Martin. Having recently moved into a new condo, I was having some trouble getting my washer and dryer to work with the space and electrical set-up that was already there. I called Martin and he was there within hours. He quickly assessed the problem and arranged to return the following evening with the necessary tools and materials. He arrived promptly the next day with everything he needed and did a fantastic job. He was professional, efficient and considerate of my home, as well as being incredibly personable and overall a joy to work with. I would (and will) recommend him to all my friends, and absolutely call him if I should ever need anything else done. His work is top-notch! More...


Laura H.

19 March 2011

Martin and his workers are wonderful!!  I just had him spend a week painting my condo and doing repairs.  His pricing was good, he was prompt, ended the work on time and he left the place very clean.  He treated my home with respect and did a fantastic job! More...


Cynthia L.

19 February 2011

Martin is a very respectful and friendly man.  I told him over the phone that I had three things that needing fixing.  He ended up fixing two out of the three when he came to give me an estimate. Awesome job! He fixed my garbage disposal and fan in my bathroom.  The next day he caulked and sealed the bathroom shower.  He was a little pricey, in my opinion, but overall, very helpful.  Total it was $156.50. I would use him again because he was efficient and reliable. More...


Mary S.

9 January 2011

Martin is the BEST.  Seriously.  Very smart, professional, goes the distance.  I felt 100% confident in his work before I hired him (he did a consultation first), during his work and after.Martin installed a brand new garbage disposal in a condo unit that had never had one before - very complicated - involved some electrical, plumbing and a whole lot of knowledge.  I purchased my disposal on my own, but Martin had offered to pick it up for me at the store if I didn't want to go out and get it on my own.  Nice!  He also went out of his way to upgrade a pipe I had been using for one that is much better and safer. If every handyman were like Martin, other handymen wouldn't exist to "clean up after the last handyman".  I am so impressed by Martin's work, his great communication and his insistance on going the extra mile - I will refer him to others living in this condo and surrounding areas. Martin - THANK YOU for a job VERY well done!!!  :) More...



8 January 2011

I am so happy to have found Affordable Handyman - Martin was a pleasure to work with. Martin is very attentive, quick to respond and very easy to work with. I originally found him through these reviews and figured I could not go wrong w/ someone who has gotten stellar reviews. I was right!!! :) I had a disposal installed in a condo unit that had never had a disposal in it - the brand new install was very complex, but Martin did a wonderful, flawless job. He is very thorough and cleaned up the area when he was through. Also took the time to go through operation and how to resolve issues that could arise with any disposal. I highly, highly, highly recommend Martin. I plan on using his services again and will be recommending his work to other owners in this building. Thanks, Martin!!! More...


Vanessa V.

9 December 2010

I needed to have my windows insulated and Affordable Handyman was fantastic! They sent two guys that were very polite and efficient! They got the job done in a short time and my windows needed a little extra care due to their size and condition.  The price was very reasonable, under $150.  I will definitely be using them again. More...



5 December 2010

Martin and his guys did an amazing job gutting a bathroom for us. He is more than a handyman, he's a life saver! Meticulous work. Accurate estimates. Great knowledge of plumbing, tiling, flooring, electrical. We highly recommend him. More...


Carolina G.

7 July 2010

Their work is not only fast and excellent but their workers do not slack off and really try to get the job done quickly and accurately. I would definitely use them again and would recommend them to anyone who needs anything done in their home.I had them come and touch up a do it yourself paint job and they did a great job and I know they can do everything for around the house. More...


Jan D.

6 July 2010

Martin is great. He worked with me on a critical-time garage painting before my townhouse closing, and all done remotely by me. He was very concerned about the quality of work and I was elated wtih the result. Great communication, timely service, great price. No need to shop around! More...


Abby D.

18 June 2010

He is worth every penny. Seriously. I had this guy come over to my apartment to hang some heavy mirrors, floating shelves, and I have never seen a faster more honest worker. This guy is LEGIT, which is something hard to find in the city these days. I'd recommend him to anyone, and I am a pretty picky perosn. :)* He even does night calls if you are working during the day *prices are pretty fair!*  work can not be done faster by anyone else, promised! he is so fast* trustworthy, honest nice person. I like the vibe from Martin. that means alot when you let someone in your home! More...


M.K. J.

16 June 2010

I've been looking for months for a handyman to install a $25 bathroom light, and every single outfit I contacted for a quote charged a service fee just to show up, with the job itself an additional price.  But when I finally found Martin, he told me that since he charged a flat hourly rate, and the light would take only 20 minutes, max, I should come up with a list of other things I needed to have done around the house so I could get my money's worth.As to the work itself  - he did every quickly, cleanly, and professionally, and went above and beyond fixing the refrigerator door that I added to the punch list to round out the hour.  This guy knows his stuff, and he showed me how to do things myself in case I needed to make adjustments in the future.  Other stuff - Martin responded immediately to my email requesting a quote, he scheduled the appointment without a fuss, he showed up on time, and he cleaned up after himself.  I'm recommending him to all of my friends - a good, honest, professional, reasonably-priced handyman is hard to find, and I'm really glad that I found Martin.  He's just great. More...


Sarah F.

27 May 2010

I would hire Affordable Handyman again in a heartbeat.  Martin was both professional and friendly.  Without asking, he removed his shoes when he came in, and talked us out of some of the door security stuff we'd wanted installed because he didn't think it would work.  He could  have gone ahead with the installation and pocketed the money instead, so his honesty is greatly appreciated.Instead, he offered to pick up - for free - another product he recommended since he was going to Home Depot anyway.  He also returned all the stuff we'd bought that wasn't going to work!  I can't say enough about him going the extra mile. More...



2 April 2010

I needed an electrician and didnt know where to begin.. Martin is so easy to work with. He returns e-mails, phone calls and is prompt. Since he agreed to see me after his day at work..9 p.m. i thought he would just look at my project and we would set a later appointment..He saw what needed to be done and said ""lets do this.""In an hour what i thought was complicated was completed! Great service at a great price! More...



15 March 2010

Affordable handyman has done three projects for me in the last year. The first time he completed a laundry list of maintenance type items around my home. He was efficient and did great work. The next work that Martin did was another list of odds and ends. I was out of town when this work was done and he managed the work perfectly and my tenants even commented on how wonderful he was to work with. The project that he just finished was a large bathroom rebuild that he did in one of my apartments. I was 1000 miles away at the time and he coordinated the entire project with my tenant. The work is beautiful and he was very careful to save me money at every turn. I recommend him very highly!! More...



3 February 2010

I called Affordable Handyman Service at 5 pm and explained I did not have an emergency, just a simple repair. Obviously he was on a job when I called, but by 8:30 the SAME NIGHT my problem was fixed. You can't go wrong with Affordable Handyman Service. Not only motivated but friendly and considerate. More...


Andrea Rose

1 October 2009

I live in Los Angeles but needed to get my sister's condo fixed up in Chicago before my realtor could list it. We were on a very tight time line. My realtor had several contractors bidding on the job but they were all ridiculously high. I decided to take matters into my own hands so I went o-line and found Martin. He answered his own phone and when he learned of my circumstances he drove right over to the unit and called me from inside to go over what needed to be done. He took pictures which he later e-mailed to me and sent the estimate that very night. He completed the work yesterday and the place looks fabulous! I am very appreciative and will be referring him every chance I get. More...


Martha E.

15 September 2009

I would highly recommend these guys to fix any household problem you might have.  I needed one of my closets repaired.  The owner, Martin, was very quick with fixing the problem and even showed me how to fix it if it breaks again.  He was very friendly and clean (took off his shoes before entering the condo) and wanted to know if he could fix anything else before he left.  I found this company by checking out the other Yelp reviews, and everyone who posted a review was right!   You can't go wrong with these guys. More...


Andrew W.

17 August 2009

My wife and I have had several different projects taken care of by Martin and his staff.  They built us custom built-in bookshelves and repaired a hole in our ceiling.  Both times they did excellent work and were very reasonably priced.  Furthermore, I couldn't have asked for a more polite and professional group of people to deal with.  Not only were they flexible with our schedule but they efficient and got the projects done quickly.  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend  Affordable Handyman Services of Chicago to anyone. More...


Harley E.

17 June 2009

What a pleasant surprise!  My door was damaged and I needed to get it repaired.  I had contacted another contractor and after he came out for an estimate weeks went by before he contacted me.  Then he set up an appointment and canceled 10 minutes before he was supposed to show.  I rescheduled for a few days later and he never showed up and never called.Then I called Affordable Handyman.  I filled out a form on the web and described the work.  He emailed me that night and said he could come by the next evening.  I asked for evenings because weekends are busy and I am at work all day.  Since I described the damage he estimated the work via email.He came a half an hour late but called and told me he was running late so he was already a huge step ahead of the other guy.  He looked at the work but said he didn't have the paint he needed. He said if I wanted it done thatnight he would go up to the store and get it and come back.  I said I wasn't going anywhere and would love to get the work completed that night.  He went to the store and returned promptly.  He diligently did the work and looked liked he was taking care in what he was doing.  When he completed the work he insisted on cleaning up the very little mess he made even though I told him he didn't have to worry about it.  The repair came out great even better then expected and the total came out to even less then his estimate.Martin was friendly, professional, and an overall nice guy.  Would hire him again for sure for anything I need done. More...


Nat H.

15 June 2009

5 stars for professionalism, high quality work,  cleanliness, trustworthiness, customer responsiveness, flexibility and reasonable pricing!!Nature of job completed: For 2 bedrooms----Repaired damaged walls; Painted walls, moulding and doors; Installed 3 light fixtures including 2 ceiling fans; repaired broken closet door.Martin responded to my email inquiry within 24 hours and came out to give me an estimate the very next day. He listened attentively to my needs and customized the estimate to cover exactly what I needed; and he came out with his crew to begin the work when I needed it ( I was desperate to start ASAP). Both my husband and I work outside of the home, therefore we gave Martin and his crew a house key to use during the duration of the project- They came with high recommendations from a friend as very trustworthy people, so we felt very comfortable doing this. They  did a fabulous job of retaining dust and debris and ensuring the the work areas were left clean at the end of every day. They worked efficiently and was able to complete the job with high quality in fewer days than expected. With respect to integrity, the materials ended up costing less than estimated, therefore Martin showed me the receipts and deducted the savings from the original estimate which saved us $$. After the job was completed Martin emailed me just to check in to ensure that everything was still going well. This was hands down my best experience with a contractor and I don't think that I will have a need to work with anyone else from now on. I highly recommend Martin and his team. More...


Jason P.

2 June 2009

Absolutely fantastic service, integrity, timeliness, friendliness, quality, and professionalism. We have used Martin and his team several times in two different homes. After our experience, we would never call anyone else. Projects have included: kitchen sink installation, tiling and grouting, caulking, window frame repair, garbage disposal repair, drywall repair, painting and patching, wallpaper hanging, electrical outlet installation, recessed lighting installation, and probably more that I can't remember. The point is that he and his team have expertly dealt with every issue we've presented, and when they couldn't handle an issue, were quick to say so and recommend a different approach. In one instance, he recommended a stone worker who did a similarly excellent job, and also at a reasonable price. He works quickly and efficiently -- while the spackle is drying, he's painting the other room...while that's drying, he's removing the caulk in the bathroom, etc. Never a waisted moment, and never an unexpected charge. He also brings great attention to detail, often catching things that I wouldn't have -- adding a layer of primer so that the wallpaper really adheres, or painting around the outlet when we probably wouldn't have noticed the slight imperfection. He does the work like it was his own house. On top of all that, he's a nice guy, and his guys are nice guys. It sounds small, but he remembers our kids' names and they like him. Affordable Handyman is a number you want to keep in your contacts. You won't need another. More...


Carrie K.

29 May 2009

This is the best company in the entire world!  I emailed Martin, the owner/operator of this company late one night in desperate need of painting and repairs done at our townhome.  Martin called me back the next day and was able to come right over and give us an estimate and told me that he could have people there to paint and do some repairs as soon as we needed.  Also, the estimate was by far the most reasonable I had been given, and seemed EXTREMELY reasonable for the amount of work to be done! Fast forward to Monday morning, the handymen show up and were the nicest men ever.  They did their work perfectly and quickly and were honestly the hardest workers I have ever seen.  It is sad but in today's day and age I am used to slackers everywhere I turn.  Not with this company!  Martin stopped by each day that the handymen were here to check in on their progress and to see if we were completely satisfied.  Every day I told him how much I appreciated them being such nice people and such hard and extremely detailed workers.  My husband and I were so happy with them!The next week our realtors surprised us and told us that we needed a new light fixture and new blinds.  Martin to the rescue at the last minute again!  I told him we needed him quickly as we had pictures the next day at 4:00.  He was able to get in there and get everything done for me, but I know he was super busy and had other clients to tend to, but was so nice to squeeze us in.  I asked him if he took tips, and was so ready to give him one but he politely declined.  I honestly don't think anyone has ever deserved a tip more than this company!  Hire them and you will NOT be disappointed!! My husband and I have still been talking about the customer service of this company and how great it was!! More...



22 May 2009

This guy is amazing. I called with an emergency, and he interrupted his day to come over and fix it - got the job done very quickly, and still made his next appointment on time. I seriously would never consider another handyman now that I have found him. Reasonable rates too, although if you've ever dealt with any ""normal"" handymen, you know cheapness isn't really as important as showing up when you say you will and having the knowledge to get the job done right the first time. This company will NOT disappoint on those measures! More...



17 April 2009

My neighbor hired Martin to fix a few small issues in her condo. I let him into her unit, and then I asked him if he could help me fix a light in my unit. It was a small problem but I never could have fixed it myself. He was really sweet to help me out, very professional and efficient. Thanks Martin! More...


Julie S.

11 April 2009

I am renting my condo out and I had a few things that needed some work before showings.  I called Martin and he fit me in within two days.  In a little over an hour, he not only installed my towel bars and a bathroom shelf that required drilling into brick, but he also fixed my folding door and threw in little extras like re-caulking a section on my tub and oiling my front door so it wouldn't squeak any more.  I had lost one of the brackets for mounting a towel bar, so he brought one with him and cut and bent it to make it work rather than making me go buy a new one.  The best part was that he also showed me how to do most of the things myself, so I can give it a go on my own before calling a handyman in the future.  He could not have been any nicer.  He also took his shoes off immediately when he entered my condo.  It seems like such a small thing, but it was much appreciated.  Thanks, Martin! More...


Mame M.

5 April 2009

Martin is everything you could want in a contractor! He is prompt, friendly, professional, and efficient.  He gave me a reasonable price estimate by e-mail, and he stuck to it exactly. He also elected to finish the job in one go, instead of doing half of it during the first visit and sending an assistant out to finish it later in the week (as he had first anticipated). I had a leaky faucet that ruined my downstairs neighbors' bathroom ceiling. I needed to get it fixed quickly and leave a good impression with my neighbors---and I got exactly what I wanted with Martin. My neighbors even had him stay to fix other problems they had around the house. For my next job, I'm not calling anyone else! More...



2 April 2009

I called for service at the end of a business work day, Martin answered the call and fit us into his schedule for the next morning without hesitation. He was prompt, polite and very effecient. I will definitely call on him again. Yesterday was a very nice experience! Thanks Martin More...



15 January 2009

I met Martin by accident. You see I was looking for a handyman to fix the work of a handyman who preformed a crappy job and ignored my calls. I found about Martians company from a friend who spoke very highly of his services. I called Martin and he came out the next day to provide an estimate. His estimate was the lowest of the 3 companies I brought in and his reputation was by far the best. Today is 1/15 and it may just be the coldest day in years. My scope of work required both interior/exterior repair work (meaning he had to be outside). The typical Chicago contractor would have called to reschedule, not Martian. He showed up on time and did an amazing job. He was extremely professional, quick, clean and a pleasure to work with. If only I knew about him months ago. Well, you all can be assured next time I need ANY handwork who I am calling! More...



18 December 2008

Martin was great. He called me to set up an appointment, was exactly on time, and was able to replace my bathroom faucet in no time. He even was able to take the old faucet and send it in to the manufacturer for a rebate for us since it was under warranty. He is courteous and listens to your needs. I highly recommend going with Martin. More...


Jen M.

12 December 2008

Martin is THE friendlist and talented handyman I've encountered.  I was impressed that he arrived 15 minutes early.  I hired him to do a bunch of miscellaneous projects--i.e. carry boxes down to my storage unit, reorganize my storage unit, unclog my garbage disposal, check out some light sockets, and change some track lighting.  The best part about him is he is extremely courteous.  He wore slippers inside my condo, and each time he went outside he changed his shoes at the door.  He even asked for a paper towel to wipe up a small piece of slush that had gotten on the floor.  I highly, highly recommend Martin.  I've already told 5 friends about him.  I will definitely use him again. More...



22 November 2008

Martin has done work on our townhouse multiple times over the last several years and he has been nothing short of great. We have had many bad experiences with contractors and handymen, but have only positive things to say about him and his helpers. His bids are spot on, the prices are very reasonable, he shows up when he says he will and the work is very high quality. We have referred him to several friends who all speak very highly of him as well. More...


Bethany J.

22 November 2008

Martin has done work on our townhouse multiple times over the last several years and he has been nothing short of great. We have had many bad experiences with contractors and handymen, but have only positive things to say about him and his helpers. His bids are spot on, the prices are very reasonable, he shows up when he says he will and the work is very high quality. We have referred him to several friends who all speak very highly of him as well. More...


Liz S.

20 November 2008

I just used the services of Affordable Handyman Services for several small projects around my downtown condo and was very happy with the results and the price.  Martin and Palatine (spel?) were both also very nice and professional.  I would highly recommend them to anyone for any home repairs, including tilework and painting. More...



30 October 2008

I was searching for a handyman to install a new garbage disposal and contacted several different services I found on the web. Affordable Handyman responded right away with a quote, dates and times that week and the hourly rate was extremely competitive with the few other companies that did respond. After 3 weeks, there are some some services I still never heard from. After exchanging e-mails with Martin to confirm the appointment, he showed up and was very courteous, explaining everything he was doing throughout the entire process. As it turned out, an additional pipe was needed to complete the work and he drove to a local hardware store, picked it up and was back in no time to finish up. Everything was working properly and cleaned up in an hour. I would highly recommend calling the Affordable Handyman for any project you have around the house. More...



22 September 2008

I could not have been more pleased with the services provided by Martin - of Affordable Handyman. He was prompt, courteous, efficient and as professional as he could be. He accomplished all of the work I had contracted for in the amount of time he had originally specified, at the original estimated cost. He performed all of the work exceedingly well and left my condo cleaner than it probably had been before he started the work! If I could have rated his services at 6 stars (indicating he exceeded my already high expectations, i would have!) Thanks Martin for a job exceedingly well done....... Beth C. More...



14 September 2008

I was able to schedule an appointment quickly and conveniently. Martin showed up on time, completed the tasks on my list efficiently, was very friendly, and did great work. I will definitely call him again. I highly recommend Affordable Handyman. More...



18 July 2008

I contacted Affordable Handyman (""AH"") to hang / anchor several heavy mirrors and paintings in my home. AH was able to accommodate my busy schedule and make an appointment quickly and conveniently. Once the handyman arrived (on-time, if not a little early), he was professional, meticulous, patient, and experienced in the task at hand. All debris was cleaned up and the project turned out beautifully. As an added bonus, the project came in under-budget. Highly recommended. More...



7 July 2008

Affordable Handyman with Mr. Martin Lorenzo and Valentine did a great job. Excellent work ethic and superior service. Very affordable as well. I have already recommended to others and will definitely use again. Thanks for a great job. More...



30 June 2008

Martin showed up on time (maybe even a few minutes early), completed the job in an hour and used materials I already had --all other estimates said 2 to 4 hours and wanted to bring their own materials. Martin was very friendly and cleaned up the worksite before he left. I will definitely call him again when I have more work. More...



19 June 2008

Martin was great. He came to my house on short notice while my husband was out of town fixed a big list of things in less than 2 hours. He was fast, friendly and cleaned up after. I would highly recommend his services. More...



30 March 2008

I recently hired Martin and his crew to paint the main room and office in my apartment and for some repair to my backdoor. I am really happy with the experience and the quality of their work. Martin offered great advice on paint and finishes. They arrived on time and worked diligently. They also finished a three-day job in two and left my apartment cleaner than when they started. I am most impressed with the attention to detail. I live in an old building and my trim has seen more than one paint job in its time, but they made it look beautiful, and my apartment looks like a new place. I would and will hire Affordable Handyman again. More...



20 March 2008

We gave them 20+ projects of varying size to complete in our home. They finished all in a timely manner and did a superb job on each and every one. The total cost was very reasonable and completed within budget. They can really do it all. Painting, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, drywall, and more. I have had nothing but bad experiences in the past, so this was a refreshing change. I would definitely recommend Affordable Handyman for any residential or commerical jobs. More...



21 February 2008

I sent an inquiry on a weekday afternoon to get some blinds hung. I received a quote the following day, and had my job completed within a week at below the cost of the quote! Martin was extremely friendly and did the job quickly and efficiently! He even asked if there was anything else thatn I needed done while he was there after he completed hanging my blinds. I would definitely recommend Martin to anyone. Service was friendly, quick, and within original estimate! More...



10 October 2007

Martin and his assistant came over in two hours notice. I needed them in a crunch and he was there with no questions asked. He came after hours around 6:30pm on his free time once his other jobs were completed. But aside from working on my schedule he does GREAT CLEAN AFFORTABLE WORK!!!!! I have complete confidence in anything he does and I know I will be charged a fair price. That is very hard to find these days. What ever your need around the house is, do yourself a favor and hire Martin for your job. You will not be disappointed. In just an hour and 1/2 he pulled all my speaker wire behind my drywall and fished more speaker wire under my floor though some piping to the other side of my room. He then plugged my drywall holes and had them mudded before he left. My floors were swept and looked as if nothing had been done at all. Just FANTASIC!!! Thanks again Martin you really saved me. Glen More...



13 September 2007

I've know Martin for several years. He is completely trustworthy. He will be there when he says he will, and you can safely leave him in your home while you are away. Martin is a perfectionist and a jack-of-all-trades. He will tell you if you need a specialist, and not attempt something only to get in trouble. Martin removed two kitchen soffits, rerouted an electrical conduit and exhaust vent, installed wallboard, mudded & primed, then mounted new cabinets. He also installed a vanity and new boxes for wall sconce lighting in my bathroom - all to the exacting standards of my wife! He is very creative in resolving those wierd issues that always come up in projects (and I don't mean with a paper clip and duct tape.) He has installed toilets and a roof ehaust fan - all with no damage and no problems. He gets repeat business from me when I need something I'm not comfortable handling for myself. I've recommended him to my friends, and they invariably thank me for the referral. You can also have confidence in his assistant, Valentine. More...



11 September 2007

Affordable Handyman is a great service. I called the service to install drapery rods. Martin (the owner) came over and put up the rods. Martin and his assistant changed my apartment entry and bedroom door locks, which improved the old outdated work my landlord failed to upgrade. I asked him if he would come back and install ceiling fans in both the living room and bedroom. He quoted me a price. I made an appointment. His work is quick precise and very professional and most importantly Affordable!? I recommend his service to anyone who needs assistance. I especially recommend him to tenants with slow or lazy building managers who make his service necessary! More...



28 August 2007

I called Affordable Handyman to install drapes in my living room. After our power went out from a storm, and I missed our scheduled appointment, Martin could not have been nicer or more acommodating. He came the next day (and even came early!), and worked quickly and efficiently to hang the drapes. He was extremely professional, and I felt very safe with him in my house. I will be sure to call again for future projects. More...



10 August 2007

Affordable Handyman is a great service. I called the service after putting multiple holes in my wall trying to put up a drapery rod. Martin (the owner) came over and put up the rod. He also filled the holes i left with material to hide the defects in the wall. I felt comfortable with him in my home and i will ask him to come back to help with other home services. More...



17 July 2007

I was referred to Affordable Handyman for some general ""remodeling-type"" work I wanted done in a new town home. Over the last several months, Martin Lorenzo has completed a variety of projects for me including installation/grouting of a glass tile mosaic kitchen backsplash, installation/grouting of travertine 12 x 12 tiles around a fireplace hearth, removal of medicine cabinets and mirrors, patch and repair of drywall ready for painting, painting, and installation of bathroom vanity countertop and fixtures. Martin is extremely hardworking, efficient, versatile and creative (often assisting me with ideas how best to accomplish my objective). His work is meticulous as is his work style. He is very professional, friendly, patient (significant, given my lack of ""general contracting"" experience) and responsive and accommodating to me and my schedule. His rates are fair and reasonable. Martin does it all, and does it all extremely well! Quite a find! I will seek his services again for future projects, without hesitation. More...



9 July 2007

I called Affordable Handyman based on the reviews that were posted. Everything the other reviewers said was correct. I needed a ceiling fan replaced, which Martin quickly did. I had hoped to get a quote for some drywall repair that needed to be done and Martin and one of his staff actually did the repair the same day. It is a real find to have a resource that works after 4 PM! I was pleased with the courteous service on the phone when I made the first call and extremely happy with the work that was performed. They cleaned up the drywall mess quickly and efficiently, and drywall repair can make a mess. I highly recommend their work and will call them again for additional repairs. More...



19 May 2007

I had a problem with birds getting into my dryer vent from the outside of the building. I contacted Affordable Handyman to put a vent cap on the dryer exhaust vent. The day of the appointment, Martin called to confirm! He showed up on time. He realized there was already a vent cap on the exhaust vent and that I'd been wrong about what needed to be done. He suggested a sort of cage to put over the vent to prevent the birds from getting in. He went and got what was needed and put it up. He was very polite and explained what he was going to do. I found the service extremely satisfactory. I was really nervous about hiring a handyman since I'd never done it before and didn't know anyone who knew one. I thought the person wouldn't arrive or change the charges. Affordable Handyman did none of these. The work Martin did was done in a timely manner and effectively. I will use him for future projects when needed. More...



5 March 2007

I've used Affordable Handyman Service to do a wide range of repairs in my condo on several occasions and I highly recommend them. Owner Martin Lorenzo and staff are friendly, polite, knowledgeable and efficient. They have done a great job on all kinds of work, from painting to plumbing to fixing broken appliances. And they take care with my personal property and always clean up. Martin is very organized in running his business, following up on phone calls and email, and always following through on promises. Rates are very reasonable. I've been very pleased with the work done and customer service. More...



21 July 2006

Quick service and on time for appointment. Did excellent job and then I was very suprised by the cost. Even lower than I had hoped. Besides doing an efficient job he was very polite and consciencious to keep area clean and then in cleaning up after all the work he did. Available into the evenings for those who work during day and can't get home during the day to meet up with someone to do work. Will definitely use again for any future jobs. More...

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