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***** Handyman Paul G. is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 37 reviews!

  • *****

    Paul did a terrific job helping me ready my rental property for showing. He was on time and did exactly what he said he would do at a reasonable price. He even made helpful suggestions (dismantling a Murphy bed to make my condo more marketable to prospective tenants) and carried out all the work in an efficient and
    professional manner. In addition, when I needed additional work done on short notice, he made time in his schedule to do the job the very next day!

    I have ZERO mechanical and carpentry skills and trusted Paul to shop for and install a new bathroom exhaust fan and completely new toilet tank inner workings. The fan that needed replace was at least 30 years old. It was a size that is not available anymore and had been mounted into the tile work. Paul figured out a way to replace the working parts without disturbing the tile, thus saving me time and money.

    I have several handyman jobs that need done in my own home. I will be calling Paul for that work, too.
    As an added perk, Paul is personable, intelligent and has a great wit and sense of humor. I am very happy and thankful to have found him!

  • *****

    Had a great customer service experience with Paul G. Professional, timely, and kind.

    I think it shows a lot that he put so much into his yelp, and he has the BEST descriptions.

    I'd call him again if I needed anything else.

    Thanks Paul G.!

  • *****

    I had botched a home project pretty bad and needed a professional to come help. Paul was extremely responsive and punctual. He did a very quality job for a fair price as originally quoted. Will definitely be leveraging his services again!

  • *****

    I used Paul on numerous occasions to help with various things for my bosses son's apartment in Cambridge. Paul is great trying to fit you in his schedule. Whatever we needed help with he got it done. Whether it was putting a complex desk together with a million pieces, installing a bidet toilet seat (lol) and even shaving the bottom of a door so a rug could fit underneath the bedroom door when it's closed (thanks to his carpentry skills). He's also funny, in good spirits (while listening to his music while he works) and pleasant to work with. I would definitely recommend him!

  • *****

    Paul came to fix our front porch door that wasn't closing properly and he also came to fix our bathroom door that was completely broken. He was very diligent and even added a door stopper. I would recommend him to anyone.

  • *****

    After speaking with Paul, I would like to update my review. He called me last night and took the time to explain the intent behind his comment - that he was encouraging me to use my brain to take a look at the situation to recognize that what I bought wouldn't fit well - but he also acknowledged and apologized for the impact. I truly believe and accept his apology. We had a great conversation and found common ground, and I said that things he sees as second nature and common sense, may not be obvious to someone without his affinity for such things. He took this point very well, and I think will keep it in mind going forward.

    (As an aside, he was doing work in my house while I went to the hardware store in an effort to save me money vs paying for the time it would take for him to do both.)

    I chose to update this Yelp review of my own accord, after speaking with Paul and hearing and truly believing his apology.

  • *****

    Paul is intelligent, well organized, and he was very effective at the tasks I gave him. He quickly cut through my handyman list so I had to come up with extra things for him to do. I will definitely hire him again and recommend him to my neighbors.

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    Updating this review, Paul returned and did some more work for me. He came on time ready to go, as last time. I took a day off from work to be there to let him in, but I I'm deducting one star for a couple reasons. First, I must say that I didn't have a vacation day. He talked to me or had me assisting all day for things that in my opinion could have been figured out without me; or, he could have given me a full report at the end instead of continuous calling me to help or take a look at something. It ended up being a little stressful. I also was disappointed in how he kept my house, just little things; traipsing in without even thinking to remove his shoes, dumping out contents of a new sink on my white carpet, leaving wet towels on my kitchen counter, throwing a dirty mailbox into the newly detailed trunk of my car, and dumping grout, wood and trash in my new large garbage can without liner (I'm picky about that). He also made a joke about some artwork in my bathroom, saying "oh, so people can get culture while they poop." Just a little odd. I'm sure he will barely remember this stuff because he didn't seem to think about it. It's just because I'm obsessive about my house and keep it ultra clean and I was a little hangry! I was so busy with him I had no time to eat.

    Otherwise, he is phenomenal. He is so incredibly nice and stayed LONGER than he planned to help me out, because I had forgotten to buy a new mailbox. so he waited for me to make a Lowes run. He's a sweetheart and takes pride in his work-to the point that you sometimes have to pry him away from something extra. He did beautiful work and was very reasonably priced. Despite these few issues, highly recommend.

  • *****

    Paul made himself available right away. he quoted his rate with clear explanation of the pricing, minimum hours, etc. He did 2 days of work and handled everything we threw at him. This was for a n office building move, so not only is he adapt at home projects, he can also do business/commercial tasks also.

    He was prompt and gave very clear communication, but more importantly, fast replies.

  • *****

    Paul is great. Beyond his multiple handyman talents, he is very good company. It was easy to get in touch, and Paul was able to come on very short notice.

    I highly recommend him.

  • *****

    Paul is great. I had a list of 19 items for him, some of them substantial (I.e. putting peel and stick tile on my closet floors). He did everything in one day, did good work and charged a fair price. In line with other reviewers, I expected it to be much more. He isn't going to give you the run around or having you wondering for days on end if he will show, he is reliable and does what you ask. Highly recommend.

  • *****

    Paul has been a huge help for many projects. I just hired Paul for the 4th time. He's great. The first time he and Gary installed an A/C in an odd window and fixed a few other things. The second time Paul alone rebuilt some back stairs. The third time, he and Gary replaced the front fascia of the house. Last week Paul helped me demo a wall in the attic. I'm very happy with all the work, and find Paul easy to work with.

  • *****

    I'm currently out of the country and have used Paul several times recently for a number of different jobs on a property in Arlington. Paul is very responsive and does first rate work. On several of my jobs Paul had to make a judgement call as to the best way to repair things. He communicated very well and provided choices of different ways he could tackle things. I totally trust his judgement.

    Its very difficult to find someone who is reliable, does great work and can adjust on the fly to deal with unknowns.

    I recommend him without reservation.

  • *****

    Was moving our son into an unfurnished apartment at NEU Labor day weekend. Thought the IKEA assembly would be a snap- ha ha. Contacted Paul and he got back to me within an hour. He showed up, assembled everything we asked him to and helped us with items we were working on. He was neat, efficient, and reasonably priced. Keeping his number in my contacts!

  • *****

    Paul responded to my call within 10 minutes and was at my house within 20. He did the job fast and well (replacing three old smoke detectors). He is pleasant and polite and reasonably priced. Sorry to have found him just as I'm moving away from the area!

  • *****

    We needed some help getting our new window A/C units installed. Paul was great to work with. He responded quickly, gave a price quote upfront, showed up when he said he would, worked quickly and did a great job. Can't beat that!

  • *****

    Highly recommend Paul. He is very professional, does excellent work and also is a very nice guy.

  • *****

    Paul responded super quickly and was able to come over the next day. He fixed our annoying towel rack and replaced the sash cords on three old windows. He did a great job! Highly recommended.

  • *****

    Great response time, quick fixes to the problems. Did a couple of last minute things that I had not scheduled. He is a great guy and very efficient. Prices on the mark.
    Shari
    Waltham

  • *****

    Paul is a big help getting projects done that I can't do myself. He's fixed and installed things at my house for several years now, including putting in a new front storm door that required carpentry work, repairing Anderson window cranks, shoring up a shelf in a tricky spot in my kitchen, and most recently installing a shower door. A pleasure to work with.

  • *****

    Paul replied promptly (same day) to email request for IKEA re-assembly after my move. I needed the job done within two days. Gary came over the next day - accommodating my schedule that day - and completed the job within the number of hours estimated by Paul based on pictures.  

    Very good work, professional yet flexible, very reasonable prices. I would use them again and recommend to friends and family. Made my move just a little less stressful!

  • *****

    I hired Paul and Gary to help make my two-family more livable. They came on short notice and even rescheduled jobs to help me finish before my tenant arrived. They put in two smallish IKEA kitchens, Gary tiled one of the kitchens, re-grouted a bathroom, and straightened up various odds and ends around the house. I was very happy with both of them.

  • *****

    Paul and his counterpart Gary are great. They do an excellent job and show up on time. They totally went above and beyond the call of duty and did fixes to my apartment in 6 or so hours that would have taken me weeks I feel like. Their experience, skill, expertise, attention to detail, and agreeable personalities make them a great hire. They are fairly priced as well.

    I am very, very glad I hired them, and I was amazed, frankly, by how much they got done, so well, so quickly in such a short period of time. They fixed a leaky shower head (which was not even on my list of must fix items) by going out and finding the exact right part and replacing it because they knew it would be an easy fix. They painted two bathroom ceilings in a jiffy... re-calked two showers in a jiffy, and fixed two complicated door hinges... and the work better then ever--very smoothly.

    Definitely hire these two if you can. They do a fantastic job and have a great sense of humor. They cleaned up everything nicely at the end, too. No complaints. Perfect job.

  • *****

    Thank goodness I called Paul. He called me back immediately, was courteous, and very interested in helping me get my job done. He referred me to Gary, an expert tile installer, to complete my kitchen backsplash. The price I negotiated with Gary was reasonable and within the range I was quoted from others.

    I was particularly impressed by a few things: Gary's calm and respectful manner, his meticulous attention to detail when cutting and laying the tile, and his consistent and efficient work, and his flexibility with my schedule.

    The only minor issue I had was that the site wasn't cleaned at the end of each workday. There was grout powder and tile spacers left on my countertops and in the sink, but it didn't cause any damage.

    I couldn't be happier with my stainless subway tile backsplash. Choose Paul for your next job!

  • *****

    I had a  small job install job that requires minor carpentry work--installing new sliders for a bathroom vanity.  Paul did a great job communicating with me about the scope of the work and telling me upfront that his colleague Gary work be doing the work. Gary was great. He arrived on time and got right to work. He quickly understood the job and proceeded without oversight  When he discovered an obstacle, he explained his ideas to me before proceeding.  When he finished, he cleaned up the work area and left us with a renewed vanity. Great job. Highly recommend Paul and Gary.

  • *****

    I hired Paul to install some recess lighting in my apartment. Paul did a awesome job and completed the job fast. We had to reschedule a few times because of the massive snow storms we got recently, but Paul was always sure to call me and let me know if he would be late or couldn't come do to the snow. I would definitely recommend Paul for handyman services

  • *****

    I had a  small job install job that requires minor carpentry work--installing new sliders for a bathroom vanity.  Paul did a great job communicating with me about the scope of the work and telling me upfront that his colleague Greg work be doing the work. Greg was great. He arrived on time and got right to work. He quickly understood the job and proceeded without oversight  When he discovered an obstacle, he explained his ideas to me before proceeding.  When he finished, he cleaned up the work area and left us with a renewed vanity. Great job. Highly recommend Paul and Greg.

  • *****

    I was really happy with the service provided.  Paul was on another job but sent over Gary to do some minor repairs in my condo.  Gary was prompt and finished everything in a short amount of time.  I would definetly use Paul's services again for any small jobs around the house, though I'm sure they would do bigger jobs if needed.

  • *****

    We had Paul help us with getting a rental unit we own into better condition.  He came to the house (on Father's Day!) and reconnected the hanging gutters to the house.  He then painted the bathroom wall and regrouted the bathroom tiles and bathroom sink, so that the whole room was far more presentable and inviting.  He also regrouted around the kitchen sink.  The apartment also has old-fashioned windows with rope weights in the sides.  Paul re-roped them so that they work perfectly.  

    We would recommend Paul without reservation.  He was fair and honest, did the work he committed to, and all of the work he completed was excellent. We will keep his number handy and call him any time we need any work done in Arlington!

  • *****

    I called Paul because he had great reviews and was local...he was able to adjust his schedule to fit me in, as I had a leak that I wanted fixed as soon as possible.  I also had some jobs that have been lingering, and he finished them all in a few hours ! He replaced a garbage disposal, fixed an electrical outlet, hung a light, and, very much appreciated on this 90 degree day, he installed my new air conditioner.  Paul offered amazing service, is very friendly and we had some great conversations while he worked.  I felt comfortable enough to leave my house and run to Home Depot while he continued working... I am already putting together a list of more "around the house" things for him...I would trust him with any task and he is very reasonably priced.

  • *****

    Found Paul's info online and called him in to change some locks and fix a broken sink stopper. He was able to come to property the same day within 2 hours and did an excellent job. Also a nice guy, gave me a ride back to work, and has interesting conversation stories.

  • *****

    Skillful, efficient and thorough. Couldn't be better!

    Chris M.

  • *****

    I called Paul at 5 p.m. on a week day asking if he could help me mount my new 55 inch tv and he was able to come that same day to help me out. He was a really nice guy who was able to mount our tv within a half hour and then also helped my roommate mount his tv in his bedroom.
    Paul was reasonably priced, especially compared to Best Buy Geek Squad and stuff like that, and was exactly what I needed to really make the tv's look terrific. I would recommend Paul to anyone looking for a handyman and will definitely keep him in mind for any other tasks I might need accomplished

  • *****

    I called Paul on a Saturday, and he returned my call within a few hours from a music festival I think... so he's easy to be in touch with. We have a rental condo in a 2 family, our unit and the other unit ,which is also rented out, needed some work (caulking, water damage repair) in the bathrooms. It was a bit annoying for me to coordinate because I had to deal with the owner of the other place that does not live nearby, and coordinate with my tenants and their tenants. Paul was super patient and easy to schedule (though he did have to reschedule the first time, but it was no big deal). I ended up not meeting him, but according to the tenants he arrived on time. He did the work and sent us a very detailed email about what he did, and any potential problems to look for. His prices were very reasonable, as well. He is definitely our future go-to handyman for anything that comes up in our rental property or primary residence.

  • *****

    I needed IKEA furniture assembeled and contacted Paul via Craigslist. He was very prompt and professional and turned around the assembly in one day! I will be calling Paul for other jobs I need done in the future. He is very well priced as well :)

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    Paul's web presence and Angie's List rating is what brought me to him.
    I emailed Paul regarding some prompt and thorough work I needed to prep my Condo for sale. He was able to fit me in - Coming by late on a Friday evening to do a walkthrough of the job and even brought in extra help to make sure the job was done on time in the 3 days I had available. It was great working with Paul, who was very thorough in making sure everything met my desires, and was sure to redo work if it didn't come out just right.

    Our place looks fantastic, and I actually was prepared for the total cost to be more: Paul worked very hard and fast, and I look forward to working with him again in the future!

  • *****

    Paul was great. Very professional, on-time and his work was great. So glad to have found someone reliable and non-sketchy to help around the house!