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    Missouri Star

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    I have used Angie's list multiple times in the Houston, TX area. Actually, I just got a note to renew my membership. It's tough here just to get someone to show up, so I like using it and reading reviews before selecting a vendor.

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    We use Angie's List and have been pleased with the contractors we've used. I've tried Home Adviser but it wants your contact information before showing the contractors. But usually I'm not ready to commit, just shopping around. So I haven't used it.

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    I used Angie's list in Los Angeles doing my aunties house. I had to fix the windows which were rope pullies inside. That was pretty specialized. And then a screen installer. Very happy. Here at home I used a couple of people on Craigslist to move suff around so I could get new carpet in. Then another guy to tear down a rotten small deck. Again no prolems. I'm alone ,but just have a friend over if it makes you leary.



    Lorie

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    I've used contractors from ThumbTack.com and liked it a lot. You describe your need and those who can do the work will submit bids. And it's free to join.

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    If you know a realtor ask them for references. They almost always have a list of handymen.
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    The Guild President

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    GREAT idea, never thought of that. I live in South FL and faced with a language barrier so cannot communicate too well with these Hispanics around me since I do not speak Spanish. I have asked in Home Depot, etc. but got no information. I'm retired and have lost contact with people and they moved away. Thank you.
    Linda

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    If you live on Pine Island I could help you find someone !
    My brother lives there.
    I think asking your closest church is a great idea! You need not belong...just call and ask!
    Best of luck!

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    We have a greatly trusted handyman, and we found him on the recommendation of a Realtor. If a Realtor specializes in fixers, the handyman won't want to jeopardize his reputation with the Realtor.

    I wish you luck, because I understand your worry. You're very smart to be careful in this day and age.
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    and now for the flip side of this problem.....my husband is a self-employed appliance repairman. Every so often he will ask me to do a "ride along" because he doesn't feel comfortable being alone with the homeowner. Once I am on the scene things go okay so I am happy to help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraP View Post
    and now for the flip side of this problem.....my husband is a self-employed appliance repairman. Every so often he will ask me to do a "ride along" because he doesn't feel comfortable being alone with the homeowner. Once I am on the scene things go okay so I am happy to help.
    Too bad you are not closer - I have a dishwasher that needs repairing. Waited all day for someone yesterday and they never showed. You could come along and we could talk quilts while he fixed the dishwasher!
    Donna

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