House Boy provides Additions and Remodels services in Huntersville, NC. Call them at 704-947-2163 for more details.
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I'm a realtor who recommended Houseboy to some of my clients. I had limited experience with him, and on the small jobs (paint or plumbing) he did ok. But on a large project involving more technical work, he did not perform to my client's standards. He threatened to quit twice during the middle of the project and sometimes did not want to do what the client was paying him to do. I don't know the exact details but my client called me very upset and said she would never use or reccomend Houseboy. She said he was very unprofessional. Just wanted to pass along this information. Beware of using this contractor for anything but very small jobs.
The contractor stayed within budget. The work was completed on time.
I'm pleased with their work and love the results. Fans, lights, dimmers and garage door opener, so far. Still have to finish the garage door opener - but we are waiting on the builder to adjust the door which was not installed properly. I have already started another list for them to take care of, and look forward to working with them again.
I wanted to build my wife a reading room on the 3rd floor. They removed the carpet and installed light bamboo hardwood floors, wainscoting, painted, moulding, too many other things to describe. This was a Xmas present to her. They completed the work in two days. I've used them before and will continue to use HB for future needs. Thanks Dave and Orlando!
After coming to terms on the work that was to be accomplished and specifically how (i.e. replicate the wood disk and base at the bottom of my columns using the same materials: wood, and to the same dimensions. We also agreed which one of us would buy which materials. They called asked for some specific measurements so they could make the wood disks (2) before coming on site. I provided the information via phone and text page/email. They claimed that their "master woodworker'" would be doing this job and that it would take two full days. I bought the paint and other supplies, they were to buy the wood, nails and screws, if necessary. They showed up with a dinky plastic column base that was smaller than the bottom of my column. I advised that my expectation is that the dimensions and materials remain the same and that a base that is smaller in dimension than the column would not be acceptable. Houseboy insisted that they could make it work and it would look just like before. Again, I was extremely clear what I expected and repeated those expectations often, and let them know that their plan would not be acceptable. I came by in the late afternoon and they had done what they wanted and put a plastic bottom on undercolumn that was too small - way too small. They added to the column top and they used wood filler to widen the diameter of the base and make it look like it is larger. I told them again, that this was not satisfactory and that I expected wood and I expected it to be cut to size as had been agreed upon. I came home to the silliest looking columns and learned that they believed they had finished the job. When I advised the owner that, no, it did not meet what was agreed upon, except that they took the same anount of time they said it would take - two full days - he started cussing and then said he would make it right. Long story short, they then decided they did not know how to make it right and that I should pay them what is fair based on what it will cost to fix them properly. Then the owner followed it up with a highly threatening email that if I did not pay the whole amount he would put a lien on my home. Skip these guys. They do not know what they are doing and they are completely unprofessional. Frankly, I chose them based on the recommendations here on contractors.com. I would hate for any other person to get fooled and select these folks. To take down what they did and do what I asked them to do with another contractor is going to cost more than they billed because of all the wood filler and the plastic column base that they put under my historic solid wood columns. Don't waste a moment of your time on these guys.
Dave and his guys were awesome to work with! They did a great job and were a lot of fun! They really worked hard and got the job done quickly. All of the projects turned out beautiful!
They were great. On time and really helped me get through the items I needed to have repaired.
House Boy has been timely and efficent in their work.
Overall great job.
We have had a wonderful experience with Houseboy. Actually they will be doing more work for us in the next few weeks. We would highly recommend his company. His painters are the best!!!
November 12, 2006 Dave Richardson, President Houseboy Dear Dave, Dale and I would like to thank you for the excellent work you and your staff did to get our home model ready for resale. You made this an easy process mostly because of the following: You were personally involved and spent considerable time with us on the front end to determine exactly what we wanted done. You provided a detailed itemization of the work order and specific prices for each project, large and small. You listened and made recommendations that gave us permanent solutions versus quick fixes. Quality materials were used. You started on time and were able to work late some days and weekends to meet the very aggressive time schedule we requested. This was very much appreciated as I know you have many jobs to juggle. You made us feel like we were your most important customers and I'm certain you treat all your clients in the same manner. If we had questions you were assessable and responsive. On top of that you gave us a daily status which was helpful. Your staff was skilled, professional and courteous and showed up on time every day. They worked hard throughout the day and treated us and our home with respect. It's refreshing to have people in the service industry act like they like their job and they weren't even acting. Your subcontractors showed up on time too and carefully explained what they were going to do. You kept to budget. That does not happen often in today's market environment and therefore have earned our trust. We have already recommended you to two neighbors and will be sure to call you if the home sale inspector finds any items that need to be addressed. Your company does just what it advertises and I'm confident in placing the Homeboy's phone number in my contact list for future reference. Thank you for a job well done.
I had exterior work and painting done by workers from the HOUSE BOY. I must say I was very very pleased. First at the low cost of the job, but even more so by the high quality of work that they did as well as the efficiency and speed with which they completed it, working on weekends. I would highly recommend them and would not hesitate to use again. Each day I drive by my house and see the dramatic improvements, I continue to be elated with joy!
I would highly recommend Houseboy and his crew. I have hired him on several occasions and have been delighted with an extremely professional relationship. I have referred him to many of my neighbors who have subsequently hired him with satisfactory opinions as well. I receive reasonably priced estimates in a timely fashion, his staff is friendly and courteous to me and respectful of my property. He has showed up early to begin the work we have wanted done. He went the extra yard on one occasion...during a heavy storm this year, a tree pierced my roof and an inner wall of my house...it was almost a foot in diameter and needed immediate repair to avoid a lot of water damage. It happened at 6:30 at night on a Thursday. By 6:45 I had made arrangements to have Houseboy and his staff at my home the next day to cover the damage and evaluate the repairs. He was at my home on Friday by 8:30 am and by 10:00 the trees were removed from my roof and the damage was tarped over (before the next rain storm could further damage the roof). My homeowners insurance claims adjuster reviewed Houseboy's estimate and because it was reasonably priced, it was immediately approved completely. Monday morning Houseboy arrived to repair the damages and by Tuesday pm the work was completed. What could have been a complete nightmare was merely an inconvenience because Houseboy was so responsive to our needs. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking for an honest contractor.
The House Boy people were very professional, and on time. Would use them again.
Dave Richardson and his entire Houseboy team did an outstanding job remodeling my home. They had the vision and skills to complete the project professionally, on time and at an affordable price. Finally, I have found a home improvement specialist that can take my ideas and turn them into a reality. I will definately be using Houseboy again.
I have NEVER encountered a worse "handy man" in my life! Dave was by far the most unprofessional and crude individual I have encountered in the service profession. DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE - not only will he threaten you personally, but you may encounter him intoxicated and beligerent. I contacted him for a major renovation, which he said he could handle, and he quoted me a price for the work to be done. I was explicit as to my budget and he agreed to the terms. Well... as the project went on, usually due to his own lack of experience or just plain ignorance, he mismeasured or miscalculated various installations of tile, carpet or wood, and would constantly increase his materials cost. David Richardson and House Boy Inc. is a total fraud and complete threat to your home and your person. DO NOT HIRE THIS SERVICE!!!
I just wanted to thank you for your usual fine work on our house. I must say that after using several other so-called home repair companies, I am again wonderfully pleased with the work that you and your people do for us, as promised, on time, and with fine quality. Unlike the previous companies who were always late and did poor quality work, you have never failed us. After several years of using "House Boy's" services I can honestly say that you are the best, and with reasonable prices. I also note that your people politely pointed out that my suggested fix of the flooding in front of our house during heavy rains would not work. They pointed it out and explained why it would not work, thereby reducing my costs and avoiding doing a project that would not work. Many others would have done the job just as I told them to do, knowing that it would not work, just to get more money. Our repainted screened in porch and upper deck look great, too. So did the other 8 house projects you completed for us in 2005. Since I seem to have no mechanical or carpentry skills, (Not to mention my fear of heights when climbing on ladders) I will, no doubt, be calling you again for my "Honey Do" list for 2006.
I don't know who's been rating this guy...have you noticed all the reviews occurred on the same date..hummm....suspicious...looks pretty fraudulent when you write positive reviews about yourself House Boy. I STRONGLY URGE ALL WHO REAT THESE REVIEWS NOT TO HIRE THIS SERVICE. After having botched a remodeling job at my home, this individual threatened me physically as well as verbally....very very unprofessional.
I am writing to thank you for the superb work that you rendered. I came to you with a long list of demands, and you were able to meet my request at a very reasonable price and in a short period of time. You even volunteered to work on a holiday just to satisfy my deadline. Dave, I appreciate the manner in which you took into consideration my frequent trips back and forth to my old residence preparing for my move. Regardless, you continued to work diligently around my erratic schedule. You have helped to make my transition to my new home and new environment less stressful. I have owned several properties and have conducted business with numerous contractors, but I have yet to meet any as professional, conscientious and honest as you. Your personality was uplifting, encouraging, and you were a pleasure to be around. You are a credit to your profession. I would highly recommend House Boy Inc to anyone needing services. Again, I appreciate the modifications you made to my home.
I had Dave Richards from House boy come out and do an estimate for some work I need to have done on our house. I had several different estimates, and his was very competitive. We had an appointment scheduled and the work was done in a very timely and professional manner. I was pleased with the results and felt that he and his crew event went above and beyond what I had expected. I will certainly call House Boy the next time I need any work done.
Dave and his team did a great job on our bathroom. Dave worked with us to lay out the plan and gave us suggestions throughout the process based on his experience. Everyone was very professional - showed up on time, cleaned up each day and always called if they were going to be late or ran into any delays. I have already recommended the House Boy company to several friends and will continue to do so.
The House Boy Company was very prompt and did a great job on all of our home repairs. (We had a long list.)
Just wanted to drop a line and say thanks for the great work today. We keep thinking of new things we want done now that we've seen your work.
House Boy came to our house after hours because they knew that we needed house repair work done ASAP in order to close on the sale of our house. They worked with us to get many items fixed at a price within our budget and completed the work over the weekend.
Dave Richardson and the House Boy company did a great job for me. Scheduling was easy, they showed up on-time and were professional. I was particularly impressed by the broad scope of their abilities. In one day they did everything from install track lighting to putting in a new bathroom vanity. I will definitely hire them again.
Lake Norman is saturated with "handyman services" and it's very hard to choose which one you're going to go with. We took a chance with Houseboy and it was a great decision. We had beautiful crown moulding installed and painted and it really transformed the living room. Dave also painted our bed and bathroom. Great job. Will use again!
Dave brings a great deal of experience to each client, he was very accurate with his estimate and very timely in making all of our repairs. The attention he pays to detail is refreshing. In all, our project was completed on time and within the buget we set based on Dave's estimates.
House Boy is reliable and reasonably priced. I have used their services repeatedly and will continue to call them back for all types of household jobs.
The House Boy company was prompt and professional when tending to our siding and chimney repair. They did an excellent job and I would certainly recommend them to a friend who was in need of any home repair.
We had crown molding installed in several rooms. Workers were on time and did wonderful, precise work. No mess while they were working, nor when they left. Very polite.
During this last year I have used House Boys during the inspection/closing process. I have been extremely satisfied. I would highly recommend them.