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Recommendation from BACA Facebook in October 2015: Jason is good with painting, carpentry, and light plumbing/electrical.
Comments in May 2015 from BACA Facebook: Anyone have a recommendation for a quality handy-man? I’d look to install some custom-ish shelves and would like someone with a good track record. Thanks? Response by Bree Foran I highly recommend Doug Hagedorn. He does really quality work and is very precise. He’s done projects for several friends and coworkers and I’ve only heard people sing his praises.
Recommendation in November 2015 from Donna Carter in NextDoor Truxton Circle (also in June 2009 via BACA page): I have a handyman named Luis Magana, he’s replaced a wooden fence between my house and the neighbors and did an intricate design on the top. He’s a master carpenter 202-292-8065. He lives in the truxton circle community. He also does repointing of bricks.
Mike Maggio (NO relation to Maggio Roofing)
Michael J Maggio Construction & Repair LLC (MJMCR LLC)
24-hour cell number: 202-439-2948
Prior comment from Colleen: Handyman/Window/Door/Roof guy. custom windows and window, door, and skylight replacement. Roof repair and painting. Very knowledgeable, trustworthy, fairly priced and reliable — as in ON TIME! He’s a great communicator and helps you to understand the job he’s doing.
Recommendation in June 2012 from Bloomgindale listserv: http://bloomingdaleneighborhood.blogspot.com/2012/06/shout-out-for-mike-maggio.html
Prior recommendation from the Bloomingdale listserv: Does great work, reasonably priced. Does big and small jobs with extreme attention to detail. Highly recommend him!
(As of November 2015, the business is still around – formerly Martinez Plastering, now Martinez Solutions)
Optimus Remodeling, LLC
Prior self-referral from Ljiljana on the Eckington listserv: My husband is an independent contractor and works as a handyman for many folks in the area (lots in Brookland and in Eckington). He specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, but also does a lot of flooring, painting and any and all odd jobs for his customers. We are on 1st and Q Street so should be pretty easy to get him to stop by and look at what you need done.
Prior recommendation from John on P St NW: Marvin does beautiful work, is absolutely punctual and efficient, and offers competitive, fair pricing. We picked him for two interior-paint jobs, after interviewing several painters and contractors. With a serious, attentive manner, he’s well-spoken, and there’s no hard-sell. He was patient and gentle in thinking through our questions and concerns, and he offered honest solutions. He’s totally upfront, honest, and trustworthy.
Recommendation in January 2012 from Ilana from P St: Marvin Perdomo, who has done lots of work on our house. He’s good, reliable, and very nice.
Recommendation in January 2012 from John & Laura: We second that! Marvin does beautiful work, is absolutely punctual and efficient, and offers competitive, fair pricing. We picked him for two interior-paint jobs, after interviewing several painters and contractors. With a serious, attentive manner, he’s well-spoken, and there’s no hard-sell. He was patient and gentle in thinking through our questions and concerns, and he offered honest solutions. He’s totally upfront, honest, and trustworthy. Text or phone as above.
(As of November 2015, Mr. Perdomo is still in business https://www.linkedin.com/in/marvin-perdomo-7657b779, but residents commented on BACA Facebook in October 2015 that he has been unavailable and appears to have been hired for large projects in Maryland)
Bella Handyman & Construction
Prior recommendation in May 2009 from Scott and Lily in Shaw: We use for them almost every indoor job and they are great. Tell Josh or whoever you talk to that Scott and Lily recommended them!
Garage Door Services, LLC
Prior recommendation from Bloomingdale list: I have a great garage door guy. Ed owns the company and does a lot of the work himself. He did my door on Q St NE and it’s very well done.
(Still in business as of December 2014: http://www.yelp.com/biz/garage-door-services-silver-spring)