(847) 713-2120
Barrington, IL

Testimonials

Kitchen Remodeling Customer Review
HMMH was hired to do a complete kitchen remodel. I had previously used another remodel company for our master BR, and even though the outcome was excellent, I was not comfortable with having to only use that company's vendors (cabinets, tile, accessories). I felt there were many hidden costs and not a lot of flexibility if there were choices that were sub-optimal. While HMMH have their own suppliers for cabinets, countertops, flooring, they let you use your supplier if you prefer to do so. Andy, the owner of the company, was involved from the first visit. He is an excellent contractor - prompt, professional, thorough and very pleasant to work with. Since he already knew we were going to renovate our entire kitchen, the initial visit included people who handled cabinets, flooring and design. Measurements were done and options were provided. There were some unexpected issues, and Andy would do his research into potential solutions prior to presenting us with the task at hand. Therefore, he would offer different viable solutions when problems arose. HIs crew is excellent - prompt, hardworking and meticulous. Heath provided excellent service in demolition, cabinets/appliance installation and tile work. Martin was great with his duct work. Andy subcontracted with excellent companies for electrical and plumbing work. Ginger was very helpful with design ideas and helping us obtain a stainless steel backsplash. Overall, we are extremely pleased with the outcome. It was a job worth the money and the peace of mind with HMMH was invaluable. We would love to use them for our next project.
Home Remodeling Customer Review
I selected this company for several projects in my home based on the wonderful reviews I saw here and I am so very glad that I did! We started with a bathroom that was totally remodeled and replacement of the kitchen counter/sink and replacement of a tile backspash. Next up they repaired the basement staircase/installed a new handrail and refinished the hardwood floors. I was so thrilled with the experience and the results that I brought them back to remove popcorn ceilings and to paint the walls and ceilings. Right now they are finishing up a second bathroom remodel that is also gorgeous. I cannot say enough good about this company. Andy, Anne and Ginger were so very professional, honest and helpful in getting the projects and estimate work orders set up. Each of the tradesmen were also extremely helpful in explaining what was being done ( I am inquisitive) and were there on time and very careful to protect the floors, etc and clean up after completion of the work. Thank you Urmas, Scott, Rein, Virgo and Heath for sharing your finely honed skills with us. It has been a pleasure to work with each of you. Quotes for the work were competitive and any minor concerns I had or add-ons I requested were addressed promptly and fairly. I will be using this company again next year for other projects; no need to look elsewhere, they are trustworthy and wonderfully skilled.
Another Happy Customer
Excellent! Andy Bigane and his team were professional, very reasonably priced, and extremely trustworthy. The lead carpenter, Steve, went the extra mile to correct all the problems the previous contractor's subs made. He is truly a perfectionist and treated our home like he would his own. He, the painter, the drywaller, the wood floor specialist, and everyone else who came to work were so professional and very concerned that everything was completed to our satisfaction. We never once had to worry about what was being done. The job was completed on time and UNDER THE ORIGINAL ESTIMATE. After the nightmare that was left for us by the original contractor, we are so relieved to finally have our new porch and we could not be more pleased with Handy Men & Mrs. Helper. ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND!!
Bathroom Remodeling Testimonial
I do not enjoy all the choices that go with remodeling and Ginger, Andy, Heath and all their suppliers made it easy. They walked into 3 disasters and left me with 3 beautiful bathrooms finished top to bottom and I did not have to do a thing. Everyone was prompt, returned calls in a timely manner and so easy to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone! Thank you for all your help and hard work!
Painting & Drywall Testimonial
We needed HUGE indoor painting job and drywall repairs. There were 5 spots to repair of dry wall, a bathroom with highly damaged walls from wallpaper removal and past peeling. Also had 4 rooms to paint, large foyer, and 2 tall stairways with 2 connecting hallways. Yorin and Rein were a great team! They worked fast, hard, and neatly! They were here 4 days and each day they vacuumed up and cleaned the mess so we could still live normal:) Very kind and trustworthy- left the house while they plowed thru the work!
Another Happy Handyman Customer
We needed to replace drywall in laundry room, office, bathroom and in garage. Paint all those rooms and another bathroom and bedroom. Hung towel racks and built a soffit over some pipe work. We are VERY pleased with everything. We worked with EJ. and he was very helpful in choosing colors. He was very professional, polite and easy to work with. Anne was great in returning calls, making suggestions. Getting back to us. We had to delay things because my husband was in the hospital and she was right there to help us. A great person to work with. Would definitely call on them again. Professional, polite, and easy to work with.
Repeat Handyman Customer
Install can lights; Install additional features to a built-in quilt wall; Install led strip accent lighting; tons of other things! HMMH and Steve are the WORLD's greatest!  Steve was here for a week and was very dedicated to his work.  We had LED strip lighting installed in the basement for some accent lighting.  What can I say . . . Steve wasn't happy with the results unless/until I was happy with the results.
I've used HMMH for several years and have NEVER had a bad experience.  In fact, they sent me a fabulous house cleaner who is now one of closest friends.  In my opinion that should speak VOLUMES to the quality of services provided by HMMH and their many tradesmen.
If you've happened across HMMH here on Angie's List, there's no need to look elsewhere.  You've found the best there is.
Drywall Repair & Painting Testimonial
Handy Men and Mrs. Helper repaired a drywall section of my house, installed an access panel and beautifully paint the wall. The contractor came and immediately installed the drywall. His workmanship reflected a highly experienced carpenter. The contractor was very professional and very friendly to talk to while he did his work. He began painting the wall after the drywall had been fixed and completed the job in a timely manner. We will definitely request this particular contractor again for other projects. Furthermore, the office staff to the "Handy Men and Mrs. Helper" are second to none! They are a very polite and professional group of referring facilitators. I feel like I have found the best company I could find to help fix up my house! 
Handyman Testimonial
In February, EJ repaired a crack in our ceiling, fixed some doorway trim and painted a ceiling and bedroom.  He did excellent work.  As a result of this experience, we decided to hire Handy Men & Mrs Helper again to remodel our master bath.  They installed a new floor, shower, toilet, vanity, granite countertop, sink, etc… Andy and his team basically created a new bath for us.
We received a detailed appraisal for the bathroom remodel.  All questions were clearly answered - and we had a lot of them.  Anne and Andy gave us recommendations/resources for tile and plumbing accessories.  They made sure that we were satisfied with the service we received from their resources.  Delivery and pick up dates went smoothly.  The work was carefully completed.  Heath has a good eye for detail and offered good suggestions.  During the installation, I appreciated how carefully the carpeting was covered and the mess kept to a minimum.  We felt very comfortable with the workers in our home.  They are honest, respectful professionals who know their business and follow through with all expectations.
Would we use them again?  You bet!   We have a date set to have our house painted in August.
Home Remodeling Testimonial
The projects we completed were: complete kitchen remodel, opening of two walls, opening soffits, replacing the Pergo, tile and carpeting on the first floor with hardwood flooring and updating powder room. We moved from a large home into townhome with the idea that we would update the first floor and open up the view. It was a process to get the project started as the cabinet ordering and delivery took two months. Once the project got going, it all ran very smoothly. Andy coordinated everyone who needed to come out including the carpenter, plumbing, electricians, tile, drywall, painting and the sub-contracting of the granite and hardwood floors. I appreciated the sensitivity to timing of everything and he stopped by often to check on the work. The guys were always working hard and on time. We had very little downtime and the entire project was completed in one month. Andy was communicative and his guys respected him. It seems that Andy was committed to making sure the project was left to my satisfaction—even making my neighbor happy by power washing her driveway and sending someone back to my house the next day to fix a dead outlet. HMMH may not be the cheapest, but they have quality workers who seem to enjoy their jobs and respect Andy. We are completely satisfied and will use them again in the future.
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