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Added Nov 20 2017

Can anyone recommend a reasonable electrician or handyman who could hang 2 pendant lights over a kitchen island? My go to person doesn’t have the time. Thanks so much!

  • LRB Happy Lakeview Neighbor

    I’ve used Fix It People for a similar task in the past and was happy with the work and pricing.

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Hi Peg - our family business is AIK Restoration & Repair. For scheduling, please send an email to aikrandr@yahoo.com https://www.yelp.com/biz/aik-restoration-and-repair-chicago?sort_by=rating_desc

  • C

    Robin you post all the time on multiple forums yet your company's yelp reviews are horrible. What is the real story about your company?

  • Philip Independent Business owner ,47th. ward since 1968

    Thank you, C you’ve read my mind.

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Humans are more likely to post a negative review than a positive review; depending on the research, anywhere from 45-1000 percent.

    Someday, I will create a yelp-like site for contractors to rate customers.

  • I'm human and I've posted many more positive reviews than negative. When I get good service from someone I like to do a good turn and help their business out. I always read reviews for companies I hire. I understand there maybe a some negative reviews but I also take into consideration what the bad review was for and how it was handled by the company.
    Responding to customers negative reviews online saying you want to create a web-site to review customers is not a very grown up or pro-active way to handle it. I noticed you did that several times on Yelp.

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    You are correct. I apologize. I should not have engaged.

    Review websites are definitely subjective; we are frequently contacted by companies offering to post reviews on Yelp and Angie's List (beware of Yelp superusers!), at various prices; we had a salesperson from Yelp tell us that our negative reviews will be filtered out if we spend money with them.

    Your personal network is definitely the best sources for contractors.

    I wish you a happy and conflict free Thanksgiving.

  • Let me add to the comments. Howard has done various projects for me in the past quite satisfactorily, BUT sometimes he wouldn't show and came up with lame excuses for not showing. The last occurrence happened this past spring when he took an outdoor light fixture and some paint I had purchased home with him. We agreed that these outside chores could be done at his convenience even if I wasn't home. He never did the work, and in June I emailed Robin and was told he was out of town for a family emergency, had injured his hand, and was getting x-rays. I'd heard similar excuses before and decided I'd been patient enough and asked to have the items returned to me; I even said I'd pick them up when it became apparent they would not be returned voluntarily, which was in fact the case. In the end, I wrote the whole thing off and lost his number, went out and bought the items again and hired someone else to do the work.

  • smartypants Be Nice

    I have hired Howard for 3 separate jobs in my home. The work was good, he was punctual, and the prices were extremely reasonable.

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