Testimonials

Keep an eye on the scope of our work and the depth of clients who have already entrusted us with their homes and businesses. We’re proud and humbled at the same time and thank them for taking the time to share their positive experience with us…

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“As a homeowner and a single parent, I needed a handyman I could trust to do the job right at a fair price. When our basement flooded with over 2 feet of water, Lon dedicated his time and effort to fixing up everything better than it had ever been before. The space transformed into an area that my kids and I LOVE to hang out!

The following summer, Lon returned to repeat another transformation in our backyard by building a 17×20 foot cedar deck. What used to be unusable space is now our favorite place to be during sunny days! What I appreciate most about Lon is that he will thoroughly research every aspect of a project before proceeding on it. His work is high quality because he is personally vested in it. Lon turned out to be more than just a handyman to me and my kids; he’s become a friend.” – Seema, Morton Grove

Description Of Work: Hired Lon to remodel our basement. Lon removed the out-dated paneling, the moldy drywall behind it and the old insulation. He also removed the old carpeting in the family room and the tile in both the family room and the utility room (tile was under the carpet). He re-framed the walls which had been done incorrectly before and put in insulation and drywall then added base, crown molding and a chair rail, then installed custom window casings and painted the room. He also repainted the utility room. He installed ceramic tile in both the utility room and the family room. Also replaced the three doors in the basement and the two closet doors were re-framed and new doors installed. He also removed some old over-head lighting and stuccoed the ceiling.

“Dear Lon — Thanks so much for your terrific work in my apartment last night.  I REALLY appreciate the swift, clean, solid work you did.  The drapery is firmly in the ceiling and the new lamp looks really good.  I can’t wait to see the rewired chandelier and get that in my ceiling. I look forward to hearing from you.  Many thanks.” – Cindy, Lake Forest

“Lon was responsive and helpful throughout the whole process. And, best of all, he delivered results.”Robert, Glenview

“I am thrilled with not only the quality of work Lon provided, but with the way he responded that day to my questions and made a point to come out the following day.  His rates beat all other offers I’ve had and working with him was easy and pleasant.  Now I know when I need help with something, I’ve got a trustworthy and competent resource.  He even offered to clean my bathtub after he worked. It doesn’t get much better than that!” Wrigleyville

AngieList-Member Comments:  Lon remodeled our out-dated family room and laundry areas. Considering the size of the project and the deterioration of the current fixtures, Lon did an excellent job and within a very reasonable amount of time. He encountered a number of setbacks, but addressed everyone immediately and I never had any surprises…except that it all looked amazing when it was done. With any other contractor, this job could have been a disaster. However Lon worked with me to make sure things came out right, and in the end the basement exceeded my expectations. I got more than my money’s worth! Lon is the go to guy!  The Lockers – Skokie

Description Of Work:  A prior window installation had been done incorrectly, and every time it rained, water leaked into the room. Although we had recaulked the window, we were concerned that mold had grown in the wall. Lon cut a hole in the drywall, checked for mold, and re-plastered the wall.

Member Comments:  When I first called, Lon spent a great deal of time with me on the phone, listening to the problem. He was extremely honest, informing me that he doubted we had any mold (based upon my description), and that he wanted to make sure we didn’t pay for a job we didn’t need. He gave a thoughtful assessment of what he believed the problem to be (he turned out to be absolutely correct), and he listed his time, materials, and estimated costs. He came out the very next day and remained polite, thorough, and professional. As soon as he ascertained that there was no mold, he informed us that there was no need for further repair, replastered the wall, and cleaned the floor for us. He even told us how my husband could finish the job, to save us money! Great company, great guy. Dana, Chicago

Description Of Work: I hired him to do some painting.

AngieList Member Comments: “I ended up having him do the painting and he was even able to repair an A/C unit for me that 2 other A/C contractors were unable to repair. His painting work was very good, he was on time and pleasant as can be. One window was stuck after the paint dried and he came back quickly to reopen the window. I am having him come back to do some additional work as well and I would recommend Ask Lon to anyone.”  Lynne, Chicago

“We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you once again. You made this a wonderful experience. You were patient, knowledgeable, flexible, and your quality of work exceptional. We would recommend you to all our friends and family because our experience was that good.”Andrews-Lane, River North

 
“Lon, the basement is beautiful, it’s finished, and we love the space. Finishing the window couldn’t compare to the value of every dollar poured into our deck! I love that space! 🙂Seema, Morton Grove

“Lon, do you realize how far ahead of the competition you are? Based on your performance you really need to raise your rates.”Bill, Lincoln Park

“Lon -Thank you again for the prompt, friendly and professional service you consistently provide – you are the best!”Paul, Des Plaines

“Lon came out and helped us repair an old rickety garage. He did a great job, working under difficult (and very cold) conditions. His rates are reasonable, and we are looking forward to having him work on the next job” – Pat, Andersonville

“You have gone well beyond my expectations for dependable, knowledgeable, and friendly service. It’s great to know that whenever something breaks, I can rely on you to provide fast friendly professional service.”Gary, Glenview

“One day, as I enter my garage the side door fell off the hinges. I called a coworker to let her know I’d be late and she recommended Lon. He was at my house by lunch time working to ensure my door was properly fixed and safely mounted.  Long story short, Lon fixed my door then took the time to repair two faucets which appeared to be possessed by demonic forces.  Lon’s price was fair; his service complete and other home improvement recommendations I’d requested were honest.  From now on, I am calling Ask Lon for all my home improvement needs. Thanks LON”Dominick, Oak Park

Description Of Work:  “Lon re-did my entire basement.”

AngieList Member Comments:  “He did an amazing job and I am very pleased with the work.” Mrs. Cohen – Mount Prospect