Lou's Handyman Services

4.09 | 25 Verified Ratings
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717-917-8974

420 Locust Street
Wrightsville, PA 17368
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Lou's Handyman Services


We�re a locally owned and operated company with over 25 years of industry experience. We value honesty and integrity in all aspects of our business. We offer a variety of services that are customizable to each project. We specialize in handyman/carpentry work and a variety of related service and repair projects. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work as well as our commitment to outstanding results. We look forward to building lasting relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction!

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Service Area

  • Lancaster
  • York
  • Conestoga
  • Mount Joy
  • Red Lion
  • Elizabethtown
  • Manheim

Services Offered

Cabinets
  • Cabinet Repair
Cleaning & Maid Services
  • Clean Gutters & Downspouts
Decks
  • Clean & Seal Deck, Fence, Patio or Porch
Doors
  • Interior Door Install
  • Exterior Doors Install
  • Storm Door Install
Electrical
  • Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
Lawn & Garden Care
  • Fall / Spring Yard Clean Up
Plumbing
  • Faucets, Fixtures and Pipe Repair
Power Washing
  • Powerwash Exterior Surface

Areas of Expertise

  • Handyman for Multiple Small Projects
  • Appliance - Install or Replace (Electric, Gas)
  • Interior Trim and Decorative Moldings - Repair
  • Powerwashing

Quick Facts

Business Hours
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  • Free Estimates
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Bilingual

Credentials

In Business Since: 2002
State Licensing
Trade: Home Improvement Contractor
License #: PA118723
Expiration: 08-18-2019
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Review by in Lititz, PA
I hired Lou for a few jobs: 1. Install a TV mount above my fireplace. The TV was not centered on the mount. Unfortunately, I was not home when this work was done and I noticed it many days after the installation. 2. Install a kitchen back-splash. I bought marble tiles that was on a mesh. It was not installed properly because Lou did not use spacers, the proper way to install the tiles.I noticed that the lines were not straight and when I pointed that out, he said it was because the kitchen cabinets were not hung straight. We checked the cabinets and they were all straight but Lou continued to argue that it was not. Our home is brand new and the builder came by and pointed out that the cabinets were installed correctly but the tiles were not, because spacers were not used throughout. When I pointed out areas where the tiles are stuck together with absolutely no space between them, the answer was that is OK! Areas around outlet plates are so uneven and not grouted properly. There is grout under the cabinets put in a very sloppy manner. 3.There were areas that needed cutting the tiles and I sensed a reluctance on his part to fill in some of the smaller areas when I pointed out these areas. 4.I bought powdered grout that needed to be mixed with water as I could not find the color I wanted in the ready made tubes. I emailed him about this and got a reply saying that that kind of grout was not his preference but he will work with it. He blamed his wife for that response and said he would have responded to get the ones in the tubes. When he returned the next day I pointed out that when water hits the wall behind the faucet, colored grout was running down that could be seen on paper towels when cleaned. His answer was that he knew it needed to be sealed He asked me to get a sealer that could be mixed with the grout and he would go over the tiles again. I went to the local hardware store and spoke to their Master Tiler, who said he had never heard of a sealer to mix with grout and suggested I wait for two weeks for the grout to cure before I seal it with a sealer. I bought the product and will now have to do that job myself. 5.My friend, who recommended him, came over and saw the unprofessional and sloppy work he did and called him to talk about it. He defended his work calling it a job well done and instead blamed me for being a perfectionist and nit-picker. Lou needs to be supervised and watched. I believe she will be posting pics of his sloppy work in the Google review and one can see and judge for themselves. 6. Bottomline, I will not be hiring him for any job, large or small.

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2.0   |  
Review by in Lancaster, PA
Project: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
I hired Lou to paint the exterior of my house and to do some handyman work, including electrical. The quality of the paint job was good, but only after some renegotiating of terms (= I had to pay more) to include sanding off the multiple layers of paint left from the previous homeowners. Below lists the reasons for the lower rating: 1. Although he had been advised that the paint had tested as lead-base, he did not protect the surrounding areas from the lead-base paint sand residue. 2. Painted windows shut on sunroom, forced crank out windows to close so he could paint them on a day I was not home instead of organizing work to do this when I was home (I was home every other day he had come to do the job!) 3. Painted garden hose onto outdoor spigot (corrected after a call-back) 4. Inconsistent painting around border of front window, painted outside borders house color whereas all other windows borders were kept the color used for the trim 5. Never completed electrical work in contract, even after spending hours to resolve issue 6. Accused me of lying about how the two-way switches worked - why had he not confirmed how the two-ways worked before working on them??? 7. I hired Austin Electric to complete work he did not finish and they fixed everything in under 20 minutes and at a cost of $72. 8. Highest quote for paint job, but had not included sanding nor paint, Had chosen him in spite of this because of the handywork needing done.

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5.0   |  
Lou is a professional on all levels: his construction knowledge and approach to this project was exemplified by his diligence and work ethic. An outstanding respectful individual & I would definitely hire Lou again for any project in my home.
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4.33   |  
Lou is a very good work does the job but has to be watched a little bit had some issues but he corrected all and did a great job would use him again for another job.
Response by Lou's Handyman Services: Clarification of "but has to be watched a little bit." I was using a sprayer to paint this customer's deck. Due to the wind, there was some overspray. I did take care of it, so it really wasn't an issue.
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5.0   |  
Great job & communication. Showed up on time. Very reasonable.
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Review by in Columbia, PA
Project: Install or Replace Interior Doors
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2.0   |  
Lou is a very nice man but his plumbing work in the bathroom was poor. He needed to come back to fix the problem, the fixtures were plastic and not installed correctly. Now I must hire someone else to come in and do the job right!! No plumbing for Lou, perhaps other jobs but not the bathroom.

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5.0   |  
I used Lou 3 other times since I first hired him, and I am very pleased with his work. My neighbor even got him to fix a problem that they had. Everyone in my neighborhood now has his card and I would recommend him to anybody!
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Review by in Millersville, PA
Project: Install Electrical Switches, Outlets, and Fixtures
Lou analyzed the problem I was having and resolved the issue.
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4.5   |  
The electrician was on time, worked until the job was finished, cleaned up after the work was finished and he treated me as a valued customer/person!
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