Universal Trades

4.05 | 7 Verified Ratings
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2614 W Glenlake Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659
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Universal Trades

At Universal Trades, we are a locally owned and operated company with over 40 years of industry experience. We value honesty and integrity in all aspects of our business. We offer a variety of Home Improvement services that are customizable to each individual project. We specialize in handyman 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

  • Evanston
  • Skokie
  • Glenview
  • Chicago
  • Morton Grove
  • Park Ridge
  • Winnetka

Services Offered

Handyman Services
  • Handyman for Multiple Small Projects

Areas of Expertise

  • Handyman Residential/Commercial
  • Painting Residential/Commercial
  • Carpentry Residential/Commercial
  • Plumbing Residential/Commercial

Product Brands Used

  • Customer's Choice

Quick Facts

Business Hours
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  • Free Estimates


In Business Since: 2000
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Business Overview

Community Involvement

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How We Got Started

I chose to work in this industry because I like the work .

We started in this industry in 1979.

We describe our business as Well established

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Universal Trades

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5.0   |  
Review by in Skokie, IL
Project: Hire a Handyman
He did the job good with reasonable price, he is a dependable and hard working person.
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5.0   |  
Review by in Skokie, IL
Project: Hire a Handyman
He can do whatever you need! I had a bunch of small jobs and several bigger ones that I figured I'd need multiple people for...but Steve knew how to accomplish them all! He's a really good guy.
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Review by in Morton Grove, IL
Project: Hire a Handyman
I had 4 projects that Steve said he could complete. Toilet running - he used a "twist tie" to complete that project - which broke within 4 days... Faucets leaking - he put in new stems - still leaking - told me it could take up to a month for the leak to stop - "ask any plumber"... Front door wasn't aligned properly - put a shim under the frame - I can still see part of the shim... Paid him $300... Flat roof sealing - he was supposed to come back on a Thursday (my only day off) - did not come til Saturday to check the roof when I wasn't home - he said he'd be back on Sunday - never came back because he had a sore throat. I told him the faucets were still leaking and the twist tie broke - he said he would come back and make it right... Then his sore throat was still too bad to come, so the next few days he did not return, I fired him. Steve is very needy - he called me over to the projects (or on the phone/text) every 20-30 mins to ask me questions (like "is this 3/4" or 3/8"? - which, if I knew that, I would be fixing it myself). I'm used to professionals doing the job alone and on their own. I found someone else locally... Do not promote Steve Delfino or Universal Trades... Terrible...
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Review by in Chicago, IL
Project: Hire a Handyman
Steve is very meticulous in what he does. We had him pull two through-the-wall air conditioners which required repairing the inside and outside walls. We also had him do some touch up painting of our wooden windows, tuckpointing, and minor concrete repairs. When we discussed our project, Steve made great suggestions for what we need to do immediately and what he'd recommend for the future with pricing alternatives, too. He has a laid back demeanor and is also a compassionate individual as he was concerned about birds nesting in one of the air-conditioners and waited until the young had fledged. I highly recommend him.
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Review by in Skokie, IL
Project: Hire a Handyman
HR was very friendly and explained what was wrong and fixed it.
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Review by in Chicago, IL
My handyman was Steve who was excellent. I had 4 doors which were off their hinges, 2 because of break ind. He did a great job and also did a couple of extra things he saw that needed help. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Project: Remodel a Bathroom
He did a good job with a variety of projects.
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