John Hanford - Contractors - Lower Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA

John Hanford   - Contractors - Lower Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA
8/30/2016

John helped me out with advice on an installation and I am sincerely thankful for his expertise!  Highly recommended.

8/26/2016

John was great! Just so knowledgable and clearly extremely skilled in his profession. Would 100% recommend him to anyone needing a highly talented handyman.

2/17/2016

TL;DR: John is a phenomenal handyman with appropriate interjections of his own (excellent) artistic sense who makes himself readily available at a completely reasonable price.Longer version: I had inquired with John concerning the price of his services a few weeks before we accessed his services.  We had five large pieces of art we needed to hang (one of familial and intrinsic value of which we were highly concerned), along with a piece of metal wall art and a large, heavy, floating entertainment console - and he responded promptly with a quote.  We delayed several weeks, reviewing other quotes and (to be fair) delaying the hanging of our pieces out of our own laziness.  On Valentine's Day my mother-in-law informed us she would be visiting in 72 hours - which sped our search.  John was not only receptive to the tight time constraints, he made himself available as early as possible (calling when another appointment ended early to inquire whether he may be useful earlier - which he was). When he arrived, he came completely outfitted to the job at hand and also provided valuable input as to how to hang (and in some cases re-hang) our pieces so that they would be most striking to our guests. He did so efficiently and well within his proscribed costs.  While he won't prescribe a rate, for our locations in SF (and I know his cost varies upon travel time), he runs about $125/hr and I agree he's worth nothing less!!!

5/30/2016

Great customer service! John doesn't do the type of work I was looking for, but gave me lots of advice on how to do it myself.

8/17/2016

We have been using John for years and years. I wouldn't trust anyone else to come in to work in our house. He is always very courteous and on time. Also, he does the job above and beyond our expectations and comes up with fantastic workable solutions for the issues we are trying to resolve. I highly recommend him, you won't be disappointed. He is also wonderful with our dogs - they love him!

9/23/2015

I called him to build a cabinet around our electrical boxes inside our front gate and he cut me off saying he does not do exterior work (which this is not) and as I tried to explain he hung up on me.

Comment from John H. of John Hanford Business Owner 10/22/2015 Hi Tim,I want to apologize for being short with you on the phone.Yelp is a mixed blessing, if I do… Hi Tim,I want to apologize for being short with you on the phone.Yelp is a mixed blessing, if I do not pick up my calls many of the customers go the next person on the list who they can get through to. When you called I was working up on a ladder and not able to give you the attention that I should have.I do apreciate the feedback and I will try to Improve my communication skills in the future! I hope you will forgive me in this instance. Best regards, John Read more 4/22/2016

John is a wonderful carpenter!  He is professional, competent, friendly and reasonably priced.  He returned my initial contact promptly and we discussed my project.  I have a old home that needed some creative ideas to add more shelf space in a kitchen that had an unusual design that did not have good use of space.  He came up with some very effective and creative ideas and also dissuaded me from an idea I had that would have been expensive and not as effective.  He estimated the time it would take, gave me a bid and completed the work within the time frame he promised.  He also got the job done very quickly.  He was very pleasant to work with and did a great job.  I highly recommend John Hanford and will call upon him again the next time I need a good carpenter.

2/24/2015

I messaged John and he responded almost immediately having already done some background research on my project. We chatted on the phone and he was able to give me a very clear idea of what the time and cost of the job would be. I'm looking forward to having him come do the work as soon as the custom parts arrive.I've also been very impressed by John's excellent advice and creative suggestions on a related project. He even pointed me to a solution that is hundreds of dollars cheaper than I had thought of and I could easily do myself! Thanks, John!

7/30/2015

GREAT work by John Hanford!! He hung a door (fresh install), installed some deadbolts and keyed doorknobs, and fixed a situation that another carpenter had totally botched previously. John is thorough, extremely meticulous, personable, and does excellent work. He also shared some interesting anecdotes about his work while he finished several jobs in under the expected time. And my dog liked him!  I will definitely call John again if something carpentry related comes up.

1/7/2016

John replied promptly to my inquiry, and asked for a detailed description of the work to be done via phone--rehanging a bathroom door whose screws and pulled out of the door frame.  He then quoted a price for the work, and was available to do it the following day.  He arrived on time, and was pleasant, efficient and conscientious about keeping the area clean.  The fee was as agreed.  Could not have been a more positive experience.  Thanks John.

3/19/2015

We called John about a job that needed to be done in our office. We ended up going with a different contractor, but John was very helpful on the phone and had lots of suggestions for us. Even though he was unable to do the job, he came up with a way to hang some terrariums on our ceiling for free! Highly recommend.

12/12/2014

I needed to get some art hung throughout my new house and had run out of luck finding anyone to help in time for my holiday party.John managed to squeeze me into his schedule and did a fantastic job.  He does have a great eye and made some good suggestions.I'll be using him again for the next round in a few months for sure.

10/10/2015

John built a lovely wooden interior stair rail.  When he finished, it looked like it was original to the house (built in the 1920's).  He communicated well as to what could and could not be done for the stairs.  He came on time and did an excellent clean-up afterwards.  He takes great pride in his work.  I highly recommend him for any custom work.

1/27/2014

John is a terrific gem of a handyman!  He installed a deadbolt on my back gate seamlessly and professionally.  I also had 2 doors that needed adjustment and he planed them both effortlessly.  The absolute BEST thing he did was fix my side metal gate by reinforcing the frame and hinge!  Now we don't hear it slam whenever anyone needs to close it!!  Sleeping like a baby!He's fast, reliable, responsive & professional.  I will call him every time!

7/24/2015

John was absolutely terrific! He hung a very heavy pot rack in my Victorian kitchen. The finished product is beautiful and functional. John is a true expert with years of experience. I'd hire him again for sure!

9/20/2013

John was awesome! While he wasn't available to come by the office in the time frame we needed, he gave me immensely valuable DIY info on a few of our problems.Helpful people like this don't come around a lot. Definitely send your business his way!

4/10/2014

I was going to start my review by commenting on the great job that John did hanging art in our house-but it was so much more than that.  The work he did was more of curating our house, and then hanging the art.  In addition to the outstanding job he did hanging the art, he also made suggestions regarding art that was already on the walls - and all of his suggestions were so good that we made all those changes as well.  Some of them seemed so obvious-once he made the suggestions, but in the 10 years we've been in our house we never once thought of any of his ideas.If you have an art hanging project, large or small, I can't recommend him enough.  Also, if he makes suggestions that you don't think you like, you should think about it a bit more because he really has a great eye for what looks good.

11/16/2014

John was clear about his availability and arrived dead on time.  I felt very comfortable having him in my home.  The work was professionally done and included a follow-up on a Sunday.  A gent whom I'm happy to have found for future jobs.

3/25/2014

I called John because I needed some trim work done in the kitchen. We had to swap out our fridge for a non-standard size, meaning we needed new trim to make it look complete and clean. John had good reviews so I called. He was very responsive, gave me an estimate based on pictures I sent him, then came by to take a look and take measurements. A few days later he had the materials pre-cut, primed, and ready for install. John is great. Honest, easy to work with, gives his honest opinion and does great work. Our new trim made the fridge look completely finished, and like it was a custom fit.I'll definitely use John in the future.

9/10/2013

John helped hang an oversized mirror in my apartment recently. I contacted him one morning and he was over at my apartment by afternoon that day hanging the mirror. John was super helpful and polite and did a great job. He brought with him several great tools that helped get the job done quickly and accurately. I would recommend John to anyone looking for an expert handyman who is fair, friendly and does a solid job.

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