When I had the opportunity to move my retail store into a new building, I knew that my counter system needed a total upgrade. A call to Don Evans proved to be the best move I made. Don spent considerable time working with me and my vision for the new location. His thorough knowledge of cabinet building helped with the creation of counters that looked great and functioned perfectly for staff and customers. He was especially skilled at designing a space that effectively combined all areas needed for customer service, organization and technology. I continue to work with Don for special projects that need personalization in the store. His creative input, focus on details, adaptability and professionalism are top-notch. I highly recommend the DIY Home Improvement Coach for projects large and small.
Review by Janet Lutz, owner Calico Gals Inc, Syracuse NY
Don Evans is smart, enormously talented, scrupulously honest, and incredibly nice.
He supervised and did much of the work on remodeling two bathrooms, a major upgrade to our kitchen, and numerous other projects aimed at modernizing the old house we bought in Syracuse. He served as general contractor—getting bids from plumber, electrician, and tile guys; arranging for permits and inspections; and supervising and coordinating their work as well as coordinating with the painters and floor refinishers we had contracted with separately. He did a brilliant job of staging all the work to minimize conflicts and made sure that everything was done right. He did an enormous amount of work modernizing our kitchen, building new drawers and cabinet fronts and installing a large range and vent hood. His attention to detail and craftsmanship was extraordinary. He also helped us with the myriad other little things that we figured out needed to be replaced or repaired. It was clear that he cared as much about our house as we did and he was very sensitive to our concern about cost.
We could not recommend him more highly.
Review by Len and Missie
Don is the best! I needed to convert a blank wall to a working office and studio, including hand-made shelving and counter space. He listened to my issues and concerns, came up with the perfect design to address all my needs, and even went shopping with me to make sure I had the correct measurements and accessories to make the project perfect. On time and on budget. What more can you ask for??
Review by Joan
Don, just wanted to let you know that my wife was absolutely amazed at the job you did with the nightstand. We want to thank you again for all your hard work and craftsmanship.
Review by Dan
I own a 38" hand crafted model ship that is museum quality with over 30 sails and cannons. The ship was accidentally knocked over, breaking two of the largest masts and causing a mess with the ropes for the sails. Don was able to skillfully repair the ship's masts and ropes to mint condition and you cannot tell that there was ever a problem. Thanks for the help!"
Review by Alex
It took a while for doors to be constructed and received from the manufacturer. We liked the final outcome and liked Mr. Evans work. He is a very congenial, friendly man. Once the doors were received he put them in quickly.
Review by Susan Jereb
Looked over the kitchen space, took measurements, checked walls, and made a blueprint of the space so we can "do it ourselves". He also offered to come and instruct us on putting up cabinets, etc. Told us where to get deals on tiles and other things. He showed up on time and listened to what we wanted to do. We discussed options and then he started measuring. He got back to us with blueprints within 72 hours. He was friendly and knowledgeable.
Review by Kathleen Scutt
Excellent communication and planning of projects. The work went quickly and efficiently, on schedule and on budget. He has a good eye for detail - gets everything to line up just right. He is very responsive to questions and concerns - made changes we requested the same day. We are very pleased with the results and would have Don come again for another project.
Review by Mark Bremer
The entire process went very well. He was available for discussion leading up the final selection of the kitchen cupboards before the renovation started and offered suggestions e.g. floor options.
Work was done with minimum inconvenience and was completed within the agreed deadline.
Review by Yvonne Moore
We were very happy with Don. He is low key and straightforward. He did all the things we asked of him, and figured out how make all the things we wanted to have in the kitchen work. He is meticulous, and gives a lot of attention to detail. Our architect told us we were lucky to work with someone who was so careful and concerned to do things right.
Review by Renee de Nevers
Contacted Don a few weeks before I wanted work done. He called promptly and arranged the work around my schedule. Came over to work out the details twice before starting job. Rain delayed the job by a week but he stayed in touch to schedule an alternate date. Cleaned up job site daily and the fence looks great.
Don also has performed repairs in our master bathroom with the same great results.
Review by Laurie Daigneau
Don Evans is a consummate professional who does very thorough, detailed and excellent work. I have used him twice in the past and
would highly recommend him.
Review by Nancy James
It was excellent!
The replacement cupboards matched the existing cupboards in the kitchen wonderfully, the tile was done perfectly and by replacing the old outlets, the new outlets in white looked great with the tile. Countertops that were installed looked great with the existing cupboards and the new tile. Everything was done efficiently and professionally. Very neat and organized. Provided suggestions insofar as replacing the lighting in the kitchen over the counter to replace the hanging lights and what would work well.
Don is very easy to work with and communicates well. This project came out even better than I had envisioned. My husband even acknowledged I was very lucky to have found Don available and we recommend him highly. Would call on him again in the future if we have any additional projects.
Review by Theresa Batten
GREAT!! Mr. Evans's quote was much more reasonable than the others I had gotten. He is very easy to reach. He always returned my calls or e-mails. He installed the two new fans but more importantly, got up into my attic, found and fixed the problem that was preventing good airflow.
The basement window required a lot of work, he took the info off of the window, found out that they no longer made the replacement part so he found a way to take out the glass and have it replaced!! The odd jobs around the house I asked him to do, he did without any problems at all. He showed up when he was supposed to. If he ran a few minutes behind, he called. I would not hesitate to call Mr. Evans for home improvement work again!!!
Review by Susan Oaksford
Excellent - Don is excellent at finishing a project on time and to the budget.
Don has completed a total of 3 projects for our family - each one was an excellent experience.
He is honest - the job gets done and done right.
We have recommended Don to other family friends in our area; they have also stated that Don is their guy for home improvement projects.
Review by Dan Sullivan
I replaced 3 old doors with nice birch wood doors with brushed nickel Don measured the doorway, all three were different sized in this older home, he chose the doors (called me before making decisions) and installed along with the hardware. They look awesome! Don has done several jobs for me and he's articulate with what he does. Anytime I ask Don for tips on how to do things, like staining the doors, he showed me how and told me exactly how to do it. The staining came out real good. Don is very resourceful and I will be asking him to do more for me in the future.
Review by Janet Ellison
A sun porch was not completed by a previous owner. Don insulated the roof and walls, put bead board on the ceiling and wainscoting on the walls, and painted the bead board white. Installed a ceiling fan and finished off the window sills. Don was very prompt in arriving and leaving. He left the place as neat as possible when he left. When he was finished there was no mess to clean up.
Replaced existing windows in walk out basement with some modification. It went great! Don worked with us all the way as we tried to figure out exactly how to replace and with what to replace as far as our old basement windows go. He was very patient with us and he had really super
Review by Becky Gool
Don did a fantastic job and have already called him to do more work. He is thorough, clean and professional. I really appreciate his review of the project up front and questions he asked to ensure he understood what I wanted done.
I highly recommend Don, on top of the wonderful work he has done (and will do in the future) he is a very kind person who truly cares about the work he does.
Review by Heidi Raven
I am writing this review now because I wrote one after Don finished his job here about a year ago and now I see that my review did not go through. So, I do not want the importunity to pass without letting everyone know what a great job he did on our basement bedroom. He was knowledgeable, perfectionist and his price was very reasonable. He was a joy to have around and taught my husband carpentry tactics at the same time. We are very grateful for him and will have him back again when we need help. Thank you Don, you are a good man :)
Review by Florence Thompson
Remodeled kitchen - replaced floor, cabinets, back splash
Don Evans was an excellent, professional contractor. He always arrived on time, was extremely neat and had creative ideas to solve problems unique to our kitchen.
Review by Scott Wakeman
Don was extremely helpful in designing the cabinets according to how I use my kitchen. He was patient with us, very easy to work with and always courteous.
Review by Kathy Fedele
Project: Hire a Handyman
Don has been wonderful to work with. He has done many jobs for me including installing interior and exterior doors, tearing out and installing a new tub surround, counter top and back splash in a bathroom, installing baseboard, patching and fixing a hole in my ceiling. I have already hired Don for another job -- this one is installing a cabinets in my kitchen. I have been 100% happy.
Review by Heidi R.
Project: Hire a Handyman
Don installed vinyl railing on my new pre-cast concrete steps purchased from Steps Plus Inc. His price was competitive and he did quality work and answered all of my questions. He showed up when he said he would and finished the work in a timely manner.
Review by Marcia C.
Project: Remodel a Kitchen
It has been a pleasure working with Don- He has been extremely helpful and professional- his work has been excellent - I would recommend him to people I know to do projects for them as well- He has agreed to return and do an additional project for me as well which we are looking forward to. Thanks Don.
Review by Teri B.
Project: Hire a Handyman
Showed up on time and did work asked in a timely manner. Nice work. Fairly priced
Review by Joe M.
Project: Remodel a Bathroom
Easy to work with, flexible dividing work between home owner & contractor, Wife is very happy with completed project!
Review by David M.
Project: Remodel a Bathroom
I would like to say that Don Evans vented my bathroom fan through the roof, this was not done when I purchased my home. He was timely, efficient and friendly and the steam is not collecting in the bathroom the way it was. I will hire him on future projects and will recommend him to others.
Review by Janet E.
Project: Hire a Handyman
Quick response...polite, neat!
Review by Suzanne J.
Project: Repair Cabinets
He was a pleasure to have in my home. All work was completed quickly and he was very neat. Also he is able to do all kind of work and was willing to help in any way he could.
Review by Diane M.
Project: Hire a Handyman
We couldn't have asked for a nicer guy. He has a nice personality and does his work professionally. I love the fact that he is also teaching my husband to do carpentry. He's a good fit for us. Two thumbs up for you Don Evans :)
Review by Florence T.
Project: Bathroom - Remodel
Very meticulous, very careful and very responsible of our needs.
Review by Melissa B.