I started my business in Berkeley, in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2009 and moved back home to San Diego in April, 2017. For the first couple years I returned to the Bay Area to help some of my favorite clients there, and hope to continue doing so on occasion, but I’m enjoying building another great client base like the one I left behind.

I’m an honest, reliable, friendly and conscientious professional and I love to do those projects that come with home, rental  and commercial property ownership, and which you may not have the time, patience or inclination to do.

I serve most of Central San Diego County, Coronado, La Jolla and surrounding cities and offer free estimates. My rates are far from low, but if quality is important to you I doubt you’ll find a better value. I am dedicated to doing a great job and making it a pleasant experience. I hate working with a mess so I try not to make one in the first place, and generally leave the job space cleaner than when I arrived. I have scores of repeat clients, both residential and commercial, and can happily provide references.

With a background in banking, customer service and marketing communications, I enjoy interacting with people and am dedicated to keeping my clients happy. I’m also a little obsessive about ethics, so if I make a mistake or need to handle a couple of texts or emails while on a job, I don’t bill for that time – whether or not the client is aware of any unproductive time. And I never mark-up the cost of materials.

I also try my best to make my business as easy on the Earth as possible. Part of that is not replacing things that don’t need to be replaced. Although my customers have the final word, I reduce, reuse and recycle and use environmentally friendly, minimally packaged products and materials whenever possible. I try to donate or resell anything that can be used by others, rather than add to the local landfill.

I have a 5-Star Rating on Yelp, Google, Facebook, Thumbtack and HomeAdvisor, among others, and an “A” rating on Angie’s List, which named my business a Super Service Award winner in 2012 and 2015. (Sadly, they changed their business model in 2017 and no longer indicate which service providers pay for priority search placement, so I no longer consider them a source for accurate, reliable or trustworthy referrals.) I’ve attempted to add badges and links below, but clearly I’m better working with my hands than web coding.

Check out Barney’s Handyman Service on Yelp

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“>Angie’s List 2015 Super Service Award

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