Customer Testimonials

Michelle  We called just before the first heavy snowfall around Thanksgiving,  and expected that it was already too late to have the gutters cleaned. Derek returned our call very quickly, and despite the fact that the temperature was going to dip severely (and, he had already done his last gutter job for the season) he offered to come to our home the next day before the snow was to begin. (BTW, he gave us a per foot estimate during our telephone conversation).   He arrived at the time he said he would, and worked very quickly in damp and cold conditions.   We think this was a nasty job because of the poor working conditions, and the fact that our house is tall.  He was extremely professional and pleasant and did an very thorough job.  Anyone else might have skimmed over sections of the gutters, but, he covered it all.   Neighbors have asked us for his contact info. because they were impressed with his work, and we will definitely call him for other work when the time arises.  Derek epitomizes the American work ethic that seems to have all but disappeared.    He's honest, hard working, fair and gave us a reasonable quote for work that was performed very late in the season. This is someone who has figured out that quality work, efficiency, and a fair quote distinguish the best from the mediocre."

"Trimmed and hung a door, cleaned gutters, fixed some lights, replaces rotted trim around windows, painted and even fixed the gears on my husband's bike!
I could not be any more impressed with Derek from Odd Jobs RI.  Not only is he extremely professional, knowledgable, and punctual- he's also a really nice guy.  I told him that I wanted to figure out how to rescreen my back door by myself and instead of looking to make a buck and do the project himself, he encouraged me to give it a shot which I did!. His work looks great and we are so happy to have found someone we feel we can trust to get the job done right, and also not open up a can of worms that would lead to a ton more work and money. One of the other things that we really appreciate about him is that he comes out for the estimate, but he is also the one doing the job which means he makes sure that he stands behind his name.  It is without a doubt that we will call on Derek again for future projects. He is a real stand-up guy who will do the job right with great customer service- not a single hesitation."

Joanna "We have had Derek before for other things (I wrote a recent review of his work revitalizing our large deck.) We loved his work then and have had him for several more jobs. Derek just painted our living room. We had recently had our floors refinished by Fabulous Floors and we wanted the painting done after the floors were done while we were on vacation. In order to complete the job before we came home, Derek worked on Friday night. He did this to accommodate our schedule. What a treat to come home to 'new' floors and newly painted walls. It's like we're in a new home. You will not be disappointed if you hire Oddjobsri.com, Derek, to have your odd job(s) done. We will have him again for other projects we need done."

Janet  "Repaired cedar  shingles; repaired leak in roof; pointed chimney. On a previous visit Derek repaired my mailbox and cleaned the gutters.  All work was completed according to the estimate and the yard was left perfectly clean despite some rather messy gutters. The service was excellent.: reliable, on time, and right on estimate. I certainly would use him again. I was impressed by his knowledge and ability to suggest solutions in several areas where it was not immediately clear as to what needed to be done."

Richard  "Finished a tricky roofing job. Communication was great, follow-up to get a quote was great, the work was very well done, and the person doing the work was very professional in manner. Could not have gone better. My thanks go out to Derek!"

 "Derek installed an attic access ladder in a 1920's constructed home. Derek is great!  He is knowledgable, professional, and provided an estimate that was extremely fair and honest.  Derek took time to inspect the job, coming back to confirm details when necessary.  In a 1920's home, lathe and plaster present a complication and Derek figured out a way to cut the ceiling opening with no damage to the surrounding ceiling and keeping the dust/debris confined.  His responsiveness, professionalism, and knowledge are all top-notch, and he is easy to work with.  We changed our minds a couple of times as to the extent of work to be done and the timeframe, and Derek easily accommodated the shifts in plans.  I already recommended him to others and plan to use again in the future.  Highly recommend!"

 "Derek came to the house to give me an estimate on gutter cleaning.  I also mentioned a few leaks around my windows and he also agreed to work on those problems when he returned. Derek arrived promptly at our scheduled time.  He accomplished the gutter cleaning very efficiently (and it had not been done in several years so it was a big job), he suggested other small things I could do myself to address other problems and he was a pleasure to have on my property.  He investigated the source of the window leaks and did a thorough caulking job for me.  He's very friendly, helpful, instructive and courteous.  A people person.  I highly recommend him to other members who need help."

Karen  "Derek performed several rooms of painting and performed some carpentry in my basement. Derek walked the job down with me and asked questions about my needs for the job.  He also informed me of alternatives to my original request in order to help me get the most for my money.  Derek communicated an issue with me while he was working on the job that could have cost me a great deal of money.  Instead, his quick thinking and mitigation of the issue allowed me to get the issue resolved with minimal issue.  The property is quite old and took a lot of patience and expertise on his part.  The results of his work were above what I was expecting as I have had several different contractors come in and perform work at this address.  I would recommend him to others and plan to use him if I should need to in the future."

Kaz  " 
Great service. We purchased a discounted Angie’s List deal, w/o reading the small print. Though the deal did not fully apply to our house (3 stories back instead of 1 story, and slightly longer gutters than in description), Derek fully honored the deal and performed the service w/o any extra charge.  Everything was done on time and w/o any complications. Definitely, I will use their service again, and I would fully recommend Derek’s ODDSJOBRI to anybody."

Mary  "Derek replaced a storm door, fixed a gutter and downspout, replaced outdoor lightbulbs that I could not reach, and removed old very gross and heavy rugs from basement.  He was early, professional, worked quickly, and did an excellent job.  Highly recommend.  Will hire again. It went very well.  Derek is very professional with attention to detail.  He performed the work quickly and was pleasant.  I would definitely hire Derek again.

Jeffrey  "Odd Jobs RI was great.  I really appreciated how quick and responsive the initial communications were (via Angies list mail).  I was also pleased with the work itself.  Derek was careful about removing the old cabinets so that I won't have a lot of extra work to do.  He also cleaned up all the stray scrap and debris."

Donald  "Derek and Ken completed a very difficult job of installing two types of molding around kitchen cabinets where the ceiling was not even. They did an excellent job, the cabinets look great now. I'll be calling Derek again."

Angel  "Would give A+ if it were a choice. Derek is amazing. We had cabinets that were not specific for the space, but he managed to customize our existing pieces to make it work in the space. He is a creative problem solver. We were open to suggestions and had some ideas & extra pieces for him to work with. He walked us through it. & explained step by step. Incredible! We used all of our own materials, which saved more money."

Dee  "He mounted 2 flat screen TV's onto the wall.  He also ran the wires in the wall of one TV so they would not been seen hanging down. He did a very neatness clean job.  He took his time and worked very meticulously to get the job done perfect.  He is a thoughtful, pleasant, and conscientious contractor.  I would recommend him to all."

Lance  "They repaired and rebuilt a part of my fence which had collapsed because of the rains. They replaced and installed a motion censor overhead for my garage. They also rose up my back deck so that the railing wasn’t shaky. They replaced an interior bathroom door and did some re-cocking of the bathtub."

Richard  "I hired OddJobRI to repair some broken rafters and joists in my house and garage.  Derek came out to the house to see the work area and decide what materials were necessary.  On the scheduled day he arrived promptly and provided the repair services in a professional manner.  While on site he was able to accomplish a few other minor repairs too. I am very satisfied with the work done and professionalism.  Derek is very easy to work with and  I have already made another appointment for him to come back and take care of a few other odd jobs."

Anthony  It went very well. Contractor was on time and well spoken . Very efficient and knowledgeable. Did not waste too much time with "chit-Chat". Made positive suggestions to reduce water flow issues. Will use him again

Eric  Derek showed up on time and was very courteous.  He was very neat and organized and did not create a mess during his work or leave a mess after he was completed.  Derek installed my solar powered fan and ensure it was operational. I was very impressed how he made sure to read the instructions several times before he started the work . He made suggestions on placement and told me that if the fan leaked during ran or was not working to make sure I call him back to adjust. 
For the gutters he was very quick and ensured all gutters were cleaned of debris/dirt, etc.  ( It appeared I had some work done on my chimney and it clogged some of the gutters but we ensured he removed all the build up.  He also made sure all the downspouts were also free of debris.  
I would highly recommend OddJobsRI for any handyman services, and he will definitely be the person I call again in the future.

Janice  Derek communicated with me via Angie's List prior to coming out to discuss the details on the "To Do" list. He responded promptly, and with professionalism. He arrived at the time we discussed, and began to tackle th priorities on my list, which included: fixing a broken kitchen faucet, repairing the loose leg on one of my kitchen chairs, tightening screws/repairs on three of my kitchen chairs, repairing a few bedroom door frames, advising on the type of louver door wheels I needed to purchase for installation of wheels on louver doors, (coming back to install), putting in the screen door to my front door, repairing the front door frame work, (hadn't closed properly), inspected and gave advice on outside deck support, and used grout tile adhesive to adhere missing tiles on bathroom floor. Also, improved the functionality of a few drawers so that they slide in and out more easily. | |I still have two hours remaining on my Angie's List Deal, so I am having him come out again to install the wheels on the louver doors, remove/install a medicine cabinet for one of my bathrooms, (when purchased), inspect/repair a broken outdoor umbrella, and also inspect/repair another door if possible. | |I would definitely use Derek again. He was very personable, honest...and cut right to the chase, optimizing the time he spent here to make the most of this Angie's Deal. Fair and efficient with excellent follow-up/communication. In other words, I did not have to wait long for a reply when I had questions. Asked what tools/special equipment he might need to bring--(depending on specified "project" on my list)--as discussed previously. | |Happy customer! :)

Alicia It went very well, I am very happy with the person that came. They got done very quickly. I got him on short notice and he was able to get me scheduled in. I will recommend him to my friends.

Lois  We had to wait a while to get the service performed. He did an excellent job and we would use him again.  Excellent job. Worth waiting for

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