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Jim Gardner

Founded 1990 • With Angi since April 2010


(117) Verified Reviews

Business Details

Phone Number


2255 Territorial Rd

Benton Harbor, MI 49022


Professional Handyman Services. I can take care of the small problems around your house, doors that don't open or close properly, windows that won;t open, etc. I can also handle larger projects like full basement finishing, bathroom and kitchen remodeling, roofing, room addition, deck building. Michigan Residential Builders License #2101202125...

Verified Reviews

A few reviews for this pro...


Kathleen F.

Jim is quite the professional. He was prompt and explained the work to be done, how long it would take and the overall price. He met all my expectations. His helper was also polite and respectful. When the job was done you would have never known that he'd been there - he cleaned the area just as he found it. I would defintely hire him again.

Description of Work
install french doors

Category contractors, picture framing, doors



Brooke B.

Jim did not respond to my inquiry for four weeks. Poor response time, will not inquire or hire Jim in the future.

Description of Work
I sent a request to Jim to build a barrier around the patio at our second home.

Category handyman service



Diana B.

It went absolutely fine. He's a little pricey.

Description of Work
He repaired a window for us.

Category handyman service



patricia P.

So far, great. Not everything is finished yet, but that's on my end, not Jim's. He is really good at what he does and if he can't do something he tells you, talks it out with you and works to find a solution. I like the fact that even though my husband is usually the one here when Jim is working, he conducts all business dealings with me. He respects the fact that I hired him and does not take that lightly and is not at all dismissive. I can't say how much I appreciate that.

Description of Work
kitchen island installation; exhaust fan installation; painting; hallway floor installation; and repairing of a few exterior windows. I gave him a B on punctuality and responsiveness only because he is so busy, that he is not always on time or able to get back to you right away. If an A- was available I would have given that instead, because he has never let anything go for an unreasonable amount of time.

Category contractors, electrician, handyman service, replacement windows, home remodeling, house painters, interior painters



Frank S.

He definitely gave me the unfiltered truth on what needed to be done. For me, it would have been cost probative to have the work performed. However, Jim gave me some good advice to help mitigate the issue myself. While he did not perform any actual work, I appreciated his professionalism and thoughts on the job. I definitely would hire him for future work I would need done.

Description of Work
Had Jim come out and quote some repair work for a deck.

Category handyman service, deck cleaning, woodworking



Alexis F.

Jim was nice but overwhelmed and instead of saying so, wanted to hire others and charge way more than reasonable.

Description of Work
Came to house late for walk through. Job was a 8' X 24' laundry room. Quoted $7000 to hook up 2 drains, existing washer dryer, and 2 faucets. Also asked to lay laminated floor (I already had supplies) and tile wall around sink (again have supplied). Jim took a long time, I had to email twice with no reply, to come up with estimate. Jim said he was going to hire a plumber other than himself to do the work.

Category handyman service

Service Provider Response

There are several things that you failed to mention in this review that had a direct impact on price. 1). Work done by previous plumber (that either quit, or was fired) had to be torn out and redone. 2). Dryer vent installation had to be removed, exterior hole patched, new vent ran through interior wall, through back of unused closet with a box built around it to protect line from damage, new exterior hole with vent. 3). Dog shower area had to be completed with liner, before tile work. 4). Tile work in dog shower, wall around it, and floor area around it. 5). New sink install on the other side of this wall in garage area. I am permitted to do handyman type plumbing services, install faucets, install toilets, install sinks, shut off valves etc. when the main plumbing lines need to be dealt with, a licensed plumber is required to do the work, and the township must be notified for inspection. Have you talked to them yet? You also failed to mention that I reached out to you a second time, to see if we could come to terms of agreement. Work completed date, 10/9/2016????? no work was performed by me. Slander; The act of making false statements or misrepresentations, that may damage a persons reputation. This is what you have done here.



Jim was responsive and able to fit us right in. Quote was slightly less than another and with the ability to get the job done sooner, we went with him. He worked with another guy and they completed the job in a week. There was a spot that my husband attempted to DIY that needed extra attention and Jim kept coming back until it was right. He was very friendly and a good communicator.

Description of Work
Painting in a 2 story living room and a lost area - walls and trim. Also, he ran a gases line to the kitchen for a new range.

Category custom cabinets, interior painters



John P.

Excellent, repairs were made and not only was water damage repaired and door properly sealed, after he re-hung it, it opens and closes smoothly. Something it hadn't done since house was new.

Description of Work
Repaired water damage from improperly installed/sealed door.

Category contractors, handyman service, doors



James M.

Great. He picked up the door, mounted the new one well, cleaned up and that was that.

Description of Work
Removed an old sliding patio door, with trim, siding, etc. replaced with a new French door.

Category handyman service



Kay Z.

Jim knows what he is doing and is very resourceful/creative at solving difficult problems. He has been updating my 45 year old home since last summer. If you expect a rigid 9a - 5p schedule, that may be difficult due to his purchasing of supplies, crew scheduling, and so on, but he will be there and do what needs to be done to get the job completed well. Jim does not have a problem with fix-it/touch-up issues which may arise after the big job is done. I recommend Jim highly and have other future projects, which he will be doing as well. In addition, Jim has replaced a outdoor basement window-well, custom built shelving/garden station in the garage, power washed the house exterior . . . the list is long!

Description of Work
Full interior painting (woodwork, all cabinets inside and out, and so on) of six rooms; master bathroom renovation; changing of all hardware, light fixtures, switched/outlet plates: re-purposed pantry, cabinets, and media center; and numerous miscellaneous fix-it/hang/ install jobs. This is the third and biggest job that Jim has done for me.

Category electrician, handyman service, remodeling, replacement windows, pressure washing, garage builders, woodworking, home remodeling, interior painters, cabinet refacing, doors, basement remodeling



Rolla B.

When initially called he was very busy and said he couldn't get at my job for a couple of months. He promised he would get to me before snow came. Some 75 days later he called me and made arrangements to assess the job. He arrived punctually to do the assessment, set the price, and agreed to do the job a couple of days later. He was on time to do the job and completed it. His work was good and he cleaned up. I will use him again.

Description of Work
Mr. Gardner replaced part of my door jamb which had rotted.

Category handyman service, doors



Joseph G.

Good plumber came gave good estimate bought the parts did the job in less the 9 hrs.

Description of Work
He came in to house to look at plumbing and electrical work. then referenced a helper of his to do the work.

Category handyman service



Eliizabeth C.

Jim came promptly and did an excellent job on the deck and the windows. I couldn't be more pleased.

Description of Work
repaired and painted outside window frames. scraped and painted deck

Category handyman service, replacement windows, deck cleaning, house painters



Glenn W.

Jim promised to come early Spring for a project at my home. Called in March 2015 to say he would come shortly after the snow melted to perform the job. Not only was he a "no-show" but no call saying so. All things work out for the best but beware, the man is not good for his word.

Description of Work
Jim promised to come early Spring for a project at my home. Called in March 2015 to say he would come shortly after the snow melted to perform the job. Not only was he a "no-show" but no call saying so. All things work out for the best but beware, the man is not good for his word.

Category handyman service

Service Provider Response

There are still 5 weeks of spring left. like I told you, when the snow left, there were still outside projects interrupted by winter to finish, and things I was able to schedule inside, to complete. You went from,I am in no hurry to get this done... to this? How about a phone call to touch base with me ? Our original conversation was last year in December.



Jim is a nice guy, and his services a pretty good value. I would definitely work with him again if I were strapped for cash and I didn't value my time very much. Jim came over promptly the very same day I emailed him asking if he could give me a quote on replacing a couple of spigots. Then he took ~2 weeks to email me with a quote, which was simply his hourly rate. We scheduled a date for him to perform the work on a weekday at noon; he was an hour late, which was inconvenient, but not a huge deal. He replaced the spigots, and the work looked good. However, about a week later, I noticed one of the spigots was leaking into the basement at the point where Jim had hooked it up to the pipe in the basement ceiling. Jim came back to look at it, and he insisted that nothing he did would have caused the leak. He then went on to say that he really doesn't prefer to do plumbing (that would have been helpful to know before I asked him to do this job). Despite his defensiveness, to Jim's credit, he did call a plumber friend of his to come repair the leak at no charge to us (P.S. The plumber said that Jim was definitely responsible for the leak). I wanted to give Jim the benefit of the doubt because he is a nice guy, and because he's a great deal, so I asked him to come back to take care of some old wiring in the basement ceiling (I figured I'd try a non-plumbing job). We agreed to meet on a weekday at 1 o'clock. Of course I took off work to meet him here at the house, and he was a no-show. When I called him to ask if we were still on, he apologized and said he got caught up at another job and forgot about our appointment. That's when I decided to call it quits on him. He's just a little too unprofessional for me to want to work with him on a consistent basis.

Description of Work
Jim replaced a couple of spigots at my home--one outside and one in the garage. I also tried to contract him to clean up some old twin-lead wiring in the basement and cover a couple of electrical junction boxes.

Category electrician, handyman service, plumbing



Robert B.

Great guy. Very busy man. Very glad he has had to stop work with is.

Description of Work
James did a variety of minor repairs in our home including finishing many details left from the builder. We plan on using James again soon.

Category handyman service



Kim B.

I highly recommend Jim. He cam with all the wood pre-cut and painted. He did all of this at his workshop sparing the time and clean-up required to do it on site. We were fitting him into a 1 week of owner occupancy on a summer rental. He came precisely when he said he would and finished on time. We were very pleased with the quality of the work and will definitely hire him again. In fact, we've already had him quote a price on another project. I don't often post reveiws . . . generally only when the service was very good or very poor. I'm happy to report that in this case it was really great!

Description of Work
Rebuilt fence and gate.

Category handyman service



David B.

The service was performed as promised. He did leave some extra grout mix.

Description of Work
Replaced some crumbling bricks on my front step.

Category handyman service, masonry



William L.

Jim was personable and a straight-shooter. He provided legitimate estimates on a number of projects we were considering but didn't push us to spend money on a project we were not prepared to address right away. I will definitely approach Jim for future jobs at our rental property.

Description of Work
Fixed a rear entry-way door and sanded and painted portions of a wall that experienced some water damage due to ice melt.

Category handyman service, doors



Crystal P.

Jim was very professional. I felt comfortable with him in my home even when I had to step away to run errands. He was on time, very thorough, and a pleasure to work with. He did a great job! I would definitely refer him to my friends and family. And I would like to work with him again in the future as well!

Description of Work
Jim painted 6 rooms in my home. He moved all the furniture, filled in holes, sanded, used caulk where there were gaps between the crown molding and the wall. Replaced all furniture and hung drapery rods, towel racks etc. I thought his price was very reasonable as well. It was less expensive than another quote I had received for the same project.

Category handyman service, hauling services, interior painters



Carla N.

Everything went great and we would use them again in the future.

Description of Work
He came out and repaired our gutters.

Category gutter repair



Pamela K.

This provider really knows what he?s doing. First, he made sure he knew what I needed and came up with building custom shelves that fit into an otherwise wasted space allowing me to free up floor space and organize art and office supplies. He was professional in every way and completed the shelves very quickly. The price was right, he came when he said he would and arrived promptly, workmanship was top-notch, he was easy to work with and listened carefully to what I wanted and applied that knowledge to the job. He even took the time to clean up after the job! How often does that happen? Love, love, love my new shelves!!!

Description of Work
Built custom shelving for my office

Category handyman service, home & garage organization, woodworking



Carol P.

He was prompt with an estimate and did the work right away on budget. He is pleasant to have in my home, I'd hire Jim again whenever necessary. Glad to have found this resource.

Description of Work
Jim did a number of projects to prepare my home for sale. He did them all in the same day, and stayed with it until he was done. He hung a chandelier, rehung closet doors, grouted a tub and shower, replaced door knobs and fixed smoke detectors. he even cleaned my celiing fan. it seems there is nothing he can't do or isn't willing to at least attempt.

Category electrician, handyman service, doors



Myrtle R.

After nearly three years of in home care for my mother Senior Helpers were there for encouragement and personal care to prepare not only my mother but the family as well for leaving her home. Her husband could not care for her anymore and they both were removed to assisted living with memory care. They were careing and compashionate and in touch with us on a daily basis.

Description of Work
Helped my 91 year old mother transition to a memory care facility.

Category handyman service



Joseph J.

This was complicated work and Jim did a fine job diagnosing the problems and fixing them. He was on the job very quickly and stayed with it until done! Excellent work!

Description of Work
Traced faulty wiring and repaired same plus installed 2 GFI outlets in kitchen.

Category handyman service

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    Services Offered

    Handyman. Home repair & maintenance.

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    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about Jim Gardner

    How is Jim Gardner overall rated?

    Jim Gardner is currently rated 4.7 overall out of 5.

    What days are Jim Gardner open?

    Jim Gardner is open:

    Sunday: Closed

    Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 AM

    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    What payment options does Jim Gardner provide

    Jim Gardner accepts the following forms of payment: Check

    Does Jim Gardner offer free estimates?

    Yes, Jim Gardner offers free project estimates.

    Does Jim Gardner offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    Yes, Jim Gardner offers eco-friendly accreditations.

    Does Jim Gardner offer a senior discount?

    No, Jim Gardner does not offer a senior discount.

    Are warranties offered by Jim Gardner?

    Yes, Jim Gardner offers warranties.

    What services does Jim Gardner offer?

    Jim Gardner offers the following services: Handyman. Home repair & maintenance.

    Are there any services Jim Gardner does not offer?

    Ask for details.