Independently Rated Highest in Quality
T w e l f t h
Consecutive Year
Originally Earned:
January 2005
We declare that A Reliable Handyman HAS QUALIFIED for and continues to meet the Ongoing Research and Rating Requirements for Diamond Certified® status.
Certificate #579
(510) 200-0450

Owner Gifford Teeple is a veteran of the home repair industry.

A Reliable Handyman provides a variety of home repair services for a clientele base that stretches from Hercules to San Leandro. The company fixes light switches and faucets, hangs doors, repairs floors, replaces locks and windows, plasters and paints, handles minor carpentry work, assembles IKEA furniture, and much more.

Owner Gifford Teeple originally entered the handyman trade after working in Illinois as a property manager. He says he enjoys helping people and the physical nature of home repair work, and he feels that any job worth doing is worth doing right. “I do high-quality work and pay attention to details. I’m very thorough, and I leave jobsites as clean as I find them.”

Mr. Teeple says he takes pride in communicating honestly with his clients and always keeps them updated on project developments as work progresses. “Some jobs are too large, so repairs are limited to what I can complete by myself, but I always tell my customers beforehand what I can and can’t do.”

Company Philosophy

“Simply put, I strive to provide the repairs each customer wants. I might give some advice, but my basic approach is to understand my customers’ desires and do everything I can to achieve them.”

Serving Hercules to San Leandro

Minor Carpentry, Electrical and Plumbing
IKEA Assembly
Drywall Repair
Fence Repair
Door, Window and Lock Repair
Tub and Sink Re-caulking
Roof Patching
Small Custom Jobs

Comparative Summary

Positive communication between A Reliable Handyman and its clients begins with the very first contact. As the owner and sole proprietor of the company, Gifford Teeple makes it a top priority to develop an open line of communication right from the start. “I answer the phone. I respond and I’m honest, reliable and dependable,” says Mr. Teeple. “I always return calls promptly...

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How did you get into the handyman business?
A: "I was working for my landlord as his right-hand man, doing most everything, for about six years. He had eight different properties and more than one hundred units. When he sold his properties, I started my own business."
Q: Do you guarantee your work?
A: "Quality is guaranteed. If there’s a problem for which I’m responsible, give me a call and I’ll come back and fix it for no charge."
Q: Do you offer any incentives or discounts?
A: "I offer a 10 percent senior citizen discount."

Industry Info

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Findings based on statistically reliable research from 198 surveys

Customer Satisfaction

Survey Question: On a scale of 1 to 10 how satisfied were you with the quality you received?
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Company Credentials

Liability Insurance
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Current Complaint File

Customer Loyalty

Survey Question: If you needed this product or service in the future, would you use this company again?
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94%
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Diamond Certified Qualification

Based on 198 customer surveys, we declare
A Reliable Handyman
has passed all rating steps and has earned
The Diamond Certified Award
No. 579
Continuously qualified since January 2005.
David Pak
Director of Ratings Research
American Ratings Corporation

Verbatim Survey Responses From Only Verified Customers

Bob S. Verified Customer Name
"I like that I could trust him, he was good."
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Company Capabilities Table

A Reliable Handyman
(510) 200-0450
DCID5105175633

Mon – Fri: 8am – 5pm

Serving Hercules to San Leandro

Gifford Teeple, Owner
16
Liability Insurance
Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau
Better Business Bureau A+ Rating
Minor Carpentry, Electrical and Plumbing, IKEA Assembly, Drywall Repair, Fence Repair, Door, Window and Lock Repair, Tub and Sink Re-caulking, Roof Patching, Small Custom Jobs
Homeowners
Satisfaction Guranteed

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Survey Responses For

A Reliable Handyman

A Reliable Handyman: Average 9.2 out of 10 based on 198 unique customer surveys of customer satisfaction.
Bob S. Verified A Reliable Handyman Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They get here on time, they work efficiently, and they get the job done correctly."

"I like that I could trust him, he was good."

Brad C. Verified A Reliable Handyman Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He does high-quality work and he's easy to get along with. He's not going to be the fastest guy in the world and he typically works alone, but that's not a criticism. He gets the job done and he gets it done in a reasonable amount of time. I've used him about a half a dozen times and I've been happy every time."

"He does really good work. He's perfect for his role."

Carol R. Verified A Reliable Handyman Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He's reliable, he gives you good advice, and he does good work."

"The fact that we felt like we could trust him. We were satisfied with what he did."

Jayden H. Verified A Reliable Handyman Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He is friendly, easy to work with, he communicates with you, and he gets back to you right away."

"He was friendly."

Diane K. Verified A Reliable Handyman Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I would highly recommend him."

"He arrived when I asked him to and he accomplished what I needed. He's marvelous and I would highly recommend him. It's been perfect for me."

Ed P. Verified A Reliable Handyman Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He's reliable, does good work, and he has a lot of integrity."

"I liked a combination of things, that he did the job well, was timely, that his charges were reasonable, and also that he was interesting to talk with."

Edna T. Verified A Reliable Handyman Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Hire them, he does good work."

"He did what I asked him to do, he arrived on time, he was very conscientious, his work was exemplary, and he did it the right way. "

Eleanor G. Verified A Reliable Handyman Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He's dependable."

"I could always depend on him to do whatever is needed to be done, it's always a good job, and he doesn't have to repeat it."

Gretchen K. Verified A Reliable Handyman Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He's very easy to work with and he knows what he's doing."

"He showed up on time, his prices were reasonable, and we were happy."

Hanna E. Verified A Reliable Handyman Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He's just very slow and I think it's because he's the only person doing the work."

"He definitely knew what he was doing, he knows his stuff."

Janice G. Verified A Reliable Handyman Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He's reliable, on time, and responsible. "

"The quality of his work."

Jennifer R. Verified A Reliable Handyman Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"It served its purpose and they fulfilled my needs."

"I received a call back promptly."

John K. Verified A Reliable Handyman Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He's very competent, prompt, and considerate."

"He was available and he knew exactly what to do."

Karen K. Verified A Reliable Handyman Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He gets the job done in a timely fashion. "

"He completed the work that I needed done and he did a nice job."

Karolyn M. Verified A Reliable Handyman Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I was really impressed with the quality of the finished work, I felt that his finished work was exemplary."

"He's reliable. The quality of his work is amazing and his communication and scheduling are excellent."

Kathy S. Verified A Reliable Handyman Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He's always punctual, professional, and gets the job done exactly as I want."

"I like that he knew exactly what to do and fixed what needed to be fixed. He's great."

Laurie K. Verified A Reliable Handyman Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"It's a good name. He shows up when he says he's going to show up, he's a very good problem solver, and he's quick with communication. He's done projects on my rental properties and I have a lot of confidence that he'll get the job done."

"He gets the job done. I think he's very reliable and I can count on him."

Lorraine G. Verified A Reliable Handyman Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I believe that he's a Diamond Certified company."

"He knew what he was doing and he was very nice."

Zoe B. Verified A Reliable Handyman Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He's very pleasant to work with, they have good pricing, and they stay on budget. He always does what he says he's going to do and he's a really cool guy."

"He could do everything that I wanted him to do. He cleaned up after himself, he's very friendly, and nice to work with. "

Mark B. Verified A Reliable Handyman Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"He's multi-talented and very responsive."

"I liked that he was able to take care of a variety of tasks around the house, not just one type of thing. He's worth the rates he charges."