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Matthew Smith Handyman Contractor / Improper work

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Matthew Smith Handyman Contractor
Location: 300 carlsbad village drive 108A, carlsbad, ca 92008

During 2005 this man acted as a contractor; erected a fence (poorly, using finishing nails and 10' spans) and started demolition on a project; work was done improperly, he is not a contractor, i had to re-do the work and he made off with $50k+. I have consulted atty and they say it cost nearly as much to sue as to get this back since he has no assets it's not worth my time, but maybe someone else will check first before they hire this person.


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N  15th of Jul, 2007 by 
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My wife and I recently (April 2007) had our kitchen redone by Mr. Smith and his crew. I have nothing but praise for their work. Done ahead of schedule, and on budget. We have owned numerous properties and rarely have I work with a contractor that is this consistent, honest and smart. He did my mother in law's home in Coronado plumbing and electrical and it was perfect. We have recommended him to all our friends. You'd be hard pressed find another contractor of this caliber.
A  22nd of Jul, 2007 by 
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I was absolutely horrified to come across this unfounded complaint on Matthew Smith. Having worked alongside Mr Smith for years on a number of projects, including all of Ms. Mitchell's real estate projects and having increased her property values by several hundred thousand dollars it saddens me to see that the end of a romantic relationship between Mr. Smith and Ms. Mitchell would lead to this public display of bitterness.

In all aspects of Mr Smiths business relationships he has always excelled in both his expertise and professionalism.
D  29th of Jul, 2007 by 
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Excellent job by Mr. Smith and his crew who did the redo on my beach house in Del Mar. Hardwood floor installation top to bottom, electric and plumbing completely redone, granite installation in the kitchen and bathrooms. On time, on budget and absolutely gorgeous work. A talented and straight forward contractor. Thank you for the referral! We are thrilled.
A  23rd of Sep, 2007 by 
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We are new to the La Jolla area and friends suggested we use Mr.Smith & CO. for the much needed update on our new home. He was and is a consummate professional. His crew was respectful and took great pride in their work. They were clean, on time and their work was impeccable.

Our home top to bottom is perfection. We are so happy with the hardwood floors installed throughout our home;the bathrooms are completed updated with new floors, counter tops, cabinets, showers and toilets. Our out of date kitchen needed to be completely gutted and everything was replaced and restructured, it is lovely and the envy of all out friends. We can't say enough about the quality of Mr.Smith's superior work. What an ideal way to start off our new lives in San Diego!!!
D  20th of Nov, 2007 by 
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Matthew Smith & CO. remodeled our Malibu home. Everything is exactly as we wanted it. He is the first contractor we have worked with that actually showed up, no waiting, he is on time and available. Honest, straightforward and a pleasure to deal with. I am a tough customer and he could not have been more patient and knowledgeable. I can recommend him wholeheartedly. If you can get on his calendar, do. It's worth the wait.
N  13th of Apr, 2008 by 
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Finally a contractor that actually does what he says he will do! We went through 3 contractors and thousands of dollars before we found Matthew Smith. He redid the kitchen and baths at our home here in Laguna Beach. Really fantastic work, top notch. Our only regret is that we didn't find him sooner. We've suggested Matthew Smith and his crew, without hesitation, to many of our friends who have has the same results. Couldn't be happier. Thank you.
D  6th of May, 2008 by 
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Mr. Smith and crew redid our three bathrooms and garage -- which needed to be reinforced as it is built on stilts. We are prepping our home to sell it. My wife and I are very happy with the results. He ordered everything in advance and had everything done in 4 weeks. Honestly, not one other contractor we have worked with could have done this. We like our place so much, now we are actually considering not moving! Thanks Matt, great job, a real pleasure working with you.

**My wife wanted me to add his crew is immaculate and always very respectful of the neighbors, by taking every precaution to be as quiet and unobtrusive as possible. Not one complaint ever!
D  19th of Aug, 2008 by 
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Matt Smith just finished our place in Laguna Beach. We got the referral from our neighbors. We are very happy with his work. He saved us thousands on what would have otherwise been a way too costly renovation. A smart contractor with the mind of an engineer. A really nice guy, very honest and takes pride in his work. My wife and I recommend him wholeheartedly. Thanks to the Lovells for sending him our way.
D  18th of Apr, 2009 by 
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Matthew Smith had to fix what the last idiot "big name" plumber/contractor completely messed up. I am a single woman and have been completely ripped off by 2 prior contractors. Thank gooodness my friends in Malibu insisted I use Matt. Finally a contractor who is honest and knows what he's doing! I thought contractors like him were an urban legend. Matt explains everything he is doing in advance, the cost and gives a timeline that actually ended up being sooner than he estimated. He's a gem. Thank you Dave for the referral. And thanks Matt for getting the job done. You rock!
N  14th of Jul, 2009 by 
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First of all whoever wrote this complaint, two letter for you, BS. We all have had ONLY incredible results from Matthew's work. What a great guy. Glad he is in LA more now. We had a massive flood in our place. He took care of everything. Our house is perfect and he was with us every step of the way.
Dave thanks for the referral. Finally someone that does what they say they'll do. Just referred him to Kevin and Lisa for their new place in Santa Monica.
Great job Matt. Thanks for everything.
D  18th of Dec, 2009 by 
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We are delighted with Matthew Smith and his company. He turn our basement into a wonderful game/party room for our family. Completely rewired the electrical mess, installed new floors, drywall, french doors out to the backyard, sound system, ac/heating ducts. It's out favorite room in the house. An honest, devoted, licensed and insured contractor. While construction is never something to look forward to, this was the easiest experience we have ever had. We will definitely use Mr. Smith again. Thanks Matt. All the best, Kevin

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