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Chris from Pitt Meadows

James and his crew did a great job renovating my office space. They enclosed an open space, hung the door, laid hardwood floors, bricked the fireplace and painted the area. It was done on time and on budget.

Alex & Genevieve – Walnut Grove, Langley

After my foot sank into a tile in our bathroom, we knew we had to get a professional into to assess the water damage.

A neighbor recommended James Murphy Contracting because they had recently completed a renovation for them. We called James for a consultation; he came over to assess the project and provided us with a comprehensive work schedule and price quote. He worked with us on every detail and provided expertise on the design. He prepared a contract with timelines and stayed in touch with us up until the project start date answering questions we had along the way.

Once the bathrooms were gutted, the damage appeared worse than expected and James even caught the mold in our kitchen ceiling that resulted from the damage. Although this was an unexpected delay, James and his crew quickly and professionally repaired all the damage and provided us with detailed estimates on the repair cost. Even though this was a setback for James and his crew, James got the work done in record time and at a fair price – heck, they even finished our complete renovation a day early! Every day they left everything clean and tidy, (the crew said this was James’ pet peeve) “he wants the house to be left spotless” and they did – every night for two weeks!

The work is top notch, they are the real deal and the entire crew is incredibly professional and courteous. In fact, they are so good that we have already booked James for another project in March.

We would highly recommend the services of James Murphy Contracting especially if you want the work done right!

Laura from Maple Ridge

James is THE best…..I am about to sing accolades on Homestars, in regards to him and his employee Mike coming to my rescue…they TOTALLY saved the day for my husband and I….when Home Depot dropped the ball. I can’t thank them enough for how they made this happen for us. Just wish I could get them all the way up to Summerland to help us build our new house next year!!!

Mary & Don Dool from Pitt Meadows

 Hello James,
Don and I want to thank you and your team; Jeff, Mike and Carlos for your hard work. The fence is amazing, the new door and frame make our home more secure and the bathroom fan and ceiling are wonderful. It’s amazing how small (and not so small) updates on our home feel so good. The jobs were all done right with no surprises and at the quoted price. The experience was very positive professional and hassle free and the finished products look great. We will definitely be seeing you again soon. With much thanks, Mary and Don.

Jozef & Rachel from Port Coquitlam

 James, What more is there to say! “A PERFECT! job” Thank you.

Jim & Chris from Coquitlam

 To anyone looking for a qualified residential contractor:

We just recently did an extensive multi-bathroom renovation to our house. Fortunately, we used J. Murphy’s Handyman Service. Once James and his crew got started, it became apparent there were a number of unforeseen issues that had to be addressed before the actual renovation could begin. James and crew were able to make the necessary adjustments quite seamlessly and were able to put our minds at ease with the changes that needed to be done.

From our first consultation, to the completion of our renovation, we were always kept informed to what was happening and quickly formed a trusting relationship which we hope to continue for many more future home renovation projects.

We gladly endorse James Murphy and his crew to anyone looking for a basic to complex home improvement or renovation project.

Sherri from Pitt Meadows

I hired James and his crew a year ago to complete work in my kitchen and two bathrooms that included new countertops and back splashes, new lighting, new flooring, installation of all new appliances, new faucets, taps and sinks. As a single woman living alone who had never hired a contractor before I did a lot of research and interviewed quite a few contractors before deciding to hire James. From the beginning I found him to be easy to communicate with, took my concerns regarding the project seriously & was very competitive in his fees. He gave me a time frame of 7 days to get the work done, but the entire project was completed in 5 days. The quality of the work was excellent & I haven’t had one problem with anything since the work was completed 9 months ago. All of the men who were in my home to complete the work were really great guys and I felt totally comfortable around them. The quote James provided at the beginning was accurate and there were no surprises in the final cost once the project was completed. I was so satisfied with J. Murphy’s that I called again last week for the small job of having my garbage disposal replaced. I called James on Thursday, he had someone at my home on Friday and had the job done in a couple of hours. And, for a lot less money than I would have paid a plumber to do the job. I highly recommend James and his team and I would not consider hiring anyone else for any kind of work in need done in my home.

Chris from Coquitlam

James was referred to us by a friend who has had James and his crew do a number of projects for them. James completed 2 full bathroom renovations for us. The crew and sub-contractors were always on time, courteous, caring, honest, attentive and did great work. I look forward to working with James again in the future for our new kitchen. Thanks!

Blanche from Maple Ridge

Our first time renovation experience was a good one. James and his staff were professional and friendly. The finished product was awesome! Very happy with our new beautiful bathroom and finished kitchen. Highly recommend this company for any projects you have in your home. All ready planning on having more work done around our home with James. Definitely the handyman for the job!!!! We really LOVE our bathroom! Thanks James.

T. Michael from Coquitlam

I have already recommended James to others. He and his crew were very professional. The contract was well laid out resulting in no surprises along the way. This is truly the start of a very long relationship. Everyone should want James in their back pocket as a handyman and home renovator.

Rita from Coquitlam

James was a pleasure to work with. He responded to any questions I had very quickly and courteously. He was very professional and very polite. He gave me suggestions which turned out to be excellent ideas. He was always willing to help out to make sure every little detail was taken care of. The job was excellent and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. It looks gorgeous and I would definitely hire him again for future work. I would also highly recommend him to anyone. His crew are excellent and very friendly and also extremely helpful. I’m very happy with all the work.

Don from Maple Ridge

I found this company to be friendly, professional and affordable. I will not hesitate to use them for future projects.They installed a bathroom exhaust fan for me.

Jim from Langley

First class service with a job professionally done at a reasonable rate. I will definitely be a return customer!

Gary from Port Moody

James was just great to deal with for my travertine stone backsplash. Came in to look at the job, quoted it, and once accepted we agreed on a date and he was there at the agreed date and time and finished at the agreed date and time. When he left, the work area was clear and clean. Workmanship was excellent. Definately would call upon James again for future jobs.

Robert from Maple Ridge

I am on Council with a Strata, and we had a extremely bad drainage problem. Out of all the Contractors we requested quotes from, J. Murphy’s Handyman Service was the only one that came back to us with a firm quote, and a time span that was needed to be completed before the rains came. The work was done on time, and was completed as per the Contract. We are very pleased with the courtesy shown to our staff by the workers, and quality of workmanship that was provided. We will continue to use J. Murphy Handyman Services for future projects. Thanks James.

Susan in Maple Ridge

We contacted James from his web site and were not too sure what to expect but the words and his reason for becoming a handyman service told me that he sounded passionate and dedicated to his work…well my first instincts were NOT wrong. James lives the words integrity, honesty, workmanship and customer service/c are. He has turned what was a fumpy, old, scruffy town home into a place that I am no longer ashamed and or embarrassed to have folks see. He has ;painted just about every room, repaired a significant leak and concern in our master bathroom, laid new flooring in both our bathrooms,new toilet and baseboard heaters in them both. His team painted our home in a matter of 3- 4 days but always so mindful of our working schedule and needs. He help with the installation and reference for carpets and installation was invaluable and saved us near $400 . His priority is customer care …with utmost consideration to your needs and affordability. He is the first to find alternative and or toher otpions that will work just as well. I have made sure to share with many others how great James and his team are. Their dedication to providing not only great results and work, but customer comfort and care, has reassured and helped us inept and naive home owners make our home the best it can be for re sale value. Words alone cannot express our appreciation for this fine man and his rock star team of workers.

Nicole in Abbotsford

James made my ongoing “reno saga” so much simpler and took away so much of the stress I had originally experienced when starting my reno journey. Unfortunately, I had been provided incorrect information when incorporating new hardwood flooring, which in the end needed to be replaced. Instead of looking for the best bang for his buck, he looked for the best needs for mine. He showed and continually shows how dedicated he is to make sure his customers are happy. James really listens, follows through on all that I needed (and then some), and provides sound, confident advice – really going that extra mile. He (and his team) absolutely do quality work…hands down a great job while at all times keeping the client’s needs as the 1st priority. After having such a positive experience, he will be coming back to do some extra work to get my place ready to sell as that is the kind of craftmanship that is offered..the best! I will and have been highly recommending James to ANY of my friends, family or collegues…as that is how much I trust his workmanship, integrity and honesty…in fact, a collegue has already hired him 🙂 Thanks again James!

Kevin in Port Moody

Colleges of mine have used James; however, this was my first direct experience and as I had heard, it was a positive experience on all aspects. As a property manager and residential realtor, it is important to have work done for clients quickly, cost effectively, and professionally. James exceeded my expectations in each of those and I look forward to working together again.

CMartin in Maple Ridge

Wow what have I not had James do for us. He so impressed us by doing a few small things with such precision and diligence that I gave him the job of renovating my basement sute – painting, drywalling, replacing floors (laminate and vinyl) and cupboards, replacing blinds and lighting. His work was meticulous. I then had him repair my wooden decks and an entire outside staircase, pressure wash and more painting. He has repaired plumbing issues in my suite, and caulked a bath. More than the quality of his work and his punctuality and constant checking in with me on cost etc James thinks outside the box and is always thinking of the value of your assets he is working on and how to make the best decision for them without breaking the bank. Most importantly he has become a fixture in our lives that we always look forward to seeing. He is warm and engaging and we have shared ideas and a few laughs. I look forward to working with him on many more projects – we dont know how we survived before he arrived.

Barb in Maple Ridge

We originally hired James when we needed someone to pick up, paint and install bi-fold doors and replace a board on our porch. His charge was approximate $300 less than a previous qoute. We then hired him to power wash our parking pad and do numerous small jobs around the house. James is professional and provides a quality service (including providing good advice, keeping you up-to-date on progress on projects, meeting commitments and working quickly and efficiently). When we think about things we’d like to get done, we no longer have to think ” and who are we going to get to do that! I just add it to my CONTACT JAMES LIST. James is a pleasure to work with and is welcome at our house any time.

Candice in Maple Ridge

We have a large-ish house and we have had so many things that we have wanted to do for so long to make our home a better space but have not a handyman skill in the world. We have always been reluctant to just pull someone from the internet but we finally gave it a try. We found James based on two reviews and he has exceeded our expectations. He is punctual, polite, exacting and has great ideas but mostly there is nothing handyman wise he cannot do. He is already part of our household as he is just great to have around. He has started on some simple work for us – hanging complicated artwork, building wall hangers, fixing lights and we are now looking forward to much bigger items like garage reno and new floors..we consider him our best find of the year.