All posts by handymanchuck

Happy Customer: Leslie Read from Santa Cruz

Chuck Jilka came to the rescue under every possible constraint for a carpenter. I was selling my house and it was under contract. The unpermitted garage apartment… that we had been told was ‘grandfathered claused’ was NOT…and we had to revert it back to a garage. FAST.

I needed two garage doors to replace what had been walls with windows. Not one square inch was plumb. The garage doors had to be designed and built from scratch and the job had to be done in the three week deadline set buy the buyers. THEN it had to be inspected by the city.

Chuck came to access and bid the job. Friendly…efficient and completely confident that he could do the job. He left no doubt in my mind. AND he gave me the best price.

Once he started working the other two workers on the job had to step up their game. Chuck is a hard worker and non-stop. The difference in work ‘ethic’ was night and day.

The garage doors turned out perfect. The time spent with him…under a very pressurized and potentially stressful project…was actually FUN. The inspection went without a hitch.

I cannot recommend Chuck higher…He is the BEST!

-Leslie Read

Happy Customers: Doublewide Divas from Santa Cruz

Chuck helped us on a few projects around our home at Shoreline Mobile Estates in 2013. He tackled the irrigation, planted & pruned roses and did a fabulous job staining our deck. Chuck’s quote might not be the least expensive but his work is high quality. He is knowledgeable, professional and a good problem solver. I happily recommend Chuck Jilka to any homeowner in need of a trustworthy, all purpose handyman – with a green thumb! – who is easy and pleasant to do business with.

– Doublewide Divas

Happy Customer: Anita Elliott from Santa Cruz

Chuck Jilka has worked for me for several years and I have to say it has been a pleasure and relief knowing that I can count on him to do most any job around my house. Chuck is a great painter, carpenter, plumber and all around handyman. He recently installed a rainwater retrieval system in our home. He is reliable, extremely efficient and an excellent craftsman. When he finishes a job he always leaves everything clean and tidy. And he is one of the nicest, kindest people I know.

Anita Elliott

Happy Customer: Harry and Sharon Lake from Kenmore, Washington

Chuck has performed light and heavy “Handy Man” work for us over several years. Before we moved to Washington State, we had him refurbish our house so we could lease it. He did a superb job and was helpful with ideas. The one thing we always appreciated about Chuck is that we never had to be concerned if he was going to finish a job. He always did everything he said he would do.


Harry and Sharon Lake

Happy Customer: Dave Galos from Santa Cruz

Chuck Jilka has recently completed several jobs for us around our home.  He is very knowledgeable when it comes to diagnosing problems and efficient with his time in repairing them.  I would recommend him to anyone and believe you will be satisfied with his performance as I have.  He has proven to be very honest, reliable, affordable and we trust him with all of our repair situations.

Dave Galos

Happy Customer: David Silva from Aptos

I want to say a few words about Chuck Jilka and his Handyman Service. First, I have to mention his honesty. If he says he will do something, he does it – on time, and perfect. He is very organized and particular about his quality of work. I am always blown away at how much he knows about how to get the job done.

I have used Chuck at my house and am very happy about the results. I have seen a number of jobs he has done because he hires me now and again to do carpet work for his clients. He does a great job painting, inside and out. I recommended him to my son to paint the outside of his house – a great job and done very well and quickly.

He put in a water heater for a friend of mine and did other plumbing work as well.

I have and will continue to recommend Chuck to friends and relatives because I know, through experience, that he is trustworthy and does great work.

David Silva

Happy Customer: Marc Yellin from Aptos

A close and respected friend referred Mr. Jilka to me. At our first meeting I found him to be a pleasant, attentive and knowledgeable person. I had a variety of repair jobs on my property dealing with fencing, gates, decks and more. Chuck quickly grasped the ideas and needs I had, offered helpful and reasonable suggestions and quickly developed a plan and schedule. We also presented him with a time related need and he ably met the schedule we presented him.

Chuck’s work was, as said, on schedule and the quality is superb. He was prompt and there were no delays in completing the projects. He thoroughly cleaned up the work site and removed the waste materials. His rates are reasonable and I found him to be very easy with which to interact.

I have only had this one, recent experience with Chuck. However, I know that I will have other “to do” projects around my property and house and will most definitely turn to Chuck when that time arrives.

I fully recommend Chuck’s Handyman Service for your home repair needs.

Marc B. Yellin

Happy Customer: Pete Schipper from Aptos

Chuck did a major home project for me and I was very satisfied with the result. He was thorough, careful and professional in all that he did, giving particular attention to the many details. I have known Chuck for many years and know him to be a man of integrity who honors his word. I would give him the highest recommendation.

Pete Schipper