Testimonials

Handy Ma’ams is committed to complete customer satisfaction. We have collected several testimonials for your viewing to help put your mind at ease and ensure you that we are the best choice for the job! See why many of your neighbors in Howard County call Handy Ma’ams again and again for all of their home improvement and repair needs!


They finished the job exactly as desired and left my home even cleaner than they found it.

“Handy Ma’am is a great company to work with from start to finish. I had the entire interior of my house painted. The crew was professional, clean and timely. Kathy walked me through what was needed to get the requested work done, and the scheduling was very easy. There were never any doubts about the quality of the work or the value for the money. They finished the job exactly as desired and left my home even cleaner than they found it. Great communication and follow through. I am very impressed and will definitely use them again. If you are considering having some painting done and would like to see the work they did in my home please contact me to schedule a time.”

– Timi Wynne, Marriottsville, MD


Kathy is reliable, helpful, pleasant, reasonably priced, and does outstanding work.

“I couldn't recommend Handy Ma’ams more highly. I have used them numerous times over 15 years – and I'm a devoted customer. I have been very, very satisfied with Handy Ma’ams every time. Kathy Nevin is reliable, helpful, pleasant, reasonably priced, and does outstanding work. Her assistants are great, too.  I'm certain you'll be pleased with their quality and service.”

– Mary Miller


Handy Ma’ams makes home improvement painless and affordable.

“Over the years, we’ve used Handy Ma’ams on many projects, both big and small, and we are always pleased. Kathy is professional and a perfectionist. She makes sure that the job is done right – every time. Handy Ma’ams makes home improvement painless and affordable.”

– Drew and Sharon McManigle


Kathy and her team are honest, conscientious and do an incredible job!

“Handy Ma’ams has been my go to company for years. It started with repairing and staining our deck, to replacing toilets to replacing tile in our shower. They also did an amazing job painting several rooms in the house. Kathy and her team are honest, conscientious and do an incredible job! I have recommended Handy Ma’ams to many of my friends!”

– Dawn A.


Whenever I need something done, big or small, I call them first.

“Handy Ma’ams is the absolute best! I've used them for a variety of jobs over the last 5 years including repairs and improvements around the house, painting, packing, and organizing. They do quality work and are dependable, quick and so resourceful. Whenever I need something done, big or small, I call them first.”

– Karen


Kathy was considerate, generous, principled, and perfectly honest.

“My wife and I have known Kathy since 2009. After my parents died, Kathy helped us empty a house full of items collected over decades. She separated items large and small into those the family might want and those we wouldn’t. For the former, she appraised, photographed, and meticulously catalogued anything that any of us 6 brothers could want. For the rest she decided what would go to a number of charities that she knew my parents would appreciate and what would go to Goodwill, recycling, and trash. This enormous job, which seemed overwhelming to the six scattered families, was accomplished efficiently and very professionally. During this process, Kathy was considerate, generous, principled, and perfectly honest. By the end of the endeavor she was a friend, almost a member of the family.

Since then she has helped my wife and me keep our house in running order. We are busy at work and not at all handy. She has helped with myriad large and small jobs and has organized and accompanied several people in the building trades who have worked on our house. From emptying out my parents’ house to being there as the windows were replaced in our house to fixing a light in our yard and everything in between, we’ve relied on her with an absolute sense of confidence while the work’s in progress and a complete sense of satisfaction when it’s done. She is that handy partner our family lacks.”

– Tom & Robin


You won’t go wrong if you hire Kathy!

“My neighbor gave me Kathy’s business card when I asked her if she knew any handymen. I was so intrigued by the “Ma’ams” part that I contacted her right away. That was at least five years ago. She is reliable, responsive, on-time and has completed a number of jobs for us: painting inside and out; helping me clear out clutter from both our garage and basement; installing insulation; and, handling several carpentry issues. If there is something she can’t do, she has a list of craftsmen who can handle those jobs.  You won’t go wrong if you hire Kathy!”

– Doris Crafton


Each time I hired them, Handy Ma’ams arrived on time and used their time on the job very efficiently.

“After being widowed for about a year, I sat down and listed all the things I needed help with around the house (closet door off the track, railings needed scraping and painting, house needed power washing, new curtain rods needed hanging, sink needed plunging, etc.). Kathy and Andrew came and took care of those things, and more. When I decided to have my living room and dining room painted after buying new furniture, I hired Handy Ma’ams to do that, too. They did the job while I was away and I came home to two beautifully painted rooms. The place was all put back together and neat as a pin! Each time I hired them, Handy Ma’ams arrived on time and used their time on the job very efficiently. If you need someone to paint a few rooms – or a whole house, power wash your home, or simply do odd jobs around your house, call Handy Ma’ams. You’ll be glad you did!”

– Denise Carden