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Extremely disappointed - do not recommend organisation
Requested a carpenter to repair and replace a number of veranda posts. Was send a plumber and a very experienced handyman who claimed he can do the work. When he came to do the job he was inadequately prepared, The completed work was very amateurish and of poor quality in finish and appearance, I was charged for a complete length of post but only 500 mm length was used...I had to ask for the remainder of the materials as he was going to take it for himself. Told him I wasn't interested in him doing further work for me because of the standard of...his work Complained to the organisation. I was send another 'guru' who sang full of praises on how he would repair all posts including the one just repaired, but I had to wait two weeks or so. After three weeks of waiting, I contacted the 'guru' to see when he can start the work..... then full of excuses started coming out as to why he cannot commit to a date or time and including he doesn't live in the area. My recommendation is to seek someone through a referral or recommendation, or a local business. No Grey Army for me ever again as their 'tradies' are either unqualified, not trained and skilled in what they claim they can do, or are just incompetent.
Asked for rose removal got stumps that are coming up, This year! as well as multiple weeds.. not cool...recommend- NO
I wanted a simple rose removal, got thick stumps left, that were not removed, and I paid to be removed, but were not and now not a good service.. pay
Door is wrecked
What the hell has happen to my new door , that had been shaved to much the door rattles in the wind under neath has a big cap , the wind blows right under the door , My husband is furious , as I recommend grey army , I would like either my 200 dollars for the job , or 245 for the door , or I will go to an umbosman, there was a huge hole from a part of a lock that I did no request to be taken of and did not need to be off no interference with the door, we have putted up the gap in the wood,Stevie Wonder could of done a better job,as the days go by , I’ve noticed the top of the door has been knocked and omg it’s hit the outside wood frame and chipped the frame , really were do these people come from are the rejects from past employees !
Perfect Service with Exceptional Attention to Detail
Robert, Carpenter, has provided outstanding and exceptional professional service, solving complex challenges with ease and enthusiasm. I can recommend Robert with total confidence that his work will be of the highest standard.
Great job great service
Thanks to Shaun ,I had my house painted quickly ,he did an outstanding job and provide fantastic feed back and ideas . I will definitely call you again Shaun , as I need more painting to be done .
I have posted more jobs that I require and will contact Grey Army again for sure.
The grey army
After using this service I was very impressed with the service, and work provided by this company. I rate this service better than Jim's mowing as I found their services weren't as intricately pricise as the grey army. Well done
- Verified customer
Outstanding painter, 1st class result
I don't usually do reviews, but this time I just had to say how very happy we are with the outstanding job Sizar Hanna of the Grey Army did on our lovely-old Californian Bungalow in West Footscray.
I like to think I am “Mr Fussy” when it comes to doing a job, but I think I will now have to pass the title to Sizar & Matthew as the new joint-holders of the title.
We are so impressed by the amount of time they put into preparation and then the attention to detail in the painting process.... the house has never looked so good and the finish i...s superb, from front to back, top to bottom. I have some jobs to finish on my place in Essendon, after which I’ll be seeking his services again to paint our home (another weatherboard property). In the meantime I’ve already recommended him to our friends & neighbours as a tradesman of the highest standard.
Jack of all trades, good at nothing
Years ago I lived in Melbourne, have a weatherboard rental property in regional Victoria, needed exterior painting & a small tile job inside. Quoted $8,500. One day the handyman rang said the works was done, the whole street came and admire the fantastic exterior paint job. So I drove 3 hours to the property. Shock horror. The old paint was not stripped simply paint over, the window frames were not prepped and painted shut, just terrible terrible workmanship. Glass, nails all over the place. Obviously this is the work of someone just got retren...ched, couldn't find any other job, and have absolutely no clue. Complained to the franchisor and the handyman turned nasty. The hair may be grey, but still overpriced and crap work ! Will never use grey army again, ever.
House painting - great result!
In the past month (Dec 2019), I have had two houses painted by Sizar Hanna and his colleagues who I engaged through the Grey Army website.
I have been very pleased with both the quality of the work and the level of service provided by Sizar. Sizar was always punctual, always communicated his progress, and always ready to discuss details of the painting. The projects were made more difficult for me because one house belonged to my disabled nephew and the other belonged to my disabled brother and both houses were a two hour drive from my home....Sizar’s punctuality and quality of communication made this work worry-free for me. In the middle of the work, I had to travel interstate for the bushfires, but I knew I could still communicate with Sizar and was confident that the work being done was as we had discussed. Both houses were 1940’s post-war weatherboard homes. There was a lot of rot and decayed woodwork. Sizar and his team spend a lot of time making repairs and preparing the houses so that the finished paintwork was sound and looked great. I own a weatherboard house myself, and feel that the quality of the preparation and painting done by Sizar will last for a good period of time. I really appreciated the extent of the repairs and preparation done by Sizar and his team. At the end of the job, Sizar made sure I was happy with the result and tidied the area before leaving. Again, this was much appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend the Grey Army and Sizar to undertake painting of a weatherboard house as I was very pleased with the result. Whilst I initially thought that the quote to do the work seemed a bit high, I found that it was a very reasonable price for the amount of work done and the end result achieved.
So bitterly disappointed with The Grey Army with the quality of work supplied by one of their contractors recently. Three walls and a ceiling in the garage, billed 18 hours and left with a mess to clean up.
Please be aware that the Grey Army is essentially a Hiring or booking agency, once you accept the quote they accept no liability. I have learnt my lesson and in future I will bypass such organisations and ensure I engage a tradesman who is qualified with the relevant endorsements and licenses.
Stay away from this company a complete scam so over priced nit Working for seniors
Stay away from this company a complete scam so over priced its ridiculous thats if anyone turns up its a franchise company best to call Jims mowing least you know your not being scammed by outrageous trademan that pretend they are there to help seniors its not
Staff at office rude
I would like to say a special thank you to Robert and Michael Fallace from Grey Army. I have had a number of jobs completed in my home including door and air conditioner installations, various painting jobs and the most recent work was a complete kitchen replacement. Robert was always punctual, courteous, professional and always cleaned up after his work. Robert has a great eye for detail and his work was always to a very high standard. I would recommend Robert, Michael and his contractors if you need any home maintenance repairs etc.
Hi Grey Army Team,
I am looking for a handyman up in north-side, which can do a little bit of everything. Happy to pay him per hour. Please let me know.
1. Carpenter must know how to replace (Skirting, Architrave, installing Door Jamb etc..(most of the material, will be supply on site)
2. Patching the Plaster
3. Paint touch-ups
4. Flashing on the Roof
5. Changing tiles etc..
6. Caulking/ Silicone
Another unreliable organisation!
I submitted written requests for quotes for mowing and for garden levelling. in Darley, Victoria. I also tried to call during office hours but I just got an answering machine,No response. The silence is still ringing in my ears. Don't waste your time with this mob
Fantastic job well done
My gutters needed cleaning and they were badly compacted with leaves and twigs. The price and job done were excellent ,roof swept,leaves and twigs were redistributed as mulch on my front retaining area. I could not ask for better service ,well done.
I had 5 small rooms to be painted, doors and some closets, the trims had to be sanded as there was oil based paint on them, walls were clean and no need to sand, plus the chap said he could take some of the bottom off a door to stop it from scraping...he talked about how great he was and new what he was doing...it was a mid range quote. Well, the final outcome is is *he didn't sand the trim properly, so paint chipped almost immediately * he painted 2 coats per day and wasn't happy when questioned *removed sliding door and didn't put back on...i...t still sticks *2 other doors where not put back on properly *ordered gloss when I had stated low sheen for trim, made me pay for it, yet I never got the gloss paint for prosperity - it was a nightmare, after a few weeks of just living with it I tried several times to get in contact, was just ignored - so annoyed...I am writing this review 12 mths after this awful transaction, after spotting yet more shoddy work...I do hope karma finds this man
Andy, an Electrician from Grey's Army (Melbourne) was fantastic! He was so professional and a real expert in his field, with many years of experience behind him. I had quite a few electrical jobs that needed doing around the house and he knew exactly what to do and offered lots of advice as well. He was so nice, reliable, efficient and friendly and a real pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend him!
Questions & Answers
Im a bit uncertain about painter. Ive taken for an idiot a couple of times recently, so Im beginning to doubt my competency in organising this job. Its quite a big painting job. The quotes okay, but he I had the quote and the next day revived 2 phone calls and an sms.
How do I know this guy is as competent as he tells me he is
Wendy H.Grey Army
All Grey Army members are inducted with us make sure that your quote is detailed and that you both sign this before he commences. Call our office during business hours and we will be able to answer your questions in more detail. Thank you
I have several smallish jobs i need doing: installing a length of guttering along one part of the roof; installing some flashing between house and porch roof; checking porch support posts for rot, and repairing them; removing, but not replacing another short piece of guttering; also probably installing ? flashing high up on the roof, where there appears to be a leak maybe due to wind damage.
I am on the pension so cost needs to be a consideration, but i also need to maintain my property.
can you help please?
My previous builder is seriously ill and no longer able to help.
I am in South Frankston
Wendy h.Grey Army
Please visit our website www.greyarmy.com.au and follow the link to request a quote, or alternatively call 131198 during business hours, we will require your full name, address and contact phone number thank you
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