Skilled Hands

Skilled Hands








Read what customers are saying about Skilled Hands



I have had Nick at my home in Collingwood on a number of occasions in helping me turn my garden into an oasis, my piece of heaven and just recently he has completed re-doing my entire deck making an extension for the home of my new gazebo, which he has designed by the way! because he had my total trust based on past projects.  There are no words to say about his skilled, talented and creative hands.  He comes everyday on time and there is no need to worry about a mess when your project is completed.  Nick takes great care in his workmanship.  I have had a number of contractors over the years but none compare with the work ethics that Nick has.  I would recommend him to anyone who has any project that they would like to have completed at anytime. 
Pam Lawrence
Collingwood, Ontario




I highly recommend Nick Holmes if you want to work with someone who is focused on delivering quality work at a reasonable price. Over the past few years I have hired Nick to complete a number of projects in my town home in Collingwood. Most recently Nick installed new laminate flooring and refinished a breakfast bar. The work was outstanding and of the highest quality as usual. When Nick finishes a job you would never know he was there – with the exception of the final piece of finished work. Respectful, on time, trustworthy, and skilled – that’s Nick.  He’s definitely my handyman and I have recommended him to my neighbours in Rupert’s Landing.

 Lydia Way


If you are considering using Skilled Hands to perform high quality work I strongly suggest you will be happy with the results.  Nick is one of those rare people who show up on time, and who keeps showing up until the job is 100% finished.  He also combines a talent for sketching so that you will be able to see ahead of time what you will get. And what you will get are very nice designs!  Just look at the before and after pictures of our deck on this web site . He does careful, high quality work that is rock solid.  We had at least five feet of built up snow bank on our deck this winter that became ice due to thawing and freezing.  It must have a weighed a ton.  Not one part of the deck moved a millimetre and I am not kidding.
There are some things you won't get from Nick however:  You won't get an "attitude".  You won't get someone who does not show up.  You won't get substandard work.  You won't get someone who likes to talk all day or take endless cigarette breaks (he doesn't smoke).  And finally you will not be left with a mess as Nick believes in cleaning up when the job is done. 

Don Ross




We were pleased with Skilled Hands service in every phase of our recent deck project.  Their quote was competitive, they worked to our schedule, and Nick always accommodated the changes that we asked of him during the building process.  Nick offered innovative solutions to any problems that arose, and he was a pleasure to deal with.  We will not hesitate to use Skilled Hands in the future, or to recommend them to others. 
Janice & Dave Mullen



We highly recommend Nick Holmes for a multitude of reasons. His quote was exceptionally reasonable, he’s prompt, tidy and efficient. He provided excellent ideas to escalate the appearance of our new deck and railing and his workmanship was exceptionally high. Even our neighbour, who is in the home construction business, commented on the calibre of work and attention to detail. In short, Nick is more than just “Skilled Hands”, he’s 100% talented and knows his industry.


Brenda & Dutch Mills

Wasaga Beach




As home owners who run a very busy rental property in Collingwood, we searched everywhere for a reliable, reasonable care taker/handyman for our home.  We live in B.C. so we needed somebody who could respond quickly to renters requests and general maintenance of our home. From when we first met Nick he has been a terrific find, is always on time, presents professional quotes, never exceeds them and his work is tidy and prompt. He has installed appliances, repaired roofs, decks, railings, installed interior doors, and does beautiful trim work. Because we are so far away, he often sends us several pictures of his finished work, and submits invoices which we often pay without even seeing the final job...that’s how good he is! I would be happy any time to provide reference for Nick and his excellent work.

Kimble & Kathleen Mooney

British Columbia





We’d like to thank Nick Holmes for a project that we hired him for and are pleased to summarize our experience.

Our bathroom needed to be updated – specifically, the tub and tiles. We asked Nick at Skilled Hands to do the work. He came and offered us different options to consider.

When we decided what we wanted, Nick worked out a schedule to do the job that worked for us. He realized that a bathroom renovation can be inconvenient and did what he could to accommodate us.

Our house is 100+ years old and there were a few surprises that resulted in the job taking a little longer than expected. Nick explained what he found and how he would correct these “obstacles” when they were discovered. This did affect the initial estimate, but Nick was more than fair with his price adjustment.

The demolition phase was messy, but Skilled Hands left a clean work area each day.

We are very pleased with the quality and value of the work done by Skilled Hands, love our new bathroom, and highly recommend Nick.


Connie and Rudy Newton



We are so thankful for the quality of work and superior craftsmanship that Skilled Hands displayed during our recent renovations and upgrades. After a bad experience with a different ‘fly-by-night’ handyman, it was very refreshing to have you come in and repair the damage left.

After seeing the excellent custom work and repairs that you made to the exterior deck area, I was convinced that you would be the person that we wanted to improve and repair some of the interior aspects such as the trim and mouldings, and you delivered!

We found that you always delivered accurate timelines for each project and gave honest quotations for the work involved. You even repaired an exterior light fixture for us from the goodness of your heart with no charge!

We were impressed by the strong relationship that we were able to build with you, but more so the fact that you always listened to what we were asking. Your attention to detail was evident in all of your craftsmanship.

We wish to thank you again for the superior work that you displayed and the genuine interest you have for the families that hire you!

The Allan’s




We have had the pleasure of having Nick Holmes of "Skilled Hands Home Improvement & Handyman Services" do several jobs for us. He is very professional, and reasonably priced. The work is done with attention to detail, and since we are retired seniors, we know that there will be no additional cleanup required. We heartily recommend Mr. Holmes to anyone needing or considering repairs or renovations.
Jack and Carol Lynch
Stayner, ON.



Nick did such an awesome job designing and building our deck.  I knew what I wanted... a deck that was ideal for entertaining, an area to suntan, a hot tub and a natural gas fire pit. A lot to ask for especially since we live in town and on a corner lot!  I showed Nick a picture of what we wanted and he took on the challenge.  He spent hours designing our dream deck and then once approved, religiously started building the deck single-handedly, rain or shine, to meet our deadlines.  He worked well with the electrician who installed the wiring for the hot tub, with Beachcomber Hot Tub, and Azzurri Air for the natural gas fire pit.  My husband and I have no hesitation recommending Nick to all our friends and guests of our Bed & Breakfast. Please check out his work on our website, , you’ll be impressed!

Thank you Nick for an outstanding job!


Annette & Andy Lee

Bacchus House

142 Hume Street

Collingwood ON





I was very pleased with all Nick's work and 
his ability to figure out how to deal with all the anticipated 
problems.  It was always a pleasure to work with him.  I would highly 
recommend him to friends and anyone who may be struggling with a 
building project and not want to be charged beyond their means.

Rosemary White,






It is so wonderful to have a feeling of relief after having so many jobs done. Nick's expertise, knowledge and excellent craftsmanship is more than highly satisfactory. I am very grateful for this.


Leslie Leeds




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