Ben Brooks Review

"Loosely wrap a wet paint roller with saran wrap, place in the fridge, and you'll be able to keep using it later without washing or replacing! "

- Ben

Handyman Ben Brooks kneels by his trusty bag of tools

Multi-Talented Handyman Builds Trust Through Experience

By Georgia Dolenz

NAMEBen Brooks
PHONE NUMBER(310) 927-8832
SERVICES PROVIDEDHandyman, Home Maintenance, House & Home Repair, Carpenter, Weatherization, Furniture & Upholstery, Furniture—Custom, Shelving—Custom, Furniture Assembly, Woodworking, Cabinetry & Cupboards, Countertops, Doors—Repair, Construction & Remodel, Windows—Repair, Fences & Gates—Repair, Finish Carpentry, Babyproofing, Dry Rot & Termite Damage Repair, Trims & Rails—Refinishing, Drywall, Appliance Repair, Awnings, Bathroom, Bookcases
Atwater Village • Baldwin Hills • Bel Air • Beverly Grove • Beverly Hills • Boyle Heights • Century City • Cheviot Hills • Chinatown • Commerce • Culver City • Dockweiler • Dodgertown • Downtown • East Hollywood • East Los Angeles • Echo Park • Edendale • Fairfax • Firestone Park • Gramercy Park • Griffith Park • Hancock Park • Hollywood • Hollywood Hills • Jefferson Park • Koreatown • Ladera Heights • Larchmont Village • Leimert Park • Los Angeles • Los Feliz • Macarthur Park • Mid-Wilshire • Miracle Mile • Mount Olympus • Oakwood • Outpost Estates • Palms • Park Mesa Heights • Pico Heights • Pico-Robertson • Pico-Union • Rancho Park • Rimpau • Silver Lake • University Park • Vermont • Vermont Square • View Park • Watts • West Adams • West Hollywood • Westlake • Westwood • Whitley Heights • Windsor Hills

16 User Reviews
  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Quality of Work
  • Customer Service
  • Value for Price

Anne Drellishak

Culver City - November 7, 2019

Ben is a true professional. He does the best work around. I trust him with all kinds of jobs—he is my “go-to” guy. If you want something done correctly he is the person to call. He doesn't take on jobs he isn’t comfortable with. He is the most skilled handyman I’ve met.


Beverly Hills - May 29, 2019

We had a great experience using Ben. He responded quickly to our call. He was an excellent communicator before and during the work. He committed to a date and was eventually able to come a day sooner. We had a complicated repair of our pergola. Ben took the time to explain our various options to repair it being very conscious of cost and time. Ben’s follow-through was excellent, his pricing was fair, and his work product was professional and thorough. To my wife’s delight he cleaned up each day. I highly recommend Ben for any of your projects and would definitely use him again when the need arises.


Los Feliz - May 20, 2019

Ben has been a real life saver. It’s rare to find someone so great at communication and planning, as well as excellent and thorough execution. He is a true gentleman and craftsman. Very glad to have found him and grateful for his assistance on repairs to our 2nd floor porch and its many windows. Looking forward to many more projects.

Michael Barlow & Josephine Coyle

Hollywood Dell - March 4, 2019

We have used Ben's services on a number of projects over the last year and have been consistently impressed with his focus, flexibility, resourcefulness and responsibility. It is absolutely true that he provides the same degree of intelligence and attention to every job, no matter how big or small. Ben is very clear about what needs to be done and how much time and effort it will take. His fees are fair and reasonable, but what is most valuable is the sense he communicates that the job will be done right and that the work we are asking for makes sense in terms of the bigger picture. He makes home repair into a collaborative effort and really listens. Ben Brooks is a rare find, and we are lucky to have found him. When he finds supplemental workers to help on projects, he makes sure they live up to the same standard. We recommend him highly.

Kevin Wallace

Culver City - December 3, 2018

It's been great working with Ben. Consistently high quality work. Great communication. Has done multiple jobs for us, but has also been honest enough to turn down work he wasn't 100% confident he could do at a high standard.

Lili Flanders

Rancho Park - March 5, 2018

Ben recently completed built-in shelves in our bathroom and kitchen and we're thrilled with the results. Though the project wasn't completed quickly, the quality of Ben's work is superior and he managed to build beautiful, solid shelves around challenging angles. They look as though they're original to our home. I appreciated Ben's communicativeness as much as his fine craftsmanship. He responded to my emails promptly and stayed in touch regularly as he worked our project into his busy schedule. Ben is also an intelligent and gentle man, who was a pleasure to have in our home. We couldn't be happier with the work he did for us.

Lisa M.

Brentwood - October 6, 2017

After moving to a new condo, I needed help assembling some new furniture. I hired Ben after reading his glowing reviews and I can say without hesitation that those reviews are well deserved. Ben couldn't have been more professional, assembling a queen bed and two coffee tables with ease, engaging me in pleasant conversation and even giving me tips on how to repair a manufacturer's defect in one of those tables! Should I ever need more furniture assembled (and I probably will), Ben is my go-to guy!

Melanie M

Mar Vista - May 11, 2017

I first hired Ben to re-mount a curtain rod my kids had pulled down. He explained why it had fallen down in the first place, and was very quickly able to remount it in a much more stable position than it had been originally. He's since been back several times for everything from walls that need replastering to a door that wasn't closing properly; he even designed an outdoor piece I wanted to create for my children. He's efficient, honest, an expert, and my whole family looks forward to visits from him.

Helen F.

Beverly Glen - May 4, 2017

As a widow, whose husband was a great handy man, I need someone who is reliable, trustworthy, and does fine work. I have only used Ben once but that was all I needed. I left my house wide open, when I returned the work was beautifully completed and I will have him back to do more. I have recommended him to my daughter and I will recommend him to others. He is not inexpensive, but worth every penny.

Nina Edwards

Comstock - April 26, 2017

I have to thank Neighbor2Neighbor for publishing your booklet! Our household is very fortunate to have found Ben Brooks. I called Ben and he returned my call promptly. Before I knew it he was on board and busy executing my long to do list. Some of the things on my list, gutter cleaning and repair, drywall repair, floor painting, light fixture hanging, gate repair, step rebuild, crawl space securing etc.. My list was long and Ben was perfect for the job. He was professional, knowledgeable and able to communicate exactly the process was needed to complete the job. Ben's work is wonderful and one of the reasons I know this, is because now when I walk thru the house and walk the property it's all perfect. I would recommend Ben to anyone looking for a dependable, honest and professional handy man!


Snowiss - April 24, 2017

Ben did a variety of jobs for me a few months ago. I was delighted with each of them. He is knowledgeable about household maintenance and highly skilled. He responded promptly to phone calls and messages. I am grateful to Neighbor2Neighbor for having listed him and will definitely use him again.

Rashmi Basava

Culver City - November 7, 2016

We were looking around for a reliable handyman when my neighbor recommended Ben Brooks. We have used him for various projects this past year and have been happy with his work. He’s done our light fixtures, babyproofing and built a wooden cover for our AC unit that looks really nice. Ben always gets back to us in a reasonable amount of time. He’s very communicative and very friendly and also trustworthy. He works efficiently and doesn’t waste any time. Also reasonably priced. We are lucky to find someone in the neighborhood.

Julie S.

West Hollywood - November 7, 2016

I’ve had a great experience working with Ben Brooks. I first hired him to sand my butcher block kitchen counter and that went really well. I’ve used him for a variety of projects since. He takes care in what he does and is not just a fix-it guy. He’s got a background in carpentry and comes really prepared for diverse situations. Definitely a jack-of-all trades. I appreciate that he comes with the attitude that no job is too small. He’s super friendly and open, leaves a clean space, shows up on time and never rushes me. I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to call him again.

Joana Elliott

Sunset Park - November 7, 2016

I met Ben six years ago when I bought my house in Santa Monica after he was recommended by my neighbor. Ben has done a little bit of everything for me, from small jobs to building and woodwork. Ben is very friendly, easy going and reliable. He will think things through and make suggestions I wouldn’t have considered. He is able to tell you what needs to happen and can articulate the different phases. I appreciate Ben’s honesty and trustworthiness. He never tries to oversell and is a real straight shooter with the work that needs to be done. I refer him often. I’ve wanted to re-do my garage for a while, but haven’t gotten to it quite yet. When I’m ready, he’ll be the guy for the job.

Nicki G.

Culver City - November 7, 2016

Ben has been great! We have needed a lot of simple stuff done that we don’t have the time or tools for. Ben is very kind. His rates are very reasonable and appropriate. The reason we come back to Ben is he’s such an honest person. You trust if he says you should spend a little more on something, and he lets you know if you don’t actually need something done. He’s also really clear about his skills and limits. If there is something he’s not as knowledgeable about, he will refer you to others who can help. He’s also great with following up and getting back in touch. He has very good customer service and is a clear communicator. We have no hesitations recommending Ben, we are behind him 100%!

Fritzi Wood

Venice - November 7, 2016

Ben Brooks is 100% great! He’s done handyman work for us on and off for the past six years after a friend recommended him. He’s also done woodwork and made us a bookcase that was really beautiful. I like that I don’t have to think about things with Ben. It’s simple. He says he’ll come at one o’clock and he comes. When he finishes his work, the change that’s made is the only thing that’s noticed. He leaves without a trace. I’ve referred him a lot. He’s the one I use if I need something done beyond the scope of what my landlord provides.

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