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Tony's Testimonial from Mother of Pearl & Sons Trading.
Tony's Testimonial from Style Finish
Tony's Testimonial from J.James & Co.
Tony's Testimonial from The Eng Tapware Co.
Tony's Testimonial from Keeler Hardware

I can only start this off by asking you an important question....


Would you entrust someone to install anything specialised inside your home or business unless you were 100% sure they were qualified to carry out the work?

I would like to think that your answer would be no and of course not!


We then implore you to hire a hardware installer to install your high-quality fittings. While some locksmiths are qualified to install hardware, they install the bulk projects or cheaper brands which certainly has its place in our industry but many are not equip to deal with the precision required of high-end projects.


Please beware. Especially when you purchase brands like mine, Halliday+Baillie, where we do not apologise for being high end. In fact, we are proud to bring the best hardware to the market.

Why pay for quality and find the shine goes off when you see a butchered install.

In our builder’s defence they too struggle to find good staff to carry out these tasks.  While some install hardware and its high quality, we would say 90% are not good. Your builder will thank you for hiring Tony.

Not only is it a visual necessity to have a good install, trust us, you need a good fit also as it affects the longevity of the product. Too often hardware is blamed to have failed, broken or be the issue when much of the time it is bad installation. Bad fit off, incorrect parts being used or not used! We have seen it all.


Do not hesitate to spend the money on Tony.

He is a perfectionist who cares and won’t leave until it’s perfect.

What more could you want?


Tanya Rive


Halliday + Baillie

On time, neat and tidy, job done well. Would recommend.

Emma Tilley - Wahroonga

One of the best tradies we’ve ever used! He was on time, tidy as the name suggests and his work was meticulous. Couldn’t be happier. Thanks Tidy Tradie

Michael Stone - Willoughby


Tony is the best tradesman in the industry that would re-define professionalism in the industry. Don't risk your job with anyone else - Call Tony or reach out to me for a reference you will not regret your choice. I have not offered this for any review. You will however notice that all your other trades were not as professional and had the attention to detail is wonderful, as you will discover with Tony. Why do I know this to be true? I come from a family of builders and will now only use Tony. 5 star or really 6 star as a new benchmark has been set. Call Tony!

Peter Bojanac - Whale Beach


Prompt, efficient, personable.

Paul Sowter - Westleigh

Prompt, no fuss, efficient, took care of surfaces whilst carry out work. Proactive in organising a time and followed through. Great experience. Thank you.

Natasha Smith - Seaforth

Tony was great! And he is the tidiest tradie I've come across in my years working as an interior designer. Covers his dirty work boots, has a mat to work on and made no mess at all. Highly recommend Tony for any door hardware installations you might need.

Clare Le Roy - St Ives

Tony came highly recommended to me by English Tapware. He expertly rectified the shoddy installation of my door hardware by a previous tradesman. Wouldn't hesitate to use him again.

Tania - Paddington


Responded to emails, confirmed the time the night before, turned up on time, was low maintenance, did a great job, left things spotless. You can't ask for anything more than that. Highly recommended.

Guy - Balmain


Being in the industry it's hard to find a good tradie, especially a lock carpenter! It's not as easy as people think fitting locks, especially when clients have spent a lot of money on hardware, they need to be fitted to perfection. Highly recommend Tony.

Anne - Lindfield

Tony was on time. He cut and hung many doors perfectly. He was a pleasure to deal with also a very Tidy Tradie. Would highly recommend.

Barbara - Thornleigh

Tony did a terrific job on the lock installation. His work and clean up was extremely tidy and the finished result is excellent.

Nathan - Northbridge

I can’t recommend Tony enough! He was punctual, helpful, polite and his workmanship and attention to detail was meticulous. He completed an amazing job and it was by no means an easy task. He comes highly recommended. Thanks again Tony.

Nancy - Cammeray

Punctual, professional and spotlessly tidy, Tony is a pleasure to deal with.

John - Wahroonga


Punctual, friendly, and professional. Would definitely recommend!

Samuel - Mosman


Tony turned up on time, did the work as promised, left the area clean, and charged a reasonable rate - what more could you ask for.

Kevin - Turramurra


Tony is a unique tradesman. Tidy may be the underpinning logo, but this guy is a lock surgeon. It really was theatre watching him diagnose the problem and use all his skills and ingenuity and persistence to get a great result. (a lock with a broken handle return spring) I gave Tony a second task to reconstitute a door handle mechanism with an ‘impossible’ surclip to reattach.... which Tony did by deepening the lock with a drill. Tony is a perfectionist, and never a quitter. Definitely a 6 star performer.

Ian - Woolwich


Impressive, professional workmanship. Reliable and on time - a rare and valued work ethic.

Jean - Double Bay


Excellent work and reliable. Happy to call on Tony again. Very conscientious.

William - Claireville


It was great to have Tony for the door installation. He was very tidy and professional. We were very happy with the job.

Alice - Wahroonga


Tony is prompt, professional, great attention to detail and an expert at Chant locks which we needed. I'd use him every time going forward and recommend him highly!

Jenni - Castle Cove


Tony is totally professional, very thorough, takes pride in "getting it right". Fixed and serviced all door handles in large house. Highly recommended.

Michelle - Vaulcluse


Very careful workmanship, took the time to get it right, great clean up and a lovely bloke too.

Deborah – Summer Hill


Tony, recommended and did not disappoint. Excellent job fitting all my window latches and no mess left. Will definitely be using Tony again.

Karen - Mosman


Very prompt. Put a lot of effort to get the job perfect in an imperfect doorway. Very Happy with Tony and will certainly be using him in future and recommending him.

Vin - Berowra Heights


We hired Tony to change and add front door locks. He did an excellent job and would recommend him without reservations.

Rahul - Kirrabilli


Tony always turns up on time. Excellent work always. Have been using Tony for many years. He is always tidy and leaves no mess behind. I always recommend him to my friends. I only wish he repaired everything in the house, then I wouldn't have to find anyone else.

Louise - Turramurra


Thanks very much, Tony. Prompt response to our online enquiry followed by great advice and workmanship.

Christopher - Turramurra


Excellent workmanship. On time and neat. Would recommend to all.

Richard - Killara


Not only "tidy" but a top notch tradie, absolute quality finish, thanks Tony.

Shane - Eastwood


Tony did a fabulous job hanging our tricky front door. He was fast, professional and left no mess at all. Highly recommend him.

Louise - Castlecrag


So happy to have found Tony to attach the flushbolts to our bifolds. Tried for ages to find someone, no one was keen, didn't have the right tools, nervous about damaging the wood etc. Tony did the job speedily and professionally and we are very happy with the result. He communicated promptly when allocating a time, was courteous throughout and just plain helpful. Thanks Tony :)

Jessica - Randwick


Reliable, thorough and professional. Gets the job done right. Thanks.

David - Waverton


Really excellent work all round. Fixed doors. It is rare to find someone so good today. Use him without hesitation.

Benjamin - Lindfield


Prompt, clean, professional & a great job. Everything he needed was provided by him. Would use & recommend to others.

Leo - Hornsby


Without doubt a quality tradesman. We are so pleased with his work we wish we found him earlier. Tony's motto is "done once, done right" is spot on. Good value for money too.

Adam - Willoughby


It was a very good experience. Tony was on time, very tidy and did a very professional job. We are very happy with the service and would be more than happy to recommend The Tidy Five stars all round.

Julie Tyldesley - West Pymble


When Tony was finished installing our new door handle, I tried to think of anyone I knew who needed his skills so that I could recommend him on to others. I even quizzed him about the range of work he does thinking that if he did other things, I'd hire him in a flash. As it turns out, he not only fixed the door handle we needed replaced but, as he went out to his truck, he noticed that the deadlock wasn't working properly and, without having to be asked, pulled it out, fixed it, and then put it back. We had no idea it could be locked open as it had never done it before — we just thought it was an old fashioned kind of lock from the before time when locks couldn't be pushed to stay open so that you didn't get locked out of the house when the door blows shut. I really think he is underselling himself as Sydney's No. 1 Door Handle & Lock Fitting Service. He's absolutely the National champion in our opinion.

Shilo Mc Clean - Coogee


Hi Tony, you did a job for us in March through SCL Keeler Hardware. I just wanted to thank you – everyone involved was really impressed with your work. I have kept all of your details for any future jobs that pop up. Thanks again.

Daniel – Tradco Hardware


Thanks Tony for the outstanding work. Your communication and resolution to the work we needed done was excellent. Great service. Already booked you for another job. Highly recommended.

Ken – Mosman


Tony returned all my calls promptly and was always very helpful on the phone. His work is excellent - I cannot fault anything. Tidy, knowledgeable, helpful AND he cleans up properly after himself. I would recommend him very highly to any door and lock work for you.

Caroline - Wahroonga


I contacted Tony at the Tidy Tradie after another tradie who committed to do the work quit from the company he worked for and no one thought I might be interested. Tony returned calls and subsequently messages quickly; he was professional at all times; he was helpful with his expertise in ensuring the hardware was fit for purpose; he turned up when he said he was going to turn up (to the minute) and completed the work in the time he said it would take him. I have no hesitation in recommending the work.

Anna - Mosman


We would highly recommend Tony and feel very fortunate to have discovered him to fit out our door and window hardware. Extremely professional and precise. So good was dealing with him that we kept giving him things to do knowing we would be very happy with the results. Thank you Tony.

Emma - Northwood


True professional. True gentleman. Great job and he cleaned up . No variations to quote. Wish I knew about him sooner. Highly recommended.

Jackie - Manly


Tidy Tradie fitted a new exterior door for us. The quality of work was excellent and the final result exceeded my original expectations. The area was left spotless. The price was very competitive and we will be recommending Tony's work to others. We will definitely be asking Tony to carry out further work for us in the very near future.

Diederik – Mona Vale


I feel extremely fortunate to have had Tony recommended to me. I am a fussy customer and his workmanship was faultless. Our access is horrible but Tony took it all in his stride. We have been building for eighteen months and I can say without hesitation that Tony is the best tradesman (in all aspects) we have had on site. If you are like me and have no idea what is involved with installing door hardware and what the cost should be, save yourself the heartache that I went through initially and engage Tony. The Tidy Tradie is professional, efficient and his rate is spot on. I feel like this review does not do him justice- he is brilliant!

Susan - Warrawee


Tony was very professional and reliable and I would definitely recommend him. He installed 9 new doors for us and he was extremely considerate and tidy, leaving no trace of any mess! He turned up when he said he would and constantly kept me updated. We are very happy with the quality of his work.

Jacqui - Turramurra


I sent an enquiry to 6 carpenters. 5 replied. 2 turned up. 1 followed up immediately with a quote. That was Tony. He then turned up promptly to do the job and everything was done just like the name suggests - tidily. Very happy with the result. Will definitely use again. Thank you!

Natalia - Pymble


I am so pleased that Keeler Hardware put me in touch with Tony, The Tidy Tradie and he is!! After eighteen months renovating a house on the Lower North Shore and having below par works done, I finally have met a tradie who knows what he is talking about. The jobs, as I had him twice, for different "fix up jobs", were done with the least amount of fuss and bother and in the most amazing time. Tony got through heaps of problems in a very short time. Thank you and I can only wish Tony all the very best for the future and do hope his business goes from strength to strength.

Louise Howitt - Naremburn


Extremely happy that we chose Tony to help us with our door problems. He communicated with us promptly, advised us on what we needed and then set about fixing the problems in the most professional manner. Not only was he punctual, left no mess, but even wore overshoe booties!! If only more tradies were like Tony!!

Oksana - Cammeray


I had many doors and windows that didn't close properly. Tony came today and fixed all of them. He was courteous, conscientious and helpful. A great job and I would recommend Tony to others.

Belinda - Lindfield


Tony is a very skilled carpenter and overall tradesman. He has completed many jobs in our strata building, always in an excellent and professional manner. Tony is totally reliable, honest, hard working and gives a great finish to every job. He is always punctual, his work is of a very high standard, his quotes are very fair and he leaves the job site in an immaculate condition. I highly recommend him.

Helen La Fontaine - Turramurra


I contacted Tony asking to finish and to fix jobs that Handymania (true name of the business) started. Tony’s competence in what he does and capabilities are well above just a finishing tradie. His work ethic is exceptional. There are no shortcuts in his work, everything is very thorough. His reliability and punctuality is something rather rare these days, which brought as back good memories ... I already passed his contact to my friends and they are ready to wait for at least a month, as Tony is booked, which doesn’t surprise me a bit. Thank you, Tony, for smoothing down our rather challenging renovation and, surely, we’ll see you again.

Irina - Turramurra


We were stuck in a situation needing some bolts attached to 3 feature French Doors at short notice at our Whale Beach house. We found Tony to be very accommodating, fitting us in to his busy schedule, and completing the work to a high standard, and on time. Thanks Tony - we will certainly be in touch if the need arises again.

Ian & Cathy – Whale Beach


Great value and so quick! Again, the work site was left spotless. We will certainly use his service again! We would strongly recommend Tony to our friends.

Elizabeth - Naremburn


I couldn't be more pleased with the work Tony has done for me. He is extremely polite and has a very professional manner. His communication is impeccable and he commenced and completed the work exactly as he promised.

Lyn - St Ives


Excellent service! Tony lives up to his name and I would recommend him as a tidy, effective and efficient tradesman.

Nancy - Pymble


Thanks Tony, the gate looks awesome. You’re still the best tradie!

Jeff - St Ives


Thank you for coming today. I am much happier now that the door closes!

Nerida - Wahroonga


Tony provided an outstanding service, he attached a number of door handles, privacy sets, timber window adjustments and a sliding door repair (that had never worked before). We highly recommend Tony to anyone. He was meticulous about all the tasks he performed. Every job he did was excellent. Tony was on time and is the neatest tradesperson we have ever experienced. Tony is an exemplary tradesperson.

Robert & Cathy - Killara


Can't recall how I found Tony, but so glad I did. It must be four plus years ago now and we have used him a number of times for different jobs (big and small). His work is perfection and he is so pleasant to deal with. I recommend Tony to everyone I know that needs any carpentry work.

Annelise - Lane Cove 


Nice guy, good communicator, punctual, excellent quality work.

Bob Allen - Hunters Hill


Great job and attention to detail. Will certainly recommend to others.

Graham Jones - Pymble


Tony is brilliant, he did an excellent job with the gated fence he installed at the back of our house. It looks wonderful and is very sturdy. He was so great we asked if he would be willing to put together and install a fancy pants swing set we'd bought the kids and he agreed to do that for us too. The kids are stoked with it and it looks awesome so we are happy too. We highly recommend Tony!

Leigh Jurd - Thornleigh


Turned up on time. Just got on with the job and left no mess. He did everything he was asked to do and did a first rate job. He really knew what he was doing. I would most definitely recommend him to anyone.

Nigel - Neutral Bay


We use Tony for all our handyman chores. He is always pleasant, efficient and of course "tidy" :). I would be happy to recommend Tony to anyone.

Sue Byrne - Killara


Tony was able to help with our problem almost immediately, was on time, professional, courteous, and left the area spotless. I'm delighted to have found him - a real gem.

Helen Wallace - Wahroonga


Excellent job, on time and very clean thank you

Carolyn - Pymble


Tony is the only tradie I would go to for Carpentry work around my house, his attention to detail is spot on and I was very impressed with the overall quality of his work. I needed a section of skirting boards replaced which he was able to match exactly with the rest of our house, and some minor repair work to our doors as well. I’d happily recommend Tony.

Hilary - Warrawee


We are always very happy with Tony's work. He works very tidy and efficiently. He really knows his stuff and also explains it all along the way for me. He gives me a rough idea of how long it will take and delivers this. We highly recommend Tidy Tradie.

Nicole - Roseville


I used Tony to fit out all of the doors in my house in Mosman (handles & locks) and he was an absolute pleasure to deal with. I also needed some other small carpentry jobs tended to which weren’t  a problem at all for Tony. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a reliable Carpenter.

Joanne - Mosman


Tony is as courteous and professional as anyone could hope for. The quality of his work is also beyond reproach - precise, careful and with a great attention to detail. Thanks for the great work.

Carlos - Roseville Chase


Tony was professional and courteous. He installed a new door and handles and fixed sticking windows and doors. He spent the time to get it right correcting problems others had left. I would definitely recommend him.

Nerida - Wahroonga


There were some Cockatoos eating away at our window frames, and Tony was able to come and repair them for us good as new! While he was over he was also able to realign some doors for me, and I couldn’t be happier with the quality of his work. Highly recommended.

Jane - Pymble


I have total confidence in Tony for his expertise and skill. I would not hesitate to hire him again in the future. He is reliable and you will get the best value out of his workmanship.

Suzanne – Cremorne Point


I wanted to say how much I appreciate the quality of your work, your friendly and efficient manner and the fact that you really are tidy! I’ve dealt with many tradesman over the years and while a number of them have produced quality work, were friendly and efficient, and even tidy, it has been rare to find one who ticked all these boxes! I won’t hesitate to recommend you to friends and neighbours. Many thanks.

Lee – Pymble


Many thanks for your prompt and impeccable service. Again you have restored out faith in tradesmen!

Catherine - Wahroonga 


I booked Tony from Tidy Tradie after being referred by Mother of Pearl where I purchased quality door hardware. He did a great job installing the door and window hardware. In fact, I should have sought his advice prior to buying the items as his advice on style, design and function would have saved me a lot of time in the decision making process. For the novice, door hardware is complicated to understand, and quality hardware is expensive. A person who knows his trade like Tony, makes purchasing decisions much easier. Tony's approach was very professional. He sent me a reminder text the night prior to his booking, worked neatly, performed the work to a high standard, and emailed me the invoice. That's the most organised tradesman I've seen yet! I'd recommend his services to anyone wanting a job done properly and promptly.

Nicole McCarthy, Roseville


If you want a butchers job go to Doors Plus! If you want a truly Professional job then ring this guy.

Bruce S, Nth Turramurra


We were recently very fortunate to secure the services of Tony Gouverneur to do several varied jobs around our home which included making a new door, replacing rotting timber panels, fixing gates and doors that were not opening properly and installing a child safety gate.  We were extremely happy with Tony's work and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone requiring a highly-skilled carpenter who is reliable and has a very professional manner.

Denise, Pymble


I called Tony to fix some new doors that hadn’t been installed properly. He arrived on time, gave great advice, was courteous and considerate, did a professional job and was definitely tidy! Most importantly the doors now work beautifully. I will be using him again and am happy to recommend him.

Carolyne, Turramurra


Tony is a dream: thoroughly professional, punctual, communicative, reliable and competent. I am totally impressed. Clean, tidy, helpful - he fixed my problem efficiently and cost effectively. Lovely!

Judith, Gordon


I had an issue with one of the door locks and was at a lost as to how to go about fixing it.  I rang Tony from the Tidy Tradie to arrange for him to have a look at the problem door. Tony arrived on time and fixed the door lock with very little fuss at a very reasonable price, and he did it leaving my home in the state that he arrived in - very tidy indeed!  Thanks Tony. Kind regards,

Vinny – St Leonards


Many thanks for doing the work, it’s a dream to be able to use all the windows properly.

Jennifer – Lindfield


Tony was recommended by Mother of Pearl & Sons to install some door handles and locks. He was fantastic - on time, great attention to detail and very tidy! I would highly recommend him.

Penny – Paddington


Thanks for doing the work for us a couple of weeks ago. You were polite, punctual, well-informed and very tidy. In short you did an excellent job! Thank you,

Laura Jones, Vaucluse


Tony worked on our house fitting door and window hardwear. His workmanship was of and excellent standard, he was punctual, efficient and very tidy. I would highly recommend him for any similar work without hesitation.

Jo Purcell – Bellevue Hill


Tony has done a number of jobs for our family over the years. He is extremely professional in all aspects of his trade and a delightful person to deal with. I have no hesitation in recommending Tony for any carpentry job. Cheers.

Clare - Vaucluse


We recently completed renovating/building a new house in Bellevue Hill, Sydney. Tony Gouverneur was contracted to complete all of our carpentry work. The house is modelled on the American New England/Hamptons style with a lot of internal panelling. Tony's work was faultless and his extensive experience was very obvious. I highly recommend Tony, he was a pleasure to deal with.

Angela Greig, Bellevue Hill


Tony from Tidy tradie performed a number of tricky and detailed jobs at our home including the installation of new door handles, locks and latches on existing doors and the creation of a new gate for the underfloor access to our house. All tasks were finished with great detail and care, on time and on budget. We enthusiastically recommend Tony's services to any prospective customers.

Jennifer - Bronte


Tony is a fantastic finishing carpenter, he has just finished a job for me which included all architectural door and bathroom hardware. Very professional, respectful, clean and tidy. Thanks Tony, see you for the next one.

Scott - Scott Built Pty Ltd


Tony fitted some shutters for me and some new door furniture. I was very impressed at all stages; he gave good advice, sourced the hardware, fitted everything beautifully and was very tidy. I would highly recommend him.

Nicola Bailey - Balmain


Tony constructed a deck in my yard, a spectacular set of deep wide stairs leading off the verandah and a banister around the verandah with a stainless steel railing. It is a very professional job, completed in the minimum timeframe, without any fuss or concern. Tony was helpful and impressed me as an excellent tradesman, I wouldn't hesitate recommending him to anyone and would definitely use him for any further renovation work I need to undertake

Annelise - Lane Cove


Hi Tony, thanks for doing such a great job at short notice. I have paid your invoice by direct credit. I hope to work with you again sometime, Cheers.

Adrian, Cremorne


Very helpful & quiet while achieving everything that was needed. Would highly recommend to anyone!

Nigel - Bellevue Hill


Statewide Property Services P/L is involved in upmarket eastern suburbs residential developments. We have been using the tidy tradie for our detailed carpentry work and have found him to be very prompt and extremely professional.

Michael Isa, Rose Bay

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