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Decatur Handymen

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The Handyman Brian
from 58 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole T.
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Man, to find a GOOD handyman like him is rare! His quality, pricing, mannerism, work ethic was amazing. Then I started showing him other things wrong and he started fixing them. I tried to stop him but he insisted and fixed my gate too without me asking. His partner Brian was also super kind and they just went above and beyond. He is my new Honey Do guy. Plus he is a marine and they have good qualities from the military background. Thank you Brians.

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Edmonds Home Improvements
from 45 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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James F.
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Wonderful experience with this Handyman. Would recommend to anyone. More projects heading his way from us.

Handyman services
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Val C.
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Chris and his team do a great job! He had to clean up a mess that another contractor made and then complete the job and he did it perfectly! I'm so pleased with his work and will be definitly using him everytime!!

The Huntsville Handyman
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
John E.
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Had my bedroom and bathroom painted. Done in one day.!! Job came out excellent. Would definitely use the Huntsville Handyman again. Prompt and courteous service.

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tavares A.
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He done a great job. Would hire him again.

Handyman services
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Janeen T.
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Arrived on time, corrected the problem, blended the color and I could not tell where the hole in the wall was. Great job.



I have over 15 years of experience in maintenance. I am retired but still love fixing things. I have 3 sons who are in training. I have been married for 25 years and I just love working. I do not have me and leave message at two,five,six,five,six,o,eight,three,three,five

  • 27 years in business

We do all home repairs. We have more than 37 years' experience. We are licensed and insured. We do it all, from floor to roof. Contact us for a quote.


All the work is done by one person so there isnt alot of workers u never meet on your property .This also makes prices lower.


We get the job done for less. We offer handyman, cleaning and landscaping services. No job is too big or too small, we do it all. We give you the best for less.


We offer general home maintenance. We do carpentry, plumbing, electrical and painting. We also do remodeling, appliance installation and repair.

  • 18 years in business


We offer custom stonework. We also offer handyman services for jobs that nobody else wants to do. We are a Christian company, and our prices are fair, and we do good work. You do not pay until the job is done. We clean, paint, repair sheetrock damage, and do basic plumbing. We do the small jobs that others do not want to do.


I've been in the carpentry business for the past 15 years steady, but off and on for 25 years. I do new construction, remodels, cabinets, electrical, leveling, metal roofs, siding, doors, windows and all types of trim work.


I take great pride in my work.I am very picky about how good a job I do for my customer.i take the time to do it rite the first time. I haven't in twenty years not had a complaint!! I go out of my way with quality. I work very well with my customers. Going over in detail the job. I'm very flexible when it comes to changing things. I aime to please!!


We do any carpentry, electrical, decks, and trim work. We have been doing this for 20 years. We have a long line of referrals, including Huntsville Christian Academy. Our work is done right and on time. We are a small company, but we are very good at what we do. No job is too small.



  • 22 years in business

Artisans' Workshop is primarily a design and build custom woodworking company for kitchen and bath cabinetry, closet systems, furniture repair and restoration, and cabinet refacing. We also provide project management services as well as new construction residential and commercial cabinetry installations. In addition to the aforementioned services, we have a division that provides handyman services as well as light remodeling services.


Great service and price. We build relationships with homeowners and property managers.

  • 3 years in business

we have over 70 years combined experience in construction

Q & A

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How do you find a good handyman?

Finding a good handyman can change your life. Within days, the endless list of insurmountable tasks that were either out of your skill range or impossible to fit into your busy schedule can be completed. If you know you want help but aren’t sure how to hire the right pro, ask these questions to find the right fit:

  • What is your work experience? If you are putting in a tile backsplash, you want someone experienced with the task, not someone who generally does painting and junk removal.
  • How much do you charge? Handymen often charge hourly rates that vary based on the complexity of the task they’re hired to do, as well as flat rates for standard jobs. Be clear about what they’ll charge before you hire them.
    • On that note, discuss payment details. It’s wise not to pay all the money up front, especially for larger projects. You may be able to pay a deposit for materials and pay the remainder upon project completion.
  • How long will the job take you to complete? If the handyman is as busy as you are and a fence repair is going to take months, you should probably find another qualified handyman for the job.

Read client reviews and follow up with references to make sure you’re choosing the right handyman for your projects. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

What does a handyman do?

A handyman is a skilled laborer who provides basic home repairs. Anyone can call themselves a handyman, although most who do so are skilled with repairs and home projects. Reading reviews is a good way to determine their fitness for your job. The tasks a handyman can perform include assembling furniture, painting interiors and exteriors, repairing fences, repairing broken doors or replacing trim, hanging lights, hooking up appliances, and much more. Handymen may have flat fees for certain services, or charge an hourly rate. Handyman rates are often lower than those of a contractor, as they don’t have the same specialization. Some states have no limit on the work a handyman can perform, while others do. For example, California’s Building and Professions Code section 7048 (small operations) permits handymen to provide work similar to that of a contractor (floor installation, painting, etc.) provided the total cost of labor and materials does not exceed $500. A handyman is a great resource for minor home repairs at a lower cost than a licensed contractor, but for more complex projects, it pays to hire a specialized contractor. Fore more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

Can a handyman do plumbing?

In some states, a handyman can provide plumbing services, but it may be in your best interest to call a plumber, particularly for issues more major than unclogging a drain or attaching a new sink. Hiring a plumber is important because mishandling your water and gas lines has the potential to do great damage to your home, your family’s health, or even the safety of your neighborhood. A handyman is not legally required to have any training or licensing in plumbing matters, while a licensed plumber has undergone years of education and on-the-job training. In some cases, homeowners insurance won’t cover damage caused by plumbing repair done by an unlicensed handyman.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, most plumbers learn their trade through a four- or five-year apprenticeship with 2,000 hours of paid on-the-job training. They also receive classroom education including “safety, local plumbing codes and regulations, and blueprint reading. They also study mathematics, applied physics, and chemistry. After completing an apprenticeship program, plumbers … are considered to be journey workers, qualifying them to perform duties on their own,” according to the DOL. Licensed plumbers should do continuing education to keep abreast of safety and technology changes. Poor plumbing can lead to sewage backups, a flooded home or even natural gas leaks, so it’s best to leave it in the hands of a specialized professional.

How much does a handyman charge?

The national average rate for handyman jobs is $90-$160. A handyman performs general maintenance and repairs for residential and commercial properties. A handyman may charge a flat fee for standard services that take a predictable amount of time, such as installing a new appliance, as well as an hourly rate for larger projects such as digging out and replacing a rotted fence post. A cost-saving strategy when hiring a handyman is to bundle all the tasks you want them to do into one visit to make the most of any minimum service fee. Hourly rates for a handyman can average $50-$100 per hour. Pricing will depend on skill and experience required for the job, as well as regional labor rates. Here are a few examples of average handyman flat rates.

  • Attic ladder replacement: $150.
  • Toilet replacement: $75.
  • Ceiling fan and light fixtures: $75.
  • Faucet replacement: $125.
  • Garbage disposal: $75.

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Need Home Theater Specialist

Bessemer, AL

  • Installation location
    Wall mount above fireplace
  • TV size
    40" to 46"
  • Existing equipment
    No, help me select a mount/stand
  • Details
    I have a lg lcd 37" flat screen tv in my bedroom. Would like for it to be hung with bracket on wall. Do not have to put wires inside wall. Just install bracket and hang tv.
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