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Albany Handymen

Browse these handyman services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Albany.

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Sergey's Handyman Service
4.9
from 435 reviews
  • 621 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alison H.
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Sergey hung a cabinet for me and also replaced the panel door on my dishwasher (which I had spent about four hours trying to do myself.) The work was done quickly and well. I would hire him again.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 433 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Justin R.
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I would recommend Stephen to anyone looking for a knowledgeable handyman. He's got lots of experience and it shows in the quality of his work. Stephen has installed a few different things for us and it always comes out exactly as we envisioned. He's also super pleasant and friendly!

  • 6 years in business
  • 357 hires on Thumbtack
Rock T.
Verified review

Professional moving and handyman company. I hired Harp and his movers when my movers did not show up. They came within 2 hours after responding my call. They moved my 750 pound piano, heavy furniture and sofa bed from 4th floor narrow stairs case to 2nd floor move in place. They also do handyman service. They also mount tvs and hang pictures at my new place. I recomend their service.

Carlos Handyman
4.8
from 210 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 322 hires on Thumbtack
Stefanie G.
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Carlos was on time, efficient, and a pleasure to work with! I would hire Carlos for any handyman items around the house or office!

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Brian Cooper Handyman
5.0
from 190 reviews
  • 231 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Our customer was very happy with the work and how Handyman was able to schedule a date and time on a Sunday. We will continue to use Handyman whenever we can. We would also recommend him to our customers if they are looking to book an assembly job by themselves. Worth the money!

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 162 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
Sunaina S.
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Ricardo was very responsive from original quote to completion. It was quick and easy to find a time that worked, and he was able to come at a somewhat late time which accommodated my work schedule. He worked quickly but thoroughly to fix the problem with my garbage disposal. He also cleaned up afterwards. I would hire Ricardo again for handyman work in the future.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chad S.
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I'm a real person, I work at a tech startup in SF, and just having moved to a new part of the city - didn't feel like assembling furniture AND having to unpack. I had some NON-IKEA, but similar, furniture that needed to be assembled. I had looked at some other popular task sites but they were showing me candidates that didn't exactly look "handyman-capable", and were conveniently charging ridiculous hourly rates. That's when I searched another local list and found Chao's post for "handyman services"; we easily negotiated a fair arrangement and he was able to come that SAME DAY. I was initially nervous waiting for him to arrive but when Chao showed up - I felt like I won the lottery. He brought his own tools and didn't want to waste time on small talk. THIS GUY IS SERIOUSLY A PROFESSIONAL HANDYMAN, & FURNITURE ASSEMBLY SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT. Within his first 5 minutes on site, He took that first furniture box with 1000 pieces and had methodically and systematically placed them in an orderly fashion and quickly began assembly -- paying strict accordance to instructions detail. WHEN CHAO WAS DONE, THERE WERE NO EXTRA OR MISSING PIECES!!! And, even though this furniture was "cheap", it was assembled as best as possible. Chao is an expert. I had some difficult space constraints that he had to work within but he just adapted. He had lots of tricks too, like unfolding the packaging box to protect my floor. Using a piece of cardboard to protect the furniture during hammer-assembly steps, etc... This guy is PROFESSIONAL and I highly recommend him.

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debra S.
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oops I made a mistake... We did not hire Matthew to move junk but will hire you as a handyman ..great communication and understanding of the scope of his abilities

Gantley Construction
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Molly O.
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Noel did an excellent job and was a delight to work with. He will be our go to handyman from now on.......no exceptions!! We had to change the time on him a couple of times and he was patient with us. Whenever we had to contact him, he responded quickly.

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Marvelous Projects
4.8
from 49 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katheryn K.
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My husband wanted to get our closet door fixed because it was alligned correctly. Davis came within’ an hour and got it fixed. very friendly guy. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a reliable handyman.

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MyApartmentIsBetterThanYours
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Scott B.
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Good communication, timely, smart and knew what he was doing. A great go-to handyman.

Build By Bogdan
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Karla S.
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We had Bogdan do a bathroom renovation in our old house, which was full of little unplanned difficulties. He worked long hours, putting in lots of extra touches to make things pull together. He was always noticing details we never would have and thinking ahead to create the best options. He is a kind person and very professional. He clearly cares about his work. He also had a good network of folks to help out when he needed it. The job took longer and was more complicated than I expected and when I tally all the hours of work he put in, it was a very fair price. It is rare to find someone who cares about doing an excellent job even beyond what the customer expects. Bogdan is your man.

Davis Electric
4.7
from 37 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Diana H.
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I hired Keian over another electrician partly b/c of his rates and partly b/c he said he also did handyman work, which I needed as well. (I was happy that he quoted a handyman rate for installing shelves and painting). He removed 2 florescent lights and installed two ceiling lamps, which was great! I was satisfied with the end result of all his work, but it took a fair amount of communication and re-do of some of the work.

Crespo's Handyman
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Anamica R.
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Rafael is the nicest handyman I have met! He fixed the garbage disposal in minutes. I really appreciated his attitude...clearly loves what he does. Will definitely be hiring him again!

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  • 16 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marc L.
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Great job. Nice guy. Multi-talented handyman. I've already lined Charles up for another job.

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All Season Landscaping
4.3
from 33 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen K.
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These guys rock! They do it all from landscaping to tree cutting, they do any household handyman things you need done. Trustworthy, honest, kind, prompt, knowlegable, very nice guys. No need to look further. Have nice day! Karen, Fairfield, Can.

Your HandyMan Friend
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Dee M.
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Dan was very communicative and professional. He worked with my on my busy schedule and was very accommodating. I was concerned of damage to my window frame due to a large leak. Dan inspected the window and found the issue at hand. We respected his professional opinion and followed his advice for repair. He repaired the leak on the spot. We were so impressed with Dan that we will be using him for another project. I highly recommend calling Dan for your handyman needs!

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The Last 10%
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ben L.
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Andrew was thorough and prompt. He recommended and installed ceiling speakers; fixed a bunch of patch holes that a previous contractor neglected to patch; recommended and acquired paints and materials. When a job was out of his comfortable skill set he let us know. As an aside, he looks a little older then his profile picture, which was a little offsetting at first. That said with age comes experience, and he has a wealth of skills and the right attitude. I would definitely recommend working with him again, and will be running future projects by him as well.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kirsten G.
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Howard did a fantastic job installing my shelving unit and large mirror. He was quick to reply to all my communications leading up to the job, has a professional and trusting demeanor, and most importantly he completed the tasks in a timely, efficient manner. I will definitely recommend his services to others and will hire him again for my future handyman needs. Thanks again Howard!

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Mario's Handyman Services
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hien V.
Verified review

Great experience with Mario! Unlike other handyman, he didn't ask to come and see the place but used my uploaded pictures of existing condition + rendering of the future work to give me a quote, which saved me a lot of time and hassle. The quote was very reasonable and he was very professional (showed up on time, issued work order + payment electronically, awesome quality).

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Salamat
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lo J.
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Very Professional! We will use Salamat again for out electrical and handyman needs!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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Need cabinetry

San Francisco, CA

  • Project scope
    Install or build new custom cabinets, Install or build new pre-made cabinets
  • Cabinet location
  • Property type
    Home
  • Details
    I am looking for someone to help build out two alcove spaces in my bedroom. We would like to turn these spaces into closets. We are open to using pre-made cabinets or custom made.
  • $3000
    Average price

Need a Handyman ASAP

Palo Alto, CA

  • Service type
    Assembly
  • Project length
    Half day
  • Details
    Hello, I am the Assistant to a local boutique owner in Palo Alto. We are looking to have shelves installed into one of our fitting rooms for extra storage and then have a mirror put over to hide the shelves. Please call me or email me to schedule a time to come and see our store. Thanks so much

Need Handyman Services

Granite Bay, CA

  • Service type
    Repairs, Assembly
  • Project length
    Full day
  • Details
    need someone to assemble a laundry/sink cabinet, hang a few wall cabinets in the garage, replace some decking. a few other
  • $190
    Average price
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