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Bakersfield Affordable Handyman Services

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  • 2 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
Kristina D.
Verified review

Dill's Hauling & Handyman services are the BEST. My yard was overwhelming and he came in and did in my opinion the best work ANYONE could ask for and to make things better it was affordable, felt like my birthday I'm so happy with the service!! They're my guy's from now on!!!!

  • 33 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Tom W.
Verified review

Steve and his crew were very professional and polite and did a outstanding job on both my houses at a very affordable rate. If I need anymore assistance I will surely be contacted Steve in the future for all my handyman need. thank you Sincerely Tom Webb

Rick's Handy Man
from 22 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Terry H.
Verified review

Quick reliable service. A pleasure to do business with. Highly recommended!

Mejia's Handyman
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Salvador H.
Verified review

Mr. Mejia arrived to the property on a timely manner. He was respectul and answered all questions regarding the work. Would hire him again for additional services, as well as refer him to friends and family.

AAA handyman
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Dennis H.
Verified review

Mr. Guillen arrived on time. He was very professional. He worked on schedule the entire time and communicated with me as I was purchasing materials in a way that made the purchase easy and effective (I bought what I needed - not a lot extra; didn't come up short). We are very pleased with the work that he did. He finished the entire job in the time he said it would take and did it for the estimate he quoted. We were having trouble finding someone to take on the job (installing insulation under the floor). Even insulation companies were refusing to bid the job. He bid the job. He did the job. He did a WONDERFUL job. And he did it for what he said he would! You can't do better than that! I plan to call Mr. Guillen for any other handyman projects I have. I believe I've found someone I can rely on. I would recommend Mr. Guillen whole-heartedly for any job he bids.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elijah O.
Verified review

Professional, on time and under budget, Sean Wise was straightforward, clear and did excellent work on the projects I hired him for. I would absolutely hire him again for future projects. Thanks Bakersfield Handyman Services.

str8 junk'n it
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jake B.
Verified review

you guys did a outstanding job on my fence and for sure will be called back if I ever need a handyman again! Thank you


I can do anything! I'm a hard worker and will get the job done! I'm an honest and clean handyman! I'm willing to work any hours! Please call me!


I'm a welder, roofer, and a tile man. I can do just about anything: paint, carpet, landscaping, etc. I'm young, hard working, and very professional. I like making a great rapport with people for future work.


I do landscaping and painting of the interior and exterior. I also do custom painting. I've been doing this for 10 years and have references. Housecleaning and handyman services are offered by me and my wife and have references available. I provide guaranteed satisfaction on all jobs!


I know how to install hardwood, carpet, etc., paint, and anything that has to do with construction. If I don't know something, I'm willing to learn.

  • 15 years in business

We offer complete tree removal and hauling service. We also offer palm tree service, demo, clean up and haul, light handyman service and repair.


I do tractor work, electrical work, plumbing, fencing, decking, painting, yard cleanup, property maintenance, and general handyman work of all types.


I am offering a visionary artistic side of handyman services, from remodeling to painting. I grew up in Detroit, MI. I am a journeyman toolmaker by trade and grew up a carpenter/cabinet maker's son.


We do the following: * construction - complete remodeling - brick, block, stone, rock, pavers, concrete, tile, stucco, plaster, drywall, taping, and bedding, texter, acoustic, plumbing, electrical, painting, landscaping, cleaning services, etc. * mechanics - mechanics and body shop - minor and major tune-ups, brakes, CV joints, A/C, timing chains, carburetor kits, overhauls, body and paint, complete restorations, etc.


Well, I have been working with my dad long time ago. I always do my best, so the job can be perfect for your home.


Working with wood is one of my best qualities, and I use exotic material from all over the world. Come on over on my website, and have a look. See, I'm thinking you will like it very much.


every job I do, is treated like it was my own


I can do all handyman service calls, and I am clean, neat and organized. I will beat any quote you get within $5, or it's on me free, guaranteed!

  • 31 years in business

I paint interior and exterior, as well as repair walls and ; or replace sprinklers; and plumbing. I trim trees, do handyman work, as well as cut and edge lawns.I also trim hedges.

  • 14 years in business

Q & A

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What does a property management company do?

Property management companies manage the rental of residential homes, apartments, condos, commercial spaces and retail spaces. Property managers can oversee just a single unit or many properties, whether those sites are inhabited full-time or are vacation rentals. A property management company helps a property owner or landlord find tenants; collects rent; takes care of accounting, property maintenance and repairs; handles on-site management; and manages vacation rental check-in and checkout tasks. Although many property owners or landlords successfully manage their own rental real estate, a property management company can help you handle tenant issues and maintenance problems, especially if you are not located in the same city or state. Most property management companies deal with tenants directly, and their tasks include:

  • Marketing the rental property
  • Collecting rent
  • Handling repair problems
  • Responding to tenant complaints
  • Evicting tenants  

A property management company may be a good choice for property owners who have several investment properties, live far away from the rental property, or don’t have time for hands-on management.

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.

Why is property management important?

A property management company can be a landlord’s greatest asset. As a neutral third party, the property manager handles the day-to-day operations of a real estate investment, from a single vacation home to a large apartment building or several rental properties. A property management company can be especially helpful to landlords who own several units and can’t manage each of them individually, or those who live too far from their investment properties to meet with renters and oversee maintenance. Property management is particularly important if your rentals are part of an affordable housing program. To receive financial assistance from the government, the landlord must comply with a complicated set of rules; property management companies should have both experience and expertise in complying with the rules specific to each housing program.

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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