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Bakersfield Home Repair Specialists

Browse these home repair services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Bakersfield.

  • 2 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
Brennan H.
Verified review

We used Andy to haul off debris from Tenant turnover and repairs. It was a hot Saturday in July. He arrived early and worked through the morning. Thank you Andy!

  • 33 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory H.
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exterior painting On time, equipped, neat. Great price and high quality service Steve is the go to guy for home repairs. GCHorn

American Electric
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Jason P.
Verified review

I had some trouble with my main telephone jack coming off of the AT&T phone hub in my home. There were cable guys that came in and phone company guys and none would touch my issue based on their union contracts and inability to touch customer wiring, plus what was touched was sloppy. I could not figure any of it out, so I called Steve and he and his Father evaluated the problem, completely fixed my phone line and the signal was stronger than ever before. Steve was very professional, courteous and knowledgeable and I would not hesitate to call him for any future electrical and home repair jobs.

G & G Maintenance and Repair
4.7
from 65 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Whitney W.
Verified review

I was very pleased with the work they did in repairing my fence after a bad storm. Three posts had to be replaced, and the job took two days. The owner came by on my schedule to offer the quote, and we set up the dates for the repair work. There was a little confusion on the start times each day; I expected them early, and the crew came later. This was a little disconcerting, but I was lucky to be flexible on those particular days. The work they did was excellent, and the price was fair. The owner communicated with me directly, and he did let me know about the delays. (I could have re-scheduled, but chose not to.) I would hire this company again in the future for similar repairs.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John N.
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Steve has been outstanding in all rating areas. He always starts work on time and conducts himself in a highly professional manner. Steve is a perfectionist and the quality of his work shows that he takes pride in his finished product. When I first called Steve he came to the job site promptly and after we agreed on a price for the work (which was very reasonable), he and his helper began work immediately. I hired Steve to repair another welders work on a pipe corral, which he did so well, that I hired him to build a new pipe corral and sorting pens. The project came out better than I expected thanks to Steve's engineering expertise and welding skills. We will be hiring Steve for future projects.

T.C.D.(Team CanDoo!)
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
Verified review

Gerri and her team took on a very unpleasant task and put in far more time than she had planned. I am very grateful to them for their hard work. The home is in much better shape than it wss before. Thank you.

Rick's Handy Man
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Rick did a great job! Very professional, prompt, fast and fair. Will definitely be calling again for home repairs.

Mejia's Handyman
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Helen D.
Verified review

Marco and team gave me an excellent quote for installing a new Tub, sink, toilet and Kitchenette for our garage conversion/Mother-in-law pad. While he was not the lowest bid it was clear he was trustworthy and very fair. When he came to provide the proposal it was clear he had knowledge and clear path for completion. I am looking forward to having Marco bid the rest of the project. If you need good, fast, work at a reasonable price I am recommending Mejia's Home Improvement. He did exactly what he said he would do.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Freddie T.
Verified review

Sean Wise did a great job with multiple repairs at my home. Even went beyond what I asked for without charging extra. Also provided necessary recommendations for additional projects. I'll definitely be using him as my regular handyman.

  • 28 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph Z.
Verified review

Rafael Rivera and his team worked on my house flooring. They were very professional, great manners, clean, trustworthy, highly experience and quick. They did a fantastic job with installing new laminate flooring, tiles for the bathrooms and stained all of my cabinets in the house to match the floors. My house looks brand new! I'm very satisfied with their work and highly recommend them for your house project!

SCD
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
David D.
Verified review

I'm an electrician and unfortunately we have to make holes from time to time. I use Charles on a regular basis for drywall repair, plaster patching and painting. He makes it look like I was never there! I also use him for other projects where framing and construction are required for home theater, lighting and electrical installations. He is prompt, courteous and professional. Unlike many others in this classification SCD also carries liability insurance which is a must for any homeowner. I will continue to use Charles and I recommend him to anyone in need of a fast, friendly and low cost building maintenance professional.

Casavan Custom Renovations
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amrit K.
Verified review

Jimmy is awesome! he came to hang a door in my house, and boy did we run into problems during the install. the door frame wasn't square. rather than complain, or quit, or raise the cost of the job, he stuck with it, over two days, and would not let up until i had a functioning door. he did everything that was necessary, and then some. he's even coming back to put some finishing touches on the job. he has a great attitude, is very fun to work with. i even trusted him to watch my dogs while he worked because i had to be somewhere before the job was complete. when i came home, the door was finished and functioning. i highly recommend Jimmy for any of your household projects. he knows what he's doing, and how to work around various problems that come up. he's great at troubleshooting and coming up with innovative solutions that only an expert would understand to try. he is dedicated, and a very hard worker. he will get the job done!

Handy Solutions
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
ELI G.
Verified review

Ty is capable and handy with all types of work. I call him all the time for my rentals and personal home. Super fair with pricing as well.

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We will be showing you ways to get more bang for the buck. No job is too small, and we are always starting every job, knowing that every dime counts.

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I do all phases of painting, drywall repair and carpentry. I am a third-generation painter. I am 42 years old, a father of four and have been married to my wife for 20 years. I am very dependable.

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Services I provide include: * Handyman * Mechanical * Carpentry * Home repairs * Clean-ups * Painting * Landscaping * Tree removal * Hauling * Yard maintenance * Clean-ups

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We clean houses;inside or out. We offer lawn care, interior and exterior painting, carpentry work, remodeling and anything else around the house.

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I provide quality work in basic home repairs and outdoor water features, to include swimming pools and spas.

  • 24 years in business
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We do all electrical work, camera security, home theater, and storage shed installation. We come to your house to provide the service. Customer satisfaction is a priority.

  • 6 years in business
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My services include: * House Cleaning * Carpet Cleaning * Lawn Care * Handyman * Painting * General Contracting * Lighting Fixtures * Home Theater System * Property Cleaning

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We do everything that has to do with landscaping, sprinkler repair and insulation, trash haul-offs as well as cleaning up the premises of the property.

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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