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Barstow Home Repair Specialists

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T. Gil Electric
from 31 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Gwen P.
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Tony listened to me describe my electrical problem and was able to discern what needed to be done and repair the problem within 15 minutes. Excellent job and the price was affordable. Outstanding Electrician, I recommend him as he is on time and knows what he is doing *****

Top Pro
from 22 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elias N.
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WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!! ALL I CAN SAY AS A FELLOW THUMBTACK PRO MYSELF, I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO WOWED BY ANOTHER CONTRACTOR!!! Joe and his assistant were at my home on time. And what I thought was a 1 day job, turned out to be a few days. The quote I got was historical as was the final invoice. The house was a flip that we were remodeling and had many hidden problems that ONLY JOE was inclined to figure out. After one day, the problem was fixed. After two days, we were up to code. And after 3 days he added some extra's for comfort. I ended up giving him more work during the week since he was on point with everything, like light fixtures and ceiling fans which were like a piece of cake for him. He also installed an alarm system for me which seemed like he was able to do in his sleep!!! Long story short, and trust me, this is SHORT! JOE,

The British Handyman
from 18 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Carmencita S.
Verified review

Gary had my home theatre hooked up except for my 4K. He is so thorough and very professional. He’s coming back to do my 4K & program my universal remote. He’s also coming back to do other things for me. I feel comfortable w/ him so I asked him to do some little odd work for me. Thank you Gary!!!!

GD Appliance Services LLC
from 14 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Robert B.
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Needed a quick fix on my dryer. James came out right away and got things working. Up-front and fair price. I would definitely use him again.

Anthony L.Gentry
from 9 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Dee R.
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Mr. Gentry did everything possible to help complete the task that was performed to repair my doorway frame. I appreciated the fact that he communicated with me about each change that he was making in order to improve the appearance of the door frame.

J&C Mays Construction
from 8 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Wendey L.
Verified review

Jeff shows up on time and works hard every day. He is a wonderful general contractor and was able to do everything from electrical to painting to patio repair and more for us. Highly recommend. Very honest and hard working. Would definitely hire again! Littlerock, CA

  • 33 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia H.
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My project involved switching out four old for new lighting fixtures, both inside and outside of my home. David took the time to actually come to my home to discuss my project – something other contractors did not bother to do. At our initial consultation, he made valuable suggestions regarding cost-saving LED lighting – something I had not considered. He even suggested a programmable switch for the outside lighting so that I could have the lights on/off as I wish. It was a great idea! He even programmed the switch for me before leaving. David is polite, confident, professional and very knowledgeable. At the completion of the job, he left everything neat and clean. His work ethic is admirable. I will confidently recommend him to my friends when they are in need of an experienced electrician.

from 3 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jerry C.
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Kirk painted our home over 10 years ago and even now I would highly recommend his work. He’s professional and does an amazing job. The house still looks great. You can’t go wrong with his work.

J&R Construction
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
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Jeff was awesome and went above and beyond for us during the process of us purchasing a fixer home--and all for a reasonable price. His drywall work was great and super fast, and we love the laminate flooring he put in. We plan to keep him busy with future projects. :)

  • 30 years in business
John W.
Verified review

They came installed a new central air-conditioning system in our home recently. The installers were professional, super neat, & the system works great! Sam came out today to do a complimentary check on the new system. He was here around two hours!!! Again, professional, neat, thorough, and answered all of our questions. Couldn't ask for more. Highly recommend Them and the people that work for them (and that includes the people in the office). First class company!!

Mina's repair
from 1 review
    Cinthya Z.
    Verified review

    It was a great experience ! He did a great job and I liked the affordable prices as well.


    We do all home refurbishment, home entertainment system installation, roofing, computer and security system repairs, fencing, drywall repairs, and some electrical. We also do small mechanics, such as parts replacement, oil change, vehicle flushes and more.


    We offer professional quality at a friendly price. Since 1986, we have been in Riverside County. Job pictures or references are available.


    I do yard work, masonry and fencing, painting as well as deck repairs and new decks. I can replace windows and doors, do dump runs, service stairs, replace siding and do just about anything else.


    I do most home repairs including carpentry, windows, doors, decks, electrical, some plumbing, painting (interior), bath remodels, kitchen remodels, drywall and most handyman services. I am local and dependable. I am retired, with 45 years of experience. I am old-school and take my time to assure a perfect job every time. Thanks, Hutch


    Jeff and Mark Sales Preparation is exactly what it says you have a house that isn't worth much cash, and you're sick of it. Well, we can get you your money's worth out of it as well as not screwing the future owners.


    I started in home maintenance in 1989. I am a one-man operation with low overhead. I offer quality work at affordable prices.


    I do small engine repair, lawn mower,chainsaw, edger, etc. I have knowledge in plumbing, electrical, and some security hardware, and safes.


    I remodel homes, inside and out. I install tile, granite, cabinets, and laminate. You name it, I can do it. I do real good work. I have references upon request.

    • 18 years in business

    Its tailored to client.


    I worked about 25 years in chemical industries. First, I worked in utility services including water treatment, houses, boilers, cooling towers and waste water treatment. After 4 years, I became the head chief of control room in the main plant. I worked with pipes, instruments, tanks, vessels, pumps and all the plant tools. My responsibility was filling other log sheets/work orders, issuing permission and writing requisitions for store. I also passed firefighting courses. My another job was working with PLC. Besides, I can do painting, wiring, piping and repairing house tools like water heaters/lighting in some cases. I can repair cars. I can do cementing in buildings and many other technical jobs. I also can repair computers (hardware and software).

    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.

    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.