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Sergey's Handyman Service
4.9
from 442 reviews
  • 628 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kyle O.
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Simply excellent. Sergey is easily the most professional handyman I've ever encountered. Deserves 6 stars if I could. Showed up early, took his shoes off before coming inside, knew exactly what to do after checking out the hardware & did it amazingly fast (~30mins start to finish)...he even caught the working dust with the instruction sheet so there was no mess from the drill. Can't get much better than that! Do yourself a favor & hire Sergey, you won't regret it.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 461 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dustin R.
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Steve was awesome. He helped me hang a big piece of art within hours of reaching out. We’ll definitely look to get Steve back again for our next handyman project!

  • 6 years in business
  • 378 hires on Thumbtack
Taskon G.
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Moved my saloon shop from Sf to San Ramon, Remove over 30 light fixture and and installed at my new place. Mount two TVs and hang 200 lbs mirrors. Higly recommend sim ans his team for moving and handyman service

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Brian Cooper
5.0
from 202 reviews
  • 246 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
BHargava K.
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Great guy to work with. Loved his professionalism and attention to details. Definitely will hire him in future. Thank you Handyman!!!

Do It Right Rodent Proofing
5.0
from 185 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 235 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey Q.
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Cruz was amazing! He was able to complete our project (blinds installation) plus a bunch more (adding electrical outlets, running cable through a crawl space, fixing door jambs, etc.). He was great to work with, and came back several times to help with other projects. We will definitely hire him again the next time we need a handyman.

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 166 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 260 hires on Thumbtack
Don R.
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Ricardo is the best. He is very professional, knows how to fix problems at a fair price, and I never have to worry if he will keep an appointment. Continuing to call upon Ricardo for all of my future Handyman needs is a sure bet. And, it's a bet that anyone could make.

DEX Facility Services
4.8
from 136 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 194 hires on Thumbtack
Santosh P.
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Ed is the best handyman Ive dealt with. Excellent service.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
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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 74 reviews
  • 89 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

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  • 13 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
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Adam R.
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Vyron showed up when promised and picked up all of the scrap metal I had after removing a flue and fireplace. He left the area clean and spotless. Vyron was polite, quick, and very reasonable. I would definitely hire him again for my next job. Many thanks.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian K.
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I will use YONG'S THE HANDYMAN again he did a great job and helped me meet some very quick turn around times. All of the word above fit this job. Well done! Thanks BK

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Mauricio's Painting
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
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Dan S.
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I'm a first time homeowner, and Mauricio and his team offered quality and timely work and excellent customer service. He did interior painting as well as some "handyman" tasks around our home. Mauricio's work is detailed oriented, and he comes through on all commitments and even takes the extra step to make sure you are satisfied with his work/service. His team is honest and hard working. He will be my go-to from now on.d I recommend!

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  • 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.

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BULLSEYE PLUMBING
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Craig L.
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I hired Jeff to install a new garbage disposal, and he did so quickly and for a good price. He also showed up on time, which was nice. I was impressed with his work, so I hired him for two additional jobs, to install a water pressure regulator and to fix a leak in a sprinkler line. Two of the jobs were at one house and one of the jobs was at a different house. I give him 5 stars for all three jobs, and I will use him again in the future for both plumbing and handyman work.

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  • 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.

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  • 16 years in business
  • 49 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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Salamat
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Homa T.
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Thank you Amir. we appreciate your dedication . After installing a chandelier on our very high ceilings and outdoor lights , he did our kitchen backsplashes with high precision and showing finishing details.we found him to be friendly . The standard of work is excellent . Finished on time on time. Overall he is highly recommended as a good efficient electrician and handyman..

Anderson Construction
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Mario Y.
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Mike Anderson removed a chandelier and installed a new one in a different location in our dining room. He provided great customer service and did a great job with the installation. I would recommend him for handyman tasks.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jamie S.
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We hired Howard to wall mount a bathroom cabinet as well as a few miscellaneous items around our home. He showed up on time and well-prepared with his own tools. He was polite and respectful and made sure to ask exactly where and how we wanted the items mounted. He made quick work of the tasks and was out in a jiffy. We would definitely hire him again for any sort of handyman type work! Thanks, Howard!

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  • 26 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Max G.
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great can-do attitude, very professional, completed multiple plumbing and electrical projects in one day, would hire again!

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Alfonso Gutierrez
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Oliver H.
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Alfonso showed a level of skill and willingness to help that I was not expecting from someone from Thumbtack. He was eager to do more work and the detail he put into the job made me feel I was getting value and quality within my budget, and he brought all the equipment needed to do the job right, much of which would be a significant investment for me if I did it myself. I am hiring him to do two or three more lines of ethernet, and I look forward to looking him up for even more work in the future.

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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