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Liz H. says, "Bob and his partner were amazing. Not only did he do a fantastic job but he taught me things about flooring I need to know for the future when buying and selling a home. Bob is truly a kind and caring guy who is on a mission to get your job done right the first time. He is clearly a perfectionist. Before I go any further I wanted to say that I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome with my damaged floor. I’m selling my co op at Rossmoor in Walnut Creek and beyond stressed about it when it comes to this. My unit is over 35 years old and in much need of repair. I’m also trying to fix the mistakes of the former owner look better for selling. My floor is around 800 square feet. The damage is extensive. Lots of water damage and scratches. I’m not in a position to re sand the floor but it looked truly awful. Bob and his workers came and moved all the furniture and redid the floors without sanding. I showed him an area that’s beyond awful I hadn’t even planned on doing. We found I had boards from the former owner in my storage unit. Bob worked with the board to make it perfect. There were a lot of complicated cuts but he did it and it looks absolutely amazing. He took the time that was needed so everything fit perfectly. I was so worried about this on my fix list for selling. I’m so relieved to have this project done I can’t tell you. Bob will give it to you straight. He won’t try to sell you on an expensive job you don’t need. He’ll take the time to explain your options. He doesn’t do a hard sell because he doesn’t need to. His work speaks for itself. He knows about all kinds of different home improvements because he’s done it. He’s done it for a long time. He fixed my faucet in one minute and that wasn’t on my list to be done. I had a few different people contact me when I reached out for help. Bob called me immediately and our appointment was for the next day. I wanted it done asap and he managed to schedule it so it was done in. few days. I know your going to be as happy as I am about working with Bob and his employees. His employees have been with him a long time and it’s clear they work in harmony. He has extensive experience and can explain everything to you as much as you want or need. Don’t even think about it. That project you need done or the one your just thinking about. Bob will answer all your questions. He’s like the guy your parents hired when you were a kid who was like one of the family. You need him in your address book for a variety of projects. I’m really glad he did such a great job helping me. My only regret is that I didn’t know him for the many years I owned homes in California and needed help."See more


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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a handyman charge?

Minimum rates for handyman jobs typically range from $60-$100. 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.

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 fees.

What do handymen charge per hour?

On average, you can expect to pay a handy person around $55 per hour. However, this cost can range between $35 and $80 per hour, depending on a number of factors. For instance, a handyman may charge a minimum fee of $50-$100 for small jobs that won’t take much of their time. The complexity of the job will affect the price as well. Your final price will also depend upon where you live, as certain regions have higher labor rates than others. 

Get in touch with a few handy people near you, and ask for free cost estimates.

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.

Does a handyman need to enter my home?

In many cases, a handyman will not need to enter your home for outdoor repairs, but they’ll likely need to enter your home for indoor repairs. With the pandemic’s associated safety guidelines, it’s important that this only occurs for absolutely essential projects. Avoid any physical contact with the handyman if this is the case. Sanitize surfaces, and conduct payment through a digital platform like PayPal or Venmo. Be sure to contact your handyman and develop a plan before the job commences.

Is it worth it to hire a handyman?

It’s worth it to hire a handyman in many cases. For example, you should hire a handyman when the project’s size and scope make it challenging to complete by yourself. These projects may include major home remodels or additions, foundation work or electrical/plumbing/HVAC-related tasks. However, make sure the handyman has the proper credentials or license to perform the necessary work.

You might also want to hire a handyman if a contractor’s price is too high. Handymen often charge less than general contractors, but contractors typically have the required license to perform certain tasks.

And, lastly, think about the complexity of the job and the cost of future repairs. It’s worth it to hire a handyman when the project is complex. Doing something incorrectly can wind up costing more than hiring the pro in the first place.

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.

Do handymen offer remote or virtual services?

Because a handyman needs to be physically present to perform work, they have not traditionally offered remote or virtual services. However, if you come across handyman profiles that state they offer remote services, message the handymen to see what those services include.

Confer with your handyman to see if consulting over video calls is possible. The professional may be able to walk you through performing basic plumbing, electrical, HVAC and other types of repairs around the house. Compare the handymen in your area side-by-side online, and ask whether they’re willing to help remotely.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a handyman during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Setting up a safe consultation or appointment with a handyman during the COVID-19 pandemic starts with comparing local professionals online. Message or call the handyman to ask about performing a consultation over the phone or, better yet, a video call. This will allow the handyman to assess the problem without increasing the risk of transmission by visiting your home. If the service is essential and the handyman needs to enter your home, you’ll need to take stringent safety measures for the visit. Discuss temporary fixes if possible, and come up with a plan for safety and digital payment.

Can I use digital payments to pay for handyman services?

Many handymen accept digital payments for work done repairing homes. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the urgent need for social distancing, this trend is likely going to increase. Handymen often accept payment through popular platforms like Paypal, Google Pay, Zelle, Venmo, Square Cash and more. 

Consult with the handyman before you begin work to ensure you’ll be able to conduct the transaction safely and in compliance with official guidelines.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a handyman when social distancing?

If you hire a handyman, stay 6 feet away from the handyman at all times. If you have an indoor emergency and it’s considered an essential service, take extra social distancing precautions with your handyman. Do not make physical contact, stay at least 6 feet from the handyman, and exchange payment through digital services instead of cash or check. Talk with your handyman and agree on a plan in advance.

Reviews for Benicia handymen
Paula R.
Carlos did an amazing job for me. He was prompt, courteous and very good at all the tasks I gave him. I would highly recommend him for any handyman tasks
Carlos GarcesCarlos Garces
Mary A.
Virberto was prompt, professional and friendly. He repaired a door that the previous handyman I hired said couldn’t be repaired. He made sure that everything worked as it should, cleaned up and did some extra tasks that needed to be done. I will continue to hire him for future projects and recommend him to my friends
Viberto Guerra ServicesViberto Guerra Services
Mary N.
Hugo has been our go to person for all our home painting and handyman needs. He is detailed and does a fantastic job. He has helped us paint, install flooring, door trim, install lights, install bathroom vanities, landscaping. He really does it all! We are so happy with his services.
HH paintingHH painting
Debra G.
Joel Peterson is the kind of professional you hope to hire when you need a good handyman. He was extremely responsive, punctual and friendly, without being overly chatty. He had an eye for Detail and did quality work when he recently hung two barn doors (that we’re not part of a kit), their related sliders and hardware and several shower grab bars. I was very impressed that he also cleaned up the job areas and disposed of product packaging. In the past, other (cheaper) handymen didn’t do as good a job and left the mess for me to clean up. I was very happy with Joel Peterson and highly recommend him. At $65 an hour, he’s well worth the price!
Joel PetersonJoel Peterson
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