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Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 311 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 392 hires on Thumbtack
Andy L.
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I wanted to fix a broken bedroom door, and I am glad to pick David Gomes as my handyman. Seeing the number of positive reviews he has, I decided to call him on the phone to describe the problem with my door. He clarified which pieces had to be replaced, what I'd be buying at Home Depot, how much the parts would cost, and how much his labor would cost. He was very clear in his explanation, and it was obvious that he has a lot of experience in this field. After talking to him on the phone, I later asked if he'd be willing to install a bathroom door in my master room, and he gave a very fair price for both jobs. We met at Home Depot during the morning, and he quickly identified which parts I needed to buy for my 2 jobs. At my house, he skillfully installed the 2 doors I needed, ensured that they closed perfectly, seamlessly matched the old existing moulding with the new door's moulding, and I have two brand new doors now. When I asked him if there was any way he could make one of the doors quieter, he found the adhesive strips necessary for dampening the door when it was slammed. After those two jobs were done, I really liked the way my doors turned out, so I pulled out my list of home improvements while he was still around. I had him change a toilet, paint the doors he installed, fix a broken shower door handle, etc. I just asked him how much extra he would charge for each additional job I asked, and I was convinced that his rates are very good. There are a lot of people who know how to do things, but very few can perform to the detail that you would like, with the work that lasts for years to come. It's important to find the right person who knows what he's doing, and David Gomes is a plumber, electrician, and the everything-handyman whom I'll always have in my contacts for whatever problems arise with my house. I recommended him to all my friends & family who have houses, as they'll appreciate the excellent work he does for the great prices he charges. If you find someone who claims to be able to do something for much cheaper than what David Gomes is charging, you'll probably end up regretting it later.

Patrick Frederick
4.8
from 283 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 465 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel I.
Verified review

Efficient, courteous, careful workers. Would hire again.

AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 200 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
Ack S.
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I was in urgent need for a handyman, as a large part of a wall, insulation & floor in my storage closet was damaged by my leaking water heater. I decided to try Thumbtack and was very happy to see that Arisel from AA Cardenas reached out to me and said he can start work immediately. He was very prompt in replying, and very easy to reach on phone & text before, during and after the work was completed. When he came, he assessed the work to be done, gave me a very clear outline of materials needed and the labor cost. He told me he could finish the work in 2 days, which is exactly what my deadline was, and he did finish all the work in 2 days flat! He offered to go and pick up all the material from the hardware store, and worked till late on the first day to make sure he got as much work done as possible. He was very professional in putting up new insulation, patch sheet rock, applying texture to blend with existing wall texture and paint the area. He always cleaned up before he left and was very open to me asking questions about various things he was working on. Arisel was very nice to talk to as well, and he was accommodating to all my questions. He even came back 4 days later, at my request, to put floor molding. Overall, I'm extremely satisfied with the work Arisel did, and would definitely hire him again.

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 166 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 260 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick W.
Verified review

Ricardo methodically replaced all the parts in the tank to try and figure out the problem. In the end, determined it was the toilet itself. Did a great job. He was generous enough to try and not take money for labor but it was worth paying for all the effort. He was also happy to come in, despite the heavy rain.

Easley Done
4.6
from 125 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah R.
Verified review

Darin was available quickly and got the job done well at a reasonable price. He was a nice guy, trustworthy, and a hard worker. I will be using him again.

H.P. Mechanical
4.8
from 106 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
Mark C.
Verified review

Hired HP Handyman Services to repair some minor plumbing and electrical problems. The contractor was punctual, knowledgeable, and was able to make the needed repairs in less than 2 hours. Cost was $173, which seemed a little high based on the time involved, but he did provide some materials to do the work, just no itemized cost for labor and materials to determine the hurly rate. The fact that he worked on a Sunday and his professional attitude would lead me to hire this contractor again.

Top Pro
  • 13 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Art L.
Verified review

Very good worker. I would definitely call him for future work. I was very satisfied

Definitive Installations
4.7
from 69 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Daryl M.
Verified review

Mr. Hartwell demonstrated explicit knowledge and understanding of his ability to perform the job at hand. Not only did he demonstrated his ability in his work, he also demonstrated his ability to explain in explicit details the different alternatives there were in solving the problem. From the end results as well as the cost in material and labor for each method "prior to performing any work or committing to any method. His work rivals that of many contractors charging twice as much per hour. I would recommend him to anyone needing door work done.

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ELECTRICAL & REPAIR
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ran Y.
Verified review

Very professional. Help me fix the issue real quick. In the mean time, provide me the instruction to fix some easy issue to avoid unnecessary labor cost.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
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Or M.
Verified review

Jasper was communicative, transparent about costs and labor, and an overall nice human being to work with! He scoped out the project with us onsite, completed our project incredibly quickly, and good-naturedly accommodated our many last minute thoughts. Hope to be able to hire him again!

AG Quality Plumbing
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica O.
Verified review

Gerardo was excellent. I would hire him again in a heartbeat.

Davis Electric
4.7
from 37 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Kel W.
Verified review

Needed a garbage disposal replaced for my tenant. All questions were answered in a timely fashion within the Thumbtack app. Once the garbage disposal installation began, he discovered that a certain piece was not fitting correctly. He kept me updated with what needed to be done and if there were going to be any additional costs. Provided the store receipts for materials along with an invoice for labor to my email. Would definitely work with again!

Crespo's Handyman
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Linda R.
Verified review

He had many small jobs that I neded done and each one he studied e What needed tobe done and worked methodically to accomplish it to perfection. He also explained what I could do to prevent it from happening again. Great work and a very nice man.

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Garcia Property Care
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda W.
Verified review

Ivan was very pleasant to work with and completed numerous jobs with expertise and professional care. He was also reasonably priced, on time, and worked steadily.

Compton Construction
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy L.
Verified review

We had a great experience with Mike. He was very honest and his prices were reasonable. Mike quoted us on labor only and gave us receipts for everything he bought. He showed up on time every day and finished the job in the quoted time (1 week). He was extremely responsive and kept up with our changing requests in terms of what we wanted. We will definitely go to Mkke when we want to do another project.

Mario's Construction
4.4
from 20 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Mike M.
Verified review

I wanted to expand my driveway by 100 square feet. I talked to a few contractors and some came out and gave a bid and others blew me off. Mario was different from the rest. He set up an appointment with me for the next day and he showed up on time. He quoted me a price which I eventually accepted. We set a date for him to do the work. He called me and said he could do it a day earlier. I said great. He completed the job in two days and it looks great. His workmanship was very good. He took out 6" of dirt, put in 1-2" of gravel and pour 4-5" of concrete. He matched the expansion joints up with the existing driveway and it looks great. I would heartily recommend Mario. From my experience I would say he is honest, trustworthy with high integrity.

Benicia Handyman Service
4.2
from 5 reviews
    Tracy D.
    Verified review

    Kevin is amazing! I love that he is a local and he is truly skilled at his work. We had him remove/install a dishwasher and he did so for an very affordable rate. I plan on calling him again for a variety of our household needs. Thank you Kevin for being fast, friendly, and honest!

    DJG Services
    3.3
    from 6 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    Phyllis O.
    Verified review

    Daniel did a small job for me. And I was very grateful that he handled it. A number of contractors only handle large jobs. He did a great job and had it done in a short time. I'm hoping to use him for future jobs.

    Green Hause 9
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Wayne H.
    Verified review

    Justin is top knotch! We originally hired him to do demo on our 1 story flat to prepare it for remodeling but ended up hiring him for the whole job. He works really hard and is really fast but does an amazing job. He is knowledgeable and had experience in pretty much everything we needed to accomplished for our remodel. Electrical, plumbing, gas lines, cabinetry, moldings, flooring,(both new wood floors and tile) home security, new windows and doors. He did is all himself or with a few laborers and we couldn't be happier with the results. We will definitely be calling on him again in the future!

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        Q & A

        Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts 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 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.

        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.

        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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