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Lake Forest General Maintenance Professionals

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Andia Inc.
4.9
from 201 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 282 hires on Thumbtack
Floyd H.
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Amin was professional and courteous. He communicated well with us, listened to our needs and responded promptly to our questions. He got the job done on time and with minimal disruption to our household. I would use his services again.

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G-Rex Services
4.9
from 113 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeff B.
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Great. I’m a general contractor and use G racks and they were great

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  • 6 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
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Renee J.
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Chris came out the next day after we made initial contact about our irrigation system and he also let us know that he was running behind stated time. His initial price was as is on the site and didn't try to make money off of us. He gave us some irrigation tips and what to look out for. I would definitely use his services again if needed.

Domingo Moreno
4.6
from 101 reviews
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
Priya R.
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Domingo and his team did an excellent job at making our backyard look like new again. Backyard had almost two years of neglect with overgrown plants and dead grass and trees. Domingo gave a very reasonable price for the whole job and took only a day to complete. They cleaned up and also had good ideas and suggestions about plants and placement. Definitely hiring him again and calling him back for monthly maintenance. He is also very courteous.

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Mario Salazar
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
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David N.
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My partner and I interviewed four electricians before we found Mario. Instantly after the meeting, we knew we found our guy. Mario is responsible, communicative, and a straight-shooter. He's very knowledgeable about electrical work and you'll be impressed by his desire to implement best practices. We enlisted Mario to install two brakers, additional wall outlets, and kitchen lighting in our studio. He went above and beyond -- in addition to our original ask, he helped us with installation of the ceiling fan and outdoor sensor lights. We were so impressed by his professionalism and dedication to the task. He went out of his way to ensure our other contractors (general handymen and dry wall installer) were working in conjunction with his finished product. We're going to be remodeling our office next and will definitely be calling Mario back to help us out with new electrical! Thanks so much Mario (and congrats on your newborn)!

Alex's Movers
4.9
from 86 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Linda M.
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Alex’s Movers moved my Zimmermann piano 90 miles from Redondo Beach to Carlsbad with efficiency, professionalism, within one day’s notice and at a reasonable price. The piano arrived in perfect state! I would use their services again and recommend them to anyone.

James R Loera Construction
4.8
from 86 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
Leslee M.
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James was fantastic! Highly recommend his services! Very prompt and professional!

LGO Handyman
4.4
from 74 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
Dhari A.
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Glad I hired Rob instead of taking the advice of my plumbing company to replace my two toilets. Rob fixed them and only replaced faulty parts, saving me lots of money. Communicating with Rob was very convenient. He asked I text him pictures of the toilet parts. He then researched them and order replacement parts on my behalf, thus saving me time as well. I will definitely retain Rob's services for future maintenance and remodeling work for my home. Great guy to have a conversation with too :)

Franco's Gardening
4.6
from 56 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Ting C.
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very great exprience. very important for the first visit. franco was on time and ready to do the full job requested within an hour after the quote was given.. he finished quickly and did a very nice job and listened to my requests and concerns. he did a full cleanup of the yard and will be back monthly to maintenance. thanks franco!

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whats up tree service inc.
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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Thomas M.
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Work done well in a timely manner. Will schedule regular maintenance!

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Hector Porras
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Kosta A.
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Hector made several electrical and plumbing repairs/installations at our home (inside and out), which included rewiring the recessed lights in the ceiling (which were flickering) and related drywall repair as well as repairing a leaking toilet. He also fixed a short in our bathroom light fixture, replaced a sprinkler valve and installed a new shut-off valve on an exterior copper pipe leading to the sprinkler valve. Additionally, Hector kindly offered to replace an electrical outlet and fix loose electrical outlet boxes for only the cost of parts. Hector is respectful and a mild-mannered professional. We have several other home improvement projects in mind and look forward to working with him again in the near future. Honest + Reasonable Prices + Quality Work = Highly Recommended!

  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Denise N.
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We were in serious need for new lawn maintenance services. Dave was quick to respond and appears to be a good communicator, which is a big deal since the last guy we had was terrible at it. He offers knowledgeable input and reasonable prices.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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James T.
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I am a first-time home owner and needed a range of updates, repairs, and renovations, from small to large, on my condo. Kevin was AWESOME! First of all, he listened carefully to my needs, time frame, and budget constraints. He helped me strategically arrange a plan on what to attack first vs. what could wait. Then he diligently took care of our "list" item by item -- everything from lighting to kitchen appliance issues to a new updated thermostat/AC system to garage door opener issues to shelving, etc. etc. He is professional, on-time, considerate, and well-organized. If I did not have the time he picked up materials for me and just got the job done. His work is impeccable. I even needed a new dishwasher and my work schedule did not allow me to be there for the delivery and Kevin took care of it. Along with general "handyman" work, Kevin also has a design background and consistently provides me with design ideas when I ask for them -- for example, in considering new lighting he sent me several options he thought would be good -- based on my design tastes and pricing needs. I aim to keep Kevin involved in updating my home for years to come: his professionalism, practically immediate response to any questions or concerns I have, and kind/respectful demeanor are truly notable!!

  • 20 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Ed H.
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I contacted Al's Rooter for 2 leaking shower head faucets. Some initial research shows it was time to replace the inside cartridges. I'm comfortable with general repairs around the house but this was a bigger job that was best left to a professional. Al's Service was very informative and their approach made better sense then my initial plan. The quote was reasonable and the service is great. Didn't take very long but within the estimated time of work. Very happy with the results, no leaks and new faucet handles and cartridges included in the price as quoted.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Dennis H.
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Adrian team trimmed over 18 ficus trees, they were able to do it all in one day with not issues, they cleaned up tightly and had no issues cutting around the electric wires. Adrian was friendly and came by to quote the job, he was organized and detailed outlining what will be done and how long it will take. I felt like his price was very fair and he was an honest person. I am looking forward to working with Adrian and his team on regular maintenance for gardening and tree trimming. Plus Adrian trimmed a large palm tree for a bonus and now the entire neighborhood loves how it was cut. Great work!

Rivera Gardening services
4.1
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Bev C.
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I needed a clean up of a badly overgrown garden that included a medium to small lawn with lots of crabgrass some hedges and an apex 250 sq ft slope with shrubs and ivy and some early daisies. It was a mess. I wanted a cleanup and a regular maintenance service set up. I called several gardners. Some through thumbtack. Alex was one, he responded immediately; set up an appointment to see the job. He was very knowledgeable. He listened to what I wanted and asked follow up questions. He gave me a very reasonable bid on the spot. His maintenance service bid was a little on the high side compared to the other gardners I saw. But he was very willing to take on the slope and keep it up so I felt the price was fair. I am so glad I decided to hire Alex he and Adolfo his helper have done a great job on the clean up. I am very very happy and am sure that the regular maintenance will be great too. Do yourself a favor call Alex.

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Zee's Custom Painting
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Patt L.
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Zuriel, is the best person I’ve ever had come and work on my projects. Very professional from the initial phone call, showing up on time, assessment of the project and providing constant updates to me and my sister. He had a person repair my broken water pipe, and then he drywalled the area after a few days to determine if the pipes were not leaking. Then another few days of painting and texture on the ceiling, drying and repeat. He matched the paints perfectly. Great value for the price and expertise. My schedule was chaotic and he worked around it and also with my sis to get the job completed on time. If he was running late, he sent me a text or called. I’m so pleased that I’ve walked him thru my house showing other projects. I know he is advertised as a painter but he is knowledgeable about other house maintenance projects.

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MHN Lighting
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Carlee B.
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I am 100% satisfied with the customer service. MHN work is very efficient! Two thumbs up!

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HSD Services
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Jezette L.
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I hired Eldon and HSD Services based on prior reviews, punctuality in setting up estimate and start date, and value for project of painting select rooms/areas inside a home getting ready for rental. We met at the property on Monday, he was hired on Wednesday and ready to begin on Thursday. Due to technical and personal hindrances on my part, they didn't begin until Friday at my request but was understanding and flexible as I added an additional task of painting and hanging closet doors forgot about in the garage. The job was complete within 2 days which was extremely helpful. I highly recommend them and would use them again in the future.

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
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Of all the handyman I’ve hired in the past, Steve was hands down the best! I had 2 main projects I needed help getting done, but Steve was so helpful and quick, he helped me knock out another 2 projects. I highly recommend Steve for his efficiency and reliability. Whatever you need done, Steve is your guy!

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M&M Garden•Landscape
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nathan .
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Fantastic work, reliable and easy to work with. With have had several projects along with weekly maintenance and have been thrilled with the results. Very flexible working within budgets and phases.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does a property management company do?

Property management companies manage the rental of residential homes, apartments, condos, commercial spaces and retail spaces. Property managers can oversee just a single unit or many properties, whether those sites are inhabited full-time or are vacation rentals. A property management company helps a property owner or landlord find tenants; collects rent; takes care of accounting, property maintenance and repairs; handles on-site management; and manages vacation rental check-in and checkout tasks. Although many property owners or landlords successfully manage their own rental real estate, a property management company can help you handle tenant issues and maintenance problems, especially if you are not located in the same city or state. Most property management companies deal with tenants directly, and their tasks include:

  • Marketing the rental property
  • Collecting rent
  • Handling repair problems
  • Responding to tenant complaints
  • Evicting tenants  

A property management company may be a good choice for property owners who have several investment properties, live far away from the rental property, or don’t have time for hands-on management.

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.

Why is property management important?

A property management company can be a landlord’s greatest asset. As a neutral third party, the property manager handles the day-to-day operations of a real estate investment, from a single vacation home to a large apartment building or several rental properties. A property management company can be especially helpful to landlords who own several units and can’t manage each of them individually, or those who live too far from their investment properties to meet with renters and oversee maintenance. Property management is particularly important if your rentals are part of an affordable housing program. To receive financial assistance from the government, the landlord must comply with a complicated set of rules; property management companies should have both experience and expertise in complying with the rules specific to each housing program.

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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