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Lake Forest Handymen

Browse these handyman services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lake Forest.

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Zarif
4.9
from 317 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 440 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Clay N.
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Zarif did a very well job. Thank you!

Andia Inc.
4.9
from 201 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 282 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy S.
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Amin was a true professional, who greeted any difficulty he encountered with "it's not a problem." He hung my TV and wired up the many devices attached to it quickly and cleanly. Would definitely recommend him for any handyman job!

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Assemble All Install
4.8
from 201 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 337 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kyle M.
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Eli did a great job with a project that was not easy, installing sliders on three large drawers built into the wall. Will definitely call him again the next time I need a handyman.

Thanh Truong
5.0
from 157 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 206 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie N.
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It's hard to find a good, reliable, and professional handyman these days. Thahn goes above and beyond. He always follows up on our appointments which shows how dependable he is and works with integrity. He transported, installed, and disposed of 2 toilets, installed an over the stove microwave, and painted my garage cieling and reattached an overhead storage rack. He is a hard worker and is really nice to top it off. No doubt I will be calling him again for any future needs.

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G-Rex Services
4.9
from 112 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dan N.
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Abel is great, he was so helpful with my kitchen project. He’s very professional, on time, friendly, knowledgeable, very responsive in communication, high quality work, and charges fairly. I highly recommend him for demo, junk removal hauling, and handyman services like cabinet installation and tile work.

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Alexey
5.0
from 100 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carol W.
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This technician was so diligent I had a crash after my computer installed new updates. It was a mess to figure out. He came and worked on it for 3 days. He wouldn't take any money until he repaired the problem. I was so impressed with his knowledge about computers. He said he would have to reinstall windows 7. I didn't have the lic. # until I contacted the person who put the program in. When we finally got the # Alexey was able to repair my computer. I would highly recommend him to fix any computer. Carol Woodcock

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Handyman Services
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Betty Y.
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Very nice man. Come in very short time

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  • 2 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lindsay R.
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We had a great experience. We had a heavy mirror and chrome kitchen shelf that needed to be hung in plaster walls. He was professional and efficient. Thanks to him our dining room and kitchen look SO much better. We will definitely be asking him to help us out in the future for all our handyman and plumbing needs :)

LGO Handyman
4.4
from 74 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Reginald A.
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Thank you, Robert Owens, of LGO Handyman. Your prompt, professional service with the installation of my in-sink-erator garabage disposal was courteous and fast. I appreciate your straightforward communication on the estimate and the subsequent install. Your quality of customer service was spot-on!

Thai's Handyman Service
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Pam M.
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Resolved my issue with a small amount of time. Very easy to speak with. Hope he will remain my gardener!

Lake Forest Handyman
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Atessa Y.
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I had Will come in to give me some ideas for creating more space in my kitchen. He built me a custom recessed pantry and it's beautiful! He's also rebuilt my entire back patio and he's my go to handyman for anything around the house--outlets, leaky pipes, baseboards. He takes care of it all and does a wonderful job for a reasonable price.

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Handyguyservice
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Judy G.
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Nathaniel did a great job, attaching new hardware throughout my kitchen. His communication before the appointment was greatly appreciated. I highly recommend him.

Orange County Concierge
4.6
from 36 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Silia H.
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WOW! Totally exceeded expectations! On-time, charged me EXACTLY as promised and the work was so good that I keep pinching myself that finally I’ve found a handyman and electrical/plumbing service I can trust! I realize this may sound like I know these guys but I just found them on Thumbtack on a whim and I’m now in disbelief that—after YEARS of being BURNED by incompetent, unethical, tardy or just “meh” service persons in various handyman type jobs—there does indeed exist a company that gets it RIGHT. “But wait, there’s more!” I liked so much the before-hand clear communication and the fair pricing, NO GAMES approach to cost as I was booking services, that I scheduled them to also clean my windows (they were more nit-picky that I am! They cleaned my skylight!) and a car wash: LISTEN PEOPLE: I watched them, unbidden by me, WIPING DOWN MY ENTIRE FRONT GRILL DRY, nook-by-tiny-nook in my brand new KIA Stinger (just google that history-in-the-making car to understand why it DEMANDS to be babied!) Never in my life have I had a better car wash! And they came to me?! Here is what I paid (I tipped 15% on top of what I wax charged, pricing below was what I was quoted and charged): $49 Fixed my garbage disposal $49 Fixed my broken heater $6-$8 per window (I don’t have grids) $40 car wash (3 people worked on it!) These gals and guys DESERVE to succeed! Finally somebody determined to keep their word! WAAAAY OVERDELIVERED on their promise! BRAVI to everyone who evidently cares so deeply to hire such professional, NICE, communicative, COMPETENT staff with a can-do attitude! GRAMERCY OC Consierge! Will be using you for everything I need from now on!

Sam the Man Handyman
4.0
from 37 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Jean M.
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Sam was wonderful! How many handymen take off their shoes when they come in the door? He worked tirelessly in very hot conditions, professional at all times. He's a handyman I would recommend to anyone who needs someone who will do the work well at a reasonable price.

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ERCAN
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ryan S.
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Very responsive, hard worker. Very friendly. He cares about his work.

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Jerry
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leon H.
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Jerry did an excellent job on tile work as well as some carpentry work. He was efficient, on time, creative and committed to doing a good job. I would highly recommend Jerry for any handyman projects. I will use him again

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Steve Fry Construction
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kyle H.
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Steve was knowledgeable, thorough, professional, and courteous. I definitely plan to hire him again in the future for handyman and construction projects.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalie T.
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I hired John to help me with about 5-6 hours of handyman work: attaching bookcases to walls, hanging up big/small decor, put a bed together, etc. He got everything done, easy going personality, and a fellow Michiganer! Would definitely hire again. A++

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  • 38 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Broderick N.
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Gerald was very detail and professional with his work. I was 110 percent approve of his work. He is a very nice guy also. If I have any future handyman work I will be calling George again thank you

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  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
George M.
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Eric was professional and gave me a fair quote. Had the tools he needed to complete the brick work that I required and finished the job quickly. Did a nice job of cleaning up and was always courteous. I would recommend this Friendly Neighborhood Handyman any day. Thanks Eric for a job well done!

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One call Handyman
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Milton B.
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This craftsman knows his stuff. Very impressive.

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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Need a Home Theater Specialist

Pomona, CA

  • Installation location
    Wall mount above fireplace
  • TV size
    47" to 50"
  • Existing equipment
    Yes, I already have a mount/stand
  • Details
    Already have a flat panel installed.. Want to change out because I just bought a new Samsung flat panel
  • $87.5
    Average price

Need Vehicle Transporting Service

Escondido, CA

  • Vehicle type
    RV
  • Origin
    (city, state) (escondido)
  • Destination
    (city, state) (vista)
  • $160
    Average price
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