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Monterey Handymen

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

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K&M Handyman Services
from 334 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 460 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy C.
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Kevin did a great job! He showed up early to assembled my IKEA furnitures together. The work was done with professionalism. And he fixed my broken toilet! I will hire Kevin again for any future handyman need! Thanks Kevin!!!

Gomes Handyman
from 314 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 393 hires on Thumbtack
Judy M.
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David has been working for us for two weeks and is doing a very good job. He has put in garage stairs, sheet rock repair, molding around doors and rehanging doors that stick. He arrives on time and goes right to work. It is hard finding a "universal" handyman and I certainly would recommend David. We will continue to use him as we have other projects.

Top Pro
from 64 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike C.
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Electrician came in to solve our problem at unbelievable price. He was done in less than an hour. Very friendly, knows what he is doing, and professional. Could not ask for more.

A.R.S. Home Repairs
from 62 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Evelyn M.
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Andrés and his staff was WONDERFUL.... he responded to a kitchen renovation and complicated appliances install.... I couldn't find anyone who could do it... he offered great input in helping us make decisions... He was clean, honest, courteous and nice We will be hiring him for all our handyman construction needs in the future.... we highly recommend him

  • 14 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Bob E.
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Dinh installed 20 recessed lights, replaced the water heater, remodeled the bathroom for me. Great jobs.

Santos Home Repairs
from 38 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Kenneth P.
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Andres was the most honest handyman that came to our house. He was realistic with estimates and timeframes and would tell you if there would be a possibility of delay or extension. The labor was reasonable and the door he installed was perfect. We would definitely hire him again. Note: a lot of people on Thumbtack hire him so he’s always on the go. But once he can squeeze your job request in, you won’t be disappointed.

  • 33 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Grace L.
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Handyman work. Reattach the hinges on an inside door, electrical work, and reattach towel rod from failing drywall.

Dave’s Handyman services
from 28 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Bo M.
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Dave held himself to the highest possible standard of excellence every day. His communication skills are excellent, letting us when he would be onsite, if he had to get materials, when the job would be complete. He was spot on with his quote and the job came in on time and on budget. He treated our home like his own. He was mindful and respectful of our family. His work was truly amazing. He is a true craftsman with incredible skills. Finally, he went above and beyond, while waiting for some paint to dry, he fixed a leaky faucet which was not part of the original quote. If you need a handyman, Dave is your guy! We will definitely use him again.

Bryan Feldscher
from 14 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Stella R.
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My husband wanted a "handyman" for our exterior plumbing issues (a water hose spigot that leaked, and a pool water valve that had a leak, also). Bryan came over and diagnosed the problem and how long it would take him to fix it. We liked that he was a professional with expertise to handle and fix the issues. He communicates well and explains everything in detail. We also appreciated that he communicated every step so that there would be no surprises, and we knew what our bill would be. Needless to say, I believe we have found our "to go guy" for future house projects and fixes.

  • 27 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Arthel C.
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Mr. Smith was punctual, professional and did a great job. He was reasonable for the amount of work he did. I would recommend him to anyone needing a handyman.

Handy Hands
from 11 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Tristan B.
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Richard is an excellent handy man. He finished my project swiftly. He arrived to my project early. He was helpful, and stayed until I was happy. I would definitely hire Richard again. I would definitely recommend Richard as well. This was definitely a 5 star service!

Fredy Handyman
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Joane M.
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Fredy provides great service. He went above and beyond. Not only did he assemble my bookcase, he helped ready a second bookcase for return for damaged parts. I couldn't have handled the heavy parcel on my own. I will call him again when I need work done.

TD Home & Garden Solutions
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Greg B.
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Tyson is honest, on-time and provides great quality work! Something that is hard to find in todays pool of handyman services. Highly recommended and will definitely be hiring him again.

  • 16 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lilian K.
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Showed up when he said he would, was very professional and knowledgeable. Demonstrated great work ethic and all jobs were completed in a timely manner. Great rates and the final price was exactly the same as the original quoted estimate(no hidden surprises and/or fees). The finished products were immaculate. I would definitely recommend Dirty Dude handyman service to anyone and everyone, as I too plan to utilize him again

DJG Services
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy L.
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After having a bad experience with a prior handyman who was not reliable, I decided to try the app Thumbtack to find one. Of the matches sent to me in response to the projects I needed done, DJG Services was the most economical and fit my budget. Daniel is professional and his work quality is excellent! He did the calking and painting of all baseboards following the installation of my new kitchen floor, finished off the cabinet ends with bead board, replaced some rotted boards on the exterior of my manufactured home including sealing cracks and matching material and paint to original, painted a large bedroom, and repaired a couple cracks in my walls. I would highly recommend him!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amy C.
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Mike was on time, super pleasant to work with and was clear on what he could and could not do. I will hire him again once we have more work.

  • 6 years in business
Vadim K.
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Martin responded promptly and came out to evaluate the problem. Very punctual and professional. He found no problems with the roof, so no work was done. I'll definitely have him in mind for future projects.


I am there for all of my customers when they need my service. I'm always on time and always have the tools that I need. I do excellent jobs, and I give my customers reasonable prices.

  • 1 year in business

We are the HandyMan. We get the Job done with quality and perfection. No Hassles no headaches. You need it to ​fix were right on it!


I basically do everything from A to Z. I'm very good at what I do. I'm reliable, fast and I work around your schedule. I offer reasonable prices!


We do renovation with quality and professional service. We can do anything you need; just let me know. We can it fix for you.

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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