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Browse these general maintenance services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Oakland.

Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 462 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Stephen is a genius of picture hanging. He’s prompt, fastidious and extremely professional. I will use his services again.

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

Patrick was absolutely amazing. As a supervisor, I requested his service for one of my clients to assemble a bunk bed. Tania told me that her daughter "felt like a princess" once the bed was done. He was fast, he was efficient, he was professional. 10 out of 10 would hire again.

  • 6 years in business
  • 378 hires on Thumbtack
Mary B.
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Harp and his team did an excellent job! "I was very impressed with this company from start to finish. They communicated professionally throughout the duration of the project, etc." I can see why they have a high rating. I would definitely recommend them to anyone needing a tv and projector mounting, dry wall repair and general house repair, top quality job for a very fair price.

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

Very professional installation. I did have issue upon the initial appointment in that I had assumed the quoted price included the actual mounting equipment as I indicated in my service request that I had need to be advised regarding equipment. Ricardo showed up for our initial appointment and, lacking the equipment, was quite courteous and understanding. He returned later in the week and did a very good job with installing two TVs within an hour & half.

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Zack T.
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I own a bar in downtown Oakland and we have been working with Chao for about a year. He has helped us with electrical work, building projects, and general maintenance around the bar. We are always pleased with his know-how, punctuality and thoroughness.

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ryan D.
Verified review

I was in a time crunch, and needed a falling fence repaired asap. Matt responded quickly to my initial request, as well as every subsequent email/text. We scheduled a visit the next morning, where he inspected the damage, and described a couple of options for the repair. That same evening, he sent us a quote with a reasonable and competitive price, and luckily was able to squeeze us into his schedule, despite only a couple days notice. The first day of the job, Matt and his team showed up on time, and got straight to work tearing out our old, rotting fence. Their work was clean and tidy, and they even made the extra effort to accommodate us in removing all of the debris that day, as we were scheduled to have photos of the yard taken. They returned the next morning to construct a beautiful, new fence, built to the highest standards. Afterwards, they cleaned up, ensured our yard was returned to it's original condition, and even helped us out by taking some extra yard compost with them, which had been left behind by the city. In the past, my experience w/ other contractors in general had been less than positive. Cost, communication, and especially workmanship on several jobs had become such a concern, that recently, I have been simply attempting most projects myself, if at all possible. My experience with Matthew Kelly Construction has been a breath of fresh air compared to these other interactions. Throughout the entire job, he and his team were incredibly considerate, accommodating, and some of the friendliest people I have ever worked with. Not only would I hire Matt again in a heartbeat, I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for quality carpentry/construction work.

Definitive Installations
4.7
from 69 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron S.
Verified review

Derrick was super efficient in fixing our door frame. He is very professional, efficient, and friendly. Derrick even worked around our schedule and fixed our door frame on a Saturday! We will definitely be utilizing his business services again!

Shelton Curtis Jr Constr.
4.8
from 64 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Sam Z.
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Scheduled for service on the same day. Work quality is pretty good.

Top Pro
  • 13 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chas S.
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GREAT service! Arrived on time; cleaned up after himself and took all packaging out to recycling; friendly; completed job on time. I would definitely use Milko's services again and recommend him to family and friends. A+

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Delbert Evans
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wendy S.
Verified review

I really didn't have a clear idea of how to securely hang a really large piece of art. Del showed up when he said he would, he brought the tools and hardware he needed and when he left he'd perfectly positioned this great big picture. I love that the way he put it up I won't have to be trying to straighten it every time we have a minor quake. Finally, on the way out I mentioned another task I'd been meaning to deal with. He spent about 30 seconds looking at it, then told me how easily I could handle it myself.I was really impressed by that. I would absolutely recommend Delbert Evans for art installation or general handyman projects.

Top Pro
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Poorna U.
Verified review

Miguel, Luis and team did an fantastic job at our new place. We wanted to get started with landscaping and maintenance but had to clean up the yard that had a lot of outgrowth, poison ivy, tall grass etc. Their quote was not the lowest but the most knowledgeable as they scoped it correctly. Miguel was in contact through the process and was sure to only eliminate the bad species. We are considering hiring them ongoing maintenance as well

Top Pro
  • 13 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Helena A.
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Very professional, courteous and punctual. Really great guys that did an awesome job. I look forward to great service in the future as I will be retaining their services for ongoing maintenance and gardening.

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  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Fei M.
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Roberto is the best handy man I have found for my rental properties at East Bay. He has done numerous installation, repairs and maintenances for us. Recently, Roberto helped to install a washer/dryer combination for one unit, fixed electric range for another unit, replaced a mailbox key set and patched nail holes of a wall. He has great work ethic and will explain in details to you what is broken and how he is going to fix it. I have been using quite some handy men for my properties, and Roberto gave me the best impression and he has since become my number one choice.

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kirsten G.
Verified review

Howard did a fantastic job installing my shelving unit and large mirror. He was quick to reply to all my communications leading up to the job, has a professional and trusting demeanor, and most importantly he completed the tasks in a timely, efficient manner. I will definitely recommend his services to others and will hire him again for my future handyman needs. Thanks again Howard!

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Daniel Dudley
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tracy M.
Verified review

Dan is a great handyman. He's calm and capable and completed a number of projects I had no idea how to get done. He's very knowledgable in a number of different areas, but honest when it's something he feels he can't do. I admire that. He always delivered what he promised. I'd use his services again in a heartbeat. Can't recommend highly enough.

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PTD
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alan N.
Verified review

We had been paying general contractors pricing for jobs around the house that we knew we could get lower competitive bids for. Karla sent Miguel out to access our project needs. In having Miguel review our project list, we found out that they are very reasonable and guaranteed the work. They made our project easily manageable; within our budget and busy schedule (even Saturdays if necessary). While we occupied our home, Miguel painted the interior and exterior of our house. Miguel's crew paid attention to dust controls within the house, working around two large dogs in the house and yards and privacy issues with family members. The crews attention to detail was impressive, Miguel quickly resolved any issue that came up. Miguel has many talents other than painting, and was given other projects around our property. We will use this company again.

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Ramirez Landscaping Service
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole P.
Verified review

Enrique showed up on time and went above and beyond for the extensive one-time weeding project I hired him for. Not only did he beautifully clear the areas we discussed he also cleared a few additional small areas and also cleared all the weeds in the sidewalk/walkways/driveway edges. He even edged the yard while he was there. Everything was left immaculately clean after he was done. I've decided to hire him for bi-weekly lawn maintenance as I was so thoroughly impressed with his timeliness, responsiveness, fair prices and high quality work.

  • 9 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Charlene P.
Verified review

Angel cared for all areas of our home including both sides, front and backyard lawn areas, pruned ALL trees and plants, weeded everything, and even hauled away all the leftover trimmings. He not only made it super easy to schedule the work, but to also meet for initial consult. I look forward to continuing to work with Angel for our lawn maintenance needs.

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Sean McGovern
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelsey W.
Verified review

I’ve worked with Sean on small organic farms as well as hiring him for my landscaping and gardening businesses. He is an extremely hard worker. He is very knowledgeable and gets the job done quickly and efficiently. He is super handy for any thing that needs fixing or problem solving. I am always impressed with how he researches specific equipment models instead of just “winging it”. I would hire Sean again and again, and love the feeling of being able to relax with the knowledge that he is on the job.

JR Handyman Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Angela N.
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Abelardo has done a multitude of tasks for me. Everything from heavy lifting to light maintenance chores. He is always punctual, responsive, professional and efficient.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dave B.
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SNJ Maintenance has maintained my various SF apartment buildings for over 20 years. Extremely honest and reasonable. My tenants love Jun and he puts my mind at ease as a landlord when I am out of town. Recommend SNJ Maintenance highly. Dave B

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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