The Hardcore Handyman
The Hardcore Handyman

The Hardcore Handyman

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Introduction: Currently not accepting jobs to be completed from early September - Late October. Open to discussion jobs to be completed after that time period. I’m Frank owner of Hardcore Handyman, Based in Oakland and offering services in the Bay Area. I also serve a loyal clientele in Brooklyn, NY every 3-6 Months. I’ve outlined the services I offer, my availability and terms of service so please read carefully before hitting the invite button. Please be thoughtful of my time like I will be of yours. Most of the time pictures and writing out a detailed scope of work will be adequate to get the ball rolling on a basic estimate. I’m a small one person business, I do not offer coming out for free estimates. I have a mandatory 2/hour minimum Typically a 3-4 week lead time to begin a new custom project. I mainly provide custom carpentry work. I have a shop space where furniture, shelving and other unique pieces can be completed and delivered for install. If necessary to complete install: •I only provide basic plumbing services. Plumbing connections must be existing and in working order. •I only provide basic electrical services such as switching out an outlet, light switch or light fixture. Lines must be existing and in working order. •I only offer painting for touch ups or minor accent walls. •I only do small drywall repairs under 24 inches, I don’t hang drywall or finish spaces. •I do not refinish furniture. •I do not offer moving or cleaning services. Examples of pricing for store bought items ready to be installed but custom work is estimated in a different manor and at a market rate. 2 Hour Minimum of $200 for Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda. 2 Hour Minimum of $250 for San Francisco, Marin County, San Matao County, Santa Clara County All materials and consumables will be reimbursed. Additional trip charges applied for material acquisition and disposal if applicable. I’m fully insured and can provide COI. Thanks for reading and look forward to hearing from you!

Hired 51 times

8 similar jobs done near you

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9 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

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  • Temescal Fence


  • Custom floating walnut shelves


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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Great 4.8

51 reviews


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Katie M.


Frank was great. We had a phone booth that we needed disassembled and he was able to break it it down so that it would still be usable when we moved to our new office. He was easy to communicate with and friendly. We’ll definitely be using him in the future as our office handyman.
The Hardcore Handyman's reply
Katie was beyond easy to work with and very realistic with expectations for a job that was a bit out the box. Appreciate the patience and the additional jobs added to the scope of work. Look forward to helping more in the future, Thanks!
Feb 21, 2020
Liz U.


My husband is very hard to please and very particular and he really liked the Hardcore Handyman. He was responsive, well prepared and did a great job! My husband even asked him about some other repairs and so we will be having him back again.
Jan 27, 2020
Momo C.


Hardcore Handyman did a great job installing an under-the-sink reverse osmosis system in the kitchen and changing our shower heads in the bathrooms. He was very responsive, professional, and great to work with.
The Hardcore Handyman's reply
Momo, Was very easy going and a pleasure to work for! Looking forward to helping with more projects in the future.
Jan 18, 2020
Theo F.


Frank is a great handyman and did a wonderful job repairing my cabinets. He was very responsive and clearly walked me through the process. He gave me a good estimate and followed through when he came to do the work. As you can see from the photos Frank cares about the quality of his work and I’ll be keeping him in mind for future projects!
The Hardcore Handyman's reply
Theo, Appreciate the thorough review with before and after pics of the process. It was a pleasure working with you and look forward to more projects in the future!
Jan 10, 2020
Katherine R.


Everything went really smoothly. Days before the job he had us send pictures & specs for the light to be installed so he was prepared. He arrived on time, worked quickly, & we are completely satisfied. We have an old house & will definitely call him back.
Aug 25, 2021
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Frank Leighton


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Jobs are estimated on a by project basis including planning, material acquisition, off and on site work.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The customer lets me know what their looking to do and if it's a job I'm capable of doing I give them some options and then a estimate on the job if able to do so.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Went to vocational school 1997-1999

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