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Oakland Local Handymen

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

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Sergey's Handyman Service
4.9
from 450 reviews
  • 635 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aaron H.
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Sergey's Handyman Services were excellent. He helped me with some garage organization/storage projects (hanging bike racks and wall shelving). He provided quick, high quality work at a very reasonable price. I am already planning on using him again to build surfboard racks.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 476 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Devin B.
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Had great availability, and was happy to not only mount my TV, but a few extra handyman needs around the apartment, like hanging a shelf too!

  • 6 years in business
  • 395 hires on Thumbtack
Jackson T.
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Professional handyman service, installing toilet seat, cabinet and vanity

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Brian Cooper
5.0
from 211 reviews
  • 262 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terry N.
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While searching the internet for someone to remove our 12-year-old carpet from our two-bedroom flat, I found many referrals for carpet installation and floor refinishing, but nothing for carpet removal only. I then ran across a listing from Thumbtack, and thought I’d give it a try. The site was very easy to use. It asked me specific questions regarding the job, and within minutes I received emails from three people in my area that included price quotes. I chose one (Brian’s Handyman Services) and communicated further with Brian to clarify details. He booked the job for the next day. Brian sent me a text stating that he was on his way, and he arrived on time. He brought Carlos with him and the two of them began working immediately. If you’ve ever removed carpet, you know it’s a tedious job: it includes pulling up the carpet and pad, cutting them into pieces, pulling out all of the staples from the floor, removing the tack strips, and disposing of the carpet and pad. Brian and Carlos not only did that, but they moved our large pieces of furniture around in order to accomplish it. When they left, there was NO mess for us to clean up. Furniture was back into place and floors were swept. Brian even bolted four large pieces of furniture back onto the wall that had to be unbolted and moved in order to remove the carpet under them. Brian stuck with his original quote, even though the job turned out to be larger than expected. I can’t say enough kind things about Brian and Carlos and the professional job they did. They were fantastic! If you want someone who is honest, fair, flexible, and easy to work with, I highly recommend Brian’s Handyman Services for anything you need done at your home—and it sounds like he can do everything. You can contact Brian through Thumbtack on the internet.

Do It Right Rodent Proofing
5.0
from 185 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 237 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra R.
Verified review

I would highly recommend Mr. Solis for any type of electrical or handyman services at your home or business. He is very skilled, responsive, dependable and trustworthy. We were very happy with the new recessed lighting he installed in our bathroom and painting as well! Alex

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 166 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 260 hires on Thumbtack
Regina D.
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Straight to the point handyman, and provided the services within the least amount of disruption to my life. Thank you! Work done: 14 ft high ceiling crack needed repair.

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chad S.
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I'm a real person, I work at a tech startup in SF, and just having moved to a new part of the city - didn't feel like assembling furniture AND having to unpack. I had some NON-IKEA, but similar, furniture that needed to be assembled. I had looked at some other popular task sites but they were showing me candidates that didn't exactly look "handyman-capable", and were conveniently charging ridiculous hourly rates. That's when I searched another local list and found Chao's post for "handyman services"; we easily negotiated a fair arrangement and he was able to come that SAME DAY. I was initially nervous waiting for him to arrive but when Chao showed up - I felt like I won the lottery. He brought his own tools and didn't want to waste time on small talk. THIS GUY IS SERIOUSLY A PROFESSIONAL HANDYMAN, & FURNITURE ASSEMBLY SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT. Within his first 5 minutes on site, He took that first furniture box with 1000 pieces and had methodically and systematically placed them in an orderly fashion and quickly began assembly -- paying strict accordance to instructions detail. WHEN CHAO WAS DONE, THERE WERE NO EXTRA OR MISSING PIECES!!! And, even though this furniture was "cheap", it was assembled as best as possible. Chao is an expert. I had some difficult space constraints that he had to work within but he just adapted. He had lots of tricks too, like unfolding the packaging box to protect my floor. Using a piece of cardboard to protect the furniture during hammer-assembly steps, etc... This guy is PROFESSIONAL and I highly recommend him.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mae C.
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Vyron is a very professional handyman; he has very good customer service and he makes sure that the work performed was 100% to our satisfaction. He is innovated and enthusiastic about his work. I highly recommend Vyron, I will hire him again for future projects.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacquelyn M.
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Yong was reliable, helpful, knowledgeable, and went the extra miles for my client. Yong made my experience with this service amazing. I wish I could have a Yong in every city I work in. He will be my handyman in the Bay area. Thank you, Emma's & Pat Elite designs Jackie

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  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Scott B.
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Good communication, timely, smart and knew what he was doing. A great go-to handyman.

  • 2 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie R.
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Hairston Handyman service was excellent. He was professional, arrived on time, and was able to install floating cabinets efficiently. It was a hard job, but he was able to work with it and make it look perfect.

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Top Cat Home Repairs
4.7
from 47 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Naomi C.
Verified review

I appreciate his diligence and integrity! He installed new laundry room cabinets and worked on a minor cabinet door alignment issue until I was satisfied. Installed a new toilet, bathroom vanity light and a 16 lb. dining room flush-mount light. When I had a issue with the new toilet he corrected it immediately. He's now my go-to handyman and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a handyman!

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M.P Movers
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Prasad M.
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Marquis did an outstanding job moving my kids sofa, dining table and assembling bed, desk and other items. He was patient and spent extra hours when the bed needed additional unexpected assembly work. He’s on my top handyman list now!

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Salamat.Co
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lo J.
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Very Professional! We will use Salamat again for out electrical and handyman needs!

Davis Electric
4.7
from 37 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Diana H.
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I hired Keian over another electrician partly b/c of his rates and partly b/c he said he also did handyman work, which I needed as well. (I was happy that he quoted a handyman rate for installing shelves and painting). He removed 2 florescent lights and installed two ceiling lamps, which was great! I was satisfied with the end result of all his work, but it took a fair amount of communication and re-do of some of the work.

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  • 16 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marc L.
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Great job. Nice guy. Multi-talented handyman. I've already lined Charles up for another job.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jamie S.
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We hired Howard to wall mount a bathroom cabinet as well as a few miscellaneous items around our home. He showed up on time and well-prepared with his own tools. He was polite and respectful and made sure to ask exactly where and how we wanted the items mounted. He made quick work of the tasks and was out in a jiffy. We would definitely hire him again for any sort of handyman type work! Thanks, Howard!

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The Last 10%
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Evan M.
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Andrew was unbelievable; he professionally installed our video doorbell a day after we reached out to folks on Thumbtack. He was really personable and quick. We'd love to have him help out for future electrical/handyman needs.

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Garcia Property Care
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Situ R.
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Did finish project in time and he is good .. follows direction ...will hire again for handyman services need to let him know ahead of time for expected quality

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Alfonso Gutierrez
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah R.
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We had Alfonso over to hang a mirror and mount a TV. Alfonso was on time, prepared, knew exactly what to do and everything worked perfectly. Alfonso was very professional and I look forward to hiring him again for future projects. I definitely would recommend him for any home projects or handyman needs. Sarah

JR Handyman Services
5.0
from 4 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.

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.

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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