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Orinda Affordable Handyman Services

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Sergey's Handyman Service
4.9
from 435 reviews
  • 621 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
  • 433 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Arjun T.
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Steve was awesome - on time, courteous, respectful of my space, and most importantly, did a great job. I would recommend him without reservation.

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

Carlos Handyman
4.8
from 210 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 322 hires on Thumbtack
Taylor A.
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Carlos did a good job on fixing my broken custom wood chair. He was always 1 minute early for the appointments we set and did the work efficiently. I thought the work could have been a little bit neater with some different clamping, but this was a tough job and overall he did a good job. I will call Carlos for handyman services again in the future!

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Brian Cooper Handyman
5.0
from 191 reviews
  • 233 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.

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 162 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 256 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.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 140 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.

Gantley Construction
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Molly O.
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Noel did an excellent job and was a delight to work with. He will be our go to handyman from now on.......no exceptions!! We had to change the time on him a couple of times and he was patient with us. Whenever we had to contact him, he responded quickly.

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Marvelous Projects
4.8
from 50 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janice E.
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My husband and I had to renovate the home for AIRBNB and we had to get everything organize in a timely manner. Davis showed up promptly to help us clean the house and redo the rooms. He also went out of his way to assist us with prepping the living room. We totally recommend him for anyone who needs a reliable handyman.

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MyApartmentIsBetterThanYours
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 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.

Build By Bogdan
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Michele G.
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I needed new faucets and under sink plumbing changed in my bathroom and was told about the thumbtack app. I found the app so helpful and very excited that I found such an efficient and professional handyman as Bogdan! He responded right away and we set up a time for him come and evaluate the job for an estimate. I found the estimate to be very reasonable and when the job turned out to be more involved than anticipated, he never asked or expected a price adjustment. He did a great job and I've never had a handyman clean up as well as he did. I will be using him again for future jobs and would refer him to anyone!

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M.P Movers
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jamie X.
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Marquis did a great job disassembling and assembling my furniture and even helped me purchase missing screws. He gave me a reasonable and affordable quote and is efficient, quick, and good at communication. Would very much recommend!

Davis Electric
4.7
from 37 reviews
  • 42 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.

Crespo's Handyman
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Egon B.
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Our garbage disposal broke on a Saturday evening, and Rafael was very quick to respond to our request. He came out to help us the next morning and provided quick, friendly service. Would certainly recommend him for handyman services.

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  • 16 years in business
  • 46 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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All Season Landscaping
4.3
from 33 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen K.
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These guys rock! They do it all from landscaping to tree cutting, they do any household handyman things you need done. Trustworthy, honest, kind, prompt, knowlegable, very nice guys. No need to look further. Have nice day! Karen, Fairfield, Can.

Your HandyMan Friend
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Steve F.
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He arrived promptly, completed the job of gutter downspout repair in a timely manner. Dan had a very professional demeanor and I would use him again for similar handyman type jobs.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kirsten G.
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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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  • 26 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joy P.
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Robert offered us the best quote for a toilet install and also offered to take away our old toilet at no extra charge. All the other plumbers that I called were quoting me between $155 - $375 for the exact same work that Robert did and none of them “offered to take away our old toilet”. When I asked if they could take it away, they quoted between $50-80 extra to take away the toilet. Glad I found Robert before scheduling with one of the other plumbers. We will definitely use Robert’s services again for any needed work at our home.

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Mario's Handyman Services
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hien V.
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Great experience with Mario! Unlike other handyman, he didn't ask to come and see the place but used my uploaded pictures of existing condition + rendering of the future work to give me a quote, which saved me a lot of time and hassle. The quote was very reasonable and he was very professional (showed up on time, issued work order + payment electronically, awesome quality).

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Salamat
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 11 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!

Q & A

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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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