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San Marcos Handymen

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Zarif
4.9
from 301 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 423 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marvin D.
Verified review

Best handyman I have ever used. GREAT JOB

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Tom Rhoads
4.9
from 271 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 398 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelsey D.
Verified review

Tom did a wonderful job putting together my kitchen island!! Such a good job that I hired him to do work at the fitness studio I manage and now he is our "resident handyman"!! Would recommend him to anyone.

Chris' Home Improvements
4.9
from 117 reviews
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
James D.
Verified review

We needed our yard cleaned so we decided to find out what kinds of services would fit our needs. That's when we came across Sufficient Home Improvement. Justin Frost the owner of Sufficient Home Improvement was the one who came out to do the work. Which is great to see a boss who's not afraid to get his hands dirty too. He was very courteous and did an excellent job cleaning up our yard. He was very professional and when he was done he made sure to show me everything he had done to make sure that I was satisfied with his work before he left. I would recommend Sufficient Home Improvement to anyone that needs a handyman.

  • 24 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
Dan R.
Verified review

Not knowing what thumbtack was exactly, I put out a request for cabinet assembly/installation. Within a day I decided to use a former contractor for that work but Jose had responded quickly for the job. I noticed on his list of specialties that he also specialized in concrete so I asked him if he would bid on a patio project I had in mind. Not only was his bid 30% lower than two other licensed contractors, but he was willing to do extra work for just cost of materials. His level of communication was always good and timely, he always showed up at the time he promised, he accomplished his daily commitments and goals on time, his helpers were tenacious and diligent, he cleaned up the yard every day, he had a team of workers who each knew their required tasks at hand, everyone worked long hours until their duties were completed, and needless to say, the patio slab came out perfect as I can tell. I am a retired handyman and I have never seen a better performance at a job site. After the job was completed, Jose came back the next day to power wash the concrete and because I couldn't be available for the next couple of days, Jose waited patiently and trusted me to pay him his balance owed him when we could finally get together. Jose has obviously impressed me with his professional demeanor, sincerity in his desire to satisfy his customers, and conscientious strive for perfection. I found his work ethic second to none. I will use his service again in the future. I am a difficult person to please and many contractors have found me to be too demanding but with Jose he was always at least one step ahead of me. Jose knows concrete. Signed, Dan Ross

Elite Installers
4.3
from 50 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel R.
Verified review

Robert was quick to respond and was great to work with - I’d definitely use him again. Especially after initially “hiring” a handyman through HomeAdvisor who never showed up for our appointment. Thank you Thumbtack and Robert!

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David McArthur
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

As a handyman, Dave is right on. He is versatile and knows what he is doing. If he doesn't, he figures it out given his innate ability to problem solve. His work is clean and he works efficiently. I will recommend Dave to my friends and family. Also, he is timely. When he says he'll be there, he is there. And if not, he will call. Larry National City.

  • 1 year in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
David N.
Verified review

Nick was fantastic. His response time was quick, his pricing great, & did a great job fixing my issue. He’s become our go to Handyman, & I wouldn’t hesitate recommending him to anyone.

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Leo Reyes
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deserae R.
Verified review

Leo was exceptional, I had 2 other handyman come and they couldn't fix my faucet but Leo kept pursuing and figured out a way to fix it. He stayed longer than expected but made sure the job got done and didn't charge me extra. I would hire him again for future jobs no question.

Miguel's Plumbing
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Patty Z.
Verified review

Water leak in front yard. Miguel came by and checked it out and found it not to be sprinkler leak but a main water pipe. He called to inform me and gave me a fair estimate and even suggested I get other quotes. He did the repairs with a co-worker who was also good. They had to remove part of my cement walkway since the pipe was underneath. He let me know that before re-cementing the area dry. Miguel was very personable and explained more than others would have. My neighbor grabbed on to him for handyman work and she was very pleased.

Handyman Services
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Edel A.
Verified review

I needed a handyman asap and antonio did an outstanding job on my clogged kitchen sink..He was very professional and courteous when he was working.

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MP Construction
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wally V.
Verified review

My irrigation pipes burst and caused water to drain from underneath my driveway next to my lawn. Mateo Pedro (MP) was quick to respond when I posted the job and he met with me the same day at 5pm. He dug up part of the lawn and provided a preliminary assessment on his own time. MP was kind, courteous, and professional. He quoted me a flat price that was very fair considering the work that had to be done without knowing the entirety of the problem. He took the time to evaluate my irrigation system and provided tips on improving lawn maintenance. I contracted with MP and he showed up a 7am the next morning and fixed the problem that day and after completing the repair he did a great job of cleaning up. I would definitely recommend MP if I have any additional handyman work in the future. Great Job Mateo!

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Ryan's jobs
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Derek H.
Verified review

First, Ryan responded to my request for handyman service almost immediately. He gave a solid quote via phone to fix my garbage disposal which was causing my brand new dishwasher problems and made it unusable. Not only did he fix my problem but he taught me how to fix it myself in the future. He cares enough about his customers that he makes it a point to teach you how to save money. Super friendly and personable guy. Because he gave me an incredible deal I am hiring him for my next project in a couple of days. He goes out of his way to ensure his work is top notch and inexpensive.

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Pacific Rim Carpentry
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Felicia L.
Verified review

Really nice person and got the job done (fix door), quickly at a reasonable price. Definitely will keep him in my contacts for other handyman jobs.

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I Care Home Repair
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michele A.
Verified review

Dean showed up exactly at the arranged time. He replaced my faucets efficiently at the agreed upon fair price. Will hire him again when I need a handyman

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StephGrafx
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rhoda G.
Verified review

We found our handyman! He did an excellent job completing the tasks we have for him- even provided an affordable solution to a home aesthetic issue we have since we bought our house. Awesome multi-tasker, he knew how to prioritize work such that he did work that would take longest time first and was able to complete other tasks concurrently. Stephanie is very responsive and coordinated the project well.

Top Pro
  • 25 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Fadi S.
Verified review

Hi is a great man and so professional, and he did a good work.

Rob Wilkinson
4.2
from 17 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Michael K.
Verified review

Rob did an EXCELLENT job at our house and I would highly recommend his services. We a had a lot of little things we needed done around our home. They included electrical outlet installation, light switch repair, outside side gate repaired, replaced two toilets, installed hallway light, kitchen drawer repair, repair closet door and shelf, etc. He did it all and did an excellent job as well. We plan on using his services again and would highly recommend using him for any handyman service. Thank you again Rob!

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D.B.A. R.S.P
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christopher A.
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Russell did an awesome job mounting our outdoor shutters! He was on time, easy to communicate with, and left our house how he found it, meaning he cleaned up afterwards. I’ve already had him look at some other jobs to do in our house. Consider Russell for any of you handyman jobs!

David G. Spinks
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lauri B.
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I will be calling on Matt from now on for any tasks that need a contractor, handyman, or jack-of-all-trades! He is ultra responsive and his rates are extremely reasonable - especially considering the excellent skills he brings to the task and his “let’s get this done” work ethic. Matt is professional, courteous, very conscientious yet flexible: so easy to work with! He responded to my handyman request within minutes of my posting it. We worked out details at that time, he accepted the job and he had everything completeed at my home 36 hours later! While working steadily, quickly and effectively, he still took the time to involve me in “design” or “installation” decisions when there were options - something I really appreciated. He’s a great person; left the work areas clean and tidy and left me feeling I’d found a great resource!

Handyman Reconstruction
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Myra C.
Verified review

Great reliable handyman... Andres has been over to my mom's house over 5 times to install lights outlets drains faucets and mount her TV'.. I needed help staining my deck and purgola so she recommend Andres as a handyman that could help he gave me a solid estimate it never changed. He sanded the deck than he washed it and next day he came and stained it with a sprayer and roller it looks so proffessionally done I recommend him for any house repairs and improvement as a local handyman here in El cajon!hea polite honest reliable and easy to talk to

Chuy's Handyman
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
TRUOC N.
Verified review

A nice guy I've ever known of. Worked professionally and very carefully. Job was perfectly done with a reasonable price. Oh, that really went beyond my expectation. I will be happy to refer him to anyone who needs some repairs or installations (in plumbing or construction...). Thank you, Jesus. Nguyen.

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.

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.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need cabinetry

Escondido, CA

  • Project scope
    Install or build new custom cabinets
  • Cabinet location
    Dining / Living room
  • Property type
    Home
  • Details
    need a custom media cabinet

Need Welding Services

Los Angeles, CA

  • Welding type
    MIG
  • Project type
    General welding / metalwork
  • Indoors or outdoors?
    Outdoors
  • Details
    Iron door has a broken hinge.
  • $150
    Average price

Need a TV Mounting Specialist

La Mesa, CA

  • Installation location
    Wall mount above fireplace
  • TV size
    47" to 50"
  • Existing equipment
    No, help me select a mount/stand
  • Details
    want to mount flat screen above fireplace
  • $140
    Average price
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