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San Rafael Handymen

Browse these handyman services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Rafael.

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Sergey's Handyman Service
4.9
from 435 reviews
  • 621 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna A.
Verified review

Great experience with Sergey!! Would highly recommend him to others, and will definitely be calling on him the next time I need a handyman. Showed up at my door 3 minutes early, was super courteous and professional, did quality work, was very efficient and clean, cleaned up after himself, and it doesn't hurt that he is nice eye candy ;) I actually had the option to go with 2-3 others who quoted cheaper, but (a) Sergey was really responsive and efficient communicator both by phone and email, and was only one to answer my questions and allay all my concerns in advance of my making a decision on who to go with, and (b) he came highly rated/reviewed.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 433 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
  • 350 hires on Thumbtack
Sam T.
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Harp sent two handyman for hanging pic, mounting very heavy mirror and art. They also install new front door and dead bolts. They also helped in install chandelier. Very satisfied with their service and price. 5 Star service

Carlos Handyman
4.8
from 210 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 322 hires on Thumbtack
Stefanie G.
Verified review

Carlos was on time, efficient, and a pleasure to work with! I would hire Carlos for any handyman items around the house or office!

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Brian Cooper Handyman
5.0
from 187 reviews
  • 228 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
BHargava K.
Verified review

Great guy to work with. Loved his professionalism and attention to details. Definitely will hire him in future. Thank you Handyman!!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 230 hires on Thumbtack
Saba A.
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Ralph and his crew were extremely professional, efficient, and reasonable. They replied to my request and got the job done on the very same day! I couldn't ask for a better handyman service. We will definitely be using him for any and all future projects.

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 162 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
Warren W.
Verified review

Casiano's arrived on time and got right to work. He solved the problem quickly and efficiently, highly recommended!

Top Pro
  • 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.

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carrie H.
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Matt is awesome! Super personable and does great work! He follows his word and can make your vision a reality. I showed him some pictures of a wedding altar I wanted to build (in order to hold vintage doors) and he executed exactly what I was looking for! I will definitely have Matt back for my next project! I highly recommend you hiring Matt for any handyman or carpentry needs.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Garth S.
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I needed some paint and other hauling. I decided at the same time I would get a new kitchen faucet installed. Every aspect was flawless and pleasant. Good communication, fast response, first rate work, and a fraction of the price of others. I will use for my other handyman needs.

Gantley Construction
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Molly O.
Verified review

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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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.

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
Anamica R.
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Rafael is the nicest handyman I have met! He fixed the garbage disposal in minutes. I really appreciated his attitude...clearly loves what he does. Will definitely be hiring him again!

  • 2 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Scott J.
Verified review

I appreciate Jeremy C. coming on short notice to help me patch up my rental home before the property owner came over for our final walk through. I would recommend Jeremy for someone looking for a handyman.

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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.

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The Last 10%
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 31 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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  • 2 years in business
  • 45 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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Salamat
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 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!

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GottaGuy Services
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Molly H.
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Ed is AMAZING! What an amazing, easy going, talented guy. He arrived on time, was very easy to talk to, made us laugh and got the job done in record time with the highest level of quality. If you’re looking for a talented, nice, professional handyman look know further Ed’s your guy! Thank Ed you’re the best. I will definitely recommend you to friend and family as well as use you in the future!

Advocate Systems, Inc.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Brad S.
Verified review

What a wonderful handyman! I recommend them to anybody and really glad I found them! Three cheers and five stars!

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.

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San Jose, CA

  • Service type
    Repairs: No, Installation: Yes, Maintenance: No, Assembly: No
  • Details
    need a gable fan installed in attic
  • $150
    Average price
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