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San Rafael Handymen

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Sergey's Handyman Service
4.9
from 450 reviews
  • 635 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kyle O.
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Simply excellent. Sergey is easily the most professional handyman I've ever encountered. Deserves 6 stars if I could. Showed up early, took his shoes off before coming inside, knew exactly what to do after checking out the hardware & did it amazingly fast (~30mins start to finish)...he even caught the working dust with the instruction sheet so there was no mess from the drill. Can't get much better than that! Do yourself a favor & hire Sergey, you won't regret it.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 475 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Justin R.
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I would recommend Stephen to anyone looking for a knowledgeable handyman. He's got lots of experience and it shows in the quality of his work. Stephen has installed a few different things for us and it always comes out exactly as we envisioned. He's also super pleasant and friendly!

  • 6 years in business
  • 395 hires on Thumbtack
Marie G.
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I needed door bolts installed into my doors. The cuts in the doors where measure out correctly and placed perfectly. The latch on the opposite door was perfectly positioned and the door latches in a perfect fit. Harp is punctual and professional. He introduces himself, gets to work quickly. He is meticulous about getting the woodwork perfect and astheticallly pleasing to the eye. Unlike every other handyman I called, Harp answers the phone or will call back within an hour or two. He is available, even into the late hours of the evening. He was available to help me with a 24-48 hour notice. Every other handyman I called either didn't return the call, called back several days later or just outright not available for several weeks out. His prices are reasonable. He will give you an estimate prior to the job and will keep that promised price even if the job becomes difficult. He is also generous. Although he was hired to install doorbolts, he fixed a problem that I had with my door knobs just because he wanted everything to look uniform. Harp is available for work, professional, and does really good work. I will be hiring him again.

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Brian Cooper
5.0
from 209 reviews
  • 260 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kanika A.
Verified review

Brian was very professional and treated the job like his own. Although the scope evolved from the initial request, he made several trips and involved the right people from his team to make it happen. Some final finishing touches are remaining, for which he will be visiting again. We will use Brian for other handyman work as well.

Do It Right Rodent Proofing
5.0
from 185 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 235 hires on Thumbtack
Barton H.
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Great handyman, very patient and helpful. He'll be our first call for the next job we need done

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 166 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 260 hires on Thumbtack
Warren W.
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Casiano's arrived on time and got right to work. He solved the problem quickly and efficiently, highly recommended!

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  • 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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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 77 reviews
  • 93 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
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Abraham B.
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Fixed my fence faster than expected and looks good. Very responsive to messages and payment was also easy through Zelle. One small issue was that they did not do enough cleaning and shards of wood were left on the grass, which isn't safe for kids.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian K.
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I will use YONG'S THE HANDYMAN again he did a great job and helped me meet some very quick turn around times. All of the word above fit this job. Well done! Thanks BK

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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.

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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
  • 38 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
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Very friendly and efficient; work was high quality. Enjoyed his visit and will use him again next time I need a handyman.

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The Last 10%
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 36 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
Deidre S.
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Ivan was the first handyman to contact me. He came out to my home on a Sunday to give me a quote. He even arrived early which never happens in this industry. I was happy about that due to my days off are only Sat and Sun. Rates were fair and reasonable. He does excellent work and very professional.

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Alfonso Gutierrez
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Helen C.
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My first try at Thumbtack so I was a little nervous and unsure what to expect. But I couldn’t be happier with Mr. Gutierrez who was responsive to my request, professional, reliable, and an absolute expert electrician. He worked quickly, had all of the necessary equipment and tools, and was extremely courteous and pleasant. He kept everything clean and tidy and that was important in my bedroom. I have +100% confidence in Mr. Gutierrez!

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GottaGuy Services
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Molly H.
Verified review

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!

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.

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 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.

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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Need a Handyman

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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