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Santa Monica Handymen

Browse these handyman services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Santa Monica.

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Plumber
4.9
from 119 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Harpreet M.
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Juan was an excellent handyman. I had him come to hang a few pictures and with a few quick instructions he hung everything up with care and attention to detail. Would definitely hire him again in the future! Thanks Juan :)

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American Veteran Junk Removal
4.9
from 118 reviews
  • 183 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nina E.
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Hardworking and got the job done before I even received a quote from someone else! Daniel was very competitive with pricing and pleasant to deal with. Since, he is a handyman, I will call upon him for other tasks in the future.

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House To Home
4.9
from 92 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marketa J.
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TJ is a very capable and knowledgeable handyman. He installed a spigot for a garden hose in front of our apartment, removing the elbow that was previously there. While the project took much longer than he anticipated, he charged me only for the original quoted price. He was very flexible on time, and he allowed me to reschedule our appointment on the same day. I was very satisfied with TJ's performance.

  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Kim D.
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  • 2 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lindsay R.
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We had a great experience. We had a heavy mirror and chrome kitchen shelf that needed to be hung in plaster walls. He was professional and efficient. Thanks to him our dining room and kitchen look SO much better. We will definitely be asking him to help us out in the future for all our handyman and plumbing needs :)

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Handy Lance Services
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason D.
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Amazing. Couldn't be happier. In comparison to another Handyman we used earlier off TaskRabbit the experience was night and day. Couldn't recommend Lance more.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maxine H.
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I'm a real estate broker and property manager and because of that I use handyman services all the time. Eugene is fantastic! He was on-time, curtious to my client , did the job perfectly and his pricing was fair. Will definitely use his service again and highly recommend him.

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Integrated Construct LLC
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dani B.
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Eric was personable and efficient. He hung up two curtain rods, a large clock, and chalkboard in my apartment. Not only the best price in town but also an all around great guy. If I ever need a handyman again he will be my first call.

Glenn THE Handyman
4.7
from 55 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Keya L.
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I enjoyed having Oshane THE Handyman help me with a tv Mounting project at my home. He did the sound bar and even added speakers. His work is neat and professional and the pricing I received from him for the job was great! I will use him time and time again.

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Ali Jonaidy
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sylvia G.
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The most reliable handyman I have ever met in my life!!!!

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The Handyman
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Apryl M.
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Vahe’ was wonderful! He was professional, easy to work with, his work was impeccable, and we found him to be smart, kind, and well qualified. The job turned out to be more involved than he had anticipated, but he tackled it with great efficiency and got it done right. We are very pleased with Vahe’ and will not hesitate to hire him again should we have another project.

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Gudiel Construction
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannon H.
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A nice, affordable handyman who shows up on time, keeps things clean and communicates? Yes, he exists! His name is Renato and he and his work partner just installed a screen door for me. Hire him. You won’t be sorry.

  • 4 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Eric W.
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Handyman (Oscar) did a great job fixing our outlet. I’d say that if you need any electrician work done, Oscar is the one to call.

  • 8 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Sylvia F.
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Selvin responded to my inquiry right away and was at my house within 30 minutes. He was super professional and very helpful! Was able to get the job done without giving me the run around or trying to say I had more issues to charge more. He got straight to the point and it was great! Highly recommend him!

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RRR Handyman Services
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Zoe O.
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I was extremely pleased with Ray as a handyman; he arrived early, came prepared with all the necessary tools, and was very respectful. I absolutely intend on hiring him for additional projects, and will definitely recommend him to family and friends.

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Tony Dang
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steph L.
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Tony is THE best!!! I honestly don’t do thumbtack reviews but he deserves it!!! He came in the evening because I work late and worked around my schedule when no one else would! He was right on time! And got multiple jobs done super quick!!!! On top of that he is super reasonable with price and he is sooooo nice!!! He is 100% going to be my new go to handyman. He really knew what he was doing. I trusted him completely! I showed him what was wrong and he knew how to resolve it immediately. Nice, talented and great price!!!! If you need a handyman use this guy!!! Worth every penny! Thank you Tony!!!!!!

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Handy Panda Home Services
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kirsten W.
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I needed a lock changed out with a stripped screw and a closet shelf reinstalled; and I needed it done ASAP. Mark was great! He made himself available within a couple of hours, he was on time and completed the work efficiently and quickly. He was extremely respectiul, takng off hs shoes before entering my home and he even cleaned up after himself. He also went above and beyond installing a extra security measure for my safety incase of a break in which I really appreciated. I would definetly recommend Mark for any handyman work needed. He is a very competent and a super nice guy. Thank you for your help! Kirsten

We Do Handyman Services
4.5
from 31 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Frances H.
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Geoff Davis is truly a godsend! I was searching for a handyman to help with repairs around my mother's home. . Other handyman services were truly price gouging her. In the past, we had horrible experiences with handymen doing terrible work costing us more to repair what they "fixed". We found Geoff Davis while searching for someone to repair my mother's patio cover which was damaged by the wind. Geoff was able to come up with a beautiful and creative way to repair the patio cover that was also affordable. After the repair of the patio cover, we had him paint her home, repair the rain gutters, repair the stucco walls and wrought iron fence, fix the shed door then he came to our place to repair the ceiling after a pipe leaked and replaced our hot water heater! His work is brilliant. He takes great pride in doing a job well done and treats you as if you were his family! With decades of experience as a private contractor, i truly believe there isn't anything he can't do! He is truly an answer to my prayers as knowing he is there to help my mother and to help us gives me huge peace of mind!

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Lawrence Briskey; Handyman
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ananda R.
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Larry did a great job. He arrived a few minutes early and worked hard and well. The Handyman work included several potential tasks and he accepted the tasks he could do well and declined a few he was uncomfortable with, which made for a very efficient and effective contribution. The job included a trip to Home Depot and his light fixture and other choices were excellent.

VillaFox Innovation Builders
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Michael B.
Verified review

Edgar and his crew were pretty amazing and thorough. High quality work with great communication along the way. Our new deck is beautiful. Would definitely hire this contractor again and highly recommend this company. Quality company with an innovative approach. Was sold on the day he came out to do the estimate. By the end of the day I received not only a competitive bid, but a rendering of the proposed construction.

LA Handyman pro
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Dwayne Y.
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Great job. Very helpful. Nice guy to work with. Highly recommend Fernando for all of your handyman needs.

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 Plumber

Santa Monica, CA

  • Sink or faucet problem
    Weak pressure from faucet, Sink or faucet problem hand-in-hand with other plumbing problems
  • Duration of problem
    Several times over the past week
  • Sink type
    Drop-in sink, Double bowl
  • Faucet / Handle type
    One handle controls both hot and cold water
  • Number of sinks or faucets
    1
  • Materials provided
    No, I will need the professional to provide materials and parts
  • Property type
    Multi-unit building
  • Details
    1. hot water turnoff under sink is not working. turning on/off doesn't turn water off. need to go to basement to find aux shutoff. 2. i believe need to replace under sink turnoff for hot water. 3. faucet isn't "swinging" left to right any more - may be rusted/ stuck - assess and determine if we need new faucet or just need to clean/ re-tighten. We can order new faucet from Amazon but would need you to supply the shutoff valve.
  • $181.13
    Average price

Need a Cabinet Professional

Santa Monica, CA

  • Project scope
    Install or build new pre-made cabinets
  • Cabinet location
    Kitchen
  • Property type
    Multi-unit building
  • Details
    We have a very small apartment kitchen and bathroom. We want to use Ikea cabinetry, counters and fixtures.
  • $700
    Average price

Need a Handyman

Bakersfield, CA

  • Service type
    Repairs, Installation, Maintenance
  • Project length
    I'm not sure yet
  • Details
    need kitchen counter tile torn out, door and frame replaced, bathroom floor tiled, electrical switches replaced, phone jacks replaced,
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