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Santa Monica Handymen

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Assemble All Install
4.8
from 201 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 336 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Beverly Z.
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I am thrilled I made a decision to hire Assemble All. My handyman was awesome, professional, knowledgeable and provided superb service as well as made great recommendations. Notice I said "My" handyman -- I made the right choice and have someone I can trust with home repairs. Awesome on every level!

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Plumber
4.9
from 115 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 127 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 112 reviews
  • 176 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.

Handyron
4.8
from 103 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 193 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Super happy with handyman Ron!!!!

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House To Home
5.0
from 83 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pamela M.
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What a great experience! TJ is such a pro, he gave me a fair price, worked out details when the electric connection for the patio fan installation wasn't up to standard. He never charged me additionally to fix the connection or to make adjustments for the new retractable screen door to fit my weird sloping opening. The new fan was so great the he suggested we get a second for the other side and gave a good price to install it. I'd hire him again (and there is still plenty to do). So glad I used THUMBTACK at a friend's suggestion. I found an amazing, honest handyman!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 73 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 51 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda D.
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Couldn't say enough about how great Lance is. He is on time snd finishes projects when he says he will. I have had him do small fix up items as well as building cabinets. Everything is done to perfection. He even cleans up the area st the end of the day. Best handyman you will ever find!! A+++++

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  • 18 years in business
  • 63 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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Ali Jonaidy
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 49 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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Gudiel Construction
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Serena A.
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Renato came out and fixed my door. He was on time, professional and did a great job. I will be using him again for future household needs.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ryan B.
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Johnny is a rock star handyman. I’ve hired him for many projects around the house over the past year plus. He is honest, hard working, knowledgeable, skilled, responsive, and reasonably priced. He’s just a good guy who knows his stuff. I highly recommend him for jobs big and small.

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  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Kim W.
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Bruce put in 2 sheets of glass where we had none before, only burglar bars. He also sealed the entire window. It's SO much quieter now and he was super fast and responsive. Everything was as he said it would be and we will use him for all future projects! Very confident in his abilities :)

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Tony Dang
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura D.
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Tony did a wonderful job mounting my metal pegboard. He arrived promptly and had my project mounted securely to the wall in under 45 minutes. He was professional and courteous through out the installation process.The item happened to arrive with 6 screws and 6 wall anchors rather than the necessary 12 screws and 12 wall anchors. Tony was prepared and had extra screws and wall anchors in his tool kit, so it was not a problem. Should I have a need for a handyman in the future, I will give Tony a call!

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RRR Handyman Services
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 44 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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Robert Hemingway
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kendra M.
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Robert is truly The Jack of All Trades! This guy owns a tool belt, and he's not afraid to use it! I own a home staging business, and he came through in more ways than one. Consummate professional with great rates. I highly recommend him for any handyman services!

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Haggerty Construction
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Artem K.
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Jay is a pleasure to work with and far exceeded my expectations. While an experienced carpenter he can easily jump into doing a laundry list of handyman work and is very efficient with his time. Thumbs up!

Saeed Shirzad
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Yvonne B.
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Saeed was very attentive from the moment we started discussing our company's project and responded quite promptly to every question. He and his co-worker arrived 5 minutes early to our office with their own gear and got to work immediately. They put together 22 very complicated IKEA desks and 3 shelving units in about 6 hours, made a minimal mess, and were very respectful of our space. I would definitely hire him again!

Cal Engineers Inc.
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
David H.
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Communicate thoughout the job and was willing to adjust when I needed to add or change things to the job.

Handy Dandy Handyman
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Angela S.
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So incredibly professional, efficient, and incredibly gifted handyman. If there's a problem he can fix it and basically any furniture he can assemble. I thought this desk would have been impossible - Amazon Assembly would have charged me double and estimated 3-4hrs of assembly just for the desk. Thank God for Thumbtack, because this guy knocked it out in an hour and as you can see it looks amazing!

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Denali Home Services
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Great handyman

  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Bianca B.
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***Couldn’t have asked for a more reliable handyman!! We would definitely highly recommend!! Super knowledgeable and efficient!! Was very happy to help with our urgent broken coded door emergency. This was quickly resolved, went above and beyond.*****

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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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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