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Santee Handymen

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

Top Pro
Tom Rhoads
4.9
from 282 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 411 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda H.
Verified review

Tom is the best handyman I've ever hired. Will definitely recommend and use him again!

Unstoppable Home Services
4.7
from 239 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 434 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany T.
Verified review

I had several small handyman type jobs at my home that John took care of right away. He did an awesome job, was prompt, professional, and a genuinely kind and enjoyable person to have in your home. I would absolutely recommend their services - everything was done correctly, quickly and well - couldn't have asked for more. I will be using them for any future such projects and will recommend them to my friends and family.

E-Z Fix
4.8
from 148 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew S.
Verified review

Jose came out at exactly the time he said he would. He installed 2 ceiling fans and was very informative about each install. I definately plan on calling Jose for future handyman projects.

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Leo Reyes
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deserae R.
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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.

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David McArthur
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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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.

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Massella Electric
4.7
from 43 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rick G.
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Aaron installed three light fixtures and three rollup sun shades. He was on time, cordial, professional, efficient and creative in providing fixes for any unforeseen problems. I will hire him again for any electrical or handyman needs.

Fence/ Handyman Services
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Jyl B.
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Antonio was able to repair our fence int he next two days! It looks great and we will be hiring him for our other once and handyman needs.

Jala Pro.
4.7
from 38 reviews
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Desiree N.
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Jala Pro. was very responsive, reliable, professional, friendly and he knew exactly what needed to be done to put the exercise bike together correctly. He made sure everything was safe and secure. I will definitely call him again for other handyman services and will recommend him to my family and friends. Thank you, Jala Pro!

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Ryan's jobs
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathryn M.
Verified review

We will definitely call Ryan again anytime we need a handyman. His prices are reasonable and we are very pleased we decided to hire him.He installed a new garbage disposal and it is working great. Ryan is knowledgeable about a wide range of home repair needs and replaced an electrical outlet for us as well. We had been having trouble with an outlet on our porch and when I mentioned it to him as he was leaving, he pulled a new one out of his extensive tool kit and fixed it on the spot. I highly recommend him for both the quality of his work and his friendly, positive attitude.

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MP Construction
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wally V.
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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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Pacific Rim Carpentry
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shari Z.
Verified review

What a great guy! Polite, honest, reliable, proficient and completely a pleasure to work with. And, more reasonably priced than most. John did some drywall repair and some other miscellaneous things. Then, hired him again for a few more projects and have given out his info to friends who need a handyman. I would definitely recommend John.

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Capito Contracting
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shaun C.
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Mike is an amazing craftsman. He has a very high attention to detail. I’ve already hired him for multiple other tile jobs and they’re all amazing. To say he’s a perfectionist doesn’t even come close to capturing his work quality. He goes above and beyond to make the finished product look amazing!

Top Pro
  • 15 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ramon W.
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I had to install 2 toilets. Travis came in, did an excellent job at a very fair price . He cleaned up after himself and offered extra help. Good to see honest handyman still out there. Thanks Travis, will sure give you another call.

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StephGrafx
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 27 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.

Chuy's Handyman
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
TRUOC N.
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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.

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Marathon
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike G.
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Isaac couldn't be more accommodating, pleasant and helpful. And he's not just a painter - he's a handyman who helped w/my cabinetry repair as well.

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Hugh James
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Antoinette T.
Verified review

I hired Hugh to paint my Living & Dining rooms. I discovered that he is an artist with a designer's eye! He helped me select a classic color and the rooms look beautiful! Being experienced in the business, he helped me organize my projects and recommended an outstanding Electrician & Carpenter team who installed recessed lighting, hardwood floors, crown moulding and baseboards. In addition, he has painted my kitchen & bathroom, transforming their appearance! I am so pleased with his work! He pays attention to detail and insures that jobs are done right the first time! He is trustworthy and demonstrated leadership qualities when the teams were coordinating their work. Hugh is also a Handyman and I have a few more projects I'd like completed around the house. Of course he'll be the one I hire! His prices are very fair for the quality of work.

ARRIA Services
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Peter K.
Verified review

Excellent communication, reviewed the project with me and the results were outstanding. Project involved cutting through external stucco home walls, which makes me nervous, but the results were extremely well done and the outcome exceeded my expectations. Arria came with all the tools and supplies needed for the job, and cleaned up the workspace before leaving. I recommend Arria for your handyman and light construction work.

Dirks Handyman sevices
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Karen R.
Verified review

As a homeowner of over 30 years I have always been challenged when trying to find a reliable handyman. Dirk is now my handyman for life! I could not be happier with every aspect of my experience with him. He was always there when he said he would be, fixed every request from electrical, plumbing, tile work, and even cutting screws to make my knobs tighter on my bathroom vanities!! He is incredibly fair on his pricing and extremely conscientious in doing every job to specification. I would recommend him to anyone!

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.

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dale A.
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Put a request for repair late evening and Lloyd responded immediately with a quote and available schedule ...i highly recommend using his services !! Excellent work very friendly and above all A+ professionalism !

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.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need cabinetry

San Diego, CA

  • Project scope
    Install or build new pre-made cabinets, Repair existing cabinets
  • Cabinet location
    Kitchen
  • Property type
    Home
  • Details
    Kitchen base cabinets damaged from water. Usining existing doors and drawers. Need cabinet boxes and stain to match existing cabinet stain.
  • $1
    Average price

Need cabinetry

San Diego, CA

  • Project scope
    Refinish existing cabinets
  • Cabinet count
    Other (15-20)
  • Will professionals need to remove old cabinets
    No existing cabinets to remove
  • Will client provide cabinets?
    Yes, I will provide the cabinets
  • Cabinet material
    Other (not sure)
  • Cabinet location
    Kitchen, Dining / Living room
  • Special features requested
    Other (none)
  • Property type
    Home
  • Details
    Would like dark color refinish (Espresso type)
  • $400
    Average price

Need an Auto Transport Service Provider

Guatay, CA

  • Vehicle type
    Truck/SUV
  • Origin
    (city, state) (Guatay C.A.)
  • Destination
    (city, state) (Alpine C A.)
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