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Union City Handymen

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

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Sergey's Handyman Service
4.9
from 450 reviews
  • 635 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jarryd G.
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Sergey got in and got the job done very efficiently. No fucking around, had all of the tools he needed, even sawing the curtain track down to the right size. Would highly recommend.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 478 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dustin R.
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Steve was awesome. He helped me hang a big piece of art within hours of reaching out. We’ll definitely look to get Steve back again for our next handyman project!

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K&M Handyman Services
4.9
from 327 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 453 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Kevin fixed the pressure regulator for our home and did it for a fair price and gave good advice for the future. Would for sure hire again, and am glad to find an honest handyman :)

Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 311 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 392 hires on Thumbtack
Sheryl S.
Verified review

David responded immediately to my request for a handyman service provider. He scheduled an appointment for the following day and sent a confirmation text the evening before the appointment. He worked without wasting time, explained what he was doing as he went, was neat, polite, and very reasonably priced. I was able to set up another appointment for the following day to address further repair issues and will certainly utilize his services in the future.

  • 6 years in business
  • 399 hires on Thumbtack
Taskon G.
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Moved my saloon shop from Sf to San Ramon, Remove over 30 light fixture and and installed at my new place. Mount two TVs and hang 200 lbs mirrors. Higly recommend sim ans his team for moving and handyman service

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Brian Cooper
5.0
from 214 reviews
  • 264 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Savvy P.
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Best handyman I’ve ever worked with!

AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 200 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
Abhi B.
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Very professional & well mannered ..He showed up on time and did a good job... Recommend him for all handyman jobs.

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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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  • 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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Gleo's Handyman Services
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Keith G.
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Gleo replaced a sheared off Moen valve in my shower. He responded quickly and communicated clearly about the work that needed to be done with a fair price.

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Marvelous Projects
4.8
from 61 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katheryn K.
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My husband wanted to get our closet door fixed because it was alligned correctly. Davis came within’ an hour and got it fixed. very friendly guy. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a reliable handyman.

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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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Mauricio's Painting
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gayle M.
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Mauricio arrived on time and was very professional. he offered a fair quote. I have not yet hired a painter.

  • 2 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Mary-Edda B.
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I recently used Hairston to help with the assembly of an Ikea bed. We had scheduled an appt for 5 pm as delivery was supposed to be between 1 and 5. Ikea ended up delivering the item at 11 am. I contacted Hairston about possibly moving our time up. He responded quickly and fortunately he was able to come earlier. He was on time and did a wonderful job assembling the bed in a timely manner. He picked up after himself, and left the area as clean as it was when he got there. I highly recommend Hairston, and will definitely be using him again in the future for our handyman needs!

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M.P Movers
4.8
from 45 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 71 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 41 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrea N.
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I was really impressed with how knowledgeable he was, and his work is flawless; he was able to correct issues left from a previous handyman, and I intend to use him for all my future projects. Out of all my Thumbtack pros, he’s my favorite!

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David Chen Handyman
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marie C.
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David was a great handyman and fixed all my jobs i had to get done.

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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  • 2 years in business
  • 57 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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Garcia Property Care
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Situ R.
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Did finish project in time and he is good .. follows direction ...will hire again for handyman services need to let him know ahead of time for expected quality

Handyman J
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Katie T.
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Such a nice man. He’s done a few jobs all perfectly!!! Have used him a few times. Always perfect.

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 Welder

Citrus Heights, CA

  • Welding type
    TIG
  • Project type
    Automotive
  • Indoors or outdoors?
    Indoors, Outdoors
  • Details
    I need a new flange welded to a stainless exhaust. I presume tacked in position and remove the cat/pipe to finish it.

Need a Handyman Service

Sacramento, CA

  • Service type
    Repairs, Installation, Maintenance
  • Project length
    Full day
  • Details
    My elderly mother is moving to Sacramento. We purchased an older home recently that needs some repairs/upgrades. Need front door and patio door replaced, new locks installed in all doors (I already purchased locks), fence repaired (falling down in back new metal posts might be good), new caulking of shower/tub.
  • $600
    Average price
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