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Vista Handymen

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

Top Pro
Amin
4.8
from 324 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 448 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rameshkumar S.
Verified review

Zarif Was right on time and he did the installation quickly

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

Tom is a fantastic handyman. He showed up on time, was prepared for the job, and knew exactly how to get the task done. Most importantly, he was incredibly friendly. Will most definitely hire him again. Thanks, Tom! The whiteboards look great.

Unstoppable Home Services
4.7
from 239 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 433 hires on Thumbtack
Miray G.
Verified review

John and Preston were fantastic! They ended up doing a number of different jobs for me (ceiling fan repair, replaced garbage disposal, replaced small fountain motor, etc ) - I added more tasks as soon as I realized that they really know what they're doing. Prices were fair, work was done quickly and efficiently, and they were really nice and very professional. I already have plans to schedule them for more work over the summer. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a good handyman.

HandymanProsPlus.com
4.2
from 130 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 176 hires on Thumbtack
Mara G.
Verified review

We needed a new handyman and Steve has been responsive and easy to work with.

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Leo Reyes
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deserae R.
Verified review

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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ServeYou Property Services
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tina G.
Verified review

Courteous professional and a very good handyman.

Elite Installers
4.4
from 54 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel R.
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Robert was quick to respond and was great to work with - I’d definitely use him again. Especially after initially “hiring” a handyman through HomeAdvisor who never showed up for our appointment. Thank you Thumbtack and Robert!

  • 1 year in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
David N.
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Nick was fantastic. His response time was quick, his pricing great, & did a great job fixing my issue. He’s become our go to Handyman, & I wouldn’t hesitate recommending him to anyone.

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
Keri G.
Verified review

Jalal installed a new hard-wire fire alarm, replaced some carbon monoxide detectors, installed thresholds for the carpet/tile transition, fixed our running toilet, fixed our barbecue, and fixed our outside heater in an efficient time period. He was very knowledgeable, understood what to do, got it done quickly, was p professional and a nice person. I would hire him again.

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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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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.

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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.
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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.

Martinez Carpentry
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Carla R.
Verified review

Luis was extremely professional, knowledgeable, on time, and is personable! I will definitely hire him for my next project and recommend him to anyone that needs a GOOD handyman. Thanks Luis!

ARRIA Services
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Amit G.
Verified review

If you are looking for a reliable handyman for various jobs around your house you will be very happy with the services provided by Morez and team. He worked at our house fixing windows, plumbing, painting, electrical, furniture repair, toilet fixtures and installation of new appliances including cooktops, microwave oven, exhaust hood etc. I was extremely happy with his performance. Attributes that worked for us was listening to the customer, prompt with his response and looking for ways to improve the outcome and pleasant to work with , impeccable manners too !

  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Janell T.
Verified review

Garnet Allen is a very easygoing professional. I felt comfortable having him work in my home because he gave me the numbers upfront- no funny business. Great guy , did a fantastic job painting the walls, fixing both bathroom toilets, and putting in carpet in the living room.

David G. Spinks
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Lauri B.
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I will be calling on Matt from now on for any tasks that need a contractor, handyman, or jack-of-all-trades! He is ultra responsive and his rates are extremely reasonable - especially considering the excellent skills he brings to the task and his “let’s get this done” work ethic. Matt is professional, courteous, very conscientious yet flexible: so easy to work with! He responded to my handyman request within minutes of my posting it. We worked out details at that time, he accepted the job and he had everything completeed at my home 36 hours later! While working steadily, quickly and effectively, he still took the time to involve me in “design” or “installation” decisions when there were options - something I really appreciated. He’s a great person; left the work areas clean and tidy and left me feeling I’d found a great resource!

Top to Bottom
4.1
from 11 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia L.
Verified review

Tony is the best!!! Professional and friendly! He will make sure the job is done well,he puts love in it!!! I highly recommend him!

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 an RV Transporter

Los Angeles, CA

  • Vehicle type
    RV
  • Origin
    (city, state) (La,Cal)
  • Destination
    (city, state) (Bishop,Cal)
  • Details
    29 ft 5th wheel
  • $987.5
    Average price

Need a Furniture Assembler ASAP

Los Angeles, CA

  • Number of items
    2
  • Item type(s)
    Chair
  • Location
    Business
  • $100
    Average price

Need TV Mounting Service

San Diego, CA

  • Installation location
    Wall mount above fireplace
  • TV size
    40" to 46"
  • Existing equipment
    Yes, I already have a mount/stand
  • Details
    -Two wall mounts installed on 3/8" drywall anchored to steel stud framing. -TV's 36" -Mounts are installed on TV's
  • $60
    Average price
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