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Middletown Local Handymen

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

  • 9 years in business
  • 176 hires on Thumbtack
Maria T.
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Quick and easy outlet installation project. Harry was on time, professional and personable! He even fixed our broken door! I will definitely hire him again for other handyman work around the house.

Old World Home Improvements
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
Mandy C.
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Marty did a great job and the price was really reasonable! We'll definitely be calling Marty next time we need plumbing or any handyman services in the future!

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A&B home expert
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
L. M.
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Bob was amazing! He was on time, fast, very fairly priced and most of all his work is impeccable. I love my new windows. They look just beautiful. He is neat as a pin. Covered my floors and furniture and cleaned up beautifully. I will be calling him back for deck repairs. I have found my Handyman. He's truly talented. Thanks Bob for a job well done! Laurie

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VOAK LLC
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cullen M.
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I needed siding replaced and some old deck ledger board removed from my home. Kris and his team were fantastic! They were very professional, maintained great communication with me, were fair in price and did excellent work with great attention to detail. I would highly recommend for all of your handyman needs!

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Jorge Jimenez
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
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Jorge did a great job assembling my furniture and installing my screen doors. When we realized one of the doors wouldn’t work, he suggested an alternative and even helped me do the exchange. Definitely a good handyman to have around!

Right Choice Handyman
4.8
from 47 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Diane V.
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The job ended up being larger then I anticipated but Shane and his partner were diligent about completing it correctly. They were courteous, professional and knowledgeable and I would not hesitate to recommend them for handyman related work.

DRI SERVICES
4.5
from 47 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Kat S.
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Great job, he showed up and was polite ran to Lowe's twice to get additional material for job. He hung the shades created a 'shim' which matched paint job, hung all the shelving, fixed a door and hung all the curtain rods and shower rods. Very pleasant, honest and great work !! Would use him again for any handyman work or big job. :)

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David struthers
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Connie P.
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Since my husband is seriously ill, I really needed to find a knowledgeable and trustworthy handyman to help me with a wide range of tasks. David started working on projects for me recently. He's extremely hardworking and reliable. I will be using him on a monthly basis or more.

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  • 28 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Virginia P.
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Todd was responsive and was the best value for dollar of other quotes. He made time for me under time constrains that others could not meet. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a quality contractor in the area. I sell real estate for a living and will recommend him to other home owners who need his services.

  • 3 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Scott B.
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To Anyone & Everyone Considering Engaging the Services of Dave H: Some folks tell me I am a seriously tough reviewer, and they are correct. Given this, in the case of Dave H, it is a rare pleasure for me to, without the slightest reservation, recommend Dave for handyman services. I have engaged him on several occasions for a variety of tasks (e.g., installation, assembly, repairs, and more), and without exception, he responded rapidly and courteously to my inquiry, arrived promptly at the scheduled time, completed the tasks at hand in a meticulous and thorough manner, cleaned up after his work, and honored his initial quote. These are the actions of a professional, and I consider myself lucky to have found him. -Scott Bennett Author, The Elements of Resume Style

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Bob the Organizer
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie S.
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Bob was excellent, I called on a Saturday and he was the only person who called me back right away. He made himself available for the following day as this was my only free time. Bob organized two areas of my house that I have been struggling with for over one year!! I plan to have him back over for handyman services in the near future. Bob works with a great detail of Professionalism, customer satisfaction, an organization.

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Elite Handyman Services LLC
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Francisco C.
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Michael offered great suggestions for paint that worked out incredibly well. My apartment is older and the walls were dull and showed their age. However, after Michael was done with them my apartment looks like a totally different place. He knew exactly what type of paint to use for each surface. I highly recommend Elite Handyman Services.

Handy LLC
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Reba K.
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I had a large difficult to hang picture. Andrew arrived on time and was able to hang the heavy picture securely on my wall. Was respectful with reasonable rates. I will certainly call him again for any future handyman jobs. R.K.

Angel Handyman
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Anna N.
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Angel is a very nice man and very skilled handyman. I really appreciate his work.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natasha D.
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Bryan was a pleasure to work with. He was very professional and his prices are fair. Once he was finished my house looked absolutely beautiful. Would definitely recommend him.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca D.
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William did such a great job on a whole range of repair and building work in our place. This included glazing windows, installling ceiling light fixtures, and repairing bathroom faucets. This was in addition to hanging antique framed pictures and very large wall mirrors, curtains and window hardware, and putting together a wide variety of furniture. He had great ideas on how to make simple and cost effective improvements, and went out himself to purchase all the necessary materials. He was extremely careful and extremely thorough. We are so impressed with William's work and highly recommend him.

Tony's Handyman & Hauling
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer J.
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Tony and Tanena responded promptly to my request for gutter cleaning. They were professional, polite and did a great job! I highly recommend them and I would use their services again!

Nick Jarem-Handyman
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Guruprasad A.
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Nick was very professional, and friendly, and did a good job at assembling my dining room furniture. I'd recommend his service and would be working with him in the future.

A Man for All Seasons
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Scott M.
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Need to have the window sills replaced on two windows. Tim contacted me almost immediately to discuss the job and gave me a quote based on photos I provided. He was out within a week and did a great job. Recommend to anyone needing handyman service!

Your Handyman
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jamey J.
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Great service! Prompt & a job well done! Greatly appreciated.

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Scott F.
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We hired Rob to redo the face of our fireplace. New stone veneer, hearth and mantel. Ran new wires and hung new tv. He even repaired some bad spots in oak floor. Job is beautiful. We've gotten many compliments. Awesome

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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