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Hassle Free Movers
from 163 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 248 hires on Thumbtack
Jaime B.
Verified review

Hassle free movers were a great company to work with. They came out and gave me an estimate which helped cut down on impossible forms to fill out that the other companies had. Great and friendly group. Don't be misled by size because all workers were extremely strong, knowledgeable about packing/moving procedures such as furniture wrapping. All items moved expertly no casualties.

CJ Handyman
from 75 reviews
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Erik M.
Verified review

Jim did a great job today. We really appreciate it and today is Monday - Labor Day - September 4, 2017. He assisted us in the following: getting the King Size Bed Frame Assembled with the Box Springs and Bed. Also, he mounted my Tie Rack in my closet and secured it very well. And, he also mounted the HDTV Wall Mounts in the Main Living Room-Dining Room area as well as the Basement Exercise Room area. His price was fair and he did a great job. Very nice guy and we will definitely use his services in the future when they are needed again. Great job Jim, thank you and keep up the good work and God Bless You.

  • 11 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Cristina C.
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I am an architect and needed tile work for 2 bathrooms and a kitchen in a weekend house upstate. I was a little concerned not knowing contractors up there but took a chance on Marco and his team. They did such good work that now I'd like to drag him to work for my clients downstate. He is careful & considerate from the moment he puts down protection to not dirty your home to the the time spent by his team cleaning after themselves. He took less than optimal spaces and left them perfect. I am stunned by the quality of his work and would advise using him to anyone.

Reed Construction LLC
from 25 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey S.
Verified review

I liked that the owner gave me a total price for the project and not a per hour with a huge first hour price of $180+ like the other handymen co’s. The assembly price would be more than the item itself! Since Jeff was honest and didn’t price gauge me he gets to bid on thousands of dollars of other projects I need done ASAP. Great Job!

  • 15 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Verified review

Flávio was very responsive and him and his guys did a good job. He should provide written estimates so customers can see labor cost and supplies. Thanks for working with us.

A Man for All Seasons
from 8 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Tom B.
Verified review

Tim was just what was required for this stair building job. He was timely on the first appointment to discuss the job and prompt on the day to perform the task. In addition, Tim provided precisely what we was necessary and even came in under the projected price, which was an accurate Materials / Labor breakdown. After this good experience we are already looking for additional projects he can contribute to our whole house renovation (turned new construction). Thank you, Tim, and we look forward to seeing you again at the property or around the community. Tom (Westbrook, CT)

abele concrete
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Joyce F.
Verified review

My seawall needed repair. Bruce contacted me promptly, came to look at the project, told me what the repair required and prepared an estimate which I received the next day. The estimate listed the cost of labor and the materials needed for the repair. He answered any questions I had thoroughly. I additionally asked him to repair uneven cement steps and he poured new steps that created a safe access to the beach. Bruce is professional, reliable and personable. I recommended him to my neighbor for seawall repair and we both are very pleased with his work. Bruce follows up and communicates his plans regarding a project. I heartily recommend him. He is reliable and a man of integrity.

Kelly Design & Woodworking
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy B.
Verified review

I think that working with Kelly was good. He was prompt when we met and clarified cost of materials and labor when I asked for more details. I will continue to work with Kelly Hopefully for a long time.

Limited budget
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dewayne M.
Verified review

My wife and I are very glad we hired this company. From the initial consultation to the completion of the job they were contracted for (installation of 2 handrails in separate locations of basement) they were punctual, courteous and respectful of our home. The owner, John Haskell, asked pertinent questions as to our preferences and reasons for requesting the job and delivered, exactly, what we asked for. His quotes are very detailed about the materials used and the estimated labor. He doesn't practice in price gouging. One of the things that impressed me is that we have 2 small kittens that are in their exploratory phase and they made sure to keep them clear of the work area without scaring them. When they finished the job, their work area was immediately cleaned as it was prior to their arrival. Mr. Haskell walked us through the job and made sure we were satisfied before leaving the site. You can't find this level of professionalism in contractors these days and we appreciated this and will most definitely hire them for future projects in our new home (we're currently selling our existing home). We will also not hesitate to recommend him to friends and family as well. We feel confident in saying that to any who reads this will not regret hiring Limited Budget. Thanks again, Limited Budget, we will be hiring you, again, soon!

Hudson Kenney Electric
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin S.
Verified review

After totally frustrating myself attempting to solve my electrical problems myself, I contacted Hudson Kenney Electric through Thumbtack. I had replaced a fuse that controls the ceiling lights in my kitchen and dining room areas, but still no lights. I scheduled an appointment with David Kenney for three days out, but when he realized my urgency, was at my home within 30 minutes. Mr. Kenney was curtious and knowledgeable. He listened to what I had already attempted and went to work to troubleshoot the problem. After testing the fuses, as well as the entire fuse box, he dismantled each light switch and light fixture (including a ceiling fan over my dining room table) to test the wiring for current and grounding. When the answer to the problem still evaded him, David Kenney crawled into my hot, cramped ceiling access and found the issue! (All this done within the first hour!) With a minor amount of parts and a little more labor, Hudson Kenney Electric had all my issues resolved. David Kenney made sure everything was put back together and that I was completely satisfied with the service. I highly recommend Hudson Kenney Electric for your future electric needs. I'm keeping his number for myself and to share with my friends and neighbors!

Kevin D.
Verified review


Merrimack Industrial, LLC
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack

We have a great attention to detail and always leave the job clean and organized. We also can accomplish many other projects on you todo list.


I provide quality work for a fair price. I am reliable, dependable, and trustworthy. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more details.


I can do just about anything. I walk dogs, do housecleaning, do painting, babysit, do landscaping, wash cars, clean up, shovel snow, etc.

  • 18 years in business

Cause I do what the customer likes

  • 4 years in business

We are hardworking individuals who are willing to partake in any type of general labor such as cleaning, yard work, and electrical. We are available to help with household projects that require an extra hand.


I offer quality workmanship at affordable prices. After working for 30 years in various positions in the machinist/maintenance and real estate positions, I have found the most rewarding work is the smile on some ones face for a job well done. Let me put a smile on yours. If I decide that the job you need done is best left to someone who is better equipped, or feel that it is beyond my expertise, I will help point you in the direction needed to start your project. I have free of charge with no strings attached. I will work within a 25-mile radius in Torrington, CT.


We are CT's #1 alternative to expensive full-service moving. Instead, you rent a truck, we come and do all of the hard labor, packing, unpacking, assembly, etc. Fair rates and professional experience.


I am a very hard worker. I can put together a good crew if needed other than me. I offer general labor, maintaintance and handyman services. I am a jack of all trades.

  • 4 years in business

We have a passion for what we do. You only get the best honest service from us. Lastly we won't ask for your arm ang leg.


I perform general labor tasks, shoveling, cleaning, basic household chores and moving. I can also run errands.

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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