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West Haven Handymen

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

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Lopez Home Improvement LLC
4.8
from 164 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 259 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peter R.
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Walter is polite and diligent in his work. He is a capable handyman and very easy to work with. Perhaps most importantly, he is able to diagnose a task and create simple solutions. I would recommend.

  • 9 years in business
  • 176 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon Y.
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Harry was amazing!!!! He went above and beyond to help me. I'm going to call him for any improvements or handyman work that I need done. All at a great price. Thanks again Harry!!!!

Old World Home Improvements
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
Janine L.
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I recently hired Marty to take out a wall in my new house. It’s an old house and of course the project came with some unexpected speed bumps, but It didn’t phase Marty one bit—he came with great ideas and got the job done quickly and inexpensively. I have many other projects I’d like to have done and he is now my go-to handyman. I’m almost tempted to leave him 1 star so everyone else doesn’t fill up his calendar 😆 Thanks for a job well done, Marty! P.S. He does his own electrical and taping, as well.

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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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  • 20 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Benjamin B.
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My upstairs neighbor had there hot water heater leak causing damage to my ceiling. Nick repaired and painted. Looks great and did a great job communicating what work was to be done and when.

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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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One Stop 360 LLC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff F.
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Herson has good communication and gets the job done as expected. Will recommend again. He does more than roofs too....

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Jorge Jimenez
4.9
from 47 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 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Donna S.
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Shane was the only handyman who knew all the right questions to ask regarding the job. He was competent and considerate. I highly recommend him!

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. :)

  • 6 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Vibhav P.
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Nelson is an outstanding handyman. He's a consummate professional and was extremely neat and organized.

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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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Hometech
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tinuke C.
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This was my first experience with using an app for a handyman and Glenn from hometech did. It disappoint. He was punctual, clean, thoughtful and knowledgeable. He did an excellent job and I am sure we will be using him for future jobs. You cannot go wrong with him!!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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On a day when I needed someone to work on a moments notice, David was available. I'm not confident changing light fixtures, so a handyman was a good choice. He was on time, friendly, and very helpful with other small items that same night. I would consider him again.

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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.

Four Star Home Services
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony B.
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Joe's articulate, specialty, creative craftsmanship has made my house a home. With all of my intracasies, attention to detail and extensive out-of-the-box projects, Joe has always been patient and fun to work with. He takes the time to look at every angle & corner and provide guidance & advice in areas I never even thought to look. His meticulous nature and well thought-out mindset is why I would never trust another carpenter to touch my home. I've been partnering with Joe for 4 years now and have made numerous recommendations for him, and half my block has used his services to unbelievable satisfaction. I highly recommend Joe to anyone, and still have a laundry list of projects for him to complete!

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 17 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.

Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cristina B.
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Good quality work with a good price. Professional, punctual, and a nice man.

Jorge the Handyman
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Abraham V.
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Came very quickly to do our small handyman project. The job was also done quickly and efficiently. Professional, nice guys. Great experience overall.

Newman restorations
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michael S.
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I highly recommend Francois to anyone reading this. I've been a customer of his for several years now, and In that time, he's assisted me with: new flooring, ceiling renovations, furniture fabrication and installation, plumbing, electrical work, painting, wall and ceiling repair, and appliance repair / replacement. I hired Mr. Newman based on recommendations from friends, but I continued to use him because I have yet to meet a handyman / contractor who is as consistently responsive, honest, and fairly priced as he is. Work was completed as quoted and on budget, something that has been very hard to find in my experience. If you want quality work, at a good price, without playing phone tag for days; look no further!

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Handyman to Mount 3 Mirrors & a TV

Brooklyn, NY

  • Service type
    Installation
  • Project length
    An hour or two
  • Details
    We're looking to have our 46'' television mounted (not sure what the walls are made of) as well as 3 mirrors hung (one is relatively large). We don't have the TV mount yet.
  • $100
    Average price

Need a Handyman to Replace Some of the Wood in the Door Frame of My Bungalow

Rockaway Park, NY

  • Service type
    Repairs
  • Project length
    An hour or two
  • Details
    the front door of my bungalow had to be pushed in, so the bottom hinge for the lock popped off. some of the wood in the door frame may need replacing to hold the hinge in place. no damage to the door itself, just the hinge/frame. not an involved job, i expect it would take minimal effort to fix.
  • $60
    Average price

Need a Handyman for Multiple Jobs

Brooklyn, NY

  • Service type
    Repairs, Installation, Maintenance, Assembly
  • Project length
    Half day
  • Details
    I'm looking for someone to help install a Wall Mount for mt TV 42'. I'm also might need some help putting some things together like a small dinning room table, I also would like to change my showerhead, the water pressure is tooo weak and would like to replace the shower head and get the water pressure to be a lot stonger.
  • $75
    Average price
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