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Aurora Local Handymen

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

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Power Up Electric
4.9
from 488 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 528 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julie E.
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I needed to have a ceiling fan repaired. I went into thumbtack/affordable handyman and heard from Al Rotolo within 10 minutes. He was at my house shortly thereafter. He tried to fix the existing fan, which was 10+ years old, but it kept 'shorting out.' I then ordered a new fan online and Al went to Loews, picked it up and installed it. Al is very dependable and professional. I would highly recommend him and will definitely call him when I need an electrical handyman again.

Fixer.com
4.8
from 273 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 522 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia N.
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Chang was excellent! He was on time, was quick and kept me updated on how he was going and what he did. I had a long list of misc. items and after contacting other handyman services they almost always could only do some - not all - of the items I needed. Scheduling was a breeze through Thumbtack & email and they were able to come on short notice. I was very impressed with both the service and price - I would definitely recommend and will use them again!

Home Medic Handyman
4.6
from 132 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 180 hires on Thumbtack
John G.
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Home Medic Handyman was prompt, professional and fixed my electrical issue the first time. Would recommend.

A Plus Decorating Inc.
4.8
from 123 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
Emily C.
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A Plus Decorating, Inc. was awesome to work with and we highly recommend them for any work you have! We had them paint nearly our entire house (ceilings, walls and some trim) and do a bit of handyman work, as well, and they did an A+, flawless job. Chano and his team were always on time, extremely professional, detail-oriented and perfectionists when it came to the work and clean-up. They exceeded our expectations and came in at a fair price. We will definitely be using A Plus Decorating again! Thanks, Chano and team!

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DuPage Home Service, Inc.
4.7
from 121 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Larry G.
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Tim Williams, owner of DuPage Home services has provided plumbing services to our home for the last 10 years. His service is always dependable and for the quality of the plumbing work, very affordable. He has come out at night and on the weekend to fix leaks and back ups whenever we needed him. I would recommend DuPage Home Services without reservation.

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Remodeling Associates
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Azfar R.
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Ron was very helpful and friendly. He completed several handyman projects around our house including baby proofing cabinets, painting and patching a wall, fixing trim etc. We will definitely call him back if we have more work that needs to be done.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gunja R.
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Jason provided handyman services for our TV Mounting, ceiling fan and shop light installations in basement. He was straightforward and easy to work with. He told us pitfalls and workarounds where needed, I was little confused with the pricing however i think the mix up was more on my end. I would recommend him and use him in future .

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MC’s Service and Repair
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patrick C.
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Doyle was great and not only professional and even made it early after he checked to see if that was okay. Plan on giving Doyle my handyman jobs as I know it’s done right at a reasonable price.

Bundled Property Solutions
4.0
from 95 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 184 hires on Thumbtack
Sara M.
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I hired Bundled to paint my place, do minor handyman work I am not capable of myself, and to clean my apartment after all the services. Bundled responded quickly to my request on thumbtack and provided a detailed quote for all the services. I live in a pretty large 2 bedroom, with 14 foot ceilings, it took them 3 days to finish all the work. They did a great job painting, and even had an interior designer to help pick out a color that would work well in my space. I also had them do some minor work like hang up shelves and my television. After all that was done they came in a cleaned, the girl did a great job, really got all that grease off my stove, which I can never seem to do myself. I am very happy with my service, and would highly recommend Bundled to anyone looking to get some work done on their home. I will definitely keep using them for cleaning, and again if I decided to do more work in my place.

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Chief’s Handyman Services
5.0
from 63 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan G.
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Mathias is one of the most talented up and coming handyman/contractors I have ever hired to work in my home. His endless engery, dedication , discipline and work ethic , From start to finish is outstanding .

Affordable handyman
4.4
from 74 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Tanesha L.
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Tom initially came to do work with my electrical panel so that I could connect my double oven. I was in a pinch before the holiday - he was prompt in answering the service call, knowledgable and his confidence helped to ease my anxiety. After the great experience I had with Tom on that service call, I didn't hesitate to call him again to connect my sink, dishwasher, garbage disposal and cooktop once my kitchen remodel was complete. We ran into an unforeseen problem with the existing configuration of the plumbing and also had to go into the drywall to connect an electrical outlet for the cooktop. Tom had adequate staff to get this done within the day and although the project ended up costing more than he initially quoted me, the price was very fair for the amount of work that had to be done. I'm looking forward to having them come back to install new light fixtures and my kitchen backsplash. I've found Affordable Handyman to be my service of choice for all projects/repairs - big and small.

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G’s masonry & handyman
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lindsay G.
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Mike did a very nice job on our Tuck pointing project. We look forward to working with him on future house projects. He is very professional.

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  • 34 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Richard A.
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Great reliable service and exceptional work! Would hire again.

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Tonytronics
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Veronica G.
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Electrician was on time very professional got the job done I will highly recommend him and will use him again in the future.

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The Resolute Building Group
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joanne Z.
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Dean and his crew are wonderful to work with. They did a great job with exterior painting and also with handyman and carpenter jobs. Highly recommend.

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A Plus Handyman Services
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine A.
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Chano and his staff did an excellent job replacing my bathroom vanity top, replacing existing lighting and painting. A lot of attention given to the finer details of the job and has many good suggestions. I will hire A Plus Handyman Services again.

Integron Remodeling
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa H.
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What a wonderful experience hiring a very skilled handyman! Ron was very responsive and even rearranged his schedule to match mine so that I could get my repairs done. He did an amazing job on 4 different items on my house. I've found my forever handyman! I'm already getting my next list of repairs together. Highly recommend

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Avis The Handyman
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sherman K.
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Handled job with no issues. We will certainly call Avi in the future when we need a general services handyman.

Chicago Local Handyman
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Lionel L.
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Chicago Local Handyman is professional, reliable and prices are competitive. Jaime Lucas came out and did a great job repairing some wood rot, getting rid of unwanted cables, and doing some general touch up on the exterior of our house. I'll recommend him.

R & M Handyman Services
4.3
from 8 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie G.
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R & M Handyman Services has maintained my home since 2003 to date. Because their contractors treat me with respect and also treat my home and requests with urgency, I continue to secure their servces. They are always punctual, and if they foresee a delay, they will call ahead. If you are looking for quality, professionalism, responsiveness, value, and punctuality, call R & M Handyman Services.

South Shire LLC
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jack P.
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I contacted South Shire to change the plumbing under the sink in the kitchen of one of my rental properties, they were very professional in going at the requested time, meeting with my tenant, and offering an amazing job for a value I could not even get another handyman company to come look at the initial job.

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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