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Painting and Then Some
from 35 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Ami P.
Verified review

Craig is a very trustworthy and honest handyman. I have a rental home and live across the country. He went to the house and did all the minor and major repairs in a timely manner. I say honest because he was truly honest and didn't just do work to make more money. I will definitely be hiring him for more work!

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Francisco O.
Verified review

Rex installed a new ceiling fan in my bedroom. He made a very good job.

Slims handyman services
from 1 review
  • 10 years in business
Jamil A.
Verified review

Scott does all kinds of electronic installs for us, I highly recommend him not just for his services but for his prompt attention to detail and knowledge of experience. Thanks Scott Jamil

Ricks Handyman Service
from 1 review
    Sherri B.
    Verified review

    Rick was very professional and on time very hard worker I highly recommend him

    CMO Handyman Services
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Wendy S.
    Verified review

    Had outside lights installed. I recommend Michael and would hire him again!


    Just give me a call I do it all. Great services at great prices serving the the decatur illinois area for all your handyman needs. Check out my business page on Facebook AC Handyman Services


    I do just about everything from painting to drywall, yard work, woodwork, some pluming and little electronic work at great prices.


    Summary of qualifications: * Wax and renew floor surfaces, mix and apply cleaning and waxing compounds * Train employees in established cleaning services, methods, and techniques * Service lavatories/rest rooms, smoking urns/ash trays, dust, clean windows, move furniture, and shovel snow * Monitor ventilating, heating and/or air-conditioning equipment, maintain operating records * Able to lift 75 plus pounds * Control building access -- lock/ unlock doors * Operate and maintain automatic scrubbers, rider-type power sweepers * Change light bulbs, shampoo, and replace carpet * Excellent interpersonal, multitasking, prioritizing, and teamwork skills * Requisition and upkeep of supplies and equipment


    I service the Peoria Area for anyone in need of home repairs and basic remodeling. My services include drywall, roofing, interior painting, landscaping, doors, trim work, lighting, basic plumbing, mowing, and hauling. Most of my services are by the hour, with some at a flat fee. Why pay $85/hr when I can do it for around 1/3 of the cost of others? No job is too small. I want you to be happy, if I can't do the work, I'll tell you I can't do it and refer you to someone who can! You can also earn discounts after the first job and/or for referring others to me.


    I'm a handyman offering the following services such as painting, lawn care, and cleaning houses. I'm a very good worker.


    I'll do honey-do chores that you can't or wouldn't do. My girlfriend and I bought a house and with that comes with repairs. I have older friends who wanted to hire me to do things around their home such as replace toilets, mow yard, clean gutters, replace bathroom floors and even painting garages. These are just little things. So, if you have a honey-to-do list that needs done, call David. I'll do it fast, reasonably and correctly.


    Attention to detail

    • 20 years in business

    Light plumming, electrical, and other small jobs. Will look at cleaning out whole houses.

    • 7 years in business

    my work is always done to right and safety always comes first


    I have a wide variety of experience in everything from HVAC to Roofing to drywall etc.


    I will tackle the work that you don't the have time to take on, fix the problem that you haven't gotten to, and update the things that you want.


    I've been a self-employed contractor for 35 years of my life. Now that I'm older, I have lowered my status to a handyman and just doing small jobs.


    Kevin's Handyman and Remodeling Service has been in business for over 15 years. We offer competitive pricing and quality workmanship.


    I am Rantoul, Il based. I do all kinds of general handyman work around your home. I do painting, HVAC, light electrical repair and plumbing.


    I offer washer and dryer repair, and installation of new door locks, new light switches and furnace plug-in filters.

    • 8 years in business

    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.

    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.