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Carpentersville Home Repair Specialists

Browse these home repair services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Carpentersville.

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Power Up Electric
4.9
from 527 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 568 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allie B.
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We had Al install 5 ceiling fans and 1 bathroom light - he did a great job! Even after I miscommunicated part of the project, he and Frank were very professional and fixed the problem at no extra charge! The work was done over a couple of days, and each time Al was punctual, worked quickly and efficiently, and offered to clean up after himself. The price was very reasonable compared to other quotes I got, and on the one room that required drywall cutting, Al did a great job minimizing the need for repair work. The house looks and feels much better, and I absolutely recommend Al (and Frank!) Thank you so much! Allie

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Reese Turbin Services
4.9
from 220 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 328 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca L.
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Reese & Christian handled extensive plaster repair that was damaged from electrical work in an old house. They were very professional and courteous. They did well to communicate the work before hand and were great about checking in with us along the way to make sure we were updated about the work and had the opportunity to answer any questions. Reese also did extra research for us about ongoing work that we are interested in which was very much appreciated. We will definitely use them for future work!

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Windy City Lock & Key
4.9
from 196 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 271 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ed N.
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Adam has been very helpful and attentive with our patio door handle repair. I would recommend using this company.

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Drains Inc.
4.9
from 169 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Priced a fixed price and stuck to it Helped with deck removal and didn't damage the deck. Offered adding the clean out and gave me time to compare costs on the internet. He was offering at half the cost and let me know it wasn't necessary because the current repair is better than the original that lasted 30 years. Stopped work and explained all important steps. Took the time to explain the current status when I got curious. Had the help and tools for everything. Showed the camera view from the house to the sewer when the job was finished. Replaced the deck boards and power washed the deck so it was better then the start. Demonstrated great pride in his work.

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Andy's Electric
4.9
from 160 reviews
  • 218 hires on Thumbtack
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Steve Y.
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Came in to install 2 light fixtures that I purchased for $140+. Ended up fixing the 2 existing fixtures instead for $150 (minor repairs) and I returned 2 new fixtures to Home Depot - saving me $140 on new parts. Really pleased w/ Andy's Electric.

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Eli and Mandi Garage Doors inc
4.9
from 152 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 191 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stacey M.
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He came early on a Sunday morning with no extra charges. He repaired the garage door in about 30 minutes and oiled my other garage door as a courtesy. The price was reasonable and well below other major garage door specialist. Awesome service! I highly recommend this company to anyone needing garage door repair or unstallation.

A Plus Decorating Inc.
4.8
from 128 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
Sara P.
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On a fluke, I typed in on Thumbtack that I needed a engineered hardwood floor installed in my living room/dining-room and the same rooms needed paint. I received a reply from Chano ( A Plus Decorating ) within minutes. The next day Chano came out and gave me an estimate, it was reasonable/ not low but competitive, and I hired him. The paint job turned out to be the best ever, not only did they paint but filled in any and all imperfections and nail holes on the walls! Turned out great! I also love my new engineered hardwood floor, it turned out fabulous! Chano and his crew were always on time, clean and professional. On the days Chano ( the owner ) could not be here, he would show up at the end of the day to inspect the work that was done, he really cares and takes great pride in EVERYTHING he and his employees do. We have already told him that we want him to do more painting and wall repair next spring in another room. I would without hesitation recommend this company!! Thanks again Chano, see you in the spring! Sara & Andy

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DuPage Home Service, Inc.
4.7
from 124 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 173 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle F.
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This is a very reliable and experienced home repair and consulting business. Nothing but trustworthy and fair rates.

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Remodeling Associates
4.9
from 115 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chuck D.
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Ron and his son Ronald from Remodeling Associates came to our home to repair a number of challenging plumbing issues. They were able to resolve all but one very professionally, timely, and at a reasonable price. For the one issue that needed more investigation, they were able to refer us to a professional who specialized in that specific type of plumbing problem. I would recommend Remodeling Associates for plumbing repairs and use them again should the need arise.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
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Susan C.
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Jason did a bunch of odd jobs for us . He mounted a flat screen tv, installed a light fixture, fixed a railing , a cabinet door and even cleaned up some wires in our entertainment center. He ran Into some unexpected issues and was able to work through them . I would recommend Jason, he has a lot of knowledge and skills needed for many different home repairs.

Excellent plumbing inc.
4.8
from 103 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Geralyn K.
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Pleasant, responsive and effective. Will happily recommend to anyone in need of plumbing repairs / installations.

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PLUMBER NEAR YOU LLC
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Simeon P.
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Damien was prompt, and polite, and definitely knew his stuff. We ended up using him for additional repairs we had been needing to do, and he and his crew did an excellent and timely job.

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Smart Housing Systems
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nithin J.
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Konstantin did a super job fixing our plumbing problem. He is one of the best plumbers I have ever had in my home for repair work. I would highly recommend Konstantin and Smart Housing Systems Company if you need any type of plumbing work. He took his time explained everything and made sure were well taken care of before he left.

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I love electric
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gabriel H.
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Ricky showed up on time actually a little early. Very courteous and explained what went wrong with my repair, and what steps needed. He also quoted me before he arrived and that was the price and it was fair. But did excellent work!! I’d go with Ricky again!

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MPT Plumbing Inc
4.8
from 58 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary B.
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There was a last minute change of plans so I asked him to repair a leaking shower valve. He did exactly what we asked, called when the job was finished. And then he was willing to check out a pool heater which he got started for us and looked at a leaking spigot that he will repair for us after he gets the parts. Friendly, helpful, he was a 5-star plumber!

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CLC Total Electric Service
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff G.
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Very satisfied with my experience with CLC Electric. I own a hair salon and kept having issues with a couple of the stations blowing fuses. They came out and diagnosed the problem and repaired everything in under two hours.

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DM & C1 Inc
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary A.
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Quick response, easy to make appointment... The work was done quickly and efficiently. I’ve already hired them for a second project at my parents’ home — and will again when we update their hall bathroom. They get my recommendation (and I’m very picky).

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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
Charles S.
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Very satisfied with A Plus Painting services. Not only did they paint the walls, but also did a good job repairing them to make sure they look just like new. Honest and hard working.

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  • 42 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex P.
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Very quick and professional service. Quick to answer and return a call all hours if the day. Saw to my roofing repair needs in a timely manner before the leak could become problematic. Overall great job and dry property and would hire again and strongly recommend to others.

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STVU INC
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brad H.
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STVU came out when I was having AC issues. My home is only 10 years old and I have been having trouble with the AC unit since I had the house built. Paul and Igor were really great. They came out and diagnosed the issue. Unfortunately it was not something that could be repaired with certainty so I had no real choice but to get a new unit (cost over $3,500 + $500 in diagnosis/pressure test costs). Paul and Igor arranged to install the unit the next day and it has been working very, very well. My only comment is that the price for the new AC unit was slightly high and normally I would have taken time to shop around for comparable bids just to be sure I am getting fair pricing. I did not really have a chance to do that since I have a 17 month old child in the house and needed working AC as soon as possible. If you are getting a new AC unit I would suggest getting at least 3 bids before making your decision. Not all AC units are of equal quality and I am sure the unit STVU installed is good. My suggestion is in no way meant to infer that STVU did anything less than an excellent job. I feel their workmanship and responsiveness was very, very good.

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A PLUS FLOORING INC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laurie S.
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These guys were great! They did my repair project as promised, showed up on time, were clean, friendly, nice to my dogs, and did a great job. I would use again and would recommend them!

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.

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.

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.
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