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Cary Handymen

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Power Up Electric
4.9
from 514 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 553 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 282 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 541 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica L.
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I needed a handyman urgently to fix some terrible drywall repair work that was done by another company. They responded immediately to my request and were able to have someone at my house within 48 hours. They arrived on time at 7am in the morning, brought all of the necessary materials, explained exactly what they were going to do to fix the problem and worked very quickly. I will likely be going to Fixer for all of my handyman needs from now on. Highly recommended.

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Reese Turbin Services
4.9
from 219 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 325 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kem C.
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Reece Showed Up On Time. He Was Clean, Professional, And Personable.He Even Put On Shoe Covers! He Completed A Computer Desk In Half The Time People Said It Took And He Did It On His Own With My Assistance To Hold Something Once For A Minute. The Finished Product Was Amazing And I Was Extremely Happy With The Outcome That I Had To Tip. Reece's Cost Was Extremely ReasonablE And I Plan On Using Him Again For Assembly Services.

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AVANTI / JACK
4.8
from 136 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 195 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brooke H.
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Jack responded quickly with a very fair estimate. He was very knowledgeable about hanging my marble shelf. And even though the shelf came with it’s own hardware, he brought better hardware that could support a heavier amount of weight. His attention to detail was beyond and I will definitely be hiring him again. I know it can personally feel very daunting to select a qualified handyman, but I would definitely recommend Jack if you’re in need.

A Plus Decorating Inc.
4.8
from 125 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 164 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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Remodeling Associates
4.9
from 115 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark D.
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Very experienced handyman with plumbing knowledge. He was able to install the vanity and faucet with out taking down the mirror that rested on the vanity top. The finished result is very nice and makes a difference.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 138 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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Chief’s Handyman Services
5.0
from 66 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robin G.
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Very knowledgeable professional. He has in-depth knowledge about what he is doing . Very fast and quick service. A humble,honest person . He gave bill for parts he purchased and charged very reasonably.I will recommend him and happy to call him again for any future handyman needs

Affordable handyman
4.4
from 76 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
John H.
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Tom and his crew did a great job. I appreciate his punctuality and the quality of the work. Great value. I would not hesitate to call Affordable Handyman for my next project.

  • 27 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Griffith M.
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David did a remodel of our kitchen including some addition of lighting and backsplash along with some cabinetry work. David was prompt, professional, and extremely polite and did not let time get in the way of Quality work. His expertise in a large swath of various handyman activities was extremely impressive and I would definitely hire David again for any housework that I require

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  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ruwan J.
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I followed after weather was warm enough to get into the roof. Brandon showed up on time and fixed the issue and I think he did a good job. He is a nice guy to work with. Planning to hire him for some more handyman work at my house.

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  • 28 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terry M.
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Jeff is outstanding. A model contractor. Will hire again.

UBD Handyman Services
4.7
from 37 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha F.
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Great job! He finished a demo job that someone else didn’t finish and cleaned everything up and hauled away! Very satisfied!

  • 5 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Mary A.
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Joe Greiss came out the very next day to fix our dishwasher. He is a very personable and competent young man. He can do many different things so if you are looking for a handyman, I would highly recommend him. He does go above and beyond to help you. His prices are very affordable and he was very neat and careful of our kitchen floor while working. We are very happy to have found him.

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Homecraft
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
RAVIV N.
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A very professional, high quality handyman

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JA Complete Handyman LLC
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vivek S.
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Hose and Steven came over to install the kitchen Faucet, sink and the garbage disposal. They did a very good job with it. There was an issue where the dishwasher drain was leaking and they came over next day morning to fix the problem. There were some instances where they had to run to Home depot to get some required plumbing parts.

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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
Larry B.
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The A Plus Handyman team got right to work and proved to be good problem solvers in addition to having high skill levels. They performed a wide range of tasks from electrical to plumbing and did excellent work on each project. They were very easy to work with, and I would recommend them to anyone looking for high skills, quality work and a good value.

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Avis The Handyman
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joan S.
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Avi is amazing. I will be using him again and again. He is pleasant, professional, smart, solution-oriented and delivers quality work - FAST. I have already begun a list for future projects. Look no further - Avi is THE handyman.

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Dirty Deeds LLC
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian R.
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Joan did an excellent job. He was very courteous, articulate with scope of workand his workmanship was impeccable. I would strongly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a handyman repairs.

Bauer Plumbing
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Tiasha S.
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Patrick was great. He removed his shoes when I asked, brought his own tools for a handyman job & had the best price. He was prompt & professional.

Fixxinit Handyman Solutions
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Brittni T.
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He put together a vanity for me and hung two mirrors. One that was a full size mirror . He did a great job. He also hung some led lights in my kitchen. I recommend him to my father who also needed some work done. He mounted a 70 inch tv on the wall. He hid all the wires and from what my dad said he was very impressed with his work.

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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