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Power Up Electric
4.9
from 514 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 554 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debra P.
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Al did a great job on installing a ceiling fan and switching out two light fixtures in our home. He was on time, had great communication and did everything exactly to our specifications. His price was great as well! Thanks Al!

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TLF Services
4.9
from 198 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 241 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carolyn K.
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Good Bye Angies List Ollie and his partner were super heroes. I had 2 rooms of over size and heavy and awkward furniture to store in the garage while the carpeting in my home was getting replaced. They arrived at the promised time, keeping in touch all the while-I only found them on thumbtack late last night. They worked so hard and so quickly i was amazed. What a happy surprise. I hope they will come back when the carpet is finished to help me put all the stuff back!

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Andy's Electric
4.9
from 156 reviews
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael G.
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I wasn't home however my dad said he would hire Andy in a heartbeat. I posted my request on Sunday night and Andy was one of my first three responses. He came the next day to replace 4 switches which were originally dead. He knew right away that I had the wrong switches. He was done in about an hour and half. The big plus was that he got a switch to work for the first time since I have lived in the house (2004). Thank you do much.

Twizted Home Entertainment
4.8
from 139 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 238 hires on Thumbtack
Paul D.
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Ron was very professional, consultative and did a great job installing my TVs and setting up my home theater. He prides himself on being a perfectionist and it shows!

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AVANTI / JACK
4.8
from 137 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 196 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel S.
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I would absolutely recommend Jack for all your home theater mounting needs. Not only did he stop in a few days prior to see what was already in place without any extra fee, but he also provided a great recommendation for a mount that he was able to put up fairly quickly and painlessly. Jack was always very responsive with messages, both through Thumbtack and text, personable, and he took payment via Venmo, which I appreciated since I rarely have cash on me.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carla H.
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Jason replaced my doorknob as an emergency on his way home from another job. i was very thankful for his help.

Smalltyme Electric
4.9
from 108 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
KATHIE O.
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Norh and his team did an excellent job on installing a new electrical panel and fixing a lot of other electrical issues in our "new" but much older home. They were great to work with. I definitely can recommend Smalltyme Electric.

Get It Done
4.6
from 98 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew G.
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Haul away of a 30 years of home clutter. They filled a 20 yard dumpster of garbage from the home to a dumpster that I provided. Started off on the wrong foot, they were two hours late, they called 15 mins before the scheduled time that they would be about 45 mins late. After an hour an a half passed with no additional call, I called them and they said they were on the way. When they came 2 hours after the originally scheduled time, they were fantastic. Super nice guys and good at what they do. I would recommend them. I just wish they would have called again when they didn't meet the new time.

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One-man-services
4.9
from 86 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vikram D.
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Lou was great! He came in well before time and knew exactly what to do. He even made a run to home depot to get some bolts I was missing for my TV mount. He was courteous, polite, and addressed all my concerns patiently. Definitely recommend hiring him!

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Parham Audio Video
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Raghav N.
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Great bottomline. Amazing job done with the 2 TV wallmounts and the home theater setups. All wires concealed :). Reasonable pricing as well. Thanks Harrison.

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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
Alina D.
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Mathias was very responsive to my requests and arrived on time (early). He got straight to work and was very thorough and thoughtful in his work. He installed wall sconces on my brick wall, hung a couple of challenging curtain rods and answered numerous questions I had regarding electrical work. I have a couple of other items that need attention so I'll certainly be seeing him soon. Very professional and detailed. He is definitely my new handyman! I highly recommend Mathias for any home project.

Affordable handyman
4.4
from 77 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Cliff M.
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Tom was great and easy to work with. Quality of work is top notch and I’m very pleased with the outcome. His attention to detail is great and noticed a color difference in the tile I purchased that would have ruin the entire project. Would definitely hire them again.

Digital Saviour Technologies
4.5
from 57 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Kris C.
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Great Service on Mounting TV ! Would recommend for all your home theater needs

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Martinez
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Kelly A.
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Hector, Arrived on time to complete the installation of 2 bar pendant lights. He completed the job without an difficulties and was in and out of our home in 45 minutes. Thank you! We will definitely be using Hector's services in the future.

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Alas furniture installation
4.6
from 53 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tommy G.
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Great job. Very professional. I will probably use them again for my new desk at home.

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Homecraft
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Juliet K.
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Wonderful! Would certainly use him again for any type of home project!

Carpentry Plus You
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Danita P.
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The quality of work that Thomas performed in my home was outstanding. My dining room looks awesome! He was professional and extremely skilled in his craft. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to add wainscot to their home.

Chicago Local Handyman
4.2
from 26 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Lonnie D.
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I love working with Chicago Local Handyman. We've referred several clients to them who have done electrical and handy work. Recently I used them to fix something in my home. I wasn't home at all but we were communicating via phone. He called to give me updates and inform me on everything he was doing. great

OCDELEC. (Gustavo Cornejo)
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas M.
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Great experience, very good work done and very responsive. Took the time to point out a few other issues he noticed around my new home that I will consider working on as well. Highly recommended.

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Christopher's ReModeling
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason P.
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Joel did an excellent job installing our door. As a matter of fact while he was there we discussed having him do other projects around our home. I would highly recommend him to handle anyone's projects.

T & M Services
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Tim T.
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T & M did a fabulous job getting a home that was in rough condition ready for sale. Besides painting the main floor, they brought a basement back to life and repaired some unsightly issues. The house shows very well. They were thorough and professional. I would use them again. Very satisfied.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Who wall mounts TVs?

Electricians, handymen and TV installation specialists may all provide television mounting services. The person who does the mounting should be qualified and knowledgeable about basic construction concepts as well as working with audiovisual cables. In general, no specialized certificates are required to provide television mounting services, but as always do your diligence and make smart hiring decisions.

It’s important to find an experienced professional who will ensure the TV wall mount meets building code. Most regions have fire codes that don’t permit high-voltage power cords behind walls (low-voltage wires like HDMI and video cables are generally acceptable). A basic wall mount on drywall may take approximately one to two hours, while more complex mounts on brick or stone with hidden cables can take three or more hours. If you need more electrical outlets installed near your entertainment system, you may want to hire an electrician. Check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to mount a TV?

Elevate your home style with television mounting services. The national average price for television mounting services ranges between $100 and $130. Factors that can affect cost are the material of the wall you want the TV mounted on, whether you want the wires hidden, and any additional entertainment system connection you desire. It probably costs more to mount a TV on brick, stone or concrete than on drywall or plaster due to the added labor required to drill holes. For example, a company may charge an additional $99 to mount a TV on a brick wall. Here are some examples of average costs for television mounting services:

  • Basic TV wall mount: $40. Does not include bracket, device connection or strip management.
  • TV wall mount: $119. Includes bracket, mounting services, strip management system (for concealing external wires), and connection of all entertainment devices.
  • TV wall mount with wires hidden inside wall: $139.
  • Installation of additional electrical outlet: $65.
  • TV wall mount over fireplace with wires hidden: $179-$249.
  • TV wall mount and up to 5 speakers wall-mounted with hidden wires: $399.

How much does it cost for surround sound installation?

If you’re installing your dream home theater, you want the perfect sound system to round it out. The cost for surround sound installation will vary based on the speaker system you select, the amount of wiring and prep required for the job, and labor rates in your region. Home theater installation specialists can advise on the best surround sound speakers for your space and the technology you are using. Here are some examples of average home theater installation costs and the cost of surround sound speakers:

  • TV wall mount and up to 5 wall-mounted speakers with hidden wires: $399.
  • 60-inch TV and small home system: $2,080.
    • Equipment cost: $1,680.
      • Five box speakers and subwoofer: $500.
      • Three HDMI wires: $30.
      • Surround amp: $250.
      • 60-inch TV and bracket: $900.
      • Labor cost: $400 Including setup, wiring and TV mounting.
  • Projector and screen system plus audio wiring throughout home: $12,900.
    • Equipment cost: $9,900.
      • Approximate wire costs: $2,700.
      • Projector and bracket: $1,500.
      • 110-inch screen: $600.
      • Surround amp: $500.
      • 5-inch ceiling speakers and sub: $1,400.
      • Remote control system: $400.
      • Eight zones of speakers and volume controls: $2,800 ($350 each)
      • Labor cost: $3,000. Includes prewiring for 5-inch ceiling speakers, one subwoofer, one 20-inch to 50-inch HDMI, Cat. 6 control wire to projector, 1.5-inch tube for future wire changes, and wiring for two to eight additional audio zones throughout the home. All equipment (audio boxes, amps, cable box, etc.) is concealed. The audio zones are controllable by iOS devices from anywhere in the home.

Can a TV be mounted above a fireplace?

You may be able to mount your flat screen TV above your fireplace for a more streamlined look in your living room. In fact, TV mounting professionals can hang your flat screen TV flush with a wall or from a tilting or full-motion bracket mount in any room in your home. A tilting or full-motion mount may be the best option above a fireplace so you can tilt the TV down for the best viewing angle. Whether the wall above your fireplace is brick, drywall, concrete, stone or plaster, most television mounting services can accommodate your needs. Hardier wall surfaces like concrete or brick will require more labor and expertise to mount, and will likely have a higher price range.

If you want your AV and cable wires hidden in the wall, you will also pay a higher price due to the added time and skill to properly drill the holes and run wires. Before mounting your TV above your fireplace, consult with the manufacturer about necessary distance from heat sources. If the space above your fireplace gets too warm, another location could be better for the longevity of your TV. Your television mounting services may take between one and two hours, or more depending on your home theater setup.

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