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

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Power Up Electric
4.9
from 511 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 552 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julie E.
Verified review

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 281 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 539 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!

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Reese Turbin Services
4.9
from 219 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 325 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laurie M.
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Reese was able to figure out mirrors that several Handyman couldn’t. Very nice and professional and gets the job done

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AVANTI / JACK
4.8
from 133 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Solomon A.
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Very experienced.a A real handyman.. I will definitely use him for all my future house project..

Sutton Services
4.9
from 102 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmine T.
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I was very satisfied with Sutton services. Daris was professional and did a very good job putting my patio furniture together. What took most people 8 hours to do he finished in 3 hours and did an exceptional job. I would definitely recommend his services to others.

Get It Done
4.6
from 98 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I would recommend him for handyman services. He was efficient and very helpful. I'd definitely use him again for future projects.

Bundled Property Solutions
4.0
from 101 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 190 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 66 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 71 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 76 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Tanesha L.
Verified review

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
4.7
from 50 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 50 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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  • 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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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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Tonytronics
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 34 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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JA Complete Handyman LLC
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Olga C.
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Showed up as promised to quote & to work!! Did exactly what I asked for! I'm very happy with the professional service by Jose & his crew! Will use again!

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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.

Chicago Local Handyman
4.2
from 26 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Nick W.
Verified review

Absolutely wonderful job by Jaime Lucas installing our baby gate. he was here early, got right to work, and was done in less than an hour. I'm fully satisfied with Chicago Local Handyman service!

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Avis The Handyman
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 19 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.

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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.

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Denali Home Services
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Teri S.
Verified review

Richard did an amazing job! He is truly “jack of all trades”… he was hired for a small drywall patching job and completed it with some electrical issues we had pertaining to the job and with his expertise he took care of all of it! His communication before and on the job was excellent and he showed up exactly the time he promised!! He’s a great honest hire for all your home services! Will hire him again!!

South Shire
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 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.

Skaggs HANDYMAN
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Art M.
Verified review

I've worked with a lot of handymen and John is one of the best! He does A+ quality work and is incredibly professional and respectful. You'll also pay 50-100% more if you go with someone like TaskRabbit and get lower quality work. John knows his stuff! Highly recommended!

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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