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DeKalb 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.

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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

A Plus Decorating Inc.
4.8
from 125 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I highly recommend this company for handyman job.

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DuPage Home Service, Inc.
4.7
from 123 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathleen L.
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Ramp replaced on yard shed & put in place a deterrent for small animals wanting to live under my shed. The handyman was punctual & professional. He understood my needs & was able to come up with solutions. Even though he underestimated the time it would take he never faltered from doing an excellent job. I highly recommend Rob for your next project!

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Remodeling Associates
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brooke C.
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Ron was very determined to get in the necessary GFCI outlets our old house required. In the process, he found a few old outlet switches with bad wiring and went ahead and fixed that too. He's a really stellar guy, and very professional in his work. Would highly recommend for NY of your handyman needs!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anil P.
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I had a excellent experience with Jason. He is very responsive, honest and expert in his work. He did all the work to full of my satisfaction and provided additional guidance / views on some other queries i had. He would be my first choice for any handyman work i may need in future.

Affordable handyman
4.4
from 76 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Hemanshu B.
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Tom and his employee from Affordable Handyman just moved my toilet plumbing over one foot in my bathroom including the waterline which cost $375. They did a great job. Tom is very punctual, clean and thorough. I would hire him again. He is not just a plumber but a general contractor so he can do do anything you need. I plan on hiring Affordable Handyman in the future.

  • 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
Mary B.
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Jeff responded quickly to our request for a contractor. He was able to come the next day. The job was not an easy one. Working in a small attic space, dirty and dusty, he successfully accomplished the job that needed to be done. He was creative, resourceful and experienced. We will use him again!

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  • 34 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ryan S.
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Jeff was very easy to work with. Knowledgeable and open to scheduling as my work schedule varies. Counter tops look great and under counter plumbing is brand new with disposal and new faucet. Very pleased with service and would definitely recommend Jeff.

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!

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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
James C.
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The work was done quickly and on schedule. Our handyman was very pleasant and professional. Highly recommended!

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Avis The Handyman
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sally C.
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Avi did an outstanding job! I would recommend him to anyone needing handyman services.

Integron Remodeling
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa H.
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What a wonderful experience hiring a very skilled handyman! Ron was very responsive and even rearranged his schedule to match mine so that I could get my repairs done. He did an amazing job on 4 different items on my house. I've found my forever handyman! I'm already getting my next list of repairs together. Highly recommend

  • 15 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Antro P.
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Glenn did a wonderful job with painting work and some handy man stuff at my Condo. He arrived on time and was diligent to take care of the in very detail. In order to make sure that the job gets done on time, he had one helper - so that his customer is satisfied. I would recommend him fro any handyman related work around your house.

Reed PC Services/Handyman
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Johnny M.
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My parents own an orthopaedic clinic and Josh has always been able to fulfill both our handyman need and PC repairs and issues. Very intelligent guy, honest, and they couldn't go anywhere else. Thanks, Josh!

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Stephen Fagula
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vivek D.
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Great Handyman. Will hire again. He was on time, ready to work, and did it all within the estimated time.

Bauer Plumbing
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 14 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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Need Play Equipment Installation

La Grange Park, IL

  • Service type
    Install
  • Equipment type
    Swings/gliders, Slide, Ladders, Playhouse/Playset, Sandbox
  • Equipment location
    Home
  • Details
    Costco swing set

Need Appliance Repair

South Holland, IL

  • Appliance type
    Washer / dryer
  • Power source
    Electric
  • Details
    washer don t ring out the water
  • $60
    Average price
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