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Power Up Electric
4.9
from 488 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 528 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 175 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 220 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 147 reviews
  • 198 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 134 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 231 hires on Thumbtack
Saad K.
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Ron was extremely friendly and great at installing my 75", 125lb TV. He installed the TV exact to spec on how close I wanted the lower part of the TV to the mantle of the fireplace. He did come by himself so I had to help him mount the TV which was obviously a two man job and I had no qualms about it. Other than that, he was quick and is also adept with other home theater and Nest thermostat and smoke/CO detector installation projects.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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Be Electric
4.9
from 87 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ed G.
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Brady replaced a non-functional attic fan in my parents' home. He was there on time and with all of the parts necessary for the installation. He also replaced a couple of switches and answered a couple of questions on the breaker panel. I was very satisfied with every aspect of the job and would recommend him to everyone.

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One-man-services
4.9
from 79 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 116 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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MC’s Service and Repair
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Larry B.
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Doyle was great from start to finish. I’m big on communication, and we was very responsive to all of my questions. He was able to give me a thorough explanations on issues in my home and was able to remedy the problem. He also Installed my toilets and sink without issue! Thanks for your efforts.

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Chief’s Handyman Services
5.0
from 63 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 68 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.

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Optimum Carpentry
5.0
from 57 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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Christopher G.
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Had optimum come out to my home and do a few drywall repairs. Very friendly and on time. I would recommend to anyone. Quality work.

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Alas furniture installation
4.6
from 53 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
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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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  • 13 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
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Doug C.
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James helped me mount my TV and worked tirelessly to help me hook up a home audio system that was a complete pain to get going. He kept coming and spent hours and hours of his time way above the call of duty. It is comforting to know that you can count on someone to keep going until the job is done right. Now my home theater is up and going and the sound is gorgeous. Its all thanks to you James!

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Martinez
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 48 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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  • 28 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike F.
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I hired Jeff to due repair on fascia and soffet of my home. His quality of work is excellent and completed work in a timely fashion. He was also very neat and made sure the area was clean before he left. I received great value for the fee he charged.

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  • 34 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Edgar B.
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I hired Jeff after a home inspection while selling my home. I needed to fix a few things I didn't even know needed fixing. This included changing the main water valve under the house to working in the attic venting the bathroom fan. I also had some exterior eaves that need replacement. Jeff know how to handle all the jobs. He did a great job addressing everything. He is very knowledgeable when I comes to home construction. I plan on calling Jeff when I move to my new home for any work needed.

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Homecraft
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Juliet K.
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Wonderful! Would certainly use him again for any type of home project!

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  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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John B.
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Lyndell did an outstanding job on our powder room. He came to our home to give us an estimate. He told what exactly needed to be done. He showed me the area needing repairs. Other companies expanded the area of repair in their estimates. He worked tirelessly on the project. The powder room looks like no work was ever done. Excellent. I highly recommend Lyndell's Home Remodel and Repair.

Chicago Local Handyman
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel J.
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Jaime Lucas did a bathroom remadol at home and did a great job our neighbor is going to use Chicago Local Handyman for a bathroom remodeling and hopefully Chicago Local Handyman won't disappoint this time aswell.

Home Systems, Inc.
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tina C.
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Home Systems is the kind of company that gives the personal attention that is so hard to find with some of these larger businesses. No question was ever overlooked and everything was thoroughly explained. Not only were technicians punctual, but they were also very clean and respectful of our home. They also spent the time to walk us through the system instead of rushing to their next appointment. The custom quality of the final project was the icing on the cake!

Architecturally Speaking
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara F.
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He is a former house inspector. This is an extremely valuable perspective when you consider making changes to your home. He is thoughtful and measured. He completed several extensive projects in my home: replacing wood flooring in my entranceway with tile, refacing my fireplace surround where he demolished existing large boulder stones and replaced with sleek flat tile and even suggested I lower the hearth to the floor for a more modern look. He shrunk the footprint of an oversized kitchen island that involved moving cabinetry and plumbing and preparing the base for a new top and he helped me redo my powder room and replaced my '80s mirrored cabinet fronts with custom stained wood. I am happy and very pleased with the work he has done on my home. He made a number of suggestions about how to maintain my home going forward. I appreciated this expertise.

Uncle O's Home Improvements
3.8
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas H.
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Otis was very friendly and responsive. He took the time to complete the work to my satisfaction. He was a little late the second day but did notify me of the situation. Cost was very reasonable and I would use him again for small jobs around the house.

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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