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Home Medic Handyman
4.6
from 132 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
Jillian J.
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Good response time and follow-up on initial request. Work was completely in a short amount of time with a high level of quality. I would definitely recommend Home Medic Handyman.

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DuPage Home Service, Inc.
4.7
from 121 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 170 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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  • 2 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
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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 .

Level of Detail Construction
4.9
from 85 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
Nick +.
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Over many years my wife and I have had to hire several different handymen for different jobs in the house and apts. we have lived in. Brian is by far the best! He is ready to tackle any jobs from the simplest to complex and always brings his full set of tools--ready for anything. Brian is extremely professional, capable and experienced, as well as friendly and personable. We would give him 10 stars if we could! You will not be disappointed--he is the only handyman you will need!

Dun -Rite enterprises
4.7
from 71 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Erick G.
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Jeff and his team are very prompt and customer friendly. His Handyman skills are amongst the best. Thanks for the one way door installation to get rid of my unwelcome pest.

Affordable handyman
4.4
from 72 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
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Tom was great to work with. We wanted a quick turn around and we got it along with quality work all the way. Would definitely hire Affordable Handyman again!

Hansen Home Services
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Greg G.
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John was on time and did a great job installing a new ceiling fan and repairing a light switch for us. I will definitely be callling John for all my future handyman needs. Thanks again John!

Integron Remodeling
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 24 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

R & M Handyman Services
4.3
from 8 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Peggy F.
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We've used Al as our handyman for many years. There hasn't been anything he hasn't been able to fix or recommend someone who can if he cannot. He's honest about the issue(s), timely, and just an all around good guy who we greatly trust. We highly recommend him!

Matthew hancasky
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Layla Lynn E.
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Matt came same day on short notice for my garbage disposal. He is very polite and informative. He walked me through every aspect and product to replace my disposal. He was true to his appraisement. He cleaned up after himself and made other repairs free of charge. We have since discussed and executed a basement bathroom remodel. I could not be more thrilled. Great plumber and handyman. Highly recommend! Nice job Matt!~Layla

  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Pv R.
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Ritch is an excellent Handyman with Quality Work. He installed a toilet in February 2015 and made sure that the Wax Rings are installed properly. He is very responsive and makes sure that the work is completed with the highest quality possible. His rates are very reasonable.

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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Steele residential services strives for customer satisfactiondoes not leave the job until this customer is 100 percent satisfied with the work

J-Lo's Handyman Services
5.0
from 1 review
  • 39 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Terri L.
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Jim repaired drywall, replaced doors and painted for me. He was friendly and polite. He did a wonderful job!

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Services offered to residential and commercial clients: - Plumbing - Electrical - Kitchen and bath remodeling - Basement finishing - Drywall installation - Painting - Deck repair and installation - Doors and windows - Tile work - Laminate floors - Garage remodeling and organization - Closet remodeling - Home electronics

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I am a small-job handyman taking the job too small for big time contractors. I am specializing in small appliance installation, furniture assembly, windows and doors, light plumbing and electrical, drywall repair and painting.

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I'm a jack-of-all-trades. I can handle minor plumbing, electrical, flooring, drywall, painting and lots more. Just contact me with info, and I'll give you quotes as soon as possible.

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Are you in need of a reliable and honest Handyman? I am a handy man based out of Naperville and Aurora area and offer my services around all Chicago area and Suburbs. I am very flexible and offer the lowest price around with fast friendly services guaranteed. I can be your reliable GO TO GUY at a very reasonable price for any ongoing issues in your house like broken switch, adding lights to your rooms, painting, fix broken doors, Leakage, Flooding, adding custom base and crown molding etc. I can run errands to Home Depot, Lowes or Menards for you or WITH you at No Extra Cost and get anything that is required for repair/installation/upgrade work.

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My service provides dependable and friendly service. I am very flexible with meeting customers dates and availability.

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We offer handyman service. From cleaning to tree trimming, we do them all. No job is too big or too small. Free estimates are available.

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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