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Park Forest Handymen

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Power Up Electric
4.9
from 527 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 568 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.

Fixer.com
4.8
from 285 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 551 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff R.
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I had a great experience with Fixer today. The handyman, Matthew was a little early, which was nice. He worked quick, was very honest, knowlegable and nice. I'm definitely going to be using Fixer again. The rates are unbeatable.

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Reese Turbin Services
4.9
from 220 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 328 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 138 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 196 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brooke H.
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Jack responded quickly with a very fair estimate. He was very knowledgeable about hanging my marble shelf. And even though the shelf came with it’s own hardware, he brought better hardware that could support a heavier amount of weight. His attention to detail was beyond and I will definitely be hiring him again. I know it can personally feel very daunting to select a qualified handyman, but I would definitely recommend Jack if you’re in need.

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DuPage Home Service, Inc.
4.7
from 124 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 173 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
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Addie H.
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Jason did a great job on several handyman projects for us. He was accommodating and knowledgeable. He didn’t bat an eye when I asked him to hang a square piece of art sideways like a diamond. I wasn’t sure it could be done, but he had it up perfectly in no time. He was also flexible when I asked him to rehang curtain rods that were a little low for what I wanted. He was here about 4 hours and hung a large heavy mirror, an over sized painting, art in diamond shape, smaller mirror, 2 shelves, 5 curtain rods and installed 6 cabinet pulls. Photos below. We would recommend Jason for all your handyman needs as long as he’s not back working fir us 😉

Sutton Services
4.9
from 102 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca S.
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Daris mounted my flatscreen TV and installed several floating shelves around it. I couldn't be more pleased with the work and would recommend him to anybody. Fair prices, thorough and detail oriented - fantastic.

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Chief’s Handyman Services
5.0
from 79 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amit S.
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Mathias was fantastic. He fixed our garbage disposal in record time! He showed up with all the right tools and we were able to get his help on a bunch of other handyman tasks around the house. He was quite impressive -- very knowledgeable and professional. We will absolutely be hiring him again.

Bundled Property Solutions
4.0
from 104 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 195 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.

Spruze Up Inc.
4.3
from 75 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Carol J.
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Ken and his crew did a good job installing my bedroom door. The price was fair and he was courteous and knowledgeable. I will hire them again for other projects and would recommend their handyman service to other.

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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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Homecraft
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 47 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 31 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 35 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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Avis The Handyman
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 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.

Chicago Local Handyman
3.8
from 33 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Lionel L.
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Chicago Local Handyman is professional, reliable and prices are competitive. Jaime Lucas came out and did a great job repairing some wood rot, getting rid of unwanted cables, and doing some general touch up on the exterior of our house. I'll recommend him.

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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
Larry B.
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The A Plus Handyman team got right to work and proved to be good problem solvers in addition to having high skill levels. They performed a wide range of tasks from electrical to plumbing and did excellent work on each project. They were very easy to work with, and I would recommend them to anyone looking for high skills, quality work and a good value.

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Denali Home Services
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Great handyman

  • 24 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Lala H.
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I am very pleased with Jeff's performance.... he did an outstanding job with stuccoing my apartment an excellent job with his cleanup. I will be definitely contacting him again when I need any kind of handyman work. He's reliable, he takes pride in his work and he definitely gets the job done. (He's Hired).....Thanks so much Jeff , I look forward to working with you again, Lala

South Shire
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
William G.
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I highly recommend South Shire LLC for your handyman needs. I needed blinds repair and installation of a kitchen faucet. South Shire was very responsive, timely, and produced great quality of work. The faucet and blinds look fantastic!

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Stephen Fagula
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 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 12 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 16 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.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts 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 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.

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.

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.

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    Repairs: No, Installation: No, Maintenance: No, Assembly: Yes
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    I have a dynasty playset that we bought from Menards I am unable to put it togethee because of an ankle injury. Need to know the charge and date it can be done.
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