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Prospect Heights Handymen

Browse these handyman services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Prospect Heights.

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Power Up Electric
4.9
from 486 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 526 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 272 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 521 hires on Thumbtack
Christine B.
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Katie, Matthew, and Paul repaired, powerwashed, and sealed our deck so beautifully it looks like they built us a new deck! So meticulous, helpful with advice, and we'd use them again anytime. They also cleaned out front and back porch gutters and fixed a disconnected drainpipe. Fantastic. This is a lot more than I would have expected from a "handyman" service.

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.

A Plus Decorating Inc.
4.8
from 121 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 158 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 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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Remodeling Associates
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark D.
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Very experienced handyman with plumbing knowledge. He was able to install the vanity and faucet with out taking down the mirror that rested on the vanity top. The finished result is very nice and makes a difference.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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 .

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MC’s Service and Repair
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patrick C.
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Doyle was great and not only professional and even made it early after he checked to see if that was okay. Plan on giving Doyle my handyman jobs as I know it’s done right at a reasonable price.

Bundled Property Solutions
4.0
from 95 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 184 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 63 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robin G.
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Very knowledgeable professional. He has in-depth knowledge about what he is doing . Very fast and quick service. A humble,honest person . He gave bill for parts he purchased and charged very reasonably.I will recommend him and happy to call him again for any future handyman needs

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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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  • 45 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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  • 34 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steve G.
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Jeff did a great job. He was on time, professional, and thorough. He not only installed my countertops well, he fixed some bad plumbing and got my dishwasher properly positioned in my cabinet. I highly recommend him.

Quality Home Remodelers
4.6
from 37 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Joe B.
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Mike and his team were fantastic. We remodeled both bathrooms. The jobs far exceeded our expectations and we will use them again. Out below neighbor in our condo saw the bathrooms and hired Mike too. Great value for ppl in the City too.

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrew K.
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Great working with Drew! Really easy and honest guy to talk to with just a personality that shows that he wants to help. Drew worked on replacing an outdoor spigot that was damaged. He came by prepared with parts, assessed the problem and explained what he was going to do. Luckily everything was finished just over an hour of him coming by with no issues. Would definitely work with him again if another handyman job pops up.

Maintenance Made Easy
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Jill R.
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Maintenance Made Easy sent an experienced handyman, Albert, to my home on the day I requested the repair. He completed the repair in a timely manner and did an excellent job. The handyman was friendly and he worked quickly.

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Tonytronics
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 32 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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Homecraft
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
RAVIV N.
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A very professional, high quality handyman

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The Resolute Building Group
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joanne Z.
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Dean and his crew are wonderful to work with. They did a great job with exterior painting and also with handyman and carpenter jobs. Highly recommend.

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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
Carolyn S.
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Painting and general handyman jobs. Very nice to work with. Strong attention to detail. Would use again.

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Avis The Handyman
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joan S.
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Avi is amazing. I will be using him again and again. He is pleasant, professional, smart, solution-oriented and delivers quality work - FAST. I have already begun a list for future projects. Look no further - Avi is THE handyman.

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 Cabinet Professional

Glenview, IL

  • Project scope
    Install or build new pre-made cabinets
  • Cabinet count
    0-2
  • Will professionals need to remove old cabinets
    Yes, I will need them removed
  • Will client provide cabinets?
    Yes, I will provide the cabinets
  • Cabinet material
    Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
  • Cabinet location
    Bathroom
  • Special features requested
    Other (No)
  • Property type
    Multi-unit building
  • Details
    Need Bathroom vanity and sink installed (replaced)
  • $212.5
    Average price
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