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Rockford Handymen

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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
  • 133 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 .

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!

  • 27 years in business
  • 62 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

Top Pro
  • 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!

CALI Construction
4.6
from 42 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
CHAITALI P.
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We hired Claudio for vanity light installation in two bathrooms, change the bedroom ceiling fan and some minor handyman jobs. He is very professional, fun to work with and cleaned up after the work. The price he quoted was fair too. I definitely plan to use him in future.

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!

  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Mary A.
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Joe Greiss came out the very next day to fix our dishwasher. He is a very personable and competent young man. He can do many different things so if you are looking for a handyman, I would highly recommend him. He does go above and beyond to help you. His prices are very affordable and he was very neat and careful of our kitchen floor while working. We are very happy to have found him.

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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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie P.
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I highly recommend Shelton for any services you may need. He does quality work. Shelton kept me involved with every step of the process and was very patient when we had to come up with a different layout for my deck. He is conscientious and hard working. He put in long hours to complete the job in a timely manner. His son helped and he was awesome as well. Both very knowledgeable. I know I found a great handy guy for any future projects. Shelton is very personable and i trusted him to do the job and he delivered above and beyond my expectations.

Reed PC Services/Handyman
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Pat D.
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Josh did a great job. The primary project he worked on was a job that was incomplete and poorly done by a previous handyman. In addition to that he did a few small repairs that I was unable to do for myself.

A and J Flooring/handyman
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy G.
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Jon was great! He answered my request and set up an appointment very quickly! He knew the product I wanted installed and offered great advice. We couldn’t be happier with the finished product. We replaced a 1968 kitchen carpeting with luxury vinyl tiles! What a difference ! Thank you John fr

  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff C.
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The only painters that actually measured wall space which in my opinion put them over the top for choice. Very professional and great paint job, will hire them again.

About

I have experience in minor home repairs, painting, some drywall, removal of anything, and some electrical. I also have a Toro Zero Turn Mower for lawn mowing. I can do minor landscaping, spreading of mulches/dirt, planting, and lighting. I am pretty much available. If you need something done, I can probably help you out.

About

I have been in residential remodeling industry for 12 years. I consider myself as a "handyman" because I have experience in most phases of remodeling. I was taught by my father who is very detail oriented. What I haven't learned from him is what I have learned along the way on my own. I do have insurance.

About

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

About

We provide the following services: * snowplowing * welding * brick patios * steel and wood fence * landscaping * general home repair for indoors and outdoors

  • 3 years in business
About

Handy man looking to help with daily tasks

About

My grandfather was the most handyman I've ever met in my life. Taught me many values, throughout countless hours of working on stuff together. Hence, why my business is named after him.

About

Professionalism. Quality craftsmanship. Honesty. Courteous service.

About

Being very flexible and doing an outstading job. Clean up everyday. No messes left behind.

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 a Tile Professional

Waukesha, WI

  • Service type
    Repairs
  • Project length
    Half day
  • Details
    It is a shower that has had tile fall down off the wall. It will need to be all retiled
  • $490
    Average price
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