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Reese Turbin Services
4.9
from 220 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 328 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrew P.
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Reese and his team are timely, diligent workers who provided an excellent outcome. Reese built my patio furniture set and grill in a little less than 4 hours and I couldn't be happier.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Loida L.
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My house is old with old electrical wiring and we did some remodeling in the bathroom including light fixtures. I needed a simple electrical outlet/ plug rewired and Josh installed that in a couple of hours. Looks very nice, matched the bathroom like it has always been there and charged me reasonably per job, not by labor hours plus materials.very pleased and will hire him again.

LoPrestis Services & More
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Sam E.
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We hired LoProstis to assist with a water heater issue in our home. Brian, from LoProstis, called us right away for an initial consultation over the phone, and within an hour, he arrived at our house to explain what went wrong and the course of action needed to repair the water heater. We appreciated his honesty and the accuracy of his quote in order to fix the issue, but more importantly, we appreciated the education that came along with it. Not only did Brian install a new water heater in our home; he also help us to select a reputable brand, based on his recommendation and hauled away the old water heater. He did not compromise on his professionalism to charge a higher fee (given the fact it was a weekend and one of the coldest day of the year), nor use that as an opportunity for a surcharge. It's very rear to find an honest contractor and who's willing to do the right thing, and Brian has both. He exceeded our expectations and got up and running within hours. We would definitely hire Brian again. Thank you for your hard work and excellent service, Brian.

Kosterna Construction
4.6
from 54 reviews
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Stefania D.
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If we could give six stars we would! Karol showed up on time every day, his work was great, when he faced an unexpected problem he dealt with it in a professional manner. His workers were also very professional, polite and efficient. We have worked with many contractors over the past four years and Karol was far and away the best. We have recommended him to friends, that is the highest compliment.

Skylight Landscaping
4.4
from 54 reviews
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Michael P.
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Robert did a fantastic job of laying many tons of large river rock in all my flower beds. Very pleasant to have around the home and an extremely hard worker with precision quality. Will hire him again for sure

UBD Handyman Services
4.7
from 47 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Sofia M.
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Very nice person to work with. He does not take advantage of people whose work is left in the middle because of some dishonest people. Reasonable price and very honest. Definitely recommend.

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The Flying Locksmiths
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa C.
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Paul was great with getting back to me quickly with quotes and scheduling the appointment for the door to get fixed. Everything was explained thoroughly, the quote was broken down by service, labor, parts, etc., and they did a great job fixing my front door. I'm very happy with the Flying Locksmiths!

RMR Handyman Services
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Douglas O.
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Matt is one of the best pros I’ve hired from Thumbtack, and I’ve hired a bunch. He is friendly, professional and knowledgeable. He did a great job putting down epoxy on my old basement floor. It’s fantastic! I’ll hire him again for other jobs.

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Rudnik Construction
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
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Kris helped with repairs and upgrades for everything from dry wall, painting, hardware, installation and more. His work showed exceptional craftsmanship. He was able to make some challenging repairs to correct problems from a prior contractor. After that difficult experience with the other contractor, it was a big relief to have someone so skilled and reliable. He was clear about timing and punctual which was very much appreciated. Besides that, he was just a nice person who seemed to care very much about the quality of his work. I have asked Kris to do additional projects for my home and would highly recommend him.

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Avis The Handyman
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marsha W.
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Avis and his co-worker disassembled a complicated massage chair and moved it to another room, then reassembled it. They also disassembled a large Ikea wardrobe and took it down to my basement for storage, along with several other heavy items. They were efficient and through, polite and professional. Highly recommended!

South Shire
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Dennis J.
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AJ was very knowledgeable, his pricing was 1/3 of a plumber to provide an easy yet labor intensive project. I would recommend AJ for any handyman work.

K7 Construction
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas M.
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This was a GREAT company that did my roofing project. They were on time, stayed till it was done, cleaned up and hauled away everything. They were great to talk to and really hard workers. I would recommend them for your housing projects. I have a couple other things I will be using them for....thanks Brian and Brad for a great job today... roof looks great and two of my neighbors even said so!!!

Fresh Start Home Repair
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Diane D.
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Jeff with Fresh Start did several projects in our home. The first one was a project almost no one wanted to touch, yet Jeff came, gave us an honest and reasonable estimate, and got to work. Our gazebo desperately needed new screening but it was a tedious and labor intensive job. Jeff did a great job troubleshooting anytime there was something tricky, and he completed the work in a reasonable time frame. The finished work is fantastic, and the gazebo looks brand new again. I was so happy to have found Fresh Start to do the work!! Jeff also painted our basement, remodeled some built-ins that required drywall repair and installed new fixtures. He took time to evaluate each project properly, gave us a fair estimate, and made sure the work was done beautifully. I like how Jeff honestly communicates his concerns and let's us know when something will effect our estimate, giving us the choice to move forward or not. Jeff is friendly, personable, prompt and organized. We will defiantly use Frest Start again for future projects and highly recommend it for yours.

ELT & Associates
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Laura P.
Verified review

TJ worked with us in getting what was need to get the job done. Initially there was some miscommunication with the job and our expectations of what it entailed but after discussing our concerns, with no questions asked,TJ promptly returned to complete the additional work required and we came out satisfied. From the beginning, TJ gave us a price quote that entailed everything he needed. There were no additional surprise fees or hourly labor tacked on. Very prompt and responsible. He earned our trust and we would highly recommend TJ for additional work at our home.

  • 4 years in business
Kristine M.
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Johnson's Moving & More did a phenomenal job when they moved my stuff. Their customer service was great and very flexible with my schedule. They packed and secured all my belongings efficiently into the provided boxes and storage bins. They then carefully packed all my belongings into the truck and wrapped all my furniture to cover all contact points. They even drove the truck for me. Once we arrived at the new residence they quickly and carefully unloaded my belongings from the truck to the my house and even helped reassemble my furniture. The guys that helped me with my job were amazing and knowledgeable in all aspects of the job and other construction needs. We discussed future work on remodeling issues and I look forward to using them again in the near future. I absolutely recommend Johnson's Moving & More for any labor and moving job.

Meyer Enterprises
5.0
from 1 review
    Annette W.
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    Everytime I have any type of issue with any of my properties; roofs, fences, plumbing, caulking, electrical, landscaping, plowing...this is my go to guy. Reasonable and efficient, honest laborer you don't find to often. Property owners dream

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    I'm looking for any type of labor work I can do on the daily until I find a legitimate job. I can do anything right now.

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    I do the things you don't want to or just can't make the time to do them. I offer landscaping, cleaning, disinfecting, minor carpentry work, and other janitorial work.

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    My work is going to done not only to best of my ability but also to my client.

    • 15 years in business
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    I do all kinds of labor work. I paint; do landscaping, lawn maintenance and holiday decorating; clean gutters out; help customers move; clean the house; and provide seasonal labor work.

    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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