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Wilmette Handymen

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

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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 286 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 554 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen W.
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I had my kitchen faucet and garbage disposal replaced. The handyman was on time and knew exactly what he was doing. We encountered some hiccups (a trip to Loews and he ended up having to cut through a metal piece to get the faucet off) but the handyman was extremely patient , professional and persistent! I will definitely use them again.

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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
Solomon A.
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Very experienced.a A real handyman.. I will definitely use him for all my future house project..

A Plus Decorating Inc.
4.8
from 128 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
Emily C.
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A Plus Decorating, Inc. was awesome to work with and we highly recommend them for any work you have! We had them paint nearly our entire house (ceilings, walls and some trim) and do a bit of handyman work, as well, and they did an A+, flawless job. Chano and his team were always on time, extremely professional, detail-oriented and perfectionists when it came to the work and clean-up. They exceeded our expectations and came in at a fair price. We will definitely be using A Plus Decorating again! Thanks, Chano and team!

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Remodeling Associates
4.9
from 116 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brooke C.
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Ron was very determined to get in the necessary GFCI outlets our old house required. In the process, he found a few old outlet switches with bad wiring and went ahead and fixed that too. He's a really stellar guy, and very professional in his work. Would highly recommend for NY of your handyman needs!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anil P.
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I had a excellent experience with Jason. He is very responsive, honest and expert in his work. He did all the work to full of my satisfaction and provided additional guidance / views on some other queries i had. He would be my first choice for any handyman work i may need in future.

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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
Janis B.
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I put out a request for installing a bathroom faucet and a track light. Not only did Chief’s Handyman Service respond within a couple of hours but also came in with a great price. Once I clicked to hire him, he responded immediately and we set up a date for the next day. He was punctual in his arrival and was fully prepared for both jobs. He performed the installations quickly and efficiently. I would will use him again and would highly recommend.

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.

UBD Handyman Services
4.7
from 47 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Anna K.
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Job was done good. Definitely I ll recommend UBD Handyman to my friends!

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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

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.

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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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  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Bridget J.
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We hired Lyndell to patch up some spots on our bathroom ceiling where paint was chipping and surface mold was growing. We had our entire bathroom remodeled a little over a year ago but come to find many corners were cut leaving us with small issues piling up. Lyndell was prompt to respond to our initial request. When my husband and I finally met Lyndell he was very thorough and extremely knowledgeable. He provided great details. Answered all our questions. Calmed my anxieties about our mounting bathroom problems. The work was quality and a great value. I wish we had hired Lyndell for our initial remodel. He has so much expertise. My husband and I would fully recommend him.

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Avis The Handyman
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sherman K.
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Handled job with no issues. We will certainly call Avi in the future when we need a general services handyman.

Chicago Local Handyman
3.8
from 33 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Angel F.
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Chicago Local Handyman is Courteous and responsive. Did a great job at installing pre-hung doors, but a little pricey compared to other companies.

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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.

Hammer and Tool
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Pablo C.
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Easy to communicate with a straight to the point. Trustworthy handyman I would recommend for anyone looking for a small job to be completed.

Perfect Interiors LLC.
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Michael S.
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Ed did a great job for us. He quoted a very fair price and kept with the work until he had it completed in a professional way. He was a pleasure to have around and is about the nicest guy you could ever hope to have working in your home. The quality of the finished work was excellent (he did some general handyman work as well as interior painting). He may not be the fastest worker you could hire -- but if quality of work, trustworthiness and friendly personality are more important to you than sheer speed, he is absolutely the guy you want to hire.

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.

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Oleas Custruction
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Damian G.
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Lider painted my whole interior of my house and completed handyman work! He fixed my washroom and make it looked brand new, definitely recommend him!

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.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Furniture Assembly Service

Hinsdale, IL

  • Item type(s)
    Other (trampoline)
  • Location
    Home
  • Details
    The trampoline is assembled but the enclosure system is possibly assembled incorrectly.

Need a Handyman

Arlington Heights, IL

  • Service type
    Repairs: Yes, Installation: Yes, Maintenance: No, Assembly: Yes
  • Details
    painting of rooms.and install 3 new ceiling fans none there now. rooms/bathroom and trim.1st-12x12,2nd 15x10 master room 20x20,bath 12x10. also 12 6 panel doors one side,and 26 windows to be cleaned and screens, and there is attic access and with switches that i have. as for the electric parts that,s something No idea of what is needed
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