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Power Up Electric
4.9
from 485 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
Alicia N.
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Chang was excellent! He was on time, was quick and kept me updated on how he was going and what he did. I had a long list of misc. items and after contacting other handyman services they almost always could only do some - not all - of the items I needed. Scheduling was a breeze through Thumbtack & email and they were able to come on short notice. I was very impressed with both the service and price - I would definitely recommend and will use them again!

Home Medic Handyman
4.6
from 132 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 178 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela F.
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Robert has done several jobs for me including hanging light fixtures and putting together furniture. He explained everything he was going to do in detail. He answered all my questions. He is my “go to” handyman whenever I need something done. His prices are very reasonable and he is very polite and professional.

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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!

Get It Done
4.6
from 97 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 173 hires on Thumbtack
Catie S.
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On time, professional, well mannered and capable of the light handyman work I required. I found him thoughtful and helpful.

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MC’s Service and Repair
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 78 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
Alina D.
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Mathias was very responsive to my requests and arrived on time (early). He got straight to work and was very thorough and thoughtful in his work. He installed wall sconces on my brick wall, hung a couple of challenging curtain rods and answered numerous questions I had regarding electrical work. I have a couple of other items that need attention so I'll certainly be seeing him soon. Very professional and detailed. He is definitely my new handyman! I highly recommend Mathias for any home project.

  • 7 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Robert L.
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I have worked in the construction field for over 40 years. Rob called meet me gave me a quote and had the job finished in 2 days. I would recommend him with 5 stars. Its hard to find a man of this quality. His worh was outstanding.

Rising Construction
4.6
from 61 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Regina W.
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I had a few projects that I needed repaired at my home this past week. The crew came to my house and had everything completed in a few hours. They were even able to fix my doorbell after another handyman told me it was not fixable. From painting to plumbing and electric, this crew does it all. Hire them, and you will not be disappointed. Regina Waldroup

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G’s masonry & handyman
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 46 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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  • 44 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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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
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
RAVIV N.
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A very professional, high quality handyman

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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.

Precise Management Services
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia W.
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Cynthia W.- Handyman was very respectful and helpful during every aspect of the project.

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Avis The Handyman
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 13 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.

Gongora Handyman
4.2
from 18 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy R.
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Father & son operated business. Top notch in every category. Will do business with in the future.

Integron Remodeling
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa H.
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What a wonderful experience hiring a very skilled handyman! Ron was very responsive and even rearranged his schedule to match mine so that I could get my repairs done. He did an amazing job on 4 different items on my house. I've found my forever handyman! I'm already getting my next list of repairs together. Highly recommend

Chicago Local Handyman
4.3
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Craig W.
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Jaime Lucas came on time and finished the job perfectly on a timely manner. Absolutely FIVE star service. I'll recommend Chicago Local Handyman to all.

South Shire LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 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!

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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  • Project type
    Install
  • Location
    Home
  • Window treatment type
    Drapes or curtains, Electronic drape/shade/blind opener
  • Details
    Locations include family room and master bedroom.
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