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Merrillville Home Repair Specialists

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Power Up Electric
4.9
from 486 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 526 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I hired Al for installing fan at my house. He was very flexible based on my schedule. He has good knowledge on electricals. Minimize the drywall repair work. Overall good experience

Fixer.com
4.8
from 272 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 521 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I highly recommend Fixer for one of a kind home repairs.

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M&S Z Electric
4.9
from 221 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 266 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Richard M.
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Wow. I hired Mirzet to replace/ repair two ceiling fans. Showed up on time, was incredibly tidy, polite and efficient . Will use him again. Hire this man....Worth it!

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Windy City Lock & Key
4.9
from 189 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 257 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ed N.
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Adam has been very helpful and attentive with our patio door handle repair. I would recommend using this company.

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Andy's Electric
4.9
from 147 reviews
  • 198 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steve Y.
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Came in to install 2 light fixtures that I purchased for $140+. Ended up fixing the 2 existing fixtures instead for $150 (minor repairs) and I returned 2 new fixtures to Home Depot - saving me $140 on new parts. Really pleased w/ Andy's Electric.

  • 3 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
Lynette T.
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Mr. Cervantes did an outstanding job and used high quality material with replacing the leaking pipe I had. I will definitely call him again in the near future to repair other plumbing issues

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Star Lock & Safe Co
4.9
from 101 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
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Needed the front door lock to a building repaired/replaced. Jim was responsive and came out within the day. He kept me in the loop completely which I appreciated since I never met him face to face. Jim was accommodating and took care of everything. Price did change from the initial quote but that was because we needed to end up buying a new lock. Would definitely use him again.

  • 4 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph P.
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Boris was quiet, and very professional. This repair was for a refrigerator that he had to come back a few time to finish. He was actually paid already, but kept his word to keep coming back until the job was 100% finished. I will definitely use him again.

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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
Amanda G.
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Great experience, professional, on time and very responsive. After the first repair was unsuccessful, he even offered to come out and try out some other repairs to ensure the job was done correctly. Very thorough and made sure I knew exactly what was happening and what repairs he planned on doing. Would definitely hire again!

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COBB PLUMBING LLC
5.0
from 66 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John W.
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Excellent experience with Don Cobb replacing our hot water heater. Arrived on time.....and fit his repair time into my schedule. Very friendly, very knowledgeable and very reasonably priced. You can't go wrong hiring Don Cobb!! He will be my "go to" guy on all plumbing issues in the future.

Albert 's Electrical
4.6
from 68 reviews
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie M.
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Very responsive, friendly and competent. I had a slight problem after the repairs were completed. He responded quickly to correct the problem. Definitely would recommend and use again.

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PLUMBER NEAR YOU
4.8
from 58 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Simeon P.
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Damien was prompt, and polite, and definitely knew his stuff. We ended up using him for additional repairs we had been needing to do, and he and his crew did an excellent and timely job.

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Alas furniture installation
4.6
from 53 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eugene B.
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I don't think I've had a better experience with a contractor yet. It was nice and easy. When we were lacking some parts to make sure our wardrobe was level, Armando ran to the store and got what we needed. Next time I have a piece of furniture to install, I know where to call.

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G’s masonry & handyman
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Frank N.
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Mike came to repair the delaminated concrete on my front staircase. Also there was some big cracks on the back staircase that he filled with a urethane sealant to prevent water seepage. Job well done and would use his services in the future!!!

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Martinez
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Colin A.
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Martz was very affordable and performed quick and successful work repairing my outlet.

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  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Blythe R.
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Gracie and Marek were AMAZING to work with!! Best customer service and work I’ve seen in a long time. I’m glad we crossed paths and will definitely be calling them for more projects in the near future! THANK YOU both for being so great!

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Creative Concepts
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Prior to working with Creative Concepts, I had trouble getting quotes from companies--I let P. Muha at Creative Concepts know about the difficulties I had been having. He listened to my frustration, and understood that it was very important to me to get my back porch steps repaired before winter weather arrived. I walk with a cane and my husband is 83 years old. Our old steps and railings were very wobbly. Creative Concepts came out to measure within a couple days of our contact, he came back in person to discuss his work proposal options and quotes. He quickly scheduled our work and both the new steps and the garage fascia were completed in less than one work day. The area was completely cleaned up, and their work was awesome. The steps look so great I posted a picture of them on Facebook to show off to my family and friends. Now I can confidently go up and down the stairs feeling safe and a huge worry is off my shoulders. The price and terms were very reasonable. I would not hesitate to recommend Creative Concepts to anyone. They are the Best in my book.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jawed S.
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As a homeowner for the past twenty years - I’ve dealt with many contractors - many of them have been dishonest and over priced. Dwayne is far better than the rest. I hired him to redo the caulking in three of my bathrooms as I’m getting ready to sell my house. Dwayne went above and beyond the call of duty - not only did he repair the caulking but also helped me to identify repairs that needed to be done. He fixed my home within my budget. He was kind, considerate and very patient. I appreciated his work and honesty and will be hiring him for work in the future.

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Jackson Services LLC
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeri H.
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Arrived on time, explained the needed repairs and cost.

2nd Gen Painting
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney G.
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Eric is a wonderful painter and I would definitely hire him again. Take a peek at the before (crazy black ceiling and black stripes on the walls!) and after in our new home. There were also red walls that needed to be covered up. I typically paint myself, but we knew we needed a pro to get the job done before we moved in. Eric was professional, responsive and easy to work with. He has a keen eye for detail and left us with a home that feels brand new. You can trust Eric to do your project right.

A Forbes Home Solutions
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Chetan C.
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Very good service. On time.

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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