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Tyler Lukaszewicz
Tyler Lukaszewicz




  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Terra S. says, "Absolutely blown away by Tyler! He was extremely professional, let me reschedule twice, showed up precisely on time, and as I am losing my mind trying to delegate, Tyler just hung tight, packed up everything that I asked, and there was unexpectedly MORE than I’d appreciate to bring. Before wasting any space he handed me totes that were only semi full to consolidate them (and I found WAY more I needed to purge). Meanwhile, he loaded the vehicle with total precision. Arriving at my storage after I had last left friends to close up it was in major disarray. He suggest some organization and as I did that, he brought ALL of my stuff, created shelving, always asked my preference before putting things up high, and then even took my trash out for me. We had only planned on his help packing, but when my plans changed he was happy to help. I hired him for a few hours for simple help, and I can honestly say that out of every moving company or individual people I’ve hired for this, no one was EVER as efficient; he works hard AND fast. As he saw how much more I have to do now since I had originally hired him, he told me that he will come back when I wanted this week so I don’t have to do this all alone. Let’s put it this way - I referred Tyler to two clients before I ever even met him. If you want a job done, done well, and have a professional who is just as kind as he is quick, you want Tyler. Sure it sounds like I am exaggerating, but in an economy with this labor shortage and nobody wanting to work, Tyler is a diamond in the rough. And don’t let low number of reviews turn you away - he doesn’t even ask for them, and with this kind of business, everyone is moving so fast and easily forgets. I decided not to leave the storage until it was complete. Genuinely, Tyler should get at least 10 stars even though the limit is 5."See more


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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a handyman charge?

Minimum rates for handyman jobs typically range from $60-$100. 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.

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 fees.

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.

Is it worth it to hire a handyman?

It’s worth it to hire a handyman in many cases. For example, you should hire a handyman when the project’s size and scope make it challenging to complete by yourself. These projects may include major home remodels or additions, foundation work or electrical/plumbing/HVAC-related tasks. However, make sure the handyman has the proper credentials or license to perform the necessary work.

You might also want to hire a handyman if a contractor’s price is too high. Handymen often charge less than general contractors, but contractors typically have the required license to perform certain tasks.

And, lastly, think about the complexity of the job and the cost of future repairs. It’s worth it to hire a handyman when the project is complex. Doing something incorrectly can wind up costing more than hiring the pro in the first place.

Does a handyman need to enter my home?

In many cases, a handyman will not need to enter your home for outdoor repairs, but they’ll likely need to enter your home for indoor repairs. With the pandemic’s associated safety guidelines, it’s important that this only occurs for absolutely essential projects. Avoid any physical contact with the handyman if this is the case. Sanitize surfaces, and conduct payment through a digital platform like PayPal or Venmo. Be sure to contact your handyman and develop a plan before the job commences.

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’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a handyman during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Setting up a safe consultation or appointment with a handyman during the COVID-19 pandemic starts with comparing local professionals online. Message or call the handyman to ask about performing a consultation over the phone or, better yet, a video call. This will allow the handyman to assess the problem without increasing the risk of transmission by visiting your home. If the service is essential and the handyman needs to enter your home, you’ll need to take stringent safety measures for the visit. Discuss temporary fixes if possible, and come up with a plan for safety and digital payment.

Can I use digital payments to pay for handyman services?

Many handymen accept digital payments for work done repairing homes. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the urgent need for social distancing, this trend is likely going to increase. Handymen often accept payment through popular platforms like Paypal, Google Pay, Zelle, Venmo, Square Cash and more. 

Consult with the handyman before you begin work to ensure you’ll be able to conduct the transaction safely and in compliance with official guidelines.

How can I find out if a handyman is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Depending on the service needed, a handyman may be considered essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can check by visiting your city or state’s government website. In addition, CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage offers national guidelines for determining essential services. Their page delineates 16 essential infrastructure sectors that can continue to operate during the pandemic. But note that not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Do handymen offer remote or virtual services?

Because a handyman needs to be physically present to perform work, they have not traditionally offered remote or virtual services. However, if you come across handyman profiles that state they offer remote services, message the handymen to see what those services include.

Confer with your handyman to see if consulting over video calls is possible. The professional may be able to walk you through performing basic plumbing, electrical, HVAC and other types of repairs around the house. Compare the handymen in your area side-by-side online, and ask whether they’re willing to help remotely.

Reviews for Ashburn handymen
Christina K.
Truly will be my go to handyman. Great at what he does !
King cre8ionKing cre8ion
Dexter H.
VT Consulting did an excellent job. I’m happy to recommend them for handyman jobs.
VT  Consulting LLCVT Consulting LLC
Marianna S.
Justin is a phenomenal handyman. He works for a very fair price, is honest about what he can and cannot do, and does his best to ensure that everything is done to the utmost satisfaction. I will continue to hire Justin for any handyman projects in my home.
H&S Home SolutionsH&S Home Solutions
Shirley T.
Good experience with the handyman. Thanks for you to show up in the cold weather. God bless you.
All-Good LLCAll-Good LLC
Cathy W.
Good work, friendly and punctual but high cost per hour handyman if you can afford him. A high pricing Handyman and you have to buy supplies. I looked elsewhere and found reasonable pricing handyman. :) Make sure to get quotes from different Handyman service and send pictures on work needing done. One thing l didn't like about Ike is he saw the work needed and quote me a price with no delays but wanted more money than he quoted me, " but l stayed here longer and these things took more time." That irritated me. The price quote sound not go up higher at paying time.
Ik Home ImprovementIk Home Improvement
Heather B.
I highly recommend MAK Services LLC and will absolutely use them for all my future handyman needs!
Steven V.
David was a pleasure to work with and did a fantastic job on our project. Highly recommend him for any of your handyman needs.
Dueve Home ServicesDueve Home Services
Jason R.
Ruben was punctual, professional, and did a great job. I will definitely be working with MAK Services again for any future handyman jobs.
Jennifer C.
Awesome work and very friendly! Loved working with Larry and have him coming back next week. If you need an all around handyman, hire him with 100% confidence!!
Lawrence AdamsonLawrence Adamson
George W.
Professional, punctual, and capable, Jelani of Hollow Tree handled my repair project with ease. I'll definitely use him and his team again when I need handyman services.
Chandler O.
Great service. The handyman they sent was very professional . The included instructions neglected to mention a battery was necessary but he figured it out. He also helped me transport the item to where it needed to go.
Hal H.
Aaron's price was reasonable, he stayed in contact with me, arrived when he said he would, did the job in a professional manner, was pleasant and...well what else do you want from a handyman.
Aaron's Handyman ServicesAaron's Handyman Services
Stephanie B.
Fantastic work on my non operational recliner! It’s back in action and I’m so happy! Moretimer Company did not disappoint and we will continue working with them for our handyman needs! Thanks so much!
Mortimer CompanyMortimer Company
Mandy H.
Bearded handyman did a great job!! He did not have a particular tool that was needed to get the job done but he figured it out! Was very professional and took the job serious! I will definitely use him again!
Bearded HandymanBearded Handyman
Porcsha Z.
Chris is by far the best handyman. He truly is a perfectionist. This was a dream come true! He helped finalize everything in my sons nursery painting & mounting the crown. I would most definitely hire Chris again!!
HandyPro Home Repair LLCHandyPro Home Repair LLC
Stephanie C.
Lynwood is the handyman we’ve been looking for! Very professional and the work looks great! We hired him for three different projects around the house, and he was able to complete all of them quickly and CORRECTLY. I’d recommend him to anyone!
Sterling Contracting Enterprises, LLCSterling Contracting Enterprises, LLC
Ginny P.
We had a LONG list of handyman items. Hand It Over was able to address all of these. From electrical, plumbing, door and drapery hardware to the truly unique task of creating a wine wall for us. Their handymen were friendly, competent and professional. Will be using them again.
Hand it OverHand it Over
Emma W.
I was trying to get a handyman at short notice. Darryl replied right away and arranged his schedule so he could come and do some work for me. He was very professional and did a great job. I could not be happier!! Thank you Darryl!!
Q&C InstallsQ&C Installs
Rachel B.
Charles is great! Great communication, easy going, does great work and is speedy too! Ensures you are satisfied with his work before leaving for the day and has no issues making adjustments! Already scheduled him to do more work for me! Great handyman and painter!
Lewis Handyman Services LLCLewis Handyman Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Al was very responsive and came on time to fix our issue with the curtain rod. His prices are reasonable and he finished the job in a very efficient and professional manner. Would recommend him to anyone needing all sorts of handyman jobs around the house. Thanks Al.
Nationwide Interiors LLCNationwide Interiors LLC
Danny B.
This had to be the best handyman experience I've ever had. He arrived when he said, with the needed parts we had discussed in hand, he hussled but didn't move on to the next project until everything was just right. It was like he was working on his own home. Besides all this, he was friendly, personable, always replied promptly from the very first time I reached out, and just continuously showed integrity and a desire to do a great job. His price was completely reasonable and competitive, and he was worth even more than what I paid imo. Looking forward to having future jobs completed by Colonel Handyman!
Colonel Handyman LLCColonel Handyman LLC
Pat B.
Jacob is great. He shows up when he says he's going to, has a great personality and cares about the work he does. I'll be calling him for future projects and highly recommend him to others needing handyman work done around their home. Thanks for everything Jacob.
Carter Customs LLCCarter Customs LLC
Lisa P.
Jeffrey's handyman help was just what I needed! I'm so thankful I connected with him! He is reliable and came prepared for my various small jobs . He went to work right away and is very pleasant. I will be hiring him again soon and would recommend him to anyone.
Appliance Installs & Handyman ServicesAppliance Installs & Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Baker has got to be one of the best all around handy men ever!! He is incredibly knowledgeable, fast and extremely polite. I asked a million questions and he was so nice and patient. Working with DJ has been wonderful and I'm so glad that I found him on Thumbtack. An all around GREAT gentleman and much more than a handyman!
Palmetto Total Home ServicesPalmetto Total Home Services
Shrad R.
Hire Max! He showed up on time, was very courteous, and did a great job with every task that I had on the list. I even added a few more and he did it with a smile. He measured everything perfectly and didn't simply guess at the best placement of my towel holders etc., I would highly recommend Max to anyone needing handyman help.
Handy to the Max LLCHandy to the Max LLC
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If you have some odd jobs around the house that you can’t (or won’t) do — replacing a faucet, patching a hole in your wall, whatever — hiring a handyman is a great choice. A skilled handyman can help with a wide range of maintenance and repair work that your house needs, like painting, furniture assembly, and small plumbing and electrical fixes. Compare some of the best handymen near you by visiting their profiles, reading their reviews and getting cost estimates. Contact a few pros to let them know what you need, and hire the best pro who offers the services you need at a price you’re willing to pay.

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