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Ruston Handymen

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Thank God It's Handyman
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Brendan M.
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Troy has been great to work with. We ran into an issue with our washer/dryer and he was able to provide the materials needed in order to get the job done. Easy to get a hold of and offers great prices!


I'm a jack-of-all-trades. I do plumbing, carpentry, mechanic work, lawn care, cleaning houses, and painting. Call me and explain your situation.

  • 5 years in business


I offer a local handyman service geared toward happy clients who turn into satisfied customers. No job is too small.

  • 38 years in business

Since 1980, we have been general carpentry handymen specializing in all types of home improvements. We work on countertops, floors, bathrooms and kitchens. We are a family-owned business. "We fix it right."


A/C business 1996 over 20 years would like to do a little bit of everything


We provide a 100%-customer-satisfaction guarantee to all new and old customers. We provide landscaping, lawn care and any services providable with a long list of jobs. No job is too big. No work is too small.


Quality, experience, workmanship, and pride in my work I do.


I do lawn care, small landscaping work and some sprinkler system repair and installation. I also do tractor work (bush hogging, disking, and dirt work), hauling and moving, and interior painting.


Basically I am a jack-of-all trades who enjoys troubleshooting problems and creating solutions for my customers, from electrical systems in houses to deck building for upcoming events that the customer has planned. No job is too small.


We do roofing, small addition and any kind of painting. We do all kind of plumbing, inside additions and some electrical.


I do it as if it were my own home.


I do big or small carpentry work, remodeling, fixer-upper repair, general household repair, cabinet building, bunk bed making, picnic table building, etc.

  • 4 years in business

We are a service company that is right for you. We are affordable and dependable. We will get the job done right. - Thank God It's Handyman


I do tile laying, hardwood flooring, home remodeling and interior and exterior painting. I can build patios, porches and add-ons.


We do all sorts of things from painting to drywall, driveways, metal roofs, light plumbing, even as small as hanging ceiling fans -- anything from A to Z.


Services I provide include: * Handyman * Light painting * Woodwork * Plumbing * Clean out old sheds * Barns * Carports * Haul to dump


I do all kinds of home repair, including lawn care, plumbing, painting, cleaning, drywall, etc. No job is too small or too big.


We do all repairs to a home, in and out; do interior and exterior painting; and install carpet, laminate and linoleum. We handle any type of project that you can't do alone. Everyone could use a little help. Let us know what we can do for you!


I can do anything from yard work to home repair and cleaning. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more details.

  • 8 years in business

Hello I'm Ronnie I have over twenty years customer service experience I'm on every job I do the work myself with a helper I'll be there from start to finish if the customer isn't happy I will stay no matter how long or how many times I need to be there and I guarantee all my work

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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