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Agawam Handymen

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  • 9 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
Jane S.
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Harry was professional, polite, knowledgeable, showed good work ethic and did the job in a timely manner (garbage disposal replacement and electrical switch and outlet fixed. He even noticed my dishwasher hose wasn’t installed correctly and fixed it for me! His rates are fair and quality of work was great. He took the time to discuss other home projects and repair options with me. I was impressed and will be using Harry the Handyman for several other home repair projects down the road.

J.V. Handyman and Painter
4.9
from 84 reviews
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle C.
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The job was to paint our bedroom, master bathroom, stairway (high ceilings) and upstairs hallway area, and laundry room...to include all trim and doors. When Jorge said he could finish in one day, we were skeptical, but he did it, and with perfection! He came with one other guy and they were even a few minutes early, and had the tarp laid down within the first minute of coming in. He comes in with a mission, and stays on target until the very end. I even had a few extra things I asked him to do, like fix a door that wouldn't close (our previous painter had installed it), and hang some hardware, and he did, no problem, but wouldn't charge me extra (I asked). Last but not least, the paint lines and corners are so straight and clean! JV Handyman and Painter absolutely lives up to the 5 star reviews on here. We've asked him to come back to paint our finished basement, and fix the ceiling. The pricing is terrific too. We had four quotes from Thumbtack, two we considered seriously, and Jorge's was a few hundred less and with the most reviews. Truly talented in what he does!!

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Jorge Jimenez
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
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Jorge did a great job assembling my furniture and installing my screen doors. When we realized one of the doors wouldn’t work, he suggested an alternative and even helped me do the exchange. Definitely a good handyman to have around!

Right Choice Handyman
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher C.
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Shane & Luis were right on time and did a great job on a door installation that was way more involved than anticipated. They worked their way around the encountered issues and were more than fair with their price. Will hire again for future handyman work around the house

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David struthers
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Connie P.
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Since my husband is seriously ill, I really needed to find a knowledgeable and trustworthy handyman to help me with a wide range of tasks. David started working on projects for me recently. He's extremely hardworking and reliable. I will be using him on a monthly basis or more.

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  • 28 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kevin F.
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The guy who owns swift waters guttersdid an incredible job installing the new gutters. And the quote was excellent. I would recommend that anyone call this business first for gutters and just about anything since he is also a handyman.

KZM Home Improvement
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Marc P.
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KZM did our basement over, into a Entertainment room, exercise area, bedroom and bathroom. Great Workmanship, trustworthy, and punctual. I would highly recommend KZM for a remodel of any kind!

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Bob the Organizer
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah L.
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There aren’t enough good things to say about Bob! He was super responsive, actually taking the time to write a personalized introduction message and returned my calls same day (usually within hours). When my handyman flaked and canceled last minute, Bob offered to do the work in his place. He did a great job! I look forward to having Bob back to help with the whole house!

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Elite Handyman Services LLC
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James D.
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Work quality and professionalism was excellent. I would hire Elite Handyman again . Very please with the work that I had completed.

Handy LLC
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Reba K.
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I had a large difficult to hang picture. Andrew arrived on time and was able to hang the heavy picture securely on my wall. Was respectful with reasonable rates. I will certainly call him again for any future handyman jobs. R.K.

  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I hired Jason for helping me with my new home misc handyman tasks. He is a very responsive and thoughtful professional, sharing with me many insights, even at my shop-around stage. Jason came to my home given a short notice when I nailed down the date for handyman's work, right on time, completed all tasks in a timely manner. Though I hope I won't have too many future handyman jobs, I know I will go to Jason first next time.

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All Around Handy-Man
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rena G.
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I have used Browns HandyMan Services for several years now. He has replaced windows for me, painted many rooms and all the trim inside our home. Did major painting on the outside of our home as well. He did a wonderful job on the remodel of our master bathroom, which was not easy because we had to meld the old with the new. He is currently building an English Greenhouse for me. I find him to be very detailed, works very hard and in a timely matter. The site is always kept clean. I have never been disappointed and he exceeds our expectations. He is very honest and trust worthy. I call him first with my ongoing projects and home improvement needs. Rena' - Canton, CT

Angel Handyman
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Anna N.
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Angel is a very nice man and very skilled handyman. I really appreciate his work.

Wagner Contracting
4.0
from 20 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Bosudeb M.
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Very quick turn around. Great handyman!

Nick Jarem-Handyman
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
John T.
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Best handyman I have encountered here ...knowledgeable and quick

A Man for All Seasons
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Scott M.
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Need to have the window sills replaced on two windows. Tim contacted me almost immediately to discuss the job and gave me a quote based on photos I provided. He was out within a week and did a great job. Recommend to anyone needing handyman service!

  • 43 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tim O.
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Bob does fantastic work! I have had him do several jobs for me which included both indoor and outdoor projects and he charged a very fair price for doing excellent work. I have had Bob refinish and paint my deck and deck rails, repair and paint rotting wood areas around my front porch columns and trim, install wrought iron ballisters on two staircases, build me an awesome workbench, and repair damaged drywall areas. He cleans up the area where he has worked and has been very professional in all my dealings with him. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him for most any handyman project and know you too will be thrilled with his work!

Massey Home Improvements
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Emma M.
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Seth did a great job for an extremely reasonable price!

  • 12 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
John O.
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As it turned out, we had to cancel the installation project. But the contractor was very attentive and accommodating.

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Scott F.
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We hired Rob to redo the face of our fireplace. New stone veneer, hearth and mantel. Ran new wires and hung new tv. He even repaired some bad spots in oak floor. Job is beautiful. We've gotten many compliments. Awesome

About

We offer complete design rebuild and handyman services. We also do finish carpentry and painting. We have 25 years of experience on high end homes and working with other decorators, designers and architects on Nantucket Island, Litchfield County and Farmington Valley.

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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