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Gloucester Handymen

Browse these handyman services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Gloucester.

GoodRich Plumbing and Heating
4.6
from 278 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 355 hires on Thumbtack
Gisele M.
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I had a leak caused by a handyman's work that ran from under my kitchen sink through the sealing of my basement. Eric came on Thanksgiving Day to repair the problem. I have an older house. He even changed some of the tubes that were wearing out. It was clear from the work he did that the handyman tried to take short cuts and I payed the price. Eric stayed until the work was done. He tested the system several times to make sure there were no more leaks.. and there haven't been any. I also found his prices to be reasonable. All in all, what was a nightmare ended up being a good experience. I would definitely use him again.

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First in Service
5.0
from 160 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 171 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charlene H.
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First in Service did a great job. I will use them again and recommend their service to anyone looking for a reliable handyman.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matt B.
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John was fantastic, arrived on time, carefully evaluated the project to make sure he could deliver, and executed flawlessly. Absolutely recommend him for any wiring / cable / TV installations.

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Renew Home
4.8
from 149 reviews
  • 195 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ellen M.
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I was completely satisfied by Shujaur’s work. I plan on using his services in the future. As a single woman, I always need handyman assistance, something that I’m not good at.

NM Electrical & Home Services
4.8
from 112 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Sheryl A.
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I would recommend Neil for any handyman work needed around the house. He was able to fix my noisy toilet and dripping faucet in a fast and professional manner. I even had him do an additional project while he was here, adjusting an ill-closing door, and replacing the weather-stripping. His quick response on Thumbtack and accommodating scheduling made the process even easier than anticipated. I will be using Neil for any future projects that come up at the house I need professional assistance with.

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Reliable Handyman Service
5.0
from 92 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon C.
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My cabinet was in 2 large boxes and it was a lot of work. My handyman put it together in record time. Extremely happy

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  • 2 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kavitha M.
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Jose is best handyman we have ever worked with. professional, very courteous and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Jose for any home project.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle D.
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John was great! He responded quickly to my inquiry and came over the next day to address a range of electrical issues (fixed back porch light, fixed motion detection light, fixed a light switch that wasn’t sitting properly in the switch box) and other random needs ( e.g., fixing latch on backyard gate, fixed a bedroom door latch so the door could close). What I really appreciated is his explanation of everything that he was doing. He even ran out to pick up a piece I needed from Home Depot. His pricing was fair and work quality was great. I will definitely use him again as my go-to electrician/handyman. Thanks John

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Marc's Handyman Service
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amelia E.
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Marc was friendly and knowledgeable. He was on time, responsive and reliable. Marc assembled our new Ikea wall storage unit and did a great job. I'd hire him again to work on other "handyman" type projects around our home.

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  • 20 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeordan L.
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Mark did an excellent job with the long list of handyman duties around the house. Will definitely hire him again!

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John's Home Repair Service
4.8
from 68 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tamara B.
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John was everything that I was hoping for. He was able to do the handyman carpentry work that we needed. He installed some stair railing's and put in some doorframes and installed baseboards. His price was extremely fair I felt like I more than got my moneys worth. I've never felt that I've gotten my moneys worth out of a contractor the way I have with him. I look forward to using him again.

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Steve's Handyman Service
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gabriel G.
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Steve was incredible. Fast, friendly, and very good at what he does. We hired him to put together a couple IKEA sofas but kept him for a couple extra hours to put up pictures and other things. He made our move day infinitely easier. We will hire him again when we need any kind of handyman service.

  • 47 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Jaclyn T.
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Jeff was easy to correspond with, showed up a little early to get set up and adeptly completed our furniture assembly. He was able to finish in a little over 3 hours what would have taken my husband and I two days. He was also neat and organized, which I really appreciate. I would highly recommend Jeff for your handyman needs!

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G's Handyman Services
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robin M.
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Gerry Croteau is the most professional and courteous worker that we have ever had to work for our house. His work is perfect. He was prompt, friendly and the cost was very reasonable. We will use him again for other projects in the future.

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wagner
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dena F.
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Wagner showed just when he said he would and went straight to work. He is a likeable person and easy to talk with concerning the projects I wanted him to complete which he did to my satisfaction. His number has been saved to my contacts for future jobs. I will recommend him to anyone in need of a first rate handyman.

Dave Crowley Services
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Charlotte B.
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Dave Crowley Services was terrific. They arrived promptly, assessed what needed to be done and went and got supplies in a timely fashion and completed the job. They will certainly be our go to Handyman in the future! Charlotte B

Jeff Watson & Associates
4.2
from 32 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle D.
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Jeff responded almost immediately to my request for a "handyman" for a few odd jobs to be done around the house. He stated he would be over between 2-3pm but ended up calling and coming at 12:30!! He was so nice and professional and you could feel his confidence in his ability to complete the tasks. Everything was done in a timely manner. He even went above and beyond when a screw was missing from an item I had to be hung and he went out and got a replacement screw and completed the project right then and there. I know I will be definitely calling him for all my needs around the house. He also gave us a name of a contact to use for a job that was not something he normally does. Very pleasant, very professional and very very capable of doing his job!!! Winner, Winner here!!!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Angelica A.
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I am very happy with Mauricio’s quick response to coordinate time to come today to complete plumbing on my vanity sink. I am pleased with the detailed work and now I have a functioning sink. My bathroom remodel is now complete! I would definitely seek him out again.

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rainstone construction inc
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Patrick R.
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Ken did some tile work in my kitchen recently as well as some repairs to my doors and caulking our kitchen cabinets. From start to finish, Ken did a fantastic job! He communicated with me from the get-go, had a fair price, and was flexible with the times that he could come. He arrived on our agreed-upon time, performed the work as promised, and did a phenomenal job. He was done quickly and my wife and I were thrilled with his work. We will definitely be utilizing his services again in the future and I recommend him to anyone who needs any type of handyman work done.

  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Kerri K.
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I needed two ceiling fans installed within a very short period of time. Akil answered right away, was extremely courteous and professional. He was able to adjust his schedule to get to my project the same day and was more than fair on his pricing. We agreed on a price beforehand, he stuck to it upon completion- absolutely no surprises. He treated my home as if it were his own making sure the mess from the job (dust, wire clippings & debris) was cleaned up before leaving; even cleaning as he went. Bottom line is, as a homeowner, I’ve now found a dependable handyman I know I can trust and that is an invaluable commodity! You won’t be disappointed hiring him for your home projects. Thanks again Akil; my family noticed the new fans immediately at the party and were all very impressed!

Mead Handyman Service
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna K.
Verified review

Great service, and well worth the cost to have a reliable handyman out to do the job. I had an old sign on a post that needed removal, and a new sign to put up. Matt contacted me promptly, came out to see the job the following day, and then finished the work today before we even knew it was done. Thanks for the help, Matt!

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.

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.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need Picture Hanging and Art Installation Services

Dorchester, MA

  • Project location
    Home
  • Ease of access
    No difficulty to access
  • Special needs
    None
  • Details
    Multiple pieces. Would like assistance with arrangement in addition to hanging.

Need a Handyman

Melrose, MA

  • Service type
    Repairs: Yes, Installation: No, Maintenance: No, Assembly: No
  • Details
    I need the exterior boards around 4 of the windows on my house replaced, they are rotting out. (The home inspector said we could probably do it ourselves, but we have no experience with that and want to make sure it's done right.) Would prefer to replace with something synthetic (or at the very least, pressure treated wood) so it isn't a concern in the future. House is a ranch, so all windows are ground floor and easily accessible. There is vinyl siding on the house, but wooden boards (painted white) around the windows that are not covered in siding. Also have some junk to be hauled away, wood from an old shed.
  • $25
    Average price

Need Window Repair Specialist

Ashford, CT

  • Window Type
    Fixed / Picture (does not open)
  • Type of property
    Home
  • Details
    Typical fogged glass situation
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