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Jamaica Plain Handymen

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

GoodRich Plumbing and Heating
4.6
from 274 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 350 hires on Thumbtack
Gisele M.
Verified review

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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  • 10 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina T.
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I had a great TV installation experience with John. He answered questions quickly ahead of the appointment, made wires and big boxes like a router disappear behind the installation, and was clean even taking trash with him. He also went above and beyond by helping me secure a curio cabinet to the wall - something I'd been wanting to do for a year. I recommend hiring John for TV mounting work, and he's probably available for other handyman tasks too.

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First in Service
5.0
from 139 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 149 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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Renew Home
4.8
from 142 reviews
  • 189 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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 226 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas B.
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The term handyman is an understatement when it comes to Andrew. He was professional, incredibly skilled, and most of all trustworthy. I was 24 hours away from closing on the sale of my condo in South Boston and the condo association was giving me a hard time about a broken step and damaged walls in the common area as a result on me moving out the day before, refusing to sign the necessary documents until everything was repaired. Then in came Andrew to save the day. I must have called a dozen companies that morning but none of them were open yet. I made my request on Thumbtack at 6AM and Andrew responded before I could finish my cup of coffee. And before I got to my office he had already visited the condo and sent a quote for the work that needed to be done. Keep in mind I had moved out the day before and wasn’t around to meet him. Andrew was the only person I could find to do the work that day and I was really trusting him to complete the work. Not only did he finish the work but he did an incredible job! The steps were from the original construction over 50 years old. He took the time to remove each baluster before replacing the step and even matched the original molding for the sides and under the front lip. The walls had gauges in them, so apart from touching them up, Andrew spackled and sanded before painting. And if the work alone wasn’t enough, Andrew also spoke with the condo association, something he didn’t have to todo. Andrew went above and beyond and I can’t recommend him enough.

NM Electrical & Home Services
4.8
from 109 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I needed a handyman to install a few curtain rods, washroom mirrors and door stoppers. Neil responded my requests on Thumbtack quickly. The day before the job, he asked for pictures of our my wall and curtain rods to prepare his tools for the job. In addition to the job, he even gave me suggestions for some problems that I had to fix in the home and sent me pictures of the tools that I would need on the same day. Overall, Neil is very responsible and professional. I had an excellent experience working with him, and would recommend him.

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Reliable Handyman Service
5.0
from 91 reviews
  • 106 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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Marc's Handyman Service
4.9
from 77 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 127 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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  • 2 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric C.
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Jose is the man! The wife and I bought a desk and we realized we were a little in over our heads with the assembly. I put my project on thumbtack and within minutes Jose messaged me about the job. He came out the very next day and assembled a desk for me in 1.5 hours. A job that probably would have taken me hours to complete. He was polite, professional and reasonably priced. If I ever need any handyman help in the future I will definitely be contacting Jose again.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 91 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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  • 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!

99 Handy
4.6
from 76 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
April S.
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Paul is the most meticulous and detailed 'handyman' I have ever hired. Paul's work went above and beyond my expectations with his professionalism and expert work. Paul did an amazing job hanging numerous pictures in a specific layout that required an eye for detail. I highly recommend him for any type of work, I have yet to find anyone as good as Paul!

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Absolute
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Niranja S.
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Very punctual and professional. Installed a fan, garbage disposal, replaced toilet flush kit and fixed a few other issues. Highly recommended for the work and the charges were also nominal as compared to other handymen I have used before.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle G.
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Ernie was incredibly responsive and kind. We did run into some difficultly with one job in particular. Mainly a roof that had significant rotting which became apparent as the flashing got pulled away. Not only did we have rotting wood and insulation, Ernie discovered a large carpenter ant nest nestled in the roof along with all the rotting wood. Time will tell as to whether or not all of the issues were completely resolved however I do want to note Ernie's incredibly hard work and dedication to getting the job done. Danielle

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G's Handyman Services
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 64 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 26 reviews
  • 27 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.

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Aim High Home Services
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kate G.
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Chad is polite, pleasant, accommodating, skilled, productive, hard working...he's everything we hope our handyman will be.

Dave Crowley Services
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 25 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

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rainstone construction inc
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patrick R.
Verified review

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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Laura M.
Verified review

Great work, efficient, professional. I hired them for random handyman needs for moving into a new home: installing pull-out shelves, hanging pictures & mirrors, installing a/c units, etc. I hope to use them again!

  • 13 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Lana K.
Verified review

Akil was fairly priced, and committed to finish whatever he started. He was extremely dedicated, working long hours to get the job done, which is rare these days. Very polite as well. Would hire him again. He did a variety of jobs for us.

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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Need a Cabinet Professional

Roxbury Crossing, MA

  • Project scope
    Install or build new pre-made cabinets
  • Cabinet count
    Other (Replacing existing cabinetry with new in rental. Need estimate for installation of cabinetry and appliances. Not sure if I should go with custom built or where to buy cabinetry for rental.)
  • Will professionals need to remove old cabinets
    Yes, I will need them removed
  • Will client provide cabinets?
    No, I will need the carpenter to provide the cabinets
  • Cabinet material
    Other (Not Sure)
  • Cabinet location
    Kitchen
  • Special features requested
    Other (New appliances and some plumbing)
  • Property type
    Home
  • Details
    I would like to schedule a time for this Thursday evening at 7 pm.
  • $5000.25
    Average price

Need a Cabinet Professional

Jamaica Plain, MA

  • Project scope
    Install or build new custom cabinets, Install or build new pre-made cabinets
  • Cabinet count
    0-2
  • Will professionals need to remove old cabinets
    No existing cabinets to remove
  • Will client provide cabinets?
    No, I will need the carpenter to provide the cabinets
  • Cabinet material
  • Cabinet location
    Dining / Living room
  • Special features requested
    Other (Glass doors)
  • Property type
    Home
  • Details
    It's a hallow cabinet for displaying knickknack and holding other breakables in draws/ shelves
  • $1
    Average price
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