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Marlborough Handymen

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Good Rich Plumbing and Heating
4.6
from 265 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 342 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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McKenna's Handyman Services
4.9
from 204 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 268 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John H.
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Timely, professional, reasonable and very clean. Mckenna's handyman services cleaned my gutters and would recommend to others.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 341 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ayis C.
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Joe is very good and I am very happy to have found a quality handyman. I will hire him again!

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Renew Home
4.8
from 129 reviews
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin L.
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He did a great job! He was very professional & quick in hanging a few items at our office. He was able to give me quotes for large future projects as well- we are now using him for future painting & handyman work! Definitely recommend using his services!

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First in Service
4.9
from 115 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 121 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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Reliable Handyman Service
5.0
from 80 reviews
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim M.
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“Reliable Handyman” was prompt and worked diligently to repair my lights . I will hire him again.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 95 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.

Joe Bisson Handyman.
4.3
from 83 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Bala A.
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Joe is very hard working and honest handyman. He was able to complete installing very hard to assemble swing set which came with poor instructions and also wooden pieces were not marked. He had very positive and get it done attitude throughout the project and never gave up. He made sure the swing set was safe and secure for the kids to play once done with installation. He was very patient to answer several of our questions.

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  • 20 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melanie M.
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Mark was outstanding. He came on an extremely short notice, right on time--on Fourth of July weekend, no less. I had tried to assemble my couch and completely messed up the threading of the screws and bent one of the legs. That wasn't a problem, he had a set of tools ready and fixed the couch to make it even sturdier than it was constructed by the manufacturer. He did it in about less than an hour. Outstanding job, definitely calling him again for any future "handyman" services.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 85 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

  • 4 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Shirley E.
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I never had a handyman prior to hiring Martinez LLC. They were very polite, and prompt to do whatever I needed done. Very pleased and I will hire them again in the fall when I need more work done. I would recommend them to anyone, the price was right and they cleaned up at the end of each day.

  • 36 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Julianna M.
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We hired a Bob to do a small job on a house that we are selling. I thought I might have a hard time finding someone to do such a small job. He responded quickly, we agreed on a very affordable price and when he showed up on time he conducted himself professionally. I was very pleased with the work that he did. We will be hiring Bob again to complete a project at our new home. If you are looking for a handyman, I would highly recommend Bob!

J Oliveira Design Build
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Kerry H.
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Fernando was great. He did alot of handyman projects for me. He is fast and professional. Nice guy. I will definitely use him again.

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Aim High Home Services
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 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.

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Elite Handyman Services LLC
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 30 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.

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rainstone construction inc
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Laura M.
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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!

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wagner
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Webster Building Co.
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
G. C.
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A++ service from initial contact to completion! Jim responded superiorly promptly and courteously, provided needed handyman service at more than fair price, and was capable, pleasant and helpful every step of the way. Many thanks for the help!!

Wagner Contracting
3.8
from 12 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Bosudeb M.
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Very quick turn around. Great handyman!

Mead Handyman Service
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jason G.
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I hired Mead Handyman Service to clean and stain the back deck of my home along with a tree house and swings in the backyard and I am very happy with the results. Both the deck and the tree house look great and Matt was very easy to work with - very responsive via email, text or phone. I would definitely recommend hiring Mead Handyman Service for an outdoor staining/painting project.

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 cabinetry

Ashland, MA

  • Project scope
    Install or build new custom 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
    Oak
  • Cabinet location
    Kitchen
  • Special features requested
    Other (doors and space for microwave)
  • Property type
    Home
  • Details
    need cabinet made to fit at end of kitchen counter/cabinet that is approx 90Hx24Wx18D w/2 doors and space for microwave
  • $600
    Average price

Need a Handyman to Repair Small Bedroom Door

Worcester, MA

  • Service type
    Repairs: Yes, Installation: No, Maintenance: No, Assembly: No
  • Details
    I have a small bedroom that needs to have the door replaced and maybe the frame of the doorway repaired as well.
  • $105
    Average price

Need a TV Wall Mount Installer Asap

Somerville, MA

  • Installation location
    Wall mount above fireplace
  • TV size
    40" to 46"
  • Existing equipment
    No, help me select a mount/stand
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