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New Bedford Handymen

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Good Rich Plumbing and Heating
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
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.

Do-it-4U Services
from 161 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 379 hires on Thumbtack
Lori A.
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Steve was great to work with. He is my new handyman!

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Renew Home
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
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.

Joe Bisson Handyman.
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

  • 6 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
Carmen V.
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I needed a handyman to complete repairs in my tenant's unit. Justin was on time, courteous and provided quick results!

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Bortie Teh
from 43 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heidi B.
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He is simply amazing! I couldn’t believe what a great job he did mounting our TV and figuring out our complicated cable situation. He definitely went above and beyond my expectations. He is a computer scientist so he definitely knows his stuff and just does this on the side. He truly is one of the best contractor/specialists I’ve ever worked with.

Big Eight Mechanical
from 39 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Chris D.
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Bob came out to install a new dishwasher. They were thorough and professional and took the old unit away for a very reasonable price. Will defintely call again when we need a handyman. Thanks!

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Smart Guy
from 28 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly C.
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Prompt response to my inquiry! Professional! Reasonable rates and excellent work! Hiring Smart Handyman again this week! Definitely a keeper!

  • 33 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
David B.
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Very pleased with Bob and his crew. After two years of being jerked around by various contractors and friends who said they could "easily do this" we finally found RM Paolino Construction. Bob met with us on a Saturday and gave us a detailed estimate with some great cost-saving design changes for our kitchen and bathroom. We signed a contract that following Friday and by Monday morning our bathroom was gutted and on its way. What a relief it's been to deal with a real contractor after all time we wasted with other so called "professionals". Bob has kept us up to speed every step of the way and the bathroom looks great. Can't wait for kitchen to start. Highly recommend RM Construction to anyone looking for a professional, full service contractor who won't give you the run around!

Handyman Advantage
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Lia R.
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I liked Handyman Advantage enough to hire them again. Jay showed up on time and did a great job at a fair price. I highly recommend them.

Top Pro
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.

Skilled Hands
from 12 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Yasmine K.
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Kitchen Renovation- Alex did a wonderful job helping to custom mount my new kitchen cabinets. He also helped to modify a few cabinets we needed help with.He was very professional and pleasant to work with. I would definitely recommend Alex to anyone with carpentry needs.

JST Handyman services
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Carl N.
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Jay was prompt, communicative and professional. My wife and I were very pleased with his work.

  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lana K.
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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.

  • 17 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Maureen T.
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I would definitely recommend this Jesse to anyone needing a handyman. He is very reasonable, professional, and even cleans up after himself. Will definitely be calling Jesse again.

Bandy services
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas R.
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Jay and his team did a fantastic job. I had a very hard project but it was handled with ease. If your looking for good people who do GREAT work, then look no further than Handyman. I can’t say enough about the experience I had. I will definitely be a repeat customer. Thank you for your hard work!

Roberts handyman services
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michele E.
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Robert came to my house on a 1 day notice! I needed a window trim replaced, a wall added to my basement staircase and railings added. Robert did such a clean, detailed, and PERFECT job!!! I am definitely referring him to anyone who needs carpentry work done in their home. He is reasonable and will get the job done!!!!

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Handyman to Install Curtain Rods

Bedford, NH

  • Service type
  • Project length
    I'm not sure yet
  • Details
    I think it would take about 1/2 hour. I need three curtain rods installed. i could buy the rods. the three "sets" of windows measure about 71 inches wide by 68 inches long. i just want to hang sheer curtains.i c

Need Handyman for Basement Framing

Framingham, MA

  • Service type
    Installation, Assembly
  • Project length
    Multiple days
  • Details
    framing our basement
  • $3000
    Average price

Need Handyman Services

Chicopee, MA

  • Service type
  • Project length
    An hour or two
  • Details
    4 by 4 foot square area on ceiling needs layer of plaster where years of water damage through roof have discolored it. There is an intact wood ceiling in place above the plaster. Leak was mostly plugged months ago but ceiling needs to be cleaned up.
  • $225
    Average price
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