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Somerville Handymen

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Good Rich Plumbing and Heating
4.6
from 266 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 344 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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  • 10 years in business
  • 341 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim P.
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Joe provided excellent service. He helped me hang a light fixture in the living room. I put in a request at 5:30pm, he responded moments later, and was at my doorstep a few hours after that. He's got the best handyman price in Boston. Great demeanor, gives tips, and was very professional. I plan on living in Boston for several more years, and he'll be a GREAT resource to have next time I need a job done.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
L. P.
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Joe is awesome! He knew exactly what to do without hesitataion. Quoted me a great price. I called him a week later to come perform the work and he arrived the next day. He installed a Ring doorbell and it works great. He doesn't know it but he is now my go-to electrician for work to be completed.

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Renew Home
4.8
from 130 reviews
  • 178 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.

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First in Service
4.9
from 116 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Armah K.
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Excellent handyman who knows a craft. He rates are very good. He’s prompt and professional and will go out of his to get the job done.

NM Electrical & Home Services
4.9
from 103 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
Marjory L.
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fast great work picked up what i needed for me very nice man great handyman

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Reliable Handyman Service
5.0
from 82 reviews
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janice L.
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I think I've found my handyman for all my electrical and plumbing work! Bob did a fantastic job updating my very old electrical plugs and switches. And the ceiling fan he installed looks fantastic! He's a hard worker and gets the job done!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
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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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  • 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.

Joe Bisson Handyman.
4.3
from 83 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Ed B.
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I asked Joe to remove a satellite dish from the roof (attached to the chimney) of my two family house. He arrived when he said and completed the job in less than a half hour. The job was dangerous but Joe did it without reservation and with great efficiency. Also Joe conducted himself in a friendly and courteous manner. I would definitely recommend Joe Bisson to others for handyman projects,

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  • 2 years in business
  • 86 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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  • 11 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Aim High Home Services
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Janice S.
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They were completely professional and did great work at a good price. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing home repair work done. Excellent job.

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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.

Complete Property Management
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Linda R.
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Tony is very knowledgeable in all areas of handyman services and I highly recommend him. He cleaned my gutters, put in a new gutter above my side entryway and pressure washed my decks. Very hard worker and cleans up afterwards.

  • 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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Auxilia Services
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!!

Franko Handyman
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Andres M.
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He repair my basement walls , installed everything correctly Without any problems, I highly recommend his services

Skilled Hands
3.8
from 12 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 28 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.

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 Window Treatment Specialist

Bedford, NH

  • Project type
    Install
  • Location
    Business
  • Window treatment type
    Window tinting
  • Details
    Need quote for Prestige 40 or Prestige 70 Window Film Service provider needs to ccome to me to ssee building
  • $19
    Average price

Need a Handyman

Dorchester, MA

  • Service type
    Repairs, Installation, Maintenance, I'm not sure yet
  • Project length
    An hour or two
  • Details
    I have two bathroom outside vent covers that need to be replaced and there is a birds nest within one of the vents. I need the vent covers removed, the exhaust tube cleaned out and a new vent cover placed on it.
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