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Do-it-4U Services
from 161 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 379 hires on Thumbtack
Maureen M.
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Steve assembled an Ikea shelving system I purchased on Craigslist with no packaging or directions other than a few pages printed from Ikea.com. He was quick to respond and came at the agreed upon time after calling to reconfirm. His work was thorough and his labor was reasonable. Definitely will be calling him back.

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First in Service
from 115 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrea L.
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I am very happy with the service I received, the guys were very professional, on time and they were within my budget. My playset is huge and required many hours of labor. They took the time and care to build the playset. They took care of everything so I did not have to miss work, they kept me updated with pictures. They have great references. Would highly recommend!!!

Joe Bisson Handyman.
from 83 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Dean D.
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Joe is a very affable, skilled and hard working professional. He got what was not a easy Joe done on time and on budget. Great job Joe.

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John's Home Repair Service
from 65 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer C.
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John laid wood floors for us, did demo and install of our new tile in our kitchen and bath, replaced our vanity and toilet and put up our new breezeway door. John was always prompt and friendly. He is a great guy and worker. He was willing to help my husband move furniture. His installation cost was much lower than Home Depot's install estimate and he was our best or matched estimate here. We are grateful for John's work. We occasionally had a difference of opinion on style or color, and John's work days vary in length. Sometimes we felt like we wished he had stayed longer to get more accomplished, but the work he was doing was hard labor so we understand the physical aspect of this job for one man. He did leave us with a few loose ends, that we will finish ourselves. Overall good experience and we are glad that we hired John.

MH Services Corp.
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Adam C.
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Great work with various small jobs around the house. Easy as can be to work with. Will hire again.

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S.Doyle Restoration
from 39 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Stephen was great. His responviness was immediate. The quality of work was perfect. He provided a honest quote. As a matter of fact, during the project, he realized the job wasn’t as labor intensive as he originally thought. He offered to reduce my payment by 15%. Talk about fair and honest. I would recommend Stephen to anyone looking for masonry work.

Jeff Watson & Associates
from 32 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanne D.
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Thu 8:49 AM Jeff was the first to respond to my request on Thumbtack for a carpenter in the Rockport MA area. He was easy to communicate with and was prompt in any meeting time or email communications we needed. The estimate was clear and we felt reasonable. The work, wood rot replacement, & patio paver repair looks great. I will hire him again to work at my house.

RJ Development
from 28 reviews
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Lusundra E.
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RJ Development delivered impeccable service. I admit I was hesitant based on a negative review previously written, however the way Rich followed up with me, and answered all my questions really put me at ease. He took the time to come to our home to clarify what was needed. He kept to the pricing. This is a very nice contractor and very personable. I would recommend him without hesitation!

Frank Armstrong
from 24 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Peggy F.
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Frank is an artist, perfectionist, and the most reliable/ hard worker we have had the honor of employing. From the first time we contacted Frank he was responsive and considerate. He came out to our house, assessed the situation, and immediately got to work. The work itself came out better than we could have imagined. We highly recommended him and hope to use Frank in the future.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris L.
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Alex, the owner, is EXTREMELY good, professional. His response time was 30 minutes on an estimate and started and completed a project 24 hours later. I was immensely happy and he went out of his way to even do some additional spot work at no cost. His labor costs where fair and he also picked up the materials. I would recommend him for any job large, medium, or small. He IS the best painter I've ever worked with (and I used to be a painter back in college myself.)

A's STAR ROOFING - Trahant
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
George R.
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When I hired Star Roofing I was not aware of Preserved Svcs. I read Star's rating which swayed my decision. They did a few things I did not care for. They worked hard but some of the work was done by workers that were not roofers . I had to repair some shingles (Wood) because they did not see and use the flashing that was there because it was tarred down (pry it up and use it). They did a good job other than ME having to repair something that was there . Fortunately I can do this work or I would have had added expense.

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Hoffer Construction
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandra S.
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Joe easily took on two jobs that other workers had botched. I highly recommend him for his carpentry and painting skills. Plus, he's a nice guy!

from 12 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Benjamin C.
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Kevin is an experienced craftsmen and has a lot of charm in his way. His work was done on time and efficiently and I really enjoyed how he always had a smile on his face and was up front in all communication regarding the work. He addressed problems on the fly and had a great knowledgebase of the carpentry/labor as well as paint and other projects we wanted done that complimented the work. He was a real joy to work with. I would definitely recommend him, in fact, I have.

JDQ Remodeling
from 8 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Christine S.
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Did an amazing job bringing our old oak chest back to life. Josh took great care to go above and beyond. He didn't charge enough - about 1/2 other quotes. Definitely a labor of love.

  • 6 years in business
Deborah V.
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I contacted Boston Home Repair Pros for a living room redesign and when I called I spoke to Ashley she was very welcoming and warm. I had a lot of questions about pricing and the materials they use and she was very helpful and honest. When the day came for the laborers to show up a very nice gentleman named Sean showed up. His work was efficient and very well done. I was very pleased with the end result. I have told all my friends to go with this company for further "home makeovers".

S + K Cart Designs
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan R.
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Shaun did an amazing job, he is super easy to work with (flexible hours) and was able to work around my schedule. He is very trustworthy, after the first day I would just leave keys for him. He also does a great job of breaking down costs to show exactly what you are paying for materials and what you are paying for labor. I highly recommend Shaun and will be hiring him for any other jobs I have in the future.

  • 12 years in business
Janice T.
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Chris and Bill are one-of-a-kind -- they work together so well, and approach each job as a unique challenge to be reached. They have done a whole range of jobs for us -- hauling pea stone to the garden, putting together garden furniture, installing a huge white board in our great room, moving furniture, clean-outs, and even installing a chicken coop in the back yard! I highly recommend their services.

G.G. Construction
from 1 review
    Kate F.
    Verified review

    I needed to have a door replaced and windows installed in my home. The service men who completed the work were very precise, hard working and kind. I have a difficult schedule with getting service done because I work full time and I have an infant. However, they were very flexible with my availability and were able to work with my schedule and get what I needed completed in a days time. They charged a very fair price for the labor, and did an emaculate job with cleaning up after the work was finished. My home was left in good hands and the door and windows look great! I would highly recommend this service to my friends, family, and others who are looking to get some remodeling work done in their homes.

    Do It All Moving

    New To Thumbtack


      We are a full-service moving company. We offer flat-rate moves in our 15-ft. truck, and we also provide labor-only moves. We can do last minute, hoisting, and tight fits anything that you have to move. We will pack your items, load/unload, and drive the truck. We will do anything that you need us to do. Our flat rate moves start at only $224. Please feel free to give us a call. Advice and quotes over the phone are always free. We are very professional and most of our business is repeat or word of mouth. We just want to help our customers have a better moving experience; we know moving is stressful. That's why you should call us to make it less stressful for yourself. Give us a call today; advice is always free.


      I am willing to work for cash to be a laborer. Prefer to be a driver's helper whether local or long distance. I am open to almost anything. I could save a trailer driver money so he/she does not have to hire someone when they reach their destination and unload.

      Laborer and Mover

      New To Thumbtack


        I offer moving help. I have no truck. I do labor, demo, clean outs, yard work and other odd jobs. Same-day service is available. I charge $15/hr. Robert

        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.

        Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.