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Samuel Construction Group LLC
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Samuel Construction Group LLC
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Very good 4.6

(22)

Very good 4.6

(22)

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  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Takoma Park, MD

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Venkatt G. says, "Contractor Review for Samuel Construction Group (Sam). Summary: I highly recommend Sam. (Work was done in March 2022) Project Summary: - Install approx. 30ft linear wall to enclose one new room with a closet - Install one french door for room, one swinging door for closet - Remove two lights from ceiling and install cover plate - Install new ceiling light with a switch in closet - Add three outlets with one activated by switch in wall - Paint new wall to match existing color - Install wire shelf - Install same trim and molding to match the existing I reached out to Sam on Friday morning and he came by Friday afternoon to hear my idea and provide me with a verbal estimate before he left and a written estimate on Saturday. Prices quoted were very reasonable. The job involved partitioning the basement to create an additional room (13' x 15') with a closet. I was surprised when he said that he can start the project as soon as Monday and get it done by Friday (5-days). Upon agreement to proceed forward, he showed up promptly on Monday at 8am with his helper Will. Both of them worked each day till the end of the day and I quickly began to see the work progressing forward at an unbelieveble rate. He was promptly there by 8am each day and up until 5pm. He completed the work one day ahead of the schedule and left the job site in an immaculate condition. I am very satisfied with his work. Hard to belive that they were new rooms. When completed, it looked like there were always there as part of the old house. Matched paint to the dot. He did all the electrical work, drywall, framing, etc himself. Overall, I give him a 10 out of 10 rating. Very prompt. Clean and detailed in his work. I highly recommend him to others looking to get some projects done around the house. He has a background in masonry, construction, electrical work, dry-wall, plumbing and more. Give him a call and you will be glad you did."See more

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Zematsion Contractor
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Zematsion Contractor
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Exceptional 5.0

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Exceptional 5.0

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  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Takoma Park, MD

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Paul G. says, "I would highly recommend Habtamu and Zematsion Contractors for your home improvement projects. Habtamu completed a wainscoting project for my main entryway, hallways, and stairway walls and I am very happy with the end result. Unlike most other contractors who send a different person to give the estimate and have other workers complete the project, Habtamu was the main point of contact and carpentor throughout the project. We had several unplanned issues, like moving a light switch and changing details throughout the project, and Habtamu addressed every issue without hesitation or delay. Habtamu was also extremely responsive, was able to start the project quicker than the competition, and had the best overall price. This was a longer project that took about 14 days to complete. Throughout the project, I had to leave my house open with no one home, but I felt comfortable knowing Habtamu would be the carpenter in my unattended house. I also appreciated his cleanup and ability to keep a tidy work space. Each day after work, he cleaned, organized his equipment, and put my house back to a normal state. I received multiple quotes before starting this project. At first I was hesitant to go with Habtamu because he didn't have many reviews on Thumbtack. However, after talking to him over messages and in person before the project, I knew he was the best choice. I am glad I hired Habtamu and Zematsion contractors and I recommend you do the same. --Paul G"See more

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$100/hour

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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a handyman charge?

Minimum rates for handyman jobs typically range from $60-$100. 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.

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 fees.

What do handymen charge per hour?

On average, you can expect to pay a handy person around $55 per hour. However, this cost can range between $35 and $80 per hour, depending on a number of factors. For instance, a handyman may charge a minimum fee of $50-$100 for small jobs that won’t take much of their time. The complexity of the job will affect the price as well. Your final price will also depend upon where you live, as certain regions have higher labor rates than others. 

Get in touch with a few handy people near you, and ask for free cost estimates.

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.

Does a handyman need to enter my home?

In many cases, a handyman will not need to enter your home for outdoor repairs, but they’ll likely need to enter your home for indoor repairs. With the pandemic’s associated safety guidelines, it’s important that this only occurs for absolutely essential projects. Avoid any physical contact with the handyman if this is the case. Sanitize surfaces, and conduct payment through a digital platform like PayPal or Venmo. Be sure to contact your handyman and develop a plan before the job commences.

Is it worth it to hire a handyman?

It’s worth it to hire a handyman in many cases. For example, you should hire a handyman when the project’s size and scope make it challenging to complete by yourself. These projects may include major home remodels or additions, foundation work or electrical/plumbing/HVAC-related tasks. However, make sure the handyman has the proper credentials or license to perform the necessary work.

You might also want to hire a handyman if a contractor’s price is too high. Handymen often charge less than general contractors, but contractors typically have the required license to perform certain tasks.

And, lastly, think about the complexity of the job and the cost of future repairs. It’s worth it to hire a handyman when the project is complex. Doing something incorrectly can wind up costing more than hiring the pro in the first place.

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.

Do handymen offer remote or virtual services?

Because a handyman needs to be physically present to perform work, they have not traditionally offered remote or virtual services. However, if you come across handyman profiles that state they offer remote services, message the handymen to see what those services include.

Confer with your handyman to see if consulting over video calls is possible. The professional may be able to walk you through performing basic plumbing, electrical, HVAC and other types of repairs around the house. Compare the handymen in your area side-by-side online, and ask whether they’re willing to help remotely.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a handyman during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Setting up a safe consultation or appointment with a handyman during the COVID-19 pandemic starts with comparing local professionals online. Message or call the handyman to ask about performing a consultation over the phone or, better yet, a video call. This will allow the handyman to assess the problem without increasing the risk of transmission by visiting your home. If the service is essential and the handyman needs to enter your home, you’ll need to take stringent safety measures for the visit. Discuss temporary fixes if possible, and come up with a plan for safety and digital payment.

Can I use digital payments to pay for handyman services?

Many handymen accept digital payments for work done repairing homes. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the urgent need for social distancing, this trend is likely going to increase. Handymen often accept payment through popular platforms like Paypal, Google Pay, Zelle, Venmo, Square Cash and more. 

Consult with the handyman before you begin work to ensure you’ll be able to conduct the transaction safely and in compliance with official guidelines.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a handyman when social distancing?

If you hire a handyman, stay 6 feet away from the handyman at all times. If you have an indoor emergency and it’s considered an essential service, take extra social distancing precautions with your handyman. Do not make physical contact, stay at least 6 feet from the handyman, and exchange payment through digital services instead of cash or check. Talk with your handyman and agree on a plan in advance.

Reviews for Takoma Park handymen
Ronny J.
Oscar is an incredibly handyman and professional person. His prices are extremely reasonable and I highly recommend Oscar for any type of handywork. Oscar was on time, always responded on a timely manner, and did an excellent work. I look forward to continue to work with Oscar for whatever construction or repair needs I have ! 5 stars for Oscar.
MCL Construction LLCMCL Construction LLC
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