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Ferndale Home Repair Specialists

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Aloha Services LLC
5.0
from 117 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Richard P.
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Mike responded within minutes of my initial request for handyman work. I needed carpentry repair work done on my front-door jam & latch. Mike came over the very next day, assessed the complete problem, and gave a reasonable quote. He returned soon thereafter and finished the work. Thoroughly pleased with this entire transaction.

  • 12 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
Mary B.
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Completed the job when I needed it done. Had to return to fix a few things, but did.

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Lockbusters of Michigan, LLC
5.0
from 97 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris M.
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Adam was professional, friendly and very knowledgeable. His prices were fair and he was quick to respond. We will call him in the future when we need locksmith services or repairs.

Tate's Sheetmetal
4.8
from 101 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Mike P.
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Frank was able to come out to my house next day and fix my air conditioner at a very fair price. Highly recommend Frank's services to anyone looking for AC repair. Will also be using him in the future for some skylight replacements.

  • 20 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
Jason K.
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Steve was exceptional right from the beginning; Steve was by far the best bid I had and was a no BS repair man. He arrived early and was very straight forward with getting to the problem area and completing this project. In and out of my home with this completion in under 30 minutes, if you want fast, excellent price and quality workmanship for your plumbing needs, contact Steve at Purity Environmental Plumbing!

Thrifty Plumbing
4.9
from 95 reviews
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Tracey S.
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Mark recaulked my tub to repair a small leak. He offered service within 24 hours, was on time and prepared with materials. He was very pleasant, and left the area clean. Would definitely work with again. Thanks Mark!

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  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
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Hassan A.
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Jim was the answer to my prayers. I had a small electrical issue in my home that needed to be addressed urgently. The electrical outlet for my washer:dryer went out on a Saturday afternoon with a full load of laundry in it. I called Jim and he explained it would be a simple job and that I could even replace the GFCI unit myself with some instruction over the phone. Incredibly, Jim taught me how to do the outlet installation over the phone at no charge! He saved me a bunch of money, and ensured that I did the repair safely. I can't thank Jim enough for his time and tremendous customer service on a Saturday afternoon. I will definitely be utilizing this contractor for all of my future electrical needs.

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Top Tier Craftmen
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
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Susan T.
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Kyle and Racheal repaired some wood on my deck and installed a metal gate to keep the dogs in. The gate looks great and works great too!

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DCEEG Plumbing Services
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nichole P.
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The plumbing repair and replacement job went great. All the work was completed in a timely manner for a reasonable price.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Penny A.
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He was prompt, highly skilled in what I needed and well priced. He and his helper worked quickly an left my home very neat. Would definitely recommend!

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JTR Home Services
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lindsey G.
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Extremely responsive and a great communicator. We hired John to paint our deck, and I've already hired him again to do additional painting and wood repair work. I'd happily recommend him to family and friends.

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  • 14 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
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Mark E.
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Tommaso was knowledgeable and also gave good advice on the job that was needed and his price was not the deciding factor for the work it was his professional ability and response to the needs of the work that was needed. this was an older home pre-1940 build and he and his crew treated it as if it were there own home. I'm a contractor my self and would have him do other work for me in the future.

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GlassXpert
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Sonia H.
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My window got repaired 12/6/16 from this company. I did not get any other quote. Price seemed fair and the work done when they said it would be.

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  • 17 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Amit R.
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Tony was professional and accomodative. He did a fine job of HVAC repair. I will call him again if I need to get similar work done.

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  • 20 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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Barbara M.
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I am so happy with the service I received from Shine Window cleaning. My home has not looked this good in years!

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First Class Plumbing Inc.
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thomas B.
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Arrived on time. Did an excellent job with a difficult repair. Fair price. Will use this company again when I need plumbing work done.

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Jason May Painting L.L.C
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jan G.
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Jason is good and I'm very happy with the repair of our ceiling the painting he did.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Laurence C.
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Excellent job. Repaired my leaking pcv to my bathroom sink. Would highly recommend!

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  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Sheila E.
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Jim painted the ceiling in our kitchen and great room (after he did drywall repair) along with all the crown moldings and our lower level ceiling, walls and staircase. He showed up on time, stayed on schedule as planned and was easy to work with!

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Scott mobile divice repair
4.3
from 22 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Ann W.
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Scott and his partner did a remodeling job for us. They did the demolition, then did the drywall, painted and added a tub surround and new sink vanity. They installed a new light fixture, too. Then, they put in a new ceiling in our kitchen using drywall, painting, and added a new light fixture. We would hire them again! They did a great job at a reasonable price. My olny suggestion is that they should change the name of their company. They do construction. My sister was concerned because the name says Scotty Mobile Repair. They are more of a construction company and I am sure that they can fix a mobile phone, but we were very pleased with the work they did on an old 1922 home.

A. G. STOKES
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly H.
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Alex was very prompt in responding to the plumbing services I needed. He responded within minutes with a direct contact number and was available that day if needed. He was very knowledgeable about the plumbing issues I had with my toilets and came out to fix them without a wait. I would highly recommend Alex for services that you need. He is very handy and can do a lot of handyman work. I’ve already diatricitcontact information out as a referral seeing that the quality, time, and communication

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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