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Saint Paul Local Handymen

Browse these local handyman services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Saint Paul.

Diamonds
4.9
from 113 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
Sue T.
Verified review

Bob used his carpenter skills to trim a cabinet to accomodate a taller refrigerator. He took great care to minimize the amount of sawdust as a result. He also helped with some electrical issues (his career specialty) and went the extra distance to trouble shoot a "dead" outlet in my garage. Bob was on time, in fact, I got same day service! He is knowledgeable, respectful, friendly, and his rates are very reasonable. I highly recommend Bob for his handyman services, and I will readily call him for future jobs.

BTB Innovations
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 183 hires on Thumbtack
Quanah B.
Verified review

We couldn't be more pleased with the prompt, courteous, reasonably priced services provided by BTB Handyman Services. I definitely would hire again, and highly recommend!

Top Pro
  • 10 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ben C.
Verified review

Painted our entire house and did a perfect job. Rehiring to do the rest of the handyman work we can't. Highly recommend.

Next Day Handyman
4.7
from 93 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Gail V.
Verified review

Steve really is an awesome handyman! He put a bathroom door on, a towel rack, bathroom fan and fixed a toilet leak. He really knows what he is doing and he has such a positive personality. He answered my emails right away and was very punctual and reliable. He was a perfect handyman to work with and his work quality was really done. I can't say anything bad about him and will hire him again for sure.

JJ Handyman Services, LLC
4.3
from 73 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

This project is still in progress. The handyman will be doing the work on Saturday.

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WD Home Repairs
4.8
from 50 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Judy L.
Verified review

Donald White is wonderful. Though I had accepted his bid for a variety of tasks, including powerwashing the deck, it turned out to be too late in the season to stain the deck, so he lowered the price and took on a number of smaller tasks instead. He saw what needed to be done and agreed to come back at no charge when the carpet runner I had purchased for stairs turned out not to be the best idea. He reattached a set of stairs that I didn't even realize were unattached from the wall on one end. He goes above and beyond. Donald White is definitely at the top of my list of people to call for all kinds of handyman jobs in the future.

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Barry's Repairs
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jim L.
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I would highly recommend Barry for any handyman services. His rates are extremely reasonable and work quality is excellent.

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JAM HANDYMAN
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Betty J.
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Excellent service, exceeds expectations. I would recommend Jam Handyman services to anyone in need of home repair/ to -do-list .

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TORRES LLC
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris T.
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I can't say enough about how professional Handyman Pablo is. I hired Pablo to hang some large pictures and a very heavy mirror and it was perfectly done! Also, he helped me fix a closet door that was off it's hinges. Lastly, he charges a very affordable rate; you need to hire him. He's a true Pro! Chris Tearse Wayzata, mn

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Studio Rebus Incorporated
4.7
from 28 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hassan S.
Verified review

We hired Kel to take care of a few important baby prep projects at our home. He helped us install new baby gates in three different places, as well as fixed a wobbly door knob for our garage entry door. Kel was courteous, highly skilled, and able to make adjustments on the fly to help get our project wrapped up as promised. In addition, he was very friendly with our puppy and made us feel comfortable having him in our home. I would highly recommend Kel to anyone that is looking for a skilled handyman. Thanks Kel!

Express handyman services
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Christina H.
Verified review

I bought my first home and know very little about Handyman work - when I reached out to Ruben he responded right away to set up a time. Even with a busy schedule he made sure he got all of my projects done well and in a timely manner. I would definitely use him for future projects!

Haglin Handyman Services
4.0
from 33 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Gregg G.
Verified review

Totally impressed (5+) with Haglin Handyman Services. James was on time, fair with his pricing, did a quality job hanging 11+ new light fixtures, and even cleaned up each work area. I will definitely hire him for future projects. Best handyman I have ever hired!

Rick Toboz
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Cathie K.
Verified review

I was extremely happy with Jack's work today on my bi-fold pantry door. He had to go to Home Depot to get new parts, which were much more sturdy than the original ones. He did an excellent job. My door is better than when it was first installed. Jack is a Very nice person and I will defiantly call him again when I need a handyman. I give him a 10+ on all categories.

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Shawn wasn't able to finish my job, but he did try for six hours and still only charged me our agreed upon price of $75. He is a very fair guy that I'd recommend for basic handyman work!

Douglas Swenson
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Maria B.
Verified review

Doug is an awesome handyman. He installed wood stair treads and risers, installed beadboard, casing and trim, installed corbels under granite counters, installed grab bars in tub, etc. His work is above average and I will hire him again and again and again!

Miner Construction
4.4
from 16 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Bethany B.
Verified review

He did a very good job. I appreciated his flexibility and his services.

MN Exteriors and Remodelers
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Ron L.
Verified review

Very friendly and professional quality service. Reasonable price for what we got. Would recommend to anyone They did a phenomenal job and were always there when they said they would be. They worked full days until job was completed. good people if you want it done right and a pain free experience look no further

Chuck Hecht
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Bryce G.
Verified review

I can honestly say you'll never find a better handyman then Chuck. His estimate was very accurate and much less than the others. He is incredibly professional in everything that he does. He even took the time to show my 7 year old what he was doing and answered ALL of the questions he had! Incredibly prompt communication and he is very honest which is hard to find now a days. I really wish I had hired Chuck 2 years ago when we first moved into our house. I can honestly say I'll never look for another handyman again!

Allan LLC.
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
John W.
Verified review

Al walked into a mess with my closet doors. I had a previous Handyman help me paint and detatch the doors. He corrected the errors and helped until the project was finished. Very easy to work with.

  • 11 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew R.
Verified review

I really enjoyed my experience with Emma Cleaning & Handyman Services. I worked with Juan and he was very punctual, followed through on what he said he would do, and worked hard on the projects. I am planning to use them for future projects and you should too!

T. N. J handyman services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki P.
Verified review

Our window AC stopped working on a Friday of a steamy hot weekend. I submitted my job "after hours" on Friday and John replied quickly and came out Saturday morning to install our new unit. We are very pleased with the weekend service and with the actual work done. John was very friendly and easy to work with. I expect we'll be contracting him again.

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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