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Browse these general laborers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Independence.

Maintenance Solutions LLC.
from 343 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 519 hires on Thumbtack
Derek O.
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Jeremy was actually a little early and performed the work as quoted even handling a couple unknown hiccups along the way. I have already given his name to several co-workers and friends

Country Steves
from 221 reviews
  • 342 hires on Thumbtack
Kaitlyn L.
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Showed up way late, but I was very happy he offered to come out on a holiday (Labor Day). Did the work of two or three men by himself for a reasonable price. I'd rehire.

KASE Electrical
from 145 reviews
  • 184 hires on Thumbtack
Tom S.
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Mr. Glass came right away to assess my bathroom faucet problem. I needed a new faucet and I left to pick it up and came home with it. I called him and he came right back within about an hour to install it. Plus he fixed a burnt out wall light switch. He only charged for one visit plus the labor. His hourly labor rate was about $30 less than another plumber I checked with. I'll be calling him again the next time I need a plumber or electrician.

MWHP - MidWest Home Pros
from 80 reviews
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Jake L.
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Kerry and his team at Midwest Gutters were great! He got me a fast quote which beat all my other quotes. He was very responsive to emails. He also did great work on our house. He worked around our busy schedule and his team of workers were very respectful. I will recommend Midwest Gutters to everyone I know!

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FrameOne Construction
from 50 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bill C.
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I had a job that needed to be completed in a few days. Marcus was very talented, and had the job completed in two days. I would highly recommend his services if you need a carpenter who cares about his work. He was very professional and courteous. Thank Marcus for your exceptional work....

Supreme Contracting
from 49 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea B.
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We ended up working with Ed and I was very pleased with our fence repair and small ceiling repair job -- he did an awesome job. I was especially happy with how fair and direct the bidding was compared to other contractors I've dealt with (who seem to just be trying to rip me off). There was no mark up for materials and the estimated labor was pretty spot on for the time it took to complete our jobs. I will definitely hire them again.

Kustom Remodeling
from 28 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Pam S.
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I hired Jim to install an electrical outlet in my home where there was not one. First, let me say that Jim was prompt to respond to my service request. I scheduled an appointment for him to come to my home to assess the job and provide me with an estimate. Jim arrived promptly, quoted a very fair price, and came ready to do the job. I hired him on the spot even though I had an appointment set for another professional to give me an estimate. Jim is very professional, yet personable, and efficient in his trade. The install was neat and clean, and Jim was careful to cleanup behind himself. I will definitely hang on to Jim's contact information and consider him for future home projects, as he is a general contractor and experienced in various construction trades. It should be clear by now that I highly recommend Jim Mowrey, owner of Kustom Remodeling. You won't be sorry. I'm sure not!

KC Painting and Remodeling
from 27 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Marc J.
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Steve's workers Paco and the other gentleman that did the work did an excellent job, did a great job on cleanup,did everything they could to make me happy, very satisfied.

  • 7 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Shalita D.
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Martin Marquez did an amazing jobs repairing the walls in my home. I remained consistant, and keep in touch until the job was complete. The prize was very reasonable for me and family, and I would recommend anyone to his cleaning and restoration services.

Angels Home Improvements
from 16 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Richard G.
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Angel quoted exactly what he wanted (reasonable) for labor. He came out and looked at my pipes an bought the parts he needed. That's all he charged and he gave me the receipt for the hardware. We discussed everything before he started. Angel was also generous with his time afterward as we discussed other plans I have. He has lots of experience and that's hard to fake.

  • 18 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Mark E.
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Matthew came to my home to paint a few rooms and was I could tell he was a very professional and experienced person! He conducted himself in a professional manner, when questions arose he approached me and invited me into the room to go over what decision I would like to make, and he was true to his word with his pricing- he charged a flat rate labor and when the project was completed, what he quoted is what we were charged! Very impressed!!

  • 30 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey A.
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Dropped my iPhone 5s, and bent the corner horribly! One place wanted $230 for a back case and $95 for the glass, I can almost get a new 5s from for that price! I called around and found Hypertech Computers, who despite their name, also repair phones. They said new glass is $89.99 and a $35 labor add to bend the corner back to allow the replacement glass to fit again. Normal turn around is a hour or less, with the corner fix it took them 2 1/2 hours from checkin to pickup. Saved me around 200 bucks! Worth the extra mileage.

Jade Remodeling
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Linda S.
Verified review

We needed an outlet for an over-the stove microwave and we were crushed for time. Nick picked up the parts on his way over the next morning and installed the outlet before going to his scheduled job for the day. Best experience we’ve had with hiring labor for our remodeling project.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Rajeev K.
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Replaced patio door, Good: did a good job , picked up ordered door and was punctual about time given. Cleaned up after work. There was some work left after first day came back and fixed it next time Bad: there was little misunderstanding with cost of labor and parts... so make sure to ask for detail quote. All in all would recommend Seth.

Landscape designers
from 8 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Eric C.
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Did a great job. I would hire them again!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joye F.
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Work,work,work and never complained. Very nice and conscientious!

KC Skilled Laborers
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business

My business ideally stands out with first its quality of work and second its affordability. I pride myself in putting forth my best work because reputation and skill is the cornerstone of any successful business.

  • 1 year in business

We take great pride in great customer service, quality of work and great prices set us apart from the rest.

  • 5 years in business

I am a carpenter, a cleaner, a laborer and a warehouse worker great in pleasing and doing what you want. I will do it and try to please however I can.


I do all sorts of general labor. Please, just let me know what you need done, and I will let you know if I can help. Thanks.

  • 8 years in business

Our services include the following: * Perfect interior/exterior painting * Home demo/remodeling * Electrical work * Concrete jobs * Decks and deck repair

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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