Handyman

Find a handyman near Saint Louis, MO

Find a handyman near Saint Louis, MO

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 10 Handymen near Saint Louis, MO

Handyman Services Cost Guide

  • $
  • $$
  • $$$
  • $$$$

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 Saint Louis handymen
Linda M.
Best handyman we
DC Home Repair ServicesDC Home Repair Services
Lyndsey C.
Will definitely be leveraging DSDR for all handyman needs in the future
DSDR RemodelingDSDR Remodeling
Marsha T.
Fair price and quick response although handyman came without a ladder.
Justin the handymanJustin the handyman
Sarah B.
Great experience working with Justin. Fast at responding! Recommend working with Justin when you need a handyman.
Justin the handymanJustin the handyman
Kimberly I.
Noah is not only reliable and affordable..he’s exceptionally knowledgeable & goes above and beyond. Look forward to hiring him for all my handyman jobs.
I Noah guy handyman serviceI Noah guy handyman service
Ruth b.
Noah is a really excellent handyman he will go above & beyond to fix any repairs you need perfectly.I will definitely hire him again.
I Noah guy handyman serviceI Noah guy handyman service
David L.
Brian was absolutely awesome. He made sure problem was solved and completed a couple of other tasks. I would recommend for ANY handyman project. 100%
Loyalty Construction LLCLoyalty Construction LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I have used Tom for several different handyman repairs and he has provided fast, friendly, and amazing service. With great rates, no need to look any further!
Tom Daily ContractingTom Daily Contracting
Tom R.
Shawn was very punctual and provided a great value for the service. Checked out and quoted another problem that I had while he was there. I think I found my new handyman.
Home Service XpressHome Service Xpress
Stephanie S.
Justin was very professional and respectful in my home while performing the job. He completed the task of disassembling the bed, and even placed the items outside for the trash pickup. You will not go wrong by hiring this handyman.
4Arms Contracting LLC4Arms Contracting LLC
Ashleigh E.
Roman was professional and responded very quickly to our request. He worked efficiently and checked in with us to make sure everything was as we wanted. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a knowledgeable handyman.
Broadview Group LLCBroadview Group LLC
Chandra N.
Excellent service!! I had several light fixtures installed, pictures hung, and some odds and ends that needed repairing around the house. Rinat is the best! I will be calling him for all of my handyman service needs.
GM HandymanGM Handyman
Chelsey C.
Jeff was on time (early even), kind, and responsive to our handyman request. He took the time to make sure I understood the repairs and made time for an additional repair too. Will definitely use him again. Very professional!
Mrdoitall's Professional Cleaning Services LLCMrdoitall's Professional Cleaning Services LLC
Amie B.
Tino was so great to work with! His team went above and beyond what was needed to be done to get the job done. I would definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone needing handyman work or landscaping.
The Task Guy’s LLCThe Task Guy’s LLC
Aaron R.
Darryl arrived ontime. I showed him the job. He went and got the parts. He was done in less than 90 min. 2 toilets and a shower now working properly. Very nice . I will hire him again if I need a handyman.
DC Home Repair ServicesDC Home Repair Services
S. F.
I hired Seth to do several smaller handyman items at my home. He was responsive to my messages and showed up on time. He was friendly and answered my questions. I would definitely recommend him and will hire him again for future projects.
Saint Louis West Development, LLCSaint Louis West Development, LLC
Albert L.
Steven did a nice job for me. No jobs too small for this handyman. He re-caulked my master bathroom shower and kitchen cabinets. He also secured a microwave and replaced the bathroom vent fan motor. He was courteous. I would definitely call upon him for help again!
Steven DeatonSteven Deaton
Andrew M.
We’ve had Roman do a couple jobs at our house. He is a fantastic carpenter and handyman! I seriously cannot praise him enough. He does amazing work, has great prices, and is crazy knowledgeable. I trust him completely to steer me in the right direction, and you should, too!
Broadview Group LLCBroadview Group LLC
Janet A.
I live in a different state, and I needed a handyman to repair/replace a garbage disposal for a rental property I have in St Louis. Noah responded immediately, texted me his card, and provided options for the work along with a fair price for the labor to repair or replace. He contacted the tenants, set up an appointment, bought the disposal and replaced the unit within two days from our initial contact. He sent pictures of the work before and after. Feedback from the tenants was very positive. He also checked with me after to make sure the unit was working. Noah was responsive, punctual and very professional. He made this a very easy fix for me. I would highly recommend him and plan to use his handyman services again.
I Noah guy handyman serviceI Noah guy handyman service
Alex M.
Jon is a fantastic choice for a handyman. He does an excellent job and is very reasonable. He is friendly and will figure out a solution to any issue you might have. We’re trying to sell our house currently and needed a few repairs done before we close. Jon made the process quick and painless. Look no further!
Jon Hartle Design LLCJon Hartle Design LLC
Kimberly A.
DC was outstanding! His knowledgeable and offers suggestions when needed. I have an older home and he was able to go in and fix the last owner’s mistakes. He also was neat and thorough. He bought the extra supplies needed without asking me. He gave my kitchen and bathroom an entirely new look. Great choice for handyman work.
DC Home Repair ServicesDC Home Repair Services
Sharon J.
If there was a rating lower than 1 star I would have given it. Your employee was to be here at 10 today to give me an estimate for numerous jobs. I waited until 11 with no phone call nor no employee. I called and told him not to come. He apologized & said he must be overbooked. That’s not my problem. I’ll find a handyman else.
AB Home InprovementsAB Home Inprovements
Michael J.
Adam responded to our request for a bid by coming out and actually talking with us and looking at the jobs instead of just giving an hourly quote by text or email. This made us confident in his bid and we were proved correct by his accomplishing the jobs timely, professionally and at a price we were happy with. We will recommend Adam to our friends needing Handyman services and definitely will use him for any of our future needs.
Adam PalmerAdam Palmer
Sheila n.
I can’t stop raving about Bob and the work he performs!! I previously hired two different Handyman and neither one could complete the job. They left my doors a mess. I called Bob he came over quickly repaired both doors and made sure we were both happy. I will definitely use them again and would highly recommend this company to others looking for an honest Worker!!
Wolfe Handyman ServicesWolfe Handyman Services
Melissa H.
Justin was very responsive when I contacted him through thumbtack. He reinstalled a sliding barn door that was improperly done by a previous handyman. He reinstalled and repaired my trim, as well as installed new trim. The previous person had really done a bad job and Justin made it look much better than I thought it could. He also cleaned and vacuumed and left the area looking nice. Would recommend Justin.
Justin the handymanJustin the handyman
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.