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6. Stuart Painting Co.
from 17 reviews
5.0 (17)
In High Demand
In High Demand
  • 33 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Brandon, MS
"We hired Jack and Eddie to do a few small projects around the house originally. (pressure wash deck, extend car port, replace a few floor tiles, etc) While they were doing those jobs, we were tackling a mold problem. It ended up with the entire kitchen being gutted down to the studs, half of another room, holes in every room in the house and much more. We asked Jack and Eddie if they would help us with some of the build back and they said they would do all of it!!! They sheet rocked and painted all the walls. They re insulated the whole attic(which was a huge job in and of itself), rebuilt, textured and painted the ceilings, rebuilt all of the cabinets around the originally cabinet doors, put up new wall paneling, and so much more! And right as the project was almost done, the bathroom floor fell through! And Jack and Eddie said they would fix that to! They are still in the process of that but they are redoing the whole thing! New sub floor, walls, tiles, etc. I will post pictures when the whole project is complete. This has been a nightmare for us. Jack and Eddie have made it possible for us to get through all of this. Its been going on 4 months now and they not only have done a fabulous job so far, but have continued to stick with us and are willing to see it through to the end. They are kind, genuine, honest people as well as workers. That is very hard to find now a days. They are not afraid to ask questions, they wants what best for you! I mean it, we would have not made it this far without them. They take their time and do it right the first time! They are humble, respectful and professional. I cant say enough about these guys! They are the last of last good guys. And its one father who passed on his business to his son. Eddie is carrying the torch Jack passed on. Jack built a business on an honest foundation and Eddie is carrying it on. They treat you like people, they put themselves in your shoes. We came to know Jack and Eddie as our new handymen, we now know them as friends. Please give them your business. We need more honest people, honest workers out there. Hire them, you will NOT be sorry!!!"
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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts 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 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.

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.

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.
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