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Cary Handymen

Browse these handyman services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Cary.

Top Pro
from 177 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 205 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kalpna P.
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I've worked with Sergio on several projects over the years. I own a historic home which I have been renovating. Sergio has helped with small electrical projects, he has mounted televisions, other wall hangings and helped with general handyman jobs. Sergio is diligent, respectful and hardworking. I have referred him to several of my friends who also found him honest, conscientious, fair and hardworking.

Woodmont Builders
from 166 reviews
  • 254 hires on Thumbtack
Andre J.
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Had a great experience using Ron as a handyman. He did an excellent job of installing a new cat door for us. Will definitely use Ron for future handyman jobs!

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Chris was great and fast! He put a bed together for me and recycled my old frame and the packing box. He also helped me with a quick small add on handyman type repair in my bathroom. I will not hesitate to call Chris in the future.

YZ handyman services
from 66 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Ronald C.
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I was very pleased with the service I received from YZ services today. He was at my home within twenty minutes after I submitted the service request. I have already given him a referral, I will reach out to them again when I need Plumbing services. R. Cates

from 48 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Trevor T.
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Miguel and company at MACF CO. are terrific and I would definitely recommend them. They stayed in communication, were on time, amd worked quickly and expertly. They knew what they were doing, had great customer service and very reasonable rates. For all your handyman needs, call them, they are worth it. Thanks guys!

Byrd Home Improvement
from 39 reviews
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I am pleased with the end result of work performed by Byrd Home Improvement. The painting and carpentry were well done.

  • 8 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth R.
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Paul and his helper were great. I hired them to install a dishwasher. They showed up promptly, communicated about everything they were doing, and even moved my old appliance out and listed it on Craigslist for me. Over and above - I will hire them again for all my handyman needs. Thanks, guys!

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Righthand Handyman
from 26 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jim G.
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After being jerked around by Sears on my washer install, I got an immediate response from Right Hand Handymen. I explained the situation, he said he could resolve my issue. He showed up on time, came up with work around for obstacles that came up. He and his son completed the install within the estimated time frame. Everything works as it should. I will rehire when needed.

3D Remodeling,Inc.
from 26 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy W.
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Dave is a very informative Handyman and Save me a lot of money! I will be using him on a Regular Basis because he does such a Great Job and is so Informative!

Salem’s hand
from 23 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Norma G.
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Mr Salem has been working in my preschool as our go to handyman. He does exceptional work, is easy to get along with, and performs in a high quality capacity. I highly recommend him!!

Top Pro
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Loren R.
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We needed someone to mow our yard because my husband had surgery recently. A&L did a great job for us. They came right away and did a thorough job and did it quickly. I would definitely recommend A&L and would call them again if needed.

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HB Handyman Services, LLC
from 21 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mario J.
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The Technician that came out was very punctual, professional and interactive. He enter my home with respect, kept his work area clean, and had shoe covers on. The work quality was great, and I thank Antonio for coming out and a Sunday. I received multiple calls the next day about service, but too late, HB Handyman Services came and delivered.

Perry Mitchell
from 18 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Brian P.
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Mr. Mitchell was great. I originally asked for just lawn mowing and trim. I asked if he could replace my mailbox in addition I was quoted a fair price and both jobs were completed the next day. My yard looks great and the mailbox is now new! I will definitely call Mr. Mitchell again when I have another project. Great handyman services.

  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
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Mike was fantastic, I would highly recommend him for anyone that needs paint done or a handyman in general. He was punctual, friendly, professional, neat and super helpful!!

handyman services
from 17 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Lyn H.
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I used this company to clear out under driveway drainage areas. Mr Gonzalez kept me advised when he would be coming. He was very professional and the work was completed to my satisfaction. It was horribly hot weather and I checked on him a few times but he was well prepared and a diligent worker. I would definitely recommend this company.

Residential Solutions
from 15 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Rita M.
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Mike reset/re-installed a toilet and pedestal sink in our powder room. It had been removed in order for new flooring installation to be completed. Mike quickly responded to my Thumbtack project request and scheduled a day and time that was convenient for me. He was punctual and very professional. He actually did a better job resetting/reinstalling the fixtures than the original contractor installation. His quote/price was also better than the other handymen who responded to my request, but I hired Mike based on how responsive he was to my contacts with him. Mike was also very friendly and personable - so that made the experience even better. We plan to use Mike for any of our future handyman needs. We are glad we found him!

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Dream Home Handyman
from 12 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Judy Z.
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Very quick to respond . A lot of communication on line to let me know day and time. Installed two toilets in a short amount of time. His prices seem very fair. Hard worker

Do It Right! Handyman
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Joan B.
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I would like to express how absolutely pleased I was with Do It Right Handyman, Thomas Turbilt. After wanting and looking for a handyman I truly lucked out when I found him. First of all, he followed up with me immediately online with questions regarding the projects I needed done and again before the appointment we had scheduled. He was very professional, on time, and the quality of his work was just what I wanted. The cost was very reasonable. I already have a list of additional projects for him and have been singing his praises to my neighbors, friends and family.

Brigham's Barn Wood Doors
from 9 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Mary L.
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Will definitely call on Kevin again when handyman services are needed. He did a great job?

Bella's Handy Painter, LLC
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Corey W.
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Best painter and handyman I have ever worked with. I have been recommending him to all my friends. He has done work for them and continues to do work for me. He is the guy to hire.

Dave’s Handyman Service
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Zeashan P.
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Dave is a solid guy with a wide range of handy man skills. He helped me out a bind recently and will be coming by for more work soon!

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Handyman

Garner, NC

  • Service type
    Repairs: Yes, Installation: No, Maintenance: No, Assembly: No
  • Details
    1) Repair water damage/mold to ceiling and possibly wall in upstairs bedroom. Visible spot is about the size of a dinner plate. 2) Check roof for small fixes. (flashing?) I know I need a new roof, but I can't afford it right now and need the ceiling issue addressed asap for health reasons.
  • $300
    Average price

Need a Handyman to Do Rail and Ramp Assemble

Walkertown, NC

  • Service type
  • Project length
    An hour or two
  • Details
    Add a rail & ramp.
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