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Top Pro
from 179 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 206 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steve S.
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Sergio did a great job on a wide variety of handyman tasks, including fixing a GFI outlet, replacing weather stripping on 2 sets of double doors, fixing another door to close completely, replacing toilet valving, cleaning gutters, and moving furniture to attic.

Woodmont Builders
from 172 reviews
  • 267 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen P.
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Ron was absolutely fantastic! He had excellent communication, was on time, extremely polite & worked very hard to get the jobs done perfect. We are so blessed to find the best handyman on our first try in Durham. Thanks Ron & will be in touch soon! Kristen & Frank

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 111 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 74 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Driss Z.
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We hired Yassine to fix many things around the house, such as plumbing and electrical work. He did fantastic job and we were very pleased with his excellent job.

  • 5 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
Arist M.
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Brian was awesome! Contacted us to see if he could come early to hang our 2 TV's. Very knowledgable and affordable. Even took a look at our dishwasher before leaving with no charge. He is now my official handyman! Highly Recommend!

Todd's Home Services
from 43 reviews
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Ben H.
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Todd is a great handyman and just all around good person. He helped me after another contractor took advantage of me and Todd did an awesome job! I would absolutely recommend Todd to anyone.

  • 1 year in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Susann W.
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Christopher was prompt and helpful. Once I accepted the quote he installed my mailbox and post the next day. He was very polite and courteous and did a quality job. I will definitely be calling Doerner for my handyman and construction needs. Thank you!

Byrd Home Improvement
from 39 reviews
  • 62 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.

Handy Helpers, Inc.
from 51 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Maria E.
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I called many plumbers ,only 1 other even called back. Tim was busy but,still came by for an estimate and then did the job.

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Righthand Handyman
from 32 reviews
  • 40 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.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian A.
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We hired Mario to remove the popcorn ceiling in our main living area and paint the ceilings and walls. They took care of moving all the furniture with care (even after I asked if he wanted us to move it). The job took a bit longer than expected however it was worth it. The completed job looks amazing. He doesn't just get it done but was extremely thorough, walking around multiple times with a small flashlight to ensure there were no more discrepancies in the ceiling. Once the job was completed they also cleaned the place. I will be hiring Mario again in the future for other jobs and will be recommending him to anyone who asks for a contractor.

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HB Handyman Services, LLC
from 25 reviews
  • 23 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.

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.

Perry Mitchell
from 21 reviews
  • 23 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.

Do It Right! Handyman
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 31 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.

  • 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!!

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Dream Home Handyman
from 16 reviews
  • 17 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

  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Theodore B.
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Quality work, great customer service. Shows up when he says he will, does what he says he will do, and charges a fair price. For anyone searching for a handyman I'll recommend them.!

  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Amir T.
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So easy to work with! Recommend them to anybody who needs a good handyman!

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?

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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Need Fixtures Installation Service

Apex, NC

  • Project type
  • Fixture type
    Ceiling fan or chandelier
  • Location
  • Details
    Installation of 5 ceiling fans. Standard 9 and 8 foot ceilings.
  • $300
    Average price

Need a Picture Hanging Expert

Greensboro, NC

  • Project location
    Other (apartment)
  • Ease of access
    Other (no help 2hang two large pictures)
  • Special needs
    Secure installation (locks)

Need a Handyman to do Repair

Ridgeway, VA

  • Service type
  • Project length
    An hour or two
  • Details
    I need a piece of wood nailed to a door in ridgeway VA. someone pulled the door off the hinges and I live in atlanta
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