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Portsmouth Handymen

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

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  • 10 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
L. P.
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Joe is awesome! He knew exactly what to do without hesitataion. Quoted me a great price. I called him a week later to come perform the work and he arrived the next day. He installed a Ring doorbell and it works great. He doesn't know it but he is now my go-to electrician for work to be completed.

NM Electrical & Home Services
4.8
from 104 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
Sheryl A.
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I would recommend Neil for any handyman work needed around the house. He was able to fix my noisy toilet and dripping faucet in a fast and professional manner. I even had him do an additional project while he was here, adjusting an ill-closing door, and replacing the weather-stripping. His quick response on Thumbtack and accommodating scheduling made the process even easier than anticipated. I will be using Neil for any future projects that come up at the house I need professional assistance with.

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Reliable Handyman Service
5.0
from 82 reviews
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim M.
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“Reliable Handyman” was prompt and worked diligently to repair my lights . I will hire him again.

James Donovan
4.4
from 96 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Sy H.
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Excellent Customer Service! Jim is an experienced and skilled handyman and I would recommend him without any reservations!

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric C.
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Jose is the man! The wife and I bought a desk and we realized we were a little in over our heads with the assembly. I put my project on thumbtack and within minutes Jose messaged me about the job. He came out the very next day and assembled a desk for me in 1.5 hours. A job that probably would have taken me hours to complete. He was polite, professional and reasonably priced. If I ever need any handyman help in the future I will definitely be contacting Jose again.

Top Pro
  • 21 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barbara T.
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Bob has extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of the handyman, construction, carpentry business. He has helped me with numerous projects over the years and has always been professional, efficient and timely with his work. I have also asked for his advice on issues that have come up, and if he doesn't know the answer, he always researches it and gets back to me. Bob has a great work ethic and is willing to take any task. I highly recommend his work and his professionalism.

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John's Home Repair Service
4.8
from 65 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tamara B.
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John was everything that I was hoping for. He was able to do the handyman carpentry work that we needed. He installed some stair railing's and put in some doorframes and installed baseboards. His price was extremely fair I felt like I more than got my moneys worth. I've never felt that I've gotten my moneys worth out of a contractor the way I have with him. I look forward to using him again.

  • 47 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Jaclyn T.
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Jeff was easy to correspond with, showed up a little early to get set up and adeptly completed our furniture assembly. He was able to finish in a little over 3 hours what would have taken my husband and I two days. He was also neat and organized, which I really appreciate. I would highly recommend Jeff for your handyman needs!

  • 4 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Shirley E.
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I never had a handyman prior to hiring Martinez LLC. They were very polite, and prompt to do whatever I needed done. Very pleased and I will hire them again in the fall when I need more work done. I would recommend them to anyone, the price was right and they cleaned up at the end of each day.

FW Home Improvement
4.6
from 39 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Jose B.
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Superior service. A fence and pretty soon more work. I recommend this handyman/contractor to everyone who needs a fence. Very neat work! I give him a 10+....

AmeriCraft
4.6
from 38 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Robert A.
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William did an outstanding job with vinyl siding work I needed to finish my garage heater installation. The job involved removing siding and replacing it with a custom-made Azek mounting block and j-channel around a 4" stainless steel vent pipe. I am very satisfied William's workmanship and would not hesitate to recommend him.

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John W Property
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Troy H.
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John was a pleasure to work with. His master carpenter, Dave was easy to work with and helped to repair a badly rotted screen porch. I hope to hire them to repair my roof this summer.

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Aim High Home Services
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kate G.
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Chad is polite, pleasant, accommodating, skilled, productive, hard working...he's everything we hope our handyman will be.

Frank Armstrong
4.4
from 24 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
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I hired Frank to mount a decorative antique mantel on a wall. I can tell he has lots and lots of skill and experience. He did a very good job, and even touched up the paint around the mantle. As a handyman, he quoted me an hourly rate, but then wanted to bill me for an entire day. It was really just a two or three hour job. He added in some touch up work, and I ended up paying for a half-day. He could have been quite a bit more clear about his rates upfront.

  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Janice S.
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They were completely professional and did great work at a good price. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing home repair work done. Excellent job.

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rainstone construction inc
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patrick R.
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Ken did some tile work in my kitchen recently as well as some repairs to my doors and caulking our kitchen cabinets. From start to finish, Ken did a fantastic job! He communicated with me from the get-go, had a fair price, and was flexible with the times that he could come. He arrived on our agreed-upon time, performed the work as promised, and did a phenomenal job. He was done quickly and my wife and I were thrilled with his work. We will definitely be utilizing his services again in the future and I recommend him to anyone who needs any type of handyman work done.

Complete Property Management
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Linda R.
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Tony is very knowledgeable in all areas of handyman services and I highly recommend him. He cleaned my gutters, put in a new gutter above my side entryway and pressure washed my decks. Very hard worker and cleans up afterwards.

  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Laura M.
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Great work, efficient, professional. I hired them for random handyman needs for moving into a new home: installing pull-out shelves, hanging pictures & mirrors, installing a/c units, etc. I hope to use them again!

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Auxilia Services
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
G. C.
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A++ service from initial contact to completion! Jim responded superiorly promptly and courteously, provided needed handyman service at more than fair price, and was capable, pleasant and helpful every step of the way. Many thanks for the help!!

Franko Handyman
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sera Y.
Verified review

Franko is great - honest, prompt, professional and provided quality work. I will work with him again. Thanks for your service, Franko.

North Hampton Handyman
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Christine S.
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Al was great to work with! I knew I could trust him with the job! He completed it in a timely fashion and made sure every detail was taken care of. The quality of his work was superb! I’d highly recommend him to anyone! We had several rooms painted and a back splash put in our kitchen! We loved the way it came out!

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 for Installation

Arlington, MA

  • Service type
    Repairs: No, Installation: Yes, Maintenance: No, Assembly: No
  • Details
    We have a screen porch back deck with a cheap and sagging wood/screen door. We need a good door that opens and snaps closed so the bugs stay out.
  • $150
    Average price

Need a Double Hung Window Repaiman

Greenland, NH

  • Window Type
    Double hung (slides up and down)
  • Property type
    Home
  • Details
    Two windows need to be repaired- 1 is a broken tension string on an Andersen window; other window repair is a broken pane that needs to be replaced (window consists of 2 panes of glass with air in the middle- one pane is broken).

Need a Handyman

Salem, MA

  • Service type
    Repairs: No, Installation: Yes, Maintenance: No, Assembly: No
  • Details
    I actually need someone to install 2 window air conditioners. I also need some venetian blinds installed for a bay window.
  • $79
    Average price
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