Find a handyman near Rochester, NH

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Top 9 Handymen near Rochester, NH

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Advanced driveway, Technolagies
Advanced driveway, Technolagies

Exceptional 5.0


Exceptional 5.0


  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Rochester, NH
Brian A. says, "Enclosed is before & after pictures of my huge driveway. Scott was very nice when we communicated by phone. I had gotten 4 different quotes. $600,$950,$980 & $1,000. I decided to go with Scott whose quote was $1,000. When Scott & his crew pulled up they were very polite. After all said and done. Scott ended up stopping 15ft from the main road. He explained to me that the town owns that part and he couldn’t sealcoat that part. At 1st it didn’t seem right to me. By the time they were done the code enforcement division along with public safety was closed for the day. So 1st thing I did the next morning was to reach out to the town and figure out what’s going on. I had never heard such a thing. Public safety & the code enforcement officers reassured me I own the whole driveway like I originally thought. I reached out to Scott the next day. He was nice about it. I nicely explained I don’t know who’s feeding you false information but my driveway belongs to me. And I’d like to get my 15ft apron entrance seal coated because it looked funny like it was 3:4 done then they just stopped. Scott assured me last week that he would return this Thursday to finish it up. I was s skeptical at 1st thinking what’s in it for him to return. I had already paid them & bought them a 6 pack of twisted teas. I’ll say this. Scott is a man of his word. Not only did he come back he arrived 1 day sooner then previously expected. I was very impressed. I ended up giving him a decent tip for keeping his word. I also told him that I’ll promote his businesses for the work they did. My driveway was built in 1973 never had been sealcaoated or anything like that. It was long overdue. And I’d say it came out absolutely beautiful. 5 stars all around. Quality work honestly businessman. I’ll be using Scott come again in a year or 2. Nice job guys!!!"See more

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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.

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.

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