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Clifton Handymen

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

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Jeff's Assembly
4.9
from 415 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 634 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jonathan Y.
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Jefferson was a complete professional from beginning to end. His communication was excellent, even when I changed the time at the very last minute. He showed up on time and came prepared with all the necessary tools, and he worked diligently for five straight hours putting together my IKEA furniture - some of which definitely needed his handyman expertise to assemble and/or repair. He was also careful to ensure that he didn't scratch my hardwood floors. Jefferson is polite and professional, and I would definitely hire him again for future assembly needs.

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  • 458 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paula T.
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Jason's a real plumber/ handyman. I would highly recommend him and I plan to call him in the future.

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Jerome Burke
4.9
from 316 reviews
  • 501 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lealand T.
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I've used other services like this before but Jerome has been the best so far. He was very professional, did amazing work and his price was fair. I would recommend him to anyone. It rare to find people with such good work ethics. I am very pleased and I will be sure to use him again for all my handyman needs.

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Ray's Handyman Service
5.0
from 282 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 399 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily W.
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Ray was an excellent handyman! He responded to my inquiry within 2 hours, was entirely flexible and worked around my schedule, offered a very reasonable price ($150, vs. $400 it would have been through Wayfair), arrived right on time, and constructed my furniture pieces efficiently and soundly. He was the best handyman we could have asked for. Professional and friendly. Most highly recommended!!

Service Guys
4.5
from 266 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 462 hires on Thumbtack
Matt D.
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Seamless process from project request to completion, and great handyman work. What else could you ask for?

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Handyman Mel Inc
4.9
from 227 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 348 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joseph C.
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Jamel was fantastic! On time, hard working and a real perfectionist with excellent attention to the details. A must hire for your TV mounting needs.

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Platinum Moving & Installation
4.8
from 190 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Monnie B.
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I Made Appointments With Others But They NEVER CAME Alot Ppl Was Charging A Arm & Leg I WAISTED SO MUCH TIME WAITING ON THEM But TRAVIS Beat Eveyone pricing he came to appointment even kept me updated because he was doing another job i wanted same day Service he hook up my kid's TV Travis was very professional respectful at all times he even bought the supplies because i wasnt for sure alot ppl wouldnt go out they way but he did & of course i was very thankful and we love the set up & of course that my new HANDYMAN😀

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James Lightning installation
5.0
from 174 reviews
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian M.
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Top notch handyman. Great prices, great flexibility and outstanding work. Highly recommend!!

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
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Great service and will be our go-to contact for handyman services. Greivin was incredibly timely and flexible in working on our projects. He was professional and polite and and well-spoken and the end results are high quality. I especially appreciate his attention to detail to make sure the project outcomes were as I'd intended and his thoughtful suggestions to our project list really improved the functionality for end results that were actually even better than expected.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dana D.
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Jorge changed out a light fixture in our dining room. He always stayed in contact before the job and he showed up on time, worked quickly and cleanly and was very friendly. We especially appreciated that he was able to come on a Saturday. I would definitely recommend him for handyman projects.

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Ivan Almonte
5.0
from 92 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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He did a great AND quick job mounting my two TVs (65" and 45") and I will definitely be hiring him for future handyman work around my apartment.

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Kenneth P
5.0
from 85 reviews
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel R.
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I’ve used Kenneth for 2 jobs now and he was an absolute pro. From picture hanging, to tv mounting, to furniture assembly, everything was done punctuality and perfectly. Will definitely continue to use Kenneth in the future for any handyman job.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa M.
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New go-to handyman in NYC! Matt was on time, extremely flexible with a last minute request, was friendly, and delivers quality work at a reasonable price! Will definitely be sharing with friends!!

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Handyman & Remodelers Inc
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ellie S.
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I found this company at the other resourse. I hired them after unsuccessul experience with another contractor. It was a right choice! It was easy to communicate and they worked fast and did a great job! I would hire them again and recommend!

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Rick can fix it
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristen G.
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I'm glad I hired Rick to work on my projects (assemble and install two ceiling fans, replace faucet, medicine cabinet and light in the bathroom. He used his professional judgement on a few of the items rather than just getting the job done because I asked. Turns out my entire apartment is jerry-rigged and Rick spent several more hours here than he had planned. I'm glad Rick took his time to do it right. I was skeptical hiring a handyman here in NYC, but Rick was great and I'd definitely hire him again in the future.

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experience handyman
4.8
from 58 reviews
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peter Z.
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This guy is the best. He saved me from a bad installation of my murphy bed (handy.com) The collapsed and could have seriously injured me. I was actually traumatized by that prior experience. Gino listened to my concerns and did the job right. He came back and built the additional console units. He spent the time to complete everything perfectly. He is a handyman you can trust for any project. He's very reasonable and trustworthy. I have other projects in mind and this is the only person I'll be using. You'll want him coming back for more projects too once you see the quality of his work.

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Kezo Maintenance Management
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia R.
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I had a regular handy-person for years. He did excellent work and i trusted him implicitly. He retired a few years ago. My search for a replacement was unsuccessful. James installed some wall lights and provided me consultation on other projects. He suggested other professionals to use. His work is impeccable. He returned the work area to its’ pre-project state. He is very personable. I found my new handyman.

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Daniel Santos-handyman
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Daniel backed me up when the handyman I initially hired was a no-show. Even though I had already moved out, he was willing to help with repairs based on my instructions, whereas the first hire demanded I be there to show him what I wanted done. He documented everything he did and sent me photos. He even took photos of the receipts he obtained when he went to purchase materials and I paid him exactly what he paid for them, no more. Very professional. I highly recommend Daniel.

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Danny Goldstein
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charlie L.
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I hired Danny to paint my new baby's room. His professionalism was on point and he did a great job. I have recommended him to my friends and family and he continues to impress us. I will continue to use Danny for other projects at my home and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional, trustworthy handyman who will always give you a fair price.

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John Salov
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna E.
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John is absolutely phenomenal. Not only does he have exquisite skills, but also has great judgment. He asked questions in terms of some of the colors / positions I picked for fixtures and really helped me think about some of the quick decisions I made. Appreciate him providing perspective and not just doing exactly what I asked when the outcome would not have been what I really intended. His paint work was not only expedient but also incredible. He transformed my living spaces and I keep looking for a flaw and can’t find one! I’ve recommended him to all of my friends for his paint work and general handyman skills and plan to continue to use him for all my needs going forward. Super trustworthy, fair pricing, great quality work. What more could you ask for?! Really lucky I was able to find him and hope all of you looking for someone get to experience his skill as well.

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MIB Repairs
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Scott C.
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Marius is the man! Super nice guy with great skills, easy to communicate with, accommodating, and affordable!

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 cabinet professional

Bloomfield, NJ

  • Project scope
    Install or build new pre-made cabinets
  • Cabinet count
    3-5
  • Will professionals need to remove old cabinets
    No existing cabinets to remove
  • Will client provide cabinets?
    No, I will need the carpenter to provide the cabinets
  • Cabinet material
  • Cabinet location
    Kitchen
  • Special features requested
    Roll-out drawer trays, Slide out bins
  • Property type
    Home
  • Details
    We have one wall in our kitchen that is 104 wide we want to add cabinets both uppers and lowers and a pantry cabinet. We would like uppers to have glass doors.
  • $2350
    Average price

Need a Handyman

New Britain, CT

  • Service type
    Repairs, Installation
  • Project length
    Multiple days
  • Details
    I need to put up a stockade fence in one area of the yard. I also need to put in some baseboard trim and 3/4 inch round throughout my ground floor. Finally, I'd like to remodel my bathroom - nothing to extravagant but I need to fix it up.
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