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Fair Lawn Handymen

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Jeff's Assembly
4.9
from 414 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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  • 456 hires on Thumbtack
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Saida S.
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I highly recommend Berry's Home Improvements Handyman Services, I would refer him to anyone in a minute, I hired Berrys' because our shower faucet was leaking and needed to be repaired. This Handyman is very prompt and very friendly. The work he did turned out perfect.

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Jerome Burke
4.9
from 314 reviews
  • 499 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth O.
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Jerome was easy to schedule with and very professional. The job, installing an arm mount for a tv, was done quickly and the result was just what I wanted. I highly recommend this handyman!

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Ray's Handyman Service
5.0
from 277 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 394 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alexander S.
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Ray is the best. Is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to anything handyman related and gets a job in a great amount of time and is always extremely friendly I recommend always working with Ray because he is such big great person to work with and is very flexible

Service Guys
4.5
from 262 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 456 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 225 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 346 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannon T.
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I just had to give a review for this young man. I reached out to him to install a wall mount for my plasma television and he was excellent. He was very punctual with his timing and immediately started working on completing the job. We ran into a small hiccup when he noticed that I had steel studs in my wall, but I was very surprised and pleased that he had all the supplies to complete the job that I didn't even know I needed. I will definitely be reaching out to him for all my handyman needs. Excellent Service and affordable!!

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Platinum Moving & Installation
4.9
from 188 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 191 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 173 reviews
  • 243 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jojo J.
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James was immediately responsive to my request for a handyman to assemble a file cabinet. He arrived within an hour of speaking to him on the phone. James systematically assembled the cabinet with precision & skill. Also, I found him to be personable & professional.

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Pierre's Handyman Service
4.9
from 109 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric H.
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Excellent handyman! Did a fantastic job assembling my ikea furniture and mounting my TV. Pierre was very careful throughout to make sure none of the furniture was chipped; he would gently lay down the funiture, put rugs underneath, and cleaned up the space afterwards.

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  • 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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Home Tech Improvements
4.9
from 95 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan C.
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Got two words: Hire Paul! He's professional, does great quality work, and makes sure you are satisfied. His handyman skills are excellent and he charges very fairly for his work.

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Ivan Almonte
5.0
from 91 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 93 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 83 reviews
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ally B.
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Kenny was great! He helped my fix my tv and got here within 15 min- (first picture) is Best Buy’s geek squad set up...it wasn’t centered with my furniture and wayyyyy too high. Kenny came in and fixed it for a great price. (Second pic) It’s at the perfect height and centered with my family room furniture now. Going to use him for any other handyman work needed.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ann S.
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He did and excellent job and did not waste any time. Matt has a great attitude, nothing is too daunting for his abilities and talents. He is trustworthy and efficient. I will definitely hire him again. So happy to have found an honest, sincere good handyman. Rochelle ohrstrom

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Handyman & Remodelers Inc
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 82 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
  • 82 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 57 reviews
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Miriam W.
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Gino was fantastic. He fixed two separate problems for me - one was a loose ceiling fan that he re-attached and tightened (and I now feel much safer) and the other was installing a new light line and plastering up the roof all around. His work was excellent and when I had a problem with the latter job he corrected it promptly. He is always incredibly fast to respond and as reliable as I could ask for. Highly recommended for all your household needs!

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Kezo Maintenance Management
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 61 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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MIB Repairs
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dan F.
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Needed handyman for a few small odd jobs. Very prompt response, good rates, good communication. Was able to come over within two days, punctual, did excellent work. Friendly and professional. Would definitely hire for future projects.

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John Salov
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vijay J.
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John is very detailed oriented and skillful. We hired him for furniture assembly and he did the job perfectly. I will recommend him to anyone looking for a skilled handyman.

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 Cabinet Professional

Bloomfield, NJ

  • Project scope
    Other (new or replace half old cabinets)
  • Cabinet location
    Kitchen
  • Property type
    Home
  • Details
    i have old wood knotty pine cabinets on top in good condition and formica cabinets on bottom. i need counter top replaced sink replaced floor old brick wall taken off. i need my kitchen redone
  • $3717
    Average price

Need a Handyman for Bed Assembly

Brooklyn, NY

  • Service type
    Assembly
  • Project length
    An hour or two
  • Details
    Bed from Walmart I need assembled

Need a Handyman

Oakland Gardens, NY

  • Service type
    Installation
  • Project length
    Half day
  • Details
    outside framing for 3 windows already installed---lightwood framing,aluminium capping and caulking
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