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  • 477 hires on Thumbtack
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Alejandro L.
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Jason is a true professional and he is my first call for anything requiring a handyman. I would highly recommend Jason to anyone looking for a reliable and skilled professional that can seemingly fix just about anything. Five stars.

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Jerome Burke
4.9
from 329 reviews
  • 517 hires on Thumbtack
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Marie D.
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Jerome was on time and very efficient with the work he did for me. He was committed to doing things right and finishing tasks no matter how long it was taking. He was very nice and knew exactly what he was doing. Jerome was very professional and accomplished great services for me and I definitely will be asking him to help me with more handyman work! I highly recommend hiring him for any handyman work!

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Ray's Handyman Service
5.0
from 302 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 433 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karyn C.
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It was great working with Ray. He came to my place right away and took care of what I needed. I was very happy with his service. I would recommend him to anyone that needs furniture assembly or handyman work.

Service Guys
4.5
from 275 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 474 hires on Thumbtack
Donna C.
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Prompt response to my request. Came on time. On a Sunday no less. Day after I called. Had all proper tools. Got right to work. Did great job. No muss no fuss. Pleasant professional. Would hire again. Had bad experience with another online Handyman finder last December so was a little worried but needed a.c. installed. Very glad I called

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Handyman Mel Inc
4.9
from 243 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 371 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ira M.
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Jamel was punctual and completed the job in an accomodating way. Happy to call him again. Thank you Jamel. IM

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  • 11 years in business
  • 291 hires on Thumbtack
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Danielle D.
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Working with Gary was great! He was on time, professional, and did such a thorough job on the project! It was so great to have a dependable handyman for our closet install! We will definitely be using Gary for any future work and recommend him to all! Thanks Gary for all your help!

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Platinum Moving & Installation
4.8
from 205 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 207 hires on Thumbtack
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Devon M.
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Travis is a great hire for handyman projects and comes with a buddy to get the job done faster. They even tackled 2 other small projects while they were here too!

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James Lighting installation
5.0
from 189 reviews
  • 263 hires on Thumbtack
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Ryan H.
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James The Handyman was on time, kept good communication throughout the whole project, and I will definitely ask him to come back to help with other stuff.

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Floors and Things
4.8
from 185 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 239 hires on Thumbtack
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Mihalis D.
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Ackthba was just delightful, professional, easy to work with and he knew exactly what to do. I even used him to install my aircons. Would definitely recommend him and use his services time and time again.

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Ivan Almonte
5.0
from 115 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 119 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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  • 2 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
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Ron K.
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Jorge was awesome. He was on time, was able to improvise on the spot and even had time to help tackle another need that I had just learned about. He’s a very nice guy as well. Highly recommend for plumbing and other handyman work.

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Kenneth P
5.0
from 95 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
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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

  • 5 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Eric T.
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Abraham was punctual, professional, and personable. We had to reschedule the work and he was flexible with the change of date. I will definitely call him for other jobs (wall hanging, handyman, etc.) in the future. He seems like a really nice guy and I'm happy with the job he did.

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Kezo Maintenance Management
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 81 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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Anthony Montgomery
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
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Ty R.
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I cannot say enough good things about Anthony. He went above and beyond the call of duty to help me resolve an issue with a broken Air Conditioner while I was out of the country and had airbnb guests. If it were not for him, I could not have resolved the issue. The quality of his work was exceptional and I know from firsthand experience as I have at times worked as a Handyman myself. Hire Anthony without hesitation.

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Daniel Santos-handyman
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 89 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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  • 38 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
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CHIOMA U.
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Roman was very responsive and knowledgeable. He came and fixed my boiler with no issues. His partner Eddy was very handy and courteous as well. Roman reached out to me within minutes of searching for a handyman to fix my boiler. He took me to Home Depot close by in the neighborhood without charge. They were affordable for the time allotted. Fixed my boiler within an hour. Very quick and efficient. If I have any issues I will definately contact them ASAP. Reliability and efficiency are top criteria's for providing the best customer service. With that being said I would highly recommend their service to anyone who needs it. Be realistic about your budget because owning a home is not cheap. Do your research and happy findings :-)

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Mike Eisner Restoration
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Lorenzo S.
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Mauricio and his group from Eisner Restoration were great at replacing my door jamb. Their professionalism, promptness and skill level are second to none. I have already requested that these guys be my go to persons for other projects in my house.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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A. A.
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This guy is great. Excellent craftsmanship. He does more than you request if he sees a problem if you had not predicted or forseen. Block out a considerable amount of time because you can expect that he will take as much time as is necessary to get the job done. His Rates are very reasonable. In fact, when you see the quality of his work you would be inclined to give him more than what he asked. I did. I totally recommend this man. If you ever need a plumber call him first. Note: this is not som hype; Iam a true satisfied customer.

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Lj502 homeimprovement LLC
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lily J.
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Fast response. We talked yesterday and the work was done today. Louis arrived 10 minutes early. Very professional. Worked quickly. Great price. Will definitely use him for other handyman needs in the future.

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.

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.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need cabinetry

Woodside, NY

  • Project scope
    Install or build new custom cabinets
  • Cabinet location
    Other (Barbershop)
  • Property type
    Commercial
  • Details
    Looking to change the look of my current business
  • $60
    Average price

Need a Furniture Assembler

Elmhurst, NY

  • Item type(s)
    Bookcase / cabinet, Bed frame / Headboard
  • Location
    Home
  • $166.67
    Average price

Need a Furniture Assembler ASAP

Philadelphia, PA

  • Item type(s)
    Desk , Table, TV stand / Entertainment center, Chair
  • Location
    Home
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