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Fort Lee Handymen

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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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  • 456 hires on Thumbtack
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Sonali B.
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Most efficient handyman we ever met. Very professional, honest, reasonable and responsive! Will recommend him to all

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Jerome Burke
4.9
from 315 reviews
  • 501 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany B.
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Jerome did a WONDERFUL job installing my Murphy bed. Beautiful addition to my new place!! Def will be calling him for future handyman needs. Thanks Jerome!

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Ray's Handyman Service
5.0
from 279 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 398 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Prince H.
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Ray is an awesome handyman! He is very hardworking and quick as well. He fixed my backless shelves for me, even though the directions in the instructions were wrong he knew what to do. Is definitely recommend him

Service Guys
4.5
from 265 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 461 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 225 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 348 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elana R.
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Professional, courteous, punctual, considerate, and clean. Compared to the other handymen I've hired on here, Jamel was definitely a breath of fresh air. I'll be reaching out to him for all my handyman 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
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 Lightning installation
5.0
from 174 reviews
  • 245 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aarti B.
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We needed some outdoor lights replaced, some checked as they had stopped working. James came over and right away started tackling the problem areas. James was so polite , so courteous , patient and professional at the same time. He kept finishing one project after another from a list of things that I pointed out to him. From small as changing light bulbs to checking a circuit breaker He was not satisfied till he had done each and everything perfectly I highly recommend James for any and all electrical work and will be giving his reference to friends and anyone looking for a electrician. When he left us on the second day of work he mentioned he was a handyman and painter too- my husband offered him a painting job to be done this coming week

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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
Clarisse H.
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Wonderful handyman! Pierre was very patient and assembled two other pieces we hadn't discussed before. Highly recommend him and will call him next time I need some help!

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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
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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Ivan Almonte
5.0
from 92 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charley T.
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100% satisfied and recommend! TV was mounted and professionally setup to my preferences in less than 10 min. Will definitely be working with Ivan again

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Kenneth P
5.0
from 84 reviews
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Zachary R.
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Kenny was great! Was available even earlier and very efficient in his work. Very knowledgeable. Would recommend him to my friends who need a handyman.

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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
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hoi W.
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Ruslan from Handyman & Remodelers Inc did a great job cleaning my gutters. I appreciated that he even took apart the downspout to make sure it was clean and de-clogged. I would definitely hire him again.

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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
  • 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
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Randal G.
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Jim did a couple of handyman projects for us. His pricing is fair and the quality of his work is excellent. He was easy to work with and helpful and honest about the best options to complete our projects. Highly recommended.

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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
  • 58 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
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 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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