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Jersey City Handymen

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

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  • 466 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 325 reviews
  • 511 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacob S.
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Jerome was great. Excellent handyman with a wide variety of skills from furniture assembly to lighting installation.

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Ray's Handyman Service
5.0
from 292 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 418 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Ray was prompt and on time, brought all the tools necessary to install our Cabinet. He was in and out in under an hour, and was extremely friendly and professional. If you're looking for a handyman, this is the person to work with--highly recommended.

Service Guys
4.5
from 271 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 470 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 237 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 361 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 203 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 203 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 Lighting installation
5.0
from 183 reviews
  • 254 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nikita S.
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James was a very Professional technician, we got 3 ceiling Fans installed and He did a excellent job, Im very particular about choosing help for my Home, I read reviews, calculate the lowest price etc James since the start showed those great qualities in His work and in his persona. Its very important who steps in your home its a very personal space... James was a great person to talk to Kind, delivered a great job, friendly and above al respectful. thanks a lot James we know whom to Hire now when ever I have a handyman job etc. I recommended James to my neighbors and family/friends. A great professional. decent, and very respectful. thanks James the ceiling fans work so nice ... we are very happy could not ask for more. thanks James once again.

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Bertie
4.9
from 175 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 222 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jimie G.
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From the moment we spoke i was comfortable n had no need to look further. Then meeting him n his awesome helper i continued to be impressed. I couldn't imagine a smoother more professional move. So thankful we made contact. Highly recommend him for any work you need done.

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Ivan Almonte
5.0
from 104 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mia L.
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He was quick and did everything properly. Smooth and efficient service. Would definitely recommend for future handyman jobs.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 122 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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Home Tech Improvements
4.9
from 97 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 113 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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Kenneth P
5.0
from 89 reviews
  • 111 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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 135 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.

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 94 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!!

Top Pro
  • 14 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Zev F.
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Petey came to my Manhattan apartment to figure out what needed to be done. He came back two days later. He was early and fixed three of my windows perfectly and efficient. Great communication. Very responsive. And a very nice guy. Highly recommended!

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Kezo Maintenance Management
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 74 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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experience handyman
4.8
from 63 reviews
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Merry L.
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Gino was able to help me with my issues professionally and efficiently. Great experience!

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Anthony Montgomery
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy L.
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Anthony just completed a job for me and I was super happy with his work. He removed the shower doors, repaired a broken closet rod and repaired a broken kitchen cabinet door. I am glad I ended up using his service. He was quick responsive, attentive, and he even biked himself to home depot to purchase additional items. I highly recommend him for all your handyman needs! I will def use him again in the future!

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  • 38 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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  • 5 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brea A.
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I was extremely pleased with the outcome of work done. I needed my curtain rods mounted properly and that is exactly what I received. Excellent communication. No run around about price. And insightful conversation ! I am truly happy and satisfied to have found a handyman who is prompt and thorough.Without a doubt, Hire him!

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Szar Builders LLC
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David T.
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Chris was very responsive and knew exactly what to do, came in with a case of anchors and screws like a full out hardware store. Very well prepared and neat, his helper stood with their vacuum to make sure no dust fell while drilling. They even had booties. Well priced for the quality work he provided. Will use him again.

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 cabinetry

Jersey City, NJ

  • Project scope
    Install or build new custom cabinets, Other (Build new decorative opening columns )
  • 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
    Dining / Living room
  • Special features requested
    Other (Glass doors. Av equipment )
  • Property type
    Home
  • Details
    These are decorative and will fit in to an existing closet space
  • $6500
    Average price

Need Handyman

Allentown, PA

  • Service type
    Repairs, Maintenance
  • Project length
    Full day
  • Details
    small paint job here and there. Fix 2-3 drywalls small holes, repair two doors there are holes in it, and small things here and there

Need a Handyman to Fix a Light

Brooklyn, NY

  • Service type
    Repairs
  • Project length
    Half day
  • Details
    Fixing a light
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