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Jersey City Local Handymen

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

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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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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 315 reviews
  • 500 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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 279 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 395 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 264 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 460 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
  • 346 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tanvi N.
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Fantastic handyman and does a job as if it's his personal problem. Very reliable.

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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
  • 244 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mayleen A.
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James is awesome guy. Very prompt, friendly, helpful courteous and a wonderful guy. I love him. He is very knowledgeable. When the job was looking difficult because of the age of Property, James figured out how to solve the problem and even the Chandelier seem to be complicated he studied it and worked out the solution very quickly. I would recommend anyone and everyone to this amazing new friend I made. He is my all time maintenance and handyman. I nearly forget this one, very organized, beat and clean. Thanks to thumbtack again and thank you God for sending James.

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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
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
  • 94 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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy L.
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Abe was fast, efficient, and professional. My biggest concern was finding a handyman to walk into our commercial building without the hassle of security. Abe was super professional and got the job done - same day! Hung 9 photos/plaques as well as installed/hung three shelves. Took direction well and had all the professional tools. Will be hiring him again soon and is highly recommended. Thanks Abe!

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Kenneth P
5.0
from 84 reviews
  • 103 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
  • 80 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
4.9
from 64 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James L.
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Ruslan is a great handyman reliable, effective and on time. Job well done!

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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
Bing G.
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Rick was early for the job, and a consummate professional. He came prepared with his own tools, explained what needed to be done, and worked quickly. A+ job and I’d recommend him highly to anyone looking for electrical or handyman work.

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experience handyman
4.8
from 57 reviews
  • 73 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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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.

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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