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  • 466 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Edward L.
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Jason was here within the hour on Labor Day and fixed my toilet quickly. He is pleasant and efficient. I highly recommend him.

Service Guys
4.5
from 271 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 470 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon W.
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The guys were amazing!!! They stayed much longer then what I had originally asked them to do and packed everything that was ready! I'm going to hire them for jobs when I move in!!! They were so well mannered and polite and very hard workers!!!!

  • 364 hires on Thumbtack
Lizette S.
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If there were extra start's to put on it would be 10 star's for the excellent work that Sam & his worker's did! They took out & installed a new HVAC Central Air Unit for my Mom. Outstanding work! They even cleaned up after they were done. Thank you Guy's for the amazing work you did, my Mom will be able to sleep cool & comfortable after 5 day's in the heat. Truly a satisfied customer.

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Platinum Moving & Installation
4.8
from 202 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 202 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dellon G.
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I could not have been happier with this service. The workers were very punctual and took great care of my furniture doing my move to Pennsylvania. I would definitely recommend Travis and his movers.

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Bertie
4.9
from 174 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 221 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Kind people, careful & quick movers - couldn't ask for a better experience.

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Turner T.
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Roosevelt was very patient and reliable. He ordered a new part for me and when it didn't fix the problem and another new component was needed, he returned to my home and refunded all the money I had paid for the part and labor when it turned out not to be cost effective to repair my old dishwasher. He is a highly ethical, detail oriented repairman you can trust.

  • 15 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
Frank G.
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Their field labor was very professional, knowledgeable, and worked clean and fast. The office was very disorganized, and seemed that the people that did the pricing and the people that did sales and follow up were not on the same page. My first point of contact had little to no knowledge of the project they priced and he was very slow in returning phone calls

D&K general construction
4.6
from 78 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Niesha M.
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Juan came to my house to repair the front door and and second door once you enter my house. He had to gut out the whole frame and replace them. Juan did a great job. He was reliable and helpful. He even help us look for discounted items. I would definently hire and recommend him To work for others. I love the fact he was honest and his labor price was very affordable.

  • 2 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
William M.
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Perfect job accomplished expeditiously, intelligently and creatively. Honest and straightforward explanation of every aspect of the labor involved and accounting regarding materials needed and obtained. I have already discussed future projects, confident that the highest level of workmanship and quality of work can be counted on. The best responsiveness I have experienced anywhere. I recommend City Handyman LLC without hesitation or reservation.

Smart Improvement Corp.
4.7
from 61 reviews
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Garry K.
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The service provided by Smart Improvement Corp. in installing our kitchen cabinets was impeccable! Valdemir and his co-worker were very professional, always arrived on time and worked hard to give us our beautiful kitchen! Highly recommended and we will rehire for additional work as well.

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lee M.
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I rarely write reviews. I've hired a lot of folks over past 30 years and Manny ranks among the top two or three. He was clear in communicating, came in at his quote, and did exactly what he was asked using high quality parts (even though he and I had not discussed that and he could have opted for lower cost materials to enrich himself, but that's just not how he operates). He takes pride in his work and his work ethic reflects it. Thx Manny! p.s. a few other plumbers declined the job proposing far more expensive solutions (2-3x as costly) simply because they felt a quick buck was in their best interest. Manny did the hard work taking a couple hours to get a difficult labor intensive job done

Handy Kith
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony C.
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He has done many jobs for me, from hanging frames to light fixtures. Highly recommend!

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DC Expert Construction Inc.
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa M.
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The job could not have gone more perfect. My contractor cancelled last minute for a job that needed to be done before Christmas as it was a gift. I hired Al over the phone as I was desperate and he came over right away. I was extremely nervous and worried he may try and over charge due to the circumstances and my need for immediate assistance. He had no reviews for me to read and I have had a few bad experiences with contractors in the past. Al was polite, clean, neat and treated my home as if it was his own sweeping and vacuuming as he went along. I was only planning on having him do the hard labor and I was going to finish the rest on my own. Al was a very pleasant find and I will be referring him to anyone I know who needs a contractor. He did not over charge and went above and beyond to help finish the entire job for me.

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Home Thesis
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen L.
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I hired Hugo to renovate my room. He removed the old wood floors and installed new hardwood flooring. He also removed the existing plaster walls, installed new insulation, sheet rock and moldings. Also, built shelves into the walls, saving space in my room. He used oil base Benjamin Moore paint. I will definitely use Hugo's services again. He was fair and honest with his prices and labor and didn't hesitate to make suggestions to improve on what I wanted and exceed my expectations. The work speaks for itself in the pictures below.

Rennovato Tech Solutions
4.5
from 28 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Brittin M.
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He is very professional and honest. He arrived on time and waited for us as we were running late for our appointment to our home (apologies!!). He needed to order a motherboard and did not charge us anything the first visit which he worked on our computer for approximately 1-2 hours. Once he ordered the part, he let us know when he received it and came back on a Sunday. He was very quick and efficient. He seems like a honest, good person with good vibes. The price was for the part he ordered and for labor. I'd call him again if I mess our computer up again for sure!!! Thank you!!

JA & J Renovations
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Zahid K.
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John is extremely accommodating and a great clean job in setting up a soffit to cover pies for the central ac I installed . His workers were extremely courteous and cleaned up everything once the job was done .

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Top Coat Painting
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Karen W.
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Don provided a detailed estimate outlining material costs labor and time - he was an excellent communicator and very detail oriented. He painted a bathroom, hallway, stairwell, foyer, dining room and kitchen-he also hung 2 interior doors and installed my bathroom vanity and medicine cabinet. We are extremely happy with the finished product and will contact Don for future projects and we have already passed his information on to our friends. 😊👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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Aisen
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alyssa G.
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Aisen arrived on time and assembled the kitchen island with ease. He’s also very quiet while he works which is a plus. Very happy with the completed project. Would hire him again. Great value and quality work.

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Hamilton Construction
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike C.
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Steve is straight forward with pricing, breaking down material and labor costs. He is meticulous with each detail along the way as if he was working on his own home project. Ask him about the origins of the name of his company, for you history buffs, it is a really cool story! With Hamilton Construction, you always get great work at a fair price!

C@C Construction
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
John D.
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Chris Horn and his team at C&C Construction did an excellent job of installing drywall in my new kitchen. Chris is committed to quality, and he worked hard to make sure that all the corners and joints were resolved perfectly. It was a tricky project and a long day of work, but he knocked it out of the park. I liked his professionalism: Chris gave me a proposal bid in writing that was clear and broke out the materials and labor. (His competitors only gave me vague ballpark prices.) He gave me an honest price, communicated clearly via text in preparation of the project, and was on time the morning of the install. It was a pleasure working with him and I fully recommend Chris and C&C to any anyone looking to have home repairs done.

Jessie Cares
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Zac P.
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She did a great job cleaning my home. Everything was organized and put where it goes. She was friendly and professional. I could have asked for a better job

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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