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South River Handymen

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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 314 reviews
  • 499 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth O.
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Jerome was easy to schedule with and very professional. The job, installing an arm mount for a tv, was done quickly and the result was just what I wanted. I highly recommend this handyman!

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Ray's Handyman Service
5.0
from 277 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 394 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alexander S.
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Ray is the best. Is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to anything handyman related and gets a job in a great amount of time and is always extremely friendly I recommend always working with Ray because he is such big great person to work with and is very flexible

Service Guys
4.5
from 262 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 456 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 225 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 346 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannon T.
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I just had to give a review for this young man. I reached out to him to install a wall mount for my plasma television and he was excellent. He was very punctual with his timing and immediately started working on completing the job. We ran into a small hiccup when he noticed that I had steel studs in my wall, but I was very surprised and pleased that he had all the supplies to complete the job that I didn't even know I needed. I will definitely be reaching out to him for all my handyman needs. Excellent Service and affordable!!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 290 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
4.9
from 188 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 191 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 Lightning installation
5.0
from 173 reviews
  • 243 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jojo J.
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James was immediately responsive to my request for a handyman to assemble a file cabinet. He arrived within an hour of speaking to him on the phone. James systematically assembled the cabinet with precision & skill. Also, I found him to be personable & professional.

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Handyman Mike
4.8
from 115 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather E.
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I enjoyed working with Handyman Mike. He explained everything and responded very quickly to my air conditioning issue. Thanks Handyman Mike.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dana D.
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Jorge changed out a light fixture in our dining room. He always stayed in contact before the job and he showed up on time, worked quickly and cleanly and was very friendly. We especially appreciated that he was able to come on a Saturday. I would definitely recommend him for handyman projects.

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Home Tech Improvements
4.9
from 95 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 110 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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Ivan Almonte
5.0
from 91 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 93 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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Kenneth P
5.0
from 83 reviews
  • 102 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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Handyman & Remodelers Inc
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ellie S.
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I found this company at the other resourse. I hired them after unsuccessul experience with another contractor. It was a right choice! It was easy to communicate and they worked fast and did a great job! I would hire them again and recommend!

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experience handyman
4.8
from 57 reviews
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Miriam W.
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Gino was fantastic. He fixed two separate problems for me - one was a loose ceiling fan that he re-attached and tightened (and I now feel much safer) and the other was installing a new light line and plastering up the roof all around. His work was excellent and when I had a problem with the latter job he corrected it promptly. He is always incredibly fast to respond and as reliable as I could ask for. Highly recommended for all your household needs!

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Sewell Peckham
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christian L.
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I highly recommend Sewell to anyone in need of a handyman. Sewell was very flexible in terms of his availability. I had posted to Thumbtack that I was in need of a professional to delicately uninstall my TV mount on a Sunday morning and Sewell was able to make it to my apartment in a matter of hours (I had been told by others that Sundays were not available). Sewell showed his experience when he was able to complete the job quickly without causing any damage whatsoever. The thing that impressed me the most about Sewell however was how kind and professional he was. I would EASILY hire Sewell again for any projects or jobs that I have in the future. Oh and the fact that he was very fair with pricing was a bonus as well! :)

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Kezo Maintenance Management
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 61 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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Bath works plus
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steve B.
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Paul went over and above and did even better than I had hoped. For example, when I asked him to paint my kitchen, I had no idea that he was going to paint the walls inside the back of the cabinets. Wow, looked brand new. He even took down ceiling lights when painting the ceiling. As for other repairs around the house, he did everything 200%. He worked on my home as it was his. If you need a handyman, hire him. You will have no regrets

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John Salov
5.0
from 25 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.

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White Glove Handyman
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff B.
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We love everything about White Glove Handyman!! We use his service for all our small and big projects and have been extremely happy with everything!!

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 TV Wall Mounting Services

Wilmington, DE

  • Installation location
    Wall mount above fireplace
  • TV size
    47" to 50"
  • Existing equipment
    No, help me select a mount/stand
  • Details
    I want the tv installed about our fireplace with the wires hidden behind the wall. I want to see when we could have someone come out and how much they would charge. Thanks!
  • $300
    Average price
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