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  • 456 hires on Thumbtack
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Cynthia D.
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Jason, It was such a pleasure meeting you. I truly appreciated all your effort, hard work, knowledge, and assistance regarding my refrigerator. Thank you so much for the hours of labor you spent repairing the fridge and ensuring that it was back up and running. You went above and beyond! It's truly great to know that there are still Professional, Kind, Caring and HONEST people left in the world. #PRICELESS. I would glady recommend your services and will definitely use you again in the future. Blessings Always~Cynthia Dorsey

Service Guys
4.5
from 264 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 460 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!!!!

  • 355 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 190 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
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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 168 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 214 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.

Marvin's Handyman Services
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Nick M.
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Marvin went above and beyond, not only tackling the service requested, but explaining how to maintain the improvement after the fact. He was professional, kind and clearly makes his handyman services a labor of love.

  • 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

City Handyman LLC
4.8
from 74 reviews
  • 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.

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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
  • 12 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Niloy S.
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Eric installed backsplash tiles in my kitchen, replaced the hood over the oven and installed an OTR microwave. He charged for labor only, as I got him the materials. It was a pleasure working with him. Not only did he complete this job on time with the desired quality, he also did a few small extra stuff for free. Highly recommend for any kitchen and bath remodeling.

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Dream Garage Remodeling Co.
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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Robert Z.
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Lenny installed an additional outlet in my home. He was prompt, knowlegeable in what he was doing, neat, very professional and courteous. He also took the time to do the installation properly. He quoted a labor price to do the job which was very reasonalble and that is what he charged. Parts were charged for at the price he paid for them. Nothing extra. He even bought them and brought them with him. I literally had to do nothing. All in all, I am very satisfied with the work performed and would recommend Lennny.

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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Spa Savers
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donald S.
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HE IS A GOOD WORKER, PRICES HIS WORK FAIRLY, KNOWS HIS STUFF, IS POLITE, ON TIME AND VERY PERSONABLE. ABSOLUTELY HIRE HIM.

  • 11 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Cristina C.
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I am an architect and needed tile work for 2 bathrooms and a kitchen in a weekend house upstate. I was a little concerned not knowing contractors up there but took a chance on Marco and his team. They did such good work that now I'd like to drag him to work for my clients downstate. He is careful & considerate from the moment he puts down protection to not dirty your home to the the time spent by his team cleaning after themselves. He took less than optimal spaces and left them perfect. I am stunned by the quality of his work and would advise using him to anyone.

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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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

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DC Expert Construction Inc.
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 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.

Reed Construction LLC
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey S.
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I liked that the owner gave me a total price for the project and not a per hour with a huge first hour price of $180+ like the other handymen co’s. The assembly price would be more than the item itself! Since Jeff was honest and didn’t price gauge me he gets to bid on thousands of dollars of other projects I need done ASAP. Great Job!

  • 11 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia G.
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Brick and cement step repair. Carlos quoted a price that was the most reasonable for materials and labor. He obtained all the necessary materials and began the work as soon as I accepted his quote. He removed all the old broken cement and replaced it with new. He was very thorough and removed all the debris from the project. He took many photos of the work in progress as I was out of town. He gave the cement time to dry and cure. He then returned to check that all went correctly with the job. I would be quick to hire Mura Construction again for my home repair needs.

A Labor Of Love
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sunitha R.
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We had Alex come in to fix a table from Costco and a few small repairs and fixtures done around the house. He was highly enthusiastic and quick with his work, efficient and clean. Affordable and willing to do anything that was asked of him. I would definitely recommend hiring him and will hire him for any future service we require.

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joan C.
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B&B did an expert intake of my needs. They communicated with me promptly by email, in clear, concise English; made helpful suggestions; showed up precisely as promised; did an excellent job; cleaned up after their labors; and thanked me for hiring them. I would do it again without hesitation.

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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