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Top Pro
  • 466 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bryant S.
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Jason did a fantastic job and we will definitely be using him in the future should the need arises. We'll also be utilizing his handyman skills for various projects that we have coming up! He was on time, professional and gave us feedback on potential issues that could come up. Thanks Jason!

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Jerome Burke
4.9
from 325 reviews
  • 511 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alice M.
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Jerome did a tremendous job — he is professional, efficient and experienced. Before he even came he let me know he was on his way. When he arrived, he looked at my bed frame situation and knew immediately what he needed to do. I recommend him 100% for any handyman job. Thank you!!

  • 11 years in business
  • 544 hires on Thumbtack
Lori P.
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Manny recaulked my bathroom tub and some of the tiles on the wall after a prior handyman messed it up. It came out perfectly and I am very happy with the result. I will definitely hire Manny again! He is also a super nice man, a gentleman.

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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
Mckenna M.
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Ray is very professional and punctual. He came over to help me build a dresser which had parts missing when he opened the box and was very cordial and understanding about having to come back again once I had the other half of my dresser delivered. He's a very skillful handyman with years of experience. Highly recommend.

Service Guys
4.5
from 271 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 470 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 237 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 361 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Russell S.
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Handyman Mel was very professional and took his time to make sure the job was done right to my satisfaction. In addition, he is very professional and knowledgeable about his craft. He maintained communication from the first contact to when the job was complete. Definitely would hire Mel again!

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Platinum Moving & Installation
4.8
from 203 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 203 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 Lighting installation
5.0
from 183 reviews
  • 254 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ryan H.
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James The Handyman was on time, kept good communication throughout the whole project, and I will definitely ask him to come back to help with other stuff.

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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 103 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 107 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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  • 2 years in business
  • 122 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 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
Jessica T.
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Extremely collaborative and professional with great attention to detail. Also has an artistic eye so he's much more than a typical handyman. I had previously hired an interior decorator who sketched out a photo gallery with 2 rows of 8 frames. It turns out she measured incorrectly, and Abe was able to suggest something that was much better. Abe worked efficiently - much faster than I expected or was quoted by multiple people. He even offered to go to a specialty store to get the right hardware ahead of the job. I found the rate to be reasonable, and I'm really happy with the job. Plus, he's a very pleasant person. Will definitely use again.

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  • 14 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Adam M.
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Pete was great, both with the communication up front and his quality of work. I plan on using him for my handyman needs going forward.

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Kezo Maintenance Management
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 74 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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experience handyman
4.8
from 63 reviews
  • 80 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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Anthony Montgomery
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
Lelia F.
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Max did a wonderful job and I would hire him for any type of handyman work that I have. Very professional and delivers quality work.

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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.

Actual Requests

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Need cabinetry

Maspeth, NY

  • Project scope
    Other (stairs)
  • Cabinet location
    Dining / Living room
  • Property type
    Home
  • Details
    stair coming away from wall need bolt from stair to beam in wall
  • $30.5
    Average price

Need sink and faucet repair

Brooklyn, NY

  • Sink or faucet problem
    Weak pressure from faucet, Other (only cold water with slow pressure, no hot water comes out)
  • Duration of problem
    Recently
  • Sink type
    Under-mount sink
  • Number of sinks or faucets
    1
  • Materials provided
    No, I will need the professional to provide materials and parts
  • Property type
    Multi-unit building
  • Details
    Tenant complained of no water at all last night, but then said this morning only slight trickle of cold water, no hot water. all other faucets work in the property
  • $237.5
    Average price

Need an Electrician

Brooklyn, NY

  • Project type
    Install/plan
  • Lighting location
    Indoor
  • Project location
    House
  • Construction type
    Remodel
  • Details
    replacing a dome light with a chandelier
  • $187.5
    Average price
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