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Elmira Handymen

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Affordable Home Solutions
from 60 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Larry J.
Verified review

Daniel is fantastic! He unmounted a tv and dismantled excercise equipment for moving and then mounted two tv's and reassembled the excercise equipment at our new house. He did such an excellent job that I hired him for other jobs and referred him to friends. Will hire him for any handyman job in the future.

Sticklers Structures
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Francesca H.
Verified review

The contractor always kept me informed on issues, status, ideas and provide updates at every stage of the work. My deck looks great! I would definitely recommend him.

Zachery Franklin
from 8 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara H.
Verified review

Zach was flexible., friendly and professional. I would hire him for handyman jobs again.

James Rude
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine T.
Verified review

James was quick to respond to my request on Thumbtack and always showed up on time or a little early. He was very focused on doing the jobs well and thoroughly. I would hire him again for handyman work around the house.

  • 5 years in business

We stand out from the rest because I treat every customer like family and don't over charge for anything most of the time I don't make any money from projects cause I am here to help customers


We are a family-ran business. We do housecleaning, yard work, painting, and minor repairs. We are cheap and professional. We do the job to high standards.


I make great deals and help with prices I work hard and fast


Overall handyman with skills and experience in carpentry, drywall installation, tile, Furmica install, hardwood furniture making and much more


I am a basic handyman. My services include simple painting and general lawn care. I also do gutter cleaning, odd jobs and basic housecleaning. I am willing to assist the handicapped and the elderly with fundamental daily needs, grocery shopping, dog walking, etc.


I am a young, business-driven individual whose work is superior to others. I make sure that the job is always done to the owners' liking so that no discrepancies happen. Your 100% satisfaction is guaranteed.


From housecleaning to lawn and garden care to babysitting and running errands -- I'll take the challenge and work well for any employer.


I provide handyman services, odd jobs, and some lawn care. I am willing to do many varieties of small jobs. No job is too small.


I provide handyman services. I do top-quality work at a price that you can afford. Call me today for a free estimate.


I have roofing and home improvement skills. I do siding, Sheetrock, patch work, yard work and maintenance services.


It's getting to be that time of year again! Have you looked at your windows lately? When's the last time your gutters got gutted? If there's too much to do and not enough time to do it, then I'm your man. Do you need the help, but are concerned about tight finances? My prices are too good to be true!** Services available include, but are not limited to: * lawn, garden and flowerbed/box maintenance and winterization * exterior house cleaning - gutters, siding, windows, etc. * garage organization and scrap removal * tree surgery/removal * wood splitting and piling for firewood * hauling (junkyard/donation centers) * snow removal (monthly retainer for services required) Do you need a service that isn't listed? Let's talk. I'm sure we can work something out. Prices will be negotiated at time of service request. Variables include time required, supplies, and difficulty of job. **The reasoning: My intention is to go into business for myself at some point in the future, so while the money is nice, I'm more interested in wowing you with my services! Word-of-mouth referrals are always welcome. References are available upon request. I'm not including a phone number on this listing for privacy reasons, so please respond with an e-mail. I look forward to doing business with you!


If you need it fixed today, call me. I fix up the inside of your home. I do some yard work, electrical work, plumbing, drywall painting, appliances, cabinets, and welding. If you need something, just call me. I will let you know if I can fix it -- doors, windows, etc.


I do all those little things you can't get done, such as replacing light fixtures, switches, etc., fixing leaks of all kinds, doing indoor and outdoor work, gutter cleaning, as well as interior and exterior house painting.

  • 21 years in business

I don't just take the easy way out, I do the job correctly the first time.


We do a wide variety of handyman services as home remodeling and painting anything outside. We have no electric repairs though.


I am an all-around handyman doing on everything but electrical! Carpentry/masonry/painting is my strong points! Concrete work and tile are my specialty!


If I can do it, I'll tell you. If I can't, I won't take the job. I have never been late by a minute in 30 years or more for anything. Honor and integrity before anything else, semper fi. I can do most electrical, plumbing, painting, wood repair auto body repair-minor, etc.

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 a Handyman

Fairport, NY

  • Service type
  • Project length
    An hour or two
  • Details
    Electric - Stove and oven not working, Clock on stove is.

Need Handyman Service

Rochester, NY

  • Service type
    Repairs, Maintenance
  • Project length
    Multiple days
  • Details
    have list of C of O requirements happy to email them - major points: Prot Covering Needed - "House trim" - - Siding Broken / Missing - Porch needs repair - Lattice - Window panes broken / Missing Window Frame needs repair - front attic window frame broken - Storm window frame Broken or missing - Storm door broken or missing - ok new door Storm door pane Broken or missing - re above Window Screens Broken or missing -
  • $2
    Average price

Need a Handyman

Rochester, NY

  • Service type
    Repairs, Installation
  • Project length
    I'm not sure yet
  • Details
    Roof repair Garage door repair Roof over my patio install
  • $3
    Average price
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