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Handy Works NYC
Handy Works NYC

Handy Works NYC

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Introduction: I have worked in general contracting as well as furniture and architectural fabrication for several years, all the while doing smaller handyman jobs as well. I'm excited to offer my long and varied experience to a wider array of clients who require relatively quick, efficient completion of their particular tasks. I bring extensive experience and knowledge of what I call the "Big Three": materials, fasteners and tools. Knowing how these interact with each other in any scenario is the key to success on the technical side. I'm an excellent listener and a very clear communicator--qualities that are critical when dealing with clients. I love the variety that comes with this work ....the fact that there is usually a small degree of mystery before a job, as this poses a challenge--a "puzzle" to be solved. No two jobs are ever exactly alike, so my years of varied experience can be applied, while my skill set is continually evolving. QUICK NOTE ON LIGHTING INSTALLATIONS: While I have extensive experience installing all kinds of light fixtures, outlets, switches, etc., I AM NOT A LICENSED ELECTRICIAN, so if your building or your particular job requires one, you would want to consider this. That said, my prices for light fixture installations are significantly lower than those of a licensed electrician.

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Hired 263 times

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4 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

227 reviews


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Marvin V.

Picture Hanging and Art Installation

I needed some art hung in my apartment and Charlie did a great job of delivering exactly what I needed. You should definitely hire him for similar services.
Apr 29, 2021
Kyle E.

Picture Hanging and Art Installation

Strongly recommend Charlie and Handy Works NYC. Requested 5 large pieces of art and a very heavy mirror be installed on short notice, Charlie was quick to respond, very professional, and he went above and beyond to accommodate. In addition to the work being very fairly priced, Charlie does a superb job! All pieces were installed quickly and to the highest standard. Thank you Charlie! Looking forward to working together again in the near future.
Apr 21, 2021
Madeleine L.

Picture Hanging and Art Installation

Charlie did an amazing job hanging ~10 pieces of art throughout our UWS apartment. Our walls are rock solid yet he managed to hang everything minimally invasively and very securely with basic hardware. I will definitely call Charlie again with future picture hanging projects.
May 1, 2021
Kyle F.

Picture Hanging and Art Installation

Charlie was quick to respond to our job request, and we are very pleased with his work. We needed to hang an extra large piece of art and no idea of how to do it. Charlie had the knowledge and tools to get it done. He measured everything precisely and the finished project is exactly what we asked for. We will be hiring him again in the future.
Apr 30, 2021
Lisa S.

Window Treatment Installation or Repair

Charlie did an amazing job hanging my extremely heavy drapes in a wall that wasn’t wanting to hold them. He spent lots of time figuring out how to solve the problem and succeeded perfectly. He’s a creative thoughtful smart lovely guy who works carefully and thoroughly. I’m so happy to have discovered him and I look forward to hiring him again for future jobs.
Handy Works NYC's reply
Thank you for such a thoughtful review; it was an adventure, to say the least!
Apr 26, 2021
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Charles Bennett


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I generally have a $95 minimum, but often will just price the job as a whole, and since I work quickly, this ends up working well for both parties.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I get in touch to introduce myself, and try to get a feel for the job--what it is that the customer needs done, and figure out what specific tools and methods will be best.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    *I currently do a lot of work for a different online handyman platform, and have excellent, verifiable reviews. I have over 12 years of experience in contracting, architectural and furniture fabrication and lighting installations, so this includes carpentry, electrical, and light plumbing. I have a degree in Architectural Technology and a certificate as a home inspector.

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