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Rochester Handymen

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Rapid Response Handyman
from 75 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Ken S.
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Perfect ... on time, on budget. A real pleasure to work with and really competent. I am so happy to have him on my speed-dial for when I need a true handyman to get the job done right for a very reasonable and fair price.

GED Enterprises,LLC
from 49 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Christine L.
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George Decker was terrific. He responded promptly and went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that everything was finished appropriately. The quality was excellent and he is very concerned about customer satisfaction....a rare quality. He did landscape/lawn work and some handyman work for us. I highly recommend him. Chris

  • 30 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Katie H.
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My boyfriend and I recently moved to the Rochester area from Albany and purchased a house in February. Not being from the area we did not know a good handyman so we thought we would try thumbtack and use advice from local referrals. We were looking to install a new composite sink and faucet in our kitchen and posted an add under plumbing, within a couple hours we had a response from Jeff. We purchased the sink and set up a time for him to come to our house and install it. It was a flawless process and the sink looks wonderful. Being new to our home we had several filters in the basement connected to our kitchen sink and he removed them for us, significantly increasing our water pressure. We have scheduled him to come back to our house to install a backsplash in our kitchen and I am sure his attention to detail will be evident. I would highly recommend Jeff to anyone in the area.

David Bardusch
from 21 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
M. D.
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Dave has recently done a variety of jobs in my house as I prepare to potentially place it on the job market. It included everything from painting hallways, and bedrooms, to installing light fixtures, lineoleum, and wood trim/molding. I have known Dave as an outstanding student leader at RIT, and also as Manager of Taylor Rental. He is easy to talk with, takes good notes, and has the technical experience to the jobs for which he commits, and commits only to those jobs he can do. Unlike some handymen that I have had in the past, he shows up! And he is on time. Moreover, while Dave may be new to the Handyman profession, he is not new to the exprience of extended home repairs, as evidenced in the beautiful home where he and his family live, done mostly by Dave's renovation skills. Not only is he skilled, but he has the right tools and equipment to do the job properly; if - when working on a job - he sees a repair that needs to be addressed, or some instructions that are counterintuitive....he stops, (calls if need be), texts, or asks. He can juggle multiple tasks: for example, working on a repair, while waiting for the paint to dry. His estimates are pretty accurate - and if not, he lets you know as soon as they come to light. At the end of each day, Dave cleans up and neatly puts equipment and supplies away. Finally, he is trustworthy. My projects required an extended time, and I work during the day. I gave the key to my house and he would let him self in, and out as required each day. I strongly recommend him.

  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Deb H.
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Never used a service like this before so I was nervous about hiring a complete stranger. I am now so happy I found Brian through Thumbtack. My projects turned out to be more complicated and time-consuming than expected but he took the time necessary to troubleshoot the problems and corrected a dangerous wiring situation as well as satisfactorily completing installation of a new outlet for my AC. Brian was professional and courteous, arrived as scheduled, and charged a very reasonable amount for his work. Would 100% recommend him to others seeking help with electrical as well as handyman-type jobs. Thanks Brian and Thumbtack for saving the day!

from 17 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Alyson W.
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Shimi was great! He responded quickly to my request and was over the next day. Good quality work for a fair price!

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Tri Delta
from 13 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sue S.
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Dave, of Tri Delta, did an awesome job for us! Dave is professional, does a great job, and is very pleasant to work with. I would definitely hire him again for handyman work in my home.

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Mr. Fixit
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barbara H.
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As a single woman, Mr Fixit affirms with every task he is truly a handyman hero. Whether it's a vacuum cleaner that is not working correctly, a piece of siding on the house that the wind removed, blowing out gutters, fixing a tub drain that only drained very slowly and now no water collects during a shower at all... he's proven to be very reliable and timely. Highly recommend. Thanks Mr. Fixit! ... again, and again :D

Mr Home Services Handyman
from 9 reviews
  • 58 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Maria M.
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You will not be disappointed. The level of professionalism and commitment is rarely found at Roberts high level. He completed a near impossible deadline basement remodeling in time for wedding guests and the results were beyond impressive. I found Robert to be insightful almost never having to be instructed. A true Craftsman in every sense of the word.

  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa M.
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Great job! I would hire him again.

from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy B.
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We bought a house that was a little dated and were looking to update the kitchen and bathrooms. We contacted Jimmy at CONNECTIONS of a HANDYMAN to give us some ideas and an estimate. He came highly recommended from good friends of ours that have used him in the past. Jimmy gave us many different options and choices on material for us to choose from. He is very knowledgeable with the trades. Jimmy did a full redesign of our master bathroom moving plumbing, elecrical, etc... and totally re configuring the entire layout. After Jimmy gave us an estimate we felt like he was extremely fair with pricing and also felt like he was trustworthy as well. After signing the contract he gave us a start and completion date which he stuck to to a tee. He showed up on time as expected each and every day with his crew which were all very nice and very respectable to my whole family cluding my two young daughters. We couldn't be happier with the outcome. We are so happy with the final product and the professionalism that all the guys at CONNECTIONS of a HANDYMAN provided that we are planning on calling Jimmy in the near future to remodel the kitchen and other bathrooms in our home. We are looking forward to working with Jimmy and his crew again and for many years to come. I highly recommend CONNECTIONS of a HANDYMAN to anyone looking to have any work done. We were very impressed how neat and clean they crew was during the project. At the end of every day Jimmy made sure that everything was cleaned up and they even put a plastic wall up to avoid dust from going into the rest of our house which was great. AAAAAA+++++++ all the way. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

doug samis
from 3 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mark L.
Verified review

I recently hired Mr. Samis to come and do some odd jobs around the house. I originally hired him to repair a leak in my roof. He was very kind and curtious and his pricing was reasonable. He did the repair in a timely fasion and properly... no more leaky roof! Because the great experience , I have acquired his services since to fix some plumbing (dripping/ leaking faucet), a siding repair and switch out some electrical plugs. And out of his own kindness brought my garbage out. I definitely recommend his services. It's hard to find honest, hard worker people these days. I will definitely be calling Mr.Samis for any future handyman needs! Thank you Mr.Samis!

  • 9 years in business

I offer a quality of service that is hard to find today. I don't just fix your problem, I go out of my way to help you understand the problem, from what is broken, to how it became damaged and how to prevent it in the future.

  • 11 years in business

Pricing, I work with my customers because in my line of work labor can be expensive.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

It makes me happy when your happy about the work I did for you. I get the job done right the first time no exception


Quality, on time,within. budget. no hidden costs offer suggestions. give discounts. to seniors handicaps and volunteer work




We are fast and efficient and never fail inspection. We pay attention to detail so future problems can be avoided!


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.

  • 37 years in business

I do all handyman repairs, roofing, plumbing, painting, siding, drywall, total room remodels, kitchen, bathrooms, etc.


We are able to handle mostly all handyman services, from plumbing to electrical, painting, flooring etc. We also hold NYS residential home inspection license.

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 a Handyman

Hamburg, NY

  • Service type
  • Project length
    Half day
  • Details
    patch a hole in floor and ceiling from removing a woodstove stack. probably about 1 ft. sqaure.

Need a Handyman Service

Rochester, NY

  • Service type
  • Project length
    I'm not sure yet
  • Details
    Looking for drywall repair quotes for living room. Wall and Ceiling
  • $25.5
    Average price

Need a Handyman to Install Entry Door

Buffalo, NY

  • Service type
  • Project length
    Half day
  • Details
    entry door installation
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