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  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
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Abdullah K.
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Man of word, gentle, professional

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Dahlin Design-Build
from 44 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Mary D.
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Steve is the type of handyman for whom you thank God !! He did an excellent job repairing my two front doors as well as a few other chores. He is professional, patient, timely, efficient and kind. Great Job, Steve!! Thank you !!

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Olsi Stavre
from 28 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Emily H.
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Did a great job replacing ceiling tiles, taking down second floor shutters and painting a 2 story window frame. Previous handyman tried to replace the ceiling tiles and called it "hopeless." Olsi replaced them in 30 minutes. Definitely will hire for future jobs.

Martech Remodeling
from 22 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon F.
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We have found our new handyman. He explained the issues and repaired the leak in our upstairs bath quickly; will be scheduling a ceiling repair soon. Prices are very reasonable. Confident in his abilities and grateful for this service.

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jan H.
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Robert was excellent--great work and wonderful personality. He was pleasant to deal with and we look forward to having him return for other handyman projects. We highly recommend him!

Freehold Enterprises Inc.
from 14 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Geoffrey D.
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Be advised I have followed multiple jobs in my neighborhood that was performed by Mr. Jaffe. (Freehold Enterprises Inc.) I was highly impressed after viewing the completion of said jobs and receiving the great satisfactory feedback from each customer. Said jobs included full baths, full kitchen, Flooring, cement work, plumbing etc. At this point I decided to request the hiring of Mr. Jaffe for a small detailed job. After contacting Mr. Jaffe and describing the work needed, he immediately scheduled a date for an estimate. Upon arrival I questioned Mr. Jaffe of some ideas I had for some additional work around the house. After making a complete assessment. Mr. Jaffe recommended multiple options and suggestions that were beyond my imagination. We mutually agreed on his suggested options and his affordable estimate. As meticulous as I am I was surprisingly pleased with the outcome of all the major work Mr. Jaffe has done for me. He has proven to be very experienced, professional, responsible, punctual, along with a great sense of humor. In conclusion Mr Jaffe performed a very professional high quality job that resulted in a significant increase in value of my home. I highly recommend Mr. Jaffe to anyone who is searching for an experienced quality handyman/construction worker who will provide you with affordable options as if you were a member of his family. I will be definitely contacting Mr. Jaffe for my next project. PS. Believe me there is no job to big for Mr. Jaffe

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Pierce Contracting Inc.
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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Kevin S.
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We were very pleased with Pierce Contracting. Charles installed a bathroom exhaust fan for us. He was professional, respectful, and provided good customer service. The work was flawless and he left the room spotless. I will be hiring him again The next time we need handyman, contracting, or electrical work.

Josh Fletcher Carpentry
from 2 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sue F.
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Josh was GREAT. Top notch responsiveness, professionalism, quality and a super nice guy. We’ll be calling him for all our handyman needs. Jeff and Sue

Junise W.
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I had contacted Wright in the Hoop handyman service to come do sheet rock an internal painting in my house. They did an awsome job an I am very pleased with there work. They cleaned up after themselves didn't leave a mess all over the house and worked very hard until the job was done. I highly recommend the Wright in the Hoop handyman service.


I will fix it right, so you don't have to. Give me a call for more information or for any questions that you may have.


Light repairs will be done without breaking the bank. I also offer carpentry, electrical, plumbing, mowing, and snow removals, and I clean up.


I provide reliable, affordable, quality property maintenance and repair service, including cabinet, window and door installation, interior and exterior painting, lawn care, small-scale snow removal, residential plumbing and electrical work, and light construction. I am a mature professional with clean, professional work environment. I will treat your property like my own.


We provide handyman and all carpentry needs with quality being the main focus along with customer satisfaction.


We do all home repairs and remodels. We have 25 years of craftsman experience. We are fully insured. References are available upon request. Services offered: * windows * doors * siding * interior and exterior painting * blown-in insulation * kitchens and more


Just starting out on my own time to spread my so g will be nice to be the boss motor a change


I am a handyman. I can do sheetrock, additions, painting, floors, and mostly anything that has to do with the inside or outside of your house.


I am a laborer and handyman. I paint, put up Sheetrock, and do tap works. I'm very handy for a cheaper price than the average person would charge, and I do excellent work.


We are a do-it-all handyman. We take pride in what we do! We have very reasonable rates. We have been in the business for over 25 years and have done everything from heating and cooling to decks and sheds. We are BPI certified.


From concrete to curtains we will handle all your homeowners needs. We are there untill you are satisfied.


I provide handyman service. I am meeting all of your home improvement needs without the expensive contractor prices.


I do plumbing, heating, boiler and furnace installation and service. I also do kitchens and baths, porch repair, electrical and painting.

Q & A

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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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  • Service type
    Repairs, Installation
  • Project length
    Half day
  • Details
    Install outdoor lights and timer. Repair downspout on gutter.
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