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Schenectady Laborers

Browse these general laborers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Schenectady.

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Dahlin Design-Build
from 44 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike S.
Verified review

Steve is, simply put, the best. Throughout the entire process, I felt confident and aware of what was going on with the project, and Steve made sure to do quality work. I've worked with other contractors before, and it's clear they're just wanting to get the project done and get paid; with Steve, he truly cares about doing the project right. I will absolutely hire him again when the time comes, and he's at the top of my list for recommendations. You owe it to yourself to hire the best, and that would be Steve.

Van's Plumbing
from 38 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica A.
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Great work on our plumbing project. Evan replaced the seal on our tooled and the sewage pipes in our basement. He worked alone and was fast but accurate. He used really good judgement when he re-routed the pipes in a more sensible path. I thought he did really nice work for a really decent price. He found a connecting pipe that is also corroded but would require more intensive labor, and gave us a quote. If we do decide to get that work done, we will definitely go with him.

Capital Contractors
from 34 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Devra T.
Verified review

AJ and his part ee Scotty came in to finish a job that had been started and poorly executed. They accomplished having to redo certain things and complete the job As described. This was a modern European style master bath with radiant cooking hung toilet and tricky tiling. AJ is respectful, curious, communicative and takes pride in getting the job done right. He also knows his limitations and was upfront about what other skilled labor I might need for more difficult electrical and plumbing issues. He dedicated his time to completing the job, and worked most days for 8 hours with a lunch break. I had him do a few other jobs and would have had him do more if I had the cash. It is. Beutiful bath and I am very happy. The only negative issue was the time it took. He u der estimated by several weeks. That being said he kept good records of receipts and diligently completed the work. I certiNly reckoned them.

A+ Home Improvement
from 22 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Elvin D.
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Adam did a great job with my basement renovation. Always kept me notified of what time he was going to be there and showed up at the time he said. My wife went into labor early and had to leave the house while he worked. He is trustworthy and professional. Thanks for the hard work on the egress window.

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Duncans painting
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Frances F.
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He transformed our dining room in just two days. Wonderful worker, personable fellow. Thanks of a job well done.

  • 3 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Travis D.
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They did anot awesome job on my drywall and kept the loop.for labor and material cost. I could. It ask more and would recommend to everyone.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tony F.
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We discussed the project including labor and materials. He was here on time very professional and cleaned up entirely when he was done. He made sure I was satisfied before he left. He is very skilled and highly recommended.

j jennings construction
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Alan M.
Verified review

27 Sq. replacement roof on ranch home in Glenville. Jason and his crew did an excellent job with top shelf materials. Couldn't ask for a more pleasant or professional company. Job was started and finished on time and cleaned up immaculately. Would hire again without reservation.

Elliot Enterprises
from 5 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Gary M.
Verified review

Fred and his team remodeled our bathroom, converting it from a half bath to a full bath. The job was completed to our satisfaction in two weeks. His labor costs were very reasonable and he and his team were a pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate to utilize Fred's services for any future projects.

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anindita M.
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Shower floor tiles repair. At the first try, the problem was not fixed. Also they over charged me by $200. But when I told them that the problem exists, they did not ignore me at all. They were constantly in contact with me. Did the job really well. Did not charge me for labor. At the end I paid then some upto my research and they happily accepted the cheque. I highly recommend them.

E Z Jays Landscape
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Amy T.
Verified review

I would recommend Jay for anyone who needs fall landscaping. His pricing was very fair and he did really good job in such a short period of time. He will be my go-to guy again next Fall.

  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

Im a small reasonable price company.


We focus on smaller jobs mainly but are very concerned with the customer and the overall quality of work that we provide. Mainly clean up jobs yards hauls dump runs you name it. Interior painting and exterior spray gun jobs are always available. Ask us and it's done.


Elite Labor Co. utilizes a strong background in home improvement, close attention to detail, and reliable service to ensure the highest quality standards and satisfaction.


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.

  • 4 years in business

I work hard. I just got laid off and need work even if it's just for a few dollars. Please consider hiring a day laborer. I have some construction experience. I do carpentry, drywall, finishing or just plain cleanup, inside or out. I need any kind of work. I'm strong and in real, good shape for any task.


I have alot of experience no matter how big or small the job is I get it done to perfection

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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