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  • 4 years in business
  • 311 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cara C.
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Mike and his partner were great movers. They were both nice and exteremly hard workers on a really horrible moving day (snow, cold, rain) Really couldn't beat the price and for that I'm greatful because after purchasing a new house money tends to be low. The only reason I didn't go to a 5 was that I did notice some small damage on my dresser. If I was told about the damage I think I would have still marked as a 5 because shit happens but because I wasn't is what prompted my rating to be 4 stars. Overall would go with them again.

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Martelli & Son
from 15 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joe M.
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They responded very quickly to the original request and gave a complete price which included all materials and labor. Showed up when he said he would and work completed satisfactory. Would call him again for any other work

DP Customs
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Donna G.
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Dylan put in a new kitchen floor and laundry room floor. The job we well done. He was professional and knew what had to be done. He estimated the materials vethat close and the work was done in a timely manner. I am going get to have Dylan back to do some other work for. I am very happy with the work he complered. Also he cleaned up very good and hauled everything away. I recco.end him for any work any one may need done and labor rates are not outrageous. A very happy ustomer.

  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mark G.
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First of all, John was professional and courteous. I have a 16x16 deck which had become weathered and in need of help. John came out and provided me a FREE and very reasonable estimate and I hired him. He made my deck look new again. This man pays attention to every detail and does QUALITY work. He went above and beyond and repaired my stairs for just the cost of the materials which he didn't charge me for labor. I will not hire another painter for any jobs in the future. I would highly recommend J&A Painting to anyone who's looking for a good quality job.

Drennen Construction
from 1 review

    We do it all, including roofing, siding, windows, soffit and fascia, doors, additions, kitchens and bath, drywall, cabinets and every kind of flooring, including tile and hardwood. All work is guaranteed, and we are fully insured. No job is too big or too small, and we have never had a dissatisfied customer.

    Tim's Labor

    New To Thumbtack


      I am looking to do entry-level labor work for a construction company or any other companies. I am very reliable and hardworking. I need a chance and I am willing to learn.

      Nick's Labor and Moving

      New To Thumbtack

      • 8 years in business

      We take pride in what we do.


      Years of experience, guaranteed quality service, friendly and professional workers who know what they are doing.

      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.

      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.