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Akron Home Repair Specialists

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Blue Truck Enterprise luv.
4.8
from 324 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 577 hires on Thumbtack
John H.
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Smooth transaction qucik repair

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Mike's Handyman/HVAC Services
4.9
from 243 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 314 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric M.
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Very trustworthy. Mike saved me a visit and money by giving me simple fix-it ideas for my refrigerator over the phone. Afterward, I brought him in for a different job and felt very comfortable with his service. Clearly he is an expert at his craft. The next time I have a home repair issue he will be my first call.

A+ Tree and Lawn Care
4.8
from 78 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Surendra C.
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A+ may be the name of the company but Travis and Jason did AAA work!!! I had four beautiful stately trees in front of my home that needed trimmed. A+ contacted me immediately following my request on Thumbtack. When I sent a message to call, Jason called within minutes, came and gave me an estimate, set a date to do the work, worked around my schedule, showed up on the day and at the time we agreed upon, worked efficiently and trees look beautiful!!!!! He has earned my future business! Much thanks for a job well done!!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jan D.
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Jimmy did an excellent job for us. He was punctual, polite, professional, hard working and knowledgeable. We will definitely call him the next time we need home repairs done. Very reasonably priced. Thank you Jimmy for a job well done!

Autumn Reflections Painting
4.7
from 73 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
Carla S.
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Mike did a very nice job repairing our bathroom wall.

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JMS Home Renovations LLC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrew C.
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John was eager to get the work done and ensure the work was of a high quality. He also had a great attention to detail and repaired a small issue I didn't even know about without hassle. Would recommend and plan on utilizing his services in the future.

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At Your Disposal LLC
4.7
from 43 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathy D.
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At Your Disposal LLC diagnosed an electrical problem at my home which affected my (detached) garage door opener as well as electricity in the garage. The job was done in a timely fashion and we're very pleased with Richard's work.

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Selfmade Solutions LLC
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jarette H.
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I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience with John Mullinax. I needed my Plasma TV mounted securely above my fireplace with the cables concealed in the wall. Out of the 5 quotes I received, John’s was the most reasonably priced. When John showed up at my house for the installation, he was very friendly, professional and just a very knowledgeable guy. I had purchased both a TV wall mount and an A/V wall shelf for my cable box, etc. The TV mount came disassembled, but he assembled everything and had my TV mounted on the wall in no time with the wires concealed in the wall and going down the side of the fireplace in a neat bundle. He told me the A/V shelf I bought wouldn’t really work for my setup and suggested I buy a better one—he even offered to come out a few days later to install the shelf after I bought it. When he came back to install my shelf, he ran into some difficulty with the sheer amount of equipment/cables I had (no fault of his own), but he still managed to make sure everything was secure and looked neat and tidy. Overall, he treated this installation as if it were for his own house and made sure that everything was to my satisfaction before he left. John has a great work ethic and genuinely cares about customer satisfaction. I will definitely be using him in the future for any installations or repair work. Thanks, John!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer C.
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Matthew was prompt, knowledgeable, tidy and work was done efficiently. His quote was extremely value-conscious and I will definitely be calling on him for additional projects! He is also very personable, and I felt very comfortable having him in my home to complete the job.

Quick Response LLC
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Lamarr J.
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I needed a repair done on short notice. They responded quickly, assessed the situation, retrieved the part and made the repair. The communicated the entire process and were completely upfront and open. I would recommend; I would hire again.

The Maintenance Man
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Kim C.
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Ramone was very professional. We were able to get in contact with each other and schedule an appointment with ease. The job ended up having to be a little more labor intensive than originally expected and Ramone was able to troubleshoot and find the issue immediately. After the repair was complete, my tenant called to let me know that Ramone was polite, on time, and was willing to explain what needed to be done. I look forward to using him with my other rentals in the future.

Mtjcontractors
4.4
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Joe K.
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Michael reached out promptly after I posted my repair issue with a quick quote and and notice of availability. He and Jason replaced the dimmer/ceiling fan switches as I asked and I'm happy with the result.

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New Lights
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Lynn V.
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I needed some electrical wiring to complete a house sale after a home inspection. Rob knew exactly what needed to be done unlike the home inspector did! Rob is very knowledgeable, dependable and honest. Qualities that are not found so easily these days. Thank you for your expertise! Will use your services again in the future. Lynn V

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Baker Electric
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 44 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dave O.
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Found and repaired everything and was friendly and professional.

Sealrite Glass
4.5
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Sara M.
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Sealrite did a great job on my window repair. Highly recommend their services! On time and got the job done.

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Jack's Electrical Service
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Aekta G.
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Jack did a fantastic job in repairing and texturing the false ceiling and was extremely professional in his approach. Got one of electric socket replaced as well. Overall we are happy and will have him work for us again.

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Ulman Family Contracting
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Charnita W.
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I was seeking an emergency roof repair as it was raining inside my house every time it rained outside. Nate responded quickly and came out the next day and made repairs. The price was reasonable for a emergency repair and he was honest and up front about the work to be done and suggestions for things that I may want done in the future. I appreciated his quick timing for the repair and his honesty, and not trying to upsell. I would absolutely use this company again.

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The village plumber
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Heather H.
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The Village Plumber did a fantastic job installing a new water heater. They were very responsive to my questions and considerate with scheduling. The value was unbeatable and I feel that the pricing was very fair, finally someone who is not trying to take advantage of the customer and understands the struggle of every-day homeowners! They worked very quickly. Only took about an hour to drain, install, and remove my old tank. They were very clean, laid down protective coverings over my floor and cleaned up their mess after the job was finished! Most of all I appreciate them working with my home warranty company (as many other plumbers decided it was too much of a hassle for them to make a phone call). I am very satisfied and would highly recommend them for any plumbing job you have! You won’t regret it!

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Princess J.
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This man is a thorough maintenance technician. He told us step by step what he was doing and how he was completing our dryer repair job. He was kind, prompt, courteous and efficient. He also completed the job in a timely fashion. We would definitely be utilizing his sevices again and recommending his work to family and friends.

John Ethan Smith
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn H.
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He smart and intelligent young man. I will always use him. For my HOME REPAIRS. THANKS

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Allen Parsons
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Casey C.
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Allan quoted me the best price before arriving, snaked the main drain, as promised and kept to the price. He also offered advice on another issue I was having and sealed a pipe with a small leak and didn't charge. I asked him to quote me a price on repairing a

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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