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Portland Handymen

Browse these handyman services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Portland.

Jody Gannon JNB Properties
4.9
from 216 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 315 hires on Thumbtack
Jason B.
Verified review

Terrific Handyman. Was early to the job, got straight to work and was knowledge. Would hire again.

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Handyman Services Done Right
4.8
from 187 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 305 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lis S.
Verified review

Our beautiful finished basement flooded twice in 48 hours during successive record breaking torrential rainstorms. My husband and I (not young people) were a tag team all day and night, taking turns with a borrowed wet vac, trying to keep up as gallons of water gushed in. We hauled books, artwork, and electronics up in shopping bags to the first floor. Turns out the sump pump had quit! The restoration company we had hired to help with the dry out had no plumbers on staff and couldn't do anything to help until water stopped coming. We had a break in the weather with more rain on the way. We put out a call via Thumbtack and got a quick response from Glenn, who sent out plumber Joe within a couple of hours. Joe was great: kind and friendly and efficient. He replaced the sump pump, the water stopped coming in, and we pretty much went to bed and slept round the clock. Glenn and Joe are our heroes! Joe says they do all sorts of handyman projects- not just plumbing. We will hire them again.

Yazek Engineering NW
4.5
from 202 reviews
  • 323 hires on Thumbtack
Kristana F.
Verified review

He is an excellent electrician and can come in mid-project to help out. I will absolutely use him again.

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Dass maintenance
4.9
from 138 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James E.
Verified review

This guy was awesome. He showed up at the appointed time, very friendly and fixed my very OLD sink in my 1929 house! Another handyman off this site took a look and said it was way too complicated and never followed up. Edward fixed it super promptly--I would HIGHLY recommend this gentleman to those looking to hire a professional.

Corey's Handyman Service
4.9
from 119 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory B.
Verified review

I had hired Corey to replace doorknobs in my home, and when he got to my house, I dragged him into the back yard to show him where I wanted him to lay the PVC pipe for a water drip system that I was looking for someone to install. He said, "Wait...you want me to install this? I said, "yes, is this a problem?" "No," he said laughing. "You hired me to install your doorknobs. I am happy to to the PVC work too." Suddenly a project that I was having problems with got solved instantly. Corey impressed me with his deep knowledge of the handyman's art. I will definitely use his talents in the future.

  • 191 hires on Thumbtack
Mark H.
Verified review

Chris was polite, professional, and was able to come out and uninstall/install our dishwasher with only 3 days notice and was on time and did a great job. We will be hiring again for other handyman jobs. Mark

Around-To-It-Repairs
4.6
from 89 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
Cecelia C.
Verified review

June 2015 Keenie was great to work with. I had several mini projects from mounting pictures, mounting floater shelves and some plumbing issues. He handled them all perfectly. I certainly will use him in the future if need be. Highly recommend him to any looking for a skilled Handyman. Cecelia

Handyman Services PDX
4.5
from 64 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Trisha E.
Verified review

Jon was quick to come out an help replace our doors. We have subsequently hired him now for other jobs such as painting and replacing our front door too. I highly recommend him.

L & M Home Services
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Joel B.
Verified review

I had 2 sections of fence removed and replaced. Lloyd was very easy to work with and flexible especially since we had to coordinate with 2 of my neighbors. He crafted beautiful fences that blend right in with all the older fences around them. I will definitely call him back for any future fencing needs or other general handyman work.

Daily Service Solutions
4.3
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Amy T.
Verified review

Emmanuel provided good service when installing a chandelier for me. It was a fairly simple job and he was willing to take the time to accomplish the small task that I was unable to do myself. He stayed in communication with me when scheduling a time. While completing the job he was a professional.

  • 11 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Kanika A.
Verified review

Lino is a great handyman. He was on time, got a number of small jobs done within a couple of hours and his work quality was very good. I would definitely call on him again and highly recommend him to everyone.

Hank
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie A.
Verified review

Working with Hank was wonderful. Nice, easy going. My lawn looks great! I plan to have him come on a regular basis. It's great to find someone you feel you can trust. I will also use his skills as a handyman. Thank you, Hank!

My Man Friday Inc.
4.4
from 29 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Jim D.
Verified review

Gary--- thank you for being a good neighbor ---Please turn on Xmas lights on car later --Adrienne wants to take picture --thank you

  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Carole Z.
Verified review

Josh arrived a few minutes before time - which has never happened to me! He was excellent at doing his job; I would definitely recommend him. He is an extremely responsive handyman. Wow!

All Trades Javier Services
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Ray B.
Verified review

Javier has been awesome! It first started with hanging ceiling fans and quickly picked to more things such as painting, installed recessed lights, changing door knobs, etc. I am truly lucky I found Javier, he saved my home remodel!

  • 28 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne W.
Verified review

We had Gavin do a variety of items (reconnect a bathroom vanity, hang a mirror, install bathroom items, install closet door guides, vertical blinds in the dining room, reconnect the kitchen sink, reconnect an electric cooktop and install smoke/carbon monoxide detectors). He was a great communicator before he arrived to verify the time he needed to arrive (had to coordinate with a countertop installer and carpet shampoo company). He arrived on time, very personable and asked if there was any additional work. Gavin is very nice and performed everything on our list without hesitation.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Michael was great. He provided the service exactly as discussed. Is very friendly and easy to work with. He understood the nature of what needed to be done and made sure to complete it as promised. I would wholeheartedly recommend him for similar handyman type work.

Chateau Le Coeur
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa M.
Verified review

John was great to work with. He assembled the furniture that we requested and even took on another project that we hadn't planned on. He's also great about offering other services and recommendations. He was kind enough to haul out a bunch of trash and recycling from the packing material for the furniture since our building can't handle that volume of disposal. We'd definitely hire him again as a handyman, and would consider reaching out to him for other skills as well.

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Veronica P.
Verified review

Chuck tiled two bathrooms for us and did a wonderful job. I went with him over other contractors because he sent me an email estimate listing in detail exactly what was included in the price so there were no surprises later on. He kept me updated on his progress as he was working, and the end result was beautiful. I will definitely hire him again in the future!

Austin's handyman service
3.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

i try to make the customer happy,comfortable and pleased with the lvl of service that i give.

About

I offer a variety of services, including: framing, siding, windows, doors, roofing, drywall, finish carpentry, flooring, custom tile work, painting, and full kitchen and bath remodels. No job is too small, meaning I do offer handyman services. My work is nothing less than high quality at a good price. Customers love my attitude because even though we may make a written contract and sign off on certain things, we can always go back and change things to satisfy you, the customer. I believe that if a customer is paying to have a project done, they should have it done not only correctly, but to their satisfaction. Your satisfaction is my guarantee.

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 to Do Shower Stall Installation

Albany, OR

  • Service type
    Installation
  • Project length
    Half day
  • Details
    Install a shower stall in existing home (mobil hone)
  • $130
    Average price

Need a Handyman

Gresham, OR

  • Service type
    Repairs, Assembly
  • Project length
    Full day
  • Details
    I'm about to have my cabinets painted and I want my island wrapped in breadboard first. Also I need the cabinet hardware installed prior to painting and a bathroom vanity installed.
  • $1000
    Average price

Need a Handyman

Portland, OR

  • Service type
    Repairs
  • Project length
    I'm not sure yet
  • Details
    Not sure this door can be repaired but the cost of replacement is very high. This is an exterior wood framed mostly glass older door with dry rot on the bottom horizontal panel. Dry rot is not minimal but perhaps this door can be fixed-- remove rot add bondo? Do not expect fast repair if at all
  • $341.67
    Average price
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