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Jody Gannon JNB Properties
from 216 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 315 hires on Thumbtack
Henry L.
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He knows what he's doing,honest and easy to talk too.The labor price was reasonable. I'll hire him next time if I need a handy man work.

Yazek Engineering NW
from 202 reviews
  • 322 hires on Thumbtack
Tony D.
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I needed new recessed can lights installed in my kitchen. Zeev recommended LED lights. He went and got the materials and installed them perfectly. Plus, I was having car trouble and needed a jump. He helped me push my car down the driveway to get near his vehicle. He jumped my car. What customer service! He said...I help you today...next time, I might need help. What a good worker and genuine good person. I will be calling him again!

Top Pro
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brandon O.
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Eliseo was rad. He was on time, did a beautiful job patching the doorknob-sized hole in my wall and left the work space spotless. Will hire again for any future drywall work!

A&C Innovative Contractors
from 105 reviews
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Alita H.
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Just started projects on tiling bathroom floor and reinforcing deck railing and everything is going great so far. Bid was reasonable and the have shown up on time and ready to work. They are hard workers and very personable and respectful. I will post another review to let you know how it all turned out on completion. So far I would recommend you get them to come give an estimate for any project you may have. Mrs. Herman

from 89 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
David H.
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Had Keenie out to look at a leaky faucet on a rental property. He was easy to work with, trustworthy, and more importantly, fix the problem right the first time. Would definitely work with him again in the future.

  • 8 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Matt K.
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Terrific service! Melody was great at working out scheduling, and the people who came to the house were super friendly and did a great job.

  • 8 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Joe O.
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They did the work as requested, on schedule and on budget, in a timely manner and afterwords cleaned up leaving the room ready to paint. I am very happy with their work and would recommend them to anyone seeking similar skilled labor.

Ken repairs nw
from 4 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Tim V.
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Ken is a busy man, but he completed our roof replacement by our deadline and no price changes. Very personable, and Roof looks great and comes with labor and material warranty.

  • 33 years in business
Jeannie K.
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Dan Bollard took my pathetic front, side and back yard to ( I'm trying to be humble here) the prettiest yard on the street. I have an 11 station sprinkler system that he schooled me on how to use, but always available if I have questions. He had to jackhammer through cement from previous do_ it_yourself home owners, but Dan never cut corners or did shoddy work. He cleaned up after himself/crew each day. I call him first when I have work to be done. This was the most time consuming, labor intensive job, but he's done several other projects for me.


I do whatever is needed. I can help with construction, demolition, cleaning, yard work, and fitness. You name it; I'm your man. When I start a job, I commit. I will not accept even partial payment until the job is done.


I have tons of experience in labor. I can also paint for residential and commercial properties. I can come to you if needed.


The services we provide include the following: * General construction * Maintenance * Repair * Painting * Demolition * Pressure washing * Move-in and move-out cleaning * Janitorial * Moving service, etc. Go green, environmental and sustainable. We offer free estimates.


We are satisfied when the job gets done and done well!


We are helpers for any job. We only specialize in fantastic customer service and in doing so can fulfill your requests to complete any job! We do moving, painting, cleaning and digging. We do absolutely any job for the lowest price. We charge only $16.00 per hour, flat rate or $50.00 minimum for one helper or $100 same low rate.


Hello there! My name is Brandon and I have worked as a concrete construction worker for the past ten years. I have done everything from running my own business, to working odd jobs while through the winter season. I have recently moved back to the Portland area, and am looking for steady employment with a great company/person etc I have great references. Please call or e-mail with real offers. Thanks!


I do things such as, but not limited to, small structure construction, basic handyman services, landscaping, planting trees, basic tree limb removal, house painting- interior and exterior, roof, demolition, carpet tear out and installation and basic arc welding.


It's satisfying getting a job done and done well. Nothing makes us happier than making your day easier!


We do it all! No job is too small! We work with our local community without charging the high contractor prices!


I am just looking for work. I have experience in manufacturing and retail, as well as customer service, but can learn very quickly and will give 200%.


If you need anything fixed, worked on, pressure washed, and you don't want to pay big, give me a call. If anything happens, I will fix it, as long its within 2 years.


We are not satisfied until the job gets done and done well!

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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