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Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 191 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marc B.
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Tony helped us with a refrigerator issue. He was on time and thorough, starting from the potential basic problem and working his way up. Explained each step and was conscious of any costs I would bear, both in parts and labor. Probably saved me several hundred dollars from what the manufacturer's tech would have charged. Highly recommend him

West Chester Home Repair
from 124 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
Satya D.
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Charles did a few jobs at home, including some plumbing and electrical. I have been very satisfied with his work as well as his advice on the maintenance after completion of the job. I would definitely use him again as the need arises

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J.S. Home Services
from 79 reviews
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul D.
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From the initial contact on Thumbtack to the day of the scheduled gutter cleaning service, John always kept me informed of the status. John arrived early for the gutter cleaning job and completed it short order. He and his partner did an excellent job cleaning the gutters (which hasn't been cleaned in 10 years). I would definitely use J.S. Home Services ain't and will recommend their services to my family, friends and co-workers.

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D R JOHNSON handyman
from 62 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy M.
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Danny was awesome….on time, flexible with the jobs that needed done, super friendly and very reasonably priced. Already have him lined up for more jobs. :)

  • 33 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Kellie G.
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Very nice job and likeable friendly contractor who made the time pass quickly.

WEB Construction Inc.
from 37 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Ethel W.
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I had 2 storm door issues. William (Bill) inspected the site and provided recommendations (repair was not possible and he explained why). He built a new frame for one of the doors that would allow for installation of a standard size storm door. This saved me several hundred dollars and I also avoided having to order and wait for a custom made door. Bill installed 2 new doors, cleaned up any debris that was generated from doing this job, was very professional, and flexible with scheduling this job. I would definitely use him for other projects. WEB Construction is a good addition to Thumbtack.

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Spa Savers
from 34 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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Barryt did a great job on initial cleaning of our inground pool. He was very thorough and left the pool looking great.

Top Pro
  • 19 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thomas C.
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We needed some trim work done to cover a settlement crack along a tray ceiling that I had not been able to repair. I posted the request on Thumbtack and got a few replies with hourly rates. I contacted a couple of the contractors because I wanted to get more than an hourly cost to do the work. I described the scope of the work to each contractor and said that I wanted to get a more concrete estimate. Joe Valentino of Valentino Construction and Design estimated the job would take about 3 hours to do. I agreed on the hourly rate, and I told him I would get the material and prime and paint the wood to be ready for him. We agreed on a date. Due to circumstances beyond our control that both Joe and I had, the work got delayed by about a month. Finally, a date was set. Joe said he would get the wood and prime it. I agreed. Joe and his helper showed up at the appointed time and got to work. They were meticulous in their work. Furniture was covered or moved and tarps were laid over the carpeting. Four hours later the work was done. Beautifully, I may add. The trim work was done and Joe had even given it a couple of coats of paint to finish it. Both my wife and I loved it. They cleaned up and vacuumed the carpets. Furniture was put back in place. I asked Joe what the cost would be. He told me that we had agreed to the three hours of labor and the cost of materials so that would be it. Fantastic I thought; a man of his word. I would highly recommend Valentino Construction and Design to anyone needing carpentry work. They are friendly, do great work and are reasonable with their pricing. I give them 5 stars!

Alexs Home Solutions LLC
from 20 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah S.
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Wow, I was hesitant to use this service for getting work done for my daughter. However choosing Alexey was a God send. He responded quickly with a quote for labor and was professional. He was punctual and came up with creative solutions for the work to be done. Alexey's work was superb and finished products were categorically slated craftsmen. He is a keeper.

Smallacombe Home Services
from 19 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica W.
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Austin did a great job. The job was less labor intensive than he originally thought, so the final price was less than the estimate as well.

  • 25 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Chad C. A.
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I've worked with and I am a colleague of his. Winston has removed and installed engines in modern all wheel drive import S.U.V.s Winston will also verify the concern, then diagnose, repair, and check if its been repaired successfully. Winston is very reasonable, takes pride in his work and stands behind his labor.

Ronald's Handy Man services
from 5 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea R.
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Ronald is a really nice guy. He and his son did a great job putting furniture together for me. His rate was extremely reasonable. I will definitely hire him again.

General Labor Services
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Fred D.
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General Labor Services did a good job on a big 400 S/F deck from planning,permits,construction to clean up. Always on time and will work until the job is done from sun up to sun down. Pricing is fair and project based they offer both options of providing materials or preparing a list for your own procurement. General Labor Services provides start to finish services for all projects small to complex issues with a pricing plan that brings value to each a every client. General Labor Services is a good company to work with as they make the process easy to understand. Then go the extra mile to insure you the client are happy with the end solution.


I'm an experienced carpenter and laborer. I'm providing a junk removal service as well as home, garage, and yard clean up. I'm effective and efficient. I'm a dependable individual.


I provide general labor to those in need. I have experience cleaning both large and small group of homes but am also available for other odd jobs such as assistance with moving and assembling/disassembling objects. Energy is something I'm never short on, so give me a call.


We are a group of tech school graduates putting our skills to use for you. With 10 years of experience and satisfied customers, we are now waiting to hear from you. Here are our time-limited specials: Landscaping: $25.00 a yard for a limited time for basic cut and trim. Rate limited to 225 sq. feet and less. Yards larger are $14.00 an hour. Other services include tree trimming, bush trimming, pruning, garden installation, and yard fixture installation. Helping Hands: $12.00 per hour for an extra set of hands to help you complete any task. Whether it's plumbing, minor electrical work, demolitions, clean outs, moving, bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, exterior home repair, masonry work, you name it, and we can help. Moving and Hauling: $10.00 per person per hour for any moving job within 30 miles of Philadelphia. Truck rental is $30.00 and is a one-bedroom apartment-sized box truck. You can also rent just the truck and driver if you already have the labor for $20.00 per hour. We also do trips to Home Depot and Lowes for supply pick up and transport. Van Service: Rates are per group of 10 passengers with a maximum load of 14 passengers. Rates are for round-trip services starting from as low as $6.00 and up to $30.00 per person. We service church groups, hospital workers, airport employees, mall trips, and there are special rates for trips to amusement parks. We look forward to hearing from you, and from Davis Utilities, thanks for the consideration.


I will do whatever you need done, from moving to landscaping and repairs. It must be legal. I take serious inquiries only please.


J&M is based on customer satisfaction. We care about our customers and if they aren't happy neither are we. J&M outstands other labor services because we get the job done right the first time for half the price other companies charge.


I do labor work in the most effective way with the best customer service. I am just trying to expand to make my career better and give you the best support you can get.


I do general labor and clean outs. I do material/furniture moving, demolition, basic electrical, basic plumbing and trash removal.


I am a strong, motivated individual doing what it takes. Whatever needs to get done will get done right.

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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