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Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 199 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert B.
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Tony was prompt, developed a good plan for the plumbing system modification, and completed the job efficiently with high quality workmanship. He's a good handyman to know.

  • 34 years in business
  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
Mike F.
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Michael is a great handyman... He arrived ON TIME and did everything he said he would, and more. Very experienced and fast! He's very clean and his prices are more than fair. I'll definitely be hiring him again.

  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
Dave R.
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My hot water heater broke in the evening and John took care of it! He knew what he was doing cleaned up and was easy to deal with! Nice guy!! He will be my handyman form now on!!

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BHS Services
from 54 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa D.
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I had a great experience with this project. The handyman arrived on time and finished very quickly. The office looks wonderful and my client loves their new picture rail! We are going to have them back to complete other tasks.

  • 3 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Roxann Y.
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Loved loved loved working with E! I hired him to paint the interior of a home I was about to move into. Painted every single room plus all the trim inside my home for an extremely reasonable price- he even offered to come back after we move in to touch up anything that may get dinged up during the moving in process. Completed the job a few days early as well. Open communication throughout the entire project. I will totally hire him again in the future for any other handyman jobs I have!

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Joe's 360 Handy Man services
from 43 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori A.
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We found Joe to be very professional. He arrived promptly and worked until everything that we agreed upon was completed. His work is superb and we highly recommend Joe for all your handyman services.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sreenivas G.
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Kevin replaced my clothes washer which required some plumbing work. He did an excellent job and I am completely satisfied

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Vanore Handyman Services
from 40 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lindsay D.
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Nick was great to work with! We had a handful of hanging projects including drilling into bathroom tile and he did a fantastic job on all! Very professional and thorough and I plan to hire him again in the future.

from 29 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia G.
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Paul Fisher was an outstanding Handyman. He listened to my ideas, and followed everything I wanted to my satisfaction. I will recommended him to neighbors. 5 stars!

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Aleksey D
from 22 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Keith H.
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I can’t express how pleased I am with having hiring Aleksey to perform a much needed handyman task. He was responsive, punctual, polite, concerned, skilled, and very efficient. It’s always a bit scary to enlist the services from someone that you’ve never met before, but I am so glad that I ignored those fears and hired Aleksey. He is now my “Go-to-Guy.”

Call Sam the Handyman
from 22 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Robert M.
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Was very pleased with Sam the Handyman! Having replaced 3 of my own bathroom exhaust fans, I immediately saw the downstairs guest one was a problem due to certain installation issues the builder made. Decided to turn to outside help and Sam and his partner John pulled me through what would have been a very frustrating and, dare I say expensive process. Their no muss, no fuss experience pulled me through. As jobs crop up, I know who to call.

Philadelphia Local Handyman
from 26 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel P.
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Angel Cross was excellent - he arrived right on time and was professional, honest, and courteous. For anyone looking for a handyman i'll suggest Philadelphia Local Handyman.

  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly H.
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Randy thanks for fixing my Truth crank vinyl replacement window. Services planned during free estimate were no different than those rendered. Once the scheduled parts were ordered, we got exactly what we needed without being overcharged. Friendly customer service from a very professional team. When hubby doesn't have time to do the needed house repairs, we will call upon Randy--our new handyman. Thanks for our first well done job. We look forward to working with you and De again.

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Jones Bros Handyman
from 15 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrew L.
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Ian @ Jones Bros Handyman is the best. I am new to Thumbtack and hiring this company was a no-brainer. His pricing was straightforward and upfront. There was no hesitation to hire him. He made our deck a stronger, safer, and better build. He thinks what is best for the customer and also saved us $$. My wife and I were extremely pleased with Ian and are going to hire him again. Happy to have found a great company/people to rely on.

Porter Robert LLC
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher F.
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Michael Kiesling has completed various jobs for us from a condo rehab to smaller side projects. In my interactions with Michael I found him to be very professional, knowledgeable, dependable, honest, trustworthy and personable. He was able to provide accurate quotes at the onset of the project. Not only did he offer great value for the money but he also generated great quality results that are without reproach. He has met all of my requirements and addressed all my concerns without issue. I am highly recommending MIchael to anyone who needs a skilled handyman for their home improvement and maintenance projects.

R&R Electric and Remodeling
from 10 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew K.
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Rich installed 3 new electrical outlets in the basement as well as a number of handyman tasks. Rich is efficient, respectful, professional, communicates well, and has a very reasonable pricing structure. I would recommend him without hesitation.

No Job Too Small
from 9 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Marcie H.
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Bill took care of our plumbing issues immediately and was professional and extremely efficient. Marcie and Ed Hartman

Water & Fire Response Team
from 10 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lili G.
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Steve was very quick to respond. Completed what I needed plus I had him do a few other handyman tasks. Will be contacting Steve in the near future for another task. Highly recommend.

CR Handyman Services
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole B.
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We are currently in the middle of the job we hired Carl to do. He is a really nice guy. He shows up on time daily, puts in a full day and works clean. Never has he left a mess that I needed to cleanup after they left for the day. So far I have he complaints. He's trying hard to keep within budget and so far its working. If I ever needed a handyman again I would not hesitate to call CR Handyman. In fact my neighbor is looking to hire him next!

Michelle D.
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We hired Mr. Handyman for a few projects we had around the house. They cleaned our gutters, installed a new bathroom vanity we bought and changed our kitchen faucet. He was here for approx 3 hours and everything looked great. No more “overflows” from our gutters! These guys are now our “go to”!

Rodney's handyman
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne L.
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I needed to repair a crack window, kitchen sink, along with installing co2 and fire alarm. I work like a beast and had no time . Rodney was the solution for the job and did it before my home inspection. Once again thanks.

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

Whitehall, PA

  • Service type
    Repairs: No, Installation: No, Maintenance: Yes, Assembly: No
  • Project description
    Mold in Garage
  • Property type
  • Projects completion date
    Within the next month
  • Best days to meet
  • Details
    Possible leak from roof over garage causing mold in corner of garage ceiling.

Need lighting installation

Allentown, PA

  • Project type
    Install/plan, Repair, Replacement
  • Lighting location
    Indoor, Outdoor
  • Project location
  • Construction type
  • Details
    could be for existing or reconstruction in the future. I need someone asap to hire for our auto dispatch to handle overflow of work orders. This would be for exclusivity for the many accounts we hold in Allentown. This is a great opportunity for the right person. This is one of the top facility management companies in the country.
  • $250
    Average price
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