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State College Handymen

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Joe's Handyman Service
from 2 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Zhibiao Z.
Verified review

He did exactly what I was looking for. The TV was mounted perfectly. The price is also very reasonable. I would recommend Joe to anyone who is looking for handyman service. Will use his service again.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Eddie A.
Verified review

I have known Brendan Berrigan since around 1989. This guy is actually an artist, although he'll never admit it. We have been friends for darn near 30 years...have been referring work, helping each other out or getting into projects together for about 18 years. This guy is honest, good at what he does and a pleasure to be with. He has built a great name for himself and I am proud to recommend him to my customers or to have him on my jobs. Great guy....if you're looking for a local good guy that I would write in for public office you've found him....if you're looking for a handyman that works well with Berry call me! We absolutely compliment each other...but I have to say he's the shining star.


We can help you with almost anything that needs fixed in, on or around your house. If we can't do it, we know someone who can.


My work stands out more because im very detail oriented. I like my work to be professional. I like to take alot of pride in what i do and make you, me, and my employees happy.


I fix anything that needs fixing, and I can also put items together -- shelves, stands, entertainment centers, table and chair sets. I do odd jobs. Also, I clean attics and basements and mow and weed lawns.


I do minor electrical repair, HVAC, and plumbing. I am very knowledgeable in electrical and HVAC services. I offer a friendly customer service.



Don't have the time to repair all your small problems? Well, get on that mobile device because I'm a handyman who you can call anytime during the day. With over 5 years of experience in home improvement, I could come in really handy with any landscape, home interior/exterior, and cleaning that you might need done. I can repair many things and my best skill is painting. I charge a 2 dollars per square foot. And trust me i've been painting since i was a kid. I can do any yardwork/gardening and make things look pretty. Customer satisfaction is my main goal. We can talk about quotes when interested.


No job too small for me. Areas of experience include but are not limited to: Home/building... - Electrical (wiring, installations and certain repairs) - Plumbing - Tiling - Carpentry (framing and finish) - Drywall - Landscaping - Spouting/gutters Safety and satisfaction are my two majors concerns. I like to be as creative, efficient, green and low-cost as possible, while always maintaining safety. I am very reasonably priced and will do my best to work within any budget. References available upon request.


I am an experienced handyman with property management skills. I do concrete installation, painting, plumbing/repairs, landscape, drywall and interior painting. I work alone, so, any and all faults with the job is on me.


I can do every kind of electrical work you could ever need done as well as other handyman repairs and custom woodworking.

  • 3 years in business

I will remove all junk from your home and yard and do a good cleaning of the inside of your home, as well as minor repairs. I also cut grass.


I will do interior painting, carpentry, residential wiring, plumbing and small remodeling projects. Work is done on a time and material basis.

  • 9 years in business

We have been providing construction services for over 20 years throughout the US. We do professional high-quality work, and 24-hour emergency services are available.


I do most handyman services, drainage, excavation, all home power washing, driveway sealing and patchwork, and lawn maintenance.


Serving Altoona and the surrounding areas with quality home improvement work, I'm your hometown handyman.


We provide all-around general handyman services. We do general construction on residential dwellings including, kitchens, baths, drywall, roofing, windows, doors, siding, painting, and flooring. We do basic electrical work and plumbing also. Quality work is done at a reasonable rate. I'm always willing to work with the customer to make sure that we are getting what they desire.


I do basic handyman jobs, painting, drywall, small construction, lawn maintenance, tree work, mulching, etc.

  • 1 year in business

professional people and new equipment and friendliness

  • 12 years in business

Premier Home Services provides a quality service with a quality touch. We offer a wide variety of services, from home cleaning to handyman services. With several years of experience, let Premier Home Services serve you!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

My services include the following: handyman services, painting, roofing, siding, tuck pointing, steeple repair, work at heights, and welding repair.

Q & A

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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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