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Providence Handymen

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

GoodRich Plumbing and Heating
4.6
from 275 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 351 hires on Thumbtack
Gisele M.
Verified review

I had a leak caused by a handyman's work that ran from under my kitchen sink through the sealing of my basement. Eric came on Thanksgiving Day to repair the problem. I have an older house. He even changed some of the tubes that were wearing out. It was clear from the work he did that the handyman tried to take short cuts and I payed the price. Eric stayed until the work was done. He tested the system several times to make sure there were no more leaks.. and there haven't been any. I also found his prices to be reasonable. All in all, what was a nightmare ended up being a good experience. I would definitely use him again.

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McKenna's Handyman Services
4.9
from 204 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 268 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nick R.
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So glad to find a reliable and pleasant handyman. Stephen comes on time - works hard - and completes his job with no fuss. Look forward to hiring him for all future handyman jobs. File cabinets unpacked and moved to the 2nd floor. Materials hauled away. Great worker who does the job he was hired for.

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First in Service
5.0
from 144 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charlene H.
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First in Service did a great job. I will use them again and recommend their service to anyone looking for a reliable handyman.

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Renew Home
4.8
from 143 reviews
  • 190 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon M.
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I like that I got an immediate response. The appointment was kept as planned according to my schedule and the fee was exactly as I had been told ahead of time. Mr. Rehman was both friendly and helpful in determining placements of the lights and I will definitely request his services again as needed (great to have a handyman on call!). Quality of work and value was very good. This was a job that has been on the "to do list" for almost a year; wish I had used Thumbtack and Renew Home sooner as it was so easy!

NM Electrical & Home Services
4.8
from 112 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
Celeste R.
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Neil was great. Very professional and polite. Showed up when he said he would and with my schedule that is a big thing. Fixed our Samsung refrigerator like new. Would use him again and recommend him highly.

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Marc's Handyman Service
4.9
from 77 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amelia E.
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Marc was friendly and knowledgeable. He was on time, responsive and reliable. Marc assembled our new Ikea wall storage unit and did a great job. I'd hire him again to work on other "handyman" type projects around our home.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle D.
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John was great! He responded quickly to my inquiry and came over the next day to address a range of electrical issues (fixed back porch light, fixed motion detection light, fixed a light switch that wasn’t sitting properly in the switch box) and other random needs ( e.g., fixing latch on backyard gate, fixed a bedroom door latch so the door could close). What I really appreciated is his explanation of everything that he was doing. He even ran out to pick up a piece I needed from Home Depot. His pricing was fair and work quality was great. I will definitely use him again as my go-to electrician/handyman. Thanks John

Joe Bisson Handyman.
4.3
from 85 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

This was my first experience using Thumbtack or ever hiring a handyman. Joe was very responsive and made himself available for the job within a couple of days. He and his female companion worked together to hang two large pictures and a (relatively) heavy mirror...I also had several plastic containers full of seasonal clothing that I’d asked to be moved up into our attic. I wasn’t sure if I’d mentioned this to Joe...and when he was finished the hanging job HE asked me if I still needed that done. I was relieved because I really did need it done...I’d hurt my back...but I didn’t want to ask him to do more than the $100 we’d agreed upon or take more time and than he’d planned. I was so relieved! As a single Mom I appreciated his honesty and efficiency. No muss, no fuss!

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  • 20 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeordan L.
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Mark did an excellent job with the long list of handyman duties around the house. Will definitely hire him again!

99 Handy
4.6
from 76 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
April S.
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Paul is the most meticulous and detailed 'handyman' I have ever hired. Paul's work went above and beyond my expectations with his professionalism and expert work. Paul did an amazing job hanging numerous pictures in a specific layout that required an eye for detail. I highly recommend him for any type of work, I have yet to find anyone as good as Paul!

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Absolute
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Niranja S.
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Very punctual and professional. Installed a fan, garbage disposal, replaced toilet flush kit and fixed a few other issues. Highly recommended for the work and the charges were also nominal as compared to other handymen I have used before.

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Bortie Teh
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allegra F.
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Bortie was so helpful with my bed frame modification! Since he finished the job faster than expected, he even offered to help my roommate with hers, too. I would definitely recommend his services!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle G.
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Ernie was incredibly responsive and kind. We did run into some difficultly with one job in particular. Mainly a roof that had significant rotting which became apparent as the flashing got pulled away. Not only did we have rotting wood and insulation, Ernie discovered a large carpenter ant nest nestled in the roof along with all the rotting wood. Time will tell as to whether or not all of the issues were completely resolved however I do want to note Ernie's incredibly hard work and dedication to getting the job done. Danielle

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  • 28 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kevin F.
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The guy who owns swift waters guttersdid an incredible job installing the new gutters. And the quote was excellent. I would recommend that anyone call this business first for gutters and just about anything since he is also a handyman.

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wagner
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dena F.
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Wagner showed just when he said he would and went straight to work. He is a likeable person and easy to talk with concerning the projects I wanted him to complete which he did to my satisfaction. His number has been saved to my contacts for future jobs. I will recommend him to anyone in need of a first rate handyman.

Dave Crowley Services
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Charlotte B.
Verified review

Dave Crowley Services was terrific. They arrived promptly, assessed what needed to be done and went and got supplies in a timely fashion and completed the job. They will certainly be our go to Handyman in the future! Charlotte B

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Elite Handyman Services LLC
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Francisco C.
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Michael offered great suggestions for paint that worked out incredibly well. My apartment is older and the walls were dull and showed their age. However, after Michael was done with them my apartment looks like a totally different place. He knew exactly what type of paint to use for each surface. I highly recommend Elite Handyman Services.

  • 33 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
David B.
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Very pleased with Bob and his crew. After two years of being jerked around by various contractors and friends who said they could "easily do this" we finally found RM Paolino Construction. Bob met with us on a Saturday and gave us a detailed estimate with some great cost-saving design changes for our kitchen and bathroom. We signed a contract that following Friday and by Monday morning our bathroom was gutted and on its way. What a relief it's been to deal with a real contractor after all time we wasted with other so called "professionals". Bob has kept us up to speed every step of the way and the bathroom looks great. Can't wait for kitchen to start. Highly recommend RM Construction to anyone looking for a professional, full service contractor who won't give you the run around!

  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I hired Jason for helping me with my new home misc handyman tasks. He is a very responsive and thoughtful professional, sharing with me many insights, even at my shop-around stage. Jason came to my home given a short notice when I nailed down the date for handyman's work, right on time, completed all tasks in a timely manner. Though I hope I won't have too many future handyman jobs, I know I will go to Jason first next time.

JST Handyman services
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie S.
Verified review

Jay responded quickly, gave an estimate and scheduled the job in a timely manner. He actually came and completed the fence repair within the time frame he gave. Had really bad experiences with contractors even showing up in the past. Jay was a breath of fresh air. Very polite and professional and did good work.

  • 13 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Brendan R.
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I had a great experience with Quality Quik Handyman Services! Akil was very responsive when scheduling the work. He was very easy to work with. I will definitely use him again in the future.

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 Handyman Services

Beverly, MA

  • Service type
    Repairs, Installation
  • Project length
    Multiple days
  • Details
    1. repair/replace insullation in attic damaged from ice dams 2. remove window air-conditioner and repair/replace window if needed 3. re-caulk around bathtub 4. refinish bay window windowsill damaged by ice dam water 5. check chimney and repair if necessary 6. change existing threshhold between kitchen and laundry room
  • $400
    Average price

Need a Handyman

Barrington, RI

  • Service type
    Repairs, Assembly, I'm not sure yet
  • Project length
    Half day
  • Details
    caulking shower, change door knob, put knocker on door and hang clothes line
  • $120
    Average price
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