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Gainesville Handymen

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  • 12 years in business
  • 353 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steven H.
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I had the pleasure in meeting with Adam to hang two oversized décor pieces. The initial contact in regard to the service performed was handled very professionally. Adam presented an offer and also disclosed that he was insured for unexpected liabilities which was very important to me due to previous experiences. Adam was EXTREMELY knowledgeable about how a wall art piece should be displayed based on eye level and balance. He did not push his ideas on where to hang my décor pieces but simply made suggestions based on his professional background. I have Adam free reign and the job turned out beautifully! I will be using this company in the near future and I would recommend to anyone looking for handyman services to contact Perfect Frames. Pictures attached for reference.

Mightiest Touch Movers
4.7
from 188 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 289 hires on Thumbtack
Regina R.
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I loved having Donald and Max help me with all my moving in and handyman work they our communication or set up meeting time etc. was excellent, they were on time, professional, courteous, strong meticulous careful and cleaned up behind themselves . We couldn't have ask for a team more helpful, it felt like I had my two brothers here to help me with whatever I needed, great jobs completion. Will definitely use again.We thank you so much for all your help ! Hugs, Regina and families

JWR Home Services
4.5
from 188 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 346 hires on Thumbtack
Edwin B.
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Finished the job on time and on budget. Will be using again for handyman work. Thanks!

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Allied Services
5.0
from 165 reviews
  • 220 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jlayna R.
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We would give Sam more than 5 stars if we could! He is knowledgeable and efficient. He will certainly be our new go-to handyman!! Thanks Sam! It was a pleasure meeting you today.

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Handyjoe
4.9
from 161 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 194 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shveta B.
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Joe is an excellent handyman who is thorough and very professional. He is very honest and knows his work. He took a very good care of us and we highly recommend him.

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Navya R.
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On time, professional and very knowledgeable. Robbin is fair in pricing and seems genuinely interested in resolving the issue. I'm satisfied with the job done (toilet repair) and will hire in future for cleaning vents and other handyman jobs.

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Craftmaster Custom Finishes
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nichole M.
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Roy did an excellent and fast job at completing my requested repairs. He is very knowledgeable and well prepared. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs handyman repairs and will use his services again.

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JD ELECTRIC
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brock H.
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Jose was on time and very professional. I would recommend him for any number of handyman jobs around the house.

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Handy Andy
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Fady E.
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I agreed with the guy to do a job for me in the company and he never show up , i tried to call his cell phone but it was off , he never called back to inform why he never shows up or why he didn't do the job he agreed !! this is a non responsible and non professional person !!

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Jose’s Plumbing
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Greg G.
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Jose and his team member did several plumbing matters I needed help with, and even another handyman item. Super courteous guys, very responsive to messages / schedule, were punctual, did good work, and a fair price. Highly recommended!

Jesus Lugo
4.7
from 38 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
DEE O.
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Jesus was wonderful! My daughter is a college student and was moving into her first apartment off campus. We live out of state and had all the furniture delivered, we just needed someone to help us assemble the pieces. Jesus actually picked us up from the airport and when we got to her apartment not all the furniture was there!! He helped us with our bags, up three floors and put together what little we had. He was kind and most professional even though his job was cut in half! I HGHLY recommend Jesus!

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Jose of all Trades
4.7
from 35 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cynthia S.
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I needed help assembling some chairs. He was fast and very professional. During our small talk I mentioned that my faucet was broken and he helped me fix that too. A great handyman! And knowledge when it comes to projects around the house. Would definitely hire him again.

John Hebert Design
4.7
from 35 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Ron H.
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John was professional and new exactly how to set my new mailbox post. He also helped me secure a section of wooden fence. John worked quickly and cleaned up the site. I would recommend him for your handyman projects.

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RC Construction
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan C.
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We contracted with Rich to resealour mortar around our exterior cast stone. Not only did he do an outstanding job on this but also performed interior handyman jobs as well. He is personable, fair and honest. As a Realtor, I plan on referring him to all my clients. You better hire him before he gets too busy!!

iBuild Handyman Services LLC
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Pat B.
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I needed a handyman to install tvs in my new home. I contacted ibuild and they moved and installed the tvs. They did such a great job I had them do several other repairs for me. They were very punctual and professional. I will definitely use them again.

H2O NERD
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Kay A.
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Brian was very responsive and competitively priced. He installed a ceiling fan for me and did such a great job, I had him back out just 2 days later to install 2 more. I highly recommend him and plan to use him again for other installation and handyman jobs.

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  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Trent H.
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Sam and his crew were awesome!!! They were on time, professional and the quality is above excellent! I will definitely be hiring them again to complete other work at my home!!!! Sam is awesome and I didn’t get the other guy name that was with him but he was awesome as well! You can tell there was a great working relationship between them that made the job go by seamless! I 1000% recommend them! Attached or before and after pics! FYI: Paint and plastic is in picture because that was the remainder of the paint I purchased. They did not leave anything in the room except exceptional painting!

Sailors Designs
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Clifford L.
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We had Sailors Designs replace the floor in a bathroom -- we went from carpet to tile. The work was performed in a professonal, timely and satisfactory way. Happy to recommend Sailors Designs for any of your tile work and handyman needs.

Spivey Handyman Services
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Heather L.
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Excellent service, amazing price. I am a Realtor and will continue to recommend Spivey Handyman Services to my clients.

Make It Home Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Vernon A.
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I would highly recommend David as a handyman. He is very professional and has a great attitude. He is very knowledgeable in many home installations and miscellaneous projects. David is very thorough and follows up with an explanation just so homeowner fully understands what's been done. I am very appreciative of that. We hit a little bump in the road due to and old water line (completely not his fault). He went above & beyond to try to fix the problem, but unfortunately, the fix needed a professional plumber. Once the plumbing issue is fixed, I would continue to hire David for his handyman services.

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jay H.
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On time. He explained what needed to be repaired and what didn't. Honest fellow and very reasonable price.

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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  • Service type
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  • Project length
    An hour or two
  • Details
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