Find a handyman near New Braunfels, TX

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  • Serves New Braunfels, TX
Joanne G. says, "We hired SA Building & Remodeling to add a bathroom in a part of our unfinished attic adjoining a finished room. After interviewing several contractors, we hired Rudy. We were impressed with his professionalism, knowledge of the remodeling business, his reasonable price for the job and good reviews from previous customers. We were not disappointed. He delivered on time a beautifully appointed and quality constructed bathroom. Our goal was to build a room addition that didn't look like a room addition . We wanted it to look like it's always been part of the house. This was especially challenging, since we had a small area to work with and had to work around slanted roof beams, a/c ductwork, and incompatible existing plumbing. Out of a 10'x13' space, Rudy was able to carve out a bathroom and a hallway leading to the attic on one end and the finished room on the other. Every inch counted in such a small space to fit in a large vanity, tub, toilet, linen closet and clothes closet, and Rudy expertly worked around any lack of space problems that arose and made everything fit beautifully. He showed patience and diligence in finding solutions and wouldn't rest until I was happy. I'm amazed at how spacious and beautiful our new bathroom looks. Rudy's a perfectionist with passion for his work and pride in the finished product. I wholeheartedly recommend SA Building & Remodeling for your home addition or remodel."See more


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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a handyman charge?

Minimum rates for handyman jobs typically range from $60-$100. 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.

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 fees.

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.

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.

Is it worth it to hire a handyman?

It’s worth it to hire a handyman in many cases. For example, you should hire a handyman when the project’s size and scope make it challenging to complete by yourself. These projects may include major home remodels or additions, foundation work or electrical/plumbing/HVAC-related tasks. However, make sure the handyman has the proper credentials or license to perform the necessary work.

You might also want to hire a handyman if a contractor’s price is too high. Handymen often charge less than general contractors, but contractors typically have the required license to perform certain tasks.

And, lastly, think about the complexity of the job and the cost of future repairs. It’s worth it to hire a handyman when the project is complex. Doing something incorrectly can wind up costing more than hiring the pro in the first place.

Does a handyman need to enter my home?

In many cases, a handyman will not need to enter your home for outdoor repairs, but they’ll likely need to enter your home for indoor repairs. With the pandemic’s associated safety guidelines, it’s important that this only occurs for absolutely essential projects. Avoid any physical contact with the handyman if this is the case. Sanitize surfaces, and conduct payment through a digital platform like PayPal or Venmo. Be sure to contact your handyman and develop a plan before the job commences.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a handyman during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Setting up a safe consultation or appointment with a handyman during the COVID-19 pandemic starts with comparing local professionals online. Message or call the handyman to ask about performing a consultation over the phone or, better yet, a video call. This will allow the handyman to assess the problem without increasing the risk of transmission by visiting your home. If the service is essential and the handyman needs to enter your home, you’ll need to take stringent safety measures for the visit. Discuss temporary fixes if possible, and come up with a plan for safety and digital payment.

Can I use digital payments to pay for handyman services?

Many handymen accept digital payments for work done repairing homes. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the urgent need for social distancing, this trend is likely going to increase. Handymen often accept payment through popular platforms like Paypal, Google Pay, Zelle, Venmo, Square Cash and more. 

Consult with the handyman before you begin work to ensure you’ll be able to conduct the transaction safely and in compliance with official guidelines.

How can I find out if a handyman is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Depending on the service needed, a handyman may be considered essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can check by visiting your city or state’s government website. In addition, CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage offers national guidelines for determining essential services. Their page delineates 16 essential infrastructure sectors that can continue to operate during the pandemic. But note that not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Do handymen offer remote or virtual services?

Because a handyman needs to be physically present to perform work, they have not traditionally offered remote or virtual services. However, if you come across handyman profiles that state they offer remote services, message the handymen to see what those services include.

Confer with your handyman to see if consulting over video calls is possible. The professional may be able to walk you through performing basic plumbing, electrical, HVAC and other types of repairs around the house. Compare the handymen in your area side-by-side online, and ask whether they’re willing to help remotely.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a handyman when social distancing?

If you hire a handyman, stay 6 feet away from the handyman at all times. If you have an indoor emergency and it’s considered an essential service, take extra social distancing precautions with your handyman. Do not make physical contact, stay at least 6 feet from the handyman, and exchange payment through digital services instead of cash or check. Talk with your handyman and agree on a plan in advance.

Reviews for New Braunfels handymen
Juan H.
Emmanuel was deliberate, timely and precise - the ultimate professional. In the future, without hesitation I'll make the call to Budget Handyman.
Mr. Handy PietkaMr. Handy Pietka
Mitchell m.
Jesse did an amazing job! Was on time and very professional. Would hire him for any of my handyman needs around the house! Highly recommend
The Modern Handyman CompanyThe Modern Handyman Company
Rita r.
BBT was responsive, punctual, listened and communicated each step of the process of replacing our kitchen backsplash tile. I would definitely recommend them for any handyman jobs.
H-BBT CorpH-BBT Corp
Tammy C.
I hired Weir Handy LLC to hang several items for me. He was punctual, friendly, and hard working. I would recommend him for all of your handyman needs.
Weir Handy LLCWeir Handy LLC
May L.
Miguel is the handyman we didn’t know we needed in our lives! Punctual, communicative, this is a gentleman with a serious work ethic. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to look for more future projects!
Collazo HandymanCollazo Handyman
Thumbtack Customer
Mc Jones quickly and correctly fixed my door, which was the job, but in the process talked with us about other potential handyman jobs. He was knowledgable and gave us a great appraisal for a kitchen remodel. I will comment again after that job is done. Highly recommended.
Mc Jones Handyman & General Contracting ServicesMc Jones Handyman & General Contracting Services
Dan E.
This project went smooth thanks to Leonard. He arrived on time and got to work. He explained what he was doing and double-checked his work. He got my shelving installed above the garage door where I requested and it works great. Will definitely use him again for future handyman projects.
At Your ServiceAt Your Service
John R.
Horrible experience. I literally have to hire someone to redo everything that was done. And the only things completed in 4 hours was 1 towel rack, 2 towel holders, 2 toilet paper holders and 2 faucets. One toilet paper holder was crooked and they were all loose on the wall. Neither one of the faucets put out hot water. I know you offered to come back and make it right but it should've been done right the first time. Worst handyman experience I've ever had by far. I wasted my money.
Bubba's Handyman ServiceBubba's Handyman Service
Julie D.
I highly recommend Ivan for your job. He responded quickly with a fair quote. He only books his jobs a week at a time which means he is not backed up with jobs and always has availability the following week. He communicated his eta and was punctual. He is a Marine! Which in my eyes makes him a hero and without a doubt, he has integrity. He is personable and listens to your needs. He seems to be a Jack of all trades and will tackle most any project. However, I believe he will be honest and tell you if there are things he can’t do. He will definitely be my first call when I need a handyman.
Ivan CopadoIvan Copado
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