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San Marcos Local Handymen

Browse these local handyman services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Marcos.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 363 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aminta G.
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I just posted some pictures on Facebook of my yard landscaping for all my family and friends to see. I am so proud of my backyard and I am really enjoying it.Thanks to Rick Silva's Landscaping who did a wonderful job from start to finish.I highly recommend Rick At Your Service Landscaping.Very Professional,Honest,Prompt and most of all Affordable.

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TEXAN HANDYMAN SERVICES
4.8
from 166 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 213 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
William R.
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If I could’ve added responsiveness as an attribute I would’ve. Throughout the process of hire, I never had to wait long for a response. Mr. Alvarez answered all the questions that I had, was quick, and performed a quality service. I would definitely recommend, and look to contacting him the next time I need handyman services.

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Mustafa Al-Obaidi
4.8
from 152 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 185 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andre S.
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Very nice and professional. Would recommend him to anyone needing handyman services. We will use him again.

  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin L.
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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.

Top Pro
  • 13 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristin B.
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Jonathan trimmed some large branches and fixed my fence that was falling down, including the gate. He's very professional, and the work was excellent! He was on time and communicated clearly before and during the job. I will be hiring him again next month to do some landscaping. I would recommend Jonathan for any type of handyman job. He should be very proud of the work he does. He was also very affordable which is an added bonus!

Ace Handyman Services
4.7
from 53 reviews
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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This was my first time using a company from Thumbtack. Ace Handyman Services was quick to respond to my request. The plumber knew his stuff regarding my water heater and was upfront about pricing. The company showed up right on time as request and worked with my schedule. I would definitely recommend others to use this company!

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Scorpion Fences
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Chris was awesome. He was easy to work with, very personable and professional. He did a great job and I just found my handyman for the future. Thank you very much for great work.

Michael Caballero
4.4
from 52 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia C.
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I couldn't have hired a better handyman. His work looks amazing & he exceeded my expectations. He was very easy to work with & made sure to clean up everything. Michael will definitely be our handyman from now on!

  • 3 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Chase K.
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Posted on Sunday. Scheduled on Sunday for Monday at 830am. Showed up at 825am and was very professional, helpful and a GREAT value. Will use this Handyman for many other projects!

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Fixed Maintenance and Repair
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rosalie S.
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Left the TV unconnected to the cable service. Had to call AT&T and have a technician come out and plug it in. Did not seem to understand the Ethernet connection. Otherwise, friendly and courteous, and very careful about every step of the process. Can't send a photo at this time.

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Gonzalez Inc
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrea T.
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Jose was prompt, affordable, and did exactly what he said he would do. He was very accommodating and able to do a few projects for us we have been putting off. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a handyman.

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FevetS DooALL
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy W.
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My mom & I were looking for a good handyman to help us since my Dad passed away. We wanted someone hardworking, dependable, trustworthy & affordable. We got all this with Steve. He is talented, experienced, established, fair, & comfortable to work with. He explains things, stays in communication & does the work the right way. He has great rates & we are very pleased with him. We have recommended him to our friends & family.

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Avery M.
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Jim removed a load bearing wall between the kitchen and living room leaving a load bearing post, opening up the house. He was very prompt and professional. He finished on schedule and cleaned up everything before he left. The end result was exactly what I expected from a professional handyman.

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Maverick Bellcase
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alma B.
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Maverick helped us install new appliances in our kitchen and he also ended up doing on other things that needed attention in our house. We were very happy with his work and definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a professional handyman. He is very knowledgeable and he responds quickly when you need him.

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Home and Auto Handyman
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dean P.
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Tom was a pleasure to have in our home. Tom helped to put together a boot bench and a television cabinet. The television cabinet was complex, but Tom handled it easily. He also helped to put up a dry erase board in minutes. I recommend Tom to any friends that need help with a handyman, whether it's assembling new furniture or repairing a sprinkler system. Thanks, Tom!

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori W.
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Abraham was a great handyman/plumber! Such a nice, friendly, honest guy. He got the plumbing work done efficiently and was very conscientious about keeping things clean and organized. We will definitely use his services when another need arises. Very reasonably priced and good communicator about scheduling, etc. I highly recommend him.

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SoloPoint
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda W.
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Russ didn’t actually do any work for me only because we found the problem before I hired him. But we spoke on the phone about the issue I was having and he was extremely forthcoming and helpful. I will be calling Russ next time I need a handyman.

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John's Handyman Service
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matt T.
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John was responsive, quick to address any questions or concerns, and his prices can’t be beat. He was able to repair a leaking tub that I was unable to fix on my own. I would recommend John’s Handyman Service without hesitation.

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Premier Maintenance & Repair
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Beverly M.
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My Wife and I moved into our new home and was looking for a handyman. We hired Sean to stain our fence and to build shelves on our garage. Sean and his assistant were on time and completed the jobs to our satisfaction. We extended the list of things that we wanted Sean and his assistant to do. Everything was done in a professional manner. I hired Sean again 4 months later to assemble and level a storage shed. Sean delivered again, we were very satisfied with the finished product of all the projects that we hired him to do. Sean was on time and gave us a fair price quote for all of the task that he was scheduled to do. We would defiantly hire Sean again for any other handyman projects that we have in the future.

Best Handyman Austin
4.3
from 12 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Leroy D.
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Tremendous Service. Best Handyman Austin sent out a crew to my business in Austin and they installed new flooring, framed new dressing rooms, and install all new electrical and lighting! Very pleased with their warranty process on all work!!

Chad Patterson
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Brad & Ali F.
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We hired Chad to complete multiple projects around our home. This was our first time hiring a handyman and I did so with trepidation. We met and discussed our needs and my ideas. From day one, this guy has been a real pleasure to be around, courteous and consistently pleasant, professional, and attentive to detail. His work ethic and respect of boundaries (he is in our home while we work/relax/spend time with family) are of the highest caliber. He spotted issues without prompting, corrected them (example, manufacturers defect, an askew hanging bar) and truly crafted our projects with an attentiveness as if he was installing in his own home. We recommend Chad for any project. From hanging pendant lights to installing vertical planters, to even hard to reach curtain rods, his work will be sturdy and reliable for decades. I was pleasantly surprised when he tidied up before he left, every single time! Chad Patterson will bring to your life your projects - both big and small. Our family is appreciative of his follow through and advice, his listening and his care in helping us put together our home. FIVE STARS in all areas.

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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