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Nick's Plumbing
from 262 reviews
  • 350 hires on Thumbtack
Juliet W.
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Nick came out to me in Dupont Circle even though it was Labor Day. He was prompt, polite and very professional. He repaired faucets in the kitchen and two bathrooms. He also fixed leaky bathtub and shower heads. Finally he determined where there was a leakage in my dishwasher. I checked his work and the problems were corrected. When we were missing a part, he found an open hardware shop and got there and back in no time. I appreciate his work and would use him again for any plumbing work.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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We had a drip on our main line. He came out the next day and fixed the problem so no more worries for us.. And a nice warranty on labor and parts.. I'm going to hold onto his phone number if any other work is needed..

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Westly Hart
from 112 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie B.
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Wes was very knowledgeable and a fast worker. We are very happy with him and plan to call him in the future for electrical issues / lighting installations.

  • 5 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
Regis C.
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Martin Ramos is a man YOU CAN TRUST and when you are having workers come into your HOME that is a KEY quality we look for. He is also an excellent worker and knows the plumbing business. I have NO PROBLEM recommending his company to do work in your home. Regis

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  • 10 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon J.
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I had a gas fireplace installed two years ago. Another contractor did the basic frame and sheetrock around the fireplace but didn't finish the job. Jenrri met with me in person to assessed the job and give a quote for the work. Jenrri was pleasant and professional and my two Westies both liked him. If they didn't like him I wouldn't have hired him. He said the front area around the firebox would need to have the sheetrock replaced with cement board. I was glad he knew this because not having the right materials could be a fire hazard. After meeting with him. I decided to hire him and planned for him to come Feb. 16-19, 2016 to do this job. He did this job with another worker named Melby. Jenrri and I had to buy materials from the store the first day, but Melby stayed and started working. He removed the sheetrock and also cut boards for the shiplap look I wanted on the upper front and sides of the fireplace. Jenrri and Melby completed cutting and installing about half of the boards the first day. They laid tile on the hearth and around the firebox. I had picked large tiles for the hearth and small tiles to go around the firebox. The small tiles took more time to cut and install. Some of the tile around the firebox doesn't lay completely flat because of the screws for the cement board and because the framing around the firebox wasn't level. If I had to pick again I would have picked larger tiles to go around the firebox. They would have been easier to install and wouldn't have shown that the firebox wasn't completely level. After the tile and boards were installed they painted all the boards and the two walls on each side of the fireplace. Then installed the mantle and touched up the painting. They did a very nice job cleaning up when the work was done and even put furniture and a rug back in place. They also completed the job on time. I am happy with my finished fireplace. It looks beautiful. Both Jenrri and Melby work hard and do a good job. Maybe if Jenrri did the whole project instead of finishing someone else's work it would have been perfect. I would hire him again and I would recommend him to others.

  • 18 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
Keith M.
Verified review

First off: great quality. I don't think I could have asked for a better realization of my plans for my bathroom remodel, which included extensive tile work and construction of a new closet. Pricing was reasonable; they were in the middle of the estimates that I got. That being said, there are a couple of negatives. The schedule was quoted for ten days, but it took sixteen. I did need to take half of one of the days originally scheduled to go into the office to support a client meeting, but a week's extra labor time to finish seemed excessive to me. Especially since after the original two weeks were finished, I had limited flexibility at work and needed to push work off to weekends. All told, with my restrictions at work, it took an extra two weeks beyond what was expected. Part of the problem was punctuality: workers were frequently late, so less got done each day. I also asked to keep a couple of pieces from the demo of the original bathroom that I never got. Overall, I would recommend this contractor if you have a reasonably flexible schedule. They truly do beautiful work, and I'm ultimately very happy with how my bathroom turned out. My designs were executed very nicely. I was just a little disappointed that it took so long.

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  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vicki B.
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Vicki C, Alexandria: Hired Checkmate to move from my old house to my current one. Great job, great people: - Affordable - Punctual - Professional - Clean cut crew - Hard workers - Friendly -Asked questions -Handled items with care

gios builders
from 74 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Mike G.
Verified review

Elaine and i just want to take a moment to say "thank you" to gios builders for exeptional job in building our front porch and deck. We truly appreciate the professionalism, punctually and the respect to our property from the workers. We can not say anough about your sales rep. Giovanny. We truly appreciated his recommendation and suggestions which made our choice of materials and enjoyable experience durin our selections process. Giovanny left us with a since of confidence that we were in good hands. We apreciate his knowledge and expertise encouraged us to do business with gios builders

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  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
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Amanda T.
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To quote George Steinbrenner about George on Seinfeld, "Hire This Man". Matt is the best contractor we have worked with. We had a very ugly white tile kitchen floor and Matt came in to provide an estimate. We bought the supplies, which he picked up for us, and he quoted us the labor cost, which was extremely reasonable for 6 days of work. Matt showed up on time each day, even coming over on a Sunday for a few hours. He was very transparent in what he was going to be completing each day and met the objective each time. He is very friendly (even stopping to pet our dogs who bothered him a few times) and personable. He even told us that we still had a few extra items left over and returned them to the store for to get us a refund. I feel like most contractors wouldn't tell you if you have left over supplies, but not him! When he was done with the project, he cleaned up everything, wiping down anything that may have gotten dirty as a result. He is very careful, laying out plastic protectors so dust didn't settle on our counter tops. I normally don't shell out 5 star reviews, but Matt is very deserving. He will be our go to when we get the bathroom floors redone in the near future!

Robert Dobry
from 67 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
Lorie L.
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When I say that Robert saved me from another contractors subpar work he really did! He went above and beyond to replace my flooring properly- he removed all of my appliances out of the way and continued working. He patched and fixed my existing cabinets that were incorrect by the subpar previous contractor and charged me a fair rate! He cleaned up each day before he left and even met me at Home Depot since I couldn't fit a baseboard in my car. He's very laid back which is great since I had anxiety and had a trauma story from the old contractor. He offered suggestions and tried his hardest to satisfy my expectations which he has surely surpassed. The engineered floors with the baseboards he installed is perfect I could've cried yesterday; needless to say I will have him back as soon as he can for other jobs in my home. If he chooses your home to work in trust me your in good hands ... Robert worked by himself for most of the project and I commend him for that!

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john burner
from 43 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Edward H.
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John did a great job with our small project. He gave me a quote that included labor and materials so that I knew exactly what to expect. The bulk of the work was done in one day and he came back the next day to paint. We were pleased with the end result!

Unlimited Resources, Inc.
from 51 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Larry M.
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Today I had two sky lights resealed and mold inside the house where it had been leaking removed. The worn spots were then replaced and repainted. Very professional job, great workers,accommodating to my tight schedule and finished on time and as estimated. Will be hiring again soon as this was a VERY pleasant experience. 5 STARS ACROSS THE BOARD!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Handy Man / Notary
from 43 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Marion D.
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This is the first time using this professional handyman and the Thumbtack resources. My husband and I were impressed with Michael's work, his suggestions, his professionalism, and punctuality. He gave us a quote for materials and labor, a start and finish date timeline and he completed the work on schedule. We are glad we chose Michael to do this work and would recommend him to others. When we have future work in our home, we will hire Michael again. M/M DePriest

  • 30 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Norman C.
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This past October my wife and I contracted Curtis and his team to completely remodel two bathrooms and our kitchen. We could not be more pleased and happy with the results. The quality of the work is excellent. All the work was well coordinated and finished in a timely manner. Team members, Apollo and Miguel, are very good workers and take pride in doing a good job. I was impressed that Curtis was willing and did go the extra mile for us. He was very helpful in assisting and procuring everything needed for the remodeling. I would recommend Curtis and his team for any remodeling project. Regards, Norman and Barbara Cain

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Ixin Peraza
from 26 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric S.
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Ixin did great work, communicated well, and made me a priority.

Bathgate Construction LLC
from 25 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren H.
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We hired Bathgate Construction to hardscape our 600 sq. ft. backyard for rat abatement and aesthetics. Brad communicated in a timely manner and the price was fair for the job quoted. We saw him several times during the project, as he came to check in on his team. He recommended a slight modification to add a step into our garage area, which turned out nicely. We live in the city, with very tight space, so the job took a bit more manual labor since they couldn't bring in any real heavy equipment to get the job done faster. One minor irritation is that we were quoted 5 - 6 business days to have the job completed, but in actuality, it took about 12 business days (and a Saturday) for completion. Regardless, his team did a beautiful job on the brick laying, creating a herringbone pattern with soldier border. Overall, I would definitely hire them again and recommend them for their work.

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from 21 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Esther F.
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I decided to go with Plumbing Solutions to replace both of my toilets because they offered one year warranty on labor and their price was competitive with the other companies on Thumbtrack. I highly recommend for future plumbing needs. They were able to accommodate my work schedule and pick up my toilets from Lowes.

  • 16 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Bill T.
Verified review

I had a 60-ft pine tree in the backyard removed that was close to my house and they completely removed it, including the stump, completely and professionally with no damage. They also did more work in my yard (which is half an acre) and replaced the old bushes I had with new ones and they were mulched and cleaned and look great for the holidays. Everything turned out beautifully.

Melvin's Maintenance
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jose S.
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Melvin was great, went above and beyond, super efficient and quick, will definitely be using him again.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Janet M.
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I hired David to do drywall repair after a flood in basement. He gave a good estimate( very close to what insurance paid for). He arrived on time, kept me abreast of developments, and did an excellent job. He even came in on the 4th of July to repair a damaged corner of drywall. He is honest, trustworthy, and hardworking. He does the repairs himself, with an assistant. You can communicate your needs easily. I would definitely hire again.

Anytime Electric

New To Thumbtack

  • 6 years in business

I do all purposes, new installations and wire basements. I put together furniture kits of any kind. I also do general labor.

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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