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  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John B.
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Mr. Boiko tiled our kitchen backsplash with a difficult mosaic tile. The results were amazing. He is by far the best tiler we have ever hired. He is a very pleasant, dedicated worker, wanting to do his best. A superior work ethic. You will be glad you hired him, trust me.

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Fred Spiker
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paula D.
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We found our handyman and no need to look further, he knows how to do a lot of different works!

Five Star HandyCrew Services
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel C.
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These guys are legit! I’m very grateful I found a dependable handyman service! I contracted these guys to do a few jobs for a house I was fixing to sell and had a very tight timeline. After seeing the quality of their work, I decided to give them the entire project. They tackle small jobs with the same eagerness as large ones. Not only they had the best prices but they were honest and worked their butts off. They were very professional, always available and on time. These guys are not your average contractors that want to make a quick buck! They are quality first, good value and honest. I will give them all my work from now on! Work completed: - Landscaping - Interior/ exterior painting - electrical - heating and air - drywall repair - carpentry - plumbing - window repair/replacement - vinyl siding replacement - roofing - replaced rotten porch posts - aluminum trim work - bulk trash removal - lock smith - carpet work - insulation I will upload more pics soon.

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Du It All Services, LLC
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Crystal M.
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Doug was very quick to respond to my request. Gave me a general quote online and stood by his quote once I sent him a picture of our project. Very flexible and cooperative. Met with my daughter, reassessed the project in person and went with her to the store to get the part that was needed to fix the problem. Found a much more affordable solution to replacing the entire item. My daughter was very pleased with his work, responsiveness and attitude. So glad to know I have someone reliable and trustworthy that can do handyman services at an affordable price. From initial contact to completion, I believe the job was done in less than 36 hours and the reason for the delay was because of my daughter's work schedule. A++ service from an A++ provider.

  • 33 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Karin V.
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Working with Kenny was an absolute pleasure. He was professional from start to finish. I recommend him to anyone who is looking for a handyman. His #1 priority is customer satisfaction and quality work.

Top Pro
  • 10 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julie W.
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Keith was extremely professional, considerate and timely. He always responded promptly to messages and let us know up front what to expect. He is very personable and a true craftsman. Our fence looks fantastic and the double gates on both sides are just what we wanted. Keith does excellent work and we highly recommend him. Look no further and hire him now. 😊

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Efficient home-improvement
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David D.
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Our handyman was excellent. He explained everything to me. While he felt there was a problem with a circuit board, he explained it would void any warranties if he attempted to fix it. I accepted his explanation.

  • 18 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Trina E.
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Mr. Todd of Todd Painting does Professional work at a Reasonable price!!!!!! He painted several rooms inside my home to include two Gorgeous Accent walls that brought the decor in each room alive. He also painted the outside of my home which brought the value of my home up tremendously. Mr. Todd was Professional and on time. I was more than pleased with his work. I would and have recommended him to coworkers and friends and they were just as pleased with his work and professionalism as I was. So if your looking for a painter Mr. Todd is your man!!!!

  • 13 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Karen E.
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I have worked with Mark Barrett, owner of Top Notch General Contracting for almost 10 years. He has basically redone my entire home...from exterior doors and windows, gutting and remodeling baths, removing a fireplace and reworking the roof, and much more! He has gutted and installed a brand new kitchen at my Mom's home and completed work at many of my real estate client's homes. Top Notch contractors are particularly excellent carpenters and drywall installers, but they can do any job you need. Mark is timely and does what he says he is going to do. If a subcontractor does not do a job right, Mark will redo it himself until you are satisfied. I will not work with anyone but Top Notch!

  • 9 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Magdelyn A.
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Mr Rufus did an awsome job with installing my storm door. I would hire him again as a handy man when needed.

Shon Morgenstein
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Susie C.
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This plumber as well as handyman was very knowledgeable and was able to come out almost immediately when the urgent need was communicated. Reasonable priced but most of all, he was able to replace a faulty front door knob, snake a double vanity sink that was slow draining, replace a non working outlet on the front porch, and the landlord has made arrangements for him to install the custom ordered pantry doors. I would highly recommend and is now my landlord’s go to person for home handyman jobs.

Creative Living
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Brandi M.
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This was my first time using a contractor and I have to say I can not imagine a better outcome! Creative Living did an excellent job remodeling my kitchen. Skip and Mike were very professional and easy to communicate with. They worked around my crazy schedule while remaining prompt and still staying within the estimated timeline. The workmanship is beautiful and exactly how I pictured. I would recommend Creative Living to anyone!

  • 19 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
William H.
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Larry and Mike showed up promptly, and did an excellent job at a very reasonable price. I'm keeping their contact info for other possible jobs handyman jobs in the future

Carpentry Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Terri K.
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Drew did very good tile work on my kitchen backsplash. In getting to know him, I found out he is quite a handyman, with various skills. He is a excellent carpenter, does good drywall work, and just about anything you need help with. I ended up hiring him to installing new quarter round on our flooring and patching some holes from leaks and he did excellent drywall work. Would use him again for future work! He's a nice, hard working guy too.

Mann 2 Mann Handyman
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra J.
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Very nice, worked with my schedule, great job.

Brenda L.
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I was very pleased with Ryan's Repair Service in the repair of a water damaged wall in my home. They worked around my schedule and completed the task quickly and effeciently as well as at a reasonable cost. I have hired them to do another job due to their professionalism.

  • 4 years in business
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Very respectful, very caring, love my job, I stand behind my work

About

Southside Remodeling is a full-service contracting company where one call does it all. No need to call several contractors to get your projects done, Southside will handle everything, from bathroom remodels to flooring, painting, drywall, decks, sheds, fences, siding, and more.

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I'm a kitchen and bath remodeler. I can do all phases of your project from plumbing to electrical services, painting, floors, and cabinet work. I have my own truck and tool. I am clean-cut and always clean and respectful in your home.

About

We perform the highest quality home improvement work on kitchens, bathrooms, floors, and paintings -- without the home improvement "run-around". Do you know how most home improvement contractors never show up on time, submit estimates that never suit your budget, and avoid guaranteeing their work in writing? What we do is provide our homeowners with a 15-minute guaranteed arrival time and a guaranteed project completion price estimate and time frame, backed up with 2 annual warranty inspections and coupled with the most powerful warranty guarantee in the home improvement industry for 3 years, no questions asked. We accomplish all of these using our 3-point contact program. First, we provide you with a professionally written estimate based on your exact project specifications. Second, we create a specific project schedule that you pre-approve and hold us accountable to, ensuring your project is delivered on time and within your budget. Third, we provide a 3-year, no-questions-asked 100% warranty on our work that comes with 2 annual warranty inspections that we perform at zero cost to you.

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 cabinetry

Newport News, VA

  • Project scope
    Install or build new cabinet doors
  • Cabinet count
    0-2
  • Will professionals need to remove old cabinets
    No existing cabinets to remove
  • Will client provide cabinets?
    No, I will need the carpenter to provide the cabinets
  • Cabinet material
  • Cabinet location
    Kitchen
  • Special features requested
    Other (no)
  • Property type
    Home
  • Details
    Actually need one cabinet door mad to match existing if possible.

Need a Handyman to Install a Microwave and One Cabinet

Norfolk, VA

  • Service type
    Installation
  • Project length
    An hour or two
  • Details
    want to install my microwave and one cabinet

Need a Handyman for Tile Backsplash Installation

Richmond, VA

  • Service type
    Installation
  • Project length
    Half day
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