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Edge Master
4.8
from 131 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
Ronnie G.
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Tremaine is awesome. He fixed my washer and dryer and helped me with my entertainment center. I highly recommend him and I know that I will be using his services again.

Top Pro
  • 128 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.

Top Pro
Fred Spiker
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Belinda E.
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Fred is a excellent handyman.He did a great job putting our Security Cameras up.He has a great,friendly personality.We will look forward working with him again.Thank you Fred.👍😇

  • 33 years in business
  • 53 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.

Five Star HandyCrew Services
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel C.
Verified review

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.

Shon Morgenstein
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 14 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
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Brandi M.
Verified review

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!

Good News Services
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Chris H.
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Kevin responded quickly to my post for fence repair, he came out and provided me a very reasonable quote and allowed me time to get other quotes. His turned out to be the best and we scheduled a date for the job. He sent me a text asking if he could do the work earlier than scheduled, worked for me since it freed up our Saturday. He came out on time, worked a better part of the day and did an excellent job. We are very happy with the work he did and would certainly recommend anyone needing handyman services call him first.

A Plus Home Repair
3.2
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey B.
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A plus home repair did great work on a number of handyman jobs. The price was affordable, he adjusted the turn around time to fit my needs and the old school customer service coupled with quality work has me guaranteed to be a returning customer.

  • 19 years in business
  • 14 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

VB HomePro
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin S.
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Mike is top notch. I hired him to come in behind the original handyman I got off Craigslis. At first I thought $50 an hour was a bit pricey, but decided to give him a shot, and I'm glad I did. He arrived right on time, gave me exact time frame. Actually finish ahead of time and instead of taking the money and running he asked if there was anything I needed done to use the rest of the time I had paid for. The knowledge he had in so many different fields was impeccable. He is my go to in my home maintenance from now on. 5 stars for sure.

  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jason F.
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I was in need of a few handyman projects around the house so I called Cindee's home improvement. They showed up on time and were very friendly. Their estimate came in well below other contractors' prices and they finished my projects on time and on budget. I would highly recommend Cindee's Home Improvement and Repair. I will be calling them for my next project. Thanks, Jason F.

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
John B.
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Did awesome prompt and professional work in a timely manner. Would recommend him for whatever you need he's a jack of all trades.

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Your 100% satisfaction is guaranteed. I clean, clear out, rake, scrub, and organize. I also provide small waste or junk removals.

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I am a Williamsburg based carpenter/handyman. I have worked as a carpenter/handyman for over 15 years. Some of my offered services include interior custom trim, mantels, cabinet repairs, built-ins, custom closet design, wood rot repair, decking, etc.

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I do landscaping, lawn care, carpentry, concrete, sidewalks, driveways, and small and medium tree and shrub removal.

  • 4 years in business
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I can do just about anything dealing with your home. I also will do your lawn care, power wash your house, driveways and roofs. If it deals with your house or yard, you can count on me to do it right the first time!

  • 4 years in business
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I do repairs and installation of all things electrical, from troubleshooting to complete rewiring of homes and businesses. I have over 30 years of experience, and I provide customers with quality work at a fair price.

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We are a handyman service providing a variety of services from flooring, bath remodeling to painting interior and exterior.

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

Virginia Beach, VA

  • Project scope
    Install or build new pre-made cabinets
  • Cabinet location
    Kitchen
  • Property type
    Home
  • Details
    Doing remodel
  • $900.5
    Average price

Need a Handyman to Do Various Job

Richmond, VA

  • Service type
    Repairs: Yes, Installation: No, Maintenance: Yes, Assembly: No
  • Details
    I need you to patch & paint the drywall in need of repair from pictures, removed which damaged the walls (some drywall, 2 small holes),the ceiling (small area) repaired & painted, repair "sticking" french door (so that it can operate smoothly), caulk a tile in the bathroom, fit a door on the bathroom vanity (the drawer will not close, due to the water pipe behind it) the door will need to be cut down, shave the back off to actually fit in the space, I think...I also need the deck repaired and boards and railing replaced as necessary, the deck needs to be power washed and sealed and the front landscape timbers(some, not all need to be replaced). Thank you.

Need a TV Mounting Service

Newport News, VA

  • Installation location
    Other (over fireplace)
  • TV size
    47" to 50"
  • Existing equipment
    No, help me select a mount/stand
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