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Portsmouth Local Handymen

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

Edge Master
4.8
from 131 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
Tom Y.
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We hired Tremain for our cracks in the ceiling and some walls and got a very good price for the job. He was very prompt in his schedule and got on the job the same day of the quote. We had some issues with the job. Tremain was very good about communication and showed up the next day and the day after to make it right. He was very Friendly and with a very positive attitude. He fixed all the issues and then some, make it perfect and I would highly recommend him for any handyman service.

Top Pro
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna S.
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Boikos did an INCREDIBLE job at rebuilding our Fan house deck at a very reasonable price. He was punctual, professional, and time efficient. Very pleased with the quality of his work. He even filled in the gap between the deck and fence, which looks more more aesthetically pleasing now. What more could one ask for? We will 100% be reaching out to him for future handyman needs. I have attached photos for reference.

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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.👍😇

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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
  • 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 43 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 45 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.

  • 9 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Don L.
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Repaired garage door - broken spring. Very punctual & completed job very quickly. Entire service was very professional, would strongly recommend this company!

Jason Abbott LLC
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Becky D.
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Jason is very professional and did a great job for us. He takes pride in his work and it shows. We've already agreed to have him come back to do a few more handyman type jobs for us. We would highly recommend Jason for your next project.

Shon Morgenstein
5.0
from 12 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 13 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Bryan S.
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I had an excellent experience with Skip in fact he gave me the best deal out of every contractor! My wife and I are extremely pleased with the results. The crew constantly kept me updated, sent me pictures, double checked, and made sure I got exactly what I wanted. So, I can honestly say these guys have the artistic ability to make your dream a reality. "MY BATHROOM LOOKS LIKE IT BELONGS IN A MAGAZINE", beautiful work guys thank you!!!!!

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.

Mohawk Handyman Services
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
HD S.
Verified review

When I called Mohawk Handyman Services I was surprised by the professionalism from my Handyman. He was very polite and wore shoe covers. He showed up 15 minutes early to my scheduled appointment and even repaired two additional things for me that were not even on the original call. Sean was very nice and explained everything to me so that I didn't feel like things were being kept a secret from me. Also I was only charged for the things I wanted done. I will definitely use them again in the future. Amazing!!!!!

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
John B.
Verified review

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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20 years of experience .

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We work on the following: *Deck repairs *Cabinets *Crown molding and chair rail *General maintenance *Locks and deadbolts *Ramps and railings *Shelving and storage *Grab bars *Recessed Lighting *Remove popcorn ceiling *Appliances *Ceiling fans *Painting *Awnings *Closet organizers *Flat screen TV installation *Remodeling *Kitchen and Bath *Renovations *Room Additions *Add a 2nd story addition *New porch railings *A/C window unit installs *Cabinet Installs *Carpentry *Caulking *Ceiling repairs *Drop ceiling *Counter top *Dryer vents *Plumbing leaks *Garbage disposals *Glass *Light bulb replacements *Plumbing fixtures *Electrical fixtures *New shower pans *Window repairs *New windows *Roofing and siding *French drains *Dry wells *Covered porch *Replace rotten wood

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MJ Wyles Builders Inc. is your one-stop shop for all of your home improvement needs. From kitchen and bathroom remodeling to home additions, we meet the diverse needs of our residential and commercial customers in the greater Virginia Beach area. Our expert craftspeople abide by the three Cs: clean, courteous and consistent. We're a licensed and insured contractor, so you can feel secure that you are getting the best service and standard of safety available! Our products are as follows: drywall, fixtures, siding, barns, doors and windows. Our services are as follows: new construction services, additions, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, finish carpentry, drywall installation and repair, basement finishing, siding installation and repair, home renovations, exterior remodeling, installations, replacements, concrete works, designs and foundations. Our specialties are as follows: basements, bathrooms, custom construction, residential, commercial, exterior works, interior works, kitchens and patios.

  • 17 years in business
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My work stands out because i take time to make sure its done the right way the first time so there won't be any complications and the job is done quickly as possible.

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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