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Appleton Handymen

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Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michele E.
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Jeff Clarke Handyman Services did a great job with my lawn. He arrived on time (actually earlier which was great). He kept me informed of when he was coming and was quick to respond to my questions. I would recommend him to everyone.

Premier Remodeling, LLC
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
W. M.
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Jeff exceeded my expectations from quote to finishing my painting job. I commented on a cabinet door that was sticking and he made adjustments for no charge! I will definitely be calling Jeff again for all my painting and handyman projects!

Top Pro
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joanne B.
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Al and his assistant did an excellent job installing my laminate flooring in a house that is a 100 yrs. old they were timely, price was excellent I will refer them to anyone I know who needs flooring or handyman serveries

Done Right
from 26 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie N.
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Christian was very polite, always early and looking for any way possible to help. He helped with some minor typical handyman stuff, also. It was great not to have to coordinate a handyman and painter! Christians crew were also very polite and seemed to work very well together. It's a real team!!! The house looks fabulous! They did an amazing job! I would recommend and rehire them in a heartbeat!! Debbie

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Jerome's Handy Servs.
from 15 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Electrical Issue: Jerome is professional, knowledgeable and works quickly. Extremely responsive, problem addressed and fixed quickly. Price reasonable. I would hire again for ANY handyman service!

CJBrealideas LLC
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Todd S.
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Chris’s professionalism and exceptional service was great. Chris had shown impeccable workmanship on various projects throughout our home. It was a pleasure to have someone with such a positive energy and great attitude throughout the projects We look forward to using his services in the future."

jeromes handyman service
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brett B.
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Having worked with Jerome on several occasions now, I can honestly say that Jerome does an excellent job communicating with his customers and is openly honest with them as well. One of the few very dependable guys out there.

Fix It Handyman
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kimberly O.
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Called me right away, was able to work with my schedule, and come out. Was very professional, would recommend to anyone.

Pete the Handyman
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michael F.
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Did everything on time and as promised.

Richard Handyman
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I offer lawn care, tree cutting and removal, and most everything but no electrical works. If need some work done, I can get it done.


Have you got jobs you don't want to do? I'll do them: cleaning, painting or just the jobs you don't have time for.


I have 25 years of experience in carpentry, painting and repair work. I do quality work. I will leave your job cleaner than I found it. No job is too large or small.

  • 3 years in business

Very clean work. Make sure everything is done to its fullest potential.


I am a small town man who loves to help people in the community. I am an electrician by trade but not afraid to get my hands dirty outside of electrical.

  • 2 years in business

Hard work pays off at the end just to make ur project look wonderful


honest, hard-working, high quality, cares about our customers

  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Guy Handyman has over 25 years of experience in providing excellence in customer service for all your construction needs. We offer a crew of well-rounded contractors with one of the best roofing crew in the area. Free estimates are available.


My partner and I have a background in heavy iron working. We are hard working, skilled, punctual, and honest. I, myself, am ready, willing and able to assist.


“You don’t want to or just can’t, We can!” Busy life- struggle with work an family; no time Saving money- high quality work; friendliness😁

  • 2 years in business

What makes our service great is I do my best in the job I'm given I do it in a timely matter. Also I will go the extra mile to make the customer is happy with the work I do.


I work on painting, cleaning, odds and ends, yard cleanups and anything that needs to be done! Just ask me! I have references and can do emergency services.

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 a Handyman to Install a Curtain Rods

Neenah, WI

  • Service type
  • Project length
    An hour or two
  • Details
    I need curtain rods installed over 2 windows, and the old ones taken down (some plastering over holes may be needed)
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