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Milwaukee Local Handymen

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

B.H. Handyman Services
4.7
from 116 reviews
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
Peter M.
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Ben was great! He showed up on time, very professional and friendly, and was able to address other plumbing problems I had the same day. Though his rates were very reasonable, I hired him due to his professionalism that I read from previous reviews. Ben will now be my go-to handyman for my home. I highly recommend hiring Ben Hopkins for your handyman services!

Top Pro
  • 21 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Zac V.
Verified review

I had a great experience with E&S Handyman Services! They had a quick response time, great price, and did very good work! I have no complaints and I highly recommend hiring them!

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Big Blue Carpentry
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jayson W.
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Brian did outstanding work doing a handyman job of installing some prehung doors for me. I will be having him back out for other handyman projects soon and have already talked to him about a major remodel down the road as well.

Top Pro
  • 28 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John D.
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Jeff provided quality services for me. He is gruff over the telephone, but was very interested in negotiating the quality of the materials for my new porch screens. He entered a low bid to get the job, and we did sort of a dance about how much I should pay him as the job progressed (but the screening materials we ended up with were more work to install), but I think we came out mutually satisfied. After I paid him the enhanced fee, while he was still working, I called him with additional input about what I thought we'd agreed to. . .and he went back over the work before leaving the job to improve the fit and the joining work. I'd definitely hire him again, and hope to do so.

UBD Handyman Services
4.7
from 36 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Sofia M.
Verified review

Very nice person to work with. He does not take advantage of people whose work is left in the middle because of some dishonest people. Reasonable price and very honest. Definitely recommend.

Top Pro
  • 13 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lynne B.
Verified review

LaRue was awesome! He was able to comeby quickly (within 24 hrs of contact) and did a great job installing insulation in our basement that was required by the City of Racine. Very friendly, personable and very knowledgeable. He will be the handyman we turn to first for future projects. We highly recommend him.

Dan Strong Handyman Services
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Susan L.
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Dan did a great job on installing hard wire smoke detectors and a carbon monoxide detector. He was prompt, friendly, and his price was reasonable. I would call on Dan again for handyman projects.

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Milwaukees Best Handyman LLC
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John S.
Verified review

Best painting work perform by Juan. Good quality and reasonable price. I recomend Milwaukees Best Handyman to anybody that needs painting. The best

Milwaukee Handyman Services
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brian R.
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I have used Milwaukee Handyman Services many times ! and I really like how quickly and professionally the work was done! highly recommend this company and Randall Kim!

  • 18 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Janet K.
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Jorge has so many talents, I ended up using him for most of a major house rehab. This was the sixth house I've rehabbed and it was great to have one contractor knowledgeable about so many things so I didn't have to wait on each specialty. Jorge drywalled, laid a wood laminate floor, put up baseboard, put in 2 toilets, ran plumbing and put in a new dishwasher, put up baseboard, ran a water line to the refrigerator, put in a new kitchen sink and countertop, leveled a wobbly ceiling fan, hung closet doors, as well as other things. He was there when he said he would be, worked until the job was done, and was pleasant to work with. I highly recommend him and will use him again.

  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jane L.
Verified review

I'm so happy that I found this handyman. As soon as I opened the door, I knew I liked him. He's personable and someone I felt I could trust. I'm also pleased with the work he did. So far, I've had him over for some household issues like fixing a toilet, setting up a bed frame, and mounting a headboard among other things. He was efficient with all. I'm having him back real soon to help with a bunch of things around the house that I should have done ages ago. His price is real good for a handyman so I'm able to have him back more often. I highly recommend him!

RVsolar LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mark B.
Verified review

Joe is very punctual and does a terrific job. He is very thorough and takes significant pride in is work. His service is top-notch and he really goes above and beyond. I would strongly recommend Joe for any job that one might have. He is very knowledgeable in many facets of construction and I could not be happier with the work he completed for me. THANK YOU AGAIN JOE!

ARB Handyman, LLC
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia P.
Verified review

Did a variety of small 'handyman' jobs. I am selling my house and I want things to work well i.e. closet doors opening and closing. I will use again.

John's Handyman Service
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Maria L.
Verified review

I had a whole yard clean-up today. It included mowing and trimming. There was also a lot of things to be junked. The job was done in a timely manner and the yard looks great! It was even raining outside and no one complained. Thanks John, I'll be sure to let others know of your services and I'll keep your number handy. Thanks again!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Laura B.
Verified review

Keith was a professional from start to finish. Quick response and kept me updated on progress. I would definitely use and recommend him and his company again.

About

I have experience in remodeling my own home as well as building furniture. I have built my own kitchen cabinets from scratch, put together many store-bought furniture pieces as well as installed electrical fixtures and ceiling fans.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Our services include: * Interior exterior remodeling * Painting * All kinds of flooring installation and repairs * Kitchen * Bathrooms * Tile, marble installation and repairs

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I am a handyman and electrician with 10 years' experience with new service outlets, lights, new lines, 240-volt fans, heaters and gas. I provide painting services as well. I work with different electrical companies.

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I provide a service which is clean and fast,client satisfaction giarantee .

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WE provide all home and office needs from clean up to remodeling, landscape to trash outs for any budget. Just call us up.

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We do everything from general labor to carpentry, painting, and plumbing. Call for a free quote. We are insured and bonded.

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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