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Waukesha Home Repair Specialists

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B.H. Handyman Services
4.7
from 120 reviews
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
James B.
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Ben arrived punctually and completed my plumbing repairs efficiently and professionally. He responded quickly to follow-up concerns I had, and he charged me much less than a plumber would charge. He's skilled at what he does, and he's a courteous and conscientious guy. I will definitely use him for repair work in the future.

DP Electrical and Remodeling
4.7
from 93 reviews
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
Zuwena C.
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I cannot say enough good things about Dave. I purchased a fixer-upper with many electrical problems and I needed a service upgrade. He updated my electrical service and fixed wiring done by a "handyman". Dave repaired things that were not on the original quote for no additional charge. He even repaired a gutter and taped up my dryer vent connection. I didn't ask him to; he just saw that it needed to be done. Dave thoroughly explained what he was doing and why and left all the work areas clean. I will definitely hire him for future jobs and I highly recommend his services.

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Hawthorne Remodeling LLC
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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Paul W.
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A gutter pulled loose on my garage, was going to do the repair myself until I realized there was wood that was going to need to be replaced because of rot! Jeff gave me a reasonable estimate and was able to get the job done ahead of schedule. Will use him again in the future when the need arises!

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  • 21 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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Rick W.
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Eddie did a good job repairing my deck. He showed up everyday ready to work and his fee was very fair.

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Big Blue Carpentry
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
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Javier I.
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I called and spoke to Brian, the contractor, on a Monday about a custom mailbox that I needed to be constructed on my house. He came out the next day and properly told me how much time he needed to find all the components and the custom paint in order to comply with the home owners association regulations. The job was done in less time than estimated, his craftsmanship was impressive and he was very diligent. The final cost of the mailbox was reasonable and cost effective compared to the rest of contractors in the area. I rate this contractor 5 stars. I will l hire them for future work and recommend him to my neighbors.

  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Randy R.
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Corey was responsive to our calls. He told us our 16 year old water softener/iron filter was probably beyond repair put tried to repair it for us. When it wasn't successful he credited the cost of that first service call towards a new unit as well as giving us a first time customer discount. Very pleased and would recommend for any plumbing needs.

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  • 28 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
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David K.
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Jeff did a good job with a door repair, he is very responsive and reasonable. A pleasure to work with.

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  • 50 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Donna M.
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I needed to have some siding replaced that had blown off in the wind. Dan came and gave an estimate and explained exactly what needed to be done. He was here just one day and repaired and replaced all the siding and even fixed some other siding that was loose. Dan was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend Gurgul Brothers for home repairs

Blodgett Property Management
4.7
from 37 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Ian H.
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Extremely satisfied. Will be having them back for more work in the future!

Tribuilt Home Improvement
4.7
from 36 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
David H.
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Tribuilt has done work for me on multiple occasions. They've done trouble shooting to figure out what was wrong with faulty electrical outlets, and at another time fixed an inside electrical wiring issue that was causing both porch lights not to work. I've know this company to always be proficient and professional. I would recommend Tribuilt for any of your home improvement or repair needs.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Marcus P.
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LaRue is OUTSTANDING. Anytime anything in my home needs installation or repair... If he can do it I WILL choose him. Great communication and updates. Extremely fair.

LCM Contracting
4.4
from 32 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Richard W.
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Matt and Ron responded to my request for a bid quickly. Not only was their bid the lowest, but they then were as good as their word. They made the siding repairs that I needed done quickly and professionally. I was so impressed that I asked them for cards so that I could recommend LCM Contracting to my friends and neighbors.

Love's Home Service
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Tina F.
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Daylan came to my home to replace a few outlets and switches that needed to be replaced as well as hang vanity lights in a new bathroom. He was polite and professional and is very affordable. I recommend him and would have him back!!

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  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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John B.
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Lyndell did an outstanding job on our powder room. He came to our home to give us an estimate. He told what exactly needed to be done. He showed me the area needing repairs. Other companies expanded the area of repair in their estimates. He worked tirelessly on the project. The powder room looks like no work was ever done. Excellent. I highly recommend Lyndell's Home Remodel and Repair.

B4 M Renewables, LLC.
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 84 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Avi S.
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Very professional roof repair job!

CountyWide Electric
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Charles R.
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Great work repairing a previously "fixed" switch install. Explained steps involved Highly recommend

  • 12 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Greg P.
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Weston restored a treasured family heirloom that was in complete dis repair after years of being used in a garage, to a fantastic work of art. The symbolism of the image on the top deck of the Cedar Chest was profound.

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STVU INC
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Brad H.
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STVU came out when I was having AC issues. My home is only 10 years old and I have been having trouble with the AC unit since I had the house built. Paul and Igor were really great. They came out and diagnosed the issue. Unfortunately it was not something that could be repaired with certainty so I had no real choice but to get a new unit (cost over $3,500 + $500 in diagnosis/pressure test costs). Paul and Igor arranged to install the unit the next day and it has been working very, very well. My only comment is that the price for the new AC unit was slightly high and normally I would have taken time to shop around for comparable bids just to be sure I am getting fair pricing. I did not really have a chance to do that since I have a 17 month old child in the house and needed working AC as soon as possible. If you are getting a new AC unit I would suggest getting at least 3 bids before making your decision. Not all AC units are of equal quality and I am sure the unit STVU installed is good. My suggestion is in no way meant to infer that STVU did anything less than an excellent job. I feel their workmanship and responsiveness was very, very good.

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RCL Technology Solutions LLC
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Tony B.
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Very professional, reasonably priced, and knowledgeable. Chris was able to diagnose, repair and even upgrade my bathroom wiring situation in a timely manner and a very competitive rate. No hassle payment with a credit card and a detailed invoice provided upon completion of the work. Overall A+ service and no extra fee for Saturday work - I would 100% recommend RCL Technology Solutions.

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Milwaukees Best Handyman LLC
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Mark D.
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Juan is a very competent Handyman and performed my shingle repair perfectly. He possesses the skills, knowledge, and tools to do the job correctly plus the personality to do it right! He answered all my questions and was friendly the whole time. He made sure I was absolutely satisfied with the work before he left. I made sure to put his card in my file for future work I may need done. I will also recommend him to all my neighbors and friends. It was a really great experience. Thanks for the good work Juan!

Badger Contracting LLC
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Allen W.
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Repair leaks around chimney and vents.

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.

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.

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.
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