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Good 4.2


Good 4.2


  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Liz H. says, "Bob and his partner were amazing. Not only did he do a fantastic job but he taught me things about flooring I need to know for the future when buying and selling a home. Bob is truly a kind and caring guy who is on a mission to get your job done right the first time. He is clearly a perfectionist. Before I go any further I wanted to say that I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome with my damaged floor. I’m selling my co op at Rossmoor in Walnut Creek and beyond stressed about it when it comes to this. My unit is over 35 years old and in much need of repair. I’m also trying to fix the mistakes of the former owner look better for selling. My floor is around 800 square feet. The damage is extensive. Lots of water damage and scratches. I’m not in a position to re sand the floor but it looked truly awful. Bob and his workers came and moved all the furniture and redid the floors without sanding. I showed him an area that’s beyond awful I hadn’t even planned on doing. We found I had boards from the former owner in my storage unit. Bob worked with the board to make it perfect. There were a lot of complicated cuts but he did it and it looks absolutely amazing. He took the time that was needed so everything fit perfectly. I was so worried about this on my fix list for selling. I’m so relieved to have this project done I can’t tell you. Bob will give it to you straight. He won’t try to sell you on an expensive job you don’t need. He’ll take the time to explain your options. He doesn’t do a hard sell because he doesn’t need to. His work speaks for itself. He knows about all kinds of different home improvements because he’s done it. He’s done it for a long time. He fixed my faucet in one minute and that wasn’t on my list to be done. I had a few different people contact me when I reached out for help. Bob called me immediately and our appointment was for the next day. I wanted it done asap and he managed to schedule it so it was done in. few days. I know your going to be as happy as I am about working with Bob and his employees. His employees have been with him a long time and it’s clear they work in harmony. He has extensive experience and can explain everything to you as much as you want or need. Don’t even think about it. That project you need done or the one your just thinking about. Bob will answer all your questions. He’s like the guy your parents hired when you were a kid who was like one of the family. You need him in your address book for a variety of projects. I’m really glad he did such a great job helping me. My only regret is that I didn’t know him for the many years I owned homes in California and needed help."See more


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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a handyman charge?

Minimum rates for handyman jobs typically range from $60-$100. 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.

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 fees.

What do handymen charge per hour?

On average, you can expect to pay a handy person around $55 per hour. However, this cost can range between $35 and $80 per hour, depending on a number of factors. For instance, a handyman may charge a minimum fee of $50-$100 for small jobs that won’t take much of their time. The complexity of the job will affect the price as well. Your final price will also depend upon where you live, as certain regions have higher labor rates than others. 

Get in touch with a few handy people near you, and ask for free cost estimates.

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.

Is it worth it to hire a handyman?

It’s worth it to hire a handyman in many cases. For example, you should hire a handyman when the project’s size and scope make it challenging to complete by yourself. These projects may include major home remodels or additions, foundation work or electrical/plumbing/HVAC-related tasks. However, make sure the handyman has the proper credentials or license to perform the necessary work.

You might also want to hire a handyman if a contractor’s price is too high. Handymen often charge less than general contractors, but contractors typically have the required license to perform certain tasks.

And, lastly, think about the complexity of the job and the cost of future repairs. It’s worth it to hire a handyman when the project is complex. Doing something incorrectly can wind up costing more than hiring the pro in the first place.

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.

Does a handyman need to enter my home?

In many cases, a handyman will not need to enter your home for outdoor repairs, but they’ll likely need to enter your home for indoor repairs. With the pandemic’s associated safety guidelines, it’s important that this only occurs for absolutely essential projects. Avoid any physical contact with the handyman if this is the case. Sanitize surfaces, and conduct payment through a digital platform like PayPal or Venmo. Be sure to contact your handyman and develop a plan before the job commences.

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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for handyman services?

Many handymen accept digital payments for work done repairing homes. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the urgent need for social distancing, this trend is likely going to increase. Handymen often accept payment through popular platforms like Paypal, Google Pay, Zelle, Venmo, Square Cash and more. 

Consult with the handyman before you begin work to ensure you’ll be able to conduct the transaction safely and in compliance with official guidelines.

Do handymen offer remote or virtual services?

Because a handyman needs to be physically present to perform work, they have not traditionally offered remote or virtual services. However, if you come across handyman profiles that state they offer remote services, message the handymen to see what those services include.

Confer with your handyman to see if consulting over video calls is possible. The professional may be able to walk you through performing basic plumbing, electrical, HVAC and other types of repairs around the house. Compare the handymen in your area side-by-side online, and ask whether they’re willing to help remotely.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a handyman during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Setting up a safe consultation or appointment with a handyman during the COVID-19 pandemic starts with comparing local professionals online. Message or call the handyman to ask about performing a consultation over the phone or, better yet, a video call. This will allow the handyman to assess the problem without increasing the risk of transmission by visiting your home. If the service is essential and the handyman needs to enter your home, you’ll need to take stringent safety measures for the visit. Discuss temporary fixes if possible, and come up with a plan for safety and digital payment.

Reviews for Central handymen
Todd R.
Gamez Handyman came out and did the work completely and in a shorter time than they originally thought. No complaints.
Gamez HandymanGamez Handyman
Caroline K.
A very nice handyman who does great quality work, professional, and very personable. I will call him again!
Handyman JHandyman J
Sirshendu M.
Dinh Nguyen is a super expert Handyman. Very calm and efficient! Loved his work. Would highly recommend him.
Four Seasons Construction & LandscapingFour Seasons Construction & Landscaping
Darryl D.
Handyman J. was all the above Work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, great value, and punctuality. He hit all the marks. Thanks,
Handyman JHandyman J
Claire K.
The best handyman you could hope for. He has handled 5-6 after moving in items such as hanging curtains, art walls etc, shelves etc. He was quick, very knowledgeable in what he does and understand, cares for things from a customer perspective. He has customized each wall hanging by the least wall damaging way, advising how now to make a scratch on floor, also dissembled a multi pipeline showerhead to adjust height, thinking a step ahead of a size fit before installing any even though I didn’t give a detailed instruction. I asked him to help carrying a table to a storage room which is not a part of his handyman work but he gladly helped it out. You can trust him to bring a best solution.
Thumbtack Customer
Kevin's a six-star handyman in a four-star world. He's come out to help me twice, on several different properties, and it's been a great experience each time. He's communicative about his arrival, does each job carefully, and explains all the options available and their pluses and minuses. I'm definitely going to keep working with Kevin, and I recommend the same for others in the Thumbtack community.
K&M  ServicesK&M Services
Huma R.
I contacted 6-7 businesses through thumbtack for my project for increasing the size of our existing dishwasher cutout. Matt was the quickest to respond, was a pleasure to communicate with, came over promptly and on time. He assessed the task, called me to provide options and recommendations and within an hour did a solid job with minimum fuss. Honest rates too. I would whole-heartedly recommend him for your handyman needs!
Plug-in ServicesPlug-in Services
Nancy D.
Alex was punctual, brought the tools, and got started pulling out everything he needed as I explained the job. He didn't understand a word. I showed him what I wanted by showing him a set of already installed curtains. He set up his ladder as if he would be working there. "No, that's just the example," I said. He said okay, but as time went on it became clear he did not understand or speak English. He used google translate on his phone. I explained what I wanted. He said he needed to do something his way. The result: a set of curtains hung 5 inches too high on the wall--he never measured the curtains to be sure he was doing the right thing. I am crushed. I will have to have another handyman come and fix the curtains on a rod too high that will not reach the ground. I couldn't believe I had been taken advantage by someone who represented themselves as typing and texting to me in English, when they could not speak any English needed to do the work I hired him for. I feel used and abused. He needs to be clear and up front in his materials that he speaks Russian only. He will work well with Russian clients.
Tomilin Handyman ServiceTomilin Handyman Service
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Why you should hire a handyman

If you have some odd jobs around the house that you can’t (or won’t) do — replacing a faucet, patching a hole in your wall, whatever — hiring a handyman is a great choice. A skilled handyman can help with a wide range of maintenance and repair work that your house needs, like painting, furniture assembly, and small plumbing and electrical fixes. Compare some of the best handymen near you by visiting their profiles, reading their reviews and getting cost estimates. Contact a few pros to let them know what you need, and hire the best pro who offers the services you need at a price you’re willing to pay.

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