Find a handyman services in El Cajon, CA

Find handyman services in El Cajon, CA

Find handyman services in El Cajon, CA

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Top 10 handyman services in El Cajon, CA

Clients agree: these pros are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
HaMMERHEAD

HaMMERHEAD

5.0Exceptional(18)
5 hires on HomeGuide
Serves San Diego, CA
You deserve a pro this is our target and our services is all over San Diego County I love what I do this is why i take care of my customer, excellent quality with reasonable price. I worked 2 years as sub contractor for home depot to install kitchen, bath cabinets and vinyl wood flooring.
MR Door Installation  & Repair

MR Door Installation & Repair

5.0(1)
2 hires on HomeGuide
Serves San Diego, CA
Hello my name is Marco, I've been in the door Buisness for over 24 years. Honesty, clean work and fair pricing Is what I have to offer you. I enjoy working on doors and frame it's what I've been doing for a long time I just reasently started making my own doors and I currently have one installed on my storage/shop its 2-1/4" thick and about 220lbs
Matthew Donovan Woodworking And Renovation Services

Matthew Donovan Woodworking And Renovation Services

New on HomeGuide
Serves La Mesa, CA
I have a full custom wood shop to make your ideas and dreams a reality! I mostly enjoy building, but no job is too small! I can hang your TV, change your outlet, and build your fence!!! I also have plumbing, minor electrical, and painting experience to include stucco and drywall repairs!
Express Solar And Electric

Express Solar And Electric

4.9Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
13 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Spring Valley, CA
We are licensed C-10 electrical contractor and as well as B general buiding contractor.
Luis Martinez Construction

Luis Martinez Construction

5.0Exceptional(7)
1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves Spring Valley, CA
It's something that I enjoy to do. I always give that extra miles my satisfaction is to see a smile on my customers face every time I finish a job. I always explain what I'm going to do before I start my job and explain at the end of the day what was done and expecting to be done the fallowing day. Jack of all trades. I been doing it for 36 years . I have my B license on the state of California I'm bond and insurance.
Wilson Construction

Wilson Construction

5.0(1)
2 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Santee, CA
I stand out because I take pride in my work and give quality and stand behind it
Skilled Worker And Tradesman Contracted Services, Inc.

Skilled Worker And Tradesman Contracted Services, Inc.

5.0(1)
Serves Poway, CA
We build better! Period. We love what we do and it shows!
24/7 On The Move Towing And Roadside

24/7 On The Move Towing And Roadside

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
Serves San Diego, CA
Not only am I a 1 man Crew but I also operate on a balance payment scale. Meaning if a person CANNOT pay at that moment, I'll still help them. And they pay me later. Plus by putting a tiny portion aside from every call it offsets costs.
Austria Renovations & Austria Patio Covers

Austria Renovations & Austria Patio Covers

New on HomeGuide
Serves La Mesa, CA
We give costumers advice and affordable price but always taking care of the quality
Flores Remodeling & Construction B-999622

Flores Remodeling & Construction B-999622

New on HomeGuide
Serves San Diego, CA
My Company Flores Remodeling & Construction, take pride in our workmenship communicate with customer

Your handyman questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

Handyman hourly rates are $50 to $80 on average, plus the cost of materials. Most handyman work costs $150 to $600, depending on the job's size and if the handyman is self-employed or corporate. Handymen who purchase materials may have a 20% to 50% markup or a trip charge of $30 to $80.

A handyman can legally do small jobs and repairs like painting a room, hanging a TV, unclogging a drain, patching a wall, replacing a ceiling fan, fixing a fence or gate, cleaning gutters, or replacing a toilet. Some states have limits on the amount handymen can legally charge before needing a license.

Only licensed handymen can do plumbing or electrical work. Although, a handyman may legally do small electrical and plumbing jobs in some states, like replacing a toilet. For larger projects, it's best to hire electricians or plumbers in your area.

Start by searching our list of handyman services near you. After finding and contacting potential candidates:

  • Get at least three quotes to compare.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Select handyman contractors that are licensed, bonded, and experienced.
  • Discuss rates and payment methods upfront.
  • Avoid selecting the lowest quote as quality may suffer.
  • Ask for at least a 1-year labor warranty.
  • Get a full breakdown of all labor and material costs involved.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Discuss job timelines, work hours, and expectations for larger projects.
  • Avoid making payments upfront. Instead, pay when the work is completed.

When looking to hire a local handyman, ask the following questions:

  • What type of work can you do?
  • What is your hourly rate?
  • Do you have a trip charge for getting materials?
  • How much do you mark up materials?
  • Can you provide a written estimate upfront?
  • Do you have local references or a portfolio of your work?
  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • What hours do you work?
  • How long will the job take?
  • How do you handle additional work that arises?
  • Do you provide a guarantee?
  • How do you handle damages that happen on the job?
  • Do you work alone, or will you use subcontractors?
  • What’s your payment schedule?

After asking questions and comparing estimates, hire the best handyman in your area.

Many states have a “Handyman Exemption” that only requires a license for jobs over $500 to $10,000 or more, varying by state. In other states, a license is mandatory for all work. Many states also require worker’s compensation and liability insurance to protect against damage or accidents.

Handymen don't expect a tip. If the handyman goes above and beyond or spends more time than expected, a tip is appreciated. Most homeowners tip a handyman $10 to $20 or between 10% and 15% of the total job.

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