Find a handyman service in National City, CA

Find handyman services in National City, CA

Find handyman services in National City, CA

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Top 10 handyman services in National City, CA

Homeowners agree: these National City handyman services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.


3 hires on HomeGuide
Serves National City, CA
Miriam B. says, "Happy with the quality of work, experienced and knowledgeable " Read more
A&J Services

A&J Services

New on HomeGuide
Serves National City, CA
My name is Austin and I am a single worker in this business. I am a Veteran and I’ve been doing general repairs for a couple years. This covers anything from construction jobs to simple in home repairs. My main focuses for jobs are timeliness, cleanliness, and customer satisfaction. I will always make sure you’re happy with the job and able to understand the process of what needs to happen to make sure you’re comfortable with the pricing and the details of the repair/ installation/ clean up etc. one of the bigger things that separates me from others is, it’s my name on the company. I take pride in the services I bring to you. I take pride i


New on HomeGuide
Serves National City, CA
Hello! My name is Georgiy, and I specialize in professional furniture assembly. Over the years, I have gained extensive experience assembling various types of furniture for homes and offices. What is it like working with me? When you work with me, you get: - Professional Approach: I meticulously plan each stage of the work and use only proven methods and tools. - Transparency: You will always know the cost of the work upfront, with no hidden fees or unpleasant surprises. - Communication: I am always available to answer your questions and accommodate all your wishes. - Quality and Neatness: I pay close attention to every project and leave t
Innex Remodeling

Innex Remodeling

New on HomeGuide
2+ years in business
Serves National City, CA
I am an honest person and passionate about my work. I have been working in construction and maintenance since 2018 in two great companies. I enjoy taking on a project and helping the customer achieve what they envisioned and making it a reality.

Your Handyman questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does a handyman service charge?

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.

What can a handyman legally do?

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.

Can a handyman do plumbing or electrical work?

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.

How to find a local handyman 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.

How do I hire a nearby handyman?

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.

Does a handyman need a license?

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.

Do you tip a handyman?

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.

Reviews for National City handyman services

Recent success stories from people in the National City area.
Miriam B.
Gary was prompt with the response and finished the project as scheduled. 5 stars for workmanship. Very professional, we will definitely reach ouf to him in the future if needed.
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