Find a handyman service in Pasadena, CA

Find handyman services in Pasadena, CA

Find handyman services in Pasadena, CA

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Top 10 handyman services in Pasadena, CA

Homeowners agree: these Pasadena handyman services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Jose Lima Handyman

Jose Lima Handyman

New on HomeGuide
18+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, CA
Hello, my name is Jose Lima, I am a handyman I’ve been doing it for about 18 years. I speak English and Spanish. I always make sure that I do an amazing job and that the customer is satisfied with my work. I can do anything like: - Home repairs and maintenance - Plumbing and electrical work - Painting and drywall installation - Appliance installation and repair - Landscaping and outdoor projects - Concrete projects - etc.
3CAB ELECTRIC INC. Lic 1118756

3CAB ELECTRIC INC. Lic 1118756

5.0(1)
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, CA
Laura A. says, "3CAB ELECTRIC INC was friendly and professional. Finished the job in a timely manner and did everything I needed them to do." Read more
West Coast Custom Carpenters

West Coast Custom Carpenters

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, CA
Rose R. says, "They were on time and explained what they would do. They completed on time and came when they said they would." Read more
A J Electric

A J Electric

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
37+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, CA
I’m a working owner that brings all 30 years of experience to your project. As an instructor for Summit College Electrical program I feel privileged to help new generations of electricians get their start. “Service as a passion brings success as a reward.” A J Making people happy!
Assemble Experts & Installations

Assemble Experts & Installations

5.0(2)
3 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Pasadena, CA
Clay S. says, "Very professional. Excellent work" Read more

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 Pasadena handyman services

Recent success stories from people in the Pasadena area.
Vincent
The fact that o get to choose to pay for a lead and not get charged for it
Assemble Experts & Installations
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