Find a handyman service in Sacramento, CA

Find handyman services in Sacramento, CA

Find handyman services in Sacramento, CA

Share a few details and we'll show you the best handyman services in your area.
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Find handyman services in Sacramento, CA

Share a few details and we'll show you the best handyman services in your area.
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Top 10 handyman services in Sacramento, CA

Homeowners agree: these Sacramento handyman services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Expressions Paint And Labor

Expressions Paint And Labor

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
am an a experience handyman with more then 9 years of experience on general construction, remodeling, interior, and exterior painting,. I am a serious and responsible person that it loves what he does, really accessible and affordable with clients
Crowned Legacy Construction

Crowned Legacy Construction

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
Appliance package installation, Appliance upgrades, Custom Countertops,Backsplash, LED lighting upgrades? We got you covered!
Cooley,s Handyman Service

Cooley,s Handyman Service

5.0(1)
26+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
Ja S. says, "Randy is on time and very professional and does a great job at a reasonable price " Read more
Steinhours Construction

Steinhours Construction

5.0(3)
3 hires on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
Pamela L T. says, "Love the new fence. Exceeded our expectations. Will be a repeat customer." Read more
Honest Plumbing And Handyman Services

Honest Plumbing And Handyman Services

4.9Exceptional(8)
18 hires on HomeGuide
26+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
Rhonda G. says, "capable and fair" 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 Sacramento handyman services

Recent success stories from people in the Sacramento area.
Pamela L T.
Efficient, understanding, and quality work. CJ and Davetta tackled the project professionally and it exceeded our expectations. We will definitely hire him to complete another fence. Actually have one in the works right now. I tried to leave a before/after picture but the site didn't provide that feature. But it's gorgeous.
Steinhours Construction
Mary L.
Carlos was very polite, went to work and got the job done! He explained things and was very professional. I definitely will call him again and tell my friends if they need a plumber. He also is an electrician if I need that one day? Great Job Carlos thank you!!
Honest plumbing and handyman services
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