Find a handyman service in San Diego, CA

Find handyman services in San Diego, CA

Find handyman services in San Diego, 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 San Diego, 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 San Diego, CA

Homeowners agree: these San Diego handyman services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
G&G

G&G

5.0(2)
3 hires on HomeGuide
Serves San Diego, CA
Miriam B. says, "Happy with the quality of work, experienced and knowledgeable " Read more
Jrods Construction Aka Handy Joe

Jrods Construction Aka Handy Joe

New on HomeGuide
38+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Seen the smile on their face when it's kompleted
Matthew Donovan Woodworking And Renovation Services

Matthew Donovan Woodworking And Renovation Services

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Dan R. says, "On Time. Work Well done. Friendly. Good Work Skills.Knowledgable. Would Definately have his services in the future." Read more
6-2 Plumbing

6-2 Plumbing

4.8Excellent(17)
25 hires on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Sammy S. says, "David was very friendly and easy to work with. Excellent work at a reasonable price. Was right on schedule. Will hire again without any reservations." Read more
Borja Flooring

Borja Flooring

4.4(5)
Top Pro
7 hires on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Barath S. says, "We love the work of Paul and his crew; they have done an amazing job with the quality, completing the work on time with fair pricing. I would recommend it to anyone looking to do flooring for their house." 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 San Diego handyman services

Recent success stories from people in the San Diego 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.
G&G
Andreas K.
Clear communication during quote and work. Quality installation, friendly and transparent. Highly recommended
6-2 Plumbing
Eric S.
Borja’s Flooring is exceptional! Without a doubt, Paul and his Borja Flooring team is top class: speed of service, personal customer service, affordable pricing, and quality flooring! Not only is their service prompt, work high-quality, and craftsmanship second to none, Paul’s personal customer service skills makes him the greatest choice for your flooring needs. Paul was able to walk me through the process of choosing what type of floor would serve me best, how long the process would take, and how best to choose the correct colors based on grain direction, floor size, etc based on my specific interior. He also was able to quickly get a quote to me and work with me for what scope of work would be best for me and my budget. Paul stops at nothing to ensure that you’re satisfied with your installation. He sends picture updates of the work, does status checks to ensure it’s looking good so far for you, and responds quickly to any of your questions. He is also connected to other quality service professionals and was able to refer me to other work I needed around my home like painting. The results speak floor themselves! I love my new carpet free transformed home with squeak free stairs and beautiful 2nd floor! Overall, I couldn’t be happier. The flooring is beautiful, solid and squeak free. The service was fantastic, the price was affordable, and Paul is excellent to work with. A+ across the board.
Borja Flooring
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