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Jasper Services

Jasper Services

5.0 (8)
If you have any landcaping, painting, tile installation, and fence installation needs that you want to be solved immediately, professionaly, and effectively, then hire Jasper Services! We will be happy to serve you. And rest assured you will be happy too. Call us now!
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Cody J. Plumbing

Cody J. Plumbing

5.0 (4)
Quality work done @ a fraction of the price! All work performed is warranted. (Length of warranty’s vary depending on job) 12 years Experience. Honest & Dependable. If you dont think you can afford the service, I will work with you. That includes payment plans that you can afford but my price is so reasonable who needs a payment plan.
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The Jay Family Home Service

The Jay Family Home Service

5.0 (2)
Hello  We appreciate the opportunity, to help you improve your home. Our focus is on Quality Service, and Customer Satisfaction.
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Garrison TAC

Garrison TAC

5.0 (1)
Custom suited security and alarm services. I don't just give you a kit and call it a day I work with each individual client to setup design and deploy a security system that best suits your needs and won't need replacing for years to come. 
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IHaulit

IHaulit

We are a Veteran owned company. We deliver large items OnDemand. We say OnDemand which means that we are AVAILABLE now... yes NOW! Items that you want or need to move don't always fit in your car or schedule and Sometimes YOU JUST NEED A FRIEND WITH A TRUCK!
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MC Maintenance Services

MC Maintenance Services

I have actively been in the business for more than 26 years. No we are not the cheapest or the most expensive. No we cannot make everybody happy. Companies forget that as years go by, we do our best to satisfy all of our customers but there are a few that you just can’t satisfy . I’m not scared to admit we are not perfect but we will give you 100% to try to make you happy, and make sure the job is done correctly and to your satisfaction. I’m very family oriented, as you can see in my photo I love my children and my wife. They come before anything in the world. ... View Profile
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Avant Garde Construction

Avant Garde Construction

With more than 20 combined years experience of Residential and Commercial Construction, Avant Garde Construction and Design can fulfill all of your project needs. From installing decks, kitchen and bathroom remodels, to whole house new construction, Avant Garde delivers extraordinary care and attention to detail.  We encourage you to explore our comprehensive range of home remodeling services and hope that you will make your project an Avant Garde one. ... View Profile
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Frequently asked questions

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, Google, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • 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.


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