Find a handyman service in Atlanta, GA

Find handyman services in Atlanta, GA

Find handyman services in Atlanta, GA

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Find handyman services in Atlanta, GA

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Top 10 handyman services in Atlanta, GA

Homeowners agree: these Atlanta handyman services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Reliable Home Improvement

Reliable Home Improvement

5.0Exceptional(10)
12 hires on HomeGuide
25+ years in business
Serves Atlanta, GA
Sharon D. says, "Rodney did a fabulous job laying tile in our bathroom and laundry room. He is meticulous in his work and goes above and beyond to ensure you are happy. He has a great work ethic and is so pleasant to talk with. I would definitely recommend Rodney for any tile needs." Read more
Proven Path LLC

Proven Path LLC

5.0Exceptional(5)
1 hire on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Atlanta, GA
Kasi S. says, "Myk was very knowledgeable about my issue and didn’t hesitate to get the issue addressed. She even answered other cosmetic questions I had about changes I wanted to make to my kitchen. My garbage disposal stopped working while we were talking and that isssue was also quickly addressed! Definitely will use her again very soon and will recommend to others!" Read more
Scarlett Services

Scarlett Services

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Atlanta, GA
We are a client focused business. Our client satisfaction is our top priority. We have been in business for over 10 years.
Tabby's Touch Cleaning Services LLC

Tabby's Touch Cleaning Services LLC

New on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Atlanta, GA
We specialize in detail cleaning, catering to our customers every cleaning need.

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 Atlanta handyman services

Recent success stories from people in the Atlanta area.
Fredrick E.
Home Improvement was easy to navigate and the service was speedy. Rodney was extremely customer friendly and he went above and beyond to work with my schedule! A1 service all around.
Reliable Home Improvement
Tommie J.
This representative from this company had the best attitude and customer service.I've seen in a long time.She works on time.Comes on time finishes on time.Very possible work was extremely well done. They replaced a keyless door lock. Replaced light fixtures and help with the multitude of other projects. I'm extremely satisfied with this company and their services, especially the professionalism of their people..
Proven Path LLC
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