Find a handyman service in Chicago, IL

Find handyman services in Chicago, IL

Find handyman services in Chicago, IL

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

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 Chicago, IL

Homeowners agree: these Chicago handyman services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
312 Remodeling Ideas Inc.

312 Remodeling Ideas Inc.

4.9Exceptional(17)
Offers online services
54 hires on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Pamela S. says, "Very professional, good prices, explained in detail the work that would be required, the cost of labor and an estimate for the cost of materials." Read more
Kairos Remodeling Co.

Kairos Remodeling Co.

5.0(2)
1 hire on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Nate A. says, "They were very professional and also great to work with. I would definitely hire again. A+++++++++++++" Read more
K.J.W Services

K.J.W Services

New on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Dry Out in Style with KJW Services Unique Approach to Water Restoration Honest and Efficient Work in Bucktown and Beyond Our mission at KJW Services is simple: to provide high-quality services for our valued clients. Our team goes above and beyond to cater to each project’s specific needs. Through open communication and exceptional service, we hope you’ll find what you’re looking for with our water damage restoration service. For more information or general inquiries, get in touch today.

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 Chicago handyman services

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
Fizzah Z.
Jaime replied to my inquiry with in minutes and made time to come and assess the job right away. He and his crew were courteous, fair, and good about communicating. We will hire them again!
312 Remodeling Ideas Inc.
Veronica R.
They did a great job repairing the drywall and cleaned up afterwards. Competitive prices. I plan on hiring him again for my next project
Kairos Remodeling Co.
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