Find a handyman service in Evanston, IL

Find handyman services in Evanston, IL

Find handyman services in Evanston, IL

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Top 10 handyman services in Evanston, IL

Homeowners agree: these Evanston handyman services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Two Friends

Two Friends

New on HomeGuide
Serves Evanston, IL
At Two Friends in Chicago Heights, we are dedicated to providing top-notch general contracting services with a personal touch. Our skilled team of six specializes in a wide range of services, including fan repair, ceiling fan installation, deck or porch repair, lighting installation, appliance installation and repair, TV mounting, and electrical and wiring repair. We pride ourselves on delivering quality craftsmanship and exceptional customer service to ensure your home improvement projects are completed smoothly and efficiently. Let us bring our expertise to your next project.
Home Maintenance Services

Home Maintenance Services

New on HomeGuide
Serves Evanston, IL
I am a professional handyman who is looking to provide high caliber home service work and get my small handyman business off the ground. I enjoy working with my hands and take pride in my work. I have 5+ years of experience with multiple trades and 7+ years in retail customer service experience, so safety, quality, and your satisfaction are my top priorities.
Demeter Masonry

Demeter Masonry

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Evanston, IL
We take great pride in what we do and follow time honored methods that produce projects that get better with time Meeting new people ,establishing relationships , managing issues clients have with there home or commercial projects is very rewarding .
Home Maintenance Services

Home Maintenance Services

New on HomeGuide
Serves Evanston, IL
Hello, my name is Ramiro Aguilar, owner of Home Maintenance Services. I enjoy working with my hands and take pride in the quality of my work. I have 4+ years of experience working with multiple trades and 7+ years in retail customer service, so safety, quality, and your satisfaction are my top priorities.
Luna's Hadyman-services

Luna's Hadyman-services

New on HomeGuide
Serves Evanston, IL
Hello, my name is Axel, I am 34 years old and have 5 years of experience in remodeling, painting, drywall, laminate floors and many other things. You will be very satisfied with my work!
Argueta’s Remodeling Inc.

Argueta’s Remodeling Inc.

5.0Exceptional(15)
12 hires on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Evanston, IL
Kyle B. says, "Respectful. Transparent. Flexible. Good communication. Team with the right expertise. Hard working. Willing to adapt." Read more
Lee’s Fence And Welding

Lee’s Fence And Welding

5.0(2)
2 hires on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Evanston, IL
Bobby B. says, "Fast, quality service." Read more
D's  Landscape And Construction Contractors

D's Landscape And Construction Contractors

4.5Awesome(8)
8 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Evanston, IL
Diane S. says, "Very communicative about process and scheduling. Always cleaned up every day. Listened to my ideas as the project went along and were willing to incorporate them at a reasonable cost. Will contact them again for sure." Read more
Joe Remodeling

Joe Remodeling

New on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Evanston, IL
Quality work done on time. Attention to detail. Many projects done so far 5 star rated on other websites.
Green House Experts

Green House Experts

New on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Evanston, IL
Working with passion and dedication makes the difference, affordable prices and great quality is our business. Transforming environments in great moments, a new finish basement for family fun, fresh paint in a house, see how my clients get satisfied and happy with the results of my performance.

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 Evanston handyman services

Recent success stories from people in the Evanston area.
Casandra S.
Julio was very thorough in his work and did a great job. It took a bit longer than originally anticipated, but I was more than ok with that knowing he did such a great job! I will be hiring him again!
Argueta’s Remodeling Inc.
Rich T.
This man worked diligently, every day (including Sunday!) to build and install a fence line for us. He was consistently polite and responsive, he is a fun dude to have a conversation with, and he takes care of his tools. For me, the last part of huge. A person who maintains and respects their tools is a person who takes pride in what they do. Lee encountered some unforseen issues removing the previous fenceposts, but didn't falter one step. The man took it in stride and found a way to rip them out without being destructive to the surrounding area. When my friends need someone to do work for them, I will be recommending Lee. And for you reading this, you can bet I recommend him for your work as well.
Lee’s Fence And Welding
Pat W.
Very professional and knowledgeable
D's Landscape and Construction Contractors
Pamela S.
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.
312 Remodeling Ideas Inc.
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