Find a handyman service in Palatine, IL

Find handyman services in Palatine, IL

Find handyman services in Palatine, IL

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Top 10 handyman services in Palatine, IL

Homeowners agree: these Palatine handyman services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Home ProServices I&S

Home ProServices I&S

New on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Palatine, IL
We are a general contractor corp. Our value is knowledge and quality in every project. From engineering, service, soft and hard works. All about home remodeling like bath, kitchen and basement. Indoor or outdoor like fences, decks, garages.
YURD.CO

YURD.CO

New on HomeGuide
Serves Palatine, IL
My name is Roman, I work with my partner Mykola.We are a small company that only started its journey in construction a year ago. First of all, we do our work professionally and qualitatively. We specialize in installing windows and doors. We also provide siding repair services. We assemble furniture, racks.We will be glad to help you in solving your problems😊
Demeter Masonry

Demeter Masonry

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Palatine, 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 .
Gaughrin Decorating And Remodeling

Gaughrin Decorating And Remodeling

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
34+ years in business
Serves Palatine, IL
John J. says, "Tim was easy to work with and his team did a great job!" Read more
Argueta’s Remodeling Inc.

Argueta’s Remodeling Inc.

5.0Exceptional(15)
12 hires on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Palatine, IL
Kyle B. says, "Respectful. Transparent. Flexible. Good communication. Team with the right expertise. Hard working. Willing to adapt." Read more
Lanaville Contracting

Lanaville Contracting

4.9Exceptional(11)
2 hires on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Palatine, IL
Chris J. says, "Excellent work performed in a very professional manner with no time wasted. Very organized and made no mess whatsoever. I give Lanaville Contracting thumbs up and recommend this business for service." Read more
Green House Experts

Green House Experts

New on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Palatine, 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.
Budget Construction

Budget Construction

5.0(2)
Offers online services
3 hires on HomeGuide
37+ years in business
Serves Palatine, IL
Brad H. says, "Friendly staff " Read more
Avila Services

Avila Services

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Palatine, IL
Avila Services provides expert home remodeling and repair services. We are a family business and we have been serving the Chicagoland area for many years. We are the one-stop shop for all your home repair and service needs.

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 Palatine handyman services

Recent success stories from people in the Palatine 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.
Ed V.
Brad and the crew are so detail oriented that I was impressed beyond expectation. They finished every detail and it was beautiful.
Lanaville Contracting
Anthony E.
budget roofing did ah full replacement on my home the crew and joe did ah amazing job start to finish I definitely will recommend them to friends.
Budget construction
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