Find a handyman service in Skokie, IL

Find handyman services in Skokie, IL

Find handyman services in Skokie, IL

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Find handyman services in Skokie, IL

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Top 10 handyman services in Skokie, IL

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

312 Remodeling Ideas Inc.

Offers online services
51 hires on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Skokie, IL
Fizzah Z. says, "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!" Read more
Demeter Masonry

Demeter Masonry

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Skokie, 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 .
Leon Construction Group

Leon Construction Group

New on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Skokie, IL
Very good standing
Uncle Cousin Pete's LLC

Uncle Cousin Pete's LLC

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Skokie, IL
I'm a Jack of all Trades (J.O.A.T.), master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. I've been working with my hands pretty much my entire life. I've been the to go to guy for my family and friends when it comes to building stuff and fixing stuff, so I decided to start doing my own thing. One of my little catch phrases is, "I do things and I know stuff." I love working with my hands and I love helping people.


New on HomeGuide
19+ years in business
Serves Skokie, IL
Hey I’m jahshua I have been assembling since I was a kid I would love to assemble ur item I am a great professional and can have it done fast please hire me willing to work for u

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 Skokie handyman services

Recent success stories from people in the Skokie area.
Jacqueline C.
Jaime’s work was great and he went above and beyond what we needed. Highly recommended. Great, professional man.
312 Remodeling Ideas Inc.
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