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Waukegan Handyman Services

Jaime Vazquez

Jaime Vazquez

4.9 (13)
Columbus Remodeling By Jaime Vazquez offers professional handyman and property maintenance services to address your home and building needs. They also do painting, pressure washing, plumbing and more. This freelancer also offers professional handyman services.
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Lanaville Contracting

Lanaville Contracting

4.9 (10)
These handyman carpenters perform professional interior and exterior painting. Their licensed handyman handles various tasks from yard work to furniture assembly. In addition to doing home repairs, they also do deck or porch remodel, ceiling fan installation or replacement, and kitchen tiling.
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D  Landscape And Construction Contractors

D Landscape And Construction Contractors

4.1 (7)
Take advantage of this company's mobile handyman services if you want to work with friendly and hardworking professionals. They are one of the sought-after handyman businesses in Naperville. This company provides painting, plumbing, and closet organizers.
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JJ MAINTENANCE AND REMODEL LLC

JJ MAINTENANCE AND REMODEL LLC

5.0 (6)
Consider this company if you are seeking pros in Elkhorn who offer affordable handyman services. They will achieve the results you desire. This professional does deck repairs, door replacements, fence installations and other home renovation jobs.
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Put My Stupid Thing Together

Put My Stupid Thing Together

5.0 (3)
This business sends out its home improvement contractors to perform quality work that involves the clients every step of the way. They have handyman contractors who also do flooring, painting and more. They also specialize in doing home inspection reports as well as home closing punch lists.
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Pro Home Renovations

Pro Home Renovations

5.0 (3)
If you are searching for a group that handles handyman projects, hire Pro Home Renovations. They can be found in Pro Home Renovations. This company is available for different customers.
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U-home Repair Inc.

U-home Repair Inc.

5.0 (2)
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Cruz Handyman Services

Cruz Handyman Services

5.0 (2)
Hire this home construction company if you want your properties to be improved to perfection. Cruz José is a professional general carpenter who also specializes in quality and affordable handyman services. They do quality home renovations at prices you can afford without compromising quality.
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Touchstone Group Real Estate

Touchstone Group Real Estate

5.0 (1)
You will never go wrong in choosing Touchstone Group Real Estate if you are looking for local home improvement contractors. They enjoy providing valuable services to their customers. This professional offers home improvement and complete handyman services.
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Gaughrin Decorating And Remodeling

Gaughrin Decorating And Remodeling

5.0 (1)
I like to build a relationship with my customers . I am allways open and honest with them and give honest advise on what they might need or do not need .
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Raylavz Carpentry & Home Services

Raylavz Carpentry & Home Services

5.0 (1)
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IRenovate, Inc

IRenovate, Inc

iRenovate, Inc is a general contractor involved in consulting/ guidance and construction management of any aspect of a home renovation or remodeling project. We strive to take the "rocky" out of rocky road.  Reliable, trustworthy, effective. Licensed and insured. Turnkey delivery. By appointment only.
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Haslip Restoration

Haslip Restoration

How our service stands out from all the rest? We beleive it is our dedication to provide excellent customer service and quality craftsmanship that makes our service stands out from all the rest. We spend the time to educate our clients on the work and materials we perform and use. We have an open lines of communication with our clients, we are always available to answer questions or respond to concerns. Also, our technicians understand the meaning of craftsmanship, which translates into quality work. ... View Profile
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Shay’s Way

Shay’s Way

Choose Shay’s Way for your painting needs. Shay’s Way has gained many rave house repair reviews from customers. They also do other handyman work like porch and deck repairs, and other odd jobs.
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Frequently asked questions

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, Google, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • 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.


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