Find a handyman service in Indianapolis, IN

Find handyman services in Indianapolis, IN

Find handyman services in Indianapolis, IN

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Find handyman services in Indianapolis, IN

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Top 10 handyman services in Indianapolis, IN

Homeowners agree: these Indianapolis handyman services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Rainbow International Of Greenwood

Rainbow International Of Greenwood

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
Rainbow International of Greenwood, founded in 1981, is a trusted restoration and cleaning service provider serving Indianapolis, IN and surrounding areas. They are a locally-owned franchise, specialized in residential and commercial disaster mitigation services such as carpet cleaning, and fire, smoke, water, and mold damage restoration. Rainbow International of Greenwood is committed to customer satisfaction, offering 24/7 services and proudly identifies as a , veteran-owned, and women-owned business. They stand by their Neighborly Done Right Promise, ensuring quality work and exceptional customer service.
Brs Remodeling & Cleaners  LLC

Brs Remodeling & Cleaners LLC

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
10 years experience Fast, efficient, and honest, BRS remodeling & LLC has become a reputable and well-known Sanitation Service. Our team is up for every
Armond Finish Carpentry

Armond Finish Carpentry

New on HomeGuide
2+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
As a finish carpenter, my work involves the final touches that bring a project to life. From intricate crown molding and baseboard installation to custom cabinetry and trim work, I take pride in transforming spaces into stunning, unique creations. I understand that the finishing details can make all the difference in the overall aesthetics and functionality of a room, and I strive to exceed client expectations with every assignment.

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.

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