Find a handyman service in Portage, IN

Find handyman services in Portage, IN

Find handyman services in Portage, IN

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Top 10 handyman services in Portage, IN

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

Two Friends

New on HomeGuide
Serves Portage, IN
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.
Pedro Handyman

Pedro Handyman

New on HomeGuide
29+ years in business
Serves Portage, IN
The best to be catisfie is doin a good job
Eric DINEAL BLACKWEll

Eric DINEAL BLACKWEll

New on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Portage, IN
Hello my name is Eric Blackwell, I'm professional in all aspects of the word I like to get the job done and make my clients very happy and that's what makes me happy super respectful and efficient with everything I do
Kenneth James

Kenneth James

New on HomeGuide
Serves Portage, IN
At Kenneth James in Gary, IN, we specialize in a wide range of services to meet your home and business improvement needs. Whether you require expert drywall installation, meticulous carpentry work, efficient demolition services, or comprehensive basement finishing, we are here to deliver exceptional results. Our services also include door installation and repair, tile work, fence and gate services, and reliable handyman tasks. With a commitment to quality and attention to detail, we ensure your satisfaction with every project. Experience professional craftsmanship with Kenneth James.
AP Construction

AP Construction

New on HomeGuide
2+ years in business
Serves Portage, IN
AP Construction, founded in 2022, is a dedicated construction company based in Valparaiso, IN, serving the surrounding areas. They pride themselves on their commitment to client satisfaction, competitive pricing, and unparalleled workmanship. AP Construction's team is prompt, responsive, and focused on delivering a quality finished product that will enhance your home for years to come. Their mission is to grow their business by doing right by their clients, ensuring a unique smile on every homeowner's face at the end of a project.
Tdr Construction Company Www.tdrconstruction.com

Tdr Construction Company Www.tdrconstruction.com

New on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves Portage, IN
Family's been in business for over 72 years in all fields of construction and handy man services The finish results and smile on the customer face
Small Project Specialist

Small Project Specialist

5.0(1)
Offers online services
12+ years in business
Serves Portage, IN
Sarah W. says, "They saw my needs and helped to complete my project within the budget I had. " Read more
Cory Sweet

Cory Sweet

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Portage, IN
I've been working in the Gary area for about 3 years. I do a wide range of work including Deck repairs, rough plumbing, Painting, and more. I enjoy finding creative solutions to reach the goals of my customers from planning to completion.
S&J Home Investments

S&J Home Investments

New on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Portage, IN
The company has been around since 2000. I offer fast, reliable, service. HVAC, electrical, plumbing, bathroom kitchen, remodels, Drywall, painting, flooring, decks, household maintenance.
Valsam

Valsam

New on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Portage, IN
Hello my name is Jose Rivera. I've been in the maintenance field for 32 years now, specializing in Industrial, Commercial, and Residential maintenance. I have experience in Drywall, framing, and painting, Hot water tank removal, and installation. I repair Washers, Dryers, and clean out the vents. Dishwashers, and Microwaves. I also specialize in resurfacing those appliances. I can replace Garbage Disposals, Electrical outlets, covers, ceiling fans, light switches, and Breakers. I do Bathroom remodeling and repairs of all sorts. I am not HVAC certified but I can do the basic preventive maintenance, by changing out the filters, igniter, limit s

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 Portage handyman services

Recent success stories from people in the Portage area.
Alex A.
I would recommend Family Restoration to any and everyone. These guys do top notch work and are very timely and precise in what they do. Not only was our bathroom upgraded within a week but we were able to live through the construction and not have it impact our daily routines. I'm already looking forward to hiring them again for our next project!
Bender & Family Restoration
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