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New Bedford Handyman Services

Premier Home Restoration

Premier Home Restoration

4.5 (2)
Efficiency & detail oriented. We are professional, clean, local and trustworthy. We have been doing renovations since 1985. We are licensed & insured. We know how to get it done. We know how to think oitside the box!
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KGJ Fence Inc

KGJ Fence Inc

5.0 (2)
I been doing construction 25+ yrs. Myself freind build company. I can do all sorts of types consyruction. I am first women ever to enter a mans world in construction. I am proud!!! We give great servise,my enployees are polite curtious, i get prays all time. We stand out becouse we care  also we come back if u have issue. I say were the Best!!! GHF
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TPR - Tim's Painting & Restoration

TPR - Tim's Painting & Restoration

5.0 (1)
The first and most important issue with my service is always quality customer satisfaction. 
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Cedar Creek Homes, LLC

Cedar Creek Homes, LLC

5.0 (1)
We specialize in building new homes from 2000 to 5000 sq ft. We also construct alot of basements and additions to clients specifications. Quaity and Attention to detail are built into every project we do. Client satisfaction is "Guaranteed"!!
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Friends Painting, Inc.

Friends Painting, Inc.

At Friends Painting, Inc , our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our team is committed to meeting those needs. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service. No job is too big or too small for our experienced team. Call today for a quote.
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UNITE CONTRACTORS

UNITE CONTRACTORS

There is no doubt about it that your home, the place you always comeback to, is probably among the very few places you need to care for the most. Over the course of the years, you invest time, energy and financial resources to make it look and feel as unique and personal as you can and Unite Contractos have this exact approach when tackling any general contractor Boston service. If you see our team striving for perfecting skills and delivering much more than we anticipated, well, it’s because we simply believe your home should feel great and details will go along way. ... View Profile
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Premier Remodeling Inc.

Premier Remodeling Inc.

At Premier Remodeling Inc. I strive for perfection. More importantly, I take the time to work with costumers to gain a mutual understanding of expectations. As a family man I also take my time to get to know my clients and build a relationship with them. On the job, I prioritize that every little detail is to perfection so that every costumer's expectation is exceeded. I have had my contractor's license for just over 25 years and have worked on houses in Canada and all over New England. Although I primarily do business in Massachusetts. My other qualifications include being certified for: Deleading, Foam Application, Hazard Recognition for th ... View Profile
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Rob's Best Work

Rob's Best Work

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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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