Find a handyman service in Plainfield, NJ

Find handyman services in Plainfield, NJ

Find handyman services in Plainfield, NJ

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Find handyman services in Plainfield, NJ

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Top 10 handyman services in Plainfield, NJ

Homeowners agree: these Plainfield handyman services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Hicks & Sons Home Improvements

Hicks & Sons Home Improvements

5.0(3)
1 hire on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Plainfield, NJ
Sheila B. says, "Gary did a excellent job replacing our old wooden stairs with composite stairs stringers & risers. We wanted it done before June 1 2024. He finished the by 5/31/2024." Read more
Labrea Home Services Llc

Labrea Home Services Llc

5.0(1)
6 hires on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Plainfield, NJ
Mohsen M. says, "Fantastic work, very nice guy. Came on time and gave me a quote. Once I agreed he started working and less than 2 hours, he was done.Thanks." Read more
Fortress

Fortress

New on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Plainfield, NJ
Hi my name is Andy with Fortress builders. We are here for your every need! No job to big no job to small.
TOL Enterprises/ OP Electrical Contractors

TOL Enterprises/ OP Electrical Contractors

4.8Excellent(21)
23 hires on HomeGuide
21+ years in business
Serves Plainfield, NJ
Joseph C. says, "Adolfo installed an EV charger (Tesla) for us. Throughout the process he explained each step and help clarified any confusion. He pushed to complete the project in a timely matter and we are happy with the results. Definitely looking forward to working with him again on future projects." Read more
C&L HOME IMPROVEMENT.

C&L HOME IMPROVEMENT.

5.0(1)
4 hires on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Plainfield, NJ
Jhon C. says, "C&l home improvement my respect to him he did very nice job in kitchen right now looks like a new house" Read more
The Deeds Biz

The Deeds Biz

New on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves Plainfield, NJ
Everything you need done we do combined 20+ yrs experience.and we are realistic and work wih all budgets.

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 Plainfield handyman services

Recent success stories from people in the Plainfield area.
Chantel S J.
We contacted them threw google and explained we had another contractor come out and was unsuccessful and we still have water leaking from our second to first floor from under the bathroom , Gary came out and instantly found the issue and showed us everything along the way , He was very upfront and honest and came in saw the issue fixed it and then replaced the Sheetrock that fell threw from active leaking !! He was very great and we would recommend his company to others. He even went above and beyond and even helped with us getting a refund from our homeowners insurance !!
Hicks & sons Home Improvements
Amit M.
Adolfo is knowledgeable and provides options and ideas for the installation.
TOL enterprises/ OP Electrical contractors
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