Find a handyman service in New York, NY

Find handyman services in New York, NY

Find handyman services in New York, NY

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Find handyman services in New York, NY

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Top 10 handyman services in New York, NY

Homeowners agree: these New York handyman services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Maxtrax LLC

Maxtrax LLC

5.0Exceptional(10)
5 hires on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Lisbeth L. says, "Max was punctual, courteous, knowledgeable and extremely neat with all his work. He communicated several times with questions and updates involving the proposed job. Cost was discussed before and was extremely fair." Read more
Horus And Hooves INC

Horus And Hooves INC

New on HomeGuide
2+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
I offer handyman services! Are you looking for an experienced technician for an hour? Don't worry, I'm here! Drywall works Replacement and repair of sockets and switches Replacing the light bulb Replacement and repair of plumbing: taps, mixers, shower heads Installation and dismantling of chandeliers, bras, lamps Installation and connection of built-in household appliances. Installation and assembly of showers, bathtubs, toilets, mirrors and much more Installation and connection of dishwashers, washing machines, Installation and replacement of locks Connecting electrical appliances Installation of cornices, blinds Assembly of any furniture I
Main Circle

Main Circle

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Main Circle, based in Newark, NJ, is a company that prioritizes quality over quantity. With a strong emphasis on customer service and honesty, they leverage their extensive experience and expertise to ensure every project is completed to perfection. Their commitment to these values guarantees customer satisfaction in all their dealings. Main Circle is more than just a business, it's a promise of excellence.
Miller's Delivery.com

Miller's Delivery.com

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
My name is Alfred I am a small business who will go the extra mile to please our customers. We only provide great quality jobs that suit our customers at a great price

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 New York handyman services

Recent success stories from people in the New York area.
Odette L.
Max is punctual, professional and kind. We have not had a problem with availability and he communicates effectively. He asks questions to make sure he can get the job and Works to deliver us a solution.
Maxtrax LLC
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