Find a handyman service in Philadelphia, PA

Find handyman services in Philadelphia, PA

Find handyman services in Philadelphia, PA

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Find handyman services in Philadelphia, PA

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Top 10 handyman services in Philadelphia, PA

Homeowners agree: these Philadelphia handyman services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Vip Telecom

Vip Telecom

5.0(1)
15+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Bill says, "nice people " Read more
Iptions

Iptions

5.0Exceptional(33)
Top Pro
2 hires on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Melissa P. says, "Did the job and did it correctly , he was on time and professional, I would recommend him to anyone needing work done" Read more
Darccleaning Llc

Darccleaning Llc

5.0(3)
8+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Ashley C. says, "He's on time, efficient, detailed, respectful,responsive and knowledgeable. He had high energy and willing to go the extra mile!!! 10 out of 10" Read more
Us Custodial Maintenance

Us Custodial Maintenance

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Looking to improve your needs.. I enjoy the details of drywalling as well as painting. I look forward to doing service in hope to hear from you soon..
Centurion Handyman And Howling

Centurion Handyman And Howling

5.0(2)
1 hire on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Adrian P. says, "On time, kind and professional. Did job in a reasonable time period. Always made sure to be extra careful while moving fragile and antique items. I would use them again and will recommend them to my friends and neighbors." Read more
RJG Home Remodeling & Repair

RJG Home Remodeling & Repair

New on HomeGuide
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Hello my name is Russell my company is RJG home Remodel and repair LLC.. I offer a variety of services which include Carpentry,Masonry. electrical and plumbing repairs.. I look forward to helping you with all of your major home upgrades or small repairs.. I have been in this business for 25 plus years. I am an honest and fair with all work that I do.. I will go out of my way to make sure that everything is to you're standards and satisfaction.. My work and service's are 100% guaranteed...I believe in doing things right the first time.. you will be in good hands with my handyman services
More Quality Homes

More Quality Homes

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Starting and completing projects are my favorite parts of working on peoples homes. I love the feeling they get of having their vision come to life or exceeding there expectations. I've been a carpenter for 10 yrs certified from Orleans Tech I've worked for CHOP, Farmer Jawn Green Houses, Community Council, HUD, and other small companies through the Philadelphia county.
These Floor Walls LLC.

These Floor Walls LLC.

5.0(2)
1 hire on HomeGuide
2+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Emily K. says, "We had a several large holes in our drywall that needed repairs. In addition to that we had wood stair casing that needed to be placed. Travis was excellent to work with. The job was wonderfully done and Travis charged us a fair price for his efforts. We will be hiring him again this coming year." Read more
Absolute Contracting LLC

Absolute Contracting LLC

5.0Exceptional(5)
1 hire on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Tom D. says, "Thorough, professional pleasant to work with." Read more

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 Philadelphia handyman services

Recent success stories from people in the Philadelphia area.
VISEJ P.
I AM EXTREMELY LIKE THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE. ONE OF THE BEST COMPUTER SERVICE ORGANISATION.I REALLY THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE . SERVICE CHARGE IS VERY LOW. THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN
Iptions
Donna L.
Rob does very great business, he’s understanding and patient. He definitely gets the job done, I would recommend him to anyone who needs work done.
Darccleaning llc
Paul P.
Great service and fast pace. Great all together thank you Centurion
Centurion handyman and howling
Rehmat K.
Good and easy to work with
These Floor Walls LLC.
Lisa L.
George did a marvelous job on my lawn taking down my tree stumps.
Absolute Contracting LLC
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