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Need good, Reliable Handyman/Indoor Painter

Feb 2015

Does anyone have some good references for a good handyman & indoor painter for us to contact to start getting our home 'in perfect shape' to put on the market ? We have our list already made, and are anxious to get started on getting things done. If you have had a good experience and can recommend anyone, we would most appreciate it. Thank you, judy

I am very happy to recommend Marco Florian, for any project around your home. He has completed numerous jobs for me over the last few years including painting, plumbing, tile work and general handyman services . Marco is keenly devoted to his work, however he is also a pleasure to be around. I have needed his services sometimes over the weekend and he never hesitated to help. He is detailed oriented and has great ideas. I recommend him wholeheartedly as a handyman jack of all trades. You will not be disappointed! You can contact Marco directly at 510-301-5629 or marco.a.florian [at] Ana B

Painter, electrician and plumber wanted!

Dec 2013

Hi there, We need recommendations for followings: Plumber, to install sink faucet, garbage disposal and dishwasher. Electrician, to install our electric cooktop. Painter, to paint kitchen cabinets, walls and baseboards. Please email me your recommendations if you are a homeowner who has worked with any of above or a contractor with any of these specialties. Thanks, Sam

Hello Sam: I just saw your request in BPN for a 'painter, plumber, electrician.' We recommend you contact Antonio Medrano.His number for calls or texting is 510 776 7233. His e-mail address is tonymedrano25 [at] We have relied on Antonio for many years to do all of our internal and external home repair and maintenance. Most recently, Antonio prepped and painted the inside of our home in Kensington, and repaired and painted the moulding on our house's windows, removing soft wood and then patching and painting. Everything that Antonio has ever done for our home has been of the highest quality and attention. In addition to the painting that he has done for us, he has done flooring, fencing, deck repair and construction, stonework, tilework, minor electrical, minor plumbing, and garden work. We have been Kensington residents since the 1970s and have known Antonio for many years. He is thoughtful, sincere, polite, an excellent hard worker and a person of impeccable integrity. We recommend him without any reservation whatsoever. jb

Handyman for a list of tasks

Jan 2013

Hello all, I am hoping to get a recommendation of a responsive and reliable handyman or contractor to bid and complete the following list in my north berkeley home. Thank you! Install a Water heater, Install Ventilate screens on sides of house, Install a Dog door, Install 2 three prong plugs, Install a Shed, Install a chimney flue, Patch roof

Call Jaime Fletcher. He is an awesome, knowledgeable and helpful handyman. He is a trained carpenter and worked for a construction company for years. He has a solid reputation throughout the east bay and I know that his business has taken off lately. He's been doing his own thing ever since his daughter was born a few years ago. He's a skilled craftsman who is also very nice. He works through out the East Bay and I've seen his name pop up on BPN a number of times through various people. He has worked on a number of projects for me and my family, including: deck work, patch work, roofing, building custom shelving, putting together annoying Ikea furniture, fixes bathroom appliances and fixtures, etc. He also can do landscaping and small electrical. He really can do everything. He also offers cost effective solutions and alternatives. Lastly, he's one of the nicest people I've ever had working on my home before. I trust him with my keys and let him have entry to my home within a day of meeting him. Just a very solid and skilled person. Always on time, very clean and solid work, and cleans up after himself. His number is: 510-418-3128. Or, email: fletcher.jaime [at] Oakland Home owner

I highly recommend Peter Petricka. He has done a lot of work in the Laurel district, Berkeley, Piedmont, Sequoyah Hills and Marin. I know he has photos and references. He does all types of Handy work. I have had him help with gardening (building beds), fencing, electrical, pond, painting and cabinetry work. He is fairly priced, does a great job, is knowledgable, friendly and trustworthy. Not sure if he is available as this is a busy time of year, but thought I would forward you his info. 510-290-3839 Ppetricka [at] Hope that helps Brandy

Handyman - with license and insurance?

Nov 2012

I'm looking for a handyman with experience in repairing a leaky skylight. I think the roof seal needs attention, and we may need some new wallboard in the light well. (Skylight is approx. 24' x 48' with relatively easy access; I can do the interior repainting.) I also need someone to clean the gutters. The hitch is that I need to hire someone with their own license and insurance - and who does great work! We live near the Dimond District/Oakland. Thanks

I have used Thomas Banks on several occasions. Recently he replaced nearly all the fluorescent lights in my store. He repaired an exterior wood structure and he has performed minor repairs. He has a contractors license; ask him about insurance. Here is his info Thomas Banks BanksTown Builders 510 978 5679 stu

I needed to respond to the person who recommended Thomas Banks. DO NOT let him do more than change your lightbulbs. I can not even express the mess he made of our deck, and it's our fault--we read a nice review on BPN, he was cheap and available. I doubt he's licensed. He demolished our deck and then didn't come back for weeks. Then he did come back, but it was clearly after his day job (I'm sure my neighbors loved him working from 4-8pm). He ran out of money (spent it on other jobs, so couldn't buy materials for our job) and then instead of buying the correct lumber, he bought cheap stuff and tried to cover it by PAINTING. We should've sued him, but honestly, we just wanted him out of our lives. Won't Get Screwed Again

Handyman Needed

Oct 2012

We need a good handyman who can do a variety of things both inside and outside. We have a number of mostly smaller repair jobs. anon

Jeremy (Final Fix Handyman) did an excellent job for us hanging several items. We will call him again for the next job. He's on Yelp. Don T.

I love my handyman Greg Hubbard, phone is 415-225-6802. He is capable of small remodels such as kitchen/bath, as well as plumbing and electrical stuff. He has done all of the above for me, as well as replaced water heater, hung shelves, regrouted shower, and is dependable and very reasonable. Anon

Margarito has worked on our house since 2007. We first met him when he was with our contractor's crew, to re-do one of our rooms, roof to floor. Since then, we have hired him for simpler jobs such as painting (outdoors and indoors), caulking, bamboo floor installation, etc. He will tell you how long a job might last and charges a very reasonable hourly rate. If it's a bigger job, he will have his partner work with him, so double the rate but still VERY reasonable with two. Margarito, 510-334- 7502. Maria

I have used Thomas Banks on several occasions for my office and home. He is a licensed contractor but is happy to perform small jobs. Thomas Banks BanksTown Builders 510 978 5679 stu

In response to anyone in the Bay Area needing a fantastic handyman, I would like to recommend Billy Service. Billy is extremely talented and honest. He has a wealth of knowledge from plumbing, electrical, carpentry etc. and is quite the perfectionist. My husband and I are real estate investors and have used Billy on numerous houses that we needed to rehab for rentals and for resale. His work is impeccable and his rates are very reasonable. Please email me for a personal reference or contact Billy at: Service Enterprises Billy Service, pres. 510-407-6115 bservice [at] Eva

Handyman Recommendation near Dublin

Oct 2012

Hi, I just bought a house in Dublin and need to get some home and landscaping work done. Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced handyman in this area? Thanks. r.

Try Grage Realty in San Ramon. . They do Property Management as well as handyman services. Good luck! anon

Handyman for a simple bathroom caulk job?

Oct 2012

Looking for a handyman/person for a simple bathroom caulking job - unfortunately, not so simple that either me or my husband can manage to do it. I've noticed that most referrals on this list are for carpentry-related jobs, so wondering if anyone has someone in mind who has experience with caulking or tiling. Thanks! Jen

My handyman is Rene Granados, 510-334-0354, renegran1 [at], he can fix anything and is very reasonably priced. Tell him Rebecca on Chestnut St. in Berkeley recommended him. Rebecca

Seeking good handyman referral

Oct 2012

I am looking for a handyman who is affordable and has good quality. I need someone to put house address numbers up and install a custom wooden screen door. I live in North Oakland (Temescal) Mike W

I have used Marcus as a handyman, and he has done a variety of jobs around my house at a good price and with good results. He was recommended by a friend who is a building contractor. marcus.kryshka [at] Carrie

I love my handyman Greg Hubbard Creative Home Repair, phone is 415-225-6802. He rides a bike everywhere, has every tool needed, and is QUICK and DEPENDABLE, as well as reasonable. He is does small jobs all the way up to remodels such as kitchen/bath, as well as plumbing and electrical stuff. He has done all of the above for me, as well as replaced water heater, hung shelves, regrouted shower. emilyc

Handyman to install a new dryer vent

Oct 2012

Seeking recommendations for a handyman who can install a new metal dryer vent. Thanks. rosie

We searched for a good handyman since moving here and found Gabriel Ramos recently, 473-2235. He was the most responsive and communicate of everyone we tried to contact, also has very reasonable rates and did a great job for the little things we needed. Very highly recommended. Wendy

Handyman Reco in Walnut Creek

Sept 2012

Hi- We just moved near downtown Walnut Creek and have a few handy man items that needs to be worked on namely: Install curtain rods, assembly of small furnitures and the like. Pls forward any recommendations you may have. LatteBreak

I have been using an outstanding handyman for 2 years. He can do most anything that requires fixing . My house was built in the 1920's so there's been a lot of maintenance to be done. His name is Ken Norris, geapman [at], 925-882--5805. He is also a great guy and has very reasonable rates. Joyce Appelbaum joyce

Handyman recommendation needed

Sept 2012

I'm looking for a good handyman. Many of the older posts are no longer current. Thank you.

I highly recommend Al Hugon as a really outstanding and honest handyman. He has been a miracle worker at times coming up with clever solutions for difficult problems. His rates are lower than average for his high level of competence. He will call you back and he cleans up after himself. I would almost prefer to keep him a secret because he is already very busy and he might get even busier. He is also a very kind person. Contact Al at 510-917-6415 Nancy

Handy man to fix door

Sept 2012

Hi there, looking for a Handy(person) to do a job on our swing door that needs a new top bolt, and also look into doing a pocket door. I am guessing a Carpenter is what I am after, but what do I know. Thanks JJ

Abraham Lubaton, 510.715.0448, is a very reasonable and reliable general contractor who does handyman and larger jobs including remodeling and window replacement in Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco and Marin Counties. You can contact him at 510.715.0448 or by e-mail at abelubaton [at]

I have used Thomas Banks, Honey Be Handy, 978-5679 on several occasions. He installed new lighting in my office, he re-built an exterior sign and he has performed other jobs. He has always been reliable and skilled. He made suggestions to use particular materials that were durable, and he even found a store in east Oakland to purchase materials at a discount. stu

Jaime Fletcher is an amazing handyman that I use. I have referred him to several friends who would be happy to give him a recommendation as well. He is a trained carpenter and has worked for remodeling companies for a very long time. He started his own handyman business when his daughter was born a few years ago and has been doing it ever since.

He provides solid carpentry and handyman skills, offers creative and affordable solutions, and does solid work. He will do both small and large tasks and he genuinely seems to know his trade. If you are looking for a kind, knowledgeable, and skilled person for your household needs, give him a call. Jaime Fletcher @ 510-418-3128. Or fletcher.jaime [at] Beth

Hi, I'd like to recommend the handyman I just used to install two different types of patio areas in my back yard. Alberto Martinez is friendly and reliable, works quickly, and has very reasonable rates. He seems to have a variety of skills. He has excellent references. His phone number is (510) 978-0550. His email is jamconstruction81 [at] Nanu

Looking for a handyman

Aug 2012

Hi- We're looking for a handyman to do a few jobs around our house, including, repairing a door frame and some holes in walls, painting a small room, etc I've tried calling a few people, but haven't had much luck getting anyone to call me back. We're hoping to have the work done in the next month or so. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks!

I highly recommend Marco FLorian. He is an excellent painter and handyman.He is reliable, honest and his prices are very reasonable. He is creative and goes the extra mile to make sure his customers are satisfied. He is also willing to work on weekends if needed. You can contact him directly at 510- 301-5629

Handyman to do childproofing

Aug 2012

I need a simple handyman to do a couple child proofing things around my apt. Specifically, I need someone to child proof some windows, possible a balcony and maybe a couple of other small things. I'm looking to get these things done pretty quickly. Looking for someone reasonably priced and dependable. Thanks for any help.

I know an excellent handyman, Peter Carpentieri. Please email me for his information.

I highly recommend Stephen Faulk as a handyman. He just installed some security cameras for us. Very kind, reliable, and knowledgable. Charges ~$60/hr. stephen.faulk [at] Katrina

My handyman, Monte Johansen, seems like he can do just about anything! (Although he won't do electrical work.) He's done all sorts of things around my house from laying tile and Pergo flooring, to building walls, and garden irrigation. His pricing seems fair to me, but then I'd happily pay extra for someone as honest and dependable as Monte. He can be reached at (510)333-1007 Andrea

Handyman to put up curtain rods, assemble cabinet

June 2012

I am moving, and need to hire someone to put up curtain rods, and to assemble a bathroom cabinet for me. I would like a referral to someone reliable, efficient, honest.

best handyman in the bay area! Builds customized play structures too! (he can help out from San Jose California all the way to Berkley California or SAn Francisco. Also around PA, MP, RWC, SC, MV, Atherton, ETC.) Hello folks, this year I set out to completely remodel my torn down home in Palo Alto. The home looks almost brand new and with the help of George Jimenez looks more beautiful than I ever imagined my home to look like. I have been so happy with George's work that I have recommended him to many of my friend's as well. He is also great with customized children's play houses and customized furniture, beds, and counters, etc. George Jimenez first came to my family by rec from a coworker of my husband's, he first came, assessed the work, ripped out the rotting boards, bought the new lumber, replaced the rotted boards, reinforced the supporting beams and then applied a mildew killer to the finished and repaired deck. He also moved the plants on my deck carefully and replaced them too. I liked the carpenter/handyman very much. He was professional, punctual, honest and a careful and hard worker. Please consider hiring this amazing does-it-all handyman! You can call him at his cell phone 650-646-1776

We have had a handyman for 7 years now - his name is Andy Mirske. Andy managed apartments for years professionally, including helping with major renovations. He is humble and clearly capable. He has helped us with everything from installing a window screen on a bathroom door to a complete renovation with an IKEA kitchen. He recently found the source of a leak in our house, and repaired it, including repainting the ceiling. Also, he is simply a good guy, willing to work hard and at a fair price. His phone number is (925)577-4990 and his email is czornyj [at] Good luck! Elizabeth

I would HIGHLY recommend Larry Gray as an all around superb handyman. We have used him regularly over the past 3 years for a variety of projects from large (deck repair, track light installation, drywall) to small (leaky faucets, electrical outlets replacement, etc.). He is very knowledgeable, and just has a 'good eye' for coming up with solutions for difficult problems. He is dependable and honest, and really just a nice guy. He can be reached at lrgray629 [at] and 510-524-1510. -Scott

I already posted this recommendation under Handymen. I am also recommending him for fence building because in addition to doing plumbing and handyman work for me he also built a fence for me on a very challenging lot. The fence was built on an extremely steep, rocky area with trees and bushes in the way. Al Hugon is such a treasure of a handyman that I almost want to keep him a secret (he is already busy and might get too busy). He is competent (and will tell you if he does not feel qualified for certain projects), super nice, extremely reliable, dependable, respectful and very honest. Plus his rates are not just reasonable but low for the quality of his work. He will come up with creative solutions for problems, suggest ways to save money and and he cleans up the work area at the end of the day. The attribute that sets him apart from most is how caring and thoughtful he is. I highly recommend Al as an excellent handyman, plumber and fence builder and exceptional human being. The only thing is, he has no crew so not sure if he does big jobs. Contact him at 510-917-6415. Nancy

I would like to recommend a great handyman I used for the past year: Octavio Moreno, who lives in Concord, but worked for me 6 days/week in Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville doing all rental property maintenance work for past year: leaky faucets; electrical work; installing toilets; repairing running toilets; restoring dry rotted window sashes; painting (he has his own paint machine); building fences; installing locks; getting rid of raccoons in attics; getting locks re-keyed; installing sliding closet doors; installing cultured marble surrounds in bathtub enclosures; installing new faucet sets; replacing rotted subfloors; installing vinyl flooring; installing mini blinds; plus has own jet sprayer for removal of vegetation from sidewalk cracks/ paint removal; also fabricated and installed window screens; these are just to name a few things. Also: he's a very sweet and very honest man. Good at solving problems. All the tenants loved him. His phone #: (925) 435-2242. Landlord

Handyman Recommendation in Oakland?

May 2012

Looking for a recommendation for a reliable, quality, reasonably priced handyman that is willing to come to Oakland/Lakeshore area to do some minor handywork and repairs in our home. Christina

Joe Carlig 510/409-1397 CarligHome [at] Joe is not only a meticulous craftsman he has made the entire process of getting our home ready to sell easy. From our first meeting his client 'first attitude' was exhibited as he walked through our home and itemized the projects in an al carte format to fit our budget. What struck me in our first interaction was his exceptional listening skills. He would repeat what I requested so that their wasn't any misunderstandings about the scope of work and we used his itemized checklist to stay on track and on budget. Joe understands the difficulties of uprooting a household and always let us lead the direction of the rehab. The quality of Joe's work is equal to the quality of his character; his attention to detail and integrity in workmanship exceeded my expectations. Berkeley Home Owner...In Escrow

I would like to highly recommend Pepe Feria (510)372-7580 for your handyman needs. He is a very hard worker, does quality work, has reasonable rates, and has a very kind demeanor. He did a lot of work on my parent's house and they were always very happy with it. SSadeh

Handy person for earthquake proofing home

May 2012

We are in need of someone who can earthquake proof our home and also do some baby proofing. We have some large pieces of furniture that need to be secured to lath and plaster walls. We also need some baby gates installed in difficult stair configurations. Someone with some simple carpentry skills and knowlege and experience with lath and plaster is a must. Thanks Elizabeth

We have major earthquake retrofit work needed to strengthen our soft story, 2 car garage that supports our whole house (2 floors on top of the garage). We have an engineer's plans that include installing a metal beam over the garage door and concrete work under the door. Has anyone had this type of major retrofit work done? Can you recommend a great contractor to do the job? Someone who not only does good work, but can communicate well with us and the engineer in case plan changes are found needed while they are working? This is a big job and we really want it done right and at a reasonable cost. Thanks much Reva

Handyman for Hercules/Pinole area

Jan 2012

Looking for a reliable and competent handyman to do small jobs around the house, caulking, rescreening, painting etc. Some of the handymen in Berkeley etc will not come out to West Contra Costa so prefer to stick with those who service this area. Anon

Abraham Lubaton, 510.715.0448, is a very reasonable and reliable general contractor who does handyman and larger jobs including remodeling and window replacement in Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco and Marin Counties. You can contact him at 510.715.0448 or by e-mail at abelubaton [at] Alicia

Joe Carlig is not only a meticulous craftsman he has made the entire process of getting our home ready to sell easy. From our first meeting his client 'first attitude' was exhibited as he walked through our home and itemized the projects in an al carte format to fit our budget. What struck me in our first interaction was his exceptional listening skills. He would repeat what I requested so that their wasn't any misunderstandings about the scope of work and we used his itemized checklist to stay on track and on budget. Joe understands the difficulties of uprooting a household and always let us lead the direction of the rehab. The quality of Joe's work is equal to the quality of his character; his attention to detail and integrity in workmanship exceeded my expectations. 510-409-1397 carlighome [at] Lisa

I highly recommend Baha from JB Construction. He has done multiple jobs for my company, and my clients(Bay Area Consulting and Management). He does the great job and very professional. His number is 510-735-4052 you can e-mail him as well powerlabor [at] Maksuda

Looking for Handy Man/Carpenter to fix Cabinets

April 2012

We have very cheap plywood kitchen cabinets that may be original to our 1946 home. They are falling apart (doors won't stay shut, hinges falling out due to deteriorating wood, etc). We do not have the cash for a kitchen remodel, and want to find out whether there is any way to repair the existing cabinets as a 'good enough for now' option. We are looking for a handy man/carpenter who can take a look and recommend a inexpensive way to make our cabinetry functional again. This may involve replacing some wood, replacing hardware, repairing problem areas, and probably new paint. Or maybe it means finding salvage cabinetry and replacing whole sections. We do not want anyone who will suggest a wholesale kitchen remodel or brand new cabinetry. Any recommendations BPN? Lia

I have been using a handyman for the last 2 years and this is exactly the kind of work he does. He has helped to remove cabinets, fixed my front steps, reset my garden path and lots of other things. Ken is a very nice person to work with and he is always trying to save me money. His rate is very reasonable, he's very organized and works efficiently. Ken Norris 925-682-5805 geapman [at] Joyce

My husband and I have an old North Oakland Craftsman and needed a handyman for repairing our window frames and trim. A neighbor recommended Brendan Montgomerie. He had just finished plenty of work over there that we were able to view and discuss with that homeowner. Brendan did a good job on our place (stripped off the old paint and refilled the wood with penetrating epoxy to stop and solidify dry-rot, and then filled with epoxy filler, sanded and primed it so that it's ready for painting).

Brendan lives in Richmond, but commutes via bike and carries his tools with a bike-trailer (or leaves them at a job site until that job is done). He is affordable and conscientious. He is a bit laid back though, not always punctual, partially because he may have other jobs going at the same time. He's generous when it comes to accounting for his hours (for example, he would usually not charge for trips to the hardware store to get supplies). He has worked for us on and off over the last 4 months, and we have been very satisfied with the results. Brendan can be reached at 510-235-4673 Kathleen

Albert Cano, my neighbor, is a very versatile handyman. He's very experienced with electrical and plumbing problems, has done just about everything - roofing, painting, gardening, tile, concrete, and remodeling like your cabinets. He does the little stuff with a fine hand. He recently fixed a very fussy antique lock for me, and rebuilt a window that I wanted to save. His wife Lola does his scheduling and she is a very sweet lady. Albert is at 510-593-3334. linda

I highly recommend Mark Feinberg. I have used him for a number of projects. He is a fine finish carpenter who also does handyman work. He is creative in non-expensive workarounds, meticulous and extemely reasonable and honest. Mark Feinberg Mobile: 510-282-7472 mark [at] cjs

Over the years, I've hired various handymen to help me with my North Berkeley house. I've found such a treasure now that I wanted to share with BPN members. Mike Zinser is fabulous: friendly, fast, skilled, and very reasonably priced. He charges $25 - $50 an hour for him and/or members of his small crew. They can do a range of handymen jobs: Excellent painting, decks, fences, dryrot repair, doors, windows and siding, remodeling of kitchen and baths. They do not do addition, foundation or roofs. His team has painted the interior and exterior of my house - no drips, they cleaned up all the debris and are super fast. They have also built my backyard fence, installed new windows, rebuilt rotten window sashes, and showed up once in 15 minutes when I had a flooding emergency. He is great at thinking through options and providing detailed estimates. I actually feel like he is a partner in keeping my house in good condition. I can't recommend him enough: Mike Zinser, phone: (510) 684-0053 and 548-7497, Mike's Remodeling and Home Repair, CA License # B 842502 Annie

I want to highly recommend Julio Juarez of JJ's Handyman. Julio has done several jobs (electric, cement, carpentry) for us at our North Berkeley home. I know he also does kitchen and bathroom remodeling, tile work, drywall, decks and fencing and I wouldn't hesitate to hire him to do such jobs if I had the need. Julio is highly skilled, highly professional and always delivers excellent work per the agreed time and money arrangements. His prices are very fair and he's a pleasure to deal with. He can be reached at 510-851-0071. His English is excellent. Far and away the best experience our family has had with renovations and repairs ever! Jenny

Looking for a great reliable handyman

Jan 2012

Hello, I'm looking for recomendations for a handyman for siding repair, we also need someone for a few other odd jobs like installing a new front door, please let me know if you can recommend anyone. Thanks! mom of two

I recommend HIGHLY that you use a licensed contractor. Berkley requires a permit for siding repair -- CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!! I use Greg Watson. He's been in the business for years, and has license and insurance. I've used a lot of workers in the past, and every time I used an unlicensed person I've been disappointed. I guess if you know how things should be done correctly, and can oversee what the guy is doing it would be OK, but - heck - I don't know whether it's being done correctly or not until there's a problem. Well, anyway Greg's number is 510-223-1541 (office) and 510-374- 8070 (cell). I have recommended him to lots of people on the BPN, and now they all brag about him. Good luck! Marilyn

We can highly recommend Ignacio Arechiga for any household project- He and his team are trustworthy, and have done many projects for us and our neighbors. His specialities include concrete, decks, electrical, floors, plumbing, stucco and outdoor hardscape project. You can reach him at 510-827-7518. He speaks excellent English and employs only family or close friends. Nancy

I have used a wonderful handyman. He can do mostly everything and is very creative with solutions. His name is Ken Norris , geapman [at] and 925-787-2800 Ken is reasonably priced, very easy to work with and a great guy. Joyce

I can highly recommend Jaime Fletcher for all household repair and handyman services. He is a father of two in Oakland and is about as honest as they come. He was a carpenter for years and switched to doing small jobs and handyman work in 2011. He is incredibly thorough, kind, detail oriented and really knows his stuff. He will explain all of his work to you as well. For me he has worked on a range of jobs from putting up pictures to building a security fence. He can be reached at fletcher.jaime [at] or 510-418-3128. anita

Over the last several years we have really come to rely on Tom Boynton, a very capable and careful handyman. I don't know the full range of his skills, but he seems to be able to do everything we have needed him to do, including painting, minor finish carpentry, drywall repair, door installation, minor electrical, etc.

Once, in the midst of a winter storm when our sump pump gave out and our basement suddenly flooded, Tom dropped what he was doing and rushed out to an equipment rental place in Oakland and within an hour he was at our place with industrial fans and space heaters to help dry the basement and limit the water damage. He was a real lifesaver.

Most recently we asked him to replace our front door, which had started to bow. He spent a lot of time on the phone with people at Home Depot, Ashby Lumber, etc getting prices and sizes. And he even made a trip to Home Depot to check the quality of the fiberglass doors before making a recommendation to us. He provided us first with a detailed explanation of material and labor costs so we could choose the best option. He really goes above and beyond. Highly recommended.

His contacts: Thomas Boynton tomcboynton [at] (510)390 6455 jason

Just had a great experience with Jaime Fletcher, a father of two who works as a handyman 3 days a week and on week-ends. He's overqualified for the job. He's also a finish carpenter and can do minor plumbing and electrical work, and works with an electrician and plumber, if you wish. He helped us find the source of a leak, which was amazing. He also helped us, for a fee, check out someone who could do a bigger project than he had time for. His recommendation was terrific, too. We recommend him wholeheartedly. 510-418-3128 fletcher.jaime [at] Judith B

Marco Florian, is a great handyman. He has done numerous jobs in our home and properties as well. He has done plumbing,tiling,carpentry, etc. He has also experience remodeling bathrooms and kitchens. He can work on weekends or evenings if needed; Marco always goes the extra mile and his rates are very reasonable. He is reliable, polite, creative, good nature man. You can reach Marco directly at 510-301-5629 or marco.a.florian [at] Ana

Danny Beltram (Diamond Handyman) does great work, and is very reliable! 510-414-1032. laura

I highly recommend Mark Feinberg. Mark has done a large number of jobs for me including building a new floor under the sink, helping remove old flooring, installing lights and curtain rods, patching holes in a ceiling and other jobs. Mark is a finish carpenter so he is highly skilled at carpentry but can do a lot more than that. He is meticulous, honest to a fault and (this is important given past experience with handymen) will tell you if he is not the best person for a job. Mark Feinberg Mobile: 510-282-7472 mark [at] carol

Very prompt, conscientious and self reliant, Darryl Pulley is a handyman who listens to your need(s), proposes options that address them and gets the job done without disrupting your schedule. He can be reached by calling (510) 379-0152 tomye

Handy man/woman for earthquake proofing + odd jobs

Jan 2012

Looking for someone who can install straps on our tall furniture (bookshelves, bunk, etc.) as well as finish/do various other odd jobs such as install curtain railing and wall hooks and paint a small amount of trim that is peeling. Need someone who knows what to do as far as the earthquake proofing is concerned (secure to studs, etc.) and who is precise enough that curtains and hooks etc. will be straight on the wall! Anon

The Handychick is the best for these types of jobs. I've used her services to build a storage unit as well as for small electrical jobs, painting, and the like. She is courteous, on-time, and reasonable. Contact her at 415-713-6974. Monique

Need skilled handyman

Oct 2011

We need the contact information of someone we can call to replace a broken window, fix a light fixture, do various handyman tasks that come up, on an as- needed basis. Someone multi-skilled and calm. We're in North Berkeley near Arlington Circle.

I have to recommend Peter Gill (510-387-0103), whom I found on BPN several years ago. His carpentry skills are amazing! He is very conscientious, ensuring that each job, no matter how small, is done correctly and to my satisfaction. I am very pleased to have found such a talented handyman. And... his prices are very reasonable! Happy Homeowner

I would try Amir of Integral Home Improvements at (510) 904-2786. He is wonderfully skilled, trustworthy, sensible and reasonably priced. We have used him over the years on smaller projects of window replacement and repair, as well as larger projects including a complete master bedroom and bath remodel. Christine

Handy Person for Small Jobs

Sept 2011

Hi. I'm moving and need someone to help with small things around the house, like fixing picture hook marks on the wall, touch up painting and small jobs like that. Thanks

I recommend Diane Dring at diane2543 [at] or 510- 915-4039. She is cheerful, reliable and can do all sorts of carpentry, painting, and fix-its. Isadora


August 2011

We are looking for recommendations of a handyman/carpenter to do various medium-sized projects, like enlarging and improving a small attic space, creating a door into a closet, etc. Thank you for your referrals.

I highly recommend Marco Florian, he is a great handyman, carpenter, painter, plumber, tiler etc. He has done numerous jobs in our home. He can work on weekends or evenings if needed; Marco always goes the extra mile and his rates are very reasonable. He is reliable, polite, creative, good nature man. YOu can reach Marco at 510-301- 5629 or marco.a.florian [at] adf

I can highly recommend Mark Feinberg (Mobile: 510-282-7472 mark [at] as a handyman/carpenter. He recently rebuilt a cupboard for us in our garage. It was a miserable job. He had to work in a very tight space that required much measuring and realigning. Mark diligently tackled the project, giving us a space that we now are very happy with at a reasonable rate.

His skills include general interior repair (plaster, drywall, painting and all related carpentry); trim carpentry (installing decorative moldings, hanging/correcting/trimming doors and windows, installing baseboards); installing cabinetry in kitchens and baths (general ''remodeling'' so long as the projects are not too large for him to do alone); building and repairing stairs and decks; hanging mirrors and paintings; working with plumbing and electrical fixtures but those that are ''in the room'' as opposed to installing new plumbing systems or rewiring inside the walls (both of which should be done according to code by licensed/insured contractors). Feel free to contact me if you have questions about Mark and his work. lmac

Reliable handyman needed

June 2011

I have tried to get a reliable handyman to do some work at our Berkeley house, and have not had any luck. We are getting frustrated as a few 'highly recommended' folks have either not called us back, have come over and then said they were to busy or come over done work and then disappeared. Can someone recommend a handyman that would be reliable. We have an old craftsman with potentially a lot to do, and definitely a few bigger projects to start. They will have to be somewhat skilled. Anon

I don't know if my recommendation was posted about Arturo Arreola. Anyway, is is amazing. He is a train in tiling, has completed all sorts of work including complete kitchens, baths, fences, roofs, etc. Call him, great price, honest: 510-725-5920. Steve

Our friend and contractor Nick Ridge of NM Ridge Construction ( -510-860-0391) is a highly talented contractor, now starting to get his name known as a 'handyman extraordinaire,' due to a decrease in large jobs during the economic downturn. He can design (Nic used to be a drafter for the city of Berkeley) do small projects, decks, arbors, outbuildings, do window installs or repairs, leak investigation and repair, garage doors replacement or customization, tile, plumbing, cabinet installs, etc. He is unbelievably hard working and honest and has a great 'bedside manner,' always willing to problem solve and discuss options, never treating people like they don't know the industry and don't deserve to know all their options. He is smart, creative and fair. He is the best! Feel free to email me for more info. Louisa

I highly recommend Danny Beltram of Diamond Handyman Service. He does great work and is very reliable! 510-414-1032

Marc Lencl recently did some fine handiwork at my home. He replaced and repaired French doors and threshold, painted, replaced doorlocks, and changed a lighting fixture. He is prompt, reliable, fair, and can do almost anything. Find him at 510763-7438 and tell him Bonnie sent you! bonnie

I highly recommend George Takash. He is experienced,he has been working in the El Cerrito-Berkley area for over 35 years, and has good references.He is a talented ,honest reliable, responsible person.George has wonderful work ethics. He has not worked for me because I rent but he has worked for 3 of my landlords and many people I know or have worked for(babysitting, house sitting).I've only heard rave reviews. He keeps a really clean work site.He does almost all handyman work. He also is a professorial carpenter,he does fences, decks etc,excellent painter, he also does tile work, bathroom and other remodeling, doors and windows. He does it all extremely well and creatively. As you are looking for someone good and reliable, he is also looking for good clients who treat him honestly and fair also. Please don't call him if you are looking for the cheapest work and just want as many bids from a bunch of different workers,or just want to take and use his ideas, and shine him on. He works so hard when he does bids and runs around checking on prices. It really goes both ways. If you are interested in his contact information please email me Thank You. Wendy

Abraham Lubaton is a licensed contractor who is great at handyman type work. No job is too small. He develops creative solutions and works on all sorts of household projects including but not limited to windows, plumbing and general fix-it type work. He is also available for larger remodeling and building projects. Give him a call. He is responsive, reliable and reasonably priced. You can reach him at 510.715.0448. AC

Ben Conrad is an excellent and reliable handyman. He has rebuilt a number of things in my home, including a craftsman porch pillar that had completely rotted. He has experience with all aspects of home building and repair. He even built an entire cottage for my neighbor, plumbing and foundation included. In addition, he has advised me on home repairs that I ended up being able to do myself. I know a lot of people who have hired Ben and they've all been really satisfied. 510-517-9488 conradben [at] happy customer

Very reliable, prompt, hard working, fair priced, skilled and creative . . . highest recommendation for Ben Conrad 510-517-9488. Mike B.

We've had a great experience with handyman and contractor Juan Vazquez. While we're homeowners, we're definitely not do-it-yourself people, or even very handy. Luckily, we found Juan and he's done a number of different sized projects for us: from carpentry to pluming to electric work. The work has been great, he talks through the project with us so we understand our choices before he starts, and he and his crew are great to have around the house, mellow and courteous. Now we're happy to know we have someone we can call for that long list of house projects! Call Juan at 510-472-9334, or his business partner Glen Larsen at 510-232-9122. Christa D.

I would recommend Bebe Construction, (510) 566-6685. Bebe has done several jobs for us in and around our old house, including emergency plumbing work, non-emergency plumbing work, building a new fence, and he's about to help us install a new floor. On every job, he has been reliable and professional. His work has been excellent, and he has stuck by his quoted price for the work despite running into numerous problems along the way on several jobs (it's an old house!) that created a lot more work than anticipated. He has also been incredibly generous - while building our new fence, he found himself with some spare time while his helper cleaned up, so he took the opportunity to re-level the patio doors that had been sticking! He's been a true find, and I will be relying on him for all our general contractor/handyman jobs in the future. Bebe construction - (510) 566-6685. Eben

Nazario Medina (510) 712-3506, is far more than handyman. He is a very honest worker who could probably build you house. He'll work on small jobs or large, inside and outside the home. Nazario is great at repairing and reusing, and treats your house with respect. He's done sturdy decking and patio work for me, and I've seen really nice wallboard and perfect wall and trim painting he's done for others. I believe he can also tile and build you a bathroom! He was available for work when I asked him recently, so give him call! InAlbany

I highly recommend Tomas Guindon, for all types of home maintenance, as well as landscaping design, installation (including carpentry) and repairs. Tomas has worked multiple times for us on our current, and former home, in Piedmont/Oakland. Tomas Guindon recently designed and built a beautifully constructed fence for us, and the three neighbors who border our property. Working with so many parties, as well as managing the permitting with the local planning commission, would normally be tricky. Tomas not only satisfied our needs, but was highly praised by our neighbors as well.

Tomas has done the following work for us at two locations: fence design, permitting and construction, poured concrete pads and built concrete retaining walls, built rock pathways, installed outdoor lighting and electrical boxes, moved and improved the sprinkling system, rebuilt wood decks, and designed and built planter boxes. Tomas is particularly good at listening to, and understanding the goals of his clients, and problem solving when new things come up during a project.

Tomas is knowledgeable and conscientious about sustainable building techniques. He is careful to maximize the longevity of the project by safeguarding that the correct materials are used. I have found that Tomas, and his crew (all very skilled) can always be reached if there is a question, never cut corners on our projects and take pride in their work. I encourage you to contact Tomas Guindon: (510 520-0204, tomasguindon [at] - Jean

We would recommend Ben Conrad (510-517-9488). He's helped us fixed several things around the house: replacing window panes, extending roof drains, and stripping/painting window sills. Each task was done neatly and with attention to detail. He's organized and easy to work with, gives us a rough estimate and timeline at the beginning, and follows through to the end of the project. We would definitely work with Ben again. Carrie

Handy Man posting. Although Travis is a licensed general contractor and quite skilled at bigger jobs, I've also used him for some smaller projects around the house. Travis was even thoughtful enough to lower his rates to reflect the fact that the work didn't really require a licensed contractor so I ended up getting the skill and craftmanship of an experienced contractor for the price of a handyman. Travis fixed some areas on my porch as well as sanded and beautifully restored my large mahogany front door. I know that he is interested in taking on smaller projects these days due to the fall in the economy and the simple reality that the big contractor jobs simply aren't as plentiful and receive multiple bids. Sometimes Travis will even bring extra lunch to share with you! You can contact Travis at 925-899-7438 or by email at traviseaton76 [at] Anonymous

Looking for Handy Person in El Sobrante area

April 2011

I have an a small apartment complex in El Sobrante and am looking for a recommendation for a handy person to do small repair/maintenance jobs. Thank you so much. von

Give Thomas Banks a try 'Honey Be Handy'. He lives in El Sobrante. I've used him on several occasions and have been pretty happy with his work. 510-978-5679. tommy.banks [at] Jean

Handyman needed in Berkeley!

April 2011

HI, I would like a recommendation for an all around Handyman - who can do everything from changing light fixtures, painting touch ups, light wall repairs, toilet seat installations, etc... Thank you! Keri

I highly recommend Allison Consulting (510.406.8251). Jeff has been doing general handyman and carpentry work throughout the East Bay for over 30 years and is great. I've hired him to fix miscellaneous things around the house. I have a few friends that he has done remodels for as well. He is very friendly and his prices are reasonable. Please feel free to email me if you have questions about his work. Shannon

I recommend Tomas Guindon, who has done all sorts of things at my house from building a huge deck to installing ceiling fans. I've always been happy with his work and he is a great pleasure to work with. anonymous

I can highly recommend Mark Feinberg (Mobile: 510-282-7472 mark [at] as a handyman/carpenter. He recently rebuilt a cupboard for us in our garage. It was a miserable job. He had to work in a very tight space that required much measuring and realigning. Mark diligently tackled the project, giving us a space that we now are very happy with at a reasonable rate. His skills include general interior repair (plaster, drywall, painting and all related carpentry); trim carpentry (installing decorative moldings, hanging/correcting/trimming doors and windows, installing baseboards); installing cabinetry in kitchens and baths (general 'remodeling' so long as the projects are not too large for him to do alone); building and repairing stairs and decks; hanging mirrors and paintings; working with plumbing and electrical fixtures but those that are 'in the room' as opposed to installing new plumbing systems or rewiring inside the walls (both of which should be done according to code by licensed/insured contractors). Feel free to contact me if you have questions about Mark and his work. lmac

Handyman for various problems and partial deck replacement

March 2011

Anyone know of a good handyman who can help with a variety of deferred maintenance problems? Partial deck replacement, leaky windows, doors that won't close, replacement of a fence are just a few of the things that need someone who is competent and dependable. Please advise. Thank you. Chris

Why look for a handyman-I know a great handywoman! Shazam has maintained my home for over twenty years with ingenuity and good humor. An outstanding problem solver. Everywhere I look in my house I can see her improvements, repairs, and upgrades. Everything from gate design and installation, a new front door, a bathroom fan/heater ceiling fixture, major fence and deck repairs, to building closet shelves, painting and dry wall repair. She is also an experienced landscaper and installed an excellent drip system for my garden. She has given me lots of simple plumbing and curtain hardware assistance and she replaced a major part on my washer very efficiently. She even designed and built my tap dance floor! She has a keen eye for detail and her design skills are remarkable. She really can do anything and save you money on the way with her ecological approach of preserving the functional and replacing only what is necessary. Highly recommended! Extra bonus-she cleans up after her work, so your house isn't trashed after a project. You can reach her at shazamcan [at] (510)681-8207 Margo

I've hired Manuel Ventura on 2 or 3 occasions and he is a pleasant person who does good work, works hard, and charges less than most handymen, probably because his English is a bit spotty. I don't remember the exact rate he charged, but it was the lowest I had found. He has been reviewed on Yelp, and last time I checked the reviews were good. My only complaint is that he was significantly late on one occasion. His number is 510-517-1561. Thea

I have been using Joe O and have been very pleased. Carleigh

I can highly recommend Mark Feinberg (Mobile: 510-282-7472 mark [at] as a handyman/carpenter. He recently rebuilt a cupboard for us in our garage. It was a miserable job. He had to work in a very tight space that required much measuring and realigning. Mark diligently tackled the project, giving us a space that we now are very happy with at a reasonable rate.

His skills include general interior repair (plaster, drywall, painting and all related carpentry); trim carpentry (installing decorative moldings, hanging/correcting/trimming doors and windows, installing baseboards); installing cabinetry in kitchens and baths (general 'remodeling' so long as the projects are not too large for him to do alone); building and repairing stairs and decks; hanging mirrors and paintings; working with plumbing and electrical fixtures but only those that are 'in the room' as opposed to installing new plumbing systems or rewiring inside the walls (both of which should be done according to code by licensed/insured contractors). Feel free to contact me if you have questions about Mark and his work. lm

John Grivas of Bay Area Deck and Remodel would be an excellent choice for the partial deck replacement. He can give you a detailed estimate and he is a pleasant person and reasonably priced. phone # 510-533-6131 Sara

Our handyman is David Ruiz. He has done a variety of jobs for us and been reasonable, timely and responsive. In fact, a couple of times he suggested alternate ways of making a repair that saved us money! David Ruiz- (510) 499- -3196 or (510) 368-0177. Happy Handyman Client

Dave Wingate did a number of projects for us - installed an exterior door, carved out an opening in our crawlspace, fixed hardwood floor. He's managed buildings in the East Bay for a long time so has the skills and connections to get stuff done! He can be reached at: savvydavid [at] k.

Dave Wingate is the quintessential handyman. My sis-in-law recommended him, and the results of his work exceeded our expectations-- not our budget. He has a great eye for the little things that need work in and around a house. We used him for a variety of small projects: leaky sink, diverting water from our shower to prevent a soft/moldy wall, finding a solution (that still works) for our towel rack that had fallen out of the wall at least 5 times prior, etc. He's a good guy, a dad, and so easy to work with. Have I said enough good things about him? Here is his email address: savvydavid [at] Jesse

Awesome Handyman Needed

Jan 2011

Hello! My wife and I are looking for recommendations on a great handyman that can help with a variety of old-house related needs including (but not limited to) drywall repair, interior painting and general maintenance. Of course we are also looking for someone who is reasonably priced as well. Any leads or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks! Fred

Do I have the awesome handyman for you. My neighbor, Jeff Rogers -- CAN DO ANYTHING! and I'm not kidding. Friendly, reasonably priced, really competent. (510) 230-5721, or jeff [at] Linda

I've been using Howard Shamy and love the quality of his work and the response I get from him. He used to have his contractor's licence so has a deep background in how to do things properly. Plus he's old school, and is terrific with Dry Rot. I find his prices very reasonable, by the way. he can be reached at (925) 389-1035 Julie

I would recommend Tomas Guindon tomasguindon [at] He has done long-term work at my house, and I have found him to be reliable, honest, and very competent. happy customer

I love working with Oscar. He is honest, reasonably priced and very conscientious. He has installed windows, painted, done repairs of various sorts, etc and has worked on a friend's major house renovations with a contractor. I highly recommend him. Oscar 510.384-8733. a happy homeowner

Hi, I am recommending Kermit Franks as a handyman- his number is 707 537 7642. He has been working in the bay area for several decades and is well versed in all aspects of home repair and remodel. Thanks- Vanessa

We would like to recommend Neil Dunham at 510.684.0429/ neil [at] for the jobs you posted as well as more complicated jobs around the house. He has done electrical and light construction for us in addition to jobs like the ones you described. He is reasonably priced and very trustworthy! He also lives in the neighborhood. Feel free to email us with any questions. dougandkrista

We use Gregory Hubbard of Creative Home Repair! He is a one-man wonder, knows everything about houses and upkeep, rides everywhere on his bicycle, and is extremely reasonable and fair. He has replaced 8 feet of pipe under our house, repaired bathtub leak under the house, takes digital photos while down there so you can see before and after shots of his work. He even put up shelves for me, installed water heater and dishwasher and stove, and really anything else including full remodels of bathrooms and kitchens. Contact him at 415-225-6802 (he lives in Berkeley) or babywhitething [at] Emily

I would like to recomend George Takash. He is an excellent carpenter,painter and can do almost all handyman work. He has worked in the Berkeley, El Cerito area for over 30 years and can give you recomendations. He has not worked for me since I rent but has worked for 3 of my landlords (on my place and others),many neighbors, friends and people I have worked for.He does excellent work, is very tidy,responsible,reliable,honest,has wonderful work ethics and is very talented. He is reseasonable priced,but not really cheap, but you do get what you pay for,I think.He has built decks,fences,put in doors, window etc. If you are interested. His phone # is 510-231-0558 email me if you want more info. Wendy

Our family HIGHLY recommends Paul Boyce. He is more than a handyman - he is a skilled carpenter and amazing 'jack of all trades.' We bought an older, historic home and he did literally 100 small jobs for us including plumbing, light electrical, building desks and cabinets, trim work, fixing doorknobs, trim, redoing a bathroom, building walls and a closet in the basement, building a chicken coop, fixing outdoor fences and walls, hanging artwork, putting fabric up on walls and MUCH MORE. He is a lovely person and totally trustworthy. You can give him your housekey with no hesitation. At our home he comes and goes on his own - several years after our move-in he still has access and continues to help out whenever we need something done. Earlier in his career he worked for a large firm and was in charge of 'punch lists' - all the small finishing work on jobs when the 'big stuff' is done. Paul Boyce - paulericboyce [at] North Berkeley Homeowner

I have a great handy man- he does all kinds of work, very nice, reliable, honest, and reasonable: Dion Frank, (510) 472-6032 happy home owner

Octavio Moreno is definitely your guy. I found his recommendation from BPN a few months ago, and was not disappointed. Extremely skilled (was a mechanic, electrician, and builder in Mexico). Will take small or big jobs (wont turn down a job if he can do it). Kind and responsible (made the experience). Knows & can do everything (from taking apart and installing a new kitchen, to fixing your truck, literally. Charges $25/hr (should charge more). I used him to paint and put in flooring in my new office studio. He had great suggestions & did a better job than I could have imagined. Has his own tools, saws, ladders, paint supplies etc. Call him! Octavio Moreno: 925-435-2242. Im happy to be a reference. rg

2009 - 2010 Recommendations

Handyman with experience to work on an old craftsman

Dec 2010

Hi we are looking for a handyman that is Experienced in working on old craftsman homes. We have a variety of things that need to be done including windows restored/worked on. Carpentry experience is ideal.

i can highly recommend michael singer....he is an experienced handy, intelligent, good communicator, high esthetic sense, detail oriented, organized & honest. can be reached at: m_singer [at] cintra

Dagoberto Garcia (Dago's Gardening) has done numerous jobs for us over the past few years. He has replaced a fence (beautiful work) and repaired another one, skillfully trims our trees yearly, keeps our irrigation system operating, and is generally wonderful at troubleshooting problems we may be having in the yard. He also installs French drains. His rates are fair. He's honest and great to work with. My husband and I highly recommend his work. You can contact him for free estimates at garciaysna [at] or 510 233-1569 or 510 604-7555 (cell) lma

All around handyman needed

Nov 2010

in need of a handyman that can do it all! our needs are minor, but a lot of things need repair, such as...

possibly a few larger jobs if we're pleased with the work, but you get the idea! please email if you can recommend someone reliable and reasonable. we live near grand/lake and would need someone who can work on saturdays or sundays. thx!

In response to the handyman needed posting I can recommend Kermit Franks. He is definitely a jack of all trades and very experienced doing everything from building shelves to completing additions on homes. He is also local and has been working in the bay area for many years. His phone number is 707 537 7642; anon

I suggest you call Richard Smith (510) 295-9670. I have used him for repairs on my store on Grand Ave on several occasions, and he has the skills and intelligence to take care of large as well as small jobs. stu

I cannot say enough about Larry Gray. Larry is the smartest, most thorough 'handyman' around, meaning hardly a handyman, he has fixed small things for us, built a shed, moved a large structure, the whole range, I cannot recommend Larry highly enough, even at the risk of his being too busy. You can reach him at lrgray629 [at] and 510-524-1510. Alice

I very highly recommend Bill Fletcher for carpentry and all- around handyperson work. His rates are reasonable and his work is good. I have used him for several projects around my home. He can be reached at: Bill Fletcher 510.914.0291 berkeleyhandyman [at] Margo

I recommend Andrew Poyner for general handyman work. He is well-versed in carpentry, construction, and metalwork. Some jobs of his that come to mind : He has built a deck for our back door, installed custom copper counter-tops in our kitchen, created custom light fixtures, cabinet-making, skylight installation, tear-down and installation of our entire roof, raised and re-built water damaged corner of our house/foundation, drywall and plaster restoration, and the list goes on... However, he is very good with creating metalwork as well, such as railings, gates, hardware, etc. poynerandrew [at] 510-467-4787 Eric

Handyman/carpenter for front porch stairs

Oct 2010

We are looking for someone with experience rebuilding wooden front stairs to our 100+ year old home in Oakland. This involves some re-creation of the original design which was torn down before we bought the house and replaced with something that could be generously called boring. Thank you. ::Oakland homeowner

I've recommended Tom Hoeber of North Berkeley Home Improvement for other requests in the past. He is the ideal all-around handyman for carpentry, plumbing and electric (small and larger jobs not requiring license or permit). He has done work for us in all of these areas--economically, reliably and amiably. 510-496-5688 tomhoeber [at] Carol

I'd call Howard Shamy who does wonderful handyman work. He used to be a general contractor so has deep skills, plus he is so creative! I had him do a tricky installation of a very heavy oak whiteboard in my office and he made it look so easy. Plus he is very fair in his rates. He can be reached at (925) 389-1035. You'll be glad you met him! Julie G

I would highly recommend Chris Romer (917-684-6807) for your project -- it sounds right up his alley. Chris has done a few projects for our family, most recently building a raised bed garden plot at our community garden (feel free to stop by the garden -- Northside Community Garden, on Northside Avenue off Hopkins in Berkeley -- you won't have to ask which plot Chris did as it will be clear by his artistry!). In addition to carpentry, Chris is a wood sculptor and it shows in his work. He comes up with creative ways of approaching problems and executes the work beautifully. On top of that, his fee is really reasonable. Can't recommend him enough!

Handyman needed to replace old toilets

Oct 2010

Need handyman with plumbing experience to replace two old toilets. Pls advise. anon

I highly recomend Marco Florian, he has done numerous jobs in our house, including replacing of toilets and tile of our bathrooms; he is an excellent painter as well. He is very creative, reliable, honest and goes the extra mile to make sure you are happy with his work. He can work on weekends as well. His number is 510-301-5629 ANA

Need handyman to install 2 child safety gates

Oct 2010

We already have the gates, but just need a handyman to install them. Our staircase is oddly shaped, and the walls are hard to drill through. We need someone who can install the gates correctly without destroying our walls and bannister. We called the Childproofer service, but they won't come unless we buy the gates from them. They also had an attitude about this. We live in El Cerrito clueless parent

Jeff Rogers has done all kinds of great work for us. The safety gate installation might be too small of a job, but you might want to call him and ask! his number is 510 918 9472 Eliana

Handyman for a few minor tasks

Sept 2010

I'm looking for a handyperson to do a few odd jobs in our apartment -- hanging shelves, bolting bookcases to the walls, installing a towel rack. None of these things is particularly difficult but we don't have the tools. I don't imagine these would take very long. Thanks for your recommendations. Kathleen

I highly recommend Danny Beltram (Diamond Handyman)510-633-1488. He does great work, (he's a real perfectionist!)and has solved many problems around the house for us. laura

North Berkeley Home Improvement has done many jobs for us - carpentry, small electrical and plumbing. Tom Hoeber is a delightful guy with fair pricing and reliability: call 495-5688 Carol

I have a great handyman, he helped me with all kinds of things when I bought my house- replacing the back door, simple bathroom re-model (installed slate tile floor, replaced sink and shower stall), and several other small odd jobs: Dion Frank (510) 472-6032 happy home owner

Handyman for a few jobs around the house

Sept 2010

Anyone know an experienced handyman who could do a few jobs around the house like replace our front door, replace some ceiling sheet rock in the kitchen ceiling (and anything found once its opened up) and install a ceiling fan? We live in El Cerrito. Cleaning up after a day's work is preferable since we have a toddler. Thanks! Beth

For general handyman work, we strongly encourage you to call Juan Guzman, who has his own business in Richmond. He is licensed, punctual, careful and does very good work. Juan is also a genuinely nice person. Best of all for your project, he is the proud father of a toddler and will understand your concerns. You can see examples of his work on his website at Fan of Juan

I'd like to recommend Brian Bourke, a fantastic handyman that I have worked with for about two years. Brian is very reliable, very thorough, and even creative to help figure out unexpected challenges or unique solutions. For instance, Brian was able to construct a TV cabinet that lifts up out of a book shelf. All we did was describe how we didn't want the TV to block our view when we weren't watching it and Brian made it all happen. You can reach Brian at bbourke [at] or by phone at 510-703-0402. You can tell him Jason recommended him and he can provide my contact info if you'd like to hear more. Jason

Looking for a reliable handyman? I recommend Alberto Martinez. He is on time, courteous, is personable and does a great job. He did a wonderful job painting our interior stair well & hallway. He also does great work on our outdoor projects. He can be reached at 510-860-2458 You may contact me for reference. Sherry

I am almost loathe to post about this newly discovered treasure because he can do anything and he does it well. When he's not working for others, he donates his time and services to my charitable oganization. His name is Jeff Rogers; his number is 510-228-5961. Linda

I am recommending a wonderful home repair service, Andre Ventura with Swift Services and Home Repair. He has remodeled offices in Santa Clara, painted my friend's entire house in Oakland, tiled another friend's bathroom, plus much more and the work is impeccable and affordable. References available. Please call Andre if you are interested: 510-837-0068 or email: swiftventura [at] Thank you, you won't be disappointed! michelle

Handyman who works hard and doesn't charge too much

July 2010

I am interested in finding a really good handyman. Ideally he's good at hanging things, solving problems creatively, speaks english well, works hard, doesn't charge too much and is, all-around, a good guy. We have a gardener we love and would recommend to anyone, but he doesn't really do handyman stuff. So, we're looking for a recommendation for someone you think is terrific! (If you could mention what you pay per hour, that would be helpful too!). We live in North Berkeley. K.S.

I can recommend a great handyman, Steve Faltis. He is hard-working and dependable with a multi-faceted skill set -- and English is his primary language. He's done a great job for me. Steve's phone number is 510-325-4668, or email him at faltis [at] David

Hello, I have a reference for a great handyman. He's done small jobs for me like repairing the drain in in the roof of my storage shed and replacing rotted out wood pieces. Sprague Handyman Services Cell: 510-301-1577 Home: 925-235-4015 Email: kpsprague [at] Address: 3535 El Portal Dr, El Sobrante CA 94803 Carmen

We've hired Odd Job Rob several times, and he fits the bill: articulate, creative, competent and nice to have in your home. Periodically, when the list of things to do grows he comes over and does them all. He figured out a little cover for the tubing in the back of the cupboard that was there after we put in a dishwasher. He made an old TV cabinet more stable. He's grouted, put up pictures, secured a tall pantry cabinet to the wall for earthquake safety. He's even willing to assemble IKEA furniture so it's done right. He's also very upfront about what he won't do. He said he would not install the dishwasher, for example. Please call him! Three of my neighbors use him and love him, too. On his card, he lists: doors, windows, cabinets, phone jacks, miniblinds, patching, electrical, lamps, plumbing, fixtures, dead bolts, weather stripping, etc. Name is Rob Kanter 510-595-9239. Mariana in Berkeley

One more thing about Rob. His rates are really good. I think it was around $45 per hour, with the first hour being more. Mariana

We needed someone to replace a backyard fence, repair some damaged boards on our front porch and do several smaller jobs. Todd Tews, a licensed contractor based in Oakland, had done a variety of projects for several of our neighbors and they all recommended him highly as doing quality work at reasonable rates. We hired him and he exceeded our expectations. He is very organized, gives accurate price and time estimates, works efficiently and is very pleasant and trustworthy to be around. We cannot recommend him too highly. He may be contacted at 510/472-2228 or at oakrem [at] Happy with my repairs in Berkeley

Carpenter/handyman to put up crown molding

Dec 2009

Can anyone recommend a carpenter or good handyman that can put crown molding up in a fairly small bedroom at a reasonable price?? This might be considered too small job for most carpenters. Help!! Thanks, Anon anon

We always call Jeff Rogers, at JR's Handyman Service. He is friendly, smart and fair. He has become a good friend and always helps us find the right solution for our household problems. His number is 510 9189472. Eliana

We have used Tom Hoeber, North Berkeley Home Improvement, for jobs small and not so small. He is a great guy, reliable and reasonably priced. Call him at 495-5688. Recommended by Carol & Ralph

I recently had Carl Gaard (510-410-6812) do a number of projects including rebuilding a door that had extensive dry rot, replace the glass in the door with double paned glass, install a sidelite, align a gate, replace a thermostat and build a clear, acrylic ''awning'' over part of my deck. I was pleased with the quality of his work and the price was very reasonable. After having 4 previous handymmen turn down the job (too small ?)it was great to find someone willing to take these projects on. His e-mail address is: bugsy7gaard [at] Susan

I found this wonderful handyman, he is really clean and reliable. his name is Todd huff 5102824884. fred

for handyman/building projects, we've had great results with perez construction. excellent quality work, reasonable rates, nice guy, a pleasure to work with. they can handle anything from small projects to entire remodels. try will perez 415-806-3859. oaksmoke

Need a handyman to install 2 child safety gates

Sept 2009

Call Nate - 510-665-4775 Specializes in Furniture Assembly, but can also install your saftey Gates. Comes highly recommended!!! Hannah

The best handyman you'll ever find is Octavio Moreno: (925) 435-2242. He can and will do anything and everything perfectly, efficiently and reasonably ($25/hr.). Octavio is also a very nice and neat person with great English! He has virtually remodeled my entire flat: electrical, plumbing, tile work, cabinetry, and just general fix-it stuff. He's so good that I'm almost afraid to recommend him to others. Suzan

Very skilled handyman for framing, windows, and sheet rocking

Sept 2009

We are looking for a contractor or very skilled handyman for basic framing, help with window/door installation, and experience doing sheet rocking for a small house project. Please email me directly if you know someone who is good and affordable! Thanks in advance. layla

General handyman chores from leaky toilets to tile work to small electrical repairs etc. I found working with Shawn Hanna to be very economical, fast and through. His contact telephone is 510-435-1958. helen

For a handyperson, I highly recommend Guillermo Lopez, who was on time, fast-working, diligent, and excellent at managing my expectations. He helped me back in late 2007 updating my 1901 kitchen to the gorgeous modern rustic look I have now, moved entire doorways and created new window openings, insulated, dry- walled, updated electrical and installed a series of lighting systems. His number: 510-932-7725.

For a contractor, I had excellent experience with MGO Construction, headed by a young up-and-coming Matt Gober. He's very personable, understood my tight budgeting and timeline needs in building out my kitchen within 2 months, and worked hard to help me keep costs down while providing the seismic upgrades my home needed. His number: 510-847-5950. Tell 'em Verna sent you!

If you are looking for an excellent handyman Ori Avital is your guy. He does it all: dry wall, painting, woodworking, remodeling, electrical, plumbing, jobs big and small. We have an old craftsman and Ori has helped us with it all! He does excellent work and leaves the place clean, plus his rates are reasonable. Call Ori at (415) 632-2666 Kelly

As has a previous poster, I very highly recommend Ori Avital. He is careful, talented, responsive, and does great work. He has worked on many projects for me. His contact information is: oriavital [at] 415-632-2666 Margo

Contractor/handyman for various home-improvement tasks

August 2009

Has anyone ever hired someone to supervise a number of repairs/home improvements ranging from small, one-day tasks to larger tasks. How did it work out? What was the financial arrangement? Please, no self-referrals. old house in berkeley flats -- needs work

I have to highly recommend Moshe Klugman as a handyman and beyond. he knows alot about alot of things! I called him because I needed some small work done on my rented out Richmond home, and he came over- found the problem within minutes and did not want to charge me. I since have thought I needed his help- and emailed him the problems- he has taken time several times to email me easy solutions- with no charge. I am amazed at his generosity. He is so knowledgeable in a wide variety of household stuff. I know he does big and small jobs from plumbing, electrical, lighting, painting, construction. I found him to be extremely personable and honest. A genuine good guy. I am a single woman who knows very little about such things, and I trusted Moshe completely not to take advantage of my ignorance. I can't recommend him enough. Moshe Klugman- 510 Kathy

Reasonable handyman for odd jobs

July 2009

Does anyone have any current information on a good, reasonably skilled and priced handyman to do some odd jobs (i.e. fix screen door, paint bench, install attic insulation, etc.). Must be reliable and have good communication skills. Thanks.

The best handyman you will ever hire is Ron Walters, (510) 712- 7235 I used him once and didn't stop for a few months. I have since referred him to at least 10 people in the last few years. He is a plumber by trade but also does electrical, hangs sheetrock, paints; build fences, installs kitchens, ECT. And the best part is he is very friendly and enjoys his work. kirk

I highly recommend Danny Beltram (Diamond Handyman). He has done numerous jobs at our house, and is highly skilled at painting, carpentry, and general repair. He is meticulous, reliable, honest, and personable, and a perfectionist in his work. His number is 510-633-1488, cell 510-414-1032. laura

I'd like to recommend Will Rodriguez, a very knowledgeable guy who recently headed up a renovation job on my house. The job started small, but just kept growing because I realized we were on to a good thing with Will - whatever he couldn't do, he got done by friends, cheaply. His charges are very reasonable & his work is excellent. He makes sure the site is clean before leaving & accounts for hours & money spent very well. His phone number is 510-776-9473. He is available for small jobs as well as large ones. Cassandra

For anyone who needs an experienced handyman at a reasonable price you must call ''Mighty'' Mike Grafton @ 415-515-9700. Mike is a professional in every way - he is resourceful, very knowledgeable, customer-oriented, punctual and efficient. He can advise on nearly every home project - from structural work to finish work. He and his team did an excellent job at setting up new laundry and water heater hooks ups, rerouting plumbing and electrical, and creating and installing a new window. Mike has access to a huge pool of resources for whatever the job may be. He's a great guy. amichas

I just learned that a great handyman named Kifle Zereat is looking for work. He has done many small jobs in my house and he has always been very professional. You can contact him at (510) 387-9041 Abiud

Handyman for various small jobs

June 2009

We have a number of small but nagging problems that arose while we were out of the area and renting our home: serious recaulking of kitchen and bathroom areas, some replacing of tiles in various places, possibly minor plumbing work because the kitchen hot water makes horrible noises when on, re-assembling a shed in the yard etc. We need recommendations for a good fixer-upper for things we see and use all the time(as opposed to a plumber or electrician who works on things you never see). Any ideas? Thanks Lee

Hello Lee, I highly recommend Ben Conrad 510-517-9488. He recently turned my falling down carport into a beautiful little cedar shingle cottage complete with tiled bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room. At my request, he used recycled windows, doors, and sinks, and found a beautiful recycled old redwood beam for the living room area. He did basically everything with the exception of some of the electrical himself. His work was immaculate. He was thorough, personable, and full of ideas on how to get creative in order to save money and space. Hope this helps! Marie

Antonio Toro, more than just a handyman. A Handyman, Interior Designer, Organizer, and Helper par excellence, all in one. I have worked with many other organizers, repair people, carpenters and what-not. The beauty of working with Antonio, is that he can walk into a house, and room by room, transform the house. The whole house, just a room, or even just a closet. Not only does he have the vision to see the possiblities, he has the patience, the people skills, the collaborative sense, and the work ethic to get the job done and make a space the way it was meant to be, beautiful and usable. He has skills and talents to envision it, and execute...from decluttering, to color selection, to painting, and even selecting and installing reasonably priced drapes. Or he can organize a garage, fix a sink, switch out light fixtures. Every where he works, he leaves the place greatly improved. And he cleans up. What more can I say? 4153360406. Blackjax23 [at]

I highly recommend my handyman, Albert Cano. I first hired him to tile a kitchen floor. He and his helpers did a beautiful job and the price was very reasonable. Since then, I've had him back to do a variety of small jobs, including plumbing, electrical and carpentry. He also remodels kitchens/bathrooms, installs wood floors and carpets--everything. His work is always clean, neat, professional, and keeps working after he's finished! And, the price is always right. His number is (510) 593-3334. Good luck, Diana

June 2009

We live in an older home in Piedmont/Oakland area. We're looking for a reliable carpenter/handyman for a few small projects in our home ie: old wooden window repair, re-hang a door, fix a broken hinge on kitchen cabinet, etc... Any recommendations? Thanks! -DM

I know a great carpenter: Davey Bruce 510-541-0199 doghair [at]

Michael Hoff is an excellent carpenter who is very reasonably priced and will take on small or large jobs. He has done various work on our family house rebuilding stair, installing windows and cabinets and building a deck. His work is superb. His number is (925) 695-5255 Rikki

I highly recommend Marco Florian,he is very handy and has done several jobs for me and other friends. He is trustworthy, reliable, creative and afordable.Very easy to work with. You can contact him directly @ 510-301-5629 Ana

I am writing to recommend Mark Feinberg( 510-282-7472) as handyman, with a specialty in carpentry (he tells me that he doesn?t know plumbing or electricity well enough to specialize in them). Off and on I have used recommendations from the BPN, always with good success till the last time. Given my experience I looked for recommendations through friends. Mark worked for many years as a finish carpenter for a firm that restored Victorians. He transitioned to sales of building materials but was recently laid off. He decided to return to his original specialty of home repair. I did not use him for fine carpentry, so cannot speak to that.

He helped me paint a kitchen plus assorted other home repairs. I have nothing but good things to say. He arrived on time, initially established work spaces that would not interfere with my use of the home, and cleaned up after our work each day. He did not mind my helping him to save money (I did the easy stuff) and instructed me as we worked.

Because of his long history in home renovation, he made multiple suggestions about things I could do at various levels of cost. More importantly, he because he was a part of a renovation company, he understands how a house works, so is able to ?see? things I would not think of. He was meticulous in his work, and his rates were appreciably below other estimates that I got.

And finally, since he was an undergraduate English major, he recommended a couple of authors that I haven?t read. carol

April 2009

Various things in my condo home are now in need or repair or replacement - triple electric switch in bathroom, interior door lock/handles, recaulking the bathtub, towel rack loose, painting trim on frame etc... it seems to be IMPOSSIBLE to get a handyman with so few jobs!! I have tried rounding up some more but really that is all there is - except for future patio tiling etc when I have more $$! I have called various handyman from UC parents network also yelp and google generally but either they don't call back when I say what the jobs are or want to charge $100's or are min 4 hours! It's at least 2+ hours of work. Can anyone please help me with the name and contact information for a handyman willing to come to Alameda and do some small jobs in my home? I will contact them as soon as this appears in my email. Thank you so much!! Mary

I highly recommend Diamond Handyman, (Danny Beltram) 510-633-1488. He has done outstanding carpentry, painting, and repairs in my home, and he is extremely reliable and personable. lauraanne

Mary, you need small fixit jobs on a bathroom electric switch, a door handle, bathtub recaulking, painting trim, screwing down a towel rack...

Any one of these could be a 5 minute job or a 2 day job ... it depends on what's wrong and how well you'd like the repair done.

Example: Bathtub recaulking. Maybe you just need some caulk on top of the old stuff? Or do you want the old caulk removed first? Or do you just need cleaning of some black mold growing on the existing caulk. Is the tub separating from the wall, such that it needs tile repairs as well? Might there be a caulking opening around the faucets which, in turn, has allowed water to leak into the framing of the wall behind the tile ... this means a great deal of work if the framing is gotten rotten.

Seldom can a good worker give a reasonable estimate until they've spent at least a few minutes (and often longer!) thinking through what needs to be done and discussing it with you. Now, think about how long it takes to drive from my place in Berkeley to your house in Alameda. (I guess it's half an hour each way ... so just to visit you will cost an hour of my day)

Naturally, you want to spend as little as possible - especially since these jobs address annoyances, not severe problems. Realize that while one person may want the absolute minimum cost on a job; another may want to spend more so as to minimize dust from lead paint or to have the smoothest caulking job or the most assurance that nothing else is wrong.

Suggestion: Learn how to do minor jobs around the house. Tell schools that we need to teach basic handiwork skills (like how to use a screwdriver, how to measure voltage, how to organize a kitchen, and how to cook a meal) Respect those who have spent time honing these skills. A guy that fixes things

*For the three Handyman requests:* I recommended Glen Larsen in the last Home & Garden digest, when others wanted the same thing. It's still current in my mind because I just had him do many follow-up/remaining tasks:

For a Handyman, and all those repairs and projects that pile up, call Glen Larsen. He will make your home work well and save you money in the process.

Here's my very recent experience: I just prepared my house to rent out. There were innumerable tasks ranging from small to large, e.g.: * replace the bathroom overhead fixture * touch-up all the chipped paint in the entire house (matching old paint colors) * build a wall in the garage for a storage space * clean/paint the kitchen (a big job!)

Glen has a crew of wonderful guys whom I enjoyed having around (very pleasant and helpful). Clearing out and preparing my house to rent was stressful enough for me. If there had been problems with workers and the repairs, I would have been a basket case.

What was very much appreciated by me were Glen's suggestions, e.g., I would say ''We need to paint this.'' and Glen said, ''No, we can clean this and touch up here.'' And Glen designed a much better way to configure the storage area than the one I presented, giving me much more space. Do I sound satisfied? What a relief! Glen Larsen glenlarsen [at]

Hi I highly recommend Bill Tinkey for any handy man or plumbing needs. He is a Master Plumber and teaches at Laney College. He has a friendly demeanor and gives an honest price. Bill Tinkey 510-206-1825 anon

April 2009

We need to get a bunch of stuff within our old berkeley house fixed up. A lot of minor (painting interior)/some stuff is a bit more complicated (redoing hardwood floors etc). I need some one who can handle alot of this themselves and if need be get a sub in here. Any recommendations. I think a good carpenter/handyman might do. anon

I highly recommend Joe Arnold, who does all kinds of stuff for us and knows how to do just about anything. Joe has a great eye for aesthetics and grew up doing construction. He's very reasonable and honestly should be charging more for the quality of work he does. Contact him directly: 510-421-4193. Betsy

I have been using a great Carpenter/Handyman named Bob Strayer. He has done quite a number of small to medium sized jobs for me and he is very competent. If it is something that he can't get done personally he has a great network of local professionals to draw upon. I have always been impressed with his skill and dedication. His number is (510) 409-1090. anon

I highly recommend Ariel Cabrera. He's our go-to guy for any projects, big or small. He's professional, meticulous, works fast and does a superb job. He retiled our entire bathroom (glass & ceramic) and recently built a storage loft for my husband's work. He's also helping us build a herb/vegetable garden in our backyard. Please call Ariel Cabrera at (510) 393-1772. Lily

Jason White cell 510-785-4200 is great to work with! He worked on a lot of big and small projects at our home - everything from fixing squeaky doors to tiling bathrooms to adding more rooms. Call him for an appt. He's meticulous and his work is top notch! susan

I highly recommend Mario Desio and David Sobel as a general handyman team. I like these guys - they're honest, funny, and know their stuff. They've done everything from building a pergola in my back yard, to designing and installing built-in bookshelves, to painting trim around the house. (510) 418-8300 is their number. Jessie T.

We have been remodeling our older houses over the years, and worked with several contractors and handymen, but GF Watson Construction (Greg Watson) is like no other I've ever met. He's honest, fair, doesn't hit you with a ton of change orders, and his work is top quality! I can't say enough great things about him, and everyone who uses him won't use anyone else for ANYTHING. He has skilled and courteous guys working for him who DON'T LEAVE A MESS! I like the fact that he is licensed and insured, and that he's lived in the area his entire life. He's pretty busy, but if you can get him for your project, you'll be truly blessed. Here's his info: Greg Watson Office: (510) 223-1541 Cell: (510) 453-5638 Fax: (510) 223-1235 MrWatson2530 [at] Marilyn

I highly recommend Jerry McDaniel for any job that needs doing -- large or small. He has done many small jobs for me, but he also does much larger work -- such as completely remodeling my friend's chiropractic office. He is a really nice man, and shows up when he says he's going to!!, and he does really good work. He has some other people who also work for him, and knows lots of subs, if needed. His number is: 918-5356. Llyana

I highly recommend Augustus Bituin (call him ''Augie'' for short). Augie is our ''GO TO'' guy for projects small and large. He has expertly remodeled 5 bathrooms for us in 2 very different types of homes. He has wonderfully resurfaced a ceiling, patched walls back to new, painted exterior and interior spaces giving them their luster back, etc. He has also done quite amount of similar work for friends that we have referred him to. Augie's workmanship is detailed, meticulous and neat. His recommendations and suggestions are pragmatic and practical, but he can go high-end as well if that is what you want. His pricing is reasonable and fair - that is one of the many reasons why we like working with him. Call him directly if you need work done! He is in the East Bay. Augie Bituin 415-793-4137 E.L.

For jobs big or small we always call Ori Avital at 415-632- 2666. He is an excellent handyman/repair guy and he can do it all: woodworking, carpentry, painting, remodeling, dry-wall, tiliing, electrical and small plumbing jobs. He is also organized, honest and hard working w/reasonable prices. All that and he cleans up after he's done. Happy customer w/ a really old house

I wanted to make a very strong recommendation for a handyman/repair person. I have had a lot of work done on my house recently, and had a really great experience with one individual ? Ori Avital. Ori is extremely talented in a variety of disciplines (woodworking, carpentry, painting, remodeling, dry-wall, tiling, light plumbing and electricity, and much more.). He is proactive, polite, neat, detail-oriented and provides his services at a very reasonable price. He has done, and will be doing, a number of jobs for me. Ori?s phone number is: 415 632 2666. Michelle

I can highly recommend Carl Gaard for this and any finished carpentry work- He has over 35 years of experience and has an incredible design sense- He is also a color expert- He is a great problem solver- he not only does carpentry, he designs too- He has completely redone my house- and it looks stunning- it is transformed- the colors he advised on and mixed (custom) look incredible- as well as the moldings- and general changing around. He is a one in a million! His number is: 510-410-6812 sophie

April 2009

I need a handyman to do small jobs around my house. I have an older home, built in the 1920s, and I always seem to need small repairs done (e.g. facet or doorbell replaced, light fixture changed, etc.) Kim

I would like to highly recommend Victor Matus (510) 967-3216. He did some work for our neighbor so he came recommended to us. He is meticulous, caring, thorough and reasonable. Also a very kind and ethical person. I needed some carpentry work done and when I saw the care he put into it I started finding other things for him to do. He has done major remodeling as well as plumbing, that I know of. I suspect he could do just about anything. Please give him my name. lark

I can high recommend David Ruiz for handyman services. He has performed a range of jobs around our house from installing a garage door opener or grouting a tub to a sizable drywall, texture and paint project. David and his crew are timely and quiet. And David has almost always made suggestions to save us money of the jobs. He can be reached at (510) 499-3196, (510) 368-0177 or vacaflaca [at] Good luck! anon

I highly recommend Brant Newman of xtrahand. He does great work. He did many repairs on my mom's house and the attention to detail was extensive. I'm really pleased with his work. His phone number is 510-882-1618. Ronna

Jan 2009

I am looking for someone who can lay bricks. It is a job that will require someone to flatten a small area of land (4 x 5 feet), pour some cement, lay bricks, and build a small step with the bricks. Many thanks! keren

Alejandro Morales is reliable, capable and has good rates. His cell is 510-224-6969. - satisfied

We use a wonderful and inexpensive handyman for all our household needs. Arturo Ariola has laid tile for us and many of our neighbors including bathrooms, walkways and porches, and interior flooring. He also poured a new concrete floor for us in our basement for a semi-finished room we were redoing. And he insulated our atic. His son has painted our deck, interior walls, and fixed doors that were not hanging or closing properly. He recently fixed and upgraded our neighbors roof, drywalled another neighbors wall after a plumbing incident, and has worked on a number of gardens. He does quality work and all of us have been happy to work with this kind, honest, hard working man and his family. Arturo Ariola can be reached at 510-725-5920 or 510-527-4472. Elizabeth

2007 - 2008 Recommendations

Nov 2008

Hello, We are having trouble with our kitchen sink (leeking), outside lights are not working, some light fixures need to be replaced/and or removed, toilet needs fixing, and the list goes on...would you please recommend someone to help us! Thank you Mouna

For all of these handyman postings, I cannot recommend Andres Jara enough. We found him on BPN so you can search previous postings of mine and others on here, but he is fabulous (and has a great personality). His work is flawless and prices reasonable. He is also quite versatile and can do many different types of things well (e.g. tile, decks, fences, painting, plumbing). My only hesitation in recommending him is that we may soon need him for some things and we are afraid he may get too busy! But don't let that deter you, seriously, Andres is a gem. His phone number is 510-693-0007. Good luck! Alison in El Cerrito

I recommend Alberto Martinez (393-2541)for many small household repairs (patching, painting, tilework, outdoor maintenance) as well as larger jobs (retaining walls, bathroom remodel). He is trustworthy, reliable, a hard worker and stands behind his work. Lisa

Hi Mouna: I would like to recommend Jose (510) 381-0399. He's based out Berkeley and does fabulous work. He has been my go to guy for a few years now and I have never been dissapointed with his work and he is very reasonably priced. He's helped me with everything from toilet leaks, subpump failures, to even remodeling my backyard. He really is a Jack of all trades and easy to work with. Best of luck! Aurora

We can highly recommend David Ruiz who has done a number of jobs for us ranging from grout, garage door repair to replacing water damaged walls in an entire room. David and his crew work hard and quietly. In every case David recommended cost- saving steps on the job- money that he would have made. Call 510.499.3196 or 510.368.0177 or email vacaflaca75 [at] anon

Oct 2008

hi, we are looking for someone to install a cat door inside our house. i imagine that it would involve cutting the door and just popping it in. we just don't have the tools or the skills for accurate measurements. thanks! mazu

We highly would recommend our handy man ROLF BELL- 510-540-1111 / 510-295-9322 CELL A Home Owners best friend - House Repair Extraodinaire Bellcohen94 [at] --- connie

Oct 2008

Hello, I am looking for an affordable and trustworth handyman to help mount our flatscreen tv to the wall and a few other odd jobs. We are located in Oakland. Thank you for your recommendations! kelley

Re this and other requests for handyman recommendations, I can recommend Ziv Peleg and Mike Accurso. Both honest, competent, true to their word. See elsewhere in the newsletter. lk

I highly recommend Amit of Elite Communications for any AV related work. His company does everything from small jobs, like mounting flat screens, computer networking and telephone systems to large high end work like full Crestron home automation and in-home theaters; he is knowledgeable, enjoys his work AND his rates are reasonable. Plus, he is very personable, he works off hours and on weekends when necessary, welcomes his client's phone calls anytime and is a licensed contractor. It doesn't get better! His office number is 510.336.3636 AG

Oct 2008

I'd like to engage a handyman to perform small jobs around the house, including carpentry, plumbing, painting, and electrical work. Jason

My husband and I have been using a wonderful handyman for the past three years, Tom Boynton, who was originally recommended through BPN. Tom returns calls (unlike many of the other handymen we called) and will do jobs big and small--from electrical to plumbing to carpentry to replacing door knobs and putting up shelves etc. His rates are reasonable and fair and to top it all of, he is a really nice person. Feel free to contact me with any addtional questions. Here's Tom's info: cell phone 510 390 6455 tomcboynton [at]

I recommend my handyman, Robert. He does everything and anything you need and has experience in almost any area you can think of. He has done plumbing, carpentry and painting for me, so I think he'll be perfect for you. He is professional, courteous and does very nice work. (He also cleans up nicely when he's done) You can reach Robert at 510.712.4783. You can say that I recommended you. Lexie

I'd like to recommend Armando Serrano from Armand's Handyman (Lic #020463). He has done some repair work for my church and has alway been professional, dedicated and friendly. He is the one we always go to. He does basically everything, from remodeling to general repair. If you are interested, please call him directly at (925) 726-9677 or contact me by e-mail if you'd like. If you contact him, you will be very glad you did.

You asked for this: ''small jobs around the house, including carpentry, plumbing, painting, and electrical work'' and I have just the person for you: Glen Larsen glenlarsen [at]

We have used Glen and his crew for many years. He has done extensive work on our house at affordable fees - all of the things you mention plus more. I can get specific and picky about what I want too, and he will aim to please. I have recommended Glen a number of times with happy results.
Jessica B

I recommend Leonardo (Leo) MacLean at 415.725.2506. Initially we had him add a storm door to the back and then a screen door to the front. When we remodeled our kitchen Leo helped us put down a wood floor, as we wanted to save money on labor costs from the flooring company and he did an excellent job. He just recently installed a motion-sensor light with an outside outlet, which required an additional circuit breaker. . . but the best part is, as he was working under the house he noticed some moisture, looked into it, and discovered our main toilet pipe was cracked. He fixed it that 'night' and saved us a huge emergency plumbing bill. Leo is a hard worker and always informs us of the labor and material costs prior to starting any project. He is very reasonable and we couldn't be happier.

I would like to recommend Alberto Martinez as a handyman. We recently purchased an older home which needed some TLC. He helped us with repairing and painting the bathroom and deck, fixing trim throughout the house including wainscoting and baseboards, installing our dryer and ventilation fan and doing a heavy cleaning of the kitchen and windows. He takes great pride in his work, is reliable and honest, and has a great crew working with him. His phone: 510-393-2541 and email: jamconstruction81 [at]

June - August 2008

I need to modify an existing kitchen cabinet to install a dishwasher. The person should be capable in carpentry and minor electrical work. If you could recommend someone who does work in Albany, is reliable and charges reasonable rates, I'd appreciate it. Thanks. Phi

This is the posting that motivated me to call Idan Bearman. I can highly recommend him as well: Hello, I'm writing to recommend a wonderful handyman. I had looked for someone on this list not long ago but was not very satisfied with the options. After working with a few of those recommended, we ended up hiring Idan Bearman to fix an outside gate that had fallen off and before he was through, we piled on a bunch of house projects that we just had never gotten to. He rebuilt the gate beautifully, put up our child safety gates inside, patched a large hole in our ceiling which was in a tricky spot (it looks great!), and fixed little odds and ends. He did it all quickly and efficiently without needing much input from us-other than pointing him in the right direction. He gave us a very accurrate and fair estimate and was very pleasant to work with. I asked him for a list of jobs he can do so that I could spread the word about his work. This is what he has listed: framing,floors,sheetrock,door/window installation, fences and decks, tile, light plumbing and electrical, full bathrooms, kitchens, additions, patios, sheds and everything in between. He also has a specialty in designing and buidling complete greenhouses for the backyard, porch or roof. He can be reached at (510) 830-7927 lmackenzie

hi - we know someone who can do all of that. he is very meticulous and clean. James Sarmiento: james_sarmiento at He checks email often. happy with our handyman

Hi Phi, try Jose 510-381-0399. He just installed a dishwasher in a rental unit I have in Berkeley. He did a great job, was very clean and price was very reasonable. He did have to modify one of my cabinets as well so I know he'll be perfect for your job =) Feel free to mention my name as a reference =) Good luck! Aurora

We just hired Oren Leiman to assemble our ping pong table. He came within a day, finished the table within a short time, and charged a very fair amount. He left the space clean and tidy too. Here's his website--he does ALL KINDS of handyman work. I highly recommend him. heidi

We were VERY lucky to have found Andres Jara through BPN and highly recommend him for any kind of handyman tasks (including high-end things). Although we found him on BPN as a tile person, we quickly learned that he does all kinds of things (plumbing, electrical, garage doors, roofing, cabinets -- to name a few). He is like a contractor and has his own guys that work with him, but his prices are more like those of a handyman (and I think he is unlicensed). We had Andres install a dishwasher for us in a new cabinet (including running the water line), repipe the kitchen, do a tile backsplash in the kitchen, and retile/replumb the shower. Soon he will also be doing some electrical work, and also adding glass inserts to our kitchen cabinet doors. He does a fantastic job, has great ideas, is a hard worker, and his crew is clean and respectful. Most of all, he is a pleasure to be around. (We also found his prices to be very reasonable.) We really can't say enough about him and will miss him once we don't have anything left for him to do around the house! Andres can be reached at (510) 693- 0007.

June 2008

I am looking for someone who is above the handyman level and below the contractor level - someone who could do some home projects with pretty high level skills - carpentry, plumbing, electrical - and who is excellent at what s/he does. Fixer-Upper

Frank Feikert at 925-395-6333 fits the description perfectly - he has been doing remodeling, repair and renovation in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties for years. He is a skilled finish carpenter who loves challenging projects, and he knows what he is doing with electrical and plumbing too. He is listed on craigslist and also has a business called Shed Builders. He is an excellent craftsman, and has a reasonable hourly rate. He can go through the permit process if need be. He does have a half-day minimum but is efficent and will get through your list of things to do. He has built decks, framed doors and windows, installed motion sensor detectors, replaced washing machine connections, installed tankless water heaters, and is great at diagnosis and repair or improvement. satisfied customer

May 2008

I'm writing to recommend Sergio Roriz as a handyman who might be able to help you. He does all types of work, including plumbing, bathroom remodels, painting, general fixing. He even cleans windows, seals decks. He's really versitile, extremely honest & reliable. We have used him for years. He has a partner who is a general contractor. His wife Misako also does housecleaning - spring cleaning & cleaning after moving. Sergio can be reached at (415) 407-6728. rogray

March 2008

Seeking someone who can help with general maintenance around the house. We need assistance with services including power washing our outdoor brick/cement terrace, interior painting, grout work and sealing of bathroom tile, etc. Hoping for someone honest, dependable and reasonably priced. Thank you! fk

More than a handy man. We wanted to recommend Alberto Martinez. He and his partner Hector did a great job on our hallway and stairwell. It was a challenging project because the walls & trim were in pretty bad shape and the stairwell is very high. They did a little construction around the doorway, patched, spot primed and painted the walls and trim. The two guys were very cordial and polite while they were in our home. We appreciated the work Alberto did and we recommend him to any one looking to improve their home. His number is 510-393-2541. His e-mail is jamconstruction81 at You can e-mail me if you have any questions about the work he did for us. bunabear

March 2008

I'm looking for a handyman who can do basic maintenance but would also be able to rebuild or repair fencing. If you know of anyone that you just loved, who you'd highly recommend, I'd love it if you'd share names and numbers. My landlady is looking for someone new to take care of her properties. mitsue

I have a wonderful, sweet, responsible and very capable handyman who is also quite reasonable. He can do just about anything from landscaping to building spaces . He just built a beautiful fence for my yard as well as fixed all the broken things from dog chewed irrigation to replacing decaying wooden structures. He is adept at painting, drywall, finish carpentry, deck building and repair; and general construction projects from scratch. He has built a new cabinet for out entertainment center and fixed our skylights. He rarely is seen without a smile on his face! I highly recommend his work. His name is Miguel and you can reach him at 510 395-2837 nakelle

If you want a great handyman who is also a wonderful-skilled carpenter (and is fully bonded, etc...) try calling Murphy Construction in Pt. Richmond: They can do renovations, repair & maintenance, etc... I am currently using them to upgrade a small bathroom in my office -- with a new sink, toilet, new paint and wall repair. They are also helping me with a variety of other small projects too: Hanging large paintings, building and installing some IKEA shelving, building a custom bookcase to fit into a corner wall space. Their guys as very skilled and cost as much as other other handymen. I highly recommend them. When you call ask for Chris or Anthony. Gretchen

We used Richard Smith of House Calls - he put extra electrical outlets in our bedroom and did an excellent job. And, I have seen his fences and decks - he's a very good and imaginative craftsmen. His reliability and sharpness are a rarity among trades people! (510) 295-9670 RZSmith at Eliot

If you need a great handyman, call Sam Vaughan at 860-3085. He is reliable, does great work, and shows up on time! David

Mark Hartwell is an excellent handyman. He currently manages a 4-unit complex, does nearly everything, remodeling, construction and landscaping work. He is meticulous, well- organized and does a quality job. His personal standards are high. He also has good communication skills, is responsible, offers and prefers a respectful working relationship. His number is (510) 527-2668, and his e-mail address is mah94530 at I know him personally, have seen his work, and know he is referred highly. lnds

I have a very dear friend who happens to be as good a contractor as you'll find anywhere. He lives up in the foothills, but comes down to the Bay Area for work. He recently finished work on our home in Berkeley, doing our earthquake retrofit, installing a tankless water heater and dishwasher, moving our washer/dryer to the garage, moving our thermostat, installed new phone and electrical jacks, etc. He can do any job, big or small (replacing your roof, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, foundation repair, stucco, painting, etc.). He is licensed and bonded. If you are looking for a VERY trustworthy contractor who can't do a half-a**ed job out of principle, you need look no further. He will give you a good rate, though he would be a bargain for what other contractors charge $100+. His name is Ozzie Oswald (yes, that's his real name) and his e-mail is ozandeve at . If you wish to contact me about him, I am more than happy to answer any questions you have. Jonathan


When you should tip a handyman

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Awkward, isn’t it? Even if you’ve mastered the art of tipping restaurant servers and cab drivers, there’s still a gray area out there. You may not normally tip a handyman but at times you might want to. But is it acceptable to tip a handyman? If so, when and how much?

Well, there are no hard and fast rules, but my informal survey has brought up the following questions. Together with their answers, these reveal basic tipping guidelines for handymen.

1. Who hired him?

Here’s a simple one. If the decision to hire a handyman was made by a third party, like your HOA or condo committee, don’t tip.

2. Does his boss allow it?

Tipping is discouraged or forbidden outright by some employers. Once again, in this case, you clearly do not tip.

3. Does the person who did your work own the handyman business?

Opinions vary on this one. Many folks say that a business owner should not be tipped because presumably he sets his fees high enough to build in a profit. Others are inclined to tip any handyman who provided truly outstanding service.

4. Did he do everything he said he would do?

I once interviewed a homeowner who gave high praise for a handyman because "he showed up on time and did what he said he was going to do." Simple but impressive. He felt that the worker deserved a tip.

5. Did he avoid wasting time?

This falls more into the category of "when NOT to tip a handyman," but there’s universal agreement that anyone who charges by the hour shouldn’t waste time with lengthy cell phone calls on the job.

6. Did you ask for extras that weren’t part of the original agreement?

Guilty as charged. When I have an excellent worker in my home, I’m tempted to ask, "While you’re here, can you just ...?" In this type of situation, if your agreement included a "per job" fee, you should definitely pay extra. I wouldn’t call the additional payment a tip, though.

7. Do people in your neighborhood usually tip handymen?

If you’re not sure of the accepted practice locally, ask around before the handyman comes to work for you. (When you’re new to the area, this can be a great way to get to know your neighbors.)

8. I’ve decided to tip my handyman. Now can you help me figure out how much?

The sum most frequently mentioned as an appropriate tip for a handyman is $20. Other recommended amounts include the equivalent of one day’s pay or 10-15% of the total charge (for a large job). For smaller tasks, many homeowners round up the bill, for example paying $100 for a bill of $85.

9. What about non-cash tips?

Call me a curmudgeon, but I disagree with the popular belief that offers of drinks and snacks - or the use of your bathroom - stand in for cold hard cash. Providing those amenities, especially cold drinks on a hot day, is just common courtesy IMHO. And "tipping" with a gift of your homemade jam or pickles, as one homeowner advised? No. Just no.

10. When should I tip my handyman?

Giving a tip at the "holiday season" is suggested by some, but that seems a little culturally insensitive - not everyone’s holiday season falls in December. Tipping the handyman at the time you pay for the service provided will avoid this awkwardness.

11. Is there any other way I can acknowledge exceptional handyman service?

For sure. If he is the business owner, post a positive review. Include details of exactly why you felt this handyman’s performance was outstanding. Recommend him to your friends and neighbors, too.

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DIY is great, but when some tasks are larger and more complex, calling a handyman can make your life so much easier – and gets the job done in half the time. Don’t know which service provider to trust? Leave the big task to safe hands with any recommended handyman services [updated 2021] below, and you won’t be disappointed.

1. LS Handyman Singapore

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From painting service to emergency lockouts and installation of sinks and shelves, LS Handyman is a go-to for many individuals seeking any handyman service in the home or business. With extra-attentive staff that will go above and beyond to assist you, this company has been recommended by a multitude of happy customers.

What people like

  • Providing quality work every single time: LS Handyman takes pride in employing experienced and well-trained staff, and only uses the best equipment and technology to conduct the service to ensure all the job is done at the highest standard.
  • A trustworthy handyman service that won customer’s heart: LS Handyman is amongst the top-rated handyman service providers in Singapore, with an established base of clientele and plenty of highly-rated testimonials applauding their efficiency and professionalism.
  • Handyman within the hour: Have an emergency? You’ll get through to a trained specialist with a reply and call-out within an hour. Their swift service has been given many thumb-ups by satisfied customers.

JOB SCOPE: Including but not limited to:

  • Replace door knob / hinge
  • Replace bedroom door
  • Install pictures / shelves / mirrors / blinds
  • Install TV brackets
  • Install wall-mounted fan
  • Install ceiling fan
  • Assemble furniture
  • Install cooker hood
  • Replace leaking pipes
  • Clear choked floor trap / sink / toilet bowl
  • Install tap
  • Install shower set
  • Install water heater
  • Install basin
  • Install toilet bowl
  • Replace light fittings / light bulbs / switch socket outlet
  • Install telephone / data points
  • Painting service
  • Unlock service (Locksmith)
  • Aluminum glass door repair
  • Sliding door repair


  • Replace door knob: from $80
  • Install pictures/shelves: from $60
  • Install ceiling fan: from $80
  • Install telephone: from $80
  • Locksmith service: from $80
  • Sliding door repair: from $80

Visit their website for full list of services and charges

CONTACT: (65) 6854 4992

ADDRESS: 45 Sims Dr, #12-152, Singapore 380045


2. A1 Handyman Singapore

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With over ten years of experience in the field, A1 Handyman is recommended as a one-stop-shop service for all of your handyman requirements. Whether it’s painting, furniture assembly, or a plumbing issue, you can rely on A1 Handyman’s technicians for a quality and reliable service.

What people like

  • Highly skilled and experienced team: All A1 Handyman’s handymen have years of experience under their belt, making them an excellent pick for proficient and qualified handymen.
  • 5-Star customer support: Not only is their handyman team professional, so it is their customer service team! Ready to respond to all of your emergencies and to provide in-depth details of the work required to fix the issue, the customer support at A1 Handyman will be with you every step of the way.
  • 7 days a week availability: Whatever day of the week, feel free to call A1 Handyman for any query or emergency. Simply contact them via phone, WhatsApp, or online for someone to respond to your request immediately.


  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Aircon Servicing
  • Water Heater Services
  • Door Repair Services
  • Wall Mounting Installation Services
  • TV Bracket Installation
  • Painting Services
  • Furniture Assembly

SERVICE COST: Below is a general guideline for service rates. Contact them for an accurate quote.

  • Electrical & Lighting Services: From $60
  • Plumbing Services: From $60
  • Door Repair Services: From $50
  • TV Bracket Installations: From $80
  • Water Heater Services: From $100
  • Wall Mounting Installations: From $60
  • Furniture Assembly: From $60

PHONE: (+65) 6980 0911 | WhatsApp (+65) 8241 0032

ADDRESS: 1090 Lower Delta Road #03-07L, Singapore 169201

EMAIL: [email protected]


3. Handyman Singapore: Drilling, Repairing, Assemble, Installation

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Handyman Singapore is your one-stop-shop for various repair or installation needs around the house. You can call them anytime if you need help with plumbing, aircon repair, electrical services, carpentry, window or door repair, and many other house problems that require a reliable handyman.

What people like

  • Client-friendly budget: Price quotations are tailor-made according to your specific needs and budget. This way, you are sure that you will get your money’s worth.
  • Fast response and same-day service: Their customer service is highly praised by satisfied customers. Once you book your appointment, you can expect a handyman to arrive at your doorstep within 30 minutes.
  • Professional, well-trained, and experienced crew: Their handymen are very skillful and knowledgeable in their tasks. They will take time to answer your questions, explain your problem, and offer maintenance tips.


  • Carpentry services
  • Plumbing services
  • Electrical services
  • Painting services
  • Window repair services
  • Door repair services
  • Rubbish chute maintenance
  • Mounting services
  • Dismantling and disposal services
  • Drilling services
  • Partition and ceiling services
  • Aircon services
  • Washing machine services
  • Fridge repair services

SERVICE COST: Contact them directly to get a quotation.

CONTACT: (65) 6432 8462

ADDRESS: Blk 208 New Upper Changi Rd, #04-693, Singapore 460208


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4. Everyworks Singapore: Handyman Services

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Everyworks Services' handyman service is trusted by some of the largest clientele in Singapore for a reason. Whether you need your house painted or your door knob fixed, you know who to call.

What people like

  • Over 40 years of experience in the field: The handymen at Everyworks Services have accumulated over 4 decades of reliable experience, including residential and commercial. Whatever the job you require, their flexible knowledge and expertise will tend to your requirements right away.
  • A-to-Z handyman service: From supplying spare parts for the job to fixing and installing, Everyworks Services will take away the fuss and give you everything you need for a competitive price.
  • Seamless booking process: Simply contact Everyworks Services on Whatsapp or through the booking form, and a helpful representative will schedule a service for you right away. Everything is scheduled for your convenience and to ensure the job is done in the quickest time possible.


  • Door repair service
  • Furniture assembly
  • Rubbish shoot replacement
  • House painting


  • Door lock replacement: $90
  • Drilling services: from $70
  • 3-room house painting: from $1280

ADDRESS: 1090 Lower Delta Road #03-07, Singapore 169201

PHONE: +65 6909 0990

WHATSAPP: +65 8241 0032


5. Fixwerks

FixwerksImage: Fixwerks

Fixwerks, which is renowned as one of the best repair service providers in Singapore - and has many positive testimonials to prove it, always aims to tackle any task with the utmost professionalism, skill, and ethical standard – to always surpass customer expectations.

What people like

  • A knowledgeable, professional, and highly-experienced handyman team that provides quality and cost-effective work to all customers’ handyman service needs.
  • Nationwide coverage with no hidden fees or sneaky costs: No matter where you live in Singapore, Fixwerks technician will come to your place to complete the task, and there is no added location fee – what is quoted to you before the task begins is what you pay.
  • One-stop repair service: Whatever appliance that needed to be repaired, Fixwerks has it covered. Contact their repair team if there is any issue with your fridge, oven, stove, fridge, washing machine, dryer, water heater, wine chiller, etc.
  • One-year guarantee on all services: Fixwerks provides a 12-month guarantee on all jobs for customers’ peace of mind. If anything goes wrong, Fixwerks will diligently fix the issue with no additional cost to customers.

HANDYMAN JOB SCOPE: Including but not limited to:

  • Cupboard & cabinet repairs
  • Wall mounting installation
  • Appliance installation
  • Home improvements

SERVICE COST: Contact Fixwerks for an accurate quotation

CONTACT: (65) 6765 8890

ADDRESS: 55 Serangoon North Avenue 4, S9, #06-11, Singapore 555859


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