I need to find someone locally who will do handy man type jobs. Everyone who
was doing them seems to have moved away and no one I know can recommend anyone
- we are all looking.
How do I go about find someone reliable? Would stores have a directory? They
should have...I know lots of people who would use them.
Any suggestions about how to find someone would be appreciated.
This is Turtle.
Look in your Local Newspaper under Home Repair and look at the service listing
for job / work on the home. Now some small newspaper have a service man section
where all the different services are lited as to what they do. You will see a
bunch of different type services in one place.
I think maybe 90% of the folks here are in the same boat as you. Most of
us are looking for answers or for help with our properties. But I think you
still have a good question. I find students usually just are out for a fast
buck and they don't really want to do any work or they do a sloppy and bad
job. Professional handymen can charge quite a bit per hour but will do a
very good job usually . but there are a lot of "handymen" out there..if
you know what I mean. It is very hard for a lot of people who are
homeowners and are not able to do work on their property and have to find
somebody reliable at a reasonable price. so don't feel like your
alone...we're all looking for some help too.
Besides the other suggestions, you can call HandymanConnection (if they
are operating in your city). They'll give you a detailed estimate with
a firm price. That gives you something to use to compare when others
bid the jobs. They might even be the low bidder, although naturally
they have more overhead than a guy working out of his home.
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