I recently got a flyer in my paper box. This person advertises, HVAC, electrical, & plumbing, among a host of other services. Some of the things missing in their flyer are key words such as licensed & insured.
In my city, one can get a general license for contracting, you must provide proof of insurance. I know this because some years ago, I used to be a licensed/insured GC. My insurance company used to mail to the different cities, a copy of my $500K liability policy, b/4 the cities would issue a license.
Licensing for electrical, HVAC, and plumbing are totally different from a GC license and are State issued, but these services must be registered with the cities around here. They also must carry additional licenses with the cities in these parts.
Anyways, this person advertises painting, leaf raking etc.
Their rate: $50.00 per hr.
Seems a bit steep for a handyman, even if they were licensed & insured. And surely not enough for a licensed professional.
What's the going rate for a handyman in your area?