Unlike other handyman services, I am upfront about what I charge. No searching around sites or sending emails. And, if you have been searching around for a bit, you will likely realize that my work is competitive priced with regard to rate, experience, and quality. I am local, small business operator with a very real bottom line who takes pride in his work and creates opportunities and value with each project I take on. I am ACHP certified and fully insured, as well.
As a general rule, I charge a flat rate of $75 per hour for my services with a $200 minimum per visit, though some high-end custom work can run a higher rate. That means if your project takes 1.5 hours, the charges will still be $200. If you combine multiple smaller task into a single visit, it will typically reduce the overall price of your projects by up to 20%-25% over if you were to have them done separately, plus it saves everybody time in the end. Custom woodworking and larger projects will often require an initial, non-refundable deposit before any work is done. I do this to reserve the necessary time in my schedule and to ensure that your project gets the attention it needs.
I do not mark up materials, and I only charge for travel time if your project is outside the greater Lowell area. I have found “time and materials” to be the most fair way to bill for my services. This promotes mutual respect and long-term loyalty in the working relationship. If you require rush service or you need me to start a project after normal business hours (after 5, or on Saturday) my after-hours rate is $150.00 per hour.
To help give you an idea of potential costs, I have listed some general time estimates for your convenience. Please keep in mind these are meant to be ‘guess-timations’ not guarantees. There is also a list of my set prices for certain items. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
1-2 hours: change thermostat, fix leaky pipe, or hang pictures
2-3 hours: hanging shelves or small drywall repairs
3-4 hours: hang door, minor woodworking repairs, or window replacements
4+ hours: repair wall and paint, flooring repairs, or wiring for home theater
Hang Fan (standard height): $200
Hang Fan (2nd story): $400
Replace Hall Light Fixtures: $200
Hang Foyer Chandelier (2nd story): $300
Hang TV (includes power & 1 HDMI cable): $350
Install Kitchen Faucet: $250
Install Bathroom Faucet: $200
Install Kitchen Sink: $300-$450 (depending all components: garbage disposal, single or double, faucet etc.)
Install Garbage Disposal: $250
Drywall Repair: $200 minimum
*Set pricing includes incidental materials, but does not include large items like actual lights, fans, tv’s, toilets, sink, disposal, plumbing supplies, plumbing lines, etc.