Here at San Jose affordable handyman and carpentry, we are jacks of almost all trades. Our pros finish all large and small repairs and maintenance effectively! We provide quality services to our clients all across the bay area including Santa Cruz, Los Gatos, Santa Clara, and more. We pride ourselves on good quality customer service, and having competitive pricing.
What Is A Handyman?
This job title traditionally describes someone who is a jack of all trades and skilled with small repair, maintenance, and construction work. In San Jose, Santa Cruz, and the rest of the state of California a handyman is like a contractor except that they are exempt from having a contractors license if they are doing work that is $500 or less in cost. You can learn more about this topic here. Being unlicensed however does not necessarily mean that handymen are not professional. On the contrary, many handyman have had years of experience in various trades, and are perfectly capable of doing your task. They also will often get it done for cheaper than a licensed contractor would.
The Differences Of Handymen VS Licensed Contractors
Handymen are generally able to provide the same work at a lower cost for the home owner due to their lower overhead. For this reason and others, they are often hired to do projects involving home maintenance or small repairs while licensed contractors are often used for larger projects and skilled trades. Another benefit is that handymen generally have a smaller crew and so are more personable. A large general contractor may be reluctant, or flat out refuse to come out to your house and trim your trees or fix your leaky faucet, but these are the types of jobs that we specialize in. We want our clients to know that they can give us a call 7 days a week for any issues they may be having with their home or commercial property, however small it may be. We will provide you with a reasonable estimate and get the job done per your instructions and convenience.
How Much Does A Handyman Cost In San Jose And The Surrounding Bay Area
Work is typically priced based on labor and materials, so the price can vary based off of the particular project you have in mind. Another aspect you should consider is how experienced that someone is in a particular trade, the more experienced they are, the more likely they will ask for a higher hourly rate. Generally speaking though, our handymen charge from $50-$80 an hour plus the cost of the materials.
Reducing the cost of your home improvement project in San Jose and surrounding areas
You can often lower the cost of the project if you provide us with the proper materials needed to preform the task, this way you will only need to mainly pay for labor. If your project is regarding a repair, it will be helpful if you can provide the proper diagnostic information for us to do our job. This way we will not have to spend hours of labor identifying the problem before fixing it. Keep in mind though that you should be 100% sure if you ask us to fix something, because it may not have been broken.