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Best Handymen
2022

The Best Handymen
Here Are The Top Handymen
495 Home Services

495 Home Services

Interstate 495 Home Services is based in Rockville and offers remodeling and handyman services throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area. This company offers landscaping, painting, and carpet and upholstery cleaning services. Their work ranges from fixing a faulty door knob to bathroom remodeling. They also demolish, fix, redesign and customize many parts of the home.

Rockville, MD 20850

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TJ Installations

TJ Installations

Located in Rockville, TJ Installations is a multi service company that specializes in manufacturer/retail service and installation throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area. Since opening more than 10 years ago, TJ Installations has assembled and installed appliances, furniture and exercise equipment for commercial and residential customers. They also provide light electrical and plumbing services, outdoor play set assembly, and in-ground basketball hoop set-up.

Rockville, MD 20852

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DB&C Home Restorations LLC

DB&C Home Restorations LLC

DB&C Home Restorations (woman-owned) offers remodeling services including but not limited to bath remodeling, painting, landscaping, water restoration, and roofing. Located in Gaithersburg, this family-owned and operated business serves Howard, Prince George, and Montgomery counties.

Boyles Home Services

Boyles Home Services

Founded in 2013, Boyles Home Services in Gaithersburg provides contracting and handyman services in six counties in the Washington, D.C. area. Boyles Home Services has been featured in Painting Contractor magazine and is highly skilled in carpentry, painting, drywall, lighting, flooring, tile, and many other disciplines. They also offer power washing, exterior wood rot repair, faucet and toilet replacements, basement finishing, and new deck construction.

Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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Chiko's Handyman

Chiko's Handyman

Chiko’s Handyman has been offering a wide range of handyman services in Washington DC and multiple locations across Virginia for over 20 years. Its team of professionals can take care of installing flooring and drywall, remodeling kitchens and bathrooms, assembling furniture, and working on electric or plumbing projects. For outdoor spaces, they can take on deck repair, junk removal, and power washing. For the convenience of customers, Chiko’s Handyman’s services can be booked directly online or by phone.

Rockville, MD 20853

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Qualis Construction

Qualis Construction

The team at Qualis Construction has more than 20 years of combined experience and offers home improvement and construction services throughout the Washington, DC metro area. Located in Bowie, Qualis provides major home remodeling, handyman services, and exterior projects. They also provide repair services and vacation/rental property maintenance. They specialize in kitchens, bathrooms, basements, flooring, garages/decks, and general handyman services.

Henry’s Housework Inc

Henry’s Housework Inc

Henry’s Housework has specialized in handyman, home improvement, power washing, and gutter services in the Washington, D.C. Metro area for three decades. Based in Germantown, the family-owned and operated business won the PWNA Professional Image Award in 2005 and serves customers throughout Montgomery county.

Silver Spring Carpentry

Silver Spring Carpentry

Silver Spring Carpentry is a family-owned and operated home remodeling company located in Silver Spring. This company provides general contracting, cabinet making, design services, and more. Silver Spring Carpentry has more than 25 years of experience serving Montgomery county and surrounding areas. Additional services offered include flooring, painting, drywall, and window installation.

Silver Spring, MD 20901

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Homenet Professional Handyman Service

Homenet Professional Handyman Service

HomeNet Professional Handyman Service has provided handyman services throughout the Washington, D.C. Metro area for more than 20 years. HomeNet is located in Silver Spring and specializes in small office repairs and home interior and exterior remodeling. They also provide furniture assembly, closet organization, holiday decorating and other seasonal maintenance services.

Silver Spring, MD 20904

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Kensington Handyman Services

Kensington Handyman Services

Kensington Handyman Services offers more than 20 years of experience in repair, maintenance, painting, drywall, and multiple handyman services. They also specialize in restorations caused by water damage, fire damage, etc. This company serves the residents of Kensington, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, and Southern Montgomery counties. Kensington Handyman Services

Kensington, MD 20895

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Expert Answers To Common Questions:

  1. Does a handyman need a license?
  2. Can a handyman do plumbing jobs?
  3. Can a handyman do electrical work?
  4. Is there general liability insurance for a handyman?
  5. What experience or skills should I look for in a handyman?
Q: Does a handyman need a license?
A:

Most states don't have a licensing requirement for handymen since these professionals typically perform general maintenance and small repairs that don't require building permits. However, a contractor's license may be required for jobs that involve plumbing or electrical work as well as upgrades that exceed a certain dollar value. This ceiling may vary from $500 to $10,000 or more, depending on the state.

Q: Can a handyman do plumbing jobs?
A:
A handyman can assist with a variety of common plumbing projects, such as repairing leaks, removing clogs, replacing faucets, or installing a new toilet. However, larger jobs that involve permanent modifications to a home’s plumbing system, such as moving pipes or remodeling a bathroom, should be performed by a licensed plumber who can secure any necessary building permits.
Q: Can a handyman do electrical work?
A:
Handymen can perform some electrical repairs, such as replacing an outlet or a light fixture. If the project involves more substantial upgrades or wiring changes that require a building permit, the work should only be performed by a professional electrician who has an appropriate license.
Q: Is there general liability insurance for a handyman?
A:

Yes, insurance companies do offer liability coverage specifically for handymen and unlicensed home repair professionals. Premiums depend on the worker's state of residence, capabilities, and annual sales volume. This type of coverage can be costly, and in most states, it's optional, so it's wise for homeowners to ask about insurance coverage before making a hiring decision.

Q: What experience or skills should I look for in a handyman?
A:
When hiring a handyman, it’s a good idea to consult several professionals to compare their rates, qualifications, and level of experience. You may also ask the individual their level of experience with specific jobs similar to the task you need done installing a toilet, repairing drywall, or painting a bathroom, for example. If the project involves any special skills, such as plumbing or electrical, it's especially wise to ask about the handyman’s expertise in these areas.