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Austin Handyman Services

Handyman services cover a wide range of projects in Austin, TX homes. Handymen are different than contractors because they often take on multiple smaller projects rather than a large project that requires the expertise and licensing required of professional contractors. Common handyman jobs performed in Austin’s neighborhoods assist homeowners in maintaining comfort during the city’s hot summers and include pool cleaning and maintenance, air conditioner and ductwork cleaning, and ceiling fan installation.

Prominent Austin Neighborhoods

With climate characteristics ranging from desert heat to tropical humidity, Austin is a veritable oasis of greenery situated along the Colorado River. Grand Victorian homes line many of the suburban streets, and as a result, handymen in this city often specialize in performing the careful work required to preserve historic houses. Most handymen provide services to a wide variety of neighborhoods in the Austin area and travel to both urban and suburban neighborhoods without charging extra fees. Contact individual handymen to see which of these neighborhoods below they serve.

Urban areas:

  • Hyde Park offers small town charm and historic homes. This is one of Austin’s oldest neighborhoods, mixing Victorian houses with a youthful, diverse vibe stemming from the nearby University of Texas campus.
  • Rosedale is an older neighborhood in Austin, but it is trendy and full of renovated cottages. The neighborhood centers around a 5-acre park and is one of the city’s wealthier spots. Many homes here have larger yards and enjoy proximity to highly rated schools and plenty of opportunities for shopping.
  • North Loop is an eccentric, artsy area with rising property values just south of Hyde Park. Utilizing the services of a handyman in this neighborhood can easily increase the value of a home.

Suburban areas:

  • Pflugerville is a suburb centered around a 180-acre lake. As one of Austin’s more affordable neighborhoods, it attracts young professionals and new families. Housing values increase at a lower rate here, keeping handyman services more affordable.
  • Cedar Park is full of young families, retirees, and craftsman homes. The small-town feel owes much of its success to the high number of local outdoor parks. Nearby big-box stores offer convenient shopping.
  • Westlake Hills is an area of expensive homes. Due to their expansive size and higher costs, residents may need to spend more on handyman services for upkeep.

Local Costs of Handyman Services

The average cost for handyman services in Austin, TX is $55 per hour. Handymen with well-established businesses, those with specialty services, and contractors hired for handymen services may charge up to $125 per hour in the city’s urban and suburban areas.

If a handyman is hired for a single project, a flat-rate quote is often the easiest pricing method. Repairs and maintenance average a flat fee of around $220, and assembly and installation jobs typically cost around $130.

Project Size

Time to Complete

Average Cost

Small (such as AC repair)

2 hours

$150

Medium (such as ductwork cleaning)

4 hours

$225

Large (such as unit installations)

Over 4 hours; multiple visits

$308 +

Licensing and Insurance Requirements

A Texas handyman license is required for jobs that involve more than basic skills, such as HVAC, electrical, or plumbing work. This might involve professional training and separate licensing for each skill. Jobs that cost more than $20,000 to complete require a handyman contractor license. Additionally, the handyman must hold an occupational license, pass a state exam, and provide proof of insurance.

Benefits of Handyman Services for an Austin Home

While a professional contractor is the primary choice for major upgrades and remodels, handyman services can handle the smaller jobs. Maintaining an HVAC unit, which is critical during Texas summers, can extend its life. Repairing leaks in the roof can prevent further damage during Austin's summer storms. Installing new flooring can improve the look and resale value of a home. Hiring a handyman to handle the small jobs may save money in the long run while maintaining or increasing the value of a home.

Recent Job Requests for Handyman Services Contractors in Austin, TX


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Project: Hire a Handyman
Location: Austin, TX
Date: 06/28/2016
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Comment: I need a estimate on getting a back door replaced.

New Lead
Project: Hire a Handyman
Location: Austin, TX
Date: 06/28/2016
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Comment: I need a handyman for repairing some basemboards and also small projects.

New Lead
Project: Hire a Handyman
Location: Austin, TX
Date: 06/27/2016
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Amount of work: A single project
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
Property Owner: Yes

New Lead
Project: Hire a Handyman
Location: Austin, TX
Date: 06/27/2016
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Nature of Work: Repairs
Amount of work: A variety of projects
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: Patch several holes in the wall of a rental property. Other projects may be available depending on interest and experience.

New Lead
Project: Hire a Handyman
Location: Austin, TX
Date: 06/27/2016
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: I have several repair projects at my house before we sell

New Lead
Project: Hire a Handyman
Location: Austin, TX
Date: 06/27/2016
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: Yes
Nature of Work: Repairs
Amount of work: A single project
Desired Completion Date: Within 24 hours
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: need to replace broken handle on water faucet in bathtub

New Lead
Project: Hire a Handyman
Location: Austin, TX
Date: 06/27/2016
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Nature of Work: Repairs
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week

New Lead
Project: Hire a Handyman
Location: Austin, TX
Date: 06/27/2016
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Today
Comment: I need a quote for a handy man for an hours worth of work. I need him to work on a solar heating system for my swimming pool, it is on the roof and the pipe needs to go back in to the rubber gasket and tighten it. I have all the parts for him. There is also a ladder on site.

New Lead
Project: Hire a Handyman
Location: Austin, TX
Date: 06/27/2016
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: Yes
Desired Completion Date: Immediately
Comment: Clean bedroom by removing junk and taking up carpet, electrical problems(air condition/lights), general handman

New Lead
Project: Hire a Handyman
Location: Austin, TX
Date: 06/27/2016
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Nature of Work: Repairs
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week

Unscreened Handyman Services Contractors in Austin

RocSolid
Po.Box 142056
Austin, TX 78714
Ambrose

Austin, TX 78701
Little Job Little Price

Austin, TX 78701
Seaside Contracting
5311 Martin Avenue
Austin, TX 78751
FixYourHome
410 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78701
smith's handyman service
1113 banister ln
Austin, TX 78704