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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: 10/17/2018
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Amount of work: A single project
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
Comment: Install a pet door on an inside door. Nothing outdoors

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Project: Hire a Handyman
Location: Austin, TX
Date: 10/17/2018
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Nature of Work: Repairs, Maintenance
Amount of work: A single project
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: I'm looking for some help repairing & painting the eave facia board that will be covered by new gutter.

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Project: Hire a Handyman
Location: Austin, TX
Date: 10/17/2018
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Nature of Work: Repairs
Amount of work: A single project
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: I need a frame hunk.

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Project: Hire a Handyman
Location: Austin, TX
Date: 10/17/2018
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Amount of work: A single project
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Comment: I have a metal pole that was used to support a satellite dish. It is about 3 feet tall, hollow, and about 8 inches around. It is supported by concrete underground. I would like the pole either removed. Please provide estimate for removal of pole and concrete base or simply cutting off the pole just below ground level and covering with turf.

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Project: Hire a Handyman
Location: Austin, TX
Date: 10/17/2018
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Amount of work: A single project
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Comment: Change track lights 24 ft ceilings

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Project: Hire a Handyman
Location: Austin, TX
Date: 10/17/2018
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

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Project: Hire a Handyman
Location: Austin, TX
Date: 10/17/2018
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Amount of work: A variety of projects
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Comment: Shower head faucet and bathtub faucet replacement..

New Lead
Project: Hire a Handyman
Location: Austin, TX
Date: 10/16/2018
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Nature of Work: Repairs, Installation
Amount of work: A variety of projects
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks

New Lead
Project: Hire a Handyman
Location: Austin, TX
Date: 10/16/2018
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Amount of work: A variety of projects
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Comment: Hole through attic and need drywall repair quote asap.

New Lead
Project: Hire a Handyman
Location: Austin, TX
Date: 10/16/2018
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Nature of Work: Installation
Amount of work: A single project
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: Light fixture in the back porch needs to be replaced

Unscreened Handyman Services Contractors in Austin

Toma Builders
123 Tori Drive
Buda, TX 78610
Make It Happen Construction
3305 River Rd.
Cedar Creek, TX 78612
Mr. Handyman of NW Austin
P.O. Box 5683
Round Rock, TX 78683
G & P Contractors, Inc.
12900 Camino Real
Niederwald, TX 78640
Austin Homework
3903 Silverspring Dr.
Austin, TX 78759
Integrated Home and Commercial Services
16238 Fm 620 North, Suite F 112
Austin, TX 78717
Handyman Matters
16238 Rr 620 Suite F355
Austin, TX 78717
All In One
1103 Hughmont Dr.
Pflugerville, TX 78660