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Question: Do handymen typically charge by the job or by the hour?
Top Answer (47% of 57 votes): By the hour (plus material cost).

Answer: By the hour (plus material cost)
Explanation: MOST ARE BASED ON TIME & MATERIALS EXCEPT FOR ASSEMBLY PRODUCTS HAVE SUGGESTED ASSEMBLY TIMES NOTED ON THE INSTRUCTION SHEET. BUT THIS TIME IS RELATED TO A HOMEOWNER AND HIS TOOLS WITH NO LITTLE OR NO EXPERIENCE. LOWELL DOES THIS ON A DAILY BASIS WITH PROPER TOOLS, SO THE TIME IS NORMALLY REDUCED BY 1/3.
LOWELL'S REPAIR LLC
Answer: By the hour (plus material cost)
Explanation: Some will charge a fixed rate. If the job takes more time than they thought they will start to cut corners. I like to do the job properly and to the best of my abilities.
Moran Property Inspections
Answer: Fixed fee per job
Explanation: Most jobs are a fixed rate to make it fair for the customer as we are detail oriented wouldn’t be fair to charge by the hour because it takes longer to get the perfection
A+ lawn & home services llc
ProMatcher
Answer: Fixed fee per job
Explanation: Usualy charge by job but depends on type of woek required
B C Home improvement (Handyman Service)
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Both depends on size and the different services we provide like our 24/7 on call service for people who have rental homes and live out of state.
G And G Service's
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: It depends some jobs are so small that can't charge by the hour, then some are unpredictable where as you can't give a time table.
3D Home Repairs
ProMatcher
Answer: Fixed fee per job
Explanation: Most of my feel more comfortably with this pricing method.
derol construction
Answer: By the hour (plus material cost)
Explanation: Typically you don't know what is going on when speaking over the phone , you could go out to a service call about a backed up toilet and becomes a nightmare.
Resurrection Rebuilding & Remodeling
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I believe a majority charge by the hour, but we offer flat rate pricing for most jobs as we have found a lot of customers prefer that so they know exactly what it will cost them per task.
Construct Boss
ProMatcher
Answer: Fixed fee per job
Explanation: I feel like charging by the job is better for the homeowner cause a lot of people who do hourly like to ride the clock so they get paid more at the homeowners expense
Hooper's home improvement & handyman services llc
Answer: By the hour (plus material cost)
Explanation: Most jobs are based on a $30/hour rate. Charges based on specific job needs.
Indy Urban Renovations, LLC
Answer: By the hour (plus material cost)
Explanation: depending on the complexity of the job and agreement between us and the customer
ranbservices
ProMatcher
Answer: Fixed fee per job
Explanation: A good handyman should charge by the job. In most circumstances he should know how long it will take to complete. By pricing this way the customer knows up front what the cost is.
Ward Kitchen & Bath
Answer: Fixed fee per job
Explanation: We charge by the job Because if we were to charge by the hour We would be losing Because the time it takes to do the average handyman job cost the same amount of gas it cost to get there
JRT Construction
Answer: By the hour (plus material cost)
Explanation: It depends can do by the hour or I like fixed price when can
virginia call
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I would guess that handyman can charge both ways depending on the type of job, time frame of the job, and based on the customers needs.
J&S Handyman Services
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: it can go both ways if someone wants a list of small items done like change locks, hang a pic paint a door , then I charge hourly. but if they want a bathroom remodel or newwindows I would charge by the job>
all-phaze handyman & TV install
Answer: By the hour (plus material cost)
Explanation: Its hard to answer that one it really depends on the job.
Matt's Handyman Services
ProMatcher
Answer: By the hour (plus material cost)
Explanation: This is an easy way to work with costumers with small budgets
Kane Leal handyman
Answer: By the hour (plus material cost)
Explanation: Most handymen are doing small jobs. And most of the time the client adds things to their list half way through. It's just easier to do things by the hour under those circumstances.
JERON MILLER LLC
Answer: Fixed fee per job
Explanation: I use a mixture of hourly, delivery, material mark up, profit, and add a bit for Murphy in order to figure out the fixed rate.
David's Handyman Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Fixed fee per job
Explanation: For me I like giveing one price
Ben's Handyman Inc Home Improvement Contractor
Answer: By the hour (plus material cost)
Explanation: Ranges anywhere from $40-60 depending on travel
Oakcreek Construction
Answer: By the hour (plus material cost)
Explanation: Most prefer to charge by the hour. I prefer to bid a job including materials. I think it gives the customer a firm price for their project.
Ironman Home Restoration
ProMatcher
Answer: Fixed fee per job
Explanation: We work both on a fixed fee basis and a time and materials basis. It depends on the project and the customer's preferences.
Mr. Handyman of Waco, Temple and Killeen
Answer: By the hour (plus material cost)
Explanation: We have found the most fair way to bill for our work is by Time and Materials. The customer only pays for the actual time needed to make the repairs and the materials needed, not some bloated figure the guy came up with that depends on their evaluation of your wealth!
Handyman Matters North Houston
Answer: Fixed fee per job
Explanation: easier this way
Brightway Window Cleaning & Powerwashing
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