July 5, 2022

Handyman vs. Contractor

The Difference Between a Handyman and a Contractor | Homes.com

As a homeowner, you will likely need small and large projects done. Whether it’s a clogged sink or a complete remodel, you may want to hire a handyman or contractor. But what’s the difference? How do you know which one to hire? Keep reading to find answers!


What is a handyman?


A handyman is a skilled person who can perform a variety of small home projects or repairs. A handyman isn’t licensed, so they can’t perform larger projects. They typically work alone or with a helper. A handyman generally specializes in a specific skill such as painting or drywall repairs.


What is a contractor?


Contractors have earned a license to perform their trade.There are different types of contractors who focus on their specific trade.They typically work with in-house crews and/or sub-contractors. General contractors are managers of projects who organize deadlines and crews. Contractors can include plumbers, HVAC specialist, and electricians.  


Which to choose?

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There are a few questions you’ll have to ask yourself in order to make this decision.


What is the size/complexity of the project?


If you need small repairs or maintenance, you’ll generally want a handyman. If your project is more complex and requires several specialties, permits, and/or licenses, a contractor is needed.


How much are you willing to pay?


Contractors typically charge more than a handyman. As expected, the larger, more complex projects that need a contractor will require a larger budget. For small maintenance jobs, it’s more cost effective to hire a handyman.  If you are looking for a bigger project, we're your best bet! Shoot us a call at 651.493.3012 or email us at office@homestead-llc.com and we'll get your project started