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Handyman? (by CalGal [CA]) Apr 14, 2019 4:52 PM
       Handyman? (by plenty [MO]) Apr 14, 2019 6:06 PM
       Handyman? (by Robert J [CA]) Apr 14, 2019 6:26 PM
       Handyman? (by David [MI]) Apr 15, 2019 10:51 AM

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Handyman? (by CalGal [CA]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2019 4:52 PM

I'm looking for handyman available to work on rental properties in Los Angeles (Lawndale and Hawthorne), Long Beach and Orange County (Garden Grove, Costa Mesa and Stanton). Do you know anyone? Thank you. --108.224.xxx.xxx

Handyman? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2019 6:06 PM

Go to hardware store like Lowes or Homedepot early in the morning. You'll find men and trucks. Also Craigslist. --99.203.xx.xxx

Handyman? (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2019 6:26 PM

Since this is California, if you pick up a helper from a Home Depot or Lowe's and it's for a property other than your primary residence, you will need to have "worker compensation insurance". California outlawed investors insurance carriers to offer workers comp coverage. Why? Because the State owns State Fund the larger provider of workers comp insurance.

I am a licensed contractor with my own self insurance, a $250,000 bond. They too outlawed that and wanted to "hold" my funds. Only to give it back years after I retire or get a State Fund Policy. I would have to sue to get my money back from the State of California.

I only mention this because there are "workers" that have their own company, not licensed. If you do not direct every aspect of a job and let them do the work as a self employed person, then you are NOT required to have workers comp insurance.

This is a racket put on by the State... --47.156.xx.xx

Handyman? (by David [MI]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 10:51 AM

I don't like using handymen, jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none types. For quality, reliable work, their cost is not much less than licensed trades like electrician, plumber, or mechanical. For other stuff like doors, garage openers, etc., I go thru big box stores , clear pricing and no sales tax on materials.

Unfortunately, roof and siding REPAIRS are still annoying as few roofers want to do repairs. Electricians happily do repairs to outlets and wiring, plumbers fix your drains, HVAC guy repairs your a/c and furnace, but dang if I can get a roofer to come out and replace a few shingles. --144.250.xx.xx

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