Agile Remodeling Handyman LLC offers no-nonsense, clear price details in our quotes. We do not try to be the cheapest bidder but we aim to provide great value for our customers.
People often find that the lowest bidder cannot complete a project to their satisfaction. Sometimes we get called to finish or repair another contractor’s project.
If you get a lower price from someone, be careful that it covers everything that you expect. Some contractors intentionally leave out of the contract some work that will be required to complete the project. Then they issue surprise change orders to get the customer to pay more money.
It is good to save money, just be cautious about how you try to save, or you could end up paying more than you expect, losing time, and being disappointed with the service and product.
Depending on the situation, different pricing types may be appropriate. The most common are:
- Exact quote of a fixed price (a.k.a. lump-sum or flat-rate) for a clearly defined scope of work. This arrangement is preferred by most contractors and customers, as it typically includes everything at a guaranteed price. Detailed plans and specifications may be required to determine an exact price for a complex project.
- Rough estimate of time and materials to be billed according to use, at agreed rates and markups. This is often used for handyman tasks, additional work, or even some big custom design-build projects. This arrangement allows the project to start quickly with flexibility for a scope of work that might not be completely defined.
Time and Materials Rates
The regular hourly rate for handyman work is $99. Minimum charge is $198 + the cost of materials.
Materials (and time to procure them) are billed in addition to the hourly rate. Other fees (subcontractors, heavy equipment, design, permit, travel, parking, etc.) may also be billed as applicable.
Increased rates and additional charges may apply for emergency service, work outside of regular business hours (Mon-Fri 7am-7pm), on weekends or holidays, and for high-risk activities.
If applicable, basic labor (hired for a long-term project) might cost less, specialties (plumber, electrician, etc.) cost more.
Cole may be able to provide urgent service (same day or next day) in the local area around Kenmore.
If you need emergency service, call or text “URGENT” plus the details to 206-696-4626 to confirm my availability. If I can, I’ll get right back to you.
10 Most Frequent Handyman Services and Prices
|Door tune-up||$198 + Materials (Typical adjustments for fit and function, grease at hinges, etc. Add cost if parts need to be repaired/replaced.)|
|Fix fences and gates||$198 + Materials (For basic repairs of 2 hours or less.)|
|Dryer vent cleaning||$198 (Open dryer vent duct at both ends. Brush lint trap in dryer. Use rotary brush inside duct. Blow with compressed air to outside. Vacuum inside. Add costs if longer than 15 ft. or on roof, or if parts need to be replaced.)|
|Drywall repair||$396 (For 1 patch, ~1-2 sq. ft. Includes sheetrock, mesh, 2 coats joint compound, texture, and primer, ready for paint. Add extra cost for finish paint coats. Add add extra cost if higher than 10 feet.)|
|TV mounting||$248 + Materials (For up to 50 inch TV mounted to existing studs in drywall. Add costs for larger sizes, different wall types, if anchors need to be added, or if higher than 8 feet. Use existing electrical wiring and receptacle. Add ~$50 for 5 feet of surface mounted cable channel to conceal wires.)|
|Light fixture replacement||$198 + Materials (For a surface mounted light fixture. Use existing mount, electrical wiring, and switch. Add costs if higher than 10 feet, for large or hanging fixtures, recessed lighting, etc.)|
|Ceiling fan replacement installation||$248 + Materials (Use existing electrical wiring, switch, and mounting box. Add costs if existing mounting box is inadequate, or is higher than 10 feet, or above stairs.)|
|Faucet replacement installation||$248 + Materials (For a basic faucet in bathroom or kitchen. Use existing plumbing. Does not include accessories such as hose sprayer, etc.)|
|Garbage disposal replacement installation||$297 + Materials (Install typical Insinkerator. Use existing electrical wiring and receptacle. Includes disposal of old disposal.)|
|Toilet repair and replacement installation||$396 + Materials (Use existing plumbing. Include approx. 1 hour to dispose of old toilet.)|
Note: Prices are rough estimates for examples of costs for one typical task done in one visit. Tasks may be combined in one visit for a discount. Prices may vary subject to location, on-site conditions, and in-person visit to confirm. Prices are for advance scheduled work, not valid for same day or next day service. Service area limited to Kenmore, Bothell, Brier, Lake Forest Park, Shoreline, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Woodinville, Bellevue, Medina, Clyde Hill, Kirkland, and Redmond.
These are just a few of the common tasks that we do for our customers. We can do much more!
Schedule Your Appointment
Watch this 1 minute video to see how you can schedule handyman service with our online booking system!
You can make your appointment through this handy online booking calendar.
Click your choice of options and follow instructions to schedule your appointment.
Please contact me if you need something other than these preset options.
If the work is in my service area, clearly defined, something that I’m familiar with and interested in doing, I may give you an estimate by phone or email. Then if you want to proceed, I can make an appointment to meet you, have a look at the potential work, and confirm the details and prices.
If you need help defining, designing, detailing, and so on, then that would require a paid consultation (see details in the Paid Consultations section below).
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How It Works
I can send you an estimate by text and/or email. That will have a link to view the estimate online. Depending on the situation, it might be a project with one price or a list of items that you can choose from. You can click a button to accept the estimate and sign the contract online. Then we can schedule the work.
In most cases, a down payment is required to schedule the work. That’s usually at least the minimum charge plus materials and other expenses that would be incurred for the trip.
Progress payments depend on the size and scope of a project. Typically for handyman work or a small project, I bill at the end of each day with payment due before I start work the following day. Typically for a large project, progress payments may be based on scheduled phases, milestones, or percentages completed.
No tolerance for late payments. A late payment causes progress to stop, then another customer takes priority and moves up in the schedule. I typically will complete another customer’s project before I go back to a late paying customer. In some cases, I will cancel completion and not work for a late paying customer again.
Payments can be made with cash, check, credit/debit card.
Agile Remodeling Handyman LLC is based in Kenmore, WA 98028, and is your source for quick, affordable, and high quality results around N. King County, the North end of Lake Washington and the Eastside. Also serving Bothell, Lake Forest Park, Shoreline, Lynnwood, Woodinville, Bellevue, Medina, Clyde Hill, Kirkland, and Redmond.
We may consider serving a customer in the greater King County area beyond these cities for an additional fee.
By primarily serving customers in our local area, we are able to maximize productivity and minimize costs. Also, by serving a select few customers, we are able to provide them with excellent service and great value.
We may provide free estimates of costs for some simple projects, but we do not provide free consultations.
Customers seeking design assistance, project planning, value engineering, or other professional services, should pay for consultation. Professional consultations help customers get more value out of their projects and often pay returns on investment.
A professionally detailed, written estimate for a complex project may be provided for a fee. The fee for such an estimate depends on the proposed scope of work, required level of detail (specifications, etc), and if itemization is required. In some cases, design drawings, engineering, permits, and other considerations are necessary, which incur additional costs.
All of these come with costs and benefits, which vary per customer and project requirements:
- Thorough written scope of work, organized per industry standards
- Detailed design drawings (permit ready, or equivalent standard)
- Exact specifications of manufactured products
- Itemized lists and corresponding prices
- Exact quotation of total project cost
The better a customer is prepared with such valuable items before starting a complex project, the more likely a successful outcome will be achieved.
Agile Remodeling Handyman can help you to achieve excellence.
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“There is hardly anything in the world that someone cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price alone are that person’s lawful prey. It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money – that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot – it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.”— John Ruskin