A handyman and a contractor are both skilled professionals who offer home improvement and repair services, but there are some key differences between them.
A handyman is typically a jack-of-all-trades who can handle a variety of small to medium-sized home repairs and maintenance tasks. They may be hired for tasks such as installing shelves, fixing leaky faucets, painting a room, or repairing small electrical or plumbing issues. A handyman usually works on an hourly basis and may not have a specific license or certification in their area of expertise.
On the other hand, a contractor is typically a specialized professional who is licensed and certified in a particular trade, such as plumbing, electrical, or carpentry. They may be hired for larger home improvement projects such as remodeling a kitchen or bathroom, installing a new roof, or building an addition to the home. Contractors may work on a bid or contract basis, with a set price for the entire project.
In summary, a handyman is generally a versatile worker who can handle a variety of small to medium-sized home repairs, while a contractor is typically a licensed professional who specializes in a particular trade and is hired for larger home improvement projects.
Devin is your local handyman able to complete those small-medium size projects for you or with you. He may be able to refer you to local contractors or specialists for those projects that require a license or permit.