The answer is simple. While a handyman is just as capable at accomplishing a range of home repairs, they have no need to meet any state regulations. A contractor means that they have been licensed or registered by the state. Contractors have passed exams and met all criteria to prove competency in a trade! They often have liability insurance as well.
How do you know whether you need a contractor or a handyman?
The difference in price will be there, so what jobs are worth investing in a contractor for? This answer is as straight forward as it gets. The bigger and more complex the project, the more likely you will need a contractor. Yet, for smaller home jobs that you can't do yourself, such as patching a hole or fixing a fence, a handyman is a great, cost-effective option!
Let's talk our platform. JobJar has many of both handymen and contractors, so how do you know which is which?
Contractors have a "verified" icon on their profile: a check mark beside their name and a reassurance under their profile picture. This means we have ensured that they have licensing and a full background check!
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