What is a Handyperson?

In MN it is the law that you have a builder or remodeling license to remodel homes. What is the difference between the average HandyMan and a Prima HandyPerson?

Average Handyman Prima HandyPerson
Unlicensed Licensed Builder in state of MN
Not required to be insured State of MN esnures insurace is active
Injuries could be covered by your homeowners policy State of MN ensures workmans comp converage for workers as part of builders license
The State of MN Department of Labor and Insustries websites says "Homeowners who do not hire a licensed contractor have no protections. " State will hold Prima accountable for any significant defects that result from code violation.
Average Rate in MN $60/hr Prima Handyperson Rate: $55/hr

Why call a handyman when you can get a handyperson? A cost effective solution while still being protected by our warranty. Our HandyPerson dispatch is a time and materials service, delivered by one of our home pros skilled in all general areas of remodeling—from painting, light plumbing and electrical, to general carpentry.

How Does It Work?

We charge only for the time and materials we use to complete your job. We will do the work as soon as we have an opening that also works for you. You will be notified a day or two before that actual work begins to make sure the timing will still work for you. If for some unexpected reason the timing doesn’t work, we will reschedule for one that will work for us both.


To secure your spot on our schedule we need a $175 dollar credit card deposit, which is the minimum fee for all appointments, and which will be applied to your job once the work begins.  

What is included?

We charge $65 for the first hour of work and $55 for each additional hour, plus any materials we need to purchase or use from our stock supplies to do the work, which are billed at cost plus 15%. There is a minimum 3-hour ($175.00) fee for all appointments. However, if your task/project is completed in less than 3 hours, we can perform additional construction related work at your discretion until the remaining 3 hours is used up.  Trips to pick up special materials is billable at the $55 an hour.  

Due to the nature of remodeling, it is sometimes difficult to determine the exact cost of a project at the start since not all existing conditions of the home can be known. However, in most cases your Home Pro will present you with a time and materials work order detailing expected labor and materials costs as soon as that can be determined—usually within that first hour.