The best way to find someone able to do some repair in your apartment or house is by word of mouth. Ask your neighbors, colleagues or the parents at your children’s school. They probably need one from time to time and they will be able to give you reliable information.
If you live in a building or condominium, the concierge working there might be able to help you in your search as well as the association or organization in charge of the building management. If you rent an apartment or a house, ask your landlord, s/he might be able to put you in contact with the company s/he hires to maintain and repair his/her property. Also check the message boards of your local grocery and supermarket. There are always people looking for odd jobs like cleaning, gardening, home repair, etc. You can even post a note explaining what you are looking for.
Best Contractors http://www.bestcontractors.com/
Best Contractors.com is a directory in the home improvement and repair fields.
Service Magic http://www.servicemagic.com/
Service Magic’s mission is to connect homeowners to prescreened service professionals. The listed providers are in all fields: carpentry, plumbing, electricity, painting, and more.
Find a Plumber http://findaplumber.com/
This is a nationwide directory for plumbers. Just type your ZIP code and you will know which the closest one is.
Handyman Companies in Chicago
Affordable Handyman Services http://www.affordhandyman.com/
This company provides different services from repairs to installations in plumbing, electricity, painting, carpentry, flooring and appliances.
Handyman Matters http://www.handymanmatters.com/
For Chicago, phone them 773-235-0900 or e-mail them firstname.lastname@example.org
This company provides different services such as repairs and installations in plumbing, electricity, painting, roofing, doors, and more.
Mr Handyman http://www.mrhandyman.com/
In the Lincoln Park neighborhood: http://www.mrhandyman.com/local-handyman-service/il/lincoln-park.aspx
This company is specialized in all major and minor home repairs.
Joe’s Handyman Service Inc http://www.chicagohandyman.org/
Joe’s provides services in Electrical, Plumbing, Leaks, Clogs, Locks, Doors, Closets, Ceiling Fans, Garage Doors, Flat Screen TVs, Doorbells, Intercoms, etc.