Jose Rivera Review

"If you see a spot of mold in your bathroom, just wipe it clean with a warm rag after your shower. The warm temperature makes it easy to remove—no need for bleach!"

- Jose

Jose Rivera standing in front of a fence covered in ivy.

Dedicated Handyman Pays Attention to the Details

By Daniel Weizmann

NAMEJose Rivera
PHONE NUMBER(323) 901-2629
PRICING INFOJose charges $40 for estimates (to be applied to the cost if he is hired.)
SERVICES PROVIDEDHandyman, Home Maintenance, Construction & Remodel, Carpenter, House & Home Repair, Furniture & Upholstery, Furniture—Custom, Shelving—Custom, Furniture Assembly, Woodworking, Cabinetry & Cupboards, Countertops, Doors—Repair, Windows—Repair, Fences & Gates—Repair, Finish Carpentry, Minor Plumbing Repairs, Babyproofing, Dry Rot & Termite Damage Repair, Weatherization, Trims & Rails—Refinishing, Garbage Disposal—Installation & Repair, Faucet Repair, Closet Construction, Tile, Stone, Granite & Marble—Installation, Water Damage, Waterproofing, Painting
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11 User Reviews
  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Quality of Work
  • Customer Service
  • Value for Price


Atwater Village - December 6, 2022

I looked in the N2N book and thought Jose might be a good match for the types of projects I needed help with. He did a whole bunch of different things for me: he repaired the driveway gate, he built a bookshelf that exactly matches existing shelves, he replaced the hardware on an annoying self-closing drawer (it now works great) and he replaced two pet doors.

He did it all in a remarkably short period of time. The quality of his work is great. He is also incredibly clean. He does a fine, fast job and cleans up so you wouldn’t know someone was working in the house. His pricing is fair. He gave me an estimate and stuck to it. I recommend Jose.


Atwater Village - October 25, 2022

Jose did a bunch of different things for me, from repairing my driveway gate, to building a bookshelf that exactly matches my existing shelves. He did it all in a remarkably short period of time. The quality of his work is great. He is also incredibly clean. He does a fine, fast job and cleans up so you wouldn’t know someone had been working in the house. His pricing is fair. He gave me an estimate and stuck to it. I recommend Jose.

Vishay N.

Larchmont - October 24, 2022

I found out about Jose from a neighbor. Jose mounted two TV’s and a painting for me. One of the TV’s was a big job because it’s a 65 inch TV and he ended up having to move an outlet. He did a great job. He came when he said he would, and he was good at estimating the time the job would take. He gave me an quote up front and stuck to it. The quality of his work is high and his general attitude is cheery. I have hired other handymen who were not competent and I wouldn’t trust them enough to leave them alone in a room. I trust Jose in my house and I trust him to do a good job.

Donald Giron

West LA - August 27, 2021

Best handyman I know in Los Angeles.

Christina B

Los Feliz - October 20, 2020

Jose takes care of my house, my mother’s house, and my mother-in-law’s house, which is a rental. We have even spoken with him about bringing him up to a family place we have in northern California because I can rely on him.
He can do anything, and if he isn’t confident, he brings in someone.
When I thought I was relying on him too much and hired a professional tile contractor, we had all sorts of problems and Jose explained to me that the problem was that the pro didn’t line the bathroom floor under the tile. Jose gets upset when things are done poorly - it’s just not in his DNA to do anything halfway. I knew that the first time I hired him, when I was getting estimates to build a gate in redwood, and cheaper pine. Jose was the only guy that refused to give me an estimate in pine because he said I would not be happy with inferior quality. By which he meant that HE would not be happy with inferior quality!

Ron Davidovits

Los Angeles - September 15, 2020

Jose has been amazing. I have been in Property Management, retired now, but he has been a pleasure to work with!!!
So happy to have found him...


Hollywood Hills - December 6, 2019

Jose Rivera has done a variety of jobs for my family—larger and smaller—and always with excellent results. He cares deeply about the quality of his work and communicates well about what needs to be done. I've recommended him multiple times to other families.


Beverly Hills - December 13, 2018

Jose did a lot of work for me as a handyman. He is good at listening to what we want and has a high quality of work. He always answers texts and phone calls. A lot of people don't! Jose’s pricing is a bit on the high side, but I would rather pay a little more to have the job done correctly.
I would recommend him to anyone needing a general handyman. We hired him to work at my daughter’s house, too. He can do most everything!


Koreatown - December 10, 2018

Jose has been my go-to handyman for over a year now. I had checked out a couple of different handymen and got a good vibe from Jose and he had decent pricing, too. He’s done a variety of different projects for me and all has gone well. Jose is a very good handyman who is diligent about his work. He is responsive, follows the schedule and communicates if there’s a delay. If unforeseen obstacles arise during a project, Jose can figure it out and work towards a solution. I trust him and leave him to work even while I’m not at home. I’ve recommended him a lot and will continue to do so.

Tony Palermo

Mid City - December 10, 2018

I have hired Jose over the last two years for both a large-scale remodel on a house I sold and for various projects at my current residence. He speaks English well, has a great attitude, is very polite, shows up on time and won’t flake. Jose is dependable and his work is top-notch. I’m pretty handy myself, but Jose comes up with lots of solutions to problems. That’s due to his vast experience over the last 20 years, seeing many different jobs and situations. His solutions can be very creative. For example, we had dozens of cracks in the plaster-and-lath walls of our 1923 house. Jose didn’t just plaster over them, but first filled the cracks with “Liquid Nails” construction adhesive. Eighteen months later, no cracks re-opened. He can handle many jobs—framing, hanging doors, foundation work, concrete sidewalks, electrical work, ceiling fans, plumbing, ceramic & vinyl tile, gas-work, fireplaces—you name it. Jose is trustworthy, dependable and conscientious. He tells you what materials you’re going to need for a project and will send pictures of items to help you get exactly the right part at Lowe’s or Home Depot. He sticks to the budget and prices out jobs by the task, not some hazy, overall project bid. Thus, it’s clear what you are paying for. I recommend Jose highly and he’s done work for my neighbors, too. Do note that he’s often busy on weekends as a family man and a lay minister at his church. If you are looking for a stellar, can-do-it-all handyman, Jose Rivera is the perfect choice.


Los Angeles - December 10, 2018

Jose is a responsible professional and reasonably costed handyman. He speaks English fluently. He has the tools necessary and the skills. We used him to renovate a few apartments for us—plumbing, electrical, drywall, paint—he's very good in all these areas.

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