Meet handyman, Sergey Shikhalev.

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Sergey Shikhalev is a Top Pro handyman in San Francisco who has been hired 500+ times. Here’s what he told us about building his business, in his own words.  

My wife always wanted to live in San Francisco. Three years ago, I gave in. Back in Virginia, I worked in a shipping yard, but that didn’t exist here. I was in a new place with no job. A friend of mine suggested Thumbtack. Within six months, I was busy enough to work full-time. Now I only work for myself. I’m so glad we made it here. We love it.   

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