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Ankeny Handymen

Browse these handyman services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Ankeny.

  • 8 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Chrissy G.
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These guys were great. Two brothers doing their apprenticeship in carpentry who were such hard workers. Hired them to pressure wash my house, garage, deck and gutters, as well as tar around my chimney. They did a great job, showed up when they said they would. They knew I had a small window to get my jobs completed, fit me in around their existing accounts and got them done with time to spare. I highly recommend these gentlemen to anyone who values a dependable company that offers quality service.

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Top Flite Contracting
from 51 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kyle L.
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Great service, good hard working folks. I will give them a call for other handyman services in the near future.

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Charter Handyman Services
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Blaze S.
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Kevin was very responsive and very flexible. I would definitely hire him again for anything that I needed around the house!

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Satisfied Solutions LLC
from 19 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Ray S.
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Jeffrey is good to work with, has done a good job. He has great painting experience and knows how to caulk and fill in and makes things look good. Good at a wide variety of handyman tasks. If you need someone to go to Home Depot and pick stuff up, then do the work, he is capable and reliable and willing to do that as well. He knows how to do a lot of minor maintenance repairs around the home. He also did some yard clean up tasks well.

TJAM Construction
from 9 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jon N.
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Darrick patched 3 holes in my drwayll; two interior wall and one ceiling. Darrick patched and then textured the drywall. He did an excellent job and will probably find another job around the house to be completed by Darrick. He was on time and communicated well over the phone.

North River Remodeling
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tanmoy B.
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I called in David to replace the sprayer in my kitchen sink. He showed up on time and got to work right away. After working on it for a few minutes he informed me that the faucet was not in the greatest of conditions. he offered to go to Lowe's with me to find the correct replacement. We got one and he stayed late to finish the job. The job was supposed to take 15 - 20 minutes, but David, being a true professional, stayed back for as long as it took to get the job done. I am very happy with his work and look forward to having him do more in the future.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ann M.
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Justin is such a pleasant man, he fixed my door right away, I didn't think that would happen so fast and now I feel so much better that my door is set correctly. I am also hiring him for additional help on other projects in my home. I'm so impressed with his response time, so professional and willing to help my home back into shape. Thank you ever so much Justin for your help, you willingness to stick with me on these projects and most of all ... your service to our Country! God Bless you!! Ann

  • 24 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Matt W.
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Very professional, show up on time, highly recommended

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Phil B.
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I had a semi-urgent leak in my bathroom. Grant was quick to return my message and flexible enough to work around my schedule which kept him late on a Friday. We have a few more things we would like to have done around the house and we will definitely use LoneWolf in the future.

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    Megan weigel W.
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    He did an amazing job! Would hire him again.


    I have great customer communication. I strive to do excellent work every time.


    Good service, cheap prices. Will travel and have my own tools.


    We provide full-service handyman. I have worked as a tile setter, painter and wallpaper installer for fifteen years. The other workers each have over fifteen years of experience doing a variety of home repairs. We also have a licensed electrician and plumber. We can do just about everything. We guarantee our work for a full year, which gives you peace of mind. I call clients at about ten months and make sure the work is still holding up. This turns out to be a way to generate more work. It lets my clients know, too, that I am serious about standing behind our work. We are happy doing small jobs. We often can get to jobs the same day, if necessary, and can usually schedule jobs within a week. I have been in the Yellow Pages for over ten years. Sincerely, Max Bridgewater


    I strive for perfection and settle for the best as long as the customer's fully satisfied with the work they wished! Granite All Handman Services is doing business the way business is meant to be done. You wish it; I'll granite!


    I offer drywall, texturing, painting, electrical and all other cabling, carpentry, and general labor. Small business with over 30 years in the electrical trade. I offer great quality work and reasonable pricing. Please contact me for an estimate.


    I am hardworking, and I need money. I have been doing construction for over 15 years. I am neurotic, and I am not happy unless you're happy.


    Our number one pride is our quality or work no matter if its as simple as changing a light bulb or building a custom built in home theater.


    We offer complete tree service in the Des Moines IA area. I have over 30 years of commercial and residential construction trades experience and have basically grown up with a chainsaw in my hands. I am licensed, and fully insured with verifiable references. Dead-wood trimming, shaping, complete removals with clean-up. I will climb most trees to keep cost down but will use areal lifts to tackle the big boys. Safety is what I demand to protect your home and property as well as my crew. My customers really appreciate our "get are done" work ethic which includes honesty, integrity, and sun up to sun down work days.


    I strive for pride in my work, and there is no better feeling than the sight of a happy, friendly, returning customer.


    My work is for people who cannot to spend a lot of money on big lawn care and handyman service providers.


    I provide excellent services from general cleaning, deep cleaning, and yard cleanup to light electrical and plumbing services. All these are done with an eye for detail, at a agreed upon price before the job begins.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How do you find a good handyman?

    Finding a good handyman can change your life. Within days, the endless list of insurmountable tasks that were either out of your skill range or impossible to fit into your busy schedule can be completed. If you know you want help but aren’t sure how to hire the right pro, ask these questions to find the right fit:

    • What is your work experience? If you are putting in a tile backsplash, you want someone experienced with the task, not someone who generally does painting and junk removal.
    • How much do you charge? Handymen often charge hourly rates that vary based on the complexity of the task they’re hired to do, as well as flat rates for standard jobs. Be clear about what they’ll charge before you hire them.
      • On that note, discuss payment details. It’s wise not to pay all the money up front, especially for larger projects. You may be able to pay a deposit for materials and pay the remainder upon project completion.
    • How long will the job take you to complete? If the handyman is as busy as you are and a fence repair is going to take months, you should probably find another qualified handyman for the job.

    Read client reviews and follow up with references to make sure you’re choosing the right handyman for your projects. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

    What does a handyman do?

    A handyman is a skilled laborer who provides basic home repairs. Anyone can call themselves a handyman, although most who do so are skilled with repairs and home projects. Reading reviews is a good way to determine their fitness for your job. The tasks a handyman can perform include assembling furniture, painting interiors and exteriors, repairing fences, repairing broken doors or replacing trim, hanging lights, hooking up appliances, and much more. Handymen may have flat fees for certain services, or charge an hourly rate. Handyman rates are often lower than those of a contractor, as they don’t have the same specialization. Some states have no limit on the work a handyman can perform, while others do. For example, California’s Building and Professions Code section 7048 (small operations) permits handymen to provide work similar to that of a contractor (floor installation, painting, etc.) provided the total cost of labor and materials does not exceed $500. A handyman is a great resource for minor home repairs at a lower cost than a licensed contractor, but for more complex projects, it pays to hire a specialized contractor. Fore more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

    How much does a handyman charge?

    The national average rate for handyman jobs is $90-$160. A handyman performs general maintenance and repairs for residential and commercial properties. A handyman may charge a flat fee for standard services that take a predictable amount of time, such as installing a new appliance, as well as an hourly rate for larger projects such as digging out and replacing a rotted fence post. A cost-saving strategy when hiring a handyman is to bundle all the tasks you want them to do into one visit to make the most of any minimum service fee. Hourly rates for a handyman can average $50-$100 per hour. Pricing will depend on skill and experience required for the job, as well as regional labor rates. Here are a few examples of average handyman flat rates.

    • Attic ladder replacement: $150.
    • Toilet replacement: $75.
    • Ceiling fan and light fixtures: $75.
    • Faucet replacement: $125.
    • Garbage disposal: $75.

    Can a handyman do plumbing?

    In some states, a handyman can provide plumbing services, but it may be in your best interest to call a plumber, particularly for issues more major than unclogging a drain or attaching a new sink. Hiring a plumber is important because mishandling your water and gas lines has the potential to do great damage to your home, your family’s health, or even the safety of your neighborhood. A handyman is not legally required to have any training or licensing in plumbing matters, while a licensed plumber has undergone years of education and on-the-job training. In some cases, homeowners insurance won’t cover damage caused by plumbing repair done by an unlicensed handyman.

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, most plumbers learn their trade through a four- or five-year apprenticeship with 2,000 hours of paid on-the-job training. They also receive classroom education including “safety, local plumbing codes and regulations, and blueprint reading. They also study mathematics, applied physics, and chemistry. After completing an apprenticeship program, plumbers … are considered to be journey workers, qualifying them to perform duties on their own,” according to the DOL. Licensed plumbers should do continuing education to keep abreast of safety and technology changes. Poor plumbing can lead to sewage backups, a flooded home or even natural gas leaks, so it’s best to leave it in the hands of a specialized professional.

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