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Cedar Rapids Home Repair Specialists

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Fix Fabrication, LLC
4.8
from 58 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie K.
Verified review

I had a very small job and Eric was the only one on Thumbtack to contact me. We talked on the phone about the job (hauling away a box spring). He said he'd be happy to do it but with a box spring two people are needed. I offered to help. Instead he brought another person and they easily removed the item. When we were making arrangements I told him I work Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and I asked if he could come around 5:30 some night. This was mid-day Sunday when we talked. He offered to come that afternoon! They were at my house in about 30 minutes and had the item removed in about 10 minutes! I was very pleased and would not hesitate to call Eric again if I need some home repairs done. Based on my experience, I highly recommend Fix Fabrication, LLC.

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tom S.
Verified review

Jason determined that my roof leak was from some missing shingles. He made the repair and was very good at describing the problem and showing me photos that he took before and after the repair. The repair was made the day I requested the quote and the bill was very reasonable. I would recommend their services to anyone.

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Owens Contracting, LLC
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carol G.
Verified review

Marcus replied to my project first and I am so glad he did! We met right away to go over the details. He took measurements, provided quantity of product(s) and a quote. Very professional! Once all materials were here the project started that same day and completed the next. When I got home from work to see the results I was so impressed how beautiful it was and is! Marcus is very detail oriented and I couldn’t be happier. Pricing is very reasonable. Another project is planned to start next week. I will contact him first for any future projects.

  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Bobbie Jo M.
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Jovan was quick to reply to my request. His pricing is very fair and the outcome of the makeover was absolutely remarkable! I would highly recommend Blackstone for all of your remodeling and repair needs.

  • 29 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan M.
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Mario knows his stuff. Friendly, trusting and priced sensibly. We hired him to repair our porch, and now have him here doing other projects. A handyman in trade. Whatever your projects are, Mario has knowledge how to do it right, and within your budget. Call Mario to get that "honey-do" list taken care of:)

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  • 1 year in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jan O.
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Brian was responsive to my needs and reacted immediately, sending Izzy, a member of his team, to my home within a couple of hours of making a connection with me. Izzy was professional and kind, worked quickly and installed a new valve in my shower in an expedient manner! I would definately recommend Mount Vernon Heating and Cooling for any of your needs!

Brad’s Helping Services
4.2
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Abby P.
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Brad Home inspector's was punctual arriving 10 minutes early. The work quality was excellent. He was very professional, showing me the products he was using and how they were safe for children and dogs. He was responsive to my request as to where to begin cleaning. His quote was very reasonable and that was the reason I chose him. I was very pleased with his attitude and the wonderful job he did cleaning my home. I will definitely use him again.

Knebel Home Improvement
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Attiq-Ur R.
Verified review

Jordan with Knebel home improvement did an awesome job hanging heavy wall arts in my home. Work was fine, sturdy and quick. He actually agreed to come on Sunday to do the work. Very professional and skillful.

Heartwood Build & Design
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Susan R.
Verified review

Excellent work quality, very professional and responsive. Great work ethic. Takes value in what is done and completed. Very responsive. Has completely remodeled two houses and with custom finishes and designs. I would recommend to anyone that needs "fix it" work to remodeling. Very skilled at design work and can do most anything.

  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sandilya G.
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We hired Larry for some repairs and installation work in our new home. He did a great job in addressing all the issues and was extremely professional! He even helped us with things that were not part of what we hired him to do. He will be the first person whom we will call in case we need anything!

The Wood Doctor
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon G.
Verified review

Mike did a fantastic job with my flooring in my home. He was prompt to show up for the job, very careful in his execution, and extremely precise with all measurements, cutting, and coating of the floor. I would recommend Mike to everyone and anyone who wants A+ quality work, at a reasonable price. Mike worked with us, came and left throughout the day, and was extremely trustworthy. Will definitely use him again for my other flooring needs.

K and K Home Improvements
3.8
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Del B.
Verified review

I am writing in regards to Kevin Hauskins and K&K Home improvements. I have known Kevin for over 30 years and I know him as an honest, hard working individual. I would not hesitate to hire him for any job and I would know it was being done right. Rev Delmar Bear

  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen K.
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Fantastic quality of service and workmanship. Highly responsive to emergency calls. Skilled in all manner of home repairs, remodeling, additions. If he can't do a particular job, he will find the person who can. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Done Done Services
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Brian B.
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Done Done wasn't the cheapest compared to other offers I received, but the cost shows in the quality of work and professionalism.

Xtreme Home Repair
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sheree R.
Verified review

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About

Home Helpers is comprised of self motivated individuals with more than ten years of combined experience in the construction and remodelling industries. We've completed jobs that range from the construction of agricultural buildings, to hardwood flooring installation and renovations in historic homes. Our goal is to offer the highest quality craftsmanship and customer service on every job -- big or small.

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Specializing in providing the following: * Home Remodeling * Interior and Exterior Painting * Trim work and base molding. * Building and repair of decks and fences We also offer bathroom remodeling, replacing and repairing drywall, minor electrical, replacing outlets, switches etc..

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

We do interior and exterior painting, custom colors, deck refinishing, trims, doors and windows, drywall repairs and texturing. Licensed and insured

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I offer painting and general home repairs. My names is James from B & F Labor. Some things that make my company great are friendly employees and brief and detailed work.

  • 4 years in business
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Westside Home Repair LLC provide a high-quality handyman, basic plumbing and electric and cabinetry service, low prices, and prompt execution.

  • 17 years in business
About

I have a small groupe of employees that have over 50 years of experience. They believe as I do. We want to produce better quality work than the other guy'.

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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