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Des Moines Home Repair Specialists

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  • 8 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
San N.
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They did a small repair, sanded and stained my deck. came out great!

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Top Flite Contracting
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike C.
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We recently purchased a mobile home for my daughter to live in while she attends The Vet program at ISU. I had scheduled two weeks to help her get it cleaned up and painted before she moved in. While cleaning and painting we uncovered water and insect damage around virtually all of the windows that was missed when considering the purchase. Jumped on Thumbtack and within an hour the folks at Top-Flight called and arranged to come by and look at our project. They gave us a quote and agreed to be on site the next day. Well this turned into a much more involved project as we started demolition and they just rolled up their sleves and tackled each issue as they arose. They also honored their original estimate for the work. Their manager, Terry, and his wife worked tirelessly to get this project done and also started work on additional windows. They were very flexible, tolerant of my incursions into what and how things were being done and were able to complete the original project plus start and complete additional windows while I was there. They are good people who work very hard and for us they demonstrated great flexibility with there schedules. I’d recommend them unconditionally for any work like we had done and from spending so much time together I learned they are accomplished in all aspects of building to include demolition, framing, siding, interior walls, electrical, plumbing and many other handyman services. I have done a lot of this type of work in my 60 plus years I can say that you can do much worse, but you won’t find many better than these folks. We are really happy with our choice of Top-Flight for our mobile home repair project.

Julius B.
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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Julius responded to my request very quickly. He was able to get to my house within my timeline and he was very polite, prompt and reasonably priced. As a single woman who needs help with home repairs, he was exactly what I was looking for. I will call him again.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John B.
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I hired 50 shades painting to clean the siding on my house. I had a lot of mold and mildew on the north side and some on the rest of the house. He was on time and did a great job. He ever cleaned my deck, which was not part of the work. I will use he sevices again. I have recommended him to my friends and neighbors.

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Charles Pardekooper
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Needed some plumbing done quickly to turn the water back on. Charles was there that day and got the plumbing back in shape.

  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Cosette C.
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Chase was very responsive to my quote request. Although he was out of town he had an employee come over, same-day, to meet my pressing deadline. I had several quotes, but it was obvious that Chase´s employee, Patrick, had the best vision and plan to create meet the needs of my project. I am happy with the responsiveness and professionalism of both Chase and Patrick and I would recommend them to any of my friends and family for work to be done in their home!

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Charter Handyman Services
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeannine B.
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We've lived in the same house for 30 yrs and done many repairs, updates, and remodels in that time. This was the best experience we've ever had. Had a list of little projects that Kevin helped us take care of. A lot of guys won't bother with that sort of thing. The work was great and he did some creative problem solving. Enjoyed working with him and will call again for our next project.

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Satisfied Solutions LLC
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Chim Tech. LLC
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Ann H.
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Was prompt to our appointment and very courteous. Kerry came to place a bid on a fireplace repair but was available to fix the minor issue right away and in only about half an hours time. He took care to cover the work area and was thorough with his work. Kerry inspected everything carefully. He even cleaned up the area before leaving. Would probably use this contractor again.

Jackson construction LLC
4.3
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Walt M.
Verified review

I hired Kolton to repair a bathroom sink drain, replace the hoses on my washing machine (they were rusted on there), and check out a possible toilet leak. He arrived on time and took inventory of the parts needed. Then he got the parts, returned and worked for over six hours (past 9:00 PM) until the entire job was done. He even replaced some parts I didn't know were faulty and ran into a nightmare with the washer hoses. It turned out one of them had essentially rusted onto the spigot and he had to cut away the drywall underneath to replace part of the pipe and install a new valve. The crazy way the plumbing was originally installed made the swapout a nightmare--nothing was easy but he creatively came up with a solution and got it done withouth complaining. The final cost was higher than originally estimated, but with good reason. The quality of the work appeared to be excellent and his demeanor was pleasant. I would recommend him for your next plumbing job.

Creative Custom Remodeling
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Deb D.
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Wow. Great job! Eric did everything quickly and even saved money on parts by repairing the old items!

Jeramy Marean Construction
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Judy V.
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Basement minor construction project was a surprise for my husband's birthday. Jeramy was flexible to meet the specific hours I needed him to be here, and did a great job. My husband was surprised!

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Mac
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrea L.
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I used Mac for plumbing repairs to a toilet. I purchased the supplies ahead of time. Mac replaced all of the toilet guts. He also put up a new towel bar and toilet paper holder. He was there when he said he would be. He had good attention to small details on both projects. I plan to use him in the future for other small projects.

MZ Services
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Robert L.
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Matt was always communicating every step of the way. quoting was reasonable and straight forward. once the supplies were delivered work was done quickly and effectively. All I wanted was a deck for a rental property. A single family home rental. Matt was able to spot potential issues before there was issues. deck building is defiantly his trade, and and he provides quality service as well.

  • 17 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kara J.
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Joel did an excellent job on repairing our drooping drywall ceiling in both our entryways. He was very thorough with his bid and his job. He was always in contact with us and very responsive to any questions we had. He was also very easy to talk to! We will most certainly contact him again for any future jobs!

  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Marvin J.
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Great work, my sidewalk was finished in just 5 hours from dugout to poured. Can’t wait to walk on it, my daughters ready to do a cartwheel on it.

  • 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

Buzard Construction Co.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara P.
Verified review

A very good piece of work. My deck, containing hot tub (no longer used), was in dire need of replacing. I thought and hoped ‘wood rot’, but had niggling thought of termites. Was termites and they were also in house structure. Love my new smaller deck, thrilled with innovative railing. Lots of structural damage repaired. Am keeping his contact info for any future house needs.

  • 24 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Denise E.
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Repaired leaking window. Very professional.

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    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.

    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.