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Newton Handymen

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

  • 29 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy J.
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We hired Iowa Maintenance and Handyman to refurbish (e.g., power wash, repair and paint) our wooden deck and it looks better than ever! They were affordable and efficient and went above and beyond to assist with moving our outdoor furniture, as well as helping to secure the correct paint color and texture.

  • 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
4.8
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.

Husband-4-Hire
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Julie D.
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Casey tore down and removed an old dog run. From beginning to end he was professional, thorough, punctual, efficient and his price was very fair. I will definitely use him for all of my handyman jobs. His assistant was also exceptional!

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Adam Swets
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ethan S.
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I've been looking for a solid handyman to help me out for a while, and Adam was the first person to respond to my request to have an exterior door replaced. He showed up promptly, did an excellent job despite the 10 degree weather, and charged right on par with the quote he provided. I'll definitely be calling him again for other projects and would recommend him for sure!

Handyman Heros
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Kim H.
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Tony was amazing! I would highly recommend Tony and Handyman Heroes

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Charter Handyman Services
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
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Today was my first time using Charter Handyman Services. Kevin found time this morning to help me with a broken bifold door. He was prompt, professional and finished the job quickly. I highly recommend him.

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Satisfied Solutions LLC
4.5
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.

Ted's Handyman Services
4.7
from 16 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Greta D.
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He was the only one who answered my request for help. He did an excellent job, fixed the problem, a man of his word and at an affordable price. I wouldn't use anyone else for a handyman service unless Ted said he couldn't do the job, only then would I look elsewhere.

UBContractors, LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Chandra W.
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Bret did an excellent job! Very professional, communicated what the job would take to complete, was always here when he said he would arrive. I am so glad to have found a trustworthy handyman that has so many skills. He helped with additional projects at a very reasonable rate. I would highly recommend UB Contractors.

Brooks Renovations LLC
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Allen H.
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The job was twofold, tearing out and replacing the back door, and rewiring an outlet in the living room that had gone dead for no apparent reason. Overall he did a good job. There were some issues that caused the job to run over the estimate, but the house is over 100 years old and renovations never go exactly as planned. There were some minor issues with the final results that I won't go into here that costed a star, but overall I am happy with the work and I would use him again for another project. He is a very nice guy and easy to work with, and trustworthy. I recommend him to others looking for someone to do a handyman project fairly and at a reasonable price.

Your Handyman Jones
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Diane B.
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First time using this service. Handyman Kevin Jones was prompt, pleasant and very reasonably-priced. Will definitely use him again!! Had him cut a cat-door in the basement door. Great job!

Tom Stoll DBA 515 Handyman
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Rus G.
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Great work! Don't bother calling anyone else. Great communication and honest guy.

TJAM Construction
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Verne L.
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small drywall job. Great price, great service.

  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Shrabya K.
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He was very helpful. Did job well. Would definitely contact him if i need any kind of handyman work. He was also very reasonable with the price as well. He also clean up his mess after he is done working.

HomeWorx
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Amy L.
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The team at Homeworx recently redid our deck and fence and we couldn't be more pleased with how everything turned out! They were professional to work with from start to finish. We met with several different companies and chose Homeworx because of their experience, professionalism, timely follow up, and reasonable price. We are already looking forward to having them back for our next home improvement project. We highly recommend you consider Homeworx for your next remodeling or handyman project.

rockin it handman service
4.3
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Alex T.
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I had a great experience with Rockin’ It Handyman Service fixing my two leaking toilets. They were professional and on time. Thanks for fixing my toilets at such a great price.

  • 23 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Give Brian a call if your looking for a handyman, he is prompt with a response, showed up when he said, sent a messsge 30 minutes before his arrival. He was very precise with his work, willing to do alittle more than he had to and gave an honest opinion. Brian is friendly, cleans up his mess, and I'm working on a list for more help from him. He is new to the area so building a clientele and with work like this I think he will do great, so thank u Brian again for helping me out, and ur great idea for the flower boxes/bricks on the corners and looking forward to u dropping those by sometime! Best of luck!

  • 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

  • 1 year in business
Dave L.
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Ryan painted the interior of my office - wonderful job - worked during weekends so I could keep the office open - Did a great job of clean up. I would use Ryan again no questions asked - Thinking about contacting him on household painting.

Smalltown Handyman
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Betty M.
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Justin gave a very fair quote for the job I required. The work was exemplary and completed in our time-frame. I will definately be using Justin in the future for household projects. Great work!

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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Johnston, IA

  • Service type
    Repairs: Yes, Installation: No, Maintenance: No, Assembly: No
  • Details
    I need to have my deck cleaned (power wash?) sanded and re finished
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