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West Des Moines Handymen

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  • 8 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Kramer M.
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Many thanks to Shepherd's Painting and Handyman Service for doing excellent work cleaning and in one case even re-hanging my gutters. They weren't in quite as bad of shape as I'd imagined, so he actually revised down his quote by $100 for me--that's an honest businessman who I'd recommend to anybody. Work was done efficiently and appears to be done well.

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Top Flite Contracting
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.

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Adam Swets
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!

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Charter Handyman Services
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff W.
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Kevin was easy to work with from beginning to end. Did all talk that were requested and stayed till the work was done. Very good work, and left the place as he found it. Great experience.

TJAM Construction
from 9 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Josh O.
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Darrick did a great job at a reasonable price. I will be using him for more projects in the future.

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.

Just Rite Handyman Services
from 2 reviews
    Patricia V.
    Verified review

    Adam came to help with the remodel my small bathroom and combine with laundry. He was always there early and stayed till he felt was done. He was consider of our time line and was very through. We are over the moon with the out come. PV


    We have the tools to do everything, from framing a garage and remodeling a room to lawn mowing, snow removal, electrical and plumbing repairs, tree damage and cleanup, deck construction, kitchen and bath cabinet installation, and countertop installation. We have the skills and contacts to bid almost anything. Big or small jobs are welcome.


    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.


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


    I provide any handyman work. I also work in a fast food as well, so you'll have to bear with me. I do whatever you would like done. Don't be scared.


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

    • 1 year in business


    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.


    We are a small multitasking company looking to save you money. We do it all, from flushing out your pipes and roofing to pulling weeds in the garden. Let us know what you need, and we take care of the rest. We know times are tough and money is tight. Tell us what you have to trade; we might be able to make it right.


    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.

    • 9 years in business

    Our process is highly geared towards customer communication and satisfaction.


    For the past five years ive worked extensively on renovating older homes and converting them into rental properties. I have a working knowledge on what the city wants to be able to pass inspections...that being said...I always went above and beyond what the city inpectors anticipated or wanted.. Being an Engineers son my father never paid outside help to do any work and depended on us to help. He was my greatest Teacher... Ive also have worked consstuction all over the U.S. im also a veteran

    • 4 years in business

    We offer handyman services. We do prompt and professional services on your schedule. You name it; we do it. Call us, or visit our website.


    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.

    • 12 years in business

    I like to help my customers complete their job that they have envisioned in their mind.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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    Need a Window Repair Specialist

    Des Moines, IA

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    • Window Type
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      Window is leaking water from the top. I have tried caulking around window outside, no help. Not sure where the water is coming in from. But has damaged drywall around window frame.
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