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"I honestly believe in treating people the way I would like to be treated as a customer. I find it easy to listen and pay attention to folks who are actively building their dreams by hiring me. I just remember; details matter when paying good money for services. My expertise results in satisfied customers. Satisfied customers tell other customers."

Jeremy Olson

Handy Guy


Handyman Services & Projects | Serving Des Moines, Iowa and Surrounding.
  • All initial service trips incur a $40 travel fee.

  • One Hour Minimum.

  • Residential Work & Shopping: $75/hour OR Bid Price.

  • Payment is due upon completion of work.

  • After Hours and Weekend Service Calls: $110 per hour from departure time.

  • Estimates require $40 trip charge upfront (on site); credited toward final invoice, making them FREE for paying customers.

  • Phone estimates are FREE.

  • Commercial Work: $85/hour OR Bid Price



You are visiting our completely NEW site!

We now offer a new and interactive online handyman estimator. It has been Jeremy's long time dream. Now you can visit the services and see estimates made from real work data customized to your options.  Just shop, add to cart and see an estimate of services with all your options included. You won't find this anywhere else in Des Moines, but provided exclusively by Handy Guy, Des Moines, IA. Please Contact Us if you don't see what you're looking for or have a suggestion.


(In the future you you will even be able to reserve with downpayment online and we will call and book you right away.) Site is currently in beta, payments can not be made through website at this time.


WARNING! Our patented online estimating tool is for customer use only. Other service providers are explicitly forbidden from using or being a party to any information derived from our data, this page or our estimator. Please see our Terms of Use page.


The following tags take you to the Categories in the Members Estimate Builder. Non-Members can see a lineup of Services we provide below.


base molding, quarter round, basement bathrooms, bathroom ideas, bathroom vanities, cabinet doors, cabinets, casing, caulk removal, caulking, ceilings, doors, doors cut-off, doors reversed, drains, exhaust fans, faucets, fiberglass repairs, flooring, glass block windows, grab bars, granite, macerators (grinders),marble, mirrors installed, mirrors removed, repairs, shower seats, shower valves, showers, shut offs, sinks, space saving, storage, stub-outs, supply hoses, surrounds, tile, toilets, towel bars, traps, tubs, wainscoting, water lines

bamboo flooring, base molding, basement floors, carpet, carpet tiles, caulking, ceramic tile, cork flooring, floor jacking, floor leveling/patching, floor refinishing, flooring ideas, flooring repairs, granite tile, hardwood flooring, laminate flooring, laminate hardwood flooring, marble tile, onyx/gem tile, quarter round, scratch repair, sealing, slate tile, staircases, stripping/waxing, subfloor, tearout/demolition, transitions/thresholds, under floor heating

basement bathrooms, bathroom ideas, bathroom vanities, cleanouts, condensate lines, copper tube, dishwashers, drains, faucets, fill valves, floor drains, flush valves, food disposals, frost proof sill cock, galvanized iron pipe, gas line, hydrants, hydronic heating, ice maker water lines, Pex systems, plugs, plumbing leaks, plumbing repairs, plumbing upgrades, seats & springs/washers, shower valves, showers, shut offs, sprayers, stop valves, stub outs, supply lines, surrounds, sweating, toilets, traps, tubs/replacement, washing machine hookup, waste lines, water heaters, water purifiers, water softeners

balusters, bannisters, base molding, cabinet doors, carpenter, closet rods, crown molding, cupolas, custom cabinets, decks, door casing, door slabs replaced, doors cut down, doors jambs repaired, doors replaced/installed, facia repairs, fence repairs, fireplace mantles, framing, handrails installed, hardwood floors, hardwood staircase, newel posts, openings added, pergolas, pickets replaced, play sets assembled, porch additions, quarter round/base shoe, railings, rotten windows restored, sheds built, shelving, siding repaired/replaced, sills replaced, soffits repairs, spindles, vaulted/coffered ceilings, wainscoting/raised panels, wall additions, woodwork

cabinet doors, custom cabinets, dishwasher installation, faucet/sprayer, food disposal, garden windows, ice maker replacement, ice maker water lines, kitchen cabinet ideas, kitchen conversions, kitchen faucet, kitchen floors, kitchen ideas, kitchen islands, kitchen peninsula, kitchen plumbing, kitchen remodeling, kitchen storage, pots & pan racks, pull out shelving, refrigerator panels, repairs and replacements, rotten cabinet bottoms, sink upgrade, space-making remodels, vegetable sinks

acoustic texture, buildup, bulkheads, bullnose corner, ceiling damage, ceilings replaced, curtain walls, doorknob holes repaired, drywall finishing, drywall repairs, dust protection, executive finish, knee walls, knockdown texture, mildew damage, mildew resistant materials, orange peel texture, patch, plaster & lath, sand texture, seamless and invisible, shower/tub walls, smooth finish, soffits, splatter texture, stain blocking, tray ceilings, wall damage, walls replaced, water spots

6 panel doors, Beaverdale arched doors, bi-fold doors, broken jambs repaired, bypass slider doors, cabinet doors, code locks, deadbolts, door adjustments, door casing, door closers, door guards/bumpers, door seals, door slabs, door spray finish, doors cut down, doors filled in, doors installed, doors jambs repaired, doors replaced, epoxy repairs, entry doors, French doors, glass doors, insulated doors, interior doors, locksets, patio doors, pet doors, pocket doors, pre-hung doors installed, remote locksets, security chain, security doors, shower doors, sills replaced, steel doors, storm door safety chain, storm doors, thresholds, transitions, voids filled, wood doors

3 story painting, Bond's One Time Guaranteed 7 year polyacrylate deck sealer, airless spraying, appliance painting, awnings, ceilings, chip remediation, color match, commercial painting, concrete painting, countertop paint, debridement, decks, door painting, enamel, epoxy paint, exterior painting, floor enamel, furniture painting, garage floors, high painting, house painting, HUD requirements, interior painting, latex/acrylic, lead safe renovator, metal railings, oil based, porch painting, rooms, scraping, sealers, staining, trim, Victorian painting, walls

I fix Windows. Oh...this is where I really shine. Everyone advises you must replace your rotted window sill. I rebuild them with vinyl and save you hundreds!

I am handy with so many things that I dont have categories for everything I can do.  So I have included the rest of repair, maintenance or odd jobs I offer here.

bath exhaust fan repaired, ceiling fan repaired, ceiling patch/texture, dishwasher repaired, exterior door replaced, flat screen TV mounted, flush/fill components replaced, food disposal installed, garage door opener installed, gutters cleaned, kitchen faucet replaced, kitchen sink & faucet replaced, lock set & deadbolt installed, lock set remote automatic , mailbox & post installed, microwave range hood installed, pet door installed, storm door installed, vanity faucet replaced, vanity top & faucet replaced, vertical blinds on patio door, whole toilet replaced

although it is best to email us

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