all jobs around the house from installations to light fixtures

Welcome to the $49 Handyman

Chris Schonenbach, is the $49 Handyman. Chris has worked in construction for over 20 years, and is licensed and insured. 

The “49” in stands for $49/hour*.  Most others are charging anywhere between $65 and $90/hr and often their quality of work is not even as detail oriented as the $49 Handyman.

The $49 Handyman is for the middle class families and households that would like to finish their basement, or put on a new deck, but don't want to spend a fortune doing it.

Chris specializes in basement refinishing, but will do everything from the small light bulb change to gutter cleaning.  The light bulb thing may sound funny, but just imagine a high vaulted ceiling and getting up there to change the recessed bulb.  

The $49 Handyman works just about everywhere from the Quad Cities to Sterling. Visit the Photo Gallery, then call 815.980.0196 today to schedule a visit and start your project.

*hourly rate is $49/hour with a $35 service charge.  There is a one hour minimum and after that the time is by the 1/2 hour.



  • Service Area: Davenport Beddendorf IA, Rock Island Moline IL, Quad Cities, Sterling Rockfalls Lyndon Prophetstown Erie Hillsdale Como IL
  • Davenport IA
    Beddendorf IA
    Rock Island IL
    Moline IL
    Quad Cities
    Sterling IL
    Rockfalls IL
    Lyndon IL
    Prophetstown IL
    Erie IL
    Hillsdale IL
    Como IL


Handyman Services:

  • Change out lighting fixtures, add new ones to rooms
  • Change out plumbing fixtures, sinks
  • Drywall patch and repair
  • Change light bulbs and smoke alarm batteries

Major Indoor & Outdoor Projects:

  • Decks
  • Concrete patios
  • Install storm doors
  • Roof Repair
  • Landscaping & Yard Work
  • Mowing & Trimming
  • Gutter Clean-out
  • Sprinkler Blowouts
  • Flooring - Tile, Laminate and Hardwoods
  • Basement Finishing
  • Kitchen Remodel and Updates
  • Bathroom Makeovers


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