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Matt Dent Durango Handyman and Property Maintenance Services aka The HandyMatt

Hi, I'm The HandyMatt

I provide Handyman and Property Maintenance Services for Durango, Purgatory, Bayfield, and the Four Corners.


I started this handyman business out of a desire to help other homeowners and small business owners accomplish the never-ending tasks on their to-do lists.

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 A DIY Guy with an Eye for Detail

The HandyMatt was born out of my interest in DIY projects. My father had a stonework and landscaping business, so from an early age, I developed a knack for working with my hands. As I worked alongside him in my teens and early twenties, I developed craftsmanship skills and an eye for detail. 


A few years later, I started doing my own vehicle maintenance. I was self-taught and began with simple tasks like oil changes, which quickly morphed into more complex projects. Around 2012, I purchased a travel trailer and decided to live off grid (this was before it was a “thing” such thing as #vanlife in those days). During that time, I had to figure out how to make a number of repairs—from plumbing to electrical to cosmetic modifications—all on my own and with limited resources. 


That experience served me well because a few years later, I became a homeowner. Like most people, I quickly realized that a homeowner’s to-do list is never complete. Whether you’re making basic improvements and repairs, installing new appliances and fixtures, or making full scale renovations—there’s always something that needs to be done. 


After so much work on my own home, I started helping neighbors with their projects—and The HandyMatt was born. I’ve done a myriad of tasks including a full scale bathroom renovation, tile work, vanity replacement, door removal, landscaping, custom shutter creation, exterior siding stripping and staining, interior paint, drywall repair, small builds, fixture and outlet replacement, and more.

If I’ve learned anything these past few years, it’s that many projects don’t require a full-fledged contractor (which can be time consuming and expensive). Instead, they just need someone with a skilled set of hands, diligent work ethic, and an eye for detail. 


That’s where I come in. I believe that craftsmanship matters—it’s always been important to me to get to the heart of a problem and not just cover it up or be satisfied with a bandaid fix. Even when I’ve been under pressure to finish a project, I’ve refused to compromise quality.

So, if you have a house project, whether it’s ongoing maintenance or a one-time repair, give me a call. I’d love to help.


P.S. If you want to learn a little more about my professional background, connect with me on LinkedIn.

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Let's get your project done. Contact me today!

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