Welcome to Handyman Direct.

My name is Keith Huston, founder and owner of Handyman Direct home services. I am a Richmond native and Virginia Commonwealth University graduate. The concept of Handyman Direct ultimately evolved more out of necessity than forethought.

After college and well into a career in Hospitality Management I was propositioned by a good friend to help renovate an investment property. My friend was having a difficult time getting contractors to return her calls, let alone show up as scheduled, and asked me if I would be interested in taking on the projects. Like so many times before I had heard of peoples frustrations with trying to find a good and dependable contractor, as you may well have experienced yourself.

So I dove headfirst into that business venture, and after eight years and countless home improvement projects later I haven't looked back. I realized during that first big project eight years ago the genuine need for honest, affordable and dependable home improvement services.


  • Wood Trim Installation & Repair
  • Framing
  • Decks
  • Fencing
  • Exterior Siding Installation & Repair
  • Hardwood Flooring Installation & Repair/Refinishing
  • Roof Installation & Repair
  • Cabinet Installation
  • Porch Railings
  • Screened-in Porches
  • Complete Kitchen & Bath Remodeling


  • Home Improvement Plumbing & Repairs
  • Faucet & Plumbing Fixture Installation & Repairs
  • Garbage Disposal Installation
  • Home Appliance Installation
  • Clogged Drains
  • Toilet & Sink Installation
  • Water Heater Installations


  • Heating & Cooling Systems Repair / Installation
  • Home Improvement Lighting
  • Troubleshooting & Repair
  • Ceiling Fan Installation
  • Security Lighting
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Electrical Upgrades


  • Lawn Maintenance
  • Mulching
  • Landscape Design
  • Tree Service & Stump Removal


  • Investment Property Maintenance
  • Tile
  • Debris Removal
  • Painting
  • Drywall Installation & Repair
  • Gutter Installation & Repair
  • Home Cleaning
  • Replacement Windows

Customer Testimonials

  • Keith,

    Have I told you we LOVE our new bathroom? The design is fantastic. You've turned the one room I didn't like into my favorite! Everything was finished beautifully!

    Thank you.

    —Laura T.

  • Awesome work! Quality and great attention to detail. New counter top is beautiful, plumbing issues (from previous contractor) corrected, exterior repaired, and kitchen renovated. Very creative in his approach to a project be it new construction, renovation, or repairs.


  • I can't say enough great things about Keith! He has done a couple of projects on our old, but new to us house and every project has been great. He has been upfront and honest about timeline, costs, what may be hidden behind a wall etc. I have worked with a number of different contractors and repair folk, and I have yet to find one that does as good of job as Keith and calls me back as quickly as he does.

    If you have a bigger project or just some small items, Keith is definitely the guy to call, especially if you want it done right and you want your contractor to call you back.

    —Tim, Richmond VA

  • No matter the size of the project, Handyman Direct treats it with the same care and attention to detail. Recently, I had them come out and complete a punch list of to-do's around my house to get it ready to be placed on the market.

    He was prompt, courteous, and efficient. I was very pleased with the results and the time it took.

    —Scott, Mechanicsville VA

  • I have an historic home with many details that can be difficult to match or work around. Handyman Direct was able to determine a leak source behind my wall and repair the plumbing, as well as replace the damaged wall and shelving. You wouldn't even know there had been damage to fix!

    Thank you Handyman Direct!

    —L. Kurland, Museum District, Richmond VA

  • It is such a relief to find someone that we can completely depend on when we need home repair. We had a list of small items that needed attention in our house, from painting and plumbing to electrical fixes. Keith worked with our schedule and fixed everything inside and out in a very efficient manner. He's courteous, meticulous and provides high quality service.

    We recommend Keith and Handyman Direct without reservation!

    Frances, Providence Forge VA

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804 405 3484
205 13th Street
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
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