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Bandera, TX 78003, USA


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Here's just a small sample of what I do for my customers

Hire the professional handyman at Hill Country Handyman and Tractor, and put your mind at ease. All services are efficient and cost effective. You’ll be greeted by a friendly face who’ll provide the highest level of service for your project. There's really no end to the list of things I do, so if you need something different from what you see here it's no problem. Just get in touch and let me know what it is. I'm almost always happy to help.

Tractor Work -Shredder, Box and Loader

Does your property need mowing? Is your dirt drive in need of some touch up?, Spread some gravel, or erosion repair? What ever your project needs, I'm ready to help with what ever you might ask of a mid-size tractor. I’ve got many years of experience, and guarantee the quality of my workmanship. Call me now to schedule an appointment and free estimate. I will also answer any questions you may have about how I work and what to expect during your service appointment.

Varnishing the Deck

Deck Staining

Need a handyman to tackle your Deck Staining project? I perform the repairs and improvements you need with the experience, skill, and customer service you deserve. Feel free to call for more information or to set up an appointment.

Excellent job of installing tile _ would highly recommend Steve for any job

Elsie Hartley

Steve, It is so beautiful. We were shocked at how good it looks


Beautiful job-very professional-Steve is wonderful. I would recommend your company to my friends.

Maddy Nathan

Steve has done a beautiful job on our floors. We didn't even imagine them to look as good as they do. We are very pleased with his work We would refer him to anyone needing flooring. Also Steve is very honest and sincere, and gave us the advise we needed.

Tina Sobol

A Prized Possession

Taking great care in what's truly important

This stained glass piece was the last thing my customers husband made before he passed away and it meant a great deal to this sweet lady. It was safely tucked under her bed for years and wanted it displayed so she could enjoy it. I nervously took great care to secure it in the window so the sunlight would shine through it and fill the room with memories


More samples of Work

Make it Beautiful or a Little Quirky

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This pool deck area had not been maintained for about 15 years. It took a lot of pressure washing, a lot of lumber needed to be replaced, I rebuilt the benches, and applied deck paint

It's now a great place to just hang out


From what I'm told, this guy had quite the reputation as a real terror.

He was painted by my wife before he ended up on this red barn

This Was  Fun

Rock and Woodwork

Here we have a very old brick and block home that I have literally transformed over the years. You will see this home in other pictures on my website, if you look for the heavy wood door casings, rock work and stone pillars. This couple are writers and artists who became dear friends of mine. Notice the before picture of this area in the photo below.



We discussed in detail the exact look we were going after before any work began

This shows what the area looked like before the work began.


As you can see, this is quite a dangerous mess, especially being on the second floor.

From unuseable


I also reconditioned the steps and landing leading to the ground floor

To beautiful and safe


Fence Repair

Most of this fence had to be re-built


Completed  Fence Repair

Now it looks great and you can  open and close the gate with ease


This customer didn't know what to do with the back of her fridge sticking out into the livingroom

A little lumber and elbow grease

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Problem Solved

It's all about the prep work

Have you ever seen a house that still looked just as crumby as before they painted it, and the only real difference is that it's a different color?


Before Painting Fascia

Paint on fascia just doesn't hold up as well as it does on the walls, and much of the time it needs attention before the rest of the house.


And After

So often the prep work is the difference between a nice professional job that will last, and the job you get when you try to save too much money

Saving you money

This home here is an eventual total remodel. Like so many of my customers the project will be completed as they can afford it. This is very common, and l welcome this sort of thing, so don't think you'll never have a beautiful home again. I will work WITH you, and  help with suggestions on how to get the most for your money, even if it's at my own expense. I feel that making you happy and saving you money pays off for us both in the long run


This Area Really Needs A New Look

This area was claustrophobic, and very outdated, and what you can't see are the noisy squeeks that were in the floor


Now That's A Lot Better

We have new floors, doors and paint, and the wall has been replaced by a useful divider with cubbies and lights on both sides. The squeaks are gone and It even has a secret hiding place inside


Heavy Timber Casing Really Adds A Great Look

This is the same home you saw previously with all the rock work. Notice how it makes the grandfather clock just pop

Erosion Repair on an Access Road


On this project, he water ran like a river down the road, and needed to be diverted at the top in order to keep from having to repair it after every heavy rain.

This saved my customer a ton of money in the long run


You might say I just stopped a steady flow of income by making a permanent repair on this road, but referrals and happy customers are much more important

Tree Trimming  Should Be An Art

It takes some imagination to showcase the beauty behind that mess of overgroth


Tree Trimming

This kind of project takes some time, and creates quite a burn pile, but it's well worth it


Quite A Difference

This area is the first thing you see when entering the ranch, and just  gives it a much more inviting look

Custom Block, Rock, And Paver Project

From cactus patch to great BBQ area


This was a very overgrown cactus patch before getting my tractor after it

I had a lot of fun doing this project. I first had to remove the enormous cactus before adding a concrete slab, a block wall to  accommadate the rock installation, custom pavers, and a paver cap on the rock wall


It's now a Great BBQ area

My customer was so excited she couldn't see straight. I wish I had a picture of it all cleaned up

8 Foot Thistles

This was by far the worst overgrowth I've seen in Center Point

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This Project was for a local realtor to help sell the property



This cost less than you might think

New Floor, Paint, And Shelf conversion

Old Ranch House


This was a window looking into a laundry room

I boarded up the window and installed shelves in it's place


A fresh new look for the room

I also installed a new laminate floor, new screens for the windows, and  gave the room a  fresh coat of paint

 The Woman Cave

For the woman cave, I installed new windows, drywall,  and a new stained deck with a metal roof


As the Project came along

Inside I put up drywall and a ton of trim work


The old porch was a couple of old pallets

Now she has a new deck and roof, and new dual pane windows

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The Team

It's just me and Ernie and he stays home now, so let's not get to carried away on the big lifting unless you want to help


I'm the guy on the right



My faithful friend ( Retired )


And You

Occasionally customers want to  help out, to save themselves some money, and I have No problem with that

Handyman with Hammer


A very important and capable part of my team

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At Your Service

I handle many kinds of Handyman projects including home improvement jobs, field mowing (shredding), Light Grading,Spreading of materials such as Sand, Gravel, etc... with all the latest technology in machinery and tools, you can trust that your repairs and improvements are in great hands with Hill Country Handyman & Tractor

From the front gate to the back fence and everything in between, it's likeIy I have a solution to help you out. Check out my list of services and get in touch to make an appointment for a free estimate. Have an unusual job? Great, I love a challenge. Just let me know how I can help.

Carpenter Tools

Drywall Repairs

Have a Drywall Repair problem that needs some professional attention? No matter what your vision is, Hill Country Handyman and Tractor can be trusted to help you bring it to life. If you need repairs done, need assistance with installation, or would like a remodeling upgrade, give me a call and I’ll offer you the services you need at prices you can afford.


Closed in Porch

These guys needed a place to keep the humans out

Typical Projects and Repairs

Projects and Repairs


Bring an old deck back to life

Stain deck and cedar posts


Ceiling Support

Loose Stucco Safely Supported

Attic Door Installation

Your Trusted Pro

Opening Trap Door

Dress it up with a Rock Wall

A Great Choice


My Rates

At Hill Country Handyman &  Tractor, I believe in exceptional workmanship and top-quality service. That is why I guarantee to measure up to your expectations. I will sit and meet with you to understand your needs, from the simplest fixes to more complex  projects. I will determine if I can offer a fixed price or billing based on time and materials. In most cases the customer will benefit from paying time and materials,  as no professional wants to loose money on a project, although it happens and I try my best to make it fair for both of us, a lot of projects are just to difficult to calculate, so the professional will make sure not  to loose money by calculating the project on the idea of worst case scenario, asking himself what's the worst thing that could happen? , or  what's the longest this project might take?, and the price will be based on that. So, looking at it from that perspective, it's usually cheaper by the hour, and don't be fooled by the real cheap guy either as they could be there twice as long and cost  you money in a multitude of ways

Handman Tools

Per Project

Some repair and renovation projects take a true expert. For some of these projects, my affordable Per Project rates may be your best option


Per Hour

Got a project for me? I’m happy to work Per Hour to fix up your home! Contact me for rates on my wide range of services, that include residential, and outdoor options. I'm waiting for your call!


About Me

I've been in the service industry for well over 30 years.

Hello all, my name is Steve and the furry one is my long time buddy Ernie. I live in Bandera Texas now, but for most of my career I lived in the city. In a career as long as mine, my background story is just too long to tell in one page so I'll try to stay with the nuts and bolts.  I started my career installing floors with my dad during summer breaks when I  was just a boy. When I became old enough for people to take me serious as an installer,  I went to work for a large corporation that soon invited me to obtain my contractors license so I could come to work directly for the owners of the company. I just had a knack for fixing things and quickly became known  as the  guy who could fix just about anything they threw at  me.  Quite often another contractor or his helpers would install a floor and wouldn't be able to fix their mistakes, so before it was  ordered to be replaced they would send me to repair it, saving the company and the contractors a serious amount of money. I continued with this type of work for many years and with other large corporations also. I've always  loved driving  tractors since I was a kid  and with my knack for repairing things I started branching out into handyman and tractor work quite a few years ago now and haven't looked back.

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