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Athens General Contractors

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The Handyman Brian
4.6
from 52 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Steven W.
Verified review

My experience working with Brian and his team was tremendous. After soliciting bids from several contractors to repair and improve our backyard fence, I knew Clear Choice was the right vendor for the job. Brian's candor and transparency was critical in my selection and he didn't disappoint. The work was done to our specifications and exceeded our expectations. In fact, our neighbors saw the job they did and requested that they get to work on their fence too. Thanks so much!

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Edmonds Home Improvements
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda N.
Verified review

I find them to do very good work. They are honest, clean up after themselves, and are all one could wish in a contractor. Edmonds Home is very flexible and able to do many different kinds of jobs quite well. It is like giving a honey do list to someone you can trust. Prices are reasonable for the work performed.

  • 31 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Richard M.
Verified review

I was referred to the Tennesean Home Improvement Construction by a very dear friend. I was told that Tony would be honest, attentive, and most importantly he would listen. They were so right !!! I had detailed specifications and drawings. I had all of my materials prior to beginning my job. I knew exactly what I wanted and Tony to my surprise totally understood my vision. Though Tony was referred to me, I still did my homework, getting 3 other bids. I had given my drawings and specifications to each of the contractors so that they would all have the same information in order to give an exact bid. I checked out all of the contractors on the Contractors State License website and, I called and spoke to prior clients of each of the different contractors. I compared all of the bids and found them all to be in line with the scope of work to be done. Pricing was also a factor, I wanted to stay within budget. Of all the bids I received, Tennesean Home Improvement was the most inclusive and detailed of the work to be performed, giving me confidence that he was fully involved and hands on in the entire construction process. I remodeled 2 bathrooms and a dressing room. Tony was always available (even by text !!) and, when necessary, would come over at a moments notice. Tony's crew were unbelievably fabulous! Detailed, extremely neat, cleaned the work areas daily before leaving and never left trash around. They arrived daily on time with smiles on their faces even proudly displaying there companies logos on there shirts !!. They truly enjoy their work. Ricky, there project manager IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! For my shower floor, they cut 284 - 3 x 3inch tiles from 12 x 24 inch porcelain tiles without a complaint . 3 of the bathroom walls were done in 13 x 40inch porcelain tile laid stacked horizontally. For the inside and edges around the bathroom window, which were finished in tile, I did not want the usual inset of the tile nor the metal edge strips. I wanted the tile mitered. Ricky didn't blink an eye at this request. My shower has a column holding the shower fixtures that is made of glass. One each side of the column are 1/2 inch Starfire Glass walls. Ricky's work is the most beautiful work I have seen in a very long time. There was very little waste of my very expensive tile and no waste of my glass material. Giovanni - Painting, Drywall and a multitude of other items, is also an artisan. Besides all of his drywall work, he also removed the acoustical ceiling in my dressing room. The most beautiful work. Todd - Electrician. He followed my specifications perfectly putting everything in conduit as was my preference. Tony, Followed my specifications perfectly putting everything copper to copper, no plastic, hooking up the rather complicated rain head, proportioning valve, and hand shower. At the conclusion of the job, we were present when the building inspector pronounced that everything was to code and done properly. Our home was built in the early 60's and was never remodeled. I was worried what would be found behind the walls. I was lucky, there were no problems. Because I am so detailed, and knew exactly what I wanted - having my fixtures and tile on hand prior to the start of the job, along with the detailed specifications and drawings, there were no add-on's. The remodel went smoothly and stayed on budget. Tennesean Home Improvement is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with them again. Tony wasn't the cheapest initial bid we received, but we ended up saving a ton by avoiding costly errors, staying on time (and rent in our temporary space), and the result was more than worth the money. We have a beautiful new home. I highly recommend Tony and Tennesean Home Improvement anyone considering doing a major or even a small job done to there home... Thank you Tony, and your entire crew for a beautiful job. Feel free to contact me at web4success@hotmail.com to see the work they have done (I'm very proud of the end result).. Mr. Melgar

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  • 16 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Isaiah M.
Verified review

I honestly don't know how to summarize, how awesome a job these guys did. They are in a league above the rest for sure. They had to step in about 1/2 way through our sun room addition project because our first contractor was taking forever (7 months in on a 1 month project). They fixed issues from the first contractors sub-par job without asking me for more money. They showed up, on time, everyday they said they would. If they weren't coming one day, Keith the owner would always make sure we knew why they wouldn't be there that day (mostly because of waiting on material we ordered). They did an excellent job and their quality and attention to detail is among the best I have ever seen. My only regret is that we didn't start with them from the beginning. Their prices are fair and they will do an awesome job for you too. Hire these guys, you won't regret it.

  • 38 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia R.
Verified review

Mac Smith and his team at Madison Remodeling and painting completed a 3 week project including painting and general repair on our home. Mac took complete responsibility for all of his crew and the final product. He was always courtesy and professional. He communicated well with us, giving a timeline of his expectations for the job. He always answered our phone calls within minutes. We look forward to working with Mac in the future. Dr. & Mrs. Brian Roberts

Fikes const L.L.C
4.3
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Sylvia A.
Verified review

We acquired Mr. Fikes for repairs at our home we were selling. We were impressed by his skill in the construction field at such a young age. The work was completed in a timely manner and we were satisfied with the results. Mr. Fikes will become a successful contractor as he continues to grow and learn.

  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Starla T.
Verified review

Roof Tech was originally hired to do a small project of finishing and painting my laundry room walls. The job was so beautifully completed with an extra touch of air freshener added to the paint so that my house did not have the paint odor, that I talked to him about applying my backsplash once the cabinets were installed. I also talked to him about a roof and door issue that we had been having for years. Both estimates far exceeded my expectations and the work was performed in a very meticulous, professional, and timely manner. His crew were very respectful and professional. They were on time and cleaned up after ward, including going over our yard several times with a magnet to pick up loose nails. Mike Raby is a pleasure to work with. He's very professional and takes obvious pride in the end product/job. I could not ask for a better contractor to work with. He gave advice when needed and displayed integrity, knowledge and concern in our satisfaction of the completed job. My husband and I will definitely be hiring him again for future projects. And we highly recommend him and his company to friends neighbors and strangers. We truly appreciate Mike.

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We offer quality work that's guaranteed every time. If you're not satisfied now, you will be before I leave. I learned a long time ago that the customer is always right!

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We do all aspects of home remodeling, bathrooms, kitchens, flooring, painting, electrical work, plumbing, window repairs and replacements, room additions, home designing and exterior and interior repairs.

  • 18 years in business
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Im a general contractor and journeyman electrician I do all types of work such as electrical concrete tile floors sheetrock painting cabinets build decks Barnes

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We deliver dependability, longevity, and building strength. B.B. Construction & Cabinetry has a proven record of success based on years of professional performance. By always striving to learn more, and exceed our own personal achievements. We bring our dedication and workmanship to you, our client, through the work we do for you!

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Allcrete does all your concrete finishing needs, from decorative concrete to your basic concrete. We offer free estimates for residential and commercial services. We are Licensed and insured for your protection. We go all over North Alabama. No Job too big or small. Call us today!

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I take great pride in my work and wont charge anything if the job isnt done. I charge flat rates there arent any late night charges or service call charges. I strive for perfection and customer satisfaction.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I can provide all types of handyman or general maintenance services. Services offered includes remodels, new additions, decks and yard maintenance.

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I offer general repairs, minor plumbing and electrical services (installing sinks, remove and replace circuit breakers, etc.). I specialize in wood construction, wood finishes and furniture repair. I also do minor interior painting as it is required with sheetrock work.

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We can do any type of general construction work, such as remodeling, carpentry work, lawn care, and masonry construction.

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We offer professional insulation for homes and businesses. Insulation includes attics, basements, walls, crawl spaces and all other. Free estimates are available.

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I specialize in remodeling and repairs. I offer top quality work at reasonable prices. I have been in the general construction and property maintenance services for over 20 years, and I will complete the job to your 100% satisfaction. Apartment turnovers and mobile home repairs and renovations are also welcome.

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I do flooring, tile remodeling, painting, Sheetrock, cabinet, trim, wiring, etc. I have been doing this for 20 years. I got references that I do a very good work.

  • 19 years in business
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I am dependable and honest,if I tell you something you can " Take it to the bank". I also STONGLY believe that if one starts a task it should be completed in a timely manner no excuses.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Every job I do for my clients I do as if it's my own!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Why should you hire a contractor?

Hiring a general contractor is a good idea for many remodeling projects. Home renovation contractors have a broad range of skills to manage, coordinate and complete a project. They should help make sure your project comes in on time and within your budget as they hire and supervise all the necessary subcontractors, including electricians and plumbers. They also handle procuring all the materials required for your job. Some homeowners look to save money by acting as their own contractor, but an experienced home renovation contractor is worth the cost. They should know local building codes, be able to pull all necessary permits, and work with inspectors to make sure the construction meets local codes. Also, because they get professional discounts, they can typically buy materials at a better price than you can; better prices on materials and labor save you money, and make up for at least a percentage of the cost of the contractor.

What is a general contractor?

When starting a home remodel or new construction project, you will probably hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to take a set of building plans and construct them as outlined. The general contractor may help perform the day-to-day building, or they may just hire workers and oversee all the work activities. In either case, the job of the general contractor is to see that your project gets built.

When you have a building project, ask for bids from various contractors. The bids tell you how much each will charge and what their scope of work will be. Once you have selected a bid, you sign a contract with that general contractor outlining the specifics of the project and the milestones during the project when they will receive payment installments. Once the contract is official, the general contractor will bring in their crew to begin construction. The contractor will manage the workers and subcontractors (anyone who doesn’t work directly for their company but that they need to outsource, like a marble installation pro), order all the materials, obtain work permits, and confirm that all the workers and subcontractors are completing their projects as planned. They typically handle all the payments to the workers and subcontractors, and send you invoice. For all these reasons, it’s also especially important to follow a few smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.  If you are organized and competent to oversee construction projects, and are able to make sure everything is being built properly and meeting code, it’s possible you can be your own general contractor.  

How do I plan a bathroom remodeling project?

If you’re stumped on how to plan a bathroom remodeling project, it pays to hire a designer. This is especially important if you’re changing your bathroom layout in any way. Designers create contractor-friendly drawings indicating exactly where each tile and fixture will be installed, down to the light switches. This investment might cost you $300-$500 but save you significant frustration and miscommunication, while ensuring you get precisely what you want.

If you’re going to do your own design, planning a bathroom remodeling project means being organized and planning ahead. Create a general outline of what you want and the budget you have. Identify the specific fixtures, tiles, paint and vanity you prefer. Get all this organized before requesting quotes from two to three reputable general contractors. Once you find the right pro, get a written contract outlining scope of work, materials that will be used, timeframe and payment schedule. Communicate clearly about when to order your materials so they are ready and waiting by the time the contractor gets the permits. Your job from here is to communicate clearly, pay the contractor as the work progresses, and enjoy your remodel when it’s done.

For more on where to start when remodeling a bathroom check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

Where should I start when remodeling a bathroom?

Bathroom remodeling doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Before starting a bathroom remodel it’s crucial to know what you want and have a clear understanding of your maximum budget. If you’d love all marble fixtures but have $3,000 total, you will have to compromise. Being realistic about materials and money before you even contact a contractor will have you on the road to success. Here are some simple steps to follow in the planning stages of bathroom remodeling:

  • List your remodeling priorities in order of importance (e.g., 1. New shower head, 2. Replace flooring, 3. Install recessed lighting, etc.).
  • Calculate what you can realistically afford to spend on your bathroom remodel. Identify an “all in” price — meaning the absolute maximum you’re willing to pay, as well as what you’d prefer to spend.
  • Gather ideas from Pinterest about colors and finishes.
  • Research the costs of the materials and finishes you want and begin making choices about what is and isn’t possible to fit into your budget (once labor is included). If you’d like to stay under $10,000 total, but really love a $2,000 tub, plan to downgrade in other areas.
  • Request quotes from at least three reputable general contractors, share your vision and ideal materials, and work together from there.

How long should a bathroom remodel take?

With proper planning and a good general contractor, your bathroom remodeling project doesn’t have to take forever. The construction phase of the project will always vary based on your scope of work, the square footage and the condition of your bathroom under the surface layer. Inevitably an 80-square-foot master bathroom with major changes will take longer than a 25-square-foot guest bath undergoing a minor renovation. For a smaller bathroom, a facelift — the industry term for sprucing up the surface layer (such as paint, vanity, tiles or light fixtures) but keeping the existing footprint of the space — may take five to eight working days, as long as there are no surprises like mold waiting when the old vanity comes out. A more complex bathroom remodel that revamps the shower area (customizing the plumbing, installing tile and changing the shower door), updates the flooring and cabinetry, and adds new paint and new lighting could take anywhere from one week to three weeks. A full bathroom remodel that guts the room, changing the footprint and moving the electrical wiring and plumbing lines, could take four to eight weeks or more. To keep your bathroom remodel on schedule, have your materials ordered and waiting, and don’t make any change orders once construction begins. Planning is key to keeping a bathroom remodel on schedule.   

For more on how long a bathroom remodel should take check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

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Need a Roofing Contractor for a New Construction

Huntsville, AL

  • Project type
    Other (New construction)
  • Roof type
    Asphalt shingles
  • Building type
    Single-level residential building
  • Details
    45 square 8/12 pitch looking around $19 a sq ft price
  • $10045
    Average price
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