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Tru Builders LLC
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica M.
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Tru Builders provides a high quality service with excellent professionalism. They arrived when they said they would, finished the work in a timely manner, and did exactly what we wanted. I highly recommend them!

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Chandler Company LLC
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike H.
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Jacob and his team did a great job for us which included demo of old driveway and sidewalk followed by building a base and pouring new driveway and sidewalk

Sun Building
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 51 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Carol F.
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Gregg was very accommodating! I needed his help - he made it happen! Great job! I will definitely call on him in the future!

kc services
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Stuart M.
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My wife and I wanted a small, wooden fence to be put in our yard, so I decided to do some research and that's how we found kenneth. Kenneth built us a fence that was exactly how we envisioned it. He was great to have around, very respectful to us and our property, and very professional. What I appreciated the most was his willingness to change a few things about the fence, that we requested, to give us exactly what we wanted. His main concern was to make us happy with the finished product and he delivered. I definitely recommend kenneth for anyone looking to build a fence

  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
William B.
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We needed a quality roof quickly, and Mr. Baker and company were excellent to work with. He was punctual and thorough, and communicates great with insurance. Would definitely recommend!

  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Briley B.
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The fence looks great and Charles was very friendly. He was able to get started on the fence right away and finished within a week.

Southern Star Homes, Inc.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Martin H.
Verified review

Marks Davidson of Southern Star Homes got right back with me with a quote. Once we settled on a price he went right to work. Everything came together quickly and the finished product looks great. Better than I imagined it would look. Thanks Marks for doing such a great job from start to finish.

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Derrell M.
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Repaired limestone around the front windows. We had new windows put in the house and whenever the man who installed the windows told me that the stones around my windows were loose, I has to have someone make the repairs. James came out and looked at the stonework and gave me an estimate and came the next day and made the repairs. Very good job and very nice people.

Thames Outdoor Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Robby W.
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Chris worked hard to meet our deadline in building our playground set. Would highly recommend him and definitely will use him again in the future.

Pete M.
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johnny's company does our pressure washing and he's done commercial buildings for us and also has done residential houses for us to. always does a good job and stands behind his work. they make everything look real nice and clean up after themselves.he also has pressure wash decks for us does a good job on the decks.

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We provide general maintenance, building repair, pest control, pressure washing, plumbing and overall care to residential and commercial buildings.

  • 15 years in business
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ArcCon Building Company is a full-service construction and roofing company that has over a decade of experience in the industry. ArcCon is licensed and insured and is also a GAF Certified Weather Stopper roofing contractor. This allows for additional warranties to be applied to new roofs and peace of mind that the work is done right.

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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My employees go through a rigorous academic, background check and I even give all my employees a self designed test that I have wrote including mechanical engineering and aptitude evaluation and all my employees have to have a IQ test and score at least a 145 IQ or they or not eligible for employment with us bottom line I only hire the best of the best I like to think of my staff like the black ops or navy seals of each ones specialty and that's the extra mile that sets us light years ahead of our competition.

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We specialize in quick, quality work to turn your investment property into a livable, rent-ready home! Construction Linc is a licensed, certified building contractor. Our craftsmen are experienced construction managers in residential remodeling, kitchen and bathroom remodels, and home improvements for your home or investment property. Our central location in Birmingham allows us to take on projects in Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Chilton counties. As employers of skilled laborers, we offer our own in-house crews, creating shorter project schedules and upholding our high standards of quality work. Through dedication to client service, 80% of our work originates from repeat or past clients and client referrals. We give our clients a complete project and the assurance that we are available to help resolve issues should they occur. By choosing Construction Linc, you'll get all of the advantages of a major custom remodeling job, including our impeccable craftsmanship at a competitive price. Our top-quality work can increase the value of your home, and the remodeling process will be clean, convenient and hassle free. We provide free consultations and project estimates. Call us or email us to schedule an appointment now!

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I do residential building and renovations. I do commercial building and renovations. I am a licensed home builder and general contractor.

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We are a small and versatile remodeling company. We sit on the Greater Birmingham area homebuilders' board of directors and are in the big 50 class of 2014 in Remodeling Magazine's national service excellence award.

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I'm an Alabama based carpenter and home building contractor. I supply only the best quality at the best prices. My team has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of home building. We will beat any price and do a better job than anyone out there. Call us today.

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The building company has done commercial and residential contracting since 1981. I also service many types of in-house restaurant equipment.

  • 15 years in business
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In a nutshell, I help people make their dreams a reality! I have an unpretentious love of building and a true desire to make the process a blast. The only real way to do that is to be highly prepared. Good information and great communication mixed with a little southern charm equals happy customers and predictable outcomes! We rock at creating great spaces! I say "we" because there's no way I can do this alone. It takes a lot of talented people to pull off a great project, including the customer! I work with some of the best people in the business, and they all have one common trait: aplomb or "uncommon confidence and calm in difficult situations". Building is not easy, but it doesn't have to be hard either. You supply the vision, we'll bring some great ideas of our own, mix it with some hard work, and together we'll create that great space you've always imagined your self in.

  • 14 years in business
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We are detailed oriented. A high quality finish being the focus. Over 16 years of residential construction experience. We stand out with our communication skills and positive "can do" attitude.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 architects work?

Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

How do architects charge for their services?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

How do you choose a commercial general contractor?

A commercial contractor provides similar services as a residential general contractor but specializes in working with large-scale projects for businesses, schools, nonprofits, governments and development firms. When researching commercial general contractors, review their portfolio of work and confirm they have ample experience working in the area you need. For example, if you are building a small strip mall, ask if the contractors have experience successfully incorporating all the needed elements such as a parking lot, meeting ADA requirements, accessing the proper permits, and completing work on time.

Once you’ve identified several qualified candidates, request bids for your project and then compare the scope of work with your needs and budget. Your commercial general contractor should oversee design, permitting, construction, materials purchase, and adherence to building code and zoning regulations, as well as sticking to an agreed-upon budget and schedule. It’s important to establish clear communication with your future commercial general contractor, as this will mean a smoother process for everyone. For all these reasons, it’s also especially important to follow a few smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.

What do general contractors charge?

If you’re doing a home remodel, building a new home or embarking on a commercial building project, you’ll hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to oversee and execute construction projects. Each construction project is unique; even two duplicate homes built on lots next door to each other could have different construction costs due to factors like different excavation costs when building the foundation. Since each project is unique, many general contractors make bids on potential construction projects. These bids can then break down to a per square foot cost that encompasses the labor of all the workers needed for the job, materials, the scope of work, and any equipment needed. Materials and finishes make a major difference in your cost per square foot. For example, choosing standard kitchen tiles at $3 per square foot will result in a lower total project cost than imported marble tiles that cost $63 per square foot. Where you live will also affect how much general contractors charge, as labor and the cost to do business can cost less in many regions than in high-cost areas like New York or San Francisco. Here are some examples of average costs general contractors typically charge in various regions:

  • Home addition in San Francisco: $250-$270 per square foot.
  • New home construction in Knoxville, Tennessee: $100-$200 per square foot.
  • Kitchen remodel in Tennessee: $40-$80 per square foot, depending on finishes.
  • Bathroom remodel in Vancouver, Washington: $110-$170 per square foot.

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