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Browse these construction estimating services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Birmingham.

  • 6 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa J.
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I am very happy with the quality of work provided by Mighty Muscle Cleaning; due to logistics a previously elected vendor was unable to service my home. Kathy was very accommodating and able to step in and add my job to the schedule. We are in the process of putting our home on the market and Kathy did an outstanding job in providing a home deep cleaning. THANK YOU MIGHTY MUSCLE CLEANING!!! Lisa J.

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Chandler Company LLC
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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The work has not yet begun, but the estimate process went quickly and thoroughly.

kc services
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Diana U.
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great job, very professional. got me an estimate very quickly, finished job quickly!

Sun Building
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 51 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Marc M.
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My house was in no shape to sell. There were outside issues with the lawn and look of the home. Glass and trash were in the bushes and the lawn had not been touched in over 6 months. Throughout the home there were too many issues to name here. A few of the major things were water leaks, missing/damaged ceiling tiles in the basement, the electric garage door was damaged and missing glass, just about every room needed to be repainted, stains in the ceiling needed to be taken care of, and a toilet in the master bathroom needed to be replaced. All other contractors were quoting around $5,000 and Gregg from Sunbuilding quoted around $3,500 without seeing any of the competing quotes. The work was impeccable and the service was second to none. I live states away from the house and before I could even think to check on the status of the work he was sending me pictures and updates. This helped greatly with my peace of mind that the house was in the proper hands. I would not hesitate to recommend Gregg and Sunbuilding to anyone in need of any work performed on their home...except carpets...I don't think they replace carpets.

A-2-Z Construction
4.4
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Mia S.
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I had three separate projects posted on Thumbtack. Mike and his wife completed all three projects (landscaping, pressure washing and cleaning), plus a project I hadn't yet posted (installing doors). They did an absolutely amazing job for a very reasonable price and had it all completed in 5 days! They were also super nice and so easy to work with. I will definitely call them the next time I need work done!

  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Johnna G.
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I have been doing business with Baker Construction and Remodeling for years. They offer quality work at a fair price. Very honest and dependable.

Mid-South Contracting
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Hal D.
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Dave came the same day I requested service to provide an estimate and started the very next day. He took great care to make sure everything looked perfect before leaving.

  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Bobby W.
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Charles with Super Handyman Fencing And Construction did a awesome job on my fence. He is the hardest worker I have ever met! My fence turned out so good. He builds the best fence you can build!!! You want find anyone else that can build a better fence!!! If you want to call and talk to me about his work just get my number from him and call me. You want meet a better person than Charles. He is a honest hard working man! I had to make him stop just to get him to eat a bite. He worked 14 hours straight 2 days in a row! If your looking for someone to put a fence up for you don't waste your time looking for a good price and a quality fence. He beat everyone's price and I promise you that he builds the best fence. I am so glad I got to meet Charles. I left him a key to my house while I was working because I trusted him so much! Thanks Charles for everything!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Angie L.
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My experience with Small Project Construction was fantastic. I would not hesitate to call Bill for any future projects around my home. He is professional and meticulous in his craftmanship. He kept professional hours and left the workspace neat and tidy at the end of each day. Communication was clear. His prices are very reasonable, especially for the quality of work he produces. Bill with Small Project Construction is a trustworthy contractor. I am so glad I found him. It was like having family working on your home.

Jackson Construction
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ann G.
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mr jackson was punctual. knowledgeable and courteous. he spent a good deal of time explaining the process, and and time involved. the estimate was broken down into materials and app. no of hours required to finish the job. i would recommend. highly. jackson construction

Synthia M.
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I have never worked with a company that was so passionate about the work they do. They will defiantly be doing all of my construction/septic work from here on out!

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Integrity driven, high quality work, with extended workmanship warranty. We are excited to serve the public with the most integral addition to their home. Love the amazing reactions we receive from our customers and the relationship built throughout the process.

  • 20 years in business
Randi C.
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Tri-County Construction did a great job with my drainage problem and my deck. I am very pleased with their work. They are very professional and neat. Also, completed the work in a timely manner.

K & V Construction
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Eric B.
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Kerry did an excellent job for me.....professional, efficient and courteous...will use again

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we are a one stop shop, for all your consrtuction. making my customers happy with the service we provide them.

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We have 20 years of electrical experience and over 10 years of experience in home improvements. My father has owned a concrete business for over 40 years (Ricks Concrete). All work is 100% guaranteed. We do quality work from ground to roof.

  • 2 years in business
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We make your dreams a reality! Protection is a must! I don't rush my jobs, that way there is no excuse for any poor work outcome! I love building! Making something out of hardly nothing!

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We do indoor and outdoor demolition; cleanup and removal; and small renovation and new construction. We are licensed and insured.

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I am a one-stop shop for all your home improvement needs! I can also do light plumbing and electrical, changing fixtures, etc.

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I do the following: * swimming pools * outdoor living areas * retaining walls * pavilions * hardscaping * any type of construction

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Licensed State Contractor, 2 million general liability 50 years experence, Member Alabama Better Business Hands on job control, customer satisfaction, quick response, detailed estimates

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.  

What do construction project managers do?

Construction project managers help in all stages of your construction project, starting from the very first step. Typically paid a percentage of a total project cost, they are part of the design and planning process and help ensure seamless communication between the design parties and the construction team. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, their scope of work includes preparing cost estimates, budgets and work timetables; interpreting and explaining contracts and technical information to other professionals; reporting work progress and budget to clients; collaborating with architects, engineers and other construction pros; selecting subcontractors and scheduling and coordinating their tasks; responding to work delays, emergencies and other problems; and ensuring compliance with legal requirements, building and safety codes, and other regulations.

The work of construction project managers may seem very similar to that of general contractors, but there are some critical differences. One difference is that, unlike most general contractors, project managers are not engaged in the actual construction — they are onsite overseeing the work of subcontractors. Another key difference is that project managers are hired during the design phase, while general contractors are hired after plans have been made. The project manager is generally paid a percentage of the total project cost, while the general contractor is more typically paid according to the bid they gave to build your project.  

How do I find out if a contractor is licensed?

It’s important to know if your project requires work by a licensed professional, as licensing laws can vary by state, locality, and job details. You can find general licensing information online at the government websites that handle occupational licensing for a given profession in your state or location. Some states designate a project cost over which you have to hire a licensed contractor. To find qualified licensed contractors, search your state’s licensing board. For example, in California, the Department of Consumer Affairs operates a searchable database through the Contractors State License Board. In some states, contracting licenses are provided at a regional level. You can find links to specific databases on BRB Publications’ Occupational Licensing page. Red flags that a contractor may not be licensed or may be providing an expired or false license number are unreasonably low bids or a request for complete payment upfront. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

How much does a project manager charge per hour?

You may choose to hire a construction project manager for your residential or commercial project. For the hands-on homeowner who wants to be involved in home construction but isn’t comfortable hiring subcontractors, a construction project manager can oversee these relationships and supervise labor. Typically, construction project managers charge a fee that is a flat percentage of the total construction project cost. This may range from 10 percent to 15 percent, depending on the company and the services they provide. This means a $30,000 home remodel project would have a construction project management fee of $3,000-$4,500. Hiring a construction project manager generally precludes the markup on subcontractor labor charged by a general contractor. The drawback to this choice is that, unlike a general contractor, the construction project manager won’t be financially responsible for the work of the subcontractors. For larger projects, you may hire a construction project manager who will also hire a general contractor. This provides the benefits of the general contractor along with the management services of the project manager, who will be on board from the beginning. The construction project manager will be involved in the design phase and work with the architects and the building crew, facilitating a smoother overall process.

For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

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.

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