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Albany Demolition Professionals

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AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 204 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
Philippe J.
Verified review

Arisel handled a small hardwood repair job in our kitchen. First I'm grateful that he offered his services. Many contractors only bid big jobs. Second he followed on his commitments to me, being on time and following up the next day with a touch up. I did not have to follow up. He was good to work with. Third I think he did an excellent job with the conditions he had to deal with. I recommend him.

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 79 reviews
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
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Connie V.
Verified review

Matthew Kelly is hardworking and honest. He strives to make the job go as well as possible. After other contractors said no or did not return my calls, he responded quickly on the weekend, and he completed the job in a timely manner. Matthew's operation is lean and responsive. He is pleasant to work with and has my recommendation.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina E.
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I've literally communicated with or contacted at least five contractors over the past two months to complete this flooring job. Salinas was an answer to prayer! Whereas other sites or contractors told me to wait and/or never got back to me or took others jobs, Vyron responded promptly within an hour when I posted the job on Thumbtack. Vyron and Pablo did excellent work putting down a new subfloor and plywood, then installing an LVP (see photos) and a new toilet (not pictured). Vyron communicated about every step of repair and installation and about every purchase for the job. He takes pride in his work and left the work area clean. I'm so glad that the job is finished and that it was done well.

  • 10 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Brian T.
Verified review

I hired Gusanito to install porcelain tiles in my bathroom. He was very prompt--being the first contractor to contact me on thumbtack--and quickly responded to my text messages whenever I had a question. He takes his time and is very detailed in his work. He is also willing to help you with other problems. For example, in addition to installing the tiles, I also wanted to change my sink faucet and shower handles. He agreed to do the extra work at a reasonable price. The tile installation went smoothly, however, we ran into plumbing issues which he couldn't solve. I'm giving him four stars because I hired him on thumbtack for tile installation services, not plumbing. Nonetheless, he agreed to bring his cousin (who is an experienced plumber) over the next day to change my sink faucet at no extra cost. The total work took about two full days to complete, but I'm sure it would have been less if we didn't run into the plumbing issues. So I recommend him but make sure you talk with him thoroughly about what you want to accomplish.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
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Laura W.
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Pros: Jasper was prompt in responding, punctual, friendly, and completed the work quickly. I was impressed that he finished this project in one day; whereas other contractors seemed to indicate it was more work and more difficult. I would hire him again. Some areas he can improve: There were a couple of minor areas that were knicked on our kitchen island that I didn't notice until cleaning up. Also, I think he could have done a little better cleaning up the island- wiping down the cabinet fronts that had a light layer of dust (I did this myself). Finally, I gave him a box of stain & top coat that the previous owners left to us. He applied them but I noticed they didn't leave the counter shiny, like the finish we had before he sanded. After Jasper left, my husband realized we were missing the water sealant coat which we had in the garage. So now we are applying this coat ourselves to make the island water- proof and give it the same shine. This isn't totally Jasper's fault since I gave him the supplies but I would have liked if he would have noted that something seemed to be missing or off (or given his recommendations on what he would have stained/sealed it with to make sure the wood stayed water proof.) Overall, I'm happy with the work.

  • 12 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Pearl P.
Verified review

Eduardo has helped me with many projects, including painting and restoration for over 3 years now. He is competent, hard working, and always pleasant. I think it's because he genuinely enjoys and takes pride in his workman. He's honest when he doesn't know how to do something but will advise on necessary repairs if he sees a problem. Recently he found sitting water in my gutters when he was cleaning it. My gutters are on the second story (so I would never have seen it), but he recommended that I find a professional gutter service for installation of more down spouts to address the problem of sitting water. I like that he knows his skills and is honest about what he is best equipped to do. Eduardo has helped me with projects both large and small, from hauling to small electrical repairs, from landscaping to painting... He always charges a fair price and makes time for last minute projects by squeezing them in after work hours or on the weekends. I trust him and highly recommend him.

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  • 29 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peter W.
Verified review

I feel very lucky to have connected with Tom. It's a crap shoot sometimes finding the right person to do the right job. Tom is a former contractor and he's the one you want for any carpentry type jobs. We had a gazebo with the top boards rotting away and Tom replaced them all with new redwood boards without disturbing the surrounding plants and he added some nice railings. He also put up an extension to our fence and as a bonus he fixed our gate. Thank you Tom! All these five star reviews are the REAL thing.

GMBC Construction Inc.
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Neil F.
Verified review

After researching many contractors and companies, my wife and I ended up choosing Eli to completely redo our new home. Our last experience, with our previous house was a disaster so this time we were very picky and took our time choosing a contractor that we thought would be a perfect match with us! There are a few reasons why Eli was more then 100% perfect for us. 1. The cost was right around the cost of the other contractors we met with, who offered us less and did not seem to want to incorporate all our dreams. 2. Eli listened to us and followed exactly what we wanted, and never got tired of listening to us about anything. 3. Eli and his team were professional, clean, and extremely friendly throughout the entire project. 4. Eli only uses top-notch materials, unless otherwise specified, and makes sure to give you the highest quality in every aspect. 5. Eli and his team were amazing from start to finish, easy to talk to and everything was completed on time! There are so many companies and contractors in the area, and the service and professionalism that Eli delivers is far greater then anyone else. Designing and remodeling our home was actually a fun, joyful thing that we absolutely enjoyed because of Eli and his team. This is the best outcome we could have ever dreamed of considering the fact that we were so nervous in the beginning because of our last experience. We are so happy and have already referred Eli to some of our friends because he is just that amazing. We love Eli and his team and recommend him to anyone who wants a pleasant experience with remodeling!

Economy Home Repair
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Devon T.
Verified review

I ended up interviewing 10 different contractors for our exterior siding job because there were so many different opinions on what needed to be done and how best to do it. I'm so glad that we ended up going with Kris and his team. Great communication throughout, incredibly high quality of workmanship on a very difficult job (it is an older house that hasn't been maintained very well before we bought it). I really appreciated Kris' attention to detail and letting us know what was going on throughout the 6 week long process. Also did a great job working with the county inspector, which is never an easy process. These guys are pros - won't hesitate to hire them again for our next house project!

Anderson Construction
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara R.
Verified review

We were thoroughly satisfied with the concrete work done by Kris Fredrickson, Anderson Construction’s concrete contractor. Our new driveway and sidewalk look great. Kris listened to us and did his best to accommodate our wishes, going above and beyond. We would definitely hire him again and recommend him to others. And Mike Anderson stayed in constant communication w/us making sure that we were satisfied with how the project was proceeding.

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S.O.T.A. Construction
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Kim E.
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Remove tile from existing fireplace and replace with stone. Frame out kitchen island with wainscoting. Garret and his team were very efficient, on time and had attention to details. The projects performed were redo's from the housing contractor who did shotty work, walls not flushed, etc. SOTA was very meticulous in making sure everything met up correctly and looked they way it should. They kept the areas cleaned and made sure to clean up after themselves. Stayed late to get the project completed. I would use them again in a heart beat and recommend them for interior improvements.

Bay Wide Hauling, LLC.
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen B.
Verified review

This was a relatively simple deck repair/replacement job, but Jesse was great to work with - on time, efficient, and came in with the most reasonable and accurate estimate. When the guys did the work, the rain started to get in their way but they finished as planned and the deck looks great. It's been a long time since I had a contractor that finished on time, on budget, and cleaned everything up before they left. Even for small jobs, this has been a problem for me recently. So I am very impressed and pleased with Bay Wide - thanks Jesse! I will definitely use you guys again.

Raya Engineering
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Nadine M.
Verified review

Angel and his crew (one other guy) were here working hard from 7am till 3pm every day. He was always responsive when my husband and I had questions. All permits and inspections went well. Everything with our pool demolition went smoothly and according to plan. I would highly recommend them.

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Regson Services
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Natallia S.
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I hired them to lay the engineered bamboo floor in my condo. They did exactly what promised and in the time they originally specified. I have been doing remidelling and construction of my rentals and my resident for the last 10 years and very much familiar with the business. Out if many contractors or handymen i met Jason and Regina are the outstanding team. They work fast, they are very proactive and attentive to details. And their price was reasonable. What is the most important for me is that they do listen to my suggestions - not like many macho style contractors:). The floor work looks absolutely great and i am very happy. So that i would like to hire them for other work on my rental property.

E.R. Builds & Repairs
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron H.
Verified review

Eddie converted our unfinished garage into a guesthouse/playroom. I couldn't have asked for more from a contractor! Not only was his work outstanding, but he is a great communicator, punctual (the job finished exactly on time), and change orders were fair and reasonable. He also had valuable suggestions that I hadn't thought about and he pointed out important details that other contractors missed when the job was bid. I just hope he's available next time I have a project!

Pacific Sea's Concrete
3.9
from 19 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Dale S.
Verified review

Very good workmanship and friendly contractor.

vgh general repairs
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy S.
Verified review

I had a small fence section that was started by another contractor and it was a disaster. Nothing was level, there were concrete pillars jutting out of the ground so I fired the contractor and started looking for another one. Victor answered my post on thumbtack and I had him come over the next day to give me a quote. He's quiet, confident and quickly understood what I was trying to do and went about explaining the corrective work that would need to done and in a few minutes listed of the material needed and why the previous contractors design was flawed and ugly. Not only did he finish the project but he corrected all the mistakes the previous contractor had made and I'm very happy with the end result. I hired him immediately to fix some rotten wooden planter boxes on the side of my house. It was a much bigger job than either of us expected but he finished it under 2 days and it looks great.

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Weather Mafi
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rick L.
Verified review

I would highly recommend Weather Mafi Demolition. They recently prepared my home for a major remodel which included removing 90% of the drywall, all of the insulation and a brick fireplace. His price was fair, his crews arrived on time and he completed the job on schedule. I didn't realize how messy a job this is but they draped plastic everywhere to collect the "blown in insulation" and the material that they "hand scraped" off of the remaining ceilings. When they were done they vacuumed the entire home, hauled away all of the waste material and left the jobsite ready for the framers. His crew was polite and Weather is a pleasure to deal with. I would hire this company again without hesitation. 5 stars!

Crisman Builders Inc.
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mehry A.
Verified review

Mike is a great contractor to work with.

Norcal Construction
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kevin M.
Verified review

These guys are top notch professionals with very fair pricing. Completed a wide of tasks in just a day and a half. Went the extra mile.

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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 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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