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AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 204 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 257 hires on Thumbtack
Jess T.
Verified review

Arisel was not only a great handyman, but a great guy. He came in to help me hang all of the artwork in my new home and could not have been better! He is visually talented, meticulous, and friendly. I liked him immediately and would hire him again in an instant! Highly recommend.

Do It Right Rodent Proofing
4.9
from 187 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 239 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew H.
Verified review

I originally hired Cruz to put up a fence. However, I quickly realized he was skilled at other areas including painting and home improvement/repair. He did an excellent job putting up my fence, painting it, as well as fixing a few things inside my house in the kitchen and living room. He was extremely professional and his work quality was great. Would definitely hire him again if I need any help with home improvement. Highly recommended for any and all home repair, fencing, and painting!

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Freelance Plumber
5.0
from 184 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Blair B.
Verified review

Simply put, Jose was wonderful to work with! I came home to work to find the unpleasant surprise of a badly leaking water heater. After a little research I turned it off and determined that after its 18 year life, it needed to be replaced. After putting up my request on Thumbtack, Jose was very quick to respond and gave me some great options on how to proceed. Not only did he pick up a new water heater for me on the way, but he stopped at TWO different Home Depots to find the best one in my price range. Not to mention, this was done relatively late in the evening. His flexibility was great. Once he arrived he was very thorough and professional. He quickly installed the water heater and made sure that everything was working as designed. He even followed up the next morning to see if there was anything else that was needed. A+ overall, and I will definitely be using Jose again if something should arise with my plumbing elsewhere.

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 169 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 263 hires on Thumbtack
J-kai H.
Verified review

I got my TV mounted, shelves installed, and replaced a bathroom mirror. He did everything and did everything really fast and showed great detail to his work. He's very nice and very accommodating. I'm definitely calling him for my next home improvement project.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vidya B.
Verified review

For all of your handywork needs,Chaojun is your man. The BEST and most prompt service I've ever experienced - efficient from start to finish, and clever with finding creative work-around solutions to assembly or repair services where most others would give up. He even helped me put up my Christmas decor, which was above and beyond the requested service. Very trustworthy (enough so to have him work on projects even when I'm not at home), and he will offer realistic advice and consultation if something else needs to be purchased in order to complete your project. I hired him for a large interior re-design project that included complex assembly, mounting, and light electrical work. Would refer him to friends and colleagues without hesitation!

Ipowersfelectric.
4.8
from 109 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
Jason M.
Verified review

Very respectful of our home. Did a good job and took care of our needs. We sprung an extra chandelier hanging on him and he just added $60 to the price for us. He knows what he is doing and would hire again.

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 79 reviews
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark S.
Verified review

Matthew helped fix a door that was sticking in my bedroom. He was very meticulous about his work and showed incredible craftsmanship. His attention to customer service is unparalleled. His rates are very reasonable. He was prompt and super-friendly throughout the project. He has much experience working on very high-end home projects, much beyond mine. But what I appreciated is he was able to apply his learnings and high bar of craftsmanship to a very small project that I needed done...at a very reasonable rate. I'll be working with Matthew much more in the future!

Shelton Curtis Jr Constr.
4.8
from 68 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Mr. Curtis is a pro with a positive attitude and skills to match. He installed 2 ceiling fans and also answered questions about other home improvements that I needed. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. I'll certainly call him again for future projects.

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Costello's Plumbing
5.0
from 58 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy M.
Verified review

Gary is quick, thorough, and explains everything as he goes along. I have a very old home so having someone I trust with it is a big deal and I absolutely trust Gary Costello. I was able to get the work I needed done and more. Just be aware that if he finds something that needs fixing, he will point it out to you. His rates are reasonable (about market for plumbers in the area) but his work is top notch and you'll learn a lot about plumbing problems, how to fix them, and how to avoid them in the process.

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Hilux Maintenance, Inc.
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian N.
Verified review

Renato was great! Super easy to work with. Very nice and knew what he was doing. He was on time and he was quick and focused. I highly recommend Renato for any home improve my project you may need help with.

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Fix it Phillips
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steven S.
Verified review

Its very hard when your disabled to accomplish any tasks around my home, my home had started to fall apart, Scott was referred by a friend at church about two years ago, and has been working on my home when needed ever since. It seems that no job is to big or small, Scott fixes everything I have asked, and is quick, clean and I am pleased to say it's done right te first time! From a new staircase, to a complete kitchen remodel, Scott completes every job to my satisfaction, just as my friend said he would. I give Scott a 100% recommendation.! Thanks

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  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Akansha D.
Verified review

I hired Jasper to build a custom storage bench for me, and a modern barn door. Jasper responded to my post and came by to see the space prior to giving me a quote. He took my ideas and made some suggestions, and drew me a plan of what the pieces would look like. He was also able to find wood that matched my existing wooden floors and mango wood furniture very well. The bench he built fits perfectly in my space and looks seamless. The barn door is very modern (just what I wanted) and looks fantastic in my room. He also kindly offered to come by in a month to ensure that there was no issues and adjust anything to my liking once I have had time to use the pieces. Overall turnaround from the time he responded to my Thumbtack post to delivery of items was less than 2 weeks.

AMX Plumbing
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Debra A.
Verified review

Excellent work ethics and very professional. My home is over 60 years old and the plumbing was way overdue for replacement along with my water heater. Max came and did an overview of my current incoming water lines, explained everything to me in detail about how long the job would take and which water heater would be the best for me and my family. Max is a dedicated and hard worker and always punctual. I was amazed at his completed work along with the city inspector who complimented Max on his welds and overall job. It's no wonder my plumbing passed inspection with flying colors. I highly recommend AMX plumbing for all jobs, big or small. Thanks Max!

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Richard Hynes Construction
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Satir N.
Verified review

Richard Hynes is a very detailed professional. Upon meeting Richard I felt comfortable about the project. We originally wanted to order materials for the project and he had suggested to me that he would order any materials and provide us with the receipts. Luckily we let him order the material as it turns out the ones we wanted to order were undersized for our project. Richard came and seismically retrofitted our home. He also helped us on our kitchen and bathroom remodels while managing the project the whole way, hiring subs, coordinating between myself and subcontractors and achieving the results desired. Richards pricing was 20% cheaper compared to licensed professionals in the area. We are so glad to have had his help, as the previous worker we hired from thumbtack turned out to be unlicensed at a cheaper price, but ended up costing us a lot more money in the long run.

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!

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Juan Barrios
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy E.
Verified review

Juan and his assistant installed a security grill which was complicated by the fact that my wood door needed to be cut and re-hung to open inwards. I was thrilled, first off, that Juan was willing to do the job, since a couple other people I spoke with wanted me to buy a new door. Juan responded very quickly, answered all my questions, and was very professional and clear with his quote. His price was extremely fair, a bargain really, and he was able to accommodate my schedule and stay in touch via email. They worked very cleanly, covering the deck and floors, and tenting off the kitchen with taped plastic. The work went very quickly and smoothly. Juan needed to tweak a few things in order to make everything fit, so the finished product has some tiny flaws. Aesthetically and functionally, though, the doors are exactly what I wanted and expected for my slightly funky older home. I would definitely hire him again.

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

Kris responded promptly to my project request. And even though we decided to move forward with a wooden retaining wall, instead of a concrete wall, he offered great advice on how to improve the waterproofing and longevity of the wood wall. I appreciate his professionalism and wouldn’t hesitate to contact Kris for future home improvement projects.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather H.
Verified review

I am so extremely amazed and love the great job that All Season Landscaping did. I expected to see a difference, but it looks so amazing that coming home i almost passed my house it looks so different. They were here when expected and polite, they communicated and I cant get over how beautiful my yard looks! recommend to the highest degree!!!

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Regson Services
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan J.
Verified review

I have used J.A. Services for several projects in my home that include replacement of glass sliding door, installation of an over-the-range microwave and repairs on my laminated flooring. All projects were completed in a short time. Highly recommended for any household projects.

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MJH Construction Management
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Martin R.
Verified review

We hired MJH Construction Management to complete renovations of our recently purchased home. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, MJH determined the best solutions to a number of complex repairs and additions including floor leveling, heating, plumbing and electric. MJH helped us choose several improvements like changing the floor plan for better use of space, installing a gas fireplace as well as a bathroom and kitchen upgrade. MJH oversaw the contractors to ensure the work was completed and billed correctly. Throughout the process MJH kept us apprised of the costs and schedule - there were no surprises. We are delighted with the results - our renovated house came out fantastic.

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E&E HOME Renovation’s
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steven J.
Verified review

Eduardo and team were very professional, arrived or responded exactly when promised and did a great job. We wanted a custom gate made and it turned out perfect. We asked them to make a change afterward and no problem, they showed up when planned and completed the task quickly. Eduardo is a very hard-working and does quality work. The price was good and quality /time to complete exceeded expectation. Eduardo referred a landscape friend who was also equally professional and great. Very happy and appreciative.

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.

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 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.

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.

How much does it cost to remodel a bathroom?

Nationally, the average cost of bathroom remodeling is $14,000. Bathroom remodels can vary widely, from standard makeovers to luxurious master bathroom revamps. The factors that affect your bathroom remodeling cost are the finishes you choose (marble tiles can cost 20 times as much as standard subway tiles), the square footage of the project, regional labor rates in your area and the scope of work. Changing the layout or size of the bathroom will also raise costs. Moving electrical wiring and plumbing lines will also dramatically increase costs, as you’ll need to hire plumbers and electricians to handle the work. What’s happening behind your walls and under your floor will also affect bathroom remodeling cost: Rot, damage or mold can lead to additional work and charges. Overall, bathroom remodeling may offer great return on investment and also improve your daily life. Here are some examples of average bathroom remodeling costs:

  • 6-foot by 6-foot bathroom remodel: $3,500, including labor and materials.
  • Standard renovation: $6,500-$10,000. Price includes labor and materials the customer has purchased. Labor may include taking out the shower and shower pan, installing new shower pan and shower, and installing new door, new vanity, new mirror, new bathroom fan, and all new fixtures.
    • Price variation depends on the quality of the finishes.
  • 10-foot by 6-foot bathroom remodel: $7,200, including labor and materials.
  • Mid-range renovation: $12,000-$15,000. Price includes labor and materials the customer has purchased.
  • Upscale renovation: $35,000 and up. Price includes labor and materials. Items might include digital displays for fixtures, multiple shower heads and custom showers.

For more on how to remodel a bathroom, what it costs to remodel a bathroom, what bathroom brands to consider and more check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

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