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Box Construction, Inc.
4.9
from 148 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 199 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dan R.
Verified review

So far all is going well, looking forward to continue building a professional and friendship relationship with Box Construction.

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MAHA GROUP/FPV
4.6
from 77 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tina T.
Verified review

I’m very very happy with the work that Houman did installing recessed lights, a dimmer switch and a ceiling fan w/lights. He’s professional, honest, hardworking and reasonable. I will be using him again for any electrical needs and highly recommend him.

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Cota Ventures
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason R.
Verified review

We hired Tim with Cota Ventures to build a fence in our backyard. He was a quarter of the way done when we expressed we wanted it built a different way; he quickly tailored the job to our satisfaction without hesitation. This is an example of excellent customer service. We were so pleased with the fence, we asked for a custom wood and steel gate. Once again, while he was building it, we had ideas that he responded quickly to, making sure we were completely satisfied with the finished project. We are happy with the price and quality of the work. Thanks Tim!

Handyman George
4.6
from 30 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Mio F.
Verified review

George is great, his response is timely, very punctual for his job with "great quality", he seems to know what he is doing. I have a few properties so I am glad I've found him and I will continue getting his help.

Top Pro
  • 14 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

After comparing several quotes and seeing different landscaping and concrete work in my neighborhood done by other construction crew: WORK QUALITY AND VALUE is second to none.

Ryan Handyman
4.6
from 26 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Saori R.
Verified review

Ryan was nice and polite and did a very good job and was very thorough and worked hard until the long job was done.

PK Consulting
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Linda W.
Verified review

I am very happy with the logo and website Fernando and his team build for me. Fernando was quick and professional and replied to all my emails and questions I sent to him.

Thomas Lee Cloud
4.5
from 23 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
Verified review

Thomas was a great communicator and did an excellent job building and installing our gate. Plus his pricing was very competitive. We definitely recommend Thomas and plan on using him for future jobs.

Boyes and Son
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan C.
Verified review

My experience with Jordan Box, he is quick to respond, honest, gives realistic estimates based on work to be preformed, knowledgable, professional, and resourcesful. Based on our initial conversation about my project I decided to hire Jordan because it is apparent that he takes great pride in his work and will treat your project as if he was building it at his own home. I am happy I hired Jordan to do my bathroom remodel and looking forward to the next project with him as soon as this project is complete.

Pikul Inc / Apcotects
4.2
from 21 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Lorraine M.
Verified review

Alan Pikul and his staff had many design suggestions that complimented our designs ideas perfectly. The staff, especially Mike and Robbie were amazing and very concerned with the entire construction project ,often stopping by just to check that any subcontractors were up to Apotects standards. We have been completely satisfied with the construction, clean up and follow-up of this 5 star project. We share our home with friends and family with pride.

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HSD Services
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jezette L.
Verified review

I hired Eldon and HSD Services based on prior reviews, punctuality in setting up estimate and start date, and value for project of painting select rooms/areas inside a home getting ready for rental. We met at the property on Monday, he was hired on Wednesday and ready to begin on Thursday. Due to technical and personal hindrances on my part, they didn't begin until Friday at my request but was understanding and flexible as I added an additional task of painting and hanging closet doors forgot about in the garage. The job was complete within 2 days which was extremely helpful. I highly recommend them and would use them again in the future.

Diamond West Development
4.2
from 20 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
Verified review

Diamond West was contracted to build an industrial strength security mail box. Jeff Horne of Diamond West, was exceptional at communicating timelines and establishing expectations. He was very responsive and completed the project on time.

F.T. Design Group
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Fred C.
Verified review

Fady is a pleasure to work with. He does what he says he's going to do and keeps a positive attitude along the way. He delivers timely and professionally. I would definitely work with him again and I would also recommend him to my family and friends.

MaNa Design Build, Inc.
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Stuart C.
Verified review

Mana Design Build just finished remodeling all 3 of our bathrooms. We love them and our new bathrooms. Our master bath was a complete mess and needed everything from new fixtures to new placement of shower, sink and toilet! Mazi (the owner) and Angela (the designer) was so knowledgeable of the latest designs, fixtures and really listened to what I wanted in my bathroom. Based on my input, she brought out fabrics, tile, granite samples all to my home. I didn't need to do any of the running around! She and Mazi met with us every step of the way! Demolition took only one day! He then reconfigured all the electrical and plumbing and started building my bathroom from scratch. The end result is a super functional, up-to-date master bathroom! Mazi then conquered our other 2 bathrooms. They needed a facelift: new tile, vanities, toilets, paint, the works! One of the benefits of working with Mana Design is that they are a design and build company. They provided all the materials, made all the necessary appointments for permits with the city of Lake Forest, and cleaned up the "remodel" mess every day before leaving! I am super pleased with my bathrooms! The work is clean and meticulous, and I know if we ever had an issue with something they would be out immediately to fix it. We look forward to our next project (remodel kitchen) with Mana Design Build!

Turn Key Remodel
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Robert D.
Verified review

As a residential designer who works closely with many contractors, Mark is a great asset to hand over the design for construction. He assembles the entire team, communicates effectively with the client and completes every project with attention to detail and excellent craftsmanship. His expertise and knowledge of building always make for a quality job and he is invaluable to what I do as a designer.

El Sol Construction
4.4
from 9 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Beverly M.
Verified review

We had a great experience with El Sol Construction. They did a great job!!!!!! They were very careful with every detail. We were very pleased with the job they did on our kitchen countertop. We will recommend them to friensd. We also will use the expertise again. Thank You, Beverly Wunderly

Unlimited Construction
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Quinlon P.
Verified review

Unlimited Construction has done many home improvements for us. I highly recommend this company. It’s hard to find a company that does everything and that is also professional.

Empire Builders
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marie M.
Verified review

My parents lost their home due mud/debris flow. Empire Builders were awesome they helped my parent gather the proper permits to demolish and clear what was left of their home and did an amazing job with the rebuild. Keith Ellis made sure my parents were very active in the design and building of the new home to make sure they would be happy even with all the obstacles the city presented. Final result a beautiful, comfortable place we all call home

ECCO Design Build
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Tom M.
Verified review

We are very pleased with Ecco's performance on our custom home project. They handled everything from the design to the actual construction. We never had to look outside of their services for help.

  • 41 years in business
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We are a very affordable, hands-on, honest, hardworking and licensed general contractor that also does handyman services.

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New To Thumbtack

  • 7 years in business
About

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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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