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AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 200 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
Edwin B.
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I am an architect, and I hired AA Cardenas Construction to rebuild a patio roof covering for my personal residence. The construction project required some thought and some careful planning by them to get the translucent roof covering to slope properly and still keep the spacing consistent across the width of the roof. They did an excellent job of adjusting on the fly to make things work perfectly. Their jobsite was neat and safe, they showed up on schedule, and the quality of the work and the attention to detail was excellent. Plus the price was very fair. I am recommending them highly.

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 166 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 260 hires on Thumbtack
Mary G.
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Ricardo came out to troubleshoot our electrical issue. He helped us with a temporary solution so we'd have heat to the building. We're not done with the issue but Ricardo came out the same day, stayed for a couple of hours and ended up charging us a very low fee.

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 77 reviews
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary K.
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Matthew is a professional contractor that will show up on time, patiently listen to your ideas and thoughtfully share his building plans.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Judi H.
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Jasper was awesome building an entertainment center for my house! It was exactly what I wanted. He designed it and built it and it fit perfectly in the space I needed it. I need some closets built and will call him to do them when I can afford to do it. Great job and I am very happy.

Build By Bogdan
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie H.
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Bogdan was amazing! We had a pretty difficult kitchen plumbing job that needed to be done, and after his work, out sink now runs better then ever!

AMX Plumbing
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Jaclyn N.
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We were having problems with our sewer pipe for many years, we decided to go with Max from AMX plumbing to replace our entire sewer pipe. They are very professional, reliable, and knowledgeable. It was a very messy project but they kept it cleaned by the end of the day. Highly recommend.

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Juan Barrios
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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Rebecca B.
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Juan and his crew installed a solid hardwood floor in our home. He was quick to respond to my inquiry, quick to come out for an estimate and kept in touch while we awaited our backordered flooring. On the agreed upon day he arrived on time and got the job done in a single day. The crew was incredibly hard working, professional and did such a nice job. New floor looks so nice. No room for complaints. Juan will get it done for you and knows what he's doing.

Valenz Construction
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Sally V.
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We didn’t know very much about Valenz Construction, but we were so happy with the quality of their work, great team of workers and professionalism. They painted our 2-story house and did fantastic!!

Anderson Construction
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Kathi R.
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Anderson Construction as done several jobs for me. He has put in can lighting in my kitchen, painted, installed flooring, plumbing and many other projects at my house. The jobs are always completed with great results, cleaned up and in a timely manner.

E.R. Builds & Repairs
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Polo M.
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I had a great experience working with Eddie building a 250 SF deck in my backyard. I can't say enough positive things about him. His bid was very competitive yet workmanship was of the highest quality, he managed to be very responsive despite handling other jobs and he demonstrated deep expertise in his craft. I would hire him again in a heart beat and would recommend him to my friends. He finished the project on budget, on time and lets and left the job area clean after he finished.

Beyond Green Construction Co
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia L.
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Alex was on time and asked necessary clarifying questions and then got to work on my small cabinet-removal job. He left the work area cleaner then he arrived.

IB roofing
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Juventino M.
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I had a very pleasant experience with IBRoofing. He saved me from a nightmare I had with a previous roofer. He inspected the work and offered me a quote on repairs and went to work within a few weeks. Glad to see there are still professionals out there!

123 REMODELING & PAINTING
4.5
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny P.
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Excellent, quality work of replacing a couple of large tiles in our floor after removing an electricity outlet.

Bay Home Remodeling Inc
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ido T.
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I love coming home to my remodeled kitchen. I especially love the new pantry wall of cabinets, flooring & backsplash. The finishes, hardware were installed exactly the way I wanted. Working with the staff has been great! Can't wait to do additional business with them in the future!! Thank you to all who helped complete our kitchen. We love this space everyday.

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dk handyman
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Michael C.
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Showed up promptly to begin building the gazebo. The work was excellent and completed in a timely manner. Good value for the quality of work

  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy T.
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I had a list of home improvements both inside and outside that Anthony and his crew took care of all in one day. Dependable, great workmanship and service.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Christine S.
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Ron and his crew are here, on time every day, building an outside kitchen for us, repairing wood-rot on our siding, and building a fence in our backyard. They're professional and work hard. Ron is very good with suggestions and flexible with changes. We are very happy we chose Weiss Guys for these projects!

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Beverly C.
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Stuart has done various repairs for us including replacing structural supports for a large, old, brick chimney. He also completely re-wired our electrical system, a major upgrade and challenging because our home is old and unusual. I have also observed first hand work he has done on a friend's house, many improvements such as a trellis over a carport. He is competent and skillful. He is creative and finds aesthetically pleasing solutions to problems. He is definitely someone I would hire again and would welcome doing business with. Highly recommended.

Mary Alex
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ryan B.
Verified review

I just finished up a small scale project with Mary Alex this past month. She was timely, easy to contact, and worked with me to get what I wanted out of the project. It was only an addition, but she provided a small 3D mockup so I could understand the space better to make decisions, and then construction documents to pull the building permit. I would work with her again, and would definitely recommend her.

  • 43 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tizhong B.
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The second time we hired Cerletti and Kennedy since 2016. The first time was addition, and this time bathrooms remodeling. We are very happy with the new bathrooms! Whoever visited our home recently have been saying, “Wow!” Job well done!!!

TheAECAADGroup
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff M.
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Bob has been a pleasure to work with so far. Our project is not yet done.

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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