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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up a consultation or appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by performing an online search for local professionals near you.

Message the contractor, and see if they are willing to set up a video consultation call instead of an in-person site visit. With video chat, the contractor may be able to assess the scale of the project, give you better information on what needs to be done and perhaps provide an estimate. Be sure to discuss virtual payments, as well as general strategies for staying safe.

How can I find out if a general contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a general contractor is considered essential in your area during the current coronavirus pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website, which will have information on essential services.

Find information on national recommendations by visiting CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Can I use digital payments to pay for general contractor services?

Currently, many general contractors are using common digital payment services like PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle, Google Pay and more. And more will likely adopt these and similar platforms as coronavirus continues to force companies to take on digital capabilities.

Contact general contractors beforehand to discuss whether they accept digital payments, and take all necessary measures to meet social distancing recommendations. You can also compare general contractors side-by-side online to see which ones accept digital payments.

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 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.

Do general contractors offer remote or virtual services?

General contractors perform manual work and typically need to be present to complete their projects. However, if you come across a profile that states the contractor is offering remote services, ask what those services include. You can also ask if they can perform a consultation via video call and if they can do the job while following guidelines from the CDC and local agencies.

What is a contractor license number?

A contractor license number is proof that your contractor is operating their business legally, that they have the proper documentation required by your state or region, and that they are competent in their area of work (electrical, plumbing, construction, etc.). Licensed contractors should freely advertise their contractor license number. If not, you can request it before considering them for hire. You can also research your contractor using their license number. The database for your state will indicate the field they are licensed to work in; whether they are up to date on insurance, workers’ compensation and bonds; and whether they have any consumer complaints issued against them. If the licensed contractor you are hiring does not have employees, they are not required to carry workers’ compensation. Each state or region will have their own database for licenses, such as the State of Oregon Construction Contractors Board. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.  

Reviews for Denver contractors
Thumbtack Customer
Refreshing to have dealt with a fair and honest contractor who does quality work in a timely manner. As a nonresident owner of the property, I encountered no issues whatsoever in working with Keith. Excellent in providing progress reports/photos. Considered several other contractors and glad I chose him.
Keith's Custom ConstructionKeith's Custom Construction
Laura M.
I can not undue my stars but this contractor is an I extremely dishonest, unprofessional contractor. He walked aware from our project with a lot of money that he refused to payback. He is a poor record keeper and his invoicing is in accurate and fraudulent. His work is subpar. We had to redue almost every aspect of the project he did.
Warren Construction IncWarren Construction Inc
Magda d.
I worked with a handful of contractors but Mike and his team are definitely top in class. Very professional, punctual and always on top of it. I will use them on all my future remodels and I definitely recommend them!
All Universal ConstructionAll Universal Construction
Thumbtack Customer
We recently suffered water damage from a leaky refrigerator and the June storms and needed a contractor to repair the damage to our basement. I had a difficult time finding someone to complete the work...until I found Anaid Enterprises! LeRoy contacted me immediately to schedule an estimate. He showed up promptly for the estimate and had a detailed estimate to me in less than 24 hours. After a previous bad contractor experience I was a little nervous about hiring someone else. LeRoy laid all my fears to rest. He took care of my house as though it was his own. He provided me step by step updates and communicated with me the whole time. I appreciated the attention to detail and his commitment to the job. He was fully present from beginning to end. I am so happy to have such a genuine, detail-oriented, honest, competent, professional contractor in our community. I recommend Anaid Enterprises to anyone looking to have quality work done on your home.
Anaid Enterprises LLCAnaid Enterprises LLC
Mary B.
Lena hired sub-par contractors who did not complete our project appropriately. The grout cracked between nearly all of the floor tiles throughout the kitchen and bathroom and this issue still has not been remedied after several months. Her offer as noted below was accepted but has not been received.
D2D StudioD2D Studio
Nicolas P.
I am very happy with the work performed by Jason and Justin. They have transformed an unfinished space in my basement into a beautiful walk-in closet. They are very detail oriented and work fast. I hired them for a rather small project but have no doubt they could handle bigger project if needed. I also really appreciated that they did everything necessary to protect the floors while working in my house and cleaned up thoroughly once done. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a general contractors and would most certainly hire them again.
Ruebens Painting & RemodelingRuebens Painting & Remodeling
Pax M.
Hi hired Dan to do a total renovation with structural changes in my 110 year old Park Hill home. Dan worked flawlessly with the engineer who designed the structural change. His crew left the property clean and swept up at the end of each day. Dan and his guys were a pleasure to work with and they also made the job fun. He made sure every little detail was thought out and accomplished. After being a Real Estate appraiser for the last 30 years I have come across many “contractors” doing renovations. I’d say Dan and Dovetail Joint Construction stand at the top. Highly recommend. Ray Colaiano
Dovetail Joint Construction Co.Dovetail Joint Construction Co.
Thumbtack Customer
I would NEVER hire Cohen and Cohen again! The carpenters are great and we have no issue with the quality of work... but the general contractor / project manager is terrible! We were lied to on a daily basis. He went way over the promised timeline and budget. He never communicated, and when he did, he was rude and abrasive. He kept claiming to have a photographic memory... but ended up missing most of the dimensions and the carpenters had to redesign everything! He doesn't even know Colorado building code, so he designed our bathroom in a way that would never pass inspection. And that's where the worst part came in... he forgot to get permits on both of the projects we hired him for! I emailed him 4 times to remind him and he never did it. He even pulled our carpenter off the job 3 times to change out workers so he can assign them elsewhere! Michael is a salesman... not a project manager and the second your project starts, he is looking for his next sale and forgetting about you!
Cohen and Cohen ConstructionCohen and Cohen Construction
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