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Hartford Construction Consultants

Browse these construction consultants with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Hartford.

  • 9 years in business
  • 182 hires on Thumbtack
Maureen J.
Verified review

Still working on a bathroom remodeling project with Harry. He did a great job today, and he offered some good suggestions to make the job better. Waiting on a vanity, can't wait to see the finished job!

CJ Handyman
4.7
from 75 reviews
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Shari M.
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We had a great experience working together! He was punctual and had all of the right tools required to mount our tv into brick. He had reviewed the pictures that I had sent and was prepared to do the work. He made sure that we were happy with the height and location before securing it to the wall. We would work with him again to do other projects and would suggest that you do the same!

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VOAK LLC
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John D.
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Kris and his team came out to help us for walk in closet installation project. they were super responsive, very professional. Worked so hard in extreme heat. they did amazing job and would definitely use them again for any my needs. Kris is Jack of all trades. He fixed my drainpipe also.

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Peter lingley
4.8
from 50 reviews
  • 49 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Courtney W.
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Peter was a gem to find on Thumbtack. He is highly experienced and knowledgeable with electrical work but also with all construction coding and repairs. Our living room has had 3 non-working light switches for almost a year. We tried many times to troubleshoot and fix it ourselves but with no success. Despite our making a mess of it, Peter was patient and determined and got out two three-way switches and the one four-way switch all working seamlessly so now we don't have to fall over each other to turn the lights on. We also had a faulty GFCI connection in the kitchen which had blown half of the outlets and switches in the kitchen. Again, Peter tacked the problem and quickly knew what to do. He talked to us as he was working so here were no unpleasant surprises and so we'd be able to see what we did wrong when we changed out our switches. Thanks Peter :) I highly recommend Peter Lingley!!!

Northeast Residential
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Laura G.
Verified review

Job entailed cleaning the brick on our fireplace. Dave went the extra step and cleaned the glass on our wood stove insert and repairing a broken piece of slate on our fireplace hearth. Dave was very responsive and reasonably priced. We would not hesitate to contact Dave for additional projects.

  • 17 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Nathalia D.
Verified review

I received 3 quotes for remodeling some areas in my house and Upkeep Property Management gave a very reasonable quote and was the most honest and no-nonsense of all the companies. They showed up exactly on the day scheduled, on time and actually brought a double crew (6 guys) and completed the job faster than planned. Everything went extremely smoothly and efficiently and they kept clear communication with me throughout the process. They also cleaned up amazingly well. I can only say the best things about them and highly recommend them. Excellent Job overall.

D.H.Williams Company
4.5
from 35 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Dana L.
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Dan Williams worked to preserve the appearance of the my 3 family house while strengthening the 3 level structure. I believe he demonstrated a superior knowledge of construction techniques and chose the appropriate materials for my particular project. The highest praise I can offer is.. I would hire him again.

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Alby's Masonry
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Troy A.
Verified review

Alby is a young entrepreneur with a strong desire to leave a customer happy. The quality of work is impeccable. Landscaping projects can evolve during the process and Alby was able to adapt to the changing requests from my wife and I. He is not your typical 'contractor' in that he will work with you to develop the best possible end product.

Custom Woodwork ETC
4.5
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Adam C.
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We found Bruce on Thumbtack and this was the first time we took a quote from someone on this app. Our first impressions were great! For those who have had work done before, getting a contractor to show up on time when they say they will be there is half the battle sometimes. Bruce showed up when he said he would be there with what he needed to quote the job (again I cannot tell you how many times contractors will show up with nothing). Very professional and left a good first impression. We eventually hired him for the job of designing and building built ins around our fireplace. He based his designs of some ideas I found online, but his architectural skills of aesthetically designing the project to fit into our space were excellent and exactly what we wanted from him! The end result (which turned into a phase 2 project to again design and build an aesthetic beam and pillars separating our open floor plan and flow into the built ins he just made) was literally perfect. Matched our taste, design of the house and the craftsmen ship was some of the best I have seen. I don't like to talk cost because everyone has their own opinion on what is considered expensive however what I can say is he had 3 change orders on the whole project (one of which was a good size relatively speaking to the built in project) and he was clearly very fair and right in line with my expectations. This speaks volumes on the type of person and businessman he is. A++ contractor and will 100% be using him again in the future!

Jerry & Carr Services LLC
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin C.
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Hired Jerry & Carr Services LLC- Needed a door fixed ASAP for new tenants moving into my house in Bridgeport CT. He knows the trade and was very efficient with the task at hand. The big thing here is he was able to squeeze me into his busy schedule. I've hired lots of contractors and this guy is neat and very professional. He will be my go to guy for anything I need in Bridgeport. Thank you for the door repair

  • 10 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Marie F.
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I hired AJames construction to do a handleful of repair and updating projects. They showed up each morning as they said, did great work, and were extremely polite and professional. I was looking to hire someone who handn't been on tumbtack that long, to give them a chance to build up a reputation, and it absolutely paid off. I will hire them again as needed. They come highly recommended.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joan M.
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Excellent! First let me just say, :thank you Dan (&Dave) !!". I've never had a more pleasant experience with ANY type of workman in the past! They were in and out in less than 5 hours, amazing! Dan is my go-to guy for all of my construction destruction from this day forward 😊😊😊.

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Hat City Construction L.L.C
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul S.
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Hat City Construction has been great! Honest and trustworthy owner with fair prices and very accommodating to my schedule and timeline. Joe is the only guy I will call for any home projects, he is highly recommend for all home improvements. A++++

  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Judith K.
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Vic did an outstanding job enclosing our porch to make it a three season room. His approach was professional and his quote reasonable. The workmanship on the interior and exterior was excellent and the final result exceeded our expectations. We wholeheartedly recommend Victor Pires Construction.

Goodman Building Company LLC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Bill S.
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We hired Mike last fall for a major project of removing 26 large multi-sized contemporary windows, and to replace them with new construction windows. A massive and daunting task when considering the scope of the project. He and his proficient work crew did an exemplary job finalizing the project beyond our expectations. We appreciated his ongoing communication, professional skills, attention to detail, the cleanliness of the worksite, and respect for our home. He completed the project, within the budget, which was a fair and competitive price and in a timely manner. Mike takes pride in his work, and no corners are cut. We recently rehired Mike to replace 3 multi-paneled sliding glass doors with stationary side panels which was also done equally well. We would highly recommend Goodman Builders to anyone seeking professional work, a knowledgeable, skilled, and respectful work crew, and value for your dollar.

A Man for All Seasons
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Tom B.
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Tim was just what was required for this stair building job. He was timely on the first appointment to discuss the job and prompt on the day to perform the task. In addition, Tim provided precisely what we was necessary and even came in under the projected price, which was an accurate Materials / Labor breakdown. After this good experience we are already looking for additional projects he can contribute to our whole house renovation (turned new construction). Thank you, Tim, and we look forward to seeing you again at the property or around the community. Tom (Westbrook, CT)

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Chadwick W.
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Jon has completed multiple projects for me, both large and small. He is capable of any type of job and you can have confidence that he will do the job with quality and budget in mind.

Manny construction services
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Gayle S.
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Manny did a great job. Will hire him again.

Churchill Builders
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Noel W.
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Randy did an excellent job with the deck. The deck is very high quality at a very reasonable price. I plan on using Churchill Builders for other projects.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca S.
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So happy with Sal and his tram's work!

Dagmar K.
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We contracted Landmark Pool to built us a small gunite pool with a waterfall that resembled a natural looking watering hole. The initial consultation was with John Williamson. He paid close attention to our wish list. By the time he left , he knew exactly what we were looking for. ... and he delivered. The execution of the stonework, which includes the tile, the coping and raised beam and the waterfall exceeded all expectation. We chose granite for the pool and every piece was hand picked and hand shaped. The waterfall is built with natural boulders and stones. Again it looks great and they allowed me to place the stones to my liking. The crew is polite and hard working. If We ever built another pool, we would use Landmak Pools again. 😃

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.  

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 do I find out if a contractor is licensed?

It’s important to know if your project requires work by a licensed professional, as licensing laws can vary by state, locality, and job details. You can find general licensing information online at the government websites that handle occupational licensing for a given profession in your state or location. Some states designate a project cost over which you have to hire a licensed contractor. To find qualified licensed contractors, search your state’s licensing board. For example, in California, the Department of Consumer Affairs operates a searchable database through the Contractors State License Board. In some states, contracting licenses are provided at a regional level. You can find links to specific databases on BRB Publications’ Occupational Licensing page. Red flags that a contractor may not be licensed or may be providing an expired or false license number are unreasonably low bids or a request for complete payment upfront. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

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.

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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