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New Britain General Contractors

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Joshua's Plumbing
5.0
from 102 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tom B.
Verified review

Things that made this an easy experience: -He was quickly available to do the work. -He quoted me a fair price up front. -He asked for pictures so that over the phone he could tell me about things that could increase the cost before even coming out. There are a lot of contractors that worry about losing the work so they come out first and then start to explain things to you. It was nice to have that talk about my options before hand. It also meant when he came out he was prepared to do everything in one day. -He did the work quickly and was polite the whole time even when I turned the water on upstairs and accidentally got him soaked. -He never made me feel like he was in a rush or had to leave once he was done. I always save my questions for the end and even better he started explaining things to me that I was going to ask about before I even had to ask. 5 stars. I will be calling him for all my plumbing needs going forward.

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ALPHA PRO PAINTING LLC
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Phil F.
Verified review

We are still working with this contractor but are satisfied with the work as we go along.

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VOAK LLC
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thomas G.
Verified review

The most responsible, professional on time, spot on contractor I ever met. Honest, beyond fair pricing. This is the contractor you want on your side. Great work! Thankyou so much!!

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Peter lingley
4.8
from 50 reviews
  • 49 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brandon S.
Verified review

Very fast, very good service. Was able to repair and provide assistance where several other contractors could not.

  • 9 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqueline J.
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Great overall experience! Will be calling back for all upcoming house projects. Many thanks was great service and quality.

  • 25 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Rich K.
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Rome did extensive indoor and outdoor painting work for us in AZ at three different residences that we owned between 2008 and 2014. He also assisted us with interior trim repair/replacement, fence repair and several other projects related to the appearance of our homes. In every instance we found his work to be of the highest quality, and his prices were very competitive. He also has a high level of personal integrity and fairness which sets him apart from many contractors in todays environment. One example of this is that my wife and I always provided Rome with a key to our house, trusting him to start or stop each days work and lock up, even if we were not around at the end of the day. He is a detail orientated perfectionist when it comes to his paint work and I can recommend him without any resrvation to anyone looking for the highest quality of paint, plaster or woodwork.

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  • 28 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Virginia P.
Verified review

Todd was responsive and was the best value for dollar of other quotes. He made time for me under time constrains that others could not meet. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a quality contractor in the area. I sell real estate for a living and will recommend him to other home owners who need his services.

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B and G
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jan W.
Verified review

My remodeling project is still a work in progress. Brian is providing quality workmanship, has left the work area immaculate at the end of the day, and has kept me updated and involved every step of the way with our project by providing me pictures and prices of hardware, tiles, vanities etc. which is extremely helpful to me due to my work schedule and just not finding time to shop around! It is a pleasure working with a contractor who understands our budget, and is enthusiastic in accomplishing an updated, modern, and fresh look for this older bathroom. Thanks Brian!

JTC Interiors
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Candice C.
Verified review

One of the best experiences we have ever had with a contractor. Mike moved around another job to accomodate our need for a last minute project. He completed the job quickly and the quality of work was top notch. He had a creative solution to a unique problem we had with the job, and overall it was a great experience. I would highly recommend Mike to other users.

For U Builders
4.6
from 26 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
SE B.
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This was my first experience working with Thumbtack and For U Builders. I have a small house, and in the past, many contractors have simply not returned my calls because the job was considered "too small to bother." For U Builders installed 2 new custom exterior doors on my home. From the very beginning, Brandon (scheduling) and John (owner) were very communicative -- we had to schedule around the door delivery, and they were able to fit in my project as soon as the last door arrived. Stephen (Carpenter) is amazing! He made it look so easy and was attentive to every detail -- my house was built in the 1930s, so adjustments were necessary to make everything fit. When the job was finished, there wasn't a trace of dust or debris anywhere! I am very, very happy with the results, and will definitely work with For U Builders in the future. The entire team are professional, friendly, efficient and a joy to work with! Thank you!

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!

Five star general services
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley T.
Verified review

This was my second time using thumbtack to hire a house cleaner. The first company I hired I wasn’t impressed and was discouraged. I gave it a shot and hired her and I am VERY satisfied! She came in and asked questions making sure she hit all the areas I wanted deep cleaned. She left my walls, floors and house looking spotless and smelling pleasant! I like the job she has done sooo much that I have hired her permanently. I’m looking forward to the days she cleans my home!

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Aesthetic Decor, LLC
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Russell S.
Verified review

I worked with Bharti for the design of my personal executive office space.  We agreed on a flat fee rate, which I found to be desirable so that I could include the fee in the budget and not be surprised at the end.  Bharti visited the space, received input on my ideas and tastes, and then created a visual plan with suggested colors, furniture placement, window treatments, etc.  Her initial plan was right on and she made recommendations that were consistent with what I liked, but also offered things that I had not thought of, which is what you hope for in using a designer.  Bharti also arranged for contractors to complete painting, etc. and was helpful in moving the project along.  She is delightful to work with, thorough, professional, and goes above and beyond in seeing the project to completion. When my wife saw the office, she couldn’t believe the transformation; it is very warm and inviting. We were so pleased with Bharti, we have asked her to design some rooms at our home as well. I enthusiastically recommend Bharti for your interior design needs!

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Jenine Beck Design
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacqueline W.
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Working with Jenine Beck Design was simply a dream. She is a highly talented designer with amazing ideas. However, she listens keenly to what the client wants--and incorporates their ideas into the plan. Jenine re-designed our entire bedroom. She put together a plan which completely transformed what we had, into an idyllic, contemporary oasis. She brought in tried, trusted and tested contractors--who were a pleasure to work with--and together, they executed her/our vision. The result completely blew us away--way beyond our expectations. Jenine worked within our budget--but did not in any way sacrifice style--she has fantastic networks with suppliers, so we were able to get luxury items at great prices. She was there with the contractors (builders, painters etc) every step of the way--and we did not have to worry at all about any of the work being done. She was the go-to person for everything--and she managed all the sub-contracts. At a personal level, Jenine is special. A kind and caring designer--and a perfectionist. She is very sensitive to client preferences and she makes working with her very easy. Rarely do I make unequivocal recommendations, but in Jenine's case, I am. You will be hard-pressed to find a better or more talented designer than her in the area. If you have a design job, small or large, I HIGHLY recommend that you reach out to her. You will not regret it. She changed our room--and with that, changed our lives.

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Stewart's Remodeling
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barbara H.
Verified review

Contractors can be a gamble from experience. James is not. He was very responsive, quality of the work was outstanding, and his quotes were both fair and accurate. He worked with pace and with care on both our deck and office handicap ramp. Straight shooter, no surprises, Highly reccomend.

  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara M.
Verified review

Victor installed a beautiful laminate floor in our kitchen. He is a wonderful professional and I will definitely hire him again for other projects.

MJC Lawns & MORE LLC
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Leah W.
Verified review

Matt and his team were hired to clean the gutters at my mother's home. As a retired widow and wonderful woman of a certain age, my mother was anxious about hiring a contractor on her own because my father had managed home repair/improvement. Since he died, many home maintenance jobs have not been done - especially the gutters. Matt came to her home and was very kind and thorough when providing an estimate. I appreciated that he took the time to look at the gutters because it gave my mother the comfort that he could be trusted because he "didn't pull a figure out of the air" (mom's quote). On the day of the job, Matt arrived with his team of three and introduced them to my mother. The men were timely, very friendly and thorough. The gutters were bad - 4" of cement-like build up with little saplings growing out of it! The guys got rid of it in an hour. The experience was excellent. I recommend Matt and, if my mom used a computer, she would post a recommendation too!

ArmCraft
4.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Lucilla A.
Verified review

I had a great experience. This contractor was prompt, ready to work on the spot and knowledgeable. Didn't waste time dilly dalling. His rate was fair and clean. i will definitely use again and recommend

Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon D.
Verified review

We are working with this contractor for a carpet install project. Scott and his team are Awesome!! First impression is a lasting impression and these guys really exemplify the definition to the fullest. If you are looking for a WOW team, then these guys are IT!!!! We look forward to more projects with this company. AWESOME CREW!!!!

  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Judy R.
Verified review

They are artisans and craftsmen who take pride in every job they perform. Very skilled general contractor who does everything necessary and then some. I wish I had found them a year ago.

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Julie M.
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I would gladly recommend Jon's work! Bel Air remodeled my kitchen and master bath, and the work is gorgeous. I couldn't be happier. Bel Air was also the most reasonably priced contractor I found after searching and interviewing several and taking many quotes. The most important piece to me is that Jon warrantees his work and replaced a faulty light switch for free when I called. That's peace of mind.

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.  

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.

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Need a General Contractor for Commercial Repairs

Brooklyn, NY

  • Project type
    One or more small projects
  • Project progress
    Permits pulled
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Other (Commercial)
  • Details
    We need the following items repaired at our location: 1. Weather-stripping around windows appears to be coming loose 2. Ceiling tiles in corridors and bathroom need to be replaced due to leak. 3. Toilet in ADA bath does not appear to be an ADA toilet – it is very low and not ADA approved. 4. A/C shorted out when we turned on power after installing ductwork. Building supplied AC unit and power wiring, and they need to repair this. 5. Taping on existing sheetrock on exterior window walls is falling off and needs to be re-done; it seems like they let taping/spackling freeze during the original construction.
  • $4022.5
    Average price

Need a General Contractor

Hempstead, NY

  • Project type
    One or more small projects
  • Project progress
    Just starting
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Other (Foreclosured Homes )
  • Details
    Recruiting Experienced Contractors For REO & PPO Work
  • $1
    Average price

Need a General Contractor

Montclair, NJ

  • Project type
    Major remodel
  • Project progress
    Professional drawings (complete set of plans)
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Other (buildout of a commercial space)
  • Details
    Its a 4500 sqft space retail/children's play space. The specs and architectural drawing are in hand and wil be distrinuted on request
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