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Lopez Home Improvement LLC
4.8
from 171 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 264 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joan M.
Verified review

The basement steps were done quickly and professionally.

  • 9 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
Jane S.
Verified review

Harry was professional, polite, knowledgeable, showed good work ethic and did the job in a timely manner (garbage disposal replacement and electrical switch and outlet fixed. He even noticed my dishwasher hose wasn’t installed correctly and fixed it for me! His rates are fair and quality of work was great. He took the time to discuss other home projects and repair options with me. I was impressed and will be using Harry the Handyman for several other home repair projects down the road.

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A&B home expert
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Bob was great. He offered great value,started the job right away and did excellent work with our basement window removal and installation. Space was cleaner than when he started. We are already talking about additional work to be completed. Thank you Bob. I will for sure recommend you to my friends and family.

DRI SERVICES
4.5
from 50 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Emily K.
Verified review

Luther did a great job installing my washer and dryer in my basement with a sub pump. Very knowledgeable and I would consider him again for future projects.

Cook Contracting & Remodel
4.7
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Carly L.
Verified review

My fiancé and I hired Cook Contracting and Remodel to complete a project that was very important to us, the complete renovation of our spare bathroom and Den. This project was very important for us for 2 reasons: 1) This is our main entertaining space for company. As you can see from some of the before / after splits, this entire area was embarrassing to host our family and friends because it looked like Big Bird threw up all over the walls. Don’t even get us started on that disgusting carpet. 2) Before we discovered Thumbtack, we were actually ripped off by another “contractor” we found on Facebook for the same job. To be fair, he had reviews and seemed legitimate enough but we soon discovered he was a fraud, pressed charges, and thankfully recovered most of the money he stole from us. Anyway, because of this fact, we were completely scarred from having someone literally come into our home and steal from us, making it understandably hard for us to trust anyone again. Then we downloaded Thumbtack and met Teddy Cook. From the onset, it was very clear that Teddy was not only incredibly knowledgable about all aspects of construction, but also enthusiastic about the prospect of working for us. He told us on more than one occasion in the estimate process that he really wanted to do this project for us, which was refreshing because a lot of other contractors we looked at on Thumbtack couldn’t even be bothered to produce a quote after coming over for an estimate. Teddy’s passion got him the job, and we are in complete and total love with the results! It is worth mentioning that everything Teddy worked on for us was custom work. There was really nothing standard or cookie cutter about what we asked for; we are both very creative people and had a very specific vision for what we wanted the space to look like and Teddy’s creativity and skill was able to bring our vision to life! The work he completed for us as a part of this project included but was not limited to: - New Tile Floors Throughout (included leveling of all floors, as our our slab the old tile / carpet was on was COMPLETELY uneven) - Full Bathroom Gut - Brick Wall in Bathroom - Curb Shower with Rain Head, Niche, + Bench - All Tile Work - Heated Floors in Bathroom - Sliding Barn Door - 3 New Additional Interior Doors - New Exterior Door + Storm Door - Rehabilitation of Existing Den Walls (in VERY rough shape from previous homeowner garage conversion) - New Paint Throughout - Brick Wall in Den - Custom Bar Built from Scratch - Custom Header Beam - Rehabilitation of Existing Staircase - New Base, Crown, + Door / Window Moulding - Upgrade of Electric Service to 150 Amps Teddy performed all of this work either himself or with various assistants. None of this work got subbed out to any other companies which speaks to what a professional Teddy is. We were amazed at not only his ability to do so many different elements of construction work (plumbing, electrical, tile, sheetrock, carpentry, millwork, painting, masonry, etc.) but to literally be an expert in each and every area. This was such a nice departure from going the General Contractor route and having a parade of different trades tear the house apart for weeks on end, blaming the people who came yesterday for today’s problems. Besides his level of expert craftsmanship, one of the traits we liked most about Teddy was how great of a communicator he was. He was constantly in contact with us throughout the entire project and kept us in the loop every step of the way. Communication is a two-way street and we made a point to meet with him every morning to see what the day would bring. If we couldn’t be there to greet him first thing because of other obligations, he would always call or text us. But above all else, what we most appreciated about Teddy was how trustworthy he was. It isn’t easy hiring a contractor who will spend time in your home when you are not there (and remember the horror story we told earlier regarding the bogus contractor we first hired), but Teddy earned our trust by being polite, respectful, reliable, and a good communicator. We cannot possibly sing Teddy's praises loud enough or recommend him more highly, and hope the pictures of the work he completed for us says more than words ever could. Teddy, thank you!

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Hometech
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim M.
Verified review

Glenn did high quality work on basement flooring, closets, and drywall repair. He was responsive and punctual which was greatly appreciated. Glenn is a professional and we would definitely use him in the future for a variety of work.

JCEC Painting Company LLC
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine S.
Verified review

Edison and Jeff are a class act! They did a super job installing and insulating our basement ceiling. The job is perfect! They are very professional, courteous and reliable. They showed up to work when they said they would be there. We were impressed that they worked so carefully and left the basement very neat considering the Sheetrock, insulation and compound that was used! Prior to working they were very patient and thorough with us as we asked plenty of questions. There was minimal dust left behind because they made sure everything was properly covered prior to working. They are very pleasant to work with and their price was quite reasonable. We will use them to do more work in our home. Thanks for a fantastic job JCEC!!

Reed Construction LLC
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Bryan T.
Verified review

Worked with Jeremy from Reed Cons. LLC, did an excellent job replacing my broken waterheater. I would go back to him for all my hot water and plumbing needs. Quick, resposive, reasonable, and very honest. Thank you again!

Top Pro
  • 23 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jean R.
Verified review

The guys did an amazing job in my kitchen and my basement. I originally wanted just new countertops and new floors in my basement, but as the job progressed I knew I needed to take advantage of the fact that I had amazing craftsmen working in my home. They were so responsive and open with their material and labor costs I truly couldn’t resist asking them to do more jobs for me. I’m not much of a person who leaves reviews, but since they did such an amazing job I feel as though it’s important for anyone looking for a new kitchen anywhere in Nassau and and Suffolk County New York that Dimension Restoration and Construction is by far their best and most competitively priced option. I did get other quotes which the office girl Ishita suggested I do and she was right to do so. The prices I received from allure and a bunch of other kitchen and bath companies was DOUBLE what Dimension Restoration and Construction charged me. I have to say this has been hands down the easiest remodel I have ever experienced in my history of owning my home. Thank you Dimension!

Custom Woodwork ETC
4.5
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Romona A.
Verified review

Bruce is awesome. He did a great job installing our basement door and the bulkhead. He was prompt and very professional. Great guy and would definitely recommend him to friends and family. I’ll also use him for other projects in the future.

For U Builders
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Tom C.
Verified review

For U Builders replaced 7 basement windows for us. The introduction/quote visit was excellent. Really nice folks! Follow up was good. Brandon stayed on top of our order and kept us informed. Install was great. Leon tailored the trim to the space so it wasn't a "one size fits all" install. Very much appreciate that - and they were done earlier in the day than we expected. This would be a 5 star review if the time between the initial appointment and the installation hadn't been over 6 weeks. We understand the windows come from PA, and there was the Thanksgiving holiday in there, but that's twice as long as unexpected/were told.

  • 21 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Michael J.
Verified review

These guys did a great job repairing and replacing drywall and painting my basement. Spoke with Scott on a Thursday and they started and finished on Sunday. Very professional.

  • 11 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Judy E.
Verified review

Alvin has done an outstanding job for me. He has put in basement windows, a new banister in my basement, a new door on my bedroom closet and created a door for an entrance to my attic. He truly is a find and I couldn't be more pleased.

Jcruz Home Improvement LLC
4.2
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Leonte L.
Verified review

Jorge and his crew are excellent in doing all things at home. They installed new drywall’s into my basement and they did a great job. They provide a fast and professional service and also cares about the look of the finish and provided ideas. Highly recommended.

  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
T. R.
Verified review

We had an incident where one of our basement windows had broken. Victor came to the house the next day to measure the three windows for replacement (we decided now was the time to replace them all). That evening we had an estimate emailed to us, and the pricing was good. Victor ordered the windows, and the day they came in he called to schedule installation for the next day. He was on time, quick, and the work is very high quality. After installation he walked us through opening the windows, showing the completed work, and gave us recommendations regarding the rain/snow covers we had over the windows. We have plans for the basement which includes finishing it, update flooring, etc and plan to work with Victor for that as well.

Goodman Building Company LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer G.
Verified review

Mike has been hired for numerous jobs over several years. He completely renovated two bathrooms and our kitchen before moving into a new home for our family, while our house was on the market our washer machine hose let go and damaged our first and second floor of our colonial, Mike came through and calmed us down and went step by step how everything would be fixed and really took the pressure and stress off of us. He turned the house over to us in less than 30 days. My insurance adjuster was shocked due to the extent of work that needed to be done and praised how great the house looked when it was completed during his final walk through. Mike does odd jobs for us along the way and this week just finished renovating our basement in our new house. Mike is very knowledgeable and professional. His work is always completed on time and budget but also the number of compliments regarding the quality and workmanship of our renovations definitely makes Goodman Building Company our first and last stop with all home projects and renovations.

Agate & Co. Builders
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff S.
Verified review

Jim finished my basement, and now it's the best room in my house. My basement was completely bare, He finished the job in less then a week. Installed heat, but in a ceiling, did the walls and carpenting. I couldn't recommend any one better then the Agates

In and out remodeling llc
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Taty M.
Verified review

We are so happy with our kitchen update , carlos and his crew did a wonderful job on my house, I will definitely hire this company again to finish my basement.

Built Well CT, LLC
4.4
from 8 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Carlton P.
Verified review

Scott did excellent job his team was amazing they redid my kitchen from top to bottom and my basement as well they also did molding going up my stairwell and did floor work in my den .the craftsmanship was outstanding we would definitely do more projects with Scott and team. We definitely look forward to doing work with Scott and his company in the future

  • 17 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Abdullah M.
Verified review

Awesome Job ! Great Price. Ali and his crew worked very close with us and custom built our basement. He used quality materials and his workers were very professional and clean. Ali is very knowledgeable when it comes to construction. I highly recommend this crew.

Massey Home Improvements
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sal B.
Verified review

Seth did a great job installing laminate wood in our finished basement. He was professional, efficient and extremely clean with his work. I recommend to all!

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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 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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