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New Haven Residential Contractors

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Lopez Home Improvement LLC
4.8
from 171 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 265 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex G.
Verified review

Walter came in as a last minute save the day contractor. He is a general contractor licensed and insured and came to fix mistakes of another contractor and fix my faucets install. He ended up doing an amazing job and added a sealer to my carrera marble vanity. I am using him again for my next project. He does what he says he will, sticks to price and exceeds expectations. NICE GUY overall. Don't look further!

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A&B home expert
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David L.
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I hired Bob (A&B Home Expert) to do a challenging fence repair right after a snow/sleet storm. This just wasn't a regular repair because it was on a slop, snow had built up and then became a frozen sheet of ice and the fallen section pulled down the post. Bob came the day after I was contacted so that was a big plus because I have a dog that could have run away threw the fallen section. Bob completed the job with expertise! Did a fantastic job in a very timely fashion. I would strongly recommend him to anyone! I will be using Bob on future projects! As a side note, Thumbtack is a great way to make contact with local contractors. I had a great experience using Thumbtack!

  • 6 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Neil E.
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Excellent work at a fair price. Nelson is a great contractor and I will be using him again.

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VOAK LLC
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 51 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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ALPHA PRO PAINTING LLC
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
Verified review

Thiago and his team are amazing! Not only did the offer the most competitive price (by far), they responded promptly to our request for an estimate, came the next day to assess the job and started within days! They also recommended great design ideas that we actually ended up going with their suggestions for almost all the rooms. They finished a day early and were immaculate and polite during the entire process. We highly recommend them to anyone looking for interior, residential painting service!

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

Glenn was awesome. He was very knowledgeable and gave me a few options to work with regarding my window replacements and relocating my dryer vent. The best part was that he came on a Sunday when all the others I called told me they weren’t available on Sunday’s. Glenn Worked around my busy schedule to complete my project. The best part was the project only took a few hours to compete when we agreed on the date to start. All the work was done in one day. I was so happy I found Glenn. Now I know who to call when I need help repairing things around my house. And his price quotes were by far the best compared to other contractors.

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Spirit Contracting
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ken M.
Verified review

I contacted Spirit Contracting to redo a renovation of my bathroom, after another contractor, who I contracted via Thumbtack, did a horrendous job. Frankie was early to the appointment, patient, went thru the entire job that was completed and advised what needed to be redone. They did an amazing job getting my bathroom completed! I cannot believe the difference!! Spirit Contracting is the way to go!! They were professional, punctual, clean and great to work with. Frankie is honest and pays attention to the littlest details and stands behind his work 1000%. I would most definitely recommend this company and plan on using their services in the future!

JCEC Painting Company LLC
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Michael L.
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JCEC contractors (http://www.jcecpainting.com/about.html) and painting company do more than just paint a room they actually transform a room. My wife has been watching all of the DIY shows on television and came up with an idea on changes she wanted to make to the kitchen. From her idea to completion, the transformation was amazing. We did not have to contract out to many different sub-contractors the team at JCEC did it all including electrical, tile work, woodwork and yes painting. I would strongly recommend them to anyone who is looking for someone who can do it all and at a good price.

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

I knew from day one that I selected the right contractor when Alby himself as the owner was on the job the entire time working side by side with his crew. The workmanship was first class. Alby paused at the end of each phase of the project to review the work with me to make sure it was to my satisfaction before he proceeded to the next phase. The final price was very competitive to the other 6 quotes that I solicited from other contractors. I would highly recommend Alby's Masonry and plan to use them for future jobs.

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

For U Builders
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 38 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!

  • 10 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Marshy P.
Verified review

A James Constuction LLC exceeded my expectations for a bathroom renovation, exterior painting, windows installation and carpentry. This company demonstrated proficiency and expertise in all areas of construction with impressive workmanship and quality work. A James Construction was reliable, very punctual, maintained good communication throughout the project and responded promptly to all questions and concerns. I have worked with several contractors and, by far, A James Construction is the BEST!!

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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!

Dynasty Home Improvement LLC
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Charles B.
Verified review

This was my first time hiring David for a project to install backsplash in my kitchen. To start out, David's communication throughout the entire project was excellent. He was on time each day and thoroughly cleaned up after himself after each day of work. I have been a homeowner for many years. Trying to find a contractor who communicates well, cleans up after themselves, shows up on time and completes project on time is rare in the industry. To top it off, David craftsmanship was excellent. He was detail oriented and would not closeout the project until he thought each detail was perfect; then confirming with me if the job was to my satisfaction. I would definitely recommend David for work. GREAT JOB DAVID!

  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Dametrice B.
Verified review

Paulinho came on short notice and assessed my porched providing a professional inspection as well as a recommendation for gutters. He provided prompt courteous service and would gladly hire him again. Thanks, PHI!

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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.

Dakota Builders
4.5
from 13 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
B.M. B.
Verified review

We recently completed a large addition at our home and recruited Dakota Builders to oversee the project. This was not a small undertaking, by any means. Kevin showed up everyday, on time, negotiated with contractors (there were many) and met with us on a daily basis to discuss ongoing progress, quotes, time frames, etc. He worked closely with our architect, laid out everything and was very detail oriented. We made the right choice with Kevin. His work ethic and attention to detail is outstanding.

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

Michael did an amazing job fixing up various projects around our house. He was very fair in his estimate and even finished all the jobs quicker than anticipated. I definitely hope to use his services again in the near future. I've used other contractors in the past but none match his level of detail and responsiveness.

Pro home builders llc
4.3
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea R.
Verified review

Long story short….this is the biggest renovation to my home AND THE MOST TROUBLE FREE. My home is about 100 years old and the front wrap around porch needed to be removed and rebuilt. Not an easy job….the footings had to be replaced, the foundation needed to be reinforced, the front of the house had to be jacked up, etc. I contacted Professional Home Builders and Design based upon the reviews found on Angie’s List. I met with several contractors. From the first meeting with the owner, Victor Rosado, I felt that he had a great deal of knowledge and experience and that he was an honest and upright person and that I would be in good hands. I was right. From day one Victor was on-site two times a day…sometimes 3 times, depending on what was going on. And, if at any time I had a question, Victor would get back to me the same day…many times within the hour…I was never ever left hanging, even about very minor issues. And he had great ideas about design, finishing touches and colors. His staff are also great…always out very early and staying until whenever needed…sometimes into the evening. They are very nice and professional and when I would pop out to see what was going on they would show me what they were working on and it was very obvious that they took great pride in their work. There was one worker who used to sing while he was working. I enjoyed listening to this and it also made me feel like he was happy working for this company. My brother and son have been watching the completion of the project and plan to contact Victor for needed renovations on their homes. I highly recommend this company and don’t believe that you’ll be disappointed. I love the finished product.

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

  • 27 years in business
Taryn C.
Verified review

Where do I begin about Dave Kraus? He was absolutely incredible. It is hard enough to find a contractor that is skilled and will complete a job, and we had an even harder task, one we could leave alone in our house for months and work would get done. Dave went above and beyond. He not only completed the work letting himself in and out of our house for months, he was a perfectionist. He treated our house like it was his own. He texted daily to ensure we were up to date on what was going on and asked us about any changes. He also had many conversations with Home Depot who ordered a lot of the wrong materials. I don't know any contractor, especially a master craftsman such as Dave that would spend hours on the phone with Home Depot. Our kitchen was completely transformed and looks incredible. We are doing a major addition in a few years and will definitely have Dave do it! He has become part of our family!

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.

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.

Do I need a contractor for a kitchen remodel?

A kitchen remodel is one of the most important investments you can make in your home, and it’s critical to get the details right; that’s where a home renovation contractor comes in. A minor remodel usually includes new cabinet faces and hardware, replacement appliances, and paint, while an extensive job may enlarge the kitchen’s square footage, install new cabinets or an island, change the layout, and lay new tile or hardwood floors. Any renovation that includes filing permits, construction, or electrical or plumbing work is best completed by an experienced contractor who knows local codes.

How much will it cost to remodel my house?

The cost to remodel a home is highly variable — size and scope of the project, quality of materials, and the number of subcontractors required to complete the job all affect the total cost. The average national cost of a home renovation project is $13,500. The national average per-square-foot cost of a remodel ranges from $25 to $100. Nationally, kitchen and bathroom remodels are the most popular types of projects, in part because they typically have the highest return on investment when the home is sold. The national average cost of a major kitchen remodel ranges from $25,000 to $62,000, while the average bathroom remodel tends to cost $6,000 to $18,000. In addition to materials and labor costs, many remodeling project costs include permit fees, which, average $900 or more, depending on your location.

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