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Waterbury Construction Managers

Browse these construction managers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Waterbury.

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Lopez Home Improvement LLC
4.8
from 172 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 266 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dennis G.
Verified review

I will definitely hire Walter again. He came out as scheduled, removed all of the construction and yard waste I had for a fair price. Thanks Walter!

  • 9 years in business
  • 181 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!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Fay K.
Verified review

Michael was professional, punctual, conscientious and patient. He worked with a comprehensive checklist and was happy to show us all that he saw during his home inspector. We plan to use his report to plan our house maintenance.

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

Glenn Scelza is a godsend. My old friend desperately needed help of a good carpenter to come and assess the benign neglect on the front of her antique home. Garage doors needed to be installed post haste, but the garage door company needed the repairs to be made first. I posted on Thumbtack and Glenn responded immediately. Glenn arrived and I could tell right away what a nice guy he is and is a seasoned carpenter/contractor. He assessed the project with a trained eye and zeroed in on what was good in terms of the construction and what looked bad to us, was very doable indeed.. He was very resourceful and made use of what could remain and shopped locally which I loved, for lumber, gutters, leaders and even found the novelty clapboard pieces to match the 1940's facade. He was very fair and open about what things would cost along with his craftsmanship which was worth every penny. I appreciate he could even work with us so late in the season even as winter weather set in. He will be present right after the holiday weekend to connect with the garage door people. When those vintage looking doors are installed the place will regain its curb appeal once again, thanks to Glenn. This guy is a keeper and I can see why is highly recommended! I add my recommendation to Thumbtack as well as our neighbors in the community. I look forward in working with Glenn on future projects. Thanks Glenn! Norm Peekskill, NY

  • 17 years in business
  • 94 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.

Reed Construction LLC
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Eric A.
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Reed Construction showed up on time and did a great job installing my shutters.

Jerry & Carr Services LLC
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
James C.
Verified review

The estimate was fair and the workers were professional and kept a tidy project. Communication was clear and open; they were quick to respond to texts and emails. The project came out great and all of my concerns were attended to. They even went the extra mile and added a few things they weren't obligated too. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone and hire them again.

Fortin & Miller Construction
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Dave L.
Verified review

From our first contact with Fortin and Miller Construction to the end of the project, Nate and Josh were professional, responsive and punctual. They provided us with a clear, concise proposal and went above and beyond to ensure that we were satisfied with the cost of their services and the quality of their work. We would definitely use them for future projects and highly recommend them to others considering their services.

  • 10 years in business
  • 12 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.
Verified review

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
Customer A.
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We always use Hat City Construction when an issue arises in our home!

  • 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.

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
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.

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Constructual Concepts
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lee B.
Verified review

I have used Conceptual concepts for the last 10 years. I'm a property manager for six commercial properties.Conceptual concepts has the ability get the job done everytime.The quality of workmanship Is very good and enables me to keep my tenants happy.

Larchitectesarl
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret P.
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Although we decided that we were not yet ready to undertake the renovation of our master bedroom, we were extremely pleased with Alain's responsiveness to our inquiry. He called us right away and came to the house to assess our requirements. He promised to send follow-on information which he did and he called to schedule an appointment with us and a colleague. Unfortunately, that was as far as we got as we decided that we couldn't undertake the project yet. We will definitely contact Alain when the time comes. Thanks.

Superior Remodelers
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Paul H.
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The two workers came, went right to work, knew what to do, were very intelligent, efficient did a perfect job, cleaned up and were courteous. Nice hire! Thanks!

Your Handyman
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Fen N.
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I was so impressed by Tom and will be using him again, as well as recommending him to all of my friends. Tom was professional, accommodating and exceptional with time management. In addition, he was knowledgeable, meticulous, fair with pricing and an absolute pleasure to work with. I whole-heartedly recommend Tom for hire.

Luna Construction LLC.
4.4
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Keith W.
Verified review

Al replaced the hard wood floors in our home with Bruce 5" prefinished 3/4" thick oak flooring. He did an excellent job, was here every day and cleaned up the leftover materials. Can't say enough for the excellent work and professional workmanship Al Provided. I would not think twice about hiring Al for future projects.

  • 28 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
David & Susanne I.
Verified review

We could not be happier with Dennis's work....our house looks amazing. It is a late 1800's construction that required a complete lead abatement and restoration. Dennis and his crew stripped it down to bare wood meticulously, replaced clapboards and trim, repaired the back porch and antique garage doors, and today it is a show piece, which the Historical Society wants to include in their next house tour! Dennis was instrumental in guiding us toward the perfect color scheme and design, which admittedly was not our original idea, but in retrospect turned out perfectly....we can't thank Dennis and Pro Quality enough for all they did. Dennis goes above and beyond to get every last detail just right, and his customer's satisfaction is clearly the highest priority. A true master at what he does....

Cusano construction
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kyle Z.
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John was a true professional on time clean neat and price wise lower then his competition I would hire him in a heart beat time and time again

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.  

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 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 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.

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.

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