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Waterbury Residential Construction Services

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

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Lopez Home Improvement LLC
4.8
from 170 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 263 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David O.
Verified review

I have an older house and none of the bedroom doors closed properly. After getting a quote, we hired Walter and he started work two days later. He was very professional and fixed every door perfectly. We will hire him for future projects around our house. I highly recommend him for any carpentry projects you have at your house.

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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.
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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
Norman H.
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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

Reed Construction LLC
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Eric A.
Verified review

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
Ron F.
Verified review

Irvin and Jerry are very knowledgeable and gave me some great advice on very difficult plumbing and electrical project. They solved all the issues in dealing with a house over 100 years old. Every obstacle was dealt with professional and content completed in a timely fashion. Very satisfied with the results.

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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Hat City Construction L.L.C
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul S.
Verified review

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
Rosemarie B.
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Victor Pires was extremely helpful, when I was going to change my sunroom floor. He suggested different types of flooring and brought samples to help me decide. Victor carried himself in a very professional manner. After he was finished, the clean-up spotless and my floor was beautiful! I would not hesitate to call Victor again for any future remodeling projects!

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.
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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.

Larchitectesarl
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Racha R.
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I could not have done my kitchen renovation without Alain’s help and experitise. I would work again with him for any other home project without any hesitation.

Elevate Construction
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Amy D.
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They did the job we needed and then walked around the house and fixed a bunch of problem areas left over from some poor-quality siding work done before I bought the house. Hugely appreciated!!!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kaylene P.
Verified review

I onboarded A&K Construction to complete preservation and maintenance work on properties we have in the area. They have been communicative and prompt in returning all required information.

  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Caleb M.
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Mario and his crew did an incredible job on our roof and bilco door replacement. We expected things to take a few days, but we’re pleasently surprised when they completed everything in one day. They were efficient, polite, punctual, and respected our property. We were glad to have found them, and looking forward to having them do more work on our house. We definitely recommend using these guys.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allison B.
Verified review

Marcin was very responsive to calls and texts. Was able to come out and help me with my project the same day I reached out to him! Fixed the problem I was having with my sliding glass door. Was a pleasure to work with.

Armstrong Improvements LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
James I.
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Tom has done many jobs at our home in Carmel, NY, installed a two layer deck , installed 4 sliding galss doors which opened out to the new deck, riped up old style slate floors in the kitchen and installed new ones, repaired the ceiling in our living room(house was built in 55 so its this ole house,LOL) and has always done a fime job. After all this work which was done since we moved in July of 2013 plus when we moved that day he also installed a wood fence around a large part of the back yard which he started the day we moved and finished within 2 days(210' of fence) so our 4 dogs would have a play/poop area. He works with you and comes up with some very good idea's on the jobs as well and his prices are fair, I would recomend Tom for any home remodeling /improvements. He will be doing our master bath floor soon as well.

Manny construction services
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Frank V.
Verified review

Do to the snow was unable to measure his work quality. But from his webpage photos, think they'll be excellent.

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....

Angella A.
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Moyan renovated our bathroom for us. It was a complete gut job. The space was a bit small and couldn’t quite picture what I wanted in there. He asked me a lot of questions and got a feel as to what I wanted. He picked out the tile, vanity, tile for the shower and designed it. The way he laid everything out along with the colors he used with material, I never pictured my bathroom could look so beautiful. Him and his crew were very professional and great. Will definitely use him for future projects!

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.  

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 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.

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