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West Haven General Contractors

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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
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!

  • 9 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
Meredith B.
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Harry has been wonderful to work with. I hired him to repair a few small holes in my wall. He was thorough and did a great job. His rates are fair and he communicates well about the project. I highly recommend hiring him.

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Joshua's Plumbing
5.0
from 98 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marcelino M.
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Best most friendly/flexible contractor I have ever dealt with. His work was very reasonably priced and of high quality. I will definitely be using him again.

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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.
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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 52 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Phil F.
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We are still working with this contractor but are satisfied with the work as we go along.

  • 9 years in business
  • 71 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
  • 75 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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Hometech
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bruce P.
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I meet Glenn in 1980 he did a window replacement for me. He did a great job. I was a general contractor and we worked together for 20 years

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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.
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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.
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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.

For U Builders
4.6
from 26 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!

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

Flagge Tile Co.
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Kenneth D.
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After years of procrastinating, I finally decided to have my badly worn kitchen floor re tiled. Through Thumbtack.com, I was introduced to Mike Flagge and several other contractors. I had a choice to make and I am so glad that I hired Mike for the job. All of his work was extremely well done. His years of experience and craftsmanship were obvious. He was highly motivated, energetic and very cordial throughout his time here. My new kitchen floor is better than I anticipated.

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

Michael Gardner
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy P.
Verified review

I had explored many different contractors that were referred and I found through various search engines. I decided on Michael because he had so many photos and he was in a lot of them working. Michael made sure we both understood each other in regards to my composite deck project. Upon delivery of materials, he was here, and had Hime Depot resolve a problem within hours. Although the weather was blistering hot he did not reschedule. He utilized shade from a tree and placed a canopy over the work area. He was meticulous, used time well, and left my yard clean of building debris. I have already passed his number along! Thank you, Michael :-)

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!!!!

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 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.

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 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 General Contracting Services

New York, NY

  • Project type
    Major repair
  • Project progress
    Just starting
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Bathroom(s), Kitchen, Living room, Bedroom(s), Dining room
  • Details
    Hi!, I am an interior designer in Manhattan and I'm looking for a general contractor for some new projects that I have coming up. I will would like to meet with someone to talk about them. Thanks
  • $175.5
    Average price

Need a Home Remodeler

Scarsdale, NY

  • Project type
    Major remodel
  • Project progress
    Just starting
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Kitchen
  • Details
    license is necessary, must be approved by co-op
  • $1
    Average price

Need a General Contractor

Brooklyn, NY

  • Project type
    One or more small projects
  • Project progress
    Just starting
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Basement
  • Details
    He needs to be able to check walls for mold and water damage.
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