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M&M Painting and Renovations, INC
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M&M Painting and Renovations, INC
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Great 4.8

(5)

Home Remodeling, General Contracting

Offers remote services
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Logan Circle, DC
UPDATE: So this was a one star review, but Ive amended it to 4 star. Im leaving my original review because its only right to describe the experience Ive had. Lets talk about the good: The foreman is an amazing employee. Extremely kind and caring and does great work. The quality of work is pretty good and all the things we wanted done were completed and completed in a timely manner. They did have an emergency job to attend to that extended the timelime, but they communicated that fully and kept us up to date. We're not the only client, so I understand and appreciate that. There was a mishap with lack of shoe covering and laying down tarps, but after bringing it up, they were very aware and even cleaned up some of the mud/dirt stains they caused. This I appreciated as well. The bad: Read the review below for the bad. Also, they could have done a better clean up, but i take some responsibility in that as I should have done a better walk through. Plus, I decided to take my dust-coated office into my own hands. They did an okay job cleaning up, but I was over it due to the negative experience already in regards to the computer. There was still some debris left behind, but that was my fault because I didnt look thoroughly enough. Mario did rectify the wrong doings the best he could. After posting this deeply honest review, we did have a talk and he apologized for being stubborn and accepted responsibility for the poor decision his employee had made. He did cover the repair/cleaning cost, and fortunately, nothing was damaged. Everything is good as new and even threw in a bottle of liquor. Understandably, I was infuriated. What was more infuriating that I tried to find a common ground. But he was pretty honest in genuine in trying to rectify the situation and take responsibility. In Mario's defense, he did his best to right the situation....after the fact. It leaves a sour taste in my mouth that it took a lot of back and forth and a really honest negative review to start some dialogue. ********************************************** So let’s talk about my experience. At first, everything was great. Prices were a bit high, but time wasn’t in our side and Mario as really friendly and worked with us and our budget. We needed mold removed from our ceiling in our bathroom and have an exhaust fan installed. We also wanted to fix a leak in the basement and add some doors to turn it into an income spot. Process was smooth and everything started quickly. Staff was friendly and extremely careful. They did bring some mud in (so no, they don’t have shoe covers like they state) but did clean it up and lay some sheets down afterwards prior to entering the house. The foreman was amazing and the highlight of our experience. Phenomenal work and very nice and friendly. He even threw in some extras like repainting our door and recaulking some things he didn’t have to in the bathroom. Now, let’s talk about the real issue here: the honesty and professionalism of the owner. They had brought a couple extra hands to help with the basement job. Fine. Typical. Well the room they were working on was also my office, containing my custom built computer and multi monitor set up. It’s not cheap. The least they could do was cover it up. Someone did work in there and didn’t bother covering the computer. Dust is EVERYWHERE. keyboard. Mouse. Tower. Monitors. Desk. Chair. Shelves. And not just a light layer. My computer was on and the fans sucked in the dust, getting allllllll over components. Brought it to the attention of Mario. It is his company. It is his staff. He denied any responsibility. He stated he doesn’t know where the dust came from and it can’t be from his guys. He even suggested all this dust came from outside because it was windy. Sent many pictures, which I have also attached as well, and refuses to accept any responsibility for this. You can literally see the dust everywhere. You can see where the mouse was sitting when the work was being done cause I moved the mouse and there’s a clean patch under it. He insinuated that the dust was from me. There’s no way I’m having a 2500 computer just collect that much dust. I tried to be reasonable and asked him to cover the cost of getting the computer cleaned properly. After all, it’s a result of his staff. He continuously refused and denied that the possibility of dust from the renovation. Mistakes happen. Nothing was truly damaged but my computer is filthy with all the components clogged with dust. I’m just asking to make the situation right. He never directly said it, but he insinuated that I was lying. His own staff had apologized and informed me that one of the guys was doing work and didn’t cover the desk area and that he would get things cleaned. Mario insisted that I never had that conversation and that his staff never had that conversation with me. Mind you, Mario hadn’t even come by at this point. I offered for him to come by and take a look and refused to. He even hung up on me. This is not professionalism. This is shady. This is dishonest. Literally, the dust everywhere matches the dust on the ground. I don’t understand why someone would be so adamant about something they haven’t even seen in person. I am a customer. I am paying you thousands of dollars. I’m asking you to accept responsibility for a mistake one of your staff members made and make it right. Now in his defense, he is paying for the computer, but only 100. He won’t pay anymore because he believes he’s not responsible for anything and doing it out of obligation rather than respect. This is leaving a sour taste in my mouth because of this. This is not professional. It’s like he doesn’t care about his customers. The pictures will be all the evidence anyone needs to see. Also, notice debris left on the floor after his staff left in a common area. And conveniently, that debris/dust matches the dust in the office, but still not enough evidence of wrong doing. There’s literally 5000 in electronics sitting in a room and he believes a layer of dust similar to that of a house sitting idle for 100 years is something I could do intentionally. Here’s another instance of lack of professionalism. To acquire a payment, he asked us to zelle him. Fine. Sure. It’s tracked and proof of payment so I went along. We hit a snag because the payment was too large and wouldn’t go through immediately. So I had to go out of my way and call my bank to stop the payment and then write a check. He’ll show up to collect money, and try to find ways to make more money by giving you more quotes, but he won’t show up to handle an issue his staff caused. Because he couldn’t get the money fast enough, we had to change the way we paid him. And then, he forgot he told me to cancel the zelle and write a check and proceeded to message me and ask my why is was cancelled, where I had to remind him. So, his foreman, great guy. Great work. The quality of work is okay. But professionalism and honesty of the owner? I wouldn’t deal with it again. My suggestion? Go with someone else that’s trustworthy and cares about their customers rather than just looking at us as a dollar sign.See more
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UPDATE: So this was a one star review, but Ive amended it to 4 star. Im leaving my original review because its only right to describe the experience Ive had. Lets talk about the good: The foreman is an amazing employee. Extremely kind and caring and does great work. The quality of work is pretty good and all the things we wanted done were completed and completed in a timely manner. They did have an emergency job to attend to that extended the timelime, but they communicated that fully and kept us up to date. We're not the only client, so I understand and appreciate that. There was a mishap with lack of shoe covering and laying down tarps, but after bringing it up, they were very aware and even cleaned up some of the mud/dirt stains they caused. This I appreciated as well. The bad: Read the review below for the bad. Also, they could have done a better clean up, but i take some responsibility in that as I should have done a better walk through. Plus, I decided to take my dust-coated office into my own hands. They did an okay job cleaning up, but I was over it due to the negative experience already in regards to the computer. There was still some debris left behind, but that was my fault because I didnt look thoroughly enough. Mario did rectify the wrong doings the best he could. After posting this deeply honest review, we did have a talk and he apologized for being stubborn and accepted responsibility for the poor decision his employee had made. He did cover the repair/cleaning cost, and fortunately, nothing was damaged. Everything is good as new and even threw in a bottle of liquor. Understandably, I was infuriated. What was more infuriating that I tried to find a common ground. But he was pretty honest in genuine in trying to rectify the situation and take responsibility. In Mario's defense, he did his best to right the situation....after the fact. It leaves a sour taste in my mouth that it took a lot of back and forth and a really honest negative review to start some dialogue. ********************************************** So let’s talk about my experience. At first, everything was great. Prices were a bit high, but time wasn’t in our side and Mario as really friendly and worked with us and our budget. We needed mold removed from our ceiling in our bathroom and have an exhaust fan installed. We also wanted to fix a leak in the basement and add some doors to turn it into an income spot. Process was smooth and everything started quickly. Staff was friendly and extremely careful. They did bring some mud in (so no, they don’t have shoe covers like they state) but did clean it up and lay some sheets down afterwards prior to entering the house. The foreman was amazing and the highlight of our experience. Phenomenal work and very nice and friendly. He even threw in some extras like repainting our door and recaulking some things he didn’t have to in the bathroom. Now, let’s talk about the real issue here: the honesty and professionalism of the owner. They had brought a couple extra hands to help with the basement job. Fine. Typical. Well the room they were working on was also my office, containing my custom built computer and multi monitor set up. It’s not cheap. The least they could do was cover it up. Someone did work in there and didn’t bother covering the computer. Dust is EVERYWHERE. keyboard. Mouse. Tower. Monitors. Desk. Chair. Shelves. And not just a light layer. My computer was on and the fans sucked in the dust, getting allllllll over components. Brought it to the attention of Mario. It is his company. It is his staff. He denied any responsibility. He stated he doesn’t know where the dust came from and it can’t be from his guys. He even suggested all this dust came from outside because it was windy. Sent many pictures, which I have also attached as well, and refuses to accept any responsibility for this. You can literally see the dust everywhere. You can see where the mouse was sitting when the work was being done cause I moved the mouse and there’s a clean patch under it. He insinuated that the dust was from me. There’s no way I’m having a 2500 computer just collect that much dust. I tried to be reasonable and asked him to cover the cost of getting the computer cleaned properly. After all, it’s a result of his staff. He continuously refused and denied that the possibility of dust from the renovation. Mistakes happen. Nothing was truly damaged but my computer is filthy with all the components clogged with dust. I’m just asking to make the situation right. He never directly said it, but he insinuated that I was lying. His own staff had apologized and informed me that one of the guys was doing work and didn’t cover the desk area and that he would get things cleaned. Mario insisted that I never had that conversation and that his staff never had that conversation with me. Mind you, Mario hadn’t even come by at this point. I offered for him to come by and take a look and refused to. He even hung up on me. This is not professionalism. This is shady. This is dishonest. Literally, the dust everywhere matches the dust on the ground. I don’t understand why someone would be so adamant about something they haven’t even seen in person. I am a customer. I am paying you thousands of dollars. I’m asking you to accept responsibility for a mistake one of your staff members made and make it right. Now in his defense, he is paying for the computer, but only 100. He won’t pay anymore because he believes he’s not responsible for anything and doing it out of obligation rather than respect. This is leaving a sour taste in my mouth because of this. This is not professional. It’s like he doesn’t care about his customers. The pictures will be all the evidence anyone needs to see. Also, notice debris left on the floor after his staff left in a common area. And conveniently, that debris/dust matches the dust in the office, but still not enough evidence of wrong doing. There’s literally 5000 in electronics sitting in a room and he believes a layer of dust similar to that of a house sitting idle for 100 years is something I could do intentionally. Here’s another instance of lack of professionalism. To acquire a payment, he asked us to zelle him. Fine. Sure. It’s tracked and proof of payment so I went along. We hit a snag because the payment was too large and wouldn’t go through immediately. So I had to go out of my way and call my bank to stop the payment and then write a check. He’ll show up to collect money, and try to find ways to make more money by giving you more quotes, but he won’t show up to handle an issue his staff caused. Because he couldn’t get the money fast enough, we had to change the way we paid him. And then, he forgot he told me to cancel the zelle and write a check and proceeded to message me and ask my why is was cancelled, where I had to remind him. So, his foreman, great guy. Great work. The quality of work is okay. But professionalism and honesty of the owner? I wouldn’t deal with it again. My suggestion? Go with someone else that’s trustworthy and cares about their customers rather than just looking at us as a dollar sign.

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

Be sure to check out our smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.

What kind of jobs can a general contractor do?

General contractors can complete all types of projects, from small home repairs and new construction, from building a new home to landscaping an entire yard. General contractors may specialize in plumbing, framing, electrical, foundations or roofing projects, and they can work on commercial or residential buildings. 

Before hiring a general contractor, make sure the contractor holds the proper licenses, registration, insurance and certifications required by your city or state. 

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 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 much does it cost to remodel a bathroom?

Nationally, the average cost of bathroom remodeling is $14,000. Bathroom remodels can vary widely, from standard makeovers to luxurious master bathroom revamps. The factors that affect your bathroom remodeling cost are the finishes you choose (marble tiles can cost 20 times as much as standard subway tiles), the square footage of the project, regional labor rates in your area and the scope of work. Changing the layout or size of the bathroom will also raise costs. Moving electrical wiring and plumbing lines will also dramatically increase costs, as you’ll need to hire plumbers and electricians to handle the work. What’s happening behind your walls and under your floor will also affect bathroom remodeling cost: Rot, damage or mold can lead to additional work and charges. Overall, bathroom remodeling may offer great return on investment and also improve your daily life. Here are some examples of average bathroom remodeling costs:

  • 6-foot by 6-foot bathroom remodel: $3,500, including labor and materials.
  • Standard renovation: $6,500-$10,000. Price includes labor and materials the customer has purchased. Labor may include taking out the shower and shower pan, installing new shower pan and shower, and installing new door, new vanity, new mirror, new bathroom fan, and all new fixtures.
    • Price variation depends on the quality of the finishes.
  • 10-foot by 6-foot bathroom remodel: $7,200, including labor and materials.
  • Mid-range renovation: $12,000-$15,000. Price includes labor and materials the customer has purchased.
  • Upscale renovation: $35,000 and up. Price includes labor and materials. Items might include digital displays for fixtures, multiple shower heads and custom showers.

For more on how to remodel a bathroom, what it costs to remodel a bathroom, what bathroom brands to consider and more check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up a consultation or appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by performing an online search for local professionals near you.

Message the contractor, and see if they are willing to set up a video consultation call instead of an in-person site visit. With video chat, the contractor may be able to assess the scale of the project, give you better information on what needs to be done and perhaps provide an estimate. Be sure to discuss virtual payments, as well as general strategies for staying safe.

Can I use digital payments to pay for general contractor services?

Currently, many general contractors are using common digital payment services like PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle, Google Pay and more. And more will likely adopt these and similar platforms as coronavirus continues to force companies to take on digital capabilities.

Contact general contractors beforehand to discuss whether they accept digital payments, and take all necessary measures to meet social distancing recommendations. You can also compare general contractors side-by-side online to see which ones accept digital payments.

Reviews for Logan Circle general contractors
Eric l.
I hired Ron and his team initially only for the insulation of my basement but they did such a rapid and professional job that i asked him to also remodel a room in my house which they did perfectly and rapidly as well. Once all the work was done they left the place spotless, and well cleaned . Ron and his teams are really putting the reputation of general contractor back on track in DC. They are honest, hard working, professional, are doing the best job they can for their client and are really accommodating. I really recommend hiring Ron and his team, I will be continuing to work with Ron in the future on my next projects. Thank you Ron for your hard work !
UNITED HOME IMPROVEMETS LLCUNITED HOME IMPROVEMETS LLC
Robin T.
Could only pick up to three things I liked about working with CDF General Construction - would have selected all five characteristics if I could have. They were punctual and responsive from beginning to end. Not listed was cleanliness - I would have selected that as well - when the project was finished I did not have to clean up anything or remove any trash. The team wore face coverings throughout and maintained at least six feet of distance as much as from me and especially from my senior parents which was very important. I was having bathroom remodeled for seniors; Carlos understood that and paid attention to the details necessary to make bathroom safe and comfortable for my parents. CDF will be the “go to” contractor for future work. Highly recommend!
CDF General ConstructionCDF General Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Apex General Contracting did a fantastic job on a major renovation project for our row house in DC! We had never done a renovation project of any kind, and this was the first time we had worked with a contractor. We highly recommend Carlos and his team for jobs big and small. Carlos and the team at Apex were very responsive. We would text or call him with a lot of questions, and he was always available and would quickly respond. They stayed on budget. We had a very tight budget, and Carlos stuck to it, even when minor complications required us to make various changes from our plan. Carlos was very collaborative and solution-oriented whenever little wrinkles arose. He would consult us about details big and small, and made sure we were happy with all the work being done. If we changed our mind about something or were not happy with how something turned out, Carlos would fix it to make sure we were happy. Plus, the guys did a great job of cleaning up each day. Finally, the quality of the work was beyond our expectations. Carlos’s carpenters are very talented and they helped us recreate and restore original vintage aspects of our 100-year-old house. His team also helped us create chic bathrooms and a modern kitchen. We are thrilled with how everything turned out, and we would definitely hire Apex for another job in the future. What we needed • Gut remodel kitchen; • Finish an unfinished basement; • Gut remodel two bathrooms; • Refinish original hardwood floors; • Install vintage marble fireplace; • Rebuild original staircase; • Install a two-zone HVAC system; • Replace all plumbing and drains in the house; • Upgrade electrical panel and most wiring and circuits; • Replace front door; • Lots of cosmetic work.
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