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Dover General Contractors

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Complete Home Services
4.8
from 84 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Sue S.
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John and his assistant did a fantastic job in my basement. He even fixed a few things that were not part of our initial agreement. If you want a fast and clean job in a fraction of what other contractors charge, he is your guy. Highly recommended.

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Robertson handyman services
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christopher B.
Verified review

A top top Contractor that I will be calling on the regular! He did the work in 1day! yes one day after talking to me and seeing the property. All around great guy also.

TAF Construction, Inc.
4.5
from 43 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Diane R.
Verified review

We were very happy with Tom. He was the only contractor that responded to us after calling 5 contractors. He repaired a crumbled step in 90 degree weather and did a great job. Would highly recommend.

SRO2, LLC Handyman Services
4.4
from 40 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Tobi B.
Verified review

Replaced ceiling fan in kitchen and straightened some outlets that were installed by another electrician. Quality work, nice, professional electricians. I will absolutely call SRO for all my electrical needs from now on.

DRA design and build
4.6
from 34 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Daphne F.
Verified review

David has done a couple of jobs for my husband and I. He took the pieces of an old deck and built another patio deck using the existing materials. I’ve come to love the work that David does and he is now my general contractor for any work I need done around my house! I would use David over and over again and I recommend him to others.

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  • 19 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thomas C.
Verified review

We needed some trim work done to cover a settlement crack along a tray ceiling that I had not been able to repair. I posted the request on Thumbtack and got a few replies with hourly rates. I contacted a couple of the contractors because I wanted to get more than an hourly cost to do the work. I described the scope of the work to each contractor and said that I wanted to get a more concrete estimate. Joe Valentino of Valentino Construction and Design estimated the job would take about 3 hours to do. I agreed on the hourly rate, and I told him I would get the material and prime and paint the wood to be ready for him. We agreed on a date. Due to circumstances beyond our control that both Joe and I had, the work got delayed by about a month. Finally, a date was set. Joe said he would get the wood and prime it. I agreed. Joe and his helper showed up at the appointed time and got to work. They were meticulous in their work. Furniture was covered or moved and tarps were laid over the carpeting. Four hours later the work was done. Beautifully, I may add. The trim work was done and Joe had even given it a couple of coats of paint to finish it. Both my wife and I loved it. They cleaned up and vacuumed the carpets. Furniture was put back in place. I asked Joe what the cost would be. He told me that we had agreed to the three hours of labor and the cost of materials so that would be it. Fantastic I thought; a man of his word. I would highly recommend Valentino Construction and Design to anyone needing carpentry work. They are friendly, do great work and are reasonable with their pricing. I give them 5 stars!

Nash Contractors
4.1
from 27 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Lebona H.
Verified review

These guys came through when I really needed someone to help finish up a project that my previous contractor had abandoned. Communication was great and these are honest guys. Definitely recommend.

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Fitzpatrick Services LLC
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carmela R.
Verified review

I needed my range hood replaced & I wanted it vented outside the home. Tim & co-worker Rich were meticulous from start to finish. Two cabinets had to come out so the hood would fit properly. They were removed, the crown molding was cut & replaced. Everything looks great! Two of the nicest contractors I've ever met. If you want quality workmanship, a job done right, you need to make a call...but hurry. I've got a feeling their going to be very busy:-)

V. Colbert Inc.
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 44 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie D.
Verified review

We would hire V. Colbert Inc. to complete any projects in our home. Their service is outstanding. They were always on time and very respectful of our home. They are very knowledgeable and efficient for every project that was completed by them. They are always a pleasure to work with and made sure tat we were satisfied with each stage of the projects. I am please to have an ongoing relationship with Colbert to do any furture projects. A+ in professionalism and knowledge.

Paul Arpie Construction LLC
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Mark E.
Verified review

We had new hardwood flooring installed and replaced the kitchen cabinets. The flooring looks gorgeous and we were charged much less than other local stores and contractors wanted. The kitchen looks wonderful. He also did some other smaller jobs around the house. Paul was a pleasure to work with. Prompt and courteous and had useful advice concerning other contractor work going on. Highly recommended.

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie S.
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Kevin does excellent work and great personality. He's very professional. I'd recommend him to anyone needing plumbing work done!

Distinction LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Brad T.
Verified review

We have a home with a wraparound deck on second floor. The issue at hand was the deck separated and dropped off from where it was attached to the back of house due to snow. From first contact the owner was very informative, professional and personable. He provided estimate and when we decided to have him return, he went above an beyond. He has truly been a pleasure while working through those difficult moments with insurance co and and a previous contractor. Whenever he said he's do something and or take care of something he deliverd a higher level then expected.

Wise General Contractors
3.9
from 10 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney C.
Verified review

Donald and his team went above and beyond our expectation. They got the job done, added details we didn’t know to ask for but were essential, worked through rain and heat, and we have a stellar finished product. They were fairly priced, stuck to the price, and workmanship was outstanding. Highly recommend using these contractors.

Larry Wallace Construction
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Susan C.
Verified review

Larry designed and executed 4 bathrooms Flooring and paint for my home. There were custom builds and installations involved as well. I am very happy and had a wonderful experience with Larry and his crew. I have him signed o for other projects a year later ?

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Solid Construction LLC
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Helen C.
Verified review

I had a great experience with Solid construction! We reached out to multiple firms for quotes on Monday, and we needed the work done within the week. Anatoly responded right away, met up with us on Tuesday, gave us a quote immediately, and started working on Wednesday at 8am. Wednesday evening we went to look at his work, and the quality was superb. It was flawless and beautiful, and he took care to protect our place so there were no random drops of paint (found from previous painters we've worked with). We even decided that we wanted to change the color on the accent walls, which I know throws a wrench in the project and schedule. We emailed Anatoly at 11pm, and he promptly made the change and started with new colors the next morning. We are waiting for the project to be completed (by tomorrow), but we are so impressed with his responsiveness, quality of work, and customer service in general, that I couldn't wait to write him a review. I would hire Tom again in a heartbeat, and I would recommend him to everyone I know. He is such a professional who does great work and is a pleasure to work with. Thanks, Anatoly!! If I could give Tom 10 stars, I would.

EJ General Construction
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Karen Z.
Verified review

Job was done in a prompt and thorough manner. The company accommodated my schedule. Price was the best in the area. I had to have a roof done at my residence in Baltimore by another company who was excellent so I knew what to expect at my home in Delaware. I was kept informed of progress with photos and text. This company does other jobs besides roofing so I will recommend them and use them in the future

CR Improvement LLC
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dorinda C.
Verified review

This contractor was very efficient, resourceful and kept good contact about the project and options. He pricing is very reasonable and fair. I would recommend him highly to anyone.

Jerry B.
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Always shows up on time, great to work with, will go the extra mile to make sure your happy, deck and rails, flooring, tile work and shower tile, plus more

  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Joe G.
Verified review

I'm so immensely happy with the remodel of my home. A & T was able to transform my grandmother's 1920's kitchen, dining room, bathroom and living room into something I'm proud of. The kitchen was so small that I couldn't open the refrigerator without hitting the kitchen counter! From orange & brown tiles and wood paneling, to now having a beautiful functioning kitchen with oak cabinets, tile floors and a cooking area I can move around in! They were able to knock down a wall and make my kitchen bigger without losing the integrity of the older home. Tim isn't some fly by night company. He does things the right way, as if he was remodeling his own home. I would definitely recommend Tim and his crew to anyone!

General Labor Services
4.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Fred D.
Verified review

General Labor Services did a good job on a big 400 S/F deck from planning,permits,construction to clean up. Always on time and will work until the job is done from sun up to sun down. Pricing is fair and project based they offer both options of providing materials or preparing a list for your own procurement. General Labor Services provides start to finish services for all projects small to complex issues with a pricing plan that brings value to each a every client. General Labor Services is a good company to work with as they make the process easy to understand. Then go the extra mile to insure you the client are happy with the end solution.

J. Ball General Contractors
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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 a General Contractor

Fairfax, VA

  • Project type
    Major remodel
  • Project progress
    Just starting
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Bathroom(s), Living room, Bedroom(s), Dining room, Basement
  • Details
    Whole house remodeling for rental property

Need a General Contractor ASAP

Lancaster, PA

  • Project type
    One or more small projects
  • Project progress
    Just starting
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Other (office space)
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Need a General Contractor

Laurel, MD

  • Project type
    One or more small projects
  • Project progress
    Sketches and/or basic idea of project
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Bathroom(s), Living room, Bedroom(s)
  • Details
    I would like insulation installed, drywall replaced, bathtub drain fixed, walls and ceiling painted
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