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Dover General Contractors

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Complete Home Services
4.8
from 85 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 112 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 74 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christopher B.
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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.

Ace & Sons Construction
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Richard M.
Verified review

arrived and provided an estimate, started punctually, completed a difficult project (removing aluminum siding) that others would not tackle, and replaced original siding w/o damage, made repairs and improvements and stuck to the estimate; cleaned up and removed debris, Mark Lis restored my faith in dealing with contractors- I would recommend Lis Improvements- with more stars if available. A long delayed project completed to satisfaction

TAF Construction, Inc.
4.5
from 46 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 84 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.

DRA design and build
4.6
from 41 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 52 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.

Padilla Home Improvement
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Chuck C.
Verified review

If you want superb craftsmanship, reliable service and an outstanding work ethic call Padilla Home Improvement. It is so refreshing to discover contractors like Emillo Padilla! His quality work is worth every dime spent. He replaced a ceiling and painted the entire bedroom. It looks great. Thank you so much!

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.

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  • 19 years in business
  • 38 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!

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Fitzpatrick Services LLC
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 26 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:-)

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Jsm Carpentry
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
Verified review

Jimmy showed up with tools and equipment to do the job and clean up quickly and effectively. Did a great job!

Lee's Handyman Service LLC
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Gloria B.
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We met Mr Lee over six months ago when he was assisting the contractor we hired to renovate two bathrooms. The contractor left us high and dry with one bath completed and the other about 2/3 completed. Mr Lee has been gracious enough to help finish the job. Mr Lee has been the saving grace for this seeming endless reno. His knowledge and expertise have rescued the job. His work ethic is admirable. He comes when he says he will, does what he says he will do, cleans up after, and doesn't let the cat out.

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.

The House Mechanix
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Dominic M.
Verified review

Rich is a very professional contractor to work with.

Rebolledo's Company, LLC
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Helena V.
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Dear Rebolledo's Construction Company, Jeovonie,Martin and Martin Jr. I Am writing to convey my appreciation and thanks for the wonderful performance by Your Family company. Your Family owned business was everything I had hoped for when I selected a general contractor. The attention to detail, professionalism and quality of workmanship is evident throughout. You covered up everything upon doing all work, and you cleaned up every day also placing everything to its proper place. You were on time every day and let me know how close you were to my home, so I and my dogs could go upstairs while you newly renovated my downstairs. A special thanks for picking up all the materials to complete my project. Especially the flooring, which you had to drive at least an hour out of your way to get. My Bellawood Flooring you put in is absolutely gorgeous, And my ceramic tile in my kitchen is flawless, as well as the painting and all the drywall/wallboard you replaced in my house. The plumbing in the kitchen is impeccable, as well as the repair you did in the bathroom. A special thanks in getting to know my 4 Boxer Dogs that were full of high energy, and being so patient with them and me as they would run down the steps like a herd of elephants out the door in the yard to go to the bathroom. It was a pleasure to work with you and your family and I look forward to working with your company again on future projects. Thank you again and please know that I would be happy in referring your Company to everyone. As I look around at everything you have done, I see a dedicated family owned Business, that treats everything as if it were their own. Also it is great to have my contractors as my Facebook friends !!! KUDOS FOR A JOB WELL DONE👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

AVID Builders LLC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Edward G.
Verified review

Excellent contractor. Quality job. Met schedule. Started when he said he would. Easy to work with on changes.

Zack Black Home Services
4.2
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin B.
Verified review

Replaced my hot water heater with a new, more efficient model, and finished the drywall after adding several electrical outlets in my basement. Mr. Black was on time, very professional and finished the entire job on time. I will use his services again and would recommend Mr. Black to anyone whom needs general maintenance work.

  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie S.
Verified review

Kevin does excellent work and great personality. He's very professional. I'd recommend him to anyone needing plumbing work done!

C&j construction
4.0
from 11 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Bob F.
Verified review

Very happy with Chip on our 1/2 bath/laundry room remodel project. Good quality work at a fair price. Finished on-time as promised. Will use Chip for additional projects in the future.

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.

General Labor Services
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 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.

  • 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!

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.

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 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.

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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