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Wilmington Builders

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J.R Custom Builders LLC
4.6
from 62 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Glen and his crew did an excellent job laying my natural stone floors. From the first conversation, I knew they were knowledgeable and professional. The installers worked with my family so that we could maintain our normal routines as much as possible during the installation. The flooring installation exceeded my expectations. Glen worked with my budget and provided helpful suggestions to save money. I look forward to a long relationship with JR Custom Builders as they are coming back to renovate my kitchen.

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

Mark of Ace and Son's is real professional. Mark recently renovated the facade of my office building, and installed my new sign. His attention to detail and the quality of his work were incredible. It's apparent that these guys take great pride in what they do. I look forward to using them again and again.

DRA design and build
4.6
from 44 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer F.
Verified review

Dave repaired & replaced the front porch on our home and our experience with DRA Design and Build could not have been better! Dave was very responsive, knowledgeable, professional, and offered competitive prices. He recognized that many homes in our area are the same style and recommended quality materials, maintaining the style fitting to our home, which was precisely what we were looking for. Dave started the project quickly and completed it quickly with quality workmanship, on schedule and on budget. We highly recommend DRA and look forward to working with Dave again on other home projects!

Hills Home Improvement LLC
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Rozina J.
Verified review

Rob and Carl were really nice guys. They were super flexible as I needed to call them back 3 times to complete a rather intricate job of hanging IKEA cubbies in my daughter's room. They built them, painted them, and then came back to attach them to the wall. When I called them for the work originally, I didn't realize it would be that complicated. They also helped with small things like hanging some paintings and building a storage unit for the basement. They are friendly, professional and knowledgable. I will definitely use them again. Their pricing is fair, I actually gave them extra for the amount of time they put in for my project. (took longer than expected)

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All Star Building Services
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jon E.
Verified review

All Star Building did a fast and efficient job on making my raw attic crawl space into a functioning storage unit. Great work at a fair price!

  • 21 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia D.
Verified review

Rick and his son did a great job building a closet and installing some cabinetry in our finished basement. Rick was very easy to work with--he listened to our ideas and then used his expertise to make them happen. He was prompt, tidy, organized, and finished the job ahead of schedule. We hope to work with him again.

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  • 19 years in business
  • 39 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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Jones Bros Handyman
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrew L.
Verified review

Ian @ Jones Bros Handyman is the best. I am new to Thumbtack and hiring this company was a no-brainer. His pricing was straightforward and upfront. There was no hesitation to hire him. He made our deck a stronger, safer, and better build. He thinks what is best for the customer and also saved us $$. My wife and I were extremely pleased with Ian and are going to hire him again. Happy to have found a great company/people to rely on.

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Brett Hand Architect, P.C.
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon C.
Verified review

Brett has been incredible to work with - from the first meeting he was very professional and responsive. He met with us and was able to design a home that we loved. We added a very large addition onto a 200+ year old farmhouse and his design was perfect! We are currently in the building process and watching our dream home come to life has been incredible. We can not thank him enough!

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Marlene K.
Verified review

Hired Generations for our painting project and we are now hiring them for our deck building project. They were on time (to the minute), worked well and hard. Cleaned up everything and took pride in their work and in our home. The price was reasonable too. We could not ask for more…a great hiring decision. Thanks Generations!!

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Andy M.
Verified review

Bob did an amazing job taking our sunroom from a total demo to the room we dreamed it to be! His work was high quality, pricing was very reasonable and he communicated with us over every step of the process. He did the entire job from start to finish including building us a custom bar. We will definitely use him again for future projects!

Briteway Building Services
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon C.
Verified review

Paul and his team did wonderful work!! We are thrilled with how our bathroom turned out and how easy it was to work with Briteway Building Services. They were kind, quiet and neat! We absolutely recommend their services.

Building Leaders LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Keith W.
Verified review

We wish we hired Building Leaders to do the renovation that we undertook two years ago - they would have saved us a lot of money, time, and frustration. They honestly reinstilled our faith in the contracting community - we've had several terrible experiences from other contracting companies. This was such different and positive experience, we wanted to share. If you're looking for a contractor who is honest, keeps his promises, who delivers quality outcomes and within budget, and respects your home/personal space -- Building Leaders needs to be considered. They were hired to bring a pretty complex project and design to life. Sami, the owner, did an amazing job partnering with our Interior Designer, Keegan Riotto from Revamp Designs. They successfully completed a 3 month project that included a complete demolition of an unusable space. The scope of work also included building of multiple decks, build out and construction of new closets/rooms. They also masterfully installed a stacked stone wall - they did such an awesome job, the stacked stone manufacture has sent a photographer to take photos to showcase in their catalog/websites. Sami and team also installed ~800sq ft of Aztek pavers, completed electrical work to support a complex lifting scheme, roofing work, etc. Bottom line, Building Leaders -- is a very professional, honest, and skilled company that took Revamp's designs and beautifully transformed a once unusable space to an oasis that we're able to use on daily basis. His team was challenged with weather and other issues and they absolutely did an amazing job. One last item to share...those of you who've had renovations or work done on your house while living there - it can be terribly disruptive and stressful when you have the wrong contractor who does not respect the fact that you are living there during construction (we have small children) -- Sami and his team were so respectful and thoughtful in this regard - they took precautions to ensure our home and personal property (and kids) were cared for/safe and they the time to clean up the site EVERY day!! Thanks Building Leaders/Sami, we love our new spaces and appreciate they great work. I highly recommend Sami and his team - honest to work with, competitively priced, stellar craftsmanship, on time and extremely respectful.

Luke kleiger
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Margie U.
Verified review

We hired Luke to redo our small outdated master bathroom. The job took approximately 3 weeks. He was on time daily, reliable, easy to communicate with, and knowledgeable and skilled with the work. Cost wise he was very reasonable. We couldn’t be happier. Luke did everything we needed. The tiled shower is gorgeous, new lighting, new vanity sink and toilet. The bathroom is like a mini spa. We also had him build a bathroom closet for storage and he took care with details so it matches the other doors in the house. I highly recommend Luke for any project work. 🌟 ⭐️ 🌟 ⭐️ 🌟 We will be hiring him again.

Quality Builders
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mike B.
Verified review

Pete was hired to do exterior dryvit installation on my corner building. He gave an accurate quote, did a great job (him and Evan) and would recommend to other clients. Pete not only did great work but was always in communication via phone or email if I needed anything (something rare for most contractors). He's very professional and a hard worker. Will use him for jobs in the future.

Tyler Graver
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley H.
Verified review

My wife & I are 1st time home owners, and our deck was hit hard by this winter’s harsh weather. Rotting wood, chipping paint, and dirt/fungus build up was looking bad. Thanks to Tyler, our deck was completely refinished with a HIGH attention to detail. It looks and feels brand new and was done at the BEST price in less than 2 weeks from when we first contacted Tyler. Tyler treated this project like it was his own deck, and that is a rare thing to find. Incredible work! In the past year we’ve worked with many electricians, carpenters, plumbers, and landscapers working on our new house. Tyler stands out as being above and beyond the best at communication and punctuality. He got started on the job quickly, and always gave us updates as to when he would be working and when the project would be complete. He made sure we knew exactly what was going on, and gave us lots of insightful suggestions and options on how to get the best results. Tyler is experienced and knowledgeable, and worked with high quality Benjamin Moore exterior stain. Other contractors I quoted just planned on using a cheaper exterior paint that would’ve degraded much more quickly. Tyler did extensive prep work to make sure our deck was ready to paint. He ensured there was proper draining, cleared out hidden dirt between the deck boards, properly addressed and filled all the gaps and cracks, and better secured the railing and privacy fence. Other contractors I talked to just planned a simple power wash and paint, which would not have been enough to give our deck a several more years of life. I look forward to hiring Tyler again in the future to help us with our various projects around the house. His depth of knowledge, attention to detail, and prompt communication makes him easily the best contractor we’ve worked with. If you have a project you need done with quality and a high attention to detail, my wife and I highly recommend Tyler!

Benny Bennett Contracting
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ellen F.
Verified review

Me Bennet has done several jobs for me including building my deck and installing hard wood floors and he is a pleasure to do business with

Urban Aesthetics, LLC
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Eric M.
Verified review

I've had the pleasure of working with Ms. Middleton on several projects. She's very knowledgeable and professional. Her understanding of building and zoning codes and requirements has helped my construction company time and time again.

The Builders I LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Eric K.
Verified review

John and his crew finished our basement in February 2017. The team was efficient, clean, and performed excellent work. John created a custom build out and carried out our vision to perfection. The Builders I LLC provides a fair price and delivers superior work. I will be using them again for my custom bar and would highly recommend to anyone else.

Iron Gate Builders Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa O.
Verified review

Sam helped us build our dream home. He is not just great at his job, he is a wonderful, considerate person. He became part of our family during the process and, because of his values and expertise, our dream became a reality. I would recommend him and his team to anyone and have already.

DIAZ BUILDING SERVICES
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
Darryl R.
Verified review

Good work!

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.  

How do architects work?

Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

How do architects charge for their services?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

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 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.

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