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RC Handy Services Inc.
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Susan B.
Verified review

Ramon was very prompt. He hung up a TV wall mount. Worked efficiently and quickly. Very pleasant. Hope to be working with him again.

W&B Villa Construction, LLC.
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Jason T.
Verified review

What can I say...this all started with just replacing our floors in a home from 1964 we purchased and turned into a complete interior renovation where literally every surface was redone except for the windows. We decided to expand our project little by little asking more and more questions and Gabriel was right on top of it helping us to make easy decisions. In the end, essentially redoing the whole house removing all traces of the 60's was on tap for before we moved in. Now that it is done, I can say Gabriel and crew successfully turned an old dated house into a gorgeous new space and he and crew are the best crew in the world in my opinion. Not only Gabriel but ALL of his crew have gone out of their way to make sure we were happy and to make sure the job is done right. Gabriel is incredibly trustworthy as others have stated and his crew feel like family to my wife and I at this point. Our project took around 3.5 months including all permits from the city and everything is up to code. That is a VERY fast turnaround considering the scope of work involved...just waiting for permits took 3 weeks out of that project time alone. Basically, these guys were flying the whole time doing great work across the board and we are very happy customers. If you're reading this know that Gabriel and his crew and Luis with Conquer Builders (the General Contractor) are responsive, honest, proud, ethical, hardworking people who will do what needs to be done to make you happy. As expected with a project of this scope, surprises came up and there was never a moment where all hope or control was lost - there was always a plan to push on through and get it done, again, at breakneck pace. I could not recommend W&B, Gabriel, his crew or Luis @ Conquer Builders high enough. It is and has been a pleasure to work with them and we will absolutely be using them in the future. Internet reviews are often shady because you know their friends and family probably write bogus reviews and try to make them seem like they're something they are not but these guys are the real deal. You have zero worries hiring this company; I am not a family member writing this to boost their ratings, I am a very happy customer whose home is listed in the photos. We have cats and with every room being worked on, it was a HUGE concern of ours that they did not get out..Gabriel and crew respected the "safe room" boundaries and worked around it. If they needed to get in that room, they would let me know and I could come by and move the cats to another room so they could work. Most contractors do not care and will do whatever they want and not pay attention and listen to the homeowners...not these guys! Thank you for building our sofl paradise! Now we can unpack! :)

JCN Construction Inc
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Heath g.
Verified review

Stuart is great! Very professional! Work is top quality. Very happy with results. Looking forward to calling Stuart again for next project. Thanks again!!

Murphy's Carpentry LLC
4.3
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Nakia G.
Verified review

He did a great job ... super nice guy very handy ... he did all of the remodeling for my studio office except the floors. My husband who is also a contractor gave him a thumbs up and now he is building our deck

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Paul Bennett Builders LLC
4.3
from 23 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Benjamin D.
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Paul answered the call promptly and fixed our commercial building door that enters our cafe. Paul was very professional and diligent.

Kool Renovations
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea B.
Verified review

Id like to quickly comment on the great customer service Frank Rodriguez provides, we have not started the project yet, but I have a good feeling that everything will turn out to be great, looking forward to working with you Frank. Greetings, Andrea

Rapid Construction
4.7
from 16 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Henry J.
Verified review

Mohammed and his team were hired to do a interior build out for my restaurant. He was able to perform his work after hours so my business doesn’t get interrupted. All the moving parts of the project were managed on time and professionally. Rapid Construction managed the hiring of all the subcontractors, plumber, electirican and AC guy so all I had to do was write the check. I had no problems or delays during the process other than the city that took too long to issue the permits. I’m looking toward to hiring them again for my next location.

  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
LauRa R.
Verified review

I would hire Rick for my home improvements. He did a wonderful job building my bedroom closet. In my book I would recommend for any home improvements job

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JS Construction 2 LLC
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel Y.
Verified review

I used JS Construction for a small job - to remove and later replace some accordion shutters. They were easy to contact, quoted a reasonable price, and were very prompt. Considering the small size of the job, they treated it with as much respect and attention as if I was doing a major project. I will definitely consider them for future projects and will refer them to my friends.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Luz O.
Verified review

Carlos handled building an addition to my home in a very efficient and professional manner. Whatever questions I had he answered, made sure that I knew about all costs, and finished in a timely fashion. I would recommend Muraconstruction all the time.

  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Laura G.
Verified review

One of my communities hired Eco Restoration to help with a painting project on an old building. The work has turned out to be great and working with Josh Shon has been a breath of fresh air. He is organized and kept me involved in the entire project.

Full Service USA
4.0
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Raymond W.
Verified review

Ariel and his team, especially Giovani, realized my vision for my bathroom renovation. From the first consultation to completion Full Service USA provided excellent customer service.

  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Justin D.
Verified review

My experience with Everglades was nothing but great from start to finish. Not only did Jessica produce very high quality work, but she even delivered the initial drawings a few days ahead of schedule. She continued to make herself readily available to troubleshoot issues that came up later in my project, and even leveraged her network to bring in a very experienced contractor to provide a second opinion on a complicated construction related issue. Overall, I’m very happy with my experience with Everglades and would absolutely recommend them to my friends and family!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
C. F.
Verified review

Great job. Professional. Nice. Really transformed our old bathroom into modern new bathroom. Quality was great. They were on time and finished on time. And can't beat the value. Very pleased with Laurence and his team's work.

Prism Architecture, LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 19 years in business
Patrick G.
Verified review

My wife and I are building a 3000 SF custom home in Southwest Ranches (Broward) and we can both definitely say that Mike is the best architect would could have hoped for (and we interviewed many). He is always available to answer our questions and stays closely in touch with our general contractor to make sure that the building process is smooth and without any issue. As a real estate broker, I will not hesitate to recommend Mike and his team at Prism Architecture to any client of mine in need of a great and affordable architect. Can't wait to finish the house and invite him over for a drink!

Don Home Improvement Inc.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 26 years in business
Avion H.
Verified review

Needed a ceiling fan installed in the master bedroom, the was an issue with the building's electrical wiring and it was handled like a pro by these guys. Cleaned up the work area as well which was really nice. Highly recommended Ray

  • 11 years in business
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We have full-service state-certified building contractors supplying all tradesmen and craftsmen. Residential and commercial new and remodeling construction are available. We are also state-licensed plumbing contractors performing any and all plumbing work necessary.

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All of our services are professionally done and are very affordable. We provide the best work. We are the experts in all trades. We are an honest loyal crew with over 18 years' experience in this industry.

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I do interior and exterior build-outs and home improvements. We are a team made up of architect and GC with experienced labor force.

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We do it all! We are a full-service handyman and building contractor company. We do everything, from the smallest, minor handyman task to full remodels, additions and new construction projects. We stay in touch with our customers, from start to finish, with every job. Our staff is always standing by to answer your call.

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We are a family owned, operated, licensed and insured Florida State Certified building contractor. There's no need to make multiple calls and appointments for your home maintenance and repair projects. Megibow Construction specializes in remodels, handyman services, building repair and maintenance for commercial and residential properties. We are very well versed with condominium association repairs according to the Florida statutes and strive to provide a high level of attention and commitment to your project. At Megibow Construction, we believe when we do our job right, it doesn’t just improve your home’s value, it improves your quality of life. Our mission is to provide quality work at a reasonable price in a timely manner. Whether you are a homeowner or a commercial property owner, arranging for a visit from Megibow Construction is simple. With one call, an appointment will be scheduled for you.

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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