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Gainesville Contractors

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R&R Home Restorations
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Deb Y.
Verified review

These guys were great! They are now on my list of contractors for future use! Highly recommend them.

Tivey Construction, Inc.
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Neville D.
Verified review

I knew this would be a difficult project from the outset. I have previously renovated five very old houses by myself and sold all for record high prices at the time. It was thus difficult for me to relinquish control to a contractor due to my other priorities. Mark's approach to high level estimation and design won my confidence in the face of formidable competition from well known companies. Then came the actual detailed design back and forth which Mark dealt with patiently and with great ideas until I was finally satisfied. His well presented project plan cemented the deal. Depth of experience gained from years in major construction ensures that Mark has the upper hand when dealing with dealers, sub-contractors and the inevitable unforeseen problems problems that arise during an intricate building project such as mine. I have seen Mark acquit himself well during all of the above project activities. When all else fails Mark rolls up his sleeves and takes care of business himself....something I have come to prefer as he does the job so much better than the subs. Mark's insightful quick thinking and managerial confidence during the various crisis moments ensured that my money was not wasted. He enjoys what he does. It is easy for me to allocate the five star rating.....

Jacksonville Handyman
4.5
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Bennie R.
Verified review

Very professional employees who are very good at troubleshooting issues; critical trait for contractors. I highly recommend Angel Cross the electrician with Jacksonville Handyman.

  • 32 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Leo Z.
Verified review

This is the 2nd time Patrick work with us. We always give work order through Thumbtack because it provides Insurance. Patric is detail-oriented and diligent. Once again he surpassed my expectation. We have worked with many contractors in Orlando area, he is so far the best. Once we have paid him all, we found the patio screen cable loose. He passed by the other day and tightened them. On his recent visit, he checked back his previous jobs and found some cables broken because of age. He fixed them again. His tile job is excellent. Thanks to him, we have a perfect floor now. Will surely recommend him to the ones who need home renovation.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony M.
Verified review

Subject: Letter of Recommendation I am writing to share my experience with Keith M. Scott Enterprises, Inc. Our house desperately needed to have the bearing walls and Kitchen repaired and replaced. After many Contractors never showed up or even called after taking our money Keith was very promt and always was there when he indicated he would be. After meeting with Keith, I decided he was the right person for the job. He was honest and forthright during negotiations and very fairly priced, as well this would apply for any potential additional costs that we could not predict until work commenced. His price was competitive and the contract was professional and easy to understand so I felt comfortable to move forward. Gladly we did. Keith went above and beyond our contract, contributing time and labor to paint extra coats because in his words “it just doesn’t look right.” He also spent an extra few hours to power washed our deck which was an incredible surprise after the painter we hired never showed! Keith and his crew was very polite and neat, using drop cloths and picking up any trash and end of each day… which was important to us. Upon completion, they left our property clean and presentable. We are very pleased and plan to have Keith handle any contracting for us and also will have him build our next house as his workmanship proved his ability to handle any type of contracting.. If potential clients would like to ask us any questions, I would be pleased to speak with them.

  • 19 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy F.
Verified review

Seneca and his crew did a great job! He called right away, great communication throughout and he got my job done quickly. He went above and beyond, even helping me with another project and the concrete looks great. I'm all ready for my new barn! I highly recommend him!!

  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Kelley -.
Verified review

Tra Mongal has been very professional in all of our dealings. The work ethic that he and his workers and sub contractors have shown over the past two weeks has been phenomenal! Will definitely use them for future jobs as needed. Definitely recommend this professional!!

The Flooring Giant, LLC
4.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Taylor W.
Verified review

Colin is full of knowledge and has competitive prices of flooring and materials. He saved me hundreds of dollars on a small bathroom remodel....I can only imagine what he would do on a full home remodel. I recommend the flooring giant to anyone who needs a contractor. Great prices for high quality work!

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dennis C.
Verified review

The quality and workmanship is great.

  • 23 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Harvey J.
Verified review

I am waiting for approval from HOA. I have a quote from the contractor and told him I would call him back to schedule work when I get the approval

Wilbur Rogers LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
J.J. C.
Verified review

Mr. Rogers quickly responded to my request and we set an appointment for him to give us a quote for the demolition work we needed done. He showed up for the appointment on time and his quote was very fair and reasonable. Shortly afterwards he had his crew show up and they went right to work, getting the job done in a timely and professional manner. While he was here, I also had him give me a quote for replacing our 20+ year old roof, and we'll have him back to do that when we are ready. I would highly recommend Wilbur Rogers for your demolition, roofing, construction or remodeling needs. He was phenominal, friendly, thorough, trustworthy and professional. They just don't make them like him, anymore. Needless to say, they got the job done within hours, and did everything they promised to do, and then some. As a local service provider myself, I have very high standards, and Wilbur and his crew exceeded all expectations.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Geraecka L.
Verified review

Sometimes hiring a contractor can feel like a gamble. The inherent risks can be anything from poor quality work to overall frustrating communication or lack of reliability or accountability. And this is where and why Josh Lambert is a cut above the rest. The quality of craftsmanship, attention to detail, and overall knowledge and skill he possesses are made even more valuable by his ability to communicate clearly, with integrity and personal responsibility. He is my official go-to carpenter/contractor when I need something done right the first time as well as when I come across a project that requires in-depth solution-oriented problem-solving. I trust Josh to not only be able to find the best solution but to do it to the best of his ability each and every time. I definitely recommend Trades Union and Josh Lambert for both large and small home remodeling and carpentry projects.

352 Renovations LLC.
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Stuart D.
Verified review

Work schedule experienced some delays due to personnel problems. 4 week est. turned into 7 weeks but some change orders also changed the time line. 2 items were not as ordered but we accepted as a time line was upon us. Work quality when completed was excellent. Shower glass doors presented an installation problem as installers were inexperienced. Problems were corrected by other workers. Some outside cleanup was not completed properly. Overall the project went quite well. Some notification by the contractors as to when they were or were not going to come would have been helpful. We sometimes felt captive to staying in the house awaiting arrivals.

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We do interior and exterior plastering, hanging of walls and ceiling. We also specialize in patch repair, tiling, painting, stucco and Acrocrete.

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We provide great service. We are someone you can trust in your home and office. We are clean, dependable and reasonably priced.

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I work on new homes, room additions, glass and screen enclosures, golf cart additions, mobile home roofovers, and carports.

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Tidewater Contracting LLC is a Florida certified general contractor providing an array of residential and commercial services. Client satisfaction is always at the top of our agenda.

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We go into every job as if it was our own homes or businesses. We don't leave a mess or trail as we work. Our work is that of the highest quality.

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I am a Florida licensed and insured residential contractor. I do service calls on home repairs. I have over 30 years of experience.

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Doing the job right the first time and working with in the customer

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New home construction, addition, remodels, garages, barns. We install doors, windows, kitchen cabinets and build countertops. We can paint, do finish trim and floor tile. State-licensed and insured. Lic # cbc1257325

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What do construction project managers do?

Construction project managers help in all stages of your construction project, starting from the very first step. Typically paid a percentage of a total project cost, they are part of the design and planning process and help ensure seamless communication between the design parties and the construction team. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, their scope of work includes preparing cost estimates, budgets and work timetables; interpreting and explaining contracts and technical information to other professionals; reporting work progress and budget to clients; collaborating with architects, engineers and other construction pros; selecting subcontractors and scheduling and coordinating their tasks; responding to work delays, emergencies and other problems; and ensuring compliance with legal requirements, building and safety codes, and other regulations.

The work of construction project managers may seem very similar to that of general contractors, but there are some critical differences. One difference is that, unlike most general contractors, project managers are not engaged in the actual construction — they are onsite overseeing the work of subcontractors. Another key difference is that project managers are hired during the design phase, while general contractors are hired after plans have been made. The project manager is generally paid a percentage of the total project cost, while the general contractor is more typically paid according to the bid they gave to build your project.  

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.

How do I find out if a contractor is licensed?

It’s important to know if your project requires work by a licensed professional, as licensing laws can vary by state, locality, and job details. You can find general licensing information online at the government websites that handle occupational licensing for a given profession in your state or location. Some states designate a project cost over which you have to hire a licensed contractor. To find qualified licensed contractors, search your state’s licensing board. For example, in California, the Department of Consumer Affairs operates a searchable database through the Contractors State License Board. In some states, contracting licenses are provided at a regional level. You can find links to specific databases on BRB Publications’ Occupational Licensing page. Red flags that a contractor may not be licensed or may be providing an expired or false license number are unreasonably low bids or a request for complete payment upfront. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

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.

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