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Lakeland Builders

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G Force Innovations
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allison K.
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George was very good with communication. Arrived promptly when scheduled and worked tirelessly all day to build a swing set for my family. He reinforced areas that needed it and even brought additional hardware to assure that the swing set would be sturdy. Great experience. Would highly recommend him !

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Donald F. Smith & Associates
4.9
from 110 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dean H.
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Don was GREAT. He was on-time, professional and his work quality was fantastic. Don installed our subway tiles on our kitchen back splash and also did some crown molding alterations for us. We are completely satisfied with Don’s work and wouldn’t hesitate to hire or recommend him again!

A&G General Services USA
4.6
from 51 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Oscar V.
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I hired Nelson to paint the exterior of my house - 2-story building about 2,800 st. ft. He was very professional at all times and went the extra mile to make sure everything went well. Alan was the gentleman in his team that actually performed the job and he was super thoughtful about everything he did. They also replaced a few window screens that I asked them to replace. Overall, I had a great experience with this company. Their prices were competitive and I am happy with the outcome. I would definitely recommend them - in fact, I already have to some of my family and friends.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeremy N.
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Recently worked with Eslin on a project that was previously completed and had plans approved by the city with a architect. I wasn’t pleased with the quality of the plans. I found Eslin with redefine group and she re-designed both the inside and outside of the home. Now I can say I’m satisfied with the plans and I’m moving forward to building this home.

BDF
4.3
from 19 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Amy O.
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Stan has done more than my original project I set out on thumbtack. He is honest, fair and reasonably priced. He started with minor plumbing then removing my backsplash and counters. Then putting up new drywall where my backsplash was and replacing it. I will hire him next to build a 15'x14' composite deck in my backyard bar area.

P&S Custom Builders, Inc.
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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The brick job turned out very nice. He gave a lot of attention to detail. The finished product is exactly what I asked for.

  • 40 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Roger F.
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Lew Frye has been helping us as our General Contractor on our Church remodel project. The project is coming along just great with Lew's help and support along the way. Lew Frye not only carries the word Integrity in his business name (Integrity Builders) but I have come to know Lew as a man that lives his life as well as runs his business with great Integrity. We will diffently consider using Lew Frye and Integrity Builders with any future building that we may do!

VictoriaGail Designs
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 25 years in business
Kim G.
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Vicki was a pleasure to work with. Her ideas and suggestions were very helpful in the designing of our home. She was always available when we needed and all work was done in a timely manner. When building we were out of state and she was always flexible and understanding when it can to scheduling appointments. She was always open to our ideas and suggestions. We would definitely recommend and work with her again.

  • 8 years in business
Spencer M.
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Waymon is the most honest and trust worthy individual that I've ever know. I never known him to do every do anything dishonest and that has been to his own detriment at times. He's a respected leader in his family, community and church. If he gives you his word...you can take it to the bank.

One Corner Architects
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Marcy H.
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Stan has designed a very high-end, contemporary building for us in a clean modern Japanese style. We had lots of room for creativity in this design and that is where he excels. He is detailed, prompt, and professional. Highly recommend.

Sandbar Architecture
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melissa Rodgers Menikheim
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Daniel is knowledgeable and cares about his the work he does. Great resource for commercial building architecture.

ICONIC Project Makers LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Feras Z.
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The service was very well done. Amy was very knowledgable around the work and options needed to be done. The work was done very quickly and efficiently and provided great pricing. Definitely recommended.

Synthia G.
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AAA did a bathroom remodel on my master bathroom. The tile work is outstanding! ! I'm very happy with the job they did. They were always on time, very cost conscientious to save me money on materials and cleaned up at quitting time so that the work area was left clean and in order. I highly recommend this company for home improvements. They want above and beyond my expectations.

Anne M.
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Ive Had Tom Craig come out to do my house, I have a 1970's house that needed remodeling, and well they did the job and more. Installed my floor, made sure all the additions to my house were in perfect working order. They even installed a concrete patio on the outside.. I would confidently use them again if I needed a kitchen remodel or a new house

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Addition and remodeling specialist serving customers since 1982

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We are a general contractor and do building, from the ground up, such as we do the architecture design, pull all the necessary permits, complying with codes, and supervise the completion of the operation, from start to finish, in any phase.

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I build, install, finish and woodwork cabinets of all kinds. I have been in this business for 40 years. I love my job.

  • 14 years in business
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KB Builders, Inc. is an established Florida-licensed (#CBC1252759) and insured Tampa, Florida contractor performing residential and commercial building, remodeling, restoration and design services throughout Tampa Bay and the state of Florida regardless of the size and complexity of the job. KB Builders, Inc. offers the following services: *Custom Home Builder *Home and Room Additions * Kitchen Remodeling *Interior and Exterior Remodeling * Bathroom Remodeling * Cabinets * Masonry * Drywall * Flooring * Tile * Interior and Exterior Design * and more

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We have been in the construction industry for over 35 years. From a stand point of knowledge and how to solve issues we are second to none. We worked hands on in the trade. We are not just a paper tiger contractor. So if you are looking for a contractor, we are your man.

  • 20 years in business
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I am a very unique One Stop Shop that has been in business for 25 years in Central Florida

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Providing quality construction for my customers at a reasonable price, on time , on budget.

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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