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Top 10 General Contractors near Tallahassee, FL

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5. Matthew Duncan Construction, LLC
5.0 from 7 reviews
5.0 (7)
5.0 (7)

Bathroom Remodel, Home Remodeling, Kitchen Remodel, Room Remodel

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Tallahassee, FL
Matt offered excellent advice on how to address some problems we had with damaged cedar siding. He was able to solve problems that existed from the home's construction 30 years ago. He came when he said he would. His crew did the job right the first time. The replacement doors we selected were not actually available yet, in spite of the company advertising. That delayed the start of our project. The work was scheduled for the week after the doors came in. That happened to be just when hurricane Michael swept through just west of us. Matt called to tell me that because he had committed to our project first, he would pull his crew from the coastal emergency repairs and be at our house when he had committed to do the work. I suggested that he stay and complete what he could before coming back up to do our work. I appreciated that he was as good as his word and would come do our work as scheduled. However, what he was doing at that time was more pressing for people on the recently devastated coast. Keeping his word, working around delays caused by a vendor, and adjusting for a hurricane are difficult modifications to make in a full construction schedule. Matt handled all of it promptly and professionally.See more
Matt offered excellent advice on how to address some problems we had with damaged cedar siding. He was able to solve problems that existed from the home's construction 30 years ago. He came when he said he would. His crew did the job right the first time. The replacement doors we selected were not actually available yet, in spite of the company advertising. That delayed the start of our project. The work was scheduled for the week after the doors came in. That happened to be just when hurricane Michael swept through just west of us. Matt called to tell me that because he had committed to our project first, he would pull his crew from the coastal emergency repairs and be at our house when he had committed to do the work. I suggested that he stay and complete what he could before coming back up to do our work. I appreciated that he was as good as his word and would come do our work as scheduled. However, what he was doing at that time was more pressing for people on the recently devastated coast. Keeping his word, working around delays caused by a vendor, and adjusting for a hurricane are difficult modifications to make in a full construction schedule. Matt handled all of it promptly and professionally.
Avatar for Baker Construction LLC Tallahassee, FL Thumbtack
Avatar for Baker Construction LLC Tallahassee, FL Thumbtack
6. Baker Construction LLC
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New on Thumbtack
New on Thumbtack

General Contracting

  • Serves Tallahassee, FL
Servicing Tallahassee to Navarre! Hello, My name is Baker. I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering. In addition to being a licensed General Contractor I am also a licensed Home Inspector and Realtor. I have a history in property management, investment properties, and carpentry. I aim to build a quality project working with honest and professional tradesmen. This is the only way to produce a quality job and a satisfied customer. I firmly believe in the application of building science and value engineering(when possible). Even if you select another contractor, please feel free to visit my website and call me with any questions. I love to talk about homes and find creative ways to produce a quality job without adding unnecessary costs.See more
Servicing Tallahassee to Navarre! Hello, My name is Baker. I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering. In addition to being a licensed General Contractor I am also a licensed Home Inspector and Realtor. I have a history in property management, investment properties, and carpentry. I aim to build a quality project working with honest and professional tradesmen. This is the only way to produce a quality job and a satisfied customer. I firmly believe in the application of building science and value engineering(when possible). Even if you select another contractor, please feel free to visit my website and call me with any questions. I love to talk about homes and find creative ways to produce a quality job without adding unnecessary costs.
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Avatar for Dan the Man Crawfordville, FL Thumbtack
10. Dan the Man
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New on Thumbtack
New on Thumbtack

General Contracting, Home Remodeling

  • Serves Tallahassee, FL
Insanely low prices, --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Custom wood sheds, decks, furniture, and planter beds, pergolas and gazebos. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Most wood is hardwood oak hickory or pine custom milled to order. Wood is treated with a Ancient Japanese technique most of the time. All treatments and wood is free of toxic chemicals completely. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Great attitude and so willing to go the extra mile on any project you have in mind. I'm a Graphic Artist with high attention to detail and it shows. Woodworker, Timber framer, Lumberjack, tree felling, handyman/fabricator with a passion for architectural design and remodeling but mostly landscape design and garden function.See more
Insanely low prices, --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Custom wood sheds, decks, furniture, and planter beds, pergolas and gazebos. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Most wood is hardwood oak hickory or pine custom milled to order. Wood is treated with a Ancient Japanese technique most of the time. All treatments and wood is free of toxic chemicals completely. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Great attitude and so willing to go the extra mile on any project you have in mind. I'm a Graphic Artist with high attention to detail and it shows. Woodworker, Timber framer, Lumberjack, tree felling, handyman/fabricator with a passion for architectural design and remodeling but mostly landscape design and garden function.

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up a consultation or appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by performing an online search for local professionals near you.

Message the contractor, and see if they are willing to set up a video consultation call instead of an in-person site visit. With video chat, the contractor may be able to assess the scale of the project, give you better information on what needs to be done and perhaps provide an estimate. Be sure to discuss virtual payments, as well as general strategies for staying safe.

How can I find out if a general contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a general contractor is considered essential in your area during the current coronavirus pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website, which will have information on essential services.

Find information on national recommendations by visiting CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Can I use digital payments to pay for general contractor services?

Currently, many general contractors are using common digital payment services like PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle, Google Pay and more. And more will likely adopt these and similar platforms as coronavirus continues to force companies to take on digital capabilities.

Contact general contractors beforehand to discuss whether they accept digital payments, and take all necessary measures to meet social distancing recommendations. You can also compare general contractors side-by-side online to see which ones accept digital payments.

Do general contractors offer remote or virtual services?

General contractors perform manual work and typically need to be present to complete their projects. However, if you come across a profile that states the contractor is offering remote services, ask what those services include. You can also ask if they can perform a consultation via video call and if they can do the job while following guidelines from the CDC and local agencies.

How do I remodel my bathroom?

Bathroom remodeling is made up of three general phases. The first phase is the planning and permitting phase, in which you determine exactly what you want, what materials and finishes will be used, and what the end product will look like. If you’re competent with design you can handle the planning yourself, or you may hire an interior designer to guide you. During this phase you’ll also hire a general contractor who can help execute your remodel vision, coordinating and overseeing all the subcontractors required to do the bathroom remodeling (plumbers, flooring pros, etc.). When your plan is finalized, your contractor should obtain permits for the work you want done. During this time you’ll work together to order all the materials so they’ll be ready and waiting when it’s time to start construction.

The second phase is construction. Bathroom remodeling typically starts with demolition, removing the old floors, shower and vanity to make way for the new. Delays in delivery of materials, or changing your mind and ordering different materials halfway into the project, will mean that construction has to pause until the new materials arrive. Each subcontractor is dependent on the next to do their work, and the general contractor should keep things moving along at the proper timeline, ensuring that the right materials are available and dealing promptly with any unexpected repairs, such as damage discovered behind the walls or under the floor. The general contractor will also coordinate inspections from the necessary officials if you’ve moved load-bearing walls or done electrical or plumbing work. After construction is complete, the final phase of bathroom remodeling is addressing your punch list. These are all the items that need to be corrected before final payment is handed over to the contractor.

For more on how to remodel a bathroom check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

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 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.

Be sure to check out our smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.

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