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Athens Contractors

Browse these contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Athens.

  • 21 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
Richard S.
Verified review

My backdoor threshold was rotten and needed to be replaced. All other contractors indicated that I would have to order a new door, but Mr. Wilkins said he could replace the damaged wood and reseal it. He quoted a fair price and was able to schedule the job quickly. Due to some of the water damage, my wood floor needed repair as well. I had some extra pieces and he was able to replace the floor too. Work was done in a few hours. I am really happy with the work performed.

  • 31 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie S.
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Jamaal truly went the extra mile to make sure my panel upgrade was done properly. He was very thorough, patient with my questions and professional. Would highly recommend to anyone.

  • 23 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Marla P.
Verified review

Ron was able to do the painting and carpentry work I needed preventing me from having to coordinate with separate contractors. He has good attention to detail and works swiftly. I am very pleased with the outcome.

  • 8 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Dexter M.
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I'm very satisfied with the service this contractor provided. Will use them again for future projects.

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Anything for bucks
4.8
from 47 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danny R.
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easy to communicate with; on time and followed directions. Available immediately. Unlike so many handymen and contractors in this region who need to be hand held and want to cut corners, I enjoyed working with Buck and will use his services again.

  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Anne-Marie T.
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Payma Home Solutions did an amazing on all of our projects. Our project was difficult and they were able to come up with the perfect solutions to handle what needed to be done. They did a beautiful job building a new retaining wall, wood deck, concrete patio and stairway rebuild. Everyone on the crew is knowledgeable, friendly and they finished very quickly. Jose is extremely and has impeccable attention to detail.

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Alliance Home Improvement
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Caroline S.
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Cris and Emmanuel were excellent contractors - honest, hardworking, and reliable. We are very pleased with their work and level of communication. Recommend to anyone!

Blackstock Construction LLC.
4.4
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren H.
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Keith and his team did a great job with my roof! Worked in and around the rain to make sure my roof was in tip top shape, fixing what previous contractors messed up. Keith was responsive, communicative and gave me a great deal on a big issue in my home. I plan on working with him for more services!!

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  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diane C.
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Pablo was a great communicator regarding the job, times and availability. Pablo did an excellent job quickly and efficiently with a very fair price. I will for sure call him again for future projects.

Dash Construction
4.5
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Casey C.
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Jan at Dash Construction was wonderful! She was very responsive and did a great job. My project evolved because of my new tenants' requests, and Jan was very flexible and accommodating. I highly recommend Jan and the team!

ACMS
4.4
from 21 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Al C.
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Awesome work for an awesome price! Thank you Carmelo for your professionalism and great work. I definitely will use you again! I highly recommend you!

Cavinbuilt
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Richard H.
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Cavin Built did a great job on our kitchen renovation. We appreciate the high quality of work and are very pleased with the end result.

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Floors ATL & Remodeling
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian C.
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I hired Mike from Floors ATL to remodel a bathroom. After meeting and talking with him, I knew he was the right contractor and I gave him the job to remodel my entire first floor. He tiled our kitchen, three bathrooms and built a new tiled shower. He also installed hardwood flooring, new carpet and painted. Everything looks great. My wife really loves the hardwood floor. She had a strong interior design and Mike was able to meet her goals. Mike gave us several good ideas on the interior design and we came to trust his opinions. We did have some problems after completion but Mike responded quickly and fixed all the problems. I intend to hire Mike again to renovate my rental properties.

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Home Sweet Home Inc
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul B.
Verified review

Home Swwet Home did the cabinet work for our kitchen remodel. I can’t recommend these guys enough. We have been working with a lot of contractors these days and Home Sweet Home was defiantly the best of them all, night and day versus our experiences with others They are professional, show up on time, keep a clean workspace and most important of all, do beautiful work. My wife and I would highly recommend them.

BID-Masters of Georgia, Inc.
4.3
from 13 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Karl R.
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Finally a Contractor you can trust, finished the Remodeling project and saved me money for a better appraisal

  • 23 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Derwin C.
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APM Construction Services completed my screen porch flooring in a timely professional manner. I’ve never witnessed a contractor render such superb workmanship as a master carpenter with 100% attention to detail ever in my lifetime. As a consumer Curtis deserves much recognition for his professionalism and craftsmanship which reflects positive credits upon himself and the APM Construction Services. Thank you for a Job well done. The Cousar Family 👍🏿

  • 24 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
William J.
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I hired Bob to install a couple doors and to do some miscellaneous repairs. His cost was a little bit higher than another contractor but I'm very glad that I chose him! The work turned out great and he was a super nice guy. Cleaned up everything and took it with him. He even aligned a few cabinet doors for free because he said he couldn't stand to see crooked cabinet doors. I will definitely have more work for Bob in the future.

1030 Services
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Chiquita S.
Verified review

The crew, owners and office staff were very polite and professional. They do quality work in a timely fashion.

Construction 420
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy S.
Verified review

We were about a month behind where I wanted my company to be, however, considering my salon is about 5,000 sq ft, I do believe that Robert did the best he could in the 2month time he told me would take them 3. He and Mr Ham were very quick. If I pointed out areas where it could’ve used a little more detail, they quickly fixed it when they came. Of course I didn’t want to have to point anything out at all, but it’s almost impossible to have everything sorted out on the first try, and I’ve had friends who said their 6month project turned out to take a whole year with a different contractor, so I think ours turned out great I’m that regard. If you’re looking for quick, go with Construction420. They’ll get the job done. Just make sure you point out exactly what you want if you don’t want it done twice. Be very clear with making a punch list in the priority you want it done. They don’t like adding anything to their list in the middle of working, so be sure you have a clear list, with which materials, item, etc if you are not going to hire a designer.

Forsyth Trading Company
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Beverly O.
Verified review

Awesome job and great communication! Would recommend to anyone! We had started a DIY and were over our heads :( He came in with reasonable pricing and suggestions and project was completed timely. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you.

A-1 Contractors
5.0
from 1 review
  • 31 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Richard G.
Verified review

I contacted Ike about the work I needed done and he came over within a couple of days to take a look. He emailed me a quote that evening. We set up a start date and he told me when he expected to be finished. He actually finished 4 days early. The walls look as if nothing ever happened to them and he did more than what was expected. I highly recommend A-1 Contractors for repair work and refinishing.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.  

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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