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Athens General Contractors

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The Neighborhood Plumber
5.0
from 107 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
JENNIFER R.
Verified review

My client is very satisfied with this contractor. I would use him again in the future to service other clients.

  • 21 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Richard S.
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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
Shaun C.
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Jamaal showed up on time, completed the job efficiently and left my kitchen clean! Very courteous and polite, especially for someone so young. My job sounded easy, but turned out to be difficult after he saw what had to be done. He was not deterred but the problems and stuck with the quote that he gave me, even though other contractors would have changed the price mid-job. I'm going to hire him again for a much bigger job in the near future when I build my new home!!

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  • 15 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tom R.
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Mr. Johnson arrived on schedule and finished the work quickly. He did a quality job and was very pleasant to work with. I will call him again when I have plumbing work to be done.

  • 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
Mark H.
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Jose' and Ali are finishing up several projects at my house. The big one was a renovation to my patio where I wanted to remove 2 of the support pillars, add a LVL beam and change the existing beams to stacked stone. It was a big project, but the job they did is outstanding and they did it in record time. They also replaced 2 doors that were rotting out. I've been looking for a contractor like this since I moved into my current house. They have earned a customer for life. Their prices are very reasonable, they work very hard to make sure it's right, and they do fantastic work. They'll be back for the other future projects I can dream up, not to mention the repairs that any house needs from time to time.

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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!

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Baynes Home Improvement
4.6
from 32 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tonya W.
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I needed my walls painted in my home so I called Baynes Home Improvement and within a week the work was done and done very well which exceeded my expectations. The cost of this job was lower than other contractors. Baynes Home Improvement did a great job, were reasonable, a contractor you can trust and will refer him to others.

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Tom tile And remodeling
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather L.
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After being totally screwed by another contractor, we turned to Tom to fix the problems the other contractor left behind. Tom was reliable, punctual, and respectful. He was extremely knowledgeable about kitchen backsplashes and was all about QUALITY work. We would absolutely hire Tom Tile for all our home improvement needs and will be recommending him to friends.

Dash Construction
4.5
from 24 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa P.
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We had our roof replaced back in September. The roof was a catastrophe, I didn't think it could be fixed. I was concerned with bugs, rain and othe large creatures that had open access to my house. Dash Construction and there staff was helpful, thorough, knowledgeable and never sparked a bit of anger with my hundreds of questions. They made our translation a breeze and made my home beautiful again. I would definantly say give them a call. I would again in a heart beat.

RNS Services
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Ron S.
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Good guy for general handyman services. Came right over, just a little late, but got the job done. Thanks Reymond.

ACMS
4.3
from 23 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Carmelo was absolutely amazing! I just purchased my house and needed several things done. I used thumbtack to find contractors. Carmelo was able to finish everything I had not found a contractor for. I will DEFINITELY hire him again in the future. I highly recommend him. I have attached a couple before/after pictures of kitchen area.

Cavinbuilt
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Adwoa A.
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The project is not quite complete, but Jeff has been awesome every step of the way, answering all of my many questions and providing me with great advice and tips, from a professional contractor perspective and from a design perspective. He is very responsive, and his team is responsive, too. They are good about explaining changes that have to be made and generally keeping me updated. I could not be more pleased!!!

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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
Stephani F.
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Alin Maistru refinished my dinning room table. It is beautiful. He worked with me to get just the right color and finish for the table to harmonize with the decor of the room. An old, water marked, stained table that had been stored for 30+ years is now a rich, handsome table that I am proud to show off and enjoy several times every day. My next project with him will be to redo my kitchen.

BID-Masters of Georgia, Inc.
4.3
from 13 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Karl R.
Verified review

Finally a Contractor you can trust, finished the Remodeling project and saved me money for a better appraisal

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Wellington V.
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As a general contractor we need really good subcontractors to relying on it to get a peaceful and happy customers and that’s what Walter and the First choice represents for my company.

  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa M.
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So, here's the deal: I submitted and got six replies at Thumbtack. Out of those six, three actually managed to get me bids. I also had two contacts from friends that I called. Jacobs was not only the least expensive, but was also using the highest quality concrete. On top of that, Kelly was in touch with me every day via phone and email about any questions I had. A lot of the other contractors didn't return phone calls or waited a week to get me a bid. Some contractors gave me bids for work I didn't request. I am in Germany and the house is in Georgia, so communication skills were key. Use this company with confidence. The job went off without a hitch and there were no surprises.

Provin USA
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
James C.
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Provin USA is great to work with and do the best stone work in Georgia. They are competitively priced but it is the workmanship that really sets them apart. I chose them over 4 other counter top contractors because were the most professional and guided me through the whole process with ease. I have done multiple projects with them with great success. You owe it to yourself to call Provin USA for any project you may be considering.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kim B.
Verified review

Marcus has OUTSTANDING EXPERTISE. He was extremely professional and out whole team was impressed about his knowledge in commercial building structures and construction. He fully educated us on the things we need to fix in the building while also telling us things that we could hold off on. His customer service was outstanding and he really treated us with so much respect and care. YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY HIRE HIM FOR YOU CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.

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.  

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 plan a bathroom remodeling project?

If you’re stumped on how to plan a bathroom remodeling project, it pays to hire a designer. This is especially important if you’re changing your bathroom layout in any way. Designers create contractor-friendly drawings indicating exactly where each tile and fixture will be installed, down to the light switches. This investment might cost you $300-$500 but save you significant frustration and miscommunication, while ensuring you get precisely what you want.

If you’re going to do your own design, planning a bathroom remodeling project means being organized and planning ahead. Create a general outline of what you want and the budget you have. Identify the specific fixtures, tiles, paint and vanity you prefer. Get all this organized before requesting quotes from two to three reputable general contractors. Once you find the right pro, get a written contract outlining scope of work, materials that will be used, timeframe and payment schedule. Communicate clearly about when to order your materials so they are ready and waiting by the time the contractor gets the permits. Your job from here is to communicate clearly, pay the contractor as the work progresses, and enjoy your remodel when it’s done.

For more on where to start when remodeling a bathroom check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

Where should I start when remodeling a bathroom?

Bathroom remodeling doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Before starting a bathroom remodel it’s crucial to know what you want and have a clear understanding of your maximum budget. If you’d love all marble fixtures but have $3,000 total, you will have to compromise. Being realistic about materials and money before you even contact a contractor will have you on the road to success. Here are some simple steps to follow in the planning stages of bathroom remodeling:

  • List your remodeling priorities in order of importance (e.g., 1. New shower head, 2. Replace flooring, 3. Install recessed lighting, etc.).
  • Calculate what you can realistically afford to spend on your bathroom remodel. Identify an “all in” price — meaning the absolute maximum you’re willing to pay, as well as what you’d prefer to spend.
  • Gather ideas from Pinterest about colors and finishes.
  • Research the costs of the materials and finishes you want and begin making choices about what is and isn’t possible to fit into your budget (once labor is included). If you’d like to stay under $10,000 total, but really love a $2,000 tub, plan to downgrade in other areas.
  • Request quotes from at least three reputable general contractors, share your vision and ideal materials, and work together from there.

How long should a bathroom remodel take?

With proper planning and a good general contractor, your bathroom remodeling project doesn’t have to take forever. The construction phase of the project will always vary based on your scope of work, the square footage and the condition of your bathroom under the surface layer. Inevitably an 80-square-foot master bathroom with major changes will take longer than a 25-square-foot guest bath undergoing a minor renovation. For a smaller bathroom, a facelift — the industry term for sprucing up the surface layer (such as paint, vanity, tiles or light fixtures) but keeping the existing footprint of the space — may take five to eight working days, as long as there are no surprises like mold waiting when the old vanity comes out. A more complex bathroom remodel that revamps the shower area (customizing the plumbing, installing tile and changing the shower door), updates the flooring and cabinetry, and adds new paint and new lighting could take anywhere from one week to three weeks. A full bathroom remodel that guts the room, changing the footprint and moving the electrical wiring and plumbing lines, could take four to eight weeks or more. To keep your bathroom remodel on schedule, have your materials ordered and waiting, and don’t make any change orders once construction begins. Planning is key to keeping a bathroom remodel on schedule.   

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

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Need a General Contractor

Fayetteville, GA

  • Project type
    Major remodel
  • Project progress
    Sketches and/or basic idea of project
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Garage, Basement
  • $10
    Average price

Need a General Contractor

Newnan, GA

  • Project type
    Major remodel, Addition to home
  • Project progress
    Just starting
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Bathroom(s), Kitchen, Bedroom(s), Garage, Outdoor space

Need a General Contractor for New Home Construction

Acworth, GA

  • Project type
    New home construction
  • Project progress
    Just starting
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Other (home loan help)
  • Details
    have materials subs every thing for my loan except g.c.
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