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Ames Construction Estimating Professionals

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Restore 24/7 Iowa
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Deb P.
Verified review

I am hard pressed to find the right superlatives to say how pleased we are with the repair work Restore 24/7 Iowa did on our soffits, gutters and replacement of rotten wood. Stu Chambers set up an appointment immediately to come and give us a job estimate. He took the time to get on the roof and took pictures of the damage so that he could get an accurate assessment of the scope of work; talk with his work team and present an accurate estimate. The estimate was laid out by repair segments and line itemed the cost of materials and labor; which was very helpful to us. The work crew was phenomenal! They were on time; very nice and worked into the evening and on the weekend to get the job done. The clean up was such you would never have known any work had been done. Stu stopped by at each step of the repairs to check on progress and make sure we were satisfied. We definitely received 100% value for the job cost and plan to use Restore 24/7 Iowa again in the future!

Welander Enterprises
from 29 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Lauri O.
Verified review

Brandon was able to start the project quickly & provided an updated estimate on additional services that would provide a better outcome than my original request. The team was professional, punctual & my yard looks better than I had anticipated it could. I've retained them for ongoing lawn care.

Grandview Construction
from 17 reviews
  • 62 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan C.
Verified review

My project was to have roughly 380 ft of fencing installed along a commercial property. The purpose was to separate the adjacent alley way and to help better secure the area. Historically the area has been less than desirable and we have been working to clean it up. The owner of Grandview Construction personally met with me on site to discuss and bid the project. Our details for the project were outlined and Grandview Construction delivered to the T. From pulling the permits to the final clean up, Grandview Construction was always prompt, professional and honest. I am very please with the work Grandview completed for us and would highly recommend hiring them for any project you might have.

Grace Electric
from 15 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl E.
Verified review

The technician came out and looked at the job free of charge and sent me an estimate of detailed work that needed done and the price was very reasonable,and done in a professional manner... i would recommend this company to anyone needing electrical work done. Thank you

Buzard Construction
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rick R.
Verified review

Professional, did what he said he would do, when he said he would do it. Did the job in the projected time. Excellent work. I would hire Mike again. I highly recommend him for your job.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Chris C.
Verified review

Dustin did a awesome job was on time will be hiring him again for other projects

Mark Pippett
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kent W.
Verified review

Mark installed a window in my garage and did a great job! He showed up when he said he would, returned phone calls and texts when he said he would, and his estimate was the price, no hidden costs. He's a great guy with a great attitude. Hire him!

Buzard Construction Co.
from 3 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
William O.
Verified review

Mike is very knowledgeable, professional, timely, and explained the project options clearly. I plan on hiring him for other projects.

  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff B.
Verified review

Michael Smith done an outstanding job on my baseboard molding . I highly recommend him

Construction Solutions
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mark D.
Verified review

Outstanding job. Very happy with finished job. Went the extra mile to make sure it was right.

Evans Construction
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mike H.
Verified review

Good man....was here when he said he would be, was very timely in his estimates....

  • 30 years in business

I have over 30 yrs experience in the construction field from remodels, additions, framing, trim, can do mostly anything if I can’t I can get who I need. I’m very detailed oriented I only do quality work when I’m done you’ll be happy.

  • 4 years in business

Most people in home construction do the work as fast as possible to get paid and get on to the next job. We put more emphasis on doing the work right, using the proper materials and best practices installing them. the speed of the job is comes third to the quality and efficiency.


"Don't hire the Salesmen, Hire the Tradesmen" Daughenbaugh Construction and Restoration is a highly detailed Design/Build Team of Tradesmen. We have built our foundation on Customer-Orientated Relationships, in which our team focuses on your long term needs and goals. As a Tradesmen of 20 years myself, I take extreme pride in our workmanship, timelines, and quotes that we stand behind. As the Owner/Operator and Master Carpenter by trade for 20 years, our team brings what all the competition can not. We bring practical, realistic, design/build options that are going to benefit your goals not company profit . Our Teams' level of education in all phases of construction exceeds 100 years of hands on experience. A few things I believe all consumers should ask and know: What specific trade has a business owner mastered? Are you hiring a salesmen who will then hire someone else to complete your project? Are your hiring a Master Tradesmen with a Team Of Tradesmen that have years of hands on education/experience to give you the very best in the business? Knowing the answers to these questions will give you the peace of mind needed-moving forward-that you have the right team working for you. Contact Daughenbaugh Construction and Restoration to schedule your free in-home consultation. We would love to earn your business. Dave Daughenbaugh


We do custom/design interiors for clients using recycled materials or new materials. Also, we will do repairs and/or punch list items on new house construction.


Johnston Const. Inc. can handle all building aspects, from the ground up, of your residential project. We can offer remodeling services to existing structures as well. What sets Johnston Const. Inc. apart from the rest is our dedication to quality and an in-depth understanding that there's only one way to complete a project -- the right way, the first time, with a guarantee to back up our claims.


From changing a lightbulb to remodeling your house and plowing snow to yard work -- if you need it done, then we get it done! We even do bobcat work.


DHW provides clients peace of mind when taking on a commercial construction project. DHW leverages 30 years of commercial design and construction to provide a code-compliant economical project. DHW will accurately budget, plan, manage design, and direct construction as selected by the client. DHW will negotiate favorable terms with architects and contractors resulting in cost savings and reduced liability exposure to the client. See online LinkedIn page, "DHW Construction Consulting, LLC" for available services and portfolio of owner, Dave Wharff.


Small jobs is what I would like to do for you. Fixing things is what I like to do. No job is too small.

  • 6 years in business

We are professional and get the job done right the first time. Quality craftsmanship and products are what makes us better. From concepts to the completion, we can handle all your projects. Please feel free to look at some of our pictures, and call us to schedule a free in-home meeting.


We can get anything done. We have plenty of experience, and we are very affordable. There is no job too big that we can't get done.

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.  

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 much does a project manager charge per hour?

You may choose to hire a construction project manager for your residential or commercial project. For the hands-on homeowner who wants to be involved in home construction but isn’t comfortable hiring subcontractors, a construction project manager can oversee these relationships and supervise labor. Typically, construction project managers charge a fee that is a flat percentage of the total construction project cost. This may range from 10 percent to 15 percent, depending on the company and the services they provide. This means a $30,000 home remodel project would have a construction project management fee of $3,000-$4,500. Hiring a construction project manager generally precludes the markup on subcontractor labor charged by a general contractor. The drawback to this choice is that, unlike a general contractor, the construction project manager won’t be financially responsible for the work of the subcontractors. For larger projects, you may hire a construction project manager who will also hire a general contractor. This provides the benefits of the general contractor along with the management services of the project manager, who will be on board from the beginning. The construction project manager will be involved in the design phase and work with the architects and the building crew, facilitating a smoother overall process.

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What is a contractor license number?

A contractor license number is proof that your contractor is operating their business legally, that they have the proper documentation required by your state or region, and that they are competent in their area of work (electrical, plumbing, construction, etc.). Licensed contractors should freely advertise their contractor license number. If not, you can request it before considering them for hire. You can also research your contractor using their license number. The database for your state will indicate the field they are licensed to work in; whether they are up to date on insurance, workers’ compensation and bonds; and whether they have any consumer complaints issued against them. If the licensed contractor you are hiring does not have employees, they are not required to carry workers’ compensation. Each state or region will have their own database for licenses, such as the State of Oregon Construction Contractors Board. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.  

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