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Ankeny General Contractors

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Top Flite Contracting
4.8
from 50 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pete B.
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Just moved my family from Texas and Top Flite was on time and the first contractor to respond, same day service and very knowledgeable on what he does !!!! Top flite does exactly the kind of company you want for all of your needs !!! Great great experience!!!!

Restore 24/7 Iowa
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie B.
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They are fast and efficient. But most importantly communication has been excellent. I'm learning with several contractors, it's hard to track them down and connect, but Restore 24/7 gets back right away.

Welander Enterprises
4.1
from 29 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Kay K.
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Brandon arrived on time to do the work I hired him to do. He is avery pleasant young man and I am impressed with his personality and his work ethic. I would recommend him very highly.

Atkinson Construction
4.4
from 25 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Peter N.
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Dennis is very dependable and skilled contractor. He works quickly and efficiently himself with a smaller jobs maintaining good quality, and his subcontractors are quite well organized by him.

  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Devin W.
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The work that was done (so far) seems to have been done very well. While it did take a long time for SmcExteriors to come out to our place, the perceived quality of the craftsmanship and the price was well worth the wait, and the only reason (I believe) it took as long as it did to do the repair is because it was a relatively small job outside of their usual area of business, so if it were a bigger job it may have had some more urgency. But the most important thing to take away from this review is quality with price: SmcExteriors did this repair between five to ten times less than other contractors with the same care. Most contractors wanted to charge close to $500 to replace one 10ft panel of fascia. Steve was down to earth, charged a more-than-reasonable amount, and really wanted our business. If we ever need another job done, I won't hesitate to get in touch with Steve.

Grandview Construction
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 62 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Felicia A.
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The Grandview Construction crew and Jeremy were an AWESOME group! They repaired my roof, tore down and repaired my fallen in ceiling, treated for mold, put in new insulation, new drywall, textured the walls, new light fixtures, repaired my front deck railing, put in new carpet and so many other little things as well. They were all so pleasant, hard working, and really knew their craft. They were always on time and cleaned up after themselves. I am having them come back in the spring for a few more jobs. They are very reasonably priced and went out of their way to make sure to keep my costs down. I couldnt have picked a better company! These guys have real SKILLS!~ FAdams-Des Moines, Ia.

Weisbrich Construction
4.6
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Carol S.
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I am extremely pleased with this contractor. He stuck to the schedule, worked efficiently and was very professional. He did a great job with our new fence. I would recommend him to anyone!

Grace Electric
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Randy T.
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Danny did a great job on a very involved electrical project. Very competitive in his pricing.

JC Home Solutions
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer I.
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Had an emergency situation and needed my roof and gutters replaced asap. Jakeb provided me excellent service and contractors that were professional and lightening fast!! I appreciate all that they did for me on this job and would definitely recommend and hire them again!!!

MZ Services
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Mike C.
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I can say that I was truly impressed with Matt and his Assistant Mark. Matt is a very impressive carpenter. He was very professional with my contacts with him and on the job. He was the first one to respond to my request. He was putting together a gazebo that I purchased. The directions did not make sense a lot of the time. If the directions were wrong,he was able to figure out how to make it right. He and his assistant worked until it was dark to finish the project. He DOES NOT cut corners. I highly recommend MZ Services! Mike

Mark Pippett
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Raymond W.
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I called Mark this afternoon after another contractor failed to call or show up. Mark was at my house within 1/2 hour. The work was performed as requested and was very well cleaned up afterword. I highly recommend Mark and would definately hire him again. WELL DONE MARK

Slick Designs
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Joan J.
Verified review

She was very helpful for what I wanted her to do. I simply needed some advice on placement of furniture and questions about types of flooring for living room, kitchen and laundry hall room. So not a big job but she had very good ideas that I hadn't thought about and was just super nice to work with. I didn't want someone who was pushy suggesting their contractors and etc. as I already had those lined up so her advice was right on.

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We’re building perfection all year round. We offer affordable work with quality craftsmanship. We also give 12% discounts and winter specials off of final bid.

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My work is for people who cannot to spend a lot of money on big lawn care and handyman service providers.

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We settle for nothing and leave no stone unturned and no job unclean. Young Bucks beat out the other guy 9/10 times for communication skills with its clients.

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We are capable of doing many things ranging from pressure washing of concrete or home to updating kitchens and bathrooms. We can perform almost any task involved with home repair or remodeling.

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We are an all-around home/business service provider. For professional improvement, just ask. We have a wide network and may be able to tackle most property needs.

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I'm Michael. I'm a small business owner who found myself to be most useful in helping homeowners, as well as small business owners, tackle the projects they are needing done. I've done a large variety of work for many people. I'm always up for a challenge, and if it's a job I'm not equipped for, I'm more than happy to give you advice and help you in every way possible!

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We offer the following services: * Home remodeling * Water and fire damage restoration * Drywall kitchens baths * General construction

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I stand by my work. If you are unhappy for any reason I'll come back and do whatever it takes to ensure you are satisfied.

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I am a small general contractor who specializes in customer service. I don't believe in having too many projects going at once. I like to focus on my current clients.

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 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 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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