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Cedar Rapids Construction Estimators

Browse these construction estimating services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Cedar Rapids.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shanta S.
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Jason was very honest and professional. He was able to fix my problem within minutes and did it free of charge. He is very knowledgeable. I would recommend Behel & Mensen contractors for roofing and other construction work.

  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Renatta S.
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My husband & I wanted to have our basement framed. I contacted several contractors. Jovan of Blackstone Handy Services, LLC was great. He was the first to get back to me. He was out to our home to complete an estimate and, was working on the job before we even had return calls from a few of the other contractors. He and his helper were finished with the work in less then 2 days. We will definitely be working with him again soon. He is currently working on bids for our plumbing, electricity, and drywall too.

  • 29 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Mark G.
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Mario made the initial consult fun and is very passionate about his work and his art. He has me excited about our bathroom remodeling project!

  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda M.
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Sidewalk paver installation I contacted Jason about removing a brick sidewalk and installing sidewalk pavers. He was very responsive and was out to complete the project two days later! He completed the project in less than a day, it looks great! He was very flexible with what I had in mind at a very reasonable price. I would highly reccomend him to anyone that needs some work done!

AA Reynolds Construction
4.3
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Michael E.
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Andy and AA Reynolds construction did a great job on my project. I needed three bedroom doors installed. The initial quote was a fixed bid vs others that were just quoted as straight hourly rate. He wanted to meet up with me to view the work site and assess the project scope before solidifying the bid, and it ended up matching his original quote. Andy was very responsive with communication and flexible with scheduling. The work was done on a weekend to accommodate my schedule and was done promptly with quality and minimal interruption to my household. I am very happy with the work done and highly recommend Andy.

  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cindi S.
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So far, so good. They showed up on time to give estimate and was very timely in getting the estimate to me in writing within the time frame they stated. They have also been very agreeable to working within my schedule. I will update the review once the work is completed.

Newton Custom Construction
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Jason L.
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A very down-to-earth, sensible approach using his vision to guide you through the repairs or work that needs to be done. I'd recommend Cerby for a myriad of construction tasks!

Xtreme Home Repair
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sheree R.
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Carpet Removal.

Duck's Construction, LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tessa A.
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They did a great job repairing our rental property in a timely manner at a reasonable cost! We will definitely use them for future work!

M&R Construction
4.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tom M.
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Ryan did good work helping me install a railing on my staircase. He was easy to work with and ready to solve any problems that came up.

  • 20 years in business
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I do trim work and care about what it looks like and that the job is done right

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Specialize in remodeling projects, from adding a simple closet to a complete home make over.

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JM Design and Construction offers drafting and design services, home remodeling and repair, new construction, handyman services, etc. Just ask.

  • 14 years in business
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I work on roofing houses and buildings and carpentry work. I also build decks on houses and would like to visit with homeowners to have there likes and wants on the work that they would like to have completed.

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Deutmeyer and Grawe Construction is a professionally owned business that specializes in professional remodeling and home renovations. We're a full-service general contracting firm that will work with you from design concepts to completion. We will help you get more enjoyment from your home while protecting and enhancing its value. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and meticulous work ethic. Call us today for your next home project! Our services include general remodeling, new construction, installations and replacements, remodeling services, home renovations, room remodeling, home restoration, home additions, siding, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, basement finishing and garage expansion. We offer drywall, plaster, nails, doors, windows, flooring and bathroom and kitchen fixtures Our specialties are as follows: residential remodeling services, custom construction services, interior works, exterior works, storm repair services, kitchens and bathrooms.

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I am a general contractor. I do construction, roofing, remodeling, siding, masonry, carpentry, and flooring.

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We are a high quality contractor ready to help you! Mike's Quality Construction can't wait to help you with your next project. Here are just some of the services we provide: * Custom Decks * Basement Finishing * Framing * Handyman Jobs * Remodeling * Screened Porches * Additions * Siding * Small jobs * Hail Damage * Storm Repair No jobs is too small for us!

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We do general construction, furniture build and refurbishing, roofing, interior and exterior painting, and residential remodeling and repairs. I do house insulation of attics, basements and floors. We also do carpet installation. We come to the customers and offer one-on-one services rather than dealing with a large crew.

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Large team of professionals to complete your work fast and efficiently!

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McDaniel and Son's Construction is a small business been doing business about five year and I'm up for anything and always available asap

  • 28 years in business
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We are a construction company based out of Hazleton, IA. We've been in business for years. If you’re looking for quality then get hold of me, and we'll get u a free estimate.

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.  

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.

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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