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Cedar Rapids Contractors

Browse these contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Cedar Rapids.

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 39 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.

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Rex B.
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Mike is a personable and professional handyman. His rates are reasonable and he is dedicated to his work. Mike helped fix and finish some work that a previous contractor failed to and he did a really good job. He even came back to fix some touch-up painting when he wasn't happy with the shade that was left - no extra charge. I'd highly recommend him for any project around your home.

  • 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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly V.
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Jason did an awesome job! He drywalled my ceiling and chimney shaft (after I had water damage from a leaking roof). He also volunteered to do a couple other odd jobs around the house for me at a very reasonable price. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a reliable and trustworthy general contractor!

The Painters
4.0
from 17 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Monica E.
Verified review

He is a very professional painter And continues to carry a extremely hard work ethic. This has been a much enjoyed home improvement compared to my last contractor. I have recommended him to others in my church community and he and his team has continued to surprise me with the wealth of talent they have obtained. Thanks Todd

Top Pro
  • 25 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
AMANDA S.
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The title says it all, folks! I hired Mike for my bathroom renovation project. I was working with a tiny mid-century modern bathroom that had not been updated since it was built. Mike took out the old cabinet (it has been constructed right into the bathroom) took out the old flooring and even helped patch up the wall where it needed it. Some of these things were not in our original agreement, but he knew it had to be done. So he did it, and he did it amazingly well. I would recommend him to anyone who wants a hard working, kind, polite, honorable, focused to detail and smart contractor. I have had hit and miss experiences on Thumbtack, but boy am I glad I took the chance on it again. Everyone who comes into my house always marvels at my redesigned bathroom. Not just the coat of paint, or the floor but how well everything is put together. Every little detail was touched, including this perfectly laid line of white caulk. Thank you, Mike! You'll hear from me again! :D

R & R Contracting LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dee - Eagle Property Management M.
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We have worked with R & R for many years. They have been dedicated and loyal contractors. They are committed to excellance. Always courteous and accommodating. Always a job well done. Highly recommended!0q2 p

Heartwood Build & Design
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Bill W.
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Having been involved with Darrick and Sheree both as a Realtor and personally, I witnessed their desire to transform dreams into reality. Outstanding craftsmanship became their trademark in transforming investment properties into true works of original art. Darrick also replaced the deck on my home in a very short period of time at a fair price and it was beautiful. I've had many comments of approval for that project. If you are searching for a contractor you can trust with whatever your building/remodeling needs, I would recommend Darrick Eberle.

Done Done Services
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kiran D.
Verified review

Easy to work with straightforward!

ProProperty Improvements
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Jim P.
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Don Darling/Pro Property is a good reliable contractor with very reasonable rates. Excellent problem solver when the unexpected comes up as it will on older places like ours. We had roofing,siding, doors and carpet installed & closet doors fixed all in timely manner. Don & staff picked up materials & disposed of waste making it easy for us.They were most personable & accommodating to our unusual shift work schedule. Would call them again.

J Brown Construction, LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
Verified review

J Brown Construction was able to get started on the job timely and did fantastic work! They are very professional to work with. JBC made sure the work was done correctly. They removed the old siding and showed me some areas around the chimney that had water damage. It is a 40 year old house, so I was not too surprised. I was glad that they took the time to point it out and repair it and not just cover it up. We had other contractors quote to just put new siding over the old. The proper repairs to the water damaged framing never would have been done if we had gone with them! I could not be happier with our new siding and with J Brown Construction!

Don Harris Pro Handyman
5.0
from 1 review
    Pamela H.
    Verified review

    Don was the only window contractor that was able to correct a phantom leak from a new window installation by a prominent Hiawatha company.

    About

    We specialize in: - All types of post frame engineered and steel structural buildings - Custom steel roofing on homes and commercial buildings ($1,500.00 tax credit for residential roofing) - Asphalt shingling - Complete remodeling, new additions and inside remodeling - Custom concrete work for residential and commercial properties - Overhead door sales and installation Heartland Metals Steel Dealer serves all types of customers with delivery included. Steel deliveries are available every week. Engineering services are also available thru our contacts on any project, big or small. We are insured, licensed and we carry workman's comp on our workers.

    About

    Edgar Contracting completes many different jobs with a wide variety of experience. Basements, handyman, decks, and remodels are my specialty.

    About

    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!

    About

    We provide quality workmanship! Thank you for your interest in our business. We look forward to hearing from you.

    About

    Olmstead Construction, Inc. is a general contractor focusing on commercial and industrial construction work. Olmstead Construction employs its own carpenters who perform rough carpentry and finish carpentry including doors and frames, cabinet work, trim work, etc., laborers who perform demolition and clean-up, concrete finishers who perform footing and foundation work, as well as flat work. Olmstead Construction prides itself on our reputation for performing outstanding work in a timely and cost efficient manner. Contact us about your project, and we will work with you to turn your project into reality.

    About

    Bunting Construction is a roofing contractor located in North Liberty, Iowa. We're also serving the surrounding areas.

    About

    HR Construction is a locally owned and operated general contracting company based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. HR Construction specialists turn everyday homes into homes of distinction.

    About

    We at Ty-Co Painting Inc. provide excellent painting quality for all your interior and exterior needs. We are a complete, full-service painting contractor. We have been servicing the Cedar Rapids area for over 20 years. We are fully insured and bonded. Call us today for your free estimate!

    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.  

    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.  

    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 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.

    When should you hire a contractor?

    A few home remodeling projects can be done by an ambitious DIY-minded homeowner or local handyman, but many are best completed by a professional home renovation contractor. You should hire a contractor when you’re planning a large project that takes time, machinery or large tools, and several workers; a kitchen remodel, new bathroom or home addition will be most successful with a licensed, expert contractor at the helm. It’s particularly important to have a professional contractor on board for construction, electrical, plumbing and HVAC projects that require inspections to meet local building codes. Of course, you can hire a contractor for smaller projects, too, if you prefer to let an expert handle things like addition or removal of a wall, small framing projects, or anything that requires a permit.  

    You should hire a contractor when you’re ready to start a remodeling project and you have plans, a budget and a timeline for the work in hand, but before any remodeling work begins.

    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.