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Cedar Rapids Home Contractors

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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
Kathy D.
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Kind and personable contractor with mad painting skills! Will hire again for sure.

  • 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!

Brad’s Helping Services
4.3
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Abby P.
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Brad Home inspector's was punctual arriving 10 minutes early. The work quality was excellent. He was very professional, showing me the products he was using and how they were safe for children and dogs. He was responsive to my request as to where to begin cleaning. His quote was very reasonable and that was the reason I chose him. I was very pleased with his attitude and the wonderful job he did cleaning my home. I will definitely use him again.

Knebel Home Improvement
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Attiq-Ur R.
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Jordan with Knebel home improvement did an awesome job hanging heavy wall arts in my home. Work was fine, sturdy and quick. He actually agreed to come on Sunday to do the work. Very professional and skillful.

AA Reynolds Construction
4.3
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Amy W.
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Great experience w/this company. Bid price was reasonable and he did an awesome job. Would recommend to friends, family and anyone needing a home project completed.

Heartwood Build & Design
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sandilya G.
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We hired Larry for some repairs and installation work in our new home. He did a great job in addressing all the issues and was extremely professional! He even helped us with things that were not part of what we hired him to do. He will be the first person whom we will call in case we need anything!

Jackson painting
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff M.
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I hired Jackson painting to stain a deck and also to paint our brand new home. Not only did they recommend the perfect color scheme, but the deck in the house turned out wonderful. They did two coats of paint and recommended different options for us. I would definitely recommend Jackson painting, support your local veteran-owned business! Very reasonable pricing as well.

  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen K.
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Fantastic quality of service and workmanship. Highly responsive to emergency calls. Skilled in all manner of home repairs, remodeling, additions. If he can't do a particular job, he will find the person who can. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Done Done Services
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Brian B.
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Done Done wasn't the cheapest compared to other offers I received, but the cost shows in the quality of work and professionalism.

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

Beardsley Design Drafting
5.0
from 1 review
  • 27 years in business
Douglas L.
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Steve was great to work with as we dreamed to how to expand our current home and add bedrooms and additional living spaces. We ultimately decided to relocate, but had we stayed in our current home, Steve's plan was our work plan. Steve understands building constraints and listens to customers. All very necessary in today's dynamic world. Doug

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Quality and integrity. We stay to our word when we make appointments.

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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.

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We do sub-contracts and new construction. This includes decks, garages, remodels, and general home repair. We also do lawncare, snow removal, and concrete work.

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I offer painting and general home repairs. My names is James from B & F Labor. Some things that make my company great are friendly employees and brief and detailed work.

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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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Specializing in providing the following: * Home Remodeling * Interior and Exterior Painting * Trim work and base molding. * Building and repair of decks and fences We also offer bathroom remodeling, replacing and repairing drywall, minor electrical, replacing outlets, switches etc..

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I am great at doing most basic home improvements around the house. I have recently done a lot of remodeling projects in my home. I am excellent at landscaping and yard maintenance.

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 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.

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