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  • 4 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn W.
Verified review

Putting 20×11 deck put on in back yard.Daniel an one more person help out very customer service an get the job done. In 2 days Great Job Daniel Construction!

Royal Home Renovations
4.6
from 34 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Kary T.
Verified review

Roy and the gentlemen he works with, Sean and Tyler, are great people to work with first and foremost. They are extremely professional, perfectionists and their work shows their integrity. They listen, make great suggestions and are willing to go the extra mile. We were building our home were working with a few unruly contractors that weren't living up to what they promised and were falling way behind. One night we Googled contractors and ran across Thumbtack and Royal Home Renovations. We reached out to Roy who came out the next day to look at our project. I had estimates within days and he and his crew started on our home almost immediately knowing the timeline we were under. They had a full workload but again, they made sure that we were treated like a priority. He also has a great network with other contractors which shows his work ethic and personality. Here is the list of work they accomplished on our home: Trim, Molding and Baseboard Hung Doors, Door Fixtures Including A Sliding Barn Door and Pocket Doors Acacia Wood Floor Brazilian Matte Porcelain Floor Carpet Marble and Concrete Zero Entry Shower Closet Shelving Bathroom Mirrors Stacked Stone Around Kitchen Island Shiplap On Fireplace Wall Tile Backsplash In Kitchen Custom Backsplash In Wet Bar 3D Marble Accent Wall Exterior Siding Epoxy Garage Floor I have attached a few pictures of the work that was done on our home by Royal Home Renovations. I was limited to the amount of pictures I could attach, wish I could add more pictures of their work. Roy, Sean and Tyler definitely came to our rescue and we will be forever grateful.

WeDeliverOmaha
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Charles M.
Verified review

I've used these folks for various projects.World class workmanship.You will NOT regret using them. Charles McDonald....Omaha NE

  • 14 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Chip E.
Verified review

After meeting with several contractors I found JRC to be trustworthy and upon completion of the work i was overwhelming satisfied!!!

Bulldog Construction, Inc.
4.3
from 12 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Ty C.
Verified review

End product turned out really nice! Time frame took a little longer than expected, but in the end it was done right!

Daniel Gonzalez
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Andrew G.
Verified review

Daniel put together a great a small crew and helped my dad and I build a beautiful barn-style work shed after a Hurricane tore down the last one on the property. Finished in record time, and with a great budget.

Hanigan Construction, LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Kelli H.
    Verified review

    Hanigan Construction did some general home repair work for us, including repairing some trim, fascia and soffit boards. Ryan did a great job and made some recommendations and adjustments to make sure we didn't continue to have the same problems with moisture getting to the boards. His price was very reasonable and it was nice to find someone willing to work on a smaller project. We would definitely hire Hanigan Construction again for another project.

    • 52 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    lallaya l.
    Verified review

    We had hail damage on our roof & gutters. Mark helped us handle our insurance company making our end stress free. While his crew did a fantastic job replacing the roof & gutters. They were timely & clean. I've recommended United Services to my family which they have taken care of my mom & brothers homes over the years. Will use them for my next project!

    Todd Menard Construction
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Kerry D.
    Verified review

    I loved working with Todd. And if I ever build again, he would be my go to. This is the second home my husband and I have built (one out of state and now the one we live in). And working with him was perhaps one of my very favorite experiences. I have very particular tastes (both aesthetic and functional), have always been very detail oriented, and I am a very hands on client (probably a bit annoying for him and Gloria). He was always accommodating, very involved, and always able to put things back into perspective (to the functional reason). The contractors that he employs have been top notch; always going above and beyond and informing me what they were doing if I stopped by (which I did do daily). I actually got to know most of his contractors and when you realize that they love what they are building, I think it actually shows in their craftsmanship. As for Todd, his attention to perfection just suited my own anal retentiveness. He absolutely puts himself into building this home and I could talk him up forever. I loved working with Gloria. She gives great advice and makes sure that things are communicated. She's also very detail oriented and will keep things on track. We have been in our home for a year. We have had a handful of things that needed repair after a year that involved Todd, but all minor (lighting, driveway cracks due to foundation settling, grout that has some cracks). Probably one major thing that could not have been predicted and really no one's fault was handled immediately. I absolutely LOVE my home. I loved building it. I have maybe two things that I would change (light switch placement on one light and maybe having added the potential frame-out of a fireplace in the semi-unfinished basement). Todd and Gloria both received hugs when we were done. Hands down, when we complete the basement, I plan to have Todd and his contractors back out. He always seemed to see my vision and listened to me when I was very specific in what I had in my head. And when the materials weren't available (or "not in style for Omaha," as one supplier had the gall to tell me), Gloria made sure to hunt down another option that fit what I was looking for. There's something to be said about the Menards. They are a pretty amazing team. It's one thing to listen, one thing to envision, and the other thing to build. So they are a pretty complete package. And let me add, that when I went through a model and expressed that it was and wasn't entirely what I was looking for, I knew that Todd and I would get along when he asked, "Well what would you want to change?" and he took no offense to it. In fact, it solidified our business relationship when he took me room by room and when I expressed something about a nook not being what I would want, he immediately offered other options... It resulted in a giant closet. When we weren't able to install two shower heads, his suggestion were more body sprayers... BEST idea ever. And when I saw something during building that I thought wasn't going to turn out exactly how I envisioned it, there was always the work towards getting it to the best of the availability. One last thing, my husband and I have expressed that we love our home so much that going on fancy vacations won't ever beat being at our own home, we enjoy it so. :)

    Essential Home Renovation
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Cathy B.
    Verified review

    Josh is honest, on task, fairly priced and thorough! Josh is my "go to" man for all of my home improvement/repair needs and, as a licensed real estate agent I recommend Josh to everyone for their needs. I have NEVER had a disappointed client. I also recommend Josh at every opportunity. He is outstanding and it is my privilege to help spread the word on his professionalism, trustworthiness and experience!

    Flash Services Co.
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Christine S.
    Verified review

    We needed to section off part of the lower level of our house. We hired Flash Services llc to build out the walls a little bit and install a door. We were very pleased with the end result, it exceeded our expectations by far and was done for the quoted price on the quoted day. I didn't notice till after he left that he had filled a rather large (previously existing) hole in our drywall, I appreciated that very much! Thanks Tony!

    Sue H.
    Verified review

    Very friendly and did awesome job!

    Prine Custom Homes
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
      Dave C.
      Verified review

      Dave and his crew replaced our aging deck. We discussed design considerations and he put together a plan to expand the deck size over what our old one was. We have a septic system so there are considerations for how close you can put a structure to it. He checked codes requirements and lined up all needed permits. The old deck was demoed in a few hours and hauled away. Then we determined the surface below the deck needed to be built up a few inches higher to get the grade correct for flowing water away from the foundation. We didn't have a truck large enough to haul that much dirt without taking many trips so he arranged for a trailer to get it all in one load. The pilings went in next and after letting the concrete cure the deck was framed up and surfaced. We opted to go with a metal railings which are aluminum with a tough textured coating. The deck is constructed out of western red cedar. This combination of material choices is the most cost effective considering the price of composite deck materials along with the ongoing maintenance that traditional wooden railing need. We're happy with the results! The larger deck surface is much more inviting and usable than our old deck. It looks great and is solid. My wife and I joke that it'd hold the house up in a tornado (hopefully we never have to find out!).

      • 21 years in business
      Nathan S.
      Verified review

      DeLoa and Sons have been done an extraordinary resource for my family and I. Over time, we’ve hired Frank and his team on four different projects and each one has been a tremendous success. Our past experience with contractors had been sub par to say the least, with our biggest complaint being the lack of communication and follow through. Those two areas are where DeLoa shines. Anytime I have questions or comments, Frank DeLoa is easy to get a hold of and my expectations are always met, if not exceeded. I highly recommend DeLoa and Sons for your build, design, or remodel projects!

      J Builds LLC
      3.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      J Builds was started off with two aspiring brothers. With a combined 12 years of experience, we make it our mission to provide value-added construction services to our customers by creating a successful partnership with them throughout the projects. Our pledge is to establish lasting relationships with our customers by exceeding their expectations and gaining their trust through exceptional quality performance. We offer a variety of services, specializing in home remodeling, drywall hanging, drywall finishing, interior painting, tile installs, and framing.

      About

      At R & R Building Group, we specialize in interior and exterior home remodeling. With over 20 years' experience in the home remodeling industry, we are able to offer a variety of services that range from small repairs to whole house remodels. Our number one concern is our customers' satisfaction, so we encourage our clients' input during the remodeling process. We do roofing, siding, gutters, window replacement, skylights, decks, fences, restaining, painting, basements, bathrooms, kitchens, drywall, drywall finish, trim, cabinets, tile, vinyl floor coverings, carpet, countertops, additions and rehab houses. Please call or email for a free estimate. We are Omaha's one stop construction company. We proudly service the greater Omaha area.

      About

      High end dependable services from new construction to regularly scheduled maintenance

      About

      No job is too small. Just give us a call. We have over 10 years of framing and deck building experience. New work or remodeling is welcome. Thanks for your time.

      About

      I have 35 years in the home building and remodeling industry. No job is too small or less important. I'm very detail-oriented and particular about my work.

      • 3 years in business
      About

      Quality work for a reasonable price. I take pride in my work and everything I do.

      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.  

      How do architects work?

      Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

      When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

      How do architects charge for their services?

      According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

      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.

      What do general contractors charge?

      If you’re doing a home remodel, building a new home or embarking on a commercial building project, you’ll hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to oversee and execute construction projects. Each construction project is unique; even two duplicate homes built on lots next door to each other could have different construction costs due to factors like different excavation costs when building the foundation. Since each project is unique, many general contractors make bids on potential construction projects. These bids can then break down to a per square foot cost that encompasses the labor of all the workers needed for the job, materials, the scope of work, and any equipment needed. Materials and finishes make a major difference in your cost per square foot. For example, choosing standard kitchen tiles at $3 per square foot will result in a lower total project cost than imported marble tiles that cost $63 per square foot. Where you live will also affect how much general contractors charge, as labor and the cost to do business can cost less in many regions than in high-cost areas like New York or San Francisco. Here are some examples of average costs general contractors typically charge in various regions:

      • Home addition in San Francisco: $250-$270 per square foot.
      • New home construction in Knoxville, Tennessee: $100-$200 per square foot.
      • Kitchen remodel in Tennessee: $40-$80 per square foot, depending on finishes.
      • Bathroom remodel in Vancouver, Washington: $110-$170 per square foot.

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