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Council Bluffs General Contractors

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Valdes Painting
4.8
from 76 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
Ye M.
Verified review

I searched through multiple painters and prices ranged dramatically. Juan said that they ain't the cheapest but have the best quality. He's right on that. I finally decided to go with Juan and I can't be more happy. Firstly, he's very detail oriented. He saw stuffs that I didn't even noticed. He sprayed but back rolled at the same time. He knows a lot of tricks to make it look better than new (making sure paint is even etc.). Of every contractors I've hired over the summer after the hail damage, Juan was hands-down the best. Very trustworthy, takes pride in his work, time efficient, and he goes extra mile to make sure that his clients are happy. Will definitely go back to with any painting needs in the future.

  • 4 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Dave B.
Verified review

When Kenneth learned that I would be paying for this project out of my own pocket, he worked hard to make this much less painful for me. Many other contractors simply walked away. Thanks Kenneth!!

Royal Home Renovations
4.6
from 35 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Sagar G.
Verified review

My project (front porch and kitchen renovation) initially started with another local General Contractor. In the beginning the Contractor (owner of the company) seemed reasonable and nice. His bid was within my budget and we started work. But soon I realized what I had gotten myself into. It wasn't pretty. He turned out to be spread very thin (coming from his employee) very rude and unprofessional and the 3 weeks project (based on his initial plan) soon got extended to 2 and half months resulting in me having to eat out for 2 and half weeks because the kitchen was non functional. I had to reach out to Thumbtack for help. I fired those guys who charged me almost the full amount for a terrible job. Royal Home came to my rescue and saved the day. Roy (the owner) was very understanding of my problems and challenges from the beginning. He was very clear in the timeline and followed through as planned. His staff are very polite and very professional. I will highly recommend Roy and his team and I look forward to using them for my basement remodeling soon.

Allthingshome
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Rob M.
Verified review

When I looked to hire someone for the renovation work in my bathroom I had three separate contractors do a site visit to review the scope of work so I could walk through the job and my expectations with each one of them in order for them to provide a bid for the work. Kurt's consistent punctuality started with that first site visit and continued until the completion of the work. His bid for the work contained enough detail to assure that he understood the scope of the project for a competitive price. During the initial site visit he demonstrated the hands on knowledge required for the work through his understanding and questions concerning my intentions on drywall work, vanity/plumbing changes, trim adjustments, tiling and the small amount of electrical work contained in the project. Once the details of the proposal were worked out Kurt got started about a week later as he had clearly communicated his timeline for starting the work to me while pricing the job. All the demo and drywall work was completed in the first two days, with the new tiling, vanity install and trim/finish work completed early the following week. I was so impressed with the quality of the work that I added new tiling installation into a second entire bathroom and some additional drywall and trim work in a third bathroom as well. As a project manager for a commercial construction firm I would highly recommend utilizing Allthingshome for future work based on the quality of their work, timeliness of completion and competitive pricing.

Luigi's Painting
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Kim M.
Verified review

Luigi did a terrific job on our painting project. It was well done on budget and on time. You'd expect that from any professional painter. What really impressed me was his customer service. When he says he'll do something, you can rest assured he will keep his word. And he does a great job in customer communications. That's rare among contractors - at least in my experience. I would hire him again in a heartbeat and have already recommended him to someone.

Pelshaw Group
4.5
from 15 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Abigail F.
Verified review

Bob was the best investment I've made for my home! I hired him to finish a bathroom in my basement laundry room. He offered me a solution four other contractors never suggested and ended up helping me save a lot of money while expanding the amount of room! He offered great suggestions and always kept me updated on progress. Incredibly professional and respectful of my home by always cleaning up the worksite. Oh, and he offers wonderful advice on dog training too! All around the best contractor I've worked with in the Omaha area and the first name on my list for all future progress. Call him now, you won't regret it!

  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Kari M.
Verified review

Ben did an excellent job on our kitchen lighting renovation. He was skilled and meticulous with his work. He was also very trustworthy, which is always high on my list when working with new contractors. I would recommend him to anyone!

BHill Home Inspections LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Andy J.
Verified review

As a licensed REALTOR, my business depends on working with professionals who take pride in doing their jobs well. I was originally referred to Barney by a colleague, and have had him conduct inspections for several of my clients now. With his extensive background as a pipefitter and utility company contractor, my clients felt very comfortable moving forward with their transactions. Barney took us through each home and explained in detail what criteria he was looking for with each different system. In addition, his reports are very detailed and highlight issues that could be serious as well as those that are not serious but still need attention, all while including pictures of these issues with detailed illustrations. He has, in my experience, always been prompt, thorough and very courteous to my clients, and those selling their homes and myself. I would recommend him to any of my friends, family, clientele and other REALTORS!

Taylor Fischer
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Carla W.
Verified review

This young man is a problem solver. I hired him for general handyman work around the house. I threw a few tasks at him that he never done before and he completed them lik a pro. Had to work with his schedule a little, but otherwise very happy with his work.

Icare Home Improvement
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jean'Te H.
Verified review

The service that was provided was absolutely amazing. The Icare contractor was prompt to respond to inquiries. When we renovated our home with new kitchen cabinets and windows, the contractor saw our vision, stayed within our budget, and finished the job on time. We barely knew he was there.

  • 52 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joe B.
Verified review

We have been using United Services for the past three years and have been extremely satisfied with the service, quality of products, pricing and customer service. Our latest home improvement, the exterior of our home, was updated with James Hardy siding, 6 inch gutters, painting, roof and exterior doors. The service we received from Mark Passer and his crews was outstanding. They went above and beyond to ensure we were satisfied, made adjustments when required and ensured we were keep up-to-date as the project progressed. We have no hesitation in recommending United Services Home Improvements for all your home projects.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John D.
Verified review

Everything about Millennium Construction is superior service. I have known David Dykstra since he first started this company and he's able to provide general contracting services all any project - big or small. This includes minor projects to patch damaged soffit or mount a television all the way to full kitchen/bathroom remodels. David and his team are prompt, attentive, respectful, honest, and just downright good people (and on top of all that - they do fantastic work!) If you have a construction need, contact Millennium Construction and support this business! Like most things in life, you get what you pay for. If you're like most people (including myself), you're often trying to get projects done on a tight budget. However, do not go out and find the cheapest contractor you can find that leaves you with a half finished project and a pile of disappointment. David and his team are worth what you pay for - solid team, responsive customer service, and expert craftsmanship. They will walk with you through the entire project from the very start to the very end. I HIGHLY and STRONGLY recommend this company.

Lasting Improvements
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Ricky B.
Verified review

I supply Nick material for his jobs. He always orders the proper items to meet codes, warrantee requirements, and he has always exceeded the expectations of his customers. He is one of the most professional contractors that I supply for, and would recommend his service.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Gordon D.
Verified review

Kevin installed an attic access with ladder on our second floor as well as made the space suitable for storage, installed a ceiling fan, patched several bad drywall holes from previous contractor and even provided finishing work. Kevin was an Extremely Professional contractor, always on time, FRIENDLY and most importantly RELIABLE! His workmanship was above my expectations and we plan on utilizing him for even more upcoming projects. DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!!! Mr.Davis of Bellevue

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Gregg M.
Verified review

Yardwaste cleanup. The job turned out to be more work than anticipated. But Xavier and his crew worked late and even came back the next morning to finish up. I definitely recommend.

  • 1 year in business
Marsha S.
Verified review

Best contractor experience I've ever dealt with.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I listen to my customer, attention to details and install in accordance to manufacturers specification and building codes. The transformation form an idea, drawing or print to a finish product.

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I am a general contractor with 34 years of experience specializing in new homes, remodeling, additions and light commercial work.

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We do general contracting; no job is too small, no job is too big. We also do roofing, drywall, remodeling, additions, small concrete work, and decks.

  • 26 years in business
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We provide quality, affordable service in the remodeling & new construction fields. Residential & Commercial Working with the customer to achieve their remodeling goals.

  • 6 years in business
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First Rate Contractors focuses on design and functionality of your project. We are able to handle small remodeling projects, Bathrooms, Basements, Kitchens to large Editions. Clients decisions become easier by integrating our experience and know how into thier projects. We are a small reputible company, licensed, bonded and insured, ensuring that your project is covered. We are happy to give you a Free Bid today! Clients can also benefit from our 2019 specials on all interior projects I'll save up to 10 to 20% get in touch now.

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.  

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.

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 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.

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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