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Des Moines Builders

Browse these builders with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Des Moines.

  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Dane B.
Verified review

I would strongly recommend Steven and his team. Very responsive throughout the whole process and very thorough with their work. I had them paint the exterior of our house and I wouldn't hesitate to hire them for any of the services they offer.

Honey Do Construction
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Erin S.
Verified review

I had an exterior steel door installed. After getting quotes from 4 persons on thumbtack as well as people recommended from Menards, Honeydo had the best price by far and was super personable. He installed the door great and went out of his way to go purchase shims when the door was a different size than the old. He replaced the storm door and even vacuumed the space when done. I recommend him for anyone looking for work done

Grandview Construction
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 62 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen F.
Verified review

A door as rehung. It had been hung incorrectly to begin with and then blew loose from its frame when it was caught by the wind. Grand view Construction was quick to respond and did a good job. His charge was very reasonable and communication was excellent.

Iowa Home Repair & Gutter
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy V.
Verified review

Greg and his crew did an EXCELLENT job for us. The tore down the old gutters on the house and put up new gutters on both the house and new metal building. They disposed of the old gutters and cleaned up so you couldn't even tell they had been here. Very professional and wonderful to work with.

The Handymen
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Doug P.
Verified review

Bob and Rusty did a great job replacing and rebuilding the pillars on our front porch. I would highly recommend them.

North River Handyman
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tara D.
Verified review

The results were better than I could've imagined! Precision and attention to detail at an affordable cost! I would recommend him to anyone!

Boulevard Building Company
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy F.
Verified review

We had a wonderful experience with Boulevard Building Company. The crew was courteous and the quality of the work was exceptional!

MZ Services
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia J.
Verified review

Matt and his crew did a great job of communicating the job details, caring about getting them right the first time. I appreciated the care he took and the way he thought through both projects before starting. He updated our deck with new railings and decking, along with new framing to bring the height up to meet another section of the deck. He also removed and replaced old siding from our dormers - both jobs were completed quickly and for a fair price (and in substantially warm temps!) I will hire him again!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Huber S.
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Lientz Construction was recommended by our bank when applying for a construction loan. Mike Lientz submitted a competitive bid against a modular home on acreage property we purchased. He took the time to understand our needs and asked a lot of questions about our preferences and lifestyle in order to budget and plan accordingly to meet our needs. He was very professional throughout the entire building process and met his time commitments. Mike also offered several great suggestions to enhance our original plans yet stay within budget. Quality and craftsmanship exceeded our expectations in every way. Mike acted as the general contractor with his own crews performing framing and finish trim work. We enjoyed similar positive results with every sub contractor involved which Mike personally interacted with on a frequent basis. Anyone will find Mike to be of very high moral character, professional at all times and more then anything he does what he says he will do. We were thrilled with our Lientz home and would do it all over again with Mike if we had the chance. He certainly knows his trade, the industry, costs associated and is very comfortable to do business with.

LeRoy Vogts
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Tom G.
Verified review

Le Roy designed our basement into a bedroom, family room and media room and did an impeccable job. He is very knowledgeable and professional. He can do anything but he is exceptional in plumbing and electrical work.

A-Team Builders
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah A.
Verified review

Tony remodeled a bathroom in our home. He did an absolutely wonderful job and the bathroom looks like brand new construction. We were very impressed with the level of craftsmanship. We chose Tony because he provided a competitive bid and provided great examples of his work. We will absolutely be using him again the next time we have a remodel project.

M&S Construction
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy W.
Verified review

I had what seemed to be a mysterious leak causing two large wet spots in front of the vanity on the wall to wall carpet in my small hall bathroom. I called a local plumbing company whose yellow trucks are seen all over town, to assess the problem and fix it. It took.two days before they were able to come out. The two "plumbers" examined the wet carpet for 45 minutes but couldn't find the source of the wetness. Oddly, they refused to pull the carpet back because they said it was not their company's policy to pick up carpet. They left charging me their fee for coming out with no suggestions or solutions to the mysterious spots. Through Thumtack, as a first time user, Dean replied immediately to my request and was able to come out the next day. With the assistance of his very competent helper, Dean immediately identified the source of the leak at the base of the toilet, saying it needed a new seal. He went over to Lowe's and purchased the parts and the job was completed in a very short time. I asked him to pick up the carpet and with an easy straight cut across the carpet at the doorway, I was able to dispose of the wet carpet so the pad can air out to avoid any further mold build up. I'll call upon Dean again to help me have tile laid down to replace the carpet. It is incredible to me that a large plumbing company in the Des Moines Area with their name suggesting high morals could not identify this very common and simple plumbing problem, leaving me, their customer, perplexed and stressed about who to turn to if a plumbing company couldn't figure solve the problem. Thanks Dean for solving what was really not such a big mystery after all-for you!

Trend Construction Services
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy L.
Verified review

Michael has worked on multiple projects for us over the past 4 years ,ranging from building new decks, framing additions and he just completed a major home remodel. Michael is a very skilled carpenter, especially when it comes to finish work. He has a great work ethic and takes great pride in his work. Michael was very easy to work with, always respectful and always completed the work on time. If any issues came up, he would take care of them. For any future projects, we will continue to use MC Construction Company.

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Bill G.
Verified review

I had Colten reframe an opening that had a door that led into our master closet. His work was excellent and would have no hesitation in hiring Colten again. He is very thorough with his work and makes sure the job is done right.

Home Renovations LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
    ralph h.
    Verified review

    We work with a variety of remodel and building professionals. Home Renovations LLC stands out from most of them. They are professional and experienced and offer personal service to their clients that are consistently happy with their creativity, price and product. RM Haskins, LLC kitchen and bath suppliers and designers.

    Primary Contracting
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Earl a.
    Verified review

    Did a great job with trim in our home and are currently building a small deck for us. Have arrived on time and done everything they said they would do.

    Legacy Construction
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 19 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Samantha B.
    Verified review

    Keith did some great work finishing my studio. I wanted to use old wood from the historical building, and he was able to finish everything and make it look beautiful. I would recommend him for home and business remodeling.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    We take pride in every job we do. Whether the job is big or small, our biggest goal is customer satisfaction. We do all kinds of work, from installing windows and doors to painting interiors or exteriors. We build decks, or we can power wash and restain and seal. We can patch roofs or install a whole new roof.

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    US Veteran with 20 years of residential and commercial construction. Excited to assist you with all your home improvement needs.

    About

    We are a locally owned company that provides quality services at an affordable rate. We have a variety of different options to fit our customers budgets while satisfying their needs. Customer satisfaction is our highest standard. Build To Inspire donates 7% of all proceeds back to non profit organizations.

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    We stand out from others, because we always willing to do the little extra things that matter to to customers, including going shopping with them to help educate and pick out products that best fit their needs and budget.

    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.

    Be sure to check out our smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.

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