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Des Moines Construction Managers

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Restore 24/7 Iowa
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Josh B.
Verified review

We had our basement drywall hung, taped, and textured in a family room, hallway and bathroom. Contractor and workers were very professional and friendly. Contractor stopped by nearly every day to check in on work and to make sure we were happy. I would definitely recommend for drywall and other services.

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Noble Plumbing
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christy M.
Verified review

I am putting plumbing in my garage so this is new construction in an old house. It was a picky poky job because of the location and the things I want him to do. He has done a great job! He was so careful trenching through the yard not to tear it up more than he needed too! He came when he said he would, worked quickly and told me he would figure out how to do what I wanted! He fixed some of the original plumbing and had to tear up my bacement to get the project hooked together. But when he was finished my basement was good as new! I would happily recommend him! I believe for the work he had to do his pricing was very fair! I also found him to be professional and friendly!

Jeramy Marean Construction
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Judy V.
Verified review

Basement minor construction project was a surprise for my husband's birthday. Jeramy was flexible to meet the specific hours I needed him to be here, and did a great job. My husband was surprised!

Buzard Construction
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rick R.
Verified review

Professional, did what he said he would do, when he said he would do it. Did the job in the projected time. Excellent work. I would hire Mike again. I highly recommend him for your job.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Chris C.
Verified review

Dustin did a awesome job was on time will be hiring him again for other projects

  • 6 years in business
Mark M.
Verified review

Brad is meticulous and does things the right way. He was very good at communicating throughout the project and always went the extra mile to meet and exceed expectations. The final product (siding repair, window installation, and complete exterior house paint) is excellent quality!! Will definitely keep Brad in mind for future projects.

Wolverine Construction LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Michael S.
    Verified review

    We hired Wolverine Construction to do a flooring project in our home and were impressed throughout the process. Steffan listened to what we wanted, without trying to upsell the work. He gave a very competitive estimate and that price did not change. The estimated time was accurate and he was always on time. He was always there when he said he would be there. Steffan was courteous and professional in his interaction with our family. My wife and I are impressed with the work he did and the price. We have already discussed future projects with him.

    • 12 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Bee B.
    Verified review

    Jamie did a really good job under such short notice. I needed a new water heater and had little to no room to make the changes needed. He was very reasonably priced, got the job done on time and made sure the job site was cleaned up afterwards. Will definitely recommend him to everyone I know.

    Buzard Construction Co.
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 26 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    William O.
    Verified review

    Mike is very knowledgeable, professional, timely, and explained the project options clearly. I plan on hiring him for other projects.

    Evans Construction
    4.0
    from 1 review
    • 8 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Mike H.
    Verified review

    Good man....was here when he said he would be, was very timely in his estimates....

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    • 14 years in business
    About

    We believe in doing quality work,we want our customers to be our return customers.

    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    All Season Construction offers high quality interior & exterior drywall, remodeling, a much more! All Season & its employees are a team of dedicated professionals who's mission is to begin & complete every clients home project to more than perfection. All Season cleans every job site to make it a safe environment to work & safe.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    Most people in home construction do the work as fast as possible to get paid and get on to the next job. We put more emphasis on doing the work right, using the proper materials and best practices installing them. the speed of the job is comes third to the quality and efficiency.

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    I am reliable independent ml as I realize how frustrating it can be when people make promises they can't come through With. I always try to be upfront and honest and offer any opinions Or give any advice that they may need

    About

    We offer the following services: * Home remodeling * Water and fire damage restoration * Drywall kitchens baths * General construction

    About

    I work for Septagon, and I have worked on my own. I can do all phases of construction. I can do electrical services, troubleshooting, plumbing, doors, windows, and rock hanging and finishing. I can troubleshoot most appliances.

    About

    My work is done right, clean and professional. Always on time and will have the job completed on time. I look forward to help in anyway possible.

    About

    Johnston Const. Inc. can handle all building aspects, from the ground up, of your residential project. We can offer remodeling services to existing structures as well. What sets Johnston Const. Inc. apart from the rest is our dedication to quality and an in-depth understanding that there's only one way to complete a project -- the right way, the first time, with a guarantee to back up our claims.

    About

    Small jobs is what I would like to do for you. Fixing things is what I like to do. No job is too small.

    About

    Iron Hill Construction continually builds on it's reputation of safety, quality, and production. We strive to build high-quality work at competitive costs. And we do it with integrity, never compromising our ethics. We strive to exceed the standard of excellence.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    How much does a project manager charge per hour?

    You may choose to hire a construction project manager for your residential or commercial project. For the hands-on homeowner who wants to be involved in home construction but isn’t comfortable hiring subcontractors, a construction project manager can oversee these relationships and supervise labor. Typically, construction project managers charge a fee that is a flat percentage of the total construction project cost. This may range from 10 percent to 15 percent, depending on the company and the services they provide. This means a $30,000 home remodel project would have a construction project management fee of $3,000-$4,500. Hiring a construction project manager generally precludes the markup on subcontractor labor charged by a general contractor. The drawback to this choice is that, unlike a general contractor, the construction project manager won’t be financially responsible for the work of the subcontractors. For larger projects, you may hire a construction project manager who will also hire a general contractor. This provides the benefits of the general contractor along with the management services of the project manager, who will be on board from the beginning. The construction project manager will be involved in the design phase and work with the architects and the building crew, facilitating a smoother overall process.

    For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

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