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Iowa City General Contractors

Browse these general contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Iowa City.

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Rex B.
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Mike is a personable and professional handyman. His rates are reasonable and he is dedicated to his work. Mike helped fix and finish some work that a previous contractor failed to and he did a really good job. He even came back to fix some touch-up painting when he wasn't happy with the shade that was left - no extra charge. I'd highly recommend him for any project around your home.

  • 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.

  • 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!

Prominent Solutions LLC
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jacob C.
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I also work in the trades and have worked with Joe on a number of different rehab/remodel projects over the last few years. Joe is the most diverse and skilled contractor I've ever been around. His work is efficient and his attention to quality borders on obsessive. Joe is not only a great contractor, but also an excellent Christian minister and leader. His trustworthiness, honesty and professional demeanor are refreshing in an industry typically devoid of those attributes. If I needed help with any of my own projects, Joe is the first guy I would call. -Jacob C.

Heartwood Build & Design
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 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.

R & R Contracting LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dee - Eagle Property Management M.
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We have worked with R & R for many years. They have been dedicated and loyal contractors. They are committed to excellance. Always courteous and accommodating. Always a job well done. Highly recommended!0q2 p

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.

ProProperty Improvements
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Jim P.
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Don Darling/Pro Property is a good reliable contractor with very reasonable rates. Excellent problem solver when the unexpected comes up as it will on older places like ours. We had roofing,siding, doors and carpet installed & closet doors fixed all in timely manner. Don & staff picked up materials & disposed of waste making it easy for us.They were most personable & accommodating to our unusual shift work schedule. Would call them again.

J Brown Construction, LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jessica C.
Verified review

J Brown Construction was able to get started on the job timely and did fantastic work! They are very professional to work with. JBC made sure the work was done correctly. They removed the old siding and showed me some areas around the chimney that had water damage. It is a 40 year old house, so I was not too surprised. I was glad that they took the time to point it out and repair it and not just cover it up. We had other contractors quote to just put new siding over the old. The proper repairs to the water damaged framing never would have been done if we had gone with them! I could not be happier with our new siding and with J Brown Construction!

Don Harris Pro Handyman
5.0
from 1 review
    Pamela H.
    Verified review

    Don was the only window contractor that was able to correct a phantom leak from a new window installation by a prominent Hiawatha company.

    About

    For more than 15 years, we have been delivering outstanding services to the residents of our community. We are a general contractor that operates in the territory of Davenport, IA.

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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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    From doors to windows, sidings, decks, porches, framing, drywall, painting, cabinets, trimming, and tiling, it will be done right the first time. Your satisfaction guaranteed.

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    We do: *Seamless Gutters *New Construction *Remodels *Siding *Decks *Roofing *Drywall *Framing *Additions

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    Edgar Contracting completes many different jobs with a wide variety of experience. Basements, handyman, decks, and remodels are my specialty.

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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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    My work is done right the first time! Guaranteed .

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    Olmstead Construction, Inc. is a general contractor focusing on commercial and industrial construction work. Olmstead Construction employs its own carpenters who perform rough carpentry and finish carpentry including doors and frames, cabinet work, trim work, etc., laborers who perform demolition and clean-up, concrete finishers who perform footing and foundation work, as well as flat work. Olmstead Construction prides itself on our reputation for performing outstanding work in a timely and cost efficient manner. Contact us about your project, and we will work with you to turn your project into reality.

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    We at Ty-Co Painting Inc. provide excellent painting quality for all your interior and exterior needs. We are a complete, full-service painting contractor. We have been servicing the Cedar Rapids area for over 20 years. We are fully insured and bonded. Call us today for your free estimate!

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    I am a general contractor. I do construction, roofing, remodeling, siding, masonry, carpentry, and flooring.

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    Deutmeyer and Grawe Construction is a professionally owned business that specializes in professional remodeling and home renovations. We're a full-service general contracting firm that will work with you from design concepts to completion. We will help you get more enjoyment from your home while protecting and enhancing its value. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and meticulous work ethic. Call us today for your next home project! Our services include general remodeling, new construction, installations and replacements, remodeling services, home renovations, room remodeling, home restoration, home additions, siding, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, basement finishing and garage expansion. We offer drywall, plaster, nails, doors, windows, flooring and bathroom and kitchen fixtures Our specialties are as follows: residential remodeling services, custom construction services, interior works, exterior works, storm repair services, kitchens and bathrooms.

    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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