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  • 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.

Jackson painting
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff M.
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I hired Jackson painting to stain a deck and also to paint our brand new home. Not only did they recommend the perfect color scheme, but the deck in the house turned out wonderful. They did two coats of paint and recommended different options for us. I would definitely recommend Jackson painting, support your local veteran-owned business! Very reasonable pricing as well.

Jet Services
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Joyce T.
Verified review

Jim gave us an accurate quote, helped us pick out the perfect material, and finished the job on over the weekend on very short notice. He did an outstanding, professional job. He also gave us very helpful advice about our house. Thank you.

ProProperty Improvements
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Betty K.
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Kitchen counter tear out with tile backsplash. He built a new deck plus many small jobs. Very pleased with all Don's work. He is very good at what he does and you will really like him. He is very personable

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Hallie K.
Verified review

Newlin painted our whole house in just a few days. He was easy to communicate with and offered very helpful advice for our painting options. I will hire Wilkins & Co. for any future painting or re-finishing jobs in our home.

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

Beardsley Design Drafting
5.0
from 1 review
  • 27 years in business
Douglas L.
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Steve was great to work with as we dreamed to how to expand our current home and add bedrooms and additional living spaces. We ultimately decided to relocate, but had we stayed in our current home, Steve's plan was our work plan. Steve understands building constraints and listens to customers. All very necessary in today's dynamic world. Doug

M&R Construction
4.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tom M.
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Ryan did good work helping me install a railing on my staircase. He was easy to work with and ready to solve any problems that came up.

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I offer a large variety of home and automotive repair and up-keep. I have my own tools, and I know how to use them. I will take on almost any job while I am temporarily unemployed (but looking!).I will do a good job for cheap! Thank you.

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I've been working in the construction field for 14 years. I do all types of construction and home remodeling work. I take pride in my work and believe in doing the job right the first time.

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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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We hang sheet rock, finish out, install insulation, and do new homes and remodels. We cover fire damaged homes, garages and apartments.

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Home improvement I care about what are you doing I think the most important is to listening to the home owner

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My services include trim work, base and case chair rails, doors, cabinets, decks, replacement windows, some drywall work and more.

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We offer windows, doors interior and exterior painting. We also do light remodeling, yard work, light bulbs, furnace maintenance and AC Maintenance. We offer most anything to do with upkeep and general Maintenance. We have 30 of years experience.

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We do all types of home and commercial remodeling as well as deck installation, roofing, tile installation, and many more.

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I am great at doing most basic home improvements around the house. I have recently done a lot of remodeling projects in my home. I am excellent at landscaping and yard maintenance.

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I will turn your dreams into reality. A job is never too small or too big. I provide quality to your satisfaction.

  • 34 years in business
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We build custom homes, from the ground up. We provide remodels and some commercial work. We do drywalls, tiles, frames, roofs, trims and concrete work of all kinds. No job is too big or too small.

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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.

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