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Enigma Electrical and Services
4.7
from 152 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 217 hires on Thumbtack
Cynda J.
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Keith installed recessed lighting in our vintage condo living room. Our building was built in 1927 and converted in 1990 so anytime you open a wall or ceiling there will be surprises, but Keith knew exactly how to handle every issue. Competitive pricing, great work, and Keith is a great guy - definitely recommend.

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Andrei Viscribov
4.9
from 86 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria P.
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Andrei is very reliable on time and very professional. He did a beautiful job with our backsplash and porcelain floors. He cleaned up after each day of work. Definitely, will use him for any tile job needed in the future. Thanks Andrei

A V M Construction Inc.
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
Verified review

Andrei did a fantastic job! He got us scheduled quickly, showed up on time, kept the workspace clean, and the results are beautiful. We will definitely hire him again for any future tile work.

Russo Remodeling
4.6
from 45 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Grant M.
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He stained our three level deck in the back of our condo building and did a great job. The deck looks brand new and was way overdue to be restrained and sealed.

McDonald Construction
4.7
from 40 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Terry L.
Verified review

I asked Mike to come look at my building's foundation because we had seen some cracks on the interior walls. He showed me that the foundation was not the problem, saving me a lot of money and aggravation. I appreciated Mike's honesty and integrity.

  • 5 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Mark P.
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Bruce and his team at Genesis did a great job in freshening up my aging parents home. Light carpentry and trim work, removing wallpaper, painting, building out a new bathroom on the first floor so they don't have to climb stairs among other projects to make it safer and more livable for them. I would recommend them for this type of work for others.

Quality Home Remodelers
4.6
from 39 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Robert D.
Verified review

My experience with QHR has been excellent! The price was very reasonable (low, actually) and the work was done quickly and in a thorough, professional way. The crew showed up on time, cleaned up perfectly and repaired all areas of the building as agreed. This company is outstanding!!

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BR Design & Architecture
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joe R.
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Brian was a true professional! He helped me design a deck for my client and made very professional drawings that the village required. He took our ideas and with only a couple small adjustments we had all the necessary drawings ready for the building department. He will be my go to architect for all my future projects. Thanks Brian for the great service!

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Alumni Builders Inc
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle O.
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They helped make the reality of building our new dream home come to life. It was very important to me that everything looks perfect and they were very attentive in listening to all of our visions and integrating them them into their layout. We are delighted with the final product and love our new house.

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Brad schiltz
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan E.
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After having Brad gives me quotes for replacing my rotting front porch, I made the decision to go with composite decking and I cannot say how happy I am with that decision. The porch looks wonderful and Brad was extremely responsive to my questions, came when he said he was coming and did a wonderful job. Alot of attention to detail and I now have a porch that I feel was custom built. He also replaced cellar doors I badly needed replaced and did a wonderful job of shoring up the sides as well. I have had a lot of compliments on the work and would certainly recommend Brad to anyone looking for a porch or deck build. Wonderful job!!

Perfect Interiors LLC.
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Josh M.
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Ed pulled off a 2 day job in just a few hours, with little notice. He had to patch an ugly hole in a vintage 1920s plaster ceiling, even before paint, he made the ceiling look original as if the hole was never there. He also worked with me around the other trades schedules and was super flexible throughout the job and left no evidence he was even in the building.

Perry Consulting Architects
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Shelly D.
Verified review

Chris was very responsive and communicative. He called me on Friday afternoon, shortly after I submitted Thumbtack request. I appreciated that since may offices closed late Friday afternoon and inspector found issue that is now holding us up. I needed structural report and recommendations for fix for an issue found by building inspector. Chris first explained to me what the possible solutions could be, then he said he could create report that would satisfy the inspector.

D2O Army Construction
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Steven S.
Verified review

It gives me peace of mind to know that D2O Construction is on-call to solve my building repair needs. So far they have provided quality drywall, plumbing, and other general repairs to my property. I will always make them my 1st choice when faced with a remodeling or repair need.

Perdomo Construction Inc.
4.5
from 15 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Junaid Q.
Verified review

Perdona construction was great to work with. They gave a very reasonable estimate always showed up on time and made sure I was fully satisfied before completing. They installed a range hood and vented out the ducting, this was not an easy job and required a lot of maneuvering as new issues kept arising once we opened the walls. Julio kept offering new options based on the obstacles that arose and made sure things were done the right way even though it became more time consuming. I will definitely use him again and refer to all my friends

Hammell Homes
4.4
from 14 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Brian L.
Verified review

I highly recommend using Hammell Homes for contractor work. Hammell Homes worked on a couple of projects in my building. Both projects were done with quality and at a fair price. I will definitely use Hammell Homes again for any housing repairs/projects in the future. Brian L.

Accent Construction, Inc.
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
William K.
Verified review

David was a huge assest in partnering with me, building a custom home of my dreams. We built a 3400 sq. ft. ranch home in 2007 - Monee, IL with numerous upgrades. The project lasted about 8 months, would have been done sooner if it wasn't for weather delays. David kept the project on time and impressed me with his organization and total home building knowledge that I needed to finish on time and on budget. True testament to my home and David's skills are that after 8 years of living in my home, I still look forward going home everyday to a quality built home that has total usable living area! My experience with David was A+ with one word to define, professional. William Kosic

Sipes Quality Enterprises
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Roli M.
Verified review

Kevin did a great job adding some wood paneling in our condo building. He even added some extra sealent based on our conversation to aid in preventing cold air from seeping in to the building. We'll definitely have him back next time we need more work done!

  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Robert L.
Verified review

Geoff and his team from Benchmark did an outstanding job start to finish. Geoff, who has a degree in Architecture, began the planning of the rebuilt structure with me that included new features to preserve and strengthen it. Among the new features were the addition of concrete wings under the walkway and a drainage system to siphon water away. He did everything from the drafting of the plans for the village, demolition, construction of both cement and brick work to the final touch, brick columns to accent the building with decorative flower urns. You would not believe how wonderful the front of the building looks today. Our Maintance Person who is a licensed carpenter himself could not believe the high quality of the work that was done through out the entire process. Geoff even saved me money by preserving and reinstalling an iron railing. I can't tell you enough about this company and I have been in the landlording business and dealt with many contractors over 45 years.

Remodel Partner, Inc.
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Operations Manager T.
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Remodel Partner is by far the best builder that I have ever worked with over the last 15 years. We had a situation where we had less than a month to build a showroom, and they pulled it off with flying colors. They even helped us when the flooring company did not deliver the correct baseboard, and John Angel was able to find an alternative solution less than 48hrs before opening day. I can't say enough about this company. If you have a project, they will get it done.

Nistler Carpentry
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 24 years in business
Carol M.
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We used Niatler Carpentry to frame an addition and are using them to build a new home. The quality and professionalism stood out iamong other carpenters.

  • 13 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Daniella B.
Verified review

Overall I would say that our experience with Thom was great! His pricing is really reasonable compared to others out there and at the start of the process he really sits with you to work everything out. He came to our house multiple times to go over plans and pointed us in the right direction when we were getting overzealous.. Getting permits is always hard--and that took longer than expected for a small project like ours. I wasn't thrilled with the fact that his expediter hadn't realized that the city guy assigned to approving our permits had been fired which was the big hangup. (How did I find that out and he/she not?). There have been some very minor flaws in the plans as we've gone through the building process--which I am sure would have been corrected had we brought them to his attention. In the long run we had a great experience and would recommend him to anyone that wants someone to get the job done without the snobbery and intimidation of some of the other teams out there.

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.

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