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Home Remodeling, Kitchen Remodel

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Offers remote services
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  • Serves Back Of The Yards, IL
DESIGN Qs merged with THE NEW START, has grown into a full-service design + build firm. Together, each team brings its experience in residential and commercial renovations. - space planning, remodeling, and reconstructing an existing or building new space; - interior and exterior work; - interior design; - delivery and installation. We prefer working with projects that have the pre-specified requirements on the budget and the time frame. We care to keep our schedule and do the job precisely on time. When reaching out for an estimate or appointment please include the images of the project and all the information you have available to describe your intentions for remodeling of the space. To learn more about our services, please view the link - DesignQs.See more
DESIGN Qs merged with THE NEW START, has grown into a full-service design + build firm. Together, each team brings its experience in residential and commercial renovations. - space planning, remodeling, and reconstructing an existing or building new space; - interior and exterior work; - interior design; - delivery and installation. We prefer working with projects that have the pre-specified requirements on the budget and the time frame. We care to keep our schedule and do the job precisely on time. When reaching out for an estimate or appointment please include the images of the project and all the information you have available to describe your intentions for remodeling of the space. To learn more about our services, please view the link - DesignQs.

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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up a consultation or appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by performing an online search for local professionals near you.

Message the contractor, and see if they are willing to set up a video consultation call instead of an in-person site visit. With video chat, the contractor may be able to assess the scale of the project, give you better information on what needs to be done and perhaps provide an estimate. Be sure to discuss virtual payments, as well as general strategies for staying safe.

How can I find out if a general contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a general contractor is considered essential in your area during the current coronavirus pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website, which will have information on essential services.

Find information on national recommendations by visiting CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Can I use digital payments to pay for general contractor services?

Currently, many general contractors are using common digital payment services like PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle, Google Pay and more. And more will likely adopt these and similar platforms as coronavirus continues to force companies to take on digital capabilities.

Contact general contractors beforehand to discuss whether they accept digital payments, and take all necessary measures to meet social distancing recommendations. You can also compare general contractors side-by-side online to see which ones accept digital payments.

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 kind of jobs can a general contractor do?

General contractors can complete all types of projects, from small home repairs and new construction, from building a new home to landscaping an entire yard. General contractors may specialize in plumbing, framing, electrical, foundations or roofing projects, and they can work on commercial or residential buildings. 

Before hiring a general contractor, make sure the contractor holds the proper licenses, registration, insurance and certifications required by your city or state. 

Do general contractors offer remote or virtual services?

General contractors perform manual work and typically need to be present to complete their projects. However, if you come across a profile that states the contractor is offering remote services, ask what those services include. You can also ask if they can perform a consultation via video call and if they can do the job while following guidelines from the CDC and local agencies.

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.

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.  

Reviews for Back Of The Yards general contractors
Ritu K.
We are so excited to have found Paul for our apartment remodel. He is very professional, detail oriented, will go beyond what all the other general contractors said they would do and work with you to accomplish all your goals. He takes responsibility for the tasks he has agreed to do and sees it to completion. Our building has very strict requirements and he has ensured that all of these are satisfied. Where everyone else said ‘no’, he said ‘yes’! Our apartment is not done yet but we’re super excited to work with him and will post photos of before and after! If you’re looking for a contractor to actually listen to you, quote fair pricing, be dependable and make this task stress-free, don’t look else here! We are going to use his company for our residence and each of our companies as well. Thank you Paul!
Builders Construction Company, Inc.Builders Construction Company, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
I required a complete remodel of bathroom. The bathroom had a very "retro" look and I wanted it designed to reflect a sleek modern city feel. LUXREM helped me at all stages of the process. LUXREM did a great job providing the design and also gave good opinions and suggestions on specfic tiles, sinks, and fixtures. The actual work which was done was seamless and perfect - no re-work required. I was worried to do this remodel as I thought it would be very expensive and difficult to work with a general contractor (I've heard horror stories). It was the opposite, LUXREM was very personable and professional and detailed. The bathroom looks amazing and I highly recommend LUXREM to all of my friends and anyone looking to do any remodeling.
LUXREM L.L.C.LUXREM L.L.C.
Raj B.
Salvo and his team are good with laying tiles and they did a great work in that area. However the overall experience was horrible. Late in the project, Salvo one day demanded that I pay for everything even though the work had not been completed (please see the pics and judge for yourself whether you would make the remaining balance if you were in my situation). I refused to pay the remaining 28% balance until the work was complete and trash was thrown but to my surprise, Salvo basically abandoned the project and left my place completely in a mess (see pics). This is how I spent my Christmas and New Years. My understanding is that Salvo was concurrently working on another bigger project that was higher priority. However this left me stranded until I finally found someone else to finish the project. Another problem that I hope you address if you work with Salvo is to ask him to check all the parts and not on the day they are to be installed. It's just a matter of opening the box and takes 5 minutes. In my case, all the boxes had been lying in the living room for two months and Salvo would only open the box the day the part was to be installed. Salvo would then address the problem with the part and state I had to order something else. I don't mind reordering but this could have been addressed much earlier so the project would not get delayed significantly. I basically had to reorder bathroom sliding door, vanity, faucet, chandelier, and rain shower. Salvo does good work with tile installation but please don't use his services as a general contractor. Please find your own plumber and electrician. I gain nothing from writing this review but I just want to ensure that other members of the Thumbtack community don't go through the same trouble.
DM & C1 IncDM & C1 Inc
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