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  • 9 years in business
  • 511 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanine A.
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Isaiah, Josiah and Artavius did an excellent job moving me this past weekend. They were prompt, thorough, worked quickly, and were very polite. They worked together efficiently and had a great attitude, especially on such a hot day! I highly recommend Apex and would use them again.

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DuPage Home Service, Inc.
4.7
from 124 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 173 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Richard R.
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Tim was great and providing everything I needed for my new water heater and general plumbing needs. He was on time and provided a fair quote. He was very polite and neat with his work and I will be contacting him again for future needs. Go with TIM!

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Andrei Viscribov
4.9
from 85 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
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Alex K.
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There is something special about Andrei. He is nothing like the contractors I was used to working with. From the first time we met during his estimate, he immediately stood out as professional yet very approachable, honest and detail oriented. No contractor has ever come to an estimate wearing a suit, breaking down the big project to individual tasks on the spot, and pricing each task individually as we spoke. And his price was truly reasonable. Andrei and hist partner Andrei had a rather big task on their hands - gut-rehab my master and second bathroom, and tile my foyer. I am a picky person, and I wasn't sure if I could find somebody to go along with my anal nature and constantly changing mind. But Andrei listened to all my needs and worked with me like a friend throughout the whole project. I wanted a modern curb-less linear shower drain for my master bath. Some contractors that came before Andrei have never even heard of that. He instructed my plumber on where to relocate the drain, and the rest was all Andrei. I wanted a double vanity instead of the single vanity and Andrei again worked with my plumber on relocating the toilet so we have space for a double vanity. The Andreis drove the whole project from start to finish, unlike many contractors which will leave you the last 10% for you to figure out. We had a few bumps along the road, such as having to wait on some tiles for a week, but the Andreis were very accommodating to our situation and they worked around our schedule. I'm sure I'm forgetting something, but I hope you get the picture. No contractor is perfect, but Andrei comes really close to it. Best of luck to you my friend!

Om Home Remodeling Company
4.8
from 68 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew B.
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I engaged Om Home Remodeling to redo the flooring in my condo (carpet to hardwood). Jai reached out and from day 1, Jai and everyone from Om Home Remodeling were absolutely professional, genuine, punctual, and truly one of the best contractors I have ever worked with. Their prices were VERY fair and competitive, they stuck to their timelines, and the quality and craftsmanship of their work was EXCELLENT!! I would and will hire them again, no doubt about it!

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Smart Housing Systems
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary B.
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The contractor installed a pedestal sink, replaced the toilet seal, repaired the tub opening and closing device. He was efficient, clean, friendly and polite. He came at the time he said and he stayed with the job until finished.

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MPT Plumbing Inc
4.8
from 58 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bob G.
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Independent contractor that assessed the project, determined the best option and quoted a competitive quote. Was thorough with completing project on a timely basis and keeping area clean Would definitely recommend

Kosterna Construction
4.6
from 54 reviews
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Stefania D.
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If we could give six stars we would! Karol showed up on time every day, his work was great, when he faced an unexpected problem he dealt with it in a professional manner. His workers were also very professional, polite and efficient. We have worked with many contractors over the past four years and Karol was far and away the best. We have recommended him to friends, that is the highest compliment.

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Rudnik Construction
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bryan B.
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Rudnik Construction did a great job on my project. Fresh paint, new trim, new doors, new bathroom, recessed lights, etc. place looks amazing. Rudnik will be my go-to contractor for the rest of my apartment upgrades moving forward!

K Cabinet
4.6
from 33 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Nesreen H.
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I had my custom cabinets made by K Cabinets. Anthony and Sam are the nicest people ever! I worked with several contractors throughout my home rehab, and they are the ones that stand out most. They really care about their craft, and really go the extra mile to make sure you are happy. I'm thrilled with my new cabinets! The quality is outstanding. From start to finish, they helped me with my vision of what I wanted, and now I finally have my dream kitchen. Lastly, Sam loves making cabinets. He takes pride in his craft, and makes sure everything is perfect. I'm so happy I hired K Cabinets!

  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Paul B.
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If I could give more than 5 stars I would. From the estimate to completion of the project Dan and Steve were amazing to work with on our bathroom remodel. All their pricing was upfront and fair, and they didn't try to change order anything without prior approval. They were always responsive to emails or texts, and always on time, if not early. It was a breath of fresh air to work with Dan and Steve after struggles with other contractors in the past. I would highly recommend S2 for any project large or small, knowing the quality of work and care S2 puts into their work. We had a situation with our original tile guy, and S2 had plan A, B, and even C to ensure the project stayed on track, and we were satisfied with the outcome. Again, beyond thrilled with how our bathroom came out, and would recommend S2 to anyone looking to have a beautiful quality remodel without the hassle.

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Advantex Restoration, Inc.
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Archie T.
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Jim and his team did a fantastic job. After many failed attempts several contractors to repair a leaky roof, Jim and his team were able to immediately identify the source of the leak and repair the problem. Advantex is a company built on honesty, strong work ethic and superior craftsmanship! I would definitely recommend Jim and his team at Advantex for your project!

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Brad schiltz
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Matthew D.
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This was the easiest contractor I have ever had to work with. Brad demo'd my current deck and converted it to a one level deck. Brad's pricing was right in line with other quotes I received, he always showed up right on time, and the work was done exactly how I had envisioned it. He was even flexible enough to push back the original install date when I requested it at the last minute because I was going out of town. Do not bother trying someone else, this is the guy to hire. I strongly recommend him.

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Signature Home Construction
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
LEO B.
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LARRY REPAIRED & REPLACED A LOWER HEADER OF A PORCH THAT WAS HOLDING UP A SECOND STORY OF OUR HOUSE. HE REMOVED THE STAIRCASE, SIDING, ELECTRICAL. REMOVED THE LOWER ROTTED HEADER & REPLACED WITH NEW PRESSURE TREATED LUMBER REINSTALLED ALL OF THE ABOVE & THE ENTIRE CLOSED IN PORCH WITH A SECOND STORY ABOVE IT NEVER MOVED & LOOKS GREAT. WHAT A GREAT KNOWLEDGEABLE PERSON. HE IS ON MY "A" LIST OF CONTACTS FOR CONTRACTORS.

Perfect Interiors LLC.
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Michael S.
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Ed did a great job for us. He quoted a very fair price and kept with the work until he had it completed in a professional way. He was a pleasure to have around and is about the nicest guy you could ever hope to have working in your home. The quality of the finished work was excellent (he did some general handyman work as well as interior painting). He may not be the fastest worker you could hire -- but if quality of work, trustworthiness and friendly personality are more important to you than sheer speed, he is absolutely the guy you want to hire.

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All state renovations co,inc
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Ream M.
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Ray is a hard working, honest, and dependable contractor. There is nothing he can’t do. Currently remodeling 3 houses for me from top to bottom and he handled every surprise that came up way better than I expected. He is great to work with and you can trust him with your project with your eyes closed. Will hire him every time.

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Christopher's ReModeling
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Brian M.
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I would definitely hire Joel again for various projects around the house. He is an experienced contractor who does good work and is good with communicating with the customer.

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A PLUS FLOORING INC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jon G.
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Very conscientious and capable contractor.

D2O Army Construction
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kim E.
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Paris and Albert were a great pair to work with. Paris had excellent communication from beginning to end, he explained everything they would do and would need to purchase for the job. They were also accommodating when I asked for additional help with picking up and hanging artwork. I researched a lot of contractors and handyman and they were by far the most reasonably priced. Would highly recommend it to others.

Kennedy Home Improvements
4.2
from 18 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Raju M.
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Chad was totally upfront and very collaborative person. I enjoyed working with him in getting our front porch pressure washed. I would definitely work with Chad on other home improvement projects.

Spya Design Inc,
4.6
from 16 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Kamil W.
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they did some electrical work in my house and i highly recommend them. reliable, quick, friendly and professional service.

  • 14 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
German R.
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I am a General Contractor in the Chicagoland area and I have been using Mariusz of Excellent Painting Inc as my sub contractor for the past few years for all my painting and decking jobs. Mariusz is simply fantastic! He is knowledgeable, professional, and most of all he is punctual. Every customer of mine that he has done work for has had nothing but glowing reviews about his work and more importantly his character. Mariusz continues to do work for me to this day. If you are looking for quality, call Excellent Painting. You will not be disappointed. Rey

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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Need a Floor Tiling Professional

Chicago, IL

  • Service type
    Install, Other (remove old floors)
  • Floor tile type
    Ceramic, Other (tile that looks like wood)
  • Approximate square feet
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