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  • 9 years in business
  • 517 hires on Thumbtack
Holly K.
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Apex pinnacle construction , is a company like no other!!! They finished my basement on time, and without exceeding the allocated budget. It is so beautiful, that I always get great compliments when I entertain . I would recommend their service to anyone looking for the best of the best! Holly k

Enigma Electrical and Services
4.7
from 151 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
Cerena K.
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Keith was able to come in on short notice and work on moving a few outlets and ceiling lights for our kitchen renovation. He was very informative, friendly, and professional. His work was also very tidy. We will hire him again in the future. Thanks Keith!!

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DuPage Home Service, Inc.
4.7
from 125 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Tim came out and gave us a very fair quote. He helped us with multiple major issues related to a complete kitchen remodel and was more than willing to work with our crazy schedule. The price was fair, he was very friendly and efficient. We will use him again.

Om Home Remodeling Company
4.8
from 72 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Smith J.
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provided A+ service by OM HOME REMODELING Company & Thank you for your great work.

Kosterna Construction
4.6
from 55 reviews
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Peter C.
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Kosterna construction did an awesome job on several of my home renovation projects. Karol and his team were professional, responsive, and produced great quality work at a great value. I am very grateful to have found him through Thumbtack!

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  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Marek completed a kitchen remodel in my home. His work ethic and workmanship were great! He completed the job on schedule. We would definitely use his service again.

Quality Home Remodelers
4.6
from 39 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Joe B.
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Mike and his team were fantastic. We remodeled both bathrooms. The jobs far exceeded our expectations and we will use them again. Out below neighbor in our condo saw the bathrooms and hired Mike too. Great value for ppl in the City too.

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Creative Concepts
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Rry P.
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Paul did an excellent job installing my base cabinets and scribe trim during my kitchen remodel. He was very fair in hos quote, and even promised to come back when I received additional material to complete the job.

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Rudnik Construction
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa M.
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Kris helped with repairs and upgrades for everything from dry wall, painting, hardware, installation and more. His work showed exceptional craftsmanship. He was able to make some challenging repairs to correct problems from a prior contractor. After that difficult experience with the other contractor, it was a big relief to have someone so skilled and reliable. He was clear about timing and punctual which was very much appreciated. Besides that, he was just a nice person who seemed to care very much about the quality of his work. I have asked Kris to do additional projects for my home and would highly recommend him.

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  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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John B.
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Lyndell did an outstanding job on our powder room. He came to our home to give us an estimate. He told what exactly needed to be done. He showed me the area needing repairs. Other companies expanded the area of repair in their estimates. He worked tirelessly on the project. The powder room looks like no work was ever done. Excellent. I highly recommend Lyndell's Home Remodel and Repair.

Home Improvement Services
4.4
from 31 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Tracie S.
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Very satisfied. He was at my house the next day and job completed within an hour. I'm hiring him for more projects in my home. I highly recommend him.

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BR Design & Architecture
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jim C.
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BR Design came out within a day of contacting them. They were very professional,and pricing was reasonable. Our home remodel went great, and the small details that they recommended turned out better than expected. We are glad we did them. We have gotten many compliments from family and friends. I would definitely recommend them to others. Thanks again BR Design!

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Alumni Builders Inc
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Greg H.
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Alumni Builders was an amazing company to work with on our home renovation. Dan was very professional and upfront with all costs, both expected and unexpected. He was thorough with our contract and allowed us to make changes along the way. He was in communication with us during the entire renovation and would let us know what the upcoming work would be as well as the name of who would be performing the work. We have a six month old at home and Dan was as accommodating as possible with his schedule & needs and understanding of my concerns (paint fumes, etc.) The quality of work was excellent and our basement has been transformed! I would absolutely recommend and rehire Alumni Builders for any future projects we might have.

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All state renovations co,inc
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Raed G.
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We have used All state renovations company for four projects since 2010 and we highly recommend them. We remodeled our kitchen ,installed some hardwood flooring (2011), added a new porch to the front of our house (2013), and remodeled our master bedroom and bathroom this year . Very nice

  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra S.
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The two men that came out were on time and got right to work. They picked up about 2 tons of yard waste quickly. The initial estimate phase was equally swift. They had to traveled a bit to get to me and initially I declined the bid because the price changed. There was no negativity when I contacted them again later in the day. All other people placing bids on the project did not follow through on their end. I appreciate Big D's coming out and loading our debris.

David
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Rina Y.
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David did an amazing job installing a cover for my roof fan and repairing drywall damage/restoring my closet. He was quick, professional, quality-oriented, and did the job at a very reasonable price. David will be my first call for any home needs/repairs! Excellent work!

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GM Construction Inc
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Shweta N.
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Will definitely recommend Misael to my friends and family. Looking forward to do some more home remodeling with GM constructions.

Hammell Homes
4.4
from 14 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Pat O.
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We are still in the early stages of our project, but Rick has been very helpful in determining what will work for us. He has responded quickly and provided good ideas for three projects in our home including a new bathtub, outdoor lighting, and decorative finishing.

Uncle O's Home Improvements
4.1
from 14 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas H.
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Otis was very friendly and responsive. He took the time to complete the work to my satisfaction. He was a little late the second day but did notify me of the situation. Cost was very reasonable and I would use him again for small jobs around the house.

Java Builders
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Carin R.
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I was frantically looking for someone to install gutters on our home. John responded promptly and even though our home is outside his normal territory, he still made a special trip out to give me a quote just in case I didn't find someone in my area. He was knowledgeable and able to provide excellent feedback and recommendations on my project. Thank you!!

Jay's Services Inc.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Robert M.
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I was very impressed with Jay and his crew. They were all professional, answered any questions and had good work ethics. I would definitely use them again for other projects.

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.

When should you hire a contractor?

A few home remodeling projects can be done by an ambitious DIY-minded homeowner or local handyman, but many are best completed by a professional home renovation contractor. You should hire a contractor when you’re planning a large project that takes time, machinery or large tools, and several workers; a kitchen remodel, new bathroom or home addition will be most successful with a licensed, expert contractor at the helm. It’s particularly important to have a professional contractor on board for construction, electrical, plumbing and HVAC projects that require inspections to meet local building codes. Of course, you can hire a contractor for smaller projects, too, if you prefer to let an expert handle things like addition or removal of a wall, small framing projects, or anything that requires a permit.  

You should hire a contractor when you’re ready to start a remodeling project and you have plans, a budget and a timeline for the work in hand, but before any remodeling work begins.

How much will it cost to remodel my house?

The cost to remodel a home is highly variable — size and scope of the project, quality of materials, and the number of subcontractors required to complete the job all affect the total cost. The average national cost of a home renovation project is $13,500. The national average per-square-foot cost of a remodel ranges from $25 to $100. Nationally, kitchen and bathroom remodels are the most popular types of projects, in part because they typically have the highest return on investment when the home is sold. The national average cost of a major kitchen remodel ranges from $25,000 to $62,000, while the average bathroom remodel tends to cost $6,000 to $18,000. In addition to materials and labor costs, many remodeling project costs include permit fees, which, average $900 or more, depending on your location.

Do I need a contractor for a kitchen remodel?

A kitchen remodel is one of the most important investments you can make in your home, and it’s critical to get the details right; that’s where a home renovation contractor comes in. A minor remodel usually includes new cabinet faces and hardware, replacement appliances, and paint, while an extensive job may enlarge the kitchen’s square footage, install new cabinets or an island, change the layout, and lay new tile or hardwood floors. Any renovation that includes filing permits, construction, or electrical or plumbing work is best completed by an experienced contractor who knows local codes.

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