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Enigma Electrical and Services
4.7
from 147 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 212 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 121 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Reynaldo R.
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It was awesome. Great crew their work was top notch. They even did a minor repair that was not part of the original quote. I would definitely consider them for my next remodel job.

LoPrestis Services & More
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Gina P.
Verified review

Brian is the consummate professional! He knew right away what needed to be repaired, & successful completed the job! He was prompt, organized, & very considerate of time. He was as able to fit me into his busy schedule right away. I would certainly recommend LoPresti for your plumbing projects any time! Thanks Brian! 👍

A V M Construction Inc.
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle B.
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I was extremely happy with the work AVM construction did in my house! Andrei was very nice and easy to reach. He came ON TIME, unlike the majority of handymen I have worked with. Andrei completed a backsplash for me which looks amazing and I've already gotten quite a few compliments. He was very reasonably priced and I would recommend him to a friend.

Kosterna Construction
4.6
from 50 reviews
  • 65 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!

Om Home Remodeling Company
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Smith J.
Verified review

provided A+ service by OM HOME REMODELING Company & Thank you for your great work.

Ram Renovation & Design
4.7
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Ramona R.
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They did an excellent job on our floors. We called other contractors before using Ram and what was suppose to be 3 day project to other contractors Ram Renovation did it in one. Will definitely use them again.

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  • 34 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
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Jola W.
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Jeff did an excellent job. He painted 2 rooms and changed faucet and disposal. Corrected some pipping that was done by previous contractor. Work was done as he said, no unexpected costs, no surprises! Thanks!

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Rob B.
Verified review

From the very beginning, the communication with Bruce was excellent! Any questions that we had, whether it was via e mail, text or by phone, he answered them as fast as he could. The work is OUTSTANDING! He more then exceeded our expectations. Our bathroom remodel was done ahead of schedule and it looks beautiful! A++++ Will definitely hire again for future projects.

McDonald Construction
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Jen Z.
Verified review

Stayed home from work as I expected him. Calls me 30 mins to an hour before expected arrival and says he can’t come until next week. Need this to be done ASAP and now have to start all over with new contractors. Not happy primarily because I stayed home from work to accommodate his arrival.

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Rudnik Construction
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

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Alumni Builders Inc
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Stephen G.
Verified review

I was very pleased with the professionalism by Dan and the subcontractors doing the remodeling. They knew exactly what needed to be done, and it was quite an extensive project. I would recommend Alumni Builders to anyone that needed work done at their home. They did a great job.

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Brad schiltz
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 21 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.

Integron Remodeling
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Johanna B.
Verified review

Ron did a bathroom update/remodel for me in Bolingbrook. The job took eight days to complete. Ron is respectful and courteous. I was really impressed with the way Ron anticipated my needs and really liked that he offered suggestions to me. The quality of work is outstanding! I will definitely use this company again if needed.

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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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Raed G.
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All state renovations was a dream to work with. They worked around my traveling schedule, allowed me to shop their quote around, the workman treated my home like it was their own. I could not be happier with my new kitchen. I love the value. My wife just loves the kitchen.

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A PLUS FLOORING INC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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Mark M.
Verified review

Chano and his team did a great job resealing our kitchen floor and doing some other small flooring projects (stairs, basement landing.) The work was thorough, done well, and reasonably priced. Chano was easy to work with and kept us informed about any scheduling changes or issues. I would recommend A Plus Flooring.

Spya Design Inc,
4.6
from 16 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jignesh S.
Verified review

Overall Good experience. My Cabinet Painting was started on time as promised. This being my first home improvement project, I could have used some more expert advice. But if you know what you need to do they will get it done.

D2O Army Construction
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 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.

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

Design developers
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Julia K.
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I love my new bathroom. It is exactly what I had in my mind and Design Developers & Rehub INC had great ideas that really paid off in a superior product. It’s beautiful, well planned and efficient, and I am so glad that I chose had Design Developers & Rehub INC for the renovation and planning of our new space.

Cirino Custom Design LLC
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne W.
Verified review

Patrick Cirino does excellent work! He recently just remodeled my bathroom and did an exceptional job! I love my new whirl pool bath and also my heated floors! I give Patrick 5+ Stars! I will definitely be using him again in the future when I decide to remodel my kitchen!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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