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Enigma Electrical and Services
4.7
from 147 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
Jay F.
Verified review

Phenomenal contractor. Keith was punctual and efficient with his work. I will definitely use this contractor again.

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DuPage Home Service, Inc.
4.7
from 121 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
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Mr J.
Verified review

Tim & his apprentice came & installed two new faucets for me. They did a great job at a fair price, and he was also a pleasure to talk to.. a real nice guy, recommended for any plumbing job. He also has several other subcontractors that can do any job as well. I will definitely call back for a few other larger jobs.

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

We hired LoProstis to assist with a water heater issue in our home. Brian, from LoProstis, called us right away for an initial consultation over the phone, and within an hour, he arrived at our house to explain what went wrong and the course of action needed to repair the water heater. We appreciated his honesty and the accuracy of his quote in order to fix the issue, but more importantly, we appreciated the education that came along with it. Not only did Brian install a new water heater in our home; he also help us to select a reputable brand, based on his recommendation and hauled away the old water heater. He did not compromise on his professionalism to charge a higher fee (given the fact it was a weekend and one of the coldest day of the year), nor use that as an opportunity for a surcharge. It's very rear to find an honest contractor and who's willing to do the right thing, and Brian has both. He exceeded our expectations and got up and running within hours. We would definitely hire Brian again. Thank you for your hard work and excellent service, Brian.

A V M Construction Inc.
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Mark R.
Verified review

We were looking for a complete tear out and redo of our bathroom and building a walk-in closet in out master bedroom. Of the 4 contractors we reviewed they were the most organized and professional. The work donewas excellent and they always met their time line for completion of tasks. Their attention to the smallest detail was amazing and it shows in the quality of their work. The employees that worked at our house were extremely courteous and professional. We could not be happier with our experience and we will definitely use them for our basement buildout this summer.

Kosterna Construction
4.6
from 50 reviews
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Stefania D.
Verified review

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.

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

I chose Om for carpet install at my rental unit. His quote was not the lowest but very close. Contractor showed me samples and helped me in selecting one by answering all my questions. Work is completed as promised with good quality. I would be happy to hire him again on future projects.

Ram Renovation & Design
4.7
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Ramona R.
Verified review

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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Yale J.
Verified review

We needed to remodel a bathroom, which had not been touched in 35 years and included a leaky toilet leading to a damaged floor. We sought bids on Home Advisor. Two independent contractors responded in addition to Sears. I met with each to describe the project’s goals, namely 1) to repair the damaged floor, 2) to ensure no further leaks from any pipes or the toilet, and 3) to remodel and update the shower, vanity, floor tile and walls. We were really impressed with Bruce Filipiak of Genesis Construction from the very first meeting. It was clear that he understood the scope of the project and had the experience to do the work, while cautioning that the extent of the exact damage was unknown until they floor could be removed. We met with Bruce at least twice more BEFORE we signed any papers – he was willing to advise us as we delved into the details of designing our new bathroom. After resolving all initial issues we signed the contract with Bruce and looked forward to getting started. We expanded the scope of the project a few times on our own and a couple times on Bruce’s advice. For example, we decided that we also wanted to replace an unrelated exterior door and Bruce accommodated that request. We also decided we wanted a built in the wall shelf in the shower, and again Bruce told us he could do it. Bruce agreed to receive the shipment from Menards at our house. Bruce advised us on the potential additional costs when necessary. He found a couple electrical wiring issues that he fixed as well Once the job was started, Genesis Construction worked clean. The downstairs floor path was taped down to protect it, plastic sheeting was put up to minimize dust spread, and the stairway carpet was covered during the workday. Once the bathroom floor was removed Bruce let us know what damage had to be repaired and preceded to fix it. Everyday we marveled at the progress. They started when they said they would and the project finished in a reasonable time. It looks beautiful! When we sat down to settle up at the end of the job, Bruce produced receipts for everything purchased to accomplish the job. We are very happy with not only the work Genesis Construction performed, but also the way he helped us through the process, and letting us know what decisions and choices we needed to make. We definitely recommend Genesis Construction and Bruce Filipiak.

McDonald Construction
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 63 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.
Verified review

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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Austin T.
Verified review

Dan came in to handle our basement project and he was the only contractor that reached out after quoting to make sure we understood the quote. We than discussed options for stair railing options and built in shelves which came out great! Next time I need a home improvement project done I will call Dan!

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Brad schiltz
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Matthew D.
Verified review

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
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Adam S.
Verified review

Ron was great and we will continue to use him for other projects! He is very professional, on time, and worked around my two little boys sleep schedules! He is a great guy!

  • 12 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Faustino M.
Verified review

Highly recommended..! It was a pleasure working with Joel. He made the entire project pain-free and worry-free. From the estimate, to the roof tear off, to the install, to the insulation and duct work, the job was done professionally and clean. I've worked with many a contractor and Joel & his crew are worth doing business with. Thanks much HGR.

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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.
Verified review

Very conscientious and capable contractor.

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

Professional electrical work and they really know what they are doing and won't disappoint you, also they don't charge outrageous prices like other do and get the job done fast , I highly recommend them and will call them for more work around my shop when I will need it !

D2O Army Construction
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Al B.
Verified review

My expieence with D2O Construction was excellent. When expressed what I wanted done in my home they walked me through everything that I would expect from them as well as giving me a quote that was simple and to the point. Pricing was very reasonable as well as great quality work. They finished the job cleaned up my kitchen like they were never there. My new kitchen looks great.

Star Construct INC
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mac P.
Verified review

Finding a good contractor isn't easy, which is why we feel blessed to have found a great one in Star Construct Inc. Ady and his team took over our commercial construction, a fairly large project, and we are ecstatic with the results. They are consummate professionals that have delivered on every front-he has not only met every deadline set, but has done so with uncompromising quality and efficiency. Ady and his team consistently delivered on time,been patient and flexible with us,and have been excellent with both communicating when there are issues and with providing solutions. In hiring Star Construct Inc for your project,you not only get quality work at a competitive price-you get peace of mind in knowing that your project is in good hands. We wholeheartedly recommend Star Construct Inc for all your construction needs.

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Superior Choice Ltd
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Renee W.
Verified review

I've been looking for a while for someone to do some window work at my building. I've gone through a lot with dishonest contractors so I was a little apprehensive. But Superior choice really was Superior!! Peter came out he was very personable but yet professional. He also gave me a fantastic deal on my windows which needed to be repaired and/ or replaced. This guy is going to be my window guy from now on. Thanks Superior choice!!

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.

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

Outstanding Job !!! He is an excellent Contractor... My wife is super happy with the kitchen. I would recommend him to anybody. He's very worth it. Thanks Patrick...

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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