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  • 9 years in business
  • 511 hires on Thumbtack
Edsel M.
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The service: Moving out of my 22nd floor condo building apartment in downtown (Streeterville) Chicago to the far north suburbs of Illinois (Winthrop Harbor), with the estimated distance of just under 60 miles, thanks to a little basic research using Google Maps. Details of the Moving (items, boxes, etc.): -8 fully-loaded boxes containing clothes, linens, important books/documents, securely-wrapped kitchen ware (eg, glasses, plates) and small household appliances. The average size of the box was either 20x20x20 or 22x22x22. -3 different sized tables including. I didn't get a chance to disassemble one of them thinking i'd just leave it behind. As for the other two, I took the time to disassemble the legs which I then tucked away underneath the table tops and taped securely in place, thinking I could try to make things easier for the movers by making the process as efficient as possible. -4 pairs of neatly stacked chairs (total of 8 chairs, altogether). -1 antique two-person sofa with a heavy-set wood frame that you simply can't take apart. -1 queen-sized bed including mattress, box spring and frame (which I thought I'd also leave behind). -2 blue storage bins loaded with cook ware and smaller electronics/portables -some accessory items including a tall, long-standing light fixture and a vacuum which I thought about leaving behind as well. -2 overly-filled open-top boxes with trash and garbage -a wine rack and dresser which I actually donated to one of the building maintenance people instead of trashing it Why I chose Apex over four top-rated professional moving companies that I researched about on yelp, google and from word of mouth: Because I was a little pressed with time, I used Thumbtack for the first time and saw a few moving companies reach out to me with pretty reasoable offers. For someone who has moved around quite often, I've learned to do whatever you can to make it easier for the movers from the time of pick-up to the actual drop-off. With that said, I don't always believe in hourly-paid services regardless of industry. There are those who milk the system, providing little service but know how to turn a profit. As a customer, I just wanted to keep it straightforward and honest. I called around, asked for quotes and questioned exactly where each of my hard-earned dollar goes towards. I noticed most places charging hourly rates, sometimes sending over 2 or 3 people to do the job. I also noticed most places charging for 2 or 3-hour minimums. Expecting to pay at the very least, $250-375, I certainly couldn't see myself forking up anything over $650. That's just how it goes. So, I tried my best to make the process very efficient, for my sake as a customer. I kept everything straightforward. I explained exactly in detail what I was moving, how many people I felt could get the job done effectively and what my price point was set at. With that said, I also knew that it takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes in driving distance from downtown Chicago to Winthrop Harbor on a good day. To get the most value, I looked at ways to save time on the loading. I had the building manager assist by reserving the elevator to facilitate moving efforts. From the way I looked at it, I couldn't see this taking any longer than 4 hours at most including the driving itself. So I reached out to Adam from Apex, explained my situation and asked about the $100 flat-fee for travel, which included the truck and the distance. I wanted to take advantage of that especially after other places were trying to mark up their prices by playing into the "well, there could be traffic..." and suggesting that it could take up to 5-7 hours, which I thought was a bit ridiculous. When I called Apex, Adam realized that I wasn't messing around. I told him that I really didn't want to spend more than $500 or so. I also told him I didn't think 3 people would be necessary for the job. Realistically, I knew this would take probably 3.5-4 hours altogether so I wanted to be fair and said I'd be willing to pay $450 to get the job done. He was more than receptive to the idea especially even after I reminded him that I'd be fine with paying a little more if needed. So I just finished up with the move-out today, which went better than I even expected. The two gentlemen had arrived at the loading dock, at least 15 minutes ahead, called me to inform me and even communicated with the building manager directly to coordinate the use of the elevator. These guys were very professional and even down-to-earth. We probably could've chatted for hours but we both realized how important it was not to waste each other's valuable time. I felt awful for jam-packing boxes to full-capacity and asking if they could be kind enough to help with the last minute request in throwing the trash out. Even when I hesitated about taking the bed, the sofa and table, they were so encouraging and helpful, making it all work out. They even disassembled the bed frame and treated each and every item with care, which I appreciated. The move itself took just about 4 hours. For the service they provided, it was definitely worth the $450. Everyone has been accommodating with any of my needs and requests. They're very professional and respectful. Most importantly, they were very open and honest, not worrying about getting the run-around that others would easily take advantage of. Thank you again to everyone at Apex for all your help, making it such a painless move. I would certainly recommend them to anyone looking for a trustworthy, hardworking moving company. And if anyone truly wants to know that I am not fabricating my story, you can certainly reach out to me by email. Ed Mangubat email: closetchef@secretsofaclosetchef.com

Procare Restoration Inc.
4.8
from 141 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 344 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew R.
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Recently had Mold remediation and water damage looked at, and work done on our house by ProCare Restoration. Our adventure started out with a Sump failure in our basement after the big storms last weekend. ProCare was the ONLY company that was able to have an inspection done the day after, all other companyies told us it would be a couple of days because of the back log from the storm. Tim was the young Team lead, who made it by regardless of time to inspect and quote the work on our house. He was thorough, professional, and straight forward. Was almost spot on in his estimate and when the actual work came out a little higher, he still honored the original estimate. Work commenced almost immediately and was done swiftly. I reviewed the work performed and was thoroughly impressed with the immediate and amazing results. Great crew, honest company, Overall some of the best I have been recommended as well as, the one company that does not disappoint in any way! I would highly encourage and recommend anyone looking to have restoration services performed to not just seriously consider but USE ProCare Restoration. Simply put this company is now a trusted business by my family and will always have our highest recommendations!

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AVANTI / JACK
4.8
from 138 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 196 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Jack did an awesome job on our home repairs!

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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
Michelle F.
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This is a very reliable and experienced home repair and consulting business. Nothing but trustworthy and fair rates.

Kingdom Restoration
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Adrianne R.
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I have known Phil (the owner/operator) personally for many years. Phil and his crew deeply care about the professional work they do making sure each and every customer is completely satisfied upon completion. The quality of their work is undeniable. They reasonably price each job they contract with. Kingdom Restoration is a company you can depend on for doing a great job at a great price. Need I say more? I could, yet you be the judge. You won't be sorry choosing Kingdom Restoration to handle your next project!

Om Home Remodeling Company
4.8
from 68 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Smith J.
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provided A+ service by OM HOME REMODELING Company & Thank you for your great work.

  • 17 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmine Z.
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Silva contracting & restoration accommodated us when we needed to reschedule our appointment and they completed the job in a timely manner.

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  • 47 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 37 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Robert D.
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My experience with QHR has been excellent! The price was very reasonable (low, actually) and the work was done quickly and in a thorough, professional way. The crew showed up on time, cleaned up perfectly and repaired all areas of the building as agreed. This company is outstanding!!

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  • 17 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ryan B.
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Thank you Martin for your help and advice regarding the mold in my house. Martin was the first pro to contact me and came to treat the issue the next morning. His team was responsive and contacted me in the morning when he said they would. Martin also offered his thoughts and advice on an improvement project for my basement. I’d refer Family First Construction and Restoration to anyone.

  • 18 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Angela M.
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We hired Captain Clean Restoration to abate some presumed asbestos wrapping that was on 90+ linear feet of galvanized piping in our home. The crew arrived on-time and the work was completed within the amount of time estimated. The entire crew was very professional and polite. We couldn't be more pleased with the quality of their work --- we really consider ourselves lucky to have found Captain Clean Restoration for this project! We had an independent 3rd party Air Quality Testing professional test the worksite after the presumed asbestos material was removed. Not only did he say the air was clean as a whistle, he also said "I've come to test on a lot of sites....you hired a really great crew to do the asbestos....they did an awesome job". We agree! Thanks so much!

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Rudnik Construction
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Advantex Restoration, Inc.
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donald L.
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Pro Select did a complete roof restoration on my home and did an outstanding job. Very professional and easy to work with. They do quality work. I would highly recommend them. D. Kelly

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Restoration 1 of Cary
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa K.
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Restoration 1 has been an absolute blessing!! My mother's basement flooded after the heavy storms yesterday. I had just found out about Thumbtak and decided to use it to try to find a company to come in and take care of everything. Thank goodness I found Joe (the owner) who responded to me immediately and got here within the hour!! Joe is extremely honest, hardworking, friendly and very knowledgeable! I highly recommend you hire Restoration 1 for any and all of your restoration needs!!

Perfect Interiors LLC.
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Marcus T.
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Did an excellent job with some exterior paint and shutter replacement work on my home. Very professional and easy to work with. Went above and beyond to ensure the result came out perfect.

  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle P.
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I called Big D’s when another company didn’t show up. They responded immediately and picked up my furniture within an hour. Highly recommend this company, friendly and professional.

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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
Dan U.
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I was very impressed with the quickness and quality of work performed by A Plus Decorating Inc. The owner personally came to my residence to see what I needed done in terms of outdoor home painting and repair and staining of my backyard wooden deck. We discussed what should be done, how long it would take and the cost. A few days after signing the contract, A Plus Decorating's people arrived at my home to begin the numerous large and small painting jobs. The deck had to wait a bit for the threat of rain to pass, but after a few warm days, they were back for the final job of staining the deck. All in all, highly recommended!

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GM Construction Inc
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

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MK Property Solutions, Inc.
4.6
from 15 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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MK Property Solutions did both an exterior and interior paint job for our organization. They were responsive, very well priced and did a very complete job. I would hire them again in a second.

Monticello Restorations
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmine Z.
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Monticello Restorations were easy to schedule with and did a great job.

  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Fred H.
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We have had water damage and mold problems before, this time we called Restoration 1 of Tinley Park and we are VERY PLEASED with their work! I will definitely call them in the future if we have flooding again! I highly recommend them, courteous and friendly. Cleaned up well and were very thorough in their work!

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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