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Decatur General Contractors

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J & B Contractors
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Gilda J.
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I hired J and B Contractors to lay a new floor in my family room. The attention to detail and professionalism was amazing. They showed up on time, did an excellent job and finished on time. I was so impressed that I contracted with them for a second job to repair and repaint my deck. That job went equally well. So now, later this week, they will do a third job for me fixing my garage trim. I highly recommend this company. I can't imagine using any other company for contracting work.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laurie E.
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Gene was one of three contractors that came to evaluate my job, to replace tub and surround. I chose him because he actually sat down with me and took the time to explain my options. He was friendly and very responsive throughout the entire process. My job actually turned out more cumbersome than anticipated due to things out of his control, but he remained professional and didn't leave until the job was completed. I am very pleased with the results and the price paid. I would definitely hire Gene again!

  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Edward M.
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We have just had Ben and his team complete a bathroom remodel for us. In 26 years of hiring contractors to do various jobs for us, this is by far the best experience that we have ever had. We got the estimate in a timely manner, were fit into the schedule, and recontacted a few days before the start of the job. The job took a little longer than anticipated in large part due to our old house and a less than perfect job on the original bathroom install. Ben and his team took it all in stride and we were rewarded by a fantastic finished product. Ben was friendly, helpful, organized, knowledgeable, and extremely hard-working. His assistants, Brandon and tom were equally industrious and friendly. Overall, we were delighted with our interactions with Ben and we will be calling Fryer's for future projects. Thanks, Ben!

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Hauberk Restoration Company
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Dmitry S.
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Ed and his crew were originally hired to install our pre-finished hardwood floors. They did a great job and were tidy and neat. Ed is always available via phone and oversaw the entire project to completion. We were impressed with his work ethic and honesty and hired him to frame and finish our basement. Highly recommend his work--overall he's an excellent contractor.

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan A.
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Shane did a nice job on our project, I appreciate his professionalism.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny M.
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Rich was a breath of fresh air. So used to contractors/handymen being late and making excuses but Rich was professional and fast. I highly recommend him for anything he says he can do.

  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marie S.
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Our contractor was punctual, professional and talented. They cleaned up after themselves and were respectful of our property. I would highly recommend All In One Professional Services!

Harner Interiors
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 25 years in business
Jim and Claudia W.
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My husband and I lived in an historic 1910 Arts and Crafts home. For several years we hired Mark for restoration jobs and repair. He did exceptionally great work. When it was time to build our timber frame home, we chose Mark from 9 different contractors that we interviewed. He did not disappoint us in our choice. Mark was great to work with and did an incredible job. The craftsmanship was outstanding, and Mark was easy to work with. He helped us through the process with ease and we both throughly enjoyed the experience. Mark continues to be involved in any maintenance issues we have and is always there for us. We would highly recommend Harner Interiors for your construction needs.

Corey Alger
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Scott K.
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Corey has installed carpet for me (I'm a general contractor) probably 25+ times and I've never had a bad experience! His price is excellent and can't be beat. He shows up when he says he will and always leaves the job done well and cleans up after himself. If there's ever an issue with his work or the product installed, he returns ASAP and gets it squared away. Corey always exceeds my expectations.

builtnyouryard
5.0
from 1 review
  • 35 years in business
Melissa M.
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I have never had a contractor be so responsive and finish a job in 3 days until now. Great quality and total cleanup after. I love my new shed.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Annette B.
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I bought the material, he installed..very reasonable labor!

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We are professional drywall contractors! We do repair, remodeling or new construction. We offer great pricing!

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Dillman Brothers are general contractors who provide the very best solutions for all of your renovating, remodeling and repair needs. We are a commercial and residential builder, and we install roofs, siding, windows, garage doors, gutters, screen rooms, handrails, retractable screens and more. We have offices in Urbana and Bloomington, IL, and we also service Champaign, Peoria, Springfield and the surrounding areas.

  • 16 years in business
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We do any job small or big in construction, from underground to the roof top. We do all electrical, plumbing, and carpentry. There’s no job we won't give our best efforts to and you can count on it being done right!

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Handy Works has been serving customers in the Coles County area for almost 10 years, with affordable, friendly, and timely customer service. We look forward to serving new and return customers. It is our pleasure and privilege to serve the people of Coles County with affordable general contracting services.

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Hello! I’d like to introduce you to A1A Plumbing, also known as Chapman and Son Plumbing. As a family, Chapman and Son Plumbing has served Decatur for over 40 years. I’m happy to announce returning to full-time plumbing and bath and kitchen remodeling after facing a few extended health issues. It’s great to be back offering you the same high-quality service. Our business model has always been “Integrity Built on Trust!” Our new name A1A Plumbing signify our business practices to be always affordable, available and by putting our customers first! With over 30 years of construction experience, specializing in plumbing and bath and kitchen remodeling, I can offer you deep knowledge, quality in workmanship, speed and efficiency in your home and business plumbing, bath and kitchen repair and renovation needs. Thank you for all the calls from our hometown Decatur area, as well from Peoria, Bloomington, Springfield, Champaign/Urbana and all of Central Illinois! We do work on home and businesses through all of Central Illinois; however, being based in Decatur, we must cover the fuel costs and labor expense to travel to surrounding communities in central Illinois. We charge only our actual expenses of 50 cents per mile when travelling, both ways. I always make you aware of the proposed job costs prior to traveling to complete your job. For minor repairs and service calls, the travel and fuel costs may make our services more expensive than your local hometown plumber or remodeling company. However, when travel expenses are figured for larger jobs, we typically save our customers money for their projects. Please call and explain your plumbing situation, and I will answer any questions you may have and give an estimate on what your job should cost In 2011, we have expanded to offer additional services, including: * Drain and sewer cleaning - AAA Sewer and Drain Cleaning Services * Residential and commercial construction repair renovation and remodel - AAA Renovation * Residential and commercial handyman services - AAA Handyman Service All are under our consolidated new business name AAA Home and Business Services. Our hope is to provide you, our customers, the most affordable, professional complete construction services for your home and business facilities. One call will do it all! When it comes to all renovation, repair, remodel projects you may have, and if we cannot complete your project due to trade specific licensing, we're happy to refer you to a company who will assist you. Please call AAA Home & Business Services today! AAA Home and Business Services, your one-stop shop for all home and business remodeling and repairs! Tom Chapman & Son Companies DBA: * A1A Plumbing * AAA Renovation * AAA Sewer and Drain Cleaning Service * AAA Handyman Service "Integrity Built on Trust!" We are licensed, bonded and insured

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Call us for all of your B&B Quality Home Improvement needs. No job is too big or too small. We are licensed and fully insured.

  • 8 years in business
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We do it the rite way and give the client what they want not what we want

  • 14 years in business
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I am very detail oriented and treat every home i remodel or build as if it were my own

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We offer the following services: * mowing * trees * landscaping * hauling * decks * general handyman repairs We are military veterans and bring our pride of service and integrity to serving our customers as we did our country.

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We are your full service remodeling contractors for Champaign Urbana and surrounding areas. We pride ourselves in being "Taylor'd" to your needs. Michael Taylor and Holly C Bertsch work hard to make your renovation and remodeling dreams come true. We will work with you to reach your goals and give you timely and quality work that stays within your budget.

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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