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Downers Grove Retaining Wall Builders

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  • 27 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
D. P.
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David & his team at JDM did a phenomenal job remodeling our bathroom on a budget. They gutted the original builders bathroom where there had been a leak in the shower behind the tile. They installed all new fixtures, including new vanity, new exhaust fan, new toilet, new sink/top, new vanity light, primed and color change the walls and ceiling. The tile work is FaNtAsTiC with custom niche in the shower. Their design suggestions regarding the tile, tile trim, and appointments helped us receive a much nicer bathroom than ANY of the other contractors we spoke to would have done for the budget... Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Sara B.
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Brendon & Kyle came to take down our plexiglass from our screened in porch. They texted me to let me know they were running late and then sent me the exact time they would be at my house. They were polite and courteous. They got the job done quickly and without issues. We were nervous since this was the first time someone other than the builder or ourselves who have handled the plexiglass which can crack if it bends too much. They did a fantastic job and I would definitely hire them again to put the plexiglass back up this winter!

G-Lez Builders
4.5
from 21 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Sam L.
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Manuel did a great job. Excellent communication and follow thru. The cost of the labor and equipment was more than fair. The vinyl siding work lead to conversations about repairs needed within our home and we decided to go with G-Lez Builders for the basement work. EXCELLENT job on the flooring and stairs - Excellent.

NP Installation
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Gordy E.
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Ed designed and installed a rack system for our 24 computers, 4 servers, and 18 phones. Components were placed on shelves before with wires going everywhere. The installation was so clean and organized that the AT&T installers were impressed when they brought in the fiber cable connection. Ed re-cabled the entire building as well, so now everything is CAT6 with wall plates rather than a wire coming out of a hole int he wall. 100% professional. Everything was completed during off hours so the sales and production staff never lost a phone or computer during their working time. If we ever need these service again, we will definitely contact Ed.

Justin Builders Inc.
4.5
from 13 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tiasha S.
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Justin Builders were very nice, on time, reasonably priced. I would hire them again.

Touchdown Services
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Tom L.
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Tim and his crews did a great job on my patio. They installed pavers, concrete and retaining walls with lighting. It turned out awesome. I'd recommend them to anyone.

Bjp builders
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Timothy J.
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We had 2 cracks in our concrete garage walls that were leaking water and they were filled in a matter of hours! Brian was very responsive with our service request and was very flexible with schedule. Brian knows his stuff, quotes a fair price and is great to work with. Will be using his service again.

Abispro
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sean M.
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Casey has done quite a few things to improve the aesthetic and functionality of my home. He is a master builder with a creative mind. He's painted two of my homes and I could not be happier with their appearance. He can truly turn a house into a home.

Above Par Construction
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Carol P.
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Tim rebuilt a retaining wall. He did an amazing job! I would definitely recommend Tim to others.

RHL Builders
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Marcia S.
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Richard & RHL Builders have worked for me for many years. I would never use anyone else! Talented, Honest & Reliable, highly recommended!

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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.

What do general contractors charge?

If you’re doing a home remodel, building a new home or embarking on a commercial building project, you’ll hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to oversee and execute construction projects. Each construction project is unique; even two duplicate homes built on lots next door to each other could have different construction costs due to factors like different excavation costs when building the foundation. Since each project is unique, many general contractors make bids on potential construction projects. These bids can then break down to a per square foot cost that encompasses the labor of all the workers needed for the job, materials, the scope of work, and any equipment needed. Materials and finishes make a major difference in your cost per square foot. For example, choosing standard kitchen tiles at $3 per square foot will result in a lower total project cost than imported marble tiles that cost $63 per square foot. Where you live will also affect how much general contractors charge, as labor and the cost to do business can cost less in many regions than in high-cost areas like New York or San Francisco. Here are some examples of average costs general contractors typically charge in various regions:

  • Home addition in San Francisco: $250-$270 per square foot.
  • New home construction in Knoxville, Tennessee: $100-$200 per square foot.
  • Kitchen remodel in Tennessee: $40-$80 per square foot, depending on finishes.
  • Bathroom remodel in Vancouver, Washington: $110-$170 per square foot.

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