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

Called Keith for new electrical work before finishing our basement. Keith"s schedule allowed him to do our work the next day! Prompt response and finished our job in a timely matter. He really takes pride in this work he does! very efficient and neat. Good cleanup job when work was finished. Love our new lightings and look forward to finish our basement. I would hire keith again for any of our electric needs in the future. I wish more workers had Keith's work ethic!

A Plus Decorating Inc.
4.8
from 122 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
Jocelyne R.
Verified review

Chano has done a wonderful job with the refinishing of our whole house. Even if our delays were short, he respected each dry time. He explained the work he was doing and worked with professionalism. I highly recommend him and his crew. And, when he leaved the house everything was clean. It was a pleasure to work with Chano as he is reliable.

Affordable handyman
4.4
from 73 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Mark M.
Verified review

We needed to have baseboards installed and painted throughout my entire basement before I had my carpet installed. Tom and Jose did a great job. After my initial request on Thumbtack Tom responded right away and came out to give me an estimate. Price was very reasonable and they were prompt in doing the work. I expect to hire them in the future for additional products. Would recommend to others as well.

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MPT Plumbing Inc
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenny E.
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They did a great job on my basement. They worked fast, in and out within 6 hours, and the job was done very well. I would definitely use them again and would recommend them to my friends.

A V M Construction Inc.
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
David F.
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Andrei installed my kitchen backsplash and did an excellent job. The Andrei's were on time, on budget, and took great care while working in the house. I would recommend them to anyone who needs tile work completed.

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  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Mark K.
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Marek laid tile, placed drywall, and placed a vanity where I asked. I had a small issue with the placement of an outlet, but everything went very well. I would hire him again.

CALI Construction
4.6
from 42 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Faizan S.
Verified review

I needed a new closet put in where there was simply a recessed in the wall with shelves. Claudio was timely and professional in completing the job. He kept me updated throughout the process of the job, which only took a couple of hours. I look forward to hiring him again!

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Brianne K.
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Bruce and his crew were great to work with during our basement remodel. We shared our vision and he helped us to make it happen within our budget. He was upfront and honest about the costs that were incurred along the way and gave us lots of options/directions to go at different price points so we could make an informed decision. During the construction process, the crew worked diligently to get the work done. They sent daily updates with photos about what was accomplished each day and were always available to answer questions. Whenever we would call, text, or email, we heard back in a reasonable amount of time with the details we needed. At one point, we shared a concern about something and Bruce made sure that it was remedied to our liking without hesitation. It was so evident that he takes great pride in his work and looks to ensure his customers are 100% satisfied. Since moving to the area we have worked with several local "handymen" and Genesis may have just earned the title of our new "go to guy!" Thank you!!!

Quality Home Remodelers
4.6
from 37 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Cheri M.
Verified review

Needed oversize gutters, new flat roof on an addition, metal awning pushed out due to a dent, and fascia nailed down. Mike, the owner, came out for an estimate. Tony is employed by Mike and did an excellent job! He was thorough, persevered in 90 degree weather, cleaned up all around him to my liking. All in all, Quality Home Remodelers were excellent to have for the job we needed done. I will call on them again in the future and I will recommend them to my friends! Thank you, Mike and Tony!!!

McDonald Construction
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Robert K.
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Had a job to fill trenches in basement floor. Mike and his crew arrived early, and finished quickly. They were very clean and courteous. We have some major jobs coming up in the future, and we will definitely use his firm again, and we will refer him to friends.

  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Alex K.
Verified review

I hired Joe to do some carpentry work in my basement and he did a great job. I will be using him again to help me out with projects I will not be able to complete.

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  • 17 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Bill did a great job doing my basement drywall and taping. Work was finished fast, quality was excellent and the price was very reasonable. I highly recommend him.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ivan P.
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They did a very nice job, i got my basement and my entire first floor repainted, they made quick work of the high ceilings and i was very impressed with final result. I will definitely call them back when im ready to get the second floor repainted.

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Alumni Builders Inc
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Greg H.
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Alumni Builders was an amazing company to work with on our home renovation. Dan was very professional and upfront with all costs, both expected and unexpected. He was thorough with our contract and allowed us to make changes along the way. He was in communication with us during the entire renovation and would let us know what the upcoming work would be as well as the name of who would be performing the work. We have a six month old at home and Dan was as accommodating as possible with his schedule & needs and understanding of my concerns (paint fumes, etc.) The quality of work was excellent and our basement has been transformed! I would absolutely recommend and rehire Alumni Builders for any future projects we might have.

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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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Jennifer R.
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I had water damage to a basement bedroom. Even though the job was relatively small, Ray accepted it regardless. I was on an extremely tight time frame and Ray and his team pulled through, even working on a Sunday evening. Our floor and trim look beautiful and I'm so happy to have a beautiful bedroom for my mom again. They are coming back in a couple weeks to replace some basement windows. Ray and his team did a great job, professional, and friendly. Highly recommend! Thanks Ray for delivering as promised!!

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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
Jim W.
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Awesome Job!! The floors look great, minimum dust from process. The guys were wonderful to work with.

All American CC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa C.
Verified review

All American CC is an excellent company. They listened to my desires of turning a basement into a safe childproof environment for a home daycare. Dino was very professional about explaining all possible options.The end result was everything and more than I was hoping for. I have already recommended this company to friends and family. Once again thank you Dino

Affordable Interiors
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dave L.
Verified review

Did the floor in my kitchen years ago and it still looks like new, tile and grout! He also did my Wisconsin kitchen, bathroom and basement. Have used many times. Nick is the BEST! Dave L

  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer Z.
Verified review

Rick did an awesome job putting up 2 of our light fixtures and a mirror. He took his time and made sure I was completely sstifised with the fjnush products. He was on time and responded quickly. He also had great ideas about how to finish our basement. I look forward to working with him again.

  • 36 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shelly W.
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Justin finished my basement for me. He was well organized, professional, clean and finished on time. I would recommend him to anyone looking to remodel their home.

M.T. McCaw, Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Timoli M.
Verified review

Awesome crew!! We were very happy with the work. Matt and his team's work was beautiful. We recently opened up a wall going down into our basement, updated the stairs to match the stairs upstairs, and added a glass door. The team was very professional, always on time and cleaned up at the end of every day!! They arrived on time and completed the project on the given date. We are very happy with the work and the crew. You would never know we did the changes, it looks beautiful. It looks like it was always designed this way. We would recommend and use again!!!

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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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