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Freeport General Contractors

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Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kay O.
Verified review

Was very informative. Told me exactly what was needed for the plumbing job and made sure all was working right before leaving!

Zomack Tile and Marble
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Mark S.
Verified review

Branden installed our ceramic tile floor and backsplash and did a great job. Some other contractors didn't even show up for their estimates, but Branden quoted us an honest per sq ft rate over the phone so we knew what our budget was. His pricing was also better than others. He was reliable and got the job done in a timely manner. Would definitely recommend.

Zomack Enterprises inc.
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Val D.
Verified review

Branden is the BEST! I am SO glad that he was recommended to me by a friend whose father was a contractor. He demolished 3 tile walls around a tub that were letting water slowly through the walls and completely re-tiled them. He worked with me on the design of the shower, which convinced me to change some of my original ideas and he had great suggestions. He has an artistic eye for design and works dillegently. He had to run for supplies more than once (not his fault) and he did so eagerly. The job was done in two days and everyone is THRILLED with our new shower. I HIGHLY DO AND WILL RECOMMEND HIM FOR ANY TILE JOB. In fact, I already have. His worker Jake was great too!

Buckshot General Contracting
3.8
from 10 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
ROBERT S.
Verified review

Hired Buckshot to complete the re-roofing of my home. It was a pleasant experience from start to finish. The project manager explained the process well and was there to see its completion. Very well done, everything looks great and pleased with my purchase. Thank you.

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle F.
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Rick came a distance to give us an estimate and was able to tell us on the spot. He even gave us tips for some other house projects that we are doing on our own. His estimate and timeline was the most reasonable of all bids we got. He was able to start the project within two weeks. When he ran into an unanticipated electrical problem he spent the afternoon calling electricians until one could immediately come out. Everything was done in the time frame we were given. We are so happy with the end result. Would hire again.

  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Warren S.
Verified review

Gary was very helpful in researching the best way to repair and redo painted woodwork that had not been done properly by another contractor. The project itself was to repair and repaint our back porch. I would call on him to do other projects in the future.

Stenes Contractors Inc.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
David D.
Verified review

Our old asphalt shingle roof needed to be replaced. We got estimates from several contractors and the one from Stenes was very competitive. The owner, Byron Harrell, was helpful and easy to deal with. The work crew was courteous, professional and did an excellent job. Stenes Contractors is the first company I would call for another project.

Rhino Exteriors Inc.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Janet S.
Verified review

Rhino Exteriors Inc. did a roof for me. Eric and the crew were the easiest and most efficient contractors I ever have dealt with. I highly recommend Rhino Exteriors.

Zomack Enterprises
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Niccole D.
Verified review

Branden and team were on-time, trustworthy and did great work - the perfect trifecta when inviting contractors into your home. Will definitely be working with them again soon!

Dorian's Home Remodeling
4.5
from 2 reviews
    Sandy K.
    Verified review

    Put a new roof on my family room along with correcting siding that had been installed incorrectly and caused roof leakage. It came out perfect without me having to stress about where was my contractor, does he know what he is doing, and would it be ok! He did above and beyond what I asked for orginal bid. I wish you were still in Illinois. Can you recommend anyone up here?

    Interstate contractors
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Martharee O.
      Verified review

      They are dependable and come when you need them. I needed my shelves put back on my wall and they came the next day and did a better job then it was done before

      Jeff J.
      Verified review

      Jeff came to my house and solved our roof issue no other contractor came out and listened to us. Thank you for listening and using your extensive knowledge to fix our problems.

      007 Plastering
      1.0
      from 1 review
      • 18 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      We don't cut corners. We take pride in our work and do the best job possible. Life time warrant on most work. Affordable pricing and free estimates I love the plastering trade. I've been doing it for 15 years now

      • 3 years in business
      About

      Right now services are limited to Drywall. Hang, tape, finish, paint. ACES, we make your project our top priority. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction. Our company is only in its first year, but the owner and crew have years of experience working for other companies. We are excited to be off on our own and look forward to building better homes for our customers and getting to know some of the awesome people in our community and surrounding areas. "Go with the winning hands, go with ACES."

      About

      I am a Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin based general contractor. We perform all phases of construction from start to finish.

      • 6 years in business
      About

      Precise and efficient services will ensure the job is done to the customers satisfaction. Meeting new customers and building my reputation.

      About

      A Beloit drywall contractor for 30 years, Mike Bell Drywall offers complete, professional drywall services, including hanging, taping, finishing, and hand and spray textures, from small patches to 16 family units. Mike Bell provides the professional skills and experience to give your job the quality you deserve. E-mail today!

      About

      We are a general contractor. We are specializing in siding, new construction, remodeling and steel roofing. We give free estimates. We are licensed and insured.

      About

      We are a home remodeling company that treats your home like its their own, on budget and on time. No job is to big or too small.

      About

      My work represents how I want a job to be completed for myself. I take pride in the work that I do. I like helping others with things that they don't have the time to complete themselves.

      About

      I am a general carpenter with more than 20 years experience, honest, and great prices. So, you can be improve at your home and still have money in the bank. I do all types of home improvements like drywall, framing/building, siding, roofing, remodeling of many types also. I give a discount for widows and senior citizens.

      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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