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Lake Forest Construction Estimators

Browse these construction estimating services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lake Forest.

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Remodeling Associates
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul K.
Verified review

Ron, was highly professional from beginning of the project to the end. He completed the project on time and within the provided job estimate. I will definatly use his services again.

LoPrestis Services & More
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew B.
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I chose Brian at LoPrestis Services after vetting several vendors and considering other outside estimates and I am glad that I did! He replaced an ancient water heater that had a busted drain valve, making a standard replacement even more difficult, but he worked quickly and thoroughly to complete the removal and installation. He even offered to pick up the new water heater from Home Depot as a courtesy saving me time and money. The new heater works great! I strongly recommend choosing Brian for your project.

A V M Construction Inc.
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Lena S.
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I recently renovated the bathroom with the help of AVM Construction. The bathroom looks gorgeous, they are very professional. They even helped me with the design. I highly recommend AVM Constraction Inc for any kind of tile work. They are prompt, professional

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  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Betsy B.
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Brandon was great! He was able to quickly and efficiently get the job done. He even ended up charging less than his original estimate! I'll definitely be using Handy Helper again.

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  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Jacob W.
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I had a great experience with Marek Wojciech Construction. Marek and Gracie were prompt, courteous, and professional. They went above and beyond for my bathroom upgrade. I am selling my house and wanted to make the bathroom look more presentable to potential buyers. I have already found another project for them and would highly recommend them to anyone.

CALI Construction
4.6
from 42 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Eva M.
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we have hired CALI to replace an old sunroom by a new construction. It was a big job that took time but the result is great. Claudio and his team built a new room that is about 900 sf. large. They put a new roof with skylights, installed French doors and windows, new tiles and parquet floor and a wood burning furnace. As I said, it took and some patience on both sides but it was worth waiting. We are still working on finishing the interior but doing it on our own time. Thanks Claudio for a job well done at a very reasonable price too.

A-1 Cutting Edge
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Hallie B.
Verified review

Bob was responsive to my inquiries and came out to give a fair estimate for the work we needed done on our lawn. What we'd requested, unfortunately (help improving the grass and reducing weeds), did not manifest. The mowing was fine, when it occurred.

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  • 34 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
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Edgar B.
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I hired Jeff after a home inspection while selling my home. I needed to fix a few things I didn't even know needed fixing. This included changing the main water valve under the house to working in the attic venting the bathroom fan. I also had some exterior eaves that need replacement. Jeff know how to handle all the jobs. He did a great job addressing everything. He is very knowledgeable when I comes to home construction. I plan on calling Jeff when I move to my new home for any work needed.

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

Fully satisfied with fence installation and service. Only wish there was not such a delay from time I accepted proposal until time of installation. Project was weather dependent thus delay not entirely due to QHR. I will recommend QHR and consider for future projects.

McDonald Construction
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
James M.
Verified review

Mike and his crew did a "superb job" for me. They told me what they were going to do, when, and how much it would cost.He is good honest man-went well above and beyond to make sure the site was ready for new construction. Highly recommend McDonald Construction-good folks, they do what they tell you they are going to and on time, at a very reasonable price-JIM

  • 13 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Leeanne H.
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Hired to repair wood deck. Fixed stairs, added handrails, replaced boards. Very professional, reliable and responsive. Reasonable estimate for work completed. Came when he said he would. Completed work in a couple of days soon after providing estimate. Will definitely hire for additional projects.

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  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Mark W.
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I hired Lyndell to install a shower surround kit in my master bathroom and ended up hiring him to do so much more! He was able to repair some pesky woodpecker damage on my chimney chase. He noticed some loose cedar siding and repaired that as well. The chimney looks great and is better than the original construction. He came in under budget and was very thorough with his work. Couldn't be happier. The shower kit and door kit installation went just a smoothly. Lyndell performed a very "clean demolition, made some structural repairs and installed the shower kit with a high level of craftsmanship and care for my home. The shower surround also came in under budget and looks (and works) great! I'm very pleased with the work he performed at my house. Side note: take the time to get to know Lyndell...he is capable of more than you think. His background is amazing and his work ethic is refreshing. I'm planning on hiring Lyndell for future projects at my new home.

  • 16 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila B.
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I called Quality Way Roofing & Construction to have the flashing on my roof repaired. They came out the next day to give me an estimate and started the work two days later. They were very knowledgeable and detail orient in explaining how the repairs would be completed. All questions and concerns were address. I had my flashing repair and aluminum coating put on my roof. There has been a few storms in this area and I have no more leaks thanks Tommy and Tony at Quality Way Roofing! They did such a great job on my roof I referred them to my parents to have their brick retainer wall repair and tuck pointing on their front porch. They did a fantastic job!

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Alumni Builders Inc
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Vincent C.
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Dan from Alumni Builders is the best contractor I have ever worked with. He is honest and reliable. From the initial project proposal all the way into it's delivery Dan organised perfectly all the aspects of remodeling project. I got the best price, on time delivery and an outstanding quality of the work by using Alumni Builders. I will always trust Dan with my construction needs and I highly recommend his services. Thanks Dan! Vincent C.

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A PLUS FLOORING INC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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Laurie S.
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These guys were great! They did my repair project as promised, showed up on time, were clean, friendly, nice to my dogs, and did a great job. I would use again and would recommend them!

D2O Army Construction
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Loukessa H.
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D2O Construction has remodeled a living space I am about to occupy. They also assembled furniture for me.

Star Construct INC
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
George S.
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Ady was terrific. The whole work was great with reasonable price and star construct will be our construction company from now on.Thank you so much ,for making our home larger,new and cool again.

Hammell Homes
4.4
from 14 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Brian L.
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I highly recommend using Hammell Homes for contractor work. Hammell Homes worked on a couple of projects in my building. Both projects were done with quality and at a fair price. I will definitely use Hammell Homes again for any housing repairs/projects in the future. Brian L.

Architecturally Speaking
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra M.
Verified review

He did a great job the project was on time and he was very professional I am very happy with the final results.

Cirino Custom Design LLC
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Tom T.
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Patrick patched 3 areas of stucco on my kitchen ceiling. His work was good, he was through, hung plastic to keep the mess contained and cleaned up when he finished. Job went well and looks good. He also took measurements for additional work we are contemplating, but I have not heard back from him with the estimates. Work was done 3 weeks ago.

Ascencio’s Construction
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Derrick G.
    Verified review

    Great experience working with ascencio's construction they did an awesome job very professionals. And meet all the time lines ,definitely would hiring them for any furure projects . Thank you so much for your wonderful job .

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What do construction project managers do?

    Construction project managers help in all stages of your construction project, starting from the very first step. Typically paid a percentage of a total project cost, they are part of the design and planning process and help ensure seamless communication between the design parties and the construction team. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, their scope of work includes preparing cost estimates, budgets and work timetables; interpreting and explaining contracts and technical information to other professionals; reporting work progress and budget to clients; collaborating with architects, engineers and other construction pros; selecting subcontractors and scheduling and coordinating their tasks; responding to work delays, emergencies and other problems; and ensuring compliance with legal requirements, building and safety codes, and other regulations.

    The work of construction project managers may seem very similar to that of general contractors, but there are some critical differences. One difference is that, unlike most general contractors, project managers are not engaged in the actual construction — they are onsite overseeing the work of subcontractors. Another key difference is that project managers are hired during the design phase, while general contractors are hired after plans have been made. The project manager is generally paid a percentage of the total project cost, while the general contractor is more typically paid according to the bid they gave to build your project.  

    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 I find out if a contractor is licensed?

    It’s important to know if your project requires work by a licensed professional, as licensing laws can vary by state, locality, and job details. You can find general licensing information online at the government websites that handle occupational licensing for a given profession in your state or location. Some states designate a project cost over which you have to hire a licensed contractor. To find qualified licensed contractors, search your state’s licensing board. For example, in California, the Department of Consumer Affairs operates a searchable database through the Contractors State License Board. In some states, contracting licenses are provided at a regional level. You can find links to specific databases on BRB Publications’ Occupational Licensing page. Red flags that a contractor may not be licensed or may be providing an expired or false license number are unreasonably low bids or a request for complete payment upfront. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

    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.

    How much does a project manager charge per hour?

    You may choose to hire a construction project manager for your residential or commercial project. For the hands-on homeowner who wants to be involved in home construction but isn’t comfortable hiring subcontractors, a construction project manager can oversee these relationships and supervise labor. Typically, construction project managers charge a fee that is a flat percentage of the total construction project cost. This may range from 10 percent to 15 percent, depending on the company and the services they provide. This means a $30,000 home remodel project would have a construction project management fee of $3,000-$4,500. Hiring a construction project manager generally precludes the markup on subcontractor labor charged by a general contractor. The drawback to this choice is that, unlike a general contractor, the construction project manager won’t be financially responsible for the work of the subcontractors. For larger projects, you may hire a construction project manager who will also hire a general contractor. This provides the benefits of the general contractor along with the management services of the project manager, who will be on board from the beginning. The construction project manager will be involved in the design phase and work with the architects and the building crew, facilitating a smoother overall process.

    For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

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