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  • 9 years in business
  • 518 hires on Thumbtack
Nicoh N.
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I booked Apex to build a new addition on our home and to be honest I've been hesitant to work with new contractors. Their team came in and were professional and attentive to my families needs from beginning to end of our improvements. I was thoroughly impressed with their masterful work and would recommend their services to any and everyone.

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DuPage Home Service, Inc.
4.7
from 125 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Richard R.
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Tim was great and providing everything I needed for my new water heater and general plumbing needs. He was on time and provided a fair quote. He was very polite and neat with his work and I will be contacting him again for future needs. Go with TIM!

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Andrei Viscribov
4.9
from 86 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
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Alex K.
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There is something special about Andrei. He is nothing like the contractors I was used to working with. From the first time we met during his estimate, he immediately stood out as professional yet very approachable, honest and detail oriented. No contractor has ever come to an estimate wearing a suit, breaking down the big project to individual tasks on the spot, and pricing each task individually as we spoke. And his price was truly reasonable. Andrei and hist partner Andrei had a rather big task on their hands - gut-rehab my master and second bathroom, and tile my foyer. I am a picky person, and I wasn't sure if I could find somebody to go along with my anal nature and constantly changing mind. But Andrei listened to all my needs and worked with me like a friend throughout the whole project. I wanted a modern curb-less linear shower drain for my master bath. Some contractors that came before Andrei have never even heard of that. He instructed my plumber on where to relocate the drain, and the rest was all Andrei. I wanted a double vanity instead of the single vanity and Andrei again worked with my plumber on relocating the toilet so we have space for a double vanity. The Andreis drove the whole project from start to finish, unlike many contractors which will leave you the last 10% for you to figure out. We had a few bumps along the road, such as having to wait on some tiles for a week, but the Andreis were very accommodating to our situation and they worked around our schedule. I'm sure I'm forgetting something, but I hope you get the picture. No contractor is perfect, but Andrei comes really close to it. Best of luck to you my friend!

Om Home Remodeling Company
4.8
from 72 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew B.
Verified review

I engaged Om Home Remodeling to redo the flooring in my condo (carpet to hardwood). Jai reached out and from day 1, Jai and everyone from Om Home Remodeling were absolutely professional, genuine, punctual, and truly one of the best contractors I have ever worked with. Their prices were VERY fair and competitive, they stuck to their timelines, and the quality and craftsmanship of their work was EXCELLENT!! I would and will hire them again, no doubt about it!

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Smart Housing Systems
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary B.
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The contractor installed a pedestal sink, replaced the toilet seal, repaired the tub opening and closing device. He was efficient, clean, friendly and polite. He came at the time he said and he stayed with the job until finished.

Kosterna Construction
4.6
from 55 reviews
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Stefania D.
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If we could give six stars we would! Karol showed up on time every day, his work was great, when he faced an unexpected problem he dealt with it in a professional manner. His workers were also very professional, polite and efficient. We have worked with many contractors over the past four years and Karol was far and away the best. We have recommended him to friends, that is the highest compliment.

Tritan Plumbing
4.0
from 57 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Brent D.
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Michael from Titan Plumbing came out to repair a damaged hose bib and was very knowledgeable and personable and offered a fair price to complete the work. He also appeared to work very efficiently. I would recommend Michael for your plumbing project.

  • 5 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Yale J.
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We needed to remodel a bathroom, which had not been touched in 35 years and included a leaky toilet leading to a damaged floor. We sought bids on Home Advisor. Two independent contractors responded in addition to Sears. I met with each to describe the project’s goals, namely 1) to repair the damaged floor, 2) to ensure no further leaks from any pipes or the toilet, and 3) to remodel and update the shower, vanity, floor tile and walls. We were really impressed with Bruce Filipiak of Genesis Construction from the very first meeting. It was clear that he understood the scope of the project and had the experience to do the work, while cautioning that the extent of the exact damage was unknown until they floor could be removed. We met with Bruce at least twice more BEFORE we signed any papers – he was willing to advise us as we delved into the details of designing our new bathroom. After resolving all initial issues we signed the contract with Bruce and looked forward to getting started. We expanded the scope of the project a few times on our own and a couple times on Bruce’s advice. For example, we decided that we also wanted to replace an unrelated exterior door and Bruce accommodated that request. We also decided we wanted a built in the wall shelf in the shower, and again Bruce told us he could do it. Bruce agreed to receive the shipment from Menards at our house. Bruce advised us on the potential additional costs when necessary. He found a couple electrical wiring issues that he fixed as well Once the job was started, Genesis Construction worked clean. The downstairs floor path was taped down to protect it, plastic sheeting was put up to minimize dust spread, and the stairway carpet was covered during the workday. Once the bathroom floor was removed Bruce let us know what damage had to be repaired and preceded to fix it. Everyday we marveled at the progress. They started when they said they would and the project finished in a reasonable time. It looks beautiful! When we sat down to settle up at the end of the job, Bruce produced receipts for everything purchased to accomplish the job. We are very happy with not only the work Genesis Construction performed, but also the way he helped us through the process, and letting us know what decisions and choices we needed to make. We definitely recommend Genesis Construction and Bruce Filipiak.

Gomez Glass
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Sara R.
Verified review

Jose was everything you need in a contractor. He was able to order and replace my glass in a few windows in a timely matter and with a great price as well. He was always on time and very friendly and easy to deal with. I would recommend his company to anyone who needs some glass repairs done.

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Rudnik Construction
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bryan B.
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Rudnik Construction did a great job on my project. Fresh paint, new trim, new doors, new bathroom, recessed lights, etc. place looks amazing. Rudnik will be my go-to contractor for the rest of my apartment upgrades moving forward!

  • 20 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Steve G.
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I hired Mark to complete the majority of a bathroom remodel. I hired his team to install drywall, mud and tape the drywall. I also had him tile the shower and the floor. Mark also did the shower plumbing, installed a new tub, fixed a bad tub drain, hung two doors, installed casing and framed a window. Mark's price was reasonable. He was not the cheapest, nor the most expensive. But his communication led me to hiring him. The job was expected to take 5 days, however he ended up finishing on a Saturday. He is honest, very giving with advice and does good work. He is a jack of all trades and if I ever need a hand, I now have contractor I can trust. I recommend him to my friends if they need some work done.

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Signature Home Construction
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
LEO B.
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LARRY REPAIRED & REPLACED A LOWER HEADER OF A PORCH THAT WAS HOLDING UP A SECOND STORY OF OUR HOUSE. HE REMOVED THE STAIRCASE, SIDING, ELECTRICAL. REMOVED THE LOWER ROTTED HEADER & REPLACED WITH NEW PRESSURE TREATED LUMBER REINSTALLED ALL OF THE ABOVE & THE ENTIRE CLOSED IN PORCH WITH A SECOND STORY ABOVE IT NEVER MOVED & LOOKS GREAT. WHAT A GREAT KNOWLEDGEABLE PERSON. HE IS ON MY "A" LIST OF CONTACTS FOR CONTRACTORS.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura S.
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I was very pleased with Elite Renovations with their professionalism, their knowledge, attention to detail, they are extremely hardworking and always on time. My neighbors and family members were impressed with how our house has changed so much for the better and wanted Elite Renovations information. If the house we purchase needs any work we will hire Elite Renovations again.

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Alumni Builders Inc
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Austin T.
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Dan came in to handle our basement project and he was the only contractor that reached out after quoting to make sure we understood the quote. We than discussed options for stair railing options and built in shelves which came out great! Next time I need a home improvement project done I will call Dan!

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Brad schiltz
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Matthew D.
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This was the easiest contractor I have ever had to work with. Brad demo'd my current deck and converted it to a one level deck. Brad's pricing was right in line with other quotes I received, he always showed up right on time, and the work was done exactly how I had envisioned it. He was even flexible enough to push back the original install date when I requested it at the last minute because I was going out of town. Do not bother trying someone else, this is the guy to hire. I strongly recommend him.

Integron Remodeling
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Adam S.
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Ron was great and we will continue to use him for other projects! He is very professional, on time, and worked around my two little boys sleep schedules! He is a great guy!

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All state renovations co,inc
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ream M.
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Ray is a hard working, honest, and dependable contractor. There is nothing he can’t do. Currently remodeling 3 houses for me from top to bottom and he handled every surprise that came up way better than I expected. He is great to work with and you can trust him with your project with your eyes closed. Will hire him every time.

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Christopher's ReModeling
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Brian M.
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I would definitely hire Joel again for various projects around the house. He is an experienced contractor who does good work and is good with communicating with the customer.

  • 13 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Alfonzo S.
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We had to replace 8 leaking and rotting windows in our home. A neighbor friend suggested that we call Audrey at SBA Home Improvements. They sent out a contractor the next day and gave us a quote that was very reasonable and within our budget. What stood out was their professionalism and thorough knowledge of the job. They took the time and explained everything and answered all our questions. We liked the fact that they even gave us a discount on the cost of the windows, so we later signed another contract for a patio door replacement. Great company! I would definitely hire them again and highly recommend any one needing home improvements to call SBA!

Star Construct INC
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mac P.
Verified review

Finding a good contractor isn't easy, which is why we feel blessed to have found a great one in Star Construct Inc. Ady and his team took over our commercial construction, a fairly large project, and we are ecstatic with the results. They are consummate professionals that have delivered on every front-he has not only met every deadline set, but has done so with uncompromising quality and efficiency. Ady and his team consistently delivered on time,been patient and flexible with us,and have been excellent with both communicating when there are issues and with providing solutions. In hiring Star Construct Inc for your project,you not only get quality work at a competitive price-you get peace of mind in knowing that your project is in good hands. We wholeheartedly recommend Star Construct Inc for all your construction needs.

Coleman Construxion Inc
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kayla B.
Verified review

We hired Scot to finish our Basement and we are beyond impressed with the quality of his work and the whole experience in general. I thought that the process would be stressful, but from start to finish, he was reliable, personable, and persistent. He answered any questions or concerns we had and handled the whole process with ease. I would highly recommend Coleman Construxion!

Q & A

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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.  

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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