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Remodeling Associates
4.9
from 119 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donna S.
Verified review

I contacted Ron for work to remodel my bathroom and repair and paint my garage ceiling. Ron and his team did a phenomenal job for a reasonable price. I am extremely satisfied and would highly recommend! They were on time, professional, cleaned up and paid attention to every detail. Super happy!

Ron Kwaak
4.5
from 68 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Loretta G.
Verified review

Ron put a bathroom in, in our bsmt. He did so well, I hired him to do a storage room, building the frame and putting in the doors. He also installed a sump pump and ran extra electric outlets for us. He is also booked to do our tile job in kitchen in June.

Russo Remodeling
4.6
from 45 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Grant M.
Verified review

He stained our three level deck in the back of our condo building and did a great job. The deck looks brand new and was way overdue to be restrained and sealed.

McDonald Construction
4.7
from 40 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Colin P.
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We hired McDonald Construction to tear out some old concrete and pour a new concrete walkway for our building. Mike was excellent to work with and was able to accommodate a tight timeline that we had to complete the work. Mike and his guys knocked out the project quickly and did an excellent job. The improvement made a big difference for our building. I would highly recommend Mike and his team and will definitely be contacting them down the road for other projects.

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Top Garage Door Pros
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Douglas O.
Verified review

It was great! I was so pleased with the work and the friendliness! I will contact them when I am ready to have a new garage door installed.

Construction Services
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Guillaume F.
Verified review

Josh answered quickly and came the very same day to look at the repairs to be done. The next day everything was done and well done! I've been very pleased to work with Josh: fast, good worker and good price! And despite the very cold weather he stayed a bit longer to also fix and adjust our garage door. A crack! I'm not attaching picture because the painting is still pending (too cold to paint outside). Won't hesitate to call him again in the future when needed

  • 9 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Belinda M.
Verified review

Great job with my garage slab renovation

Top Pro
  • 24 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kevin B.
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Tom was great. Sent his quote right away and was good about communicating start date and order of project. His quote for a bathroom was very fair and he provided all receipts for purchases. The project started out differently. Our water line from the water heater to the humidifier on our furnace broke the night before. I thought I may as well ask Tom to fix on his first day before calling a plumber and he happily repaired it quickly. He is very skilled and can do everything. He and his co-worker were very respectful and very clean. They even laid a tarp down in our garage when cutting tile. My wife likes things tidy and you really couldn't even tell they were there when we got home. In the middle of the project we decided to tile an entire wall and they had no issue with adding for another fair price. Tom also had great recommendations and photos for grout. He really wants to make sure his customer is happy. If you're looking for someone that is friendly, honest, does not cut corners and is very talented, I definitely recommend reaching out to Hercules Construction. Above and beyond experience with those guys.

Israel & Son Contractors
4.2
from 23 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Marijo S.
Verified review

our gutters were cleaned thoroughly and quickly - they knew what they were doing. left a bit of a mess tho (gunk from gutters) around the house on the yard, outside window sills, outside table/chairs covered with gunk. but very polite.

handyman @t your service
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Phyllis L.
Verified review

Juan was super nice and easy to work with. He helped us fix a sagging garage roof. He was very responsive and squeezed us into his busy schedule at a reasonable price. Very pleased.

Perdomo Construction Inc.
4.5
from 15 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Xun D.
Verified review

This is the second project Perdomo construction has done for me. The first time they built a small bedroom in the basement. This time they remodeled my kitchen. As is the first time, they have done a great job. Clean, fast and professional. The workers are punctual, helpful and above all very good people with great skills. I would recommend the company to anyone

Celestial Coatings
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Dara T.
Verified review

We couldn't be happier with Anthony's work and he was a pleasure to work with. Our garage floor was a complete mess and our electrical in the house caused him some issues, but he was extremely patient, positive and never fell short of his anticipated timeline for completion. The weather was not on his side either but he was prepared and just kept working hard. His staff were kind and hardworking as well. Our garage is completely transformed and beautiful and we will absolutely use Celestial for projects down the road.

  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Robert L.
Verified review

Geoff and his team from Benchmark did an outstanding job start to finish. Geoff, who has a degree in Architecture, began the planning of the rebuilt structure with me that included new features to preserve and strengthen it. Among the new features were the addition of concrete wings under the walkway and a drainage system to siphon water away. He did everything from the drafting of the plans for the village, demolition, construction of both cement and brick work to the final touch, brick columns to accent the building with decorative flower urns. You would not believe how wonderful the front of the building looks today. Our Maintance Person who is a licensed carpenter himself could not believe the high quality of the work that was done through out the entire process. Geoff even saved me money by preserving and reinstalling an iron railing. I can't tell you enough about this company and I have been in the landlording business and dealt with many contractors over 45 years.

Sipes Quality Enterprises
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Roli M.
Verified review

Kevin did a great job adding some wood paneling in our condo building. He even added some extra sealent based on our conversation to aid in preventing cold air from seeping in to the building. We'll definitely have him back next time we need more work done!

Remodel Partner, Inc.
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Rosa M.
Verified review

John did an excellent job redesigning and remodeling the first floor of our house. He was always prompt and on top of things and always worked toward our best interests.

Burley Remodeling
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Pat P.
Verified review

I have used Mr. Burley on several remodeling jobs to my home in Island Lake. He did my kitchen,all new including cabinets, counter top and floor. Complete Job. Excellent Over the years he replaced my bathroom and added a 2 car attached garage. Always punctual, polite and professional.

mann construction
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ronda G.
Verified review

I hired Mann Construction to build a deck, put up gutters and replace interior and exterior doors. The quality of work was excellent and the price was more than fair for the work. It was super hot out most days they were here and I offered water and told them to feel free to come in to cool off any time they needed but they said they had a job to do and they were fine. Several months after all was completed I had trouble with one of the doors, I called them and they were here quickly and brought what they needed to repair it at no additional cost to me. My family will now have years of enjoyment being able to relax at the end of the day on our deck.

Chicago Ironman Builders
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rory R.
Verified review

Contractor Jamie Isberner and his team at Ironman Builders have the right formula for a successful renovation project or build: exceptional craftsmanship, good communication and fair pricing. We have used Ironman Builders multiple times for both small projects and large scale ones. Everything from building an entire second floor with bathrooms and bedrooms to a garage with a deck, to smaller everyday home improvements. We have and will continue to recommend them for all contracting needs.

Joseph V.
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To anyone looking for a contractor large or small Joe is the one you are looking for. My name is Debbie, I live in Glenview Illinois. I have been saving for many years to put an addition on our house. I have been very skeptical of contractors in the past, but my friend who used Joe for his driveway was very happy with the work he did. The business is called Junk It Joes (clean outs, demolition, excavation and concrete). I hired him for an addition on our house and demolition of our one car garage to build a two car garage and a full 500sq ft addition with 9 ft basement on back of our garage, which is always scary putting that much faith in someone to put a hole in your house, and I was nothing less than very pleased. The references I checked all came out excellent and his estimates came out in the same ballpark as for our budget. The speed, in which it got done, even though he is not a large company, was fast. The most stressful part he put behind us and our minds at ease. It saved us a lot of time and money to hire one company when we had concrete companies that did not do excavating and demolition which added allot more to the bids. Joe informed us it is the same equipment to do all this and also said it takes alot more time to have 3 different companies lined up and also the amount we saved we were able to get a lot more. We acted as the general contractor to save money and Joe helped us every step of the way with other contractors so we did not get ripped off. He informed us that we could always fire contractors if we were not happy and by making sure we did not pay in advance for work not completed. With this knowledge he gave us the upper hand. He worked side by side with other contractors to make sure everything went smooth as soon as the house was opened up. He put plywood and plastic up so no saw dust or debris came into the house. The site was cleaned up every day. I didn't have to worry about mud, dust or debris getting into my house. After the third day we were very at ease with going to work knowing Joe and his crew was amazing and they all knew exactly what to do without being told. He informed us him and his three main guys been with him since he started. We had kids there and they were nothing less than always professional and on time. My kids and neighbors kids loved watching the project. Because of this Joe stayed late put orange safety fence up every night another thing not in our bid. He went above and beyond; he also made sure other contractors put it back up. He was very concerned about the kids getting in and hurt. He was also big on the contractors we hired conduct themselves professionally and not use four letter words when having a bad day. It was summer and hot it was august and we let other contractors know Joe wanted to call a meeting of everyone we hired to make sure if they could not get there when called to retract there bid and that was kids and winter around corner. It was not his job but he is such nice guy that everyone respected him including us. I believe he was the youngest owner we hired of a company. He never had to yell or act like a jerk and let everyone know this is someone’s home savings and lifelong dream. He made sure everyone knew that it’s not just a job. He explained all costs and step by step of what would be done. He was very forthcoming if something had to be changed. He is very honest and takes pride in his work. He was always at the job every day and treated it like it was his own house; he worked longer and harder than anyone else. He wanted to make sure, due the fact that houses are so close to each other, that no damage was done to our neighbors house or ours with the big machines used he did it himself. He even put up silk fencing before he started at no charge to us. There was a problem with an electrical line missed marked and had to be moved right in the path of the new addition. When digging it shut the job down temporarily, but Joe got Com Ed out right away to move the line. This was not in our budget but we already knew we saved so much when he had to call me at work he was scared. Glad to inform you with him that was our biggest problem and we lost no sleep. By end of the week the job was back on schedule. We never had to worry about materials not being paid, he did this without asking. When it came time for every payout there were only three. He turned something I thought was going to be a long nightmare into something that did not take much of our time. However the job was big enough Joe explained that what he quoted was able to do extras and not work for free. Not because we were homeowners trying get everything for the cheapest or free. He informed us yes there are bad contractors but there are people that rip them off too. So it works both ways. Joe showed proof of all receipts (which I would never have thought to ask). He also informed us to do the same thing with the other subcontractors we hired that were doing work as well. I have heard of horror stories of liens being put on homes, we never had to worry. We didn't even have to put a deposit down until the concrete was ready to be poured. The job came in under budget and was done very professional. He never tried to over sell us anything we did not need. We asked him about heated concrete floors because we heard other people loved them. Most contractors would jump on it and charge a fortune for extras. He told us that it was very efficient but his crew has only done a couple, it is very time consuming and worries about leaks in the line. Instead of trying to sell us on it, he told us get bids. After we told him how much others cost he said he would do it for the cost of labor only if we order it. He spent so much time with the manufacture on the phone and made sure he would not have to rip his new concrete up. He said he has done a couple but has been lucky, not what we do every day. We paid for the system and he only charged us labor but the deal was my husband had to help so they both learned about it. It cost us less than half the bids we got. We love it, the best thing ever got and we were still within our budget. My husband is a union carpenter whom would work with Joe or recommend him any day. He was very impressed with his work; he went above and beyond what was expected and even threw in a few extras to keep us happy. After the second day I was completely confident I hired the right person. He did a follow up call after the first month, three months later and stopped by just to make sure we were still happy and there were no problems. This is our second year and have passed his name along to all my friends and family. We are happy to report that we love our addition and have made it the dream house. It’s done, furnished and we saved so much we could furnish it. I never thought in million years the project would come under budget. For being the biggest project I ever taken on, without him I don’t think it would have went as well. It was well worth the countless hours my husband and I spent with him he acted more like the general contractor. We had enough for a new concrete driveway in the end instead of asphalt. We offered him a bonus since he acted like a general contractor and relied on him so heavily we felt bad but he turned it down. He said his guys deserve it more than him but he could not take it. He said if we wanted to get them any Christmas presents that he usually gets them gift cards for red wing boots. He said he has not been able to do it past few years because of the economy and after the job, they did need them. He still sends us Christmas cards and so do we. Debbie If you have any questions you can email me at dschwab18@gmail.com

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I'm meticulous and efficient; I combine a process-based approach with articulate communication in order to gain clients. Through trust, understanding, cooperation and my diverse skill set, the job always gets completed to the fullest degree possible. Possessing a degree in sculpture and having completed two years as an apprentice for a master contractor, I have taken my years of education and experience and created a functional outlet for my building, finishing, repairing and creative skills.

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R.A. James Construction, Inc. offers complete remodeling and building services. We have been providing reliable service and quality workmanship for a large variety of residential and commercial projects since 1980.

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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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