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Enigma Electrical and Services
4.7
from 147 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
Saran C.
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Keith was extremely professional, and knowledgeable . Did a great job for us and we would likely use him again.

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Andrei Viscribov
4.9
from 80 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
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Angela B.
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Andrei and his team did a good job on our first bathroom project. The job was handled quickly and they were accommodating. We did our second bathroom about 2 months later and I felt the crew was too overwhelmed and busy to provide attention to the project and Andrei was not involved in the design as before and the worker although nice but unable to provide input regarding the design. Hard working crew that I would work with again during a slower season.

A V M Construction Inc.
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
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Andrei did a fantastic job! He got us scheduled quickly, showed up on time, kept the workspace clean, and the results are beautiful. We will definitely hire him again for any future tile work.

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Rob B.
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From the very beginning, the communication with Bruce was excellent! Any questions that we had, whether it was via e mail, text or by phone, he answered them as fast as he could. The work is OUTSTANDING! He more then exceeded our expectations. Our bathroom remodel was done ahead of schedule and it looks beautiful! A++++ Will definitely hire again for future projects.

Quality Home Remodelers
4.6
from 37 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Dave L.
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Mike was great to work with. Prompt communication, quality work at a reasonable price. I would hire again.

McDonald Construction
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Terry L.
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I asked Mike to come look at my building's foundation because we had seen some cracks on the interior walls. He showed me that the foundation was not the problem, saving me a lot of money and aggravation. I appreciated Mike's honesty and integrity.

  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Jamasen M.
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We had a great experience! We needed a variety of odds and ends done around the house including lighting, fixing toilets issues, building a patio set and gas fire pit. We will use him again for building our deck.

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BR Design & Architecture
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Joe R.
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Brian was a true professional! He helped me design a deck for my client and made very professional drawings that the village required. He took our ideas and with only a couple small adjustments we had all the necessary drawings ready for the building department. He will be my go to architect for all my future projects. Thanks Brian for the great service!

  • 9 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Eric and team recently helped address some water intrusion issues as well as stair and wall repair at our condo building. He and his team were very responsive and professional. They took the additional time to look at other issues we asked them about. I really appreciated the updates on the work and everything looked great in the end. We will definitely use them in the future for further building maintenance work.

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Alumni Builders Inc
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle O.
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They helped make the reality of building our new dream home come to life. It was very important to me that everything looks perfect and they were very attentive in listening to all of our visions and integrating them them into their layout. We are delighted with the final product and love our new house.

Dynamic Flooring & Carpentry
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Bartley F.
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Chris and his partner did a fantastic job framing my renovation and addition project! I couldn't be more satisfied with their work. I was in a bind and needed this project to get back on track. They understood the situation and delivered in a big way.

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Brad schiltz
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bettyann R.
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Brad did a great job and very quickly. Also, unlike others I tried to contact, he responded very promptly. To me that was a great plus.

D2O Army Construction
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kim E.
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Paris and Albert were a great pair to work with. Paris had excellent communication from beginning to end, he explained everything they would do and would need to purchase for the job. They were also accommodating when I asked for additional help with picking up and hanging artwork. I researched a lot of contractors and handyman and they were by far the most reasonably priced. Would highly recommend it to others.

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Superior Choice Ltd
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Kevin M.
Verified review

We didn't use Peter for our project as a family friend was able to help us last minute. However, I wish we had! He was extremely professional and was willing to work on a short schedule. He even followed-up with a phone call to find out if we were satified with our project. We're going to give him a call for our next project for sure.

Perry Consulting Architects
4.3
from 15 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Callie E.
Verified review

Chris designed our house and pole barn attachment. He has been readily available throughout the entire processes answering all our questions thoroughly. He has been patient with my husband and I as we tried to make mutual decisions. He has also been in contact with us during the building process. The house and pole barn aren't finished yet but I'm excited to see the final product.

Hammell Homes
4.4
from 14 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Kim K.
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Rick is responsive to customer needs. He is professional and polite. He has done a lot of work for me and I will continue to hire his company for other projects.

  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Janice T.
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Jates construction were extremely professional. They gave me a detail bid on my job in which nobody else did for me. There communication before, during and at completion was excellent. I never had to wait for a response to my questions. They introduced me to the guys that would be doing my job so i was aware of who was in my home. The work quality was great down to the detail. Marco made sure to walk with me a couple of times throughout the project so we could align our thoughts and make sure I was happy with the progress. I am thrilled with my kitchen backsplash and custom Master bathroom!!!!!!

  • 12 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Michael E.
Verified review

The team at Diamond came out to my property same day to give an estimate and talk about the job. They secured a Chicago permit, completed the job, and hauled off the construction debris in less than 10 days, during the Chicago winter.

Architecturally Speaking
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mary B.
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So happy with ASI! Very professional, always on the job site. Very meticulous. Would recommend over and over again.

Remodel Partner, Inc.
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Operations Manager T.
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Remodel Partner is by far the best builder that I have ever worked with over the last 15 years. We had a situation where we had less than a month to build a showroom, and they pulled it off with flying colors. They even helped us when the flooring company did not deliver the correct baseboard, and John Angel was able to find an alternative solution less than 48hrs before opening day. I can't say enough about this company. If you have a project, they will get it done.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Bill R.
Verified review

Exceptional people to do business with. I plan to hire them again for future projects and highly recommend Precision Remodeling. I have had both neighbors and friends mention the nice work we had done (deck remodeling and expansion) which is a reflection of their craftsmanship. Even the Building Dept. at City Hall commented on how organized and prepared Precision Remodeling was in filing required plans and having their construction work accomplished "pass" every inspection stage during the process. Happy I hired them.

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.  

How do architects work?

Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

How do architects charge for their services?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

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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