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Make The Changes
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly K.
Verified review

I have scheduled a larger repair/remodeling job of my basement. Jason and Angie have been professional and accommodating in scheduling and planning w/ our contract. Also in the meantime they have gone out of their way to help me w/ other smaller jobs. Will write more later when my other job is complete. Thank you. Kimberly King. Germantown Hills

  • 46 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Tim A.
Verified review

This past fall, we had the pleasure of working with Joe. He designed us a wonderful deck and finished our dark cold basement in to a beautiful warm living area! The first time we met with him, we knew he was the right person for our job. He explained in detail exactly what and how he would perform the job. No one else who gave us a bid did that and his bid was well below any one else's we received. Once we hired him he performed everything he specified and more, even though we kept changing and adding jobs. Nothing upset him! I would also like to compliment his staff. Mark and Joey were both very polite and helpful and they were both excellent workers. We will see Joe again in April to stain our new deck and paint our fence. We would defiantly hire Joe again!!

Creatively Kustomized
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jill B.
Verified review

Creatively Kustomized cleaned my unfinished basement, and I am so happy!

Zielke's Services
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff R.
Verified review

Zielke's studded and sheet-rocked our basement walls and section of ceiling. Top-notch quality. Diligent and focused work led to very quick completion. I especially appreciated the flexibility to refine a few plans in real time as well as allowing me to save a little money by doing some work on my own. Great quality and honest work at very reasonable rates.

Design A Maid, Inc.
4.1
from 10 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Abby F.
Verified review

I haven't hired her yet. We had a bunch of water in the basement so we had to take care of that first. When we're ready to hire a cleaning service, I'll reach out to her.

  • 5 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Lori S.
Verified review

I wanted to hire a house painter for our newly purchased house, but in hiring Joel, we got do much more. He is a true professional who not only painted our house, but gave us ideas that maximized our positive outcome. Plus, I also hired him to install a 1/2 bath in the basement and it's the truly the best looking room in house right now, it's the only room that's completed! It's absolutely gorgeous! He did not have to hire out a plumber or an electrician, he did everything himself. All aspects of this project were spot on, plus he helped my husband install ceiling fans in our extremely high ceilings. Joel at Precision Design rocks!!! He became like one of the family!

J & B Woodworks
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cori & Toby A.
Verified review

We had our basement bathroom finished from rough in. He listened to our ideas and helped us work around any problems. He made sure it turned out great. We love it!

LaValle Construction
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I had furniture removed from basement

DW's Carpentry
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Isabelle C.
Verified review

Dustin did a beautiful job of transforming an unfinished basement room with pipes and unfinished walls into a room ready to be used. He is very skilled and made it possible for me not to hire several different workers. He is timely, tidy and professional. I would not hesitate to hire him for additional work.

Pete's Wall Repair
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Linda V.
Verified review

peter helped us finish our new laundry room in the basement. he did the plumbing for the washer hook up. great job. in the sun room he repaired the ceiling. we were glad to have him work for us.

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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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