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Enigma Electrical and Services
4.7
from 147 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
Kristy L.
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I will be eternally grateful to Keith and his awesome partner for coming to our rescue on very short notice. We recently found ourselves in a predicament with a horrible contractor we hired to finish our basement. I called Keith in a panic and asked him when the soonest was that he could come look at our electric in our basement. He came out with his partner in record time, and upon looking at the basement, he determined that the electrical that was installed was a complete mess - the wiring was wrong in every fixture (we have 20 can lights and 16 outlets on the wall!!) and the wiring from the main panel to the subpanel was incorrect, which would have caused our A/C to overload. Keith and his partner immediately figured out what all the problems were and got to work, fixing it all and leaving us with a beautifully lit basement. Not only were they both completely efficient, but they were very thorough and knowledgeable about how to precisely configure the wiring to ensure our safety in our home. As they were close to finishing the job, Keith made a special trip to Home Depot to get more wiring and the correct breaker to fix the mess the other contractor made of our electrical in the main fuse box. I'm sure this would have cost us much more money than what he quoted us at, but Keith didn't charge us more than what he originally estimated. We cannot thank Keith and his partner enough for a job very well done! I can finally have peace of mind in knowing that my house is not going to burn down, and we owe it all to Keith and his partner! I highly recommend Enigma and I will be referring Keith to any friends or family members looking to have work done. His knowledge, experience, and professionalism is top notch, and we couldn't be happier with his performance.

A Plus Decorating Inc.
4.8
from 123 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
Jeannie R.
Verified review

We hired Chano to paint the interior of our garage, and Chano also quoted on staining our wood deck. Chano was very professional, friendly and thorough during the quoting process and his team did excellent work. In fact, they were able to complete the job the same day Chano came out to quote. Highly recommend!

Affordable handyman
4.4
from 74 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Mark M.
Verified review

We needed to have baseboards installed and painted throughout my entire basement before I had my carpet installed. Tom and Jose did a great job. After my initial request on Thumbtack Tom responded right away and came out to give me an estimate. Price was very reasonable and they were prompt in doing the work. I expect to hire them in the future for additional products. Would recommend to others as well.

Rising Construction
4.6
from 61 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Jesseme M.
Verified review

I hired Rising Construction to fix some gas pipes that were leaking in my basement. I expressed the need to get them repaired asap. They showed up earlier than expected. They were very reasonable on the price. I added on some additional jobs and they took care of them as well. You can tell they are good people. I highly recommend Edwin and Alvin.

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MPT Plumbing Inc
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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Cindy R.
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So I came home from work to find my basement flooded and my sump pump not working. These guys were on the case within an hour. Ian replaced my sump pump, drained out and cleaned up the water, and also explained some other issues that I will need to address at some point in the future. Very pleased with the experience from start to finish. And thanks to Tate too!

A V M Construction Inc.
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Mark R.
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We were looking for a complete tear out and redo of our bathroom and building a walk-in closet in out master bedroom. Of the 4 contractors we reviewed they were the most organized and professional. The work donewas excellent and they always met their time line for completion of tasks. Their attention to the smallest detail was amazing and it shows in the quality of their work. The employees that worked at our house were extremely courteous and professional. We could not be happier with our experience and we will definitely use them for our basement buildout this summer.

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  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Lillian P.
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Gracie helped with the estimate & appointment process, and Marek came over in a couple of days to perform the work. The job is wonderfully complete and Marek was very polite and friendly! I plan on asking him to put in new showers and floor in two bathrooms now.

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Brianne K.
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Bruce and his crew were great to work with during our basement remodel. We shared our vision and he helped us to make it happen within our budget. He was upfront and honest about the costs that were incurred along the way and gave us lots of options/directions to go at different price points so we could make an informed decision. During the construction process, the crew worked diligently to get the work done. They sent daily updates with photos about what was accomplished each day and were always available to answer questions. Whenever we would call, text, or email, we heard back in a reasonable amount of time with the details we needed. At one point, we shared a concern about something and Bruce made sure that it was remedied to our liking without hesitation. It was so evident that he takes great pride in his work and looks to ensure his customers are 100% satisfied. Since moving to the area we have worked with several local "handymen" and Genesis may have just earned the title of our new "go to guy!" Thank you!!!

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

Mike's team did a great job on my gutters. Cleaned up everything and his price was fair. I would recommend him to anyone looking for gutters.

McDonald Construction
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew R.
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Mike was very professional and stuck to his commitment. His crew are hard works and I am amazed at what they got done.... lowering a basement floor 21 inches. There were some conflicts in scheduling the pouring of the concrete but in the end he stayed true to his commitment. I would definitely recommend him in the future.

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  • 17 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Dena B.
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I had BC remodel my basement... drywall, tape, mud and paint. I am very happy with the job. I had 3 quotes and he was the middle quote. The story goes you get what you pay for. I was very impressed with everything!! Prompt, very clean and excellent work. I will use BC in future for this old house. Thank you again!!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Ivan P.
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They did a very nice job, i got my basement and my entire first floor repainted, they made quick work of the high ceilings and i was very impressed with final result. I will definitely call them back when im ready to get the second floor repainted.

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Alumni Builders Inc
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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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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A PLUS FLOORING INC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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Marissa R.
Verified review

Chano From A Plus Flooring Inc. was extremely professional and patient with us. Once he began work, he made it a point to make sure it was done correctly before we paid him and he left. We really appreciated that. Based on our overall experience with Chano, we will definitely be hiring him in the future for other work needed in our home.

B & B construction LLC.
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Rontae' D.
Verified review

I have been looking for a company to help with the remodeling in my basement. Im glad I found B & B Construction. I called Mr. Wilson out for a quote and it was the most affordable that I came across. They got started the next day. The started by taking up the tile and taking down the damaged drywall. They were very professional and respected my time. They showed up when they said they would and got a substantial amount of work done in only a few hours. After they were done with the drywall they neatly painted the whole basement. I requested the baseboards to be painted blue and the walls white. I was very satisfied with the overall cleanliness and quality of the job! Ill be contacting B & B again for my next home improvement projection the spring as well as recommending them to friends! Thank you all!

All American GC, Inc
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa C.
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All American CC is an excellent company. They listened to my desires of turning a basement into a safe childproof environment for a home daycare. Dino was very professional about explaining all possible options.The end result was everything and more than I was hoping for. I have already recommended this company to friends and family. Once again thank you Dino

  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Quinnton W.
Verified review

Donnell and his team were some of the best professionals I have ever dealt with when it comes to contracting. Not only did they let you know the progress every step of the way but they made sure you were completely happy with the results. They were professional and did highly quality work on my basement. It went from looking like a dungeon to a beautiful space. They also did something that I see very few contractors do and that is clean up after themselves each time they were here instead of just waiting until after the job was done. It was nice to go to the basement everyday and be able to move around because they have cleaned everything well. That is super convenient and great since we are still living here while the work is being done. I would recommend them in a second for not only any future work for myself but for others. It's quality and professionalism at a great price --Ernst Quinnton Lamothe Jr.

Pro One Builders, Inc.
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Bryan J.
Verified review

I worked with pro one to re do my basement last summer. They did great work, everything was clean and and the project was on track. I would recommend pro one inc.

Residential Restoration
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Krystal G.
Verified review

These guys are great! I had them remodel my upstairs bathroom and add a new bathroom in my basement. I absolutely love the finished project! Would definitely recommend them to everyone, and look forward to future projects with this company.

MAV CONSTRUCITON CO.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Delia H.
Verified review

They worked on our basement and we could not be happier! They took all of our ideas and made them come to life! Definitely putting their number in my phone book for future projects!

M.T. McCaw, Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Timoli M.
Verified review

Awesome crew!! We were very happy with the work. Matt and his team's work was beautiful. We recently opened up a wall going down into our basement, updated the stairs to match the stairs upstairs, and added a glass door. The team was very professional, always on time and cleaned up at the end of every day!! They arrived on time and completed the project on the given date. We are very happy with the work and the crew. You would never know we did the changes, it looks beautiful. It looks like it was always designed this way. We would recommend and use again!!!

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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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