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Rockford Home Contractors

Browse these home contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Rockford.

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Remodeling Associates
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angela C.
Verified review

All work was completed on time and on budget. Very high quality work. Had absolutely no objection when I added on a few additional smaller projects as well. Had him repaint my kitchen, master bath, guest bath, guest bedroom and first floor power room. All work looks simply amazing! Would definitely hire him again in the future! Sourced through Thumbtack. For being my first experience using Thumbtack, I was definitely satisfied with its role in linking homeowners with contractors.

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MPT Plumbing Inc
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bob G.
Verified review

Independent contractor that assessed the project, determined the best option and quoted a competitive quote. Was thorough with completing project on a timely basis and keeping area clean Would definitely recommend

  • 27 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
D. P.
Verified review

David & his team at JDM did a phenomenal job remodeling our bathroom on a budget. They gutted the original builders bathroom where there had been a leak in the shower behind the tile. They installed all new fixtures, including new vanity, new exhaust fan, new toilet, new sink/top, new vanity light, primed and color change the walls and ceiling. The tile work is FaNtAsTiC with custom niche in the shower. Their design suggestions regarding the tile, tile trim, and appointments helped us receive a much nicer bathroom than ANY of the other contractors we spoke to would have done for the budget... Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  • 6 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon G.
Verified review

I needed the home of an elderly friend cleaned out to get it ready to sell. Jose quoted a price after seeing the job I had for him. Upon arrival the day of the job, he felt it would be more work and thus said he'd need more money! In the end, he honored his estimate, and he and another guy did a great job for me! They were neat, speedy and respectful. As it turned out, I was happy with Jose's service.

Top Pro
  • 28 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary B.
Verified review

Jeff responded quickly to our request for a contractor. He was able to come the next day. The job was not an easy one. Working in a small attic space, dirty and dusty, he successfully accomplished the job that needed to be done. He was creative, resourceful and experienced. We will use him again!

J&S Exteriors Inc. A
4.7
from 43 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Connie S.
Verified review

We couldn't be happier with Jeremy and J&S Exterior! He came out and advised us about what he could do with our siding both repairs with painting or siding. Then left it up to us which way to go with more information than we had been given by 4 other contractors. We chose the siding and it is beautiful and done with professionalism and on time. Thanks 😊

CALI Construction
4.6
from 42 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Jose G.
Verified review

Caludio's performance has been exceptional throughout the various jobs he has completed for us. His attention to detail is not short of perfection. Very knowledgeable in all aspects of the trades. Claudio has made our remodeling experience a breeze. He delivered on time which is very hard for many contractors to do! Overall experience was great. J. & A. Gomez

Hansen Home Services
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Sonya G.
Verified review

Hello, I recently acquired the services of Mr.Hansen, I was very satisfied with his punctuality,appearance and work performance.he will be very thorough and explain what and why he will be looking for certain things. I used his service twice,you won't be disappointed! He is my home inspector for life! Thank you, Ms.G.

  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Kev K.
Verified review

Joe was hired to paint the lower level of our home. He was very personable with everyone in our home. His attention to detail was top notch. He clearly knows his trade and was great at offering suggestions and his thoughts. He did not rush the job and took the necessary time to complete the job. In fact we are so pleased with his work, we have him coming back for more projects this week and for sure in the future!

Master Craft & Design
4.6
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Ashlee Z.
Verified review

We took on a rather large project in our new home, which included a full kitchen remodel, not done by MasterCraft - and what I can say is that Eddie and his team were by FAR the best contractors we worked with during this process. He was extremely helpful and communicative - any time I needed something, he responded quickly and entirely. Outside of that - his pricing was extremely fair and he did a top-notch, job. Every detail was gone over to ensure that it met both my and his standards. There was a complete transformation made to our home in a timely fashion, and Eddie was also up front with what was going on. I never felt as though we were being slighted or that the work done did not match our expectations. In fact, everything exceeded the expectations and we even enlisted Eddie to do a few other things. We wish we had even MORE in our home for him and his team to do because they did such a fantastic job.

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The Resolute Building Group
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura D.
Verified review

My husband and I have hired many contractors for remodels and repairs. The Resolute Building Group is by far the best we have used. Dean is prompt, professional and exceeds expectations. Dean was out the same day and completed all of our projects quickly. We highly recommend Dean and his workers at the Resolute Building Group are outstanding.

  • 5 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Sastry M.
Verified review

Shelton built a brick mail box and installed a new kitchen sink in my house. The work was very thorough and got finished on promised schedule. Shelton is a personable individual and that trait is important when someone spends that much time in your home. I will hire him for all my future needs in the house.

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HomanRemodelingInc
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Martin R.
Verified review

Fixed a job a contractor walked out on. Good quality work and reliable. Would hire again. People need to remember cheap is not good. You have to pay for quality!

  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Emily M.
Verified review

I am so pleased with the work Marcelo did in my home. He listened to what I wanted and did a careful and thorough job. I wish I hadn’t waited so long to get the work done. If I had known there was someone who would do such a great job for a great price, I would have had these things fixed a long time ago!

  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Tom S.
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The Jates construction team did an amazing job on this project. My wife and I needed to repair our laundry area / utility closet / hallway, which had been destroyed by a roof leak in our condo building (long story). We decided to try thumbtack, not knowing what to expect. Antonio from Jates responded immediately, and scheduled a visit the next day to provide a free estimate/quote. By the end of the day, we received a detailed Quote / job description, with a fair price. Estimated project time would be about 3-5 days. We signed up Jates, and immediately received an email. Jates was on site the very next day, completed the project in 3 days, always showed up on-time, and even gave us advice on paint colors and the doors (went with their paint suggestion - Dolphin Fin, a blueish/grey, by Behr at Home Depot, and love the look). They also helped us install a cat door for the utility room (where we are putting the litterbox)! Antonio provided updates throughout each day, and was very responsive. The entire team was very professional and friendly. Overall we are incredibly happy with the work Jates did. IMO, the most important things from any contractor are 1) transparency, 2) hard work, and 3) easy to contact. The Jates team gets an A+ on all three. We will definitely use them again, for other work in our unit (and also for condo projects) You guys rock!! P.S. I attached a before/after picture below, so people can see just how great they did!! We love the result!

Shauna P.
Verified review

Bjorn was an absolute pleasure to work with. His design ideas, practicality and attention to detail made a potentially stressful renovation fun and exciting. I will definitely be hiring him again for my future home remodeling projects.

Chekouras Builders
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Karen S.
Verified review

Stair tread and underlayment repair: Peter Chekouras was polite, professional and efficient. Cleaned thoroughly after the job, and the repair was of excellent quality. Thank you to Chekouras Builders, and to the folks at Thumbtack...a great system!

  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Frank P.
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We did a complete home remodel after purchasing our home and Rick was a pleasure to work with. He was very professional and all the work was completed with great quality. We would definitely use him again!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin J.
Verified review

We hired Tyler to replace some old sliding closet doors with new bifold doors. None of our openings were standard sizes but Tyler was able to custom order the correct size doors and was even able to give us a deal on a third set of doors. I was nervous about the stain color matching our existing trim but he matched it perfectly! We are very happy with the finished product. Tyler was professional yet personable throughout the entire process. He even followed up with us after about a week to make sure we were satisfied. I highly recommend Precision Remodeling and Home Services!

  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
Verified review

We made the right decision when hiring Mike to finish our bathroom. Work included taping, mudding, and sanding the drywall on walls and ceiling. Tiling around our shower (excellent work!). Installing new faucet, sink and vanity (including the plumbing). Installing all trim, molding, baseboards. Priming and painting. We really appreciate that throughout the week, he kept everything neat and tidy (really, we were kind of amazed at how clean the area would look by the time we got home from work for the amount of work going on in there each day).

J Erdman Builders
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michelle F.
Verified review

Justin is a detail oriented contractor. He is prompt with deadlines. I will definitely use his services in the future!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

What do construction project managers do?

Construction project managers help in all stages of your construction project, starting from the very first step. Typically paid a percentage of a total project cost, they are part of the design and planning process and help ensure seamless communication between the design parties and the construction team. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, their scope of work includes preparing cost estimates, budgets and work timetables; interpreting and explaining contracts and technical information to other professionals; reporting work progress and budget to clients; collaborating with architects, engineers and other construction pros; selecting subcontractors and scheduling and coordinating their tasks; responding to work delays, emergencies and other problems; and ensuring compliance with legal requirements, building and safety codes, and other regulations.

The work of construction project managers may seem very similar to that of general contractors, but there are some critical differences. One difference is that, unlike most general contractors, project managers are not engaged in the actual construction — they are onsite overseeing the work of subcontractors. Another key difference is that project managers are hired during the design phase, while general contractors are hired after plans have been made. The project manager is generally paid a percentage of the total project cost, while the general contractor is more typically paid according to the bid they gave to build your project.  

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 I find out if a contractor is licensed?

It’s important to know if your project requires work by a licensed professional, as licensing laws can vary by state, locality, and job details. You can find general licensing information online at the government websites that handle occupational licensing for a given profession in your state or location. Some states designate a project cost over which you have to hire a licensed contractor. To find qualified licensed contractors, search your state’s licensing board. For example, in California, the Department of Consumer Affairs operates a searchable database through the Contractors State License Board. In some states, contracting licenses are provided at a regional level. You can find links to specific databases on BRB Publications’ Occupational Licensing page. Red flags that a contractor may not be licensed or may be providing an expired or false license number are unreasonably low bids or a request for complete payment upfront. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

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.

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