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Rockford Metal Stairs And Railing Installation Professionals

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Remodeling Associates
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mariana L.
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We hired Ron to install an additional set of stairs onto our deck to compliment the stairs we already had on the opposite side (going from one opening to two). He took his time measuring for accuracy, double checked his numbers, provided a bid that was fair and completed the job before the estimated schedule. Now our deck has 2 entrances creating a beautiful touch and ease of access to our new garden. Will hire again.

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  • 28 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joe S.
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Jeff B. promptly responded to our request for help restoring the railings on an upstairs deck. He helped us figure out a good plan, provided the costs within 24 hours, and completed the work within two days, in spite of having to work in the hot sun. He was conscientious, careful, prompt and courteous. His price was fair. We really like the finished product and would happily hire him again for additional projects.

  • 5 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Christine J.
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Joe did a great job on my bathroom! He started it the next day and got the job completed in 2 days! New toilet vanity, painted walls and trim, and hung a new light fixture! Professional, clean, and completed the job under budget! He is coming back this week to install new flooring and trim in the family room.

Master Craft & Design
4.6
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Megan T.
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I can't say enough good things about my experience working with Master Craft and Design. My husband and I moved into our home 3 years ago and have worked with our fair share of carpenters, and handy men. I'm not easy to please and none of them made me want to work with them again in the future. However, our experience with Eddie and his team has been the opposite. Eddie came to give us a quote and was patient and enthusiastic. He gave us an opportunity to tell him what we wanted, but he still offered details and direction towards ways to get creative. We loved that! He took our budget well into consideration and we hired him immediately. Once he started working, we were even further impressed. We worked with Eddie for about a month and the ENTIRE TIME he was on time, flexible, energetic, friendly, patient and approachable. He would check in with us constantly as the work progressed, and didn't get frustrated once if we needed something fixed or if he had to make another trip to home depot! He also threw in many little freebies along the way. Eddie and his crew were sweet and trustworthy, We have dogs and small children and they never made us feel that we were in their way or bothersome. The craftsmanship is outstanding. Our house was nice before but now it has that "wow factor". We kept adding ideas as the time went on and he was able to balance it all (along with other jobs and offers) and get it done in a timely manner. We received wainscoting through most of our main areas, including accent walls on our stairway, crown throughout the house and a complete fireplace demo and remodel with built in shelving and a new mantle. GORGEOUS, it's all so bold and classic. The house feels more cohesive now. I would be happy to show pictures of my home or offer more information about Master Craft in the future. They did an excellent job. Eddie is our go-to from here on out!

  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Frank O.
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Excellent work repairing a front porch railing and handrail. I would use them again.

Integrity Custom
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Eric C.
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Joel did a great job installing my new basement stairs. He did a very professional job and was very courteous and clean. I cleaned up all debris from the basement. I couldn't be happier. I will definitely hire him again

  • 20 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Alan L.
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The work initially involved repairing our 100+ year old wood Kitchen floor. But as the work progressed it became clear the existing floor was worn down too much to allow for repair with replacement boards. So the work then became a complete removal of the old floor / installation of a subfloor / and installation of a new wood floor. Kurt and the guys were great to work with and did a great job. We could not be happier with our new floor.

Theel Brothers Construction
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Dick T.
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I had a little job of putting down some floor tile and trim in my furnace room. Dave came out, looked at the job ( which I figured was to small) gave me a very reasonable price and they would be out first thing Monday morning. They were here when he said, did excellent work and I am very satisfied. I would recommend them anytime. Professional with excellent workmanship!!! Hard to beat!!

Healthy Home Specialists
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Cyndy R.
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Scheduled visit for next day and worked through a list of household repairs including reattaching hand railing, installing wooden strips where vinyl and hardwood meet and caulking a bathtub. Called to let us know he'd be late because of traffic and worked steady for a few hours after arriving. We'll very likely call on him again.

  • 46 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mark P.
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Listen up everyone-- There is NO ONE better than Joe, save your self a whole lot of time and trouble, just call joe-- He handled my project under a extreme tight deadline, and went WAY beyond what was expected. His workers are real pros - very polite people and more than fair priced.. I have many other properties, needless to say, Joe has all my Business-- In fact I have another Job for him coming up and I can now rest easy about getting it done. Joe refinished all my hard wood floors in about 1-2 days, and he made my botched up wood stairs look like they should have been to start with.. Nothing could have gone better,, This is a quality outfit.

Archetype
3.9
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa C.
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I love my new deck! David was helpful in suggesting ways to update and improve my deck space. He was easily accessible and work was completed as promised.

Jvic Restoration
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Beth G.
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Mike did a great job replacing the floor of our screened in porch, deck and stairs. He had to troubleshoot how to level the boards to compensate for improperly installed joists. Also, Mike came up with a creative way to give the decking a finished look without making the project more involved than it needed to be. He also replaced the door to the porch, restored the wood ceiling in the porch and replaced the lattice around the base of the deck. My husband and I highly recommend Mike and will contact him for future projects.

Burchard Welding LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn L.
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Burchard welding has done several jobs for my family - I love the new safety railing for the entrance stairs at my parents house. Would recommend him first to anyone looking for quality work DONE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!!

Hawk Contracting Inc.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
Jason M.
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Hawk Contracting recently completed a restoration project for us. Dan did an outstanding job on the window replacement, trim and door installation, cabinet installation, rebuilding the main stair case and tile work. We highly recommend Hawk Contracting.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am located in McHenry. My brother and I are in to remodeling. We do all kinds of masonry, tuck-pointing stones and tiles, installing hardwood floors, additions, basement additions, drywall installation, and painting. We also construct new windows and doors.

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How long is welding training?

Because there are different paths to learning to weld, there’s no single timeline for welding training. Some people attend school part-time while working their current job, while others can focus full-time on their welding training courses. People interested in learning how to weld as a hobby can also take classes from professional welders, such as at KCMA & Services in Waterloo, Indiana.

Expect to take at least two years to go from welding newbie to American Welding Society Certified Welder. A junior college Certificate of Completion welding course is two semesters full-time, or 10 units of coursework. With this certificate, students are qualified for an apprenticeship or internship, rather than a full-time entry-level job. Welding apprenticeships range from 6,000 to 8,000 hours long, equalling three to four years at 2,000 hours per year. Some junior colleges, such as Cerritos College in the Los Angeles area, offer more in-depth welding programs that lead to different welding certifications, such as arc welding and tungsten gas arc welding. These take three to four semesters to complete, so you could be qualified for an entry-level job in about two years of full-time study. Alternatively, you can prepare for employment more quickly through an intensive vocational program at a trade school. For instance, Ohio’s Lincoln Electric Company offers a comprehensive program that prepares people for a welding career in just 20 weeks and 600 hours of hands-on instruction.

How many types of welding are there?

Welding is a method of fusing together two or more pieces of metal using electricity or flame. Welding is used to construct buildings, make metal sculptures, build and repair cars, make gates and furniture, and for many other practical and aesthetic uses. There are multiple types of welding. Here is an overview of the most popular methods:

  • Stick welding: Formally known as shielded metal arc welding, stick welding uses extreme heat applied at the seam of two separate metals to melt them together. A third (intermediary) metal may also be incorporated for added strength. As the metals cool, they are bonded together.
  • Metal inert gas (MIG) welding: Formally known as gas metal arc welding, MIG welding uses a tool to feed metal wire into the weld puddle while an electrical arc melts the wire, which will fuse to the base metal upon cooling.
  • Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding: Formally referred to gas tungsten arc welding, TIG welding is a similar process MIG welding, but instead of using a tool that continuously feeds metal wire into the weld puddle, the welder must hold and manually feed the stick.
  • Gas welding: A mix of flammable gas and oxygen is used to heat metal to the melting point.
  • Forge welding: Forging metal is an ancient art that involves heating two pieces of metal until they are molten, then hammering them together.

Where can I take welding classes?

Your options for welding classes depend on where you live and whether you’re willing to travel. Many skilled professionals offer private or group welding classes across the U.S. Some high schools offer classes for teens, but many people learn from a private trainer or in a junior college or vocational school. Students learn basic welding, machining and fabrication processes, including using gas and arc welding equipment, and qualify for an apprenticeship or internship. Other colleges as well as vocational schools have two-year associate’s degree programs that prepare you to take the welding certification exam and seek full-time employment.

How much is welding training?

The cost of welding training depends on where you take your classes and how quickly you want to complete the program. In general, junior college welding classes are the least expensive, but may take longer; trade schools offer intensive classes that lead to certification more quickly, but are more expensive. For example, Cerritos College, a junior college in Los Angeles that offers a welding training course, charges an average of $46 per unit; most of their welding certificate programs require 19 units of coursework, so cost about $875 each to complete. Pro-Weld, an on-site welding school in Idaho, offers three different welding courses. The 36-week welder fabrication and the 24-week gas tungsten arc welding courses each cost an average of $3,300, while pipe welding costs an average of $2,500 for a 24-week session or an average of $4,500 for a 52-week session. The 20-week comprehensive program at the Lincoln Electric Company in Ohio costs an average of $9,500. Many programs require students to purchase approximately $120-$200 worth of personal welding equipment in addition to textbooks or other class material fees.

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