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Skokie Construction Managers

Browse these construction managers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Skokie.

Primestar Home Inspections
4.7
from 87 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Antoine L.
Verified review

Mr. Wolf was outstanding to work with. He takes pride on his work and doesn't take shortcuts. I'm a real estate investor and I'm going to use him for all my projects.

Rising Construction
4.6
from 61 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara B.
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The quality of workmanship is beyond reproach, quickly responded to our needs at a very fair rate. Respectful, courteous & friendly, explains everything every step of the way. Rising Construction will be the first call I make for all future needs. Thank you for your excellent service, consideration & commitment. Highly recommended!

A V M Construction Inc.
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle B.
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I was extremely happy with the work AVM construction did in my house! Andrei was very nice and easy to reach. He came ON TIME, unlike the majority of handymen I have worked with. Andrei completed a backsplash for me which looks amazing and I've already gotten quite a few compliments. He was very reasonably priced and I would recommend him to a friend.

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  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Courtney T.
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Handy helper did a great job with my floor repair. Would definitely hire them again for projects around my house.

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  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Anna W.
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Marek did a great job painting my bedrooms and was a pleasure to work with. He was very professional and worked around my busy schedule. His wife Gracie did a great job setting up the appointment to meet for an estimate and sending it to me quickly. Looking to remodel my bathroom next and I will definitely use Marek Wojciech Construction again!!

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  • 34 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
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Edgar B.
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I hired Jeff after a home inspection while selling my home. I needed to fix a few things I didn't even know needed fixing. This included changing the main water valve under the house to working in the attic venting the bathroom fan. I also had some exterior eaves that need replacement. Jeff know how to handle all the jobs. He did a great job addressing everything. He is very knowledgeable when I comes to home construction. I plan on calling Jeff when I move to my new home for any work needed.

  • 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.

McDonald Construction
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
James M.
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Mike and his crew did a "superb job" for me. They told me what they were going to do, when, and how much it would cost.He is good honest man-went well above and beyond to make sure the site was ready for new construction. Highly recommend McDonald Construction-good folks, they do what they tell you they are going to and on time, at a very reasonable price-JIM

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  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Mark W.
Verified review

I hired Lyndell to install a shower surround kit in my master bathroom and ended up hiring him to do so much more! He was able to repair some pesky woodpecker damage on my chimney chase. He noticed some loose cedar siding and repaired that as well. The chimney looks great and is better than the original construction. He came in under budget and was very thorough with his work. Couldn't be happier. The shower kit and door kit installation went just a smoothly. Lyndell performed a very "clean demolition, made some structural repairs and installed the shower kit with a high level of craftsmanship and care for my home. The shower surround also came in under budget and looks (and works) great! I'm very pleased with the work he performed at my house. Side note: take the time to get to know Lyndell...he is capable of more than you think. His background is amazing and his work ethic is refreshing. I'm planning on hiring Lyndell for future projects at my new home.

  • 16 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila B.
Verified review

I called Quality Way Roofing & Construction to have the flashing on my roof repaired. They came out the next day to give me an estimate and started the work two days later. They were very knowledgeable and detail orient in explaining how the repairs would be completed. All questions and concerns were address. I had my flashing repair and aluminum coating put on my roof. There has been a few storms in this area and I have no more leaks thanks Tommy and Tony at Quality Way Roofing! They did such a great job on my roof I referred them to my parents to have their brick retainer wall repair and tuck pointing on their front porch. They did a fantastic job!

  • 9 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl D.
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Eric of Exterior Construction Services stop by on Saturday to quote the work we plan to have done in April, he was on time and very professional, I will write again if we decide to use this company.

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Alumni Builders Inc
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vincent C.
Verified review

Dan from Alumni Builders is the best contractor I have ever worked with. He is honest and reliable. From the initial project proposal all the way into it's delivery Dan organised perfectly all the aspects of remodeling project. I got the best price, on time delivery and an outstanding quality of the work by using Alumni Builders. I will always trust Dan with my construction needs and I highly recommend his services. Thanks Dan! Vincent C.

  • 12 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Randy R.
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I hired HGR Construction Services, Joel Sevilla by the recommendation of my heating and air conditioning contractor. I hired him for an insurance claim for hail damage to my aluminum siding, he worked with the insurance adjuster for almost 2 months to get me the most that he could from the insurance company. They ended up paying for partial of the siding that was damaged but more than what they first offered because Joel brought to their attention many things they had missed. Instead of replacing the siding with aluminum again I upgraded to vinyl and paid the difference of the upgrade. I also had him install all 15 new windows that were well over due to be replaced. Joel is very easy to work with the crews that came to do the work were very professional and thorough. Any problems that arose were taken care of immediately and professionally. I plan on having HGR Construction Services, Joel Sevilla re-roof my house this coming spring. I would recommend Joel 100%.

  • 10 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Michael Z.
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I have used Joe many times now on my own properties as well as within my property management business. He does a great job, charges fair prices and is a big asset to my team. You will want to use Joe for any upcoming projects!

Star Construct INC
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
George S.
Verified review

Ady was terrific. The whole work was great with reasonable price and star construct will be our construction company from now on.Thank you so much ,for making our home larger,new and cool again.

  • 23 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Doug B.
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I’m Doug Bernardini of Bernardini Builders, and I have used Roman almost exclusively for over 16 years. Roman always thinks outside of the box, is immensely talented, knows construction and construction costs very well. Our collaborations always go smoothly, and my customers are always pleased. Doug Bernardini, Pres. Bernardini Builders

D2O Army Construction
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Al B.
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My expieence with D2O Construction was excellent. When expressed what I wanted done in my home they walked me through everything that I would expect from them as well as giving me a quote that was simple and to the point. Pricing was very reasonable as well as great quality work. They finished the job cleaned up my kitchen like they were never there. My new kitchen looks great.

  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Breanna A.
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We recently had a fence put up by the guys at Jates construction and couldn't be happier with the results. They gave us everything we hoped for and even custom-fit our mailbox and added some special touches. They were done ahead of schedule and always available for questions or concerns. We will definitely be hiring Jates for any future projects!

  • 12 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Michael E.
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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 Beth S.
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Jim did a great job building "built in" shelves as well as adding some under the counter lighting in my kitchen. He was very easy to work with and did great work. The project was on time and under budget.

Cirino Custom Design LLC
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Bob C.
Verified review

We had Pat remodel our front porch, and later our master bedroom. He did excellent work on both occasions. What we also greatly appreciated was his constructive ideas, that made the final results even better. Thank you Pat.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

How much does a project manager charge per hour?

You may choose to hire a construction project manager for your residential or commercial project. For the hands-on homeowner who wants to be involved in home construction but isn’t comfortable hiring subcontractors, a construction project manager can oversee these relationships and supervise labor. Typically, construction project managers charge a fee that is a flat percentage of the total construction project cost. This may range from 10 percent to 15 percent, depending on the company and the services they provide. This means a $30,000 home remodel project would have a construction project management fee of $3,000-$4,500. Hiring a construction project manager generally precludes the markup on subcontractor labor charged by a general contractor. The drawback to this choice is that, unlike a general contractor, the construction project manager won’t be financially responsible for the work of the subcontractors. For larger projects, you may hire a construction project manager who will also hire a general contractor. This provides the benefits of the general contractor along with the management services of the project manager, who will be on board from the beginning. The construction project manager will be involved in the design phase and work with the architects and the building crew, facilitating a smoother overall process.

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