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East Chicago Construction Estimators

Browse these construction estimating services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in East Chicago.

Enigma Electrical and Services
4.7
from 147 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
Paul K.
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I would recommend Kevin. His work and demeanor were professional. His estimate for the work became the same amount he ultimately charged upon completion of the work.

LoPrestis Services & More
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew B.
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I chose Brian at LoPrestis Services after vetting several vendors and considering other outside estimates and I am glad that I did! He replaced an ancient water heater that had a busted drain valve, making a standard replacement even more difficult, but he worked quickly and thoroughly to complete the removal and installation. He even offered to pick up the new water heater from Home Depot as a courtesy saving me time and money. The new heater works great! I strongly recommend choosing Brian for your project.

  • 7 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Robert L.
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I have worked in the construction field for over 40 years. Rob called meet me gave me a quote and had the job finished in 2 days. I would recommend him with 5 stars. Its hard to find a man of this quality. His worh was outstanding.

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
Lena S.
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I recently renovated the bathroom with the help of AVM Construction. The bathroom looks gorgeous, they are very professional. They even helped me with the design. I highly recommend AVM Constraction Inc for any kind of tile work. They are prompt, professional

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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!!

A-1 Cutting Edge
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Hallie B.
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Bob was responsive to my inquiries and came out to give a fair estimate for the work we needed done on our lawn. What we'd requested, unfortunately (help improving the grass and reducing weeds), did not manifest. The mowing was fine, when it occurred.

  • 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.
Verified review

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

  • 20 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmine Z.
Verified review

Chwalek construction & painting scraped / painted two porches for my company and we have re-hired them for more jobs. They are professional and reliable. We will continue to work with them.

  • 16 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila B.
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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
Thumbtack Customer
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Eric and his team were great. He helped me find the right solution for my issue and got the job done quick and for a great price. Eric's also very friendly and takes the time to explain things. I plan on using Eric and Exterior Construction Services in the future.

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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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Laurie S.
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These guys were great! They did my repair project as promised, showed up on time, were clean, friendly, nice to my dogs, and did a great job. I would use again and would recommend them!

D2O Army Construction
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Steven S.
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It gives me peace of mind to know that D2O Construction is on-call to solve my building repair needs. So far they have provided quality drywall, plumbing, and other general repairs to my property. I will always make them my 1st choice when faced with a remodeling or repair need.

  • 10 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Natasa N.
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Joe did great job remodeling my whole house. He replaced whole draywall and paint the whole house. Replaced chandalier, painted doors and window. He did tiles in my 2 bathrooms and change my faucet in the bathroom. Also he cleaned my whole house after remodeling. He has great personslity, funny and easy going.

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.

J Roberts Home Improvements
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Darrell W.
Verified review

I called on Saturday, he came out in l hour, looked at job, gave me an estimate but roof had snow on it so he said if snow was melted on Sunday he would do the job. He came out on Sunday, went up two stories and repaired my aluminum soffit and fascia on the upper level of my home. Very satisfied with everything for work quality to value.

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

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra S.
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The two men that came out were on time and got right to work. They picked up about 2 tons of yard waste quickly. The initial estimate phase was equally swift. They had to traveled a bit to get to me and initially I declined the bid because the price changed. There was no negativity when I contacted them again later in the day. All other people placing bids on the project did not follow through on their end. I appreciate Big D's coming out and loading our debris.

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

Patrick patched 3 areas of stucco on my kitchen ceiling. His work was good, he was through, hung plastic to keep the mess contained and cleaned up when he finished. Job went well and looks good. He also took measurements for additional work we are contemplating, but I have not heard back from him with the estimates. Work was done 3 weeks ago.

Ascencio’s Construction
5.0
from 1 review
    Derrick G.
    Verified review

    Great experience working with ascencio's construction they did an awesome job very professionals. And meet all the time lines ,definitely would hiring them for any furure projects . Thank you so much for your wonderful job .

    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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