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Fort Wayne Pole Barn Builders

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Ideal Builders & Remodeling
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine H.
Verified review

I needed the subfloor floor replaced in my 2 bathrooms, also some electrical work done. Anthony came and gave an estimate.His prices were more then fair. He was one time and very polite. He started work quickly and worked fast. He kept to his estimate to the best of his ability (the one bathroom was a bit more work.) He even made time to come back and check his work a few days later. I will definitely be using his company again.

Summit city builders
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Jim R.
Verified review

Mike and company really know the ins and outs of any room in the house and on the outside. He is very good and a very honest man. See Mike work. Jim

D&T Builders/Bath Express
3.0
from 1 review
    About

    We do complete or partial kitchen and bath remodeling. We offer an affordable alternative to home repairs or renovations. Clients love how easy our bath makeovers are to keep looking like new. Regardless if you need a 1-day makeover or a complete tear out, we build in as if it was our own project. We have an aging-in-place specialist on staff. We also are a certified walk-in-bathtub installer. We have tub to shower conversions, Walk-thru-inserts, stair lifts, and custom wood products. We will consult with you, and show ways of remodeling that make your home accessible. Accessible homes will work for all ages and abilities. Today when doing accessible remodeling you insure you will be able to live in your home safely for as long as needed.

    About

    We build houses and barns. We also do roofs, concrete, and all things but plumbing and electrical. We build in stages and we can have 12 to 24 Amish carpenters buildings.

    About

    I love helping people and I will be available for use. All the different types of jobs I do it's amazing how many people are in need of a good laborer

    About

    I have a small business but growing. I have 10 years of construction and roofing experience. I am driven to deliver a quality job.

    About

    From the footer through each shingler or others, we maximize each opportunity during application of well-founded science and highest level of professional services.

    About

    I work with Amish Contractors too get you the best service. Helping to build America, Working with great people

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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.  

    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.  

    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 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.

    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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