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Indianapolis Retaining Wall Builders

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Cam II Construction
4.8
from 45 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Todd H.
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We had very little time to complete an interior framing wall project. Ron found a way to get our job done in only a few days! We saved time and $ with Cam II and their quality work.

Aquarian Builders LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn J.
Verified review

Our roof rafters were installed without proper bracing, so the roof had begun to sag. Stacey put in knee wall supports under both inclines. He was knowledgeable, courteous, efficient and cleaned up when finished.

Foxy Landscape LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kirk F.
Verified review

We had a retaining wall border built using 6x6 treated timbers. Work was done quickly and professionally. Great communication

  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie M.
Verified review

I would definitely recommend Russ's work. He always works in whatever I need very quickly and quality work. So far, I have had my roof replaced, garage door and opener installed, dry wall work, kitchen cabinets replaced, ice maker line ran, bathroom exhaust fan installed and several other misc. handyman jobs. Trustworthy and beat the other quotes from other providers for job's quoted.

  • 4 years in business
Ashley P.
Verified review

Doug is an outstanding builder! He built our first house and we wanted him for our remodel job when we bought our 2nd house. He gutted our entire 1st floor to the studs and redid everything from our kitchen, master bedroom, master bathroom, master closets, 2 guest bathrooms and 2 guest rooms. He removed a support wall and added a column with no problem at all. I can't say enough about the finishes he uses. Every single thing was top notch from his knowledge to his customer service!! He is so has on and was at the project every day. If I could give him 10 stars I would. I can't wait for him to design and remodel my basement next year.

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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.  

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.

What do general contractors charge?

If you’re doing a home remodel, building a new home or embarking on a commercial building project, you’ll hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to oversee and execute construction projects. Each construction project is unique; even two duplicate homes built on lots next door to each other could have different construction costs due to factors like different excavation costs when building the foundation. Since each project is unique, many general contractors make bids on potential construction projects. These bids can then break down to a per square foot cost that encompasses the labor of all the workers needed for the job, materials, the scope of work, and any equipment needed. Materials and finishes make a major difference in your cost per square foot. For example, choosing standard kitchen tiles at $3 per square foot will result in a lower total project cost than imported marble tiles that cost $63 per square foot. Where you live will also affect how much general contractors charge, as labor and the cost to do business can cost less in many regions than in high-cost areas like New York or San Francisco. Here are some examples of average costs general contractors typically charge in various regions:

  • Home addition in San Francisco: $250-$270 per square foot.
  • New home construction in Knoxville, Tennessee: $100-$200 per square foot.
  • Kitchen remodel in Tennessee: $40-$80 per square foot, depending on finishes.
  • Bathroom remodel in Vancouver, Washington: $110-$170 per square foot.

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