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Little Things To Do
4.6
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Sung P.
Verified review

Gary was friendly and reliable contractor for us.

  • 1 year in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Chandi F.
Verified review

My home smelled and looked very clean when the Home Matters team left my house! Karen, the team leader is very nice and professional. The owners took on this job even though they were booked up! I would definitely use them again!

G & J Home Services
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Dianna C.
Verified review

Jonathan (the "J" in G & J Handyman Services) moved so much of my furniture and boxes Monday. He is busy with another job, but took time to help me later in the day. He will be here again this evening and move the second 1/3 of my belongings - again after working a job he had already scheduled. He will finish me up on Wed morning by moving the last of my "stuff" and putting curtain rods up for me. I HIGHLY recommend him! He is a very nice man, a good efficient worker and respectful of my belongings and me! Wish he was my neighbor! I'm sure I could keep him busy the rest of the summer!

The Project Professor
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Art H.
Verified review

I am not someone who typically writes reviews, mainly because I'm not easily impressed. I'm not easily pleased. With that being said, Ian Williams completely exceeded my expectations and in my book a job well done doesn't go unrecognized. I am renovating my basement, and I needed 168 feet of base and shoe molding. Ian installed it PERFECTLY!! The price was fair, and the work done was absolutely excellent. I couldn't ask for more. Usually after a contractor leaves, I look over and pick apart there work, and I'll call them back to fix something, or I simply won't hire them again and won't refer them. With Ian Williams, I feel confident to refer him, and I will most definitely call him for future jobs. Ian also worked around my schedule, which made it easier for me. In my experience, a lot of contractors won't show up, or be late or have some other lame excuse. If Ian says he will show up at a specific time, he will be there, I assure you. Reliability and dependability seems to be rare these days. If you need some precision carpentry done, Ian Williams is the go to guy. If you want a contractor who is meticulous, picky and very particular about things, then Ian Williams is the only choice.

A and A Home Finishing
4.4
from 24 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Scott R.
Verified review

I am also a local contractor, and I have used A & A several times. Al has always done a great job, on time, and within budget. I highly recommend his services, and I will be calling on him in the future.

DC Construction
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn .
Verified review

Excellent service in the installation of our front entry fiberglass door. We are beyond satisfied. We couldn't help but noticed Daniel's close attention to detail and exceptional skills in what he does. Now, we are looking to have him add a security storm door as well. Daniel is highly professional and definitely not greedy, but fair when it comes to quotes. I now can't wait for him to do more work in our home. I'm glad to have Daniel on our home project team!!!! 😊

T & M Services
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Diane S.
Verified review

Remodeled bathroom, He installed new drywall taped and mud. Installed New ceramic tile floor , installed cement board, laid the tile and grouted the floor and it looks beautiful. He also addressed some structural needs for the tub/shower and repaired. He was there when he said he would be. Careful with tools and supplies going in and out of the house( drop clothes, clean and neat about work space and protecting floors and surfaces. Fast and efficient excellent work. I have used His services in other homes remodeling and always find him knowledgable, and enjoyable to work with highly recommend! Excited to paint the room this weekend!

Kennedy Home Improvements
4.5
from 13 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Raju M.
Verified review

Chad was totally upfront and very collaborative person. I enjoyed working with him in getting our front porch pressure washed. I would definitely work with Chad on other home improvement projects.

A&R Services
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Anne S.
Verified review

Ariel was professional and courteous, provided a reasonable quote to compare with other contractors. He had an opening in his schedule that worked out for my needs. Ariel and his crew worked hard and the six rooms look great. I would use them again.

JR Construction
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I had a very good experience working with JR Home Specialists. They were very professional and did a very nice job. They almost worked liked someone would work in their own home, making sure everything was attended to. If something needed little repairing, they helped me do that too along with the paint job. I was very pleased with the end result.

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Lakeside Renovations LLC
4.4
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bob L.
Verified review

We hired Lakeside to hand sand and stain our Redwood home located in Union Pier along with a few smaller jobs. They did an excellent job that was on time with all estimations!! They have a professional team that responded quickly to any questions and performed high quality work at an fantastic value. You will not find a better contractor to work with. Bob & Grace

Harmony Designs Pro Paint
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Janice K.
Verified review

I had exterior doors painted- Harmony Designs Pro Paint did excellent painting on my doors. Helped with deciding what kind of paint, personality was personified, arrived on time and was just a wonderful experience with my painting project. Call Harmony Designs Pro Paint if you want excellent painting done in your home or business.

  • 4 years in business
Barbara P.
Verified review

Happy to say this was the best experience that we have ever had with a contractor. Quality work and good communication made the project run smoothly...also on time and budget.

  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Clare P.
Verified review

David and his team did quite a bit of work for us at a very fair price. We love the way our home looks now and are grateful we found D&K! Solid, kind, trustworthy guys who get the job done well and on time! Don’t hesitate to hire!

Ruby Construction LLC
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Brian L.
Verified review

Start Date: 10/27/2017 End Date: 04/25/2018 Project: Adding a 12’ X 31’ 3rd Garage Stall I would recommend Ruby Construction for your construction needs. The owner, Bill was very courteous and good to work with. The workers were all nice and respectful to me and my property during the course of the job. Bill was willing to work with me in regards to changes in the original plan and reasonable in correcting any problems that arose (which were not many). I have not had any direct experience with hiring a contractor for a project. So I only knew what to expect going in to this from what I have heard from others (in reference to working with contractors in general). I was pleased with the work that was done and with the minimal issues that can happen with any project. I would have liked to see more communication from the contractor as far as updates and the plan for the progress of the project on a weekly basis. This is more personal preference than a problem with the contractor. I would get all of the information I requested when I contacted him. The projected timeline was exceeded by a lot because of the unusually long winter weather we experience this year. Overall, I am happy with the work that was done and how the completed project ended up. Thank you Ruby Construction for a job well done.

HCC Home Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie W.
Verified review

Bill helped us install a new deck around our swimming pool and replace some siding on the back of our home. I could not be happier with the knowledge he had. Thank you Bill. We will definately call you for our next project!

C.R.M Renovations
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Jessie D.
Verified review

Great deals and awesome work! Would highly recommend!

Hess Home Solutions
5.0
from 1 review
    Dawn F.
    Verified review

    Paul does a "top rate" job! We have had him do several projects in our home...and he always exceeds our expectations! We live in an older home that presents some real challenges...but he always finds a creative way to overcome the obstacles!

    T-N-T Contractors

    New To Thumbtack

    • 13 years in business
    About

    I try to put my heart and soul into jobs. Making the end result something to be proud of. I give a lot of effort to getting a job done on time and in budget. Doing things right the first time and on time means a lot to me.

    Wall's Home Improvement

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I have been building custom homes for over 20 years. I know all the ins and outs. Whatever you desire I can do it. Just let me know and I can let you know exactly what you are looking for.

      About

      We do new and old construction, roofing, siding, and remodels. We do everything underneath too. Endorsed by the Fair Haven Baptist Church in Chesterton, IN.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      Why should you hire a contractor?

      Hiring a general contractor is a good idea for many remodeling projects. Home renovation contractors have a broad range of skills to manage, coordinate and complete a project. They should help make sure your project comes in on time and within your budget as they hire and supervise all the necessary subcontractors, including electricians and plumbers. They also handle procuring all the materials required for your job. Some homeowners look to save money by acting as their own contractor, but an experienced home renovation contractor is worth the cost. They should know local building codes, be able to pull all necessary permits, and work with inspectors to make sure the construction meets local codes. Also, because they get professional discounts, they can typically buy materials at a better price than you can; better prices on materials and labor save you money, and make up for at least a percentage of the cost of the 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.  

      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.

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