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

Enigma Electrical and Services
4.7
from 151 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 216 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.

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AVANTI / JACK
4.8
from 134 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 193 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brooke H.
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Jack responded quickly with a very fair estimate. He was very knowledgeable about hanging my marble shelf. And even though the shelf came with it’s own hardware, he brought better hardware that could support a heavier amount of weight. His attention to detail was beyond and I will definitely be hiring him again. I know it can personally feel very daunting to select a qualified handyman, but I would definitely recommend Jack if you’re in need.

Ron Kwaak
4.5
from 65 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth O.
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Ron Kwaak did excellent work: he had a professional estimate and contract, he remained fully in-budget and on-schedule, he communicated very, very well, and was patient with my multiple requests (as an engineer, I like to ask a lot of questions and understand how things work). Ron is expert-level with plumbing, electrical, drywall, carpentry, and likely many other trades and skills. I selected him for the work since he was multi-skilled, hands-on, and could do all the work himself. He also had a team of additional people he brought in when two-person heavy-lifting was needed, and his people were just as pleasant and skilled. While working with me, Ron completed a very complex bathroom installation (which included many small parts and the manufacturer’s elaborate instruction manual). This work required a lot of know-how, skill, and judgment, in order to move around structures, plumbing, electrical, and to install the new fixtures. Ron truly did a top-notch job. Ron also left my home just as clean as it was when he started, and took great care of all areas in my home. I look forward to working with Ron in the future, and certainly recommend him to my friends, family, and work colleagues. I am 100% satisfied and impressed with the quality of his work, and will use him for all my home improvement needs in the future. Ron was a complete pleasure to work with, thanks Ron!

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!

Stanton Construction Company
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Sishey T.
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Stanton construction rehab my kitchen and I love the end result. They were professional and they did a very clean neat job. I have recommended then to some of my friends.

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Wojciech Marek
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pamela W.
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I have no idea why someone wouldn't rate five stars, when pleased with end results, like I am! Perhaps they just don't believe in giving full credit, but look no further than Wojciech Construction for excellent work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, punctuality and true value!

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Clear path
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara D.
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He was very prompt in getting our estimate. I called to tell him we had decided on him and he came over same day to mow my lawn. It was wonderful, they were fast and efficient. My lawn looks so nice and at a very reasonable cost!

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A 4U Division Corp
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eugene P.
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All around great experience and results from this company. I cannot express how grateful we are and look forward to working with them the next time we have a project.

  • 9 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Jim B.
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All of the above for Eric and his team at Exterior Construction Services. We had a small job but Eric and team were willing to help us and the workmanship was incredible. The tuckpointing looks beautiful and finishes off the outside of the house. The team arrived on time and were very professional and they cleaned up as if they were never here. Attaching pics of the terrible old mortar and the finished job. We love it! Thanks! 5 Stars!!

Jeff Bogert
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Tina W.
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Jeff Bogert did an excellent job of a complete room make over. Jeff was on time for the initial estimate and on time for the job. I will hire him for future home improvement projects. Thanks.

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Kenneth Lomalie
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Dave R.
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Was very reliable and did excellent work! He responded quickly to my inquiry, came out the next day to look at the job and gave me an estimate. Was out the next week to complete the job.

D2O Army Construction
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Steven S.
Verified review

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.

South Shire
4.6
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Brittani K.
Verified review

He did such a great job helping me get set up in my new apartment. He mounted my tv, assembled my storage bed, hung my new shower rod, and even helped with some smaller projects I was working on. All for an unbeatable price. I’ll definitely use his services again.

  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jake O.
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I had a solid experience with Craig. That man knows his stuff. He's a newer company so I wasn't quite sure at first but after speaking with him I thought I'd give him a shot since he seemed to know his stuff. Ended being a great turn, he did a very good job on my wood floor and did my drywall and painted all in a timely matter. I even asked him if he could put another coat on after it was done because I decided I wanted a different color and he had no problem with it and finished it quickly. Good prices too. He's very reasonable and fair. He seemed to take pride in making us happy more so than some past experiences. Hope this review helps, he's a nice option for remodeling work

Radiance Homes LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
George N.
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I wrote my own scope for the work to be done and Curtis was the only contractor that took the additional time to make sure my scope was correct. Basically I did the removal of my 16 year old carpet and padding from my loft and stairs. Removed the staples and cleaned the bare plywood floors. Submitted to Thumbtack for bid and got back 5 estimates. Curtis was not the lowest nor the highest but his comments let me know he knew what he was doing. I am so glad he took the additional time to suggest to me additional things I missed. I am a contractor myself and I have installed wood floors, but I could not do the job Curtis did for my loft and stairs. He did a wonderful job and I will definitely use him again to do work in my home. Very professional, very neat.

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Robin G.
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I needed construction material removed ASAP at a rehab house; prior to an unexpected showing. Morgan showed up on time with a large truck and trailer. He not only quickly removed the lumber and misc debris but helped to move some large items to the garage. I would highly recomend his removal and demolition services based on his professionalism, top of the line hauling truck and trailer, insured/bonded and "can do" attitude! I will be using him for other projects in the future.

413 Construction Partners
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
David M.
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Keene & Sons Construction
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Tiffany U.
    Verified review

    Mark and Jeremy came out to give me an estimate on my 14X32 deck. Right away, I felt comfortable with the level of their expertise and understanding of what I wanted. They soon after gave me a price break down of the labor and informed me of the cheapest store the materials were available. Throughout the entire process, they were available for questions! My deck was completed in a timely matter and it is beautiful! The main reason I went with them was not only the overall price was WAY cheaper than 5 other estimates I had gotten, but because they gave me a detailed break down of labor costs per ft of material they were installing and I paid for the materials myself at the store, so there was no chance of padding the price of the materials. They also dug out a stone well that I have been wanting for a long time! So anything you need done, just ask, I'm sure they can do it! Thanks again guys, I will be referring you to anyone and everyone I know that has home improvement projects they need completed!

    Porch Construction
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Kenneth H.
    Verified review

    We own an apartment building in IN but live in NC. I found this website and placed a request for roof replacement while I was traveling in Chicago area. Joel responded fast and gave me one of the best bids, plus fixing some door trims, sidings, facia without extra charge. I checked out his references, discussed many technique issues and decided to let him do the job even I haven't even met him in person. He worked very fast, I eventually visited the building and inspected his work, I was very satisfied.

    Martinez Construction
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jackie G.
    Verified review

    We had crown molding put up in bedroom and bath. They also completed tile work in bathroom. Oscar was very easy to get along. With. He was prompt to answer calls and questions. He arrived on time and kept his work space clean. Thank you for a job well done!

    D&M Construction LLC
    3.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Cassia M.
    Verified review

    Very fair price! Great work! Great attitude and always ready to answer our questions! We are smiling ear to ear! Dan helped us paint the whole house, demo one wall, added drywall patch to demolished wall. He placed flooring in our family room, reinforced a weak french door, laid tiles in two bathrooms and added wainscoting to our dining room! Everything looks great, but one cool part is he color matched a previously repaired 4×5 section of our hard wood floor practically EXACT same color! He also suggested color matching 4 transitions that were missing or wrong color. His team did it all in 6 days! Awesome for a 2300 sq. Ft house! Dan paid attention to small details we didn't even think about. We are already planning on our next project for D& M construction to help us with!

    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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