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Valparaiso General Contractors

Browse these general contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Valparaiso.

  • 9 years in business
  • 517 hires on Thumbtack
Nicoh N.
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I booked Apex to build a new addition on our home and to be honest I've been hesitant to work with new contractors. Their team came in and were professional and attentive to my families needs from beginning to end of our improvements. I was thoroughly impressed with their masterful work and would recommend their services to any and everyone.

Enigma Electrical and Services
4.7
from 151 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
Jay F.
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Phenomenal contractor. Keith was punctual and efficient with his work. I will definitely use this contractor again.

Ron Kwaak
4.5
from 68 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Manuel R.
Verified review

Master Bathroom remodel done with expertise: demolition, tub, shower, tile, vanity, lights, sink, tile, grout, paint, hardware, faucets, valves. I had a contractor bail on the project, after doing the demolition and building the room (incorrectly). Ron came to the rescue with a professional demeanor, prompt arrival to quote, and explained the work involved. Not only was Ron able to work within the conditions, he reconfigured the other contractor's work to not require a complete demolition again. Ron has a knowledge of building codes and built the bathroom properly, including: reframe shower cubicle, laid concrete backer boards, repaired tub surround, installed tile straight, even, consistent, connected plumbing, electric, fixtures (very heavy stuff, but he handled it well with his colleague). I trusted Ron in my home, with the deposit and he was enjoyable to converse with and let me know in great detail about the project (before performing work). I'm pleased with the results and everything is still working great after 3 months, no leaks and nothing has broken.

Kosterna Construction
4.6
from 54 reviews
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Stefania D.
Verified review

If we could give six stars we would! Karol showed up on time every day, his work was great, when he faced an unexpected problem he dealt with it in a professional manner. His workers were also very professional, polite and efficient. We have worked with many contractors over the past four years and Karol was far and away the best. We have recommended him to friends, that is the highest compliment.

Ram Renovation & Design
4.7
from 46 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle U.
Verified review

I needed to have some work done in the house. Raul the general contractor from Ram Renovation was referred to us by one of our neighbors who just completed a kitchen remodel with them. Needing some work done in the house, we decided to give them a call since their kitchen came out really nice! We received previous estimates from 4 other contractors and Raul was the last to meet with us. After meeting with the other contractors we weren't looking to change the layout of the kitchen, until we met with him! Raul opened our eyes and gave us ideas that no one else bothered to show. For the second meeting, he came and showed us a 3D design of the new kitchen layout. We opened a wall and made use of every space possible. Our new kitchen remodel is amazing, it totally changed the look of the house and now everything flows well together. We really enjoyed working with Raul, he has a great team and their work speaks for itself. I love it and I think it makes the house so much more beautiful!

  • 1 year in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick M.
Verified review

I had a very good experience. I had my screen porch replaced. They sent one of the workers to come over and did an estimate and after I agreed, they sent me an invoice and I had to wait about a week and a half to 2 weeks. Then the same gentleman and a partner came and knocked 90% of the job out the first day and one of them came back the 2nd day and finished. It looks great and screen is holding nicely. Highly recommended.

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Rudnik Construction
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bryan B.
Verified review

Rudnik Construction did a great job on my project. Fresh paint, new trim, new doors, new bathroom, recessed lights, etc. place looks amazing. Rudnik will be my go-to contractor for the rest of my apartment upgrades moving forward!

  • 12 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Molly B.
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Mr. Robinson is a very honorable and respected professional to start with! I posted my project and almost immediately he reached out and setup a time to assess what needs to be done as we were about to list our home. He spend two days and did everything if not more we asked for including painting, touch ups, installing new doors , frames, closet etc. he has been very patient and courteous. To me, he is a multitalented person who can actually finish the job professionally on time. Don't waste your time looking for really highly demanding so called pros who are only there for you to pay them and not care about each individual need of their clients. It has been a great pleasure having him as our contractor. If you are on a budget, he is very reasonable! He wouldn't come and jack up the prices like many contractors I had paid before. In fact his prices are so reasonable that you do not need to get others to get an idea. I wish there were more honest and reliable professional contractors like him out there who makes your life lot easier and stress free! I wish I had more projects for him and found him lot earlier! Thank you so much Mr. Robinson and stay blessed!!!

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Signature Home Construction
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
LEO B.
Verified review

LARRY REPAIRED & REPLACED A LOWER HEADER OF A PORCH THAT WAS HOLDING UP A SECOND STORY OF OUR HOUSE. HE REMOVED THE STAIRCASE, SIDING, ELECTRICAL. REMOVED THE LOWER ROTTED HEADER & REPLACED WITH NEW PRESSURE TREATED LUMBER REINSTALLED ALL OF THE ABOVE & THE ENTIRE CLOSED IN PORCH WITH A SECOND STORY ABOVE IT NEVER MOVED & LOOKS GREAT. WHAT A GREAT KNOWLEDGEABLE PERSON. HE IS ON MY "A" LIST OF CONTACTS FOR CONTRACTORS.

Jeff Bogert
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie M.
Verified review

Jeff is awesome!! Comes ready to work every day, and works all day long without stopping. Very meticulous and a perfectionist which is in my book that's what I want. I had him install floors wall trim and door casings and it looks immaculate I couldn't be happier. When he completed the work he made sure everything was nice and clean. I already hired him to do another job for me, that's how good he is. If you're looking for contractor look no further hire Jeff!!!!!

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Brad schiltz
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matthew D.
Verified review

This was the easiest contractor I have ever had to work with. Brad demo'd my current deck and converted it to a one level deck. Brad's pricing was right in line with other quotes I received, he always showed up right on time, and the work was done exactly how I had envisioned it. He was even flexible enough to push back the original install date when I requested it at the last minute because I was going out of town. Do not bother trying someone else, this is the guy to hire. I strongly recommend him.

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All state renovations co,inc
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ream M.
Verified review

Ray is a hard working, honest, and dependable contractor. There is nothing he can’t do. Currently remodeling 3 houses for me from top to bottom and he handled every surprise that came up way better than I expected. He is great to work with and you can trust him with your project with your eyes closed. Will hire him every time.

RH-Services LLC
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Darek L.
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Reasonable contractor to work with and flexible.

T & M Services
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki L.
Verified review

Remodel of bathroom. Amazing work and very professional. The workers were excellent and very knowledgeable!!! Would recommend to anyone in future!

Kennedy Home Improvements
4.1
from 19 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 22 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.

Perdomo Construction Inc.
4.5
from 15 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Xun D.
Verified review

This is the second project Perdomo construction has done for me. The first time they built a small bedroom in the basement. This time they remodeled my kitchen. As is the first time, they have done a great job. Clean, fast and professional. The workers are punctual, helpful and above all very good people with great skills. I would recommend the company to anyone

Radiance Homes LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
George N.
Verified review

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.

Uncle O's Home Improvements
4.1
from 14 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Lydia N.
Verified review

Otis responded quickly to my request for service. He arrived on time, assessed the work to be done, and quoted a fair price. He completed the work and I am pleased with the quality of the work performed. I will definitely contact this contractor in the future and recommend him highly without reservation and without hesitation!

Sipes Quality Enterprises
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Oriane S.
Verified review

I called Kevin in to work on my kitchen drywall which was a bit of a mess. Half of the walls were new drywall and the other half was compiled of the original plaster. I thought this was be an impossible job, but Kevin made the walls look great and you cant even tell where the seams are between the two materials. What's better, is the Kevin was easily the most responsive contractor I have ever worked with. Very flexible to accommodate our schedule, polite and communicative and made sure we knew where he was at each step of the project. Great experience and I will have him back to work on other projects without a doubt!

Newc's Home Improvement
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren B.
Verified review

Mike was quick to respond, schedule, and very competitive in price. He did a wonderful job and I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Lesie G.
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He was great! Will use again.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.  

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.

Where should I start when remodeling a bathroom?

Bathroom remodeling doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Before starting a bathroom remodel it’s crucial to know what you want and have a clear understanding of your maximum budget. If you’d love all marble fixtures but have $3,000 total, you will have to compromise. Being realistic about materials and money before you even contact a contractor will have you on the road to success. Here are some simple steps to follow in the planning stages of bathroom remodeling:

  • List your remodeling priorities in order of importance (e.g., 1. New shower head, 2. Replace flooring, 3. Install recessed lighting, etc.).
  • Calculate what you can realistically afford to spend on your bathroom remodel. Identify an “all in” price — meaning the absolute maximum you’re willing to pay, as well as what you’d prefer to spend.
  • Gather ideas from Pinterest about colors and finishes.
  • Research the costs of the materials and finishes you want and begin making choices about what is and isn’t possible to fit into your budget (once labor is included). If you’d like to stay under $10,000 total, but really love a $2,000 tub, plan to downgrade in other areas.
  • Request quotes from at least three reputable general contractors, share your vision and ideal materials, and work together from there.

How do I plan a bathroom remodeling project?

If you’re stumped on how to plan a bathroom remodeling project, it pays to hire a designer. This is especially important if you’re changing your bathroom layout in any way. Designers create contractor-friendly drawings indicating exactly where each tile and fixture will be installed, down to the light switches. This investment might cost you $300-$500 but save you significant frustration and miscommunication, while ensuring you get precisely what you want.

If you’re going to do your own design, planning a bathroom remodeling project means being organized and planning ahead. Create a general outline of what you want and the budget you have. Identify the specific fixtures, tiles, paint and vanity you prefer. Get all this organized before requesting quotes from two to three reputable general contractors. Once you find the right pro, get a written contract outlining scope of work, materials that will be used, timeframe and payment schedule. Communicate clearly about when to order your materials so they are ready and waiting by the time the contractor gets the permits. Your job from here is to communicate clearly, pay the contractor as the work progresses, and enjoy your remodel when it’s done.

For more on where to start when remodeling a bathroom check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

How long should a bathroom remodel take?

With proper planning and a good general contractor, your bathroom remodeling project doesn’t have to take forever. The construction phase of the project will always vary based on your scope of work, the square footage and the condition of your bathroom under the surface layer. Inevitably an 80-square-foot master bathroom with major changes will take longer than a 25-square-foot guest bath undergoing a minor renovation. For a smaller bathroom, a facelift — the industry term for sprucing up the surface layer (such as paint, vanity, tiles or light fixtures) but keeping the existing footprint of the space — may take five to eight working days, as long as there are no surprises like mold waiting when the old vanity comes out. A more complex bathroom remodel that revamps the shower area (customizing the plumbing, installing tile and changing the shower door), updates the flooring and cabinetry, and adds new paint and new lighting could take anywhere from one week to three weeks. A full bathroom remodel that guts the room, changing the footprint and moving the electrical wiring and plumbing lines, could take four to eight weeks or more. To keep your bathroom remodel on schedule, have your materials ordered and waiting, and don’t make any change orders once construction begins. Planning is key to keeping a bathroom remodel on schedule.   

For more on how long a bathroom remodel should take check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

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