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Dynamic Construction Group LLC
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Dynamic Construction Group LLC

Exceptional 5.0

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Exceptional 5.0

(18)

Home Remodeling, General Contracting

Great value
Licensed pro
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Shawnee, KS
Shapri N. says, "I have had the opportunity to work with Bryan and his crew Kody , Billy, and Justin they are all so professional and willing to help get the job done right the first time. I can’t express how much they have made my life easier. I moved into a house that did not have a closet at all and Kody and Billy were able to make that dream come true that same day that I called them not only that they were very helpful with little things around the house whenever I asked for assistance the huge plus with going with dynamic construction is the quality of work, how professional they are not to mention how affordable they were for me I would totally recommend this company, and I would use them again in a heartbeat. Thank you all."See more
Shapri N. says, "I have had the opportunity to work with Bryan and his crew Kody , Billy, and Justin they are all so professional and willing to help get the job done right the first time. I can’t express how much they have made my life easier. I moved into a house that did not have a closet at all and Kody and Billy were able to make that dream come true that same day that I called them not only that they were very helpful with little things around the house whenever I asked for assistance the huge plus with going with dynamic construction is the quality of work, how professional they are not to mention how affordable they were for me I would totally recommend this company, and I would use them again in a heartbeat. Thank you all."
Avatar for Spread The Light Homes Excavation LLC
Avatar for Spread The Light Homes Excavation LLC
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Spread The Light Homes Excavation LLC
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Spread The Light Homes Excavation LLC

Good 4.2

(13)

Good 4.2

(13)

Home Remodeling

In high demand
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Shawnee, KS
Samantha R. says, "I really appreciate the professionalism that I received. Spread the light homes was very responsive and informative. My basement flooded often and I couldn't keep anything down stairs I wanted to have my basement refinished but didn't know how to keep the water out I spent a lot of money trying to keep it dry even after waterproofing I was still getting a significant amount of water. I reached out to this company and they did a French drain. I wanted to leave a review because it really worked! I even did my homework on this and my bid was more than fair which again I really appreciate I as a woman didn't feel taken advantage of and the job was done very neatly my neighbor was impressed that their yard didn't become apart of project. I am now having them refinish my basement and I am very excited things are coming around nicely!"See more
Samantha R. says, "I really appreciate the professionalism that I received. Spread the light homes was very responsive and informative. My basement flooded often and I couldn't keep anything down stairs I wanted to have my basement refinished but didn't know how to keep the water out I spent a lot of money trying to keep it dry even after waterproofing I was still getting a significant amount of water. I reached out to this company and they did a French drain. I wanted to leave a review because it really worked! I even did my homework on this and my bid was more than fair which again I really appreciate I as a woman didn't feel taken advantage of and the job was done very neatly my neighbor was impressed that their yard didn't become apart of project. I am now having them refinish my basement and I am very excited things are coming around nicely!"

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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 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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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.

What is a contractor license number?

A contractor license number is proof that your contractor is operating their business legally, that they have the proper documentation required by your state or region, and that they are competent in their area of work (electrical, plumbing, construction, etc.). Licensed contractors should freely advertise their contractor license number. If not, you can request it before considering them for hire. You can also research your contractor using their license number. The database for your state will indicate the field they are licensed to work in; whether they are up to date on insurance, workers’ compensation and bonds; and whether they have any consumer complaints issued against them. If the licensed contractor you are hiring does not have employees, they are not required to carry workers’ compensation. Each state or region will have their own database for licenses, such as the State of Oregon Construction Contractors Board. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.  

Do general contractors offer remote or virtual services?

General contractors perform manual work and typically need to be present to complete their projects. However, if you come across a profile that states the contractor is offering remote services, ask what those services include. You can also ask if they can perform a consultation via video call and if they can do the job while following guidelines from the CDC and local agencies.

How much will it cost to remodel my house?

The cost to remodel a home is highly variable — size and scope of the project, quality of materials, and the number of subcontractors required to complete the job all affect the total cost. The average national cost of a home renovation project is $13,500. The national average per-square-foot cost of a remodel ranges from $25 to $100. Nationally, kitchen and bathroom remodels are the most popular types of projects, in part because they typically have the highest return on investment when the home is sold. The national average cost of a major kitchen remodel ranges from $25,000 to $62,000, while the average bathroom remodel tends to cost $6,000 to $18,000. In addition to materials and labor costs, many remodeling project costs include permit fees, which, average $900 or more, depending on your location.

Do I need a contractor for a kitchen remodel?

A kitchen remodel is one of the most important investments you can make in your home, and it’s critical to get the details right; that’s where a home renovation contractor comes in. A minor remodel usually includes new cabinet faces and hardware, replacement appliances, and paint, while an extensive job may enlarge the kitchen’s square footage, install new cabinets or an island, change the layout, and lay new tile or hardwood floors. Any renovation that includes filing permits, construction, or electrical or plumbing work is best completed by an experienced contractor who knows local codes.

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.

When should you hire a contractor?

A few home remodeling projects can be done by an ambitious DIY-minded homeowner or local handyman, but many are best completed by a professional home renovation contractor. You should hire a contractor when you’re planning a large project that takes time, machinery or large tools, and several workers; a kitchen remodel, new bathroom or home addition will be most successful with a licensed, expert contractor at the helm. It’s particularly important to have a professional contractor on board for construction, electrical, plumbing and HVAC projects that require inspections to meet local building codes. Of course, you can hire a contractor for smaller projects, too, if you prefer to let an expert handle things like addition or removal of a wall, small framing projects, or anything that requires a permit.  

You should hire a contractor when you’re ready to start a remodeling project and you have plans, a budget and a timeline for the work in hand, but before any remodeling work begins.

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