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TurnAround Dezigns
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie C.
Verified review

John is very professional and is a very clear, responsive communicator. He did a great job getting the job scheduled, and most importantly had very high quality of work. I am very satisfied with his pressure washing and bush trimming. Don't hesitate to go with this contractor.

IHRS CONTRACTING
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Huong D.
Verified review

We are trying to finish our 2800 sq ft basement and thought being our own contractor would save us money. We researched several different framing companies and after meeting and interviewing 5 we decided to go with IHRS for framing. I should have given them a blueprint of what we wanted but I basically told him what we needed which was 3 bedrooms, laundry, full kitchen,batting cage area, family room, 2 full bathrooms, storage areas and a workout area. Eric was at the house everyday but honestly, his crew was very knowledgeable and professional that the job would have been fine even if he didn’t show up. I did change a few ideas I had after discussing with Eric because of his insight which saved me time in the end. His crew also worked around the electrician and plumber without complaints. After the framing was completed, I did have it inspected by the city and the items that needed correcting, Eric and his crew came back out and modified to meet building standard ( fire blocking ) at no extra charge. The building inspector even mentioned that the framers did a great job. And I have to say, this was not an easy framing job. They had to rip out most of the “framing” job that another contractor started that we had to fire because of his inability to frame. I also need to mention that Eric is very responsive. I’m a hard to please person and impatient and every time I called or texted Eric he responded within a few minutes. I never felt uncomfortable leaving the crew at my house either. If you’re considering any type of home improvement projects, give IHRS a call and see how they stack up to others on price and professionalism. I’m a pleased customer and have referred them to my real estate clients.

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The Right Handyman
4.4
from 18 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lucas B.
Verified review

I was pleased with Raymond's work. He is easy to work with, punctual, and got my deck completed quickly and exactly when he said he would. His price was very competitive. I would hire this contractor again.

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Barrett Renovation
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Mary S.
Verified review

If you don’t know where to start your search for a renovation contractor -Barrett Renovations is an excellent place. Todd is knowledgeable, professional, fair, and efficient! No worries and a job well done! A+++++

  • 13 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Ken S.
Verified review

B&B Woodworks and Remodeling does the most conscientious and meticulous work of anyone I've ever had do work for me. So many contractors don't really listen to you when you tell them what you want. Ben listens, and understands, and then gets it done. He shows up, puts in a hard day's work, and has a great attitude. You just can't ask for any better!

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  • 33 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Perry B.
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Zac was on time,which is a first from the contractors I have dealt with. He did a great job.Very reasonable price.Got the job done. Craig.

  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Tanner B.
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The name of the company says it all! We bought our home about a year ago and have had some hard times with contractors. However, This company is amazing! Devin and Nick have almost completed an over 300 square foot deck in around 13 hours. I will add photos once completed, I would recommend this company to anyone!! Look them up online and get service the way it should be! They rock!

Bill Stewart Builder
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
James .
Verified review

Working with Bill this far has been great! Bill is very detailed and will work hard to save you money. He also enjoys teaching and sharing and is excellent at answering any questions you may have. Bill puts alot of time into planning up front to stretch your funds as the project progresses. He has been a God sent for us :)

Jacobs Ladder Inc
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
Verified review

Buying a home can be stressful but buying our home was overwhelming. The home I bought ended up having mold and water damage throughout 3 floors. All of the damage was discovered on the night before closing, after extensive rains in the area, exposing the longstanding water and mold issues. I attempted to get help and quotes from multiple big name companies. These companies were only able to offer me long waiting times for assessments and quotes only to fix the damage, not the cause. Hugh from Jacobs ladder was one of the 2 people who showed up the day I called, and the only person able to fix the cause of all my problems. The repairs for the damages were done through a negotiated insurance claim through the agency selling the home. I don’t deal often with insurance claims and it all seemed over my head. Hugh helped me negotiate the deal, explaining in detail what was being asked, offered, and done throughout the 2-month long project. I never felt like I was being mishandled, lied to, or ripped off. My personal background makes me distrusting of people. As a veterans wife, I have been a single woman and single mom while he was deployed. During those times, I have been the victim of sales targeting because of my lack of male representation, but Hugh and his teams respectfulness and honesty put all my fears at ease. The number one thing I appreciated about this business is that they do exactly what they say. Their actions spoke louder than all that was told to me. The team employed by Hugh was always respectful of my family, my time, my home, and even my pets. I never felt like I had to stay and babysit to be sure my property was safe, or that work was actually being done. If there ever was a miscommunication Hugh or his team were always happy to explain things to me until I understood. I never felt like I couldn’t ask questions or that my presence was a complication, which I have felt dealing with other contractors before. Hugh was present throughout the entire project as an active participant in the work, not just a figurehead boss showing up occasionally. Hugh and his company took a devastating situation and made it manageable. From the help managing the insurance claims, which he did seamlessly, communicating with all the parties in the process, which he did efficiently, to understanding the codes for the area, which he knew immediately, to reconstructing the damaged property back to normal in a timely manner, all of these things were done in a fashion that left me feeling assured. I am beyond happy with the finished product and had it not been for them we would have had to walk away from this home. Before them, this house was not livable. They saved our dream home and made it better, safer, and healthier than before. It is refreshing to see an honest company that does exactly what they say; I would recommend them to anyone in need of repairs. I am a volunteer reference for Jacob Ladder disaster and recovery contractors, I receive no benefit from this reference; I give it because the end product and experience was excellent. I give permission to allow all photos of our renovation to be used and would speak to those in need of a reference to use this company.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mayur M.
Verified review

Great Contractor. Knows his way around all the trades. From carpentry to plumbing to Electrical work. Very Talented.

Michael Shuey
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Patrick F.
    Verified review

    Mike has done drywall work and painting on several jobs I have contracted. One kitchen remodel, an office remodel and general drywall patching. He is always on time and reasonable with his prices. Excellent results. Very clean painter and gets the job done quickly. Doesn't leave until the customer is satisfied. I would recommend him.

    Gateway Gutters
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Shane J.
      Verified review

      We called Shawn from Gateway to quote a facelift to our house that we we’re about to sell. He was the only contractor out of everyone we talked to that actually didn’t treat me like I was stupid and naive. We received a quote the day after we called him. We went ahead and agreed on a price and he was able to begin within a couple of days. He walked me through the process of how he was going to do the job and made me feel at ease. Within 3 weeks the job was almost complete As he had promised and everything looked great. I would highly recommend these guys for your next project. We will definitely be a repeat customer.

      Emerge Contracting
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 5 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      David P.
      Verified review

      Great company and quick and professional response

      • 23 years in business
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      The type of work that we do stands out because it is meticulous and detailed and it's very rare in this business that someone is very good at drywall we do all facets of it from hanging, sanding & mudding......

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      My services include general contracting and maintenance, remodeling, repair, new construction, small and large projects and full turkey projects.

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      Experienced general contractor. Floor installation. Tile. Home repairs.

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      I do anything that is related to structure or remodeling of home, including roofing. I have many references to testify of the quality of work.

      • 33 years in business
      About

      I’m a general contractor offering bathroom, kitchen renovations, home buildings and additions. I also paint and install wallpaper, and make built-ins, trim and decks.

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      because we do great quality work in a timeley manner

      • 4 years in business
      About

      Our services include the following: - Roofing and Siding - Additions - New Construction - Basement Finishes - Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling - Residential Remodeling - Tile and Wood Flooring - Custom Trim Work - Exterior Buildings - Decks and Gazebos - Windows

      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 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 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.

      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 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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      Cincinnati, OH

      • Project type
        Major remodel
      • Project progress
        Sketches and/or basic idea of project
      • Areas repaired/remodeled
        Other (attic)
      • Details
        we are wanting to turn our attic into a bedroom. it has uneven/inconsistent flooring. we want estimates on doing the flooring so that i will be fit for a bedroom, heating the bedroom, making 4 outlets, and drywalling (already framed in). thanks for your time.
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