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Gretna Builders

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  • 35 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Dan P.
Verified review

Terry has done several jobs for us, from refinishing hardwood floors to rebuilding a balcony/porch. His carpentry and building skills are top notch. He is very trustworthy - we just gave him a key. I would use him again for sure.

Bilt-Rite Builders
4.2
from 23 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Roxanne H.
Verified review

Mr. Gross, Bilt-Rite Buiders, was select to strip and finish an over 7000 sq. ft. concrete surface based on the competitive pricing and professional formatting of the submitted proposal. His initial presentation was both personable and professional. These qualities were exhibited throughout the entire process. His work ethic is extremely impressive. He possesses an excellent skill set that encompasses many traits of a success businessman. He is a knowledgeable, hands-on professional with excellent communication, team-building and time-management skills. These qualities place Mr. Gross at the forefront of the competition. The project was completed in a timely manner with the expected outcome. Mr. Gross's business acumen is extraordinary. This places him at the top of our list of services contractors. A job very well done!

New Leaf Construction LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel Z.
Verified review

My experience with Josh was perfect! He communicated with me from start to finish, which gave me a high comfort level since I live out of state. He worked on one of my investment properties, and my tenant was very pleased with the quality of his work. I could tell from the pictures of the completed work, and his explanation about what needed to be done that he has a high degree of expertise in all areas of construction and remodeling. I will definitely hire Josh's company the next time work needs to be done at my apartment building.

Al O.
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A few years ago, Gasper Pumila's Company preformed an extensive exterior renovation project at one of the Condominium Association Developments that we Managed (and still Manage) here in Metairie Louisiana. Like any extensive construction project, minor issues arose during the course of the 3 month long project. In my 30+ years of overseeing Construction/Renovation projects on behalf of Owners/Clients, perhaps the most important thing I have learned about dealing with Contractors is how they handle issues when they arise. In every insistence, Mr. Pumila and his sub-contractor performed flawlessly quickly taking whatever needed action was required to rectify the issue. Perhaps equally and/or more importantly, they were resolved without additional cost to my client. In the months that followed completion of that project, we did have an occasion to contact Mr. Pumila concerning an issue that surfaced. Mr. Pumila responded quickly to the call and more importantly resolved the issue quickly again at no additional cost to us. Needless to say, we would recommend his services to anyone wishing to deal with a "straight-up", honest Contractor! Thanks Gasper! Al Oglesby, CCIM, CPM, CEA Broker/Property Manager/Principal The ALCOR Group, LLC 504-887-2800

  • 39 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lenny O.
Verified review

I had Kenneth bell do a building inspection for me in mid October. He was fast, friendly, and did a great job. He had a detailed report on the building for me in 24 hours.I would recomend him to a friend.

Riverside Builders, LLC
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Thomas P.
Verified review

My wife and I asked Scott and his crew to repair our front porch columns, add railings, and do a complete re-build of the concrete/brick steps the led up to the porch. They not only did phenomenal (and fast) work - even though it was boiling hot in the dead of summer - but I thought the price was extremely reasonable. Further, Scott is very easy to work with and is more than willing to come back to answer questions and make minor fixes (some of the boards warped a little - a result of our humidity and nothing to do with the quality of their work). A number of our neighbors have used him for work on their homes, and everyone - including ourselves - have been imminently satisfied with his work. We highly recommend him for any repair or construction needs you may have.

SJB General Construction
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michele W.
Verified review

Robert did a great job building wainscot in bathroom and putting up crownmolding and other trim. He hung several doors and had a good eye for detail and making things look good. He was professional and worked hard. We have him scheduled to come back and do some other work soon I would highly recommend him

A-Team Construction
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
John P.
Verified review

Mike did a fantastic job building a fence in my backyard. I'm already consulting with him about future projects. Highly Recommended.

Jay L.
Verified review

Quality work, on time, with in budget, looks great and no mess to clean up after job was done. A+++

Akrom Inc
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Jonthan S.
    Verified review

    Robert (Bob) Koehl was an outstanding contractor. I hired Akrom Inc to build a house for me in the uptown area of New Orleans. Building in this area is always difficult because of space restrictions and permitting, however Akrom's crew was fast and professional. The work was fast and even with bad weather the workers were always making progress. If I had any questions or concerns Bob was only a phone call away and always had answers, or addressed any concerns quickly. From start to finish the house was built in months not years with exceptional quality. I would highly recommend Robert Koehl and his team. I will use him on all my future projects big or small.

    Faye Building Contractors
    3.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 23 years in business
    Lonie F.
    Verified review

    Lawrence rennovated my home in Houma, LA. It took him 3 weeks to complete. I was very satisfied with his work. He was prompt and professional. I definitely look forward to asking him back for future work in my home.

    Rejuvenate LLC
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 18 years in business
    Cyndi F.
    Verified review

    Robert has done several different types of projects in my home, he is dependable, and does beautiful work. I am so happy I found him. I have recommended to several of my friends they feel the same as I do.

    G Timphony Ltd
    5.0
    from 1 review
      John M.
      Verified review

      Is Your Historic Renovation Specialist actually from New Orleans? Mine Is! Gary knows the Codes and Regulations. He knows ‘actual’ costs. He knows the neighborhoods and he knows the people of New Orleans. More importantly, he knows our Architecture and the old world building methods that were used to construct our Gary has Completed a $3.4million dollar French Quarter renovation and $556thousand dollar Renovation for me, in the past Year. When working on a project, He either answers my calls himself or He always returns them quickly. If you want A Licensed, Qualified, PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTOR WHO LIVES AMONG US, call Gary.

      • 12 years in business
      Lacey K.
      Verified review

      I have had this buisness do plenty if jobs for several of my properties. He is very neat and prices are reasonable.

      Sally Kyle & Co.
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 5 years in business
      Garrett M.
      Verified review

      Sally has been my designer for years; My wife and I love her. She's done everything from helping to pick out paint colors to facilitating the design and build of our custom sofa. She's easy to work with, and even though in not one of her bigger clients, she always treats me as if I were.

      • 24 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Erin K.
      Verified review

      Tony and his team were asked to build an affordable, low maintenance deck for our backyard. And they did just that. We had an existing deck that needed to be demoed and a new one put its place. Tony gave us options on decking, lighting, concrete, etc as were deciding what we needed. We ended up on composite, but the cheaper options so we were not spending an arm and leg on the deck. He was communicating with us through out the project and did a good job on the timeline despite all the rain. We would use Tony again for future projects.

      • 5 years in business
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      We build steel or wood sided backyard sheds. We have our own building system and use only the best products for a superior Shed.

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      We are an all-around journeyman. Anything that needs to be done from building to remodeling, we got you covered. There is no job too big or too small for us. We offer fair prices.

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      We design, build and remodel homes. We also design and build custom cabinetry and furniture. If you dream it, we build it.

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      Bendeck Design Build offers more than 23 years of professional experience in the practice of architecture, engineering, construction and program management. Our experience includes client relationships, managing departments and staff, marketing, program and business execution plans, developing process and procedures, invoicing and billing and contracts and design reviews. Additionally, we have extensive experience in managing design projects, public communications, community outreach, specifications, construction management, reviewing application for payment, reviewing estimates, measurements and valuations, condition assessments, facility inspections, property development, cost control, value engineering, estimating, cost analysis, quality control, LEED, historic preservation, FEMA/SHPO, commissioning, building automation systems and project closeout.

      • 23 years in business
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      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.  

      How do architects work?

      Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

      When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

      How do architects charge for their services?

      According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

      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.

      What do general contractors charge?

      If you’re doing a home remodel, building a new home or embarking on a commercial building project, you’ll hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to oversee and execute construction projects. Each construction project is unique; even two duplicate homes built on lots next door to each other could have different construction costs due to factors like different excavation costs when building the foundation. Since each project is unique, many general contractors make bids on potential construction projects. These bids can then break down to a per square foot cost that encompasses the labor of all the workers needed for the job, materials, the scope of work, and any equipment needed. Materials and finishes make a major difference in your cost per square foot. For example, choosing standard kitchen tiles at $3 per square foot will result in a lower total project cost than imported marble tiles that cost $63 per square foot. Where you live will also affect how much general contractors charge, as labor and the cost to do business can cost less in many regions than in high-cost areas like New York or San Francisco. Here are some examples of average costs general contractors typically charge in various regions:

      • Home addition in San Francisco: $250-$270 per square foot.
      • New home construction in Knoxville, Tennessee: $100-$200 per square foot.
      • Kitchen remodel in Tennessee: $40-$80 per square foot, depending on finishes.
      • Bathroom remodel in Vancouver, Washington: $110-$170 per square foot.

      Be sure to check out our smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.

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