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Lafayette Contractors

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Walter J Miller Construction
4.6
from 28 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen S.
Verified review

Walt is the best! I've never met someone who works so hard to make your home look beautiful. He truly takes pride in his work and wants your house to look wonderful. He cleaned up after himself every single day. He didn't leave any trash or paint behind. We had a big job. We hired him to paint our entire house. Not only was it done in a timely fashion, it was done perfectly. The walls and ceilings are different from the trim, he expertly cut in the lines. You can't see anything! ! He is kind and considerate of your home and any children or pets you have. His helpers are very nice and considerate as well. We also found that Walt can do other home repairs in addition to painting. We won't call anyone else for any home needs we have. I cannot express how pleased we are with the work Walt did. Hands down the best experience we've ever had with a contractor. Thank you Walt! !!God Bless!!!

Accessible Home, LLC
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Dee D.
Verified review

Kevin was an excellent choice helping us to clean up the details left from the first contractor. ! I will definitely be calling him again when necessary! He is dependable, courteous & his work is priced correctly & is superb!

  • 26 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Gloria D.
Verified review

Another contractor had started the job and made a real mess. Cody came in and corrected the mistakes and finished the job. He was excellent to work with

  • 36 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa S.
Verified review

Absolutely wonderful. He took over from another contractor, he repaired mistakes and has been wonderful to work with.

Tim Hunt Construction, Inc.
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Yvonne M.
Verified review

Courteous and friendly! The work they have done for us is outstanding! We COULDN'T be happier. It is hard to find contractors that take pride in their work anymore so we are always thrilled by the meticulous work Tim Hunt Construction does for us. It is nice to have someone you can trust.

Fermin Dugas Painting
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Ron T.
    Verified review

    I've been in the construction industry for a few years now, and I must say since I moved here to Lafayette Fermin has been my go too contractor for all my painting and drywall needs. He is a man of character that loves his work and the community he serves. You would do well by yourself to know this man, a man of true character.

    H.F.R.
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 25 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Tess M.
    Verified review

    My experience with Tomas taking care of the contract work I needed done fell nothing short of exceptional. Everything was completed with precision, he was on time everyday, and more professional than any other contractor I have worked with in the past. My tile work is beautiful (and I am quite picky), my backsplash is amazing, and he even took the time to look at some other small issues I have been begging my boyfriend to look at for months!! His services come highly recommended by me!

    R&M Specialty Services
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Felix S.
    Verified review

    R&M Specialty Services are awesome in every way. This is the only contractor I will ever need, because they are so versatile also. Don't just take my word, try them out yourself and be amazed as I was.

    B&B Home Improvement, LLC
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Susie T.
      Verified review

      Working with B&B was a great experience. Bill (owner) put my faith back in dealing with a contractor. He will be the only one I use in the future. He is honest, proffessional and very responsive. He,took time to answer my questions, make wise suggestions and did the job right. He communicated when complications came up and explained why and what needed to be done. His pricing is resonable, especially for the superb quality of work. I would recommend him to anyone for anything. It was a pleasure dealing with him and when I completely remodel, he will be the one to do the job.

      P&J Enterprise
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Harmony J.
      Verified review

      We were desperate to find a contractor to fix a wall asap. I contacted Peter and he came over the same morning. Got the job done in less than a week. He was very kind and understanding when we told him the insurance would take a bit longer to process payment. We are currently thinking of using him for our entire home reno.

      Cody Andrepont
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 10 years in business
      Brooke C.
      Verified review

      Could not have asked for a better contractor! He was very helpful and had lots of great ideas when it came to remodeling our home.

      • 12 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      With years of experience, I'm not happy till your happy.

      Craig M.
      Verified review

      Sonia did an excellent job in our home and I greatly recommend her for all your painting needs as a pro contractor I have used hundreds of painters some good some bad but when I saw her quality of work I new she would be doing all my painting in the future

      Pellerins Painting
      5.0
      from 1 review
        John Y.
        Verified review

        Carl did an excellent job painting fasia, soffits, as well as ceilings of carport, patio and front porch. He put in extra time on front door and shutters. He also replaced vents on the patio and repaired the front shutters before painting. His estimates were reasonable and competitive. Plus, Carl is a pleasant, personable man.

        About

        We do general carpentry as well as contracting services to other carpenters. We specialize in carports, floors, exterior washing, painting and on occasions help clients move due to our equipment and manpower. We would like to hear from you for any questions or general inquiries.

        About

        Diversified Contractors, Inc. provides the expert remodeling service you can count on--complete kitchen and bathroom remodeling services, along with so much more. Since 1998, we’ve remained the trusted experts in remodeling who make our clients' visions come to life. Don’t hate; renovate! Fall in love with your home all over again!

        About

        I have good experience with remodeling and new construction. I am a residential and commercial general contractor. I am licensed, insured and bonded.

        About

        We specialize in new construction additions and remodeling interior works, concrete works, roofings, floorings and sidings. We have 30 years experience. We have a state license.

        About

        We are licensed and insured general contractors who also do handyman work of any reasonable kind, including cleanup, item removal, hauling, yard work, light tree service, and minor repair of any kind, inside or out. A respectable and great service is offered. Thank you!

        About

        We do painting for interior/exterior. We also provide services for small repairs of drywall and tape/bed texture. We also do crown molding, trim doors and windows ceramic tile and wood flooring with small plumbing and electrical services.

        About

        Leaks? Storm damage? Need a roof? I am a licensed and insured contractor. We specialize in roofing, painting, sidings, gutters, remodeling, and carpentry work.

        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 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.

        Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.