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Lake Charles General Contractors

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  • 5 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Chris R.
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I hired José to install recessed lighting around the soffit of my house. He not only got the job done quick, but did a great job. He is very professional, and I will be having him come back to do some more electrical work next week. I already have his number if my phone and he will be the first one I call for future projects. I highly recommend José!

VIP Contracting Services
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Linda J.
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Keith was professional and very Responsive at all times, the Quality was perfect, I recommend V I P Contractors highly, their prices were unmatched! Curtis & Linda Jackson

Y.N.I Contractors L.L.C.
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn W.
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YNI contractor were a true blessing for us. Their workmanship was outstanding. They were very honest, respectful, knowledgeable and talented. Updates and communication of progress of work was made daily. Their estimate of cost was very fair and reasonable. YNI was the answer to our prayers. They made our Dream Come True thank you and God bless you why YNI Contractor and workers.

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
George B.
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The service was very professional. The contractors were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. All work was done in a timely manner & on track according to bid as well as budget. I highly recommend with an A+

  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
John G.
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I have worked alongside David for many years, doing a variety of tasks, such as rough/finish plumbing, rough/finish carpentry, electrical wiring, concrete floor staining/finishing, painting, foundation placement, monolithic dome construction/shotcrete work, and have found him to be an innovative, attentive-to-detail craftsman of the first order.

Integrity contracting
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Michael L.
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I have trust issues with prior contractors that hav done work for me. Rick is the exception! Excellent work ethic and top notch work on every project that he's done for me! I highly recommend Integrity Contracting for any job, big or small!

JackBuilt
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany S.
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Amazing experience! We got a designer and builder in one. He was honest about what could and should or should not be done regardless of the extra money he could make. Stand up contractor and man. Have already recommended to several friends.

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

No Hassle Contractors
3.3
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Randy H.
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Good job a little late but all said good job

TNT Building & Remodeling
5.0
from 1 review
  • 27 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gwendolyn F.
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Dependable reliable friendly professional and reasonably priced

  • 10 years in business
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We strive on customer service where can I buy best to provide the best service possible

  • 4 years in business
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Best craftsmanship at affordable prices. Please see and like our Facebook page, JNC DEVELOPMENT,LLC - RESIDENTIAL.

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I help my customers out with any situation they are in. And, I'm not there to break their pockets. Book now!

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I am currently an active duty marine and like to work on the side. I enjoy being able to help others with their tasks at hand. I helped my dad in his business in home improvement growing up and love it.

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I do general contracting, mechanic, handyman, clean up, pressure washing, etc. Just let me know what you need.

  • 18 years in business
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I don't get in a hurry to make mistakes. I pay attention to detail and provide quality over quantity.

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(OPEN 24 Hr Emergency CallOut) JBT General Construction and Remodling Contractor is here to serve you no job to big or to small. ( If you can dream it, We can do it! Quality and safety work in a timely and professional manner....

  • 24 years in business
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Pride , cleanse & perfectness.

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I build homes and also do remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, and AC work. I have been building homes for 13 years.

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We pride ourself on attention to detail and personal service.

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.

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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Need Interior Painting Service

Lake Charles, LA

  • Type of painting needed
    Basic painting - new construction
  • Details
    A living room, dining room and kitchen. Small rooms. With more to be painted later.
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