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Jaragua Home improvement
4.7
from 81 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Vic C.
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I have relied upon Adelson Martins / Jaragua Painting and Home Improvement Company over the last several years for a number of panting and related projects on my four unit Back Bay Historic District brownstone. Adelson Martins and Jaragua Painting and Contracting Company have always been reliable, on time and has always completed the work promptly in a high quality manner. Adelson Martins and his tradesmen are professional, polite and cooperative and have completed the work on time and with accurate and reasonable quotes. It is comforting to have available a contractor one can rely on to get the job done right and without problems. - Vic Castellani, Boston, MA

  • 6 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Michael M.
Verified review

Justin did a nice job replacing some exterior trim on my home. He was professional and patient, and willing to explain the specifics of the project. His work was excellent and the cost was reasonable. He paid particular attention to the small details. Justin was methodical and didn’t rush through the job like some contractors. Also, unlike many contractors, Justin is not afraid of climbing. I would highly recommend Justin to a friend for exterior trim repair or replacement.

BLUECOLOR.
4.6
from 63 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Ivette P.
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Best patio and pool flooring installation!! Eddie and his crew did an awesome job replacing the tile area my pool area. They removed old brick pavers , filled in to level the floor, then installed new Limestone pavers. Looks so amazing .!!! They worked hard and finished fast. I will use them again for any other projects I'll need. I recommend them to everyone if you want a great job done right, professionally and fast. .

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LTM Construction
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annie M.
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Lathan did a great job repairing some siding on my house. He encountered an unexpected complication when he started the job, but still successfully completed the work within his original estimate. He maintains great communication throughout the job, is prompt, professional, and good-natured. Very highly recommended.

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Boston Best Construction LLC
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James C.
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Boston Best Construction was great to work with. They did a complete reno of the first and second floor of our new home - a mid-18th century first period colonial. Eduardo and his team did everything including structural work, a complete remodel of our kitchen and bathrooms, HVAC work, and refinishing our historic wide pine flooring. He and his company were professional, delivered on their timelines, and we love our newly renovated home. Couldn’t be happier.

Pino Construction
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Maria C.
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Had my kitchen and bathroom done over. Pino construction workers were very professional, di an outstanding job and actually cleaned up after themselves, which was very surprising compared to other contractors I had in my house. I would highly recommend them for any type of construction or remodeling.

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Richardson Carpentry
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thomas G.
Verified review

Russell did a very fine job on our garage. We shifted gears a couple of times during the project but the problems were well taken care of and on time. Very pleased with the service and at a fair price. Down to earth, easy to communicate with, and good quality work- all things we value, and will be calling back in the future for some remodeling needs.

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HD Construction
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jose G.
Verified review

Work was done on time. Project was done with high-quality materials . I tryed contractors on the past and this one seems to be the best one I ever had

  • 16 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony S.
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Daniel remodeled two of my apartments in Somerville this past summer and did an excellent job. He was one of the most capable, reliable, honest and punctual contractors I have ever dealt with and he had reasonable prices. I would highly recommend him.

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NP Construction
4.5
from 22 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie D.
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We loved working with Nivaldo and will use him for future projects in our home. He is always professional, honest and stands by the work he does. We can’t believe how amazing our new bathroom, floors and basement turned out. We were concerned with the fireplace in our kids playroom and he created an adorable custom cover with chalkboard and shelves that they love!

Eagle7 construction inc
4.0
from 26 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jose K.
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This was my first experience with thumbtack. I hired Eagle7 to tile my master bath (floor and shower enclosure). Adonis’ quote was not the least expensive nor was it the most expensive. I am very satisfied with quality of the work. The crew arrived on time and their work showed great attention to detail. Adonis was good at communicating the schedule and planning the work. Even though Adonis was managing multiple jobs much larger than my small tiling job I don’t feel that my job was delayed. Adonis was able to complete the job in the number of days and schedule he originally gave me. I will hire Adonis again for future jobs and would recommend them to other homeowners.

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rainstone construction inc
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason H.
Verified review

I am a property manager, it's very hard to find someone that is reliable when it comes to hiring a contractor. Ken helped me with many of mine rental units, painting, decking, door installation, bathroom renovation, kitchen remodeling..... very satisfied!

GFconstruction
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jodi C.
Verified review

Gilson and his team were a pleasure to work with on the renovation of one bathroom and an addition of a new bathroom in my house. Gilson met with me every day of the project and kept me updated on the work. He and his team do high quality work and seem like they can handle any unexpected challenge! I couldn't be happier with the results and am now looking around my house for other projects that I could get help with from GF Construction. I feel very lucky to have found GF Construction and highly recommend them!!

Supreme Home Improvement
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth R.
Verified review

Paul and his crew did a really nice job with remodeling our kitchen. Most important, they showed up when they said they would, were sensitive to cost containment, and were very responsive and open to feedback. Paul seems to legitimately care about his business and reputation, and came back to address very small things that we noticed later, which is a rarity given our experiences with the broader base of contractors that we’ve used in the past. We’ll be hiring him again to renovate a bathroom given how easy he has been to work with.

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Auxilia Services
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
G. C.
Verified review

A++ service from initial contact to completion! Jim responded superiorly promptly and courteously, provided needed handyman service at more than fair price, and was capable, pleasant and helpful every step of the way. Many thanks for the help!!

Russ Robins & Associates
4.3
from 15 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda T.
Verified review

Russ and his team was a pleasure to work with. He was very responsive to my inquiry (leveling my floors for a floating wood installation) and even adjusted his projects to fit my tight timeframe. He provided tips for other renovations we are doing throughout the house and even allowed up to borrow tools needed to do so. we have worked with several contractors over the last few weeks and Russ by far was the more professional.

Built From Scratch
3.8
from 12 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Mary R.
Verified review

Took off countertops and backsplash. Also, he cut down a bar height counter to counter height so we can make it into a breakfast bar. The work was very reasonability priced and well done. I would hire again.

R Fioroti Remodeling
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Michael B.
Verified review

We hired Ronaldo recently to renovate our kitchen. Fix a damaged ceiling, repair the kitchen walls, remove a border on the wall and raise some cabinets(and a few other details). He and his crew were friendly and extremely professional. His quote was reasonable, he showed up exactly when he said he would and he completed the work on time. He came up with a couple detail changes during the renovation which just added to the overall great experience (and look of the kitchen). The kitchen came out much better than we could have imagined before we started with the reno. It's now our favorite room in the house. Ronaldo is our guy for any house renovations going forward!

Mr. Fix It
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
James G E.
Verified review

Mr Fix It was the contractor I decided to use to remodel my kitchen & bathroom. Mark was extremely helpful with the design and layout of my kitchen and bathroom. We discussed a price, and unless I changed something he did not change me a penny more than the agreed price. He was very helpful in every aspect of the remodel. Him and his subcontractors were very honest. The plumber, Electrian, tile person, and painters were very professional. They did everything I asked for and more. Every night the job left clean and organized. I can’t say enough nice things about Mark and his crews. They did a fantastic job.

NESTM Contracting Services
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Steven S.
Verified review

Obie & his team have been doing an excellent job on my condo renovation. The quality of work & the price have made this a great experience for my first home renovation. I look forward to working with NESTM on my future projects.

LDL DESIGN CENTER
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shanna V.
Verified review

Unique Building & Contracting is an excellent company that strives to fully satisfy. This was the only company that truly listened to my desires and made sure to explain all possible options and limitations that could lie ahead. They have a trustworthy, courteous and hardworking group of craftsman. The end was everything and more than I was hoping for. You made my family very happy and proud of our new kitchen. Thank you!‎

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.

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.

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.

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