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Kearley Masonry
4.5
from 77 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
John P.
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We are a 72 unit residential condo complex and had 5 trash dumpsters that were sitting in different locations around the complex sitting on crushed stone and surrounded by 6' stockade fence. We wanted to clean up the area so we contracted Kearley Masonry to pour concrete pads to place the dumpsters on. Stephen Kearley came in removed and disposed of the old fencing that enclosed the dumpsters, excavated, made the forms 10'x10', poured 5" of concrete over crushed stone with wire mesh cleaned the area and bridged the space between the existing driveways to the pad with cold patch to avoid a tripping hazard. I would highly recommend Kearley Masonry and use them again should there be a need for concrete or a mason on the property.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nick B.
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Stella was hired to do some roof repair and fix my crumbling steps. The crew showed up on time, and got right to work. I immediately felt at ease with their friendly and knowledgeable crew. I was amazed at how great my steps came out! I would recommend Stella Construction & Home Services to anyone!

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Boston Best Construction LLC
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Greg R.
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My partner and I had our small kitchen redone this past summer and I couldn't be more happy with the results. Deciding to undertake a complete renovation is a very daunting task. Shopping for the right crew, streamlining ideas, budgeting, etc... its a huge job even before the physical work begins. I feel fortunate that we decided to go with Eduardo and Boston Best Construction. From the designer to the construction team, I felt he had an amazing crew handling our project. He was prompt with all questions comments and concerns. He listened to our ideas and helped fill in gaps with his experience and expertise. His team was clean and respectful to our home. Each day before they began work they took measures to protect our property and at the end of every day they spent time cleaning up never leaving a mess. Every time I walk into the house and see the kitchen it makes me overwhelmingly happy. Its perfect!! As a chef the kitchen is my sanctuary, and Eduardo created a beautiful place for me to create dishes for my partner, friends, and family. If you want a job done very well by an amazing team look no further.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joe R.
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As a frequent Thumbtack user, I've had a lot of contractors work on my house including other painters. Cleynira Construction and the owner Cody are by far the best we've ever used. They painted the outside of our 1950 colonial and it looks fantastic!! Cody also used his construction skills to remedy some tricky wood rot in some decorative detailing areas near that I thought would be very difficult to fix. If you want superior quality work at a very competitive price, I highly recommend these guys. I'm extremely happy with their work and I will rehire them at every opportunity.

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LTM Construction
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Francie L.
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I appreciated LTM Construction's respectful demeanor, clarity of explanation, and value. Hope to continue to work with him.

Just Right Construction
4.6
from 28 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Steve C.
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Just Right Construction just completed work on our home. We had a deck built. Mike and the crew were great to work with. Mike was always available to Answer any questions and address any concerns we had. Work was done on time and the quality exceptional. I would recommend Mike and Just Right Construction to anyone that needs work done on their home.

  • 3 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Jim K.
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Ademar De Ollveira did a wonderful job hanging drywall ans plastering the walls and ceiling in our new construction room in the basement. He and his crew completed the job as scheduled. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a responsible and professional person to do their projects. Thanks.

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HD Construction
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy M.
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I hired HD construction to repair my deck and install trim and lattice around the perimeter. Heraldo was extremely responsive and was able to schedule me in shortly after he reviewed and quoted the job. The overall result was great and I was very happy with the work. I would definitely recommend HD construction and would hire again for future projects.

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Construction Tech
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Russell M.
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I just had a very positive expierence hiring Northeast Construction Group. They charged exactly what they estimated, they were very easy to communicate with, the person who did the work was very polite and did excellent work. 100% positive expierence!

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disere construction
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Carmelo L.
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Great job at a great price. I love the retaining wall and concrete walk Fernando and the team at Disere construction did at my home. I needed a retaining wall to keep water from running into my driveway, even in the dead of winter they came out and built more than just a functioning wall, they created art! We couldn't be happier!

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Christine J.
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Joao and Diego stopped by and checked out my project of a fence removal. They gave me an estimate on the spot and said they could be there the next morning. A great price and perfect timing. They showed up at the time they said they would be there and went right to work. The project was completed in a timely manner and everything looked great when they were done. Not only were they very professional, they were gentlemen! I would definitely hire them again. Thank you V & C Painting and Construction!

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rainstone construction inc
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Max W.
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Excellent job remodeling my bathroom. I love how it came out. He was very responsive to my calls and emails. I will use Rainstone construction again for home projects.

G&B Construction
4.4
from 22 reviews
  • 47 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Bob G.
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Bruno and his crew were excellent. They went above and beyond the original scope of work at no extra charge. Very professional and always responsive when I called. A trait not common in the construction field. I will call Bruno every time I have a masonry need.

Eagle7 construction inc
4.1
from 21 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Sam A.
Verified review

Eagle7 Construction was quick to respond to my inquiry about getting new floor tiles for a bathroom. They were professional and got the job done in a timely manner. They made the whole process hassle-free. The bathroom looks great!

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JJRR CONSTRUCTION INC.
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Jason M.
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I have used JJRR Construction Inc on a few occasions, Manuel is our “go to guy" whenever we need any concrete work done or bathroom remodeling. He and his crew do an A+ job every time and leave the job immaculate. I would refer him to anyone.

Helping Hands
4.5
from 13 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa Q.
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Dave installed some exterior window shutters at my home & did a wonderful job. He was polite, showed up at the agreed upon time and completed the job in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend his services and would definitely hire him again.

  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Jared R.
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I have been using KOD for repairs to my apartments for over a year now. They have work both inside and outside my buildings, including drywall, electric, bathroom renovation, window replacement, roofing and siding. The quality of the work has always been excellent, and completed on schedule. They have been happy to work around the tenants' schedule as needed. The cost have always been within the initial estimate.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Ann K.
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Lou is very honest, trustworthy and humble. You don’t find many younger people with those qualities. His crew worked professionally and completed the project in a timely manner. I would definitely use this company again and I’m a very picky person. Extremely pleased.

WKD Construction
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Nina Maria R.
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I had an excellent experience with WKD Construction. Communication from start to finish was outstanding. They were very professional, at all times, and took great care to leave my property neat and tidy everyday. They were even able to match the stain on the house exactly, which was impressive. I found the price to be very reasonable. I definitely would not hesitate to hire WKD Construction for any future project I may plan.

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C.R. Construction
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul L.
Verified review

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! My door was fixed in matters of minutes. Chad was very knowledgeable and knew EXACTLY what was wrong with the door. Other repairmen came by and couldn't figure it out. Highly recommended and will definitely hire him for future projects.

Strongmen Construction
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Angela A.
Verified review

My local in - home office was unfinished and was never painted, so to begin using my office space, I hired this company and they went above and beyond finishing and painting so that I can feel confident in starting my new medical practice. I strongly recommend the Strongmen Company for all of your contracting needs. It is a company of honesty, integrity and professionalism. I plan to hire them for all of my remodeling jobs for the future too. Their prices are excellent and their services are even better!

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.

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Boston, MA

  • Project scope
    One or more small projects: Yes, Major repair: No, Major remodel: No, Addition to home: No, New construction: No
  • Project progress
    I'm just starting: No, I have sketches and/or basic idea of project: Yes, I have professional drawings (complete set of plans): No, I have permits pulled: No
  • Areas that need work
    Kitchen: No, Living room: No, Family room: No, Dining room: No, Master bedroom: No, Master bathroom: No, Home Office: No, Garage: No, Basement: No, Outdoor space: No, Other: School office
  • Project details
    Removal of non-load-bearing walls to create an open office plan. Resealing areas that become exposed after removal of wall. (Wall, ceiling, floor, etc.
  • Property type
    Office / Business
  • Details
    Start date is flexible, but work must be done on nights or weekends.
  • $1800
    Average price
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