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OSA Home Improvement
4.9
from 95 reviews
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brett G.
Verified review

Everything you could ask for and more! I usually never write reviews, but when it comes to hiring people and it companies to do work I felt important to share. We all know how difficult it is to find a good contractor. Elsayed came out on a Sunday and worked tirelessly until the job was done. Installed 3 toilets, dishwasher, garbage disposal, 2 faucet fixtures. Also corrected numerous plumbing issues in the process. From start to finish he let me know what was going on every step of the way. His recommendations were spot on as he came across other issues throughout the project. I always felt confident everything would get done right and did it ever! Never strayed from the up front and honest pricing. I’ve already rehired Elsayed to do more work in my home as OSA is a full service general contractor. Hire with absolute confidence!!!

Jaragua Home improvement
4.7
from 77 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Nikhil M.
Verified review

Adelson and his men did great work as part of our paint touch up for our home sale. They were professional, did quality work, finished on time and overall made our home look appealing to potential buyers. I would highly recommend them all all folks looking for general contractors

Kearley Masonry
4.5
from 77 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Dimitri S.
Verified review

Just hired Steve for my retaining wall replacement project. I really cannot say enough great things about him. He was on time, always answered my calls and requests, and did a killer job. Typically contractors in this business are not that professional and will leave you hanging, but not Steve. Check out the before/after of the wall he just did, the proof is in the pictures. My wife and I could not be more satisfied. Seriously, hire him and you will not regret it.

  • 43 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Rich M.
Verified review

I had a relatively simple vinyl siding repair job I needed done and DE Carroll Construction was the only company that understood the simple nature of the work. The estimate and work were good and done promptly and quickly with effective communication.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gunnar A.
Verified review

I have worked with several contractors in the states of California, New York, and Massachusetts. I will rarely take the time to write a review, but when I come across a company that is exceptional I will take a moment to provide feedback. Steve and his team recently repaired my leaking roof in Cambridge, MA. Every single interaction I had with Steve was superb. I have never received such a thorough and professional proposal - this was very refreshing! Steve and his crew were able to get the work done in a timely manner before the next snowfall. I highly recommend Steve and team! He will be my go-to contractor from now on. /Gunnar (Cambridge, MA)

FW Home Improvement
4.6
from 39 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Chris P.
Verified review

Felipe did a great job building my shed. He worked very hard, efficiently and his prices were terrific as well. Overall about as perfect an experience as I've had with a contractor. Would highly recommend!

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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 S.
Verified review

Eduard with BBC just finished our bathroom and I felt like writing a review. A lot of times, people only write reviews for bad service or work that was poorly done, so I thought I'd take the time to recognize some excellent work. I was beyond impressed with BBC. After we had a lot of trouble with another contractor doing other work in our house, we knew we had to find someone different for our bathroom. We had at least 4 different contractors come over to check out the job and give us quotes. BBC actually came in at the best price. On top of that, he really worked with us to get it within our budget and exactly what we wanted it to look like. With 2 kids and limited funds, his flexibility was MUCH appreciated. Not one of the other contractors was willing to work with us in that way. I figured that since he was so great budget-wise and with such a great personality, he'd be difficult once the work got started. I was definitely wrong! He was beyond professional and stayed on top of every subcontractor to make sure they got their work done on schedule--unheard of in the industry! He will answer his cell phone any and every time we called. Eduardo actually finished our bathroom on schedule, he also finished within budget. I would definitely hire him again, and hopefully we have a chance to. I hope you have the same experience that we had....Thanks Eduardo our new bathroom looks great! James Sampaio

HouseWorx
4.6
from 37 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Mark B.
Verified review

What a great find Corey was. I'm hard pressed not to leave him a good review because when you find a good contractor you want to keep 'em to yourself. But he's great. On-time, fair and great work. We only used Corey this first time for a couple of small furniture assembly jobs but fully plan on having him come back for some other more significant work.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joe R.
Verified review

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.

Mill City Restoration
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
Verified review

We hired Ray to renovate our unfinished basement into two bedrooms. We chose Ray because he offered to get us some needed ceiling height (of which other contractors wouldn’t even offer). Ray is meticulous in his approach to doing things right: From digging down our basement floor to get the height we wanted, to applying extra hydraulic cement and coats of foundation sealer to ensure our basement won’t leak, to leveling our staircase so we don’t feel like we’re falling when coming down the stairs. The renovation posed a lot of challenges which included budget/materials, broken dumpsters, and a deadline of finishing in time for a new baby. We made it through and are grateful. Our 2 daughters LOVE their new rooms and we couldn't be happier!

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HD Construction
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 29 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

Joseph Drywall
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon H.
Verified review

They concentrated on MY job, MY schedule and MY ideas. Kept me abreast of work schedules, are very considerate, are very family oriented (both mine and theirs) and were very flexible. Happy to have them in my home. Very strong work ethic. Helped to coordinate other contractors work. (Also people you would want in your home.) Quite satisfied with their work. The room is lovely!

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Construction Tech
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ben W.
Verified review

My initial contact with Northeast Construction was great, they sent a very professional response and sent out some one (Ian?) the next day to make the repairs to walls and touch it up. Brandon also came out to check on the job and also provided a estimate on some bathroom work we would like to do. After speaking with him we could tell he has extensive experience and knows what he is talking about. We had no idea we couldn't install Sheetrock of any type in a shower behind tile, we had numerous contractors say that was perfectly fine and the norm, after researching its is not the norm. We look forward to working with them on our bathroom job and future projects.

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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!

G&B Construction
4.4
from 22 reviews
  • 47 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
D. J.
Verified review

Have not had work done but was impressed with Bruno getting back to me quickly/unlike the other contractors I called

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

Adonias was very easy to work with. He is friendly, creative, and flexible. He has a very busy company, so sometimes my projects took longer than expected, but he is good about communicating. Eagle7 remodeled two bathrooms for me (I will upload pictures after I finish cleaning and organizing them). They took out two fiberglass shower/tub units, built a new tub with tile surround and a tiled walk-in shower with glass door. They replaced sinks and countertops, replaced flooring (tile in one, vinyl plank in the other), repaired some plumbing, replaced fan/light combos, and built out walls where needed. In addition, Adonias and his crew helped with a few extra requests as they came up, without complaint. We were updating most of our house this month, so there were many contractors in and out, a dog, kids, and general chaos. The crew took it all in stride, they were patient and worked around our schedule. Prices were very reasonable, and they worked with me to think through what could be salvaged/reused to minimize costs. Adonias also sourced materials as needed, not overbuying or upcharging. Highly recommend Eagle7.

Supreme Home Improvement
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Tim D.
Verified review

As one does, or should rather, I met with several contractors before meeting Paul; and none of them quite matched Paul’s personality and easy-goingness. Paul and his crew, particularly Joe, worked diligently, respectfully, and smartly on our front deck. We used high-end products, in which Paul has much knowledge with, as well as having the courtesy to talk us through each step of the build. Supreme Home Improvement came in under budget, but by no means whatsoever does that equate to the work being inferior, not at all, as Paul completely and utterly transformed our pitiful outdoor deck to an oasis in our home, and all done with proficiency and astuteness. When conversing with Paul, his down-to-earth and honest character will shine through each and every time. For me, that was a true bonus. To add, I would most certainly hire Paul and his team again. Thank-you!

Boston PRO Builders
4.4
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Suzy C.
Verified review

Mr. Barbosa and his crew were very professional and responsive. I am glad a found myself a dependable and all around great General Contractor. His crew was very clean and polite as well. Thanks for everything.

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Greg Chiapparo
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrea B.
Verified review

We hired Greg to demo existing and install a new kitchen floor when our existing contractor failed to meet a critical deadline that would have thrown off the rest of our project sequencing. Within 2 days of posting the ad on Thumbtack, Greg visited our home, provided a VERY reasonable quote, and agreed to begin work the following Monday, which is what we desperately needed! To say that Greg was professional and responsive would be a gross understatement. In fact, we never even spoke on the phone -- almost all communication was done via text and email (we were away when this all happened!). He was prompt, courteous, BEYOND EASY to work with, and all-in-all a total pro!! His team was respectful and trustworthy, and our floors look gorgeous. If I could give him 6 stars, I would!! :-)

Build Me Up
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy J.
Verified review

I had to get an apt. unit ready within 24-48 hours with a few small projects like hanging a towel bar, installing molding near the back door, hanging a coat rack, installing a small electric baseboard, and a radiator cover. These required some quick sanding and painting of the trim and patching the hole I made in the wall trying to hang a towel bar. Well, these 2 guys whipped through these projects in half a day. What a relief! I was stuck with no contractor wanting to do these many small jobs and they did it. Timely, neatly and professionally. I will call upon you again! Thanks for saving my butt!

  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Alex B.
Verified review

I own a two family house, and the supposedly disconnected water heater for the rental unit began leaking. I called KOD based on an acquaintance’s recommendation. KOD came to look at the issue within the hour (on Columbus Day). They identified the problem: when we had new combination water heaters/boilers installed 9 months previously, the contractors had not disconnected this water heater, which was feeding the tenant’s washer. It was also venting to the chimney (which we had had bricked up since the new boilers don’t use it – not good). KOD disconnected the heater that evening. Ultimately we asked them to come the following day and re-route the plumbing, remove the water heater, and remove the two large (huge) cast-iron boilers (circa 1950) that had been left behind. They also identified a small gas leak in a different section of pipe (I had thought the smell was just basement air). Fast, knowledgeable, professional service – I highly recommend them.

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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 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 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.

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.

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.

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