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McKenna's Handyman Services
4.9
from 204 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 268 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paola R.
Verified review

Jonathan and Stephen have been absolutely fabulous!!! They took the time to unblock all the gutters, took several photos of before and after the job, and proceeded to all the necessary repairs! they took care of all the plants lying beneath their ladders and after the job cleaned around the perimeter of the house. A very throrough and careful service. I will certainly call this company back for regular gutter cleaning and general maintenance.

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Renew Home
4.8
from 129 reviews
  • 176 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Shujaur was wonderful and very responsive. We are property managers and have had him do a few projects for us (including snow removal) and each time he sent a picture once the job was completed to let us know it was done and done right.

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OSA Home Improvement
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 120 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!!!

  • 1 year in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria M.
Verified review

Very consultative and supportive. Great recommendations for completely converting HVAC system throughout an antique home (circa 1862). Included a quality team of vendors to support the efforts, ie. duct work, electrician and general carpenter.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thomas C.
Verified review

Stella turned an existing upstairs bed room into a bathroom. Work was done well overall, and it was a pleasure working with Erik. I especially appreciate his ability to reply to e-mails and texts within minutes, something that most other contractors I vetted for the job couldn't manage in days, or in some cases, not a all. Stella was very helpful in the planning process, and managed all the permitting/inspection work with ease. I would definitely recommend them.

ER Construction
4.0
from 46 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Robin F.
Verified review

ER Construction is by far the best company we have ever had do work on our home. We have had some horrible experiences in the past with contractors who didn't show up, finish work promised, were sloppy and rude. ER Construction has finished all the work in our 1850 colonial and it has surpassed our expectations. The painting, floor refinishing, ceiling repair, and floor installation has been incredible and we are having them paint the exterior as well. We are very happy and satisfied and are recommending them to everyone we know!

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Kajer Construction
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bob C.
Verified review

I am a tenant in Worcester in a triple decker. I live on ground floor and have fenced in yard with a dog who loves that sort of thing. Call me spoiled but I got used to that. In the recent high-wind weather, a large 20' section of fence blew over. I discovered the posts were never cemented. Much to my dismay, the landlords did not want to fix the fence. In addition to having a dog I now had to leash walk everywhere, the yard was open to theft where I have a fire pit, grill, patio furniture, etc. I also feared the fallen fence would continue to get damaged and become impossible to salvage at all. I posted on thumbtack and received several replies. Some estimates were so high, they blew my mind. Then there was Billy. Billy wasted no time. He came right out to my apartment. He was empathetic to the fact that I was paying out of pocket on a property that wasn't mine and had a couple ideas on how to keep costs down. He recommended I buy the material. I bought it same day and two days later my fence was dug, poured, and set. The best part is he beat the snow coming and was extremely conscientious of his work. The old fence sections had rotted and worn down to the point where they had to be cut to be re-seated. Billy left full size posts for when those sections need to be replaced. When they are, they will match the height of the posts. I have already recommended Billy to a colleague who renovates and flips houses as a side business. I, myself, work for a General Contractor in Worcester but concrete and fence work was too much for me to tackle myself. I've been around the industry and I know good people when I see them. Billy is a hidden gem. I'd love to keep him the best kept secret I know but I'd be doing him and his work a dissatisfaction. I would recommend him to anyone. Without hesitation.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian T.
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Lquick rrsoonse and did a great job at a reasonable price. Nice guys.

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  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jen W.
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We own a 1920's colonial. When we purchased the house the walls were original, in very bad condition and had not been painted in many years. Over the past 10+ years Troy has restored, repaired and painted the walls and woodwork in every room in the house. He takes pride in his workmanship and attention to detail. He's methodically patched holes, cracks & imperfections in our old walls. The time spent here was far more than the actual painting. His at times slightly higher estimates have always accurately reflected the hours spent prepping the surfaces. Last summer (2016) Troy acted as general contractor when we did a major remodel of our very large & in bad shape 4 season sun porch. Again, we were thrilled with the end result. He was available and responsive when an inevitable (but minor) miscommunication arose between myself and the electrician. He worked quickly to remedy the situation. The room was transformed to a comfortable space that my family enjoys everyday

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LTM Construction
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Devorah K.
Verified review

Akiva did some painting and general handy work for us. We had an excellent experience and work quality was outstanding.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David R.
Verified review

Bryan was professional and prompt. He went above and beyond the call of duty. Definitely will hire him again for other projects.

  • 33 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
David B.
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Very pleased with Bob and his crew. After two years of being jerked around by various contractors and friends who said they could "easily do this" we finally found RM Paolino Construction. Bob met with us on a Saturday and gave us a detailed estimate with some great cost-saving design changes for our kitchen and bathroom. We signed a contract that following Friday and by Monday morning our bathroom was gutted and on its way. What a relief it's been to deal with a real contractor after all time we wasted with other so called "professionals". Bob has kept us up to speed every step of the way and the bathroom looks great. Can't wait for kitchen to start. Highly recommend RM Construction to anyone looking for a professional, full service contractor who won't give you the run around!

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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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!

Eagle7 construction inc
4.2
from 19 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 21 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.

  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth F.
Verified review

We had Victor and Bay State redo our master bathroom. They did an excellent job and communicated what was happening each day on the project. Everything from the plumbing and electrical to the tile work and fixture installation, paint and woodwork was beautiful. Next time we need a contractor we will hire them again.

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Home Improvement Options
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bill A.
Verified review

Services Provided; Total kitchen redesign complete with new floorplan layout. Consulting for cabinet options, cabinet and drawer insert options as well as countertop, appliance and flooring suggestions. Service received; Mike allowed us the choice of using any contractor for any construction services. We opted to do our own demo and electrical to save a little money but chose to use his contractor and were very glad we did! He was very easy to work with and did great work. My wife and I were very pleased with the finished project. I think the two things that made this project more than "Pretty & Practical" were, price and Mikes service! From the four estimates we received, Kitchen Options was not the least expensive but it was affordable. Mike's part in this was everything you'd want in a general manager of a project such as this. If he wasn't always available all the time he returned my calls, texts or e-mail right a way. He always answered uestions and provided information clearly, professionally and friendly! It made made our big, stess filled project get completed easier than expected.

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

Ruy Barbosa and his crew provided a very professional and clean work to my property. Besides Fencing, they helped me with my kitchen and bathroom remodel. Will hire them again in the summer for my new porch and deck.

MS PAINTING INC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tania R.
Verified review

The level of detail, care, professionalism, promptness and kindness I received from these guys is second to none. It’s hard to find any type of contractor who is honest with excellent skill but these guys nailed it. They showed up when they promised, painted the bedroom with amazing attention to detail and care, cleaned up better than I ever could have, and it was all done in a single day. They had to sand and it was my sons room and I was worried the dust would be everywhere but there was no trace of it anywhere. I am extremely detail oriented and I was worried the paint junction between molding and wall and molding and floor would be crooked or sloppy but the level of detail was stunning. These guys will definitely be doing more rooms in my home!

DLW General Contracting
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kayla T.
Verified review

Amazing work! Will definitely be hiring again for yard work. Pleasant young man who did a great job mowing the lawn and cleaning up!

SPI Construction
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Dariela M.
Verified review

Great work and honest feedback from contractor

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 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 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 an Interior Wall Painter

West Simsbury, CT

  • Location
    Home
  • Surface(s) to be painted
    Interior Wall(s), Trim
  • Amount of work
    I'm not sure
  • Details
    Our hallway walls and trim need to be patched, painted and possibly caulked. The hallway spans 3 floors.

Need a Landscape Designer

Meriden, CT

  • Landscaping type
    Other (cleaning out twigs and leaves)
  • Area(s) to be landscaped
    Back yard
  • Design preparation
    I know what design I want
  • Details
    just to clean out the backyard
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