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J.V. Handyman and Painter
4.9
from 84 reviews
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole A.
Verified review

Jorge and his team of 4 men did an amazing job painting my 4K sq.ft. house from top to bottom in under 6 days. They did a perfect job, were beyond reasonably priced, were super helpful with other little side projects (including fixing my banister without me even having to ask, fixing a minor leak in a sink, etc) They didn't just work quickly but they are absolutely meticulous about their work, and were very conscientious to make sure any tiny oversight was touched up. Jorge even came back about two weeks after to fix areas that other contractors damaged while working, and did so for free. You can tell he, his team, and his awesome wife Myra (who works alongside him planning and communicating) are completely trustworthy too, they have the code to my door and I don't feel the need to change it! Obviously if you are lucky enough to have Jorge and his team help you with a project you will be satisfied. I can't say enough about them and will definitely be calling them in the future.

CJ Handyman
4.7
from 75 reviews
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Shari M.
Verified review

We had a great experience working together! He was punctual and had all of the right tools required to mount our tv into brick. He had reviewed the pictures that I had sent and was prepared to do the work. He made sure that we were happy with the height and location before securing it to the wall. We would work with him again to do other projects and would suggest that you do the same!

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Peter lingley
4.8
from 50 reviews
  • 49 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brandon S.
Verified review

Very fast, very good service. Was able to repair and provide assistance where several other contractors could not.

  • 9 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
William H.
Verified review

Actually arrived when he promised (not too common in the contractor world). He communicated regularly before the first job and contacted me immediately about a part of the job he couldn't complete today and needed additional parts for.

J&M All Season Work
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal D.
Verified review

John is very accommodation and made everything look good under a budget while meeting and exceeding my expectations! The job wasn't easy, he had to repair mistakes made by previous contractors. New sub floors and flooring, trim, cabinets, drywall and repairs, plumbing of the toilet and sinks and vanities. It's a very old apt and nothing is square or even but he made it look fresh and new!

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  • 28 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Virginia P.
Verified review

Todd was responsive and was the best value for dollar of other quotes. He made time for me under time constrains that others could not meet. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a quality contractor in the area. I sell real estate for a living and will recommend him to other home owners who need his services.

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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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B and G
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jan W.
Verified review

My remodeling project is still a work in progress. Brian is providing quality workmanship, has left the work area immaculate at the end of the day, and has kept me updated and involved every step of the way with our project by providing me pictures and prices of hardware, tiles, vanities etc. which is extremely helpful to me due to my work schedule and just not finding time to shop around! It is a pleasure working with a contractor who understands our budget, and is enthusiastic in accomplishing an updated, modern, and fresh look for this older bathroom. Thanks Brian!

D.H.Williams Company
4.5
from 35 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Walter K.
Verified review

I have dealt with many contractors in my lifetime , however I can honestly say it was a pleasure dealing with Dan. I hired Dan to replace a deck on my home prior to putting it in the market for sale. Dan not only did an excellent job on the deck, he helped me make economical solutions to various repairs and remodel that ultimately help sale my home. What was most impressive is that Dan dealt with the constant hassle from the building department in a patient and professional manner. Most importantly the craftsmanship of the deck was so impressive that the inspector said "Your Contractor did right by you and built a deck that will outlast any deck I have seen in the past 2 years." If I was not moving out of state I would hire Dan to do any project in my house because it is not often you come across a true Master Carpenter and that is what you will get when you hire Dan.

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S. Smith Contracting
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matt R.
Verified review

I didn’t hire Seth directly, but he came to my home to fix a mistake made by another contractor I hired. Seth was professional, friendly, punctual, and did great work in a timely manner. I would definitely hire him next time.

For U Builders
4.6
from 29 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
SE B.
Verified review

This was my first experience working with Thumbtack and For U Builders. I have a small house, and in the past, many contractors have simply not returned my calls because the job was considered "too small to bother." For U Builders installed 2 new custom exterior doors on my home. From the very beginning, Brandon (scheduling) and John (owner) were very communicative -- we had to schedule around the door delivery, and they were able to fit in my project as soon as the last door arrived. Stephen (Carpenter) is amazing! He made it look so easy and was attentive to every detail -- my house was built in the 1930s, so adjustments were necessary to make everything fit. When the job was finished, there wasn't a trace of dust or debris anywhere! I am very, very happy with the results, and will definitely work with For U Builders in the future. The entire team are professional, friendly, efficient and a joy to work with! Thank you!

Custom Woodwork ETC
4.5
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Adam C.
Verified review

We found Bruce on Thumbtack and this was the first time we took a quote from someone on this app. Our first impressions were great! For those who have had work done before, getting a contractor to show up on time when they say they will be there is half the battle sometimes. Bruce showed up when he said he would be there with what he needed to quote the job (again I cannot tell you how many times contractors will show up with nothing). Very professional and left a good first impression. We eventually hired him for the job of designing and building built ins around our fireplace. He based his designs of some ideas I found online, but his architectural skills of aesthetically designing the project to fit into our space were excellent and exactly what we wanted from him! The end result (which turned into a phase 2 project to again design and build an aesthetic beam and pillars separating our open floor plan and flow into the built ins he just made) was literally perfect. Matched our taste, design of the house and the craftsmen ship was some of the best I have seen. I don't like to talk cost because everyone has their own opinion on what is considered expensive however what I can say is he had 3 change orders on the whole project (one of which was a good size relatively speaking to the built in project) and he was clearly very fair and right in line with my expectations. This speaks volumes on the type of person and businessman he is. A++ contractor and will 100% be using him again in the future!

Hollett & Son
4.6
from 16 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
John G.
Verified review

Mark underbid my other contractor and also gave more than the other. He proposed great ideas and was flexible when changes needed to be made. He also finished on time.

  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela W.
Verified review

There is not one single negative thing to be said about John and his work! We feel so blessed to have found him on Thumbtack! Good customer service has always been one of the most important factors my husband and I consider when hiring someone or rating our experience with any company. John exceeded our expectations on that issue. We are located 2000 miles away from our home that we rent out and found we needed to have lots of work done in between tenants. John not only did beautiful work (our sister-in-law kept us updated and sent photos along the way), he stepped up and baled us out of a tough situation when another contractor that we hired to do other work prior to hiring John seemed to be having time-management issues. Since we were faced with a tight deadline with new tenant arriving soon, John jumped in and got those jobs done in 2-3 days where we had already been waiting 6 weeks to have done by the other guy! This was on top of the jobs we originally hired him for. Now faced with more challenges that came up about other issues, John has proven to us that he is the guy that can be called on and trusted for anything! Thank you, John! Thank you, Thumbtack! (If Thumbtack allows me to come back later and update this review, I'll add photos that are on my phone.)

  • 17 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Denise D.
Verified review

Waited all day for contractors to call back on a busy day to remove snow and they never did ,so then I found Patriot, they responded right away,very professional and courteous and did a great job.

ArmCraft
4.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Lucilla A.
Verified review

I had a great experience. This contractor was prompt, ready to work on the spot and knowledgeable. Didn't waste time dilly dalling. His rate was fair and clean. i will definitely use again and recommend

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  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon D.
Verified review

We are working with this contractor for a carpet install project. Scott and his team are Awesome!! First impression is a lasting impression and these guys really exemplify the definition to the fullest. If you are looking for a WOW team, then these guys are IT!!!! We look forward to more projects with this company. AWESOME CREW!!!!

Fillers Carpentry
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Josephine B.
Verified review

With all of the horrible stories about contractors you hear these days, it's hard to give trust to someone with your home, but I don't have to think twice about trusting Mr Fillers, as he is the most honest contractor you could hope to meet. I hired Fillers Carpentry to remove and replace 2 double hung windows, a picture window, and a sliding patio door back in February, and could not be anymore proud of my replacements! Not only does he do top quality work, but he done it for a price I could afford! I happily recommend his services to all my friends and family!!

  • 25 years in business
Tabethah Mack
Verified review

My mother experienced excellent service. She had her heating and air conditioning system installed. The contractors were thorough, informative and courteous. Eva Catone and her team were excellent! Thank you for a job well done!!!

  • 12 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
John O.
Verified review

As it turned out, we had to cancel the installation project. But the contractor was very attentive and accommodating.

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Julie M.
Verified review

I would gladly recommend Jon's work! Bel Air remodeled my kitchen and master bath, and the work is gorgeous. I couldn't be happier. Bel Air was also the most reasonably priced contractor I found after searching and interviewing several and taking many quotes. The most important piece to me is that Jon warrantees his work and replaced a faulty light switch for free when I called. That's peace of mind.

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.

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 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.

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 a General Contractor to Do Kitchen Remodeling

Altamont, NY

  • Project type
    Major repair, Major remodel, New home construction
  • Project progress
    Sketches and/or basic idea of project
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Kitchen
  • Details
    kitchen cabinets
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