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Lawrence General Contractors

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OSA Home Improvement
4.9
from 96 reviews
  • 122 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!!!

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David Monroe
5.0
from 82 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gautham P.
Verified review

It was a pleasure working with David. We hired him for two jobs, and both of them were delivered with great quality, and precision. He is very responsive (unusual for most contractors out there) and on-time. Highly recommend David for any electrical work!

Kearley Masonry
4.5
from 81 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 100 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
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
Evan B.
Verified review

Matt and his crew did a fantastic job! Highly recommended and would use them again in a heartbeat. They were on time, cleaned up and did high quality work. Lots of painting, patching, caulking, general repair and more. Excited to have them work a renovation for us!

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Great Flooring Remodeling
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bill A.
Verified review

As a retired General Contractor having built hundreds of houses over more than 20 years, when I was asked to return to Massachusetts to remodel a home for my daughter and her family I found that most of the people that had done work for me in the past had retired and were no longer available. I needed to install 700 sq ft of prefinished 3 ¼” Maple flooring and the time line was very tight so I turned to other resources to get the job done and that is where I found Wilson Silva of GREAT FLOORING AND PAINTING, REMODELING INC. I explained to Wilson that I needed the job done ASAP and he offered to start the job 2 days after I spoke to him and promised to have the job completed in 2 days, all at a price that was very reasonable and better than all of the other companies that responded to my request. Wilson showed up at the site on the day that he said he would and to my surprise was able to finish in just one day! He told me that he knew that I needed the job done quickly so he brought extra help, staying to the agreed upon price. As for the results, the job came out great. Everything looks tight and straight. He took the time to make sure that everything was done perfect. In the 20 plus years that I have been doing this type of work I can honestly say that Wilson is one of the most professional, honest subcontractors that I have had the pleasure of working with. I highly recommend Wilson Silva and Great Flooring and Painting, Remodeling Inc. Do not waste your time searching out other hardwood floor installers, you have found “The Guy”!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 28 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.

David Cibor
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy M.
Verified review

I had many questions about some work we were considering and David was prompt and professional in his responses. He answered my questions straight forwardly when other contractors came back with excuses. Unfortunately we decided not to go ahead with the work, however, if we change our mind David is at the top of the list.

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Speranza & Son
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex A.
Verified review

I needed somebody to build and install a custom floor-to-ceiling sliding door to split my room when I want it. Not too many contractors will take a job like this requiring out-of-the-box thinking, but Joe did. He came up with a solution that saved me hundreds on the material cost and submitted a quote that I could not refuse. And I’m glad I’ve hired him. That was my best contractor experience ever (and I worked with dozens of contractors on different projects before). Joe and Frank worked as a perfect team complementing each other and coming up with the best course of actions. Joe would reply to any text message almost immediately, answering all the questions I had for him. The project was done as promised, on time and on budged. Thank you, Joe and Frank. I would recommend Speranza & Son to anyone who needs a job done professionally, efficiently, and with minimal headache.

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  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jen W.
Verified review

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

I highly recommend Richardson Carpentry for Door Installation and other jobs. Russell did an excellent job with entry door and Storm door installation in my condo. He arrived on time and was very professional. He cleaned up after the job which other contractor lacks sometimes.

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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

Eagle7 construction inc
4.0
from 26 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 27 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.

JL construction llc.
4.6
from 19 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Dom G.
Verified review

Jon removed my old retaining wall and stairs and built me a new one in about a week. What I like most about Jon is that he built me exactly what I asked for and nothing less. He didn’t pressure me into purchasing higher quality materials or try to increase the scope of work for his benefit as all the other contractors had. He showed up and did the work without me ever being home and charged a reasonable fee. What I hate most about hiring a contractor is the idea of paying a large sum of money to a random guy who showed up to your house promising the world only to never hear from him again. That obviously was not the case with Jon. I honestly don’t think he asked for a dime until a large portion of the job was complete. If you want someone that will show up, do the work at a reasonable price, and always return your call, I recommend Jon.

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Joat Services & Repair
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Edwin Y.
Verified review

Jim did an amazing job on the tiles in the kitchen. The experience working with Jim is what it should be when working with a contractor. He started and ended the job on schedule even though there were issues with the existing concrete sub floor. I am extremely happy with the work.

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Xcc pro builders llc
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon S.
Verified review

XCC did a perfect job installing my hardwood floors in two large rooms. There were lots of complications with rooms being out of square, un-level surface around the fireplace due to mortar, and border patterns with different wood, and insets. All of it came out perfectly and with very little wood waste (way less than other contractors would have done). Xavier and his crew also did a great job replacing my damaged sub-floors throughout the entire house - a task that no other contractors were willing to take on. Xavier and his crew always worked hard and are very pleasant to be around. They have wide knowledge and skill sets and are willing and able to do anything you might need. No lazy-bones or burn-outs in this crew!

EM Remodeling,LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Luciana B.
Verified review

Edson did an amazing job remodeling our first floor (kitchen, living room and playroom) and our second floor bathroom. He is committed to his craft and his opinion regarding some of our questions, were always very helpful to our project. We will definitely have him back to work on some of our other projects. We highly recommend him.

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Byron Cunha Construction
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carmelo L.
Verified review

True professionals are as good as gold! I put off remodeling my home for years because I dreaded the hassle of dealing with contractors and designers. When I finally committed to having the work done, I went through at least 8 General Contractors and designers to find the right fit. Each of these was either overly expensive, or had overbearing personalities, or sounded like used car salesmen.... Until I connected with Byron Cuhna and Co. Byron runs a family operated construction company that handles all size jobs. Byron came in and helped my wife and I work through the design of a large addition 26x24 on with a two car garage and bedrooms/bath above it, as well as another 15x15 family room on the opposite side of the house. Byron not only gave us great design ideas, he helped us add features that would be more cost effective and efficient. Byron and his son Eric were on the job from start to finish, and made the experience of living in "construction" much more bearable, and at a price affordable enough that I can still pay my children's college tuition next year. I highly recommend Byron Cuhna construction, I will update this review with final before and after pictures of my house. Carmelo

  • 30 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Josh B.
Verified review

Jesse has completed several projects for our remodeling company including various floors, kitchen back splashes, wall tile, and shower floors and walls. Installations are always completed in a professional and timely manor, and quality is second to none! I never hesitate to call or recommend Jesse for any tile or stone project.

James Stepanian, Contractor
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Paul W.
Verified review

Jim responded immediately on Thumbtack. When I contacted him he returned my call the same day. He came to the job site when he said he would. By his demeanor I could tell that he was serious about the job. He took measurements and discussed the project. Within a short time Jim gave me a quote which I found reasonable for what needed to be done. Jim and his crew worked steadily and professionally until the job was completed. He made suggestions which were smart and appropriate and never balked when I suggested changes. When the project was finished I could not have been more satisfied. It is not enough to say that Jim's work was outstanding. It is superb. He is a competent and honest contractor.

  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan B.
Verified review

My wife & I interviewed 14 general contractors for our complete home remodel project (3 new & expanded baths, new vaulted ceiling & tiled shower in master bath, new tray ceiling & barn door closet in master bed, new screened-in porch, new front porch & front door, new & expanded wall of colonial windows in living room, finished garage, siding repair). This is a big project & we wanted to make sure that we hired a GC that (1) is skilled, experienced & has a track record of high-quality work, (2) is trustworthy, ethical, communicates well, easy to work with, and, (3) charges a fair rate for his work. Ralph is a rare find and checks all of these boxes. You should always speak with as many contractors as possible in order to find the best match for your project, and, Ralph should absolutely be on that list. We are very impressed and very happy with Ralph, and, we HIGHLY recommend that you discuss your project with him before making a final decision. He's a hard-working, highly-skilled GC that does the right thing by his customers at a fair price.

Matias & Silva
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Prashant S.
Verified review

Great contractor. Honest, straight forward, and on time! Highly recommend them for any basement related work. Will hire them again for our bathroom.

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

Arlington, 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: Yes, I have sketches and/or basic idea of project: No, 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, Other bathroom(s): Yes, Home Office: No, Garage: No, Basement: No, Outdoor space: No
  • Details
    We have four projects we'd like to have done on our new house. First, install a small 3 x 6 1/2' bath on the first floor of our house. Second, replace existing two windows with patio doors and a step to the yard. Third, replace bottom/foundation of sunroom with composite (wood is currently touching the ground and inviting ants), and fourth, open up wall where closet exists, tap into adjacent closet and add door to add access to space currently behind wall.
  • $850
    Average price

Need an IKEA TV Cabinet Installer ASAP

Shrewsbury, MA

  • Project type
    One or more small projects
  • Project progress
    Just starting
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Living room
  • Details
    Ikea tv cabinet install
  • $200
    Average price
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