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L&K Construction
4.7
from 89 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Marianne A.
Verified review

Let me start by saying that I wish I could give Wayne 10 stars, but since I only have the option of 5, that will have to do. Our house is over 100 years old and we are preparing to paint the exterior again. Needless to say, we had quite a "honey do" list of odd repairs that needed attention. Clapboards that were broken or rotting, the railings on the front porch were falling apart, back stairs pulling away from the house, decorative trim that was rotting, brick foundation in need of repointing, new exhaust vents, and finally new doors. Wayne responded to my initial request in record time and stopped by later that day to give me an estimate. Of all the contractors interviewed, he was the only one that completely outlined the work needed with a full materials list and cost breakdown. Others were quite vague and wanted to repair or replace more than was necessary, turning the job into something larger than it really was. That is why I decided to hire Wayne, his straightforward honesty and winning personality sealed the deal. Wayne and his crew started the job immediately and completed it in good time. They cleaned up the yard after and disposed of all the waste materials as well. Earlier I mentioned the decorative trim, he had this ingenious product that was able to halt the rot and preserve as much of the original wood as possible because there would be no way to replicate the trim without spending a ton. This technique was also used on my kitchen bay window, which ended up saving me a fair amount of money in that area. Wayne also went out of his way to find a great deal for my porch door, I described what I wanted and he took care of the rest. Wayne also offered to come back and replace any clapboard that was questionable once the painter gets started. The other area where he excelled was the masonry. I actually contemplated doing the job myself, I'm so happy that I came to my senses and left that up to Wayne. He truly went above and beyond expectations. The brick foundation including the cement pad really needed help. Wayne fixed the grout as well as re-cemented the gap between the foundation and the pad, now when it rains really hard or when snow melts, the basement won't flood. Wayne had really good instincts and advice about tackling the different elements of our project. He approached the job as if he was the homeowner with a budget wanting to spend money wisely. I'm telling you, I can't say enough good things about Wayne and his crew at L & K Construction. I will definitely be using them again in the future.

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Boston Best Construction LLC
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
Verified review

Eduardo and his team did an amazing job on our dormer addition/bathroom renovation. Its difficult renovating and building in an occupied home and he and his crew were nothing but gentlemanly, respectful and kind. They kept the house and work space as clean as possible and were very respectful of our private space. The project fell directly within the schedule allotted in our contract and true to his word, there were zero changes orders even as we adjusted elements along the way. Eduardo himself is a very easy person to work with. He is always available and will respond to any concern or need any time of the day or night. If you’ve ever done any sort of renovation, I don’t think there’s anything more highly to compliment than responsiveness and Eduardo scores a 10 in that category. The end result is the bathroom we dreamed off, inside and out. The tile work is amazing and we are equally impressed with the exterior finishing and detailed time spent matching the new to old on our 1890’s home. We would not hesitate to contact Boston Best Construction for future projects, knowing the time and attention we would receive. Other details of our renovation including pictures can be found at www.birdsofberwick.com Thank you, Eduardo!

Mike bonnell
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Donna M.
Verified review

We had never used thumbtack before but needed our gutters done and wanted them done quickly if possible. We got some quotes and replies back. Mike responded and could do the work the next day if that worked for us. He is also insured which was important to us. We emailed and spoke on the phone to discuss the job, he came and saw our house to give us a better quote, then came and did our gutters. They look great. All clear and ready for the winter. We would recommend him to others and think we are going to speak to him about possibly doing some other exterior work on our house that needs to be done.

Jeff Watson & Associates
4.2
from 32 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Rose R.
Verified review

Renovate upstairs of my house into an apartment. My house is 200 years old. There were many surprises that were uncovered as the work was performed, resulting in a lot of additional work and numerous headaches. Jeff never ceased to amaze me with his ability to evaluate, adapt, and resolve problems. He and his assistant Bob, did a great job, never cutting any corners. They were completely thorough in cleaning up at the end of every day. They also performed a multitude of other projects including installing an exterior, steel spiral staircase and creating a beautiful set of steps out of old cobblestones at the entry of the house. I highly recommend Jeff.

Just Right Construction
4.6
from 28 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Steve C.
Verified review

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.

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HD Construction
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rita R.
Verified review

Mr. Andriello came to my condo to access an ice dam in a 6 unit building. He gave me a quote later the same day and was prepared to work the following day. He arrived at the designated time and completed the job within 4 hours. He removed all ice from the walkways that had fallen from the roof. In addition, he sprinkled ice melt on the walkways to ensure the safety of the owners. I am impressed with Mr. Andriello's professionalism and attention to details (applying ice melt). I recommend his services.

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  • 19 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jason B.
Verified review

This firm turned out to be one of the better contractors I’ve used in recent years. As far as rehire, yes, if the bid was right of course. The work was clean and I was impressed there was no nickel and diming as I’ve experienced with others. I would say the value was above average for this reason. I am satisfied with my hire. Lastly, I have an 19 year old daughter who stays home after school most of the time, and with so many men on the job, everyone was extremely professional and not creepy, I think what really worked for then is that the Project Manger set the tone for how the operations must take place and no buts or ifs. So I am very thankful for their outstanding professionalism.

  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony V.
Verified review

Baystate Group Associates recently finished our 750 sq foot basement and the end result far exceeded our expectations. Victor stayed engaged with my wife and I daily throughout the project and kept us updated on the progress daily. I don't think the basement would have come out as it did if Victor didn't make several great recommendations along the way in regards to the basement layout, fixtures, colors, and other specific details. The team's that were at our house at various times throughout the job made sure that everything was clean and spotless at the end of everyday. I highly recommend VIctor and Baystate Group Associates for any refinished basement, remodeling, or building needs.

  • 16 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
East Walpole Resident W.
Verified review

I was recommended at first by another neighbor for painting services. They were excellent and painted almost my entire house, high ceilings and all. When I didn't like the color of one main room. No issues, he said pick another color and we will be back tomorrow for an extra day. Then I learned they provided a variety of services and they became my general contractor and build an in-law apartment. The level of attention and detail was incredible. When he sad he would be there he was, when he couldn't he always called. After it was complete we had a slight problem with the air condition, which had initially been working fine for months, I called, they came immediately and corrected it. No questions asked. I call them for everything even when last year we needed someone to take a look at what was going on up on the roof with all the snow. From Plumbing, Electricians, HVAC, Carpentry, and Painting this is one stop shopping. No need to look further. We have recommended them to many people and people always ask who did the work at our home. Also no surprising costs like some other people we got quotes from. We live in an upper class neighborhood and his work is impeccable. Ask take a look at photos at some of the work they've done. I gladly and highly recommend using their services.

Claire's Perspective
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mary P.
Verified review

I have had the pleasure of working alongside Claire to photograph many of her commercial and residential projects. I can tell you from first hand experience that Claire is uniquely talented in both construction management and interior design. That means she is a valuable resource for clients to bring on board as early as the pre-construction phase as well as for the final interior design finishes. She brings her clients a comprehensive vision when she walks into a space from building it to decorating it. While on site with Claire and her clients, it is obvious from their interaction how much they enjoy Claire and their new space. And I enjoy photographing her work and working with her to visually communicate "Claire's Perspective".

Russ Robins & Associates
4.5
from 12 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda T.
Verified review

Russ and his team was a pleasure to work with. He was very responsive to my inquiry (leveling my floors for a floating wood installation) and even adjusted his projects to fit my tight timeframe. He provided tips for other renovations we are doing throughout the house and even allowed up to borrow tools needed to do so. we have worked with several contractors over the last few weeks and Russ by far was the more professional.

Bilmar Construction
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Mike G.
Verified review

Hired Bilmar Construction to do a porch teardown and build a deck in its place. Workmanship was excellent, all of the work was done quickly with absolutely no problems. Extremely pleased with the completed work.

Skilled Hands
3.8
from 12 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Yasmine K.
Verified review

Kitchen Renovation- Alex did a wonderful job helping to custom mount my new kitchen cabinets. He also helped to modify a few cabinets we needed help with.He was very professional and pleasant to work with. I would definitely recommend Alex to anyone with carpentry needs.

A.Winter Builders
4.1
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Marsha B.
Verified review

Without question, we are very happy with Andrew Winter and would hire him again for our next renovation project. We hired Andrew (Drew) Winter to handle a kitchen, bathroom and laundry room renovation in our recently purchased home. After evaluating many contractors, including contractors recommended to us by family and friends, we decided to go with Andrew. From our first meeting we felt comfortable working with Drew. He was upfront and honest, provided fair pricing and a realistic payment schedule and was an excellent communicator. Many times answering my calls, text and emails before and after normal business hours. At the end of the day, he is the type of person that just wants to make things right. In a little less than 8 weeks, Andrew transformed our 1935s kitchen, bathroom and laundry room into a modern marvel. There were many obstacles along the way and living though a renovation can be very challenging, however Andrew went above and beyond to keep our home as functional as possible and we appreciated his honesty, guidance, positivity and dedication to our project and happiness. What started out as a few minor renovations to make our home more livable for a few years turned into what we would be happy to call our forever home. That being said, Drew is already talking about the house he is going to build for us in a few years.

Mahoney Custom Frame
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Rory O.
Verified review

He arrived when he said he would, completed the job, including running to the hardware store for materials, cleaned up afterwards, and charged a very modest amount, considering he worked the entire day. An outstanding and diligent worker, I'll certainly use him again, and will recommend him to our friends.

Christian's Construction
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Brian G.
Verified review

Christian did an amazing job on the crown molding in our new house. He was extremely responsive (we had a very little time to get the work done before moving in), listened carefully to what we wanted, provided his thoughts/expertise to ensure the finished product was what we wanted and did a meticulous job on the execution. Many of our early visitors have commented that the "crown molding makes the rooms" (Christian helped us with four rooms). We would hire him again without hesitation (in fact, we've already asked him to help us with several other projects and referred him to friends)!

KS Construction
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sheri B.
Verified review

From the start to the end, Kevin and his crew did what they said they would do. They showed up when they were supposed and were very professional while at my home. Our deck came out beautifully and I would highly recommend Kevin and Chris and crew to create your vision. Plus our two dogs loved them.

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

I have used Ralph on many remodeling projects over the past few years and I have always been very happy with how the projects turned out. Ralph and his crew are very knowledgeable and do great work! If you have any type of home remodeling job, you should absolutely reach out to Ralph and the guys at Step Above, you won't be disappointed!

  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jennifer G.
Verified review

Umberto designed my family's home, and I fell in love with the space that he created. He designed a multi-story brick home with windows that appear to wrap around corners and stretch nearly floor to ceiling letting in as much of the Boston sunlight as appears in the sky. Umberto's talent is obvious in his ability to marry two opposite characteristics. He created an interior with high ceilings and skylights that gives one the feeling of space and air while at the same time creating little nooks in different areas of the home that are cozy places where you can read a book or listen to music. The unique design of our home also allows us to entertain many friends and family with ease but at the same time is just perfect for everyday living. I just love how our home feels.

d.a.kinsella company, Inc.
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
John C.
Verified review

Our house was a 1955 ranch-style house with 3 bedrooms, one bath, kitchen, and living/dining room that we moved into in 1995. We had been looking to add a second bathroom and had originally worked with an architect from NH to do a modest front and rear bump out to give us more room to fit in a second bathroom. This architect had to withdraw from the job and recommended David Kinsella of TBC. David initially made some modest changes to the plan that made sense. After some further discussion, in which my wife and I raised the possibility of a larger scale project to modernize the style of the house, David developed a plan that essentially rebuilt the house except for our previously remodeled kitchen and original foundation. This new plan converted our house into modern design with a more open floor plan, completely new roof line, loft space, re-finished basement (and the second bathroom). David was able to fit this into an only slightly expanded footprint in order to comply with town regulations. Throughout the process, David kept our budget in mind and would typically present different price options for us to choose from to allow us to come up with a reasonable comprise between price with style. In addition TBC worked with the town to make sure our design stayed within our zoning and conservation restrictions. After deciding to go ahead with the project, we interviewed several contractors and decided that TBC brought us the best value for our money and would also allow David to oversee the project as needed. We started the project in June 2011 and completed the project in May 2012. The project did take several months longer than expected, but did stay on budget. The major problem that occurred that delayed the project was that in the summer of 2011, the original subcontracted framers were being sent to other jobs by their boss even though TBC was told they would be coming to our job. Hence, instead of working full time on our job, they were working less than half time. Eventually TBC had to fire them and find a new contractor to step in. At the time we felt that TBC should have replaced them sooner, but perhaps this was difficult due to contractual obligations. (We also found this first group of framers were slobs who did not have much regard for the fact that we were still living in the house.) By the end of summer 2011, the house was not completely framed and roofed and number of rain storms (including hurricane Irene) slowed down progress further. In mid-October we were still living in the part of the house and we agreed at this point that we would move out to allow for a more efficient work flow. From this point construction generally proceeded ahead, except for a few delays do to weather and scheduling conflicts that arose for other subcontractors, no doubt due to the significant delay caused by the no-show framers. In the end the house is beautiful and works for us better than we could have imagined. While the house has not expanded much in terms of square feet, the open floor plan and high ceiling/roof line combined with increased natural lighting gives a much more expansive feeling inside. From the curb, the house has modern angular green metal roof with cedar siding and one has to look hard to find any resemblance to the original house. At the completion of of the project, TBC was very responsive to completing punch-list items and other minor issues that arose. While my wife and I certainly had stressful times during the renovation (and certainly did a lot of second guessing our decision to renovate rather than move), we always felt that David had a personal interest in getting the job done correctly and making sure that we were happy in the end. In that regard, David was very accessible by email or phone before, during, and after the work. In summary, David Kinsella provided the creativity to design a renovation plan that was truly transforming for our house and TBC was then able to see the plan through to successful completion.

JL Stone, Inc.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marguerite F.
Verified review

The job was to completely remodel my kitchen, including incorporating another room, opening the kitchen to the dining room, relocating the powder room and adding a mudroom. J.L. Stone was great. Very neat. They sealed off the construction and I was amazed at how little dust got through, even during demolition. They were very respectful of me living in my home during the remodeling. The specifications and allowances were clear. I wanted to be able to use the kitchen by the first day of school and they met my timeframe. Most important, the finished product was beautiful and still is, several years later. I was so pleased with the company's work that I hired them to build a patio and pergola in my backyard. I recommend this company without hesitation.

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