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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
Scott B.
Verified review

I hired Stephen last summer to install a screen door on the front door of the house. The door was not designed to have a screen door, so he had to design a frame build out to accommodate the screen door and handle the stress of the door opening and closing. He did a great design, made the build out look like part of the original door frame, and installed the door. Terrific job and a great person to work with. I'm already building out my list of other jobs I need done on the house and will definitely be calling Stephen to get them done.

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

We worked with Steve and Joe for an asphalt roof, soffit ventilation, and a roof repair on a sun room from a fallen tree. Steve was great to work with and he was the most communicative of the 10 or so roofing estimates we inquired about. I asked many technical questions as I am an engineer and very detail oriented by nature. They did everything they said they would do and did a quality job. Steve stuck out from the beginning as he called our town building department to find our local codes to find out what was legal as other conractrors were saying that you could put a metal roof over 2 layers of asphalt roof. The roof and sunroom repair was done over 2 days and they cleaned up the yard pretty well. Steve was always easy to get a hold of and really had awesome customer service. They are not the cheapest gig in town but you can trust them and they do quality work. I would hire again. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about my experience

David Cibor
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Richland T.
Verified review

David repaired a patch of ceiling that had some mold from a leaking vent pipe. He also installed a garage door opener. He was responsive and very competent. He arrived on time when scheduled and worked diligently until both projects until they were completed. I will be happy to use David again in the future for any work Ir repairs I need on my home.

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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
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!

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

Joe responded quickly, was completely professional and easy to work with. I will absolutely call Joe again if I need this kind of carpentry/repair house job done. Joe and his assistant (sorry can't recall name) replaced an aluminum siding piece that had blown off and did some gutter repair - not "big" jobs but ones that required professionals in my opinion. Glad to hear of Joe through Thumbtack.

Pino Construction
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Michael R.
Verified review

Love Bob and his crew! Over the years they have done 2 kitchens, a third floor renovation, a bathroom renovation, a porch rebuild, and finishing a basement for me. Reasonable prices and good workmanship. Hard workers, trustworthy, and always friendly.

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

He was great. I was worried that my door garage door would run thousands of dollars, he was able to build the door and install it for a fraction of the price and in a matter of days. The final.door looks amazing.

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HD Construction
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 32 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.

  • 16 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy M.
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Excellent work from Ely and Daniel and crew! They built a new deck on time and within budget. Really had a great experience working with them throughout. They took care of all the permits and inspections, and adjusted to the changes that arose during the building without any issues. Can't recommend them enough.

G&B Construction
4.4
from 25 reviews
  • 47 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Rose H.
Verified review

This couldn't have gone better. Bruno came out and looked at the sites and talked to me about options. He took the time to explain to me anything I was unclear about. Then his helper Matt stayed and tore up our old concrete (about 3x6 area in our garage) and prepared our front steps for new mortar. The following day, they poured the concrete and mortared our steps. The work was very nicely done, and Bruno even came out a few days later when I noticed one of the stones he'd mortared had come loose. I highly recommend this company, and I will use them again.

MKJC Carpentry INC.
4.6
from 19 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen O.
Verified review

Stan and his team were initially hired to replace and install gutters. He was able to point out additional issues that did need to be addressed including a weakened upper deck, fascia boards, and a door thresh hold. He always provided a written estimate and kept in good communications regarding all work to be done. His team cleaned up daily, were courteous and helpful. As this is an older house built in 1865, it will always need some repairs, so I will likely have him do additional work in the future. Thanks Stan.

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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
Sarah B.
Verified review

Xavier did a great job on my project tiling a hallway in my house. They were punctual each day and great at communicating during the project. Would recommend and plan on working with them in the future.

MSB Property Maintenance
4.4
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqueline H.
Verified review

Mike and the guys with MSB bent over backwards to get our patio done and it looks amazing. I'd recommend them to everyone, they are great guys and hard workers.

Supreme Home Improvement
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa O.
Verified review

We had a great experience with this company. Paul and Butchy were efficient and professional and honest with the costs. We had a complete kitchen and master bath renovation done and we are so pleased with the results. We will definitely hire them again for our next project- basement and garage renovation!

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Auxilia Services
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael S.
Verified review

Jim from Webster Building Co was excellent. He was prompt, polite, and professional as he carried out the jobs that were requested. Would recommend and will use again.

B.A.Perazim Inc.
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Dave Z.
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We hired Ransford to put a deck on the back of our house. Ransford was a pleasure to work with. He met with us to initially get our thoughts on our project and immediately sketched up a rough view of the deck attached to the house and a detailed breakdown of the work that was needed including plans, inspections, materials and removal of old stairs. We made some modifications and drew up an agreement. We made one change to the project after we started which was to make the deck wider. Ransford was able to accomodate us and work with our surveyor and the town of Needham to amend the plans. He and his crew worked through some extremely hot days and built our deck quickly and professionally. We were thrilled with his attention to detail and how much work he put in to building a strong foundation and framing. He also made some suggestions on the layout of the pattern on the decking which we really appreciate. We love the deck. We would not hesitate to recommend Ransford to anyone who asks and we have already made plans to have him do other work on our house.

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

Byron Cunha did a great job adding a second egress to my multi-family home. He took the time to talk to me about the project requirements and explained how things would be done in a way that made me feel confident that I would get a good finished product. He always got back to me when I had questions and he was able to work with me when requirements had to change. Byron's team made sure I was satisfied with the result before closing the project. Definitely a good crew to work with.

JJ landscape & Construction
4.3
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Henry C.
Verified review

Jeremias and his team went above and beyond. They installed new front lawn, redid flower beds, mulched, graveled around garage, dug trenches for underground gutters, seed/fertilizer back lawn, and performed cleanup. They even set up above ground sprinklers for me! Would highly recommend.

Bilmar Construction
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 20 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.

Bartel Contracting
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Michael B.
Verified review

I had them replace the roof on the house and garage, install garage doors, all new windows in the house, canned lighting and a new ceiling in the kitchen and several other items, also coming back to paint the house in the spring. The quality of work was excellent and was done in a very timely fashion and the pricing was very fair. overall i am very pleased with everything i had them do. Would highly recommend Paul and his team.

LDL DESIGN CENTER
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shanna V.
Verified review

Unique Building & Contracting is an excellent company that strives to fully satisfy. This was the only company that truly listened to my desires and made sure to explain all possible options and limitations that could lie ahead. They have a trustworthy, courteous and hardworking group of craftsman. The end was everything and more than I was hoping for. You made my family very happy and proud of our new kitchen. Thank you!‎

Q & A

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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.

What do general contractors charge?

If you’re doing a home remodel, building a new home or embarking on a commercial building project, you’ll hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to oversee and execute construction projects. Each construction project is unique; even two duplicate homes built on lots next door to each other could have different construction costs due to factors like different excavation costs when building the foundation. Since each project is unique, many general contractors make bids on potential construction projects. These bids can then break down to a per square foot cost that encompasses the labor of all the workers needed for the job, materials, the scope of work, and any equipment needed. Materials and finishes make a major difference in your cost per square foot. For example, choosing standard kitchen tiles at $3 per square foot will result in a lower total project cost than imported marble tiles that cost $63 per square foot. Where you live will also affect how much general contractors charge, as labor and the cost to do business can cost less in many regions than in high-cost areas like New York or San Francisco. Here are some examples of average costs general contractors typically charge in various regions:

  • Home addition in San Francisco: $250-$270 per square foot.
  • New home construction in Knoxville, Tennessee: $100-$200 per square foot.
  • Kitchen remodel in Tennessee: $40-$80 per square foot, depending on finishes.
  • Bathroom remodel in Vancouver, Washington: $110-$170 per square foot.

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