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Newburyport General Contractors

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Renew Home
4.8
from 129 reviews
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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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!!!

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David Monroe
5.0
from 76 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gautham P.
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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!

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  • 21 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lois M.
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Bob has always been a amazing contractor. i was a single mother with a old house and Bob guided me and did wonderful renovations for me. He always had great advice for me. Left the work site clean and picked up and when he was done the job was beautiful. He did everything from renovating my kitchen to replacing the falling down two story plaster wall in the stairwell with sheet rock.. Bob rocks!

Kearley Masonry
4.5
from 77 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Dimitri S.
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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
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Evan B.
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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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  • 10 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thomas C.
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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.

FW Home Improvement
4.6
from 38 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Jose B.
Verified review

Superior service. A fence and pretty soon more work. I recommend this handyman/contractor to everyone who needs a fence. Very neat work! I give him a 10+....

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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
Garry B.
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Eduardo was very responsive from the beginning. I posted my job on Thumbtack just to get an idea what my costs would be. I hadn't even decided if I would build it yet. Several vendors responded but in addition to responding, Eduardo wanted to come over, see the place, and make sure he was helping me through the initial decision making.. This was very helpful to me and helped me sort through the various quotes I got. Any questions I had he responded. And just talking too him, he exuded an air of confidence that inspired trust. I was not disappointed.. After successful HOA approval, city design review and permit approval (no easy feat.. took over a month for city to schedule us in), Eduardo showed up with his carpenter, Claudio, who would be the expert carpenter he found to execute. Claudio was amazing. He immediately attacked the job with a professionalism and passion I have never seen in construction. The pergola is in Ipe wood.. The hardest wood there is. Claudio loves to work with wood and although Ipe can be difficult to work with he is able to handle it with no problems. Eduardo was in communication every step of the way. In fact I went on vacation and got weekly updates with pictures. During the process Claudio had many ideas how to make it better than the original. Eduardo supported this process and allowed Claudio to do his very best. The end result speaks for itself. I've had several friends come over and admire their work and some of them will most likely hire Eduardo for their next project. Finally, once final inspection was done, Eduardo explained to me that due to his desire to do the job right, he didn't make as much as he anticipated but he wanted to be clear that even so he stood by his original estimate. This is a fantastic general contractor to work with in my opinion. Rarely is construction delivered better than you anticipate.

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John W Property
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marion F.
Verified review

Outstanding contractor. Punctual, intelligent, efficient, with an eye for detail while trying to make things better. And, he's funny. Tempted not to leave a review because we need him to be available for more projects. Hire him, he's good.

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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

Vera Construction
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth W.
Verified review

We searched for MONTHS for a contractor and met with so many people who were flaky, unprofessional, overpriced or disappeared. Ryan was the opposite of all of those things, and I'm so glad we found him (or rather, he found us on Thumbtack!). He built out our open loft into a bedroom and a second room/office. He also acted as general contractor and coordinated/oversaw the electrician and painters. Our project is almost finished and we have been so pleased. Ryan has always been courteous, reliable, timely, and respectful of us and our neighbors. I would not hesitate to hire him again or recommend him to anyone.

Mill City Restoration
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Debra F.
Verified review

Our 12X24 and 28X3 deck was in desperate need of replacement. We had several bids and although Mill City was not the lowest, Ray's explanation of what needed to be done was more detailed. As the job progressed, we noted that the work being done was above and beyond what we expected. The workmanship was masterfully done and we are confident the deck will be standing for many more years. Ray is a man of his word....he did not stop until we were completely satisfied.

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Construction Tech
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sean L.
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Very good experience with Northeast Construction. Finally some one who was able to replicate the trim I needed done! A few other contractors tried but couldn't replicate some trim I needed for my fireplace. Brandon assured me they could do it and even told me if they couldn't do it to my satisfaction I would not have to pay. Very professional and very good work.

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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!

G&B Construction
4.4
from 22 reviews
  • 47 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
D. J.
Verified review

Have not had work done but was impressed with Bruno getting back to me quickly/unlike the other contractors I called

JL construction llc.
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 24 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.

Eagle7 construction inc
4.0
from 20 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.

Helping Hands
4.5
from 13 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Bethany D.
Verified review

Davis professional, punctual, and just generally awesome! He does very good work and we can’t wait to have him back over! Dave did significant trimwork and fix the ceiling on the downstairs bathroom. He came up with innovative ideas for how we can do some additional work very cost-effectively, and we are very happy to have met 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

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha R.
Verified review

They are a life saver! When we needed a licensed contractor to look at a potential structure issue on a condo we had placed an offer on they were able to come that same night and eliminate my fears! He gave me the worst case scenario which helped me to evaluate. The realtor was so impressed she asked for his business card as well! We plan to use this company to install tile! Thank you again!

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 a Structural Engineer

Braintree, MA

  • Service type
    Construction estimator, Construction consultant
  • Project location
    Residential
  • Details
    Hello, I am looking for a structural engineer to inspect a gabled roof that was built on top of a single-family with a flat roof. The walls are leaning significantly due to poor construction. Need the roof's structure to be assessed with an estimate. Need to be done ASAP because I am considering buying the home and want to assess the condition of the roof before further negotiation.
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