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J.V. Handyman and Painter
4.9
from 83 reviews
  • 104 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.

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  • 34 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maggie S.
Verified review

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING WORK!!!!! I hired Jacques to fix a painting job gone horribly wrong. When I first spoke to Jacques my idea was to just put wallpaper up to cover up the awful walls in my bathroom because I thought I was going to have to spend an arm and a leg getting the walls redone. Jacques came to my house to give me a free estimate, and brainstormed with me different ways to fix the walls and trim at a price that would fit my budget. As a person, Jacques is hardworking, courteous, easy going / no pressure, and dedicated to his craft - his work is phenomenal! Before Jacques fixed my bathroom walls and trim, I was crying tears of disgust, and when he was done, they turned into tears of joy! Jacques turned what I imagined my bathroom should look like into a reality. His quotes are EXTREMELY reasonable for the amount and quality of his work - he skim coated the walls, put nice trim along the floor, re-did trim around the door, primed and painted the walls, removed an ancient medicine cabinet, patched holes with drywall, installed a new light, plug, and came up with a great solution for a 1 inch gap between the sink / vanity and wall. I am beyond impressed with Jacques and his craftsmanship. When all the work was done, you couldn't even tell he had been working in that room by how clean it was (it was cleaner then when he started the job). I can guarantee you that when you hire Jacques, you are hiring a true professional! Since he did such a fantastic job with the bathroom, I'm rehiring him to fix the walls in my living room and hallway. He's definitely a contractor you want to hang onto!

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Peter lingley
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 49 years in business
  • 57 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.

J&M All Season Work
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 59 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
  • 23 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.

D.H.Williams Company
4.6
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.

KZM Home Improvement
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Amy M.
Verified review

Working with KZM Home Improvement was one of the best contractor experiences I've had! Ralph is responsive and timely with inquiries and scheduling. His prices are very fair and his suggestions for improvements are excellent and often cost savings. He works effectively and efficiently, and leaves the work area clean and ready for use. And he is so multi talented, I was able to get many projects done at the same time. I simply cannot say enough about my experience with KZM Home Improvement - I will be calling Ralph back for all my projects!

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Godek Home Improvement
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tony D.
Verified review

The quality of the work was just amazing-so so pleased. He is a very personable guy guy-great interpersonal skills. He also did the work in a 10 day period of time-I am not used to contractors/artisans who actually get on the work immediately. I will be "a repeat customer." His furniture restoring/repairing is an art-my dining room table is something that I am proud to have in my home. A job well done.... Tony DuBois Swanzey, NH

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S. Smith Contracting
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 33 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.

A-List Contracting
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Joe L.
Verified review

We had an amazing experience with Tony! After having issues with the last two contractors I have hired, I was hesitant to once again try and hire a new project out to an unknown contractor...But luckily Tony restored my faith in honest professional hardworking contractors who take pride in their work and their finished products. I was offered/accepted a job out of state and I hired Tony to refinish my basement, bathroom, install new upstairs railings/spindles and at the last second also had him refinish our hardwood floors so we can put our house on the market and to say we are happy would be an understatement. Tony went above and beyond to accommodate us from day one and he understood or time constraints and the issues of moving out state pose. So much so l, that when a miscommunication (100% my fault) arose, Tony came to my house on a Sunday morning to make sure I was happy. Name a contractor that would work a full Sunday because of a customers own misinterpretation? Well Tony did when he didn't have to just to make things right in my eyes. Tony was also spot on in all of his estimates and didn't suddenly start adding a $4 nail here or a $7 bolt here but rather stayed right on track the whole time! I would, and already have, recommend Tony for any job you may have. My only regret is that we didn't find Tony sooner! PS- I think the only ones that were happier with Tony being in the house doing the work were the dogs!

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Trimworks Inc.
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Veronica B.
Verified review

Had new gutters installed by this contractor. Quick and quality work! Recommend!

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Home Improvement Options
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bill A.
Verified review

Services Provided; Total kitchen redesign complete with new floorplan layout. Consulting for cabinet options, cabinet and drawer insert options as well as countertop, appliance and flooring suggestions. Service received; Mike allowed us the choice of using any contractor for any construction services. We opted to do our own demo and electrical to save a little money but chose to use his contractor and were very glad we did! He was very easy to work with and did great work. My wife and I were very pleased with the finished project. I think the two things that made this project more than "Pretty & Practical" were, price and Mikes service! From the four estimates we received, Kitchen Options was not the least expensive but it was affordable. Mike's part in this was everything you'd want in a general manager of a project such as this. If he wasn't always available all the time he returned my calls, texts or e-mail right a way. He always answered uestions and provided information clearly, professionally and friendly! It made made our big, stess filled project get completed easier than expected.

  • 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.)

  • 52 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Alex R.
Verified review

Joe, first of all thank you! My family and I are very thankful we found you. I am sure we will talk again in the near future. Martelle Builders are nothing short of professional, responsible, but most of all AMAZING at what they do. I have built a few houses and I have had my share of terrible contractors but Martelle Builders by far exceeded all expectations. There are contractors that will just go into a job and just do it, and then there is Martelle Builders, who treats his job as these houses were of his own. It is more than just the money for these guys. Oh, and did I mention they framed my new construction mid-winter?? Do NOT hesitate to hire MB... I am very glad I didn't.

  • 17 years in business
  • 19 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.

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.

Elevate Construction
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jerry J.
Verified review

Elevate did a phenomenal job on my kitchen and bath... They stayed very close to my budget, cost than I even though I would stay with all the updates I made! Would highly recommend Elevate to anyone looking for a great general contractor!

ArmCraft
3.9
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 14 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

Gilardi Construction
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn W.
Verified review

I produced a hard remodeling job. most contractors shyed away from. Gilardi construction actually took extra time to go over everything more than once. He took what I wanted and made better than what I was envisioning. I would recommend this company to anyone. They are always on time and willing to talk and explain every aspect of what they are doing

  • 8 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.

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 General Contractor

Glenmont, NY

  • Project type
    New commercial construction
  • Project progress
    Just starting
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Other (complete drawings)
  • Details
    5500k to 8500 sqft auto repair facility

Need a General Contractor

Saratoga Springs, NY

  • Project type
    One or more small projects
  • Project progress
    Just starting
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Bathroom(s), Other (bouncing and squeaking floors in newer home Stillwater NY)
  • Details
    Both main and second floor effected.... Second floor much worse
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