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Pittsfield General Contractors

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J.V. Handyman and Painter
4.9
from 84 reviews
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole A.
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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.

CJ Handyman
4.7
from 77 reviews
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Shari M.
Verified review

We had a great experience working together! He was punctual and had all of the right tools required to mount our tv into brick. He had reviewed the pictures that I had sent and was prepared to do the work. He made sure that we were happy with the height and location before securing it to the wall. We would work with him again to do other projects and would suggest that you do the same!

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Peter lingley
4.7
from 54 reviews
  • 49 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brandon S.
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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 47 reviews
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal D.
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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!

Armadillo Home Improvements
4.6
from 51 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Cory S.
Verified review

Excellent job. I needed tiling, trim- work and installation of a toilet. Mr. Cecere arrived as scheduled for the estimate and work. The job was completed as promised. The bathroom came out better than imagined. With many options out there, I am glad to have picked a skilled contractor who appears to care about craftsmanship. I will certainly call Tommy for any future projects.

D.H.Williams Company
4.5
from 35 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Walter K.
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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.

Martech Remodeling
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Max T.
Verified review

Dan did an excellent job installing an alcove tub and surround for us, as well as a new bathroom vanity. Answered all questions quickly and worked with us on scheduling. Did all the work himself. Cost of services came in right at what he quoted. Good with dogs and kids. There were no unpleasant surprises with Dan. What he quoted and committed to was what we got and we definitely appreciated that as it was our first time working with a contractor.

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1Pro NY, LLC
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan H.
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1 Pro NY completed my porch and deck. I am very impressed and happy with the quality of my new deck - just spectacular! I could have hired other contractors however the crew working to complete this project were real craftsmen. The job was finished in a reasonable amount of time. I will definitely have them back for my next project.

ANDI Services LLC
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly G.
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We found Andi here on Thumbtack. He is super nice and responded to all our questions in a timely manner. Our bathroom looks awesome. His employees were here everyday and worked very hard to get the project done. He is not a contractor that starts a job and then disappears like so many others. We will be using Andi for many more projects to come!

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  • 26 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Connie Y.
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I hired Judware Painting & Remodeling to paint my house exterior. I made it a point to get three estimates but ultimately decided to hire Mr. Judware. Not only was his price fair, but he was also the only contractor who would warranty his work. They did a wonderful job doing repairs and woot replacement prior to painting. I couldn’t be more happy with the overall job.

SK Contracting of NY Inc.
4.6
from 15 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Lauri F.
Verified review

SK contracting gave me an estimate that was far below other contractors. The work was done ahead of schedule and I couldnt be happier with the finished product. I will definitely be recommending them to friends and using them in the future.

SnS Solutions
4.4
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
Verified review

Professional, skilled and hard working team. Honest and saved us a lot of money installing insulation. Will hire again for any home maintain needs. We hired then for two jobs, insulation install and moving stones on our property. Highly recommend.

Riemer Contracting LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Yulonda H.
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I have worked on many of projects in my career. I came across Reimer Contracting number from a friend. I have my contractor for life now. Very professional educated knew the the answers to all my questions and the work was phenomenal. I will never use anyone else.

Bader-Lueki Industries, LLC
3.9
from 15 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Alec C.
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The contarctor did a thorough job, going beyond the project scope to identify and rectify problems.

  • 17 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Denise D.
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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.

H2O Plumbing & Heating
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Davidyankeefan J.
Verified review

Came back from Vacation to no heat and frozen pipes. H2O was quick to respond. Great communication and great work by these guys. Not only that but they were very reasonable in price compared to other contractors I had contacted. Would highly recommend.

  • 19 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jen I.
Verified review

Jeb was always on time and if he was running late he would contact me. His work is amazing and he takes great pride in what he does. Jeb was always willing to discuss any changes I needed to make and was willing to work with me on them. I had a tight budget due to previous problems with contractors and he made sure to work within that and he didn’t cut corners because of my budget. I would highly recommend him!

Green River Contracting
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ana Cristina V.
Verified review

I bought a 4-family home as a foreclosure and Paul remodeled the entire home from top to bottom, kitchens, bathrooms, refinished floors, vinyl tile in the kitchens and bathrooms, did a mold remediation in the basement and made a laundry room, repaired the siding and painted and lots more. The apartments are beautiful. I would recommend Paul to anyone wanting to get some work done. He takes the time to do a proper job and does not cut corners like other contractors.

Gilardi Construction
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn W.
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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

Noah's General Contracting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
D. L.
Verified review

Noah and his partner, Jim arrived on the date and time we agreed upon. He looked at the work I wanted to have done and provided me with a reasonable quote. I had him repair, stain and paint two sets of steps, haul away an old fence, clean out a small gutter and replace a piece of siding. He did a great job and even sought the advice of his dad, an experienced contractor. I will recommend Noah to my friends and use him again. Thanks, Noah, Jim and Dad!

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carol A.
Verified review

I hired Precision Construction to fix problems caused by another contractor. Matt is very knowledgeable; he new what was wrong and how to fix it-correctly. I wish I had known about him first. I will definitely use him again and would recommend him.

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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