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Somerville Residential Construction Services

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  • 43 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Rich M.
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I had a relatively simple vinyl siding repair job I needed done and DE Carroll Construction was the only company that understood the simple nature of the work. The estimate and work were good and done promptly and quickly with effective communication.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Nick B.
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Stella was hired to do some roof repair and fix my crumbling steps. The crew showed up on time, and got right to work. I immediately felt at ease with their friendly and knowledgeable crew. I was amazed at how great my steps came out! I would recommend Stella Construction & Home Services to anyone!

ER Construction
4.1
from 51 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Mia R.
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ER construction is the best contractor that I have ever dealt w. We own a home in CT that we rent out - had some rain damage. I reached out to over 8 contractors and nobody would return my call. Those who did gave me outrages quotes. We live in TX and ER construction was reasonable and worked with me! He worked through all the issues we had and he was able to handle them all! He repaired the roof, he replaced and repaired walls! He did an amazing job. I have some upgrades that we are planning on doing to the home and ER construction will be the only contractor I will work with! I highly recommend him and will share photos

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  • 12 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joe R.
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As a frequent Thumbtack user, I've had a lot of contractors work on my house including other painters. Cleynira Construction and the owner Cody are by far the best we've ever used. They painted the outside of our 1950 colonial and it looks fantastic!! Cody also used his construction skills to remedy some tricky wood rot in some decorative detailing areas near that I thought would be very difficult to fix. If you want superior quality work at a very competitive price, I highly recommend these guys. I'm extremely happy with their work and I will rehire them at every opportunity.

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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
Greg R.
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My partner and I had our small kitchen redone this past summer and I couldn't be more happy with the results. Deciding to undertake a complete renovation is a very daunting task. Shopping for the right crew, streamlining ideas, budgeting, etc... its a huge job even before the physical work begins. I feel fortunate that we decided to go with Eduardo and Boston Best Construction. From the designer to the construction team, I felt he had an amazing crew handling our project. He was prompt with all questions comments and concerns. He listened to our ideas and helped fill in gaps with his experience and expertise. His team was clean and respectful to our home. Each day before they began work they took measures to protect our property and at the end of every day they spent time cleaning up never leaving a mess. Every time I walk into the house and see the kitchen it makes me overwhelmingly happy. Its perfect!! As a chef the kitchen is my sanctuary, and Eduardo created a beautiful place for me to create dishes for my partner, friends, and family. If you want a job done very well by an amazing team look no further.

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LTM Construction
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Francie L.
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I appreciated LTM Construction's respectful demeanor, clarity of explanation, and value. Hope to continue to work with him.

Jeff Watson & Associates
4.2
from 32 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Bryan S.
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Jeff and his team recently completed a project of repairing extensive damage to the sill infrastructure in front of my house. They also replaced clapboards and installed a new front door. I am very happy with the quality of the work done. His team arrived when they said they would and kept a clean work area. I fully intend to call on Jeff on any future home carpentry projects that I might have. Thanks Jeff.

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Richardson Carpentry
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily C.
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We hired Russell to build a new newel post for our stairwell and install a new railing and spindles. We had sawed off the old newel post during a home construction project a year ago and did not have a picture or materials from the prior post. Russell was able to create a beautiful newel post from scratch which looks better than anything we could have bought in store. He was also committed to ensuring that the style of the post, railing, and spindles matched with our house. At our request, Russell returned to adjust something according to our wishes and even made suggestions to make the whole thing look even better. Russell was professional, honest, and came in at a great price. We appreciated his patience and willingness to deliver a product that we loved. We enjoyed working with Russell and love our new stair railing and hope to use him for future house projects!

Michael Burke Construction
4.5
from 25 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Bernadette L.
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I am pleased with the outcome of our new roof. The work was done quickly and nearly. We would definitely look to Michael Burke construction for our next renovation project.

  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Long T.
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V&C Painting and Construction INC helped install a costume chain linked gate for me and repair my chain linked fence. Joao came with an assistant and they were both a pleasure to work with. He was very professional, responsive, skilled, and was a pleasure to work with. He showed his knowledge of how to custom make a fence right and I appreciated his attention to detail in making sure that the fence was professionally built and also made my house looked great. They cleaned up all of their work and left my yard spotless. I will definitely hire him again for other projects around my house. Thank you!

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HD Construction
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy M.
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I hired HD construction to repair my deck and install trim and lattice around the perimeter. Heraldo was extremely responsive and was able to schedule me in shortly after he reviewed and quoted the job. The overall result was great and I was very happy with the work. I would definitely recommend HD construction and would hire again for future projects.

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  • 14 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kate B.
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Marcio installed a Marmoleum floating tile floor in our kitchen. Although the project took a bit longer than expected, Marcio came back early in the morning the very next day to finish the job for no extra charge. The floor came out great. Marcio and his team were professional and responsive to our requests. I would recommend them to anyone seeking home improvement help.

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disere construction
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Carmelo L.
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Great job at a great price. I love the retaining wall and concrete walk Fernando and the team at Disere construction did at my home. I needed a retaining wall to keep water from running into my driveway, even in the dead of winter they came out and built more than just a functioning wall, they created art! We couldn't be happier!

G&B Construction
4.4
from 22 reviews
  • 47 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Bob G.
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Bruno and his crew were excellent. They went above and beyond the original scope of work at no extra charge. Very professional and always responsive when I called. A trait not common in the construction field. I will call Bruno every time I have a masonry need.

Eagle7 construction inc
4.0
from 24 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Sam A.
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Eagle7 Construction was quick to respond to my inquiry about getting new floor tiles for a bathroom. They were professional and got the job done in a timely manner. They made the whole process hassle-free. The bathroom looks great!

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JJRR CONSTRUCTION INC.
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Jason M.
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I have used JJRR Construction Inc on a few occasions, Manuel is our “go to guy" whenever we need any concrete work done or bathroom remodeling. He and his crew do an A+ job every time and leave the job immaculate. I would refer him to anyone.

GFconstruction
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Deb B.
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I cannot say enough about the professionalism of GF Construction. I hired GF Construction for a complete remodel of my house. The project was completed on time with few tweaks to the budget for changes along the way. I was kept informed throughout the project. A project like this comes with lots of decisions. Gilson was patient and helped me immensely throughout out this process. I would recommend GF Construction without hesitation.

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Byron Cunha Construction
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Carmelo L.
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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

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  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ann K.
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Lou is very honest, trustworthy and humble. You don’t find many younger people with those qualities. His crew worked professionally and completed the project in a timely manner. I would definitely use this company again and I’m a very picky person. Extremely pleased.

  • 2 years in business
Michelle M.
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TNT Construction built a back deck for me. They stayed within budget, worked quickly and efficiently. Matt was very professional and pleasant to work with! I would recommend them to anyone!

  • 12 years in business
Fred D.
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This was one of the best Home Remodeling experiences we have ever had. We worked with Ely Jimenez of Del Cid Design and Construction. Ely does the best workmanship we have ever seen. He is wonderfully communicative and professional. He provided us with photographs of every single detail that he worked with. He was very flexible, patient, and creative. He transformed our old-fashioned bathroom into a beautiful, modern bathroom. He somehow fit a large, working washer and dryer into a closet. He is an excellent general contractor who works well with multiple sub-contractors. We 100% recommend Del Cid Design and Construction for any home remodeling task, no matter how big or small. Fred and Janet Dignazio Waltham, Massachusetts

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What do construction project managers do?

Construction project managers help in all stages of your construction project, starting from the very first step. Typically paid a percentage of a total project cost, they are part of the design and planning process and help ensure seamless communication between the design parties and the construction team. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, their scope of work includes preparing cost estimates, budgets and work timetables; interpreting and explaining contracts and technical information to other professionals; reporting work progress and budget to clients; collaborating with architects, engineers and other construction pros; selecting subcontractors and scheduling and coordinating their tasks; responding to work delays, emergencies and other problems; and ensuring compliance with legal requirements, building and safety codes, and other regulations.

The work of construction project managers may seem very similar to that of general contractors, but there are some critical differences. One difference is that, unlike most general contractors, project managers are not engaged in the actual construction — they are onsite overseeing the work of subcontractors. Another key difference is that project managers are hired during the design phase, while general contractors are hired after plans have been made. The project manager is generally paid a percentage of the total project cost, while the general contractor is more typically paid according to the bid they gave to build your project.  

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.

How do I find out if a contractor is licensed?

It’s important to know if your project requires work by a licensed professional, as licensing laws can vary by state, locality, and job details. You can find general licensing information online at the government websites that handle occupational licensing for a given profession in your state or location. Some states designate a project cost over which you have to hire a licensed contractor. To find qualified licensed contractors, search your state’s licensing board. For example, in California, the Department of Consumer Affairs operates a searchable database through the Contractors State License Board. In some states, contracting licenses are provided at a regional level. You can find links to specific databases on BRB Publications’ Occupational Licensing page. Red flags that a contractor may not be licensed or may be providing an expired or false license number are unreasonably low bids or a request for complete payment upfront. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

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.

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  • Project scope
    One or more small projects: No, Major repair: Yes, Major remodel: No, Addition to home: No, New construction: No
  • Project progress
    I'm just starting: No, I have sketches and/or basic idea of project: Yes, I have professional drawings (complete set of plans): No, I have permits pulled: No
  • Areas that need work
    Kitchen: No, Living room: No, Family room: No, Dining room: No, Master bedroom: No, Master bathroom: No, Home Office: No, Garage: No, Basement: No, Outdoor space: Yes
  • Project details
    I own a 2-family property with a deck on the back which needs replacing. The current deck is two levels (one for each unit). The top deck is a finished room, the bottom is a typical deck which supports the room above it. The bottom deck is supported by 10-12' metal lally columns.
  • Property type
    Home
  • Details
    I am able to send photos later today if needed, or have your over to take a look.
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