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Waltham Construction Managers

Browse these construction managers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Waltham.

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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.

Joe Bisson Handyman.
4.3
from 83 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
John C.
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Did great as far as the tenant has told me. My Schedule was very busy when this happened. Already stored him in my phone for future projects. I am a property management company who owns their own properties and manages for others.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Talya M.
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We originally met with Steve for an estimate to replace our roof, but before he came over for the first meeting a tree fell on our sunroom, and so we needed additional repairs associated with that damage. Steve came over and was very patient with my questions, gave me multiple estimates for a few different scopes of work, and was very willing to help me deal with the insurance process (though that turned out not to be necessary). Though his estimate wasn't the cheapest, his excellent customer service was above and beyond compared to the other roofing companies. Steve was always responsive to our questions and did a great job keeping us updated on schedule and progress as the project moved forward. The roof and sunroom now both look great! Overall I had a very positive experience with all of Stella Construction's employees and would definitely work with them again.

FW Home Improvement
4.6
from 38 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Dave E.
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Felipe was great. Will definitely hire again for future projects. His work was thorough, timely, and affordable.

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Boston Best Construction LLC
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Zackary A.
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Eduardo is very knowledgeable, detail oriented, and trustworthy. He will make sure the project gets done right. We had an extensive remodel project and interviewed a number of contractors before deciding on Boston Best Construction. Their team did an amazing job, not just with the basics, but even doing a full custom floor-to-ceiling bookshelf build, a custom recessed projection screen, etc. Would highly recommend.

J Oliveira Design Build
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel S.
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Fernando is wonderful! We hired him to go to Ikea, buy a bunch of furniture for us, and then bring it to our place and build it all. Honestly I think that he can do much more complicated projects, but he did this one perfectly. He is incredibly nice, very responsive, and just seems like a great guy. We will definitely be hiring him for other jobs, and I have already recommended him to two friends. Thank you Fernando!

Just Right Construction
4.6
from 28 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Steve C.
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Just Right Construction just completed work on our home. We had a deck built. Mike and the crew were great to work with. Mike was always available to Answer any questions and address any concerns we had. Work was done on time and the quality exceptional. I would recommend Mike and Just Right Construction to anyone that needs work done on their home.

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Construction Tech
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Chris L.
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I hired Northeast Construction Group to paint kitchen cabinets. The cabinets came out beautiful with lacquer finish. They look like factory finish. Project finished on time with no delays. Highly recommend and I will likely use again.

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HD Construction
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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disere construction
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 24 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!

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Master Jerry Construction
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Kirsten E.
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I recently used Master Jerry Construction to replace gutters, fix some roof issues associated with gutters. Brian explained the project to us up front and what it would entail to complete from timing to costs to what might be found under the old gutters. I recommend Master Jerry Construction.

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rainstone construction inc
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Ally X.
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We had our roof done with them. The owner of this business is a wonderful man. They responded to my initial call immediately and got an appointment within a few days for a free estimate. They came on time and the estimate was emailed to me within a few days. We decided to go with Rainstone construction because of their responsiveness. On the day of work they showed up on time, worked quickly and cleaned up after finishing. We found them reliable, professional with reasonable pricing. We enjoyed working with them and will surely recommend Rainstone to our friends.

G&B Construction
4.4
from 22 reviews
  • 47 years in business
  • 35 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.

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JJRR CONSTRUCTION INC.
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 10 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.

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Silva & Silva masonry
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Joe P.
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The manpower behind Silva Masonry is quite good. They have done great construction work to renovate the backyard of my house. They’ve pretty good pricing too because of which I didn’t have to shell out extra money beyond my budget. Work was completed within the estimated time which was not too much.

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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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Teixeira Construction
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Regina H.
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Extremely happy with Teixeira Construction. Walter was very fussy about his work and the finished product was excellent. My windows look great. He gave alot to the details of his work. Great communication and very accomodating. Thorough clean up. Highly recommend. Thank you!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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C.R. Construction
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul L.
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A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! My door was fixed in matters of minutes. Chad was very knowledgeable and knew EXACTLY what was wrong with the door. Other repairmen came by and couldn't figure it out. Highly recommended and will definitely hire him for future projects.

Manning Property Management
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kerin E.
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Mark was friendly and a very good communicator. He updated us on all his progress and changes he needed to make to have our yard look great. We will continue to use him for yard maintenance and more projects!

Strongmen Construction
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mela J.
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I hired this company for a painting job for an apartment that we needed to put in good condition ASAP. They completely exceeded my expectations. I originally had doubts but they reassured me of their total dedication to customer satisfaction and they kept their word. Strongmen construction is made up of polite and lovely hardworking guys. Will highly recommend them. They will match your price and completion date, spot on. Will hire them again for a basement project pretty soon!

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.  

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.

How much does a project manager charge per hour?

You may choose to hire a construction project manager for your residential or commercial project. For the hands-on homeowner who wants to be involved in home construction but isn’t comfortable hiring subcontractors, a construction project manager can oversee these relationships and supervise labor. Typically, construction project managers charge a fee that is a flat percentage of the total construction project cost. This may range from 10 percent to 15 percent, depending on the company and the services they provide. This means a $30,000 home remodel project would have a construction project management fee of $3,000-$4,500. Hiring a construction project manager generally precludes the markup on subcontractor labor charged by a general contractor. The drawback to this choice is that, unlike a general contractor, the construction project manager won’t be financially responsible for the work of the subcontractors. For larger projects, you may hire a construction project manager who will also hire a general contractor. This provides the benefits of the general contractor along with the management services of the project manager, who will be on board from the beginning. The construction project manager will be involved in the design phase and work with the architects and the building crew, facilitating a smoother overall process.

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