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Kearley Masonry
4.5
from 77 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Dimitri S.
Verified review

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.

BLUECOLOR.
4.6
from 61 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara K.
Verified review

I was changing out the bathroom vanity and when I removed the existing one I discovered there was no floor underneath, it went staight down to the foundation. Edilson was able to come over right away and put matching flooring down at a very fair price. His work was quick and concise. I would recommend him and will be calling him for any future projects I have.

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

I needed to have my garage painted and cabinets installed. The guys showed up on time and were very friendly, knowledgable and courteous. Their work was impeccable and they showed genuine concern for perfection. I also had a tile backsplash installed and my driveway pressure cleaned and both also were done perfectly. I will use them again in the future for upcoming projects and my husband and I highly recommend this company. Homeowners in Sanford, Fl.

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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
Deborah B.
Verified review

I am 100% satisfied with the work performed by Boston Best Construction. The company owner, Eduardo Muniz, was present and communicative throughout the process. The sub-contractors ---framers, electricians, insulators, carpenters, plasterers---were all excellent and professional. The work went well and everything looks beautiful. Furthermore, Eduardo did everything the correct way, getting the required permits and inspections, which makes me feel assured that the work was done correctly and to code. I highly recommend this company and I plan on using them again for more work on my house.

Clean Remodel
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin C.
Verified review

Enrique and Kevin and their team at Clean Remodel were a pleasure to work with. The team is professional and do great work from top to bottom. We had most of our house repainted and the team worked hard to complete the job in two days while taking care to work around our belongings and ensuring that nothing was missed. We would definitely hire Clean Remodel for any future projects!

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LTM Construction
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kris F.
Verified review

I hired Latham to cut a few holes in the walls for plumbers to find and fix a leaky pipe. In addition, he installed wall mounted shelving for me (RAKKS). He had never installed the Rakks system before but that wasn't a problem as the instructions were easy. The standards were level and aligned so I'm pretty happy with the work. I will hire again.

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

We hired Ray to renovate our unfinished basement into two bedrooms. We chose Ray because he offered to get us some needed ceiling height (of which other contractors wouldn’t even offer). Ray is meticulous in his approach to doing things right: From digging down our basement floor to get the height we wanted, to applying extra hydraulic cement and coats of foundation sealer to ensure our basement won’t leak, to leveling our staircase so we don’t feel like we’re falling when coming down the stairs. The renovation posed a lot of challenges which included budget/materials, broken dumpsters, and a deadline of finishing in time for a new baby. We made it through and are grateful. Our 2 daughters LOVE their new rooms and we couldn't be happier!

Joseph Drywall
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Wallace M.
Verified review

I really feel like I hit the jackpot when I went on Thumbtack and without knowing anything about the drywall contractors on the site, I randomly picked Joseph Drywall. I don't think there is a more reliable and professional team with such great work ethic and abilities. I am beyond pleased with the work hey did to restore my home after experiencing significant water damage. My home looks brand new and I could not be more happier! Thank you Joseph Drywall! Wallace M.

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HD Construction
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jose G.
Verified review

Work was done on time. Project was done with high-quality materials . I tryed contractors on the past and this one seems to be the best one I ever had

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Master Jerry Construction
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annalisa D.
Verified review

Brian was amazing! I hired him to work on my bathroom and he did a great job. He was very professional and knowledgeable. Unlike other contractors that I have worked with in the past, he paid attention to details and was always on time. I will def hire him again. Annalisa, Wintrop

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rainstone construction inc
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Max W.
Verified review

Excellent job remodeling my bathroom. I love how it came out. He was very responsive to my calls and emails. I will use Rainstone construction again for home projects.

Eagle7 construction inc
4.0
from 20 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Sean V.
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Adonias' team was quick and the price was very good.

Supreme Home Improvement
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth R.
Verified review

Paul and his crew did a really nice job with remodeling our kitchen. Most important, they showed up when they said they would, were sensitive to cost containment, and were very responsive and open to feedback. Paul seems to legitimately care about his business and reputation, and came back to address very small things that we noticed later, which is a rarity given our experiences with the broader base of contractors that we’ve used in the past. We’ll be hiring him again to renovate a bathroom given how easy he has been to work with.

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Webster Building Co.
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
G. C.
Verified review

A++ service from initial contact to completion! Jim responded superiorly promptly and courteously, provided needed handyman service at more than fair price, and was capable, pleasant and helpful every step of the way. Many thanks for the help!!

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Silva & Silva masonry
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joe P.
Verified review

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.

MS PAINTING INC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn S.
Verified review

I recently had a 3 room apartment painted by MS Painting. The project was handled professionally and meticulously from initial contact to clean-up. The painters started promptly in the morning and patched and prepped defects where needed and painted the whole apartment in a day and a half. Results, perfect!! MS Painting was a delight to work with and I would hire them again in a heartbeat.

Skilled Hands
3.8
from 12 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Mary R.
Verified review

Took off countertops and backsplash. Also, he cut down a bar height counter to counter height so we can make it into a breakfast bar. The work was very reasonability priced and well done. I would hire again.

  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Doug B.
Verified review

Joseph is straightforward and diligent in his approach. He communicated well and kept us apprised of everything throughout. He has a talented crew of tradespeople and earned our trust such that we hired him for a second project to remodel our kitchen as soon as he was finished our first project of repairing our porch and roof from a fallen tree. Thank you, Joseph. Job(s) well done!

Mr. Fix It
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
James G E.
Verified review

Mr Fix It was the contractor I decided to use to remodel my kitchen & bathroom. Mark was extremely helpful with the design and layout of my kitchen and bathroom. We discussed a price, and unless I changed something he did not change me a penny more than the agreed price. He was very helpful in every aspect of the remodel. Him and his subcontractors were very honest. The plumber, Electrian, tile person, and painters were very professional. They did everything I asked for and more. Every night the job left clean and organized. I can’t say enough nice things about Mark and his crews. They did a fantastic job.

LDL DESIGN CENTER
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shanna V.
Verified review

Unique Building & Contracting is an excellent company that strives to fully satisfy. This was the only company that truly listened to my desires and made sure to explain all possible options and limitations that could lie ahead. They have a trustworthy, courteous and hardworking group of craftsman. The end was everything and more than I was hoping for. You made my family very happy and proud of our new kitchen. Thank you!‎

NESTM Contracting Services
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Guy M.
Verified review

They’re very professional and punctual

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 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.

Do I need a contractor for a kitchen remodel?

A kitchen remodel is one of the most important investments you can make in your home, and it’s critical to get the details right; that’s where a home renovation contractor comes in. A minor remodel usually includes new cabinet faces and hardware, replacement appliances, and paint, while an extensive job may enlarge the kitchen’s square footage, install new cabinets or an island, change the layout, and lay new tile or hardwood floors. Any renovation that includes filing permits, construction, or electrical or plumbing work is best completed by an experienced contractor who knows local codes.

How much will it cost to remodel my house?

The cost to remodel a home is highly variable — size and scope of the project, quality of materials, and the number of subcontractors required to complete the job all affect the total cost. The average national cost of a home renovation project is $13,500. The national average per-square-foot cost of a remodel ranges from $25 to $100. Nationally, kitchen and bathroom remodels are the most popular types of projects, in part because they typically have the highest return on investment when the home is sold. The national average cost of a major kitchen remodel ranges from $25,000 to $62,000, while the average bathroom remodel tends to cost $6,000 to $18,000. In addition to materials and labor costs, many remodeling project costs include permit fees, which, average $900 or more, depending on your location.

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