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Worcester Building Contractors

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McKenna's Handyman Services
4.9
from 204 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 268 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gail S.
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We have been putting off having our gutters cleaned for years. Not only that but we didn't know a reputable contractor to perform that service. I found Thumbtack, and received 5 quotes with reviews. Stephen McKenna replied within hours with a reasonable quote and assured me that he would be able to do the job by the end of the week. I was delighted, especially because it is December and I thought it was too late. I gave him the chance to change his quote because our house is big, but he did not. He came when he said, cleaned up the area to perfection, and even emailed me before and after pictures of my gutters. Stephen McKenna does all types of home improvement work; I would hire him again and recommend him without hesitation. GS-Seekonk

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OSA Home Improvement
4.9
from 95 reviews
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brett G.
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Everything you could ask for and more! I usually never write reviews, but when it comes to hiring people and it companies to do work I felt important to share. We all know how difficult it is to find a good contractor. Elsayed came out on a Sunday and worked tirelessly until the job was done. Installed 3 toilets, dishwasher, garbage disposal, 2 faucet fixtures. Also corrected numerous plumbing issues in the process. From start to finish he let me know what was going on every step of the way. His recommendations were spot on as he came across other issues throughout the project. I always felt confident everything would get done right and did it ever! Never strayed from the up front and honest pricing. I’ve already rehired Elsayed to do more work in my home as OSA is a full service general contractor. Hire with absolute confidence!!!

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Master Stone Mason
5.0
from 66 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary M.
Verified review

I have hired a lot of contractors and Douglas is the best I have ever worked with. The quality of his work, his professionalism and his communication are unsurpassed. We had an outdoor job and the weather made this a challenging spring. Douglas kept in touch so I knew he hadn’t forgotten about us! He came when he said he would and completed the job in an outstanding manner. He protected the areas around his work and did an amazing job of clean up. I recommend him without hesitation for any masonry job.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thomas C.
Verified review

Stella turned an existing upstairs bed room into a bathroom. Work was done well overall, and it was a pleasure working with Erik. I especially appreciate his ability to reply to e-mails and texts within minutes, something that most other contractors I vetted for the job couldn't manage in days, or in some cases, not a all. Stella was very helpful in the planning process, and managed all the permitting/inspection work with ease. I would definitely recommend them.

  • 24 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
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Was a great experience with all star remodeling the quality of their work was spot on very neat on time honest and friendly people can't ask for much more from a contractor will use them in the future for many more projects

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Speranza & Son
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex A.
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I needed somebody to build and install a custom floor-to-ceiling sliding door to split my room when I want it. Not too many contractors will take a job like this requiring out-of-the-box thinking, but Joe did. He came up with a solution that saved me hundreds on the material cost and submitted a quote that I could not refuse. And I’m glad I’ve hired him. That was my best contractor experience ever (and I worked with dozens of contractors on different projects before). Joe and Frank worked as a perfect team complementing each other and coming up with the best course of actions. Joe would reply to any text message almost immediately, answering all the questions I had for him. The project was done as promised, on time and on budged. Thank you, Joe and Frank. I would recommend Speranza & Son to anyone who needs a job done professionally, efficiently, and with minimal headache.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brett R.
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Bryan did a great job replacing and repairing drywall. Was very professional and fair. Highly recommended.

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Richardson Carpentry
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
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Gaurang P.
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I highly recommend Richardson Carpentry for Door Installation and other jobs. Russell did an excellent job with entry door and Storm door installation in my condo. He arrived on time and was very professional. He cleaned up after the job which other contractor lacks sometimes.

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disere construction
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Jonathan H.
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I cannot say enough positive things about Fernando and his work. I don't often write long reviews but this is a deserving exception. I have hired dozens of contractors on ThumbTack and HomeAdvisor/ServiceMagic for a wide range of projects over many years and have much experience with service providers. 1. Fernando showed up promptly and gave a timely quote for the project. 2. The price and terms were fair and right on point for what I expected. 3. Fernando was available sooner than promised. 4. I had an unconventional project and where others saw problems, Fernando had straightforward answers and solutions. 5. Fernando works hard - he and his crew-mate set right in and made steady progress over the multi-day project. 6. Great communication with good suggestions for solving problems that inevitably crop up. 7. Minor changes were absorbed into the project with no coercive haggling over up-charges. 8. Great care during the project. Tarps were laid down to keep dirt and stone contained and only the minimal necessary disturbance was made. 9. Thorough clean-up and final finish - difficult to tell there had been a significant project underway in the days prior to completion. 10. Final result was way better than ever expected and we are very pleased with the outcome. Thank you Fernando - I really appreciated the effort, care and workmanship on the project.

Joseph Drywall
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon H.
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They concentrated on MY job, MY schedule and MY ideas. Kept me abreast of work schedules, are very considerate, are very family oriented (both mine and theirs) and were very flexible. Happy to have them in my home. Very strong work ethic. Helped to coordinate other contractors work. (Also people you would want in your home.) Quite satisfied with their work. The room is lovely!

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Xcc pro builders llc
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon S.
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XCC did a perfect job installing my hardwood floors in two large rooms. There were lots of complications with rooms being out of square, un-level surface around the fireplace due to mortar, and border patterns with different wood, and insets. All of it came out perfectly and with very little wood waste (way less than other contractors would have done). Xavier and his crew also did a great job replacing my damaged sub-floors throughout the entire house - a task that no other contractors were willing to take on. Xavier and his crew always worked hard and are very pleasant to be around. They have wide knowledge and skill sets and are willing and able to do anything you might need. No lazy-bones or burn-outs in this crew!

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Albatross Masonry
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John M.
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Chris done a great job building me a retaining wall. He is very price competitive and very easy to deal with A+

Hollett & Son
4.6
from 16 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
John G.
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Mark underbid my other contractor and also gave more than the other. He proposed great ideas and was flexible when changes needed to be made. He also finished on time.

Boston PRO Builders
4.4
from 14 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Suzy C.
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Mr. Barbosa and his crew were very professional and responsive. I am glad a found myself a dependable and all around great General Contractor. His crew was very clean and polite as well. Thanks for everything.

  • 22 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Alvino S.
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Excellent contractor quality work

EM Remodeling,LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Dae K.
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Edson did a great job on all my small and large projects to be done in our new home at a reasonable budget (!). He was approachable and helpful.

Bilmar Construction
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Mike G.
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Hired Bilmar Construction to do a porch teardown and build a deck in its place. Workmanship was excellent, all of the work was done quickly with absolutely no problems. Extremely pleased with the completed work.

Fillers Carpentry
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Josephine B.
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With all of the horrible stories about contractors you hear these days, it's hard to give trust to someone with your home, but I don't have to think twice about trusting Mr Fillers, as he is the most honest contractor you could hope to meet. I hired Fillers Carpentry to remove and replace 2 double hung windows, a picture window, and a sliding patio door back in February, and could not be anymore proud of my replacements! Not only does he do top quality work, but he done it for a price I could afford! I happily recommend his services to all my friends and family!!

  • 12 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
John O.
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As it turned out, we had to cancel the installation project. But the contractor was very attentive and accommodating.

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.

Viper Const. & Remodeling
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chloe and Adam W.
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Mr. Givisiez was a pleasure to work with. He and his father come on a emergency call to see and do an Apraisel on my back yard and pool patio, Both with very bad deterioration due to age and natural corrosion of the terrain, (our lot is on a hill) he made the project so beautiful and cost effective when he was done we were at awe with the miracle he performed at our pool area and even more impressed with the retaining wall that showed craftsmanship and knowledge. We had no doubt on whom to call when we tagged another project in our house. Again He was very understanding of our needs and helped us to see and understand the pros and cons of the reality of our space versus our wants! I wanted space and practicability on a very small space that I was turning into my suite. He made all possible going out of his ways to build by scratch the most beautiful built ins, on my bathroom,bedroom and closet turning my space in a very practical ambience. Due to all the extra work and time consuming of the built ins He was willing to work with us in a very fair and accommodating price. We are happy and we feel very lucky to have choose Mr. Givisiez as our contractor. And as spring matures we already making plans for a wood deck that we are sure will be another great job of Mr. Givisiez.

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.  

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.  

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.

When should you hire a contractor?

A few home remodeling projects can be done by an ambitious DIY-minded homeowner or local handyman, but many are best completed by a professional home renovation contractor. You should hire a contractor when you’re planning a large project that takes time, machinery or large tools, and several workers; a kitchen remodel, new bathroom or home addition will be most successful with a licensed, expert contractor at the helm. It’s particularly important to have a professional contractor on board for construction, electrical, plumbing and HVAC projects that require inspections to meet local building codes. Of course, you can hire a contractor for smaller projects, too, if you prefer to let an expert handle things like addition or removal of a wall, small framing projects, or anything that requires a permit.  

You should hire a contractor when you’re ready to start a remodeling project and you have plans, a budget and a timeline for the work in hand, but before any remodeling work begins.

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