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Baltimore Building Contractors

Browse these building contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Baltimore.

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 567 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joni L.
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The site of our house where we had recently renovated was complete mess via the contractors on site. My husband and I put a request for cleaning and was over joyed to have Eds team help us out. The house is SPARKLING NOW!

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Conceivable Conceptions
4.9
from 341 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 462 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mrs S.
Verified review

Great craftsmanship, professional, and easy to communicate with. Worked with my schedule to complete the project according to my timeline. My bed was put together perfectly, and headboard mounted into masonry. I find a common theme amongst contractors in that they don't clean up after themselves, leaving saw dust and waste materials for the home owner to clean. While I did have to do some fine tuning in the cleaning department, Trenton did at least attempt to clean up the area by picking up and disposing of the larger waste pieces. I would definitely hire him again.

Charlies moving and hauling
4.7
from 358 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 536 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle A.
Verified review

On time and let me know when they were on the way. One of my clothing boxes broke (I forgot to tape the bottom of the box) and he used his own contractor bags to help me out.

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1st Home Pro Services
4.8
from 243 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 320 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lonnie B.
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Thanks for this excellent service to provide a contractor.

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Tim's Assembly Service
4.8
from 196 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 309 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura S.
Verified review

"After some miscommunication on the initially agreed upon time, Tim called me this following morning to apologize and see if they could come by to move the furniture that day. I wasn't available to answer the call and tried to call him back. While the phone was ringing, my doorbell rang. It was Tim and a helper asking if he could move the furniture. I very much appreciated his initiative and willingness to apologize. (It's incredible how many contractors we've had who lack both.) They moved our items upstairs with minimal damage. It wasn't an easy task to get our couch up the stairs and around the turn, but he took great care and breaks when needed, which is exactly what we wanted."

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  • 10 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gary C.
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Jennri Ordonez and his team did an excellent job in helping me prepare my unit for sale! I requested painting services and hole patching in several rooms, re-caulking of sections in the bathroom, and a full cleaning. His prices were very reasonable and his team's work was really high quality. I would definitely go to him again and recommend him to others.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ijeoma U.
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I was so happy with my service from Rosie Red's. Brian and the staff were extremely professional and delivered on what they promised. I have previously had a cleaning crew from a different company not show up when I needed a cleaning service for new tenants. Although Rosier Red's is not the lowest bidder, you can count on the quality of their work, customer service and reliability. I certainly endorse them!

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Brandon Contractor, LLC
4.8
from 77 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Josh B.
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I typically do not ever write reviews, but this contractor is a special exception to the point that not doing so would be wrong. Words truly cannot express how fortunate I feel that I was able to work with this crew, and how lucky I am that they reached out to me. We needed a renovation project done on the first floor of our rental property, and after meeting with several other contractors, we were starting to feel like finding a reliable contractor who could start working on it before mid to late-August at a reasonable price was a lost cause. Then, we came across Brandon Contractor. Not only did they quote us an extremely reasonable price that was less than half of other quotes we had been given, but they also scheduled us in sooner than anyone else we talked to. To make things even better, they were able to start working on our project almost a week earlier than originally planned due to some postponements on other projects. Once they started working, I was blown away by how hard this crew works. They worked from 8 am to 6 pm, only taking a break to eat lunch, and didn't take any shortcuts in terms of quality and detail (they honestly might have cared about getting it done exactly right more than I did). Also, perhaps most importantly, they never once even mentioned raising the quote despite the project turning out to be much bigger (requiring more materials/man hours) than originally expected. To top it all off, the crew cleaned up after themselves each and every day that they were here, and completed the project faster than anybody else told us they would be able to do it even though they had multiple other projects going on at the same time. There is no doubt in my mind that any time I have a project that needs to be done to make our property look better, Brandon Contractor will be the first contractor I contact. They are by far the best crew I could've found, and I couldn't be happier with the results of their work!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sonia A.
Verified review

Erick and his team did a kitchen remodeling project for me in Fairfax. They installed recessed lighting, removed the bulkhead moved the air vent that was in the bulkhead, installed the cabinets and backsplash, installed new appliance and a new sink, faucet and installed new breakers for the new appliances. They did everything in a professional, neat and timely manner. He even came on a Sunday to accommodate my tenants schedule. My tenants told me that they have never seen any contractors who left the house clean and tidy at the end of each day. He was a true pleasure to work with and made the project easy even though I live 800 miles away. I highly recommend Ordonez cleaning service. He has earned my trust and I told him that I will count on him to take care of my house. In Virgina.

R&D Remodeling
4.6
from 61 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Ralph G.
Verified review

Marvin and his crew were very professional. They took 3 days to finish the job. Other contractors said 3 to 5 days. They showed up every morning at 8 am , just as they said they would. For me, that was important. They worked as a great team. Everyone knew their job and performed it professionally. When I need other work done, they get the first call, Thanks Marvin.

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Deck Wonders LLC
4.7
from 55 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vince M.
Verified review

Jorge did an awesome job on my staining and painting project. Bonus points for working around the other contractors who were putting in pavers and fixing concrete work on site. I feel I got an excellent price. And finally I was impressed that he kept me updated. He did everything right. Great job. Will call again.

David Alan
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Kerrie W.
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David did a great job building shelves and organizing closet storage. Would highly recommend him.

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S D A B Services, LLC
4.5
from 51 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephen W.
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I am an Architect and have worked with Saul on several projects. Throughout my years of practice I have worked with and around many Contractors, my experience with Saul is he is honest, sincere and straight forward with customers. These are admirable qualities in a builder, I say this because a straight forward and sincere builder excepts the risk of a not so forthright Contractor coming behind them and telling a customer what may not be a proper and professional assessment. Saul excepts this risk knowing it's the right thing to do.

MJ Home Services
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Susanna W.
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Amazing man fixed so many many little and big problems in the house And so quickly. Instead of 5 contractors he did it ALL!

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J-Team Construction
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mrs. T.
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J-Construction is awesome!!!They were very friendly, did great work, and were very reasonable. It's scary when you use these services because you never know what you may get. J-Construction relieved all my fears and exceeded all my expectations. Jaime understood the scope of what I was trying to do and knowing I was on a limited budget, made helpful suggestions that I hadn't thought of that saved me money. They did absolutely beautiful work; I am happy to have found a contractor that can do so much and that I can trust. I was having such bad luck with contractors that I feel so lucky to have found them. I plan to use them for any and all future projects. I highly recommend J-Construction, you wont be disappointed.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marti H.
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Always responsive. Commits to project until complete. Contractors like this are hard to find. Does excellent work. Have recommended and would continue to recommend.

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Statewood Homes LLC
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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My experience with Mike was awesome from my initial email to the minute he completed the work. It is difficult to find a contractor who is honest, knowledgeable, fair, professional, and friendly. Mike is the total package and no job is too big or too small for him. My closet shelving and hanging rods fell to the floor one morning. One company said it fell because it was cheap shelving and quickly provided a $745 solution. Mike saw that it wasn't the shelving but that it was installed incorrectly. He was able to reuse the shelving and recommended a way to increase use of space in the closet. He ended up improving both closets in that room, and 3 other small projects I had been unable to address; and the price was right! Mike is now my "go to" contractor for all projects in my home. I trust him, his knowledge and his work!

C&D Design
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Ann M.
Verified review

Chris was a pleasure to work with. He was responsive and communicated well through all of the steps of our project. He provided us with a detailed bid and an insurance certificate. His price was more than fair for the work involved. I am very happy with this contractor and will be using him again on future projects.

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Ortiz Remodeling
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kate J.
Verified review

Cesar was a true professional. I wanted to move my washer dryer into a closet (Which involved moving plumbing, installing vents, closing off old plumbing, blowing out another closet, etc). From the plaster work to the hardwood floor patching, you would never have known what it looked like before! Cesar arrived promptly at the same time every day, and cleaned/contained everything at the end of every day. It was great and I never felt like I was living in a construction zone. I have worked in the real estate industry for several years and have always had issues finding quality contractors - I know how important it is to hire the right person! I interviewed about 10 additional people and he stood out not only in price, but in credentials and professionalism. He is now my Go-To contractor. I would highly recomend using him!

Modern Property Soloutions
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Amr R.
Verified review

John was amazing to work with. He cleared up some glitches and got our building permit in time, and ensured his folks were able to get the job done when it was needed (very short turnaround.) the work was exactly what I wanted and will definitely work with him again.

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Basement Masters
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Milton S.
Verified review

What a great experience to work with a contractor with real knowledge!! Mr. Garcia goes above and beyond to make sure projects are done as they should be. I would recommend his family business to anyone. He can take care of small and large projects. Hard to find honest hard working people now a days.

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 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.

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