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Portland Renovators

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  • 10 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew T.
Verified review

Karl did an excellent job. I was switching over my home from a rental and preparing for a sale and he took care of everything for me. From replacing doors, painting, refinishing a floor, repairing holes, final cleaning, and applicance haul-away Karl got it done quickly, professionally, and within a reasonable budget. I would definitely work with him again.

Montville Construction Mgmt
from 24 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Jmg E.
Verified review

Genuis is defined as the ability to simplify the complicated. My experience is that Bruce is almost "psychic" in his intuitive ability to help you VISUALIZE YOUR PROJECT finished before it commences. A very impressive man, a rarity in these days.. He assists every which way as a builder, was an impressive presence as Supervisor of Maintence in Boston in his "school days," and even plays a mean Jazz guitar ! Always an exceptional Martial Artist since his interest began the 1970s , it is probable that his TAI CHI CHUAN experience, helped him develop a penetrating, powerful mind, making things happen in the real world, at a bargain to boot ! The truth be known he even has some fluency in foreign languages. The "MacGyver" of Construction Mgmt, BRUCE MONTVILLE stands for Quality and Quick Expert Solutions for anything you can throw at him... I have seen him in action...BRUCE ROCKS ! TURNAROUND time is on the NINJA level.

Kleen Sky LLC
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan G.
Verified review

We have had a wonderful experience with Kleen Sky, LLC. They are punctual, pleasant, professional and collaborative. Their workmanship is excellent! Their price is fair. They are dependable and trustworthy. They are responsive and excellent communicators. We look forward to having them do further work on home!

Jim Mingo Carpenter
from 12 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
James G.
Verified review

Jim responded to our deck remodel request right away on Thumbtack. He came over to our house and we explained what we wanted done. The next day he provided his bid. His bid was very reasonable. He finished the job on time and within cost. Jim is a talented carpenter and you can tell that he enjoys what he is doing. Our deck is beautiful. We are totally satisfied with his work. Jim is also a personable guy who immediately makes you feel comfortable in your home. He's also a chocolatier with many, many different and exotic truffle flavors. We highly recommend hiring Jim for your project. We will be hiring him again in the near future.

K & M's Home Solutions
from 10 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Donna L.
Verified review

Mike and Danny did a fantastic job remodeling my old, outdated bathroom. They take pride in their work and as a result I can take pride in the results. I highly recommend K&M Home Resolutions. P.S....Mike was great with Meg the golden retriever.

All In One Renovations
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Philip S.
Verified review

This crew was awesome. They were extremely professional, reliable, and the work product was outstanding. We had to fire a previous drywaller who made a massive mess in an 1,100 sqft 3br apartment - these folks came in and turned an awful situation into a beautiful finished product without any issues. They fixed the issues caused with the previous crew and never complained once. They were easy to work with, trustworthy, and they did a very nice job fixing and finishing all of the drywall in this house from the 1800's. We liked them so much, we hired them to do all the painting (in this unit and another). Will continue to work with these guys for sure.

CJ Services
from 9 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
William K.
Verified review

Highly recommend these guys! Amazing work! We had the entire interior of our home painted and it came out incredible! Even my very particular wife was thrilled! Thanks for everything, Bill King

from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Laura B.
Verified review

Excellent experience! I've worked with a number of carpenters over the years. Not only does Orson have superior workmanship and craft, he has a really great sense of aesthetic, and gets what I want. He really works with his clients. He is also great at breaking down the various options on a project, and how each option affects the amount of work and, eventually, dollars. Super easy to work with. Highly recommend him!

McLellan Renovations
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie B.
Verified review

I felt very comfortable with this contractor coming into my home. He provided great advice and honest feedback on my renovation ideas. He was flexable and accommodating to my needs. I will continue to use this contractor for future needs.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Walt B.
Verified review

My wife and I cannot tell you are fortunate we were back in 1995 when we first contacted Dick Hansen to do some work for us after arriving in Warner, NH. We just acquired some older property and had some small things that needed repair. Did not matter to Dick how small the job, he came right away and got the work done. From that day forward we knew we found someone we felt very comfortable with and more importantly, a truly honest man. We had Dick restore some cottages that were built in the mid 1800’s that were going to be part of a B&B we would eventually operate. When he was done you would have thought they were built brand new. The amazing part was he did all the work himself. No large crew or pieces of equipment. A truly talented craftsman. When you meet Dick and work with him he makes you feel confident that your expectations will be met and beyond. A very rare breed these days. Very hard working and talented craftsman. We later moved to our new location in Deerfield and hired Dick. This time he had his son Gary. Definitely, father like son. They came to basically gut and refurbish the entire first floor of our newly acquired house. Renovations included brand new kitchen, remodeling of two bathrooms (tiling walls and floors), laying new hardwood flooring in the entire house. Again, just the two of them and they finished the entire job in just under two months. The work and craftsmanship are second to none. We continuously get positive comments from family and friends on how beautiful everything looks. Just recently, in 2012, they installed an 800 square foot composite deck in our backyard. From the framing to the decking to the rails, just a beautiful piece of work right out of a showroom magazine. After all these years (going on 20) I can honestly say that Dick and his son Gary are not only hard working and honest folks, but are great craftsmen as well. I would not hesitate to recommend them for any type of restoration or carpentry work that you have. You will have that piece of mind that everything will turn out the way you want and exceed your expectations. A very satisfied customer and FRIEND, Walt and Deb Bury Deerfield, NH

Eagle Renovations
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa G.
Verified review

Project was completed in a timely manner- Clean, professional, & great quality of work.

  • 36 years in business
Matt W.
Verified review

New England Home Renovations crew did an excellent job of remodeling my kitchen and bathroom. I am very happy with the project and everything looks great. Richard was a very pleasant man to work with. His guidance and understanding of what was needed was excellent and he has a great sense of humor which made things easier. He returned call very quickly which was a big help also. The crew was hard working and had excellent knowledge of their jobs. I would definitely recommend them for a project.


Renovation and restoration services focused on customer input & satisfaction. With two decades of hands-on experience you can be assured you will get the quality and professionalism you deserve.


We work with quality materials to provide great custom results! We have great prices! We work with your budget! No job is too small!


We do home remodeling and renovations. We have been doing business for 6 years now. We are a frame to finish contractor. No matter what job you need done, we have the knowledge and ability to get it done fast and for a great price. You will love our friendly staff who go above and beyond to make your project go smoothly and that you are happy with the final result. We do apartment renovation and property maintenance. Another portion of the services that we offer are for those who have rentals and need either work done to them or a monthly cleanup or maintenance performed. We realize that with rentals, speed and quality work is essential in meeting deadlines and move-in dates. Our staff will work with you to help meet your move-in dates and provide a product you and your tenants will love.


We are a family-owned and -operated business, serving the seacoast of New England for over 50 years. We offer all phases of construction, remodeling, additions, and we will draw up the plans for you, if needed.


We'll have anything made from stone, plaster or wood restored. We offer full-service residential and commercial masonry restoration and renovation. We specialize in restoring properties inside and out to their original conditions using only high-quality craftsmanship and materials. We often work with local historic societies as well.

  • 22 years in business

As the owner and carpenter of American Building & Design, I love challenging projects. Specifically, detailed projects. My extensive background in structure, fine finish carpentry and architecture is my passion. If you are in search of a dedicated remodeling contractor, who genuinely cares about the outcome and sustainability of your project, please contact us. George Trojan Jr. Owner


We do quality home renovations of all sizes, as well as additions, decks, interior design, and repairs. We love to make our clients smile.


I am a sole proprietor and an insured home builder and renovator with 22 yrs of experience. References are available upon request.


work garaunteed for life of material being used. specialising in restoring older homes to their former glory. I take pride with any project I'm working on and will not settle for good enough. job is done right the first time.

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.  

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 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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