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South Portland General Contractors

Browse these general contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in South Portland.

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

They saved us when we need help over the past year. From a general cleaning to doing the final cleaning to sell our Mother's house they did absolutely everything. Couldn't have done it without them!

Ames Enterprises
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mary B.
Verified review

Eric and Jason were amazing professionals! Best contractors I have ever used - quality work- isolated roof problem and fixed before repairing! Rebuilt and repaired- amazing workmanship! Highly recommend - they are a team who gets the job done on time, in budget and go the extra mile to make sure customer is 100% happy! Will be using them again for any home projects! Highly recommend !

Kleen Sky LLC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Caitlin H.
Verified review

Steve was incredibly helpful and patient with me as I evaluated options to re-do the exterior of my house, giving me multiple budgets and alternatives as well as an honest evaluation of the condition of the existing siding. Once he got started, Steve was punctual, his crew was friendly and respectful, and they finished the job in exactly as many days (12!!) as they anticipated and stayed within budget. After a horrible experience last year with a contractor; who charged thousands over their quote, left me with no stairs for 4 weeks, and overall left me feeling screwed, working with Steve was like having a family friend work on my house. A true pleasure and I can't wait to have him back for more interior projects!!

K & M's Home Solutions
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Eileen C.
Verified review

We had a storm door which was poorly installed by another contractor and was the wrong size. That contractor was unresponsive to our calls. We again contacted thumbtack and Mr. Sheehan responded that afternoon, measured the doorway, explained the problem. The next day he and his assistant installed a new Anderson door which is the correct size and fits perfectly and works as it should. However, we did think the labor charge was somewhat high.

  • 36 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Dave T.
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A bit more expensive than other plumbers but they were prompt, available, and did very good. Would use them again.

Maine Exterior Management
3.4
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Peter W.
Verified review

All of the above and: I hired Maine Exterior Management for a much larger job at my home, recommended to my neighbor, and plan to hire them for a job at my work place. I am an engineer, consequently I have high standards and expectations. I will keep workers that perform accordingly and jettison the rest. I have been very happy with their work and general demeanor, and I think you will too. I give them 5 thumbs up.

Keenan Contracting
4.3
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Ryland K.
Verified review

Carpet purchase and install. Chad was very thorough and worked with me on a quick timeline for the job. Was great at communicating as well which been an issue with other contractors..

Crocker Contracting, LLC
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joel H.
Verified review

Ben fixed our basement window exactly as we requested, on time, and for less than half the other contractor's estimate.

McLellan Renovations
4.8
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.

  • 21 years in business
Izzy K.
Verified review

I was referred to Johnny Coyne by a fellow contractor for exterior staining and couldn't be more pleased with the work he and his crew did on my South Portland house!! The quality and care they took to properly prepare the exterior of my house for staining not only resulted in a whole new look for my house, it revitalized the neighborhood and definitely reflected in the price when it was sold! In the late summer of 2014, Johnny came over for a free consultation and we examined the entire exterior house. We discussed all the details of power washing, repairing cedar slats, corner boards, and fascia boards along the roof line. He made professional recommendations for the materials that would produce the best outcome, while also being mindful of the budget. He was very easy to talk to and collaborate with, and has a wealth of experience and knowledge that he readily shared from other projects! I chose to purchase the materials for the project, and Johnny was spot on with his measurements and amount of materials needed. He also called to alert me of the Sherwin Williams seasonal sale on stain, which allowed me to buy 10 of quality stain at a significant savings! The before and after pictures show why I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome! Near the end of my renovation, I ran out of steam for painting and called Johnny to see if he and his crew could fit me in to paint the interior window sashes throughout my house. He had a crew come in and within a day did 2 coats on 13 windows and the interior of the front door. Another outstanding job done! I would highly recommend Johnny and his crews for interior and exterior painting, staining and repair work! They were timely, focused, very polite, efficient and left a very clean work site! Johnny was easy to work with and communicate with. He kept me in the loop on any changes as we went along and did not leave me hanging! Thank you for your hard work and helping me make this renovation a success!

7th Avenue Builders
5.0
from 1 review
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Beth R.
Verified review

They were very respectful the whole time. Paul went out of his way to make sure everything was exactly the way I wanted it. Their work and attention to detail definetly spoke for itself and it was great because they handled everything so i didnt have to make a thousand phonecalls to different contractors..

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I go the extra mile in everything I do. No job is to big or small. I have been a Carpenter for over 25 years.When you enjoy what you do , its not a Job. But the best part is working with different people, doing different things, going different places on a daily basis,

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I take my time and do it rite to what is wanted. I'm old fashion and friendly easy to talk to if they don't like there choice of color or whatever is being done lets do it till you are satisfied that's what it's all about. People, hearing good stories they have

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We do general contracting, remodeling, and additions; no job is too small. We are a family-owned business and experienced in many trades.

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Maine owned and operated for over 30 years, Harold James Inc. has earned the reputation of providing superior service while meeting the budget and time needs of our customers. Call us anytime for a free estimate, and for how we can best suit your needs. We specialize in the following: * New Construction - General Contracting * Remodeling, Renovations, Additions * New Home and Office * Carpentry * Kitchen and Cabinetry * Bathrooms, Bath Remodeling * Flooring Installation and Refinishing * Wood Flooring refurbishing/new installation * Plumbing and Electrical * Tile Work and Walls * Framing, Sheetrock, Drywall Installation/Finishing * Painting and Plastering * Interior and Exterior Painting and Trimming * Forming, Framing and Demolition * Basement Finishing - Maintenance * Roofing, Decks, Porches and Sheds * Landscaping and Fencing * Garages - Tenant Improvements * Demolition * Iron Work and Masonry * Planning and Designing Services * Energy Efficiency Improvements * Extensive Knowledge about Home Improvements * Construction Management * Site Supervision * Specialized and Experienced Crew * Green, Energy-Efficient and Eco-friendly Services We are licensed, insured and bonded. Please do not hesitate to contact us about services not listed.

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Services offered: - New construction - Remodeling - Additions - Geothermal heating - Painting (interior and exterior) - HVLP spraying for fine finish work We are a small local company who pride ourselves in our quality of work and happy customers. Our references speak for themselves. We will not leave a job until the customer is completely satisfied.

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We are over 22 years in the industry. We do kitchen and bath remodeling, renovations of all kinds, additions, garages, decks and porches. We do it all. Let us minimize the worries while maximizing your equity.

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We are a full-service construction contractor with specialty services in kitchens, baths, and interior finishes. We have a staff of carpenters skilled in all aspects of residential and light commercial construction.

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Have been doing general construction for about 25 years. Specialize in interior/exterior painting and sheetrock.

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J.A.C. Installations Siding Contractors Biddeford, Maine. Proudly serving Biddeford, Biddeford pool, Saco and Old Orchard Beach, Maine since 1994. Contact us today for a free estimate! We also offer cedar shake siding, hardie plank siding, vinyl siding, lap siding and more.

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From start to finish, we do it all; from exterior painting and repairs to interior everything! We build anything you can come up with from a home to an addition.

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.

Where should I start when remodeling a bathroom?

Bathroom remodeling doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Before starting a bathroom remodel it’s crucial to know what you want and have a clear understanding of your maximum budget. If you’d love all marble fixtures but have $3,000 total, you will have to compromise. Being realistic about materials and money before you even contact a contractor will have you on the road to success. Here are some simple steps to follow in the planning stages of bathroom remodeling:

  • List your remodeling priorities in order of importance (e.g., 1. New shower head, 2. Replace flooring, 3. Install recessed lighting, etc.).
  • Calculate what you can realistically afford to spend on your bathroom remodel. Identify an “all in” price — meaning the absolute maximum you’re willing to pay, as well as what you’d prefer to spend.
  • Gather ideas from Pinterest about colors and finishes.
  • Research the costs of the materials and finishes you want and begin making choices about what is and isn’t possible to fit into your budget (once labor is included). If you’d like to stay under $10,000 total, but really love a $2,000 tub, plan to downgrade in other areas.
  • Request quotes from at least three reputable general contractors, share your vision and ideal materials, and work together from there.

How do I plan a bathroom remodeling project?

If you’re stumped on how to plan a bathroom remodeling project, it pays to hire a designer. This is especially important if you’re changing your bathroom layout in any way. Designers create contractor-friendly drawings indicating exactly where each tile and fixture will be installed, down to the light switches. This investment might cost you $300-$500 but save you significant frustration and miscommunication, while ensuring you get precisely what you want.

If you’re going to do your own design, planning a bathroom remodeling project means being organized and planning ahead. Create a general outline of what you want and the budget you have. Identify the specific fixtures, tiles, paint and vanity you prefer. Get all this organized before requesting quotes from two to three reputable general contractors. Once you find the right pro, get a written contract outlining scope of work, materials that will be used, timeframe and payment schedule. Communicate clearly about when to order your materials so they are ready and waiting by the time the contractor gets the permits. Your job from here is to communicate clearly, pay the contractor as the work progresses, and enjoy your remodel when it’s done.

For more on where to start when remodeling a bathroom check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

How long should a bathroom remodel take?

With proper planning and a good general contractor, your bathroom remodeling project doesn’t have to take forever. The construction phase of the project will always vary based on your scope of work, the square footage and the condition of your bathroom under the surface layer. Inevitably an 80-square-foot master bathroom with major changes will take longer than a 25-square-foot guest bath undergoing a minor renovation. For a smaller bathroom, a facelift — the industry term for sprucing up the surface layer (such as paint, vanity, tiles or light fixtures) but keeping the existing footprint of the space — may take five to eight working days, as long as there are no surprises like mold waiting when the old vanity comes out. A more complex bathroom remodel that revamps the shower area (customizing the plumbing, installing tile and changing the shower door), updates the flooring and cabinetry, and adds new paint and new lighting could take anywhere from one week to three weeks. A full bathroom remodel that guts the room, changing the footprint and moving the electrical wiring and plumbing lines, could take four to eight weeks or more. To keep your bathroom remodel on schedule, have your materials ordered and waiting, and don’t make any change orders once construction begins. Planning is key to keeping a bathroom remodel on schedule.   

For more on how long a bathroom remodel should take check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

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