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Kalamazoo Metal Framing Contractors

Browse these metal framing contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Kalamazoo.

Little Things To Do
4.6
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer C.
Verified review

I had an old tub and shower removed and a new tub and surround installed. Gary volunteered to pick up the tub and surround for me and we had a delay when Menards sold my set and he had to go to a different store, on another side of town to get it...I appreciated this so much! Gary is very nice and I believe he is works hard to do things the correct way. My impression is that he is honest and has integrity. I felt comfortable having him in my home. He is courteous and cleans up after himself. He is coming back to install some drywall!

A and A Home Finishing
4.4
from 24 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Scott R.
Verified review

I am also a local contractor, and I have used A & A several times. Al has always done a great job, on time, and within budget. I highly recommend his services, and I will be calling on him in the future.

Schultz Home Improvement LLC
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Mark S.
Verified review

Tom was great to work with, we will certainly be bringing him back for additional work as we get it planned out. We had Tom out already as part of a basement finishing project and he was wonderful to work with and very professional. He was very clear on when the work would be completed, what times he would be on the job site and took extremely good care of my home and project like it was his own. The framing he did for the walls was a great base for the construction and everything went very smooth with the other trades who had to interact with the framing (like plumber and the shower area being exact and easy for them to fit the surround in without any concerns). We've also had Tom back to do a small start on the finishing and as I said we will have him back out once we are completely ready for the trim work to be in place. Do yourself a favor and if considering Tom hire him, he is worth the peace of mind and confidence that you will get knowing the project will be done right and with great care.

The Jokela Group
3.9
from 13 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Jason R.
Verified review

In August we had the Jokela group renovate a small bathroom in our house in Kalamazoo which was built in the 1950s. They removed the very old black-and-white checkered tile from the walls and then beautifully replastered them. The rest of the renovation (vanity, tub, surround, floor) went extremely well and my wife and I decided to ask for their help with another house we used to live in and still own. It is an old house in Lansing (built around 1920s). It needed a lot of work; Plaster, kitchen, roof, painting, carpet complete w floor plan changes in bath and kitchen, siding repair and more. It has been difficult in the past for me to find a full-service general contractor with the experience and the know how to solve problems in an older home like this. Many will simply not return my calls. Houses this old and older were often not built to accommodate modern developments in rooms like bathrooms-so redoing one in a house like this can be problematic. The Jokela group makes it look easy. More importantly, if and when unforeseen issues arise Dennis Jokela is quick to communicate and discuss options. Also, there were times when he noticed issues and made adjustments based on his experience and know-how that were right on track. I enthusiastically recommend Dennis and his crew for general contracting work. Especially if like myself if you have had trouble finding contractors who are knowledgeable about and willing to work on small, older homes.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lori Z.
Verified review

Roger remodeled our half bath. He did an outstanding job from start to finish. A different contractor that we have used in the past was booked and we needed this job done as soon as possible, so we were referred to Roger. Roger quickly contacted us and came over that very afternoon to discuss the details of the job and give us a quote. We thought his quote was reasonable, and he started a few days later. He removed the old hardwood flooring and the old toilet. Then he installed the cement floor and ceramic tiles. I had a last minute request for wainscoting on the walls and he graciously added it along with a chair rail. And he painted everything. Roger installed the new toilet and added a grip bar. He did an excellent job. Roger pays close attention to detail, effectively communicates with the client, and he is prompt, friendly and professional. He also completed the job in the estimated time frame. We will definitely call him for our next remodel! Thank you Roger.

Hewitt Building Co.
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christa & Larry S.
Verified review

We have used Hewitt Building Co. on several occasions. Their interior finishing skills are masterful. Nick personally completed a job that required framing 35 floor to ceiling windows, seven doors and new base boards throughout our newly remodeled home. He and his team are professional, prompt, and respectful of owner's wishes and property. I would highly recommend Hewitt Builders to anyone looking for a quality, first rate company to complete their significant construction needs.

C&J Construction
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anthony R.
Verified review

The exsperiance I've had with this contractor is always top notch. He's true to his word and timely with the work. The work is always good quality and done right the first time. He comes highly recommended from me.

  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Darren A.
Verified review

The work was completed in the expected time frame. The entire crew was great to work with. The best experience I have had with a contractor.

Q & A

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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.

How much does a project manager charge per hour?

You may choose to hire a construction project manager for your residential or commercial project. For the hands-on homeowner who wants to be involved in home construction but isn’t comfortable hiring subcontractors, a construction project manager can oversee these relationships and supervise labor. Typically, construction project managers charge a fee that is a flat percentage of the total construction project cost. This may range from 10 percent to 15 percent, depending on the company and the services they provide. This means a $30,000 home remodel project would have a construction project management fee of $3,000-$4,500. Hiring a construction project manager generally precludes the markup on subcontractor labor charged by a general contractor. The drawback to this choice is that, unlike a general contractor, the construction project manager won’t be financially responsible for the work of the subcontractors. For larger projects, you may hire a construction project manager who will also hire a general contractor. This provides the benefits of the general contractor along with the management services of the project manager, who will be on board from the beginning. The construction project manager will be involved in the design phase and work with the architects and the building crew, facilitating a smoother overall process.

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