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Kentwood General Contractors

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  • 51 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Wayne M.
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He was efficient and created our water feature's foundation as requested. The bid was only half of the final charge, however, so the contractor may have underestimated the extent of the project since we did not change anything from the original request once he arrived. Very personable man and he did a good job. He has already been asked to quote another job at a different property we own.

  • 23 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
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They did an excellent job cleaning my house. They were in and out quickly, and were very pleasant in general.

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Design Build Contractors
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa Y.
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We have a 100 year old house and the hardwood floor under our bathroom toilet was buckling due to plumbing issues. David came out right away and quoted us a very fair price and gave us several options. We ended up needing new hardwood floors (so everything would match) and a new toilet along with fixing the plumbing. David did a beautiful job removing and installing everything. He was incredibly responsive as well with a couple tweaks we needed made. We are going to use him again for future projects. I would highly recommend him.

Schultz Home Improvement LLC
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Chris P.
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Tom did an overall good job, but the original project time frame more than doubled due to problems with inspections and schedules of some of the sub-contractors. There were a few areas lack of attention to detail caused problems, but they were resolved without too much extra effort. I suspect a more experienced contractor would have been able to keep ahead of the situation with better planning. The finished bathroom is about 90% of what we expected, as there were some fit/finish issues. That said, I am a very hard person to please when it comes to quality/craftsmanship, I doubt the average homeowner would ever notice or care about the minor things that bother me. Planning : C Punctuality : A Response to changes by homeowners: A Response to problems during the job: B Project clean up (contractor and all subs) : B Overall grade: B

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VADA Contracting llc
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Lucas W.
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I am a pretty good handyman, but i cant do everything, thats when i call Dom at VADA! I have had many contractors who don't really invest in their work. Dom, actually is commited to the projects he has worked on for me. His company is professional, and i trust him (Hard to find a contractor i dont have to micromanage, Haha). VADA has done a great job on the bath and kitchen remodel, trim and even matching my craftman style accents. I even call him to give my DIY work a once over. Thanks Dom, love the new space!

Rekleinery llc
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron J.
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Amazing work! Will use them again. They fixed a lot of crap my old contractor messed up. I wish I would have used them earlier.

Remodeling-[Terver Services]
3.9
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie C.
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Highly recommend Terver! I hired him to do indoor/outdoor painting, and exterior home power washing. His bid was very reasonable compared to eight other contractors in the area. He did a very nice job for me, he was quick to respond to my needs, and was very concerned about my satisfaction with his work. I will definitely use his services again when the opportunity arises, and I will highly recommend him to my friends.

CKL Construction
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Michael V.
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We hired CKL to finish our basement since we were not up to the task and boy did they deliver. Craig and his son were very friendly and easy to get along with and their work was done very efficiently and in a timely manor. There was an attention to detail and they were quite patient with our overall picky nature. The basement was done about a week after they figured, which happens, but it was worth the wait. Having them in our lives for 4 weeks, I gotta say, I'm going to miss seeing them, they felt like more than contractors, they felt like friends. Thank you so much for our awesome basement.

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

R. Grooters Tile & Flooring
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas R.
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Grooters Builders was hired to install a kitchen backsplash. I was immediately impressed with the owner, Randy, and his take charge attitude. He helped me select the right materials and followed through to completion. The workmanship as you can see is at the highest level. I highly recommend Grooters Builders for tile work, and other contractor specialties. I received great value in addition to an incredible timeframe of five days, from the initial contact to the final cleanup. Yes Grooters Builders left no mess. This contractor is truly unique.

Volkers Construction LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Shelly O.
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Kurt Volkers has completed a few projects and general maintenance items for my business. He was timely, thorough and the work was done very well. He was even able to offer some suggestions for making the project more durable and effective. I would recommend Kurt as he is polite, professional and pleasant to work with.

Sonnema Tile & Design
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Steve B.
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Sonnema Tile & Design remodeled our entire first floor and did an excellent job. The design, which included removal of walls to open the space, was very creative. And the craftsmanship is superb. The work included many finishing touches that other contractors don't offer. We are very pleased with the outcome and we really enjoy the open space. It is quite a transformation into a beautiful new kitchen and very comfortable living area.

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Nick H.
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I am a contractor and hired Oneida Property Remodeling and Restoration to do some texturing for me on one of my projects. Prompt, professional and clean we her at Hewitt Building Co. will certainly be working with them again! ~nick

Parcher Renovations
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Bob B.
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While searching for someone to replace the top boards on our deck, I selected (Elliot) Parcher Renovations after receiving three responses from Thumbtack contractors. Through the bidding process, Elliot didn't offer the lowest price, but earned my trust and confidence through good communication, sharing expertise, and providing options for proceeding with the project that I hadn't considered. The Parcher crew worked diligently and thoughtfully to complete the work, each day minimizing disruption to our home life. My wife and I commented several times about how considerate and attentive the Parcher team was - notably, in how they took time to tidy up the worksite so carefully at the end of each day. Our project included removal of a hot tub - which, after seeing what it took to do so, I wouldn't wish that task on anyone. I admire Elliot's attention to detail, and found his team well equipped to tackle the task at hand. Highly recommended!

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We provide new construction, remodeling, trim, painting, plumbing, electrical work, drywall finishing and repair, decks, and many more services to help with your home improvement projects. We are a residential construction contractor and builder.

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We are a general contracting company with over 10 years of experience in building. We are all licensed contractors and we get the job done right the first time.

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I work with clients from various levels. I have experience in general contracting for residential homes, and helping clients design specific areas they need professional assistance on.

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I am a general contractor specializing in the remodeling field. I am a full-service contractor taking a project from start to finish. MYNC is an accredited lead contractor for the state of MI.

  • 19 years in business
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I paint, power wash, do repairs, electrical, plumbing, general remodeling, carpet cleaning, and yard cleanup.

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I do basic plumbing, basic electrical service, installation of windows and doors, roofing, siding and fence installation.

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Let L&L Contractors take care of all your home improvement needs! We are equipped and experienced to take on a variety of jobs in or out of your home. We do drywall, painting, flooring, siding, landscaping and more. We are able to provide property management and preservation services that include routine maintenance, cleanouts, new-tenant prep, winterization, and can be on call 24 hours a day. We pride ourselves in the quality of our work and the affordability of our prices for the everyday homeowner. L&L Contractors are also open to contracts with businesses for their needs as well. We provide written estimates for every job as well as discounts for multiple jobs and referrals! Please contact us with a name, phone number and a brief explanation of the job you need done, and we'll get back with you as soon as possible. We are looking forward to working with you to bring your home improvements to life!

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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