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Coon Rapids Retaining Wall Builders

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Lawrence A.
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Phyllis G.
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We had a challenging job, needed repair on our chimney wall peppered with woodpecker damage. Larry came out immediately to assess the damage and came up with a solution to our awful problem. He did great work! Ready to hire him for the next project (deck). Thanks Larry.

Rodriguez Construction LLC
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Steve L.
Verified review

I have hired Rodriguez Construction (Paul) for several projects over the past few years and has done excellent work and I am planning on hiring for additonal work in the future. He is patient and thorough - he works to complete the project to exacting standards - works to "get it right" even if it takes more time! I have had him do a complete bath (remove and replace exisiting tub, shower tile, floor tile, sink, shower fixtures, grab bars, etc), replace kitchen floor (remove existing laminate, level and set existing sub-floor and replace with ceramic tile) as well as custom-size exterior french doors (needed to cut open exterior stucco wall) and build custom deck work and stairs. You will get far more than you paid for with Paul!

  • 15 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
William L.
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Ryan did a great job taking down my old retaining wall and installing new steps.

English Stone
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 21 years in business
Roisin L.
Verified review

We used English Stone to build a retaining wall to enclose part of our yard. In addition we needed new steps. They were true artists, choosing a style and stone that was perfect to the house. Looks like it was always here. Stone work is generally not cheap but I found them to be fairly priced. Would highly recommend.

  • 7 years in business
Tom M.
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I had First Class ( Orlando Eliss ) clean a 48 town home complex gutters and rebuild a retaining wall. Work was outstanding at fair price.

DH Construction Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Connie W.
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We highly recommend working with this custom builder as he was able to keep costs down because of no overhead for offices, multiple vehicles, and numerous office salaries. DH Construction (Dave Harmon) built our custom retirement home for us several years ago. It is so energy efficient that we have cut our heating/air conditioning bills to 1/3 of what we paid in our previous, larger home. He was able to suggest several cosmetic additions (like tray ceiling and wall cutouts that were inexpensive and added so much to the looks of our home. We wanted wider doors, etc. to be sure it would be wheelchair accessible in our old age, if needed. Best of all, everything in this home is exactly where we want it, and looks exactly as we want it. With Dave's assistance, we even measured and adjusted areas of the bedroom on floor plans to assure we could put a special large chest between 2 wide doorways in our bedroom. One inspector during the build process told us our home was the best-built he had inspected in our suburban area - everything straight and sealed well. Our inspections always passed above minimum standards required. We are so happy in this home. Thank you, Dave.

Colin R.
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Genadek Landscaping handled a variety of work for me over 7 years. His company delivered the best value on contracts ranging from small drainage punch-out work to over 1/2 million dollar retaining wall installation. His company, business practices, and equipment are all very sound, but most importantly Stan is of sound character which permeates his entire company. This character shows itself from top to bottom in his staff, design proposals and his realistic scheduling. After 30 years in Construction Project Management, managing projects ranging from small remolding to projects to annual budgets of 22 M $, there are only a handful of contractors I would give a 5 star rating and Genadek is one of them.

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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 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.

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What do general contractors charge?

If you’re doing a home remodel, building a new home or embarking on a commercial building project, you’ll hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to oversee and execute construction projects. Each construction project is unique; even two duplicate homes built on lots next door to each other could have different construction costs due to factors like different excavation costs when building the foundation. Since each project is unique, many general contractors make bids on potential construction projects. These bids can then break down to a per square foot cost that encompasses the labor of all the workers needed for the job, materials, the scope of work, and any equipment needed. Materials and finishes make a major difference in your cost per square foot. For example, choosing standard kitchen tiles at $3 per square foot will result in a lower total project cost than imported marble tiles that cost $63 per square foot. Where you live will also affect how much general contractors charge, as labor and the cost to do business can cost less in many regions than in high-cost areas like New York or San Francisco. Here are some examples of average costs general contractors typically charge in various regions:

  • Home addition in San Francisco: $250-$270 per square foot.
  • New home construction in Knoxville, Tennessee: $100-$200 per square foot.
  • Kitchen remodel in Tennessee: $40-$80 per square foot, depending on finishes.
  • Bathroom remodel in Vancouver, Washington: $110-$170 per square foot.

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