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Cottage Grove Builders

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Barry's Repairs
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff R.
Verified review

Barry did some door adjustments and evaluated some building construction issues for me. He was very friendly and helpful and I'll definitely use him again. Highly recommended.

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JAM HANDYMAN
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Don D.
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Very easy people to work with. Prompt, adhered to their quote, showed up on time and completed all work as promised. I plan on using them again shortly and highly recommend their services.

JC Home Remodeling
4.6
from 31 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Meredith F.
Verified review

Hired originally to design and install a barn door in a hallway but his work was so reasonably priced and his craftsmanship was excellent that we also had him build a mantel. Along with that he mounted our 65 inch tv on tile. I will keep his number handy for additional projects in the future.

First Choice Cabinetry, LLC
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Gail C.
Verified review

I had many questions and concerns. Chris, very professionally answered my questions and ensured we would be happy with the finished product. I had very high expectations and he exceeded them. I would recommend his company to anyone that I know.

Apex Construction & Tile LLC
4.6
from 29 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Derek L.
Verified review

We had Apex evaluate some water damage at our business. They proposed a couple of different solutions before beginning the job, depending upon whether there was more/less damage than they expected to find. Once the plan was in determined, they executed the job quickly. They repaired some damage wood framing and then bricked up a former window that had not been sealed properly in the past. The work looks good (hidden exterior on commercial building, so beauty and detail weren't necessary) and was fairly priced. Communication was pretty good, but there were a few times where I had to reach out leading up to starting the project, to get details about where in the process we were. Overall, I am satisfied with the work and would use Apex again.

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Studio Rebus Incorporated
4.7
from 28 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kevin M.
Verified review

Kel was very professional and knowledgeable about the job. With his experience he was able to save time and money on the project.

Geist and Pierson LLC
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Sara H.
Verified review

Matt and Steve were awesome to work with. They communicated to me throughout my basement finish so I knew what was going on. I was impressed from day one to the end. Both of them had great ideas if I needed an opinion they were willing to work with me and make a change. You can tell that they care and love what they do and it's not just another job to do but a passion for the job. I plan on using them again for a couple other projects in the future and would highly recommend them.

Miner Construction
4.4
from 16 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Mary E.
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We are about 1 week into a remodel attic room and so far we are very pleased with Miner Construction. They are friendly and are doing very good work.

Tonka House
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Kevin S.
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Tonka House is my go to contractor for any project large or small for all my clients and myself! Knowledgeable, honest, creative and high quality work at an affordable cost.

TruBuild Construction, LLC
4.3
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Marie C.
Verified review

We have just embarked on this remodeling project and so far, we are pleased with TruBuild's professionalism, responsiveness, value, and punctuality.

Whittlin llc
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jeron B.
Verified review

Shem is a master of his trade. He works with to give you the product you want. He works with his customers and is top notch professional. Tyler and Shem are a great time and provide service with quality craftsmanship. Will keep on hire them for more projects

  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mike N.
Verified review

Really happy with the end result. We had a few hiccups along the way (as you'd expect at least a few things to go wrong initially or be delayed once or twice when you're dealing with an old house and city inspections). They did a great job of communicating the whole way, and the conversation was always about how to fix it and next steps. And, as I said earlier, hard to argue with the end result. Thank you for your professionalism throughout the project.

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Matt Hoefler
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
Verified review

Matt was great! He stopped out to the site and immediately began offering ideas and sketched out quick ideas in the initial meeting. A simple suggestion of turning the building's direction on the site made a big difference in how the building would impact and make a statement on first impression! He also offered ideas we hadn't considered. Very professional and talented!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dennis L.
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Job Scope: 1). build 24' x 32' garage w/9' double+ vehicle door & attached 8' x 24' covered porch, in backyard 2). convert existing attached single car garage into house to expand kitchen, livingroom, & dining room. Conversion to have a french door w/. Timbertech deck facing the street & glass door with side lights facing backyard & new covered garage porch. 3). Refinish old oak floors to match new addition oak floor; change out millwork & interior doors to match. 4). Reinsulate old attic 5). Install 2 egress windows in basement. 6). Upgrade downstairs bathroom 7). Upgrade electrical service to home & cable lines. RESULTS: We have lived in this house since 1984 and I have never been so comfortable to the house. Plenty of elbow room to relax and entertain, where it was once loud and crowded to the point of nerve racking. The curb appeal is great. Our house has never been so warm (existing furnace was not changed out) - no cold spots, no ice dams (a first). We interviewed 5 general contractors to rehab our home, we did not know Morgan until we met to discuss this work. Morgan is a top shelf person of honor and integrity, he lives up to his commitments and his finished product is outstanding. My wife and I would reccomend Morgan for any home construction project (and have). Thanks Morgan - job well done.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joanne M.
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Castle Contracting Inc. is a company that strives to fully satisfy thier clients. They did an amazing job and we couldn't be more pleased on the remodel in our backyard. With a very professional manor, they completed our backyard deck, and patio. They made sure we knew what was going on and when it would be done. We were able to choose from a variety of quality products. I would recommend Castle Contracting Inc. to anyone looking to remodel thier residence, Thanks again!

Artisan Design Build
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Sandy B.
    Verified review

    Gary was very knowledgable and professional about our remodeling job. He was also quite good at suggesting ideas to make our job successful.

    Fine Home Design
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 33 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Sharon J.
    Verified review

    I've had Fine Home Design complete several remodeling projects for me to accommodate lifestyle changes post retirement. Great design, client focus, and personal integrity are important attributes of Mr. Johnson's work. For more than 30 years, I've followed his career and admired his ability to meet client needs and dreams -- from the antique styles of New England, to modern desert designs in the Southwest, to mountain homes in the West. I heartily recommend Fine Home Design for renovation, remodeling, and new builds in any area of the U.S.

    Laura H.
    Verified review

    We have had multiple large scale home projects completed by Palo Building & Remodeling. Jim's workmanship is excellent and his abilities are endless! Each project has been completed on time and on budget. I appreciate Jim's ability to be flexible as "surprises" crop up - we have an older home so you just never know. Also, the job site is cleaned up at the end of each day - especially nice since we have small kids. And we never hesitate to recommend Jim's company to friends and family. We are in the process of embarking on another multi-stage remodeling project scheduled for this spring and we didn't even consider calling anyone else. If you are looking for a full service professional you will NOT be disappointed with Palo Building & Remodeling!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    Our knowledge of the construction industry and its products, along with our depth of experience in a variety of project types, qualifies Albrecht Building & Remodeling to work on your next residential or commercial construction project.

    Tivoli Design + Build

    New To Thumbtack

    • 21 years in business
    About

    Tivoli Is a Design/Build firm located in Wayzata, MN. We specialize in luxury home remodeling, interior design, and new construction. We take great pride in providing every client the most personal and professional experience we can, and approach every new project with an ambitious drive and passion for excellence.

    Affordable Building LLC

    New To Thumbtack

    • 31 years in business
    About

    I like to work with the homeowners all the way through the project saving them money where I can. I am a small company, and you have total control over the project with 24/7 communication.

    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.  

    How do architects work?

    Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

    When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

    How do architects charge for their services?

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

    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.

    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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