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Cottage Grove Builders

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Barry's Repairs
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff R.
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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.

Newsom Design Build
4.8
from 47 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Sofia L.
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Joe is reliable and hardworking. He has done some repair work for the fitness studio I work at and had to come in and save the day after another handyman had done a poor job. I would recommend him for all your maintenance, design or construction of your home or business projects. A genuinely nice guy!

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JAM HANDYMAN
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jaye T.
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It was a very good experience working with Jam Handyman on my small condominium’s masonry work. We had a brick archway above an exterior window removed and replaced. He was prompt in assessing the work, providing a bid, scheduling the project, and doing the work. Additionally, he completed the work with some time to spare so did a few extra tuck-pointing areas around the building outside walls – all while coming in almost 10% under the original quote. If needed, we would gladly work with Jam and his team again!

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Studio Rebus Incorporated
4.6
from 37 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jonathan E.
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Kel helped us fix up our newly purchased house. He tackled numerous jobs (windows,drywall, built a art of stairs) and did so with professionalism and skill. We appreciated his honesty, friendliness and advice on how to proceed. We have already recommended him to several friends.

JC Home Remodeling LLC
4.7
from 33 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Meredith F.
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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
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick H.
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Chris did a great job building some cubbies above our entryway bench and coat rack. He matched the color and look of previously existing cabinetry perfectly and found creative ways to take cost out of the project overall. Blew are very happy with the result and would recommend Chris for any project.

Geist and Pierson LLC
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Steve K.
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We did a complete build-out of 1,143 square feet lower level. Matt and his team of highly qualified staff members did an amazing job! We picked Geist and Pierson LLC based upon quality, service, and price. After quoting and spending a year investigating contactors, we decided Geist and Pierson LLC gave us all three, and did they BIG TIME. We are very happy with the quality and partnership along the way with Matt. If we wanted something changed, Matt was open to the change and held the quoted price along the way. If you want honest, hard working, quality minded partners, then go with Geist and Pierson LLC.

Miner Construction
4.4
from 16 reviews
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy A.
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We had Miner Construction (skip) build us a 15 X 20 cedar deck. He did a really great job. They were easy to work with and a hard workers they finished the job in 4 days even with terrible weather conditions.

Whittlin llc
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas E.
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I contracted Mr. Coffer to build a 20x24 pole barn and a fence around a half acre lot. Mr. Coffer and his employees were polite and professional. They arrived on time, completed work quicker than expected, and the price was right! Mr. Coffer is now my number 1 go to for any work I need done.

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie E.
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Very happy and would recommend. He had to deal with some inconvenient circumstances working in a downtown building but never complained and did a great job. Also, he was always on time, which is rare for a contractor and makes a big difference for me.

  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Eli S.
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Everyone we worked with from Benny, the owner, who originally quoted our project, to the office personnel to the team building our deck was extremely professional, responsive and friendly to work with. I found them through a Google search, so I was a little skeptical how great they'd be going into the project, but they blew away every expectation I had. My wife and I are very happy with our deck! I highly recommend Carter Custom.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Megan S.
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Great company to work with! Trevor was awesome. He addressed questions or concerns we had right away. Very knowledge in what he does and very professional. We will definitely be hiring again for any building projects in the future! Beyond satisfied!!

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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.
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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!

  • 14 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Annie N.
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Wonderfully professional and was willing to go out to our house so he could get us a quote same day. For other reasons we had to put the project on hold, but if we ever pick it back up, we are definitely giving Innovative Building & Design our business!

RDWD Design Group
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie W.
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Did an amazing job on our deck.

Artisan Design Build
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Sandy B.
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    Gary was very knowledgable and professional about our remodeling job. He was also quite good at suggesting ideas to make our job successful.

    Laura H.
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    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!

    About

    WoodWeaver Building specializes in alternative and green, energy-efficient building, with over 30 years of experience in such varied construction styles as handcrafted log building, timber framing, use of salvage (repurposed) building materials, and straw bale walls. We are also dedicated to energy-efficient building methods such as smart-wall framing and superinsulation, and we are very interested in working with people on renewable energy systems such as solar and wind power, geothermal heating, and solar hot water and hot air heating systems. We are very happy to do new building or remodeling, conventional building style or alternative - we love trying new things and learning new skills and methods. We care about living lightly on the Earth and having our clients get more than they expected from our services.

    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. When you decide you want to build a new home or improve the home you live in, you may not even know where to begin. You need a contractor who will listen to you and make your vision become a reality. At Albrecht Building and Remodeling, your satisfaction is our highest goal. We will work with you personally every step of the way to make the process as painless as possible. You can trust us with your dreams.

    About

    We do fine craftsmanship the with the goal of making you happy. We love seeing a project come together on the home you love.

    About

    We provide full-service ground and building maintenance for all seasons serving the south metro Twin Cities. We are family-owned.

    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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