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Rochester Garage Builders

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  • 6 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Jim L.
Verified review

Mike did a wonderful job of organizing and keeping the project on track. It was quite challenging with a number of scope changes along the way. Mike also was very helpful with transporting building materials to the job site. He has a very talented carpenter that works for him.

  • 21 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Alivelu D.
Verified review

We hired him for installing closet door knobs in bathrooms, kitchen, removing dish, fixing garage door gap, fixing a closed door . He completed all the work. and we are happy with his work, If necessary we hire him second time.

Riverbend Exteriors LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ward R.
Verified review

Removing, priming, painting and rehanging ten shutters, as well as installing new aluminum wrap and weather stripping to three garage doors and one octagon window. Jason did an exceptional job on all work performed. He was very professional and conscientious! Pricing was very reasonable and we would not hesitate to use his services again and would highly recommend him to others.

Kleese Construction Company
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry C.
Verified review

I contacted Kleese Construction when I was looking to replace the roof on my house and garage. I appreciated how quickly Roger responded to the message I left. He came out and met with me at my convenience and I received my quote in a very timely fashion. I was pleased that Roger answered so many questions that I had and I had a lot of them. I was out of town on the day the roof was done and he also sent me photos of how the job was going and when he was done. I would hire Roger and his team if I needed anything done again. Thank you, Sherry

Handy Dan
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Marv M.
Verified review

Dan did a GREAT job. From replacing a broken shower door, to removing and old basketball hoop from the garage roof, to trimming shrubs and mulching a big yard...he did an outstanding job in very good time. His rates are very reasonable and it's obvious he cares about the quatlity of his work. I will be hiring Dan again for other jobs both at my rental property and my own residence.

Boulders and Building
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lynn A.
Verified review

At this point, they fixed a railroad tie retaining wall and the finished product is stellar. Still working on more projects here.

  • 8 years in business
About

As a design/build company, we help our clients through the entire remodeling process from designing the space to making product selections, to getting bids, demolition, all the way to the finished project. As the company owner I will personally be working on your job during the carpentry phases and overseeing everything throughout the entirety of the project. We utilize cloud technology so our clients can see their schedule at all times and never feel out of the loop. Everything in our business is designed for a fantastic customer experience.

  • 14 years in business
About

We specialize in remodeling, finish carpentry, new construction, and exteriors such as roofing, siding, and gutters. With 15 years in the trade, no job is too big or too small. Give us a call.

  • 24 years in business
About

We provide building maintenance. We repair and update on all aspects of business and residential interior and exterior fences and decks.

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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 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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