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7.
The Dream Team
7.
The Dream Team
5.0

(3)

5.0

(3)

Home Remodeling

Offers remote services
  • Serves West Saint Paul, MN
Dean P. says, "Jesus and his team were amazing! I got the idea to finish off the lowest level basement and called The Dream Team. Jesus was great to talk to about the project. He came over the next day to look at my space to help plan and schedule the work. It was clear he had a lot of experience. Jesus and his team did everything I asked and even added in a few things extra with no problem at all. Jesus kept in constant communication throughout the project. I can't say enough good things about how diligently Jesus and his team worked all the way through to completion. They were back bright and early each morning (Jesus always made sure to ask if the timing of everything was good). I could also tell they pay extra attention to the quality of their work. Everything was straight and level and looks perfect!"See more
Dean P. says, "Jesus and his team were amazing! I got the idea to finish off the lowest level basement and called The Dream Team. Jesus was great to talk to about the project. He came over the next day to look at my space to help plan and schedule the work. It was clear he had a lot of experience. Jesus and his team did everything I asked and even added in a few things extra with no problem at all. Jesus kept in constant communication throughout the project. I can't say enough good things about how diligently Jesus and his team worked all the way through to completion. They were back bright and early each morning (Jesus always made sure to ask if the timing of everything was good). I could also tell they pay extra attention to the quality of their work. Everything was straight and level and looks perfect!"
Avatar for Five Star Bath Solutions of St. Paul
Avatar for Five Star Bath Solutions of St. Paul
10.
Five Star Bath Solutions of St. Paul
10.
Five Star Bath Solutions of St. Paul
4.3

(4)

4.3

(4)

Bathroom Remodel

Offers remote services
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves West Saint Paul, MN
Michael St.James says, "Let me begin with the salesman, Tom Seesz. He was prompt, courteous and well dressed. He demonstrated excellent knowledge of his product and left us with a thorough understanding of the process. When we noted we were entertaining other quotes he was more than willing to schedule another appointment and preserve our discounts. When decision day came Tom completed the measurements and the contract professionally. There were no surprises and we got an extra discount for my Veteran status.Installation came quickly and within our preferred time frame. Mick and Tim handled the work efficiently and in a friendly manner. They easily dealt with a small last minute change and were careful to clean up after every step. Tim was here all day and was delightful in dealing with our affectionate dog. He worked with every challenge deftly and with good humor.Mick returned with two missing parts. Due to his diligence there was no delay. The job was completed in the one day promised.The results exceeded our every expectation. The new appearance of our 5 Star Bath brings a 21st century style to our remodeled 80s house. Great, high grade components and beautiful installation cause us to recommend 5 Star Bath Solutions without reservation.Did I mention that we could not tell that a construction crew had been in our home? The cleanup was excellent. The price was well below the competition and there was no cutting corners. We got more than our moneys worth. It was as good of an experience as we could have wanted. Thanks."See more
Michael St.James says, "Let me begin with the salesman, Tom Seesz. He was prompt, courteous and well dressed. He demonstrated excellent knowledge of his product and left us with a thorough understanding of the process. When we noted we were entertaining other quotes he was more than willing to schedule another appointment and preserve our discounts. When decision day came Tom completed the measurements and the contract professionally. There were no surprises and we got an extra discount for my Veteran status.Installation came quickly and within our preferred time frame. Mick and Tim handled the work efficiently and in a friendly manner. They easily dealt with a small last minute change and were careful to clean up after every step. Tim was here all day and was delightful in dealing with our affectionate dog. He worked with every challenge deftly and with good humor.Mick returned with two missing parts. Due to his diligence there was no delay. The job was completed in the one day promised.The results exceeded our every expectation. The new appearance of our 5 Star Bath brings a 21st century style to our remodeled 80s house. Great, high grade components and beautiful installation cause us to recommend 5 Star Bath Solutions without reservation.Did I mention that we could not tell that a construction crew had been in our home? The cleanup was excellent. The price was well below the competition and there was no cutting corners. We got more than our moneys worth. It was as good of an experience as we could have wanted. Thanks."

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What kind of jobs can a general contractor do?

General contractors can complete all types of projects, from small home repairs and new construction, from building a new home to landscaping an entire yard. General contractors may specialize in plumbing, framing, electrical, foundations or roofing projects, and they can work on commercial or residential buildings. 

Before hiring a general contractor, make sure the contractor holds the proper licenses, registration, insurance and certifications required by your city or state. 

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 much do general contractors charge per hour?

On average, a general contractor will charge around $50 per hour for their services. However, the range of their fees varies between $30 and $85 per hour, depending on your geographical location and the type of project they’re undertaking. 

You can get a better idea of how much it will cost to hire a general contractor by requesting free estimates from contractors near you.

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.

Be sure to check out our smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.

How do you hire a general contractor?

You can use Thumbtack to find local general contractors, read their customer ratings and get cost estimates. First, read the written reviews to learn about their professionalism, paying attention to photos for evidence of their workmanship. You should also verify their license, insurance and other credentials.

For more tips, read our guide on how to hire a 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 does general liability insurance cover for contractors?

For contractors, general liability insurance is an important part of protecting businesses and contractors. This type of insurance will vary in its details and scope, but it can generally be expected to cover damage to the property and injuries. Here’s how you can verify a pro’s insurance.

How much does it cost to remodel a bathroom?

Nationally, the average cost of bathroom remodeling varies greatly. Bathroom remodels can vary widely, from standard makeovers to luxurious master bathroom revamps.

The factors that affect your bathroom remodeling cost are the finishes you choose (marble tiles can cost 20 times as much as standard subway tiles), the square footage of the project, regional labor rates in your area and the scope of work. Changing the layout or size of the bathroom will also raise costs. Moving electrical wiring and plumbing lines will also dramatically increase costs, as you’ll need to hire plumbers and electricians to handle the work. What’s happening behind your walls and under your floor will also affect bathroom remodeling cost. Rot, damage or mold can lead to additional work and charges. 

Here are some examples of average bathroom remodeling costs:

  • 6-foot by 6-foot bathroom remodel: $3,500, including labor and materials.
  • Standard renovation: $6,500-$10,000. Price includes labor and materials the customer has purchased. Labor may include taking out the shower and shower pan, installing new shower pan and shower, and installing new door, new vanity, new mirror, new bathroom fan, and all new fixtures. Price variation depends on the quality of the finishes.
  • 10-foot by 6-foot bathroom remodel: $7,200, including labor and materials.
  • Mid-range renovation: $12,000-$15,000. Price includes labor and materials the customer has purchased.
  • Upscale renovation: $35,000 and up. Price includes labor and materials. Items might include digital displays for fixtures, multiple shower heads and custom showers.

How can I find out if a general contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a general contractor is considered essential in your area during the current coronavirus pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website, which will have information on essential services.

Find information on national recommendations by visiting CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a general contractor when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a general contractor, avoid any physical contact, don’t shake hands, keep 6 feet of distance between you and the pro and sanitize all involved surfaces. Also, use digital platforms to communicate and make payments.

Reviews for West Saint Paul general contractors
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To Whom It May Concern: I write this letter in regard to Above All Construction as a general contractor. I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Jaurez on the renovation of our kitchen 2013. I can recommend him highly and without reservation. Mr. Jaurez was directly available throughout the entire process. He handled all communication personally; this made the entire project progress smoothly. Throughout the course of the renovation, Mr. Jaurez was a consummate professional. He was accurate in his initial assessment of the scale and cost of our project. He was absolutely clear in his record keeping. He managed the sub-contractors well, checking completed work and immediately following up with any touch ups needed. Our job was done with care and precision in a timely manner. We are truly enjoying our new kitchen! Penny and Bill Mills
Above All Construction, Inc.Above All Construction, Inc.
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