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Ferguson Construction
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Roger M.
Verified review

David recently completed remodeling work for my wife and I, which included two bathrooms, and tiled backsplash for our kitchen. Both bathrooms involved removing fiberglass tub/shower arrangements, and replacing them with much nicer tile-intensive showers. One involved new tub and tile. The other is a very nice tiled walk-in shower. We first met David when he visited our house to gather info for an estimate. As with many contractors, he made a very good first impression. Unlike many contractors, however, it was actually David who returned later to perform the work. (It's understandable that many contractors have separate sales and labor personnel, but it was great to establish a relationship with this young man - who we trusted to work in our home while we were out.) David demonstrates excellent attention to detail and concern for the appearance of the end result, which makes him an outstanding choice for high visibility work like tiling and finish carpentry. He also built our new walk-in shower from scratch, and performed all related plumbing and electrical work. (A definite "5-tool player".) David provided excellent customer service, offering practical suggestions and advice about how we could best meet our objectives without trying to change the objectives. He was quick to understand what we wanted, and very patient and flexible about who did what, and who supplied what. David initiated a meeting/walk-through with us at project end to ensure we were satisfied, and his bill matched his estimate. We now consider him our "go-to" guy for any sort of construction or remodeling, and would definitely recommend him to friends and family.

  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ivan T.
Verified review

Cox has done several small remodel jobs for my rental portfolio. He has done flooring replacement, drywall replacement, clean-up gigs, bathroom finishing and some exterior work over the years. He has been an honest, hard worker and provided quality above and beyond his rates. I look forward to working with him and his company in the future.

Brad Blackwell
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sharon A.
Verified review

Super-fast worker, both courteous and professional! Brad completed the project within the time-frame we agreed and his estimate came in well below those of more than 90% of his competitors. With a 1-year warranty on labor, everything turned out great.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brenda B.
Verified review

Tim, did a awesome job remodeling my bathroom. This was a complete gut job down to the floor joints. Bathroom remodeling consisted of new floor, porcelain tile, tub, toilet, vanity, mirror, lighting, dry-wall, textured walls, paint, trim. Tim, was very reasonable in his labor cost and I believe he can work within any ones budget given him. I was so grateful of the job well done I also had Tim do my kitchen. Kitchen consisted of laying porcelain tile, ceiling fan, baseboard, which again Tim did an awesome job. I would hire Tim back in a heartbeat for any future projects.

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No job is too big or too small; I will do it all. I walk the dog, mow the grass or just do the dishes. UnderBob will grant your wishes -- car washed, gutters cleaned, walls painted, decor hung, leaky sink or light bulbs changed or your errands run. That honey-do list or unfinished project has your brain and back sprung, or it is a beautiful day out and you want to go have fun. UnderBob will make sure that things get done. So if you are feeling overwhelmed because your list is forever long. All you need to do is remember this song, "Don't shed a tear and never fear, UnderBob is here to save the day for a little pay by doing what needs done and fixing what needs fixed. I am your fix-it, do-it specialist!"

Sanders LLP

New To Thumbtack

    About

    I work on lawns, labor and painting. I have many verifiable references. This is an honest, hardworking and family-owned company with affordable services.

    Tim's General Laborer

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I take pride in my work.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      What does a handyman do?

      A handyman is a skilled laborer who provides basic home repairs. Anyone can call themselves a handyman, although most who do so are skilled with repairs and home projects. Reading reviews is a good way to determine their fitness for your job. The tasks a handyman can perform include assembling furniture, painting interiors and exteriors, repairing fences, repairing broken doors or replacing trim, hanging lights, hooking up appliances, and much more. Handymen may have flat fees for certain services, or charge an hourly rate. Handyman rates are often lower than those of a contractor, as they don’t have the same specialization. Some states have no limit on the work a handyman can perform, while others do. For example, California’s Building and Professions Code section 7048 (small operations) permits handymen to provide work similar to that of a contractor (floor installation, painting, etc.) provided the total cost of labor and materials does not exceed $500. A handyman is a great resource for minor home repairs at a lower cost than a licensed contractor, but for more complex projects, it pays to hire a specialized contractor. Fore more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

      How do you find a good handyman?

      Finding a good handyman can change your life. Within days, the endless list of insurmountable tasks that were either out of your skill range or impossible to fit into your busy schedule can be completed. If you know you want help but aren’t sure how to hire the right pro, ask these questions to find the right fit:

      • What is your work experience? If you are putting in a tile backsplash, you want someone experienced with the task, not someone who generally does painting and junk removal.
      • How much do you charge? Handymen often charge hourly rates that vary based on the complexity of the task they’re hired to do, as well as flat rates for standard jobs. Be clear about what they’ll charge before you hire them.
        • On that note, discuss payment details. It’s wise not to pay all the money up front, especially for larger projects. You may be able to pay a deposit for materials and pay the remainder upon project completion.
      • How long will the job take you to complete? If the handyman is as busy as you are and a fence repair is going to take months, you should probably find another qualified handyman for the job.

      Read client reviews and follow up with references to make sure you’re choosing the right handyman for your projects. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

      Can a handyman do plumbing?

      In some states, a handyman can provide plumbing services, but it may be in your best interest to call a plumber, particularly for issues more major than unclogging a drain or attaching a new sink. Hiring a plumber is important because mishandling your water and gas lines has the potential to do great damage to your home, your family’s health, or even the safety of your neighborhood. A handyman is not legally required to have any training or licensing in plumbing matters, while a licensed plumber has undergone years of education and on-the-job training. In some cases, homeowners insurance won’t cover damage caused by plumbing repair done by an unlicensed handyman.

      According to the U.S. Department of Labor, most plumbers learn their trade through a four- or five-year apprenticeship with 2,000 hours of paid on-the-job training. They also receive classroom education including “safety, local plumbing codes and regulations, and blueprint reading. They also study mathematics, applied physics, and chemistry. After completing an apprenticeship program, plumbers … are considered to be journey workers, qualifying them to perform duties on their own,” according to the DOL. Licensed plumbers should do continuing education to keep abreast of safety and technology changes. Poor plumbing can lead to sewage backups, a flooded home or even natural gas leaks, so it’s best to leave it in the hands of a specialized professional.

      How much does a handyman charge?

      The national average rate for handyman jobs is $90-$160. A handyman performs general maintenance and repairs for residential and commercial properties. A handyman may charge a flat fee for standard services that take a predictable amount of time, such as installing a new appliance, as well as an hourly rate for larger projects such as digging out and replacing a rotted fence post. A cost-saving strategy when hiring a handyman is to bundle all the tasks you want them to do into one visit to make the most of any minimum service fee. Hourly rates for a handyman can average $50-$100 per hour. Pricing will depend on skill and experience required for the job, as well as regional labor rates. Here are a few examples of average handyman flat rates.

      • Attic ladder replacement: $150.
      • Toilet replacement: $75.
      • Ceiling fan and light fixtures: $75.
      • Faucet replacement: $125.
      • Garbage disposal: $75.
      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.