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Missoula General Contractors

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NorthWest Contractors LLC
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Macaela J.
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NorthWest Contractors were very responsive with getting my roof replaced when it started leaking. They fit me in their busy schedule and got the job done quickly. They sent me lots of pictures to keep me updated on progress. A+

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nate C.
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Needed to find someone (and quick) to help address the maintenance issues at the University of Montana's business incubator. He was very responsive and continues to maintain our facilities for us. The work he's done has all been high quality, and always willing to help out in a bind. Definitely recommend!

D&L Enterprise LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michael F.
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Dan knows the whole business from start to finish including the regulations and inspections at the end. He was always early to our meetings and I never asked a question he couldn't answer. My job was fairly simple, but there were still some surprises with county requirements and the weather. Dan took all of it in stride. It was all done right the first time on a reasonable schedule and I would trust D&L to work on my property again if there's something I can't handle that comes along.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Red J.
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Excellent job

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30+ Years Of Experience A strong background in flooring is what sets Heritage Floor Contractors apart from other flooring contractors. We make sure that there is always someone on-site at a job to ensure any problems that could arise are taken care of quick and efficiently. Our excellent customer service and experienced management team makes the process painless for everyone involved.

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We specialize in residential remodeling. We provide quality craftsmanship. We do window installation, supply storm windows, remodel basements, and do tile restoration, kitchen and bath design and remodeling, patio, porch, and deck enclosure, and roofing work. We specialize in egress windows. We are fully licensed and insured. References are provided upon request.

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We are experienced in all phases of construction and have an intimate knowledge of the process, from start to finish. We pride ourselves in our ability to work with the customer and their needs and bringing their project in on time and budget. We have an open book policy where the customer is able to everything financially on their project. I think the most enjoyable thing on a project is that it changes every day and we get to see our progress. We enjoy building and we are great at it, there is nothing better than seeing a quality project that has been produced through quality standards, start to finish. Check out our work on Facebook! General Painting Services LLC

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We are a three-person general contracting company. We are focused on quality and efficiency. We have a great network of subcontractors. I am determined to making sure that your project gets done on time and on budget.

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At Landis Painting, we are committed to getting the job done right. Our courteous and timely manner is demonstrated by the care given to you and your project. We have provided professional, experienced, and reliable painting services in Montana for over 18 years. Regular exterior and interior painting and maintenance helps keep a building in top condition. While DIY home improvement projects are popular with homeowners, hiring professionals offers certain distinct advantages, not the least of which is the high quality of work produced by professionals.

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We do start to finish on rentals and also build new homes. We renovate rental properties so you don't have to call several.

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Helping people with projects start to finish. From design to completion.

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We are experienced green building contractors, with a combined 100 years of solving problems and making buildings more comfortable, healthy, efficient, and durable.

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I am a general contractor with over 35 years of experience doing small to large projects, remodeling, repairs to ground up and new projects.

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.  

Why should you hire a contractor?

Hiring a general contractor is a good idea for many remodeling projects. Home renovation contractors have a broad range of skills to manage, coordinate and complete a project. They should help make sure your project comes in on time and within your budget as they hire and supervise all the necessary subcontractors, including electricians and plumbers. They also handle procuring all the materials required for your job. Some homeowners look to save money by acting as their own contractor, but an experienced home renovation contractor is worth the cost. They should know local building codes, be able to pull all necessary permits, and work with inspectors to make sure the construction meets local codes. Also, because they get professional discounts, they can typically buy materials at a better price than you can; better prices on materials and labor save you money, and make up for at least a percentage of the cost of the contractor.

How do I plan a bathroom remodeling project?

If you’re stumped on how to plan a bathroom remodeling project, it pays to hire a designer. This is especially important if you’re changing your bathroom layout in any way. Designers create contractor-friendly drawings indicating exactly where each tile and fixture will be installed, down to the light switches. This investment might cost you $300-$500 but save you significant frustration and miscommunication, while ensuring you get precisely what you want.

If you’re going to do your own design, planning a bathroom remodeling project means being organized and planning ahead. Create a general outline of what you want and the budget you have. Identify the specific fixtures, tiles, paint and vanity you prefer. Get all this organized before requesting quotes from two to three reputable general contractors. Once you find the right pro, get a written contract outlining scope of work, materials that will be used, timeframe and payment schedule. Communicate clearly about when to order your materials so they are ready and waiting by the time the contractor gets the permits. Your job from here is to communicate clearly, pay the contractor as the work progresses, and enjoy your remodel when it’s done.

For more on where to start when remodeling a bathroom check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

Where should I start when remodeling a bathroom?

Bathroom remodeling doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Before starting a bathroom remodel it’s crucial to know what you want and have a clear understanding of your maximum budget. If you’d love all marble fixtures but have $3,000 total, you will have to compromise. Being realistic about materials and money before you even contact a contractor will have you on the road to success. Here are some simple steps to follow in the planning stages of bathroom remodeling:

  • List your remodeling priorities in order of importance (e.g., 1. New shower head, 2. Replace flooring, 3. Install recessed lighting, etc.).
  • Calculate what you can realistically afford to spend on your bathroom remodel. Identify an “all in” price — meaning the absolute maximum you’re willing to pay, as well as what you’d prefer to spend.
  • Gather ideas from Pinterest about colors and finishes.
  • Research the costs of the materials and finishes you want and begin making choices about what is and isn’t possible to fit into your budget (once labor is included). If you’d like to stay under $10,000 total, but really love a $2,000 tub, plan to downgrade in other areas.
  • Request quotes from at least three reputable general contractors, share your vision and ideal materials, and work together from there.

How long should a bathroom remodel take?

With proper planning and a good general contractor, your bathroom remodeling project doesn’t have to take forever. The construction phase of the project will always vary based on your scope of work, the square footage and the condition of your bathroom under the surface layer. Inevitably an 80-square-foot master bathroom with major changes will take longer than a 25-square-foot guest bath undergoing a minor renovation. For a smaller bathroom, a facelift — the industry term for sprucing up the surface layer (such as paint, vanity, tiles or light fixtures) but keeping the existing footprint of the space — may take five to eight working days, as long as there are no surprises like mold waiting when the old vanity comes out. A more complex bathroom remodel that revamps the shower area (customizing the plumbing, installing tile and changing the shower door), updates the flooring and cabinetry, and adds new paint and new lighting could take anywhere from one week to three weeks. A full bathroom remodel that guts the room, changing the footprint and moving the electrical wiring and plumbing lines, could take four to eight weeks or more. To keep your bathroom remodel on schedule, have your materials ordered and waiting, and don’t make any change orders once construction begins. Planning is key to keeping a bathroom remodel on schedule.   

For more on how long a bathroom remodel should take check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

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