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Cary Contractors

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SES AND REMODELING
4.9
from 181 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 209 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
SP H.
Verified review

I hired Sergio and his crew to repair a staircase and replace a carpeted area with engineered flooring. What I loved about this team was the responsiveness to any question and their punctuality. I've worked with a lot of contractors, and it was good to know that these men would arrive when they said they would, unlike many others. Also, I was completely comfortable with leaving them to do their work while I ran errands or worked outside the house. I rate them 4 stars only because I noticed a problem with the work, after it was completed. However, even though Sergio had been paid in full, he responded immediately to my concern and he came out to assess the problem within a day. The issue was fixed to my complete satisfaction. I think this is entirely worthy of note. Many contractors might have been hard to find, since they'd already been paid, and I might have been stuck with a bad feeling and an unsatisfactory outcome. Instead, Sergio came out to see the problem, discussed possible solutions, and scheduled his men to do the work, all in a timely manner. I am very pleased with the outcome and would not hesitate to hire this company for future projects.

Woodmont Builders
4.7
from 180 reviews
  • 275 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Ron and his guy installed two light fixtures and three ceiling fans for me. They did a great job! Were very responsive, on time, and the work was great. One of the ceiling fans needed further adjustment, so he came back and fixed it no problem. Our regular contractor wanted to charge four times what Ron did. I am thrilled to have such great work available at such a reasonable price. Thanks, Ron!

Top Pro
  • 10 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris E.
Verified review

This was without a doubt one of the best experiences I've had with a contractor. I had work done to remove a large fallen tree branch and repair of the fence that it crashed through, as well as deck repair including replacing a rotting deck post. Jaime got back to me almost immediately after my thumbtack request, came out the next day for an estimate, and completed all the work a few days after that. He was very easy to work with and he even fixed a few other things I noticed while he was there working. I would highly recommend him for your job.

Jim's Carpentry
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Damon B.
Verified review

This was our first time working with Jim's Carpentry. After the recent heavy rain and thunderstorms we had a piece of vinyl siding partially detach from our house, as well as a window valance that was completely removed. From start to finish, it could not have been a better experience. Jim was able to schedule an estimate the same day I posted on thumbtack. He was on time for the estimate and quoted us a very reasonable price. The price was so reasonable that we decided to have the shutters and the front door painted as well. When Jim noticed the hardware on the front door was rusted, he said he would replace it at no charge if we purchased the hardware...Nice!!! He was able to start the work the following day and again showed up exactly when he said he would. Jim took time and care to mare sure the work was done correctly and beautifully. One of my neighbors came over when Jim was working. We all chatted for a minute and Jim's demeanor is so relaxed, my neighbor was already practically hiring him for some work on his house. Jim finished the work the same day and it looks really really good. Jim cleaned up afterwards as well. My wife is proud that I hired a top notch contractor. I didn't want to admit that I got lucky with Jim contacting me for the job! Truthfully. I normally wouldn't bother leaving feedback on a service. This experience went so well that I would feel like a real jerk for not letting everyone know how much I appreciate the work Jim did. I certainly recommend him for your general contracting needs. Deck expansion in the future!!!

CMC ENTERPRISES INC.
4.5
from 63 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Richard S.
Verified review

Great all around Contractor that will work with you.

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JWE Designs
4.7
from 58 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth C.
Verified review

Rob Early and his guys did an excellent job installing our privacy fence and extending an existing fence on our property. He listened to our needs (keeping our persistent dogs in the fence!) and frequently asked for our input during the project. Rob was timely and finished the project before we even needed it completed. I recommend him to anyone looking for a contractor in the triangle area!

  • 1 year in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Michael C.
Verified review

Thank you for doing so an excellent job the food back project. These guys are truly professional. They keep there word, they are timely, work quickly, are honest and they don't play. We needed to get the ceiling done with drywall and patched up for our charity's food bank and not only did they do a great job and there price was fair. We did the deal on a hand shake. Its great to see there's people out there that are trustworthy. If You want a an honest and fair contractor hire them- you will be very satisfied. Thank you and look forward to working with you on any future projects that we may have, you will definitely be hired again and we are already recommending you to others.

Contracting Services
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Kristi T.
Verified review

While we ended up going with another contractor, we were very pleased with our experience with Bill. He was friendly, very knowledgeable and made the entire quote process very quick and easy. We hired someone else for budgetary reasons, but Bill's quote was reasonable. We would definitely call him again for future projects.

Tirpack & Associates, Inc.
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Wayne U.
Verified review

I hired Dan to install a new, permitted, 550sqft freestanding deck. Dan did an excellent job and was very easy to deal with. He showed up every day at the time he communicated, which is not typical of contractors. The project turned out to be much larger than we both anticipated, but Dan stood by the initial estimate on which we shook hands.

3D Remodeling,Inc.
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Elliot P.
Verified review

Awesome level of experience and professionalism, his workers and contractors have already been weeded out from the others and boy can they deliver. This is the guy to use!!!

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Raleigh Property Services
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We couldn't have asked for anyone better than Mike. He did excellent work on the backsplash we requested and then fixed the poor work that others had done including painting various areas, patching large holes in a bathroom wall, altering a door to fully close that had been put up quickly, and putting in a new light in the crawl space just to mention some. He is truly such a gentleman. We would whine about something that was in need of work and he would volunteer to get it done. The house is empty, so he came in throughout the early hours of the morning (2am -6am or earlier) and some late afternoons to make sure he had the job done with a great deal of quality and timeliness. I had updates at least once a day and pictures always accompanied them. I turned down the contractor my realtor recommended because I didn't appreciate his attitude, and took a chance on Thumbtack. I am so glad I did. I would definitely recommend him for any service he provides, and we _will_ use him again in our new house. I just wish we'd known him when we first moved in. I'm posting some of the photos he would send each day showing each stage he was in. Needless to say, call him first before you try someone else.

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Trops
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Zeashan P.
Verified review

Arthur does amazing work. Period. He is without a doubt one of the most qualified guys in his field, he is personable and friendly to be around, and his work really speaks for itself. I hired him for 3 days of work finishing my garage, and I’m happy to say his work product in the garage even looks better than the inside of my house does! We are calling him back for 10 more days of work as soon as he is available, if you have not hired him or are considering to hire him, he is a great value, no bullshit, honest contractor who delivers what he says he will, and to a quality standard that puts other contractors to shame.

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Millwork Design Solutions
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amir T.
Verified review

Scott made a really nice custom fireplace in a day for us which other contractors would do in 2 or 3 days. Highly recommended for any delicate carpentry.

  • 19 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Chris S.
Verified review

Erin's crew did a great job capturing my vision of custom built in bookshelves. They worked hard, got the project done in a day, which surprised me. Did a good job cleaning up. Erin is a busy contractor--had one or two times we needed to reschedule and be flexible with time, but it was definitely worth it for the final project.

Anchor Renovation Concepts
4.6
from 16 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Aimee K.
Verified review

I had Anchor Renovation Concepts complete my basement remodel and I couldn't be happier on how it turned out. Better than I could have imagined. Finding a contractor can be complicated. Not only was Gary professional, knowledgeable, responsive, but he also was intuitive which set him apart from the other 3 contractors I was in contact with. He asked questions that made sure we got the best ideas/ layouts for the space we remodeled. If you work with this company, I guarantee you will be blown away by the outcome of work.

  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Justin G.
Verified review

Kitchen and Bathroom Raleigh remodeling project. I really enjoyed having Mr. Coble over and updating our home. He was a great contractor to work with and knows his profession very well. I would highly recommend Coble and Associates to anyone. Yes, I would hire him and his company again for any future projects. Please consider and hire this company, you will be satisfied with the overall process and details in the project.

S&R General Contracting
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Natham J.
Verified review

S&R did an excellent job with remodeling my basement.The work was done very well and on schedule.I found it very easy to communicate with contractor(Raul),He was very nice and knowledgeable every step of the way, I highly recommend their services to my family and friends.Great work guys!

  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Naomi H.
Verified review

We did not hire this contractor but we appreciated their professionalism and the time they took to bid the project. Would consider again in the future.

  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ben G.
Verified review

Communication with this contractor was difficult at first. Took a long time to get the details sorted out but in the end it was a very good product.

Klein Building and Design
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jamey S.
Verified review

It was an awesome experience! He came fast for the estimate and did a quality job. We wanted a pool deck built fast and he did it in two days. Looks great and we will be using him again for more projects!

AMC Contracting
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Chris P.
Verified review

I called several contractors (12 to be exact) and received a call-back from eight, one being AMC Contractoring. Carlos, the owner was professional, prompt and thorough; he scheduled someone out to assess the work within a day and showed up himself for most of the work on every day of the project. We hired AMC to get our house ready for sale and Carols respected our budget and event found additional ways for us to save money and make the project better. We had to make a small change to how we wanted to repair some damage, and Carols quickly amended our quote with no delay to the start of the work. I noticed later that some paint in a room looked off and Carlos came out the same day to repaint the room. The thing is, I was mistaken and the room was not part of the original project. Carlos laughed it off and said that it was both of our mistakes and didn't even charge us for the extra room. I've never met a contractor who was willing to build-up a relationship rather than build-up an invoice. For that reason AMC is now working on a project to get my monther's house ready for sale as I write this review. Even better, AMC's cost was competitive (no hidden fees, as was the case with several of the other quotes) and the quality of the work was excellent. We will definitely use AMC's services again in the future.

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.  

What do construction project managers do?

Construction project managers help in all stages of your construction project, starting from the very first step. Typically paid a percentage of a total project cost, they are part of the design and planning process and help ensure seamless communication between the design parties and the construction team. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, their scope of work includes preparing cost estimates, budgets and work timetables; interpreting and explaining contracts and technical information to other professionals; reporting work progress and budget to clients; collaborating with architects, engineers and other construction pros; selecting subcontractors and scheduling and coordinating their tasks; responding to work delays, emergencies and other problems; and ensuring compliance with legal requirements, building and safety codes, and other regulations.

The work of construction project managers may seem very similar to that of general contractors, but there are some critical differences. One difference is that, unlike most general contractors, project managers are not engaged in the actual construction — they are onsite overseeing the work of subcontractors. Another key difference is that project managers are hired during the design phase, while general contractors are hired after plans have been made. The project manager is generally paid a percentage of the total project cost, while the general contractor is more typically paid according to the bid they gave to build your project.  

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 find out if a contractor is licensed?

It’s important to know if your project requires work by a licensed professional, as licensing laws can vary by state, locality, and job details. You can find general licensing information online at the government websites that handle occupational licensing for a given profession in your state or location. Some states designate a project cost over which you have to hire a licensed contractor. To find qualified licensed contractors, search your state’s licensing board. For example, in California, the Department of Consumer Affairs operates a searchable database through the Contractors State License Board. In some states, contracting licenses are provided at a regional level. You can find links to specific databases on BRB Publications’ Occupational Licensing page. Red flags that a contractor may not be licensed or may be providing an expired or false license number are unreasonably low bids or a request for complete payment upfront. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

When should you hire a contractor?

A few home remodeling projects can be done by an ambitious DIY-minded homeowner or local handyman, but many are best completed by a professional home renovation contractor. You should hire a contractor when you’re planning a large project that takes time, machinery or large tools, and several workers; a kitchen remodel, new bathroom or home addition will be most successful with a licensed, expert contractor at the helm. It’s particularly important to have a professional contractor on board for construction, electrical, plumbing and HVAC projects that require inspections to meet local building codes. Of course, you can hire a contractor for smaller projects, too, if you prefer to let an expert handle things like addition or removal of a wall, small framing projects, or anything that requires a permit.  

You should hire a contractor when you’re ready to start a remodeling project and you have plans, a budget and a timeline for the work in hand, but before any remodeling work begins.

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