Cary, NC182 Contractors near you

Where do you need the contractor?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Cary Contractors

Browse these contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Cary.

Top Pro
SES AND REMODELING
4.9
from 177 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 205 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ethelyn C.
Verified review

I hired Sergio to repair a variety of household electrical problems all over my home which I am preparing to sell. THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE MAN. He returned my first call within 24 hours. We scheduled the job and he arrived on time and sat patiently waiting 15 minutes for ME as I was delayed by a medical appt. But he had NO COMPLAINTS about my tardiness and did not rush through any jobs to make up for the time lost. Sergio is very patient and super pleasant to work with. I can't say enough good things about his ethics, his heart, soul, and dedication to his CRAFT, his creativity and sticktuitiveness, his insistence that there IS a way to fix ANY problem and then his willingness to go for it NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES and no matter how long it takes. My impression is that his joy comes from the customer's delight in a job done well. I have worked with many many service professionals and contractors. Sergio, BAR NONE, is the best of the best. I will hire him again, and again, and again for as long as he is in the business. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars is not enough - AWESOME SERVICE - GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND - CREATIVE - HARDWORKING - KNOWLEDGEABLE AND WISE - EXPERIENCED - OPERATES WITH VERY HIGH STANDARDS - INSISTS ON DOING JOB CORRECTLY NO MATTER WHAT - ADDRESSES ERRORS MADE BY PREVIOUS ELECTRICIANS - GOOD INSTINCTS - PROVIDES EDUCATION AND USEFUL TIPS TO THE CUSTOMER - EXPLAINS WHAT HE IS DOING - DOES NOT CHARGE WHAT OTHERS DO YET DOES MORE AND DOES IT RIGHT - KIND - TRUSTWORTHY - FRIENDLY - PATIENT - GENTLE SPIRIT - PROFESSIONAL AND RESPECTFUL For my job, Sergio came with an assistant and they worked together seamlessly as a team, as if they were dancing a waltz, each one anticipating the next step in the process and doing their part. Sergio doesn't just work for the money. What he does is for a living seems to be an intricate and fundamental part of who he is, and thus his good works proudly represent him. SERGIO YOU ARE SUPERB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!

Woodmont Builders
4.7
from 166 reviews
  • 254 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
Men at Work
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Arthur N.
Verified review

Contractor contacted me within 1 hour of my post. He reviewed the work required and delivered a professional and cost effective solution. Will use him again and recommend him!

Jim's Carpentry
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph B.
Verified review

Jim was absolutely incredible and went above and beyond to accomplish a very complicated job. He is also the neatest contractor I have ever worked with and had the lowest of my 4 quotes for the project.i will certainly be calling on him again

Top Pro
JWE Designs
4.7
from 54 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessie S.
Verified review

JWE Designs had good prices and was very personable. The work is good and he came back out to fix a few things since the work was completed.

Ursini Construction Company
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Quanda P.
Verified review

My father-in-law was a well-respected general contractor for the past 50 years, with specialties in masonry, stone work and carpentry. With my husband growing up in the business, he can immediately tell the difference between good and bad contractors. Ron is a very thorough, honest, and true craftsman who did a phenomenal job in remodeling the 1st and 2nd floor of my workshop. There aren’t too many contractors like him these days. Not only did our project surpass our expectations, he stayed on budget and on time. I would highly recommend Ron for you home remodeling needs.

MBSF Company
4.6
from 30 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine L.
Verified review

MBSF Company exceeded our expectations when it came to drywalling our 600 sq ft attic space to the prime (inspection) phase. Bobbi was professional and timely with the drywall, mudding, paint, and clean-up crews circling in and out to complete this project within a week's time.

A Squared Pro Services, LLC
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Jodi P.
Verified review

After reading all the positive reviews I felt confident I had found the right person to tackle my home repair needs; and I was not wrong. Jeremy was punctual, knowledgeable, courteous and accomplished. He conferred with me on various options to make repairs in unusual situations, came up with novel suggestions, some of which worked, and some of which didn't, but not until after he had tried (electrical issues created by another contractor). So all in all I was very satisfied with he and his colleague's work ethic, work product and expertise. They cleaned up after themselves and were very well priced, in my opinion. I will definitely hire A Squared again.

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!!!

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tricia F.
Verified review

We hired JFItzgerald to do several jobs at once. Roofing, tearing down and rebuilding a deck, tearing down old fencing and putting in new fencing, vinyl siding repair are just some of the items. Everything was completed in a timely manner and looks great! Not only was John very professional, he provided great customer service and was a very tidy worker. There was never any trash or debris left lying around. We will definitely hire him again in the future and will recommend him to anyone looking for a General Contractor.

Tirpack & Associates, Inc.
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 37 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.

Contracting Services
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Katie S.
Verified review

I highly recommend Bill to anyone seeking a general contractor. Several months ago, Bill reinforced our deck for a hot tub and reinforced an area under our living room for a large saltwater aquarium. He also tiled our floor and knocked down a wall. He was very professional and courteous. He got the job done in a timely manner and for a fair price. One of his workers accidentally broke a window, but Bill replaced it promptly and with no issues. We're planning to hire him again for future projects!

Top Pro
Raleigh Property Services
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 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.

  • 19 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsay S.
Verified review

The firstt thing I have to say is that Erin was an absolute pleasure to work with! From the get go, he was very easy to communicate with and knew exactly what we wanted. We had a plain wall with a fireplace and wanted bookshelves added to both sides of the fireplace spanning from floor to ceiling. I sent him pictures, he came out to look at our space, asked the necessary questions and ended up putting together a beautiful set of bookcases with cabinets. The quality is spectacular...I couldn't have asked for anything more! I would recommend his work to anyone in a heartbeat!

  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Samiha K.
Verified review

I was impressed by Jeff's knowledge of carpentry/building and how quickly and efficiently this project was completed once the work began. It took a while for the project to start because of other projects he was working on and then rain, rain, rain, but once he got started, things started to fall into place. It's clear he has a natural talent for design and the quality of the work was excellent with good attention to detail, which is important to me. Professional quality at a very affordable price. Pleased with this experience and would recommend him to others looking for small projects that need to get done but don't have a very strict deadline.

Top Pro
Carolina Building Pros Inc
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Madeleine M.
Verified review

We had a great experience with Jordan from Carolina Building Pros! He’s bright, punctual, professional, tidy, respectful, knowledgeable, easy to communicate with, is great at what he does, and has a great eye for detail. As an interior designer myself who’s worked with many contractors in the past, a good eye for detail is hard to come by, and Jordan has got it! He renovated a few attic spaces into a fun playroom for our son, a storage space for media players, and a place to mount our TV. We are so happy with his work and would recommend/hire him again in a heartbeat!

  • 14 years in business
  • 7 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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki D.
Verified review

We hired Catalyst Construction after another contractor failed to finish a remodel. They came in and took over where he left off. They were able to right a very big wrong for us and for that, we will be forever grateful. They are a company that can be trusted and I highly recommend them.

  • 11 years in business
  • 9 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.

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.

J.F.R. Holland Construction
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy G.
Verified review

I am a senior who does some real estate investing. I bought an old house that needed almost everything done to it. I was looking for a general contractor who knew what he was doing and took obvious pride in his work. I found all the qualities I wanted and needed in Jonathan of First Cut Carpentry. He could do the majority of the work, and all his subcontractors were totally reliable and experienced. Couldn't be happier, the final product was spectacular! Highly recommend!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.  

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 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.

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.

Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.