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Top Pro
  • 10 years in business
  • 220 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yulander C.
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Great estimate and the appointment went very good. Innovationslandscapingraleigh.com is building us a fence in a few weeks!

Jim's Carpentry
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
Michael F.
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Jim's work was impeccable, speedily completed, and very competitively priced. He said to us, "You don't want me in your house for two weeks dragging out this job." But, in truth, wouldn't mind--he's a really fun guy to have around! The job he did for us was a pair of built-in bookshelves. At 10-ft tall and almost 6-ft wide (and with the uneven walls, ceilings, and floors that come with new construction), it was a real task, but Jim was really skilled at troubleshooting issues and finding the appropriate materials. I'm confident that the finished product is far superior to what our custom homebuilder would've built. I can't recommend Jim's work enough, and in fact will be posting his information on our neighborhood list serv, in other words staking our reputation on the quality of his work. Is there really higher praise?

Wired Right Electric
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley C.
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They did a outstanding job we just started our business and had a building renovated, installed 10 outlets couple lights and very neat and clean , respectful the price was great to. I would use them in the future

Ursini Construction Company
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Kim E.
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Ronald responded quickly and completed the job professionally and at a reasonable cost. Would definitely recommend.

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NC Home Repair.com
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda V.
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Dan did a fabulous job for us in removing a load bearing wall and building a pantry. Before he started he walked us through everything and explained the process, taking the time to answer all our questions. He is very detail oriented and a true craftsman with extensive knowledge of home construction. We will not hesitate to hire him again for any future projects.

3D Remodeling,Inc.
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Ian J.
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Dave and his crew did an outstanding job on all the tasks we have him. We had them install a new window, build a front porch, replace 3 decks and re-side the house. There were some permitting challenges along the way but Dave handled it very well and was excellent in communicating with me the whole time. Would highly recommend him.

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

I would most definitely hire Bill Pullen again. My sewer water pipe had backed up into my house and I had to do a full downstairs remodel( Sheetrock, doors, molding floors bathroom... everything) in a couple of weeks. I normally do all my own remodels however since I had a time constraint I hired Bill and he not only did that but he also helped me with my Flooring subcontractor who is trying to make things difficult. I have more projects coming up that I will need more than 2 ppl so I will definitely be hiring Bill!

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Millwork Design Solutions
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carlos C.
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Scott was great to work with! He worked on a closet organizer for our master bedroom, where his attention to detail and creativity was impressive. With little direction, and completely on-budget, he added several details that made it that much better including a window seat bench, a shoe organizer, several pull-out shelves, and trim that made the final product impressive. His work was impeccable, he was always communicative throughout the process, and the end result exceeded our expectations. We plan on using Scott for many more projects in the future!

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Carolina Building Pros Inc
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristi C.
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Carolina Building Pros finished up a job for me yesterday and I very happy with Jordan's work. From the day Jordan came to my home to give me an estimate, I was impressed with his positive attitude, overall construction knowledge and professionalism. He understood my vision and even had a suggestion to improve it. He was timely in returning the estimate and even provided me with a sketch of the final outcome (I needed a vision)! Jordan is very detail-oriented and honestly cares about the work he is performing. I will definitely use Jordan again and have already recommended him to a colleague. Actually, I already used him for another project. After he finished the tv niche, he replaced my hot water heater. Anyone who contracts work with Jordan will be very satisfied and will be a repeat customer. I am certain of that!

  • 14 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Susan M.
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William and his crew built a screened porch for us. William is a man of integrity, first of all. Secondly, he is a very good builder, with a great sense of detail and color. He bailed me out of a very poor paint choice! His subcontractors also did an excellent job. Our porch is beautiful and well-built!

Marshallcarpentry
4.2
from 13 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Lutrell W.
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Marshall fixed a broken couch in the waiting area of my office. He was prompt and courteous. All in all, I am generally pleased with his work. I just wished he had covered my hardwood floors before starting the work (to prevent scratches) and cleaned up after his work was done. I would use him again, however, for general carpentry needs.

My Architect
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
MK A.
Verified review

Working with Bob has been one of the most pleasant experiences I can recall when it comes to house-related projects. We engaged with him to custom design a stand-alone garage with a second story in-law's suite to go along with our home's contemporary architectural lines. We had very specific functional requests and Bob took them in stride, listening with patience and sketching on the fly to confirm his understanding of our needs. I felt like Bob set realistic expectations for us on the cost of the project and when certain phases of the project would be completed. He has been proactive in reaching out to provide updates along the way and has been receptive and accommodating to our design feedback. I also feel like we received the appropriate number of concepts and check-ins along the way that helped to establish our confidence in his direction as well as helping to avoid wasted work by inadvertently going too far down the wrong aesthetic path. Additionally, Bob was a wealth of information in guiding us on engineering and permitting processes, as well as what the construction bidding and building process would look like. I would highly recommend Bob for any residential home projects but I understand he has an extensive portfolio covering commercial and municipal projects as well. If you're in need of a collaborative, patient, and experienced architect, please do not hesitate to work with Bob. Two thumbs up!

  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan L.
Verified review

We had our old deck removed and a new/bigger one built, as well as some rotted wood replaced with siding near the new deck installation. It was very clear from the beginning that they know what they were doing, could show and explain to us the concerns that came up, and got the job done in five days (original timeline was about 2 weeks). Now we have a gorgeous deck that we are beyond happy with. Cannot recommend highly enough!

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

AMC repaired, power washed and stained my deck. They also helped me with some drainage problems. I’m very happy with their work. Carlos is very good at following up and resolving any issues with the project.

Crippen Home Services
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Charlie Q.
Verified review

Mike has helped us out several times with repairs to sheet rock work and final painting. Mike understands how to blend in the old with the new to make it look great. And without leaving a mess. He's a pleasure to have around the home and has the utmost integrity. His expertise extends much wider than finish work in that he has the knowledge and skill and experience to do any aspect of home building and repair. Thanks Mike!

Latin Builders
2.3
from 3 reviews
    Kinsley R K.
    Verified review

    Verry pleasant experience, our project was done on time and INTO the budget. They will do more home improvement projects for us

    About

    Vic gives free estimates and has 35 years of experience in home building, remodeling and additions. No job is too small. He has references to provide. He is honest and dependable and always does more than what's promised.

    About

    I have the total building skills from ground up. I do new homes and remodeling with 25 years of experience in custom building.

    About

    Hello, I have done all types of building and repair work for over 10 years, from roofs to foundations, from framing to painting and everything in between. No job is too big, and no job is too small. So if you need an addition or porch built or just a ceiling fan installed, a light switch fixed or just a room painted, I am here to do that. All work is quality guaranteed and so is customer satisfaction, and all prices are not only competitive but also very honest. So for any job -- big or small -- guaranteed to be done right or just questions, please call.

    • 32 years in business
    About

    We have been in business for 28 years and cover most all your home repair needs. Our services include the following: * screen porches * decks * room addition * remodeling * painting * Sheetrock * pressure washing * wood rot repair * kitchens * bathrooms

    About

    I review and analyze AutoCAD/Revit plans for accurate measuring of floor covering and wall component layouts and installation of various types of hardwood flooring, carpet and ceiling soffit products. I also combined coloring with engineered cement for floor finish and sub-floor slabs in commercial and residential building projects. I prepare wood and metal doors for hardware installation and installation of electronic RT and MT card reading door locks. I install wood and vinyl base molding. I handle on-the-job-site logistics in regards to the ordering and delivery of necessary materials needed to start and complete construction jobs. I provide supervision and maintained accounting payroll. I manage multiple construction projects while consistently meeting strict time constraints on all scope of work.

    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.  

    How do architects work?

    Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

    When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

    How do architects charge for their services?

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

    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 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.

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