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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.

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Santiago
5.0
from 76 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dennis P.
Verified review

Santiago was AWESOME!!!! His quote was right in-line with what I expected to pay, and he contacted me quickly and actually came out to do the installation on a Sunday! He was on-time, very professional, and the work was high quality. I would highly recommend Santiago to anyone that needs work done. I can’t thank him enough and finally feel like I found a contractor that I can count on in the future! Thank you Santiago!!!!

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!!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Justin W.
Verified review

Great job! They did my basement Sheetrock, mud and sanding. Always showed up on time and got it done. Would highly recommend

MHI Works
4.7
from 43 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Al D.
Verified review

My sister and I are real estate investors and residential property renovators. We are always on the lookout for quality contractors who perform good work at a competitive price. Upon meeting Marcel and his wife we immediately knew we wanted to work with them. Their other Thumbtack reviews were impressive and their level of professionalism was what we were looking for. Marcel and his team renovated a 3/1 ranch style home for us. Improvements included: complete kitchen and bathroom overhaul, painting, carpet, new window casing and installation, new siding, and other decorative cosmetic fixes throughout the home. The work he and his team performed on this property was impeccable. He keeps you informed throughout the process with daily calls and status updates. His initial quote was itemized and true to budget. There were plenty of times we checked in and he was working into the evenings and on the weekends. Not because he had slipped on the schedule but because he knew it was in everyone’s best interested to get the job done in a timely manner. He also makes sure that the work is to your level of satisfaction before he moves on to the next task. At the end of the project we were totally satisfied. We got a quality renovation at a reasonable price. The house was listed on the market and sold on the very same day!!! Marcel and his MHI Works team is a pleasure to work with. Not only does he and his team do great work but his customer service skills are outstanding. He communicates with you throughout the process, constantly gives you updates and makes you feel confident that you will achieve whatever your projects goals are. There is no doubt we will use MHI Works again. They are listed as a preferred contractor moving forward. Al D. Swanky Footprints Properties

Contracting Services
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 41 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!

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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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.

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.

Marshallcarpentry
4.3
from 16 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jason K.
Verified review

Mr. Marshall is a great guy, understood the job we have and responded appropriately. He has a great understanding of building and design. Great to work with. We are using Mr. Marshall again in the near future to complete the project we have going on. It's not an easy project, we are cleaning up the mess another Builder/Contractor left me.

  • 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
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
  • 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.

NC Maintenance Service
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lora J.
Verified review

Jeff did an excellent job and was very professional, polite, and was able to complete our job in a timely manner. I recommend him to anyone seeking a contractor to assist them with home improvements.

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

Bill replied to our initial request to build a small portico roof over our front door. We had some ideas in mind, but appreciated Bill's honesty that some of our plans may not be best for our house. He worked with us to come up with a better plan, and we could not be happier with it. Since we were impressed with him, we asked him to do other repairs from our inspection report. Bill was hard working, honest and did a thorough job. We will definitely contact him again if needs arise!

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.

One Builder LLC
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff F.
Verified review

It's hard to find contractors that are straightforward and show up on time. Paul is incredibly reliable and honest. I will definitely work with him in the future.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Timothy P.
Verified review

Jerry installed a cedar, shadow box fence at our house, and he built it exactly to order. The fence is beautiful, and the expense was very reasonable! Jerry did an excellent job cleaning up and making sure my property was clean and neat upon completion. I was very pleased with the whole experience.

  • 27 years in business
Kriston G.
Verified review

Had an issue with an old pipe and the first group made an error. The company was quick to resolve the issue and make sure it was done correctly. They apologized and did a thorough job that I was thrilled with in the end!

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 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.

Be sure to check out our smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.

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.

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