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Durham Home Renovation Contractors

Browse these home renovation contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Durham.

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

I'm not sure how to describe this experience fully, but my husband was a professional woodworker to the extent that he was hired at the college level to teach fine woodworking and furniture design. Yet, he had a very rounded grass roots education in most aspects of house renovations. Two years ago, he had an accident that left him a quadriplegic. Because of this, we are downsizing quite a bit and needed someone to help us with some electrical and general handyman tasks so we can get our house up for sale... those things my husband did not get a chance to get to. I am so happy we found Sergio! He was able to complete half the things on our list in a short day for a very reasonable cost. The remainder we are waiting for parts, but I have full faith he will complete them easily and quickly. What floored me was that he found things that our builder should have done but never did completely. That's what I truly appreciate about Sergio. He has seen what the builders do to cut corners and knows how things should really be done. And the solutions he comes up with are extremely practical and affordable. You will not be sorry sorry if you hire him for a job... and have a realistic grasp on how much your problem will cost to fix.

Woodmont Builders
4.7
from 166 reviews
  • 254 hires on Thumbtack
Yasmin D.
Verified review

Iam going to update this review in a bit but so far so good , the communication and the price is great and fastest response . I am a savy house wife and Ron offered a great package to do home , kitchen renovation work and I rarely write a review but I did because of the great experience

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Men at Work
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aline F.
Verified review

Dean and Gio have done an amazing job with my home renovations. From small repairs to the building of our patio deck, everything was done on time and efficiently. They are great guys who did clean and beautiful work. Thanks again!

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

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?

CMC ENTERPRISES INC
4.6
from 58 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Susan Y.
Verified review

They installed flooring and painted the entire interior. The workers on both the flooring and painting were awesome on their professionalism, work ethic and ability. There was an unforeseen issue under the carpet that caused the workers to have to scrap slightly more than half the floor in the house. We were visited by Chris from the office and he informed me I would be charged 50 cents a square foot. I was charged for much more square footage than was scrapped. About 300 dollars more. I did not give the flooring guys a tip because of the greediness of the boss. That was the only time they visited the project. The painting people made one small mistake and forgot to paint a door frame and a window frame but I will take care of that.

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

Rob was wonderful, He was always on time, He did amazing work.He truly is a jack of all trades from landscaping to building and never leaves out the finishing details that make his work extraordinary!!! highly recommended

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
Roy C.
Verified review

Bob did an excellent job on my bathroom. I mentioned that I may remodel my kitchen and he provided a design that exceeded my expectations! He will continue to get my business when I want work done on my home.

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

Jeremy Ashley, the owner of A Squared Pro Services, completed kitchen remodeling work at my home (as well as other miscellaneous jobs). The quality of the work was excellent and well done. He was respectful of my time and my home (i.e., showed up as promised and worked continuously until the work was completed; cleaned up any debris that resulted from the work, etc.). I “shopped around” and talked to many other companies prior to selecting A Squared Pro Services to complete the job. His prices were very reasonable. I was extremely pleased with the work and I’m looking forward to doing business with this company for any future needs.

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

3D Remodeling did an outstanding job on the repairs at my home. I had accumulated a list of Things to Do and I needed assistance. The list included repairs to a double wooden gate that was a small project on its own, replacing boards and installing new hinges. They also replaced a new kitchen light, replaced the wall lights outside the garage and on the front porch. In just a few hours they had completed my list of things that I had wanted done for months. I am very happy with the work and would recommend 3D Remodeling to anyone who needs a project completed and wants a dependable, professional job done. 3D Remodeling will be the first call I make for any home repair projects. Faye Smith Apex, NC

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia C.
Verified review

I hired John McCryndle of JFltzgerald Construction to paint the exterior of my home. I am extremely pleased with the completed project. Mr. McCryndle and his crew were mannerly and did an outstanding job. They were very detailed and made sure to clean up behind themselves. I would definitely hire him in the future and you should too.

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.

New York Renovations
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa S.
Verified review

Michael of New York Renovations left my house a few hours ago and he left an impression that could not be more positive! Before our appt, he kept in contact, was so courteous, fit me in his schedule quickly and showed up on time. I had originally requested one task which he quickly finished and in such a meticulous manner that I asked if he could do another project which he quickly finished so I gave him another one, etc. He looked at a few other projects I need finished and we arranged for him to come back again once he gets those supplies. He was able to do all types of projects and I swear he could probably put an extension on your house in a day and under budget!

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

Total renovation of kitchen, wall knock out, painting, cabinet distressed painting, replace two toilets, tear out existing laminate counter tops, existing laminate floor removed, hardwood floor laid in several rooms, sand and refinishing of existing hardwood flooring, electrical outlets removed and relocated, water line removed and replaced, full inspection of any existing plumbing issues. I could go on and on. I would highly recommend Bill Pullen. Extremely professional, highly knowledgeable, and expedition of project exceptional. Full communication at all times of any specific needs or concerns.

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Raleigh Property Services
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anuja V.
Verified review

We've had a wonderful experience working with Mike. He is observant and detailed. He was able to identify sources of water coming into our basement and fix/add gutters. He and his staff also cleaned our 66 year old basement and left it looking great. He knows a lot about renovation and property maintenance and he is trustworthy. We plan to keep hiring him for home improvement projects.

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

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!

ZUNIGA CONSTRUCTION
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara H.
Verified review

Zuniga Construction has been our go-to construction company for many years. Most recently Sergio and his crews removed the popcorn ceilings in our living and dining rooms and the wall paper from our kitchen. All three rooms were then repainted and they look wonderful. The crews were courteous, very professional at their jobs, and well supervised by the boss. In the past he has also re-roofed our outside storage barn (no small task) and pressure washed, repaired, and re-stained our deck. I would not hesitate to recommend Sergio and his crews to anyone who need construction help.

  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kaitlin S.
Verified review

Kim was nothing short of an asset to our home renovation projects. She listened to out ideas, gave us an amazing proposal and even helped me through all the changes I eventually made just because I had a hard time making up my mind! Her laid back nature paired with her extensive product and design knowledge made it feel like designing with a really smart friend! We would not have the house we have today with out her and I can't wait to bring her on board to tackle even more projects!

  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lee S.
Verified review

I've never had a deck. I can count on one hand the number of times I've even sat on a deck. But I've always loved the concept and when presented with the opportunity to fulfill a dream I turned to Thumbtack, quite simply, for its simplicity. That said, I contacted several of the companies listed, S.O.S. Property Services being the one I chose. From the outset, this company stood head and shoulders above the rest. While a couple of the companies were good, one was horrible -- I've reviewed that one here before -- S.O.S. was simply superior. Specifically, when I first made contact with the S.O.S. office I was treated with a level of professional care that reminded me of bygone days. Blanca, the S.O.S. Property Services office manager, made certain my appointment needs were foremost. As we moved forward her follow-ups were so appreciated. Luis, S.O.S.'s owner showed-up exactly as scheduled, went about his business quite efficiently and offered a number of suggestions I, who knew nothing about decks, found not only helpful but cost effective. Luis promised and delivered a quote within 48 hours. While his estimate was below the others, the primary reason I chose S.O.S. was because Luis and his company seemed so easy to work with, were extremely knowledgeable, creative and diligent. The construction of the deck went like clockwork even though I made one major and a couple minor changes along with way. In each and every case, Luis and his team were more than patient and accommodating. Amazingly within three days I was sitting on my new deck. (See photos). All in all, I cannot recommend S.O.S. more highly. Decks are only one of the many construction projects they're prepared to do and while I've yet to use them beyond the deck, Luis is currently preparing the plans to build us a rather large shed. You'll not go wrong contracting with S.O.S. Lee Smith

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.

TEW Design Studio
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Manal S.
Verified review

We had our basement renovated with Tew Design about a year ago. Rima was professional and could flawlessly fit a kitchen, living room and dining room in the space. Working with Rima was easy and very convenient. Thanks Rima

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.

Do I need a contractor for a kitchen remodel?

A kitchen remodel is one of the most important investments you can make in your home, and it’s critical to get the details right; that’s where a home renovation contractor comes in. A minor remodel usually includes new cabinet faces and hardware, replacement appliances, and paint, while an extensive job may enlarge the kitchen’s square footage, install new cabinets or an island, change the layout, and lay new tile or hardwood floors. Any renovation that includes filing permits, construction, or electrical or plumbing work is best completed by an experienced contractor who knows local codes.

How much will it cost to remodel my house?

The cost to remodel a home is highly variable — size and scope of the project, quality of materials, and the number of subcontractors required to complete the job all affect the total cost. The average national cost of a home renovation project is $13,500. The national average per-square-foot cost of a remodel ranges from $25 to $100. Nationally, kitchen and bathroom remodels are the most popular types of projects, in part because they typically have the highest return on investment when the home is sold. The national average cost of a major kitchen remodel ranges from $25,000 to $62,000, while the average bathroom remodel tends to cost $6,000 to $18,000. In addition to materials and labor costs, many remodeling project costs include permit fees, which, average $900 or more, depending on your location.

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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