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Hickory General Contractors

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ECCT Electric
5.0
from 215 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 253 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aisha C.
Verified review

Rob was quick to respond and fit me into his schedule. This contractor was on time and he got the job done in a timely manner at a great price.

  • 3 years in business
  • 269 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy H.
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We are very happy with the service and the communication from the contractor. Great experience.

O.T.B. TILE
4.9
from 126 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny D.
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If you are looking for an honest, dependable and reasonable contractor look no further. I interviewed several contractors to remove ceramic tile and laminate and install hardwood flooring throughout. He was the most reasonably priced but more important to me, he was trustworthy and put my mind at ease during a stressful process (I had experienced water damage from a broken pipe under our home and was dealing with insurance, a huge mess etc). He communicated throughout the entire process and I could rely on him for expert advice. He knows what he is doing, does it well and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and our home was in beautiful condition after the flooring was complete. When I look to remodel other areas of our home Noel will be our guy!

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Salazar Express Service
4.8
from 65 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Iva C.
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Jonathan and his crew did an outstanding job on a fairly complex wall removal and structural support project. Jonathan himself was very professional, responsive and easy to work with. The guys on his crew were knowledgeable, polite and hard working. Pricing was reasonable. The most impressive part was how quickly they got the work done. The job was quoted by other contractors to take at least 2 weeks and Salazar Express got it completely done and cleaned up in 3 days. I will definitely hire them in the future for other remodel jobs on my rental houses.

  • 2 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Richard R.
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Perfect! Excellent work, caring contractor, highly recommended. Will be using Ruben for upcoming projects. Deserves higher than 5 stars. Very pleased!

Ritchie Plumbing LLC
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Rick C.
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Received various bids and selected Action Plumbing due to price and their availability to do the water heater replacement asap They also had knowledge of what was required to get my installation up to current codes and discussed what was needed and their bid included everything. The big box stores all needed days just to provide a bid. Action provided their bid within minutes, then arrived on site, on time, to confirm a replacement was really required vs. just a simple fix. All work was completed within a few hours. They hauled the old water heater away and the garage was spotless when they left. No need to wait for a big box store contractor when Action did it the same day I called and with a competitive price too... perfect. Hope all my future contractor hires go as smooth as this one did. Thanks Thumtack for hooking me up with Action Plumbing! You saved me money and the hassles of dealing with 3rd party contractors and helps us avoid many days of a leaking water heater.

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Countryside Home Tech
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sherry W.
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Bob, from Countryside Home Tech, did a fantastic job with our kitchen renovation! We kept our original cabinets and had Bob paint them white. After painting, they looked as if they had come from the factory that way. He fully dedicated himself to the work at hand, paying strict attention to the smallest detail. Whenever work was subcontracted out, Bob supervised and ensured that the contractors work was effectively done. Bob called back the countertop contractor to tweak our countertops to so the stove fit perfectly. He went above and beyond in fixing our foyer ceiling after the electricians damaged it when installing the new foyer light fixture. We plan to use Bob again to renovate our master bath in the next few months!

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Dan's Masonry
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul C.
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I was at my son's house in Greensboro. His front steps and walk way had crumbled. Not knowing any contractors to do this job we got on Thumbtack. Dan made the extra effort to meet with us on the weekend while I was still there. He let us know it would be a few weeks before he could get to the job. However he gave us options to save money and have the steps match the brick of the house (which is very old). We were very happy with that option and his quote was reasonable. He contacted us every week to let us know he had not forgotten us and then gave us an exact date he would be there. My son and his wife are very pleased with these new steps and sidewalk. Dan did a great job and I would highly recommend him.

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4:13 Inc.
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason S.
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The quality of their work far surpasses others we've contracted. They were on-time and went out of their way to protect our stairs, walls and trim (which our last contractor always seemed to leave covered in burns and paint overspray). Jack communicated every step of the way and was a pleasure to work with.

Charlotte Bath Crafters
4.7
from 43 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Skyler S.
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We had a long list of misc items who I would have had to call multiple contractors for.... These guys from rent ready sent it two of the most respectful workers I have ever met and finished all the items on my wacky long list.

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Brian Fernandez
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalie D.
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I had a difficult time initially finding someone for the job and decided to put my task under handyman as opposed to contractor. Brian responded timely and maintained correspondence by text. He quoted a price readily so I knew what to expect. He even stopped by while I was at work to survey the damage and put me at ease that the damage was not as bad as I thought it as. When it came time for the job, Brian came on time with all tools and supplies. He went straight to work. We talked almost the entire time. Brian was personable and easy to talk to. While I hope I don't cause further damage to my residence, I am confident that I can hire him for something else!

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Walter Construction
4.5
from 31 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ted A.
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Alexander came you house 6:30am to see what type of work we were seeking, we want to install a covered patio. Alexander said he would call us 2:30 in the afternoon.......still a no show.....Alexander you could have called if your were tied up. These contractors pick and chose what job they want to take on. I feel our job wasn't big enough. He should have said so, and we move on.

Handyman Services
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Ron W.
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In early May 2016, I purchased laminate flooring from a big box store North of Charlotte, NC. I was on a very tight budget and didn’t have the luxury of purchasing their installation package. After all the purpose of buying from a big box store is to do it yourself to save money. Preparing to lay just over 1600 square feet of the laminate is daunting. By the end of June, it proved to push my daughter of 16 years and myself past our abilities both in experience and time to do it. My daughter is trying to complete three summer classes pushing her to spend 9-12 hours a day studying while I work to make a living. We just weren’t making any progress. It’s not often I make a recommendation for a business, but when someone goes way above and beyond, I feel it deserves a note of respect and commendation. From the moment I met you by phone conversation you were caring, professional and offered field knowledge directly relating to our concerns and issues my daughter and I had encountered during our attempts to get started. I was additionally impressed by your willingness to work with our already purchased flooring, tight budget and our hope to continue to be part of the installation process by clearing rooms, removing carpet and nail strips, and disposing of carpet and nail strips. The arrangement made it possible for us to afford the help your company was willing to offer. It’s challenging, if not impossible, to find a contractor willing to tailor the bill to fit your budget in the way that you have for done for us. You’re genuinely helpful, caring and professional. Sincerely, Homeowner

Best Handyman Charlotte
3.8
from 32 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Joe P.
Verified review

The best contractor for repairs I have ever had in my 40 years of doing business with contractors. After many failures with bad work, billing and overall poor customer service we have hit the Jack Pot!. Thanks.

  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Eric M.
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Edward is a true professional who does outstanding work. I'd highly recommend him for any home repairs, whether it be painting, drywall or general contracting.

All Specs Home Improvements
4.2
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Aditya R.
Verified review

Anthony and Michael did a great job fixing the fence in my backyard. Anthony was prompt not only to respond to the project but also came on time and stuck with the timeline to complete the job. His time estimate we're spot on. As for quality of work, fence looks neatly laid out. He cleaned up all the dirt and other waste after the work was completed. From pricing stand point it was a little higher than my original expectation but having quality of work, I don't mind having paid a few extra bucks. Definitely recommend hiring his service for any house projects.

Home Improvements
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Merl R.
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It was a pleasure dealing with Liberty Painters. Their work was excellent and fairly priced. We will definitely call them again the next time we need painting or general handyman service.

About

Think Smart Insulation is an insulation contractor that is devoted to providing homeowners in the U.S. and Canada with cost-effective energy saving solutions. Most homes do not have proper levels of insulation, especially attic insulation, according to government reports. That's why our company offers services in environmentally friendly radiant barriers and reflective insulation to help you cut energy losses through proper insulation installation.

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Our commitment to offering industry leading materials and customer service for a fair price leaves our customers highly satisfied with their decision to work with our company over our competitors. I enjoy meeting new people and find great satisfaction in being able to help people with their home improvement needs.

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Burnette Construction strives to provide a level of service and design that is at a superior level. We realize each project is different, but there is no project too large or small for us to handle. We build houses that you can be proud of for generations to come. We are there with you every step of the way to make sure that your experience brings not just a beautiful finish to your home, but a sense of personal attention that only a family company can give. We offer the following products: Drywall, Fixtures, Bathroom Accessories and Kitchen Accessories We offer the following services: Home Remodeling, General Contracting, Residential Home Building, Siding Installation and Repair, Flooring Services, Window and Skylight Installation, Basement Finishing, Deck Construction and Repair, Deck Design Services, Screened-Room Construction, Lighting Installation, Home Additions, Door Installation and Replacement, Custom Design and Masonry Work Our specialties: Kitchen Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Basements, Interior Work, Custom Construction, Land Development, Residential, Exterior Work, Home Improvements, Renovations and Commercial Brands: All Major Brands

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We are a licensed general contractor in NC that specializes in new construction, interior and exterior home renovations, including bathroom and kitchen remodeling, garages and more within the greater Charlotte area!

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.  

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.

Where should I start when remodeling a bathroom?

Bathroom remodeling doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Before starting a bathroom remodel it’s crucial to know what you want and have a clear understanding of your maximum budget. If you’d love all marble fixtures but have $3,000 total, you will have to compromise. Being realistic about materials and money before you even contact a contractor will have you on the road to success. Here are some simple steps to follow in the planning stages of bathroom remodeling:

  • List your remodeling priorities in order of importance (e.g., 1. New shower head, 2. Replace flooring, 3. Install recessed lighting, etc.).
  • Calculate what you can realistically afford to spend on your bathroom remodel. Identify an “all in” price — meaning the absolute maximum you’re willing to pay, as well as what you’d prefer to spend.
  • Gather ideas from Pinterest about colors and finishes.
  • Research the costs of the materials and finishes you want and begin making choices about what is and isn’t possible to fit into your budget (once labor is included). If you’d like to stay under $10,000 total, but really love a $2,000 tub, plan to downgrade in other areas.
  • Request quotes from at least three reputable general contractors, share your vision and ideal materials, and work together from there.

How do I plan a bathroom remodeling project?

If you’re stumped on how to plan a bathroom remodeling project, it pays to hire a designer. This is especially important if you’re changing your bathroom layout in any way. Designers create contractor-friendly drawings indicating exactly where each tile and fixture will be installed, down to the light switches. This investment might cost you $300-$500 but save you significant frustration and miscommunication, while ensuring you get precisely what you want.

If you’re going to do your own design, planning a bathroom remodeling project means being organized and planning ahead. Create a general outline of what you want and the budget you have. Identify the specific fixtures, tiles, paint and vanity you prefer. Get all this organized before requesting quotes from two to three reputable general contractors. Once you find the right pro, get a written contract outlining scope of work, materials that will be used, timeframe and payment schedule. Communicate clearly about when to order your materials so they are ready and waiting by the time the contractor gets the permits. Your job from here is to communicate clearly, pay the contractor as the work progresses, and enjoy your remodel when it’s done.

For more on where to start when remodeling a bathroom check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

How long should a bathroom remodel take?

With proper planning and a good general contractor, your bathroom remodeling project doesn’t have to take forever. The construction phase of the project will always vary based on your scope of work, the square footage and the condition of your bathroom under the surface layer. Inevitably an 80-square-foot master bathroom with major changes will take longer than a 25-square-foot guest bath undergoing a minor renovation. For a smaller bathroom, a facelift — the industry term for sprucing up the surface layer (such as paint, vanity, tiles or light fixtures) but keeping the existing footprint of the space — may take five to eight working days, as long as there are no surprises like mold waiting when the old vanity comes out. A more complex bathroom remodel that revamps the shower area (customizing the plumbing, installing tile and changing the shower door), updates the flooring and cabinetry, and adds new paint and new lighting could take anywhere from one week to three weeks. A full bathroom remodel that guts the room, changing the footprint and moving the electrical wiring and plumbing lines, could take four to eight weeks or more. To keep your bathroom remodel on schedule, have your materials ordered and waiting, and don’t make any change orders once construction begins. Planning is key to keeping a bathroom remodel on schedule.   

For more on how long a bathroom remodel should take check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

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