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Browse these home improvement contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Raleigh.

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Carolina's Handy Services
4.8
from 447 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 514 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris T.
Verified review

Victor came out when he said he would . And evaluated the problem with my Dishwasher . From that I was able to make a decision on repair or replacing . I appreciated his honesty and did not try to take advantage of the situation . I am in the home remodeling business and would have caught that right away . I would call on him again when I need his services.

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SES AND REMODELING
4.9
from 177 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 204 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
George F.
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Sergio and his team did an excellent job installing hardwood flooring in our home and removing a large ceiling fan in our family room. Not only was their work product extremely impressive, Sergio’s team was made up of very kind, genuine, and hard working people. They also met our agreed upon deadline for installation and kept us informed of progress and details along the way. We plan to use them for many future projects, and we highly recommend considering Sergio’s team for any home improvement projects.

Woodmont Builders
4.7
from 165 reviews
  • 254 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine G.
Verified review

Ron did great work putting up a house full of blinds in our new home. He also hung a ceiling fan and fixed door hinges for us. He was very responsive and helped me with the buying process of materials needed. Ron was very professional and charged an affordable value for his work. We will definitely use him in the future. Highly recommend hiring Ron.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 219 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Camille G.
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Jaime responded right away to my request and came out the same day to provide me a quote. His price was reasonable and he did an amazing job. He cleared a large area in the back of our home that was full of trees and tree stumps. He also cleared all of the leafs and gathered all the large rocks for me in one spot. Jaime was knowledgeable and gave me other ideas for future landscaping projects. Highly recommended.

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Manny Amaya
5.0
from 84 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lakeisha B.
Verified review

Thank you for installing the exterior flood lights. You did a wonderful job. Thanks for waiting on me to get back home with the right exterior light bulbs. Your service is appreciated.

Mr Rooter of Wake County
4.3
from 102 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 169 hires on Thumbtack
Justin Y.
Verified review

They did amazing work. I was not home at the time but my wife was and she raved of how professional the plumber was. It was a tough project but he worked and worked to get it done!

LAB Plumbing
4.8
from 84 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph L.
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Leroy was awesome and I know who to call for my home maintenance issues.

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Mateo's Painting pros
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara B.
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My job was 3 bedrooms, hallway, living room, ceilings, trim and walls. I had a lot of caulking needed as the crown molding had never been caulked. Mateo came by and gave us a realistic time frame for finishing as well as quotes with and without paint. Raul and his brother Tony did an amazing job. The lines look perfect. I live in a 1940's home and the walls and trim look brand new. They were both very pleasant and communicated well. They also have the best attitude and patience. My cat Wilson on more then one occasion dipped his paws in paint and made a mess. I was pleasantly surprised that Raul brought in his wife, the third member of this amazing family business, to clean and put things back in order. I will definitely call on Mateo's Painting for all my future paint jobs.

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Sawyer Home Services
5.0
from 60 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie H.
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Mr. Sawyer was referred to me by a neighbor who had used him previously to do some work at her house. I noticed how nice their house looked after he was done and decided to hire him to power wash and fix up my porch deck. He arrived on time and was polite and professional. He carefully listened to what I wanted done and we decided together that he would replace some damaged boards on the deck and restore and restain the rest. He went right to work powerwashing that day and came back the next day to do the deck. Everything looked great when he was done. The house was bright and clean and the deck looked brand new! I really was pleasantly surprised and believe he charged me a fair price for all the work that he did. I definitely will be calling him back to powerwash again and any other home improvement jobs I might have.

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JWE Designs
4.7
from 54 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joseph A.
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My wife and I bought a house 3 years ago with a severely sloped (virtually unusable) backyard. From the beginning we had a vision of terracing it with a retaining wall and creating a beautiful and useable backyard. When we sent this job out to bid on Thumbtack I had several companies come out and from the first time we met Rob I had a great feeling about him. Rob is a TRUE professional and takes care and pride in his work. You really get the sense that he treats every job as if he was doing the work at his own home. He went above and beyond what we asked of him and even my wife (who is unbelievably picky and detail oriented) could only find wonderful things to say. Not only was he fair in his pricing, diligent and timely in his work, but he communicated his plan every step of the way. To top it off I live in a neighborhood with lots of "concerned" neighbors and I got rave reviewed from the people on my street of how kind, professional and personable Rob and his employees were. I will absolutely call Rob next time we have work and already am planning on the next project! Thank you Rob!!!!

Stone, Soils and Shrubs
4.6
from 39 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine G.
Verified review

Jason made suggestions to take out much of what was overgrown and no longer looking good, and add new plantings. It looks much better and I am very pleased with the changes. The work was completed in a day and a half and everything was cleaned up before they left. They even removed the growth in the driveway seams and edged the yard. Thanks, Jason and crew!

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.

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A&N home improvements
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gregory T.
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Nick was professional and extremely knowledgeable. He does great work and we will definitely use him for all of our home improvement needs in the future.

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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.
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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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HB Handyman Services, LLC
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Celeste B.
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Amazing, meticulous to a tee! He does it all and does it well. I will continue to use Antonio If others that were at my home wanted his number!

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Millwork Design Solutions
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mac M.
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We can’t say enough great things about Scott & the work he’s done for us. We have used Scott for a number of projects in both our current home as well as our previous home. The most recent project he completed was a built-in wall unit for our living room & as usual, it turned out great. The work he does is amazing. If you are looking for a carpenter, we highly recommend Scott! Mac and Caryn McDaniel

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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!

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Dream Home Handyman
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Austin B.
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Love the quality and timelines of the work I needed done. Super responsive and set proper expectations and gave well informed input. I will hire dream home again very soon for a few other projects.

Ambriz Home Improvement
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa D.
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I really enjoyed working with Ambriz Home Improvement. They were kind and professional and offered helpful advice to us as we had little experience with home improvement. We will definitely use their services again for future projects.

  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sherrell C.
Verified review

I am very pleased with the work completed by McIntyre Home Improvement. I plan to hire them for future projects!

Wilson's home improvements
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Janice H.
Verified review

Oceanside Home Repairs responded quickly and got the job done! I highly recommend them. Thanks Will and Michelle!

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.

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.

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 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.

How do I remodel my bathroom?

Bathroom remodeling is made up of three general phases. The first phase is the planning and permitting phase, in which you determine exactly what you want, what materials and finishes will be used, and what the end product will look like. If you’re competent with design you can handle the planning yourself, or you may hire an interior designer to guide you. During this phase you’ll also hire a general contractor who can help execute your remodel vision, coordinating and overseeing all the subcontractors required to do the bathroom remodeling (plumbers, flooring pros, etc.). When your plan is finalized, your contractor should obtain permits for the work you want done. During this time you’ll work together to order all the materials so they’ll be ready and waiting when it’s time to start construction.

The second phase is construction. Bathroom remodeling typically starts with demolition, removing the old floors, shower and vanity to make way for the new. Delays in delivery of materials, or changing your mind and ordering different materials halfway into the project, will mean that construction has to pause until the new materials arrive. Each subcontractor is dependent on the next to do their work, and the general contractor should keep things moving along at the proper timeline, ensuring that the right materials are available and dealing promptly with any unexpected repairs, such as damage discovered behind the walls or under the floor. The general contractor will also coordinate inspections from the necessary officials if you’ve moved load-bearing walls or done electrical or plumbing work. After construction is complete, the final phase of bathroom remodeling is addressing your punch list. These are all the items that need to be corrected before final payment is handed over to the contractor.

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

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