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Wilmington Home Contractors

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

Top Pro
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
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Couldn't be happier with Larry and staff. Came when expected. Cleaned up after themselves. Very friendly and courteous. Mounted three flat screen TV's in our new home. Did a wonderful job. Can't wait for my next project to give Larry a call. Thanks Larry

Top Pro
  • 26 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff S.
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Excellent work and work ethics. Showed up on time and worked all day instead of half a day like other contractors. Attention to detail was also excellent. Scott will be doing any and all my remodeling and additions in the future. Great job Scott. Thank you so much

Richard's Handy Man Service
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Dale F.
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Richard installed a bathroom fan for my folks. It's an older home and the installation was more work than expected. He did an awesome job and actually cut them a deal on the labor. I'm very appreciative and definitely recommend Richard. I plan on using him for all my handyman needs moving forward.

Little River Handyman
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy E.
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Wonderful! He did a fantastic job on everything! He was always very professional and on time. Very honest and dependable. Best contractor I have ever used! I would highly recommend him.

Coastal Outdoor Landscapes
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Kay V.
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Tom's quote was lower than the others I received but the quality of his work didn't suffer. I have been very happy with the landscaping he's provided, I come home and the lawns look great. Timeliness is an important factor to me as I work a lot and can't afford to be late. Tom has been on time to take care of my lawn each day. I recommend without reservation.

  • 27 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Will W.
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Jay did an aMAZIng job with the project I hired him to do. I purchased a 1960s brick ranch with a very boxy layout and wanted to open up the layout of the kitchen/dining area. Jay came out looked over everything listened to what I wanted and had awesome insight on how we could achieve the outcome. In not much time at all he brought my house right up to 2014. He is truly a professional, an artist when it comes to his craft, and an all around great guy! He has officially made himself my "go-to" contractor. (He even worked on his birthday!)

Rayos Painting
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy D.
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I have owned several homes, one which was a historic renovation. Having experienced many painters, I can say Miguel has been one of the most professional, punctual, proficient painters with whom I have worked. He did an outstanding job and I will be hiring him for future jobs!

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Durable Designs
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert M.
Verified review

Demolition of a poured aggregate deck (surrounding brick), 30x14. 6-8 inch pour along with dirt filled. Daniel (Durable Designs) was not only has an impeccable work ethic but respected my home and completed the job as requested. Extremely pleased.

Longfellow Custom Homes
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Alex G.
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I had a roof leak and hardwood floor damage. Shawn was an utmost professional. Very timely and informed. Although a battle with my homeowner's insurance coverage necessitated the use of a lower cost subcontractor for the roof repair I needed, I won't hesitate to reach out to Shawn for future projects.

SLK Designs
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lois T.
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I hired Shannon to design my master bathroom. Shannon's design skills and creativity took my bathroom far beyond anything I could have imagined. My small bath visually appears much larger due to her design, tile selection, and color choices. Shannon's team of contractors are perfectionists, who worked tirelessly to achieve these results. Shannon, not only has exquisite taste, but she will work within your budget. I highly recommend Shannon and would not hesitate to hire her again.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Diane M.
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Jay has done several projects for us and is always professional, courteous and does an amazing job! He transformed our 15 year old deck and made it look like new!

FCC Flooring
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
STEPHEN H.
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The project went smoothly and done in a timely manner. Frank the project manager also helped supervise the work of other contractors ie: carpet installation. I am strongly considering to have FCC do an additional project. I may have had cheaper quotes but by having full coverage insurance and a committed attitude I felt FCC would provide the best overall value.

Luigi's Home Services
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila W.
Verified review

Lloyd pressure washed our home & took good care to get the tough spots. Our deck came out really well and he's coming back to re-stain it. We are so fare very pleased

Wills Home Improvements
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 17 years in business
William G.
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I hired Will to paint 2 rooms for me, he did such a great job. Do to that I hired him to build me a deck which came put fantasric. Couldn't ask for a better contractor.

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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James Brian Co. is a full service commercial and residential construction firm. We specialize in new construction and remodeling. Fully licensed and insured to meet the needs of any project. My job gives me the opportunity to be creative and share my knowledge of coastal construction.

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I can think of a few ways. With every job we have great prices. Very few companies can match our prices. When it comes to roofing we lay every roof the same as we would up north where snow and ice are common. We feel added protection is a good thing! We also offer a 20 year warranty on every new architect shingle roof (5 year on 3 tab). If you loose any shingles and your home owners insurance refuses to pay we fix it FREE OF CHARGE. We also cover any leaks during this time! No house call fees apply! On our fences we "home build" every fence. We do not use store bought panels. This allows us to follow more closely the contour of your ground. Nails over time may work loose as boards are exposed to the elements. On our fences every wooden board is secured with screws AND staples. NOT SIMPLY NAILS! We also only charge for materials as a down payment. Many companies want half down PLUS materials. We feel this is unfair. We sometimes ask for a "payment" schedule when it comes to our labor but never for HALF DOWN!

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Allcare Property Management is a full-service company dedicated to relieving property owners from the problems and headaches that come with lawn, garden, and structural maintenance. We offer expertise in the assessment of maintenance needs and cost estimating in all areas of property maintenance. We believe that a comprehensive property improvement plan is the first step toward prioritizing and budgeting to get the most out of your property investment. We also offer high-quality sheetrock repair and installation, interior/exterior painting, finish floor repair, door installation, and window replacement. We offer expertise in revitalizing a variety of grasses and design and installation of new plant beds.

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I offer the following services: * home maintenance and repair * painting * carpentry * light plumbing * housecleaning * pressure washing

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We a small family business that believes in great customer service and experience. We are highly qualified, and we are licensed and insured. Our company's slogan is, "your reaction is our satisfaction", and we mean it!

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We love seeing are customers happy&satisfied with the results of are wor

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Shoreline Home Services serves New Hanover, Pender County, and surrounding areas. Shoreline is the one stop shop for all home repairs/remodels

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.

What do construction project managers do?

Construction project managers help in all stages of your construction project, starting from the very first step. Typically paid a percentage of a total project cost, they are part of the design and planning process and help ensure seamless communication between the design parties and the construction team. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, their scope of work includes preparing cost estimates, budgets and work timetables; interpreting and explaining contracts and technical information to other professionals; reporting work progress and budget to clients; collaborating with architects, engineers and other construction pros; selecting subcontractors and scheduling and coordinating their tasks; responding to work delays, emergencies and other problems; and ensuring compliance with legal requirements, building and safety codes, and other regulations.

The work of construction project managers may seem very similar to that of general contractors, but there are some critical differences. One difference is that, unlike most general contractors, project managers are not engaged in the actual construction — they are onsite overseeing the work of subcontractors. Another key difference is that project managers are hired during the design phase, while general contractors are hired after plans have been made. The project manager is generally paid a percentage of the total project cost, while the general contractor is more typically paid according to the bid they gave to build your project.  

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 I find out if a contractor is licensed?

It’s important to know if your project requires work by a licensed professional, as licensing laws can vary by state, locality, and job details. You can find general licensing information online at the government websites that handle occupational licensing for a given profession in your state or location. Some states designate a project cost over which you have to hire a licensed contractor. To find qualified licensed contractors, search your state’s licensing board. For example, in California, the Department of Consumer Affairs operates a searchable database through the Contractors State License Board. In some states, contracting licenses are provided at a regional level. You can find links to specific databases on BRB Publications’ Occupational Licensing page. Red flags that a contractor may not be licensed or may be providing an expired or false license number are unreasonably low bids or a request for complete payment upfront. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

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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