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J.S.E Services
4.3
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Ketch N.
Verified review

My job was a cluttered garage clean-out; and I mean cluttered. Jerry gave a very reasonable quote, did an excellent job, and kept in touch all along the way. Although I worked via long distance with Jerry, his word and email handshake were as good as gold. On time and done right. Nice!

  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Becky G.
Verified review

It all started with me using thumbtack to find someone to build a fence for me. I had 2 estimates and Steve was the 2nd guy to come out and I knew right away he was the man for our job. He is so easy going and easy to talk to. It was clear he had experience and knew what he was talking about. He gave us an estimate on the fence but also rolled with our ideas and even gave us an estimate on a deck too. Steve was so approachable. We corresponded through email and he gave me 5 different comparison prices so I could see what was the best deal for me. I so appreciated all the data he sent me. It wasn't just a number like the other guy. He sent me detailed invoices with estimated costs for labor, delivery, materials, and removal. It was very professional and still simple and easy to understand. We decided to wait a year to save up for the fence and deck we really want to do with him. However, I emailed him dimensions and pictures of our front porch to see if that was a smaller project we could accomplish this year. Without skipping a beat, he jumped right on that estimate and gave me the same professional and personable estimate with plenty of data and comparisons to know I was getting the best deal. I can't wait to get started on a build with Steve. I know he will do it right and make it a breeze! This guy knows his stuff and is happy to answer all my questions and concerns. Definitely make the time to meet with him for your next project!

Honest Handyman
3.5
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Bruce H.
Verified review

We had a mess with very tall weeds in a flower garden that needed to be removed and the space cleaned up. He did a great job and will use him again.

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We provide services to the following: * Bathrooms * Remodels * Decks * Roofing * Doors * Sheetrock * Framing * Siding * Garages * Trim * Windows * Custom Cabinets and Furniture

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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 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.

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.

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