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Portsmouth Residential Construction Services

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Kearley Masonry
4.5
from 77 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
John P.
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We are a 72 unit residential condo complex and had 5 trash dumpsters that were sitting in different locations around the complex sitting on crushed stone and surrounded by 6' stockade fence. We wanted to clean up the area so we contracted Kearley Masonry to pour concrete pads to place the dumpsters on. Stephen Kearley came in removed and disposed of the old fencing that enclosed the dumpsters, excavated, made the forms 10'x10', poured 5" of concrete over crushed stone with wire mesh cleaned the area and bridged the space between the existing driveways to the pad with cold patch to avoid a tripping hazard. I would highly recommend Kearley Masonry and use them again should there be a need for concrete or a mason on the property.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Nick B.
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Stella was hired to do some roof repair and fix my crumbling steps. The crew showed up on time, and got right to work. I immediately felt at ease with their friendly and knowledgeable crew. I was amazed at how great my steps came out! I would recommend Stella Construction & Home Services to anyone!

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Boston Best Construction LLC
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Greg R.
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My partner and I had our small kitchen redone this past summer and I couldn't be more happy with the results. Deciding to undertake a complete renovation is a very daunting task. Shopping for the right crew, streamlining ideas, budgeting, etc... its a huge job even before the physical work begins. I feel fortunate that we decided to go with Eduardo and Boston Best Construction. From the designer to the construction team, I felt he had an amazing crew handling our project. He was prompt with all questions comments and concerns. He listened to our ideas and helped fill in gaps with his experience and expertise. His team was clean and respectful to our home. Each day before they began work they took measures to protect our property and at the end of every day they spent time cleaning up never leaving a mess. Every time I walk into the house and see the kitchen it makes me overwhelmingly happy. Its perfect!! As a chef the kitchen is my sanctuary, and Eduardo created a beautiful place for me to create dishes for my partner, friends, and family. If you want a job done very well by an amazing team look no further.

Vera Construction
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy N.
Verified review

Verna Construction was on time gave me a fair estimate and performed the repair work on thier scheduled day. Definitely would hire them again.

Montville Construction Mgmt
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
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I hired Bruce Montville of Montville Construction Mgmt to repurpose an old gun case for my growing ceramics collection. Bruce did a great job every step of the way, from courteous consultation (how many shelves, how high they should be, what kinds of wood/molding) to precise, efficient carpentry. He removed the old green-felt-covered gun holders and replaced them with shelves that are are attractive, secure, and even--which is important, since some pieces in my collection are valuable, over 500 years old. He followed the specs we discussed, plus surprised me by going an extra step, treating the wood to reveal greater beauty in the grain. I expect even my grandfather, the best artisan I’ve known, would call Bruce a real craftsman, based on his standards and aesthetics. I would absolutely hire him again--whether to build more cabinets or, at a later date, for home remodeling.

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HD Construction
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy M.
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I hired HD construction to repair my deck and install trim and lattice around the perimeter. Heraldo was extremely responsive and was able to schedule me in shortly after he reviewed and quoted the job. The overall result was great and I was very happy with the work. I would definitely recommend HD construction and would hire again for future projects.

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Richardson Carpentry
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Emily C.
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We hired Russell to build a new newel post for our stairwell and install a new railing and spindles. We had sawed off the old newel post during a home construction project a year ago and did not have a picture or materials from the prior post. Russell was able to create a beautiful newel post from scratch which looks better than anything we could have bought in store. He was also committed to ensuring that the style of the post, railing, and spindles matched with our house. At our request, Russell returned to adjust something according to our wishes and even made suggestions to make the whole thing look even better. Russell was professional, honest, and came in at a great price. We appreciated his patience and willingness to deliver a product that we loved. We enjoyed working with Russell and love our new stair railing and hope to use him for future house projects!

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Construction Tech
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Russell M.
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I just had a very positive expierence hiring Northeast Construction Group. They charged exactly what they estimated, they were very easy to communicate with, the person who did the work was very polite and did excellent work. 100% positive expierence!

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Christine J.
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Joao and Diego stopped by and checked out my project of a fence removal. They gave me an estimate on the spot and said they could be there the next morning. A great price and perfect timing. They showed up at the time they said they would be there and went right to work. The project was completed in a timely manner and everything looked great when they were done. Not only were they very professional, they were gentlemen! I would definitely hire them again. Thank you V & C Painting and Construction!

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rainstone construction inc
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Max W.
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Excellent job remodeling my bathroom. I love how it came out. He was very responsive to my calls and emails. I will use Rainstone construction again for home projects.

G&B Construction
4.4
from 22 reviews
  • 47 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Bob G.
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Bruno and his crew were excellent. They went above and beyond the original scope of work at no extra charge. Very professional and always responsive when I called. A trait not common in the construction field. I will call Bruno every time I have a masonry need.

Eagle7 construction inc
4.1
from 21 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Sam A.
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Eagle7 Construction was quick to respond to my inquiry about getting new floor tiles for a bathroom. They were professional and got the job done in a timely manner. They made the whole process hassle-free. The bathroom looks great!

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JJRR CONSTRUCTION INC.
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Jason M.
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I have used JJRR Construction Inc on a few occasions, Manuel is our “go to guy" whenever we need any concrete work done or bathroom remodeling. He and his crew do an A+ job every time and leave the job immaculate. I would refer him to anyone.

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Silva & Silva masonry
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Joe P.
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The manpower behind Silva Masonry is quite good. They have done great construction work to renovate the backyard of my house. They’ve pretty good pricing too because of which I didn’t have to shell out extra money beyond my budget. Work was completed within the estimated time which was not too much.

Helping Hands
4.5
from 13 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa Q.
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Dave installed some exterior window shutters at my home & did a wonderful job. He was polite, showed up at the agreed upon time and completed the job in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend his services and would definitely hire him again.

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Byron Cunha Construction
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Carmelo L.
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True professionals are as good as gold! I put off remodeling my home for years because I dreaded the hassle of dealing with contractors and designers. When I finally committed to having the work done, I went through at least 8 General Contractors and designers to find the right fit. Each of these was either overly expensive, or had overbearing personalities, or sounded like used car salesmen.... Until I connected with Byron Cuhna and Co. Byron runs a family operated construction company that handles all size jobs. Byron came in and helped my wife and I work through the design of a large addition 26x24 on with a two car garage and bedrooms/bath above it, as well as another 15x15 family room on the opposite side of the house. Byron not only gave us great design ideas, he helped us add features that would be more cost effective and efficient. Byron and his son Eric were on the job from start to finish, and made the experience of living in "construction" much more bearable, and at a price affordable enough that I can still pay my children's college tuition next year. I highly recommend Byron Cuhna construction, I will update this review with final before and after pictures of my house. Carmelo

  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Robert L.
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Denisco Construction successfully completed two roofing projects on time and on budget for my family. Mr Denisco oversaw both projects to assure all aspects were done right the first time. Both projects were cleaned up to our satisfaction. It was easy to work with John and his crew and we happy give Denisco Construction a strong recommendation to propective clients.

James Stepanian, Contractor
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly C.
Verified review

My project had changes along the way, but they only made the results even better. I had a vision of what I wanted and he and his team made it a reality. The quality of the work is not only solid but I can rest easy knowing I have a room i can be proud of and enjoy for many years to come. The people he works with for electrical, masonry and landscaping work were all professional and thorough as well. Kudos to all. What a difference!

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C.R. Construction
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul L.
Verified review

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! My door was fixed in matters of minutes. Chad was very knowledgeable and knew EXACTLY what was wrong with the door. Other repairmen came by and couldn't figure it out. Highly recommended and will definitely hire him for future projects.

Steel Wood Construction
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Harold M.
Verified review

Kitchen renovation went very well. Very efficient and always willing to help with suggestions and changes. Would highly recommend this contractor.

Kev and Sons Construction
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew B.
Verified review

Kevin and his crew replaced my home with all new windows and siding. Along the way Kevin and his crew found plenty of rot and not only took care of all the unforeseen issues but repaired them in a very timely manner at a very reasonable price. I'm very pleased with the end result. I highly recommend Kevin and his crew for any of your home remodeling projects.

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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