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TNS Home Improvements
from 47 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Beth D.
Verified review

This is really more of a 4.5-star review :) We're first-time homeowners and hired Tom for a kitchen renovation and a few other small projects. We are really pleased with the results! Tom worked as quickly as possible and communicated well with us throughout the process over text and phone. In moments of frustration and delay (to be expected when coordinating with the town on permits and with subcontractors), Tom was even-keeled and worked with us to find fair solutions. His workmanship was good and he was quick to fix any/all small issues that we asked about. Tom was a reliable, personable, and his price was fair. We wouldn't hesitate to hire him again for another project.

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roberta M.
Verified review

Eric did a great job of installing closets in a guest room, replacing rotted floor joists and flooring and insulating my pantry and fixing a light fixture that hasn't worked in years. He was extremely neat and clean and very professional. I recently called him for another project he was right there for me. Trusted and professional contractors are worth their weight in gold and Eric is at the top of the list.

R&F House Busters LLC.
from 31 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Craig M.
Verified review

These guys are awesome - I've been a general contractor for 35 years so I know good contractors and subcontractors when I meet them, feel free to call me for reference, great service, on time, great attitude. Craig 646.799.0737

Dayson's Home Improvements
from 23 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Cristina K.
Verified review

Adam has been amazing to work with. Any ideas that I've had, he's made come to life. He's gotten our addition done quickly and precisely. We just signed on Dayson's Home Improvement to begin another addition on our home and so far, it's been great again. It's been really comforting to work with a contractor who listened to our needs and come in with his own ideas to make our projects really work for our family. Adam has always been prompt and honest and has always completed his scope on time. He also works with great subcontractors who have also gotten their end of the job done. All in all, I'd highly recommend him.

A Shoucair Design
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Harvey B.
Verified review

Peta and Angelika worked over the past year on a residential project for me at my home on Fifth Avenue in New York City in which they led the design team and project management for a complex apartment remodeling. They worked very effectively together with the general contractor and various subcontractors. They did an excellent job with all aspects of the renovation, including the design work at the onset. They coordinated the work of various contractors and artisans, some of whom were not very cooperative. In fact, without Angelika and Peta, the project would never have been completed. They brought the project to conclusion in a timely manner. They interacted very effectively with all of the subs and ensured that they got the job done on budget and on a reasonable schedule. Perhaps most importantly, they brought their creative skills to the project and made the renovation beautiful. Harvey B.

  • 17 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan A.
Verified review

professional, creative, and thoughtful. good subcontractors too.

Holzman Interiors, Inc.
from 11 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sejal A.
Verified review

We did a whole house renovation with Julie over the last 9 months. We have done a renovation before but not on this scale; we could not have done this without Julie and her excellent team that she brings together. She did the designs for all of the rooms and oversaw the work being done in our home. Her sense of style was excellent and she worked with us patiently until we found the right fit. She was very focused on the details (which really matters!) and she rapidly addressed any items of concern. She is organized, very responsive and extremely accessible (txt, phone, email, etc) — this made the process that much easier and faster. The team of subcontractors that she brings in is top notch. We are very pleased with the outcome and look forward to continuing to work with Julie.

  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Steve D.
Verified review

Using Carlos for five years for interior and exterior home improvements. He has refreshed our 100-year-old house with excellent carpentry, painting, and refinishing. He is prompt and comes in within estimate, leaving any work site impeccably clean. His subcontractors for floors, etc., have been as good. Definitely worth using on any home. (Hope he doesn't get so busy we have to wait a while to use him next time.)

Corsa Construction Inc.
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel N.
Verified review

Corsa Construction as led by Kamil Grzybowski Did an excellent job contracting our Permitted Sidewalk job in Brooklyn. He handled the permits, contract, and job execution with attentiveness& responsiveness and was able to be flexible in coming to the perfect job and price for our needs. Kam is a great organizer and he did not rest until the job was completed. He was in touch for the start date-and even thought they started a week after initially planned, he made me aware of when the job would start and started on the exact alternate date promised. He upheld the time to complete perfectly! The area was kept spotless and he cleaned up at the end. He has a range of services and subcontractors that he employs to perform certain parts of the job. Neverless, his price was very fair and worth it for the peace of mind that someone is there to oversee the work. Use Kam...he's a nice guy! Only slight downside: "Pressure" Take your time in clarifying the SCOPE of WORK because like many contractors, Kam may want you to sign the contract right away...which feels like a scam-but fear NOT!!! In our case: He DID deliver top notch service. He DID mean exactly what he said and DID deliver on his word.

High Mount Construction LLC
from 8 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Peter T.
Verified review

High Mount Construction does what they say they will do for your job. They don’t cry if they are confronted with tougher conditions than expected. Very honest and a high quality of work.

Angelika Design Studio
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sheenoo S.
Verified review

Angelika has been so instrumental in creating an amazing comforting look for our home. Her taste and attention to detail is impeccable. She is so well connected and well regarded in the design industry and recommended only the best quality products and individuals to work with us to achieve our look. I would highly recommend her services to everyone. - S Sekhon

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Frank C.
Verified review

Over the last 3 years, I have trusted Martinez Home Improvement with rehabbing my 2 bathrooms, redesigning my kitchen, and most recently turning my garage into a room. The service and courtesy were impeccable, and the quotes beat all competitors. Since Enrique Martinez does everything, there is no need for the added price or delay of dealing with subcontractors. I would recommend him without hesitation.

City line interiors inc.
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jane S.
Verified review

Mario was the project manager for the gut renovation of my townhouse. He is very professional, manages his own staff and subcontractors well and is a skilled carpenter. He is always considerate and does whatever is necessary to make sure the job is done correctly. I highly recommend him. Jane Sanders, Architect

  • 26 years in business
Michael F.
Verified review

It was a pleasure working with Keith and Loredana on my kitchen renovation project. I had never undertaken such a large and costly project before, and Keith turned a potentially intimidating and sprawling effort into a straightforward plan. Loredana is an excellent designer and has a knack for understanding the needs of clients. Knockout is a full-service firm and works directly with co-op or condo boards if needed so you don't have to handle the paperwork. They also work with their own subcontractors and suppliers and prefer to purchase materials through them. The end result is pricier than a lot of contractors but the savings in time and effort made up for it in my case. I would definitely work with Knockout again in the future.

JMS Const Co.
from 4 reviews
  • 25 years in business
Brian H.
Verified review

Joe undertook a complete gutting, renovation, and expansion of our kitchen and pantry, plus construction of an addition that included a bathroom and a 10x20 dining area/family room/office, plus construction of a new deck. This was at our residence in Rutherford, NJ. It was a very complex project that involved many stages and coordination with a number of subcontractors in addition to work with a designer. We had some particular, unusual requests and when the kitchen was gutted there were some perplexing surprises. Through it all, Joe did an excellent job. He was very careful and thought a lot before he acted; he had very high standards and really wanted everything done right; he was very considerate of our needs; he was an excellent communicator and always answered all of our questions and concerns and always texted back promptly. We were never left in the dark; if there was a delay, we always knew what was going on. He really didn't forget things that had to be done; he always always reminded himself before we had to. He was able to deal with the unusual problems we had very well and also helped us out by doing a few unrelated jobs that came up suddenly. When changes had to be made, his charges were reasonable. We also really liked his subcontractors and thought he worked with them well. Joe always came when he said he would. Joe really did go above and beyond and added some very nice touches which made a big difference, like a hand-made radiator cover for our steam radiator. Or when he saved us hundreds of dollars in freight costs by going to pick up our butcher block himself. Overall, what impressed us most was how resourceful and knowledgeable Joe is. This job took eight months, and it was overall a pleasant experience mostly because Joe is a thoughtful, considerate guy.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joe D.
Verified review

Steve is fantastic to work with. We did a complete kitchen gutting and 1st floor bathroom, and changed the floor plan of the house. Steve was extremely well organized and planned out. Was able to coordinate well with multiple subcontractors and because of that our job came in on time (which mattered greatly because we did it during the dead of winter!). Went well out of his way to be accommodating to our needs (we were pretty involved throughout). Unlike so many other contractors, Steve laid out payment amounts and dates for the agreed to part of the work, and then we dealt with extra work as it came up. Just a total pleasure to deal with and someone we will use in all of our future home improvements.

from 3 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy P.
Verified review

I had my main bathroom redone, crown molding in livingroom, basement drywall repairs, siding repairs, replacement of front door, 4 interior doors replaced and some small other repairs. His pricing was in the middle of the pack. I got 4 quotes and met with 3 people. By far, the scope of work in his contract had the most details. That was also important to us. I want to say it was a pleasure working with Harry and his staff. All of the people that came to my house were neat and clean. Harry was ontop of all of his people. Harry was on time all the time, and continually communicated to me and my husband about schedules and what was happening day to day. I recieved at least 1 email a day as well as talking to him. That is important to us! I have heard about many nightmares from friends that have used other contractors. We DID NOT experience any of that. We were given a start and complation date (We needed this done before the holidays). He met all deadlines even when we added multiple items for his crews. Harry and his guys did great work! I have already referred Harry to a few of my friends and I know they will be pleasantly surprised. I will also use him in the future. Thank you for a job well done!

from 1 review
  • 14 years in business
El M.
Verified review

Mr Bratkovic worked on a larger remodel for us, and several other smaller projects. A few things stand out: 1/ Honest and trustworthy; 2/ Attention to detail; 3/ Broad-based knowledge and 4/ Very easy to work with. He is well educated professionally and can do a lot of different types of work himself (rather than hiring various subcontractors). Happy to recommend him.

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.  

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.  

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 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.

When should you hire a contractor?

A few home remodeling projects can be done by an ambitious DIY-minded homeowner or local handyman, but many are best completed by a professional home renovation contractor. You should hire a contractor when you’re planning a large project that takes time, machinery or large tools, and several workers; a kitchen remodel, new bathroom or home addition will be most successful with a licensed, expert contractor at the helm. It’s particularly important to have a professional contractor on board for construction, electrical, plumbing and HVAC projects that require inspections to meet local building codes. Of course, you can hire a contractor for smaller projects, too, if you prefer to let an expert handle things like addition or removal of a wall, small framing projects, or anything that requires a permit.  

You should hire a contractor when you’re ready to start a remodeling project and you have plans, a budget and a timeline for the work in hand, but before any remodeling work begins.

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