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Plainfield Basement Contractors

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  • 466 hires on Thumbtack
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Shailesh R.
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Jason was good. Replaced both valves on pipe in the basement. His work is excellent. The only thing I was not aware is the price quoted did not include parts. It included labor only. I would recommended that this be made clear for future quotes so that proper expectation is set.

  • 34 years in business
  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan N.
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Michael was hired to remove and old utility sink/faucet in our basement, install a replacement sink/faucet, replace a failed washer shutoff, replace a spot light fixture on the back of our house that had fallen off, and fix some problems with our vinyl siding. Michael showed up on time and completed each and every job to our TOTAL satisfaction, all in a single day! His work is of the highest quality. Michael is quite knowledgeable about all aspects of home repair. I would not hesitate to hire him for any future projects. I've already given his number to multiple family members and friends who need an honest and capable contractor for their projects. THANK YOU MICHAEL!

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G&M Llc
4.9
from 106 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
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Varun G.
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Greivin is a very reliable, honest and responsive contractor who did a great job at repainting our house. I offered him the job after he submitted the best bid among 4 contractors to paint my 1340 sq feet house in Hoboken. My walls were painted in dark colors with different rooms having different colors and we were shifting to all white - he did a great job that needed four coats and also agreed to repair our wooden floor in a small corner for no extra cost. He has done a great and timely job - in a condo building, he did the job with no disturbance to neighbors. Highly recommended.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
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John C.
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My heat was not working properly. I had called 5 contractors before contacting Matt and all said my job was not important enough to squeeze me in anytime soon. Matt drove over an hour and a half getting to my house at 9:30PM to complete this job. I will certainly be hiring him again. Very professional and very knowledgeable! Thank you!

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  • 23 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
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Lydia B.
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PROJECT: Remove and install an exterior door. Darin came to my home a few months ago to evaluate a project I listed on Thumbtack. He provided a quote in writing within hours of meeting us. He was one of a few contractors that presented a written contract that detailed the work he proposed. He arrived at each of our three meetings on time. He completed the job tasked efficiently and left the work space clean and clear. His work was excellent!!! My husband and I would hire HBR again...in a heartbeat!

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  • 38 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
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Carol C.
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Mr Roman has been one of the best contractors I've found on this app! After going through three plumbers he finally diagnosed the problem and completely fixed it so that the sewer ejector system is working and no more flooding problems. He did the work in a day, repaired any holes in the Sheetrock so that it looks brand new and cleaned up after his work. I hired him to solve some other problems that other plumbers had given up on and he tackled the jobs. I will consider him my go to call whenever I need help on my house from now on!

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Global Housing Contractors
4.8
from 47 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Claire S.
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I hired them to clean a basement. My basement changed totally. They cleaned, gave me options about new trends and basically they remodeled my basement. I recommend its service, it is excellent. The staff work hard and supervised by its chief every day. They are professionals and finish on time.

TNS Home Improvements
4.7
from 46 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Katie L.
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Tom's team put in our kitchen backsplash and is working on drywalling our basement. We are very happy with the work and the responsiveness of Tom and his team. Tom is a pleasure- shows true enthusiasm for his work- and has great ideas on how to make a project go smoother.

  • 9 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Jiang L.
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Mr. Sosa and his crew did a great job renovating my basement. I love the way it looks now.

S&K General Contracting
4.0
from 50 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Ranjit S.
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I found S&K GC on thumbtack,they returned my call within few mins and showed up on time to give me estimate for kitchen Backsplash and then they got the work done within promised time frame. Sam was very polite and professional. Sam & mike did great job in my kitchen. I highly recommend S&K GENERAL CONTRACTOR. I will diffenately use them in future.

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DC Expert Construction Inc.
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa M.
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The job could not have gone more perfect. My contractor cancelled last minute for a job that needed to be done before Christmas as it was a gift. I hired Al over the phone as I was desperate and he came over right away. I was extremely nervous and worried he may try and over charge due to the circumstances and my need for immediate assistance. He had no reviews for me to read and I have had a few bad experiences with contractors in the past. Al was polite, clean, neat and treated my home as if it was his own sweeping and vacuuming as he went along. I was only planning on having him do the hard labor and I was going to finish the rest on my own. Al was a very pleasant find and I will be referring him to anyone I know who needs a contractor. He did not over charge and went above and beyond to help finish the entire job for me.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Terrance J.
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Very professional, he showed up when he said he would, he didn't promise to come out and take a look at the project and NOT show up like another contractor did! He completed the project in a timely manner and I will hire him for future projects. My next door neighbor already want to hire him. The before and after pictures show his workmanship. Great Job!

  • 18 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
John K.
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I hired Melvin to replac three windows for me. He was very professional and co pelted the job as promised on time within the budget he specified. No surprise extra charges like other contractors I've worked with.

HIM Direct llc
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Maria O.
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I recently used Louhaul Junk Removal for a house clean out. My mother's house became a project of cleaning out the garage, the backyard, basement,and a rental space.I'm grateful for their professionalism. I most defenitely will use their services again and highly recommend to everyone.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Matt B.
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Rick and his guys did a total gut kitchen reno for me. Kitchen came out amazing and exactly for the price we agreed to in the beginning (which was much cheaper than a lot of the other Montclair contractors). His guys were always on time, curteous and very hard working. Rick was also very easy to work with and I highly recommend!! I’ll definitely use him on other projects in the future.

sonna interiors
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew T.
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Sonna did a great job installing new bottom track, studs, insulation, drywall, access doors and trim for the lower part of our basement walls.

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Tomeck Construction, LLC
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Carl C.
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Variety of house hold work. Plumbing, elecrical, and carpentry. Basement, bathrooms, kitchen, Excellent job, best price. Only place I go.

D&J General Construction LLC
4.0
from 22 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Daniela D.
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Mr Diaz, did my basement, excellent job, good price, honest and organized person.Highly recommended!!! I'll call him again for sure!

  • 13 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Carmen A.
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When I was doing my research for contractors, I called Nick several times to ask questions and he was always very helpful and informative. He actually came by the house twice to address my concerns. When it came to the work, Michael did an excellent job. He was very nice, pleasant and personable. The pool deck turned out beautiful and I am very happy with the final product. I would highly recommend Maxrenovators.

Innovators, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Giselle U.
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I am a interior designer in New York. I hired Innovators to renovate a one bedroom for a client in a top co-op building in NYC. The building had strict guidelines for any alterations. Edward and his crew were very careful to follow the building regulations and rules which is very important when working on many of the buildings in NY. Innovators has a great pull of skilled workmen and sub contractors. Many of his workers are multi-skilled and professional. We are at the end of the renovations and are please with the outcome. We will use Innovators again in future projects. Giselle Ulmo Giselle Ulmo Design

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J & E Renovations
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Vinay R.
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John is just amazing. We are very satisfied with his all work. He is always on time and finish-off things with perfection. He helped us in getting our bathrooms renovations, basement flooring, crown molding and painting. I highly recommends him to my friends and family. If anybody reading my comments, please schedule an appointment with him before you pick another person.

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.  

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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