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Service Guys
4.5
from 279 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 480 hires on Thumbtack
Kunal P.
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These guys were amazing! Setting up the appointment was easy, the technician was extremely punctual and very knowledgable. I live in a 50 year old building so who knows what's behind the wall (I have the holes to prove it) - but he knew immediately and was able to get everything mounted exactly how I had pictured it. Will definitely be relying on these guys in the future!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 288 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Armann O.
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Jon did a fantastic job installing our floating pocket shelves into a pre war building with challenging walls as well as hanging a gallery wall for us. He was exceptional and very fast.

D&K general construction
4.6
from 81 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Sharktooth L.
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I needed someone to come asap to fix a poor painting job in our retail space. It is a very difficult space to paint due to the age of the building and all of our displays, lots of trim and sharp corners, rounded edges etc. All lines were straight and he completed the job well in one day. I highly recommend him.

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Global Housing Contractors
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anoo N.
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James remodeled the kitchen, flooring and interior painting. His knowledge and professionalism is exceptional. He is very detail oriented. He went out of his way to recommend few things like missing exhaust in our kitchen. When you seek any suggestions, he doesnt treat it as a way to make more money and instead suggest us what is doable. Many other contractors were reluctant to install an island in kitchen but James is never hesitant to try out something that we requests for. He would be the go person for any of our remodeling needs. If any suggestions to improve, I’d suggest to have frequent discussions with the client on site in person (sometimes text communications make it tough) and you’d be outstanding in your profession. I highly recommend James to any of your construction or remodeling needs.

TNS Home Improvements
4.7
from 47 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen A.
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I hired TNS to paint and install crown moulding in my main living area and they did such a great job, I'm already talking to them about redoing my fireplace surround and renovating my master bathroom. Like the other reviews mentioned, Tom offered a fair price, was a great communicator throughout the project and his team truly did a fantastic job. I work from home a couple of days a week so I know how much time they spent prepping the walls and masterfully moving around the edges of my room to ensure the painting was done perfectly. While the paint looks great, the crown moulding really highlights this company's ability to do high quality work. It is true mastercraftsmonship! I highly recommend TNS and will definitely use them again.

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Leonardo Dacchille Design
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Suzanna N.
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Leonardo build a radiator cover for me. He completed the job on time, was professional in all his interactions with me, and has a wonderful eye for design.

Ariel Consultants
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey Z.
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Joseph and his team are fantastic! Amazing and fast work with incredibly helpful insight on building our first retail store! He also let us know how to get the most mileage out of our budget with no nonsense at all. It was a real pleasure working with Ariel Consultants, and we will for sure be working with them again in the future!

HIM Direct llc
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy H.
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I had a building that needed to be demo inside..2000sqft and louhaul did an amazing job..great crew, uniforms, fast and we got what we paid for PROFESSIONALISM. These guys are great and I will highly recommend them to anyone who needs interior or exterior demolition..

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KOLECI CONSTRUCTION INC
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicola A.
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Ndue from Koleci Construction INC was very professional at his job, communicated well and charged a reasonable price. I️ would hire him again.

iGenie Construction
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Steve D.
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Don helped my fiance and I build a PAX wardrobe. He was available on short notice and arrived promptly. He quoted exactly what I paid for the job and worked quickly and efficiently. Most importantly, Don is a nice guy who is very easy to talk to and respectful. I will definitely hire Don again for similar jobs.

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Turner Family Construction
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike Z.
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Bryan Turner was absolutely fantastic, from correctly estimating the cost, to explaining each step, to the professional completion of the job. Add to that a great personality! We have a few more jobs to get done around our home, and we will certainly reach out to Turner Family Construction for them!

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Szar Builders LLC
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gideon K.
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Chris built shelves for existing units in my closets. He could have just dropped them off but instead took the time to install them to make sure they fit -- they are perfect and will allow us to get a lot more use out of our closets.

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Tomeck Construction, LLC
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David N.
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Tom completely met our expectations in building our deck. The deck came out better than we could have imagined and we have gotten a lot of great feedback from family and friends. He was always available and answered all of questions in a timely matter. He was very professional with my wife and I. I highly recommend Tom for any job you need done in your house. He will not disappoint.

Passos Building & Painters
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Ricardo L.
Verified review

Very professional, courteous and patient. This was a challenging project: the coop took weeks to approve the COI, and by the time the approval was received the apartment was full of boxes. The painters were patient and flexible and completed the job, a one bedroom apartment, on schedule to all our specifications. We would hire them again. Thanks!

Global Hill Construction
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
John L.
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I highly recommend global hill construction company Mr. Shoodi performed an outstanding job and I am thrilled with the final results! My floors presented a challenge as they were badly damaged with staining and paint the full home In only 4 days shoodi transformed my flooring to looking brand new once again and pants results was very good. His technique provided me with many pros: reasonably priced, no need to move out of my home as his products are non-toxic ( a plus if you have pets or children ), the convenience of no sand or dust clean-up. Shoodi and his co-worker naveed were at all times polite, professional, and always on time as scheduled. They also meticulously moved all of my furniture back in place once the job was completed. An added bonus is their office manager ahmad who was a pleasure to deal with. Ahmad diligently took care of all appointment details including my building's insurance requirements, etc. A major plus for the consumer! New York, NY. Shoodi was a true professional.

Eco Design Technology
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Donn R.
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Steve is a breath of fresh air. He was very responsive to phone calls and in person meetings. His crew was very engaging and did everything that was asked of them. Steve did some masonry re-pointing on a 3 story building in preparation for a REAC inspection from HUD. We lost no points on the inspection. Would recommend him anytime.

  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Williams O.
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I needed to build 4 new music studios for my business, and Lucero and Mendez construction did the project. Knowledge, professionalism, scheduling and communication with them are exceptional. They started the project on time, everyday the team was ready to work at the agreed time. As a result, the project has been finished two days earlier. When asking for options, they don’t treat it as a way to make more money, instead, they listen to your needs and give you options based on what it is within your reach as opposed to other companies that offer you options based on their best interests - more profit. I’m opening a second location of my business, and they are currently doing the full project. I’m having the same excellent result. I highly recommend Lucero and Mendez Construction to any of your construction or remodeling needs.

New Space Renovation Inc
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Frank L.
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After my wife and I decided to renovate our apartment in a pre-war building, we wanted to hire a team that would manage the entire project from design to finish. After interviewing several companies, we hired New Space for their beautiful portfolio and positive references. Frank and his team delivered what he promised in our sales meeting. From the design to selecting the material and from building approval to DOB permits, they were always available to answer questions, suggest creative solutions, and keep the project moving along. If any issues or concerns came up, New Space was always on top of it and very responsive. The quality and the details of the work were stellar. We are so happy with the results. Frank and his team did a wonderful job. We would hire them again in a heartbeat.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jerry P.
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Bart did a really nice job building the shower and installing the tile in my bathroom. Very punctual and very pleasant to talk to. Highly recommended.

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anna G.
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I think they performed a good job at affordable price. Easily reachable. Cleaned up well also.

Jennifer J.
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I hired Zack for my kitchen remodel. He did an amazing job. He is very understanding and was always open to ideas. He is extremely experienced in remodeling homes and is very familiar with the building codes since he is also a home inspector. He was referred to me by my neighbor who also had his kitchen done. The format of his home was exactly like ours but Zack had different ideas for our kitchen since our family is larger , he removed the wall that was separating the kitchen and dining room and installed base cabinets in between the two rooms with a very attractive counter top that really catches my guests attention as soon as they enter the front door. Overall i was very satisfied with the work he did for me and i would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone including my family and friends

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 architects work?

Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

How do architects charge for their services?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

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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