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Plainfield Construction Consultants

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House Pro Home Inspection
5.0
from 108 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Helen C.
Verified review

I scheduled my appointment with Mr. Zach at noon and he arrived 30min before . When my son and I arrived he was inspecting the front of the property already . We hired him because of his outstanding reviews. I don't understand much about how a home works so I took my son with me so he can explain everything to him. I can truly say he explained things in such a simple and understanding way that when we were done we new where to shut the main gas, water, and electric off if need be. He is such an experienced inspector could be because of his background in construction, he also cares for his clients . He called us after he sent the report and we reviewed some things with him on the phone. He cares, and he shows it. Several times he mentioned to not hesitate contacting him if questions arise after we move in. My experience was excellent with him and would likely recommend him to any of my friends or family if they want a home thoroughly inspected

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  • 31 years in business
  • 214 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jim J.
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A-Academy responded quickly with fair pricing and a high level of knowledge to give me confidence needed they were right for the job. The quality of the work they provided was superb, and overall this was the best service appointment I’ve ever had to date. Vince and his crew made it very easy and gave me and my family the reassurance the pest problem would no longer be an issue for us in the future! Will definitely be working with them on some other projects and recommend to anyone needing reliable and affordable pest control.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Whitney H.
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Great job handling some bumps in the project. We had 3 basement windows replaced. We ordered new construction windows instead of replacement, so that added complexity but Darin was still able to complete the work quickly and make the finished product look great. He stuck to his initial quote even though it must have taken him more time than expected. The job required a lot of tools and mess but he left things looking tidy. He was also very responsive as we set up the appointment. Would definitely hire again. Thanks!

S&K General Contracting
4.0
from 48 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Joe K.
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My basement was toast. Walls were comming down and was in great need of repair along the whole perimeter of the basement . Contacted Sam and he came over to take a look Along with quote. I interviewed 5 contractors and chose him and glad I did. He is very knowledgable with every aspect of a a home. He will work within your budget. Sam along with his workers were always on time and got the job done with no surprises. I Strongly recommend S&K contracting. It will get done!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bruce S.
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LCS Construction was excellent to work with! Lazaro was very helpful throughout the project, he offered good suggestions and was prompt and friendly. I am very satisfied with this project, his prices are fair. I HIGHLY recommend him to you!

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DC Expert Construction Inc.
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Xenia M.
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I really enjoy the responsiveness of D.C. Expert Construction Inc. Worker was very professinal and I was very satisfied with the work. I would hire this Co again as they works was very thorough and price reasonable.

Sino Empire Construction inc
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Kim F.
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Father and son team, very professional, reasonable rates, communication is excellent. My husband and I loved their work on our roof so much that we had them come back the next day to work on another project. We highly recommend them and we will be hiring them again for other projects.

Corniel Construction LLC
4.4
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin Z.
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I would strongly recommend Corniel construction for their services. I hired them for some painting and flooring work and the job was done perfectly. The quality and timeliness was much appreciated. In addition, they also took some time to help me fix some small issues with my bathroom which was even outside the scope of the project. I would love to hire them again and recommend them to my friends.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Mrs. A.
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We had a new roof, gutters, a fence and some other small home maintenance work done. The craftsmanship of all of the work, especially the roof, was superbly done. It's a colonial with particular edges which required hand made solutions to bring it back to its natural glory and that is exactly what was done. We were clients and sometimes students, as time was taken to explain the process, materials being used, alternate solutions etc to ensure that we were comfortable with the job. We would and we have recommended All Remodeling and Construction to others.

  • 11 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Dushane W.
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I recently bought a house in Englewood NJ and hired Mura Constructions to do the renovations. They did an AMAZING job. The outcome of what is now a home turned out better than I expected it was as if he built it from scratch. Not to mention their cleanup crew. I mean these guys know how to make your place look spotless. I was so impressed by the work they that I am looking forward to my next project and working with them. I must commend them on a job well done!!! They most Advantage about having Mura Construction work on your project is that it is definitely a one stop shop. We stayed in budget and I did not have to hire anyone else. He came prepared and had the job done in a timely fashion. I would most definitely use and recommend Mura Construction for any project you need a hand with. Great Job Guys!!!!!!!

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Daniel Miller
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Matthew D.
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It was great working with Daniel! He was super responsive and proactive. He came over for a consultation and followed up quickly with a proposal and detailed ideas. He was very communicative about timeline. He worked quickly, efficiently and was extremely thorough. And he was very open and adaptable to feedback and changes. Hire Daniel! I know we’ll be working with him on every project going forward!

D&J General Construction LLC
4.0
from 22 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Ying Z.
Verified review

Carlos is very professional and responsible. His team helped me to upgrade my kitchen which includes replacing floor tiles, back splashes, counter top and dishwasher. They could always keep the construction area nice and clean at the end of the day. He even helped me exchanged broken dishwasher at Lowe's that I purchased online. Will work with him again on other upgrades. Highly recommended!

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Tomeck Construction, LLC
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Raj C.
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Tom of Tomeck Construction was great to work with. He was very transparent with what work needed to be done. Communication with him was really good and he informed me of where he was with each stage of the Deck construction. Very knowledgeable with what needed to be done. Went over and above with ideas and suggestions. Will definitely select him for my next future project.

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Rusty
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kurt B.
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Rusty did great work. Punctual, and we got a lot of projects done in one day. He had great ideas workarounds when I had some construction challenges. I would highly recommend and we will work with him again

  • 13 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Al R.
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I had Caesar construction redo my entire kitchen he did a fabulous job I would definitely hire him for future work I recommend him to everbody I know that needs work done.

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.

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Brothers construction
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Walter K.
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Avi went above and beyond my expectations for my home project. He was very knowledgeable and honest about his assessment and pricing. Will certainly recommend him to family and friends.

MDB Construction
3.9
from 12 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Vindya V.
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Was wonderful on all fronts! Timely service, easy to talk to, and competitive pricing. Glad we worked with him for our basement lights installation project.

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  • 16 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aashish C.
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He was very polite online and in person. Took no breaks and finished sooner than expected . So soon, we had him work on other projects without a hitch.

  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Naida B.
Verified review

GMN Construction & Contracting worked on my home, renovated my kitchen and replaced my tiles, did an entire roof replacement, and some brickwork. The process didn't take long and the professionalism from the crew and staff was pleasant

I Am Construction LLC
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Judy J.
Verified review

Removed three full windows with rotting sills and replaced in our 200yr old house. Not an easy job. Also demolished old shower stall and reinstalled tile and sliders. Nice tile work.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

How much does a project manager charge per hour?

You may choose to hire a construction project manager for your residential or commercial project. For the hands-on homeowner who wants to be involved in home construction but isn’t comfortable hiring subcontractors, a construction project manager can oversee these relationships and supervise labor. Typically, construction project managers charge a fee that is a flat percentage of the total construction project cost. This may range from 10 percent to 15 percent, depending on the company and the services they provide. This means a $30,000 home remodel project would have a construction project management fee of $3,000-$4,500. Hiring a construction project manager generally precludes the markup on subcontractor labor charged by a general contractor. The drawback to this choice is that, unlike a general contractor, the construction project manager won’t be financially responsible for the work of the subcontractors. For larger projects, you may hire a construction project manager who will also hire a general contractor. This provides the benefits of the general contractor along with the management services of the project manager, who will be on board from the beginning. The construction project manager will be involved in the design phase and work with the architects and the building crew, facilitating a smoother overall process.

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