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Trenton General Contractors

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  • 10 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steve V.
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Tony installed a 50 in TV wall mount for my condo. He was prompt and very accommodating. Tony was responsive from the beginning until the job was completed. I would recommend Tony to everyone and will not hesitate to hire him again for my future general contracting needs.

A.D.A.D. Construction
4.6
from 128 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 214 hires on Thumbtack
Peter M.
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I can’t say enough how great of a experience this was. I have hired many contractors over the last 20 years living here and I can tell you this was the best. Not only was the work fantastic but the guys actually cared about our home and cleaned up after each day of work. The quality of service was great 1. On time each day 2. Started job on the actual day they said they would 3. Cleaned each day 4. Job priced right 5. William Dever kept me in the loop about everything 6. The workers were fantastic and professional Please don’t hesitate and call Adad construction.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Nicholas Falb
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christy A.
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Nicholas was on time, and very knowledgeable he made some great recommendations as to what we needed at our house. I have several other projects I plan to work with him on. Top notch contractor!

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J.R Custom Builders LLC
4.6
from 62 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robin D.
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Glenn has seriously turned out to be the absolute best contractor that I have ever worked with! Ive had the opportunity to work with several others, both at my homes and at my businesses. A few contractors have been good, doing nice work for a fair price, but they were either too slow, too unreliable, or just couldn’t come up with creative ways to do things that were needed. Glenn completely remodeled a new salon for me, and built a custom color bar shelf, front desk, reclaimed beam stylist counter, and retail shelves. He worked with my budget, helping me make decisions based on the priorities, and was extremely friendly, professional, and reliable every step of the way. He went above and beyond, even facetiming with me or communicating with my husband when I was under the weather and couldn’t make it to the job site. I highly recommend him for any project, and will be using his services for every future project that I have, both in business and my home.

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Global Housing Contractors
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Darlene V.
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My experience with contractors, including this company, is that you have to have patience. When a job has multiple areas of concentration (electrical, plumbing, carpentry, etc.), there may be different people doing each service; which means that everything is dependent upon each person doing their service in a timely manner, otherwise possible delays. Also, most contractors have multiple job sites where their people are rotated where needed. Since no one can predict a problem will occur, this also causes delays in getting a project completed. All of this is the nature of the job. As I mentioned before, try to have patience. Renovation projects can be frustrating and sometimes upsetting; but if everything is done correctly with minimal errors, the most important thing is that you are happy with the skills provided and the quality of the work completed.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tom B.
Verified review

I hired Kevin to help do some wiring, framing, and drywall so I would be able to mount a tv in a difficult location. He was very knowledgeable and was able to find some creative ways to get around a few unexpected problems he encountered once the wall was opened up. Another contractor I had come to look at the project told me it was no possible and left but now the job is done and my tv looks great with no wires showing.

S&K General Contracting
4.0
from 52 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 96 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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  • 13 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

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Aleksey D
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Monica T.
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Alex was hired to paint two bedrooms in my home and to perform other repairs. Out of all the contractors I spoke to, Alex had the most competitive pricing. He gave wonderful tips on what kind of finish on the paint I would need for the job as well as how much paint would be needed. His advice was spot on. The work he did was impeccable and the job was complete in a matter of hours. There was no mess for me to clean up and the walls look amazing. Jobe well done. Will definitely be using his services again in the future.

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White Glove Handyman
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan S.
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Avi is an honest, trustworthy person who is thorough, punctual and professional. He is a hard worker who addresses every detail to ensure that the project meets the needs of his client. He is an exceptional contractor whom I have already hired to do another project.

Thermal Tite Inc.
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Alyssa T.
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Roscoe responded immediately and was very professional. He did a great job on the installation of our bathroom door. We would hire him again in a heartbeat.

Lazarus Paint and Carpentry
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Dileimys F.
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David and his Company have been helping me on various projects for over a year now. I was fortunate to find them through thumbtack. I was in dire need. I had realized a water stain forming in the bathroom ceiling of my shore rental on a Sunday afternoon only two hours before having to head back to Boston and I was scheduled to have house guests in 4 days. Who was I going to find in 2 hours notice on a Sunday afternoon to come help me? Like a miracle David responded within seconds of me posting on thumbtack. I explained the issue and my time constraint and he said, "I'll be right over." As soon as we met in person I knew this was the type of honest professional contractor that I could trust (hard to find! I own two rental properties.. believe me). David assessed the situation and told me not to worry. He would send me a detailed quote of what was needed by later that night and that I could rest assured the work would be done for my guests in time. I was able to trust him with my house keys and everything went smoothly. He left the place in excellent condition and stuck to his word on his quote. Since that instance I actually stopped using another contractor that I often used and starting contacting David. Over the last year he's run to my rescue several times and more recently accomplished yet another successful job for us. David is honest, reliable, thorough, and a pleasure to work with. He goes out of his way all the time. There's no way I could possibly manage renting a property in NJ while living in Boston if I didn't have someone like David to help me out!

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All Valley Rooter & Plumbing
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Koffi O.
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If you are looking for a honest professional technician to hire, All Valley Rooter & Plumbing is the best choice for you. According to my experience I would recommend this contractor because of his loyalty and professionalism. In fact I had a hug clogged toilets (2). After the inspection with camera, Jarred (the plumber) found that all my pipes are clogged because of broken pipes that allowed muds into them. He used the snake to show me the evidence and then suggested to me to replace all pipe. He dogged and I could see the pipes with mud inside. The work was done as planed. We talked about price before he began the work et he is not expensive. He charge me for the right price. After the work done, I wanted to give him a tip because I was very happy, but he declined saying I just pay the good price. I like also he availability and advice.

STP and Home Decor
4.6
from 34 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Mary R.
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Hello Everyone, Just wanted to share my success story with you, I hired STP and Home Decor to hang drywall in my unfinished basement the I had another contractor begin. Unbenonced to me at the time the previous contractors work was less then commendable. Joseph and his crew came into my home treated me with dignity and respect corrected the other contractors mistakes and gave me an awesome price. Now that my drywall is hung I have hired them to comple the painting and put down my new floor I'm sure it will be spectacular. I look forward to sharing the total transformation of my new living area with you thanks to Joseph of STP and Home Decor

ZYLA CONSTRUCTION LLC
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
AJ O.
Verified review

Not only did I receive a quote quickly, but all the responses to my questions came fast as well. At the end of the job, the last step requires you to go back through the following 7 steps to add something optional that would improve the integrity of my gazebo. Without hesitation, he went back all 7 steps and did the job to perfection. Many contractors would have thrown away the parts, collected their money and left. Not here! I will recommend to Family and friends and hope I can find another project to leverage them. Thanks again!

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Turner Family Construction
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Fawad S.
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Very good contractor. Delivered as expected. Good work. Will use again.

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J Federline Construction LLC
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicholas D.
Verified review

You might have heard of the project management triangle in business school. A simplied version of it which I generally refer to when hiring contractors is the good, fast, cheap triangle - where you can only pick two sides. So if a contractor is good and fast, he’s not going to be cheap - or if he’s fast and cheap, he’s not going to be good, etc. J Federline Construction has proven themselves to be the exception to that rule. They came in and did a great job, quickly and on a very reasonable budget. I couldn’t be happier and plan on using them again for various projects around the house.

  • 10 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Sagar P.
Verified review

THESE ARE THE BEST HANDYMAN CONTRACTORS PERIOD! For any millennials or young people out there with busy lives, these are the guys you want to hire. They communicate via text with you and you can send pictures and they will send you an electronic quote that breaks down each cost including all labour and materials. The whole process is quick and easy as they already have a solid reputation so you know they are established and trustworthy. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH OTHER CONTRACTORS. These guys are the real deal.

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Carpentry By Robert Portney
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike M.
Verified review

Rob was a reliable contractor and stayed true to his word. He was very customer satisfaction oriented, was always on time, and ensured we were completely satisfied with the job.

  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michael D.
Verified review

Erik and his team at Geobest Construction was a great experience. I have had many contractors do work for me over the years and he was the best. I had a bathroom completely remodeled with new plumbing, electric, etc. All of the work was done to perfection of detail. Erik was very responsive to my phone calls as well, which was refreshing. His guys were polite and helpful in all aspects of the project. Will definitely use them again!

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.  

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.

Where should I start when remodeling a bathroom?

Bathroom remodeling doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Before starting a bathroom remodel it’s crucial to know what you want and have a clear understanding of your maximum budget. If you’d love all marble fixtures but have $3,000 total, you will have to compromise. Being realistic about materials and money before you even contact a contractor will have you on the road to success. Here are some simple steps to follow in the planning stages of bathroom remodeling:

  • List your remodeling priorities in order of importance (e.g., 1. New shower head, 2. Replace flooring, 3. Install recessed lighting, etc.).
  • Calculate what you can realistically afford to spend on your bathroom remodel. Identify an “all in” price — meaning the absolute maximum you’re willing to pay, as well as what you’d prefer to spend.
  • Gather ideas from Pinterest about colors and finishes.
  • Research the costs of the materials and finishes you want and begin making choices about what is and isn’t possible to fit into your budget (once labor is included). If you’d like to stay under $10,000 total, but really love a $2,000 tub, plan to downgrade in other areas.
  • Request quotes from at least three reputable general contractors, share your vision and ideal materials, and work together from there.

How do I plan a bathroom remodeling project?

If you’re stumped on how to plan a bathroom remodeling project, it pays to hire a designer. This is especially important if you’re changing your bathroom layout in any way. Designers create contractor-friendly drawings indicating exactly where each tile and fixture will be installed, down to the light switches. This investment might cost you $300-$500 but save you significant frustration and miscommunication, while ensuring you get precisely what you want.

If you’re going to do your own design, planning a bathroom remodeling project means being organized and planning ahead. Create a general outline of what you want and the budget you have. Identify the specific fixtures, tiles, paint and vanity you prefer. Get all this organized before requesting quotes from two to three reputable general contractors. Once you find the right pro, get a written contract outlining scope of work, materials that will be used, timeframe and payment schedule. Communicate clearly about when to order your materials so they are ready and waiting by the time the contractor gets the permits. Your job from here is to communicate clearly, pay the contractor as the work progresses, and enjoy your remodel when it’s done.

For more on where to start when remodeling a bathroom check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

How long should a bathroom remodel take?

With proper planning and a good general contractor, your bathroom remodeling project doesn’t have to take forever. The construction phase of the project will always vary based on your scope of work, the square footage and the condition of your bathroom under the surface layer. Inevitably an 80-square-foot master bathroom with major changes will take longer than a 25-square-foot guest bath undergoing a minor renovation. For a smaller bathroom, a facelift — the industry term for sprucing up the surface layer (such as paint, vanity, tiles or light fixtures) but keeping the existing footprint of the space — may take five to eight working days, as long as there are no surprises like mold waiting when the old vanity comes out. A more complex bathroom remodel that revamps the shower area (customizing the plumbing, installing tile and changing the shower door), updates the flooring and cabinetry, and adds new paint and new lighting could take anywhere from one week to three weeks. A full bathroom remodel that guts the room, changing the footprint and moving the electrical wiring and plumbing lines, could take four to eight weeks or more. To keep your bathroom remodel on schedule, have your materials ordered and waiting, and don’t make any change orders once construction begins. Planning is key to keeping a bathroom remodel on schedule.   

For more on how long a bathroom remodel should take check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

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