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Mikes Pro handyman services
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron H.
Verified review

We contracted with Mike to install all of the outdoor electrical wiring for our hot tub and pool. The project included running about 150' of underground conduit, and pulling/terminating 4 conductors of 4-gauge wire (220V, 100A). Mike installed the conduit, wiring, two sub-panels, pool automation center and all electric components of pool equipment. This job was performed during July in Las Vegas (with no shade). We selected Mike’s company to perform the work based on price, professionalism, and a great attitude. Unlike several of the other subcontractors with whom we worked on that project, Mike showed up when he said he would, he worked the entire time he was on the job, and he completed the job on time and within budget. He maintained a friendly attitude, even though the working environment was quite unpleasant due to the intense heat. Inspection of the electrical work passed on the first attempt. We were very pleased with the work that Mike performed, and would definitely recommend him for future projects.

SHF International LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Donny P.
Verified review

I remodeled my kitchen which included removing a structural shear wall. SHF International walked me through the process of hiring an engineer to do the structural calculations and organized getting the construction permit and hiring all the tradesmen to complete the work. SHF International is the only general contractor I trust, period. They saved me time and money by figuring out the most cost efficient way to implement the remodel I had in mind. All other contractors quoted me 30-50% more for the same job. In fact, SHF International went above and beyond their scope of work. When I received the final engineering drawings, SHF International reviewed them for me to make sure they were correct and actually caught several mistakes the engineer made! Typically contracts love with the drawings have mistakes, because then they can charge you extra for changing the design (change order). If I didn't have SHF International he project would have been a complete disaster. In addition, the owner and all of the employees and subcontractors of SHF International all have former experience working for the biggest general contractors in Las Vegas (Marnell Corrao, Perini, Pena, etc.) which built many of the Resorts and Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. No other residential contractor has that type of quality staff and depth of experience. These guys are for real! In my opinion, if I was doing a home remodel or building from the ground up, I would ONLY use SHF International, or I wouldn't do it at all. With anyone else you will risk pay too much, the project will get botched, or you will get scammed.

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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.  

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.

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.

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