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Albany Home Contractors

Browse these home contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Albany.

Aardwolf
4.7
from 61 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Velma G.
Verified review

Sean was great. Had a sagging fence at a rental property that he fixed now we are looking to hire him for more work at our home. I have had a lot of work done on my home by other contractors that had very poor communication but Sean kept me in the loop of how my fence was progressing. It was done very quickly.

Top Pro
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yi Y.
Verified review

My family was away from home for a while, I hired Marco to do the mowing, he did it very well, professionally and trustworthy, I'm satisfied with his work, highly recommended.

Armadillo Home Improvements
4.6
from 49 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Cory S.
Verified review

Excellent job. I needed tiling, trim- work and installation of a toilet. Mr. Cecere arrived as scheduled for the estimate and work. The job was completed as promised. The bathroom came out better than imagined. With many options out there, I am glad to have picked a skilled contractor who appears to care about craftsmanship. I will certainly call Tommy for any future projects.

Precision Home Care
4.7
from 46 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Irene C.
Verified review

Jim was a pleasure to work with. He was punctual and introduced himself upon arrival. He answered the questions that I had for him and he proceeded with power washing our home and deck. Upon completion, I checked out the house which looked fantastic! He made or house look brand new again. We discussed redoing our deck and he is going to send me a price for that as well as some other work we had discussed on the front breezeway door. Jim was a pleasure to have work on our house. He was professional and his work was top notch. I look forward to working with him again on other projects at our home in the future.

Top Pro
Olsi Stavre
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason A.
Verified review

Olsi and his team took great care and spent hours of hard work on our deck. Olsi took time to help me find the perfect materials and spent a lot of time making sure we understood everything. He is fair, honest and hard working and I can’t wait to have him work on our home further! If I could give 100 stars I would!! Thank you for everything Olsi!

  • 7 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Donna B.
Verified review

Time plays a big role for me getting everything I need done on the daily. With R/CCP keeping my home first class has been outstanding for me. I’ve been able to get more done and come home to relaxation. Price worthy!

The Home Fix Up
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Jake F.
Verified review

Excellent working! It is hard to turn a landscaping dream into a reality, but Martin and his team accomplished it with ease. It is clear that they treat your yard as if it is their own. The prices were competitive, and even better, than the other landscapers we looked at. Martin has an excellent attention to detail, and you can tell that he creates things to last long after they have left. What a wonderful experience! I will hire these professionals again for any other projects I need.

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King & Sons Enterprises, LLC
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacob S.
Verified review

Great work done for me at my home and commercial properties! Awesome customer service!

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1Pro NY, LLC
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan H.
Verified review

1 Pro NY completed my porch and deck. I am very impressed and happy with the quality of my new deck - just spectacular! I could have hired other contractors however the crew working to complete this project were real craftsmen. The job was finished in a reasonable amount of time. I will definitely have them back for my next project.

East Coast Construction
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Carmella P.
Verified review

I had an excellent experience with East Coast Construction. They replaced shingles on my roof after a previous contractor attempted to patch the roof. The estimate was good and did not change, and I no longer have a lake of water in my kitchen. They also returned at a later time to replace a broken window. This home owner is very happy with their work and professionalism.

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capital home services
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Francesca L.
Verified review

Ray was able to diagnose the problem and offered several solutions to me. He went out of his way to let me know that any work done had to be approved by me. I’m extremely pleased with his plumbing work and recommend him for any of your contractor needs.

SK Contracting of NY Inc.
4.6
from 15 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Lauri F.
Verified review

SK contracting gave me an estimate that was far below other contractors. The work was done ahead of schedule and I couldnt be happier with the finished product. I will definitely be recommending them to friends and using them in the future.

SnS Solutions
4.4
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
Verified review

Professional, skilled and hard working team. Honest and saved us a lot of money installing insulation. Will hire again for any home maintain needs. We hired then for two jobs, insulation install and moving stones on our property. Highly recommend.

Fixer Frank - The Home Pro!
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jean T.
Verified review

My husband and I hired Frank, The Home Pro, to do some electrical, plumbing and painting work on our new home. Not only has he been incredibly professional and clearly knowledgeable about all aspects of home improvement, but he has also been so kind. He has put up with tons of questions and has been excellent at teaching this new home owner every step of the way. He also recommended his Uncle and cousin for our painting work, as that is their primary focus and the paint job was time sensitive. They did an excellent job and were just as friendly. Both Frank and his family are reasonably priced and well worth the cost. We are so glad we hired The Home Pro!

  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn H.
Verified review

Hired Jake for multiple projects at my fathers home. First off he is honest as the day is long, which is refreshing and won us over as someone that we can trust and rely upon. His work was excellent and reasonably priced. I would suggest you schedule your projects well ahead of time as this guys booked solid!

Bader-Lueki Industries, LLC
3.8
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna B.
Verified review

Andrew was a true professional and took care of replacing a foundational sill-plate on a home I was buying. The job appeared to be a difficult task to me, but Andrew found a way to fix it as if new! I would recommend him for any sort of job. He also gave me good tips on other minor repairs I might be in for in the future with the home, roofing, siding, etc. Andrew is very knowledgeable and trustworthy! I'd hire him again in an instant!

  • 19 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jen I.
Verified review

Jeb was always on time and if he was running late he would contact me. His work is amazing and he takes great pride in what he does. Jeb was always willing to discuss any changes I needed to make and was willing to work with me on them. I had a tight budget due to previous problems with contractors and he made sure to work within that and he didn’t cut corners because of my budget. I would highly recommend him!

SJR ENTERPRISES LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Matt G.
Verified review

Hired to side and stone my new home, very professional and extremely reasonable price. Did outstanding work and would highly recommend using this company. Scott was awesome to deal with, really looks out for his customers and their projects!! Thanks again!!

C Hausler
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon H.
Verified review

I was referred by a friend to Mr. Hausler, I trust this friends opinion so I went with this contractor. I could not be happier with the work that was done, the professionalism, his punctuality and how he cared about the work he did . I highly recommend this worker, and will use him again in any work that I need done at my home. He remodeled my kitchen, my bathroom, and replaced our septic system which was over 30 years old. I was very pleased with the price he did it for and the quality of his work. I asked him what other kind of work he does, and this man can do anything in the home. I referred him to my daughter who is currently knocking a wall down and putting In a patio. He is doing that for her.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Danica N.
Verified review

Justin is knowledgeable in a great many areas which is rare these days. He has helped me (get ready, it's a long list..) paint, replace roofing, re-insulate, replace cedar siding, replace windows, build a 3-season room and adjoining deck, repair and repoint a chimney, tile a shower, replace plumbing & heating systems, rehab a covered front porch and build a 2nd entrance/mudroom on my house. He also rehabbed my entire kitchen, complete with porcelain tile floors, tiled backsplash and new cabinets. My house needed everything after being purchased from an estate. His attention to detail is amazing and his work cannot be beat! Thank you for making my house a home!

Mastroianni Stone LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
John N.
Verified review

Mike was very easy to work with, and completed the job in a timely and professional Manor. Their estimate was fairly priced and was definitely a good value for the excellent quality product. I would definitely recommend him to anybody looking to improve their home.

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.  

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.  

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.

When should you hire a contractor?

A few home remodeling projects can be done by an ambitious DIY-minded homeowner or local handyman, but many are best completed by a professional home renovation contractor. You should hire a contractor when you’re planning a large project that takes time, machinery or large tools, and several workers; a kitchen remodel, new bathroom or home addition will be most successful with a licensed, expert contractor at the helm. It’s particularly important to have a professional contractor on board for construction, electrical, plumbing and HVAC projects that require inspections to meet local building codes. Of course, you can hire a contractor for smaller projects, too, if you prefer to let an expert handle things like addition or removal of a wall, small framing projects, or anything that requires a permit.  

You should hire a contractor when you’re ready to start a remodeling project and you have plans, a budget and a timeline for the work in hand, but before any remodeling work begins.

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