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Ithaca General Contractors

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Affordable Home Solutions
4.9
from 60 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Mark P.
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When choosing which contractor to pick through Thumbtack I went with Dan because he had a competitive quote and great reviews to back him up. I'm happy to say that he did not disappoint. Dan understood what I wanted done and did not try to quote a small window trim replacement project into a complete window replacement project. He was friendy, respectable with my family and a hard worker. One of the perks is that he explained to me what the causes of my window problems were and made suggestions for what I can do in the future to prevent the problems from happening again. I have his number saved for future projects that I'll need a professional for.

  • 8 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Edward B.
Verified review

Kevin Donath General Contracting replaced our roof. He and his staff were polite, picked the debris and cleaned the area around the house at the end of each workday. We are pleased with their work, cost and schedule. We highly recommend his company .

F.A.S.T. Contracting
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren B.
Verified review

F.A.S.T. properties just updated my bathroom. I have had poor experiences with contractors in the past, but i was pleasantly surprised by the work that was performed in my home. Perhaps my favorite aspect of my recent remodeling, is the detailed tile work in my shower. Its gorgeous! I am constantly receiving compliments! I want to point out also, that not only was the quality fantastic, but i found these guys to be extremely attentive toward my requests. I feel like they went above and beyond to make me feel valued as a customer. If you want the work done right, by reliable, talented contractors, then these are your guys. I highly recommend trusting them with any home improvement project.

Sticklers Structures
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Francesca H.
Verified review

The contractor always kept me informed on issues, status, ideas and provide updates at every stage of the work. My deck looks great! I would definitely recommend him.

KiGis Home Maintenance
4.5
from 10 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Janice T.
Verified review

He's the easiest and most ambitious handyman I've hired!

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DA Construction
4.5
from 10 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ryan B.
Verified review

Highly recommend DA Construction for your home remodel needs. Thanks Denis and crew for a job well done!

T & K Property Solutions
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Hollie O.
Verified review

We hired Tony to do some general landscaping of the front of the house (tilling, planting and mulching). He was very pleasant to work with and we're very pleased with the end product. No complaints.

Xact Contracting Solutions
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Gloria H.
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I worked with the owner Hector Jesus, and he was extremely knowledgeable regarding the several odd jobs, (very entailed work however), I needed done in my home, framing 2 windows & slider door, hang sheetrock/mud, lay linoleum and install toilet in bathroom, and repaired flooring. He was prompt, accommodating with any issues that needed to be addressed while doing the job(s), courteous and polite to work with. Very satisfied with the work and the price, I would definitely recommend Hector as a contractor. Gloria

Taj Mahal Construction
4.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan Y.
Verified review

Taj Mahal offers a wide variety of professional services at a reasonable price. From a kitchen remodel, bathroom upgrade and even custom wood work on a side porch, they have come through and I’ve always been pleased with the final product. If you’re looking for a contractor you can trust to get the job done, look no further.

Maven Custom Carpentry LLC.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dave H.
Verified review

Amazing work! Dan is a must-hire for your carpentry project. He did an outstanding job installing wainscoting and crown molding in our home. His work completely transformed several of the rooms in the house. He clearly has an attention for detail that many contractors lack - I couldn't find a single flaw in the work, and there was a lot of work done. Also, he takes pride in his work and cares about the finished product. He insisted upon meeting with our painter so that the painter knew the best method to paint his molding work. Finally, he's friendly, responsive, and a nice guy. And that's half the battle.

Global Kings
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Peter C.
Verified review

The guys at Global Kings have always done a great job for us. Painting takes half the time I would expect and they do a great job. They are very detail oriented and a pleasure to have around. We usually stay around with contractors and there isn't any goofing off. They have done painting, plumbing, an entire kitchen install. All very good work. Would not hesitate to recommend them.

Coetta C.
Verified review

My company has been doing business with First General for over 20 years. We have used both their fire restoration service as well as their snow plowing service. They are quick to respond to our needs. Recently after the large amount of snow they went the extra mile in bringing in trucks to haul away the snow to keep the parking lot clear. I would recommend this company and will continue to use them for snow removal and fire damage restoration. Coetta Carr R&M Management

About

We provide a full range of construction/remodeling services for residential and commercial clients. Any size of job is welcome.

  • 11 years in business
About

Independent contractor. Sell and do my own jobs. No job to big or to small. I leave no costumer unhappy. Work is 100% to owners guidelines.

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We are a family-owned business that has been around for over 30 years. Our work is done right, and if there is ever a problem, we would come back and fix it, free of charge. We have a one-year warranty on our work. We also have a one-million-dollar insurance policy. We build new homes and fix up old ones. We do everything except for heating, air conditioning or concrete. If you are looking for a job done right, call D&L Contractors.

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Quality work, low prices. Guaranteed satisfaction.. Having the satisfaction knowing my customers are satisfied

  • 43 years in business
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I have been a general contractor for over 40 years. A small operation(myself), I have evolved into the finer aspects of contracting, trim, and finish work. I am a clean and respected professional who has done just about everything, but won't do everything anymore.

  • 36 years in business
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I think my work stands out because I am my own worst critic so I try my hardest to please myself of the work after doing construction work since the seventies and being job foreman for multimillion dollar job I enjoy doing the work that I do and making my customers satisfied with the quality of work

About

I am a professional mason specializing in foundations and stone laying. My company also offers professional painting and general remodeling services. All of my employees have a 10 year minimum experience qualification. Since I started I've always loved anything to do with stone and concrete and I excelled in it. And my company donates 4% of every job to breast cancer awareness research.

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One call does it all! We do kitchens, bathrooms, basement remodels, decks, siding, moldings, etc. We have over 35 years in the construction business.

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I have experience with painting, plumbing, electric, masonry, drywall, carpentry, and most home repairs.

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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