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TM Ink.
from 127 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 165 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Caitlin P.
Verified review

As a custom home builder, we just finished a $1 million new build and when we went to take the plastic off of the windows, it was not pretty. The adhesive was stuck to the windows and was a MESS. We had never experienced this before and were in a complete panic to get it taken care of before the homeowner saw it. Tim came in and had a solution to remove it and he did an amazing job. To say that we were impressed is a major understatement. We will definitely be using him on the next house we build to do the regular window cleaning!

  • 30 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Susan E.
Verified review

We were very satisfied with Jeff's job. He looked over the job, gave us a fair estimate that included all we wanted, not only demolishing a shed but moving all the debris. He was pleasant to work with and did the job effectively and left the site well cleaned up. Thank you Jeff.

Nulook Group, Inc.
from 26 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
James F.
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I have been working on a DIY project of building a sunroom on my house and getting towards the end of the project I wanted to hasten its completion by having someone hang and mud the drywall. That is where Thumbtack and Nulook Group came in; I posted my job on Thumbtack and Nulook Group was one of the contractors that responded. They called very quickly and we set up an appointment to take a look at the job. I explained what I needed to be done and the time frame that it needed to be done in; they returned a quote, again very quickly, which I accepted. Communication from start to finish was excellent; I knew when they were coming and how long everything would take. All went according to plan and their workmanship was excellent.

Top Pro
  • 33 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karl J.
Verified review

JC ,put in a front door. Did the job at a great price ,was on time and cleaned up after. May have more work for him to do later.

CNG Construction Inc.
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Joe G.
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We had 10 pile of dirt had to be leveled. He was prompt. Did a great job. Leveled it to our liking. Clean up well by leveling around the fence and the garage. Fast excellent job. Thank you .

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Sean R.
Verified review

Roman was great, very professional. Offered a better lower cost alternative I didn't even know about. Highly recommend him and will definitely use his services again when needed.

from 11 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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The star rating corresponds to building a project plan and cost structure prior to the start of services. The lot that Ideal Construction and Landscaping investigated to mow and clean up is located in another state from were I live. Hence I haven't seen the lot in a couple months. During a phone call with Dan, owner, he was in favor of taking photos of the lot prior to starting service, and to send them to me with a propossed service plan. I received the photos, and the service plan with cost, within the next business day. Dan built a professional relationship, understood the problem, and created a service plan. The service fee for the first clean up was well accepted. And ongoing mowing service is also scheduled. In addition, Dan and his team can help me with exterior and interior repairs to the house. Potential list of projects that they can manage for us are to strip and replace the first floor flooring, and also replacing interior and exterior windows & doors. Install dead bolts to improve safety as well. Looking forward, with appreciation.

Wagner Built Construction
from 10 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Wayne G.
Verified review

Late last year I hired Wagnerbuilt to build a 20x 24 addition on to my home. They went above and beyond and exceeded my expectations. The crew was very respectful towards my wife and i. We most definitely will be doing more business in the future.

Kondolf Construction
from 8 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Steve A.
Verified review

We completed a substantial renovation of our home on Lake Ontario in 2011. Every room in the house was affected including an addition. Paul's knowledge, contacts and customer focus provides a solid sense of confidence and results. I have given Paul's name to a number of friends when they have asked for someone to help with their building needs.

from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dave C.
Verified review

Very good job by Doug and his crew. My job was a custom build shed and it turned out just as I requested.

Happy Home Exteriors LLC
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mike T.
Verified review

Excellent work on an old roof built in 1915. Steven was professional, attentive to the details of the customer and having been in the residential building business for most of my life I would hire Steven in a heart beat. Great job by Happy House Contracting and I personally recommend them for roofing any other odd jobs associated with housing and a hammer. Thanks Steve, you're the best.

Dave Bingert
from 5 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lawrence G.
Verified review

Dave Did A great and very in depth Inspection of our recently contracted townhouse. Dave was on time and very knowledgable. he took his time and took lots of pictures for his report. He also explained building practices and building code violations ( none found ) but he knew his business!!!! I would Recommend Dave to anyone in need of Home Inspection!!!!

Claudia P.
Verified review

Dennis was referred to me by a structual engineer to repair a cracked roof truss. He explained the entire repair process (sistering the rafter) before starting, and, explained again what he did after finishing. He also took many pictures for me of the repairs made. I would like to add the attic space he worked in was completely void of light and accessible only by a very small ceiling panel. He managed to bring the proper lighting equipment and got all the lumber in the attic with no incidents. He is very professional and pleasant. I've been in contact with him since the repair for various house issues which he has been very helpful. I would use his services again in a heartbeat.

S and K Construction
from 1 review
    Mandy M.
    Verified review

    We have used S&K Construction for all our remodeling, repair, and add-ons for the past 4 years for both our business and home. Steve Geer used his excellent vision and creative abilities to remodel our circa 1890's store while keeping its historical character. In addition, he has been able to make repairs to the building that would be very expensive and unaffordable but by using his his incredible skill he has been able to make it possible for us to do the repairs that saved our building. We have also used S&K for our home remodeling with beautiful results. S&K Construction definitely does provide the very best of construction and remodeling service we highly recommend Steve Geer of S&K Construction.

    • 13 years in business
    Sarah D.
    Verified review

    Brownell Excavating & Contracting did a fantastic job from laying out the pole barn, to the site work, pouring the concreate floor and ultimately building the pole barn. I was also very impressed with Mr. Brownell's professionalism and perseverance. This company does great work and I will surely be using them again in the very near future as well. Something that really pleased me was whenever I had any questions or needed to get in touch with Mr. Browell, he was always quick to respond and answer any and all that I had. I will be highly recommending this business to anyone that is looking for someone to do work for them.

    • 38 years in business

    Excel Building Technology is "building technology for the way you live". I'm a full-service contractor and master electrician. I do all of the work myself; no subcontractors are involved.


    We can do roofing, siding, windows, decks, kitchens and baths, and flooring. We are experienced and licensed. What can we do for you?


    We do complete tear off and replacement of new materials. We build decks, paint outside, rebuild porches and sod.


    We'll do any type of service needed, from lawn services to interior/exterior painting, power washing and small remodeling work.


    We have been in business for 40 years and have in experience in every phase of construction, building repairs of all kinds both residential and commercial. We are licensed and insured. Our experience, expertise and reasonable prices have preserved our business for over four decades.


    We have over thirty years of experience in designing and building. This includes organizing and managing all phases of construction, including the design, the development of preliminary drawings and the permit process. Thirty years in the business means we have developed suppliers and tradesmen to save our clients the most money possible.

    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.  

    How do architects work?

    Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

    When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

    How do architects charge for their services?

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

    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.

    What do general contractors charge?

    If you’re doing a home remodel, building a new home or embarking on a commercial building project, you’ll hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to oversee and execute construction projects. Each construction project is unique; even two duplicate homes built on lots next door to each other could have different construction costs due to factors like different excavation costs when building the foundation. Since each project is unique, many general contractors make bids on potential construction projects. These bids can then break down to a per square foot cost that encompasses the labor of all the workers needed for the job, materials, the scope of work, and any equipment needed. Materials and finishes make a major difference in your cost per square foot. For example, choosing standard kitchen tiles at $3 per square foot will result in a lower total project cost than imported marble tiles that cost $63 per square foot. Where you live will also affect how much general contractors charge, as labor and the cost to do business can cost less in many regions than in high-cost areas like New York or San Francisco. Here are some examples of average costs general contractors typically charge in various regions:

    • Home addition in San Francisco: $250-$270 per square foot.
    • New home construction in Knoxville, Tennessee: $100-$200 per square foot.
    • Kitchen remodel in Tennessee: $40-$80 per square foot, depending on finishes.
    • Bathroom remodel in Vancouver, Washington: $110-$170 per square foot.

    Be sure to check out our smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.

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