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  • 456 hires on Thumbtack
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Toye K.
Verified review

I didn't have an opportunity to use Jason's services, as the situation was resolved. However, we communicated on several occasions. He was attentive, responsive and more than fair with his pricing. I have included him in my arsenal of contractors and whenever the need arises, I plan to call Berry's Home Improvement.

Service Guys
4.5
from 263 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 460 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica D.
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Very quick to respond, very skilled in the projects needed to be fulfilled, and in general, very nice guys to work with!

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Dexworks Repairs and Services.
4.9
from 108 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
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Wendell B.
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Dexter is a great contractor. He is by far the best contractor I had. He was fair in pricing, and very pleasant to work with. I hired Dexter as a contractor to repair electrical problems I was having in and around my house. Dexter provided and displayed the professional knowledge to me and my mother to allow us to make the best possible decisions. Dexter took on and completed projects that previous contractors started and did not finish. He even troubleshooted the entire project and did the necessary work that the previous contractors didn't want to do. This goes to show that he can be counted on to give 110 percent under all circumstances whether he began the project or he is picking up in the middle from which someone did not finish the project. Basically he does things the correct way--he does not "cut-corners." Regardless of the situation, Dexter will do everything possible to make sure that his performance is correct and done right. Dexter is a great electrician. You should definitely hire him as a contractor.

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Celtic Piping and Heating
4.9
from 104 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Martin R.
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I am an absentee landlord and needed a new water heater for a house in Sunnyside. Clear and timely communication is very important for me when hiring contractors. Edward responded to my calls very quickly, gave me complete information and arranged appointments with my tenant to bid and then perform the job. He used top quality materials and did a great job at a fair price. I will use him again for my plumbing needs.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Varun G.
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Greivin is a very reliable, honest and responsive contractor who did a great job at repainting our house. I offered him the job after he submitted the best bid among 4 contractors to paint my 1340 sq feet house in Hoboken. My walls were painted in dark colors with different rooms having different colors and we were shifting to all white - he did a great job that needed four coats and also agreed to repair our wooden floor in a small corner for no extra cost. He has done a great and timely job - in a condo building, he did the job with no disturbance to neighbors. Highly recommended.

Top Pro
  • 23 years in business
  • 110 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!

Smart Improvement Corp.
4.7
from 61 reviews
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Bill L.
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After enduring several months of frustration, inconveniences, and outright deceptions, it was a welcomed relief to find a thorough, professional and very helpful team of contractors who did everything asked with the attitude that gave my family the restored confidence in home improvement service. I would highly recommend Smart Improvement for any home renovation/repair or restorations needed.

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Upholstery Work's
4.8
from 47 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Irina P.
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Arturo was punctual, accommodating, enthusiastic and did great work. He was easy to work with and it was more of a creative partnership than a typical contractor experience. Arturo takes pride in his work and puts client's timing and requests first. I will definitely work with him again on my future upholstery projects.

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Global Housing Contractors
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Gama Home Improvement Inc
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wendy S.
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I hired Gama for a few small projects in my house. He really can do it all. From painting to flooring, and everything in between. He is always very responsive when I call and reasonably priced as well. I would definitely recommend him as a General Contractor for any home improvements.

Top Pro
  • 13 years in business
  • 32 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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DC Expert Construction Inc.
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sophie A.
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Al was great. He was incredibly personable, professional, and was able to provide same day service. DC’s value can’t be beat. While I used their junk removal service, I was please to learn that they also provide general contracting services. I’ll definitely be using them in the future.

Home Geeks USA, Inc.
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Sean V.
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It's been a pleasure to work with Home Geeks. Our renovation hasn't been finished (will update when the job is done) but so far, Vincent and Richard have been professional, responsive and patient. As an architect, I have worked with a lot of contractors, and so far they have been great. They have the experience and knowledge to give us good recommendations and they care about the client saving money by reducing the scope of unnecessary work. Their fee is reasonable also. Thank you, guys!

Corniel Construction LLC
4.4
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Imogene H.
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Waldy,the contractor, was very professional and punctual. They did a very good job in leveling my floor and tiling it. I am very please with the work that was done. I will definitely recommend them to my family and friends

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Smadar A.
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It is my pleasure to recommend the excellent work of Rick Doggett who was the general contractor for a remodeling project of my apartment in Jersey City. From the initial interaction and proposal phase through construction and the timely completion of the job, Rick and his crew performed at the highest level of professionalism, work ethics, and dedication. The work involved a complete re-structure of the internal floor plan, moving walls, installing new fixtures, hardwood floor and carpet, electrical, plumbing, and painting, while communicating with an owner who was not on location. I would, with no hesitation, engage Rick in any future construction or remodeling that will come-up. Thank you Rick and crew for a wonderful job.

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Rusty
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Fabian P.
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Will recommend him to everyone. Finally I have good experience with contractor

Global Hill Construction
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Carolann O.
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Great painting contractor. Quality work, reasonably priced, and done in half the time anticipated. I would highly recommend this company!

Zicklin Contracting Corp
4.3
from 12 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Vijay K.
Verified review

Raja and his workers treated this project as if they were working on their own house. Raja offered many helpful suggestions and I never had a contractor who cleaned up so well night after night! We are very pleased with the work that Zicklin Contracting did for us and would highly recommend them to everyone!

Angelika Design Studio
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Harvey B.
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Angelika worked on a residential project for me at my home on Fifth Avenue in New York City, in which she led the project management for a complex apartment remodeling. She worked very effectively with the general contractor and various subcontractors, and did an excellent job with all aspects of the renovation, including the design work at the onset. She coordinated the work of various contractors and artisans, some of whom were not very cooperative. Angelika helped bring the project to conclusion in a timely manner, interacted very effectively with all of the subs, and ensured that the job got done on budget and on a reasonable schedule. Perhaps most importantly, she brought her creative skills to the project and made the renovation beautiful. Harvey B

City line interiors inc.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sylvie C.
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I would like to highly recommend the general contractor who handled my townhouse’s third remodeling and renovation project, Mr. Mario Bissessar, owner and principal of City Line Interiors, Inc. The job project went extremely smoothly and was completed in a highly professional, efficient manner; I am very pleased with both the process and the beautiful results. The project was multi-faceted, complicated -as any remodeling entails- including a lot of details, involving multiple building sectors such as plumbing, electrical, HVAC, windows, tiling and paintings, metal work, having to respect landmark rules and blending with the existing structure. The crew led by Mario was very cohesive, punctual, talented, productive, flexible and friendly. His team is fluent in English (with a variety of charming Caribbean accents). Mario is very responsive, an excellent communicator and a great team leader. He was there every day, not only overseeing the work but very much hands-on, with precious skills, including carpentry. Mario also contributed great design ideas and judicious trouble-shooting solutions. Of course, I made several last minute changes or additions, which inflated the original budget but the corresponding charges were well itemized, justified and very reasonable. The payment schedule was without surprises and always well timed. It does not hurt that Mario is also an IT wizard…. All his subcontractors (electricity, plumbing, HVAC and metal work) were fantastic: they delivered diligently on the promised dates. It makes a big difference when subcontractors are well coordinated; they obviously knew and respected each other well, and were happy to work with Mario Bissessar.

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D. C. & Sons inc.
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alexcia W.
Verified review

D.C & Sons is a great company to to work with, very professional and absolutely efficient, if you are looking for a contractor I highly recommend them..

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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.

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 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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Pottstown, PA

  • Readiness
    Ready to hire
  • Project type
    Other (sidewalk and railing)
  • Project progress
    Just starting
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Other (sidewalk)
  • Details
    Looking to get some work done for a rental property in Birdsboro. 1st project , front side walk approx 12 to 15 feet long, some patch work, 2nd Railing made for three steps to front door. 3rd need to put new roof on front of house. John

Need a General Contractor

Philadelphia, PA

  • Readiness
    Ready to hire
  • Project type
    One or more small projects
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Bathroom(s), Kitchen, Other (3 ceiling fans installed)
  • Details
    Need window leddge under 3 bedroon storm windows repaired, wood rotted. 3 windows capped, need a replacement screen, need one small cabinet installed, one bathroom sink replaced and medicine cabinet nstalled, house pointed for now.

Need a General Contractor to Repair Leaks From Windows

Philadelphia, PA

  • Readiness
    Ready to hire
  • Project type
    One or more small projects
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Bathroom(s), Living room, Dining room
  • Details
    Several water leaks from windows 2 skylights kitchen window, dinningroom window,front bow window wood and foundations leaks, window has shiffed so it dosent close at all.
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