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TNS Home Improvements
from 47 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Beth D.
Verified review

This is really more of a 4.5-star review :) We're first-time homeowners and hired Tom for a kitchen renovation and a few other small projects. We are really pleased with the results! Tom worked as quickly as possible and communicated well with us throughout the process over text and phone. In moments of frustration and delay (to be expected when coordinating with the town on permits and with subcontractors), Tom was even-keeled and worked with us to find fair solutions. His workmanship was good and he was quick to fix any/all small issues that we asked about. Tom was a reliable, personable, and his price was fair. We wouldn't hesitate to hire him again for another project.

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roberta M.
Verified review

Eric did a great job of installing closets in a guest room, replacing rotted floor joists and flooring and insulating my pantry and fixing a light fixture that hasn't worked in years. He was extremely neat and clean and very professional. I recently called him for another project he was right there for me. Trusted and professional contractors are worth their weight in gold and Eric is at the top of the list.

R&F House Busters LLC.
from 32 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Craig M.
Verified review

These guys are awesome - I've been a general contractor for 35 years so I know good contractors and subcontractors when I meet them, feel free to call me for reference, great service, on time, great attitude. Craig 646.799.0737

Dayson's Home Improvements
from 23 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Cristina K.
Verified review

Adam has been amazing to work with. Any ideas that I've had, he's made come to life. He's gotten our addition done quickly and precisely. We just signed on Dayson's Home Improvement to begin another addition on our home and so far, it's been great again. It's been really comforting to work with a contractor who listened to our needs and come in with his own ideas to make our projects really work for our family. Adam has always been prompt and honest and has always completed his scope on time. He also works with great subcontractors who have also gotten their end of the job done. All in all, I'd highly recommend him.

A Shoucair Design
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Harvey B.
Verified review

Peta and Angelika worked over the past year on a residential project for me at my home on Fifth Avenue in New York City in which they led the design team and project management for a complex apartment remodeling. They worked very effectively together with the general contractor and various subcontractors. They did an excellent job with all aspects of the renovation, including the design work at the onset. They coordinated the work of various contractors and artisans, some of whom were not very cooperative. In fact, without Angelika and Peta, the project would never have been completed. They brought the project to conclusion in a timely manner. They interacted very effectively with all of the subs and ensured that they got the job done on budget and on a reasonable schedule. Perhaps most importantly, they brought their creative skills to the project and made the renovation beautiful. Harvey B.

  • 17 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan A.
Verified review

professional, creative, and thoughtful. good subcontractors too.

Holzman Interiors, Inc.
from 12 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Pia T.
Verified review

Julie joined "Our Family" approximately 7 years ago as we were ready to embark on adding a 5 story wing to an existing house. She presented beautiful selections for us to choose from for the various spaces of our home. Her selection of fabrics, furniture and finishes were reflective of our style. Although, this project was a daunting task, Julie helped us achieve it in an appreciated time frame and with complete satisfaction. Her sense of detail created special areas of interest in our home. As we continue to evolve with our taste, we call Julie back on an item by item basis and plan to for years to come. I also have to state that the quality of her subcontractors are the best in the business.

Corsa Construction Inc.
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel N.
Verified review

Corsa Construction as led by Kamil Grzybowski Did an excellent job contracting our Permitted Sidewalk job in Brooklyn. He handled the permits, contract, and job execution with attentiveness& responsiveness and was able to be flexible in coming to the perfect job and price for our needs. Kam is a great organizer and he did not rest until the job was completed. He was in touch for the start date-and even thought they started a week after initially planned, he made me aware of when the job would start and started on the exact alternate date promised. He upheld the time to complete perfectly! The area was kept spotless and he cleaned up at the end. He has a range of services and subcontractors that he employs to perform certain parts of the job. Neverless, his price was very fair and worth it for the peace of mind that someone is there to oversee the work. Use Kam...he's a nice guy! Only slight downside: "Pressure" Take your time in clarifying the SCOPE of WORK because like many contractors, Kam may want you to sign the contract right away...which feels like a scam-but fear NOT!!! In our case: He DID deliver top notch service. He DID mean exactly what he said and DID deliver on his word.

  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Steve D.
Verified review

Using Carlos for five years for interior and exterior home improvements. He has refreshed our 100-year-old house with excellent carpentry, painting, and refinishing. He is prompt and comes in within estimate, leaving any work site impeccably clean. His subcontractors for floors, etc., have been as good. Definitely worth using on any home. (Hope he doesn't get so busy we have to wait a while to use him next time.)

  • 26 years in business
Michael F.
Verified review

It was a pleasure working with Keith and Loredana on my kitchen renovation project. I had never undertaken such a large and costly project before, and Keith turned a potentially intimidating and sprawling effort into a straightforward plan. Loredana is an excellent designer and has a knack for understanding the needs of clients. Knockout is a full-service firm and works directly with co-op or condo boards if needed so you don't have to handle the paperwork. They also work with their own subcontractors and suppliers and prefer to purchase materials through them. The end result is pricier than a lot of contractors but the savings in time and effort made up for it in my case. I would definitely work with Knockout again in the future.

High Mount Construction LLC
from 8 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Katie C.
Verified review

High Mount Construction completed a kitchen, living room and master suite addition to my home six years ago. They also renovated a playroom of mine five years ago. The work was completed on time and within the agreed perameters. The cost of the project was competitive with other bids. Krys was always punctual and replied promptly to any concerns. From framing to painting, we have been very pleased with the results and would highly recommend High Mount to anyone looking to do a home project big or small.

Bi Coastal Building Corp
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Michele M.
Verified review

My project was to build a closet and a vanity combo in my Master Bedroom. I interviewed several contractors and Timberwood came to my house a couple of times to look at space. They gave me the best quote so I hired them. They were awesome! Brian & JP arrived on time each day and were meticulous in their work. The project I hired them for, while not as big as some of their jobs, was done with great detail. They treated this job as though it was one of their larger reno's. They are in control of their subcontractors and all work well together! They respected my home and treated it as though it was their own and left it spotless each day they were done. I intend to hire them again!!!

City line interiors inc.
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jane S.
Verified review

Mario was the project manager for the gut renovation of my townhouse. He is very professional, manages his own staff and subcontractors well and is a skilled carpenter. He is always considerate and does whatever is necessary to make sure the job is done correctly. I highly recommend him. Jane Sanders, Architect

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Frank C.
Verified review

Over the last 3 years, I have trusted Martinez Home Improvement with rehabbing my 2 bathrooms, redesigning my kitchen, and most recently turning my garage into a room. The service and courtesy were impeccable, and the quotes beat all competitors. Since Enrique Martinez does everything, there is no need for the added price or delay of dealing with subcontractors. I would recommend him without hesitation.

JMS Const Co.
from 4 reviews
  • 25 years in business
Brian H.
Verified review

Joe undertook a complete gutting, renovation, and expansion of our kitchen and pantry, plus construction of an addition that included a bathroom and a 10x20 dining area/family room/office, plus construction of a new deck. This was at our residence in Rutherford, NJ. It was a very complex project that involved many stages and coordination with a number of subcontractors in addition to work with a designer. We had some particular, unusual requests and when the kitchen was gutted there were some perplexing surprises. Through it all, Joe did an excellent job. He was very careful and thought a lot before he acted; he had very high standards and really wanted everything done right; he was very considerate of our needs; he was an excellent communicator and always answered all of our questions and concerns and always texted back promptly. We were never left in the dark; if there was a delay, we always knew what was going on. He really didn't forget things that had to be done; he always always reminded himself before we had to. He was able to deal with the unusual problems we had very well and also helped us out by doing a few unrelated jobs that came up suddenly. When changes had to be made, his charges were reasonable. We also really liked his subcontractors and thought he worked with them well. Joe always came when he said he would. Joe really did go above and beyond and added some very nice touches which made a big difference, like a hand-made radiator cover for our steam radiator. Or when he saved us hundreds of dollars in freight costs by going to pick up our butcher block himself. Overall, what impressed us most was how resourceful and knowledgeable Joe is. This job took eight months, and it was overall a pleasant experience mostly because Joe is a thoughtful, considerate guy.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joe D.
Verified review

Steve is fantastic to work with. We did a complete kitchen gutting and 1st floor bathroom, and changed the floor plan of the house. Steve was extremely well organized and planned out. Was able to coordinate well with multiple subcontractors and because of that our job came in on time (which mattered greatly because we did it during the dead of winter!). Went well out of his way to be accommodating to our needs (we were pretty involved throughout). Unlike so many other contractors, Steve laid out payment amounts and dates for the agreed to part of the work, and then we dealt with extra work as it came up. Just a total pleasure to deal with and someone we will use in all of our future home improvements.

Murphy Brothers Maintenance
from 4 reviews
    Jane A.
    Verified review

    I bought a condo in Fairfield that needed extensive renovations ... it was original from the 70's. I had hired Murphy Bros. to fix some closet doors which he did an excellent job on . He and his crew continued on and helped me with the entire renovation! Jack is a pleasant college educated individual who seems to love his work as well as helping people out. If there was a job that he and his crew could not handle he found me the right subcontractor to do the job and saved me thousands of dollars. He also has a great eye for design ... he assisted me in the selection and purchase of materials and appliances, again cutting down on the total cost. Jack and his crew are very thorough and clean. I would come home from work, and the place was spotless! I have referred Jack to many friends and business associates, and all have had similar experiences . I would highly recommend Murphy Brothers!

    from 3 reviews
    • 26 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Mike M.
    Verified review

    We had an interior remodel done on 2/3rds of our house. Electric service upgrade to 200 amps all new wiring,recessed lights & hanging/wall lights in every room. Wall between dinning room/kitchen removed,main bathroom,laundry room-1/2bath storage area,part of the garage demoed to the studs. New mud room,hallway,storage area, separate laundry room & full 2nd bathroom w/glass enclosed shower,tiled floors through where created from old space,paint & crown molding finish.New kitchen cabinets,island,sideboard in dinning area,granite counters,appliances,sub-floor & new coretec oak top floor Crown molding & new paint finished off the kitchen/dinning area.. All new main bathroom,replaced tile,tube,toilet,vanity & relocated the linen closet.Paint & crown molding completed the room. New tank-less hot water heater,all new plumbing & wast pipes. This took 5 months & during the project Harry Leonard stayed on top of all the work/workers & changes we made. Always keep us up to date on the progress,always called/texted you back if he didn't answer first. He caught most mistakes made by workers before they left the job & walked us thru each phase, resolving any concerns we had.He also hired a couple of subs that didn't make any mistakes, namely the electrician, who was probably on the job site the longest.We passed every inspection the first time!! I can list many more reasons why I would use this company again but the main one is Harry. He was always on the job when when work was being done or meet us when we had questions/changes. He has pleasant, skilled workers & sub-contractors. Whenever he gave us a price it was in writing & didn't change. He was not shy about telling us if our changes won't work & always had a solution to our wants. We would definitely spend our hard earned money again with this company. If anyone would like to talk to us or see our remodel please feel free to call me 732-233-4845. One bit of advise, if you get new cabinets try to recycle the cardboard yourself. We didn't do that & had to pay for an extra dumpster. Thanks, Mike & Ann Marie M.

    from 1 review
    • 14 years in business
    El M.
    Verified review

    Mr Bratkovic worked on a larger remodel for us, and several other smaller projects. A few things stand out: 1/ Honest and trustworthy; 2/ Attention to detail; 3/ Broad-based knowledge and 4/ Very easy to work with. He is well educated professionally and can do a lot of different types of work himself (rather than hiring various subcontractors). Happy to recommend him.

    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.

    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.