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Poughkeepsie General Contractors

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Lopez Home Improvement LLC
4.8
from 181 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 276 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex G.
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Walter came in as a last minute save the day contractor. He is a general contractor licensed and insured and came to fix mistakes of another contractor and fix my faucets install. He ended up doing an amazing job and added a sealer to my carrera marble vanity. I am using him again for my next project. He does what he says he will, sticks to price and exceeds expectations. NICE GUY overall. Don't look further!

  • 6 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Farie M.
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Nelson is a highly skilled and honest contractor. He has done a few jobs for me and I be calling him back to do more

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  • 12 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John K.
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5 Stars are not enough for this contractor. Eric answered every question Marilyn and I asked during the two intensive remodeling conferences we had prior to hire. He made suggestions, measured, measured again, thought before he answered, and didn't give us a price off the top of his head. We were interested in his approach, his prior experience, his honesty and integrity. After all, if we were giving him permission to work in our home. Eric installed a new high end kitchen that delights my wife every time she opens a cabinet. Pleasing, efficient, well designed and laid out is the finish we received. We got more value than we paid for. Finally found a general contractor who stayed on the job every scheduled day until our work was totally completed. Once we saw Eric's experience in progress, we booked more work-- over 700 feet of new flooring, trim work, utility room to guest bedroom transformation, fan installation, duct work, sheet rocking, taping, painting, handyman type items. I can't say enough good things about Eric and his craftsmanship, honesty, and sincerity of performance. Interview him last. Whatever you pay, i assure you he is worth it and fair. Feel free to call me at 845-492-0261. I am a NYS Licensed Real Estate Broker and will be recommending Eric to my clients when they need a go to contractor with a varied skill set in all phases of remodeling and general contracting. John and Marilyn Kavaller: Catskill Country Real Estate - Middletown, NY 10940, www.catskillcountryrealestate.com - 845-492-0261

  • 25 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Rich K.
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Rome did extensive indoor and outdoor painting work for us in AZ at three different residences that we owned between 2008 and 2014. He also assisted us with interior trim repair/replacement, fence repair and several other projects related to the appearance of our homes. In every instance we found his work to be of the highest quality, and his prices were very competitive. He also has a high level of personal integrity and fairness which sets him apart from many contractors in todays environment. One example of this is that my wife and I always provided Rome with a key to our house, trusting him to start or stop each days work and lock up, even if we were not around at the end of the day. He is a detail orientated perfectionist when it comes to his paint work and I can recommend him without any resrvation to anyone looking for the highest quality of paint, plaster or woodwork.

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Hometech
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bruce P.
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I meet Glenn in 1980 he did a window replacement for me. He did a great job. I was a general contractor and we worked together for 20 years

3Ds Renovations LLC
4.5
from 37 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Hani T.
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What can I say about this excellent crew?!. Honesty, Integrity, professionalism, class... By far, the absolute best contractors I have ever had the privilege of working with. Impeccable work, excellent finishes, continuously going above and beyond the scope of work and always treating me like family. It was such a pleasure and joy working with Tanisha and Donald. I am just itching to start the next project with them. Do not waste your time with other contractors... These people are the real deal!

Quito's Contractors
4.6
from 31 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Dolores J.
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I hired Quito's contractors to replace my windows and doors. He recommended a really good quality and well made window product. The window sizes I selected were slightly smaller than the existing windows. The installation required repairs to the exterior siding and interior gyp. bd. walls, plus new trim on both sides. All were done to my satisfaction, right down to adjusting a sliding dble. door and clean up. I highly recommend Felix Pucha's services.

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2K Contracting
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Princivil P.
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very good contractor prompt experienced. and knowledgeable would hire again!!!!

For U Builders
4.6
from 29 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
SE B.
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This was my first experience working with Thumbtack and For U Builders. I have a small house, and in the past, many contractors have simply not returned my calls because the job was considered "too small to bother." For U Builders installed 2 new custom exterior doors on my home. From the very beginning, Brandon (scheduling) and John (owner) were very communicative -- we had to schedule around the door delivery, and they were able to fit in my project as soon as the last door arrived. Stephen (Carpenter) is amazing! He made it look so easy and was attentive to every detail -- my house was built in the 1930s, so adjustments were necessary to make everything fit. When the job was finished, there wasn't a trace of dust or debris anywhere! I am very, very happy with the results, and will definitely work with For U Builders in the future. The entire team are professional, friendly, efficient and a joy to work with! Thank you!

Five star general services
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley T.
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This was my second time using thumbtack to hire a house cleaner. The first company I hired I wasn’t impressed and was discouraged. I gave it a shot and hired her and I am VERY satisfied! She came in and asked questions making sure she hit all the areas I wanted deep cleaned. She left my walls, floors and house looking spotless and smelling pleasant! I like the job she has done sooo much that I have hired her permanently. I’m looking forward to the days she cleans my home!

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Claude Mounayar
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dave P.
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My wife and I fell in love with large format porcelain plank tiles (8x47). Claude was the 4th contractor to look at the job, and the 1st who agreed to work with tiles that size. He is extremely busy with jobs, so be patient, but very much worth the wait. The tile looks great. Size of the job was roughly 200 sq ft. A big thank you to Claude and his guys.

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Aesthetic Decor, LLC
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Russell S.
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I worked with Bharti for the design of my personal executive office space.  We agreed on a flat fee rate, which I found to be desirable so that I could include the fee in the budget and not be surprised at the end.  Bharti visited the space, received input on my ideas and tastes, and then created a visual plan with suggested colors, furniture placement, window treatments, etc.  Her initial plan was right on and she made recommendations that were consistent with what I liked, but also offered things that I had not thought of, which is what you hope for in using a designer.  Bharti also arranged for contractors to complete painting, etc. and was helpful in moving the project along.  She is delightful to work with, thorough, professional, and goes above and beyond in seeing the project to completion. When my wife saw the office, she couldn’t believe the transformation; it is very warm and inviting. We were so pleased with Bharti, we have asked her to design some rooms at our home as well. I enthusiastically recommend Bharti for your interior design needs!

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Stewart's Remodeling
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barbara H.
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Contractors can be a gamble from experience. James is not. He was very responsive, quality of the work was outstanding, and his quotes were both fair and accurate. He worked with pace and with care on both our deck and office handicap ramp. Straight shooter, no surprises, Highly reccomend.

Euro Home Remodelers
4.4
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew G.
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I would highly recommend Euro Home. The value could not be beaten. I had contractors come who wanted almost double and were slow to respond to quote the job. They​ were on time, work was done quickly and extremely well. They arrived on time and were done in a few hours.

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  • 32 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
cynthia m.
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we had Zack help us fill in an old inground pool and then he graded our backyard, added top soil and seeded it. he was amazing. he worked all day and when he was done my backyard looked better than I could have imagined it. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that needs their property graded.

  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Peter W.
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We have used Carlos over the past 4 years on several projects including a bathroom and kitchen upgrade, unit-wide floor granit installation, wallpaper replacement, painting and lighting installation. In addition, he has effectively performed as a general contractor on several complicated building expansion projects in our multi-unit housing development. He has proven himself to be a quality artisan who has met both quality and schedule commitments. I would highly recommend Carlos for the most demanding Project.

MJC Lawns & MORE LLC
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Leah W.
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Matt and his team were hired to clean the gutters at my mother's home. As a retired widow and wonderful woman of a certain age, my mother was anxious about hiring a contractor on her own because my father had managed home repair/improvement. Since he died, many home maintenance jobs have not been done - especially the gutters. Matt came to her home and was very kind and thorough when providing an estimate. I appreciated that he took the time to look at the gutters because it gave my mother the comfort that he could be trusted because he "didn't pull a figure out of the air" (mom's quote). On the day of the job, Matt arrived with his team of three and introduced them to my mother. The men were timely, very friendly and thorough. The gutters were bad - 4" of cement-like build up with little saplings growing out of it! The guys got rid of it in an hour. The experience was excellent. I recommend Matt and, if my mom used a computer, she would post a recommendation too!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon D.
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We are working with this contractor for a carpet install project. Scott and his team are Awesome!! First impression is a lasting impression and these guys really exemplify the definition to the fullest. If you are looking for a WOW team, then these guys are IT!!!! We look forward to more projects with this company. AWESOME CREW!!!!

Guerrero
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mike G.
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Working with Joel has been great. He's thorough, professional, and very responsive to my questions and concerns about the various projects he's done at my house. We're in the middle of a bathroom remodel, and he's done a great job coordinating his schedule with the other contractors involved.

  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Callie S.
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I wasn't home when he worked in my house he sent me pictures with updates of the work to make sure I was satisfied,when I got back home I found a meticulous work,professional and very neat. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a competent and very affordable contractor.

  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Terry H.
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He did a wonderful job quickly and within the budget

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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  • Project type
    Major remodel
  • Project progress
    Sketches and/or basic idea of project
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Bathroom(s)
  • Details
    We live in high rise apartment and need a licensed contractor to remodel our small bathroom (need to get floor plan, changes & contractor approved before commencing work). We would like to: - replace tub with shower - recess lighting - new toilet installed - current mirror on wall & medicine cabinet removed - splash wall around show tiled - floor tiled We would like to purchase our own appliances (in consultation with contractor).
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