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Watertown General Contractors

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  • 4 years in business
  • 313 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brooke R.
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Excellent work !!! Very friendly and organized ! Cuts were precise and contractor was very thorough !! Will defiantly use again !!!

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Premiere Property Service
from 31 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Val L.
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Very impressed, I live in another state from where the property is and they provided me with exceptional work and commitment.

The metal man
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie F.
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Needed very large shrubs and a tree removed. It was all done on a Sunday. Very friendly and hard-workers.

C.a.l construction service
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory B.
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Personable, punctual, cleanliness. I had a couple of issues after the job was done. They were quickly addressed and taken care of. I would recommend this contractor.

  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mike P.
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One of the biggest problems I have experienced with different contractors was communication, or more specifically the lack of it. John was clear, to the point, and most important of all honest! He would also be punctual and arrive when he said he would arrive, and manage to finish the job in a timely manner. I would certainly recommend and rehire again!

  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
James S.
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Very reasonable and professional

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mark S.
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Great work ethic, very professional, quality work, will be our go to Contractor from here on out, highly recommend giving these guys a call

NNY Contracting
from 3 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kiama H.
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Was a plumbing job. Did good work and showed me pieces that were broke as he fixedem.

  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kurt P.
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My wife were in dire need of a new deck and had some trepidation about finding the right folks for such a major job. Could we find contractors with the right experience? Would they respect the aesthetic needs of our old home? Would the cost be withing our financial capabilities? To say we lucked out in finding Victory Service Partner Construction is a vast understatement--their promptness, up-front communications, competitive pricing, stellar work, and personable staff exceeded our wildest expectations! Victory provided us with the most stress-free work we've EVER had done on our house; NO tasks (either large or small) were completed until we'd been fully apprised of our options and both my wife and I felt instantly comfortable with the entire group of workers who spent time completing our job. Our deck is beautiful, FAR more functional than our old one, and perfectly in keeping with the existing architecture. It REALLY doesn't get better than that! Do NOT hesitate to call Victory ANY home repair needs, whether they're large or small. And did I mention they did amazing tile work INSIDE our house? We given them my strongest recommendation and encourage potential patrons to contact me for additional information or a more precise referral...

J & K Construction
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Joe M.
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I could not be happier with the service that Justin has offered. He was unbelievably quick to respond and has been nothing but professional the entire time. Initially I was hesitant at first to hire because of the previous review, but I am so thankful I hired him because him and his team did an excellent job fixing my roof. They removed our metal roof and the layers underneath it and put on the shingles that we picked out. He was substantially cheaper than anyone else that we could find in the Watertown area to come out and do our job. Not only did he fix our roof while he was out here, but helped us while we were moving out by removing some of our waste that we had, and rebuilding our entire porch ceiling that was rotting for nearly nothing. We were in a rush to get the job so we could move out, and he dropped everything for us. My family could not be more thankful for the job that he's done for our house and it looks tenfold better. I would recommend him over any other roofer that we have dealt with. We have hired two previous roofing companies that blew us off half the time, and one broke our heavy duty composter and didn't even bother saying anything. Do not listen to his first review here. It is nothing further from the truth.

  • 5 years in business
Mandi M.
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House sided, windows/doors trimmed. Turned out beautiful. They were 3 times cheaper than a couple companies I called out of Syracuse. Professional. Down to earth, very friendly.

Van Sant Construction
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew B.
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Very professional and prompt. Would definitely hire Van Sant Construction for all of our home improvement needs.


I am a highly motivated, skilled carpenter. My business is well rounded and ready for all household renovations or updates!

  • 32 years in business

Correia's General Contracting is your one-stop shop for all of your home improvement needs. From roofing, kitchen and bathroom remodeling to masonry work, we meet the diverse needs of our residential and commercial customers in the greater NY area. Our expert craftspeople abide by the three Cs - clean, courteous and consistent. We’re a BBB approved and Licensed contractor, so you can feel secure that you are getting the best service and standards of safety! Our services include the following: * Roofing Installations * Roofing Repairs * Roofing Remodeling * Siding Installations * Siding Repairs * Window Replacement * Window Installation * Insulation Installation * New Construction * Stone Work * Block Work * Decking * Patio Service * Kitchen Remodeling * Bathroom Remodeling * Drywall Installations * Drywall Repair * Flooring Installations We offer the following services: * Shingles * Siding * Windows * Insulation * Bricks * Blocks * Stones * Stone Walls * Kitchen Fixtures * Bathroom Fixtures * Drywall We have the following specialties: * Roof Repair * Window Installation * Masonry Service * Spray Foam Insulation * Bath and Kitchen Remodeling * Commercial * Residential * Decks * Exterior Work * Interior Work

  • 23 years in business

My. Work. Is. Always. Professional a happy customer is a return customer Meeting. New. People. Making. People happy


Great quality work, we take pride in our finish products and Customer satisfaction. My career is my passion..


I'm an all around skilled construction guy. I have a varied selection of tools witch lets me handle different types of construction projects. I am willing to take on small jobs from repairing damaged siding, deck repair and rebuilds, estate clean ups, garage repairs and rebuilds, drywall hanging and finish work, painting, and wood restoration, no job too small. I am very dependable, honest and hard working. Fixing is my specialty!


We offer honest solutions to issues and always help customers find solutions that they can afford Helping people


Full service home improvement company with reasonable rates! One call does it all! We complete your project in a timely and professional manner with no mess! Call us today for a free estimate!


We do it all, from cellar to roof. It's one-stop shopping. We do roofs, windows, siding and foundations. You name it, we do it. We also did a 27-million dollar hotel in Clayton, NY too.


Pioneer Contracting has been in business in the Chicagoland area for over 20 years. Our passion for quality workmanship, client relations and the client's understanding of the work being done and all of the costs associated with it has fueled our success since our conception. As we now relocate to the Watertown area, we look forward to creating an entire new family of clients and friends. It has been our experience to walk in with a handshake and walk out with a hug. The phone number on the website will no longer be active, but the email link will put you in touch. We look forward to speaking with you. Brian O'Shea Pioneer Contracting

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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