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Browse these construction estimating services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in White Plains.

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  • 466 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dean M.
Verified review

He called ahead and let me know what time he would be here and came in the evening, which was convenient. He was unfamiliar with the brand of garbage disposal I had purchased so it took him a bit longer than he and I expected, but the project is done and my wife is happy that she has a garbage disposal now.

  • 7 years in business
  • 324 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
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I hired Skilled Service, Repair & Installation a few weeks ago, right before the New Year, and it was a very pleasant experience, from the introductory email, to the phone/text conversations, to the finalization of the job. One thing I really like about Joseph is, that he is really does seem like an honest business man. He must've mentioned to me two or three times not to ever feel shy about asking any questions at all and voicing my own opinion. As a homeowner, and not a professional in the construction business, it is very intimidating at times hiring contractors and letting them and their sub-contractors in the home while having to perform family-hood duties. I mean the household chores, the kids and their homework and their chores, etc, etc. I run a very busy household, Joseph's head had to be spinning, trying to stay focused on the work, hearing the noise and comotion. Who knows what he must've thought of my homelife, LOL, but like I said above, him and his helper were very pleasant and professional. They both have children themselves, and they both said it was nothing new to them. Even when Joseph came by for the estimate, my son and daughter would not leave my side, not even five minutes into estimate he had my kids giggling and smiling, I thought that was very sweet of him. So between the paint job and the electrical installation for the master bedroom and kids' room, the rooms came out absolutely wonderful. The accent walls in each room bounce the rest of the room right out at you. The lighting was beautifly done and there are more outlets and they are so easy to get to now, yay!!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 279 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Samara F.
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Jon is professional, friendly and did a great job. He accurately estimated timing for assembly of the wardrobe and the completed piece looks great! I would definitely recommend him.

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Lopez Home Improvement LLC
4.8
from 172 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 266 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dennis G.
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I will definitely hire Walter again. He came out as scheduled, removed all of the construction and yard waste I had for a fair price. Thanks Walter!

Top Pro
  • 23 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Whitney H.
Verified review

Great job handling some bumps in the project. We had 3 basement windows replaced. We ordered new construction windows instead of replacement, so that added complexity but Darin was still able to complete the work quickly and make the finished product look great. He stuck to his initial quote even though it must have taken him more time than expected. The job required a lot of tools and mess but he left things looking tidy. He was also very responsive as we set up the appointment. Would definitely hire again. Thanks!

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Rick can fix it
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cynthia N.
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Easy to schedule. On time. Hourly rate was much less than job estimates from others. Will use for other work.

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ALPHA PRO PAINTING LLC
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gene M.
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Thiago from Alpha Pro Painting came and gave us a fair estimate to repaint our home exterior. He was extremely professional, communicated well as to when he would arrive, answered all our questions, was very polite, and did a fantastic job to our complete satisfaction above and beyond expectation. I would him hire again and am recommending him to our friends and relatives. Using a service like Thumbtack may seem intimidating, but once you meet Thiago and look at the many other glowing reviews of his work you can rest easy that he will perform to your satisfaction. This is a company that takes pride in it's work and has experienced craftsmen.

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  • 38 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anthony C.
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Mr. Roman proved his level of professionalism which span three decades. He set up a time to meet my schedule. His estimate was reasonable for the bathtub plumbing issue. He identified an existing problem. And, most importantly he fixed the problem. I will most likely use him for other jobs and refer him to my friends and family.

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Global Housing Contractors
4.8
from 47 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anoo N.
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James remodeled the kitchen, flooring and interior painting. His knowledge and professionalism is exceptional. He is very detail oriented. He went out of his way to recommend few things like missing exhaust in our kitchen. When you seek any suggestions, he doesnt treat it as a way to make more money and instead suggest us what is doable. Many other contractors were reluctant to install an island in kitchen but James is never hesitant to try out something that we requests for. He would be the go person for any of our remodeling needs. If any suggestions to improve, I’d suggest to have frequent discussions with the client on site in person (sometimes text communications make it tough) and you’d be outstanding in your profession. I highly recommend James to any of your construction or remodeling needs.

  • 9 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Chantee D.
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Francisco came to my apartment to give me an estimate. He was more than accommodating and willing to work with our budget! He was on time and professional. I highly recommend his services!

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Hometech
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Norman H.
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Glenn Scelza is a godsend. My old friend desperately needed help of a good carpenter to come and assess the benign neglect on the front of her antique home. Garage doors needed to be installed post haste, but the garage door company needed the repairs to be made first. I posted on Thumbtack and Glenn responded immediately. Glenn arrived and I could tell right away what a nice guy he is and is a seasoned carpenter/contractor. He assessed the project with a trained eye and zeroed in on what was good in terms of the construction and what looked bad to us, was very doable indeed.. He was very resourceful and made use of what could remain and shopped locally which I loved, for lumber, gutters, leaders and even found the novelty clapboard pieces to match the 1940's facade. He was very fair and open about what things would cost along with his craftsmanship which was worth every penny. I appreciate he could even work with us so late in the season even as winter weather set in. He will be present right after the holiday weekend to connect with the garage door people. When those vintage looking doors are installed the place will regain its curb appeal once again, thanks to Glenn. This guy is a keeper and I can see why is highly recommended! I add my recommendation to Thumbtack as well as our neighbors in the community. I look forward in working with Glenn on future projects. Thanks Glenn! Norm Peekskill, NY

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DC Expert Construction Inc.
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brooke S.
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DC expert construction was great. When i used them the first time i meant to put 5 STARS and not 4 stars so ignore the 4 stars review. They were very professional and accommodating! I would hire them again and recommended them to my contractor. Great price too!!!

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Spirit Contracting
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joy D.
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Frankie D has construction in his blood. His family has been building for over 50 years. The project I needed done exterior painting was done the next day after I spoke with him. They were fast, courteous and did a great job! I would recommend hiring Spirit Contracting for any job big or small you will be satisfied with their work. Thank you Spirit!!

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KOLECI CONSTRUCTION INC
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joy B.
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Very professional, on time, worked patiently with co-op management to gain approval, competitive pricing, very pleasant to have in home working. I will hire Koleci Construction for other jobs in the future.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mrs. A.
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We had a new roof, gutters, a fence and some other small home maintenance work done. The craftsmanship of all of the work, especially the roof, was superbly done. It's a colonial with particular edges which required hand made solutions to bring it back to its natural glory and that is exactly what was done. We were clients and sometimes students, as time was taken to explain the process, materials being used, alternate solutions etc to ensure that we were comfortable with the job. We would and we have recommended All Remodeling and Construction to others.

sonna interiors
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Zulema G.
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Sonna Construction is the go to company for all of your construction needs! Sammy worked on a project at my store for about 2 months and everything far surpassed what I expected. His patience, eye for detail and knowledge made the project seamless. I would HIGHLY recommend Sonna Construction for any job and will be sure to use his services again! Thanks Sammy!!!

  • 13 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Al R.
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I had Caesar construction redo my entire kitchen he did a fabulous job I would definitely hire him for future work I recommend him to everbody I know that needs work done.

Limitless Building Inc.
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Andy P.
Verified review

These guys do what they say they will do and don't try to find ways to get more money out of you during construction. Actually the opposite, they used their relationships with vendors to negotiate even a better price on materials than I would have gotten on my own. Very honest and I've recommended them to other homeowners who also love their professionalism and work. A++

KBJ Construction
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsay N.
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I was very happy with the job. The guys at kbj were professional, and efficient. They completed the work in a timely manner. I am a satisfied customer. Job well done

  • 33 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jhone S.
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We are very much impressed by best line construction. They are very good at what they claim and we highly recommend them. If you want to have a roof which does not leak anymore, best line construction has a very vast experience of roofing and know the best solutions and techniques.

  • 30 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michael G.
Verified review

I did my kitchen with Longo construction and electrical in 2017 and the whole team was professional, clean and courteous, not to mention, what a beautiful job well done! The entire process with Longo construction and electrical was fun and easy! I would definitely have to refer them to anyone contemplating a renovation!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.  

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 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.

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.

How much does a project manager charge per hour?

You may choose to hire a construction project manager for your residential or commercial project. For the hands-on homeowner who wants to be involved in home construction but isn’t comfortable hiring subcontractors, a construction project manager can oversee these relationships and supervise labor. Typically, construction project managers charge a fee that is a flat percentage of the total construction project cost. This may range from 10 percent to 15 percent, depending on the company and the services they provide. This means a $30,000 home remodel project would have a construction project management fee of $3,000-$4,500. Hiring a construction project manager generally precludes the markup on subcontractor labor charged by a general contractor. The drawback to this choice is that, unlike a general contractor, the construction project manager won’t be financially responsible for the work of the subcontractors. For larger projects, you may hire a construction project manager who will also hire a general contractor. This provides the benefits of the general contractor along with the management services of the project manager, who will be on board from the beginning. The construction project manager will be involved in the design phase and work with the architects and the building crew, facilitating a smoother overall process.

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