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  • 13 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
Ben P.
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Erik came in and took care of two jobs we needed done immediately to sell our house. Price was way under what other contractors would charge. Good experience.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
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Matt F.
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As a contractor by trade I expect professionalism,honesty and quality when I hire someone to work at my home.Jimmy not only met all those qualifications but surpassed them.After receiving outrageous estimates from some of the major name garage door companies Suffield garage doors was next,after meeting Jimmy he was hired before he even gave me a price (which was extremely more reasonable)Jimmy was quick,clean and kept his word on the price,no surprises.I could not be happier with my new garage doors and the quality of work and service I received.Great overall experience and 5 stars for Suffield garage doors -Matt Fela

D3 Services
4.7
from 45 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Roberta S.
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d3 Services did an amazing job with our remodel. We had 3 bathrooms that needed varying levels of work (demolition, tiling, drywall, plumbing, electrical) and they all turned out beautiful! They are true professionals, they care about the quality of work they do and they make sure you are happy. They came every day as promised - not the norm with many other contractors! I would highly recommend them!

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At Your Disposal LLC
4.7
from 43 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff P.
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Top to bottom one of the best experiences with any contractor I have ever had. From the top notch quality of work to prompt responses. They left Everything clean and looking great. Will definitely use again.

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Selfmade Solutions LLC
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dustin W.
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First, I became very sick shortly after this job was completed and I completely spaced leaving a review until I logged back in nearly a year later to use this site for another job. My sincere apologies. The review I would have left is below. Contractor was great. Finished project quickly in spite of running into some unconventional construction in the wall that would have made it difficult for me or a less knowledgeable contractor to complete the job. He was friendly and communication ahead of the job date prevented any confusion. He let me know that if I had any issues with the work or if I would like the wires to be hidden within the wall, he would be happy to come back out and take care of it. Would absolutely hire again.

LPM Equities LLC
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff M.
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Les from LPM Equities was outstanding. I had several quotes for new apron installation and his pricing was honest and fair. In addition to pouring a new concrete apron, Les built a brick roadside mailbox. All I can say is wow!! I picked out the multi colored stone I liked and Les found some beautiful stone that he used to design address blocks for the side. Les created my address blocks by hand and I was amazed. The craftsmanship and design was A+. Hard to find someone who takes so much pride in their work. While working on my mailbox, several people stopped to see his work. They complimented him on the work and some asked him to build one for them as well. Cleaned up job site very well. Will definitely hire Les from LPM Equities again and will recommend him to others. Great contractor!

Mtjcontractors
4.4
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila S.
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The contractors were prompt and did great work

Safe Guard Renovations
4.4
from 32 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Edward W.
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I highly recommend Safe Guard Renovations and its owner David Rogers, we have worked with many contractors over the years, but Dave and his team were without a doubt exceptional! All of his staff was courteous, knowledgeable and efficient, they answered questions and concerns we had and made adjustments at the last minute. As a small business owner ourselves, we know how difficult it is to keep great employee's, Safe Guard and Dave were great and we will be recommending them and using them for a long time. Ed Wolf

Biltmore Exteriors Inc.
4.7
from 28 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Ernest C.
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Best experience I have ever had with a contractor in my lifetime. Very professional and installers were amazing. Could not rate any higher. Thanks

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  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Tracy V.
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We had the entire interior of our house painted. We have several very large rooms and 16+ foot ceilings in at least 3 of those rooms. Eric and his team worked with us as we moved up our expected painting time frame by 3 to 4 months. The work was competitively priced and completed very efficiently. Eric personally was in the house to work on the job and touched base with us frequently to make sure we were happy with the quality of work and overall outcome. He asked if there was anything we noticed that didn't look right. We are extremely happy with Eric and his team's work and services. We look forward to bringing him back in for future projects.

Calvin
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Frederick W.
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Work was Average. Me and contractor that was sent had dispute concerning sub-floor. The wall that was suppose to fixed was never fixed. I paid in full and moved on but overall wasn't satisfied. Unfortunately Calvin didn't perform service he sent his partner. Maybe experience would have been different if Calvin actually did the work.

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Martin's Home Improvements
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Rhonda B.
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We bought our home about a year ago knowing that the roof was old and that we would have to replace it relatively soon. I was hoping to wait until next year to replace it, but unfortunately the roof started leaking and next year was too long to wait. I contacted a big name company and they came out and quoted me a HUGE amount to replace the roof. I posted on Thumbtack that I was looking for a roof replacement quote and Dan Replied back right away saying that he could come out that evening and take a look at it. Dan showed up at our house and walked our roof in the cold and dark (he brought lighting) and told us right then and there what he would charge us to do the replacement. And the price he gave us was HALF what the big name company wanted to charge us! He even said he would come out the next day and tar up a temporary patch where he could tell the leak was coming from so that would hold us until he and his crew could get the replacement done. True to his word, he patched it all up for us. Dan kept in contact with us for the next 2 weeks until they could get out to do our roof - which we greatly appreciated. Dan and his crew got our roof done in two days and left our yard neat and clean. Dan even went above and beyond by removing an old chimney stack on the roof that we no longer wanted or used. Dan didn’t ask for a penny from us until after the job was completed. He is a fair and honest contractor that does exceptional work and was a pleasure to work with. We will definitely be calling him when we replace our house siding!

Thompson Renovation
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Mike W.
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Tom has been excellent to work with. His work is top notch, he is fully transparent and honest. Everything I look for in a contractor. I will most certainly use him for my next job.

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  • 17 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Amanda H.
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Triple Crown did my kitchen and they did a terrific job. I have never been so happy with a contractor before! They were punctual and finished the project in the time I had expected. Above all else, the quality of the finished product was beautiful. You can tell they know what they're doing. I would highly recommend them for any of your remodeling needs!

Cleveland Local Handyman
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Emilio H.
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We had a major leak around our chimney. Between calling contractors and them not showing up to contractors not quoting we found Cleveland Local Handyman. He came out , diagnosed the problem and gave us a quote all in a timely manner. We accepted the proposal and the work was done! Very efficient and the workmanship was high quality. I love the fact that I could pay online with a credit card. Thanks "Alan Mack"

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Array Design Studio
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David A.
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Laura was a big help picking out material and helping put us in touch with the right contractors for our project. She has a great network of people and can get the job done.

Nathan Bell
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Ben R.
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Great service and workers. Nathan and his workers really care about the job they do. Hard to find with contractors.

Highest Integrity Services
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Robin S.
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I would consider my experience with Dave as one of the best I have had with a contractor. He went out of his way to take care of things for us. I definitely am recommending him for any work you need!

Buzy Contractor Services llc
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Curtis D.
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Buzz contractors did a great job with some demo cleanup I had. They were in and out within hours and did a superb job. Would highly recommend and plan on using them in the near future!

  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Joe T.
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Sean is a hard worker and the most polite contractor I have ever dealt with; very professional.

JWS Contractors
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 46 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Garrett P.
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Quality workmanship, excellent value, very professional. My wife and I are very pleased with our new deck. Thanks Jack

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.  

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.

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.

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