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Columbus Building Contractors

Browse these building contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Columbus.

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Diamond Contractors
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
Verified review

I've used Diamond Contractors for several home repair jobs. They are reliable, efficient, and provide excellent work. For example, my house looked so good after Dave pressure washed it, my neighbor hired him on the spot. Highly recommend!

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Choice Home Assistance
4.6
from 71 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris B.
Verified review

I called Jon to do some siding repair after a bad windstorm. After meeting him in person and going over the job, I had a very good feeling about him and asked for an additional quote to install continuous soffits, wrap my home's fascia with aluminum, wrap my garage door trim and install new seamless gutters with downspouts. Happy with the quote, and after reading all the great reviews on Thumbtack, I decided to hire him. What a great decision! I'm a stickler for quality work and have had numerous bad experiences with other contractors. I can't say enough good things about the quality of work Jon provided on my house. When all the work was done, I realized I made a mistake about how I wanted my gutters on the front of the house installed a little differently than they had previously been installed. Jon said no problem, took a good chunk out of his own free time to comply with my request and got them exactly how I wanted. This is a true testament of his character and how he is willing to go the extra mile to provide great customer service. I will definitely be calling Jon in the future with more work and won't hesitate for a second to recommend him to friends, family and coworkers. He is a breath of fresh air in this industry that is littered with lackluster, not caring contractors.

  • 3 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Vahagn Z.
Verified review

Bill was very easy to work with. Super responsive, came on time. He did the work without a problem, very quick and cleaned after him. Excellent contractor, will use again.

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A Glass House
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matt M.
Verified review

Jesse and Tyler did a fantastic job on my bathroom remodel. They were great with communication, respectful of my home and property during demo and building, and they worked extremely hard. Never taking shortcuts or the easy way out. They took pride in their work, and even had some phenomenal suggestions on style and décor, based on my preferences. They always willingly worked around my crazy work schedule over a period of many weeks. They made me feel like I was their only customer, and on top of all of this, they were stand-up, friendly guys to work with through this whole process. When I am ready to do more work in my home, they will be my first choice!

Happyhome Handyman Service
4.6
from 47 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Jon R.
Verified review

Neal was a very nice man. Came out to do the job promptly and fixed an issue that two other contractors could not do. Thanks Neal!

  • 7 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
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We had a great experience with Summit Building & Roofing. The Project Manager David worked with my insurance company to get my roof replaced when they initially only wanted to cover half of it. Great job!

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Daniel O.
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bill J.
Verified review

Two other contractors wanted nothing to do with the project. It was a tough job but they never gave up!

  • 43 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Debra C.
Verified review

Larry was a wonderful find. He is great to work with. He is good at communication, which is hard to find in building trades and interior contractors. He was on time each day and honest and realistic about time for completion. I highly recommend Larry. Debra Carlton

J. Riley Company
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy T.
Verified review

Couldn’t ask for a better experience. Jake was prompt, efficient and the best contractor I could have hired. I researched a few companies and definitely glad I made the decision to partner with Jake. Thank you so much for everything and anything I need going forward, I won’t call anyone else.

Prime Construction
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon W.
Verified review

My Husband meet with contractor we're still working out details!

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Speedlimit Construction
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rick J.
Verified review

I requested Drywall estimate for a ceiling removal in the kitchen (old drop ceiling with the plastic sheets for Florescent lighting ) . Kelsha responded quickly and personnaly showed up to introduce himself. I quickly realized Kelsha was more than just drywall contractor. His work and helper were there when they said and performed perfect in removal of many parts of the home I was remodeling. We did total bathroom remodel as well as walls removed throughout the home. They cleaned up everyday they were on the job and never had to question anything. Kelsha was so talented in Finished Trim, Drywall, and general construction all the stress of the multiple projects in the home Kelsha performed always in a professional way. Always was the early man on the job and kept in touch thruout with other trades to cordinate the work load . Kelsha would constantly call to inform me of progress and what I needed to purchase to keep the flow moving forward. I forgot to mention his ability in framing walls whenever needed which I found myself needing during the remodel. We added and removed multiple walls and Kelsha finish work made them all look as if they never happened. I strongly recommend Kelsha Speedlimit Construction for all your drywall , framing and finish Carpentry jobs. Small or large you will be happy with Kelsha on the job.

VF Design
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Linda R.
Verified review

Sam at VF Design does all of our building maintenance. He does a great job! Always there on time, fair pricing, and finishes jobs in a timely manner. We wouldn't use anyone else.

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Integrity Construction
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
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John was punctual & professional from start to finish. I couldn’t even get other companies to come give me an estimate until 3 weeks from now! A leak in our bedroom ceiling was not something we were comfortable waiting on. He came out, assessed the damage, explained the process & the price & was able to come back & do the repairs within 24 hrs of our approval. We are very satisfied as this has been the ONLY company that has actually responded in a timely manner & completed the work at a reasonable price since we moved here 9 months ago. For whatever reason - we have not had good experiences with contractors in the last 9 months some relocating. We will be calling Integrity from now on with all future repairs:) thank you!

Columbus Local Handyman
4.3
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Charles H.
Verified review

Like the responsiveness of this contractor look forward to him completing the project for me. Thanks Charles

Mid Ohio Contracting
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie F.
Verified review

They came in and fixed the damage caused by another contractor I had hired, not through Thumbtack. They were timely and were very cautious of my funds. They attempted to reuse as much as possible so that I didn’t have to buy all new material again. They painted, took out and replaced vinyl floors, and fixed anything I needed. They are not fast, but are very efficient, detailed, and quality oriented. I will use Mid Ohio Contracting for all of my house repair and update needs in the future.

Source One Contracting.
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan M.
Verified review

I had Craig finish about half our basement. The job included framing, electrical, HVAC, drywall, paint and finish work (all but plumbing). He was quick to respond with an estimate, started working on plans and permits immediately and kept at the job the entire time. I was informed of progress and next steps throughout the process. He remained flexible and provided good suggestions. Price was competitive with other contractors and quality was top notch. I would definitely hire him for another job and recommend him to others.

DWC Remodeling
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John B.
Verified review

I met Darrell on a job site we were both subcontracting. He impressed me with his knowledge and his good work! After working with him and seeing his abilities in drywall, framing, interior/exterior painting, cabinet installation and flooring, I know this guy learned from someone who took the time to show him the right way to build things. Stand-up guy, respectful, take charge-attitude, hard-worker.

  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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The value was great. It took four months to get the job done due to personal problems of the contractor. I was unable to get them to respond for at least two months. They did return and completed the job, as well as going over everything making sure I was satisfied. Their work quality was amazing. They do leave their tools where they stop at the end of each day, which I thought was not neat. They said today when they left, the work has a one year guarantee. I love my fence! Thanks Thumback for your help.

T.D Masonry
4.3
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Jackie D.
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We chose T.D Masonry to build our Garage Foundation . They were very professional / informational on foundation process !

Home Craft Remodeling
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jovon E.
Verified review

Alan has truly come through and helped me out while in a bind. I am an out of state landlord and needed some major drywall repair on a unit. Alan gave me the best price and started the job within a couple days. His work ethic, quality, and professionalism are outstanding. It's hard to find an honest contractor but I swear I just hit the jackpot. Alan is an all around good dude and already feels like a friend. I consider myself lucky that he is working on this project for me. Thanks Alan!!!

  • 17 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Adam R.
Verified review

My wife and I cannot be more pleased with the paver patio that Luke installed for us. We have be talking for sometime about ripping down our old wooden deck and replacing it with a paver patio and after talking to Luke we were able to make that happen. Luke was very helpful in designing a patio that met our needs. He listened to what we wanted and had suggestions as well. We were able to not only build the paver patio but we installed a spa on the patio as well. We use our new patio and hot tub almost daily and are very pleased with the finished product!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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