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Browse these general contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lancaster.

  • 4 years in business
  • 185 hires on Thumbtack
Naton S.
Verified review

Paul was one of the best contractors that I've ever worked with (from any trade). He showed up when he said he would and got straight to work. He was self sufficient and didn't bother me at all during the entire job. Even when the scope of the project increased Paul didn't complain or raise the price. My chimney look immaculate. I happily paid more than what he quoted me. I'll be going with Paul for all of my masonry needs for as long as he's in the business. If you're considering going with him for a project he's well worth it.

Happyhome Handyman Service
4.6
from 61 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 75 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!

Pegasus Floor & Tile
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Randi M.
Verified review

I have an 1925 craftsman and wanted to replace old fireplace tile surround and have a gas fireplace insert installed. Finding someone with the skill to cut and install the tile I wanted was not going well. Manny came in and not only was able to remove what a previous contractor had installed improperly but installed the tile I wanted despite my old sloping floors. I'd definitely use him again for any tile job.

  • 43 years in business
  • 67 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

  • 7 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole P.
Verified review

Jason and his team are awesome! They worked quickly, totally cleaned everything up before they left (which was really important to me because I have kids and dogs who could step on nails) and they were competitively priced. Even if they had been more expensive than the other bids though, I would have hired Summit Builders to install the roof because they were so easy to work with. Jason always called me or emailed me back immediately and even came back to touch up the roof after an electrician readjusted the mast.

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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!

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Speedlimit Construction
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 38 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.

McCord Landscape, LLC
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Excellent all around! Tim is personable and reliable. He gave a quick quote and had his crew out in a timely manner. They did an excellent job cleaning up our backyard - ground was uneven from a garage demolition, out of control shrubs - and then installed sod to our specifications. It looks fantastic. We couldn't have asked for a better experience or outcome. In a year of improvements on our home and working with numerous contractors/businesses, our experience with McCord Landscape was definitely the best!

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Integrity Construction
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
Verified review

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!

  • 17 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Trevor B.
Verified review

Tim (owner) came out and gave us quotes on 2 separate occasions about a year apart for a roof replacement and for gutters/gutter guards/soffit/fascia replacement. 1st experience: Tim agreed to come out and give us a quote. I stated that someone would be at the house. My wife met Tim, who stated, “Oh, your husband isn’t here? How am I supposed to give you a quote and discuss the job when he’s not here?” The quote was not accepted (more on this later). 2nd experience: Tim sent me a request on Thumbtack to come out and give me a quote. I did not remember that he had been out previously to give us a quote on the roof. Upon arriving to our house, the first thing that he said was that he had been to our house before and if he had known, he wouldn’t have had to come out to measure for gutters. He stated this fact a few times throughout the conversation, which I responded with an apology each time as I truly did feel bad that he had to drive out to our house since he wouldn’t have had to if he had known he had been here before. Tim also stated that I had never responded to his quote from the roofing job. I apologized for this as well and stated that I did not remember receiving a quote. I acknowledged and apologized for not getting back to him as the quote must have been buried in my email. We discussed the job, and I stated that we wanted to change the color of the soffit and fascia to white. Tim asked immediately if we were sure that we wanted that color as it wouldn’t look good on the house. I stated that yes, we had decided on white because we were eventually going to replace the siding on the house. Tim then said, “Are you sure? It’s going to stick out like a sore thumb if you do white.” I stated again, that yes, white is the color we wanted. After talking about the job for a few more minutes, Tim asked that if he gave me a ballpark offer would we be willing to shake on it and agree to have him do the job, then he could come back with a more detailed quote. I informed him that I was looking at other contractors for the job and would be getting quotes from them for the next few weeks. I asked him to send me a quote and I’d get back to him in the next few weeks and let him know if we’d be accepting his offer or not. He then stated, “Well I would hope you’d give me the business since I’ve been out here twice already.” I gave him my contact information and he left. Please keep in mind that for the entire interaction, Tim’s attitude was not pleasant and it really felt like he was trying to guilt me by bringing up the fact that he had been to my house twice and tried to make me feel bad. Later that evening, he messaged me asking for my last name and email address which I had previously provided. He messaged me again the next day telling me he had emailed me the quote and asked if I had received it. I had not. I verified the email address with him, again, and he said that he had the email wrong and had resent the quote. I reviewed the quote and noticed it did not have the gutter guards that we had previously discussed on the quote, so I messaged Tim and asked for a revised quote. The quote came in at about $1,200 above competing quotes from other businesses. That was about 2 weeks ago. Today, I received a call and voicemail from Tim asking if I had any thoughts on the quote and if we could move forward with the job. As I was still evaluating contractors and getting quotes from additional businesses, I had not had the chance to discuss with Tim as I did not have all the quotes in to compare prices, so that’s why I had not contacted him. I also had stated when we first met that it would be a few weeks before I would have an answer. Since I was at work, I texted Tim back the following message (I have also attached a screenshot for proof) Me: Hey Tim, this is Trevor. Sorry I missed your call I am at work currently. Also apologize for not getting back to you but I’ve had contractors giving me quotes up til this week. Unfortunately, we have decided to go with someone else as they were $1200 below your quote. Thank you for your time. Tim: Lol. I see Please don’t call me again for quotes. Good luck to you! I then wrote out a reply and sent it, but upon sending the text I realized that Tim had blocked my phone number as the text did not go through. Due to this, I have decided to put my response to the business owner in this review. My response to the business owner: “And that kind of attitude is part of why you didn’t get my business. Just because you didn't get my business doesn't give you a right to be rude. Maybe price your quotes competitively and not be rude and have an attitude when you come out to give quotes (comment multiple times about how you've already been out to give a quote and try and make me feel bad, comment on how bad of a color choice we were making, comment on how we should give you your business since you've been out twice, etc). Also, maybe remember next time and don't submit a bid on Thumbtack if you don't want to come give me a quote. Also, here are a couple more "pro tips" for you since you don't seem to know how to relate with customers and get their business: 1. Don't bug people for an answer on a quote when they clearly state they'll get back to you in a few weeks due to the fact they are having multiple people look at a job 2. Get information right the first time, it shows attention to detail. Don't misspell customer names (name was misspelled on quote), forget to put information on a quote, forget the email address, etc. Maybe if you kept accurate records, you would’ve remembered that you’d been out to give a quote. It’s not the customers responsibility to remember the multiple contractors that have given quotes. 3. Be respectful to your customers. Don't make comments saying things like "oh your husband isn't here? How am I supposed to give you a quote when he's not here to discuss the job" (referring to your comments made to my wife when you gave us the quote for our roof.) 4. Don't intentionally try and make people feel bad and act entitled to business because you had to go out of your way for a customer (see reference to comments on the trip you made above) 5. Don’t comment on customer choices in a negative way unless they ask you for advice on the subject 6. Know your market. If you want to be competitive, then give quotes that are such. Giving a $1k+ offer above other quotes usually signifies to a customer that there’s no use in negotiating if you’re coming in that high. 7. Constantly work to improve your relationship with customers after the fact. I did some research a few weeks ago on BBB and saw the one ongoing issue you have with a customer and you’re fighting pretty hard against what the customer is saying instead of taking full responsibility for a job that you were contracted to do. Owning up to something, even if it's not your fault, would look so much better to prospective customers. Just some thoughts that come to mind, but what do I know. Good luck with your business, you’ll need it.” --End Response-- I can not speak to Tim’s workmanship, and I will not attempt to, there are other reviews for that. I personally did not have a pleasant experience with him and I wanted to put all of the details out there. I would highly recommend looking elsewhere for someone who is professional and deals with customers the right way.

HomeCraft Remodeling
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Jason C.
Verified review

I am 14 year contractor from florida and was able to find Alan for a kitchen remodel in Gahanna, on thumbtack. He was awesome, hard working, polite, money conscience, very detailed, and honest. He worked late most days but his number one trait was he wants to do it right! This is a hard character to find nowadays. I would refer him to anyone and will be contract his services again. We had a Conversation on one small thing he needs to work on from a professional view, this set him above the rest! Alan was hired to patch and repair alot of drywall but he performed other tasks above and beyond.

Christopher & Company, LLC
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Jill S.
Verified review

I had a bathroom floor ready to be tiled when my tile saw broke and I called Chris and he had his tile contractors out the next day and they did a fantastic job. I will definitely be using him again.

Xclusive Home
4.5
from 24 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Bettina Z.
Verified review

I put out a request for contractors to review a balcony renovation and to bid on the first phase of removing all the wood tongue and groove ceiling on all 3 balconies (approx 1000 sq ft) Xclusive Home was the first to respond with availability as well as informing me that there is a no cost evaluation to obtain an estimate. Mr. Collier arrived on time, was extremely courteous and professional, took his time to review and analyze the balconies and after spending approximately 45 minutes explaining what he saw and how best to move forward, substantiated that he has the knowledge and skill in his field. After 3 additional contractor reviews, Xclusive Home offered the most competitive bid and was awarded the job. I highly recommend Mr. Collier and his team.

Mid Ohio Contracting
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 22 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.

Walkers Quality Drywall
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Justin K.
Verified review

Shane is one of the nicest contractors I’ve met since getting into home renovation. Great work ethic and communication. Will continue to use his services and would highly recommend

Midwest Contractor
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 111 years in business
Julia P.
Verified review

I have used Midwest’s services for multiple clients’ projects, both large and small. Their handymen are always professional, friendly and provide quality results. I appreciate their team approach to ensure projects are completed with efficiency and accuracy. I would highly recommend!

  • 25 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Scott Pearson TOOLS &MORE
Verified review

Very helpful in a timely manner and extremely professional. The contractor was extremely kind and knowledgeable. I couldn't have gotten a better contractor. I was well informed and kept up dated on the progress. I really appreciate what they did and the timely manner and respect.

Kimberling Interiors, LLC
3.7
from 7 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Roderick G.
Verified review

Scott Kimberling and his crew were very patient and professional with me. My floors look terrific now. I would recommend him for hire for future home improvement tasks.

Prunick Building Services
4.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mike S.
Verified review

Jeremy was a pleasure to work with! He was patient with us and took our project in phases that were easy to understand. He met and beat deadlines, stayed within budget, did amazing work and even repaired some items that were messed up from a previous contractor. We are thrilled with value we received from Prunick Building Services and highly recommend them.

  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I do professional work at a reasonable cost with lawn care professional Concrete work and general maintenance

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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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