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Lorain Building Cost Estimators

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  • 13 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Anna Y.
Verified review

Eric is an excellent electrician and an enthusiastic learner in the field, which makes him a great choice, despite the fact that he only has four years in the field. I first hired him to wire and install an outlet for our dryer. For this job, he gave me a list of materials to buy, giving me control of the materials cost. He finished in a timely manner and his work was clean and tidy. When he was done, we went down to inspect the work, and he fixed a stubborn nail that wouldn’t stay attached to the ceiling support. I also asked Eric for a quote on a lighting project that I wanted done in our entryway, foyer and dining room. Eric gave me a few quotes and left the decision as to how to proceed with my husband and me. Eric returned within a week to begin the project and was dedicated to doing the work well, despite several unexpected turns in the project. Each time he found a new problem, he accepted the challenge of finding a solution, consulting with my husband and me each time to make sure we were okay with any additional time or money needed to complete the project. For example, when he found that the space between our first story ceiling and second story floor was not up to code (there’s only six inches between the floors, instead of the typical 10-12 inches), Eric researched and found a recessed light fixture that would fit the space and didn’t cost much extra. Also, while he was adding a light switch to an existing switch box, he realized that the existing wiring was too old and too short to connect to the new switch without being a fire hazard. He was willing to rewire the old fixture at a fraction of his normal labor cost to make sure our house would be safe and the whole switch up to code. Again, when the job was complete, Eric explained his work and how it connected to the existing electrical wiring and panel. He gave me recommendations for future work to increase the safety of our home. All the information was very helpful and made me feel much more knowledgeable and secure about our new home and its electrical system. When we found a problem during our inspection of the completed job, he was willing to fix it and didn’t charge me extra for the labor. The only nit picky complaint I have is that a few things were patched up without as much care as I would have liked, leaving us with a bit of clean-up work. There were also a few times when he left certain things out that made our living spaces unsafe. Eric is very approachable, however, and willing to address and fix any of his clients’ concerns as he continues to improve his trade as an electrician. I would strongly recommend him for small electrical fixes as well as more involved projects.

DMO Maintenance Services LLC
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Ildiko K.
Verified review

Mr. Boc did an excellent job. He was timely, was prepared and focused on the task at hand. I will use him again. He also prepared an invoice which outlining the work completed and cost of parts and labor fee. He was very reasonable in his price.

Mark C.
Verified review

Chuck & Chris and the entire Barnes Sklare team did a great job on our basement finishing. Here are some details about why: 1. Chuck & Chris added value to our design process by taking our suggestions and offering additional considerations/tweaks while we finalized planning for the project. We also got a realistic (nailed it) all in itemized budget so we understood where our money was being spent. Here is a hint for you - If your potential contractor can only give you a 1 or 3 line item budget you need to ask for more clarification/details into how the project is being estimated otherwise you may be setup for a whopper of a final bill (because if they can't show you they don't know themselves!). 2. Changes happen and that was ok. During the project we did make some minor tweaks to some of the electrical (lots of home run AV cables to support a centralized distribution/switching point) and decided in the home theater area to spray / insulate the floor for sound (great choice!). Changes were clearly communicated and understood with regards to how the budget was being affected. 3. Consistent workforce! The Barnes Sklare project team did a great job of treating our property with respect and cleaning up daily. We really liked seeing the same faces day after day and exploring the basement with the kids to note the progress they made. The same crew handled the project from start to finish and we were notified when a 3rd party contractor was used for special services (spray insulation). 4. Quality of work was very good / excellent overall. Minor details were easily and promptly corrected. These guys take pride in their work and it shows through the finish details. We interviewed 5 other contractors before selecting Barnes Sklare for our basement finishing project. We are very pleased with all aspects of our project and the results. Would we use these guys again - YES! In fact we have a little bathroom remodel coming up in a few months.

D3 Services
4.7
from 42 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Stacie K.
Verified review

We recently had our kitchen cabinets painted by D3 Services and had a great experience! The guys were very professional and responsive throughout the entire process -- from getting an estimate and following through on the job. The entire project took 5 days (as planned) and we couldn't be happier with the results! They handled everything from purchasing the paint and products, to masking, removing the doors and hardware/hinges, spraying all paint (no brushing or rolling which was a huge plus for us!), and the reinstallation and clean-up. They were incredibly thorough, very polite, quiet, hard workers, on time and easy to deal with. We'd definitely recommend them to friends and family and consider them for future projects. The coolest part was that the same night they finished the job, they sent us a before/after video of the entire process to share! Keep up the good work guys!

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Seal Tite Construction
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Justin B.
Verified review

Rodney came out to do a quick roof repair. He was very knowledgeable and gave us advice on what we needed to do in order to fix the problem. I would definitely return to Rodney for future repairs.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Geetha K.
Verified review

Matthew was punctual,professional and very pleasant. He brought his equipment, materials needed to fix my clogged up sink. Explained how gunky my pipes were and how to avoid the build up in the future. He is very reasonably priced for his services and no added surprises to his quote. Overall, I am a happy customer and am recommending him to my friends.

  • 38 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Simms M.
Verified review

Robert does excellent work. He is neat and efficient. He has done work in my office and when the day is finished he cleans up after himself so that one could not tell that he had even been there. He is honest, prompt, and skilled. The firsdt job that Robert did for me was to repair the windows in my office building. The building is well over 100 years old and the windows are double hung with sashes of slightly varying sizes. When finished the buildiung inspector checked his work and complimented him on a job excellently done. Robert is a skilled craftsman and I would reccomend him to anyone who wants a first class top drawer job done. He has done other work for me with the same kind of skill and efficiency as the first. I got my money's worth and then some.

  • 19 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Lori D.
Verified review

Brian was very easy to work with, from estimate to completion. I had him power wash a 2 year new deck and stain it. He took great care in protecting my property, (and my neighbors) when spraying the shadow box fencing. He really impressed the neighbor too! I would recommend Multi-Craft to friends.

Safe Guard Renovations
4.5
from 29 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Joel N.
Verified review

Dave and his team were a pleasure to work with. From the time he came to my house to give me an estimate until the job was completed I had good faith that I had hired the right company. I would recommend safeguard to anyone.

  • 26 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Mary K.
Verified review

Mud and tape done fast and cost effective.

Emperial Homes, LLC
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Pat M.
Verified review

I had a great experience with Anthony and his team. They sanded and finished my hardwood floors, tiled a porch, made screens for the porch and did just about anything else we could find for them to do. The job took about a week. He always explained what they were going to do and what it would cost. The job was in Akron and he came done and gave me an estimate within a day of my contacting him. I have had a great deal of work done on my home lately and he was by far the most reliable.

Thompson Renovation
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Summer H.
Verified review

We have used Thompson Renovation on multiple occasions over the last 10 years. He did our kitchen and bathroom in our previous home in Akron, he did all the design work and it turned out beautiful. He gave me his cost on cabinets which saved me over $6000 from the other estimate we received. When we moved in 2009, we had him back to do the deck, told him our budget, and let him do his thing. We ended up with a 600 sq. ft. 3 tier deck with 12' gazebo on the lower landing. It is unbelievable what he can do within a budget. I would trust him to do any remodeling project. He will continue to be my 1 and only contractor.

  • 19 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Mark S.
Verified review

Replaced chimney flashing and window trim. Travis was prompt in returning calls and appointments, completed the work on time and within his estimated cost. I have hired him to do additional work on the house. I highly recommend him.

Cleveland Local Handyman
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jay P.
Verified review

I called Cleveland Local Handyman to discuss replacing some hinges on my kitchen cabinets. We discussed an estimate of time to do the repairs and set an appointment. The service technician was on time, did the work and kept the work area clean. I will use Cleveland Local Handyman again when the need arises.!!

Fiorello Custom Fence & Deck
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Randall P.
Verified review

I had a privacy fence installed in my yard. I also had the railings on my deck replaced. Mike and his team did a fantastic job. They where not a bother and easy to work wih. The cost was fair. The workmanship was outstanding. The fence was built entirely by hand instead of panels. This helped accommodate my hilly yard. The railings on the deck where custom built. We have recieved so many compliments from our neighbors since we had the work done. I would absolutely recommend this company to any one. Truly a 5 star experience.

Highest Integrity Services
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Dave gave us the job we wanted, a new cabinet for our kitchen. Great value, on tine each day. Cleaned up any dirt or etc. that needed picked up. Explained the job and cost clearly and answered all questions. We will have him back for some other work. Knows his work.

C&R Home Improvements LLC.
4.5
from 12 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Terry K.
Verified review

Chuck came out on 3/29/16 to give a estimate to repair my roof that was not done right by my original roofer. he was very professional gave me a quote. He came out the following day and repaired the roof.

Steve The Electrician
3.8
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Julie D.
Verified review

I cannot tell you how impressed we were with Steve's work. He not only gave a reasonable estimate (much lower than we expected) but he did a quality job! Steve provided a list of the materials required to do the job if we wanted to buy them and just pay for labor or he would provide materials - so no hidden costs. I really would encourage others to use his services. We would definitely use him again. Thanks so much, Steve!

Sgotto Construction
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brian R.
Verified review

Contractor responded quickly and professionally. Initial demo work was estimated fairly and then performed very quickly and thoroughly. Their professional manner and work ethic guaranteed them the build-out phase of the project. Will continue working with them.

Bell Construction
4.5
from 2 reviews
    Mary S.
    Verified review

    Our basement flooded and we had Bell Construction come in to do the repair work after getting their name from our State Farm agent. Joshua, the owner, was very professional, personable and flexible as we had to change the original start date due to a death in the family. Prior to the work beginning we were give a thorough estimate of what the cost would be along w/ an explanation. The work included replacing dry wall and paneling, laying a CVT floor, replacing old switches and sockets as well as painting. We were pleased w/ his work and found him very easy to work with.

    Building Revitalizers LLC
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 year in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    George S.
    Verified review

    Came out and gave estimate on time. Explained job well.

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    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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