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CWAGS LLC
4.4
from 390 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 627 hires on Thumbtack
Robert B.
Verified review

Very pleased with the work. During the estimating process it became clear Josh is knowledgeable and sees the little details. He found a couple of subtle but important issues I had missed in assessing the project (one from a previous contractors work). Josh and his crew are friendly, efficient and cleaned up afterwards. Our project came out better than our expectations. The tile work is excellent and they even found a very close match for a decade old tile to make a repair. They also matched the paint color for a little touch up on the walls and ceiling as well. We will use them again.

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Handyman Services Done Right
4.8
from 200 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 322 hires on Thumbtack
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Brandon K.
Verified review

When you feel comfortable enough to immediately start cracking jokes and trading stories with your contractor you know it's going to be a great experience. Glenn is easy going, knowledgeable, trustworthy and an all around friendly guy. He completed my work needed and went above and beyond the call of duty. I would definitely recommend Glenn for any of your future project needs!

Yazek Engineering NW
4.5
from 212 reviews
  • 338 hires on Thumbtack
Ben S.
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I've worked with a dozen contractors over the last year on an extensive home remodel and the best experience I've had, by far, has been with Zeev. His motivation is 100% to create a finished product that I will be proud of and he did so in the process of executing an extremely complex electrical plan. I could not recommend Zeev highly enough.

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Dass maintenance
4.9
from 158 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
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Cindy H.
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I was so lucky to find Edward! It started out with one job [remove & replace sink, disposal, dishwasher for counter top replacement] and it unexpectedly turned into several other projects as I was getting the home ready for new tenants -- to include painting, when the other contractor failed to follow-up, change out of electrical switches, window screens, smoke alarms, change out of shower kit, etc. Edward was patient, good-natured, reliable, and proficient. He's a well rounded maintenance man & I highly recommend him.

A&C Innovative Contractors
4.8
from 107 reviews
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
Frank A.
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A&C Innovative Contractors replaced our existing backyard cedar fence in West LInn. The quality of work was excellent and the crew worked quickly and kept to the schedule in spite of finding large rocks and concrete where the post holes were dug . They also made an attractive arbor over the gate which adds a highlight to the project. This was all done for a very competitive price. We intend to call on A&C Innovative Contractors for further work in the future.

CORTEZ-HANDYMAN
4.9
from 99 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Pat P.
Verified review

Cortez is your man. Promptly responds to your request. When you meet him he instills confidence he knows what he is doing. He does professional work. While he is a journeyman painter he is very knowledgeable about construction. He comes from a family of contractors, his father being a roofing contractor. His pricing is very competitive and his product first rate. Try him and you too will be recommending him to others.

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Daniel Ciobanu constructions
4.9
from 83 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
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Brad B.
Verified review

Daniel hung 4 doors, ran all the baseboard trim, windows trim and trimmed out 3 closets for me. Additionally, he filled, caulked and painted all the trim and painted the trim and doors. Three of the doors and jambs needed to be altered so it was no easy job. He also filled, primed and painted the risers on my fir stairs. His bid was extremely reasonable and his start date was exactly when I needed it. Daniel is polite, clean, professional, on time and on budget. He worked long hours and was really flexible while I was lining up floor refinishing. Really, he is a great guy and his work is high quality. Daniel was a pleasure to work with and communicate with. He is prompt on returning messages. I wish all the contractors I used were as good as Daniel. The work he did for me was on a rental and I will be using him to hang some exterior doors, run trim and pain at the house I live in. I showed his work to a few neighbors and they want his number now. It was a pleasure to work with Daniel and I will be using him for all my carpentry needs. He is highly recommended for any of your remodeling needs.

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Neaga Remodeling & Design
4.8
from 72 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
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Vie H.
Verified review

Daniel is an excellent contractor and works efficiently with his customer's request. He is kind, hard working, and detail oriented. He got the work done in one day and I will be hiring him for future jobs.

All About Wallz
4.6
from 72 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah H.
Verified review

Tim is excellent! And he did a fantastic job! We have worked with him before (this is our third time), recommend him to friends and family, and will definitely work with him again. Way back in 2013 we did a full home remodel and those contractors did a dreadful job on the walls. The texture was huge and gloppy, out of character with our 1945 home, and just poorly done. I'd been giving it the evil eye for years, but assumed it was cost prohibitive to fix. In comes Tim to save the day! He primed the terrible textured walls of our entire living area: Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room, Hallway, and Bathroom. Then he did three coats of smooth skim coat to get rid of the terrible texture. Then we had him prime and paint the finished product. I can't even tell you how beautiful it looks!! We are SO grateful to finally have clean, consistently textured, beautiful walls. It seems like a small thing, but it makes all the difference feeling comfortable in our house. In the midst of planning this project, we also had a plumbing issue in the basement that required some drywall repair. Tim made it happen without a second thought.

Oscar Tile LLC
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
G. W.
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As a general contractor I had worked with many teams during the last 15 years - it is hard to find a team like Oscar Tile LLC. The terms are a critical in our job, it is very frustrating when a team is dropping you down. Oscar Tile LLC are the one to really on. They do what they promise. There are not too many companies which I can recommend without reserves - Oscar Tile LLCis the one of those.

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Something constructive
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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Joe P.
Verified review

Logan by far is one of the most honest, conscientious contractors I have ever worked with. All his positive reviews are true!!! My boat steel cover enclosure was damaged due to heavy winds near the gorge and I decided to has something custom made. Logan came out the very next day to look at the project. He knew exactly what I was looking for to protect my boat. We had an issue with the fence gate needing to be removed and made wider... and Logan is modifying the gate for me as well. The very next day Logan ordered the materials at Home Depot, and two days later my project was on its way. I work out of town during the week, so I entrusted Logan to do what he thought was best. He updated me with photos everyday, and when I came home today to see the project... it was beyond my expectations. Being a dentist, attention to details are very important to me... and logan's craftsmanship is superior. His rate was very competitive, and very fare, but most importantly.... his honesty and integrity the first day he came to look at my project ..... shows in the finished project. I was so impressed, that Logan will be building my son's custom tree house in the future !!! Great Job Logan!!!! Joe

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  • 3 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Monika F.
Verified review

We used Eric and his team for an almost 2.5 month project after moving back into our old house that was rented out for several years. Initially we were only going to use them for external and internal painting and cabinet refinishing, but we quickly found that we liked working with them and appreciated Eric's commitment, his obvious knowledge and attention to detail which led to us hiring them to replace our flooring and other various projects around the house from the shower door installation, carpentry work to smaller electrical work. We lived in the house while Eric's team did the work, which can get pretty overwhelming. They communicated well, respected our privacy and worked with kids nap times, weekend trips, etc. I can honestly say that I could not imagine this project going any better considering the circumstances. We were satisfied with the final product and we found the pricing to be reasonable. We found especially the painting job to be top notch, this is definitely their specialty. Eric also wrapped some beams and accent walls in cedar. Those turned out awesome as well. I highly recommend using those guys for any project, big or small. They have pride in their work and at the end you will not feel taken advantage of, which is too often the case when working with other contractors.

  • 8 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Violeta M.
Verified review

José Rivera was in charge of the painting and flooring of my new home. He did a really good job. He was fast, and the price was just perfect! What I liked most of his work was that he was really careful with every detail and clean. I would for sure recommend him for any construction job.

JHernandez Construction LLC
4.6
from 29 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer K.
Verified review

Jesus is a great contractor to work with, and I will recommend him to friends. He did everything right, from the estimate to the finished work. The intial contact, the estimate, the communication, the expectation, the delivery, and the final product were all excellent, if there were 6 stars, I'd give him another one.

  • 1 year in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqueline D.
Verified review

I just completed a condo remodel for a client in SW Portland. I worked with the client to help her design and project manage the work from start to finish. Part of the process is partnering with General Contractors to undertake the work. This project included a kitchen remodel, (new cabinets, quartz, appliances etc) new flooring and painting throughout. Ben was selected as the contractor to do the work for a variety of reasons. He was responsive, communicated well, his rates were good and he committed to get the work done in just over 3 weeks so they could list the property on the market. Ben worked long hours to achieve this, was flexible throughout the process and listened well. In this case he was managing my expectations and meeting the needs of the client. The work got achieved on time, within budget and the client is very happy with the end result. I would certainly use Ben again on another client project. Thank you!

D&I Development, LLC
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsey P.
Verified review

While I did not ultimately choose to go with D&I due to decreasing the scope of my project upon consulting with multiple contractors, I wanted to give them a positive review for their efforts during the estimate process. Their representative arrived promptly, asked multiple questions about the project, and returned an estimate within 48 hours. Of the four contractors I had over to the house, D&I was one of only two who followed up with an estimate. The estimate seemed fair and covered all aspects of the project we discussed. I will definitely keep them in mind for future work.

All Backyard Construction
4.3
from 27 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Marian A.
Verified review

Our job was a new concrete entry area and an addition to our pool deck. This was a small job that other contractors didn't want. Travis responded immediately and we had the bid and job completed within a week. The crew was very hard working and did a good job. Great service!

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Silverline Construction Llc
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Kristen C.
Verified review

Great communication, exceptional craftsmanship and remarkable exterior painting. I would highly recommend this contractor for any home project big or small. I'd give more stars if I could. Incredibly pleased! Thank you!

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North Ridge Builders, LLC
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Thane B.
Verified review

The fellows from RM BIRD were fantastic! They listened to my needs, worked with my meager budget to remove mold & re-tile a tub/shower stall, were very responsive in starting the project & finished with great efficiency. There was a slight issue with the grout settling & leaving a couple of small holes, so I called Steve. He came out the next day after his regular work day was done to repair it. I was impressed by that bit of professionalism. It was my first time hiring a contractor; it won't be the last time hiring RM BIRD. Thanks guys!

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jessie H.
Verified review

We got a couple quotes and Jose gave an extremely competitive price and estimated less than the time frame of other contractors. In the end, he spent 3 days on the project, which was skim coating the ceilings in three rooms. He took great care with our property and furniture, and he checked in with us throughout the project to make sure we were satisfied. Overall, Jose was communicative, honest, and skilled. We would recommend him.

Freeman Remodel LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Michael F.
Verified review

My experience is cabinetry. They have the experience to ask questions about use, functionality and look - things you don’t consider but make a huge difference in how you use and enjoy the space. They are one of the few contractors I know where I can hand over keys to my home and know they will finish on-time or ahead of schedule - complete trust.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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