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Altoona Custom Home Builders

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  • 33 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Noelle W.
Verified review

We met with Cheryl and reviewed our project and she broke down our quote and then helped us split out services that we wanted her to complete which included wallpaper removal,drywall patch and repair, new drywall, exterior painting, repaired retaining wall, new flagstone interior custom step (matching an existing step), new hardwood flooring and framing of the first floor to shore up the second floor structure. We literally found out from a structural engineer we needed re-framing about a week too late and she had her team there the next day framing to keep us on schedule. She is always responsive and listens to what you say and work with her trades if you have a question or see something that wasn't done to your satisfaction. She employs good people and we really can't say enough about the different trades we met and got to work with. They were all different and all wonderful. We purchased the hardwoods through her contact at a fantastic price and the product looks absolutely incredible. Couldn't be happier!

Goliath Contracting
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
Brian S.
Verified review

Goliath put a Nuvo water softener in my home and it improved our water quality including our water pressure. They were prompt and professional

Lung Contracting
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

We specialize in general cleaning and building homes and commercial flooring and carpets. We also remodel houses and apartments.

  • 27 years in business

We only use top of the line materials and make sure the job is done right the first time.we offer many payment options checks/credit cards/cash we always work with your budget. I love working with my hands and making peoples homes become beautiful your home is your investment and we make it your own


We will fix your home if it needs be. We complete remodeling if you are looking for or just getting a room done or building a fence or deck.


I am able to assist in various home improvements, and flooring is my specialty. I enjoy meeting customers' needs and seeing the final product with good results.


Smith Contracting provides all types of home remodeling as well as new construction. We provide the Best rates on roofing. Are you looking for the top quality at a low price? Give us a call!


I have 14 years of general home improvement experience. I've been self-employed for 5+ years. I offer high-quality craftsmanship at an affordable price.


We are experienced in home consulting. We offer professional installation with affordable pricing. Let us help you.


We are home improvement contractors. Our services include everything, from bathrooms to siding. We do everything but heating and air conditioning.

  • 7 years in business

We have a reliable, friendly crew with experience in many kinds of general remodeling and home improvement services, such as roofing, drywall, decks, etc.


I am experienced in a wide variety of home improvement projects and also property preservation. If you need my services, please feel free to call me.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Hockenberry Home's is a full-service general contracting business. We can do everything, from foundation to finishes and disaster refurbishing. We are a one-stop craftsman shop.


I do interior and exterior remodeling and repairs, including, but are not limited to complete kitchens and bathrooms. I do tile work, trim work, and painting.


We do all aspects of custom woodwork, from heavy timber frame design and construction and new home general contracting to custom doors, casework and custom furniture. We are a custom CAD Designer and can produce all construction documents for conventional or timber frame construction, including construction drawings, permit drawings, stamped drawings and As-Builts. We use solid wood, stone and brick, and do not use plastics, vinyl or laminates. If you want something cheap in quality, we are not your company. All of our designs and professional construction services meet and exceed all IBC and Pennsylvania Building Code Requirements.


I perform all types of household maintenance and repairs. I have been in construction for the past 10 years, working with landlords and tenants.


We do any and all phases of home repair and restoration, specializing in roofing and painting (either interior or exterior).


I do home repair and improvement such as electrical, carpentry, plumbing and all-around handyman services. I have over 30 years' experience.

  • 6 years in business

We are a well-established company specializing in all aspects of home remodeling. We have over 11 years of experience. We offer 10-year workmanship warranty on all projects. We also offer free estimates.(can't upload pics for some reason. Please look us up on Facebook for pics of latest work)


I can do anything, and I'll give you a fair price. I'll let you check it out before you pay the rest of your payment.


I remodel houses, from framing to painting. I can do it all: additions, roofing, siding, soffit and fascia, plumbing and electrical. You name it, I have done it.

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How do architects work?

Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

How do architects charge for their services?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

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