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Erie Renovators

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  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Betty H.
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We are working with Victor on a couple projects. He has been very helpful with suggestions on how to move forward and has responded each time we have contacted him. Out projects are in the ordering stage, windows being order and materials for front porch railing and hand rails and step repair. Will update as we progress. We are very satisfied working with Victor. Looking forward to the finished project.

  • 6 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Julie T.
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Plumbing and cleaning at my small business was completed quickly and efficiently. Thank you.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tracy W.
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Gene Whitaker's Home Improvement is an excellent business. He has had over 15 yrs experience and it shows in his work. He will not do anything that is not perfect in your eyes or his. If he orders a product that does not meet his expectations, he will return it to the store and re-order. I would do business with him whenever I need any type of building or renovation done.

Angela S.
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I've seen William do every aspect of construction. From new builds to remodels, plumbing, electric, door/window installation, flooring, drywall, etc.! He does everything in a quick yet efficient manner! I'm always thrilled with work that he does!

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Chautauqua Handicap Accessibility is a local construction company specializing in adaptive remodeling and renovations. We are located in Jamestown, NY, and we are proud to service all of Chautauqua County. We provide a full range of residential and commercial services; all of which incorporate our industry-leading adaptive and barrier-free handicap-accessible construction methods that will help prevent accidents and create a safer environment for individuals who may be physically and/or developmentally challenged, the elderly, or those who suffer from limited mobility or disability. Our independent living solutions will increase accessibility, safety, comfort, and independence as well as accommodate for the abovementioned disabilities. We follow strict guidelines, are 100% ADA compliant, and provide professionalism, cleanliness, and quality workmanship to every project, regardless of its size. Your adaptive construction project starts with a no-obligation project proposal. We will meet with you to discuss your needs and objectives and offer suggestions and advice on the most cost-effective ways to achieve your goals while maintaining an independent lifestyle. Furthermore, we proudly assist local businesses in making their establishments compliant with all current laws and building codes to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the benefits, which their companies offer our community. In addition to our primary services, and as a result of maintaining positive relationships with the world's most trusted manufacturers, we are pleased to offer our remodeling customers in Jamestown and Chautauqua County, NY a large and diverse selection of the very best home improvement and ADA compliant products at a cost only we can provide. Our sales manager is directly involved in the product selection phase of every project, and we guarantee every product that we install.

  • 34 years in business
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I really enjoy leaving a customer's house in better condition than I received it!

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We do all phases of renovations and remodeling. We are detail driven and strive for excellence and customers' total satisfaction.

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I have over 5 years in hanging and finishing drywall, setting doors and windows and bathroom and kitchen remodeling. I am insured.

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We do the job right the first time there are absolutely NO and I mean NO shortcuts taken to save money. We are very competitive but sometimes a little more expensive for that very reason. When we leave your home the only time we want to come back is for a new job!

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We do painting and renovating of houses. We create a new scene to our customers. We give what the customer wants.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Details are important, and customer satisfaction is the upmost.

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We take quality to the highest level and take tremendous pride in our work! There's no job we can't do. Finish carpentry is our forte.

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 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 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.

Do I need a contractor for a kitchen remodel?

A kitchen remodel is one of the most important investments you can make in your home, and it’s critical to get the details right; that’s where a home renovation contractor comes in. A minor remodel usually includes new cabinet faces and hardware, replacement appliances, and paint, while an extensive job may enlarge the kitchen’s square footage, install new cabinets or an island, change the layout, and lay new tile or hardwood floors. Any renovation that includes filing permits, construction, or electrical or plumbing work is best completed by an experienced contractor who knows local codes.

How much will it cost to remodel my house?

The cost to remodel a home is highly variable — size and scope of the project, quality of materials, and the number of subcontractors required to complete the job all affect the total cost. The average national cost of a home renovation project is $13,500. The national average per-square-foot cost of a remodel ranges from $25 to $100. Nationally, kitchen and bathroom remodels are the most popular types of projects, in part because they typically have the highest return on investment when the home is sold. The national average cost of a major kitchen remodel ranges from $25,000 to $62,000, while the average bathroom remodel tends to cost $6,000 to $18,000. In addition to materials and labor costs, many remodeling project costs include permit fees, which, average $900 or more, depending on your location.

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