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DRA design and build
from 41 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Steven C.
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Dave gave me the option of purchasing the door for myself or having him get it for me. I got it myself, he informed me of everything needed in conjunction with the door. He showed up on time (actually a little early) and did diligent, clean work. I will definitely be using him for every home project moving forward.

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  • 19 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ric R.
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These guides are very good. They came in over the holiday weekend to make all repairs to our school before we opened the doors after Labor Day. I'd strongly recommend them. Truly value their patience as well!

Deck Professionals
from 39 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Mohammad H.
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They fixed my fence poles in the backyard which were broken by the wind. I was not even home when they fixed it and had left them a check beforehand. Very satisfied with thier work.

Top Pro
  • 20 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
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Found Goggin Home Remodel here on thumbtack. Had a few other responses. Goggin's answer my request within minutes.  After looking at his reviews I decided to have them come out first. I was just looking to have new boards put on my wood deck.  I was also wondering how white vinyl railings would look instead of wood.  After Dave came out, there was no need to contact anyone else. He answered all of our questions, was very professional and really had some great ideas. All within our budget. We decided to do white railing and he was able to do it right away. It only took 1 day to complete. And WOW does it look good!!  We are extremely happy with Dave and his crew. Would highly recommend Goggin Home Remodeling.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Margaret R.
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Working with Dale Turner and New-Image has been a wonderful experience. We have found him to be very hard working, a talented craftsman, honest, and trustworthy. We have worked with Dale on many jobs, installing hard wood floors, complete bathroom remodel, and various other work. We look forward to working with him in the future.

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Brett Hand Architect, P.C.
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon C.
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Brett has been incredible to work with - from the first meeting he was very professional and responsive. He met with us and was able to design a home that we loved. We added a very large addition onto a 200+ year old farmhouse and his design was perfect! We are currently in the building process and watching our dream home come to life has been incredible. We can not thank him enough!

  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Durre S.
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We hired Jeff to install some kitchen cabinets and build a deck under them, then trim them out. Jeff is punctual, reasonably priced, neat, personable and a real craftsman- every quality you could want in a contractor or Handyman! I am very particular and OCD, he worked with me every step of the way and really helped my vision come to fruition. Not to mention, he was wonderful with my 3 very young children and respectful of my home (taking shoes off etc). We are having Jeff back for a full bathroom remodel and cannot wait to work with him again, would highly recommend.

Master Design & Build, LLC
from 11 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carol R.
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My husband and I are very pleased with the results. Sean kept in constant communication with me to stay on the timeline. He followed up constantly and provided excellent customer service. The work he and his crew did on my brick steps is outstanding and we will be using him for future projects!

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
David L.
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Outstanding service. They painted our entire house while we were away on vacation. The job was exceptionally well done and everything was back in place when we got home. I highly recommend Generations Painting and Construction Services LLC.

Ace Remodeling LLC
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
clifford g.
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We heard through a friend about their work, the most important thing in the beginning was their willingness to listen and hear what our vision was then figure out hownto make it happen. They stuck to their price even if their was something g that came up during the project and the crew was very friendly and did great work. I wanted to take a minute and write something, which I normally don’t, because I was pleasantly surprised. I since recommended them to two other friends and they have 2 new big jobs. Thanks Steve, Blaine, and the others!!!...

Build II Please LLC
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jim W.
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We were renovating a 48,000 ft.² building and needed help. We found in Mr. Doyle to be for mostly a quality person with talent for construction and building. It is my understanding that he has also taught construction in the Dauphin County education system. He showed up on time every day and did what was necessary to move the project forward. We were looking for generalists who could do a variety of things well and we feel that this is what we got. Surely, if we found ourselves in a similar position in the future, I would surely call him back.

Spring Creek Design LLC
from 4 reviews
    Mary O.
    Verified review

    Pete and team rock! They did an outstanding job of fully renovating and doubling the size of my kitchen, rebuilding two bathrooms, and installing central air in my mid-century split level. They are truly like none other - from their creative spirit to their customer service - they get it and they love what they do. I'm looking forward to starting my landscaping project very soon!

    Tyler Graver
    from 4 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Ashley H.
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    My wife & I are 1st time home owners, and our deck was hit hard by this winter’s harsh weather. Rotting wood, chipping paint, and dirt/fungus build up was looking bad. Thanks to Tyler, our deck was completely refinished with a HIGH attention to detail. It looks and feels brand new and was done at the BEST price in less than 2 weeks from when we first contacted Tyler. Tyler treated this project like it was his own deck, and that is a rare thing to find. Incredible work! In the past year we’ve worked with many electricians, carpenters, plumbers, and landscapers working on our new house. Tyler stands out as being above and beyond the best at communication and punctuality. He got started on the job quickly, and always gave us updates as to when he would be working and when the project would be complete. He made sure we knew exactly what was going on, and gave us lots of insightful suggestions and options on how to get the best results. Tyler is experienced and knowledgeable, and worked with high quality Benjamin Moore exterior stain. Other contractors I quoted just planned on using a cheaper exterior paint that would’ve degraded much more quickly. Tyler did extensive prep work to make sure our deck was ready to paint. He ensured there was proper draining, cleared out hidden dirt between the deck boards, properly addressed and filled all the gaps and cracks, and better secured the railing and privacy fence. Other contractors I talked to just planned a simple power wash and paint, which would not have been enough to give our deck a several more years of life. I look forward to hiring Tyler again in the future to help us with our various projects around the house. His depth of knowledge, attention to detail, and prompt communication makes him easily the best contractor we’ve worked with. If you have a project you need done with quality and a high attention to detail, my wife and I highly recommend Tyler!

    • 16 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Thomas S.
    Verified review

    The township had me "against the wall" for drawings for an addition I'm building on my house and Dale came thru. We didn't agree on everything, but in the end he delivered in Timely fashion. Already about to hire him door another property I have.

    Iron Gate Builders Inc.
    from 2 reviews
    • 22 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Lisa O.
    Verified review

    Sam helped us build our dream home. He is not just great at his job, he is a wonderful, considerate person. He became part of our family during the process and, because of his values and expertise, our dream became a reality. I would recommend him and his team to anyone and have already.




    G.F. McLaughlin LLC is a full-service design/build firm. We offer both residential and commercial construction services, from turnkey ground-up construction to additions, kitchen renovations and finished basements.


    I offer general grounds and building maintenance and repairs for residential and industrial properties. I'm presentable, personable and reliable.


    We provide fully licensed design work for residential and light commercial construction. We have been doing business since 1998. Our desire is to create a design to custom fit the needs and desires of our client. We have many repeat clients, which is a testimony to the quality of our services. We provide a full-range of services including design build. We understand the design and construction of buildings from top to bottom. You will find that we are hardworking and honest, so we always try to provide our clients with as much knowledge as we can, to ensure a smooth and successful project. Give us a call; we will meet with you and review your project at no charge. We will also outline a recommended course of action and provide a proposal at no charge.


    We'll make your in visions a reality. We'll come together as a team and make your experience comfortable. We handle every aspect of the trade when it comes to a complete build, rebuild or in-house addition. Our team is very versatile. No other calls are made outside of our team. We literally do it all and at the very best quality. We look forward to working with you. Call us now.


    We offer property development and building of residential and commercial properties. We specialize in custom home building and personalized office space.

    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.  

    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.

    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.

    What do general contractors charge?

    If you’re doing a home remodel, building a new home or embarking on a commercial building project, you’ll hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to oversee and execute construction projects. Each construction project is unique; even two duplicate homes built on lots next door to each other could have different construction costs due to factors like different excavation costs when building the foundation. Since each project is unique, many general contractors make bids on potential construction projects. These bids can then break down to a per square foot cost that encompasses the labor of all the workers needed for the job, materials, the scope of work, and any equipment needed. Materials and finishes make a major difference in your cost per square foot. For example, choosing standard kitchen tiles at $3 per square foot will result in a lower total project cost than imported marble tiles that cost $63 per square foot. Where you live will also affect how much general contractors charge, as labor and the cost to do business can cost less in many regions than in high-cost areas like New York or San Francisco. Here are some examples of average costs general contractors typically charge in various regions:

    • Home addition in San Francisco: $250-$270 per square foot.
    • New home construction in Knoxville, Tennessee: $100-$200 per square foot.
    • Kitchen remodel in Tennessee: $40-$80 per square foot, depending on finishes.
    • Bathroom remodel in Vancouver, Washington: $110-$170 per square foot.

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