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Lancaster General Contractors

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Robertson handyman services
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christopher B.
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A top top Contractor that I will be calling on the regular! He did the work in 1day! yes one day after talking to me and seeing the property. All around great guy also.

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  • 31 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dee M.
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Michael has been our " go to contractor" for over 15 yrs!! He honors your suggestions and goes the extra mile to accommodate staying in budget! His " team" is friendly, professional, and always on time... their clean- up is unsurpassed! We are glad we found " Michael Madonna General Contractors!

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JB Weaver Contracting
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ed B.
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Completed four (4) jobs in a timely and professional manner. These were small jobs that most contractors would not take on but Weaver did. His rates were very fair.

  • 5 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Martha A.
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I had my roof replaced. Ben and his team were wonderful! He talked me through all of the issues with my existing roof, how he would fix everything, and explained all of the costs in the estimate. His estimate was lower than other contractors, and he was doing more than the others had proposed. They arrived on time, did the work in the proposed time and thoroughly cleaned up everything. Very pleased with the work , and will definitely hire him again!

FW Masonry
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Mark F.
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Frank was very responsive and kept you informed on the job. I have dealt with many different contractors and he is the cream of the crop.

DRA design and build
4.6
from 34 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Daphne F.
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David has done a couple of jobs for my husband and I. He took the pieces of an old deck and built another patio deck using the existing materials. I’ve come to love the work that David does and he is now my general contractor for any work I need done around my house! I would use David over and over again and I recommend him to others.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andy C.
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George completed several indoor and outdoor household jobs for us, including deck repair and staining, hanging blinds, dry wall repair, and a number of other small items. Unlike many other contractors, George is the consummate professional. He is responsible, reliable, always on time, extremely fair and does top notch work. We are very happy to have found him and we agree "let George do it!"

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  • 20 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine P.
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I hired Goggin Floor Installation and More to do several projects at my house to include installing a new kitchen floor, putting up light fixtures, remodeling 2 bathrooms, crown molding in the dining room, building a new pool deck, and outdoor electrical work. I could not be happier with the results of all of my projects!! Dave Goggin is the best handyman service I ever experienced, he is extremely reasonable, honest, trustworthy, and truly cares about each project he takes on, but more importantly, he cares about the customer. When I initially put out my request on Thumbtack for service, he contacted me right away, came out to my house the next day to give me an estimate, and had the estimate prepared that same night. I had other contractors come out as well to give estimates and it is now over a month later, all of my projects have just about been completed by Dave Goggins, and I am still waiting on estimates from the other contractors! Dave is also a great communicator. He walked me through every step of each project and always maintained communication. He has been in the business a long time so was able to walk in to every room or project and visualize exactly what I wanted then give me recommendations and feedback on what would work best given his experience. He also had the experience to give accurate on the spot estimates. I went with every recommendation that Dave had and I am very pleased with how everything turned out, way better than what I had could have come up with! I have Dave on speed dial now and I plan to use his services for every project I have around the house. I give him 5 stars!!

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  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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MATTHEW S.
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Done in a very timely manner. Mark had the patience to answer all my questions, even when I thought I was going overboard. One of the most kindest person to meet let alone being hired as a contractor. He took his time in getting the work done, no impression that he had to get this done to meet any deadline. He thoroughly worked out a great layout for the tile - floor design we asked for so it was centered and eye catching. Quality of work was excellent, very neat during work, especially after he finished. Would always recommend him without hesitaiton

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  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patrick E.
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Nothing but good things to say about Balco Landscapes! I had just completed two projects with separate big name contractors and the experiences were both horrible. Had I not been on home on several occasions, the work these other contractors did would have been done wrong and not to spec. So I was a bit uneasy when I realized that due to my work schedule, I would not be home for the entirety of the landscaping project with Balco. But, Balco Landscapes showed up every day, on time, and did the work they quoted. The work itself is stunning! The installed 2 flagstone patios over concrete base, a separate stacked stone retaining wall, and landscaped a garden bed horribly overgrown with weeds and planted agreed upon plants. Also planted a dogwood in the very back of the yard. Balco also pulled the necessary permits from Baltimore City (which in itself is no easy task). They quoted 2 weeks to complete the project and they finished in 1 week and 3 days. Harry and his team were nothing but courteous and professional from the moment they showed up in person to discuss design and requirements, through to the project's completion. The morning after the day in which it looked as though everything had been completed, I spoke directly with Harry to make sure they were done so I could finalize payment. Indeed they were... but Harry was already on his way to my house to shore up a joint line in one of the patios that "he wasn't happy with." I didn't ask him to do it... i didn't even recognize what he was talking about... but he came out on his own to take care of it. That is owning your workmanship. And that is respect for the homeowner. This is how working with contractors should always be!! They are already my decided choice for some additional work I'll have done in a few months. If you have landscaping needs, you'll be in good hands with Balco! A+ across the board.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marti H.
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Always responsive. Commits to project until complete. Contractors like this are hard to find. Does excellent work. Have recommended and would continue to recommend.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike K.
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Jake is a great contractor. His work is outstanding and he has great attention to detail and very willing to work with the customer. I am very happy with the finished product and the very competitive pricing. I would highly recommend him and his work .

  • 17 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Jason M.
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Joe is great! Seriously the best contractor I have ever worked with and that's has been a ton! I highly recommend Joe for any type of repair or remodel work. I will add photos when fully completed.

Troy G. Walton
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Dylan P.
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Troy's a very nice guy came before work at 7am to give an estimate on the work. He got 2 tile jobs done over the weekend and did a great job. I would def. use again on future projects. Very professional and easy to talk to. The rates were more than fair. Thank you Troy

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Seven one seven masonry
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James T.
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I renovated a porch to a 4 season room. All the brick had to be cut with a wet saw for a facade. The surfaces it was going on was uneven and a challenge. Daryl and his guys were great. I had a contractor quit and Darly picked up from there. He made corrections that if not noticed would of created major issues down the road and never complained. He just went with it and fixed it. His brick work was great. I highly appreciate his work and I would recommend him to anyone that needs a mason. Thanks again.

Jeffhomepro
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Devin K.
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Jeff has remodeled most of my home. He is a very skilled contractor. His work with tile and stone is the best I've ever seen. Many people remark at the quality of work that was preformed in my remodel. I would use Jeff anytime and plan to again in my next home.

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Tyler William Customs
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather D.
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Tyler did a great, professional job on our bathroom remodel. His attention to detail was excellent. Tyler kept us informed clearly and frequently. Excellent demeanor. We will be using him again to paint two rooms next week. He has been arguably the best contractor we have used for needed work at our home since we moved to Harrisburg four months ago.

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General Contractors Inc.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 66 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather M.
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We hired GCI to update our entire house , from the cellar to the third floor. New rugs , floors, paint,new bathroom and kitchen and a total clean up for the entire house. Updates were made to the plumbing and electrical systems. Perry and his crew were excellent. They showed up every day on time, they were respectful and kind to my entire family. They did beautiful work. Perry was always available to talk to with any questions. The crew worked quickly and we trusted them 100 percent. I was reluctant to start such a large project but Perry and his crew were there for us from start to finish. They made our house a home and I will be forever grateful to them. They went above and beyond their duties every day. Our family has a better life and we couldn’t be happier with our new home . Thank You Perry and crew !!!!!

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M&M Contractors
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shelby M.
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Michael is a jack of all trades. He took down our old mailbox and put up a new one, as well as cleaned our chimney before we used the fireplace this fall. The quality of his work is great, and he did it in a timely manner as well. I'll definitely be using him for future projects! If you need help with a project around your house, he's your guy.

Tyler Graver
5.0
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!

  • 4 years in business
Sue S.
Verified review

Created for You Remodeling did an excellent job on my whole house remodel. I was on a tight time frame, and Caleb worked tirelessly to deliver when promised. The quality and craftsmanship was amazing. Caleb's work ethic and trustworthiness gave me peace of mind to know things were running smoothly, even from across the country (we did a cross country move and moved in midway through the remodel). I could not have picked a better contractor for the job. The reason for my happiness is largely due to Caleb taking the time to listen and understand my vision of the final product. He offered great ideas and cost effective alternatives. He cared about the final product and it showed in every step of the process. Communication was excellent and issues were resolved immediately. I highly recommend Created for You Remodeling. Superior work with a smile.

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 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.

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 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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Need a General Contractor

Baltimore, MD

  • Project type
    Addition to home
  • Project progress
    Sketches and/or basic idea of project
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Living room
  • Details
    19x8 shell addition to back of home with shed roof. Only need contractor to build shell addition with pier foundation, put in header, remove existing wall, level floors between old and new, build and finish exterior of new structure only. Interior finishing will be completed seperately
  • $10700
    Average price

Need a General Contractor for a Major Remodeling Project ASAP

Vienna, VA

  • Project type
    Major remodel
  • Project progress
    Just starting
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Bathroom(s), Bedroom(s), Garage
  • $3000
    Average price
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