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Maxwell Remodeling
4.7
from 76 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Robert T.
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The service was top notch work. Before searching for the quote, I had bad experience with other roofing contractor several years ago. Hence, I had a hard time, trusting the bids I was asking for. Until I found Frank Maxwell and Robin through this website, Frank came out next day to give the quote for new bigger deck and siding..... A real big project in my book. The quote was average...not the cheapest. AND IT IS WORTH! Frank, Robin, and Jeff did the marvelous work. They built real throughly and carefully. A beautiful siding..... Can't express how great deck looks. What's more, they made sure that my deck is well regulated by the city requirement. Robin always kept me up to the date with the work underway. If you are looking for the quotes, stop here... Don't go further. Give them a call. You won't regret!

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Garage Entry Systems LLC
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeff C.
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Andrew installed a 10x10 sectional insulated door on an atypical application in my garage. He was very professional, courtious, efficient and affordable...unlike the bigger names! He even got me a better price from supplier on a leftover door from a cancelled order. On time for both appointment and install and cannot be more satisfied with the work. Will use again and highly recommend. I have used a few contractors building my house and he is a refreshing change!

BackYard Innovations
4.3
from 56 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
Robert B.
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Work went as expected, on time completion, reasonable price for an all-inclusive package of services (including sub-contractors where needed).

Austin Duffy
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Romeo D.
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We've dealt with contractors many times and I can say that Austin Duffy is one of the best. His work was top notch and price was reasonable. Highly recommend him.

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Concrete FX
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
MARK M.
Verified review

Brian was a professional. Showed up when he said he would, answered all of my questions, and did a quality job. I've hired bad contractors in the past, but no worries with Concrete FX. Honest hard work for a good price. Thanks Brian

Mtjcontractors
4.4
from 37 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
James S.
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MJT Contractors out of Ravenna, Ohio is a good little outfit and are willing to take the small jobs that some Home Owners may not be able to do theselves!! Very polite, timely, and respectful guys I highly reccomend them for any type of home job that you might need done for a fair price.

Goubeaud Company
4.5
from 25 reviews
  • 58 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Carla A.
Verified review

Refreshing to meet a contractor who understands and uses technology. I used Dwayne to consult on the proper configuration for my sink & disposal. It gave me problems for years. He evaluated it and proposed new piping. It seems much better although I'm only on day one. Price was reasonable. Labor and parts was below $150. Wish I had done with the first problem! Expert advice is hard to get. Dwayne was the first to see that the pipe direction was wrong. Thank you.

  • 59 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Arjun C.
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Both of the men they had sent to assemble our furniture were competent and completed all three tasks with the highest professionalism. They were on time, they were efficient, and there prices were very reasonable, especially in light of the fact that similar contractors quoted prices twice as expensive. I highly recommend them.

  • 38 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Emily K.
Verified review

I am a new homeowner and still learning all the skills that home ownership requires. Tim is an extremely knowledgeable plumber and took the time to explain everything he was doing and why so that I will know what to do going forward. I will definitely be contacting him for any future plumbing issues, as well as general property concerns because he also does other types of property repair work or works with other professionals. I had a leak in my bathtub and stumbled on a gem. I highly recommend Alliance Plumbing & Property Repair.

  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Caroline W.
Verified review

Rob clearly works with the goal of doing the best job possible for the customer. He gave us a bid in a timely manner, wrote a detailed contract, and worked us into his schedule quickly. He did the job as bid plus add ons that we asked him to do while he was here. I would definitely hire him again and will use him for future maintenance

Rogerson Outdoor Structures
4.4
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Jason Z.
Verified review

Jon was quick to respond to my project of leveling out a 12 x 20 ft area in my back yard for a play set. His price was reasonable and he did the job to my satisfaction. Communication was great and he got the job done. Would recommend to others.

Bishop Contracting
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Marc D.
Verified review

Bishop Contracting I found to be opposite the usual experience found with many of today's contractors. He came when he said he would come. He did the work he said he would do. He completed the job in the time frame agreed. He had the tools, equipment and materials necessary to do the job the 1st time around. He charged what he said he would charge. If you are looking for slick brochures, fancy web sites or IPAD presentations look elsewhere. If you are looking to get a job done call Bishop Contracting.

Level Line Building Company
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Pam S.
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EJ and his team layed a new patio for us. Excellent meticulous work. They were efficient and friendly. Highly recommend Level Line to anyone. It is very hard to find a contractor you can trust. This one you can count on.

Ron's General Contracting
4.3
from 12 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jill B.
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I can’t say enough good things about Ron as a contractor and as a person. He’s honest, kind and professional. He impressed me from start to finish. I hired him initially to build a pergola over my garage. He impressed me with outstanding craftsmanship, and completed the job on time and beyond my expectations. He was quick to respond to any questions I had. It turned out beautifully and has added tremendous curb appeal to our home. His work is not only excellent, but affordable. He will be the first person I will call for any future home projects.

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James Braun
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Jarrid H.
Verified review

I'm an industrial design engineer and I've been renovating property in Pittsburgh for 10+ years and I decided to hire James for two weeks to help get an 1800's house that I bought rent-able until I could revisit the house more intensly in the future. Long story short, I quickly determined that I could count on Jim and his men to show up and get down to business on a higher level. We ended up gutting the entire house, jacking up the foundation, restructuring anything that was questionable, adding and redesigning bathrooms, running all new pex water lines, new electric and new gas lines. We installed all new windows, insulation, plumbed for an additional kitchen for possible future needs. We installed new headers and opened up rooms to meet code standards, leveled floors and ceilings by adding wooden drop cieling grids and installed drywall throughout. We are currently finishing drywall and getting ready to start all the final flooring and trim work and I'm completely satisfied thus far and would not hesitate to keep them working on my property portfolio. Here are a few qualities that he and his crew display that are hard to find: --They show up on time and enjoy working regardless of the conditions. We had quite a few miserable demo days with nothing but positivity. --They don't go straight to the bar after work, they go home and spend time with their family. --They are honest. Alot of contractors will tell you they know all about everything just to find out they are faking it. If Jim didn't know something, we worked on the solution together and didn't have to backtrack, wasting time and money. --Working hrs were well kept and I didn't have to worry about my personal tools or materials coming up "lost" or missing. --They really do care about how you feel about your project and have no problem going with the flow when I constantly change my mind on design. --They are physically capable. Say you need a dumpster loaded or 100 sheets of drywall moved around the job site, it's not a problem and nobody complains. --Willingness to learn. I've done alot of improvising with OLD houses and they want to use any experience or knowledge to their advantage. All in all, it is a great experience and I'll have them back to work with me on my personal home this spring. I'll add pictures soon.

  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle F.
Verified review

Dino was professional in every interaction whether in person or on the phone. He always answered his phone when I called or returned my message quickly. He listened carefully to the work I wanted done (construction of concrete parking pads) and provided a timely and fair quote. While I ultimately decided to hire another contractor for the project Dino remained professional and respectful even as I communicated that I was going in a different direction for the project. I would definitely consider hiring Decano Construction for future concrete projects.

  • 25 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Beverly Guthrie
Verified review

My kitchen is Beautiful! From the start, enjoyed working with Laura designing my kitchen and Diane, project manager. Jim Fulton, the contractor, does excellent work. Very knowledgeable of plumbing, electrical, flooring, cabinet installation to ceramic back splash. Jim is a conscience worker. I would recommend this team to everyone. Happy Sears Customer ☺

  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gary R.
Verified review

The contractor was very neat and professional I would definitely hire him back for the next job I start

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tim M.
Verified review

Luke did a great job on refurbishing our shed. I will use him again on another job needed done. Thanks Luke !!!

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There are several reasons. First, I keep my appointments with my customers. One of the biggest compliments I hear is how dependable I am compared to other handymen out there. Many simply do not show up when they say they will be there. Secondly, I offer alternatives to my customers where possible so as to make the job even better and/or more cost effective. Finally, I do the job right the first time! A completely satisfied customer IS my ultimate goal! I take a great deal of personal satisfaction in my work. I like for my work to be as good as it can be and I like to "wow" the customer. I can be a bit of a perfectionist!

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We pride ourselves in helping customers make the vision in their minds come to life. Whether you need backgrounds, finishes or equipment, we are ready to serve you. Nothing makes us happier than a satisfied customer. We want you to LOVE your new installation and when friends and family see it they will ask who you hired and you'll happily send them our way. We believe the customer comes first and we will bend over backwards to ensure you're satisfied.

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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