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Marvel Movers
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa W.
Verified review

He is super on time. I mean from my past experience on ,how many companies would be there by the time they said they would? He is pretty good at assembly furniture. And he is asking for reasonable price! Go hire him!

Moss Construction
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne S.
Verified review

We worked with Kevin when he lead and worked on several simultaneous projects in my home that included a completely renovated sunroom, master bathroom, walk-in closet, as well as built a deck and swapped a sliding glass door for a window. We are thrilled with his work. Kevin is seasoned, talented, and fine carpenter. Aside from his exemplary work, he is a good person, the kind you want on your team. He is very easy going, kind, honest, direct, and graceful in stressful situations. He successfully managed a multi-room project with several subcontractors, some with difficult personalities. It is an added bonus that he is excellent with children and pets. We are very happy that we worked with Kevin on this project. His work was excellent and we genuinely enjoyed getting to know him. We highly recommend that you give him the opportunity to work with you on your projects. We look forward to working with him again on our future projects. Should you have any questions regarding Kevin Moss, please do not hesitate to contact me www.joannebrodersumerson.com

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Will's Home Remodeling
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thomas M.
Verified review

Will's Home Remodeling was the general contractor for my major residential renovation at 183Jordan Road in Somers Point NJ. The project took about 4 months to complete where we completely gutted and renovated this badly damaged home that sat vacant for over 5 years. This was a $100k+ renovation for total labor and materials and Will and his team were the glue that kept the project on track and within budget. Will and his team personally completed all new vinyl siding, all new windows, new roofing, new gutters, new insulation, several new walls, stucco and cement repair, new stair steps, bathroom and shower and back splash and accent tile work, kitchen cabinet installation, wall board, spackling, caulking, trim work, door frames, shower doors and many miscellaneous requests. Will partnered well with some challenging subcontractors in the areas of plumbing, electrical, outside concrete, flooring and granite counter top installation. When the other subcontractors dropped the ball, Will was always there with a creative solution and to help get them back on task. I would definitely hire Wills Home Remodeling for my next project.

Four Seasons Services
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jason D.
Verified review

Four seasons temporarily managed 3 rental properties for me while I was in London on business. My tenants in one unit experienced a roof failure that resulted in a great deal of drywall damage to the second and first floor. Four seasons was on site within an hour. They tarped the roof, and the following day effected a repair to the roof, and had the drywall removed, interior of walls treated and drywall rehung, taped and painted all within the next two days. Their quick reaction saved me from further damage, and future mold issues. They have since done several repairs on other properties and I have had no further complaints from my tenants. They are always quick to respond. A great asset to any property owner.

  • 14 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher H.
Verified review

Jeff and Lawrence measure twice and cut once. JBHI has been our go to for kitchen remodel, hardwood floor install and 1/2 bath remodel. We trust JBHI to do a professional job everytime. Love the fact that Jeff can do it all eliminating the need for subcontractors. Our main bath is next.

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Erin K.
Verified review

I hired these contractors several times to do work on my properties. They communicated well. They are trustworthy and always get the job done right. I hired them once to hook up my washer and dryer and pointed out a few issues with my hookup plumbing and offered me a great deal to fix the problem! Will hire again.

  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ravi G.
Verified review

Our renovation project was fairly complex and I was very nervous signing up with contractors. we had very limited time to get the project done. I was happy to sign up with Chris as he was very anxious and very much interested to get the project started. Also, he walked thru detailed breakdown of budget which gave us confidence. It went very well with good pace, ahead of schedule. Chris was readily available and very customer friendly to make sure we were comfortable and happy. Due to unforeseen circumstances, ended slightly later than original schedule towards the end like any other major renovation projects. Chris is very knowledgeable and has tremendous experience, knowhow and displayed excellent skill and workman ship. He is very trustworthy and hardworking. Most of the subcontractors hired by him, did excellent job except the plumbing contractor. Will be glad to offer any reference if needed. Thank you Chris.

Overall Home Renovation
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brandy B.
Verified review

I hired Bill after I had been taken by another contractor. Bill brought in one subcontractor for electric work, but used his crew to finish the all of rest of the work, which was considerable. The best part was how he consistantly made sure that his work was up to my satisfaction, and how clean his crew was throughout the entire project. The whole bathroom, only took about 3 weeks , and tbat included the demo and install of a custom shower. In the end he didn't chase me for money. His prices are rather fair once he showed me his overhead, and I figure you get what you pay for.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What do construction project managers do?

Construction project managers help in all stages of your construction project, starting from the very first step. Typically paid a percentage of a total project cost, they are part of the design and planning process and help ensure seamless communication between the design parties and the construction team. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, their scope of work includes preparing cost estimates, budgets and work timetables; interpreting and explaining contracts and technical information to other professionals; reporting work progress and budget to clients; collaborating with architects, engineers and other construction pros; selecting subcontractors and scheduling and coordinating their tasks; responding to work delays, emergencies and other problems; and ensuring compliance with legal requirements, building and safety codes, and other regulations.

The work of construction project managers may seem very similar to that of general contractors, but there are some critical differences. One difference is that, unlike most general contractors, project managers are not engaged in the actual construction — they are onsite overseeing the work of subcontractors. Another key difference is that project managers are hired during the design phase, while general contractors are hired after plans have been made. The project manager is generally paid a percentage of the total project cost, while the general contractor is more typically paid according to the bid they gave to build your project.  

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.

How do I find out if a contractor is licensed?

It’s important to know if your project requires work by a licensed professional, as licensing laws can vary by state, locality, and job details. You can find general licensing information online at the government websites that handle occupational licensing for a given profession in your state or location. Some states designate a project cost over which you have to hire a licensed contractor. To find qualified licensed contractors, search your state’s licensing board. For example, in California, the Department of Consumer Affairs operates a searchable database through the Contractors State License Board. In some states, contracting licenses are provided at a regional level. You can find links to specific databases on BRB Publications’ Occupational Licensing page. Red flags that a contractor may not be licensed or may be providing an expired or false license number are unreasonably low bids or a request for complete payment upfront. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

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.

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