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Pittsburgh Construction Consultants

Browse these construction consultants with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Pittsburgh.

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Godfrey Construction
4.8
from 119 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cory G.
Verified review

I have worked with Godfrey construction on a couple projects now, I find them easy to work with and the outcomes are good. They will also let you know when a project is too big or not something they can do well which is always appreciated.

  • 21 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Chris Z.
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Steve is a first rate inspector that takes his time and does a thorough job. He inspected my new construction home and I was amazed by the number of items he found that needed addressed that I would have never noticed and I have a background in construction. He also pointed out items where the builder or sub cut corners. The project manager from my builder was surprised and impressed with his report and even asked for his card. He also had suggestions for future improvements that he knew the builder would not accommodate because they were beyond the scope of what they would do for me. Very satisfied and very reasonably priced.

Goubeaud Company
4.6
from 24 reviews
  • 58 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Simon W.
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I would like to congratulate Duane and his colleagues on a truly exceptional job. This was a relatively small job, removing a failing wall and replacing a concrete slap (about 7'x8'ft). Duane visited our house very promptly, and noticed that beyond the problems with the wall/slab that three storm drains were blocked which my have contributed to the underlying problem. He provided a very! detailed and reasonable quote, his team performed the work over a rational time period (given weather constraints) and the result was exceptionally well done. I would like to highlight a few facets of the work which I truly enjoyed: 1: the attention to detail, while the drains were flowing, it wasn't quite fast as expected, he and his team actually worked till they found a chunk of old copper drain pipe deep in the storm drain. 2: the attention to quality, the concrete work was beautifully finished, the drains were resealed after clearing 3: the project was completed in a timely fashion. While not the only project on his books, it was completed well and in a reasonable time frame.. No long waits. Overall I was very happy with Goubeaud and Company's work and I will absolutely hire them again in the future.

  • 4 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
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Andrew and his team were great to work with. Just about any large project will come across a hiccup or two, but they were great at coming up with solutions to meet our need. And he was very reasonably priced. I've already referred him to a friend.

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Mrs. H.
Verified review

We could not be happier and we're so glad to have found Joe & his company. His knowledge and experience sold us from the start. His professionalism and communication sealed the deal. He was great to work with and the project turned out exactly as we had hoped. From start to finish, it was the best experience. We highly recommend him and can't wait to work with him again.

  • 2 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Case W.
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Jonathon did a great job on all aspects of our project. He was responsive, professional, and dedicated. Highly recommend!

  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I put out a request on Thumbtack and got a quick response from Dino of Decano Construction. He came out to our house that same day and took a look at my driveway. We had been debating between concrete and asphalt and I wanted Decano to give me an estimate on concrete because the pictures of their work on Thumbtack are so nice. Unfortunately, a new concrete driveway wasn't in our budget and we couldn't hire Decano for that reason. But, in the future, I wouldn't hesitate to give them a call. Dino was courteous, knowledgeable and professional all around.

Willard Construction
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Gina L.
Verified review

Our experience with Willard Construction was very exceptional. The work was done precisely and exactly on time we will definitely be using this company for future work. Great work ethics! Gina Lipko

Urban Property Inspections
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Karen S.
Verified review

Working with Chris and his wife, Kristen was exceptional from start to finish. The cost was very reasonable and Chris took 3 hours doing the inspection - very thorough and as a home buyer I was very grateful. Unlike most inspectors, he walked on the roof as well. We had the inspection report that evening. He did 4 day radon testing. I would highly recommend Chris to any new home owners out there. His construction experience and knowledge was greatly appreciated. Thank you Chris and Kristen!!!

Houzz Construction
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dan P.
Verified review

This is a good bunch of people and they did a wonderful job building our patio. They communicated their work schedule to us everyday and never left us hanging. I am saving my money for the next project now and you can bet Houzz Construction is getting the job.

J.J Contracting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Sharon N.
Verified review

JJ CONSTRUCTION Did a Variety of small projects at our home. They laid a WOOD FLOOR in our ENTRY WAY HALL, along with installing baseboards. Carpet was laid in 3 BEDROOMS AND they Painted our back PATIO BEAUTIFULLY. GLASS BLOCK WINDOWS WERE INSTALLED IN BASEMENT AND PICTURE WINDOW IN LIVING ROOM. EACH PROJECT was done in a timely manner. Everything was done EXACTLY how it was Explained.

EverPro Construction
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Deanna L.
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What a great experience. Very responsive, professional and was on time. Great communication. Couldn’t have had a better experience and give this company my highest recommendation.

  • 28 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lynn F.
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I had my whole upstairs paid it in the outside of my house painted. And some other our jobs done around the house. Quality of work was excellent the workers were great and work was done in a timely manner.

JD Construction
5.0
from 1 review
    Shelly D.
    Verified review

    He did an amazing job on my bathroom remodel & new living room & dining room flooring! Loving the final product!

    About

    We provide quality and affordable work to everyone. We take so much pride in what we do that no job is left without our satisfaction as well as the customers.

    About

    We offer a variety of services from your home to your business, including light construction, drywall, demolition, industrial clean up, gutter cleaning, painting, and many other services. Whatever you need done, just ask. We offer professionalism with great competitive prices."It's hard to say what we'll turn away."

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    I work freelance, providing architectural drafting and design, and construction management. I'm familiar with commercial and residential construction.

    • 6 years in business
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    • 16 years in business
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    AJS provides all types Concrete construction, general contracting and home repair

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    We do all types of repairs. We do electrical work, plumbing, heating, painting, roofing and siding, carpentry, flooring and tile work.

    About

    We offer electrical, carpentry, minor plumbing and painting or other miscellaneous handyman items. Call us for any repair or remodeling project around your house or business. We have over 15 years of experience in construction and project management.

    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.  

    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.

    How much does a project manager charge per hour?

    You may choose to hire a construction project manager for your residential or commercial project. For the hands-on homeowner who wants to be involved in home construction but isn’t comfortable hiring subcontractors, a construction project manager can oversee these relationships and supervise labor. Typically, construction project managers charge a fee that is a flat percentage of the total construction project cost. This may range from 10 percent to 15 percent, depending on the company and the services they provide. This means a $30,000 home remodel project would have a construction project management fee of $3,000-$4,500. Hiring a construction project manager generally precludes the markup on subcontractor labor charged by a general contractor. The drawback to this choice is that, unlike a general contractor, the construction project manager won’t be financially responsible for the work of the subcontractors. For larger projects, you may hire a construction project manager who will also hire a general contractor. This provides the benefits of the general contractor along with the management services of the project manager, who will be on board from the beginning. The construction project manager will be involved in the design phase and work with the architects and the building crew, facilitating a smoother overall process.

    For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

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