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Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff C.
Verified review

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 55 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
Robert B.
Verified review

Work went as expected, on time completion, reasonable price for an all-inclusive package of services (including sub-contractors where needed).

Leo Wolfe
4.7
from 49 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Jim K.
Verified review

His estimate was thorough and timely. He was very professional and on time. I haven't decided yet on my contractor. But Leo is in the running

Austin Duffy
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Tim A.
Verified review

Austin showed up exactly when he said he would, loaded the items quickly, was very professional, answered all my questions very quickly on line and his price was very fair. I will call him again anytime I need this service or any service he offers done. Junk removal, deck washing, general handyman stuff. He is the man!

ATBHD Construcion
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Mike B.
Verified review

Ernest did an outstanding job and was a pleasure to do business with. If all contractors were like Ernest the world would be a different place. Highly recommended

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Concrete FX
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 41 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

Goubeaud Company
4.6
from 24 reviews
  • 58 years in business
  • 52 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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Magan C.
Verified review

From the first interaction, the level of professionalism and customer service from MCS Excavation and Home Remodeling was fantastic! From not being a native to this area of PA, finding a friendly, reliable, and punctual contractor is rare... However, Shawn (the owner) was very nice to work with and he took care of my project quickly and professionally. I look forward to working with them in the future and appreciate having his team come out.

It's A Breeze Contracting
4.3
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Linda B.
Verified review

Joe did an excellent job for me in repairing an attic ladder. It was a challenging job that several contractors had turned down or were very expensive. Joe did research on the parts and best way to repair - I really appreciated that. Great customer service, professional. I would definitely use It's a Breeze Contracting again and refer my friends. Linda January 2016

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Mr. Fix It Handyman
4.4
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
AJ R.
Verified review

Justin was great!!! He has a strong attention to detail. His communication is prompt and he follows through on what he agrees to. I was pressed for time when he I made the appointment, and his flexibility helped me to ensure all of my tasks were completed. I would highly recommend him for your electrical and general needs. He works efficiently and gets the job done. I'd give more stars if it was an option!

  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Tom L.
Verified review

I hired R.K. Concrete & Contracting to install a concrete patio, steps, and a pathway to our deck steps. I was extremely happy with the results and will be calling them back for our future concrete work! Rob and his guys were really pleasant and professional and they were onsite at my house every day until the job was done. Also, Rob designed the layout to include curves in the concrete instead of everything being squared off. This was a great idea and made the results stand out even more. I also had them clear out an area of thick brush in our back yard. Again, very reasonable pricing and excellent work.

  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Shoham Z.
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Prospective Clients: I met Bill through Thumbtack and he was the most willing and reasonably priced contractor I have ever worked with. Bill and his son Zach were: (1) On time, early actually (2) Efficient -- we chatted about a range of subjects while they did their work (3) Did not try to overcharge me for the work that they did -- $50 (Bill's typical fee is $50/hr) to replace a shower door with a rod and curtain. They did it all in roughly an hour including: (a) Analyzing the problem (b) Helping me find the right replacement at the Busy Beaver nearby (c) Removing the old door (d) Putting in the new rod and curtain Not bad for an hour. And all for just $50 (plus parts -- add $50). TL;DR: Hire this man. *****

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.

Rogerson Outdoor Structures
4.3
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 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.

NRC Home Improvement
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sean B.
Verified review

Bobby undertook a gigantic project for us that including fully finishing our basement from the ground up and a kitchen gut and remodel. Bobby was always on top of things and was patient and attentive when I wanted to talk about the project status. He fixed numerous mistakes that other contractors made without asking for anything. He ended up making a custom shower pan for us due to the mistake of one of the contractors and it turned out absolutely beautiful. His employees and subcontractors were also very kind and respectful especially the drywall finisher. The project ended up running a little bit longer than either of us would have liked but other than that the craftsmanship and quality of work was very good.

Pennsylvania DC LLC
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jason R.
Verified review

Sergey did a great job in our bathroom. He is responsive and detail oriented and his price was fair and competitive. He showed up on time and when he said he was going to. That is a quality that is hard to find in some contractors these days.

  • 6 years in business
  • 11 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.

Innovate PA
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Ruth R.
Verified review

I would recommend innovate to anyone who is looking for a contractor. Don explained every step of the project from start to finish.☆☆☆☆☆

At Ur Service
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Rocco C.
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Crown Molding install in dining and living room. Chad was fantasitc, professional and did the job exactly when and how he descirbed. Hard to find contractors like that these days. I am defintely having him come back for more trim work. Highly recommended

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

I have worked with a number of contractors through the years and Willard Construction is the best I have come across. They are timely, efficient, and reliable. They have done three jobs for me so far and I plan on using them for the foreseeable future. It's a family business that takes pride in their work. They provide great value and are reasonable with their fees. I highly recommend them!

Pristine Pools LLC
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sean F.
Verified review

John is a fantastic contractor. He is honest, straightforward, and pays very close attention to detail. When working with John you will always have peace of mind that the job will be done right. I highly recommend his company for any and all contracting needs.

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.

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

Sewickley, PA

  • Project type
    One or more small projects
  • Project progress
    Just starting
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Kitchen, Living room, Dining room
  • Details
    Would like to paint our crown molding and refinish/replace our baseboards.

Need a General Contractor for a Metal Roof and Dining Room Plaster Ceiling Repair

Windber, PA

  • Readiness
    Ready to hire
  • Project type
    Other (metal roof)
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Dining room
  • Details
    want an estimate for a metal roof and dining room plaster ceiling repair
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