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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!

Work of Art Services LLC
4.4
from 58 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Heidi S.
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Friendly immediately liked contractor! Wonderful fair price! Trustworthy! Felt confident in the team bc they came, and as scheduled. Meticulous in clean up. One of the best contractor experiences i’ve ever had. Give this landscaping company a call. You will get service ASAP and well taken care of your needs.

  • 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!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tom B.
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I hired Kevin to help do some wiring, framing, and drywall so I would be able to mount a tv in a difficult location. He was very knowledgeable and was able to find some creative ways to get around a few unexpected problems he encountered once the wall was opened up. Another contractor I had come to look at the project told me it was no possible and left but now the job is done and my tv looks great with no wires showing.

Hills Home Improvement LLC
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie B.
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I wish I could give more than five stars! We’ve had several highly-recommended and well-respected handymen and general contractors over the years and, without a doubt, Hill Home Improvement tops them all! I had an area of moisture-damaged drywall with mold that needed replacing, preferably as soon as possible because of the mold. Rob, the owner, responded to my Thumbtack inquiry in less than an hour. We spoke over the phone right away and he offered to come right over to provide an assessment and within 25 minutes of our call he was here! And it was 9:30 at night! - just goes to show Rob’s dedication and commitment to helping his clients. During his assessment, Rob was very professional, courteous, thorough, and knowledgeable of the problem at hand. What I appreciated the most was his unwavering integrity - he walked me through the plan and all costs; he wanted to complete the project properly while being very conscious of the cost for me. His prices were very very fair. He came the following day with one other worker. They were punctual, got right to work and were in and out so quickly - within an hour! The quality of work was exceptional. I couldn’t be happier! Thank you so much, Rob! Looking forward to many more projects together!

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Safe Bet Construction
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Madison D.
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By far Rory is the most pleasant contractor to deal with. Such a nice guy and for the work he does, his prices cant be beat. Highly recommend.

DRA design and build
4.6
from 34 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Ken W.
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DRA is a Class Act. We had them inspect several windows to determine what needed to be done. They replaced a few windows in a very timely manner, Not to mention they showed up on time and kept their work area very clean. I've had a lot of experience with Contractors as I am a Contractor myself and I can honestly say DRA did a fantastic job from start to finish. I'll only be using them for any window needs from this point on. Thanks guys.

M.J.S. CONSTRUCTION
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Tenille M.
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Matt and his team were outstanding! They were prompt. They worked hard. They were very detail oriented. Extremely professional and worked together to figure out the best way to complete my vision. I highly recommend MJS Construction for all of your remodeling needs.

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  • 19 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thomas C.
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We needed some trim work done to cover a settlement crack along a tray ceiling that I had not been able to repair. I posted the request on Thumbtack and got a few replies with hourly rates. I contacted a couple of the contractors because I wanted to get more than an hourly cost to do the work. I described the scope of the work to each contractor and said that I wanted to get a more concrete estimate. Joe Valentino of Valentino Construction and Design estimated the job would take about 3 hours to do. I agreed on the hourly rate, and I told him I would get the material and prime and paint the wood to be ready for him. We agreed on a date. Due to circumstances beyond our control that both Joe and I had, the work got delayed by about a month. Finally, a date was set. Joe said he would get the wood and prime it. I agreed. Joe and his helper showed up at the appointed time and got to work. They were meticulous in their work. Furniture was covered or moved and tarps were laid over the carpeting. Four hours later the work was done. Beautifully, I may add. The trim work was done and Joe had even given it a couple of coats of paint to finish it. Both my wife and I loved it. They cleaned up and vacuumed the carpets. Furniture was put back in place. I asked Joe what the cost would be. He told me that we had agreed to the three hours of labor and the cost of materials so that would be it. Fantastic I thought; a man of his word. I would highly recommend Valentino Construction and Design to anyone needing carpentry work. They are friendly, do great work and are reasonable with their pricing. I give them 5 stars!

X-Dream Moving
4.5
from 30 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Michael H.
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Mike did a complete demolition of a house for me. He was very responsive, provided an in person estimate, and finished the job quickly. I would recommend Mike.

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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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Shawn OBrien
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amber-Rose P.
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I cannot say enough how much we appreciate Shawn coming out and doing the job we had in store (installing a kitchen island). It was a small job; which many contractors wouldn't see as worth their time, since we already had the majority of the materials and whatnot in place. Truthfully, we didn't know what we had gotten ourselves into and I didn't want my husband drilling holes where they didn't belong and wanted the job done right. Shawn was more than willing to work with us, friendly and was always very responsive. The quality of his work was better than we ourselves had envisioned. We cannot wait to enjoy our new island with family and friends. It was a necessary addition to our first home as we love to entertain and Shawn helped make that possible. I would recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat!

  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Sera K.
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There are so many positive things to say about Randy, I don’t even know where to start! First of all, I’ve never dealt with a contractor who gives you a specific time when he will show up and then ACTUALLY show up at the time he said. This was not a coincidence, it happened 3 times in a row. Randy changed 11 doors by himself in 2 days in that blistering hot heat wave. But you know what Randy doesn’t do? He doesn’t complain, doesn’t intrude, doesn’t leave a mess, doesn’t cut corners, doesn’t nickel and dime you, doesn’t balk when you ask him questions and on top of all that is extreme pleasant and considerate. I watched him sweep the street where he was working so he left no dust behind. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire Randy again. He’s on speed dial...

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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.
Verified review

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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Martha A.
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Outstanding tradesmanship and honorable work ethic is not something that comes easy these days. We're extremely happy with the work done to the exterior of our home. It's a relief to know we have a reliable contractor who shows up when they're supposed to, stays until the work is complete, and actually does the job the right way, the first time. We have more work lined up for the future and will most definitely be calling on them again.

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General Contractors Inc.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 66 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aileen D.
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perry from GCI came out we had architectural drawings for a very large addition they came out he was very knowledgeable he did a great job we're having them back to do our basement this spring and our rear deck I would highly recommend these guys I definitely give them a 5 star rating they were clean they were helpful they even carried in our groceries one day really good guys really good company

ANYTIME JUNK REMOVAL
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Dashia Y.
Verified review

I was searching for a general contractor to do interior repairs and painting for my home. Discount Contracting was the first to contact me and give me a free estimate. I researched his reviews and all of them were 5 star reviews. I hired Rocco to complete the job and his work was outstanding and his attention to detail was amazing. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone.

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!

  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michan P.
Verified review

After interviewing a couple of contractors, we were thrilled to find Chris. He was always prompt, professional, and reasonably priced. Our basement went from a concrete unfinished space, to a beautiful new room for our family to enjoy. Chris is an excellent craftsman, and he made sure that the new renovation fit beautifully with our historic 1700's home. We highly recommend Chris.

  • 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.

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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 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.

What do general contractors charge?

If you’re doing a home remodel, building a new home or embarking on a commercial building project, you’ll hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to oversee and execute construction projects. Each construction project is unique; even two duplicate homes built on lots next door to each other could have different construction costs due to factors like different excavation costs when building the foundation. Since each project is unique, many general contractors make bids on potential construction projects. These bids can then break down to a per square foot cost that encompasses the labor of all the workers needed for the job, materials, the scope of work, and any equipment needed. Materials and finishes make a major difference in your cost per square foot. For example, choosing standard kitchen tiles at $3 per square foot will result in a lower total project cost than imported marble tiles that cost $63 per square foot. Where you live will also affect how much general contractors charge, as labor and the cost to do business can cost less in many regions than in high-cost areas like New York or San Francisco. Here are some examples of average costs general contractors typically charge in various regions:

  • Home addition in San Francisco: $250-$270 per square foot.
  • New home construction in Knoxville, Tennessee: $100-$200 per square foot.
  • Kitchen remodel in Tennessee: $40-$80 per square foot, depending on finishes.
  • Bathroom remodel in Vancouver, Washington: $110-$170 per square foot.

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