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West Chester Builders

Browse these builders with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in West Chester.

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J.R Custom Builders LLC
4.6
from 61 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charles T.
Verified review

I hired Glen to renovate my kitchen. Spoke with him on the phone a few times as I did with other contractors, and he was by far the most helpful. He was getting prices for materials and even sending me emails of everything he was looking at. He really put some effort in before ever taking on the job. No one else offered to do this for me. We signed a contract that explained everything he was going to do and literally had my kitchen apart in two hours. They installed cabinets, countertops, created new lighting, installed an island and painted. It took two and a half days and the boss (wife) was ecstatic. Could not give a higher recommendation especially with all of the horror stories out there.

Ace & Sons Construction
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Bill S.
Verified review

Mark did a great job. He’s very friendly and communicated with me throughout the job. The price was fair and he takes pride in his work. He cleaned up everything before he left.

GR Contracting
4.4
from 55 reviews
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Collin P.
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Great experience with GR Contracting. The project involved a plot plan to help mark boundries for a garage build. Showed up on time and had the report back to me in a week. Through some thourough investigation of deeds GR Contracting was able to revise and create an accurate plan that got me approval for my project. Definitely recommend their work!

Hills Home Improvement LLC
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen B.
Verified review

Rob and his assistant were right on time- even a few minutes early! I need some furniture assembled and as soon as I saw how quickly they worked I was so relieved I had them come for help! They assembled all the pieces in a short time and even went out to the hardware store get extra pieces! I will absolutely call them when I need more help!

DRA design and build
4.6
from 41 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Steven C.
Verified review

Dave gave me the option of purchasing the door for myself or having him get it for me. I got it myself, he informed me of everything needed in conjunction with the door. He showed up on time (actually a little early) and did diligent, clean work. I will definitely be using him for every home project moving forward.

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All Star Building Services
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thalia C.
Verified review

Thank you so much..you did a great job. I don't know how I would have been able to do it alone with hubby having a total knee replacement.

  • 21 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Natacha R.
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We hired complete construction to build a bathroom in our basement. They did a great job. Rick and his son were professional and completed the job pretty fast. They really do aim to please. There was something that we wanted changed in our bathroom layout and Rick did it without any hesitation. They arrived everyday until the project was complete. We can’t wait to have them complete more work in our basement and their prices were very reasonable.

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  • 19 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ric R.
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These guides are very good. They came in over the holiday weekend to make all repairs to our school before we opened the doors after Labor Day. I'd strongly recommend them. Truly value their patience as well!

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Jones Bros Handyman
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Petra B.
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Ian was so awesome to work with! He responded quickly, was communicative throughout and the job was completed within a few days. I've hired a lot of contractors - Ian definitely stands out!

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Brett Hand Architect, P.C.
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon C.
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Brett has been incredible to work with - from the first meeting he was very professional and responsive. He met with us and was able to design a home that we loved. We added a very large addition onto a 200+ year old farmhouse and his design was perfect! We are currently in the building process and watching our dream home come to life has been incredible. We can not thank him enough!

  • 14 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Michael F.
Verified review

An absolute please to work with. Extremely flexible, professional, courteous. Excellent craftsmanship!!

TNT Remodelers
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Hazel G.
Verified review

Very respectful and explained everything to me. Able to understand my vision for the bathroom remodel. Always on time and the finished product looks very professional. Great reviews from friends so far who have seen it.

Building Leaders LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sofia R.
Verified review

I went with Building Leaders for my bathroom renovation. Sammy paid attention to detail and was able to provide me with an overall positive experience. He guided me through my plans and executed with excellent craftsmanship. He was consistent and reliable. I highly recommend his services to anyone including family and friends

Luke kleiger
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Margie U.
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We hired Luke to redo our small outdated master bathroom. The job took approximately 3 weeks. He was on time daily, reliable, easy to communicate with, and knowledgeable and skilled with the work. Cost wise he was very reasonable. We couldn’t be happier. Luke did everything we needed. The tiled shower is gorgeous, new lighting, new vanity sink and toilet. The bathroom is like a mini spa. We also had him build a bathroom closet for storage and he took care with details so it matches the other doors in the house. I highly recommend Luke for any project work. 🌟 ⭐️ 🌟 ⭐️ 🌟 We will be hiring him again.

Quality Builders
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mike B.
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Pete was hired to do exterior dryvit installation on my corner building. He gave an accurate quote, did a great job (him and Evan) and would recommend to other clients. Pete not only did great work but was always in communication via phone or email if I needed anything (something rare for most contractors). He's very professional and a hard worker. Will use him for jobs in the future.

Spring Creek Design LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Mary O.
    Verified review

    Pete and team rock! They did an outstanding job of fully renovating and doubling the size of my kitchen, rebuilding two bathrooms, and installing central air in my mid-century split level. They are truly like none other - from their creative spirit to their customer service - they get it and they love what they do. I'm looking forward to starting my landscaping project very soon!

    The Builders I LLC
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 20 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Amy T.
    Verified review

    John was great! On time, very professional. He treated my walkway and yard as he'd treat his own home. He clearly takes pride in his work. Highly recommend.

    Iron Gate Builders Inc.
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 22 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Lisa O.
    Verified review

    Sam helped us build our dream home. He is not just great at his job, he is a wonderful, considerate person. He became part of our family during the process and, because of his values and expertise, our dream became a reality. I would recommend him and his team to anyone and have already.

    Corey-Built, Inc
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Peter R.
    Verified review

    Corey Built replaced our deteriorating 200 sq. ft. cement deck with an incredibly beautiful 400 sq ft composite-deck with lights. It's assembled extremely well with all ends finished and lined up. We absolutely love it. Chris the owner of Corey-Built, is very honest and approachable. Chris was on our build at least 90% of the time. Chris provided the initial plan and built it according to the design. Several issues came up during the build and Chris resolved these without a problem. The end product looks expensive as it was in material and labor. The deck was very well bought and assembled by Corey-Built. We're having Chris back to restore our laundry room and powder room. Big job requiring floor replacement, pocket door, lighting and cabinets. Expecting it to look awesome. Can't wait. I recommend Corey-Built for your next home construction build. Just don't use too much of his time. We're planning more jobs for Corey-Built after the laundry-room and powder room are finished. Garage, kitchen and basement are next..............

    Mike Pompei Masonry
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Tina H.
      Verified review

      We have had Mike Pompei do many jobs for us on our home, including building our home! His work is exceptional and it shows! His attention to detail, work ethic and ability to perform many different types of jobs from floor installation, repair work, basement remodeling and even painting makes him a true "general" contractor who can do just about anything. I would recommend him to anyone looking to have any kind of work done on their home. He can do it all and does it well!

      CRC Contracting
      3.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 21 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Bridget R.
      Verified review

      Christopher provided an extremely competitive rate for a flooring job. He was quick to respond and was able to squeeze me in on a weekend since I was in a bit of a time crunch. Prior to starting the job, he picked up the supplies needed and communicated any questions. Upon meeting Chris, he was professional and easy to work with. He quickly and thoroughly finished the quoted job within the agreed upon time frame. Because his expertise was so vast, I quickly asked for his availability over the next few weeks as I had many other projects. He and I worked out a schedule in which he was helping me out during the evenings. He was extremely accommodating and his work was exceptional. I would not hesitate to hire him again for any project I had,  whether it was flooring, plumbing, electrical, painting or general contracting. Not only did he do amazing work but he showed up on time, his prices were competitive and he went above and beyond the task at hand (like cleaning up and picking up supplies).

      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.  

      How do architects work?

      Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

      When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

      How do architects charge for their services?

      According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

      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.

      Be sure to check out our smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a 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.

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