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West Chester Construction Estimators

Browse these construction estimating services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in West Chester.

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J.R Custom Builders LLC
from 60 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Art C.
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Very easy to work with too get exactly what we needed. Job completed in three days ahead of my vacation which was helpful. Each phase of the project from demolition to reconstruction and fine tuning went great. Very professional

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  • 31 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda R.
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We had work done on a large wood deck (repair, power wash, and stain) on our house. We reached out to several contractors before deciding to use Michael Madonna and his team. We appreciated that they are a family-run business with 30+ years of experience. It was a pleasure working with Michael Madonna and his team from start to finish. Michael and his team were responsive, professional, and provided an honest assessment of the scope and cost of the project. They delivered on time and on budget without any hiccups. Because of the great work they did, we are planning to use them for other major remodeling/contracting work to be done on our house.

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Subzero Cooling & Heating
from 43 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephen L.
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Shit! I got 5 different estimates for the work I needed done. One was $30,000. Subzero did the same job for less than half. Quickly and professionally I might add. He gave me a deadline and stuck too it. No one wanted the job done quicker than me, except Subzero! They were determined to stick to their schedule. If it meant coming a little early, they did it. And the units worked flawless. If I had a complaint, it would be because I went with someone else. Which I didn't. So no complaints. I don't even know if I should mention this part but Benny bled and serviced our boiler at no charge. He got it from 7psi up to 18, which our home inspector recommended. Everything is running top notch. Thank you Subzero!

TAF Construction, Inc.
from 43 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Richard F.
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TAF Construction finished our patio roof and ceiling on time and budget. The weather turned quite cold for awhile but it did not deter the work from continuing. Excellent cleanup as well. We have an additional project and will use them again.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joe M.
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Kevin built a custom shelf in an existing opening above a gas fireplace as the space would not accommodate our 50 inch TV. The results were much more than expected! Kevin built a beautiful shelf/mantel that looks like it was original to the space. Kevin was friendly, professional, courteous, fairly priced and completed the project in a timely manner. We would recommend him without hesitation.

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Safe Bet Construction
from 37 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie A.
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We hired Safe Bet to paint our whole house. Rory was very accommodating to our specific requests of having each room painted a different color. He was very professional and worked diligently to complete the job in the estimated time. Trustworthy, efficient and does great work and clean lines! Would definitely recommend and use in the future for other projects!

DRA design and build
from 34 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Erik D.
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Dave did a great job on my project, he was punctual, is work was impeccable and finished quickly. I would highly recommend him for any home remodeling projects.

STP and Home Decor
from 32 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Chris W.
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We had our master bed & bath painted and our whole hallway into the downstairs family room. It looks great! There was a little bit of paint coverage at first (our new construction walls soaked it all up!) but Joe (owner) was right on it. He's a really stand up guy who truly cares about your happiness with the results. We also really appreciated his extreme availability throughout the process. Next week STP is scheduled to come back and put in a new window and there's no doubt that he'll see to it that it turns out beautiful. Thanks Joe! O, he also gave our little ones a big bag of gummie bears:)

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!

Bulletproof Welding
from 31 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Sheldon B.
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All of the above! In addition, the new railing for the kitchen side steps exactly mimics the original railings that are in the front steps. Neiko was very professional and takes pride in his work. He is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Troy G. Walton
from 17 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
James M.
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Did an excellent job on project. His estimate was exactly what he charged me. Slight delay of a couple weeks to start job, but was told his previous job ran longer than anticipated, not a big deal. Left some materials from job on my driveway (large pieces of metal) that he said he would come back and pickup a few days later. He never came back and I had to pay someone else to haul away. Overall excellent job and would recommend to others.

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Custom Sealer Solutions
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karin G.
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What a great experience. I purchased granite from another supplier and was finding it difficult to find a Fabricator. Custom Sealer responded immediately to my Thumbstack project, aaked appropriate questions about the job and provided a quote. We scheduled time, he arrived before me, and did a great jpb! Very pleased and I am super particular. .

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Paul Gallagher Construction
from 13 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matt M.
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Paul installed both a storm and entry door for me. I was very happy with how everything turned out. He was always responsive to my questions, showed up on time for both the estimate and the work, and completed the job on the days and in the time promised. I would hire him again, and I recommend him to anyone who needs work done.

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
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Steve has been very professional from the start with setting his estimate appointment and completing the work even with working with a third party. Steve is very easy to speak with. Steve and his crew completed the work in a few hours. Love love the enclosure.

Jesse Willman
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer N.
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Jesse gave an accurate estimate, was punctual, professional and very pleasant to deal with. He also answered his phone on the first ring or returned calls quickly. Would definitely recommend!

  • 20 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Marissa L.
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Olly is superb! His work is top of the line and he was prompt to respond to my initial request, setup a free estimate, and start work - all happened within 72hrs. Great personality, too. I felt very comfortable with him being in my home. Can’t say enough great things about him!

C&j construction
from 9 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Mark B.
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C & J was very punctual and installed my door right after he provided me with an estimate. Very knowledgeable.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Susan C.
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Robert was capable and professional. Hung my heavy mirror and a shelf. I would call him for future projects.

C Geyer Construction LLC
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
FinishMaster Automotive Paint - Springfield, PA B.
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C Geyer Construction LLC is a very professional company to do business with. Their employees are courteous, punctual and very knowledgeable. There hasn't been a task that they completed for me that wasn't done to the highest standards. They have been a life saver for my business. They helped me bring my location up to OSHA compliancy's by performing many electrical and construction projects that needed to be done... And they did it all at a reasonable price, while working around my business's busy schedule. My experience was 100% satisfying and I am sure yours will be as well !!!

General Labor Services
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Fred D.
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General Labor Services did a good job on a big 400 S/F deck from planning,permits,construction to clean up. Always on time and will work until the job is done from sun up to sun down. Pricing is fair and project based they offer both options of providing materials or preparing a list for your own procurement. General Labor Services provides start to finish services for all projects small to complex issues with a pricing plan that brings value to each a every client. General Labor Services is a good company to work with as they make the process easy to understand. Then go the extra mile to insure you the client are happy with the end solution.

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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Downingtown, PA

  • Project scope
    One or more small projects: No, Major repair: Yes, Major remodel: No, Addition to home: No, New construction: No
  • Project progress
    I'm just starting: Yes, I have sketches and/or basic idea of project: No, I have professional drawings (complete set of plans): No, I have permits pulled: No
  • Areas that need work
    Kitchen: Yes, Living room: Yes, Family room: Yes, Dining room: Yes, Master bedroom: Yes, Other bedroom(s): 2, Master bathroom: Yes, Home Office: No, Garage: No, Basement: Yes, Outdoor space: No
  • Project details
    Investment flip
  • Property type
  • Details
    july 26 start, finish 30 days
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