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West Chester Construction Managers

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

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  • 10 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robin D.
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Tony did a great job installing my washer and dryer, moving some plumbing around so I could have them exactly where I want them, and installing a new spigot. His prices were completely fair and reasonable and the work is top notch! We will be hiring him again for some other projects around the house.

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J.R Custom Builders LLC
4.6
from 62 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 91 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

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ted K.
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Kevin is knowledgeable in all aspects of home improvement projects having experience with renovating his own home completely. Kevin is thorough and committed to excellence going above and beyond to ensure the customer's needs are met. We had a 55" TV mounted above our fireplace with associated power and HDMI wiring installed in a professional manner. The area was left orderly and clean as originally found at the start. Kevin has a keen attention to detail and works intelligently through all challenges encountered. We were very satisfied with the outcome and highly recommend Kevin for your future needs.

  • 5 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Francis W.
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Benjamin was punctual, professional, gave clear diagnostic repair ideas, reasonably priced, very clean work, and well organized. He has a pleasant personality and second to none polite attitude. He made it so easy for us to highly recommend him to anyone looking for a reasonably priced professional construction job.

TAF Construction, Inc.
4.5
from 46 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 84 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.

DRA design and build
4.6
from 42 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberley C.
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Dave was PHENOMENAL! He delivered quality finished products well before the stated completion date. He gave a 1 week estimate but completed the job (a heavy duty one at that) in 2 days!!! WOW, I love when there's no push back from a contractor when a job is urgent to be completed! I can't state enough how pleased I am with DRA's work. I will be hiring again for other projects very soon!

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Safe Bet Construction
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barbara M.
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Rory showed up when he said. Stayed all day and did an amazing job painting our Family Room, Kitchen, Dining room, and foyer. Meticulous in his work and doesn't finish till you are completely satisfied. I will definitely use him again for other projects.

STP and Home Decor
4.6
from 34 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 48 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:)

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  • 19 years in business
  • 38 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!

ZYLA CONSTRUCTION LLC
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
AJ O.
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Not only did I receive a quote quickly, but all the responses to my questions came fast as well. At the end of the job, the last step requires you to go back through the following 7 steps to add something optional that would improve the integrity of my gazebo. Without hesitation, he went back all 7 steps and did the job to perfection. Many contractors would have thrown away the parts, collected their money and left. Not here! I will recommend to Family and friends and hope I can find another project to leverage them. Thanks again!

Roth Tile
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Mike & Lisa B.
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This was my first and best contractor/tile experience ever! Adam was beyond professional, skilled, and thoughtful. He talked us through the entire job from start to finish and every step was easy and stress free! Adam's work is flawless and we will use his service for any and all tile projects to come!

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Foundation Home Inspections
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lauren B.
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We had a great experience with Bill! He was very thorough and detail oriented in his inspection. We were very impressed with his knowledge and expertise in all aspects house construction. We would highly recommend Bill and hope to be able to work with him again in the future!

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris M.
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At first, I thought Ed was a slick guy, maybe not trustworthy because he was...well, super nice! It's not every day you find someone in the construction business that is extremely personable and isn't selling snake oil. Ed and his men were very professional. They showed up early, poured and finished my 250sqft concrete job, and even came back the following 2 days when the job could not be finished as anticipated. Ed is a man of his word. I would recommend Ed and his team if you are looking for honest work, for an honest and fair price.

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Paul Gallagher Construction
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melanie R.
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Was very happy to have him as a part of my bathroom renovation project! Price was fair and he worked quickly.

J.F. Keevill Construction
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
William V.
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John gave me the best quote, showed up and got the work done. He's also very personable, and I plan to hire him for more projects in the future, especially after he told me he is a general contractor who can do every kind of work imagineable.

C&j construction
4.0
from 11 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Bob F.
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Very happy with Chip on our 1/2 bath/laundry room remodel project. Good quality work at a fair price. Finished on-time as promised. Will use Chip for additional projects in the future.

Hunter Building Group
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Marc P.
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John was highly professional and punctual. He and his workers were respectful and willing to work collaboratively. John was meticulous in the overall construction of our patio and we couldn’t be more pleased.

CJ's Home Improvements
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michael V.
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CJ was terrific. His work was excellent and was very reasonably priced. He constructed a built in bookcase and cabinet for us and was here almost every day for over a week to get the project complete in a very quick manner. I would definitely use him again for any projects in my home.

Perry & Son Construction
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy G.
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Perry & son construction remodeled our kitchen for us and did a spectacular job. Their quality of work is amazing and they left our house clean at the end of each day. Or kitchen was competed on time and budget. We would hire them again for other jobs in our home and would recommend them to everyone.

General Labor Services
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 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.

Yarmouth construction
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Preston G.
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Quick follow up. Answers the phone. Alot of Contractors are good at what they do, but lack professionalism. Don't understand business or basic customer service---"Answer your phone"

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.  

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.  

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 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.

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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