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East Providence Builders

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Top Pro
  • 10 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matthew K.
Verified review

Steven and his team was responsive and quick to provide a quote to fix an area of our roof near a skylight which had a leak. We had the same issue about a year ago, and the (less expensive) contractor who came out to fix the issue did a very shoddy patch job. Steven’s quote was very detailed in the scope of work to be completed to diagnose and fix the issue. They were able to come out and fix the issue sooner than initially planned due to another delayed project, and this worked out great for us (on a Saturday morning before a large rain storm)! The roof/skylight seem to be holding up after a few heavy showers, and we are grateful to not need to entirely replace the skylight itself.

Top Pro
  • 28 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tina G.
Verified review

Everything looks great. I appreciate the extra care Todd took to repair our gutters and make the house look wonderful.

Thompson Builders Inc.
4.6
from 38 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle K.
Verified review

Jeff did a great job building the bench for our kitchen nook. He delivered a beautiful project on time. Would definitely work again with him.

Top Pro
Boston Best Construction LLC
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
Verified review

Eduardo and his team did an amazing job on our dormer addition/bathroom renovation. Its difficult renovating and building in an occupied home and he and his crew were nothing but gentlemanly, respectful and kind. They kept the house and work space as clean as possible and were very respectful of our private space. The project fell directly within the schedule allotted in our contract and true to his word, there were zero changes orders even as we adjusted elements along the way. Eduardo himself is a very easy person to work with. He is always available and will respond to any concern or need any time of the day or night. If you’ve ever done any sort of renovation, I don’t think there’s anything more highly to compliment than responsiveness and Eduardo scores a 10 in that category. The end result is the bathroom we dreamed off, inside and out. The tile work is amazing and we are equally impressed with the exterior finishing and detailed time spent matching the new to old on our 1890’s home. We would not hesitate to contact Boston Best Construction for future projects, knowing the time and attention we would receive. Other details of our renovation including pictures can be found at www.birdsofberwick.com Thank you, Eduardo!

HouseWorx
4.6
from 37 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Elisabeth W.
Verified review

Corey was very responsive and any time there was a communication delay, it was on my end. I had a number of punch list items (primarily finish carpentry) that he took care of expeditiously. He was always punctual. I did not get 3 estimates as I typically would for a project because getting someone to respond to a punch list request and actually show up is a near impossibility, so I cannot speak to value. I would hire Corey again.

KZM Home Improvement
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Marc P.
Verified review

KZM did our basement over, into a Entertainment room, exercise area, bedroom and bathroom. Great Workmanship, trustworthy, and punctual. I would highly recommend KZM for a remodel of any kind!

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HD Construction
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rita R.
Verified review

Mr. Andriello came to my condo to access an ice dam in a 6 unit building. He gave me a quote later the same day and was prepared to work the following day. He arrived at the designated time and completed the job within 4 hours. He removed all ice from the walkways that had fallen from the roof. In addition, he sprinkled ice melt on the walkways to ensure the safety of the owners. I am impressed with Mr. Andriello's professionalism and attention to details (applying ice melt). I recommend his services.

  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth F.
Verified review

We had Victor and Bay State redo our master bathroom. They did an excellent job and communicated what was happening each day on the project. Everything from the plumbing and electrical to the tile work and fixture installation, paint and woodwork was beautiful. Next time we need a contractor we will hire them again.

Woody's Wood Working LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Matt M.
Verified review

My wife and I were really looking to have a place to relax and enjoy our backyard. We ended up hiring Woody to build us a PT deck and we made a great choice. The deck is 100% quality from the ends of the deck boards being completely flush with eachother to the screws being in direct line with eachother and no boards split from the screws. All deck boards are properly spaced with no gaps. The railing system was built just as good with all the Ballesteros spaced equally apart. No odd Ballester Next to a post. He even took the time to put a sander on the railings so there would be zero risk of my kids getting a splinter. The job was fast and priced right! The job site was always cleaned at the end of each day and at the end of the job everything was clean 100% and driveway was swept up. I have and will continue to recommend woody for the reason of when you find quality workmanship in anything you keep that contact.

Supreme Home Improvement
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa D.
Verified review

We highly recommend Paul and his team. These guys were easy to work with, extremely responsive to our needs, and reasonable on price. We had a family room that was covered in wood panels. Everything was taken down and replaced with drywall along with installing a picture window. They were very helpful throughout the entire process and had a great eye for detail. Paul and the guys were respectful in getting the project well-done within a quick time frame. I would hire again for future housing needs.

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Auxilia Services
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erica S.
Verified review

Jim was great! He was responsive and extremely reasonably priced. We will definitely keep Jim in mind for future projects!

DAROSA BUILT
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Geoff L.
Verified review

We had a great experience working with Kevin and his team. He was quick to respond to my post, quick to come by for an estimate and quick to start the work. Kevin is very easy to get in touch with - responding to text messages at pretty much any hour of the day - and he is committed to making sure that you're pleased with both the progress being made and the quality of the work.

B.A.Perazim Inc.
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Dave Z.
Verified review

We hired Ransford to put a deck on the back of our house. Ransford was a pleasure to work with. He met with us to initially get our thoughts on our project and immediately sketched up a rough view of the deck attached to the house and a detailed breakdown of the work that was needed including plans, inspections, materials and removal of old stairs. We made some modifications and drew up an agreement. We made one change to the project after we started which was to make the deck wider. Ransford was able to accomodate us and work with our surveyor and the town of Needham to amend the plans. He and his crew worked through some extremely hot days and built our deck quickly and professionally. We were thrilled with his attention to detail and how much work he put in to building a strong foundation and framing. He also made some suggestions on the layout of the pattern on the decking which we really appreciate. We love the deck. We would not hesitate to recommend Ransford to anyone who asks and we have already made plans to have him do other work on our house.

JP Hackett Co.
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Nate R.
Verified review

I hired Joe to install some interior and exterior doors for me. I never waited long for Joe to respond to questions and he was very clear in his communication regarding timeline and approach, etc. The work Joe did was top notch and he made the work look easy. Always pleasant to deal with, I would/will hire Joe again for future jobs.

  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Simon O.
Verified review

Honestly I'm not the type to write reviews but I had to write this one about the great experience I had having Luiz build my deck. He would kindly explain how he would perform certain tasks and also gave great advice on what products I should use so I wouldn't have to deal with certain deck issues. (Chipping, molding, rotting wood etc.) Highly would recommend hiring him again and for others looking for a professional. -Simon O.

Skilled Hands
3.8
from 12 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Yasmine K.
Verified review

Kitchen Renovation- Alex did a wonderful job helping to custom mount my new kitchen cabinets. He also helped to modify a few cabinets we needed help with.He was very professional and pleasant to work with. I would definitely recommend Alex to anyone with carpentry needs.

  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Jared R.
Verified review

I have been using KOD for repairs to my apartments for over a year now. They have work both inside and outside my buildings, including drywall, electric, bathroom renovation, window replacement, roofing and siding. The quality of the work has always been excellent, and completed on schedule. They have been happy to work around the tenants' schedule as needed. The cost have always been within the initial estimate.

  • 14 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jason M.
Verified review

Christian did a great job building shelves for three closets in a style that matched our existing shelves. One of the closets was beneath a staircase and a tight squeeze, but he managed to install the custom shelves without problem! We painted everything over the weekend, and the final project looks fantastic. Thank you!

  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Faith O.
Verified review

Bob “the builder” as my family and I refer to him is my go-to contractor for any work we need done. Bob built our entire 3000 sq ft house 14 years ago and we have had him back several times since for new projects. He is a quality builder, honest, reliable and reasonably priced. When we wanted an extra 2 car garage, we called Bob and he constructed an exterior 2 car garage for us, which turned out beautiful. He worked with us on the size, style and layout and made sure it complimented our main house structure. Years later, when wind storms caused a tree to fall through my garage, I called Bob again to make the repair. He did everything from fixing the soffit, siding and gutters to reshingling the roof. As always, he was professional, responsive and understanding as I worked through the cumbersome insurance company process. Recently, I hired Bob again to build a large elevated composite deck. His workmanship is sound and of high quality, his prices are reasonable and I highly recommend him to others. Bob has been building for a long time and he knows his stuff. He and his crew show up promptly every day (even when it’s 98 degrees out!) and I appreciate that they work hard and make consistent progress until the job is done. He communicates with me regularly to keep me informed on the project. I continue to be happy with Bob’s work and will have him back again when we have another project for him. Thank you Bob for doing great work whenever we need it.

LDL DESIGN CENTER
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shanna V.
Verified review

Unique Building & Contracting is an excellent company that strives to fully satisfy. This was the only company that truly listened to my desires and made sure to explain all possible options and limitations that could lie ahead. They have a trustworthy, courteous and hardworking group of craftsman. The end was everything and more than I was hoping for. You made my family very happy and proud of our new kitchen. Thank you!‎

H&D Home Improvements
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brandon B.
Verified review

Ken and his crew did a nice job working in my apartment building. They were courteous to the tenants and went the extra mile in both work quality and value. I would absolutely hire them again!

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.

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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