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Nickerson Construction Services
Exceptional 5.0

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Exceptional 5.0

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  • Serves Providence, RI
Martha C. says, "Devon Nickerson, the owner came to give me an estimate for updating my down stairs bathroom. I wanted a new shower installed, new ventilation, a new sink and toilet, new floor, and the walls, plus trim and door repainted. It was a lot of work to be done. A neighbor referenced Nickerson Construction and said they did a great job, and were thrilled with their work. The estimate was friendly, polite and detailed. The price was more moderate than other estimates I received for the same job. I was left with a positive feeling from Devon Nickerson, and decided to use them. Few weeks later they started the job, worked for an 8 hour period, and constantly kept me updated, I chose some new fixtures with Devon Nickerson who advised me on sinks and toilets that were better suited than others, and the right kind of shower to install. The owner, Devon…knew details that I never considered on bathroom material, including faucets, detailed knowledge on different toilets…he was a wealth of knowledge. But he was also practical too. This construction company was efficient, timely, was there daily working on my bathroom, and did a good clean up at the end of every day. They were also respectful of me in the home, and very polite and professional too. The job was beautifully completed according to my wishes, and I am so happy with my new bathroom. Nickerson Construction is obviously a small company that prides themselves on honesty, professionalism, doing excellent work, being expiditious, and always considerate to the owner too. BThey were so pleasant, and I am very happy I chose them. I give them a ***** five star rating for an excellent job! Martha C"See more

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Martha C. says, "Devon Nickerson, the owner came to give me an estimate for updating my down stairs bathroom. I wanted a new shower installed, new ventilation, a new sink and toilet, new floor, and the walls, plus trim and door repainted. It was a lot of work to be done. A neighbor referenced Nickerson Construction and said they did a great job, and were thrilled with their work. The estimate was friendly, polite and detailed. The price was more moderate than other estimates I received for the same job. I was left with a positive feeling from Devon Nickerson, and decided to use them. Few weeks later they started the job, worked for an 8 hour period, and constantly kept me updated, I chose some new fixtures with Devon Nickerson who advised me on sinks and toilets that were better suited than others, and the right kind of shower to install. The owner, Devon…knew details that I never considered on bathroom material, including faucets, detailed knowledge on different toilets…he was a wealth of knowledge. But he was also practical too. This construction company was efficient, timely, was there daily working on my bathroom, and did a good clean up at the end of every day. They were also respectful of me in the home, and very polite and professional too. The job was beautifully completed according to my wishes, and I am so happy with my new bathroom. Nickerson Construction is obviously a small company that prides themselves on honesty, professionalism, doing excellent work, being expiditious, and always considerate to the owner too. BThey were so pleasant, and I am very happy I chose them. I give them a ***** five star rating for an excellent job! Martha C"

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How can I find out if a general contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a general contractor is considered essential in your area during the current coronavirus pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website, which will have information on essential services.

Find information on national recommendations by visiting CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a general contractor when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a general contractor, avoid any physical contact, don’t shake hands, keep 6 feet of distance between you and the pro and sanitize all involved surfaces. Also, use digital platforms to communicate and make payments.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up a consultation or appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by performing an online search for local professionals near you.

Message the contractor, and see if they are willing to set up a video consultation call instead of an in-person site visit. With video chat, the contractor may be able to assess the scale of the project, give you better information on what needs to be done and perhaps provide an estimate. Be sure to discuss virtual payments, as well as general strategies for staying safe.

Can I use digital payments to pay for general contractor services?

Currently, many general contractors are using common digital payment services like PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle, Google Pay and more. And more will likely adopt these and similar platforms as coronavirus continues to force companies to take on digital capabilities.

Contact general contractors beforehand to discuss whether they accept digital payments, and take all necessary measures to meet social distancing recommendations. You can also compare general contractors side-by-side online to see which ones accept digital payments.

What is the best waterproof flooring for a basement?

There are several great options for waterproof basement flooring. For example, epoxy floors are waterproof but are thicker and sturdier than paint. Make sure the concrete substrate has been prepared for application. 

Tile is a designer’s dream, giving you a moisture-resistant surface that’s infinitely customizable. Rubber sheets or tiles are also good waterproof options, particularly for playrooms, workout areas or laundry rooms. 

Vinyl tiles and planks imitate wood or other materials very convincingly, provide moisture resistance and last a long time. And sheet vinyl is affordable and a great waterproofing solution for those in need of quick fixes.

Do general contractors offer remote or virtual services?

General contractors perform manual work and typically need to be present to complete their projects. However, if you come across a profile that states the contractor is offering remote services, ask what those services include. You can also ask if they can perform a consultation via video call and if they can do the job while following guidelines from the CDC and local agencies.

Does a general contractor need to enter my home?

Provided the project is located inside your home, completing the job would require a general contractor to enter your home. But if your project is located outdoors, a general contractor will likely not need to enter your home. Discuss your options with general contractors in your area before hiring.

Reviews for Providence basement professionals
Josef b.
Wassim agreed to remodel my basement at a very reasonable price. He is very responsive and finished the job on the date as promised. The pictures will speak for the amazing work he did.
RIHDR ( Basement Finishing Specialist )RIHDR ( Basement Finishing Specialist )
Rebekah B.
Wassim and his team did a fantastic job with our basement. He listened to our ideas and provided his expertise to help make it a reality. They transformed a challenging space into a cozy family room and they stayed within our budget and timeframe. We love the final result and are very happy we worked with RIHDR!
RIHDR ( Basement Finishing Specialist )RIHDR ( Basement Finishing Specialist )
Melissa H.
We are so happy with the work Steven did on our basement finishing project. From start to finish, Steven was wonderful to work with - he truly cares about craftsmanship and that shows in the final product. He kept us updated every step of the way and offered excellent advice throughout the process. We highly recommend Steven and plan to hire him for future projects.
Rhody Home ImprovementRhody Home Improvement
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