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Charleston Builders

Browse these builders with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Charleston.

  • 16 years in business
  • 602 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara B.
Verified review

Had a walk-through today and the workers were here two hours later to give this building a good cleaning since it had been two weeks. Great responsiveness to my plight.

Robert's Construction LLC
4.6
from 75 reviews
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Milford D.
Verified review

I contacted Robert's Construction for repairs in my bedroom, dining room and bathroom. He arrived on time and immediately took action. They retiled my shower area, laid drywall, painted, and installed flooring in several rooms. The repairs were done quickly and proficiently. Robert is now my go to guy. I recommend him to anyone inquiring.

Charlestowne Workshop
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel S.
Verified review

First of all this was a big project, it is a 24x14ft screened in porch and another 24x10ft of decking. The whole construction is connected to our house. We had several contractors looking at the job and went through multiple architectural alternatives. Josh contacted me very quickly after my post and we went through a transparent and fair design discussion and negotiation phase. I liked the transparency where Josh showed me a list of all materials (broken down to the nuts and bolts) and labor. We decided to work with Josh and Kevin and do not regret it! Obviously this was a huge project for us and for them and we could not cover all items upfront, so it took longer than we originally anticipated; But we also asked for changes during the project which caused additional delays. For us it was more important to have a result we really like, than to be picky about the timeline. Kevin has excellent carpentry skills and the final result is sturdy and and visually outstanding. We have only received compliments from visitors and passed on their contact details to our friends. I feel we have built up a good relationship with Kevin and Josh and I am looking forward to the next job and the next beer and conversation with "Schreinermeister Kevin" :) Enjoy the pictures of the project...

Charleston Premier Workz
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Shelby B.
Verified review

Our experience working with J.R. and Luis at Charleston Premier Workz was a good one. The photos that J.R. showed us of a roof that they had just finished was exactly what we wanted. It made the inside of our storage building look large and roomy. Luis did a wonderful job...he made all the rafters piece by piece, (no long wait time on roof trusses to come from the factory). They finished sooner than we expected and we are more pleased than we expected.

Movar Llc
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Mark P.
Verified review

I hired them to paint the bathroom of my office and I decided to paint the entire building inside and out, their work is amazing. It was a great experience dealing with them. I recommend them 100%.

RightWay Home Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
A. M.
Verified review

Excellent service. Great communication, very knowledgeable, and friendly. We had multiple projects that needed handled around our house and everything was done very well. We are very pleased with the work that was completed and will absolutely use again.

Tanis Construction
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brian G.
Verified review

Kirk is great! Very attentive to detail and fine craftsmanship. Gets it done well, on time, and at a reasonable cost.

  • 26 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly J.
Verified review

Awesome builder! He was very knowledgeable and did a great job. Professional and his attention to detail was impeccable. Best,

Marquis Construction llc
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Julie H.
Verified review

Steve was great to work with! We remodeled two bathrooms at the same time and were under a time crunch to have them completed. Steve said he could get it done and he did! The finished work is beautiful! We will call him for our next projects!

  • 43 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle P.
Verified review

Mr. Rogers is a professional contractor that is well respected in the community. He is responsive to my needs and provides an excellent source of information in this home building process. Michelle P.

  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mackenzie L.
Verified review

Nick and his team did a great job on our roof rip and new roof installation. They were very professional, and did a great job cleaning up all of the debris. At the end of each day they made sure the roof was protected in the event it would rain. Overall very pleased with the new roof. I would use Nick again in the future for additional projects.

  • 8 years in business
Alair W.
Verified review

Joseph and his crews are great! Very professional, able to address a multitude of issues, repair/replace/new-builds! Fantastic company, already have additional new-build work scheduled on a another property!!

Build Charleston
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Kira B.
Verified review

Ryan was an efficient, fast and hard worker that did quality work. I would definitely rehire him for more work!

AKR services
5.0
from 1 review
    Whitney M.
    Verified review

    I've had Adir's help with a few jobs around my house. He takes pride in his work which really does make a difference as far as quality. He's changed my locks, fixed my garage monitor, and some slight construction work (building a stack of shelves for organizational purposes). He's become my go-to person, when I'm unable to do it or find someone else who can.

    • 19 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    We offer quality craftsmanship and Professional Service we strive to exceed our customers expectations

    About

    We are a full-service, licensed and insured residential contracting firm. We do renovation work as well as new construction.

    About

    We do HVAC repair and refrigeration for business and home owners. We also do ice machine and refrigeration repair for business owners.

    • 10 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    We do custom building, design build and remodeling. We do kitchen and bath remodeling and garages and outbuildings. We focus on quality.

    About

    I was a residential home builder who has turned into a handyman. We can build you a house or change a light bulb. The main items I specialize in is correcting home inspection lists.

    About

    Axon Homes proudly serves the Charleston Tri-County area. Our Mount Pleasant home builders specialize in custom market-ready homes that meet the needs and budget of any client. We provide business through our Daniel Island and Charleston Home builders. We handle the complexity of your dream house while simultaneously keeping you well informed through the entire process.

    About

    We offer a wide variety of services from electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and many more. Each job is estimated and then goes into a contract once both you and Coastal are satisfied. We handle several different business and homes in the Tri County area. We are never the first company you call, we are the last company you ever have to call for your building or home repair needs.

    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.

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

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