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  • 14 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Lark W.
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Jim gave me a very competitive quote to rebuild my small deck, install crown molding in 3 rooms and build some shelves in my bathroom. Jim and his carpenter met my expectations perfectly. The deck was built using composite decking materials and it looks so amazing and was built very well. it took a full day to do the deck. The crown molding was done in 2 different styles by the carpenter; one was feathered and the other was perfect angles. Both look terrific after they used a little caulk to seal the joints. It took a full day to do the crown molding and then to build the shelves. Jim and his crew did a wonderful job on all of my projects. They were all very professional, courteous and cleaned up after they were done. I would highly recommend using Custom Construction for any of your construction needs.

Hammer and Stone Remodeling
4.6
from 19 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Marla H.
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If your looking for good work at a GREAT PRICE call Travis Hass. Travis came out to my house and gave my husband and I a quote on building us a deck and to replace our counter tops in our kitchen. Travis completed the job very quick and everything looks amazing!!! My husband and I had other people come out and give us quotes but it was WAY to expensive. Travis beat the competition by almost 400 dollars and finished the job faster than what others had quoted us. My husband and I highly recommend Travis and hope to have him back soon to do some more projects around the house. Thank you Travis for the great work!

  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Leonora W.
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I have done multiple jobs with Jill, including a playroom, a kitchen and some bedrooms. Not only does she have a great eye, she is also lovely to work with. And no job is too small or mundane from her. She has helped me with everything from selecting high end furniture to building Ikea shelves, all with a great attitude and enthusiasm. I can't say enough good things!

PROficiency
4.1
from 18 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Bill I.
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This team did various work for me that ranged from building a retaining wall in my crawl space, building a three car garage and dock, and medium landscaping (involving leveling land in support of a garden). In all cases they came in on budget, responded to my questions, and the final product was great. Of note was their ability to listen to my thoughts for a specific project and suggest alternate methods which in some cases saved me money. Clean up at the end of each day (not at the end of each project) is the only area they could improve on but when brought the their attention, was quickly taken care of.

Paradise Installations
4.4
from 16 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Bruno L.
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We initially hired Paradise Installations to complete a privacy fence Isaac did such a wonderful job with the fence we immediately hired him to build a deck around our swimming pool which turned out marvelous . I would highly recommend Paradise Installations for any of your project needs.

Impressive Improvements
4.2
from 17 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Sara F.
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Impressive Improvements. The name describes Williams work to a "T". He has pressure washed, replaced interior door /trim, painted, restored old hardwood, updated old brick mantle where a wood fireplace sat, finished a storage building that was left unfinished by someone. I could name several more occasions where I called upon William for his superb work. All jobs I asked to be done were each completed in expected time frame and the work was outstanding. He is very respectful, honest and creative with his work. He's also not too pricey on the work he dies. I only have one negative thing to say about William, which is his frequency to being tardy getting to work. Though he does call each time to ensure you he is coming & is more than willing to stay later if needed. I will most definitely call him for future use & will recommend William to anyone who needs any improvements done as well. Thanks William!!!

  • 26 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa E.
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Tommy came out to my Dad and Mom's house and spent quite a bit of time trying to help us figure out the best way to contain their little dog. Both of my parents have been tripped up by the dog on a leash (both broke their hips). He was very patient with my Mom, sister and myself. The completed job is not only beautiful, but functions exactly as we hoped. Thank you Tommy and crew!!

BC Construction
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca E.
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Great job building and staining fence and also adding a wooden wall in our half bathroom. Very friendly and great people!!

Hart Construction
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Carol L.
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We are remodeling our house and needed someone to build a knee wall for our new open-plan kitchen and prepare our new walk-in bathroom shower for tile. The work was done well and in a timely fashion. I would recommend Hart Construction for any remodel project around your house.

Michael's Home Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda D.
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We wanted to do a bathroom remodeling for our home. After having multiple quoted we decided to hire Michael Hollis Construction for the job. We couldn't be happier with our decision and our newly remodeled bathroom. He did an amazing job and would highly recommend him to anyone for any home improvements or repairs.

T.B.C.
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Barry P.
    Verified review

    Michael recently helped me with building a barn. He amazed me with his knowledge and ability. I would definitely hire him again.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Bonnie B.
    Verified review

    everything he has done I've been happy with painting plumbing, building cabinets fixing furtiure

    • 16 years in business
    Gloria C.
    Verified review

    I would use Greg's team again for any type of construction!I would love to be able to have them remodel my entire house or better yet build a new handicapped accessible house!! I can not say enough about Greg's wife Susan for all her advice and very hard work! She worked side by side with Greg,she is amazing! She even came back to give me some decorating advice on her on time,who do you know that would do that?

    Joe Kamp
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Melanie K.
      Verified review

      Joseph has done a variety of jobs for me demolition, roofing, siding, painting, cleaning gutters, and building projects. He is always fair, timely, and respectful. He works hard.

      About

      We construct, erect, install, and repair structures of wood, plywood, trim and drywall, using carpenter's hand and power tools.

      About

      I do all kinds of home improvements like cleanings, yard workings, building decks, mowing lawns, moving, etc. I am hardworking, dependable and trustworthy.

      About

      I do stone, timber frame, log design and build. I am not your typical construction. I do custom work only, no specific work.

      About

      I have 40 years of architectural and interior design. I am recipient of a number of major architectural design awards.

      About

      We are specializing in all types of renovations, additions, home improvements, maintenance, custom woodworking, and consulting!

      About

      Signature Home Remodeling is a dynamic residential custom home building and remodeling company in Hamilton County. Since our founding, we have specialized in superior workmanship in the execution of each project. From one-room addition to whole-house renovation, we take tremendous pride in our dedication to customer service and satisfaction.

      About

      We provide design and build services. We have thirty-five years of experience in architecture and landscape design. Our design consultation is $50 per hour.

      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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