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Clayton Colvin Handyman
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrew R.
Verified review

We gave Clayton a varying array of projects we needed help with (building kitchen cabinets, fixing water damage on ceiling, window seal repair, grout work, etc.) and he did a great job on all of it. We’ll definitely use him in the future for other home improvement needs.

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen R.
Verified review

David remodeled my laundry room, which involved hanging cabinetry, installing trim, and building custom shelves to connect the cabinets. He also applied privacy film to most of my windows, which requires great patience, attention to detail, and precision. He was courteous, fairly priced, and easy to work with. He’s definitely one of the most organized, responsive handy men I’ve ever worked with—on my invoice he even included a copy of the Home Depot receipts for my project. The one downside—he does work slowly (which he’ll be the first to admit), but it’s worth it for the quality he delivers. And he bills based on what he thinks is fair for the project, not necessarily how many hours he spent on it. David is one of a kind—I highly recommend him.

Newman's Remodeling
3.9
from 30 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Shaun B.
Verified review

I recently had new hardwood flooring installed and had my stairs done as well by Newman Construction. I had several quotes done before I had the install and Newman Construction was hands down the best quote and most friendly. I would highly recommend them, they were friendly, very professional and knowledgeable on flooring install. I couldn't be happier with my new floors!

  • 4 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Ad H.
Verified review

Multiple woodworking jobs. Wood-rot replacement. Garage door replacement. We are so pleased with his abilities and reliability that we have asked him to design and build a pergola for us. Al is perhaps the most reliable contractor we have ever used. I would hire him for any major renovation.

Diversified Contractors
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Frank M.
Verified review

In an age of hiring crews of cheap labor, where "good enough" is just that, it's refreshing to find someone who is a true craftsman. Paul is what others here have stated, hard working, skilled and lightning fast. He is also someone who can not only hang the store bought cabinets but can build the cabinets from scratch. I am well pleased with the work he has done and highly recommend his services.

J&M services
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa F.
Verified review

I can't say enough good things about Matt Storey. I tried Thumbtack after I had been greatly disappointed by another contractor. I am moving and have a very tight deadline. I would never have been able to do it without Matt. He did everything he said he would do and then some. And he was on time, something rare today. I trusted him from the moment I talked with him on the phone. When I get settled again, Matt will be the first person I'll call to help with a fence and a deck, and anything else he can do, which is a lot. He's the best!!!!

  • 19 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Arnold M.
Verified review

Thanks for the harmless experience during our construction and renovation project. Faith Construction Group cares! Thanks again for great work.

Top Notch Construction
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
Verified review

Initially hired to hang a door but he also took time and fixed some of the errors a previous contractor had made in the house. We love our front door and the work he did for us. We will be using him in the future

C & R Remodeling
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Gauguin S.
Verified review

They worked day in and day out to build my fence. I am highly satisfied with the level of service. The people were very respectful and exceeded my standards.

Jae's Design
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Devyn D.
Verified review

My company contracted Janice to build mobile vendor carts for Tennessee Titans games. We had two that needed repairing and wanted two new ones made to mirror those. We were very pleased with the quality, ability to work within our tight turn-around time and price!

Reaves' Construction
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 42 years in business
Beverly S.
Verified review

they work with through every process of building your home and help you understand what all is going on

Design Build Partners, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Tera S.
Verified review

I have been impressed with Rob’s work over the years. He has done some very large projects in Nashville such as designing and building fine custom homes and even building the Harley Davidson store in West Nashville. He also has an entire team dedicated to remodeling, renovations, and home updates. So, when it was time for us to get a custom baby gate and a large wall shelving unit for our bonus room, I called him. He gave us several options for shelving and really thought through the project to offer the most aesthetically appealing design while staying in our budget. All our guests immediately comment on both the gate and shelving unit when they come to visit. The craftsmanship is clearly miles above what a handyman would offer and the team who installed it was cordial and polite. I am now considering adding an observation deck on the back of our home and will call Rob first.

2 Revive Homes LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Jonathan B.
    Verified review

    Tyler and his crew were great! He had excellent ideas and his knowledge of construction was great. I had Tyler come out to do some hardwood floors, and they turned out awesome. Me and my wife couldn't be happier. We are now in the process of having him do a bathroom remodel for us. I can't wait to see the final product. I would defdefinitely recommend contacting Tyler for any of your projects.

    Wolf Home Improvements
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 24 years in business
    Kal A.
    Verified review

    LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION for: Tim Wolf of Wolf Home Improvements by: John. Carlisle (homeowner) Mount Juliet, TN Tel.: 615-717-5371 Date of remodel: October 25, 2016 To whom it may concern: It is my pleasure to write this unsolicited letter of recommendation on behalf of Tim Wolf. Tim was the general contractor for a remodeling project on the exterior of my house in the fall of 2016. I had no prior relationship with Tim, who was recommended by an architect friend of mine. The scope of the remodeling involved window replacement (22 windows and 3 patio doors), siding replacement (approximately 4000 sq. ft.), replacement of 2 decks along with installation of stainless steel cable railing, and roof replacement (approximately 2400 sq. ft.) for a three level house built in 1978. The project took 8 weeks and involved 4 work crews (carpenters, siding, painters, roofing) plus electrician and structural engineer, at a budget of just over $100,000. While major remodeling is inherently stressful for almost any homeowner, Tim's services as a general contractor were invaluable, and I am extremely pleased with the final result. Specifically, I would give Tim top marks in the following areas: 1. Quality of work performed. The quality of work done was consistently top notch. Tim used subcontractors who were knowledgeable, skilled, and competent in their respective trades. They were conscientious about following project specifications, and their work product rarely needed improvement or revision. 2. Quality of work crews. Other than one relatively minor exception which Tim promptly addressed once I brought it to his attention, the workmen whom Tim utilized were professional, reliable, courteous, and respectful of the homeowner’s property and privacy. They had an old school work ethic (often 10-hour days, some Saturdays), good work habits, strong safety orientation, and emphasized getting the job done right rather than doing it fast. Their pride in their work was evident. They tidied up at the end of each workday. I also found them to be trustworthy, and my wife and I felt comfortable with allowing them access inside our home. 3. Project management and coordination. Tim's prior experience working in construction really paid off. He was knowledgeable about all aspects of our project, and was able to plan, coordinate and manage the activities of different work crews effectively. He remained closely involved in overseeing the project from start to finish. His excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills and commitment to follow-through are assets which enabled him to juggle the extensive details involved in our project without missing a beat. Tim's familiarity with building codes and dealing with city hall also facilitated a smooth and hassle-free process when it came to building permits and inspection. 4. Integrity and professionalism. Throughout the project, I was impressed with Tim's commitment to generating a top quality product, rather than maximizing his profit margin. When situations arose where extra work needed to be done (because of hidden problems that were not apparent until work on the house had commenced), Tim either (if it was relatively minor) took care of it without charging me extra, or (if it was more extensive) involved me in an informed decision making process that culminated in a change order which was fair. In another situation in which I was not satisfied with the aesthetics of nail holes on the siding battens even though the latter had been installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions, Tim agreed with me and arranged to have the nail holes filled and battens painted - a job which involved many additional hours - without passing the expense on to me. 5. Effective communication. Tim kept me closely informed of work crew schedules, delivery dates, and projected completion dates of different phases of our project. His communication (whether by cell phone or email) was always clear, informative, and helpful. He was either available on his cell phone, or returned my phone call within 2-3 hours. We never had a single miscommunication throughout the 2-month project. His communication with the work crews was just as effective. 6. Flexibility and effectiveness in dealing with unexpected developments. When unforeseen problems surfaced (e.g., water damage behind a wall, structural problems with the existing cantilevered joists for an upper deck), Tim worked diligently with me to identify a solution that was acceptable to me. He utilized resources effectively (e.g., enlisting the services of a structural engineer in a limited fashion) and creatively (e.g., identifying a special type of edge vent for my roof that had minimal overhang), and directed the work crew to make changes necessary for implementing the solution. 7. Responsiveness to homeowner’s needs and concerns. Tim's commitment to homeowner satisfaction was evident in his actions. On the few occasions when I brought a request or concern to his attention (e.g., when I wanted the roofing done before all of the exterior painting was completed), he listened attentively, and always took appropriate action that demonstrated responsiveness to my needs or concerns. When the painting crew fell behind of schedule, Tim showed up on a Saturday and helped with the exterior painting. His service orientation is truly described by the motto: “The homeowner’s needs come first.” 8. Truth in advertising. In his proposal, Tim gave a clear breakdown of costs for each facet of the project. His contract was just as detailed in describing the work to be done and the itemized costs. Same with the change orders. When the project was completed, all the work was done as described and agreed upon, and there were no hidden costs, extra expenses or unpleasant surprises. As a homeowner and customer, I felt Tim delivered exactly what he had promised, at the agreed upon price. 9. Value. I had solicited three bids for my remodeling project. Although Tim's bid was not the lowest, I am absolutely convinced that he delivered the best value (in terms of the work done) for the price. 10. Sensitivity to work site appearance and neighbor relations. Our project required a huge dumpster and a portable toilet (for the work crew), and there was very limited parking. Tim's placement of the dumpster, portable toilet, and construction materials was based not solely on function and convenience, but showed a consideration for the aesthetics of the work site. The work crew parked their vehicles in ways that were minimally disruptive to the neighborhood traffic, and their conduct never caused any discomfort to our neighbors. In the two months during this project, there was not one single neighbor complaint! Instead, three different neighbors passed on compliments about the work crews (e.g., “those guys really work hard”). In closing, I am very pleased with the final product which Tim was instrumental in delivering, and I am extremely impressed with his work as a general contractor. In a world where shoddy workmanship and poor service are unfortunately all too common, Tim is indeed a rare find. I have been a homeowner for over 30 years, and I took this unprecedented step of writing an unsolicited letter of recommendation for Tim because I believe that exceptional work should be recognized. I would not hesitate to hire Tim again, or to recommend him to my friends and neighbors. I recommend Tim Wolf to you most enthusiastically, and without any reservations. If you have any questions about my experience with Tim, please feel free to call me at 615-717-5371 John Carlisle A very satisfied homeowner

    Tusk Contractor Partners
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Darek T.
    Verified review

    Edgar and Ben were extremely professional on every level of the job! All the way from listening to exactly what I wanted in my custom carpentry to the time frame to great quality! I’d highly recommend them for any custom building!

    • 12 years in business
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    We are here to serve you and to meet your needs. We believe in customer service and our clients come first.

    About

    Licensed general contractor (residential,commercial and industrial) 15yrs. Design build firm specializing in new construction and remodeling. Our team can take your project from concept to design and construction saving time and money while insuring continuity. Additions or new homes we are one of the only builders in the area that can handle all phases of your homes design and construction.. Professionals that pay attention to the details..

    • 23 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    I provide a total (complete) service for the homeowners of today's busy life -- from roof repair, deck building, and every handyman trade.

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    I have 35 years in custom home building, roofing, siding, window installation, some landscaping, painting and some plumbing. If I can't do it, I'll tell you up-front!

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    I do all remodeling projects. I have 50 years of experience. I recently retired and am looking for small to medium jobs. All work is guaranteed.

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    Everything starts with, "What needs to be done?" We assess the problems. I include consultation, tools, labor, and gas for travel. Any materials are extra. I am the answer for small to medium builds. There's not a house repair, I haven't fixed yet. I have nine years of experience. And tend to leave customers smiling at end results. "Reserve your spot today, so I can fix it tomorrow."

    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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