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Brad's Home Improvements
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Karen M.
Verified review

Brad did a great job building my fence, and also fixing my deck. He was very concerned with the safety of the structures and doing the job right. He listened and made sure he completed the job the way I wanted it to look. I am very pleased with the work!

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Cibolo Construction
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ronda M.
Verified review

From our first contact to the completion of the project, EVERYTHING was fantastic!! I will use him again for further projects. I highly recommend him!!

Seay custom Builders
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Terri W.
Verified review

I had hired another Thumbtack "carpenter" to build me a set of stairs for my home. The City of Knoxville Building Inspector REJECTED my steps TWICE. I knew the man I hired could not do the job"up to code" I again went with Thumbtack,,, to find someone who could build me 6 stringer wood steps that would pass code,,,and look good! Mr Seay answered my prayers,,,and assured me that they would pass. And you know what,,,they did!! And they look good. I've got the best looking,,built to last many,many years,,,front porch steps on the block! For sure,,,if you need steps,,in the city of Knoxville,,,get him first. And save yourself the expense and humiliation of having to do it over. And over. He also has experience with other areas of home repair/improvement that I will be using in the near future,,,without the worry of having to redo it. So happy to have done business with him and his workers.

Sanders Construction
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff C.
Verified review

I have known Danny's work for many years. He has and can do many varieties of building, remodeling and all facets of construction. But Danny's greatest talent is in his designing abilities. He can literally take a project from thought, into and through the design phase, then complete the project with the utmost distinction and integrity. Danny Sanders defined is a grade of excellence.

Southern Draw Design+Build
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Darcie C.
Verified review

From initial architectural development to project management, Mack has done an incredible job with our project. I cannot tell you how important it was having him involved in the complete project. It made for much more continuity and allowed a more fluid project. We were able to modify as we went (if needed). I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to remodel or new construction. You will not be disappointed!

Bay Development Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Colton B.
Verified review

The ultimate professional from start to finish. He took such great care of us during the home building process. He found critical issues with our foundation and had our builder do it again, to code, the right way. He has such a vast and in depth knowledge but finds a way to simplify things so we could understand. He worked tirelessly for us and answered every question along the way. I will never take on another project without his services. Trust me when I say look no further he is the guy you want in your corner for something as small as patching drywall to the construction of an entire home. Safe to say we were extremely pleased.

Ivan brothers construction
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Don J.
    Verified review

    I have dealt with a lot of contractors and craftsmen throughout the years but Sean Ivan of Ivan Brothers construction remains at the top of my list. Sean has a gift for taking your vision, and making it come to life. I always saw the dark creepy walk-up attic of my Cape style home as the perfect place for a full length master bedroom suite with a bathroom and shower, office, dormers, skylights, built ins, hardwood floors vaulted ceilings etc. I was talked out of it by others, but once Sean and I met, and I described my vision to him, we hit the ground running, literally. An example of the kind of personal touch he provided included touring the surrounding neighborhood with me to see how we could match the exterior look of what I wanted to the aesthetic of my part of town. On the inside of the house , he listened and watched as I described my vision. Within days, he presented me with plans, and a timetable and a budget. Because of the skill and experience of Ivan Brothers, I was able to remain in my home while ½ my roof was torn completely off to be replaced on the backside by a shed dormer, and two doghouse dormers in front! Every aspect of this job was done with care, and a passion for turning my dream into a reality. All deadlines were met, materials ordered correctly, inspections, permitting etc, all went smoothly, and when we hit those inevitable bumps here and there, Sean saw to it that any issues were resolved immediately and personally. Sean was never too busy to answer a question, and even explain the how’s and why’s of what was going on. From roof shingles to subfloors, three way light switches to an antique pedestal sink, Sean and crew saw to every last detail. They were always prompt, professional, and left a clean space to start working in again the next day. As a homeowner of 20 yrs, I’ve dealt with my share of imitators, no-shows, take the money and runners, and the “oh by the way we’re going over budget a little here” types. I can say unequivocally Sean is none of these. He stands by his exceptional work, and he puts his name on it, as he is a man of his word. An old-school craftsman who gives you an honest days work – hard to find anymore, but that’s what you’ll get here. I highly recommend Ivan Brothers construction.

    The Building Group LLC
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 21 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Kim W.
    Verified review

    Jason and his team were hired to do tile work in my mother's kitchen. He went above and beyond to help her get exactly what she wanted. Will most certainly be hiring The Building Group LLC again in the future.

    Kimberley S.
    Verified review

    Very professional, so helpful and did not charge us any ridiculous price for our home renovation. Will definitely use them again👍

    C.C.O. Construction
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    Roger T.
    Verified review

    C.C.O. Construction has been great. We own several vacation rental cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge and we use them every few months for small and big jobs. We've never had any issues. They always do great work. Tony Ogle is the owner and is very responsive and easy to work with.

    Old Number Eleven
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Carrie T.
      Verified review

      Big Springs Veterinary Hospital takes in new clients every week that chose us solely based on our website. I am so grateful to Chad for building a site that is beautiful, easy to navigate, and accurately reflects what sets our hospital apart. I cannot recommend him highly enough!

      Diamond Elite Construction
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 1 year in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Shannon B.
      Verified review

      Absolutely amazing! I'm so thankful that he came out and helped. I had him wire meters together for me and make sure everything worked in the building correctly. He even gave me a quote for some other projects I am going to need done. Very reasonable, was there before I even got there at the building, and all around pleasure doing business with. I highly recommend for any project that you need!

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Nathan H.
      Verified review

      Epperson Design & Construction showed professionalism from the initial phone call and assessment. They were upfront about the extent of the work needed to complete the job, provided a quote promptly and worked easily with us when asked to change the scope of the project. Epperson Design & Construction focused on accuracy and percision when making sure the floor repair was build correctly and built to last. They worked tirelessly to complete the project and when issues pushed out the completion date of the project, they willing kept long hours to complete the project and at the originally agreed upon cost. We had a necessary deadline for completion (renter's move in date) and while it was extremely close, Epperson Design & Construction made it happen.

      DAISIES&DRILLS
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 year in business
      Mary S.
      Verified review

      Very professional and punctual. It made what could have been a complete disaster a success. I had my carport cleaned and organized along with flower beds weeded. I then seen that my upcoming event was going to be successful due to the neatness and organizational structure. I have them cleaning house and out buildings as well. I can now focus on other things because they took care of my dirty work. Highly recommended.

      About

      Give us your vision and we can make it happen. We do windows and doors, painting and trimming. We can also build decks, stain them and so much more.

      About

      I can fix or build anything homes and autos. I can also do commercial services. I know fire and safety codes from being a maintenance super at a nursing home for seven years.I designed and built a salon just a year or so ago and past full inspection. It's the first time the state inspector came out. This also means I know wheelchair and handrail codes.

      About

      We offer custom deck building for homes and pools. We also do custom remodeling and custom flooring with 100% customer satisfaction.

      About

      We are a general contractor and custom home builder. We do grading, excavating, foundations, framing, electrical work, roofing, and trim carpentry.

      • 18 years in business
      About

      I am very easy to work with and want my customers to be extremely satisfied with their project once it's finished. if you do it right the first time it's much better for all involved

      About

      We provide honest value building design and remodeling services. We have a commitment to quality, reliability and performance. We are neat and clean.

      • 24 years in business
      About

      I do repairing, building, rebuilding, additions, carpeting, painting, general carpentry, siding installing and repairing, gutter installing and repairing, roofing, and sod laying. I am a jack-of-all-trades.

      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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