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Blu-Star Installs AV, LLC
4.7
from 109 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
Michael A.
Verified review

These guys were really nice, affordable and fast. While many would be reticent about a delay, which did occur in this case. I work in a commercial environment, and I understand that a good contractors schedules will vary because they will stick around at a site to make sure things are done right. The delay was short and not repetitive. They kept in touch and arrived right on time. They had my TV installed fast and made sure to troubleshoot the job before leaving. They pointed out that the TV looked crooked; a fact they could have let me notice after they left and immediately found that the problem was with the crown molding and not their job and went so far as to place a level on each for me to see the issue so that I could have it corrected by my complex. When it came time to pay I realized that I only had a debit card which they couldn't accept. They patiently waited while an ATM was visited so that they could be paid. The most important part is that they were professional and easy going. I will definitely call them back when I move again to reinstall the TV and for any other install that comes up. Kudos to BluStar!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Billie N.
Verified review

Thank you Jonathan for doing a quick job on our demo. The work was done neatly and your punctuality was helpful in expediting other trades contractors. Thank you so much. I will save your number and call on you anytime I need work done in the future.

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Joel Tristan
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Quality: The finish they did was great! Matched other rooms very well. Getting a good texture match was important to me. Professionalism: Team was polite and courteous. Responsiveness: Joel always responded via Thumbtack quickly. I always knew the status of the work and when he thought they would be finished. Value: His bid was not the cheapest nor the most expensive. I find you get what you pay for -- and for the quality of work, what he bid was very reasonable. Punctuality: In general, very punctual. Our first day the team was a little late (got hung up at the supply store), but they hustled over as fast as they could. Otherwise, they finished when I expected they would. Other remarks: Popcorn removal is a messy process -- this case was no exception. While they did an admirable job covering the floors, and trying to minimize the impact, dust still got everywhere - even in parts of the house where they weren't working. There was also texture splatter here and there, but they cleaned it up without complaint. Expect that this process will require you paint your walls in the rooms where it is done. The ceiling will look so much nicer it will make your walls look awful. If you plan to paint your walls, wait and do popcorn removal first. :D They also were game to take on a little extra item here and there (we negotiated $$ as we went). Saved me from having to hire separate contractors later -- so that was a bonus. Having worked with a lot of sub-contractors and home improvement projects, the work was done very well. The dust / mess I can clean-up (and frankly, it was expected). Solid A overall.

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Maury & Melissa Hughes
4.8
from 47 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
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Tess A.
Verified review

Diamond in the rough as far as contractors go! If you need it done, this couple is the one to do it! They're the only company that gave me an estimate and constantly checked up with me and in the end, they stuck to the price estimated even though I asked for a few more things in addition to what was originally quoted. I know the job was more of a pain than they took into account before checking out what needed to be done but the price never changed. This is a true, genuine, honest, (pretty awesome if I must say myself) couple that work together to make their customers happy! I inquired about a few doors and ended up with 4 beautiful doors with new knobs, a hung mirror and a fixed chair and I couldn't be happier! We also found out we know some of the same people!! So glad we found them! Thanks Maury and Melissa!!

Handyman Walls Tx
4.5
from 51 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Jharon W.
Verified review

He is a dream come true. We've hired many contractors in the past and have ALWAYS had a problem that had to be dealt with. This was not so for Manuel. He's very professional and very clear about what he will do and exactly how much it will cost. He is extremely careful to keep furniture and floors clean and safe. His prices are extremely reasonable. We will always call him first for any other jobs we need done. Great guy!!!

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Ronald Renteria
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
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Shaun V.
Verified review

Painting and staining concrete floor. Ronald was very flexible with my job (due to other contractors not finishing in time), very communicative and has a great attention to detail. He went over and above in doing extras that my previous contractors hadnt and made the place look amazing with the paint job High reccommended

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ROSS Painting Contracting
4.4
from 39 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Dwight D.
Verified review

I needed someone to paint the exterior of our 1940 house. I wanted a contractor willing to remove as much of the old, peeling paint as possible, and the big painting outfits are just not interested in doing this amount of prep work. I got five bids, and Fina Ross of ROSS Painting Contracting stood out to me from the start. As we walked around my house the first time, I noticed immediately her extreme attention to detail. She expressed concern about the various ways our house wasn't sealed against water and educated me on how she suggested correcting this prior to painting. Although I was also very interested in one other contractor, I chose Fina because she said she "really wants to give people what they want." I believed her, and she delivered on this promise. Fina worked hard to organize crews to powerwash, scrape, and sand the original wood siding. She made sure her guys filled every nook and cranny before painting. I also had Fina replace the trim around the windows. When the old trim was removed, Fina discovered that there was no insulation around any of the windows. She paused in the work to purchase what she needed to insulate the windows before replacing the trim. Once Fina addressed this unexpected need, it made a huge difference in reducing the street noise coming into our house. Throughout the project, we ran into unexpected bumps, and Fina did an excellent job of proposing the most cost-effective solutions that would also retain or add value to our home. I will not hesitate to hire Fina again for other home projects.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Edward H.
Verified review

I needed to have 16 linear ft of interior wall removed to open up the house. Additionally, there would be new drywall and repair requirements, flooring, and paint to finish the project. Jim was not the cheapest of the 3 quotes that were offered, but, as an experienced home builder for 30+ years, he impressed, was methodical and scientific in his project approach, is insured, and the pictures of the work that was completed in his portfolio were great. The project did have scope creep, and the cost adjustments were transparent and fair. The project came out to my satisfaction. Professional, meticulous, OCD (it’s great for a contractor), polite, and trustworthy; both individually and in his resourcing and supervision of subcontractors for the areas not under his direct scope (floor and paint). I would also like to add, that during this project, I unfortunately broke my tibia, being immobilized till now. Jim was courteous, ensured area safety, cleanliness, and even when I needed personal aid (an occasional run to the fast food joint) he did it. He cares about his work and his clients.

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Galactic Construction
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
MJ N.
Verified review

Galactic did a great, professional job on our remodel. They installed new windows, framing, Sheetrock, exterior hardy replacement and painted the home inside and out. They even stepped in and fixed some poor work we had another contractor do. They are the real deal.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Wesley I.
Verified review

After this experience, I wouldn’t hire anyone else! Geronimo was a true professional, payed attention to detail, thorough, and even made sure his subcontractors did work that was up to his company’s high standards. He even took on the job of painting our house when his guy didn’t show up. Talk about service!! Also, he is very easy to work with and knows how to communicate to understand what the customer needs. All the work was done in a FLASH!! If you need A+ roofing or general contractor help in Austin/Round Rock, look no further!

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Primetime Painting
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Christina M.
Verified review

Marcos was awesome. I wish all my experiences with contractors was this smooth and pleasant. He was very professional, very personable and friendly and made it an overall great experience. Not to mention he work was excellent! He left the area incredibly Clean after painting which is rare. I Would highly recommend.

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US Construction & Remodeling
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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John F.
Verified review

I was very satisfied with the Onyx shower and vanity installation in two bathrooms. My rating and hiring of Felipe was based on pictures of installation of other showers that he had done. Secondly, that not many contractors are versed with the installation of this type of material. Lastly, the tile and paint work that was done was to my satisfaction. The only problem encountered was the delay in getting sheetrock workers for work that had to be done prior to starting the job.

Bill Hanson
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Yen C.
Verified review

Bill started off as a good and professional contractor but he failed to respond last week. He didn’t finish the project we hired him to do. He was not responding to our calls or text. Very disappointed. Beware of hiring him for your next project. Not reliable.

  • 1 year in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kent G.
Verified review

We had some drywall repairs to do. Fast, efficient and simple to do business with. Extremely happy with the quality and have already received a quote for the next job we need done!

Craft Built LLC
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Vitaliy R.
Verified review

Best contractor is Austin!

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CHAVEZ REMODELLING
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric K.
Verified review

The job was completed on time, under budget and the workmanship far exceeded my expectations. I am glad that I gave a relatively new contractor the opportunity ! Mario and his team obviously have a lot of experience working for others as they completed a tough job with ease. I received bids as much as $1600 higher from people who advertise in flyers and offer discounts of several hundred dollars. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ! Sincerely, Eric

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Vonda P.
Verified review

Ross and Marc did a fantastic job on my tile project, I was growing more and more frustrated with dealing with one contractor after another and never getting a set schedule or price even after them coming to measure. Once I got Ross on the phone my whole project seemed to fall into place. UK Construction are the ones for you.

AUSTIN HOMEWORKS
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Marcelo M.
Verified review

Mike was such a find! I’ve been struggling with horrible contractors throughout this entire remodel and Mike stepped in and knocked out some work I needed done as well as helped out with another miscellaneous part of the job at no cost. I HIGHLY recommend using him for any odd jobs you might have.

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MD CONTRACTING
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sean K.
Verified review

I had a sudden water leakage from my bathroom faucet, which destroyed the ceiling of the unit below. Also, it turned out that there has been a gradual water leakage which significantly damaged the wooden subfloor structure. I interviewed three contractors including Ken (MD Contracting). One of them could not do it because the scale of the job was beyond his capacity and another one wanted to do a $1500-demolition just to give me a precise estimate. My neighbor found him through his employee who had a very positive experience with Ken. Ken ended up doing my bathroom and the unit below and he gave us reasonable quotes. He is professional and responded to my questions promptly (This was important because I live in NY, and he worked on my investment property in Austin, TX). I strongly recommend Ken as a general contractor, and I will contact him again if I ever need home improvement projects.

Miki
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Natasha C.
Verified review

Miki worked on multiple projects at my home from building to installation and repair, Each time he reached and exceeded the expectations.

Bamboo App Inc
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Maryna C.
Verified review

Working with them was great and easy! We remodeled the whole living room, kitchen and master bathroom at a much lower price than other contractors. We are very happy with the result! They repainted the whole kitchen, added the statuary white marble countertops, changed appliances, added bamboo flooring throughout the whole living room. The entire master bathroom was tiled with marble, lights were added, mirrors, sinks, cabinets were repainted, we ordered a new tub and a shower - all was installed by the crew. It was a great experience.

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.  

What do construction project managers do?

Construction project managers help in all stages of your construction project, starting from the very first step. Typically paid a percentage of a total project cost, they are part of the design and planning process and help ensure seamless communication between the design parties and the construction team. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, their scope of work includes preparing cost estimates, budgets and work timetables; interpreting and explaining contracts and technical information to other professionals; reporting work progress and budget to clients; collaborating with architects, engineers and other construction pros; selecting subcontractors and scheduling and coordinating their tasks; responding to work delays, emergencies and other problems; and ensuring compliance with legal requirements, building and safety codes, and other regulations.

The work of construction project managers may seem very similar to that of general contractors, but there are some critical differences. One difference is that, unlike most general contractors, project managers are not engaged in the actual construction — they are onsite overseeing the work of subcontractors. Another key difference is that project managers are hired during the design phase, while general contractors are hired after plans have been made. The project manager is generally paid a percentage of the total project cost, while the general contractor is more typically paid according to the bid they gave to build your project.  

Why should you hire a contractor?

Hiring a general contractor is a good idea for many remodeling projects. Home renovation contractors have a broad range of skills to manage, coordinate and complete a project. They should help make sure your project comes in on time and within your budget as they hire and supervise all the necessary subcontractors, including electricians and plumbers. They also handle procuring all the materials required for your job. Some homeowners look to save money by acting as their own contractor, but an experienced home renovation contractor is worth the cost. They should know local building codes, be able to pull all necessary permits, and work with inspectors to make sure the construction meets local codes. Also, because they get professional discounts, they can typically buy materials at a better price than you can; better prices on materials and labor save you money, and make up for at least a percentage of the cost of the contractor.

How do I find out if a contractor is licensed?

It’s important to know if your project requires work by a licensed professional, as licensing laws can vary by state, locality, and job details. You can find general licensing information online at the government websites that handle occupational licensing for a given profession in your state or location. Some states designate a project cost over which you have to hire a licensed contractor. To find qualified licensed contractors, search your state’s licensing board. For example, in California, the Department of Consumer Affairs operates a searchable database through the Contractors State License Board. In some states, contracting licenses are provided at a regional level. You can find links to specific databases on BRB Publications’ Occupational Licensing page. Red flags that a contractor may not be licensed or may be providing an expired or false license number are unreasonably low bids or a request for complete payment upfront. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

When should you hire a contractor?

A few home remodeling projects can be done by an ambitious DIY-minded homeowner or local handyman, but many are best completed by a professional home renovation contractor. You should hire a contractor when you’re planning a large project that takes time, machinery or large tools, and several workers; a kitchen remodel, new bathroom or home addition will be most successful with a licensed, expert contractor at the helm. It’s particularly important to have a professional contractor on board for construction, electrical, plumbing and HVAC projects that require inspections to meet local building codes. Of course, you can hire a contractor for smaller projects, too, if you prefer to let an expert handle things like addition or removal of a wall, small framing projects, or anything that requires a permit.  

You should hire a contractor when you’re ready to start a remodeling project and you have plans, a budget and a timeline for the work in hand, but before any remodeling work begins.

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