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Austin Construction Consultants

Browse these construction consultants with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Austin.

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ross J.
Verified review

Joe was great. He took his time and performed a very thorough inspection. I feel like his background in construction gives him experience that other home inspectors may not have. Joe also took the time to show me around and explain what he found. He was patient and made sure I understood what he was talking about before moving onto the next item. I highly recommend Joe.

Prezision Construction
4.7
from 33 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Freddy R.
Verified review

I had Rene and his crew build a partition wall in our place of business. i have to say we are extremely pleased with the work and overall price. I would recommend Prezicion Construction to anyone who needs a project done with expert care call Rene. He will take care of you.

R-Mac Inspections Lic #21052
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Ray A.
Verified review

In my 35+ years in the real estate business I have hired and worked with many home inspectors, but I've never met one as outstanding as Rance McDonald! You really get your money's worth with Rance. He is probably one of the most affordable inspectors I have come across in years, not to mention that he really knows his work and always willing to help buyers with answering questions, even months after an inspection. His superb knowledge of and experience in the construction trades has helped him in becoming one of the most thorough, practical and detailed sought after inspectors in Central Texas. He's great at addressing buyers fears and concerns about a property from a practical standpoint and tries to make them feel comfortable and knows how to explain and address solutions for every problem. I highly recommend Rance McDonald for your next home inspection.

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US Construction & Remodeling
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark L.
Verified review

We are very pleased with the look of our bathroom. Felipe was easy to work with and did his best to make sure we got the design we wanted. We received quotes from several contractor between $8,500 to $43,000. Felipe quote was not the lowest but in the range we thought was reasonable for our size bathroom. Our project had several set backs which were no ones fault: The tub filler we selected had a design flaw, which required some redesign. The sink drains didn't work the way we hoped and had to order replacements. The tub showed up with a crack and we had to order a replacement. Felipe worked with us through each issue and did his best to guide us to a solution. One of the great things about working with Filipe was the fact he knows some very good subcontractors. The company he recommended to do the show glass, did a great job at half the cost other companies quoted for the same work. Plus we got a lifetime warranty on the glass and workmanship. With every project there's always the 90/10 rule. 90% of the work is straight forward and fairly easy to complete. The rest of the work is more tedious and requires time. There were a couple of areas I thought the work could have been better: The pony wall tile was not cut straight and left ragged grout edges (picture). The retexturing could have been better if not rushed (picture). The caulking around the tub, particularly behind the tub was very poorly done. For the price, I really don't have anything to complain about. This was our first project hiring a contractor to do a project. We learned some important lessons. 1) Create a check list of work items. This will help make sure there are no disagreements on what is and isn't part of the contract. 2) Inspect the work regularly. It's only your fault if the works not done correctly. 3) Don't pay until the work is done to your satisfaction. 4) Get everything in writing including the warranty. I can't say enough how happy we are with the new bathroom. I have other property in Austin and I will use Felipe for future projects.

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Galactic Construction
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mansoor K.
Verified review

I would give Galactic Construction six stars if I could. I took a number of bids for an interior paint job. Marco was the most helpful out of all of the people who came by. He listened to our needs, understood our budget limits and what we *didn't* need, and offered a very fair price. After Marco and his team efficiently completed the job, my wife and I were very glad to see that Galactic Construction completed what we asked to a high standard. But what really impressed us was that Marco decided to paint parts of the walls and trim that we didn't think we could afford. He didn't charge us extra. He did it because he thought it would look better, and he wanted to do a great job. So we have here a company with integrity, professionalism, affordability, and promptness. You couldn't ask for more.

Bill Hanson
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Denise G.
Verified review

Bill and his teammate, Cody, built a staircase to lead to our upstairs attic bedroom to replace a spiral staircase that was quiet dysfunctional. Bill was dependable and did a really great job on it as it was a custom job and he had limited space to work with. He has a very pleasant personality...light-hearted and cheerful. We will definitely use him in the future for other projects. We still have to paint it so it's not completely finished.

United Concrete Construction
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie C.
Verified review

Rodrigo and United Concrete Construction were recommended to me by a friend. I had a general idea of what I wanted done, but was not really confident in my ability to convey my idea to anyone else. United Concrete Construction exceeded my expectations. They were able to schedule the job much faster than I anticipated, and communicated with me each step of the way. I added an extension to the project and expected them to have to reschedule, but they worked it into the job. They were always there when they said they would be, and worked harder than I have seen anyone work. The finished project is amazing and nicer than I could have asked for.

Craft Built LLC
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea M.
Verified review

Craft Built recently remodeled our office space and they did a great job. Craig was our project manager and worked with us to create a detailed timeline during the pre-construction phase to help us work around the construction process. Our project went very smoothly. Highly recommend!

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HomeIsHowYouBuildIt
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christopher G.
Verified review

Chris is professional, experienced, and thorough; his workmanship is top-notch and I am sincerely grateful for a job well-done! He installed hardware on my cabinetry, and assembled and installed a ceiling fan for my living room. I recommend Chris to anyone who needs assistance with a home improvement project.

L.R.'s Service Company
3.8
from 22 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Mary J.
Verified review

Larry came out and offered a bid on installing a ridge vent in the garage roof, installing a weather vane and repairing or replacing several shingles on the second story roof. His bid was fair for the amount of work and time he would have to spend making the repairs. We hired him and he did an excellent job. We also hired him for a future drywall repair job in the house.

South Central Company
4.6
from 16 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
WC S.
Verified review

Jeff is an artist with wood! Terrific work on our urban patio / entranceway project. Working with difficult materials, and on a quick deadline over the holidays -- he managed to do a brilliant job. He went the extra mile, clearly takes pride in his work, and created heirloom quality patio furniture from scratch. We're looking forward to working with Jeff again on a bigger construction project.

ToMakNew Remodeling
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Wesley P.
Verified review

1. Quick to Respond 2. Knowledgeable with experience 3. Worked according to the client's schedule 4. Gave advice and alternate suggestions for better methods of construction 5. On time to work 6. Friendly and Professional to work with

JJ Built Construction
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Andy D.
Verified review

Working with Justin from JJ Built was a true pleasure. His attention to detail and quality of work really set him apart from other contractors I’ve worked with. He takes time to ask questions early on that save you huge headaches down the road. Also, in my experience, he is a man of his word. When my job ended up taking longer than expected he came back and finished the job for the originally agreed upon price. He wouldn’t take any extra money even though I offered because the extra time was needed because of changes that I asked for. All in all, Justin produces a great product and is easy to work with. If you hire him for a job you’ll be glad you did.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Josue S.
Verified review

We have used Local-Pro on several commercial projects in the downtown sector in Austin. Texas. They have been impressively responsive, work quality is exceptional. I highly recommend there services any day. Area Director of Engineering, J. Sanchez

  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Edwin W.
Verified review

Realta did such a great job, we were looking to remodel our new office near Austin downtown and we found Realta Construction. We are so happy with everything, there were some problems when we started the build-out but Osman fixed those issues. I highly recommend Realta Construction!! Edwin

U.K Construction
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Pam L.
Verified review

Highly recommend UK construction. Very professional and great accent. They came out after work so I did not have to take off. Excellent quality.

COJ Construction
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Val K.
Verified review

James is a skilled, hardworking, trustworthy carpenter. He took down walls, framed a new wall, framed and raised a floor, and raised an exterior door. He is priced competitively as well. We have several more projects to do and will hire him again in the future.

EB Concrete & Construction
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa L.
Verified review

I am extremely pleased with EB Construction. From the start, Jason & John were communicative and knowledgeable so we decided to give them a try. The crew worked efficiently and they helped us solve the difficult slope issues we experienced along the way. Thank you EB!

  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Peter W.
Verified review

American Concrete did a great job with our new patio and driveway. The workers were polite and very respectful of our home and property. The finished product far exceeded our expectations and all debris was removed once the job was completed. I highly recommend American Concrete for any concrete related work.

  • 19 years in business
Aaron P.
Verified review

David designed a new building for our church- was professional, accommodating and helpful. He goes the extra mile for his clients!

JSM CONSTRUCTION
4.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Terry S.
Verified review

Jose and his crew did great work on the concrete slab itself. Was some what disappointed in the the clean up that I am having to do once the job was completed. Again, a great job on the slab itself but much more concern should be for the customer and their property.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.  

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 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.

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.

How much does a project manager charge per hour?

You may choose to hire a construction project manager for your residential or commercial project. For the hands-on homeowner who wants to be involved in home construction but isn’t comfortable hiring subcontractors, a construction project manager can oversee these relationships and supervise labor. Typically, construction project managers charge a fee that is a flat percentage of the total construction project cost. This may range from 10 percent to 15 percent, depending on the company and the services they provide. This means a $30,000 home remodel project would have a construction project management fee of $3,000-$4,500. Hiring a construction project manager generally precludes the markup on subcontractor labor charged by a general contractor. The drawback to this choice is that, unlike a general contractor, the construction project manager won’t be financially responsible for the work of the subcontractors. For larger projects, you may hire a construction project manager who will also hire a general contractor. This provides the benefits of the general contractor along with the management services of the project manager, who will be on board from the beginning. The construction project manager will be involved in the design phase and work with the architects and the building crew, facilitating a smoother overall process.

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