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  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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US Construction & Remodeling
4.7
from 29 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.

iLevel Construction LLC
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jacques W.
Verified review

I've been a home owner for 30 years and dealt with numerous contractors over the years. I would rate James at the top of the list. He communicates clearly; takes ownership of the job; is diligent about the work, either directly or with subs. He is reasonable with changes and pleasant to work with. In short, he's provided both superior service and value while working on my project.

  • 10 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kim M.
Verified review

This is the second time I have hired Alex Long to do a remodel for me. This time, I wanted to turn an old recording studio building into a vacation rental duplex, pretty much from the ground up: in effect, Alex built two, complete, small custom homes. What impressed me from the first project was Alex's education and background in construction. He has years of custom home building experience and knows what he's doing. He wasn't the least expensive option for me, but I'm extremely confident that the slight additional cost was well worth the superior quality level of his construction. I've received huge compliments from my guests on his work - the quality is impeccable. Also, he's seen the gamut of construction obstacles--building and logistics--and always has a solution. Most important, Alex has an eye for detail, listens to what you want, and he does a solid job. I've always preferred working with the smaller, local companies for the personal service and craftsmanship. The variables involved with the various subcontractors sometimes required patience, but I’ve learned to allow for that in my timeline. Alex has an artist's eye and years of construction experience and he’s always courteous and professional. He listens to your vision and takes pride in his work. I highly recommend Alex.

  • 11 years in business
Cortney C.
Verified review

Texas Classic Custom worked on a commercial project for us installing stone work. The customer service was outstanding before, during, and after the completed work. I will use them agian for future projects that we have under contract. I was able to depend on them for a warranty issue that another subcontractor failed to complete on a past project. As an out state contractor it is very difficult to find companies such as this one that you can depend on to get things done right the first time. Thank you Donald for great work and service. CMP-Inc Cortney Campbell Project Manager

  • 28 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda T.
Verified review

Mario did a good job repairing water damage to the drywall, texturing and painting. It looks almost like new

Tieman Construction LLC
5.0
from 1 review
    Douglas P.
    Verified review

    We are a foundation repair firm which was awarded a residential repair project from Tieman Construction. I have been in business for over 25 years and I really appreciated the experience Wayne brought to the project as the G.C. It was a pleasure being their specialty repair subcontractor because they were very knowledgeable in my specific service and were able to communicate the project needs to the client as good or better than I could have. Also, they assisted with the City building department and project engineer in all phases of the job which was a big help in a complicated project. I look forward to working with them again. Douglas Plauche, owner of Douglas Foundation Repair.

    • 3 years in business
    Earl B.
    Verified review

    John Snow took on a complex restoration/construction job for me on a historic property. He saved me a great deal of money compared with the other estimates I had obtained. The work involved construction, roofing, plumbing, electrical, painting, foundation work, HVAC, etc. He is very knowledgeable, meticulous, works well with subcontractors and completes work on time. I have highly recommended him to everyone for all projects whether small or complex.

    Elizabeth C.
    Verified review

    We purchased a 25 year old home last summer in the Westlake/ Bee Caves area. James did an extensive home remodel including, major carpentry, 3 baths, complete new kitchen, staircase, complete interior and exterior painting, 3 new decks, closets and built ins. it took a little over 3 months. He had the work ethic of a seasoned, successful professional. Extremely energetic, even in the heat of an Austin summer. He arrived precisely on time every morning and put in a full day of work every day, leaving a clean and organized job site every afternoon. James impressed us with his knowledge, his suggestions, his ability to translate our ideas brilliantly and the joy and pride he took in his work. His team of subcontractors were excellent. We would most defiantly recommend James and will call on him for any building or remodeling or carpentry projects we have in the future.

    AGI Construction
    4.0
    from 1 review
      Brenda M.
      Verified review

      AGI did a great job at creating my idea of an addition to my home with a garage attachment. The attention to detail and quality of workmanship was way beyond my expectations! Everyone involved, John and his subcontractors were very efficient, professional and pleasant to work with!

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      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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.

      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.

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