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JLD Services
4.9
from 381 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 505 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany B.
Verified review

Juan installed a fan for me, when most other companies said the ceilings were too high. He was very polite, professional and did an awesome job! I love my new fan! Thanks so much Juan! I would highly recommend him to anyone!

Blast's Way, Your Way!
4.8
from 183 reviews
  • 241 hires on Thumbtack
Erica M.
Verified review

We requested a quote from Blast to assemble our shed, he went above and beyond to complete the job. Great work ethic, honest and strong construction skills! I'd highly recommend him to anyone looking for great craftsmanship! Highly recommend! I will be reaching out to him for additional work!

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Lone Star Pro Services
4.7
from 55 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Travis R.
Verified review

George was phenomenal. He responded to my request extremely quick. Came out the same day for an estimate. Told me what I needed and did not upsell for unneeded product. Like with so many companies they stay around a while and take forever to complete the work. He showed up had everything ready before knocking on the door. Walked in and started working. Took pictures to show me what was done. Definitely suggest Lone Star

Tell Projects
4.5
from 56 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew G.
Verified review

This team is wonderful from start to finish with my projects. They completed my master bath and a beautiful open concept kitchen. The crew was here everyday for long numerous of hours and worked very hard to make this experience one of a kind. I greatly appreciate every day of their work and would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking for a responsible and professional home remodeling company. My wife and I couldn’t be any happier!

Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sabrina V.
Verified review

Texas Country Cleaning is a very professionally run cleaning service. They are now handling the cleaning of my 6,500 sqft. office building twice a week. They provide quality cleaning and economical pricing with great customer service. A+

Galveston Construction
4.5
from 41 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Jann D.
Verified review

Words to describe Galveston Construction: AWESOME, prompt, professional, courteous, great communication, economical cost for a high quality product, followed schedule and completed as promised. I would use them again!!!

  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy M.
Verified review

We received bids from several different companies to replace our wood fence and we chose Atlas Construction. John was very friendly and didn't seem to mind all of our questions. John and his crew were awesome! They showed up when promised. They did a beautiful job and we couldn't be happier! I definitely recommend John & Atlas Construction.

Brandstell Home Improvement
4.6
from 30 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
David C.
Verified review

Jose arrived on time and ready to perform the job. He communicated well and was done quickly. Simple kitchen sink faucet installation for a good price.

Texas Renovators
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Kary K.
Verified review

Great service. Professional approach. Very efficient, cost effective. Above my expectations, very helpful team. They came ready to work. Thanks!

  • 6 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah P.
Verified review

Awesome company, very pleased! We hired Realta for a large home remodeling project; handicap-accessible room. Osman and his team designed and constructed a new room in our house equipped with a roll-in shower, grab bars in the shower and by the toilet, shower bench and accessible sink. They also placed hand rails along the room that were fitted for my mother-in-law, built a sizable ramp, the maneuverability they created for her is superb. One thing that Osman did that impressed our family was that he took the time to read about ADA building codes to make sure my MIL would be comfortable and that the room was built around her needs. We are grateful we found Realta and that Osman was up for the challenge of building something different!

Ledet & Associates
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Preethi B.
Verified review

We used Brent’s services to take down an old door and put in a new one. He did such a wonderful job and was nice enough to even pick up the door for us. We were very happy with the final look and finish. I would definitely use him in the future.

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Twelve12 Remodeling & Design
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
William H.
Verified review

Jeremy and Oliver did an amazing job from start to finish for our master bedroom and guest bathroom remodel. At the proposal phase of the project, Oliver provided 3D models of the renovation to give us a realistic idea of what the final results would look like. He worked with my wife and me to develop a scope of work that met our budget. Their subcontractors were very professional and did everything possible to keep everything as clean as possible. I was especially happy that Jeremy checked with me daily, either in person or by phone, about how the project was going and to keep me updated about the work schedule, As expected with the remodel of an 19 year old home, they ran into some unexpected problems. Jeremy discussed them with me and provided me with all available options to overcome them. The finished project is beautiful and completed on schedule and on budget. Jeremy went over and above what is expected of a contractor to ensure that we were happy with the work performed. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Twelve 12 Remodeling and Design and will use them again for any future projects.

  • 12 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Chris K.
Verified review

Tony Salazar worked well with our church Building Committee, developed a plan and proposed a fair price. The crew completed the work before our Easter deadline and we were all very pleased with the quality of TNT's service.

Jesse Meadows
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Helena S.
Verified review

Jesse did a very good job building my fence. Even my neighbors are impressed and hired him to do some work for them. I also hired him to do some other repairs around my house. He is very responsive and explained clearly any questions I had for him. I have two other projects that I plan to hire him again.

RK Remodeling
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Schrank L.
Verified review

He did a professional job. Made sure we were pleased with the many projects he did at our home. After hurricane Ike there was a lot to do at our home.

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Karl S.
Verified review

Other people were absolutely nuts about the price to build a replacement garage. He was reasonable. They came in and got the job done and even dealt with the city inspector who in my opinion was nuts.

Brivenca Builders
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Michael R.
Verified review

Edwin was the best decision I made for our renovation/remodel. Edwin remodel the kitchen / master bathroom and added an addition of 240 sq ft to our 102 yr old house. The remodel took 5 months and he saw every detail through to the end. He took care of permitting, revising and adapting our original drawings, and advising us on improvements that were needed outside the original scope of work such as new insulation, new incoming water pipes, and modern techniques to improve upon architect's design. I was constantly price checking him, and found his pricing very fair. He was timely on a day to day basis and kept us well informed on what work was happening and if work was not happening, why. We would definitely recommend Brivenca Builders and would use them again.

HANDYMAN SOLUTIONS TX
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bruce R.
Verified review

Marco did everything that we had asked him to do--he even took care of a loose board on our front fence without cost. He isn't inexpensive--his services tend to run average price for fence building and repairs--but his quality more than makes up for that slight price increase. Recommended! :)

Amazing Dezign
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey H.
Verified review

Amazing Dezign by Simon O. is a company filled with master craftsman who can bring any vision to light. We were very specific in our needs and they exceeded our expectations. We hired them to design, build, and finish two white oak tables and a coat rack for my son’s room. All three pieces came out stunning and are beautifully designed. Their work speaks for itself and looks very high end. Our goal was to have our furniture look like it belonged in a designer showroom and the pieces they created look top of the line. We shopped around a lot before going with them and other companies were either much more expensive or could not guarantee us the outcome we were looking for. Simon guided us through the whole process, made us feel at ease, and delivered more than we expected. The best decision we ever made was going with Amazing Dezign and we will definitely be using them again for other projects.

Macyas Remodeling LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Iman F.
Verified review

Macyas Remodeling helped me renovate my office building after it got flooded by Hurricane Harvey. They worked hard and quickly and didn't price gouge. I was very happy with the result. I will hire them again when I need a good contractor and will defiantly recommend them to others.

Hitt Custom Building, LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Susanne L.
Verified review

This was a painless experience. Hitt brothers were meticulous in everything from beginning to end. I would most definitely use their service again!

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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