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McKinney Builders

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  • 243 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jodie M.
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Dan did a wonderful job building our new fence and replacing an old gate. He was a true professional, and I would hire him again without any concern. Thank you, Dan!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 223 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheila E.
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Dale did a great job and also explained potential future problems to watch out for. I recommend him for household repairs.

Sparkling Services
4.8
from 97 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
Katharine H.
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I’m thrilled with the door installation. It is level and closes perfectly! On time and tidy and the right price! Would definitely use again!

380 Flooring & Remodeling
4.5
from 71 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Gary R.
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Thanks Frank and 380 Remodeling crew you done a wicked job very happy! Recommend you to any one cheers again

  • 17 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Mike R.
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Manuel, quickly responded to my request for landscaping, shrub trimming support. Came out within a few hours to give me a quote and returned a few days later to do a very professional job. Quality work at a very competitive price. I would absolutely consider Del Rio landscaping for future projects, based on this work.

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Jose of all Trades
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine R.
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Jose was able to assemble a piece of ikea furniture within the hour of first contact. He was on time, professional, knew exactly what he was doing and was very fair in his pricing! I’ll definitely use him for other projects and would give him 10 star rating if that was available!

Prestige Home Group
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Kile P.
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I had no idea how bad my drainage was until Rich arrived. From an upside down p-trap to many unnecessary pieces, causing slow draining and build up that eventually caused blockage beyond the wall. He cleared the drain and then took it upon himself to just fix it (he said it was usually it’s simple to rework, unfortunately, not in this case here). He minimized piping to just what was necessary, with all correct down flow and proper washers. Including cutting 45 from wall outlet and adding new trap adapter to make proper connection to Ptrap. Most PVC replaced with all new except a few pieces reused for under sink equipment connection. He also made recommendations for disposal use & maintenance. He did all of this, and spent nearly 3 hours, for a minimal fee. His clean up was great and the drainage is a work of art (see pic). We are truly grateful Rich showed up. I highly recommend him and will definitely use him again.

Ramson Construction, Inc.
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Linda P.
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Said was very good at solving problems already existing when I, previously, had tried to assemble the furniture myself. He remedied the most important tasks. He went out of his way to be patient with me. Very professional and I would want him again if needed. Great attitude and willingness to please.

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Design + Color
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Timothy S.
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Dan is punctual, personable, and does great quality work. He is very tidy as well!! I will be using his services again!!

Metroplex Building Design
4.4
from 20 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph T.
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I had a fabulous experience working with Jason, and the team at DFW Autocad. I've never used Thumbtack before, so this was my first exposure. I simply created the details about the job, and joila, I had 4 interested parties. I emailed Jason, and he responded immediately. Set a time to meet with him, and met him the next day. He was very professional, asked a lot of questions, and then I showed him the space I needed drawings for. We agreed on the price, he took his measurements, and he did the work. Picked up the drawings today and it's exactly what I was looking for. Hopefully with the drawings I will be able to get a CO for my building and move on down the road. If not, I am totally confident, Jason can provide what the city needs. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a quality architect, at a reasonable price.

  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Diamond P.
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I needed floor plans and site plans for my building so I could apply for a Certificate of occupancy. Quan delivered the plans in one day, the work was so professional and detailed. I would highly recommend Quan and Harvest Community Development Group.

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11Bravo Construction
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matthew B.
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Rick is nothing short of amazing. A real pro who communicates and thinks outside the box. He says what he does and does what he says. Also a very personable guy. He goes above and behind. Never seen a contractor like him before. I will use him as many times as he will let me.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Todd H.
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Amir picked up a messy, half finished design job which the previous architect had left un-done. He reviewed and finished this conversion of a store front to an apartment. It was challenging in that the commercial zoning regulations had to be addressed, state of Wisconsin variances obtained and more. This is a 1920s building and there were complex code and fire regulations that had to be resolved in a economical fashion. We also had issues finding builders which extended the job out for over a year - Amir stuck with us and is seeing the project through. We are very satisfied with his work.

DFW Renovation Experts LLC
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Shanon G.
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Very professional, timely, and did a great job on our shower! The price was fair and they were always available for us when we had any questions or concerns. Would defiantly use their services again!

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terry@mail.com T.
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Edwin built a wall and framed in some French doors in my house and it turned out BEAUTOFUL!! We couldn’t be more happier. AMAZING job. Will definitely use again and recommend to everyone!!

Rich Port Home Improvements
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
George M.
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My wife and I cannot say enough positive things about our experience with John at Rich Port Home Improvements. The project came out better than we expected. In addition to quality work, John was always cleaning up the work area. Our project was a large renovation, but the area was always clean, so it did not seem like we were on a "construction site." If you looking to do a home improvement project, I would strongly recommend Rich Port Home Improvements. George M.

Spec Tech Group
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ben M.
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Richard is a good and hardworking man. He helped me build my fence, with a good end result. He shows up on time, and it only took 4 days! Also, he gives a reasonable price for his work. In addition, he provides you with good ideas for other projects. I highly recommend him.

Enterlink
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Larry J.
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It was a great experience with this guy,who was prompt and ready and willing to do the job and also anything else that I had for him to do ASAP.

  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Blake B.
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I recently decided to contract for a covering for my patio so the family can enjoy BBQ and relax outside year around. I searched the Internet for contractors and then requested bids from a handful. After talking with reps from several companies I settled on Cuttwood Construction. I enjoyed meeting Curtis Sharp and was most happy he shared my vision for style and quality. Cuttwood wasn’t the lowest or highest bidder, but I felt the best value and quality. I should note that other contractors wanted anywhere from 30 to 90 days to begin construction. Since it was already late May I wanted to have the project done before the 4th of July or it could wait until next year! Curtis was able to make it happen! The project was started and completed in six days! Since the project was in my backyard Curtis had one of his crew haul the lumber from the delivery point in my driveway to the building site immediately after delivery. David (with some assistance) actually performed the majority of the construction from framing to roofing and to the finish work. I was amazed at how fast they performed the demolition where the new cover joined my house, and then had the framing and roof sheathing all done the first day! I must note that David takes great pride in his workmanship—he is a real craftsman! The finished project included wiring and installation of a ceiling fan, and the addition looks just like it was original to construction of the house. The crew did an excellent job of cleaning up the site and removing debris upon completion. Curtis came to inspect the progress on a daily basis and sometimes multiple times as the project neared completion. He was responsive to my questions, suggestions, and concerns, and I am completely satisfied with the final product. I would hire Cuttwood for future projects with complete confidence.

CV Construction LLC
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
LuAnne B.
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CV Construction completed a bathroom remodel for me and also built a storage building. Very professional and provided quality work at a reasonable price.

Roe Gordon Construction
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Robin B.
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After the first interaction he never responded again. So I can’t attest to his work because he wasn’t hired

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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