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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up a consultation or appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by performing an online search for local professionals near you.

Message the contractor, and see if they are willing to set up a video consultation call instead of an in-person site visit. With video chat, the contractor may be able to assess the scale of the project, give you better information on what needs to be done and perhaps provide an estimate. Be sure to discuss virtual payments, as well as general strategies for staying safe.

How can I find out if a general contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a general contractor is considered essential in your area during the current coronavirus pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website, which will have information on essential services.

Find information on national recommendations by visiting CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Can I use digital payments to pay for general contractor services?

Currently, many general contractors are using common digital payment services like PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle, Google Pay and more. And more will likely adopt these and similar platforms as coronavirus continues to force companies to take on digital capabilities.

Contact general contractors beforehand to discuss whether they accept digital payments, and take all necessary measures to meet social distancing recommendations. You can also compare general contractors side-by-side online to see which ones accept digital payments.

Do general contractors offer remote or virtual services?

General contractors perform manual work and typically need to be present to complete their projects. However, if you come across a profile that states the contractor is offering remote services, ask what those services include. You can also ask if they can perform a consultation via video call and if they can do the job while following guidelines from the CDC and local agencies.

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.

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.

How much will it cost to remodel my house?

The cost to remodel a home is highly variable — size and scope of the project, quality of materials, and the number of subcontractors required to complete the job all affect the total cost. The average national cost of a home renovation project is $13,500. The national average per-square-foot cost of a remodel ranges from $25 to $100. Nationally, kitchen and bathroom remodels are the most popular types of projects, in part because they typically have the highest return on investment when the home is sold. The national average cost of a major kitchen remodel ranges from $25,000 to $62,000, while the average bathroom remodel tends to cost $6,000 to $18,000. In addition to materials and labor costs, many remodeling project costs include permit fees, which, average $900 or more, depending on your location.

Do I need a contractor for a kitchen remodel?

A kitchen remodel is one of the most important investments you can make in your home, and it’s critical to get the details right; that’s where a home renovation contractor comes in. A minor remodel usually includes new cabinet faces and hardware, replacement appliances, and paint, while an extensive job may enlarge the kitchen’s square footage, install new cabinets or an island, change the layout, and lay new tile or hardwood floors. Any renovation that includes filing permits, construction, or electrical or plumbing work is best completed by an experienced contractor who knows local codes.

Reviews for San Antonio residential contractors
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I can't attest to the Quality/Caliber of Arthur Cockfield's work, I am simply offering an honest impression my wife and I had of him from our initial phone conversation with him (and subsequent e-mail communication). Arthur Cockfield was the 3rd Contractor I contacted to provide me a bid/estimate on the work I needed done on my home. My initial conversations and subsequent meetings with the first 2 Contractors were exceptional - they were both very professional, courteous, and respectful of my time. I was content to make my selection between these 2 professional, but after receiving a secondary message from Arthur Cockfield (pleading to please let him bid on the job), I suppressed my "gut-feeling" about his business (having read the BBB complaint against him back in 2013 by Michael Miller), and decided to give him a chance to bid on my project. When I called Arthur Cockfield, he seemed somewhat scattered, and was a bit arrogant and combative. I didn't want to subscribe to my initial impression, so I agreed to schedule a meeting with Arthur to flesh-out the details of my project. After I got off the phone, my wife (who had heard the brunt of the somewhat bizzare and strained communication with Arthur) told me, "That guy isn't nearly as polite and professional as the 2 we met with yesterday -- please call him back and cancel the meeting with him for tomorrow". There are 3 sides to every story/incident -- suffice it to say, the e-mail reply and subsequent voice-mail message Arthur Cockfield sent me after I canceled our meeting spoke volumes to me -- I felt like I'd Dodged a Bullet. Word To The Wise: How a person interacts with you during conflict or disagreement is a MUCH truer indication of their character and integrity. I'd be content to end here, but Thumback asks for input on the following: What would have improved your experience? What went wrong, if anything? How could Arthur Cockfield do better in the future? I think it would be best to simply let other potential customers form their own impressions, based on today's interaction: From Me -- Good Afternoon Arthur -- in reference to our earlier phone-conversation: I have to say that (from my point-of-view) the interaction between us didn't go too smoothly. I didn't want to address this prematurely, so I got with my wife afterwards to get her opinion on whether or not she would feel comfortable using your services (based solely on this initial communication). I have to be honest with you Arthur, if this is the "Honeymoon" (meaning, the SWEET Time in a relationship when it would be helpful for you to be Wooing Customers), then perhaps this isn't a marriage I'd be willing to enter into. I hope that you'll take this as Constructive Criticism from a "Potential Customer's" view-point. In closing, please cancel our meeting to tomorrow, and I wish you all the best. From Arthur - Arthur Cockfield Sir I apologize I have been working on plans and talking to 60 people and subs about drawings and you called me at 6:00pm and my brain is tired and I had to ask questions about the job but on thumbtack all description are short so you have to ask questions about the project are you being to hard on the contractor. I'm a professional I just ask general questions and the customer is not always right I've been doing this and have mastered my industry. I just asked questions about the job and I rubbed you wrong. The customer is not always right some customer have anger issues, want to rip off a contractor, some customers are drug addicts, some are drunks I have meet them all in 15 years in residential that's why I focus in commercial. Most home owner owners want something for free if not they will burn a good contractor.
Resurrection General Contractors LLCResurrection General Contractors LLC
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