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  • 36 years in business
  • 573 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hargess U.
Verified review

We moved into a two-bedroom house and our designer recommended EBRR as a general contractor for our major renovation projects. Luis, the project manager, came in, listened to all our needs and specificity notated our request. We had a complete estimate for everything within only a few days including cost and time frames. Barry and EBRR was able to accommodate with all architect's drawings, all subcontractors and permits. The work was done on time and within budget, even with the inevitable surprises that always come up during renovation. They were punctual, always respectful and very neat.

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

Working with Mr. Pulino has been great. He directed us to subcontractors for special projects and performed some plumbing work for us directly. Everything went smoothly and Mr. Pulino was very responsive.

Amy Schwartz Interiors, LLC
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Shelly S.
Verified review

Amy was great to work with and helped us to navigate a lot of decor decisions as we redecorated the first floor of our home in Arlington, VA. She provided us advice on how to best redo the living and dining rooms, as well as the kitchen -- which included new countertops and a very unique backsplash. She helped us troubleshoot situations that arose with delivery issues and streamlined communication between us and the subcontractors working on all of the projects in our home. In terms of timeline, we initially met with Amy in April, and the job was 95% complete by the end of August, with some furniture deliveries still pending. She did a great job pushing us out of our comfort zone on colors, textures, and decor, and we are extremely pleased with the result. We also appreciated her willingness to meet with us on weekends or evenings since our working schedules do not offer much flexibilty for weekday discussions. She was also able to combine a mix of high-end pieces and low-cost accents in such a way that blended a lot of style into a unique space. Two things that could improve next time would be to get more proctive, regular communciations on projects underway and establishing more concrete budgetary limits in the beginning of the discussions rather than once the project was underway. Having said that, we would certainly use Amy again and feel like our money was well-spent. We love our new first floor and have received many compliments on it as well.

  • 6 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
W. N.
Verified review

I was in need of a contractor to replace my front entry door as well as a brick porch and nearly 50 foot walkway which was in decline due to age and sagging. I wanted a family owned contracting business that would add that personal touch to customer relations, workmanship, and an attention to detail. Mullins and Sons, owned and operated by Justin and Joe Mullins, fit the bill. Justin was the coordinator for my project. I was very particular about my vision for the porch rails (Chippendale). the posts, and the brick and mortar color and design (45 degree herring bone). Justin assisted me in the design and made helpful suggestions until we reached my vision for the project. With the assistance of hardworking and highly skilled bricklayers, carpenters, and painters, my vision was created Along the way, Justin was always there to supervise, problem solve, and provide an attention to detail. At the completion of the job, everything was cleaned up and left the way it was originally found. I am very happy with my new door, front porch, and walkway...I just LOVE the way everything looks!!!!!. All of the neighbors have commented on the beautiful job that they did. I would highly recommend Justin Mullins and his company for any home improvement needs!

NewRay Development LLC
from 10 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Julian A.
Verified review

We recently renovated our first floor which included a complete kitchen remodel, painting & remedial carpentry throughout the family room, living room and foyer, revamped laundry space, crown molding and new wood flooring throughout. They did nearly all the work themselves instead of having to coordinate subcontractors. It was a good choice. The guys working the job were top-notch in workmanship and were there every day. At the end of the day, they always cleaned up. The project turned out wonderfully.

The Master's Finish Inc.
from 6 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Steven S.
Verified review

The Master's Finish has done excellent work for us on several drywall repair and painting jobs. The biggest job was to design, drywall, and paint our entire basement. John was very responsive to our needs, tweaking the design along the way as we came up with new ideas. His quality of craftsmanship and attention to detail is remarkable, especially as evidenced by his masterful drywall work around the typical obstructions in a basement ceiling. He also worked in unison with other subcontractors, such as woodworkers and electricians. Throughout the long process, I never felt like there was anything to worry about, and knew it was going to end as a job well done. We now have a basement that is not only an integral part of our home, but one that I am proud to show off to guests. John gets my highest recommendation.

  • 27 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rich L.
Verified review

Arm and Hammer did a serious remodel on my family room. A complete teardown, replace floor joists, re-trued the walls and ceiling and they delivered a great job. I have found that many contractors don't get the details right. Tim's crew finished the ceiling and walls in a manner that people who have visited my house have noticed. How many times have you seen poor finish work detract from a major remodel? A sign of a serious contractor includes the trade subcontractors he brings onto the job, they were professional both their technical skills and how they went about delivering their services in my home. Tim's HVAC guy corrected a chronic problem with cold spots in the room. The electrical guy was so very professional as well. I highly recommend Arm and Hammer, great quality and good people.

Freeman Kitchen And Bath
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Judy M.
Verified review

Freeman Kitchen and Bath renovated 3 bathrooms and a basement rec room for us. John and his subcontractors were a pleasure to work with -- detail oriented; responsive to our needs, budget, and time constraints; and respectful of our property and time. Our only regret is that we don't have another job for them right now!

Apollo Builders
from 4 reviews
    Kat K.
    Verified review

    Our project entailed the addition of a sunroom with a cupola and copper roof that was aesthetically consistent in style and architecture with our existing 1940’s family home. To begin with, Apollo (Scott) not only corrected all the errors committed by the numerous architects we had employed to design a challenging room and yard, but he was also instrumental in identifying numerous cost saving measures from the architect’s final design. Scott was exceptional to work with. He was a constant presence at the site and was always informative as to the progression of activities and expected decision points and options in the construction process. The subcontractors used on the project were very professional, impressively competent and easy to work and communicate with. Scott was a pleasure to work with on a daily basis, and was unfailingly honest in all our interactions including cost and schedule. The project was completed on schedule with the exception of the local county inspector being on vacation for a short period of time. Nevertheless, Scott conscientiously pursued the conclusion of all work. Scott made every effort to meet our every need and requirement and went well beyond in researching options we had discovered along the process. He was always available to discuss our concerns during the entire project. It is important to note that Scott even worked with our landscaper after he finished the structure to assure that our entire vision was brought to fruition. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Apollo/Scott or using him for our projects in the future.

    Bowman Construction LLC
    from 2 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Allan S.
    Verified review

    Alan helped us when we were in the demolition stage of a rehab. The contractor we hired had suddenly died. (Rest in Peace Terrence.) We reached out to Alan explaining our situation and Alan showed up next day and basically took over. Managing the subcontractors, inspectors and addressing issues that happen in the course of rehab. House sold instantly!

    Billings Home Servises
    from 1 review
      Timothy P.
      Verified review

      Lee was great. He came in under what any other contractor bid for the job. And did fantastic work. He was Hands-On with the entire project and didn't leave it to subcontractors to do which I really appreciate. Lee install a family room a full bathroom and a full bedroom in my basement. He went from start to finish in a timely manner. He communicated very well and was able to change things what I change my mind on some things during the project. I would highly recommend him and we'll use him again.

      Vargas and Sons LLC
      from 1 review

        I do drywall, painting, woodworking and ceramic work. I also do ranch work, wood fences and custom cabinets.


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          I offer interior and exterior painting job for residential and commercial spaces. I prepare surface, caulk trim, send walls, fill up holes, etc.

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          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.  

          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.

          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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