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Samaritan Services, LLC
from 58 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
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M. G.
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John did an excellent job repairing the columns on our porch. The house is over a hundred years old and we wanted to preserve the design. He is very reasonably priced and does superior work! I am extremely happy to have found him.

P. Butler Constr.
from 17 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
David P.
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Penn did more jobs than I can list here; sheetrock, front door replacement/upgrade, siding/trim repairs, chair rail install, baseboard upgrade, painting, lighting upgrade, deck upgrade, vintage furniture repair, reroute coaxial cables, install outlets, etc... The costs were so reasonable, I kept finding (and still am) projects to do. Penn and helpers worked within my scheduling parameters and worked well with the HOA painters which saved a lot of time and money.

JGDesign/Julio Guerrero
from 6 reviews
    Gerrie G.
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    Julio is an outstanding graphic designer who takes pride in product. I highly recommend him.

    A. Tomlin Designs
    from 4 reviews
      Aaron M.
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      Worked with Mr. Tomlin on a variety of projects, including logo and website design. Very professional process, and clear communication with client.

      Candice F.
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      Daniel helped me design a logo for my business, Barnabas Coaching. What I loved about the process was how many questions he asked about the vision of my business before getting started. Not only did those questions then influence my logo and help him get the perfect design quickly, but it also helped me understand my own vision better and what I was looking for. Daniel is great to work with!

      OWL+INK. Design Studio
      from 2 reviews
      • 4 years in business
      Lilia Y.
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      Kanjana is a very professional designer, it took us communication and brainstorming to decide what I needed for my business. I would hire her again and will need her for my future projects.


      We provide graphic design services for logo development, marketing and advertising materials, and a variety of other layout needs. We also provide print coordination.


      My designs include logos, ads, postcards, brochures, catalogs, magazines, and signs. I can assist with print management, which includes procuring print bids, preparing art to printers' specs, and following through to the delivered piece. I can also manage the mailing of a project. I excel in project planning, organization and management, which require keen attention to detail, standards and branding. My attention to detail benefits projects with highly technical data where accuracy and consistency are vital. I'm experienced in PDF file creation with links, bookmarks and destinations.


      Your office, your way! On time, on budget! Design Environs Corporation was established in 1978 by President, Sue A. Albrecht, CID, ASID. We provide turnkey professional interior furnishings. Whether your facility's requirements are large or small, involve new furniture, reconfiguration, renovation, or minor refurbishing, they represent a unique commitment and investment on your part. Design Environs Corporation can show you how to make the most of your time, energy, and budget by utilizing our turnkey services which relieve you from managing all of the endless project details associated with interior furnishing changes. Those important details often mean the difference between a successful interior environment and one that is not.


      I offer effective, engaging graphic design and production services. I do ads, brochures, direct mails, logos, packaging, posters, and displays. I provide fast turnaround and am easy to work with.


      We offer affordable web design for authors, writers, and small businesses that are fully optimized. We provide cheap hosting and fantastic after-sales service. We offer the personal touch and also write your content to take the headache out of it.


      I have had graphic design experience for over 7 years. My projects range from stationery, banners, and brochures to larger projects including multi-page publications such as catalogs and magazines.


      I love the crisp feel of paper and creating a unique design to suit what you've had in mind. Give me a call and we can get started.

      • 4 years in business

      I am an Augusta county-base graphic designer. My career began in college were I studied for almost two year in various arts. Since then, I've been working with a small firm based in Charlottesville, Va. whom specializes in beer bottle labeling and car ads. Through them, I've gained a great deal of knowledge and understanding about the design world. I became a designer because I love creating new things and designing new way to help people express themselves through art. I look forward to working with you on your next project.

      • 6 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack


      Not only do I have professional training, I am a top performer deemed so by Honor Societies. Finishing up my Bachelors and have reliable contractors to do work that goes further than selecting finishes and fixtures.


      I provide print and web design services, as well as calligraphy, illustration, and fine art production services. I love being able to take a client's vision and communication through visual storytelling. I have experience working in a local design firm, serving as a creative director and doing freelance design and illustration work for events and organizations. I also hold a degree in visual arts.


      We create custom sites for small businesses. We do custom web design using standard HTML or WordPress. We will sit down with you and understand the personality of your business and explore options to communicate with your target audience.

      • 12 years in business

      We approach each project as if it were our own personal project. We carefully balance our schedule so we can give each client the attention that their project deserves.


      Hays + Ewing Design Studio, an award-winning planning and architecture firm, is focused on merging environmental responsibility with elegant design. With more than 20 years of experience, the company blends a strong design vision with a deep understanding of green building technologies in institutional, cultural and commercial buildings, eco homes and communities. Firm co-founders, Architects Allison Ewing, AIA and Christopher Hays, AIA, have worked on projects across the world as well as regionally in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. They are serving the Mid-Atlantic region.


      Interiors By Design Staging is an HSR certified professional home staging and interior redesign organization serving the Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, Staunton, Fishersville and surrounding areas. Interiors By Design Staging has completed the most comprehensive home staging and redesign certification courses in the country provided by the Home Staging Resource. The HSR Certification program is accredited by the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), who is the only third-party, governing association for the home staging industry. The Home Staging Resource is the first and one of the only accredited staging training courses available for the staging industry. At Interiors By Design Staging, we are expert in creating a vision in each home that buyers will fall in love with!

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      Why should you hire a web designer?

      Your website is often the first thing your customers see when they’re searching for a business or service on the web. As the face of your organization, your website needs to be attractive and functional, offering the latest features that users now expect. To plan and design a site that both reflects your company’s mission and values and appeals to customers takes a professional web designer. While free online services can help people set up websites, web designers can provide a unique solution made specifically to meet customers’ personal or business needs.

      Most web designers offer a wide variety of services to make your website aesthetically pleasing and easy to use. Modern web design must be mobile-friendly and scalable, capable of expanding to include a blog, social media sites, and even video streaming; web designers are experts at integrating various web technologies. They can build the site, add functionality, test it, launch it on a live server, and track and maintain its performance.

      In addition to web design and graphic design, some web design providers also offer development and security services, including search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing and management, logo design, site maintenance, domain registration and hosting, protection against malware, and digital marketing and content services.

      What do interior designers do?

      Interior designers do much more than pick complementary paint colors and choose matching furniture — although those tasks are important parts of the job. Unlike decorators, interior designers usually have an associate of science degree or certificate of achievement in interior design from an accredited program. They’re trained in drafting, lighting and computer aided design (CAD), and are experts in room-specific design and residential space planning. Interior designers use these skills to plan and design safe, highly functional and beautiful interior spaces, from kitchens and bathrooms to family rooms and bedrooms. They determine space requirements, work within building codes and inspection regulations, and meet accessibility standards. An interior designer’s day-to-day job includes creative and technical tasks, both of which often require great communication skills:

      • Creating model rooms and visuals using design software.
      • Researching different textiles, materials, finishes, lighting and furniture.
      • Hiring suppliers, vendors, and contractors.
      • Estimating costs and making bids on potential jobs.

      How much do web designers charge?

      The average cost for hiring a web designer varies greatly depending on the scope of the work, which may range from building a site from scratch to rebranding an existing one, as well as the amount of content and graphics the designer will create. In general, the more complex the project, the more time the design agency will have to spend. Because web designers often work on an hourly basis, the longer the project, the higher the costs; you can count on the web designer spending at minimum 10 hours to create a very basic website with just a handful of pages with few elements. Prices also depend on the designer’s skill set, the process, and the company’s rates. In general, the national average cost for a basic website package starts at $500, but a customized website can cost as much as $2,000 or more. Here are typical average hourly rates, broken out by the complexity of the work:

      • Basic layout and user interface: $15-$40 per hour
      • Content management system design: $20-$50 per hour
      • Custom website design with custom code: $45-$75 per hour

      What should you look for in a website designer?

      A professional web designer creates the look and feel of your website, collaborating with you to choose colors, creating logos and other branding materials, establishing page layouts, and creating sample pages. An important part of web design is making sure the site is functional, meets your goals, and is easy for users to navigate. When you’re looking to hire a web designer, start by reviewing the person’s portfolio. Look for samples of work that match what you envision for your website, including experience building the types of pages or features you want. Make sure the web designer is familiar with your industry and understands both industry trends and web design trends — an old-fashioned or out-of-touch site will turn customers away rather than intrigue them.

      Because web designers tend to work as freelancers on a project basis, they must be excellent communicators, willing to manage their own work, and available on your schedule. Some critical skills, such as working collaboratively and responding enthusiastically to feedback, aren’t core to good web design, but make working with a web designer much easier. Finally, look for a web designer who has cross-functional knowledge, such as understanding marketing and conversion rate optimization in addition to web design.

      How do you find a good interior designer?

      For many homeowners, the difference between a good interior designer and a bad one is simply a matter of taste — but all good designers have similar skill sets. Interior designers usually have a degree or certificate in interior design, with training in design principles and lighting, drafting, and computer aided design (CAD) software. Good interior designers have strong color balancing skills and understand how different colors influence spatial perception and moods. They know the building and electrical codes in the areas where they practice, and they make sure that any contractors they hire also work to those codes. They are knowledgeable about different upholstery fabrics and draperies, stay ahead of residential design trends, and maintain their own individual creativity. Also, good interior designers have excellent space designing skills, so they can arrange a space efficiently and with ideal traffic flow. Ultimately, hiring a good interior designer means pinpointing one whose signature style is complementary to your personal style — so checking out many designers’ portfolios is a must — and whose communication methods match yours.

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