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Tan the Handyman
4.7
from 508 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 675 hires on Thumbtack
Abby D.
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Tony is hands-down the best contractor we have ever worked with. He is trustworthy, responsive, and he does amazing work. A few months back, we found Tony on thumbtack. He and his team repaired a broken light fixture (electrical and dry wall repair). His price was fair, he came out almost immediately, the repair looked great, and we had a good experience. More recently, we started a kitchen backsplash project with another contractor who was recommended to us by a family member. There were red flags along the way, but we proceeded with the recommended contractor. At the end of their first day, they left our house covered in mortar and as the evening wore on, the tiles literally began sliding down the wall. We recognized the craftsmanship was terrible, but did not how to proceed. We didn't want to tear it down, but we didn't want the tiles to dry in the wrong place. Somewhat desperate, we remembered how professional Tony had been months prior, so we pulled out his number (at 9pm) and called him. We sent him photos of the wall and he talked us through what to do. We took down the tiles and washed them completely (so they could be salvaged and we wouldn't have to buy new material) per his instructions. He was positive, never insulting the other contractors, but clearly identifying where they had gone wrong, which instilled trust -- it was clear that by understanding how they went so wrong, he would do a much better job. We agreed on a price and he agreed to come out on a Wednesday. This was on a Monday. On Wednesday, he came out and immediately started reorganizing the tiles and prepping for the new installation. He had another tile installer come out; the installer who came out to work with him was a skilled tiler who showed photos of his work -- really beautiful work. We felt completely comfortable with them taking the lead and putting up the complicated backsplash pattern. Once they dove into their work, they realized that the tiles procured by the first contractors were not actually true squares so they recut ever single tile - 30 sq feet of tile! We were acutely aware of the fact that the job was actually far more difficult than it originally looked (via the photos we sent at 9pm)! However, Tony did not complain once about the additional work; he kept a great attitude and was really upbeat. My husband and I decided that the price we had initially agreed upon with Tony was not actually fair (it was too low) because the job was far more complicated than we had realized. I raised this with Tony and he stood by the fact that he had committed to a price and was going to do the job for that price and would not request any more money for the job. When we told him we felt it was necessary to pay more (the work is truly fantastic), he seemed to appreciate that we recognized how much work they were doing - literally hand cutting 30sq feet if tile- but again, he said he had committed to a price and wanted to be clear that he was not asking for any more money. Another great benefit about working with Tony is that he is great at organizing jobs. He perfectly sees the full picture/scope of work that needs to be done and he efficiently organizes the process. He is not one of those contractors who leaves the job site for multiple trips to Home Depot; he anticipates all his material needs and comes prepared. I cannot recommend Tony enough.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 193 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff K.
Verified review

Jacob was not only a skilled professional, but highly personable and fast. You could tell he took great pride in his work, even for a small job that we needed done. He even snapped a picture of his work for his records. He even went out of his way to help some other contractors on site at the time. It's really great to see people who take pride in their work. We will gladly hire him again for our plumbing needs.

  • 5 years in business
  • 225 hires on Thumbtack
Sherman S.
Verified review

John's service was outstanding. He mounted a ceiling fan and he mounted my T.V. and hid all wires along with the cable box and DVD box. He was on time, professional and very knowledgeable. His rates were very competitive and I would definitely recommend his services to anyone looking for a great contractor.

service one contractors
4.4
from 109 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Jon K.
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Great experience. Contractors were knowledgeable and courteous. Great tile work!

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  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa F.
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Best contractor ever! The work was perfect! He was very punctual and professional. I will most definitely use this contractor again in the future.

One stop renovations
4.4
from 57 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Michael C.
Verified review

They did a fantastic job remodelling the kids bathroom. It required removing a walk separating toalet and tub from vanity; drywall; New tub; tiles around tub with 4 inserts and tile on Floor. Ive worked with other contractors and this was the most reliable. Owner checked all work himself and nade sure we were satisfied. Will definitely use them again because Of the quality and price.

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WPD Tile & Marble,LLC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carol S.
Verified review

William did a fantastic job tiling my 1/2 bath, hallway and kitchen back splash. He was a pleasure to work with and the tile looks great! William communicates well, was always on time and very reliable. He listened to what I wanted, had good suggestions and was always very professional. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again.

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Bullen and Sons
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Beth M.
Verified review

My husband and I met with several contractors and were very impressed with Howard Bullen's knowledge and skills. Others said we need a new deck, but Howard was able to repair and now deck is safe and looks amazing. The money saved now allows us to do other home repairs. We trust Howard and look forward to working with Bullen & Sons soon!

Rae's Masonry
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Raleigh E.
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Eddie Rae is one of the most professional and pleasant contractors that has done work for me. He met with me one day and completed the brick repair of my entry steps the next day as promised. He cleaned up and his work was highly satisfactory. I will call him next time I need brick or tile work.

  • 8 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Timothy M.
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Guevaras was great and completed my masonry project efficiently and correctly. They did a lot more work than I thought they would do compared to what I asked them to do in my request, and I am very appreciative for it. Thank you guys!

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LVC Construction
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Derek B.
Verified review

Shane came out and fixed my deck after another contractor left me high and dry. My wife loves the job that he did. He came out 3 days after he quoted it and finished the job the same day. Shane thanks for the great quality work.

Paul A Raines
3.8
from 35 reviews
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Ellis G.
Verified review

Paul busted up and leveled my concrete porch in The Fan. He gave a great price and beat several other contractors that quoted me. End result looks great and glad to have a level front porch again. I shared his info with neighbors since he did such a great job.

True Handyman
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin N.
Verified review

Jason Bond was professional and honest throughout the entire process, from bid to completion of job. Other contractors tried to have us replace items that were fixable at half the cost. Highly recommend.

Middleton Construction
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Steven M.
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Ryan is everything you want a contractor to be...hardworking, professional, always on time, does quality work, good prices and honest as the day is long. An absolute gem.

GA Workshops LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan T.
Verified review

Sean, replaced the entire deck of my landlord's townhouse. He was extremely efficient taking it down (in the rain) and then building a new one in it's place. I was preparing myself for many days of multiple contractors invading our family's privacy frequently coming in and out of house, but Sean was clear from the beginning that he didn't need anyone to be home, just access to the outside fence... every morning I was leaving for work he was already onsite ready to resume operations. Very efficient and high quality worker. I was very impressed. Great work Sean, thanks for being a great professional!

CONSTRUCTION WALLS LLC
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Frank B.
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Excellent contractor. Very professional. A pleasure to work with on my project.

  • 22 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sage B.
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Rob Bethea is an exceptional human being and it is reflected in his work ethic. He is one of the nicest people I have ever met, which put me at ease having him and Leon in my home for a few weeks. Rob was courteous, professional and prompt. I had never worked with a contractor who was so diligent and whose smile was so contagious. He helped me create the bathroom of my dreams and it is truly spectacular. AND it was affordable. I HIGHLY recommend Five Star Bath Solutions of Richmond.

  • 12 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Candice H.
Verified review

Rodney was always on time for appointments and responsive. He listens and works diligently towards providing the best service and a beautiful outdoor space. I was not happy about the look of one feature, when I expressed that concern to him, he simply said I will fix it I want you to be happy with it. My project is still in progress, so far I am glad I hired this contractor and would fo so again and recommend thrm to others.

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  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Elizabeth V.
Verified review

Lu, is one of a kind. The perfect contractor for any job. I would recommend him for anything. Excited for him to finish my basement and sunroom. A true professional.

Ampey Painting & Renovation
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy M.
Verified review

I contacted at least 10 contractor to work on my daughter's wheelchair ramp. He returned my request right away and was there within 2 days to give me may eat. Ask me when I wanted him to start and explained how long it would take. None of the other 9 bothered to call me back.

Carpentry Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
James G.
Verified review

Everything went great,Drew called me when he was pulling into my driveway.The job was a large AC replacement with a new unit that was more efficient and had more features as well.While I am sure Drew has done this type of job many times,the man ACTUALLY took the time to read the installation manual which is a rarity in todays rush rush world.Bottom line is you wont regret giving your job to Drew.He happily took the agreed upon price without any arguing or stories to get more money from you. James Gordon PS He a dog lover and I got to meet his beautiful Pit named Cole.Couldnt ask for a more mellow dog.He rescued this dog which makes him

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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.

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 I plan a bathroom remodeling project?

If you’re stumped on how to plan a bathroom remodeling project, it pays to hire a designer. This is especially important if you’re changing your bathroom layout in any way. Designers create contractor-friendly drawings indicating exactly where each tile and fixture will be installed, down to the light switches. This investment might cost you $300-$500 but save you significant frustration and miscommunication, while ensuring you get precisely what you want.

If you’re going to do your own design, planning a bathroom remodeling project means being organized and planning ahead. Create a general outline of what you want and the budget you have. Identify the specific fixtures, tiles, paint and vanity you prefer. Get all this organized before requesting quotes from two to three reputable general contractors. Once you find the right pro, get a written contract outlining scope of work, materials that will be used, timeframe and payment schedule. Communicate clearly about when to order your materials so they are ready and waiting by the time the contractor gets the permits. Your job from here is to communicate clearly, pay the contractor as the work progresses, and enjoy your remodel when it’s done.

For more on where to start when remodeling a bathroom check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

Where should I start when remodeling a bathroom?

Bathroom remodeling doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Before starting a bathroom remodel it’s crucial to know what you want and have a clear understanding of your maximum budget. If you’d love all marble fixtures but have $3,000 total, you will have to compromise. Being realistic about materials and money before you even contact a contractor will have you on the road to success. Here are some simple steps to follow in the planning stages of bathroom remodeling:

  • List your remodeling priorities in order of importance (e.g., 1. New shower head, 2. Replace flooring, 3. Install recessed lighting, etc.).
  • Calculate what you can realistically afford to spend on your bathroom remodel. Identify an “all in” price — meaning the absolute maximum you’re willing to pay, as well as what you’d prefer to spend.
  • Gather ideas from Pinterest about colors and finishes.
  • Research the costs of the materials and finishes you want and begin making choices about what is and isn’t possible to fit into your budget (once labor is included). If you’d like to stay under $10,000 total, but really love a $2,000 tub, plan to downgrade in other areas.
  • Request quotes from at least three reputable general contractors, share your vision and ideal materials, and work together from there.

How long should a bathroom remodel take?

With proper planning and a good general contractor, your bathroom remodeling project doesn’t have to take forever. The construction phase of the project will always vary based on your scope of work, the square footage and the condition of your bathroom under the surface layer. Inevitably an 80-square-foot master bathroom with major changes will take longer than a 25-square-foot guest bath undergoing a minor renovation. For a smaller bathroom, a facelift — the industry term for sprucing up the surface layer (such as paint, vanity, tiles or light fixtures) but keeping the existing footprint of the space — may take five to eight working days, as long as there are no surprises like mold waiting when the old vanity comes out. A more complex bathroom remodel that revamps the shower area (customizing the plumbing, installing tile and changing the shower door), updates the flooring and cabinetry, and adds new paint and new lighting could take anywhere from one week to three weeks. A full bathroom remodel that guts the room, changing the footprint and moving the electrical wiring and plumbing lines, could take four to eight weeks or more. To keep your bathroom remodel on schedule, have your materials ordered and waiting, and don’t make any change orders once construction begins. Planning is key to keeping a bathroom remodel on schedule.   

For more on how long a bathroom remodel should take check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

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Need a General Contractor

Norfolk, VA

  • Project type
    Major repair
  • Project progress
    Just starting
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Bedroom(s)
  • Details
    Ceiling tile is coming down in bathroom it leak's when it rains

Need a Door Frame Installer

Virginia Beach, VA

  • Project type
    One or more small projects
  • Project progress
    Just starting
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Other (Front Door)
  • Details
    Front door has been kicked in. Door is ok, but door frame is badly damaged. Needs new frame installed.
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