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Fairfax Building Cost Estimators

Browse these building cost estimators with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Fairfax.

Top Pro
  • 36 years in business
  • 573 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Billye A.
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I was very pleased with the professionalism, responsiveness and promptness in Ed Bilo calling me. We have an appointment for Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. I appreciate very much for his followup due to an error message sent him by Thumbtack implying that I had cancelled our appointment--which was not correct. I was so concerned that I called Mr. Bilo at 9pm tonight to make sure we still had an appointment on Friday. This is over and beyond professionalism that he answer the phone and was not upset.

Charlies moving and hauling
4.7
from 370 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 551 hires on Thumbtack
Sean E.
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Charlie and his team were great; however, make sure you come to agreement on price prior to him and his team start working. Do not rely on the quote that you receive on Thumbtack. Charlie, you should go to your client's home, build a formal quote, and make it very clear to future clients what the cost will be before you start work.

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Conceivable Conceptions
4.9
from 346 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 466 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Omar C.
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Punctuality, reasonable cost, work quality, availability at short notice.

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1st Home Pro Services
4.8
from 256 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 330 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bridgett W.
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1st Home Professional Services was hired via thumbtack to replace the kitchen garbage disposer. The service was efficient, timely and very cost effective.

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Soo L.
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This is my first time using Thumbtack and honestly, I am really satisfied with water heater installation from Walter. Our Water heater was leaking (19 years old) and needed immediate replacement since it was leaking. I was calling all over for the contractors for prices and they all ranged over $1000. Also, other contractors were willing to charge extra fees and unnecessary county code. Walter was professional and very kind. He explained in details about the water heaters and purchasing county code is not necessary. He also showed up at home depot 7 in the morning and picked all the necessary parts and water heater. All I needed to do was to make the purchase. Also, he delivered water heater to my home AT NO ADDITIONAL COST. He finished the work in a timely manner and cleaned up well. I am REALLY satisfied with his service. Walter is going to my plumber and I am going to introduce him to my friends and neighbours. His labour cost is very affordable and reasonable compare to other contractors. I was able to save hundreds of dollars in labour cost. Overall you will never regret hiring Hi solution and Walter is the guy. He is a licensed contractor.

Gifted Hands
4.7
from 157 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 201 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew T.
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Kelvin was very nice and professional. The only reason I'm docking him a star is because he got a flat tire and was late. I'm not upset that he got a flat tire, but he didn't even let me know until I reached out to him 20 minutes after he was supposed to show up. He was very efficient and saved us a ton of money. He fixed our toilet with a rubber band and fixed our bleeder valve by using a seal from another bleeder valve. The entire fix cost only $2.50 and he didn't charge us for that. All in all I'm pretty happy with Kelvin, and would definitely call him for any other problems.

RB Contractor Inc.
4.5
from 108 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
Austin M.
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Robert made himself available for an immediate estimate for drywall repair and performed the repair the next day. He was on time, beyond clean, beyond professional, and delivered quality work. He will certainly be my contractor for the future. Highly recommended!!!!

Top Pro
  • 10 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marie S.
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Jenrri and his crew came in and fixed a botched kitchen cabinet install job. He was responsive and worked within the estimated time frame he gave me. They installed the cabinets, appliances, and countertops quickly and professionally and worked quickly (and kept me informed) to remedy any setbacks along the way. Great work quality and the cost was very reasonable for the DC/NoVa-area.

PJ Handyman Services
4.9
from 79 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Vodney W.
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After several estimates from plumbing vendors, I hired PJ Handyman Services for a hot water heater installation. His cost was reasonable, not too high and not too low and he responded to my urgent need of hot water with same day service, even working after business hours. Patrick is personable and knowledgeable in the services he provides and I will definitely hire him for future jobs around my house.

Renaissance Contractors
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
Boris R.
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VERY PROFESSIONAL AND RELIABLE. GREAT WORK AND REASONABLE COST.

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Brandon Contractor, LLC
4.7
from 80 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brittani B.
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Jose and his team were great! We had had water damage on our ceiling caused by a leak from the condo above us. The ceiling was extremely wet and cracked, and water was dripping down onto the floor. Jose and his team fixed our ceiling in no time, taking extra care to ensure the patched area was seamless with the rest of the ceiling. He even painted our window trim and re-stained an area of our floor at no additional cost. Great work, will definitely hire again!

Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rahmal A.
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Erick was very good at responding to any questions that I had. He showed up to the property to assess any work that needed to be done and he provided me with an estimate. Upon accepting the cost for repairs we set up a time to complete the work. Erick showed up and performed the agreed upon work. When the work was completed, they also cleaned the entire rental unit. He does it all and I highly recommend him. I was thoroughly impressed.

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L&N Enterprise
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tasha P.
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Sam and his team were extremely professional and knowledgeable. They provided great service at an affordable cost. I would recommend them to anyone looking to get some service done.

Hernandez Company LLC
4.7
from 71 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Boris K.
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Quick to respond. Provided an estimate and completed the work the next day. I am very pleased with the job.

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john burner
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stacie M.
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John did a great job for us. He was very responsive and was able to complete our drywall project on time. His pricing was very reasonable. Would definitely hire again.

T and H Services LLC
4.5
from 38 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
ken n.
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Helped me go over ideas, different proposals, understood what I was asking and trying to achieve. Willingness to work with me and my overall goals. Looking forward to working with Tim and his team.

  • 30 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Lee M.
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They showed up on time to replace a series of irregularly-shaped broken tiles. As the broken towels were removed the job expanded as other tiles were not holding in place due to poor craftsmanship on the part of the previous installers. . Due to this, the labor cost had to increase. The price increase was reasonable and the length of the job on a Saturday was also reasonable.

Master Handyman
4.1
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne V.
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Good job with a tricky staircase repair. Fair and accurate/honest estimates and work quality/ rate. Make sure you discuss materials if needed and clean-up, as these are not included by default.

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C&E General Contractor LLC
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary C.
Verified review

Cristian and Luis were responsive, reliable and hard-working. I had to have a bathroom remodel finished very quickly and they were able to start immediately and completed quickly. Also, the estimate was very reasonable. I had asked for some extra work and they were accommodating and when the total bill came, they were spot on with the actual cost compared to the estimate and the extra work added to the bill was very fair. It’s difficult to find a good dependable handyman that you feel comfortable working with, and I found this in C&L. I already have other projects with which, I will be asking for their services. The work they did for me was drywall and tiling of floor and walls of a full bathroom and extensive drywall repairs in other areas of the home.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bryan B.
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We've had the help of handymen in the past but Gil's work is the best of them all. He was immediately responsive, very professional / polite, up front, and fair when it came to cost. He figured out exactly what was wrong with two troublesome toilets and replaced broken parts with higher quality replacements - on the spot & fast. We also had a tub that had been improperly calked. Gil quickly stripped it, used caulking that was better then the stuff we'd bought for the fix and sealed areas we hadn't thought about. It looks brand new. We'd recommend Gil highly to anyone who needs a hand.

Ashyana Home Improvement
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Noor A.
Verified review

Great company with excellent work ethics. They are punctual, professional and responsive. Their attention to details and diligence regarding the cost of project makes them unique. I strongly recommend them.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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