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Fairfax General Contractors

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Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 567 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aye M.
Verified review

The general contractor had left us in a bind since the cleaning was not included in the price of the renovation work. They could not find someone that could handle construction dust and debris so I had my doughter research listed companies and through a google search we came across ebrr property. The day of the work Luis let us know that the cleaners were on their way. Cleaning: every in of the house and was 110% satisfied as our standard maid would have never been able to handle the job. Hopefully, Downtown XXXX XXXX (the general contractor) will hire ebrr for more jobs in the future since they exceeded their and our expectations

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Conceivable Conceptions
4.9
from 340 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 459 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mrs S.
Verified review

Great craftsmanship, professional, and easy to communicate with. Worked with my schedule to complete the project according to my timeline. My bed was put together perfectly, and headboard mounted into masonry. I find a common theme amongst contractors in that they don't clean up after themselves, leaving saw dust and waste materials for the home owner to clean. While I did have to do some fine tuning in the cleaning department, Trenton did at least attempt to clean up the area by picking up and disposing of the larger waste pieces. I would definitely hire him again.

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1st Home Pro Services
4.8
from 242 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 319 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tony D.
Verified review

Very satisfied with the level of service. The contractor arrived on time and performed the job efficiently. He made a couple of recommendations to help improve my plumbing issues. I took those suggestions and had him install them. Things are working better than before. I will definitely call on 1st Home Pro Services again if I ever need other plumbing work. Great Job!

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Tim's Assembly Service
4.8
from 195 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 309 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura S.
Verified review

"After some miscommunication on the initially agreed upon time, Tim called me this following morning to apologize and see if they could come by to move the furniture that day. I wasn't available to answer the call and tried to call him back. While the phone was ringing, my doorbell rang. It was Tim and a helper asking if he could move the furniture. I very much appreciated his initiative and willingness to apologize. (It's incredible how many contractors we've had who lack both.) They moved our items upstairs with minimal damage. It wasn't an easy task to get our couch up the stairs and around the turn, but he took great care and breaks when needed, which is exactly what we wanted."

Antonio Gonzalez LLC
4.8
from 106 reviews
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Vincent B.
Verified review

Antonio was on time, very knowledgeable and very easy to work with - everything you'd want from a contractor. I'd highly recommend him and will be using him again in the future.

Top Pro
  • 10 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul D.
Verified review

I was delighted by my experience working with Ordonez. He installed a marble backsplash in my kitchen. His price was competitive but it was his conscientiousness, thoroughness, and commitment to excellence that impressed me the most. I’ve worked with many home contractors, and this is one of the best. Fully recommend!

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Evolve Remodeling LLC
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allyson J.
Verified review

We've hired many contractors on Thumbtack for various projects. David stands out head and shoulders above everyone else. He is the hardest working contractor I've ever worked with. He completed an interior door installation that had very specific and odd requirements. His problem solving skills, craftsmanship and attention to detail are meticulous. I will be hiring him again without hesitation. He cleaned up after the project and left my house cleaner than it was before he came over. Thank you so much David, it was great meeting you and I look forward to using your services again!

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I had a nightmarish safety-related electrical problem involving of all places, my childrens' bedrooms! I brought in 6 different electricians for quotes/opinions. Everyone else I talked to said it was impossible to fix without tearing down the plaster walls and suggested I either get really good smoke detectors or do something like power the rooms with extension cords!!! But Giovanni (Rolando G.) said "No problem, I can fix it. I do this work all the time." And he DID fix it. Correctly. On time. Without tearing down the walls! It was nothing short of a miracle. He saved the day! That is experience and work ethic for you, folks! Price was fair too. Now many of the other contractors I had working on the house have asked me for his contact information, and my real estate agent is referring her clients to him as well. And I am sleeping well at night. Will absolutely continue to use him in the future, and have already used him for other projects. He gets my highest recommendation for skill, professionalism, work ethic, ease of communication, value, punctuality, and the kind of rare expertise that comes from intelligence, know-how, and years of experience. Thank you, thank you!!!

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Brandon Contractor, LLC
4.8
from 77 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
MY R.
Verified review

I will use Brandon Contractors in the future. Excellent team to work with.

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L&N Enterprise
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kris G.
Verified review

I had a leak that needed to be fixed, a bay window that needed to be repainted and calked and drywall that needed to be redone. Initially i shopped estimates from different contractors - every one of them telling me the leak was from a different place. I ended up going with L&N because Sam seemed like a straightforward, honest guy and was also more affordable than all the other estimates i received. He identified the leak immediately, checked multiple times to make sure it was fixed, repaired my drywall and re painted my bay window. He wore booties the whole time while inside which my wife appreciated, he cleaned up all dust and debris and provided receipts for all materials. The workmanship was great and my bay window and drywall look like new. He also warranties his work. Highly recommend him for any general contractor needs you may have.

Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sonia A.
Verified review

Erick and his team did a kitchen remodeling project for me in Fairfax. They installed recessed lighting, removed the bulkhead moved the air vent that was in the bulkhead, installed the cabinets and backsplash, installed new appliance and a new sink, faucet and installed new breakers for the new appliances. They did everything in a professional, neat and timely manner. He even came on a Sunday to accommodate my tenants schedule. My tenants told me that they have never seen any contractors who left the house clean and tidy at the end of each day. He was a true pleasure to work with and made the project easy even though I live 800 miles away. I highly recommend Ordonez cleaning service. He has earned my trust and I told him that I will count on him to take care of my house. In Virgina.

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Caldas Jr.Home Improvement
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara Z.
Verified review

Nilto & his team did a great job removing my popcorn ceilings, painting the walls, changing faucets, locks, lights, doors, and etc. Nilto is very responsive and professional. He is polite & very good at listening what you say. His prices are much more fair than the other contractors I spoke too and he does a very good job. I will definitely contact him again!

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Deck Wonders LLC
4.7
from 55 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vince M.
Verified review

Jorge did an awesome job on my staining and painting project. Bonus points for working around the other contractors who were putting in pavers and fixing concrete work on site. I feel I got an excellent price. And finally I was impressed that he kept me updated. He did everything right. Great job. Will call again.

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HBWoodwork & Solutions
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maura P.
Verified review

We had a built- in cabinet and shelves custom made to our space by Henry. He responded to our request for an estimate promptly, did excellent work and we're very pleased with the outcome. So often contractors will tell what can't be done rather then working with you to give you the finished product you're looking for. Henry thinks "outside the box" and that thoughtfulness and attention to detail is reflected in his work which he clearly takes pride in. We will definitely be hiring him again in the future.

T and H Services LLC
4.5
from 37 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Janet N.
Verified review

Tim and his crew did a great job on our basement finishing! Tim was very knowledgeable throughout the process and was very accommodating to with our busy schedules. He and his crew were very trustworthy as most of the time they worked in the house while we were away. Special thanks to Neil and the other gentleman on the team. They were always very friendly and responsive when I needed anything or had a question. My only negative, hence 4 stars, would be that I would have liked to only have had Tim as the sole POC versus us having to deal one on one with the other contractors on the project as it made for a lot of calls and additional tasks to manage. This was our first project so we were not really sure how everything worked. All in all, they did a great job and made our space beautiful! We would definitely use again for any project!

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Bella Pro Remodeling LLC
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Judy S.
Verified review

Could not ask for more ... The entire Team was efficient, effective, nice, great sense of humor, amazingly quiet for the work that was done, went above & beyond to help solve an issue caused by a previous contractor. Will recommend them to anyone looking for HandyMan or Contractor services!

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Trana Constructions, LLC
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelan F.
Verified review

Can't say enough about Norlan! My deck was in dire need of repair. When I purchased my home 4 years ago, the deck needed to be repaired, but I didn't have the money to do it at the time. When I was able to take care of it, Norlan responded and did everything we wanted and more. His team was professional, friendly, made sure I was happy with the work, and gave me an amazing price! After he finished the deck, we asked him to do more work. You won't regret using Norlan Construction. Great job!

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United Construction, LLC
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melanie L.
Verified review

Ulrich was prompt, pleasant, and very knowledgeable. He repaired an issue with a floating counter top bracket caused by a different general contractor during my ongoing kitchen renovation. His pricing was clear and reasonable and I will be hiring him for all my handyman needs in the future.

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Tak Painting
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wanda N.
Verified review

They did a very thorough job and was able to do the project within a few days notice. I collected estimates for 2 other contractors and this was the most value. Contractor arrived on time and was very responsive throughout whole process. Very easy transaction as well.

Plus Contracting Inc.
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kenny L.
Verified review

Design-build Contractor with good communication and on-track schedule.

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Basement Masters
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Milton S.
Verified review

What a great experience to work with a contractor with real knowledge!! Mr. Garcia goes above and beyond to make sure projects are done as they should be. I would recommend his family business to anyone. He can take care of small and large projects. Hard to find honest hard working people now a days.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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

Midlothian, VA

  • Project type
    Major remodel
  • Project progress
    Sketches and/or basic idea of project
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Other (Attic)
  • Details
    Need electric and plumbing; carpeting/tiling

Need General Contractor

Midlothian, VA

  • Project type
    Addition to home
  • Project progress
    Just starting
  • Areas repaired/remodeled
    Bathroom(s), Bedroom(s)
  • Details
    Adding one bed/bath to home? Just looking for estimates
  • $100
    Average price
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