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Tan the Handyman
4.7
from 508 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 675 hires on Thumbtack
Wilma I.
Verified review

I hired Tony Tan to completely renovate a small bathroom. It involved removing everything in the room (down to the beams and starting new.....removing tub, creating easier to enter shower, re-tiling, new vanity, toilet, shelves and fixtures. I also hired him to replace my air conditioner (outdoor component/compressor) for central air unit. The inside heating unit did not require replacement. The living area and a hallway were repainted following the bathroom remodeling. As a surprise to me, Tony installed a new ceiling fan (with dimmer light and remote) in my living area. A number of miscellaneous repairs such as installing blinds, fixing doorbell, replacing a fallen brick and a segment of siding that had worked lose, installing kitchen lights etc., were all completed as part of the overall project. I have asked for estimates on building a deck and replacing roofing on a shed......plan to use Tony and his crew to have this work done a bit later. Tony bases his prices on the amount of labor he expects a job to require, and includes prices for contractor grade paint, supplies etc. If you choose to upgrade on tile, fixtures, floors etc. you get the extra charge. If you want to go to Habitat and get surplus items at a reduced charge (I bet he'd use those to help you economise), although I didn't actually ask. He's just the kind of guy who listens to what you say you want, tries to find reasonable options that work for you, and does his best to make it happen, while earning a fair income. I hired in early March 2017, expecting the work to be completed while I was vacationing with my family the second week of April. Tony sent pictures or videos of the work done each day. He texted when his people were in the house and when they left for the day. The bathroom project had a firm beginning and ending date and deadlines were met. My only suggestion for improvement would be this: set a deadline for when the total project will be finished. The weather affected the timeliness of my fence repair, and my very demanding work schedule added some challenges. Also, Tony works on multiple jobs simultaneously and this means big jobs can become the priority and the finishing of smaller tasks can be postponed a little longer than is necessary. Still, I am very pleased with the improvements to my property and plan to hire for future projects.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alice J.
Verified review

They were excellent! Professional, detail oriented, on time and responsive. We would definitely work with them again.

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

We had a total of 4 bathrooms done including a complete master bathroom remodel as well as having the flooring in our master bedroom completely redone. These were not simple projects as we added rain showers, body jets, not only in our master but even to our upstairs shared bathroom. In our master bathroom a brand new jacuzzi tub installed, we had vented ceiling fans added even in bathrooms that never had anything there before. In order to get that kind of project complete you basically have to trust the people that are employed because you can't be in the house 24 hours a day. We were so comfortable with his staff that we basically just left the front door open all day and they would come and go and do work. Extremely nice guys, hard-working, I was 100% comfortable having them in the house even with a pet and teens. Anytime you have a project there are going to be issues that come up, a lot of times things may be found once a renovation starts, or maybe something needs to be changed Etc. Every single time I asked and brought that to the attention of Nilson the answer was always "no problem, we'll fix it" and it was fixed. I've added photos as best I could but it really doesn't do any justice to the level of workmanship. I also waited a little while before leaving a review to see if any issues arose and everything has been absolutely perfect. Honestly, if I ever have any work that needs to be done I'm going to work with Nilson, getting ready to have a window repaired here and will let them do the work. The other thing is you can tell they enjoy what they do. They always had a smile on her face. If you ever want to talk live go ahead and get my number from Nilson I'm happy to provide a personal reference.

Senior Errand Solutions
4.6
from 47 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Richard H.
Verified review

My wife purchased a used outdoor wooden play set for our son which needed to be taken apart and hauled to our house and reassembled. We asked our contractor who was building our garage if he could do it. He answered that it was "beyond my league". My wife insisted we could do it ourselves, but I insisted we hire someone. I'm happy to say that Anthony and his coworkers succeeded in the endeavour professionally and within a day at a fair price. Who knows how many broken backs and weekends it would have taken us. I will definitely hire him again on my wife's next crazy do-it-yourself idea. Thanks again.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Britney C.
Verified review

I am beyond pleased with the work/service that was provided. In comparison to other companies I contacted, I paid a fraction of the price for the same work. Sheldon was attentive, patient, and efficient. He answered all of my questions and qualmed my concerns. I am so happy that I found him and had him complete this job for me.

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john burner
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Travis O.
Verified review

John does excellent work. Paint lines are clean. He is quick to respond, straightforward, and genuinely a nice guy. I left him at my place while I ran to the store. He was finishing the job as I returned. He is easy-going, kind, and knowledgeable. He gave advice on how to repaint the wall to a lighter color when I want to change it. When I need to paint again, I’ll reach out to John

JJ CONTRACTING SERVICES LLC
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Bill P.
Verified review

I had a great experience with this company. Jose could do everything from masonry and carpentry to furniture repair and lighting installation.

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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
Vin A.
Verified review

This was a great example of troubleshooting at its finest! Joseph did a fantastic job at figuring out how to install the under cabinet range hood inspite of facing some challenges initially. Not only did he do a quality job but also was very reasonably priced. I would hire him again for all house work and highly recommend to my friends and family!

  • 24 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca M.
Verified review

Learned about Curtis' company through work he did for a neighbor who was extremely satisfied with his work. They allowed us to see the work he'd done on their master bath and it looked great. We had our townhouse kitchen renovated by them. Curtis provided a very comprehensive estimate which detailed some items we hadn't considered such as daily clean-up, the payment schedule, and how receipts would be handled for materials purchases. His estimate came in at the middle of 4 estimates we received for tear-down of the original kitchen, new cabinet installation, tile floors and backsplash with some electrical and plumbing thrown in. He was able to accommodate an earlier start date when the cabinets we ordered were available earlier then expected by 2 weeks. He and his 2 assistants worked efficiently and more importantly they took care when doing the demo (and throughout the project) to protect the hallway floors and other areas of the house from dust, dirt and debris. They worked very efficiently and by the end of the 2nd day were starting on laying the tile floor. Cabinet installation went smoothly and he was kind enough to point out a couple items which we needed to report back to the cabinet makers regarding some bowing. Overall the project took approximately 9 business days from start to finish with a few small visits to finish up hardware, trim and reinstallation of the dishwasher once the counters and sink folks (separate company) finished their piece. His 2 assistants were equally pleasant and made us feel comfortable so we could ask questions as needed. We plan to use Curtis' company Oddjobs.pro again for upcoming bathroom renovations and some other work we need done.

J&S Custom Home Improvements
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Sam k.
Verified review

J&S Home Improvements did an excellent job on the two bathrooms we asked to have renovated. They demo’d, designed, and built the two bathrooms. Shane Moore’s designing skills are excellent. All the subs they used are also the best in their field. All within budget.

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

They did a great job remodeling my basement bathroom. A very good job. The only negative was that there was a period of days prior to the project starting where communication stopped and I was unsure if the project was still on. It was all good in the end but had me worried for a few days.

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Insite Geomatics, LLC
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jerry E.
Verified review

The project was to determine the property corners and boundaries for fencing of 20+ acres on hilly terrain. Steve and Don came completely prepared. They located and verified several other property corners to verify that every thing was correct prior to completing mine. I've been in the construction business for over 54 years and seen many survey crews and none any better than these two. I have hired them to come back and do some additional surveying for me. They were on time, and did exactly what they were contracted to do and weren't concerned about the time it took, only the accuracy of their work product. Jerry

Premier Home Services, Inc.
4.3
from 26 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Kay W.
Verified review

Premier Home Services replaced my home's the 30-year old deck. No matter how big or small one’s home renovation project is, the main concern is that you hire a contractor that is competent and honest. Premier Home Services is that contractor. Mr. Barney and him team built a quality deck, kept their word and went the extra step to ensure that I was a satisfied customer. It was a pleasure working with Mr. Barney, who throughout the project was a consummate professional.

  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Teri K.
Verified review

Based on the great experiences we had in the past, we decided to hire Phoenix Design-Build to renovate our kitchen. This was a complete renovation, demolition to the bare walls and subfloor. New travertine floors, cabinets, appliances, lighting fixtures and granite countertops combined in the complete project. Greg Aldrich and his team patiently helped us navigate through multiple suppliers to arrive at just the right combination of fittings and fixtures. Once the planning was over, Greg staged the work so it caused a minimum of disruption to the family and gave us a completed project that exceeded our expectations. Greg took a personal interest in delivering a quality product. His attention to detail is outstanding, even to aligning the doors on the cabinets so they operated smoothly and without interfering with each other. When we had some minor challenges with our cabinet order, Greg did what was necessary to assure we had use of our kitchen, and then returned to complete the work when we took final delivery of the components. Our experience was more positive than I had reason to expect for a project of this magnitude. My only regret in filing this review is that Phoenix Design-Build will be too busy when I need them to do my next project!!!

Anthony Larry
4.0
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Yesenia A.
Verified review

Anthony did an excellent job! My backyard hadn’t been touched in a long time, and it was a jungle out there. Anthony charged a fair priced and quickly had it looking spotless. He even cut down grass that was growing into my neighbors yards, and hauled away and cleaned everything. I couldn’t be happier and will definitely use his services again. Happy customer!!

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.

  • 16 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Zoly F.
Verified review

We recently had a mold issue at our residence, and being new home owners with a young child we were very concerned. We found Eugene through thumbtack and explained what our problem was. He was very professional and proposed what he thought would be a solution to the problem, not just a bandaid. On his advice we signed up for an energy audit. We went forward with Eugene from the information received on the energy audit and his initial thoughts. Not only did Eugene fix the problem but he also helped make our home much more energy efficient in the process. A few of the major things he facilitated was to fix insulation issues in our basement / attic, provide solutions and contractors to fix our HVAC system (Which had a 50% loss on the way upstairs), and to install an ERV system to provide fresh oxygen not only at the source, but through the entire house. Our HVAC is now running much better and our indoor air quality is superb. Eugene has helped provide a safe environment for my family to live and grow in. I would definitely recommend his expertise in building science to anyone. Eugene will help find the source of the issue and start there, rather than a quick patch job that will need to be redone in the future.

Studio Z Architecture
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny K.
Verified review

A 3D design is being created for review prior to creating building drawings.

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

Sean always responded gave me a fair price and did quality work. Was on time and great to deal with. Highly recommended

Powerhouse Remodeling
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Howie E.
Verified review

We hired Steve to replace our deck (~380 sq ft) and build a screened in porch on most of it. His crew did a fantastic job and were very nice. Worked long hours to complete the job on time. Every detail was accounted for including little touches for molding. Highly recommend.

Four Seasons Design Build
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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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 architects work?

Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

How do architects charge for their services?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

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.

What do general contractors charge?

If you’re doing a home remodel, building a new home or embarking on a commercial building project, you’ll hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to oversee and execute construction projects. Each construction project is unique; even two duplicate homes built on lots next door to each other could have different construction costs due to factors like different excavation costs when building the foundation. Since each project is unique, many general contractors make bids on potential construction projects. These bids can then break down to a per square foot cost that encompasses the labor of all the workers needed for the job, materials, the scope of work, and any equipment needed. Materials and finishes make a major difference in your cost per square foot. For example, choosing standard kitchen tiles at $3 per square foot will result in a lower total project cost than imported marble tiles that cost $63 per square foot. Where you live will also affect how much general contractors charge, as labor and the cost to do business can cost less in many regions than in high-cost areas like New York or San Francisco. Here are some examples of average costs general contractors typically charge in various regions:

  • Home addition in San Francisco: $250-$270 per square foot.
  • New home construction in Knoxville, Tennessee: $100-$200 per square foot.
  • Kitchen remodel in Tennessee: $40-$80 per square foot, depending on finishes.
  • Bathroom remodel in Vancouver, Washington: $110-$170 per square foot.

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