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Norfolk Construction Estimators

Browse these construction estimating services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Norfolk.

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Cleaver construction
4.6
from 57 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert C.
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David Cleaver provided outstanding service and work quality in building a fence for our home. He was incredibly knowledgeable, professional, and exceeded all my expectations with his work quality and craftsmanship. The price was tremendously fair and I felt taken care of if througout the whole process. The work was completed very timely, but not rushed, which lends itself to David’s meticulous attention to detail and the highest quality construction I could hope for. I give my highest possible recommendation for hiring David for your next project and I promise you will be just as pleased when you do.

ARE LLC
4.4
from 57 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Frank J.
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I was totally happy with the work they provided me. I removed an old swimming pool and needed the yard restored after the demolition was done. It was quite a mess and I needed a company experienced in grading and shaping land. after I called, the company representative came out and discussed my needs. He provided an estimate in writing. They arrived when they said they would, worked very hard and cleaned up when they finished. They were courteous and very knowledgeable. The quality of the work exceeded my expectations. I will have them back for other projects.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carol M.
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I hired Foster Construction to build a deck. Keith Tyree was very professional and helpful . He discussed all aspects of the construction including code requirements. The finished product is beautiful and was completed promptly.

  • 44 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Timothy J.
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Bordeaux Construction Services did an outstanding job on a water damage repair job for my currently leased home. I believe the price was just right especially for the quick response from Lee. The home had first floor drywall damage caused by a plumbing leak in the 2nd floor master bath. Lee contacted me within 30 minutes of my quote request on Thumtak.com and asked to take a look at the water damage to the property two days later, on a Saturday, in order to provide a quote for the repair. After confirming with the tenant, we solidified the time. I was so happy with the expedited response and his response to me in general on the website that I then explained the problem to the best of my knowledge. I wanted a single general contractor to take care of my problem! It is such a pain dealing with multiple contractors for a repair job. I asked if Lee would could find the leak, repair it and the damaged drywall. He told me he would definitely do his best to fix the problem but he really needed to look at it first. I authorized him to do what he could. When Lee showed up at the property on Saturday, he did just that. He removed the damaged drywall, inspected the master bath plumbing, troubleshot by testing the bathtub plumbing and found the leak. He repaired the plumbing on the spot. He explained to the tenant they needed to allow time for the water in the ceiling to dry and for the repair to cure. On Monday, he called the tenant and asked them to test the repair. All went well and he scheduled the drywall repair two days later. The ceiling is dry wall with knock-down plaster which can be extremely hard to match in the middle of the ceiling. The tenant was extremely happy with the workmanship. I couldn't be more happy with his efforts as a property owner who is currently deployed overseas. He turned a truly stressfull situation for myself and the tenant family into a total success. Thank you Lee!

Coastal Touch
4.6
from 37 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah G.
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Fast estimate given, fairly priced, complete then work on time, and did a great job!

Construction Services
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Marianne O.
Verified review

Greg was very responsive in coming to the property & providing an estimate. He returned as agreed & did the job quickly & neatly. The before & after difference is tremendous as he had to get rid of decayed wood around windows & replace all door parts. He cleaned up very well after the job was finished & made sure everything was in good working order.

BRC Home Renovations
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Alexander S.
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Donald was very professional in his work and I plan on hiring him again for our next home construction job.

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Oasis Home Spaces, LLC
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tracy B.
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The Help Squad was called in at the last minute to complete the interior design of a new construction single family home. Their dedication to this job and their eye for detail proved to be amazing. The interior of this new home was absolutely gorgeous and awe inspiring. They were also able to keep the project under budget. Nothing but great service from the Help Squad!

  • 8 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Megan G.
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Doug recently installed laminate flooring for my hubby and I. Our new floors look incredible! I still walk around the house just to admire the new floors. His work really does speak for itself. We had gotten a few estimates before we found Doug and were expecting to break an arm and leg to pay for the install. He gave by FAR the best price and exceeded our expectations. With the money we saved choosing him we plan on hiring him back to do a few more floors in our house and some odd and end jobs. He really is a jack of all trades. I PROMISE you will not regret hiring Doug Roundy.

Creative Living
4.7
from 16 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jenn M.
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Needed a professional to take care of a range of repairs on a tight deadline. Creative Living was responsive, assessed and provided estimate quickly, and turned it around to help keep a real estate transaction moving forward.

VIP Tile & Trim
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Wendi B.
Verified review

We were very pleased with the work completed by VIP. They were prompt and fair with their estimate. There were no surprises and the tile project in our kitchen and breakfast nook turned out beautifully. The project was kept neat and orderly throughout the several days it took to lay the tile and both gentlemen we worked with were very friendly and conscientious. We will definitely use VIP again on any future projects!

DJ Construction
4.1
from 17 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Erik M.
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Brian from DJ Construction assessed the necessary work needed on the wood deck and provided a cost effective proposal on replacement/repair. Once an action plan was developed we promptly had the work done. We are very content with all the work DJ Construction did for us.

JEB Improvement
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Monique H.
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Brandon was able to provided a same day estimate and next day repair to fix a leak in my main line water pipe. I am pleased with the repair.

Emitt Construction
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sara N.
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We hired Jason to replace our bathtub, and tile the walls, and floor of the bathroom. He also tiled the kitchen floor and replaced the bathroom vanity. He was very responsive, and we were pleased with his work. The bathroom is gorgeous and he did an excellent job on the tile work. I highly recommend Emitt Construction and would definitely work with Jason again.

Chandler Services
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila S.
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Once I made contact with Mr. Chandler we scheduled an estimate and was on time. He was knowledgeable about all the aspects of the work to be done. We agreed on a price and an a proximate start date and he was early. The whole remodel went smoothly and according to plan. Very pleased! Recommended him to my daughter and she thanked me . She has 3 children and I wasn't at all worried about his language he easy a gentleman .Highly recommended I've used him again and will continue to do so

  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Austin M.
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Job was completed quickly and professionally. Floors turned out great

  • 25 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Asabi B.
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This is a great team who really will travel to you. Had some landscaping that needed to be brought back to life and boy did they do a great job. The price was more than fair for the work that was done and I have to it I couldn't believe how far they drove to take on my project. If you are looking for affordable landscaping just give Lena and Ruth a call.

  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Glenda P.
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Still working on drawings, still haven't completed them yet.

G.A. M.
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The Cooks handled several jobs for me in a pinch. They were able to perform quickly, professionally and had very reasonable prices.

TF Construction

New To Thumbtack

  • 4 years in business
About

I am an honest, reliable, hardworking individual. I am very knowledgeable in many different trades and professions. If there is a project you need done at your home or business, you can depend on me to get the job done proficiently and professionally at a low cost for the customer.

C&M Construction

New To Thumbtack

  • 11 years in business
About

My work stands out more because i treat my customers homes like they are my own.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.  

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.  

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 much does a project manager charge per hour?

You may choose to hire a construction project manager for your residential or commercial project. For the hands-on homeowner who wants to be involved in home construction but isn’t comfortable hiring subcontractors, a construction project manager can oversee these relationships and supervise labor. Typically, construction project managers charge a fee that is a flat percentage of the total construction project cost. This may range from 10 percent to 15 percent, depending on the company and the services they provide. This means a $30,000 home remodel project would have a construction project management fee of $3,000-$4,500. Hiring a construction project manager generally precludes the markup on subcontractor labor charged by a general contractor. The drawback to this choice is that, unlike a general contractor, the construction project manager won’t be financially responsible for the work of the subcontractors. For larger projects, you may hire a construction project manager who will also hire a general contractor. This provides the benefits of the general contractor along with the management services of the project manager, who will be on board from the beginning. The construction project manager will be involved in the design phase and work with the architects and the building crew, facilitating a smoother overall process.

For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

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.

Be sure to check out our smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.

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