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Tan the Handyman
4.7
from 515 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 683 hires on Thumbtack
Chris C.
Verified review

Tony replaced 10 wall outlets in my house and the job was done well and quickly. Tony didn't waste any time in getting the job done. Tony was as good with conversation as he was with the electrical wiring. Price for the job, though i have no reference point for comparison, was good I think. I would definatly recommend ABC electrical and building to others in need of similar work.

One stop renovations
4.4
from 57 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 81 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.

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Bullen and Sons
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheri M.
Verified review

I had searched on Thumbtack for a handyman who could repair a deck. I received a response from the owner "Howard" within minutes of posting the request. He booked the appointment for the very next day, had the quote to me that evening and the job was scheduled and completed within 3 days of the quote. Wow, how is that for responsiveness. Howard was very professional and knowledgeable in his field. Definitely not a hard sell, his prices were reasonable and he was willing to negotiate. He repaired and stained my deck and it looks fabulous! He did an excellent job and I will be using him to make some stairs and powerwash/paint my fence. I highly recommend Howard and his company Bullen Brothers. His business card will be readily accessible for all my future repair needs. Thank you so much Howard I truly appreciate you!

R3Contracting
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
kathryn c.
Verified review

Sean did a great job putting together our shed. Looking forward to working with him on future projects.

David Barrett & Son, Inc
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Alyssa P.
Verified review

David and James did an amazing job on our tiny, outdated bathroom. They were very detailed and made sure everything was done right, despite all the challenges that came their way. They took our ideas and made them a reality. Vicki was very thorough and in constant contact with us throughout the process. We couldn't be more pleased with the final result!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mary P.
Verified review

David was prompt, honest, and did good quality work. He was flexible in working out a few additional needs as the project progressed. I would recommend him to others for their home repair/building projects.

  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew N.
Verified review

Michael builds beautiful woodwork. His masterful carpentry skills created a beautiful transition between floors of our house in the form of a spiral staircase. At a reasonable and fair price, he completed a work of art within the time frame agreed on. Our all-wood house was already a work of art, but the only way to travel to the bottom floor was to go outside. We were nervous to let someone do such a prominent job. Michael’s work is sturdy and functional, but that’s not all. It compliments the architecture and ascetic of the house and has elicited dozens of ooh’s and ahh’s from visitors. We are deeply thankful for his caring and mindful approach. We wholeheartedly recommend Michael Clarke Construction to you for any carpentry needs. Their prices are great, the work stands for itself, and Michael is an excellent person. Don’t wait, hire Michael Clark Construction now.

Working with Wood
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Amy A.
Verified review

One of the kindest, professional people I’ve met. He looked not only at what I wanted, but asked questions to see what I needed and advised from both stand points. He’s already been hired for additional work.

Lamar Builders LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony K.
Verified review

I had a leak in my roof between the original roof and an addition that allow water to drain into my utility room through the sheet rock. I had attempted to solve the problem by applying a few layers of roofing cement. Greg came through and removed all of the roofing cement, locating the leak and repair the roof with new shingles and taking out all of the old sheet rock and replacing it with new materials. Then he repaired and painted the ceiling to make it blend in with the rest of the my home. I was more than satisfied with the results and at a very fair price.

Coastal Contracting
4.2
from 6 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

My renovation was a huge undertaking to say the least. Renovating a home that was built in 1947 and added onto in 1955 and 1970 that was unique for building structures (cinderblock walls and concrete slab foundation). The prices were fair and the contractors that worked on our forever home understood what was at stake with the construction and additional 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom. I am glad I chose them to help complete out dreams with our new house.

Mabe's Home Improvement
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Ben S.
Verified review

I had Joe out to look at an unrelated job and got him to bid me on a custom framed door and window for a commercial building. The price was right and they were out the next day working to get it finished. They did a fantastic job with the work. I couldn't personally make it to the job site so Joe kept me informed through the the day and sent progress pictures throughout. I would definitely recommend these guys for any of your home improvement needs.

Robert Poage
5.0
from 1 review
  • 32 years in business
Wayne P.
Verified review

Robert built my deck on the back of the house it was fast and i am very happy with his work. Very reasonable prices. Was so impressed i have him building a two story garage for me. The garage is going to be a three car garage with an appartment up top. The up stairs appartment will be 1200 sq.ft and garage the same it is going well and he is very attentive to my needs and is very good at what he does always communicating with me on what i want. He shows up when he says does very good work so if you need a job done i would call Robbie he knows what he is doing. Thx Wayne very happy customer

  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Althea M.
Verified review

Very knowledgeable and efficient. Kept us aware of every detail. Will certainly use again and recommend. Thanks for a job well done.

Suzanne L.
Verified review

Rob has done a couple of jobs for us. He installed our new kitchen faucet. He also replaced the roof and added siding on a storage building. He has the knowledge and ability for a variety of home improvement projects. He is creative, honest, and thorough.

  • 22 years in business
About

We are custom home builders and developers in Richmond, VA. We offer a large portfolio of leading-edge home designs that are sure to make an impression with their distinctive elevations and innovative floor plans.

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We are a general contractor specializing in building additions, home remodeling, interior trim painting, flooring, roofing, windows, etc.

  • 22 years in business
About

We are custom home builders and developers in Richmond, VA. We offer a large portfolio of leading-edge home designs that are sure to make an impression with their distinctive elevations and innovative floor plans.

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We are a locally owned building maintenance company and have been in business for over 13 years. We presently represent small and large property management companies and self-owned properties in the Richmond, VA area in the services of janitorial/maintenance/landscaping.

  • 9 years in business
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We use the correct materials in suitable applications blending the value of craftsmanship and economical remodeling to get the best possible product for the best price.

  • 17 years in business
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We are professional and courtesy. We stand behind and work 100 %. And we are the best in our field

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.  

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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