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Burlington Custom Home Builders

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  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laura N.
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We will hire Lee as our contractor for all of the work on our home. He has a lot of knowledge. He not only does excellent work for a fair price, he helps us with ideas for how to accomplish what we want.We would recommend Lee to anyone looking for quality work.

from 7 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsea F.
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We recently purchased an immaculate mid century home with custom cabinetry throughout the kitchen. Karl did a wonderfully careful job modifying the cabinets to accommodate our new appliance. Karl was prompt, friendly, talented and absolutely reasonable. A real gem!

  • 13 years in business
Bernie D.
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Scott and his crew did an outstanding job on our standing seam roof for our new home in South Hero. Everything was completed on time and on budget. He is the only contractor I would recommend if you are considering a standing seam roof or for that matter any other home improvement needs. Simply stated he's the best.

J. Brandenberg Construction
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Martha W.
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J. Brandenberg Construction has exceeded our expectations on all of our painting projects. First and foremost, Jeff has an incredible eye, and is very good with helping to get to a solution and offering thoughtful ideas. They painted both the interior and full exterior of our home over the past year. The work was always completed in a timely manner and they go above and beyond to be courteous. We will very much look forward to future projects with this fantastic team!


We offer A-Z for all your needs, from putting together something you bought to building an addition on your home. We do all phases of building, whether it's carpentry, electrical or plumbing. We do it all. We guarantee 100% satisfaction, nothing less.


Bruneau Custom Builders has been a trusted builder in Chittenden, Grand Isle and Franklin counties for the past 10 years. We are a small, local building and remodeling business, focused on a personal and effortless experience for our clients. Our work is of the highest quality, while our prices remain extremely competitive.

  • 17 years in business

I'm very professional and I do all jobs as they r my own home.we treat all customers with respect and work very hard to complete all tasks I love what I do and that's what makes me and my crew good at what we do. We have a passion for home improvement needs and we live building homes and making customers dreams come true


GMHBB specialize in classic Vermont Architecture in its homes and barns and blends over 30 years of building experience with their knowledge of horses, cattle and farming to create attractive and highly functional structures. We focus on our customers and their needs and assist in design of both homes, barns and pastures if needed. We work on one project at a time and offer a lifetime warranty on all our work.

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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.

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