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Chittenden Construction
from 24 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen J.
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Having Jason and his crew put a new roof on my house was awesome. First of all I had a hard time getting any local roofing contractors to come look at my leaking roof and give me a price. I saw Jason's crew replacing the roof of one of my neighbors and introduced myself as an interested customer. Jason was able to provide me with a very good price a week later. We scheduled a week where he would do the work. The week did get pushed out 7 days due to all the rain we received earlier this month. Then on day one Jason's equipment arrived around supper time to leave it for the morning's task. Day two the old roof came off and all the waste just vanished. I walked around the house and could not tell how he removed all that roof without damaging a single flower or bush or even no tracks on the lawn. The roof had a new layer of water shield to weather me in for the night. Amazing! Day three his crew put on my new roof, replaced some damaged drip edge and made my home whole again. Boy does the roof look good. I am so impressed that I am having Jason's crew come back next season and replace the roof on my big garage. Yes I am very happy with the job. Yes Jason was excellent to do business with. Yes he is doing my friend's home soon too. Atta boy Jason! You do great work!!!!

  • 10 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Cheri C.
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I am very very pleased they work with you . They get the job done . My house hadn't been painted for 11 years and he did an excellent job with the house and the windows . The owner and the workers he has are very pleasant people and I am hiring them for other projects around the house . I highly recommend them! I have finally found an honest contractor after several I have hired have not done the work asked or took off with my supplies after paying them. You cannot go wrong hiring hilltop!

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Practical Construction LLC
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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We've had our share of carpenters, electricians, plumbers, "contractors," and the like work on our house. Hands down Matthew is by far the best. I would 100% trust him with any carpentry job big or small, and would recommend him just the same. We're so happy with Matthew's work that we're currently hiring him for another project.

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laura N.
Verified review

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
James L.
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Simply put Karl was our savoir. After hiring what we thought were professionals we hired Karl to actually accomplish what in the end exceeded our expectations. Karl is not only a highly skilled individual, he is a good man, always punctual, and while he is methodical he is entirely open to explaining what is involved and what options there may be. Karl completely rebuilt the entire sun room wall which included replacing eight large windows, sheet rock, and trim. Karl did such a great job we had him build us a multi tiered deck, and then had him come over to my wife's Mothers home and replace three sliding doors, repair some header and trim rot. Karl is easy to get along with, trustworthy, and I couldn't give him a high enough recommendation. James Lynch Durham, NC

J. Brandenberg Construction
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Karen H.
Verified review

We have had multiple restoration and repair projects completed by this contractor over a 3 year period since we relocated to Vermont from the Boston area. He performs quality work, completed on time and within budget, with attention to detail and outstanding customer service standards. He's worked on problem antique homes and rental properties- this is a knowledgeable, service driven guy, with a teriffic work ethic and a savvy "can-do" approach. Hire with absolute confidence!

  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Melinda B.
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Scott has been my go to contractor for everything from finishing my basement remodeling 2 bathrooms tile and hardwood throughout my entire home he is very easy to deal with and respectful I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

Thunder Mill Design, Inc.
from 2 reviews
  • 24 years in business
Lawrence and Carolyn D.
Verified review

We have used Thunder Mill Designs for several different renovation projects. Each time, Irene took our general ideas and turned them into better plans then we could have imagined. She's creative yet respectful of the wants and needs of her clients. She is visionary with an eye for detail. She does brilliant design work but is just as careful in recommending a tile pattern or choice of material. We appreciated her sense of design for whole spaces, expanding her skill beyond architecture to creating a mood and style for an overall space. Never an issue with timing or responsiveness. We'd love to use Thunder Mill again.

Ira O'Meara carpentry
from 2 reviews
    Kristine T.
    Verified review

    Ira is the best! He is a gifted craftsman, smart as a whip and performs the highest quality work. He built our cottage and we could not be happier with it! He came up with the design and hired all of the sub-contractors and made our vision work beautifully. We are looking forward to having him renovate and expand our second floor this year and wouldn't think about hiring anyone else! He is professional, punctual, organized and extremely knowledgable.

    3B's contracting
    from 3 reviews
    • 21 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Carolyn L.
    Verified review

    Brad's work was very good, priced very reasonable and done on time as promised. I would definitely use him again.

    CLEaR Contractors
    from 1 review
    • 12 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    I treat every customer as my only customer. You will find working with me to be informative and completely individualized. I am capable of doing all aspects of building, from frame to finish, including plumbing and electrical. I do all floor finishes as well. I also specialize in large custom showers.


    I will do cleaning around the home and yard, trim hedges, mow grass, interior painting, exterior painting, repair pipes, and general repairs.

    • 33 years in business

    I have been in business for 35 years. I deliver the top most quality and professionalism. I do things the right way the first time so that it will last for years to come. Quality Vermont work! I have experience in all aspect of home building, remodeling and commercial work. I take pride in every job no matter how small and you won't be disappointed!!


    I do repairs work as well as lawns, roofs, decks, stairs, sidewalks, some small engine work and just things no one want to do.


    Our services include interior/exterior painting, carpentry, general contracting, move-in/move-out cleaning, and apartment turnovers. I do ceramic, tile and some carpet installations.


    For over 18 years, Schrader General Contracting, Inc. has been serving the tri-lakes in handling all phases of residential and commercial building. We are a family-owned business that specializes in custom residential home building, but can also do commercial applications. We, not only have a hardworking, courteous crew, but they are also extremely product knowledgeable. Some of our specialties include additions, new home construction, roofing, flooring, and kitchen and bath remodeling, to name a few! Our products include fixtures, drywall, painting, flooring, gutters, roofing, tiling, bricks, cabinets, concrete, chimneys, doors, windows, insulation, siding, and soffits. Our services include additions, new home construction, roofing installation and repair, flooring installation and repair, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, excavating, chimney building and repair, concrete work, home remodeling, drywall installation and repair, finish carpentry, foundation repair, framing, gutter installation and repair, painting services, stump removal, siding installation and repair, reroofing, moldings and trim services, cabinet building, basement finishing, window and door installation, cement work, retaining wall building, custom design, consultations, design and engineering, estimates, finishing, and maintenance. Our specialties include basements, bathrooms, buildings, cabinets, decks, driveways, flooring, foundations, garages, gutters, kitchens, patios, porches, walls, roofing, bricks, concrete, cement, asphalt, granite, ceramic, and marble. We use all major brands. We accept payments via the following: * personal checks * Cashier's checks * Cash only Our operating hours are from Mondays through Saturdays at 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.


    I do construction consulting. I will help you design, estimate, get permits, and build your project. I will also prepare site plans for city design review permits.


    We offer a full in-house service. All ends of the construction industry are at our disposal for you! With 30 years of experience, there is no task that we cannot handle.


    I offer general contracting and am an all-inclusive contractor. I'm self-performing almost every aspect of the job you contract me to do. I'm fully insured including worker's comp and general liability.


    A mister fix it is what I do. I do any carpentry work. I do windows, doors, floors and even roof work as well as closets, bookshelves, and tables too.


    We do everything from framing to finish. We also offer general contractor services. We take pride in our work and will not sacrifice quality. We are capable and able to take on any light commercial or home project and is fully-insured with 30 years combined experience.

    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.  

    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.

    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 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.

    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

    Milton, VT

    • Project scope
      One or more small projects: Yes, Major repair: No, Major remodel: No, Addition to home: No, New construction: No
    • Project progress
      I'm just starting: No, I have sketches and/or basic idea of project: Yes, I have professional drawings (complete set of plans): No, I have permits pulled: No
    • Areas that need work
      Kitchen: No, Living room: No, Family room: No, Dining room: No, Master bedroom: No, Master bathroom: No, Home Office: No, Garage: No, Basement: Yes, Outdoor space: No
    • Details
      Basement is drywalled but not taped by previous homeowners. 1500 square feet cape, one half of basement needs finishing- baseboard heat, taping, ceiling. We also have a few small additional things to be done, small hole to be fixed that was left by a plumber upstairs bath. And replace some rotting wood outside around a few windows and front door.

    Need Demolition

    Milton, VT

    • Place
    • Location
    • Building type
      Other (mobile home)
    • Project type
    • Details
      mobile home located in Milton, VT. Trade in metal for cost. Home is 70'x14'

    Need a General Contractor for Silicone Coating and Tile Installment

    Saint Albans, VT

    • Readiness
      Ready to hire
    • Project type
      One or more small projects
    • Areas repaired/remodeled
      Kitchen, Other (roof)
    • Details
      I have a leak in my roof that I would like repaired before winter. I beleive that a silicone coating applied to the problem areas should do the trick. I also have 40 square feet of tin tiles to install in my kitchen. Both jobs are fairly small but I lack necessary equiptment/expertise to do them myself.
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