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  • 6 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori P.
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Highly recommend. Of all the contractors hired to prep our home for sale, Corey was the first to send his proof of insurance. He was prompt, reliable, flexible, and did what he said he would do plus a little bit extra. He completed tasks requiring a wide range of skills and exhibited tenacity, flexibility and quality. If you’re not sure who to choose, you won’t be disappointed choosing Corey and his team. Thank you, Corey!

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Residential Network
4.8
from 81 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 190 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tammy N.
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Kris was on time and his inspection was very thorough! His price was by far the best!! His knowledge of houses and each aspect of phases in constructing a house was superb! The turn-around time for the inspection report was very fast. I let him know that I only had one day to make up my mind to move forward or back out following the inspection report. That said, even though he had other inspection reports to get out that same day/night he was still able to get mine completed and sent to me! He understood the importance of the timing! The report was better than any other inspection report I've seen. Very clear and easy to follow. There were pictures to go with every check point he had on the report. I will use Kris again in the future and I will recommend him to anyone I know needing a home inspection report. And one last point, he lives in Kent, WA and my home inspection was in Everett, WA. THANKS KRIS!

Stop Bugging Me Pest Control
4.3
from 77 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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The project is still in work, but very happy with the initial conversations

  • 6 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Will C.
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Pedro was quick to respond and went above and beyond providing me information on both the concrete and other projects i had planned. I would definitely hire him again, if I have another concrete project.

  • 11 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie H.
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Just moved into a new house and needed the backyard fenced in for our toddler and small dog. Criss was extremely professional and explained every step of the project, making sure to consult me on any changes during construction. His team was very courteous and friendly. The fence looked amazing when they finished- which by the way they finished faster than expected. I would recommend them 100%!

Anthony's Contracting Inc
4.7
from 45 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
michael g.
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Anthony worked on my project and gave helpful insights into other options I could do and was very understanding when I asked to change the scope of work half way through... Dave was awesome also, will definitely hire again because they made the whole experience easy and under budget

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Brown Dog Home Inspections
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Najmuddin S.
Verified review

Rob did a very thorough inspection and provided a high quality report in a very short amount of time after inspection. In addition, Rob took the time to educate me about several aspects of new home construction and maintenance. Overall, an excellent experience and very high value for money.

  • 2 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Darren T.
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Job hasn’t been completed yet but I was able to meet with Mr. Hurtado to discuss the project. He was very professional and knowledgeable. Looking forward to working with him and other projects in the future.

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Art's HandyMan Services
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Art responded to my request for help with a leaky toilet. It had been installed improperly during the construction of my new house, and the construction plumbers had come back to fix it, but were incompetent! Art came out and at my request installed a flange extender kit which solved the problem of the original flange being installed too low. He was very professional and got the job done. He cleaned up after the project, and after the caulking dried, no leaks. I will ask Art to work on projects at my home as needed in the future. Thanks, Art!

Rcc Construction llc
4.6
from 33 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
VIjay S.
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R&R (and the owner Ricardo) was the main contractor that implemented my landscape plan (had a landscape architect draw this up separately). He came in with a fair bid and executed the following: 1.) Build of a block retaining wall with capstones 2.) Complete replacement of soil and mulch for the yard 3.) Planting of various species of trees and plants for the yard according to the landscape plan 4.) Installation of pavers and gravel where needed My property was not in an easily location (elevated) - so the work was back-breaking to haul up and down the stairs. His people did this without complaint and R&R was done 4 days before the final date promised on the landscaping. In addition to the landscaping, Ricardo (owner of R&R) is extremely knowledgeable about construction so is able to help you plan around future projects that you may want to put in place (e.g., pergolas). I wish I had known him before I bought my current fence as well. I would recommend R&R without hesitation.

Top Pro
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Cedo was great to work with and did an excellent job tiling floors, building / tiling a custom shower and adding old bricks masonry onto an interior wall. He is extremely professional and goes to great lengths to make sure the work is as perfect as possible given the construction site conditions. My remodel turned out to be challenging because of the walls not being straight and the brick wall being very time consuming, but he was very gracious about any unforeseen obstacles and worked extremely hard to get the project finished. He was a very valuable thought partner each step of the way, and I ended up extending the original scope to include installing a backsplash, doors and trim. The end result looks spectacular and i would hire him again in a heartbeat!

Eastside Home Improvement
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin C.
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Has an artistic eye for wood construction. Did two jobs at reasonable prices and worked around difficulties with good insights.

  • 12 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Alanna W.
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TJ and his team leveled out my back yard and alley and placed in a boulder retaining wall. I am absolutely ecstatic with the results! It looks amazing! Once the hill down to our alley was cut out we all realized that the original plan for a slight slope wasn't going to work. They changed gears and made the driveway look even better than I originally way planning. They all worked until sunset to get the job done in a day. I would highly recommend this team for your construction project!

Taylor Made Construction
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Michael M.
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Cliff is a gifted handyman with a fine sense of design and the ability to find cost effective solutions to challenging construction projects. I have used Cliff for work on my house and based on this experience, hired him to complete renovations on a restaurant I recently purchased. Cliff was able to make excellent design recommendations and then execute beautifully, willing to work all hours of the day and night to make sure the project was completed on time. I would recommend Cliff without hesitation for any construction project.

General Construction.
4.4
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Donna S.
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LNB Construction installed a new shower stall in my basement bathroom. I received my proposal on the evening that I met with Jose and his business partner, Jose. They were able to get a crew out right away to replace my leaking shower stall. The job turned out great. I had a complicated situation due to a very un-level floor. There was some rot in the wall behind the existing shower and the drain also had to be moved. I thought Jose was fair on the change order for the unforeseen work. Due to the different shape of the shower, there was some of the concrete floor that showed. They took some vinyl flooring from under the dryer and patched the area in front of the shower. I am very happy with the way the whole project turned out. They were very neat and clean. Floors were all covered and protected with heavy paper. They also worked around the needs of my tenants who work nights and need to sleep in. I have them providing a quote for some other work I need done.

Left coast construction
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
SuAn B.
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I have been doing a lot of improvements to my home in the past year plus and Left Coast Construction was probably the best experiences that I've had. I've learned how important communication is and Levi has it down - clear, patient, consistent and professional. The bid was reasonable, the timeline was clear, they were punctual and showed amazing attention to detail. Also something you don't often experience with home improvement-You can tell that Levi and his crew love what they do and aim to make sure their customers are completely satisfied. I look forward to hiring Levi and his crew for any future projects at my home.

MS Dynamic Construction
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Scott K.
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Sergei did spectacular work. Total pro and a great guy to work with! He will definitely get all my future business. Thank you Sergei!

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Zero Tolerance Construction
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andy O.
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Alan did a great job, and in a timely manner. I am very satisfied with his work, and he was very professional and friendly...

Vennux Construction
4.3
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ray L.
Verified review

From the very first meeting, we felt at ease working with Fernando. He understood what we were wanting to accomplish with our kitchen remodel and offered cost saving suggestions and even space planning advice. The final product was a beautiful and practical move-in ready remodel. I've worked with a lot of contractors in the past and Vennux is a good combination of large-scale, commercial project experience in a residential setting. The team was efficient, creative and polite.

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I hired MC and Friends Construction to take out a vanity top and install a new one and hook up my new faucet. They were professional and did a good job. I would recommend them.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Denys M.
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Great line construction was very proffesional and best of all they were very punctual. I have had other work done for my house with a different company and they never seem to be on time and they took way longer then anticipated. This company met and exceeded my expectation with their proffesionalism! Thank you guys again! I will make sure to recommend your services to my friends (:

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.  

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 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 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.

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.

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