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Browse these builders with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Olympia.

Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
V. T.
Verified review

Mr. Tims did a great job power-washing the sidewalks in front of and along the side of our condominium building. He was prompt in arriving and meticulous in the work he did. There was a slight kerfuffle regarding the certificate of Insurance. That is why I did not rate at 5 stars. Concerning the work alone though, it was definitely a 5-star job! VT Seattle

Duran Landscaping Inc.
4.4
from 96 reviews
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
Lori V.
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Ernesto and his crew were friendly, hard working and did a great job - thank you!

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Doerksen Handyman
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vijay K.
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Dennis did an incredible job and we would definitely hire him again. He was a pleasure to work with, very responsive, and was very knowledgeable about the project. We hired him to build a concrete foundation and assemble a shed, and the finished product looks excellent.

  • 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%!

  • 11 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Mark M.
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Hired Mark and his son Mark to build a 6' ceder fence around my half acre yard and the two of them were absolutely wonderful. The price was fair and everything they had promised was met on time with no problems. I would recomend these guys to anyone for any project you have.

Rcc Construction llc
4.6
from 33 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Megan S.
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They did a fantastic, quick patio job at my home. The guys were great to work with, very knowledgeable and super easy to work with.

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Selander Design
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marcy H.
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Robert has been such a great, hardworking, reliable professional. We keep hiring him back because he's able to do everything from building beautiful custom window boxes, to installing a bathroom fan, to taking care of a variety of other household needs . . .

Top Pro
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy M.
Verified review

Cedo is a craftsman in the truest sense. He clearly takes pride in the work he does, and he does it well. His eye for detail is appreciated, he made our house look far better than I anticipated! We will definitely work with him again in the future, and will refer others to him.

Family General Construction
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff M.
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Did everything I asked at a great price. Fence looks great and keeps the dogs in the yard. The work was done faster than I expected and I will definitely use them again for future projects.

  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jenya K.
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Larry was hired to replace closet doors and to add several doors as well as build a dividing wall. He did a fantastic job! He was very attentive to detail and worked long hours until everything was complete. Would definitely hire again.

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RR Design, LLC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Johnny T.
Verified review

My experience with Paul has been fantastic! He really carries a high level of integrity when it comes to the care he puts into his work. I have been able to ask questions on things that I don't understand and he takes the time to explain to me how things work and function and the difference between the right and wrong way to go about building a project. Paul has been designing for years and his experience shows! If you want great work done with out paying an arm and a leg like everyone charges, Call Paul at R&R Design!!! J Taylor Olympia, Wa

King of Kings construction
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Claudio D.
Verified review

Jim, was an absolute detailed professional. His expertise and punctuality put us at ease. We had a fence built and stained within a few days. I highly recommend King of Kings.

Washington's remodels
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda K.
Verified review

My fiance (now husband. Aw yeah!) and I had been feverishly working our butts off to finish remodeling our front yard. We were hosting a big event in preparation for our upcoming wedding and were quickly running out of time to get it finished. The last piece was to install a 40 foot cedar fence in front of our new yard and needed it to be 3.5 feet high with a gate in the middle. By the time we were able to start building the fence, we had only a week to spare. Starting with our initial conversation with Bryan, he gave us a more than reasonable price and had built us a solid and beautiful fence in 2 days! Both Bryan and his construction partner were professional, personable and took the time to make sure we got what we wanted. We couldn't have gone with a better company to fulfill the job! Planning a wedding and remodeling our house at the same time was stressful enough. Hands On made this piece of our project that could've been a nightmare into a quick and easy solution.

  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff t.
Verified review

Awesome prompt proffesional work. On time every day and did what he said he would do. I will definately use them again. Thanks Joe.

Left coast construction
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
SuAn B.
Verified review

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.

  • 31 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda M.
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They tore down 12 panels of wood fence and replaced it with vinyl in just 2 days. During the initial consultation they even described in detail what extra steps they planned to take in the installation of the new posts to prevent the weakening rot from reoccurring. The new fence is beautiful, we are very pleased with their work. We especially appreciate the 6 year warranty on their construction. Considering the extra steps they took to make this fence so much more permanent than the last one, we don't anticipate needing to call in the warranty.

Craftsman Construction
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Christina W.
Verified review

I would definitely recommend Brian and his team at Craftsman Construction. I now come home everyday to my dream Kitchen! I have worked with other contractors in the past and I have to admit- we were a little scared to undergo such a big project, but from our first meeting to the very end Brian made us feel very much at ease. The quality workmanship, professionalism, and time on the project was awesome. Brian was able to see our vision and make it into a reality. His experience was also a big help in directing us on ideas that would add to our homes resale value but also stay within our budget. Aside from their customer service, the quality and finish work once the project was complete blew me away. We couldn't be happier! Thank you Brian!!

Belle Design Build, LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Brandy L.
    Verified review

    I hired Emily to explore design possibilities for remodeling our kitchen. Emily came over at a time that was convenient for me and my husband did a thorough walk through, took measurements and discussed design budget. She provided me with several creative kitchen layouts and respectfully stayed within my design fee budget. I highly recommend her.

    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Nathan H.
    Verified review

    Great to work with and very friendly. His team was very professional, courteous, and cleaned up after themselves. I accidentally overpaid him after the job and he was prompt to return the money after realization of the mistake.

    ANGLE STONE LLC
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Ramnika J.
    Verified review

    We were in a bit of yard crisis when we hired Manuel and his team. Our contractor disappeared for a month without any word leaving our yard in mess and that's when we contacted Manuel through Thumbtack. He immediately came to check out the work and provided a quote, We first gave him a smaller project but seeing his team's work we gave them more work. They build stairs for us, did concrete pathway and pavers in the backyard. They also cut a big tree in the backyard and that created a ton of space. Backyard is looking really nice and we now love going to our backyard (we didn't use it for last four years since we bought the house). We will be giving him some more work. Only thing I would say is they are not cheap but they do good work.

    William Page Architects
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 39 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Ken W.
    Verified review

    William designed the addition to my house. Drew flawless drwings. Submitted them to the city and because of his experience, was granted the building permit. He very professional and very experienced

    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.

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

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