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Duran Landscaping Inc.
4.4
from 98 reviews
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Scott D.
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Ernesto was quick to respond, and had our huge mass of blackberry bushes removed (roots and all) by the end of the next day! Very happy with his services, and would definitely recommend him to others.

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Doerksen Handyman
4.8
from 69 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 86 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.

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Dahlin Design-Build
4.7
from 47 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Renee S.
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Steve Dahlin has worked for and alongside my spouse and I for more than ten years in many facets of restoration and renovation of our historic property, such as carpentry, siding installation, painting, repairing and restoring historic floors and thresholds, windows, and exterior and interior historic moldings. The projects we've worked on together have focused on jobs both small and large on the renovation of our two-hundred-year-old historic house and barn. Steve has brought his expertise and long experience to solving the often sticky problems that emerge when restoring, preserving, renovating, and replicating historic features. One project particularly stands out: We had found an original, historic window in terrible disrepair and deterioration that we wanted to restore and put back into its original location. Every other contractor, window supplier, etc., that we spoke to told us that the window was beyond repair and that we should discard it and purchase a new one. Steve, however, took on the job and did a fabulous job of restoring the window to not only its former beauty but also its functionality. Steve impresses us with his willingness to come out and help us even when the jobs are very small. Steve has recently worked with us on repairing our historic barn, and we've been very pleased with the result.

G&E Landscape Contractor LLC
4.5
from 44 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Sherwyn S.
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We just did a complete remodel of our backyard. It was literally torn down to nothing and rebuilt. The job involved removing existing patio, cutting down a tree, clearing all the plants, removing steps, leveling the whole yard, building retaining walls, fence, gates, laying a fairly large patio area with pavers, building a fire pit area with flagstone, drainage, sprinklers and planting. I hired G&E based on the reviews on thumbtack and I couldn't agree more with some of the reviews about their professionalism. They are easily among the best contractors I have worked with. Reliability, Punctuality, Accountability, Flexibility, and Quality are some of the key qualities I was looking for and they fit it perfectly. We are very happy with how our yard turned out and it is better than what we have envisioned. I would definitely hire Polo and team again for any future work. If you are looking to get any landscaping work, don't think twice about G & E.

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Selander Design
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tome Z.
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Excellent. Was able to handle many different needs - fixing a closet spring, a door, mounting a tv, building a bookcase, hanging a curtain, etc. Great attitude too and very efficient. Even gave us good input for where to arrange our living room furniture and hang coat racks!!

DYC Painting LLC
4.6
from 31 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Suzzaynne K.
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David and his crew were just great! They took care of all our power washing needs. Our building looks really nice once more. One thing I thought was wonderful is they rescreened some of the window screens that were damaged and replaced damaged flowers!!! Will use them again! David is super thoughtful and very respectful. Happy customer here!!

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  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy M.
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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.

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Sound Pacific LLC
4.5
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tenzin T.
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Michael and Ryan did an amazing job on our back yard, building an amazing deck on an uneven yard. They took their time building the deck the correct way instead of rushing through to meet the timeline and move on to their next project. We knew they were busy yet they took time working diligently and creating a space exactly the way we wanted. We are one happy customer and would hire them again for other projects.

MOG2
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Allan A.
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We were new to the region and looking for some demo work as we begin a small renovation job. I received a quick response, fair and reasonable quote, followed by a superb job handled on time and very professionally. They did just what they said - promptly and as agreed. These guys are fantastic and I would highly recommend their services. I am confident that if they say they can do it , you will be more than pleased with their work and services. There is A Lot of experience that they draw from. It is Not their for go around and that is always important when reaching out to folks you do not know. AAA+++ satisfied. Allan from Federal Way.

The Handymen LLC
4.4
from 25 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Laura J.
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Chris removed a window and cut out wall space to install an exterior French Door. He installed new trim on the interior and exterior to match the existing trim and painted it. It looks great and the added functionality is incredible!

All Phases Building
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha B.
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I highly recommend All Phases Building! We remodeled our kitchen, main level including guest bathroom, living room, dining room, stairs and the upstairs laundry room. All Phases Building was extremely fair with pricing, finished all projects as promised and completed each and every request with professionalism. The work was high quality and exactly to our specifications. We lived in the house during the remodel with animals and two young children, which the entire crew was respectful of. All Phases Building made our starter home into our dream home. Thank you guys!! (before and after pictures attached)

  • 12 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Chris F.
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TJ is very well versed in construction knowledge and building code needed for my task, which was demo of my old fence and construction of its replacement. This made it easy to walk through during the estimation part, and feel confident of what I would be getting, and that I was making the right choices. I feel the price was fair, especially considering the quality. The demo was well done and completely cleaned up. Ditto the construction of the new fence. Quality materials were used and great care. I am very satisfied with the job done, and no issues came up at the walk through.

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RR Design, LLC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristen L.
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We're building an Acessory Dwelling Unit and needed a site plan constructed in a short time frame. R&R design put together a site plan for us in just minutes allowing us to obtain permits without waiting weeks. He was hired after another architect bailed in the beginning stages of our project I would highly recommend R&R design for any home improvement or new addition project.

  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan M.
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Joe from Strongarm was responsive and quick to schedule the work. He came out to finish stair trim work that was not completed by Emerald Installers contracted through Lowes. Not only did he do an excellent job, but he went above and beyond to patch up a few extra holes that were left behind by Emerald. I would absolutely hire him again.

King of Kings construction
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
David P.
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Jim and his crew did a great job on my home! Turned a very old home with very old grey and blue paint that was over 20 years since the last paint job into a modern like new home with three new colors. Very pleased with the work!

North Star Remodel Services
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha M.
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Jared did an amazing job! Not only did he come out and give me a quote, but he also made sure I knew exactly what was going on. He finished the job on time and gave us quality work for a great price! I will be hiring him again!

  • 13 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Brian F.
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Working with Josh and his team was an absolute pleasure. Everything from the timetable to the cost was communicated clearly and professionally. The quality of his work is top notch and we are very happy with the end product. Josh and his team are not only highly skilled when it comes to decking, they also helped with other projects around our house. Cannot recommend highly enough!

Left coast construction
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Paul D.
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A+++ Levi (the bearded face of Left Coast), Jason and Bryan are what quality is all about. From install of new 14x14 aggregate concrete pad to final assembly of the wood gazebo, wonderful work. I'm going to turn to these guys on future projects, and when they get so busy because their reputation spreads, I'll wait the time necessary for them to return.

  • 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.
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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!!

Lawrence Houston Architect
4.2
from 11 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Tara K.
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We hired Lawrence to help with numerous design components(new structures, remodeling existing and planning for future projects) and we had numerous issues that required not only a high level of technical competence , but also a lot of creativity to meet the aesthetics we were looking for. Lawrence met each of our needs in aces. Every inspector passed the work with flying colors. We love the improvements we made in our expansion and it has made our old house shine with new beauty. For me, finding an Architect who understands the aesthetics I am looking for is the number one most important element. As remodel or building a new structure can be a stressful event , working with someone as charming and fun as Lawrence was an added bonus. I would highly recommend Lawrence. He went above and beyond our dreams and gets my highest praise. Tara Katz

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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