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Madison Construction Estimators

Browse these construction estimating services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Madison.

Hunter Home Solutions
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Emily C.
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Dee was exceptionally prompt in responding to my request for junk removal. Her communication with me was helpful along the way and she provided a fair estimate of the project. Her crew arrived when they said they would and the work was done professionally and cheerfully. Very appropriate and friendly. I would, without hesitation, hire Hunter Home Solutions again and encourage anyone considering this type of task to hire them with confidence.

ROC Construction LLC
4.4
from 25 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Dee H.
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I had an emergency installation and ROC Construction was the best!

Frank's Construction LLC
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara N.
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We recently had a backsplash installed in our kitchen by Frank Landaverde. I am giving Frank's Construction a 5-star rating because he and his associate showed up when he said he would and completed the job in a timely manner. This was especially important to me because another installer I had arranged did not show up as scheduled without notifying us. We appreciated Frank's suggestions on grout colors to go with the tile we had selected because the backsplash looks great with the cabinets and appliances. It is apparent that Frank takes great pride in his work and I am happy to give him the highest recommendation.

Craig Korb Construction
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kim K.
Verified review

We received several bids on a repair and roofing job we needed done in a very short time-frame. Craig did a very indepth evaluation for what was needed and provided the estimate within 24hrs. He brought several things to our attention that the other bids did not address. We were able to schedule the job within a week of receiving the bid. He completed the work within the timeframe promised, He left the site cleaned each night and overall did an outstanding job. We feel we saved money and received quality. We would recommend Craig for your roofing needs!

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle F.
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Rick came a distance to give us an estimate and was able to tell us on the spot. He even gave us tips for some other house projects that we are doing on our own. His estimate and timeline was the most reasonable of all bids we got. He was able to start the project within two weeks. When he ran into an unanticipated electrical problem he spent the afternoon calling electricians until one could immediately come out. Everything was done in the time frame we were given. We are so happy with the end result. Would hire again.

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  • 32 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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Justin S.
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I needed 4 doors hung in a basement reno I am completing on my own and I wanted them done correctly. Phil Connors was on time, communicative and did a good job hanging 4 pre-hung doors in the janky framing I put up. I will be bringing him back to do some custom shelf construction for a sit on top sink in a bathroom. He prefers not use telephone communication; he texts or emails, however, he responds to email quickly, within 24 hours. I would recommend Phil for your next carpentry project

Shamrock Construction
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
John O.
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We had a very good experience with Shamrock. Danny got right back to me when I posted my need on Thumbtack. Originally I thought we just needed new ridge vents because we had bats in our attic and we knew we had at least one hole in our roof. He came down on a Sunday to check out the holes before it rained again and discovered that we had extensive hail damage and needed a whole new roof. He was very good at dealing with our insurance company, and answered all of our questions and returned our phone calls quickly. We had a two-man crew do our entire roof, and we feel that they were really an A+ team. They were polite, hardworking, and cleaned up the work area every day before they left. We are very pleased with our new roof and Shamrock Construction.

Legacy Building & Design
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Christie-Lee W.
Verified review

We used Jerry for a larger addition on our house and were very happy with his team's work! Great craftsmanship, good communication around the budget, and Jerry and his team walked us through choices and gave advice along the way! We are very happy with the work from our project with Legacy Building & Design!

  • 5 years in business
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We strive to make sure all of our customers are extremely happy with the services we provide for the completion of there project.

  • 18 years in business
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We stand out because we take the job seriously to make are customer's happy and satisfied we also find u the best prices and materials for your buck and we will come back to repair any damages done from weather or so on if u don't like something we will make adjustments and where negotiable on pricing

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We offer professional results at maintenance man prices.

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We take pride in our work and our customers' satisfaction!

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We are a small remodeling company based out of Cross Plains. We will work on kitchens, baths, garages, decks, siding, roofs, windows, doors, basements, additions and new construction. We look forward to helping you with your next project.

  • 44 years in business
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Whether you have chosen to build a new home, or remodel your current home we want to exceed your expectations in every way. We will work directly with you to specify materials and products that match your unique needs and taste. Each member of our team takes into consideration your dreams and goals for your home.

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I have over 20 years experience in all types of construction

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We work on siding, soffit and fascia, windows, decks and gazebos, roofing, asphalt and residential steel. We offer senior and veteran discounts.

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We do any room full remodels, additions, carpentry, electrical and plumbing work, siding and trim, and window and door installation. Strict attention to detail is paid to throughout the project as if it were our own. We also assist in design process if needed.

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I specialize in new construction and remodeling. I take on large jobs or just small handyman jobs. I am 34 years old and have been in the construction business for 15 years.

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Im in a specialized job that only a hand full off contractors do.

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Glasenapp Construction LLC has more than decade of experience remodeling and building construction. We offer many services and follow best practice.

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Between me and my co-worker, we have 17 years of experience remodeling, including the following: * New construction * Roof installation and repair * Finish carpentry * Carpet installation * Hardwood flooring installation and refinishing * Exterior and interior painting (including the application of stains and polyurethane on woodwork) No job is too small or big. We take great pride in our work, and our job sites are always cleaner than when we arrived.

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.

For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

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