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Milwaukee Building Cost Estimators

Browse these building cost estimators with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Milwaukee.

LC ProCleaning Services
4.6
from 78 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
Diana L.
Verified review

communication excellent, job well done, cost reasonable. I will use them again!

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Big Blue Carpentry
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bill W.
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Brian was very easy to work with. He completed replacing my porch steps and the cost was less than estimated. I'm looking forward to working with Brian in the near future to complete the window replacement and insulation of my porch.

  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Dale S.
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Installed a gas line for the dryer, did a good job at a reasonable cost.

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WB's Handyman Services
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Josh C.
Verified review

Walt was attentive to our needs and began work right away. The cost was reasonable for the work completed. I would certainly recommend Walt and utilize him in the future.

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Dave Kaucnik
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kay D.
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Dave was friendly, fast, and extremely knowledgeable. I was told that my issue was something more complex and more costly by another guy but Dave was honest and upfront with me about what the real issue was. That's hard to find in the repair industry. Much appreciated! Dave has a new costumer for life:)

Bill Hull's Odd Jobs
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Rebekah B.
Verified review

Bill kept me in the know during all steps of the process. He took a look at my property and then gave me a very realistic idea of what the job would entail and an estimate of timing. My lawn now looks great and I'd feel very comfortable hiring Bill for many jobs in the future. Plus, I received a very kind thank you card in the mail.

360 Degree Maintenance
4.7
from 35 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas R.
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Personable and took care of business. Would definitely hire again for other maintenance needs. He took care of a plumbing issue for us..

Precision Solutions LLC
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Joyce B.
Verified review

Not only did Chris respond with an Email the same day I had searched, but also sent an estimate shortly after I had replied to his Email. On top of that he came and completed the projects within a few days of my confirmation to him. He is VERYprofessional, does excellent work at a reasonable cost and is very conscientious on the quality of work done. I highly recommend his services to anyone.

  • 13 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Lori S.
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I hired Bill to repair/replace some doors, install a sink, paint and a few other small odd jobs around my house. He did a nice job on the work and the cost of his service was very reasonable. I think he might have gotten the job done a little faster if he put in full days and had his girlfriend not come with him to work every day, but overall, I am very satisfied with the job.

LCM Contracting
4.5
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon H.
Verified review

Matt did a great job on building a custom pergola with very short notice. He was easy to work with, and I’ve already received several compliments from people about how nice it looks. Would recommend him, and would use his services again.

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  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Cindy T.
Verified review

Was very happy with the work that was done. Worked around my schedule, cost was very reasonable, took away the old toilet for me. Will definitely call him again for future work.

Dan Strong Handyman Services
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Todd T.
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Dan did a great job repairing our fence. It was a big job,8 sections of our 6 foot solid wood fence had been damaged due to high winds. Posts needed to be dug out and replaced. Dan was great communicating when he would be here, when he would finish, and all costs involved. Thanks Dan, great job.

  • 27 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela O.
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FENCE and ROOF My husband and I purchased a 1950's mid century modern ranch style house this winter. Although we knew the roof was in need of repair, the expense of moving and other repairs had us put a new roof on hold. Unfortunately the mild winter brought rain so we contacted Bo at Steamatic for an estimate. (Recommended by a friend) Additionally we needed a fence for our labrador, Maxie. Steamatic offered us a bundle discount for the roof and chain link fence. I'm pleased with the service and professional attitude of the crew members. Alex was really great and kept me informed everyday of the progress of the projects .I later learned they are a family based company which was nice because they cared about the overall experience. We were asked for just a down payment where many other companies wanted all monies upfront for supplies and labor. The remaining balance we split between a credit card and check which really helped us because our initial plan was to install the roof at a later date. I highly recommend Steamatic and ask for Alex to be your crew leader! P Olsen- West Bend

Remodeling Services
4.1
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jim K.
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After 8 quotes for a fence from local fence companies and contractors, I came across thumbtack and figured I would give it a try. Almost immediately entering my info Joe reached out. I was immediately impressed with his professionalism and timely quote. He actually included the exact material quote showing exactly what materials along with how much everything cost. He was the clear winner. I was pretty specific with the timeframe, and he got it done. He stayed on budget as promised, and was great with communication throughout the project. Joe completed a 90+ foot privacy fence with a beautiful gate that crosses my driveway. I recommend Joe Mahas and Native Remodels without hesitation.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
David M.
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Large shed/garage! Did excellent job, windows delivered prior to job start did not match house windows! After a little discussion the matching ones were installed at no extra cost! Great job! I would use them again in a heart beat!!

Ryszard Pawloski Remodeling
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Rabi J.
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Amazing quality great work and very easy to deal with hired him already for another project. I will definitely be using him for all my future projects.

  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Erin A.
Verified review

We had Tracy bros. do drywall repair, lighting, and kitchen ceiling remodeling. Everything from estimates, to the completed project was done in a timely manner and we couldn't be happier with the results. Would highly recommend them for any job

Brooke F.
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Working with Steve was an amazing, POSITIVE contrast to previous contractors we've had in the house. We gave him a "test drive," by asking him to install a couple of windows. When we experienced his workmanship and dependability, we then contracted him to patch up the drywall and install the kitchen cabinets we had already ordered from another company. Dependable: Steve came when he said he would---or called when he was running late. He also went above and beyond what was "required" of him to do his job. We didn't have a car big enough to bring one of our windows home, so Steve picked it up for us, and brought it home! Quality of workmanship: His work was outstanding. Steve paid attention to big AND small details (leveling each of the cabinet doors!); carefully followed--or improved upon--the cabinet plans; touched up the paint that was scuffed when cabinets were installed; and cleaned up after himself every day. With the drywall, he took the time to go over it two or three times, until the new part was seamless with the old. With the window trim, he made a custom stain that beautifully coordinates the window trim to the cabinets, and gave me extra for our future use. Knowledgeable: He knows the code, and chooses to go beyond the minimum. He moved one of our windows, and told us the minimum header was eight inches. He chose to put in an ten inch header. When the rough work was done by the other contractors (plumber and electrician), he pointed out a couple of things that weren't up to code, and said we should be sure these details were done before the rough inspection. He helped me save thousands of dollars by walking me through how to be my own general contractor---at no cost to us. From time to time, Steve would even call me to see how things were progressing, and let me know the "next step," to keep things moving. He pointed out ways he could have saved me money on the cabinets, if I had ordered through him. We're hoping to do an addition on the house in a couple of years. When we do, we'll be calling this guy again. Thanks, Steve, for your outstanding workmanship! I LOVE our kitchen! :)

Clever Work Service
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Carol S B.
Verified review

John has done a multitude of construction and repair tasks for us. He can put on a new roof, build and/or repair fences, install drywall, paint, and make repairs large and small. He is punctual, gets jobs done quickly, cleans the area and charges for his work are fair. His work is meticulous and he takes pride in his work. Highly recommended!

Home Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Justin M.
Verified review

Ed and his team did an amazing job building out our cement basement into a completely finished area including large bedroom, bath, family room and kitchenette area! Their bid and actual figures for the 1200 sq ft build-out were spot on and they exceed their own timeline, start to finish in 29 days! Ed is a very trustworthy person and he was on site almost every day which was great to see, and if he wasn't on site then we communicated by phone. You don't see or hear about experiences like this too often these days but for new Wisconsinites like our family from the west coast we couldn't have picked a better person, leader, and contractor to work with! I have recommended and referred Ed and his team to several of my neighbors as well as co-workers which says a lot. He's upfront, honest and will tell you whether or not something is possible to accommodate which is exactly what I expected, of which he delivered. All said and done, an awesome job was completed in a timely manner with cost almost to a tee. How can you go wrong in a situation like this? The answer is that you can't. Thank you and your team, Ed, for a GREAT job! Justin and family

Happy Hammer LLC
1.0
from 1 review
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    We do quality work at a reasonable price. We are detail oriented, reliable and trustworthy. We have plenty of satisfied customers who we continue to serve year after year.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    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.

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