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Remodeling Associates
4.9
from 119 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donna S.
Verified review

I contacted Ron for work to remodel my bathroom and repair and paint my garage ceiling. Ron and his team did a phenomenal job for a reasonable price. I am extremely satisfied and would highly recommend! They were on time, professional, cleaned up and paid attention to every detail. Super happy!

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Big Blue Carpentry
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Darrell D.
Verified review

He did an excellent job in building a garage for me and came in under budget.

Russo Remodeling
4.6
from 45 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Justin J.
Verified review

We hired Chris to complete a multi-deck staining job for our condo building. He was courteous, generally communicated timely, and the finished work was well done. He also was kind enough to pressure wash certain parts of our concrete, shore up deck joists, and re-screw in boards where nails popped out over time. We would definitely consider using Chris again and appreciate his help on the project. Thanks Chris!

360 Degree Maintenance
4.7
from 35 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Joe K.
Verified review

Chris did some major repairs on our garage door. Very good work and professional. Will hire again for other projects

Varoli Enterprises LLC
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Susan G.
Verified review

Elmo replaced a light for me on the garage and he did a fantastic job. He was very friendly and polite. I would recommend him. S. G.

Construction Services
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Guillaume F.
Verified review

Josh answered quickly and came the very same day to look at the repairs to be done. The next day everything was done and well done! I've been very pleased to work with Josh: fast, good worker and good price! And despite the very cold weather he stayed a bit longer to also fix and adjust our garage door. A crack! I'm not attaching picture because the painting is still pending (too cold to paint outside). Won't hesitate to call him again in the future when needed

  • 27 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Melodie M.
Verified review

Fence Installation Had to install a 320 ft fence to keep my pets and kids in the yard. Wanted a wood fence that had 2 gates and an extra "bump out "near the garage to enclose a tree that was in the way. Didn't want to have the tree removed because it was a blooming apple tree and would have cost me more to have the tree cut down and stump removed. I saved at least $600 by enclosing the tree and it looks really nice too! Thumbs up for saving the environment! We ran into a drainage problems in a back areas of the yard where it seems "soupy" so Bo suggested a deeper foundation hole for the post and a mix of gravel and sand to drain out excess water. Its been over a month now and with lots of rain. The post and surrounding area has been fine and seems to be draining better then it did before with the porous mix of sand/gravel. Bo, the estimator-manager has been out twice to check the area and called me for any updates of water drainage. I would recommend Steamatic for fence installation, especially if you have any issues with your lawn. The guys in the crew were super nice and even though I offered them our bathroom, they went to local public establishments. Great job guys! Melodie M-Whitefish Bay

Mr & Mrs solutions Inc.
4.6
from 20 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Henry H.
Verified review

Luis built a playroom above our garage starting from scratch. He completed the job in under 2 weeks and it looks absolutely amazing for a very reasonable price. There are many small touches Luis put into the build like adding tiny ridges to the shelves in addition to making it look like it was built as part of the original house. This included crown molding around the windows, door, and along the base. Luis also has a good eye for design and colors and he made multiple suggestions which we adopted without being pushy. We've also used Luis for multiple painting jobs and he and his crew are extremely quick, friendly, and do a very good job. Given the quality of the work, time frame, and value of services - we plan to use Luis again for our home improvement needs.

  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Robert L.
Verified review

Geoff and his team from Benchmark did an outstanding job start to finish. Geoff, who has a degree in Architecture, began the planning of the rebuilt structure with me that included new features to preserve and strengthen it. Among the new features were the addition of concrete wings under the walkway and a drainage system to siphon water away. He did everything from the drafting of the plans for the village, demolition, construction of both cement and brick work to the final touch, brick columns to accent the building with decorative flower urns. You would not believe how wonderful the front of the building looks today. Our Maintance Person who is a licensed carpenter himself could not believe the high quality of the work that was done through out the entire process. Geoff even saved me money by preserving and reinstalling an iron railing. I can't tell you enough about this company and I have been in the landlording business and dealt with many contractors over 45 years.

Mark M.
Verified review

We had Steve install a powder room in our basement in June of 2012. Framing, dry wall, door, tile floor, vanity, toilet, electrical, ceiling, exhaust fan, heater. From our first meeting, through the entire project, to completion, our experience could not have been better. Of the contractor's we had look at the job Steve was the only one who listened to what we wanted. He made suggestions and gave us options to think about but he listened and provided us with a bid for a project that was what we wanted. Steve was outstanding to work with, he communicated exactly what, when, why and how he was completing the work. He was on schedule, on budget, and extremely easy to work with. His work ethic, quality, and pride in his work shows in the finished project. He used a plumber, electrician a carpenter assistant, who are just as excellent as Steve. They have the same work ethic and pride that Steve has, communicate like Steve and are a pleasure to work with. Our finished project is excellent and exactly what we wanted. The entire process was no hassle. Steve handled all permits and details. He said it would be painless and it was. We have used Steve for another small project, had him inspect a home our daughter was buying and have recommended him highly to our friends. He is now bidding on some work at our daughter's new home. We believe that Steve is the best. Honest, friendly, does what he says he will do, when he says it will be done, with excellent quality. It is a treat to work with someone who is as good as Steve. It would not be possible for me give Steve a high enough recommendation. Work with Steve and you will not be sorry.

CREATIVE CONSULTANTS, INC
4.2
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah C.
Verified review

Creative Consultants repaired and re-sided my garage!! They did a great job and Leo was so great about staying in touch, letting me know when they'd be there, etc etc. I was super happy with it.

GREENLEAF DEVELOPERS INC
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Andy A.
Verified review

I just used Greenleaf developers to build an addition at the back of my house. I met with a lot of companies but ultimately chose Greenleaf developers because they were the most organized and affordably priced. They had everything picked out in no time and stayed within my budget. The crew got started on the date we agreed upon. I could not be happier with the finished product from the design to the craftsmanship! Thank you, Peter!

Chicago Ironman Builders
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rory R.
Verified review

Contractor Jamie Isberner and his team at Ironman Builders have the right formula for a successful renovation project or build: exceptional craftsmanship, good communication and fair pricing. We have used Ironman Builders multiple times for both small projects and large scale ones. Everything from building an entire second floor with bathrooms and bedrooms to a garage with a deck, to smaller everyday home improvements. We have and will continue to recommend them for all contracting needs.

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

Highline Designs LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Bill G.
Verified review

I hired Travis and his crew to remodel my home that was bought to flip they did a great job!

Joseph V.
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To anyone looking for a contractor large or small Joe is the one you are looking for. My name is Debbie, I live in Glenview Illinois. I have been saving for many years to put an addition on our house. I have been very skeptical of contractors in the past, but my friend who used Joe for his driveway was very happy with the work he did. The business is called Junk It Joes (clean outs, demolition, excavation and concrete). I hired him for an addition on our house and demolition of our one car garage to build a two car garage and a full 500sq ft addition with 9 ft basement on back of our garage, which is always scary putting that much faith in someone to put a hole in your house, and I was nothing less than very pleased. The references I checked all came out excellent and his estimates came out in the same ballpark as for our budget. The speed, in which it got done, even though he is not a large company, was fast. The most stressful part he put behind us and our minds at ease. It saved us a lot of time and money to hire one company when we had concrete companies that did not do excavating and demolition which added allot more to the bids. Joe informed us it is the same equipment to do all this and also said it takes alot more time to have 3 different companies lined up and also the amount we saved we were able to get a lot more. We acted as the general contractor to save money and Joe helped us every step of the way with other contractors so we did not get ripped off. He informed us that we could always fire contractors if we were not happy and by making sure we did not pay in advance for work not completed. With this knowledge he gave us the upper hand. He worked side by side with other contractors to make sure everything went smooth as soon as the house was opened up. He put plywood and plastic up so no saw dust or debris came into the house. The site was cleaned up every day. I didn't have to worry about mud, dust or debris getting into my house. After the third day we were very at ease with going to work knowing Joe and his crew was amazing and they all knew exactly what to do without being told. He informed us him and his three main guys been with him since he started. We had kids there and they were nothing less than always professional and on time. My kids and neighbors kids loved watching the project. Because of this Joe stayed late put orange safety fence up every night another thing not in our bid. He went above and beyond; he also made sure other contractors put it back up. He was very concerned about the kids getting in and hurt. He was also big on the contractors we hired conduct themselves professionally and not use four letter words when having a bad day. It was summer and hot it was august and we let other contractors know Joe wanted to call a meeting of everyone we hired to make sure if they could not get there when called to retract there bid and that was kids and winter around corner. It was not his job but he is such nice guy that everyone respected him including us. I believe he was the youngest owner we hired of a company. He never had to yell or act like a jerk and let everyone know this is someone’s home savings and lifelong dream. He made sure everyone knew that it’s not just a job. He explained all costs and step by step of what would be done. He was very forthcoming if something had to be changed. He is very honest and takes pride in his work. He was always at the job every day and treated it like it was his own house; he worked longer and harder than anyone else. He wanted to make sure, due the fact that houses are so close to each other, that no damage was done to our neighbors house or ours with the big machines used he did it himself. He even put up silk fencing before he started at no charge to us. There was a problem with an electrical line missed marked and had to be moved right in the path of the new addition. When digging it shut the job down temporarily, but Joe got Com Ed out right away to move the line. This was not in our budget but we already knew we saved so much when he had to call me at work he was scared. Glad to inform you with him that was our biggest problem and we lost no sleep. By end of the week the job was back on schedule. We never had to worry about materials not being paid, he did this without asking. When it came time for every payout there were only three. He turned something I thought was going to be a long nightmare into something that did not take much of our time. However the job was big enough Joe explained that what he quoted was able to do extras and not work for free. Not because we were homeowners trying get everything for the cheapest or free. He informed us yes there are bad contractors but there are people that rip them off too. So it works both ways. Joe showed proof of all receipts (which I would never have thought to ask). He also informed us to do the same thing with the other subcontractors we hired that were doing work as well. I have heard of horror stories of liens being put on homes, we never had to worry. We didn't even have to put a deposit down until the concrete was ready to be poured. The job came in under budget and was done very professional. He never tried to over sell us anything we did not need. We asked him about heated concrete floors because we heard other people loved them. Most contractors would jump on it and charge a fortune for extras. He told us that it was very efficient but his crew has only done a couple, it is very time consuming and worries about leaks in the line. Instead of trying to sell us on it, he told us get bids. After we told him how much others cost he said he would do it for the cost of labor only if we order it. He spent so much time with the manufacture on the phone and made sure he would not have to rip his new concrete up. He said he has done a couple but has been lucky, not what we do every day. We paid for the system and he only charged us labor but the deal was my husband had to help so they both learned about it. It cost us less than half the bids we got. We love it, the best thing ever got and we were still within our budget. My husband is a union carpenter whom would work with Joe or recommend him any day. He was very impressed with his work; he went above and beyond what was expected and even threw in a few extras to keep us happy. After the second day I was completely confident I hired the right person. He did a follow up call after the first month, three months later and stopped by just to make sure we were still happy and there were no problems. This is our second year and have passed his name along to all my friends and family. We are happy to report that we love our addition and have made it the dream house. It’s done, furnished and we saved so much we could furnish it. I never thought in million years the project would come under budget. For being the biggest project I ever taken on, without him I don’t think it would have went as well. It was well worth the countless hours my husband and I spent with him he acted more like the general contractor. We had enough for a new concrete driveway in the end instead of asphalt. We offered him a bonus since he acted like a general contractor and relied on him so heavily we felt bad but he turned it down. He said his guys deserve it more than him but he could not take it. He said if we wanted to get them any Christmas presents that he usually gets them gift cards for red wing boots. He said he has not been able to do it past few years because of the economy and after the job, they did need them. He still sends us Christmas cards and so do we. Debbie If you have any questions you can email me at dschwab18@gmail.com

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Icon Building Group provides every client the same thoroughness, responsiveness, and assurance along with a broad spectrum of design and building services. Our skilled team of architects, interior designers, and craftsmen will always go that extra mile for you, no matter what the type or size of your project. You can count on us.

  • 27 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I feel we stand out because of the effort and concentration on a quality product finished for the customer. The satisfaction that is brought from improving someone's home to their expectations, has a high reward and I believe this sets us apart. Well, it kind of coincides with the previous comment. I've been doing this since I was a child growing up with my father teaching me the crafts and trades. Along with working with other crafts and trades honing and refining skills over several decades the knowledge and abilities created over that time give a great sense of confidence and satisfaction. Knowing that you can achieve what customers desires for improvements are and helping them create and Design something more than they expected is a pretty good reward.

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We provide residential home remodeling and home building services. Our company was started in 1994, and we continue to provide outstanding value for our customers. Our trained professionals will design, consult and manage your project from start to finish.

  • 12 years in business
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Forward Design and Build, LLC is a full customer orientated company that has all of the resources and labor needed for any type of project. We are skilled craftsmen from top to bottom and a complete design and build company that will take your project from start to finish. We love to please!!. At Forward Design and Build, LLC., we believe in complete customer satisfaction. Our business is built on referrals. Therefore, we keep your project on budget and on time. There is no better feeling than taking a project from start to finish with each customer and experiencing the "old to new".

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Start Garage doors ,It's not every day that you're in the market for a new garage door. So if you think you know what to expect when shopping for a new one or feel that current models are the same as your 15-year-old door, you're in for a surprise. Today's doors are stronger, more secure and better insulated, and they require much less maintenance than their predecessors. And you've never before had such a range of choice in materials, styles, colors and window treatments. Selecting a material. Most new garage doors are made of steel backed by rigid-foam insulation. Panels made of 24-ga. steel are the strongest (26- and 28-ga. steel is also used); most are produced with an embossed wood-grain pattern or with a smooth finish. Look for a model with a baked-on primer and polyester topcoat for maximum rust protection. Warranties for steel doors start at 10 years; limited lifetime coverage is not uncommon. Once the mainstay garage door material, wood has taken a backseat to other materials in the middle of the market. To a great extent, this is due to the added maintenance and regular painting wood doors require. Most wood doors are constructed with a hemlock frame and hardboard panels. But custom doors are often made from solid Douglas fir. The typical warranty for a factory-made wood door is one year; many custom doors are backed for 15 years. Plastic doors are fairly new to the scene, and they might eventually be the door of choice. Like steel, plastic doors offer lightweight durability without routine upkeep. Unlike their metal and wood counterparts, they're corrosion- and rot-free, and they operate almost silently. Because they contain UV-resistant additives, light-colored versions can take sun without fading. Gadco's polyethylene door is made from the same high-density plastic used for truck-bed liners. Overhead Door's Renata model, made of color-through PVC, offers a selection of panel designs that go well beyond the basic rectangle. Plastic doors carry 20-year or longer warranties.

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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 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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