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DP Electrical and Remodeling
4.7
from 93 reviews
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
Verified review

I cannot say enough about the workmanship of DP Electrical. We bought a foreclosure that needed a lot of TLC and updating. Over the last year, we have had several contractors helping us with the projects that are out of our comfort zone. I have to say Dave is a credit to his profession and we appreciated his knowledge and willingness to answer questions and help us make an outbuilding safe and useable. We will be using DP Electrical again, without hesitation.

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Big Blue Carpentry
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Javier I.
Verified review

I called and spoke to Brian, the contractor, on a Monday about a custom mailbox that I needed to be constructed on my house. He came out the next day and properly told me how much time he needed to find all the components and the custom paint in order to comply with the home owners association regulations. The job was done in less time than estimated, his craftsmanship was impressive and he was very diligent. The final cost of the mailbox was reasonable and cost effective compared to the rest of contractors in the area. I rate this contractor 5 stars. I will l hire them for future work and recommend him to my neighbors.

  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Steve R.
Verified review

Extremely pleased with the service I received. In spite of running into some unexpected plumbing problems the job was finished on time and within budget. The price was 1/4 to 1/10 that of other plumbing contractors I had contacted. Without a doubt will use for any future plumbing needs.

WEHAB, LLC
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Norm G.
Verified review

The problem was with my side garage door causing locking problems. Though everything looked level and plumb there were some very slight tolerance differences. We took the strike plates off and cut the the nails holding the door frame to the rough opening. There were also two screws, one top and one bottom that were also removed from the strike side. The brick molding from the strike side and top were then removed allowing us to tap the top of the strike side in toward the garage and then tested the locking mechanisms for alignment and ease. Once in proper place, we secured the strike side top and bottom to hold it in place. When we had removed the brick molding we discovered that once the door was properly aligned, the sheathing on the strike side stuck out approximately a 1/4 inch. It became clear that the original contractor failed to square up the hinge side of the door opening with the strike side of the door opening thus there existed a slight torqueing of the door in the opening. With that, and the addition of cold and heat expansion and contraction, locking the door was problematic. We managed to trim down a 3/4 by 1/4 area of the sheathing so the brick mold would sit flat on the sheathing and door frame keeping the appropriate setback from the edge. We were also able to accomplish the work without affecting the siding at all. I had a piece of brick molding consistent with what was there so we were able to replace the strike side molding which I cut on my compound miter saw. Everything fit in perfectly and the door is easily closed and locked. What remains is some slight shimming, recaulking the top and strike side, and another coat of paint on the trim.

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TK Designs & Consulting, LLC
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ellen S.
Verified review

Tanya was amazing to work with on my kitchen upgrade. She sought out contractors that were polite and competent. She saved us a lot of money. We now have a kitchen that is the envy of everyone that walks in the house. She made sure that I was happy with all the choices that we made. She has incredible insight and a lot of experience to help make choices. I highly recommend working with Tanya.

  • 27 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Alyssa C.
Verified review

Hello, My sister recommended me to have GTC/Steamatic do repairs painting and mold removal for our house. Most of the mold was located in a closet off the kitchen and we wanted the first floor painted. The job was done in about 3 weeks as they had to rebuild an archway from the living room to dining room. We are very happy with all the work done and Bo gave us the best price with a bundle discount compared to the other contractors. Otherwise we wouldn't have gotten to rebuild the archway. My new furniture arrives next week and it looks like a total remodel I highly recommend Bo Tony and Marina for any project you've got going on in your home!

  • 12 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Ricky C.
Verified review

Choose Weston! It's hard to find good help. Weston was great! If you want someone who cares, works as hard as you would and be fair about price, then look no further. These apps and sites are difficult to use because of reliability and I typically don't try to use them, but I'm glad I did. I hired a "reputable" company through a general contractor to put up drywall in two bathrooms and a hallway. They came back 2 times over a span of 5 weeks! and you could still see lines, bad corners and outlets that wouldn't fit. It was inexcusable...unbelievable, really. When Weston saw the work he couldn't believe it. He went over the project with me in thorough detail to make sure we were on the same page, he informed me of any other areas that were of concern that he found and went above and beyond. Since the bathrooms were on opposite sides of the house, he patched two areas (not included in the scope of work) that were visibly damaged from a chair and fixed them, just because he saw them. Although small, quick fixes, it was this type of detail and hard work that showed throughout the project. Needless to say, the walls look like they did before the damage. He worked as long as he had to and got it done right. After living in a hotel for a month and a half and waiting another month for the "reputable" company that we hired to get it close to being right, it was nice to finally find someone who cared and got the job done above expectations. All I can say is thank you.

Frank's Construction LLC
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Laura G.
Verified review

Frank Landaverde installed a new tile floor in our kitchen and entryway, and he was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. I wish I could figure out a way to upload a picture here to show the results of his hard work: the grout goes wonderfully well with the tile, and he chose an arrangement for the tile that really works (we had three different colors). He and his associates really paid close attention to detail; the floor is flawless and beautiful. I really can't stop looking at it! Many thanks to Frank and his co-workers. We have had experiences with other contractors who did not follow through well, and Frank made every effort to meet our schedule; he even made special accommodations to ensure it was done on time. I can't believe how quickly and effectively they worked on this floor. I have to wish him and his small business all the best -- they will do well if they can keep up this level of service, and we will certainly hire them again in the future.

  • 7 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Violet D.
Verified review

This is one of the special companies that is difficult to find. After switching to so many different contractors I’m so happy to know these people. Always on time and budget and excellent work! Thank you, Al and Silvia!

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Midwest Remodeling LLC
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Catherine D.
Verified review

If you hate messy contractors as much as I do, call Midwest Remodeling. They were time, did quality work, and left the job site neat and clean. Overall, an amazing job. I would hire again without hesitation.

Native Remodels, LLC.
4.1
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Jim K.
Verified review

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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kim P.
Verified review

Well, guess it's time to share my soon to be not so secret contractor, Rob Tracy. As the owner of several 1800's era buildings I bought on the edge of their death, I have yet to find an issue he can not solve nor a skill he does not possess. From framing to finish, new construction to restoration, he runs every job with creativity and professionalism in a timely fashion with great attention to detail, while staying on budget and time frame. Been involved in construction industry for decades, and can honestly say it is not often you find a contractor with his mad skills and awesome work ethic. See a few before and after pictures below, and feel free to contact me for more pics, or with any questions.

Rudy's Tile
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jake E.
Verified review

Talked to him on Thursday, completed by Saturday with no issues. I wish all contractors were like him. Tiled my bathroom and did a great job. Will be using him again.

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

Finding a good handyman needn't be difficult--just call Craig. He completed quite a variety of work to help me prepare my house for sale, including installing water barrels and new downspouts, removing a satellite and repairing roof, installing fans and light fixtures, hanging a medicine cabinet, grouting, concrete patching, and hanging a new storm door, among other projects. Craig did excellent work, and it is clear that he is a very skilled, trustworthy, and fair handyman. I recommend him so highly--I wish I had found him years earlier.

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle F.
Verified review

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.

Interiors By B
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
James K.
Verified review

We are still in the planning and hiring of specific contractors stage but so far so good!

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Teresa Share
Verified review

The easiest experience and nice, friendly professionals. We had our windows done and we are very happy with the outcome! We will definitely be looking for future home improvements through Sears!

AKM Contractors, Inc.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 24 years in business
Laralynn Webster
Verified review

Do you need a new roof or siding? Don't look any further. Greg and Kathy are honest hard working people. They do awesome work. And they will give you a fair price!

Jeff J.
Verified review

Jeff came to my house and solved our roof issue no other contractor came out and listened to us. Thank you for listening and using your extensive knowledge to fix our problems.

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  • 38 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Cost and Quality over the years watching others doing the work that I could have done to save of the cost I was charged.

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We make general repairs. From plumbing, to electrical, and local hauling and moving. We also haul away junk away, at a very reasonable rate. We also do house cleaning and yard work.

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.  

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.

Where should I start when remodeling a bathroom?

Bathroom remodeling doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Before starting a bathroom remodel it’s crucial to know what you want and have a clear understanding of your maximum budget. If you’d love all marble fixtures but have $3,000 total, you will have to compromise. Being realistic about materials and money before you even contact a contractor will have you on the road to success. Here are some simple steps to follow in the planning stages of bathroom remodeling:

  • List your remodeling priorities in order of importance (e.g., 1. New shower head, 2. Replace flooring, 3. Install recessed lighting, etc.).
  • Calculate what you can realistically afford to spend on your bathroom remodel. Identify an “all in” price — meaning the absolute maximum you’re willing to pay, as well as what you’d prefer to spend.
  • Gather ideas from Pinterest about colors and finishes.
  • Research the costs of the materials and finishes you want and begin making choices about what is and isn’t possible to fit into your budget (once labor is included). If you’d like to stay under $10,000 total, but really love a $2,000 tub, plan to downgrade in other areas.
  • Request quotes from at least three reputable general contractors, share your vision and ideal materials, and work together from there.

How do I plan a bathroom remodeling project?

If you’re stumped on how to plan a bathroom remodeling project, it pays to hire a designer. This is especially important if you’re changing your bathroom layout in any way. Designers create contractor-friendly drawings indicating exactly where each tile and fixture will be installed, down to the light switches. This investment might cost you $300-$500 but save you significant frustration and miscommunication, while ensuring you get precisely what you want.

If you’re going to do your own design, planning a bathroom remodeling project means being organized and planning ahead. Create a general outline of what you want and the budget you have. Identify the specific fixtures, tiles, paint and vanity you prefer. Get all this organized before requesting quotes from two to three reputable general contractors. Once you find the right pro, get a written contract outlining scope of work, materials that will be used, timeframe and payment schedule. Communicate clearly about when to order your materials so they are ready and waiting by the time the contractor gets the permits. Your job from here is to communicate clearly, pay the contractor as the work progresses, and enjoy your remodel when it’s done.

For more on where to start when remodeling a bathroom check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

How long should a bathroom remodel take?

With proper planning and a good general contractor, your bathroom remodeling project doesn’t have to take forever. The construction phase of the project will always vary based on your scope of work, the square footage and the condition of your bathroom under the surface layer. Inevitably an 80-square-foot master bathroom with major changes will take longer than a 25-square-foot guest bath undergoing a minor renovation. For a smaller bathroom, a facelift — the industry term for sprucing up the surface layer (such as paint, vanity, tiles or light fixtures) but keeping the existing footprint of the space — may take five to eight working days, as long as there are no surprises like mold waiting when the old vanity comes out. A more complex bathroom remodel that revamps the shower area (customizing the plumbing, installing tile and changing the shower door), updates the flooring and cabinetry, and adds new paint and new lighting could take anywhere from one week to three weeks. A full bathroom remodel that guts the room, changing the footprint and moving the electrical wiring and plumbing lines, could take four to eight weeks or more. To keep your bathroom remodel on schedule, have your materials ordered and waiting, and don’t make any change orders once construction begins. Planning is key to keeping a bathroom remodel on schedule.   

For more on how long a bathroom remodel should take check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

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