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West Bend Builders

Browse these builders with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in West Bend.

  • 3 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Linda R.
Verified review

Dan is an excellent contractor I had him build oak bookcases on each side of my fitepkace. I told him what I wanted and he designed and built it. He also hung a flat screened tv above the fireplace placing all the wires behind the wall Dan has wonderful vision and creativity. Everyone who sees what he built stand amazed. I would recommend Dan for any type of remodeling work or construction work. I can't wait to hire him again to redo my kitchen!!!

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Big Blue Carpentry
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Darrell D.
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He did an excellent job in building a garage for me and came in under budget.

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

A Plus Renovations
4.7
from 29 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Lacy L.
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Shaun did a great job building our fence! Very personable, competitive pricing. Would not hesitate to recommend. Thanks again!

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Architectural Services
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John C.
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This was my first time building and had many changes as the vision for my home changed throughout the process. Amir was very understanding and accommodating. The end result was a great and detailed house plan. I am confident that I will be very happy with the end result. Thanks.

  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin G.
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Peter worked for me this last year remodeling a basic building in to an awesome looking Retail Store. He framed out and finished the bathroom, office and Kitchenette areas. He also did the electrical wiring inside and out on the whole building. He hung 7 large windows and a French front door after he removed a 16ft. garage door. Peter did a beautiful job tiling the bathroom floor, so I also had him do a bathroom in a rental. He Hung drywall and finished the showroom. Then he prepared the outside of the shop for Stone veneer. Peter takes great pride in his work and pays attention to details. Always thinking and very creative. We were working without a print, basically design as you go and he seemed to really enjoy the challenge. He's a very organized and clean worker. If he doesn't know something he will research and learn before he moves forward. I did not have to be there to get things done. We would meet make a plan for the day and I went about doing other business. I knew Peter would be on time and get the job done to my expectations or better. Peter's truly a great person who has raised a fine family, very disciplined and respectful. Peter's intelligence, eye for detail and quality of work make him stand above the others.

Remodeling Services
4.1
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle M.
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Joe was more than excellent to work with. He and his crew went far above and beyond to build us a fence that is of superior quality. Thanks again Joe!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas K.
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The job has not been completed, but I can say that the experience using thumbtack was excellent. Very easy and convenient to use.

  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anna P.
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The company Milwaukee Metro Painting did remodeling in my condo last summer. I am very much satisfied with the result of this project. I will contract with Milwaukee Metro Painting, LLC when it will be needed and advise this company to my friends. Anna

P.R.I.D.E. CONTRACTING LLC
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Karen and Lee P.
Verified review

The project scope and vision was to construct a deck that was aesthetically unique, functional for multiple tasks; with the requirement to have an outdoor space that allowed for an unobstructed view of the surrounding landscape and wildlife. Communications for the project were exceptional, from the beginning design discussions to the final completion of the deck. The design requirements were supported with structural needs that were unprecedented. The design and functional requirements for the cable railing system exceeded expectation; allowing for the unobstructed view, but still meeting the safety requirements of the deck. Electric Avenue, contracted through P.R.I.D.E. Construction, provisioned all of the needs for the extensive and unique electrical needs of the project to the same exceptional level as all the other components. The construction team was conscientious, professional, and their skills and workmanship amazing. In summary, P.R.I.D.E. Construction Company is appropriately named. From the inception of this project to the final completion the scope and vision were met; as well as the requirement to have an outdoor living space that melded with the surrounding landscape and wildlife.

Bill U.
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I have heard 'bounce is code'. Which means a floor may feel solid and be built to code but still moves as it is walked on. I have been in several of ABC's custom built homes and NEVER felt the floors flex. Even after they are 20 years old. It is great to know a well built home can be purchased from the guy who actually built it.

Titan construction group
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Karen J.
Verified review

Mike was personable, a contractor who kept his word and timely. Needed job done by certain date he met and exceeded expectation. Further he was kind enough to offer to put furniture back knowing I could not lift, I will schedule other projects with him

Clever Work Service
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Laney V.
Verified review

Jon did an outstanding job building our deck last summer. His quote was competitive with other builders, but he was the only contractor to include Grade A lumber in the bid. Jon was also very helpful in guiding us in the permit process. During the build process, he worked on our project full time every day until completion. His work is meticulous and we wouldn't hesitate to hire him for any future building projects.

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Arup D.
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Good Experience

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

Quid Pro Quo, L.L.C.
3.5
from 2 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maite N.
Verified review

We are starting a business relationship. Stephen is a great guy and I know we are going to build a great relationship.

Maddocks Construction
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Katie W.
Verified review

We first hired Handy Husbands to repair a faucet and install a new screen door. They were clean, professional, and very friendly, we have since hired them for a few updates and they have always been very helpful. Tim was helpful in finding the most affordable materials to get the results we were looking for.

  • 1 year in business
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Established in 2008, Kamps Building & Remodeling, LLC provides construction and remodeling services to Beaver Dam and the surrounding areas. We provide quality and service beyond your expectations.

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We specialize in meeting customers' needs and have reasonable pricing for quality work. We offer great commercial cleaning and floor care. We also provide minor building repairs.

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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