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Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 166 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 260 hires on Thumbtack
Martin W.
Verified review

I hired Casiano's to replace my kitchen faucet. The faucet was making noise and then water spray got clocked. I had already purchased a replacement faucet that was recommended by my HOA, so I just needed someone to come and replace it. I wasn't able to be present, but my renters liked that setup was friendly and professional. When I arrived to inspect the work, I found everything as good as new. I also appreciated Casiano's flexibility to accept payment via PayPal. This allowed me to not bother my renters with payments, inspect the work afterwards and pay without scheduling further visits.

Kepper
4.3
from 81 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan S.
Verified review

Vik was quick to schedule and didn't let any curve-balls on the project slow him down. He did great work at a great price and was a joy to be around. His positive attitude was perfect for us as new homeowners. Will definitely use him again.

Definitive Installations
4.7
from 69 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Daryl M.
Verified review

Mr. Hartwell demonstrated explicit knowledge and understanding of his ability to perform the job at hand. Not only did he demonstrated his ability in his work, he also demonstrated his ability to explain in explicit details the different alternatives there were in solving the problem. From the end results as well as the cost in material and labor for each method "prior to performing any work or committing to any method. His work rivals that of many contractors charging twice as much per hour. I would recommend him to anyone needing door work done.

  • 10 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Brian T.
Verified review

I hired Gusanito to install porcelain tiles in my bathroom. He was very prompt--being the first contractor to contact me on thumbtack--and quickly responded to my text messages whenever I had a question. He takes his time and is very detailed in his work. He is also willing to help you with other problems. For example, in addition to installing the tiles, I also wanted to change my sink faucet and shower handles. He agreed to do the extra work at a reasonable price. The tile installation went smoothly, however, we ran into plumbing issues which he couldn't solve. I'm giving him four stars because I hired him on thumbtack for tile installation services, not plumbing. Nonetheless, he agreed to bring his cousin (who is an experienced plumber) over the next day to change my sink faucet at no extra cost. The total work took about two full days to complete, but I'm sure it would have been less if we didn't run into the plumbing issues. So I recommend him but make sure you talk with him thoroughly about what you want to accomplish.

Damon Robinson
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Cole L.
Verified review

I had a relatively simple electrical job that several electricians were not willing to do because of its small size. Damon happily agreed to do it and sooner than I would have expected. His pricing was very reasonable and when a purchased component proved defective he stayed much longer and made sure that things were working correctly that the product was replaced with no change in his pricing. I would hire Damon again in a heartbeat and would recommend him to anyone for his work-ethic, knowledge and professionalism.

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BULLSEYE PLUMBING
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deanne W.
Verified review

Jeff remodeled our bathroom. Tore out the existing vanity, mirror and flooring, spackled and textured the walls, repainted, installed vanity, vanity lights, tub/shower faucets, new shower door and installed hard wood flooring. He was thorough, dedicated and an exceptionally good value. You will be hard pressed to find better workmanship and a greater value elsewhere. I will be using Jeff again for any additional home repairs.

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Purev General Contracting
4.6
from 42 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tejas P.
Verified review

After receiving quotes from multiple contractors, we decided to go with Purev because he sounded promising and his estimated timeline is shorter than the rest of the quotes. Purev's team did a fantastic job in remodeling our kitchen and installing brand new engineered hardwood flooring all over the house. There were two teams working at our place - one on kitchen remodeling and one on flooring. This review is specifically for the Kitchen remodel Purev's team did at our place. They were on time and when needed worked longer and/or weekends. They gave really good input in terms of selecting the material (quartz, backsplash etc) and pointed us to good stores. They were all polite and were open to any additions/changes to the plan when needed. Overall, I had great experience working with Purev's team and I will definitely hire them for my next upgrade.

Barsesat Woodworks
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew M.
Verified review

I had a challenging renovation project to trim out some doors and windows because every surface was irregular. After reviewing work from many general carpenters, it was clear these guys had real finish carpentry skills. For each window and door, they took the time to figure out the best way to approach and then did super high quality work and now everything looks great. Pricing was also very competitive. Hoping to use Barsesat for a cabinet project in the near future.

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S.O.T.A. Construction
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John C.
Verified review

Very impressed with S.O.T.A Construction. I contacted 5 different contractors and S.O.T.A. responded within an hour. Two of the others I contacted did not to commercial work. Another responded 5 days later. We needed someone ASAP and S.O.T.A. got us an estimate within a few hours and arrived the next morning to do the job. Wow! The work they did was very well done. Truly professional work. We couldn't be happier with the outcome. We will be contacting them again.

ConstructionGuys.com
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Judith C.
Verified review

I was very satisfied with ARCC Builders. I had a large load and they sent another truck to pick up the remainder. They were very courteous and careful of touching the walls etc. I would certainly hire them again and recommend them to my friends.

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Lifetime Remodeling
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda F.
Verified review

Good Value, High Quality, Efficient Work. We recently bought a house and called on Lifetime Remodeling to help us with a kitchen remodel and replacing the old roof. My wife and I are inevitably more difficult as clients than your average homeowner is, but we could not have been more impressed with Lifetime Remodeling. Firstly, their pricing knocked the competition out of the park, and the completeness and detail in their proposal and scope of work is like nothing I've seen before from contractors . As a home owner we were initially wary of having an additional external project manager on site, but Samuel and Matan from Lifetime Remodeling are absolutely fantastic: knowledgeable, reliable, resourceful and respectful of our role to design the project. The work itself was performed to a really high standard: the crew were excellently coordinated by Frank the foreman; they came when they were supposed to; and were clean and tidy. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them to others.

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MJH Construction Management
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Martin R.
Verified review

We hired MJH Construction Management to complete renovations of our recently purchased home. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, MJH determined the best solutions to a number of complex repairs and additions including floor leveling, heating, plumbing and electric. MJH helped us choose several improvements like changing the floor plan for better use of space, installing a gas fireplace as well as a bathroom and kitchen upgrade. MJH oversaw the contractors to ensure the work was completed and billed correctly. Throughout the process MJH kept us apprised of the costs and schedule - there were no surprises. We are delighted with the results - our renovated house came out fantastic.

Wise Stage of Remodeling
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Max G.
Verified review

If we could give Wise Stage Remodeling more stars than 5, we would! We hired Wise Stage Remodeling to finish a very difficult and messy remodel in San Francisco (single family house). A previous contractor messed the remodel up beyond belief and left it in shambles, while we were out of town. None of the new contractors were even willing to consider taking this job and we were desperate. Sergey from Wise Stage Remodeling responded to our request via Thumbtack. He gave us a very reasonable estimate and timeframe to finish the project. Sergey and his team (especially Arthur, his carpenter, who's amazing with cabinets, doors, tiling) were extremely diligent and hardworking. They remodeled the kitchen from top to bottom, as well as finished remodeling the rest of messy unfinished projects of all levels of difficulty throughout the house. Sergey and Arthur pulled us out of a very messy situation and made the impossible possible. They were both incredibly responsive and accommodating throughout the entire construction process: hardworking, honest, and polite guys. Their attention to detail and ability to face our complex construction issues alleviated a lot of stress and pain on our part. We simply lucked out w/hiring Wise Stage Remodeling. We've been through a number of remodels with a few of our properties in San Francisco, and never had a more pleasant experience with the contractors. We would absolutely, without a doubt, recommend hiring Wise State in a heartbeat!

Angelo Construction
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Leonard C.
Verified review

installed 300+ feet of baseboard in my home in Folsom. One of the nicest contractors I have ever worked with. A real perfectionist and a guy that charges a fair price for his work. He even threw in some extra putty work for nail holes left by a previous contractor's sloppy work. Everything went great! I would use him again and highly recommend.

Refresh and Build
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Riley C.
Verified review

After much discussion, my wife and I decided to remodel our dated Victorian kitchen. Following online research, multiple in house consultations and estimates, I was surprised by the significant valuation deviations and the lack of insight concerning maximizing our space. I recognize with these old Victorians that there can be complex problems once you start tearing out the old, planning around electrical, but these valuation inconsistencies concerned us; subsequently, we put off our remodeling plans. A couple months passed; my wife was at a school fundraiser and explained our situation to a friendly couple. They recommended a construction company called Refresh and Build; we eventually contacted the firm and spoke with Sam. Once we explained our situation and vaguely what we were looking for, we set up an onsite consultation. Sam not only gave us a reasonable quote but the best advise on how to maximize our medium size kitchen in an artistic style while maintaining the Victorian’s integrity. The project moved along on schedule and within budget! We were so thrilled with the ease, pricing, and final product that we had them remodel our bathrooms. My wife is happy for now! ;) Highly recommended.

Pacific Remodeling & Design
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Stella A.
Verified review

After months of searching for the right contractor to do our remodel of our master bath,we found pacific and the process and the way they handle and do remodels is genius, we just finshed with them about a week ago , and I am beyond happy with the finshed product. Moran and his team kept me informed and involed in the process the whole time , not everything little thing he came to me with , only decision they he knew i would want to make , I selected who i wanted to do the work, i knew everything up front , i wasnt hit with a bill after. Or change orders. and after a bad kitchen refacing( with another company ) that took months and tons of problems , I was kinda scared to countitue , but Pacific gave me my joy back , I will forever be thankful for the time and energy moran put into the project.

Bay Home Remodeling Inc
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ella E.
Verified review

We chose Bay Home Remodeling after an extensive search for months to find the right person to do our bathroom. We found him thumbtack and after everything checked out we hired him. We were very impressed with his diligence and ethics. They kept us informed step by step about everything that was going on with the work. There were no surprises and everything ran smoothly. I love the way our new bathroom looks. I would strongly recommend his company to any of my friends.

Green Star Construction
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

First just want to note that I rarely ever leave reviews for anything. Jay and his crew were awesome and I felt like they really deserved a great review and some insight into hiring them. I had a really hard time finding a *licensed* contractor to take my job because 1) it was a repair that needed immediate attention and 2) it was a more complex situation that involved 2 different homeowners because my unit leaked into the downstairs. Jay was very helpful and understanding, and he was very honest and easy to work with. Also to note, I was unable to be there for the fixes since my tenant lives there and I live 8 hours away -- Jay regularly updated me on the status, sent me pictures of the whole process and completed everything very quickly. I'm a marketing professional and found Greenstar to be very professional, on time and reasonably priced AND provided high quality work - all things that are very hard to find. I definitely trust them and can confidently say I would recommend them and will hire them again for future jobs.

redesign2renovate
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon F.
Verified review

My husband found Bert on Thumbtack. Initially I was hesitant to work with a contractor without a personal referral, however, I am so grateful that we found Bert. As someone who has survived extensive remodeling in our home, I can say without hesitation that he is absolutely phenomenal to work with. Bert is a great listener and I always felt that he heard my ideas and gave them equal weight as my husband's, which has not always been the case for me. Though we had a pretty clear vision of what we wanted, at several key points during the process he was able to contribute a key element for which we had been searching, but hadn't found, because he really understood what we were going for, which was invaluable. His crew was efficient, respectful and knowledgeable. Bert is very transparent about costs and works within your budget. Additionally, he does not "disappear" toward the end of a project when the last small details need attention, which I have experienced with all other contractors. Bert is very thorough, and goes above and beyond. He is an extremely likable guy and we will definitely be working with him again.

ISO IDEAS, INC.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jane H.
Verified review

We hired Fay and her team to work on our mountain hotel lobby renovation and club house. We were truly impressed by the her team's creative thoughts and efficiency. We hired an architect before them but ISO ideas produces much better quality work and with fast turn around. They were very versatile to address our requests and very friendly professionals to work with. I highly recommend to other business and home owners.

Form and Field
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cindy C.
Verified review

We hired Christine at Form + Field to present several options for our kitchen layout. Our kitchen is not perfectly rectangular and has four different doors/entry points so coming up with designs that provide good flow, storage, and seating is not an easy endeavor! We had previously hired another architect when we first moved into our home but didn't love his final ideas. As a result, we put off the kitchen renovation project as my husband and I were stumped on the layout. That is, until Christine came to the rescue! She came to measure the space, understand our needs, and then within days had some draft layouts for us to review and iterate on. After some prompt back-and-forth, we were able to land on a great design that met all of our wishes. Highly recommend Christine to others seeking a professional, efficient, detail oriented, and creative designer/architect!

Q & A

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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.  

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.

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.

Do I need a contractor for a kitchen remodel?

A kitchen remodel is one of the most important investments you can make in your home, and it’s critical to get the details right; that’s where a home renovation contractor comes in. A minor remodel usually includes new cabinet faces and hardware, replacement appliances, and paint, while an extensive job may enlarge the kitchen’s square footage, install new cabinets or an island, change the layout, and lay new tile or hardwood floors. Any renovation that includes filing permits, construction, or electrical or plumbing work is best completed by an experienced contractor who knows local codes.

How much will it cost to remodel my house?

The cost to remodel a home is highly variable — size and scope of the project, quality of materials, and the number of subcontractors required to complete the job all affect the total cost. The average national cost of a home renovation project is $13,500. The national average per-square-foot cost of a remodel ranges from $25 to $100. Nationally, kitchen and bathroom remodels are the most popular types of projects, in part because they typically have the highest return on investment when the home is sold. The national average cost of a major kitchen remodel ranges from $25,000 to $62,000, while the average bathroom remodel tends to cost $6,000 to $18,000. In addition to materials and labor costs, many remodeling project costs include permit fees, which, average $900 or more, depending on your location.

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