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Bakersfield Garage Builders

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  • 33 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Bertina I.
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Steve did an excellent job. He painted the room, took the trim out, took the carpet out, painted the doors, put in new carpet and trim, oh and he then changed all our outlets and light switch. He also did our ceiling fan in our main bedroom which looks awesome. Then he turned around and fixed our door to the garage that wobbled and had a gap under it. Everything looks great! He deserves more than just a 5 star rating. We will be using him again, and I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing work done and wanting it done right. They say you get what you pay for, but we feel we got more than what we paid for.

All Pro Restoration
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jane K.
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Chris is very efficient and reliable and did 2 roof patch jobs while waiting for our new roof.

RCC Improvements
4.0
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Grace M.
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We started out needing a couple of very small projects done but then it quickly turned into building out storage under our stairs. Robert was extremely conscientious about every detail. He is professional, polite and paid attention to every detail. He made it possible to complete projects we didn't think we could afford because his rates were so reasonable. We can't recommend him enough. We definitely plan on using his services for future projects.

Ernie's Handyman Services
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Berge K.
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Ernie did excellent job in remodeling a 6 unit commercial building in timely matter and reasonable price.

G & S Construction
4.4
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Eileen S.
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Had some tile work done, double garage door and front door weatherstripping replaced. Work completed in a timely manner. Professional. Would absolutely recommend Sean.

Schaeffer construction Inc
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 29 years in business
Cindy W.
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I hired Mr. Schaeffer to covert my garage into living space for my daughter & her family. His work was beautiful and he was a pleasure to work with.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
C. J. W.
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Did painting. Installed composite tile on garage floor and other misc jobs. All work satisfactory.

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I am based out of Bakersfield, CA. I have over 25 years of experience in home building, repair, and remodeling. I'm excellent in custom tiling and showers.

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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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