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Bakersfield Home Contractors

Browse these home contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Bakersfield.

  • 33 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel L.
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Steven met me at my place and talked about what needed to be done and made a full inspection of the job. He than quoted me at a lightning speed and was very accommodating to my schedule. At this point I was already impressed with his professionalism and work ethic. When he came to do the job, I asked for a few additional tasks and he made it happen no problem. He has been the most upfront and quickest person I have dealt with. I hired him for an additional job the following day and was fantastic. I have had nothing but a great experience with Steven and have hired him for the rest of my home remodel. I have to add, another thing that sold me on him was that the first thing he did when I met him was show me his contractors licence as an electrician and showed me pictures of jobs he had done. Very impressed with him and would highly recommend him for any job you may have.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Rick F.
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Steven is a true tradesman. I was a contractor for 35 years. I had four contractor licenses, two in this State, (California) and two in Canada I will not hesitate to hire him when we are ready for the second phase of this project. Moreover for future jobs. The value of his work outweighs the cost of the project. Thank you Sir.

Benjamin Landscaping Service
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Brent M.
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I had issues with water pressure on two stations. Benjamin came out to give me an estimate, determined that I needed new valves and a few new sprinklers. He made appointment to come back to make repairs. Work was completed and expertly. I am very pleased with the overall experience with this contractor. I will hire him again.

Rick's Handy Man
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Rick did a great job! Very professional, prompt, fast and fair. Will definitely be calling again for home repairs.

Mejia's Handyman
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Helen D.
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Marco and team gave me an excellent quote for installing a new Tub, sink, toilet and Kitchenette for our garage conversion/Mother-in-law pad. While he was not the lowest bid it was clear he was trustworthy and very fair. When he came to provide the proposal it was clear he had knowledge and clear path for completion. I am looking forward to having Marco bid the rest of the project. If you need good, fast, work at a reasonable price I am recommending Mejia's Home Improvement. He did exactly what he said he would do.

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Bill H.
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I was wanting a deck built onto the back of house where the master bedroom had sliding door. I asked around and a couple of my buddies recommend VanDeCasteele Home Repair and Remodeling. So gave him a call to come out for an estimate. His pricing was fare and he was very professional. Mr. VanDeCasteele finished my deck ahead of time and did a great job. I was very please with his work and i would use him again.

Casavan Custom Renovations
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amrit K.
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Jimmy is awesome! he came to hang a door in my house, and boy did we run into problems during the install. the door frame wasn't square. rather than complain, or quit, or raise the cost of the job, he stuck with it, over two days, and would not let up until i had a functioning door. he did everything that was necessary, and then some. he's even coming back to put some finishing touches on the job. he has a great attitude, is very fun to work with. i even trusted him to watch my dogs while he worked because i had to be somewhere before the job was complete. when i came home, the door was finished and functioning. i highly recommend Jimmy for any of your household projects. he knows what he's doing, and how to work around various problems that come up. he's great at troubleshooting and coming up with innovative solutions that only an expert would understand to try. he is dedicated, and a very hard worker. he will get the job done!

Gatsby Home Services.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cassia F.
Verified review

Gatsby Inc. got the work done in a timely manner for the price a negotiated. Plus, he had a great sense of humor! Thank you Gatsby Inc. for the good work.

Handy Solutions
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
ELI G.
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Ty is capable and handy with all types of work. I call him all the time for my rentals and personal home. Super fair with pricing as well.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brian G.
Verified review

Replaced a 220 outlet was very professional good attitude get everything you said he was going to do and was very efficient

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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My goal is to make your ideal project, renovation or home improvement happen. I want you to be more than satisfied with your home improvement decision and my work. Anything from istalling tile, to any minor detail that your home needs.

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Services I provide include: * Handyman * Mechanical * Carpentry * Home repairs * Clean-ups * Painting * Landscaping * Tree removal * Hauling * Yard maintenance * Clean-ups

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We are general contractors. We provide great work and service at all aspects of construction. We also follow up to ensure all clients are happy.

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I can do all handyman service calls, and I am clean, neat and organized. I will beat any quote you get within $5, or it's on me free, guaranteed!

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I'll finish the job no matter what it takes to make people happy. I always give 110% to save money on both ends. I enjoy fixing things and helping people out. I also enjoy challenging tasks and learning new things

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We are a home improvement company. We have been in business for about two years now, and we're growing incredibly fast. We specialize in home remodeling.

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I provide quality work in basic home repairs and outdoor water features, to include swimming pools and spas.

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We are a small company that has much different workers. We work for big companies that are making new houses, so we know what you need and we also know how to do the best job for you.

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We clean houses;inside or out. We offer lawn care, interior and exterior painting, carpentry work, remodeling and anything else around the house.

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Here at LoCon we can handle any job big or small, remodel or new construction,residential or commercial. We enjoy meeting new clients and turning their dreams into reality.

  • 6 years in business
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My services include: * House Cleaning * Carpet Cleaning * Lawn Care * Handyman * Painting * General Contracting * Lighting Fixtures * Home Theater System * Property Cleaning

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.  

What do construction project managers do?

Construction project managers help in all stages of your construction project, starting from the very first step. Typically paid a percentage of a total project cost, they are part of the design and planning process and help ensure seamless communication between the design parties and the construction team. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, their scope of work includes preparing cost estimates, budgets and work timetables; interpreting and explaining contracts and technical information to other professionals; reporting work progress and budget to clients; collaborating with architects, engineers and other construction pros; selecting subcontractors and scheduling and coordinating their tasks; responding to work delays, emergencies and other problems; and ensuring compliance with legal requirements, building and safety codes, and other regulations.

The work of construction project managers may seem very similar to that of general contractors, but there are some critical differences. One difference is that, unlike most general contractors, project managers are not engaged in the actual construction — they are onsite overseeing the work of subcontractors. Another key difference is that project managers are hired during the design phase, while general contractors are hired after plans have been made. The project manager is generally paid a percentage of the total project cost, while the general contractor is more typically paid according to the bid they gave to build your project.  

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 I find out if a contractor is licensed?

It’s important to know if your project requires work by a licensed professional, as licensing laws can vary by state, locality, and job details. You can find general licensing information online at the government websites that handle occupational licensing for a given profession in your state or location. Some states designate a project cost over which you have to hire a licensed contractor. To find qualified licensed contractors, search your state’s licensing board. For example, in California, the Department of Consumer Affairs operates a searchable database through the Contractors State License Board. In some states, contracting licenses are provided at a regional level. You can find links to specific databases on BRB Publications’ Occupational Licensing page. Red flags that a contractor may not be licensed or may be providing an expired or false license number are unreasonably low bids or a request for complete payment upfront. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

When should you hire a contractor?

A few home remodeling projects can be done by an ambitious DIY-minded homeowner or local handyman, but many are best completed by a professional home renovation contractor. You should hire a contractor when you’re planning a large project that takes time, machinery or large tools, and several workers; a kitchen remodel, new bathroom or home addition will be most successful with a licensed, expert contractor at the helm. It’s particularly important to have a professional contractor on board for construction, electrical, plumbing and HVAC projects that require inspections to meet local building codes. Of course, you can hire a contractor for smaller projects, too, if you prefer to let an expert handle things like addition or removal of a wall, small framing projects, or anything that requires a permit.  

You should hire a contractor when you’re ready to start a remodeling project and you have plans, a budget and a timeline for the work in hand, but before any remodeling work begins.

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