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Baldwin Park Builders

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MAHA GROUP/FPV
4.6
from 76 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Esprit N.
Verified review

We have worked with MAHA GROUP/FPV a couple times and have never been disappointed, we will certainly use him again.

MFPRP INC. Lic. #1009291
4.8
from 49 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
John C.
Verified review

Robin came out on a Sunday to review our fence issue and worked within our budget to figure out a solution. Robin was on time, thorough and just a really good guy that was genuinely concerned about making us happy. ***** and we plan on using MFPRP Inc again soon.

EXCEL CONSTRUCTION LA
4.2
from 48 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn F.
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I hired Excel Construction LA to a full interior remodel of a 1928 home that I purchased as a rental property, but quickly determined I had underestimated the amount of work and investment required to get it rental ready. As a casual landlord, I did not have much experience with remodeling, managing contractors, estimating costs, etc. But I loved the house and had a vision for what I wanted to create. I chose Excel Construction LA because I felt they understood my vision and would be flexible along the way. I was right and they proved to be a fantastic partner. Excel was always able to provide quality materials at a reasonable price, they were extremely flexible and accommodating working with my schedule and they produced quality work. The managed the entire permit process and went above and beyond to ensure all inspections were passed - not just the city's inspections, but also the buyer's inspectors. In the end, we turned a very run down home in South LA into a beautiful new home that sold for the top price point in the zip code - something local realtors said could not be done. Excel deserves a ton of credit for this. Nofar, Evan and the entire Excel team were super helpful and fun to work with, as was the sub, Jorge. Thanks Excel!

  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Robert N.
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Oscar is my contact. He arrived, I showed him what I needed handled and found him to be a problem solving professional

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American Castles
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristen B.
Verified review

We decided to install a hot tub in the backyard but needed a 220 connection away from the house. We tried to do some of the work ourselves by prepping an 18" trench for an electrician to come and wire. The soil was tough and the job harder than we thought. American Castles came and picked up where we left off, dug the remaining trench, connected the line, installed the box, and even recessed some of the line behind the stucco for a better visual. They didn't cut corners, showed up in a big team, and took care of everything without a problem. Price was reasonable. I would hire again.

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Haggerty Construction
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica P.
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Jay is amazing!!! He came to check out my project and we booked him for the following week. The clients made some last minute changes but he was willing to work an extra day to make sure we finished our deadline. He has a great personality, very knowledgeable, and goes above and beyond. We will definitely be using him again, thank you Jay!

Handyman George
4.6
from 30 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Mio F.
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George is great, his response is timely, very punctual for his job with "great quality", he seems to know what he is doing. I have a few properties so I am glad I've found him and I will continue getting his help.

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  • 14 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

After comparing several quotes and seeing different landscaping and concrete work in my neighborhood done by other construction crew: WORK QUALITY AND VALUE is second to none.

Saeed Shirzad
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Dale H.
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Very pleased with Saeed's work. He put together a Queen size Murphy bed (from Costco) and it works great. He was on time, professional, personable and did great work at a reasonable price.

Ryan Handyman
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Saori R.
Verified review

Ryan was nice and polite and did a very good job and was very thorough and worked hard until the long job was done.

Thomas Lee Cloud
4.5
from 22 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
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Thomas was a great communicator and did an excellent job building and installing our gate. Plus his pricing was very competitive. We definitely recommend Thomas and plan on using him for future jobs.

Cova Construction
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Karyn M.
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Cova Construction reconstructed two bedroom closets for me. They did a great job, did everything I asked for and completed the job on time. I'm looking forward to hiring them for my next remodeling project.

Solidesign+build
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Rita B.
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I first met Brad Snapir in 2011 when we met to discuss adding a second story onto our house in West Los Angeles which included a master bedroom, large bath, two closets and an additional reading room in back of the bedroom. All in all we added around 900 feet or perhaps a little more. It took us many meetings over almost a year's time before my husband and I were ready and prepared to begin the building process. Throughout this whole time Brad was understanding, patient and excellent at offering suggestions as to our remodel and willing to spend hours and hours meeting with us. We began the remodel in September of 2012 and we were back in the house in March of 2013 which was extremely quick. Needless to say there were questions and problems which arose during the building process but my husband, Brad and I were always able to work out whatever the problem was to everyone's satisfaction. If something had to be altered or changed in any way, Brad did it and did it well. We were very happy with the outcome of the remodel and happily moved back into the house after only 6 months although everyone told us it would be a year at least. Well they were wrong. Brad and his crew did the work quickly and well. If anything was not done exactly as I wanted they fixed it to be the way I wanted. I so appreciated the work that when I decided to remodel my kitchen in 2015 I immediately called Brad for the job. He worked with me in designing what I needed and ordering the necessary appliances, tile and countertops. I absolutely love the kitchen and would change nothing. It is exactly what I had in mind. The one other thing I want to point out about Brad is that over the years I have had several very very small jobs at the house which Brad has been so willing to just send one or two or three of his guys in a most timely manner and get the small job done. This has been a god-send as we all know how difficult it is to get work done on small jobs. I would recommend Brad and his company to anyone who wants a remodel large or small done and done well. Rita Baumer

F.T. Design Group
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Marty G.
Verified review

As a GC myself, Fady has been a great architect to work with. He has a commanding knowledge of building codes and regulations which helps keep the builder out of any trouble. He also pays close attention to details when it comes to his drawings. Any questions that do arise throughout the course of a job, his response time is immediate and always looking to help get the job done as efficiently as possible.

Peninsula Building Repairs
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Aida G.
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It was a pleasure working with Will. Very conscientious about his work. I’m extremely pleased with his work and am holding on to his number for future jobs. 😊 Thank you Will.

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HSD Services
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sc W.
Verified review

Scott and Victor were great to work with. We hired them to replace our first floor tile, baseboards, and paint half the interior walls. They also fixed an unexpected water leak during the tile project. Towards the end of the tile project, we decided to have them replace our patio deck and build a vegetable garden box. They were responsive, polite, showed up everyday, addressed every question and request we had. We will definitely hire them again for future projects, since they pretty much do everything.

AMAYA BUILDING & REMODELING
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Michael L.
Verified review

Octavio is the best! Responsive, easy going and flexible. And he shows up!! I literally had three other people in to provide an estimate and none got back to me. Octavio came for an estimate and started working. Simply great.

  • 33 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Chris H.
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Working with Ray was great, he was very professional and courteous. He took the time to understand what we needed and wanted in building a new master bedroom with a full bath plus and extra 1/4 bath and laundry space. Ray produced very detailed plans and met with the city 3 to 4 times in order to satisfy their requirements. He always arrived on time, to our appointed meeting times. We found that the pricing that Ray charged was very reasonable. He was not the lease expensive quoted through Thumtack, but we feel it definitely was the best value. I would highly recommend Ray to my family and friends who may need architectural services.

  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
KENNY L.
Verified review

Good experience after a horrible discovery that had been hidden by my solar system installers (Titan Solar and Construction). Glad to know that Titan Solar is no longer in business.

ECCO Design Build
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Tom M.
Verified review

We are very pleased with Ecco's performance on our custom home project. They handled everything from the design to the actual construction. We never had to look outside of their services for help.

John Mark Design Build
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Jeffrey W.
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Jack Kozakar was off the charts knowledgeable and on top of executing a major rehab project. Brought in great cost effective contractors and managed them under budget and on time. Creative and strategic with finding cost effective improvements that could pass inspection. Highly recommend and happy to reference.

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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