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Berkeley Home Renovation Professionals

Browse these home renovation companies with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Berkeley.

AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 204 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 258 hires on Thumbtack
Roseanna M.
Verified review

Arisel did a wonderful job on the wood laminate floor and molding he put in. He was prompt, clean, and reasonably priced. I would highly recommend him. I actually have him looking at other remodeling projects we hope to get done soon!

Do It Right Rodent Proofing
4.9
from 188 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 239 hires on Thumbtack
Alex M.
Verified review

Cruz was a radical guy. He helped me measure out my project, go to Home Depot, then we put my project together. I'm definitely going to hire him again...he's a very nice person and a great handyman!

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 169 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 263 hires on Thumbtack
J-kai H.
Verified review

I got my TV mounted, shelves installed, and replaced a bathroom mirror. He did everything and did everything really fast and showed great detail to his work. He's very nice and very accommodating. I'm definitely calling him for my next home improvement project.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vidya B.
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For all of your handywork needs,Chaojun is your man. The BEST and most prompt service I've ever experienced - efficient from start to finish, and clever with finding creative work-around solutions to assembly or repair services where most others would give up. He even helped me put up my Christmas decor, which was above and beyond the requested service. Very trustworthy (enough so to have him work on projects even when I'm not at home), and he will offer realistic advice and consultation if something else needs to be purchased in order to complete your project. I hired him for a large interior re-design project that included complex assembly, mounting, and light electrical work. Would refer him to friends and colleagues without hesitation!

Ipowersfelectric.
4.8
from 109 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
Stan R.
Verified review

German (pronounced "Herman") was amazing. He installed a circuit in our warehouse, running conduit and pulling wire at 1/2 the cost of another bid. His workmanship is excellent and he and his helper meticulously cleaned up after themselves, including vacuuming any sheet rock dust created when the conduit was screwed into our sheetrock. He accommodated our availability, is honest, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him for any minor or major electrical projects.

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 79 reviews
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cathie S.
Verified review

Matthew did a wonderful job on out basement remodel project. His customer service was excellent. He was always on time, a great communicator and easy to work with. He ran the job very smoothly, accommodating our schedules and ensuring that the project moved forward in an organized and systematic way.There were no cost over runs or mistakes. If we encountered any obstacles, he immediately handled them. His team also was diligent and efficient. The project ended up coming out much better than we expected. We would use Matthew again for any construction needs.

Shelton Curtis Jr Constr.
4.8
from 68 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Shana S.
Verified review

Shelton did a great job installing the piece I originally requested. After talking I realized his attention to detail was exactly what I needed to fix a variety of sloppy errors a previous construction company did in my home. I thoroughly recommend Shelton for expertise, wide knowledge base and attention to detail.

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Hilux Maintenance, Inc.
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy L.
Verified review

Renalto is/was fantastic to work with! He was timely & efficient. We did a complete remodel on our house and had some loose ends of work that needed to be done. Renault and his assistant came in and knocked it out in a day & half. I will definitely use him again and would highly refer him to others. You will not be disappointed.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Judi H.
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Jasper was awesome building an entertainment center for my house! It was exactly what I wanted. He designed it and built it and it fit perfectly in the space I needed it. I need some closets built and will call him to do them when I can afford to do it. Great job and I am very happy.

AMX Plumbing
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Marie G.
Verified review

Max is an amazing plumber. He is very knowledgeable, creative in his approach, very dependable, so nice. I can't recommend him enough! He did a huge amount of work for my kitchen remodel and everything worked out great (entirely New plumbing, moved sink, New range hood, added a dishwasher... and more!). I will work with him exclusively moving forward!!

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Richard Hynes Construction
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark S.
Verified review

Richard helped me design and remodel some features of my home before selling. Richard has a great eye for design and is able to construct as well. Richard and his team poured a new (black) concrete driveway, built me a new lateral cedar stained fence and painted the exterior of my home navy blue. This lead to a quick sale above asking, Thanks!

GMBC Construction Inc.
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Neil F.
Verified review

After researching many contractors and companies, my wife and I ended up choosing Eli to completely redo our new home. Our last experience, with our previous house was a disaster so this time we were very picky and took our time choosing a contractor that we thought would be a perfect match with us! There are a few reasons why Eli was more then 100% perfect for us. 1. The cost was right around the cost of the other contractors we met with, who offered us less and did not seem to want to incorporate all our dreams. 2. Eli listened to us and followed exactly what we wanted, and never got tired of listening to us about anything. 3. Eli and his team were professional, clean, and extremely friendly throughout the entire project. 4. Eli only uses top-notch materials, unless otherwise specified, and makes sure to give you the highest quality in every aspect. 5. Eli and his team were amazing from start to finish, easy to talk to and everything was completed on time! There are so many companies and contractors in the area, and the service and professionalism that Eli delivers is far greater then anyone else. Designing and remodeling our home was actually a fun, joyful thing that we absolutely enjoyed because of Eli and his team. This is the best outcome we could have ever dreamed of considering the fact that we were so nervous in the beginning because of our last experience. We are so happy and have already referred Eli to some of our friends because he is just that amazing. We love Eli and his team and recommend him to anyone who wants a pleasant experience with remodeling!

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Juan Carlos Barrios Santos
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Arlene N.
Verified review

We hired Juan immediately for a bathroom remodel. He was professional, confident and had a new contracting business after working for someone else for 15 yrs. He did our job very quickly. Most work was very good. He is not a finished carpenter, so when we didn't like something, he brought in a friend to do the final touches. He was responsive to correction and was committed to our satisfaction. Rates were fair.

Barsesat Woodworks
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 47 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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Garcia Property Care
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rochelle B.
Verified review

I’m so glad we found Ivan! He’s now our go-to-guy for many of our home projects. He installed recessed lights quickly and cleanly. He listened to what we wanted with giving us his expertise. He’s patient, honest, and kind. I can’t wait until he works on the next project: painting our walls!

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Regson Services
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa F.
Verified review

I hired Regina and Jason team to remodel my upstairs bathroom. They are a very good team: Regina is very good in the tile work while Jason is great with the foundation work. They are also very fun to work with. I am very happy with the results and will not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who needs nice remodeling projects.

E.R. Builds & Repairs
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin S.
Verified review

He did a good job. He was on time. We talked over what I wanted done. He explained to me how he was going to do things. I would call him again to help out with projects around the house.

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MJH Construction Management
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katherine R.
Verified review

Michael did a great job on a full remodel of my home, including all bathrooms, kitchen, roof, floors, doors and windows, siding, etc. He is great to work with. Very thorough and good at getting best price and work out of subs. Very knowledgeable.

  • 14 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Sigal L.
Verified review

I have just moved to the Concord area and needed some remodeling This company was recommended by a friend. I couldn’t be happier, They remodeled my kitchen, new flooring and fresh coat of paint Thank you so much

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E&E HOME Renovation’s
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deepa V.
Verified review

Eduardo and his team beat all my expectations. I had a small construction project and now want these guys to do many more things . Cannot praise them enough.

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

Moran helped us with getting a planned drawing (architectural and structural) from an engineer for load bearing wall removal. It was very easy to work with him and his communication and attention to detail were on point. We were very glad to work with him through this phase of our renovation. My husband and I highly recommend him and his services. Give Pacific Remodeling & Design a call and see what they can offer you. Moran will walk you through everything!

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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