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Berkeley Residential Construction Services

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AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 204 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 257 hires on Thumbtack
Adam H.
Verified review

I was delighted with AA Cardenas Construction plumbing service. He arrived on time, quickly assessed the problem, fixed the leak and was finished within the hour. Great value for money! I will definitely use AA Cardenas Construction again.

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 169 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 263 hires on Thumbtack
Marc D.
Verified review

Fantastic work. Always punctual, took great care to protect areas that weren't impacted by the construction (such as keeping dust out of other rooms). Did great work.

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

German delivered as promised. I was in a jam and needed desperately to finish the project by a certain date. He also had to work around a construction crew which meant coming over early in the evenings a few times. He and his crew were polite, reliable and competent. Highly recommended!

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

I had a small damaged dresser that I needed taken from my house. Matt answered the call and was curteous, prompt and very professiional. He informed me that cabinet builfding and construction arenhis profession and I would definitly seek him out again for additional work.

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.

  • 10 years in business
  • 86 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.

Gantley Construction
4.7
from 58 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin G.
Verified review

Noel installed a new pot rack in our kitchen. He was easily reachable, friendly and meticulous. We will definitely use Noel in the future for other projects around the house.

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Hilux Maintenance, Inc.
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joanne G.
Verified review

Our deck looks fantastic. We are ever so happy with Renato with Hilux and will be using him on several other maintenance projects for our condo. He was great to work with and his prices were reasonable. ThThanks again!Thank you Renato!

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GEM Construction LLC
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenny A.
Verified review

GEM construction arrived a couple of days prior to working on my bathroom to give me a free estimate. They were very professional and easy to communicate with. They replaced the faucet and vanity in our bathroom. Everything was done in a day and they cleaned up after themselves. They are very honest even showed me a receipt for parts they had to purchase to finish working on our bathroom (I didn’t ask them for it). I recommend GEM construction for your plumbing needs.

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

Richard Hynes is a very detailed professional. Upon meeting Richard I felt comfortable about the project. We originally wanted to order materials for the project and he had suggested to me that he would order any materials and provide us with the receipts. Luckily we let him order the material as it turns out the ones we wanted to order were undersized for our project. Richard came and seismically retrofitted our home. He also helped us on our kitchen and bathroom remodels while managing the project the whole way, hiring subs, coordinating between myself and subcontractors and achieving the results desired. Richards pricing was 20% cheaper compared to licensed professionals in the area. We are so glad to have had his help, as the previous worker we hired from thumbtack turned out to be unlicensed at a cheaper price, but ended up costing us a lot more money in the long run.

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

Everything was great. Great work, great workers, great attitudes, and a great price! Eli was wonderful. Kept my wife and I informed of the process and what was coming next and everyone was just great throughout the whole process. We just completed our kitchen and 3 bathrooms and now are in the process of doing plans and permitted for a room addition and cannot WAIT to get this done with GMBC Construction! The process will be smooth and handled from start to finish with no headache to my wife and I because we know Eli is taking care of it. Highly recommend GMBC Construction!

Valenz Construction
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Sally V.
Verified review

We didn’t know very much about Valenz Construction, but we were so happy with the quality of their work, great team of workers and professionalism. They painted our 2-story house and did fantastic!!

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S.O.T.A. Construction
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sanjay K.
Verified review

Wonderful experience with S.O.T.A. Excellent job, demonstrated professionalism through out. Helped with surprise increase in cost for factors out of their control. I cannot say enough, but there was any commercial construction need, it'd not be wise to go without reviewing the opportunity with SOTA

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Regson Services
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natallia S.
Verified review

I hired them to lay the engineered bamboo floor in my condo. They did exactly what promised and in the time they originally specified. I have been doing remidelling and construction of my rentals and my resident for the last 10 years and very much familiar with the business. Out if many contractors or handymen i met Jason and Regina are the outstanding team. They work fast, they are very proactive and attentive to details. And their price was reasonable. What is the most important for me is that they do listen to my suggestions - not like many macho style contractors:). The floor work looks absolutely great and i am very happy. So that i would like to hire them for other work on my rental property.

IB roofing
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Willy L.
Verified review

Israel Bustamante from IB Roofing was personable, punctual, affable and extremely attuned to my needs from the beginning. I was impressed by the quality and efficiency of their work. It was refreshing to find a company that takes such pride in the work they do and on the service they provide with such unassuming professionalism.

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MJH Construction Management
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robb S.
Verified review

I have worked with Michael on multiple projects over the last 25 years, with outstanding results. Michael is skilled, honest, diligent and reliable. He has extraordinary experience running jobs with the highest level of expense and finish (e.g., Greene Brothers quality residential work), but my work with him has been on more modest residential remodels. I can recommend Michael without reservation. Rob

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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.

Shaz Construction & Design
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jaime A.
Verified review

I am principal and senior engineer for ACS Consulting Engineers, Inc. I have worked with Shaz Construction & Design on various commercial and residential construction projects over the past fifteen (15) years and have found them to be very professional and proficient in their construction projects. I wanted to take the opportunity to commend Shaz on many jobs well done! In an era of uncertainty, it is reassuring to have the certainty of reliability, professionalism, and the commitment of excellence in service. We welcome the opportunity to continue working with Shaz Construction, and look forward to a continuing mutually rewarding relationship with their company. Jaime A.

  • 16 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Doug F.
Verified review

Devin has undertaken a number of projects for me over the past few years, ranging from quite small (realigning cabinet doors) to significant (bathroom remodel, new backyard fence, custom barn door). In each and every case, he has been reliable, courteous, pleasant to deal with, and conscientious about both the quality of his work and minimizing disruption to our household during construction. His work is top notch and he asks questions along the way to make sure that the finished product meets our expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend Devin.

Green Star Construction
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Hila E.
Verified review

I really loved working with Jay and his team they were highly professional... They did a great job remodeling my kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. It's not the first time that I'm hiring a contractor and we had a bad experience, we will definitely use from now on Jay and his team

Caliber Construction
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph L.
Verified review

I’ve used Caliber construction on several projects over the last few years and his level of detail is second to none .Everything from garden fences to foundations to kitchen worktops .Cannot recommend them enough.

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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