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Carlsbad Renovators

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  • 24 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
Farnaz J.
Verified review

We had a major kitchen remodeling and Jose was great with organizing all the required tools, time, subcontractors and his positive and helpful attitude. We're very happy with the work and our new kitchen and happy to have Jose as our new friend.

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MAHA GROUP/FPV
4.6
from 79 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dennis H.
Verified review

If Thumbtack allows users to more stars, I would grade Maha for 10/10! Before our project started, we interviewed almost 20 contractors and Maha is the only one provided the professional in-depth site analysis with very detailed bidding with all items broken down into material and labor as well as the amazing schedule analysis (and we did have the project finished prior to the original projection date). Thru out he entire project process, Houman (owner of Maha) was showing all his professionalism into all the detail and he was on-site everyday working with his crew, providing prompt update and honest suggestion in all area. He also provided very helpful weekly progress summary that help me to show to my management for the update. The entire crew was all professional, friendly, and showing their care to the premise owner every moment. Communication is 10/10 as well. At the end of the project, I noticed some additional item that I omitted earlier, and Houman was able to help me on those as well altho he didn't have to, all respect for that. I definitely will come back to Maha again if I have another project coming, also recommend them to anyone looking for professional and sincere designer/contractor.

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David McArthur
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anita B.
Verified review

If I could select 5 areas instead of just 3 that I liked about Dave, I would! If you have the opportunity to hire Dave, consider yourself lucky. You’ll feel completely at ease that your project will happen on time and on budget with good communication. And having been a builder hiring and managing contractors for some 10 years on and off...this kind of contractor is rare. I first hired Dave to install the 22 windows in my new construction project. That went extremely well. Then I hired him to paint the house. I wasn’t ready as scheduled and he handled it professionally with understanding. We started 2 days later and he hit it hard. Then I hired him to complete the drywall, mud and tape for 1000sf. Those walls are perfectly smooth...no texture...straight corners. Then he tiled a bathroom with 2’ x 6” tiles and adjoining pebble stone mesh tile. IT IS PERFECT. When the last task was taking longer than expected, Dave’s wife and son jumped in and worked until 11pm to finish when promised. As I say, if you’re reading this then count yourself lucky to have happened across Dave.

  • 14 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Christine W.
Verified review

Carlos's team that came to do the drywall repair and texturing are skilled, fast and friendly. Carlos was very responsive to my call, came out and gave me what I considered to be a very reasonable price. The quality of the work exceeded my expectations. My experience with Contemporary Design Builders was wonderful and I would highly recommend their services.

  • 5 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Bruce J.
Verified review

Excellent handyperson! Also smart and humorous.

American Renovation Inc
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Elham S.
Verified review

Thanks 🙏! We love our new house! Thanks again for remodeling with great quality stuffs 🙏

Fabulous Homes of San Diego
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqueline P.
Verified review

I am the Art Director involved with the opening of the Detox Lounge in downtown San Diego. I worked with Cheryl on the interior design features. Her design aesthetic is first-rate and her knowledge of how to bring different materials together for an extraordinary end product is superb. Not only does she have superior design skills, but the construction knowledge to assure that beautiful remodels and buildouts can practically be brought to fruition within budget. She's a designer with a contractor's license and I've seen her work with tradesmen and crews onsite... she's definitely THE LEADER making sure the job is getting done correctly because she knows how it should be done!

Coggins Construction
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Bryan A.
Verified review

We had Coggins Construction install crown molding in our home. Patrick was very professional throughout the entire process and satisfactorily completed the project under the initial price quote, which was already extemely reasonable. He actually listened to what we wanted and was respectful of our house-things that previous contractors neglected. We would recommend Patrick's services to anyone.

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Morena Home Design Inc.
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vern & Shirley J.
Verified review

One day we wandered into Morena and found ourselves talking with Kate about remodeling our bathrooms and possibly our kitchen. She suggested sending John out to appraise the labor cost. Soon we had John, Sami and Mike in our home and a discussion started about all the things we would like and to our amazement we were assured that they could do it all. We were pleased that we could have all the work done without having to shop for additional contractors. We agreed to refinish the kitchen cabinets, replace the kitchen island counter, install a new hood over the cooktop, reface a fireplace, extensive remodel and update of two bathrooms, repaint most of the interior of the house and re-polish all the travertine flooring. Immediately we had a bevy of workmen starting cabinet refinishing, wall and ceiling painting. Work was continuous to completion. Sami was very helpful by suggesting and selecting materials that resulted in a pleasant decor. All problems, which were minor, were corrected in a timely fashion. We were very pleased with the work that Morena Home Design did for us.

J&M Precision Construction
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff S.
Verified review

From beginning to end, J&M was consistent with their level of quality workmanship. Always timely, J&M clearly communicated progress and suggestions. Always striving for customer satisfaction, I am coming away from our project happy and very satisfied with the end result! great job!

  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle W.
Verified review

Doug is an outstanding resource in my business. I can always count on him to take care of my clients' repair issues - whether it's as simple as installing smoke detectors to drywall repair and paint work and other household "fix-it" items. He is impeccable with his word, reliable, and extremely reasonable with his pricing. Most importantly my clients like and trust him - which is extremely important to my business and reputation as well. I highly recommend Doug and will continue to call on him for my personal projects as well as for my clients' needs!!

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carlos T.
Verified review

The process was simple and smooth, installers were very professional. I will recommend them to family and friends.

  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth H.
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Martin and his crew did great work for us. They were professional and friendly. We originally had them give us a bid just to remove popcorn ceiling and repair some drywall, but we ended up hiring them to do lots more work - everything from installing can lighting with new electrical lines to installing new vinyl windows.

Acme Ti Construction, Inc.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Gitte R.
Verified review

John more than exceeded my expectations. He is not just any old handyman - the guy is an master fabricator who can fix anything. He's friendly, helpful and easy to work with. Highly reccomended.

A P Contracting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 15 years in business
Alfonso R.
Verified review

I hired AP Contracting to do a major renovation on a rental unit. My tenant had lived in this unit for approximately 20 years and the unit was in need of some major work. I called AP Contracting and scheduled an estimate. Anthony showed up on time and we walked the entire unit. I had ideas of what needed to be done and Anthony made some serious suggestions which I also agreed to. I told him that I also had a budget that I needed to stay within. The next day Anthony provided me with a written estimate and a price which was about $3300 less than I had budgeted and this included his additional suggestions, I was impressed. I was more impressed when his crew arrived the next day and the work began. I did a complete renovation, cabinets, carpets, took down the aged popcorn ceiling, painted, replaced the tub and shower, tiled the floors in the bathrooms, painted the entire unit and put in new carpeting. Anthony suggested replacement of the sliding glass doors and a few windows and the replacement of the garage door, which had a broken spring. This entire job took them 13 days start to finish. Now I am not one to do social media reviews but I was asked to review AP Contracting as a former customer. I do not think I am a former customer as I am in the process of having Anthony work on the 4th of my rentals as I write, I have always been one to worry about shady contractors, but I am glad I found AP Contracting and would recommend them to anybody. Mark Swain San Diego Property Investor

RCS PRO BUILD
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Jeff W.
    Verified review

    I've worked (and continue to work) with Ismael and RCS Pro Build for a variety of projects. His service and expertise run the spectrum from basic plumbing repairs to orchestrating a full luxury home renovation. I've used RCS for the renovation of my own home, and consistently call on RCS for property maintenance at my rental properties. The pricing is fair and transparent. I highly recommend RCS Pro Build for any type of large, medium, or small project.

    Zapara & Sons
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Bronzen W.
      Verified review

      Zak from Zapara and Sons is fantastic from start to finish! I was very hesitant to allow a new contractor into my PB home in order to remodel our kitchen. My wife had been on me for some time trying to make some changes to our cabinets, and also building a new island for guests. Zak was fantastic right from the beginning. He quickly put my mind at ease with his caring questions and detailed explanation of what needed to be done, materials needed etc.... I could not have had a better experience! It's truly something to find a craftsman who will treat your home like theirs as they do their work. I'm so thankful to Zapara and Sons and will 100% be using them for all our future home remodel and renovation needs!

      Within Reach Renovations
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 10 years in business
      Ryan S.
      Verified review

      Noha is relentless in her pursuit of a great finished product at an incredible price. She will shop tirelessly for the best possible labor rate and/or discounts on materials. I trust her implicitly with my renovation budget and scheduling!

      ROMEROS HOME RENOVATION
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 8 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Jonathan U.
      Verified review

      This guys did an amazing job to one of my clients they painted the whole inside of their house it just started with two rooms but ended getting the whole house I will be referring them to all my clients thanks for your guys hard work and very clean and detail work as well you guys are the best

      LuxCrew Renovations

      New To Thumbtack

      • 5 years in business
      About

      LuxCrew Renovations Inc. was created by a team of experts with 85 years combined experience in commercial and residential remodeling and restoration. Our other branch is located in IL since 2007. We have completed projects from simple home upgrades to massive churches, factory rebuilds, fire and flood restoration in four different states and Europe. LuxCrew works with most lenders in rehabs involved in a 203K process. We have also been consulting municipalities regarding dwelling safety as well. Our crew has been awarded a master craftsman award as well as other awards and recognition for craftsmanship. LuxCrew walks our clients throughout the entire renovation process to make it an easy and smooth experience. We take a great pride in our work and always strive to exceed our clients' expectations.

      LuxCrew Renovations Inc.

      New To Thumbtack

      • 18 years in business
      About

      LuxCrew Renovations Inc. was created by a team of experts with 85 years of combined experience in commercial and residential remodeling and restoration. We have completed projects from simple home upgrades to massive churches, factory rebuilds and fire and flood restoration in four different states and Europe. We have been consulting municipalities regarding dwelling safety. We have been working with most lenders in rehabs involved in a 203K process. Our crew has been awarded a master craftsman award as well as other awards and recognition for craftsmanship. We walk our clients throughout the entire renovation process to make it an easy and smooth experience. We take a great pride in our work, and we always strive to exceed our clients' expectations.

      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.

      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.