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Colton Builders

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Box Construction, Inc.
4.9
from 149 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 200 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dan R.
Verified review

So far all is going well, looking forward to continue building a professional and friendship relationship with Box Construction.

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

I’m very very happy with the work that Houman did installing recessed lights, a dimmer switch and a ceiling fan w/lights. He’s professional, honest, hardworking and reasonable. I will be using him again for any electrical needs and highly recommend him.

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Cota Ventures
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason R.
Verified review

We hired Tim with Cota Ventures to build a fence in our backyard. He was a quarter of the way done when we expressed we wanted it built a different way; he quickly tailored the job to our satisfaction without hesitation. This is an example of excellent customer service. We were so pleased with the fence, we asked for a custom wood and steel gate. Once again, while he was building it, we had ideas that he responded quickly to, making sure we were completely satisfied with the finished project. We are happy with the price and quality of the work. Thanks Tim!

Coastal Handyman Connection
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Julieta V.
Verified review

My fence was falling down and posts were very loose in the ground. Mark built a 64 foot long by 6' high wooden fence for me. He showed me a sample of his fence construction, explained it to me, and then he prepared a detailed proposal, and scope of the work. His costs were a bit higher than a standard fence, but his design was much more detailed and provided me with a beautiful and structurally sound fence. He personally came to my house, and built the fence, and used a concrete base for the fence to rest on and secure metal post brackets, ensuring the fence was above the ground, secure, and minimized the fence from soaking up water on the ground, as well as left a nice border for my plants from the neighbor's yard. Additionally he notched the fence posts so the 3 (three) horizontal support brackets were flat inside the posts and secured for added strength. Something that I also noticed was he was very detailed oriented and kept his worksite safe and organized and each day when he left, my property was clean and I could see the progress of the fence and not wonder what he was doing. I am so happy I chose him to build my fence, Mark is very easy to work with, and my fence is beautiful, very strong, and I feel very confident that it will last a long time and not end up like the fence I replaced. Thank you Mark

Handyman George
4.6
from 30 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Mio F.
Verified review

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.

Ryan Handyman
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 20 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.

Top Pro
  • 14 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris S.
Verified review

David impressed me with his promptness and professionalism. We spent over an hour going over concerns with my project and with David's insight and expertise we were able to draw up plans and complete the job in just a few days. I am beyond satisfied and will definitely be utilizing DG Construction for future projects!

M.L. Construction
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jason W.
Verified review

Martin was very easy to work with, did a great job on new custom closets and putting pavers in the backyard.

Thomas Lee Cloud
4.5
from 23 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
Verified review

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.

Boyes and Son
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan C.
Verified review

My experience with Jordan Box, he is quick to respond, honest, gives realistic estimates based on work to be preformed, knowledgable, professional, and resourcesful. Based on our initial conversation about my project I decided to hire Jordan because it is apparent that he takes great pride in his work and will treat your project as if he was building it at his own home. I am happy I hired Jordan to do my bathroom remodel and looking forward to the next project with him as soon as this project is complete.

F.T. Design Group
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 39 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.

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JDA Construction
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hilary K.
Verified review

Sarah and the guys at JDA went above and beyond to do our commercial job for us in a 100% professional and high quality manner, and wrapped up way ahead of schedule, so that we were able to open our doors weeks before we had planned. They even stayed and helped us with a few things we did not expect. They were prompt, understanding, knowledgable, capable, professional, friendly, and ultimately exceeded our expectations. I would absolutely hire them again.

Artisan Design and Build
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffery W.
Verified review

Hired Sidney of Artisan Design and Build to build a residential bar in our family room. He completed a project for us nobody else would do our way. So I must say he exceeded all my expectations and dreams of having a bar in our home. If you want work done residential or commercial I would highly recommend hiring him. He was respectful and finished the project in a timely manner. Listened to all of my questions, and always had answers for all of them. I would like to thank him again and all of his crew for all of the hard work. Please check out the before and after pictures of his awesome work!!!

  • 38 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen B.
Verified review

I have worked with Bill Thompson in the construction industry for over 40 years and numerous houses. His extensive knowledge of building enables him to work on flat foundations or hillside slopes and make adjustments as required by terrain and/or design. He is an excellent craftsman, can build a home from the ground to completion, and has an artistic eye for detail work. I call him for all my construction needs.

El Sol Construction
4.4
from 9 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Glenn T.
Verified review

My wife and I liked the work El Sol Construction performed on our home. We needed a small kitchen renovation. Everything was great except for the crew they hired to texture our ceiling and walls. The work was originally supposed to be four days but ended up being double because of that problem. They saw that the work needed to be redone and was in a timely manner. The rest of the crew was excellent. Their son Alex did an outstanding job with all his work and the same goes for Justo, another one of the workers. We would have give them a five had the texturing not been a problem. The company does a very good job keeping their clients informed. They are professional with how they handle business and also on time with their arrival. They cleaned up nicely when they finished the job. I would definitely recommend El Sol Company for any construction job needed to be performed on your home.

  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
John A.
Verified review

I came into this site leary of what I might get. Steven is a great professional. He worked hard, fast, and did excellent work. On top of that also provided a very reasonable price. I will work with him again in the future. Thank you Steven for exceptional service.

Saba Design and Build, Inc.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
James A.
Verified review

Fred and the Saba team were very professional - reasonably prices - and excellent craftsmanship. Highly recommend working with Saba. Saba is now my go-to contractor.

J&J Remodeling LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Keiko M.
Verified review

I highly recommend Jerry and his crew. First, their craftsmanship is definitely superior - it’s as good as you’re going to find. I hired Jerry to add an attic floor (for storage); completely renovate our garage (adding a toilet/shower); and to then transform our kitchen into my wifes vision. His work is exquisite, his team is friendly and professional, and it’s clear they all have a passion for what they are doing, and have been doing it through generations. We’re lucky enough to own a quaint 1920s craftsman that’s in great shape, so we wanted someone with plenty of experience working on these Pasadena/Altadena homes and that could match the craftsmanship. Jerry intimately knows this area, so he can work on anything. We wanted out open-format kitchen to match the look of the house, and it does so remarkably. Jerry’s great at working with your budget, being clear about costs and what they are going toward, and I always felt like his finished product exceeded my expectations. From caring for our house’s original work when we install our attic-floor, to finishing the deck and awning that’s now attached to our kitchen. You’ll be glad you get this crew!

Premier Contracting, Inc.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley T.
Verified review

Wayne was very thorough. We had problems with our designer who kept asking for more money and did not check with the planning dept before he drew the plan and ended up with a lot of corrections. With his vast experience, Wayne looked at the plan I have and was able to come up with solutions and willing to go to the Building Dept to work out the requirements to get it approved. We are in the process.

Empire Builders
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marie M.
Verified review

My parents lost their home due mud/debris flow. Empire Builders were awesome they helped my parent gather the proper permits to demolish and clear what was left of their home and did an amazing job with the rebuild. Keith Ellis made sure my parents were very active in the design and building of the new home to make sure they would be happy even with all the obstacles the city presented. Final result a beautiful, comfortable place we all call home

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.

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.

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.

Be sure to check out our smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.

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.

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