Desert Hot Springs, CA256 General Contractors near you

Where do you need the general contractor?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Desert Hot Springs General Contractors

Browse these general contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Desert Hot Springs.

Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bret V.
Verified review

Chris called to confirm our appointment the day before, and she showed up right on time. He got right to work on replacing a defective valve, relocated a sprinkler head, and repaired irrigation controller wiring. This guy really worked hard while he was here. One of the most pleasant contractors I have ever hired, he was professional, and he cleaned everything up when he was finished. I highly recommend Chris and the services he provides. Bret VanNortwick - Riverside, CA

APP Handyman Home Repair
4.5
from 69 reviews
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Mick T.
Verified review

APP Handyman was a breath of fresh air. We have rarely been impressed with contractors work product or professionalism. Adrian was a such a pleasure to work with and his quality of work and value was beyond our expectations! We will be hiring APP for many more projects around the house!

Top Pro
  • 14 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Raymond G.
Verified review

Awesome!!! Integrity, Professionalism, and Quality. I reached out to Dave Gomez (DG Construction) to inquire about re-doing my backyard landscaping due to "letting it go" like many of us during the drought season. Dave responded to my request the same day to discuss my project. He communicated very professionally and was pleasant to speak with. He was very honest with me in conveying that due to his current workload, he unfortunately wouldn't be able to get to me for 4-6 weeks. He did, however, offer a reference to another contactor and was willing to personally get involved to provide oversight even though he was not getting paid to do so. This is unheard of in this day and age! In any event, when that reference fell through (too busy), he made it a personal goal to fit me into his schedule. Within two days, he came to my home, evaluated my needs, and provided me with a quote. He even offered me a Military Discount (Marine Veteran). Once agreed upon, he dispatched his team to my home and within 1 WEEK, transformed by backyard from a dead oasis to a beautiful, park like setting where my family could enjoy and relax (See Photos). During the process, his entire team was VERY CLEAN and orderly and made it a point to check in to ensure they were not disturbing the household in any way. Part of Dave's motivation to help me out was that I am a former U.S. Marine and have a special needs child that can really benefit from the peaceful setting he's creating for us in our backyard. He took this to heart and made sure to meet his commitments every step of the way. His customer satisfaction was legendary in that he welcomed various changes to the project as they came along (from my wife and I) and wasn't too concerned about "penny pinching". To quote his words, "My focus is delivering an experience to build lifetime customers and witnessing the positive outcome with them when doing so." I have to say that Dave has earned my business and respect moving forward and I would highly recommend him. There are very few contractors out there like him.....so get him while you can! :)

Team All Star Construction
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 53 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Linda E.
Verified review

Team All Star installed windows and energy paint on my house and I wanted to thank them for the beautiful job they did. They are the best contractors we have ever used and will be recommending them to our family and friends, thanks guys!

New Millennium
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Kanyon C.
Verified review

I am a General Contractor ,from Santa Barbara Area here for several upcoming projects we were hand chosen due to our high quality workmanship thus relocated as part of our deal, While here Wife decided to buy a second home ,not knowing any roofers we ran across his ad and decided to give him a shot either that or wait for our roofer from Santa Barbara to come here when his time allowed,I was hesitant due to the high standards and clientel we are accustom to In Santa Barbara my wife included ...To our amazement Toms personality as a person was a pleasure to work with on a professional level his work and his of qualitywork far exceeded what we were expecting down here ,Tom is capable to perform as directed without little if no input from us it went smooth,Other subs we hired here for our own personal projects saw me as the General and not as the client which we were not happy about , Tom saw beyond that knowing I am a general yet not on my personal property , he gave us A-1 treatment , quality of his workmanship is beyond what I expected if the need arose I would not hesitate to take him back home to Santa barbara as a subcontractor , however as for now we, click which makes my life easier to say the least so in regards to down this area I think I found one subcontractor I will keep....As for you others subcontractors from this area well it's probably in my best interest to just bring my subcontractors from Santa Barbara due the working relationship with me and their high quality of workmanship which I have built my reputation on , However Tom has proved himself beyond what I expected and I look forward to upcoming projects with him down south here as well as back in Santa Barbara if he's up for it his quality will fit right in up there with what the cliental expectsand high standards the client base expect in santa Barbara and like me Tom is hands on not the type of contractor who just sends workers and just shows up when it's time to pickup a check....as for his prices well it is a fair price for the quality and the pleasure of working with Tom.....Not to mention he is licensed insured etc. Tom like my self is not looking to get rich off one Job rather we know during these economic times things have changed and we have to change with it and like myself tom reflected that in His price, all these other subs heard I was from Santa Barbara and saw $$$$$ signs , somehow the general public has this conception all contractors have deep pockets , let me assure you it takes capital to make money and we have a lot tied up in Insurances , Bond's etc things the public has no idea about and although our cost have to adjust accordingly based on these economic times I can assure our Marerial's prices and labor expenses as well as insurance and bonds have only increased...So bottom line with Tom for a licensed Roofer and your protection your wasting time shopping around.

Schechtman Construction Inc
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Ann M.
Verified review

Steve is a man of many talents, referred to us by a contractor friend who knows of his experience in the construction business. Recently he installed a Pelican water softener system for us. It did not deter him that he had never handled the brand before. No problem for Steve. We look forward to having him back for additional projects soon. He is five star. A. Manning

Jeff Morey Service's
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
William B.
Verified review

Wow. What can I say? Jeffrey Morey is not only a great plumber (very professional, explained everything), but an awesome person! We had only been living in our new house for 3 days when the sewer line backed up into the 1st floor bathroom. Of course, the home warranty didn't cover that. The first estimate I got from Roto-rooter was outrageous! I spent all of the extra money I had, after buying the house, on furniture. Someone told me about Thumbtack, and I decided to give it a try. Well, I'm so glad. The first respondent was Jeffrey, he came first thing in the morning to look at the problem. His estimate knocked my socks off. I had to wait until I had the money, but when I was ready, he was there right away. The problem was worse than we thought, we were really worried that it would be bigger than we could afford. Jeffrey knew this and seemed to determined to do it for the estimated price. And boy did he come through! He and his very nice work partner Miguel worked two days (twice the time we thought) and only charged me slightly more. I was sorry I bought this house for a little while, but now I'm back to LOVING our new home. Thank you so much to Jeffrey and Miguel for giving me my smile back. I just want to emphasize how kind and patient they were with me. I'm 52 years old and never hired a contractor of any kind before. I will call Jeffrey soon to fix some other problems I'm having (when we can afford it). I highly recommend Jeffrey Morey Service's. He will do an awesome job, and you will be very pleased. P.S. (I don't know if he's married, but my sister thought he was very handsome, just saying😀)

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Judy B.
Verified review

After our initial contact on thumbtack, I called Southerland Torres company on the phone. I was so reassured by our conversation that I made an appointment for an electrician to come to my home and fix the problem. I had chosen a date about a week away and by the time he came over I had thought of a few more things that needed fixing too. All projects were done for a lot less than I thought it would cost me. I am so very pleased with the company and would recommend them to any and all that need any electric, plumbing, appliance repair or general construction issues they need addressed. Thank you Darrion I appreciate all the work you did for my little house!

Pikul Inc / Apcotects
4.2
from 21 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Walt V.
Verified review

Great Response. Alan is a very likeable individual, well informed and understands the overall goal. We plan on teaming with Alan to be our "Architect of Choice" for other projects on our radar. Walt Vickers - General Contractor

Ruiz Construction Co.
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Craig V.
Verified review

We wanted to get crown molding installed along with a trayed ceiling. Although none of the contractors knew exactly what we wanted, Frank worked with us to turn the image in our mind into reality. He got the job because, as a general contractor, he has the skill, manpower and equipment available to do multiple jobs like electrical work and cabinet work (our job also involved drywall and painting work). So, although the project started as a simple crown molding job, we got a lot of other things taken care of. Franks and his crew was very friendly and professional. They were very responsive to our requests and worked to make us happy. For example, we wanted to have Plexiglas installed in a cabinet door. After he did this (in his shop) he didn't think that we would like the result, so he installed a dark glass panel instead. We were very pleased with the result. In fact, we were so pleased that we are hiring them again for another job. I highly recommend Ruiz Construction Co.

Mark Newman Inc.
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Chad S.
Verified review

My husband and I hired Mark to remodel and design our condo we bought in Palm Springs. My husband and I live in the bay area so we needed someone with the same vision as us and the ability become the project lead. Mark was amazing, he hired, supervised and managed all sub-contractors for us. Mark picked out different finishing materials and gave us options as the project progressed. When we saw our property for the first time after it was completed it was the classic HGTV moment and reveal. We would certainly hire Mark again if given the opportunity.

EDS Construction
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen F.
Verified review

My husband and I really enjoyed working with Dennis and his brothers! We had an issue with some flooding (in the winter) as our back yard sloped towards the house and extreme heat (in the summer) since we didn’t have a patio cover. We called Dennis to come out and give us a quote on the overwhelming project. He was very easy to talk to and we could tell he is a very experienced contractor (he even came with pictures so that we had an idea of the kind of work he has done). Dennis and his crew flattened our yard out, put in a drainage system, poured concrete, and built a beautiful patio cover onto the back of our house. No more flooding and the house stays very cool! We would definitely recommend EDS Construction because of the quality of work and the integrity of all the workers that came to work on this project. We also really liked that Dennis is pretty easy to get a hold of. If he doesn’t answer right away, we still get a response fairly quickly, which we appreciated. We’ve had a lot of work done to our house (new first time home owners) and enjoyed working with Dennis the most. We plan to use him again for our next big project.

J&M Precision Construction
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
John F.
Verified review

J & M are everything you hope for when hiring a contractor for your home. The timeline was as promised, constant updates throughout the project, high quality workmanship and a desire to please the customer. I would highly recommend J & M for any home project. Our project included floor tile installation throughout our home, entertainment center installation, and fireplace renovation. We are very pleased with the results!

  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara B.
Verified review

The process went really good. My house is beautiful and I love my floors. They handled everything with care.

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
James L.
Verified review

Fixed Our Plumbing Problem In Little Over 1 Hour, Very Reasonable Fee Too!

Nicholas Reyes Construction
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Erica E.
    Verified review

    I was very happy with how our garage project turned out. We needed to completely insulate, drywall and paint our garage with cabinets and shelving and he was able to complete the project in a timely manner. Nicholas Reyes Construction was very easy to work with and gave us a competitive price and never tried to up-sell additional items like we have experienced with other contractors. His work quality is excellent and always kept us up to date with the progression. I highly recommend him.

    The Cabinet Guy Inc
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 16 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Steven O.
    Verified review

    Fred is an outstanding contractor who does what he says. Friendly, great attention to detail, quick to return texts and phone calls. It was a pleasure working with him. I'd highly recommend The Cabinet Guy!

    • 3 years in business
    Rolf N.
    Verified review

    Ric Lua and his staff were a pleasure to work with and always responsive to our questions and comments. They prosecuted the work quickly and professionally (remodeled bathrooms, all new windows, scraped popcorn ceilings, all new floors , re-stuccoed house, painted exterior and total re-landscape and irrigation system of front and back yard). We were able to move our sister back into her house within one month which was very important as she was undergoing chemo treatments. We really liked that most of the work was done in-house by Ric's staff. Where he brought in subcontractors (windows/stucco and tile work) Lua managed them and they showed-up on time and completed work promptly.

    Taylor Made Plumbing
    3.7
    from 3 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Todd B.
    Verified review

    Amazing knowledge and workmanship. Extremely professional and honest and knows a little about everything when it comes to contractor work. I highly recommend using Taylor made plumbing for any project you may have

    Luis Handy and Construccion
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    CJ P.
    Verified review

    Showed up on time did a great job

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Catherine F.
    Verified review

    Eddie was VERY professional and responsive. He was here when he said he would be which is hard to find here in the valley and did QUALITY, PROFESSIONAL work. I would HIGHLY recommend him and I will to my friends and neighbors.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    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 I plan a bathroom remodeling project?

    If you’re stumped on how to plan a bathroom remodeling project, it pays to hire a designer. This is especially important if you’re changing your bathroom layout in any way. Designers create contractor-friendly drawings indicating exactly where each tile and fixture will be installed, down to the light switches. This investment might cost you $300-$500 but save you significant frustration and miscommunication, while ensuring you get precisely what you want.

    If you’re going to do your own design, planning a bathroom remodeling project means being organized and planning ahead. Create a general outline of what you want and the budget you have. Identify the specific fixtures, tiles, paint and vanity you prefer. Get all this organized before requesting quotes from two to three reputable general contractors. Once you find the right pro, get a written contract outlining scope of work, materials that will be used, timeframe and payment schedule. Communicate clearly about when to order your materials so they are ready and waiting by the time the contractor gets the permits. Your job from here is to communicate clearly, pay the contractor as the work progresses, and enjoy your remodel when it’s done.

    For more on where to start when remodeling a bathroom check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

    Where should I start when remodeling a bathroom?

    Bathroom remodeling doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Before starting a bathroom remodel it’s crucial to know what you want and have a clear understanding of your maximum budget. If you’d love all marble fixtures but have $3,000 total, you will have to compromise. Being realistic about materials and money before you even contact a contractor will have you on the road to success. Here are some simple steps to follow in the planning stages of bathroom remodeling:

    • List your remodeling priorities in order of importance (e.g., 1. New shower head, 2. Replace flooring, 3. Install recessed lighting, etc.).
    • Calculate what you can realistically afford to spend on your bathroom remodel. Identify an “all in” price — meaning the absolute maximum you’re willing to pay, as well as what you’d prefer to spend.
    • Gather ideas from Pinterest about colors and finishes.
    • Research the costs of the materials and finishes you want and begin making choices about what is and isn’t possible to fit into your budget (once labor is included). If you’d like to stay under $10,000 total, but really love a $2,000 tub, plan to downgrade in other areas.
    • Request quotes from at least three reputable general contractors, share your vision and ideal materials, and work together from there.

    How long should a bathroom remodel take?

    With proper planning and a good general contractor, your bathroom remodeling project doesn’t have to take forever. The construction phase of the project will always vary based on your scope of work, the square footage and the condition of your bathroom under the surface layer. Inevitably an 80-square-foot master bathroom with major changes will take longer than a 25-square-foot guest bath undergoing a minor renovation. For a smaller bathroom, a facelift — the industry term for sprucing up the surface layer (such as paint, vanity, tiles or light fixtures) but keeping the existing footprint of the space — may take five to eight working days, as long as there are no surprises like mold waiting when the old vanity comes out. A more complex bathroom remodel that revamps the shower area (customizing the plumbing, installing tile and changing the shower door), updates the flooring and cabinetry, and adds new paint and new lighting could take anywhere from one week to three weeks. A full bathroom remodel that guts the room, changing the footprint and moving the electrical wiring and plumbing lines, could take four to eight weeks or more. To keep your bathroom remodel on schedule, have your materials ordered and waiting, and don’t make any change orders once construction begins. Planning is key to keeping a bathroom remodel on schedule.   

    For more on how long a bathroom remodel should take check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.