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El Cerrito General Contractors

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TOP PRO
  • 14 years in business
  • 202 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Maria O.

Verified review

Excellent service. I had to replace my water heater and got multiple quotes from plumbing companies who made it seem so difficult. Jose replied to my request right away and within 30 minutes he was already at my house ready to start work. He picked up the water heater and didn't mind to finish work the same evening even though it was already late. He did an excellent job replacing the water heater and even checked with me the next morning to see if everything works fine. I will definitely work with Jose again Keep up the good work!

Sandon C.

Verified review

Jose is great! On-time, friendly, and considerate. I love it when contractors dont mind teaching aspects about the project, describing what they're doing and informing. And are not bothered when people are curious. Never felt like I was on the clock with him. A great plumber / handyman that I would gladly re-hire again! Thanks Jose!

Nikhil B.

Verified review

Jose is great. I will hire him again for future plumbing projects.

  • 13 years in business
  • 218 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Philippe J.

Verified review

Arisel handled a small hardwood repair job in our kitchen. First I'm grateful that he offered his services. Many contractors only bid big jobs. Second he followed on his commitments to me, being on time and following up the next day with a touch up. I did not have to follow up. He was good to work with. Third I think he did an excellent job with the conditions he had to deal with. I recommend him.

METIS Real Estate C.

Verified review

Had AA Cardenas re-plumb the piping under a kitchen sink as the previous contractor did a sub-par job. AA Cardenas came by and did a quick assessment, gave a ballpark figure then a formal proposal. After we agreed upon price and work, they came out and promptly performed the job. Completely satisfied with their performance and will hire AA Cardenas for future work.

Paul R.

Verified review

Ariel did a fantastic job installing 8 recessed lights in my home. He is a very friendly and professional contractor. After the job was complete his team left the home looking spotless. I highly recommend his services!

TOP PRO
  • 4 years in business
  • 196 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 hours

Thumbtack Customer

Verified review

I don't know what else you could expect from a contractor the Cruz doesn't gladly provide. He's professional, prompt, reasonable, and he's a man of his word in general. He continued to pleasantly surprise us. If you're looking for someone to trust with your home or your family's health and safety - I would speak with him first (no charge by the way).

Dana S.

Verified review

Ralph built a deck and fence for me about a month ago and the work was absolutely great. His prices were very reaonsonable and he did the job in a very short time. By far, one of the easiest and nicest contractors to work with. I would recommend him to anyone as he finished the job on-time and the deck and fence looked great!

Jonathan R.

Verified review

Cruz arrived quickly on short notice and took care of some much needed electrical and general handyman work at our office and warehouse. He worked quickly and was a reliable and honest person. I would definitely hire him again.

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Matias

4.9

(98)

  • 18 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

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.

Sam S.

Verified review

He was honest about how much work actually needed to be done. Other electricians were telling me I needed to do a bigger repair than necessary. It might have just been different perspectives on the problem and not intentional dishonesty on their part. However, his repair suggestion actually matched what PG&E told me when they came out to do a diagnosis. It saved me tons of money, which I appreciated as a single parent on a teacher's salary.

Erick M.

Verified review

Having dealt with A LOT of contractors in SF, I can assure you Matias is one you will stick with.

  • 5 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 min

Vidya B.

Verified review

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!

Zack T.

Verified review

I own a bar in downtown Oakland and we have been working with Chao for about a year. He has helped us with electrical work, building projects, and general maintenance around the bar. We are always pleased with his know-how, punctuality and thoroughness.

Chris B.

Verified review

I'll add to the props for Chao. Nice guy, professional, prompt. For me he repaired a window and changed a toilet wax seal. He seemed pretty knowledgeable about both areas. I would / will hire him for other projects.

TOP PRO
  • 13 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Niraj K.

Verified review

First time I have been thoroughly happy with a contractor service! Albino was great to work with from the start. We needed to sand and refinish a 300sq foot deck. He came quickly to give a quote (which was reasonable), then got the job started immediately and done within planned time frame (we were on a tight timeline). Rigoberto did most of the work and was very professional and kind. The quality of the work was great, even better than expected and cost was exactly as pre determined with no surprises. Would definitely recommend him to others and hire him again if needed.

Alexa F.

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These guys are awesome -- the price was 1/4 of what our realtor's painter quoted us, and they are doing our entire house in 3 days. We are one day in to the painting and it looks fantastic. Albino and Juan are very nice and worked really hard all day today. I will definitely be referring them to others. They are also connected with other ancillary companies in the city, like a lighting company to do recessed lighting. Was nice to get their help finding someone to do that for us. Thank you Albino!

Daniel E.

Verified review

I was a little leary due to the very low price. Usually you get what you pay for. I was pleasantly surprised to find the workmanship was very good and the price was half the cost of the contractor/handyman that was referred by my realtor.

TOP PRO
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours
  • San Francisco, CA

Ryan D.

Verified review

I was in a time crunch, and needed a falling fence repaired asap. Matt responded quickly to my initial request, as well as every subsequent email/text. We scheduled a visit the next morning, where he inspected the damage, and described a couple of options for the repair. That same evening, he sent us a quote with a reasonable and competitive price, and luckily was able to squeeze us into his schedule, despite only a couple days notice. The first day of the job, Matt and his team showed up on time, and got straight to work tearing out our old, rotting fence. Their work was clean and tidy, and they even made the extra effort to accommodate us in removing all of the debris that day, as we were scheduled to have photos of the yard taken. They returned the next morning to construct a beautiful, new fence, built to the highest standards. Afterwards, they cleaned up, ensured our yard was returned to it's original condition, and even helped us out by taking some extra yard compost with them, which had been left behind by the city. In the past, my experience w/ other contractors in general had been less than positive. Cost, communication, and especially workmanship on several jobs had become such a concern, that recently, I have been simply attempting most projects myself, if at all possible. My experience with Matthew Kelly Construction has been a breath of fresh air compared to these other interactions. Throughout the entire job, he and his team were incredibly considerate, accommodating, and some of the friendliest people I have ever worked with. Not only would I hire Matt again in a heartbeat, I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for quality carpentry/construction work.

Connie V.

Verified review

Matthew Kelly is hardworking and honest. He strives to make the job go as well as possible. After other contractors said no or did not return my calls, he responded quickly on the weekend, and he completed the job in a timely manner. Matthew's operation is lean and responsive. He is pleasant to work with and has my recommendation.

Mary K.

Verified review

Matthew is a professional contractor that will show up on time, patiently listen to your ideas and thoughtfully share his building plans.

TOP PRO
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 27 min
  • San Jose, CA

Hannah K.

Verified review

Ben was courteous and professional. He automatically knew we were a shoes-off home and respectfully worked with special care to be clean and neat. He brought his own large mat that spread open to collect any debris. He completed 8 light fixture replacement for us. He was organized and worked systematically. I appreciated his clear communication and taking the time to explain how the light fixture we had are made to be 'flush mount' yet will have few mm gap due to the way it slides into place. He spoke respectfully and patiently. Ben is clearly experienced and knowledgeable. I would recommend hIring Ben and I would not hesitate to hire him again for any additional kind handyman projects I have.

Sam C.

Verified review

I had a complicated project where I had one universal remote/receiver controlling two ceiling fans. One of the ceiling fans stopped working. Before hiring Ben, I had 2 other contractors who couldn't fix the problem. Ben was the only one who has able to troubleshoot and solve the problem. His price is very reasonable as well. I will hire Ben for all my home electrical issues!

Heidi S.

Verified review

We are close to finishing a high end kitchen and bath remodel and extremely pleased with professionalism and quality of work. All staff working in our home,(while we still live in it) are curdious, polite & engaging with our children, and attentive to our requests to be informed through the remodel process. Can't wait to share more and photos once work is complete!

  • 11 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Marie P.

Verified review

We have been updating a pretty poorly maintained house built in 1925 ourselves for the last 5 months. We moved and rebuilt closets in the bedrooms and we had Derrick install the doors for us. I have to say in this whole experience so far and all the people we have hired to help us along the way Derrick was by far the most kind, trustworthy, and professional. He did a PERFECT job and worked extremely fast o the work was very reasonable since he charges by the hour. Both doors were done in less than a days work. Not a single complaint. We will have him back for sure to do the other doors in the house. He's the BEST!!!!! Do not hesitate to hire him!!!

John O.

Verified review

I hired Derrick to frame and hang 12 doors in a portion of a commercial office building I am renovating. The doors are expensive, full-light, pre-stained, red oak doors of varying sizes. Derrick arrived on the job with the complete set of top-end, professional-level equipment the job required, and he proceeded to complete the job in a timely manner. I am a perfectionist, and Derrick competed the job to my total satisfaction. I highly recommend Derrick, and I will certainly hire him again later this year, when I renovate the remaining portion of my building.

Dale J.

Verified review

Derrick saved us a lot of money. We got 2 other quotes to replace 3 doors. Derrick let us know we did not have to replace our front door. He said he could fix it by replacing the knob and lock. 2 General Contractors told us we were going to have to replace! He patiently waited for us to get our stuff together (order and paint doors) and once we were ready, he scheduled within a week. I would recommend him and we will use him again!

TOP PRO
  • 16 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Debra A.

Verified review

Excellent work ethics and very professional. My home is over 60 years old and the plumbing was way overdue for replacement along with my water heater. Max came and did an overview of my current incoming water lines, explained everything to me in detail about how long the job would take and which water heater would be the best for me and my family. Max is a dedicated and hard worker and always punctual. I was amazed at his completed work along with the city inspector who complimented Max on his welds and overall job. It's no wonder my plumbing passed inspection with flying colors. I highly recommend AMX plumbing for all jobs, big or small. Thanks Max!

Cathy E.

Verified review

I didn't actually hire Max because our project changed and I didn't need him anymore so I can't talk about work quality. However, I wanted to comment on his quoting process. I had several contractors come out to make their bids and I felt that Max did an excellent job of not only listening but actually hearing what I was asking for and providing his professional suggestions (without trying to bid up the project). He provided his estimate which was exactly what we had talked about and his pricing was lower than the competition. I would contact Max again to bid for projects in the future.

Kevin C.

Verified review

I used Max when I was a building manager in San Francisco for 8 years. He was always fast, courteous, and professional. In 8 years, everything he did was perfect. Water heaters, sewer replacement, gas pipe, tankless water heaters, copper pipe, he did it all at a good price. The only time I was mad at Max was when he went on vacation and I had to hire another plumber. That's when I realized how good I had it with Max. He really is the best I've ever worked with.

  • 11 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 45 min

Emmy W.

Verified review

My last contractor did not perform and left me with an unfinished bathroom. I was nervous and a bit skeptical to hire someone off thumbtack, given my nightmare experience with the other contractor. H & H proved to be an excellent choice and i'm so glad that I chose them instead of the other three contractors. He's prompt and courteous, very thorough even from the beginning. And this is the reason why I chose them over others. H & H is very meticulous and takes pride of his work and more importantly he communicates very well throughout each step of the remodeling process. We discussed about what materials used, layout of tiles and H & H gave me his honest input which is invaluable. They came on time each morning and work tirelessly to give us a beautiful finished bathroom within budget. I only wish if I have known them sooner.

Kim G.

Verified review

I hired Hector to do the tile in the shower addition to my bathroom. This involved adding a shower pan, preparing the walls, and tiling the floor, walls, curb and recessed area in the shower. It turned out really nice and I've gotten lots of compliments. We had a little misunderstanding with the inspector and my primary contractor but in the end, it worked out. My primary contractor ended up flaking on the project and wasn't able to finish, so I hired Hector again to finish the bathroom. This involved patching the walls, replacing grout, and installing the shower door. Overall, he did a really nice job, was responsive and prompt and showed up when he said he would, and was a nice and respectful person to work with.

Rob D.

Verified review

My fiance and I had just bought our house, and it needed a LOT of work. Our original contractor had to back out of his commitment, and we were left with less than a month to get everything done. Hector came in and saved our bacon literally. He repaired, primed, and painted the entire interior of our house, which was left in tatters by the previous tenant. He constantly kept beating the time frames we'd set, and they weren't easy! Hector did an amazing job on our house, all while under the gun in regards to time, and was polite, and a courteous throughout. We'll be hiring him again soon for some more work. A great find!

TOP PRO
  • 22 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Michelle B.

Verified review

Kelly was the first vendor to reply to my Thumbtack project. He was also very easy to communicate with (e-mail, phone call and text) and responsive during the whole job. He had to make a couple of trips due to hardware I needed, so we were in touch over about a week's time. His pricing is very fair as well. I do recommend his services. I will be calling on him again no doubt as he also does general repairs and projects in addition to electrical work! Thank you, Kelly!!

Leah J.

Verified review

Kelly showed up on time, was very professional, and did an excellent job! I'm so glad I found him, after having bad experiences with other contractors. I highly recommend him.

Nicoletta G.

Verified review

Kelly is a serious and competent contractor, completed his job in time at an honest price. I definitely reccomend him.

TOP PRO
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Larkspur, CA

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.

Patricia O.

Verified review

Felt like I hit the jackpot with Richard. Although my needs were pretty basic it was great to find out that he is a Mill Valley Building Inspector so had complete knowledge of my smoke detector issues and questions. Super.

Mark S.

Verified review

Richard did a fantastic job building our fence. It looks amazing. Quality contractor, very trustworthy.

TOP PRO
  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 0 min

Alex C.

Verified review

My family and I recently hired Custom Dreams Tile on 11/09/2015. We loved the work they did in our main bathroom. The craftsmanship of the delicate glass tile was excellent. Junio is very professional and polite, they where always on time and kept us updated every step of the way until completion. The tile work was completed ahead of schedule, we could not be happier. We appreciate how flexible Junio and his crew where with our questions and changes of pattern with the tile setting. Our bathroom looks amazing and we will definitely hire them again for our upcoming kitchen project. P.S. At the end of the project Junio even offer and took the trash/debris from a previous contractor, for free to help us keep our backyard clean. Thank you.

Hedieh E.

Verified review

I wish I could give then more stars for their fabulous job. The project was bathroom remodeling. My husband and I are both working full time, we were a little concern about leaving the apartment unlock. But when we met Junio and his team, we realized how trustworthy they are. Everynight we came home to a nice organized construction work. I attached the picture, you would be the judge to see how nice, clean and amazing job they did in only 4 days.

Myra S.

Verified review

Loved working with JUNIO! I interviewed few contractors & he is by far the most understanding & efficient. He offers competitive price & has great work ethics. His tile work came out better than what I've expected! Thank you Junio for the great work & excellent customer service! Look no further & hire him!

TOP PRO
  • 18 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 min

Jonetta L.

Verified review

Nicki guided us through an upgrade to our kitchen. She's skilled in suggesting appropriate colors, and was able to keep me from flailing all over the place staying in the correct "time period" within our Victorian home. That was huge because I was all over the map and needed to tethered. My husband was often distracted with work so often Nicki and I slogged through selecting appliances, tiles, mable counter tops and paint colors. She also works with a wonderful team of artisans, cabnet builder, seamstress, and many other skilled workers. In the end we love our beautiful new kitchen and will work with her again. However, the project that was worrisome was with the marble counte tops. They are beautiful and a good choice, but we just needed to know more about the process of transforming a big slab of marble into counter tops. It was way more than I thought. There was a moment when construction was almost halted because fabricating the marble into counter tops had not been given proper consideration in regards to the amount of time the process took. Nicki ultimately came to the rescue, finding someone on short notice. That was our only hiccup. We loved working with Nickie and certainly recommend her to others.

Natalia L.

Verified review

I want to share our very satisfying experience of working with Nicki. She designed our living room and kitchen – the layout, the color palette, all the materials. The result is elegant and functional transitional style kitchen. She picked the colors and materials so beautifully that it almost feels like all elements – the wall and floor tiles, wall mural, cabinets, etc.. talk to each other. Kitchen flows smoothly and harmoniously into “neighboring” spaces. Given how utterly and hopelessly uninteresting our space looked (1970th townhouse) it got transformed into something refined and special. We like it very much every day! Nicki has great knowledge of places, people and materials. She is practical, precise, organized and mindful of budget constraints. All her advice have proven to be gold! Nicki is a true pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her!

Karen S.

Verified review

Nicki has been the designer for 2 of our home remodel projects. For our kitchen/dining room/living room she created an open contemporary multi-purpose fabulous space that we love every day! She coordinated with the contractor on all work. For our master bathroom/bedroom and den/2nd bath--again she executed great use of space, color, and design. We loved that she got what our personal tastes and design style was. She created original designs, including custom cabinetry and tile work.

MG Windows

4.9

(25)

  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • San Francisco, CA

Sabin S.

Verified review

There is a very good reason Melki has a 5 star rating on Thumbtack. He is quite possibly the nicest guy you will meet. He was amazing, always timely, meticulously detailed, extremely well priced and goes well above and beyond what he should do, to make you happy. He is extremely professional. We had a horrible experience with another flooring contractor who took months to complete our stairs and a few rooms. Melki not only completed the work in a timely and thorough manner, he even fixed the crappy job that the other contractor did in many places. We are very very lucky we found Melki on Thumbtack. He is going to put in a closet and a door for us. He is also going to put in a back splash on our kitchen. I would hire Melki for any work in the house because he has the ability to do a wide range of jobs. He will explain everything to you and make sure you understand everything. His communications skills are excellent. As you can tell, I cannot say enough good things about Melki. Please do strongly consider giving Melki a call and once you talk to him, you will see what I am talking about.

Niko K.

Verified review

I found Melki on thumbtack. I am so glad I did. I , being a painting contractor myself and doing property managing at my wife's property , I deal with many contractors at a regular basis. I will say that in the many years I've been in this industry , cannot say enough about his talents and promptness , professionalism and clean work place. Also the final product is amazing. Goes beyond what is asked and gives honest opinion to work needed and is open and honest. A pleasure to work with great eye for detail. Will not hesitate to use on my many projects to come. A+++

Karen L.

Verified review

I Had Melki build a closet and install a pet door through the office wall to the outside of the house. When he came out for the free estimate we decided to install a large sunroof in the living area as well. The projects took a little more than a day but the work was done well, the price was reasonable, and he cleaned up his work nicely. I would not hesitate to use him and his crew again.

TOP PRO
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Jonnie C.

Verified review

Work performed was for installation of bathroom exhaust vent and OTR microwave with exhaust vent. Written estimate was provided days prior and all necessary installation materials were purchased by him as agreed. Mess was kept at minimum by covering immediate work areas but I still had a lot of cleaning afterwards due to the spread of sawdust (windows were left open). Contractor and his helper completed the job in the time promised. Unfortunately, the microwave vent did not function as needed (not venting air to outside as expected). Contractor was notified and he returned in the same week to rework the vent. He was apologetic and showed good effort in diagnosing and fixing the problem though a little guesswork had to be done by both of us since we didn't have the installation manual. The outcome for both vents was acceptable though my perfectionism says otherwise. LOL. Overall, he was polite and showed professionalism throughout the entire process. He was patient and timely in responding to all our concerns. He was able to acquiesce to our preference in materials/appliances and allowed us options regarding the installation. We felt like he valued our input and we had control over the process especially since this was our first time dealing with a general contractor.

Donna A.

Verified review

Juan remodeled our unfinished attic space (about 700+ sq ft) from top to bottom and turned it into a new office studio. He laid out the framework, ran electrical wires, put up insulation and drywall, painted and stained, added window trim, installed hardwood flooring and baseboards, and added storage cabinets. He was able to finish our attic in three weeks, and for a very reasonable price. He is a very hard worker, and really creative with his solutions. He always had helpful advice for me when I wasn't sure what decisions to make. He is now our go to contractor when we need work done around the house. I highly recommend him for his work quality, professional etiquette, and ease of communication. I am very happy with the work he is done, and can't wait to work with him again.

Francisco S.

Verified review

Working with Juan was a terrific experience. He is very transparent about setting expectations: what is he going to do, how is going to do it and how long will it take. He will get the work done in a timely and clean manner. We were able to book him in advance (which was about 2 weeks prior) but I understand he will do his best to accommodate clients on a shorter notice. If you have been struggling with other handymen/contractors (as I was!) I truly recommend you to use Juan's services - he is super easy to work with and very reliable.

  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Justin L.

Verified review

Mohamed is great, I highly recommend him for the job. I had to mount a new ventilation hood on my range top, because the new model I bought was very different from the old one, it would require the chimney structure be to torn down and rebuild. Most people did not want to take the job due to the complexity, Mohamed showed up on the first day of new year and was very precise on what he planned to do. He had a set price and communicated with me well during the work of each step he did, (most contractors don't really communicate with you withe the details of the work). The job was very complicated and not without obstacles, we had to redo the ducts twice to make the ventilation work, but he really spent the time thinking about the best solution, rather than just delivering an end product. Overall, highly recommend him.

Swetha K.

Verified review

Mohamed was very professional and did a good quality job on installing our vanity. He was very responsive to calls and was on time on a Saturday morning. I would hire him again for future projects in our house, and would definitely recommend him to others who are looking for a good handyman.

Meer H.

Verified review

Mohamed was amazing with his work at our place. He was very sincere and efficient. Will hire for any plumbing work from here on out.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Emmy W.

Verified review

Bil is the best plumber! I recently had another plumbing issue which two licensed contractors suggested that the deck perimeter framing must be removed in order to repair the pipe inside the exterior wall. Bil came in to rescue us. He's able to fix the leaking pipe above and below the deck without removing any of the deck framing!! What a relief! Bil always put the homeowner interest as his first priority which is almost unheard of in today's trade business. He's always honest, prompt, professional and live by the "codes". He won't take any shortcut just to get your money. Thank you Bil for taking such good care of us!!

Emmy W.

Verified review

Bil is the best plumber! I recently had another plumbing issue which two licensed contractors suggested that the deck perimeter framing must be removed in order to repair the pipe inside the exterior wall. Bil came in to rescue us. He's able to fix the leaking pipe above and below the deck without removing any of the deck framing!! What a relief! Bil always put the homeowner interest as his first priority which is almost unheard of in today's trade business. He's always honest, prompt, professional and live by the "codes". He won't take any shortcut just to get your money. Thank you Bil for taking such good care of us!!

Emmy W.

Verified review

Bil is the best plumber! I recently had another plumbing issue which two licensed contractors suggested that the deck perimeter framing must be removed in order to repair the pipe inside the exterior wall. Bil came in to rescue us. He's able to fix the leaking pipe above and below the deck without removing any of the deck framing!! What a relief! Bil always put the homeowner interest as his first priority which is almost unheard of in today's trade business. He's always honest, prompt, professional and live by the "codes". He won't take any shortcut just to get your money. Thank you Bil for taking such good care of us!!

TOP PRO
  • 6 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 19 min

Nance C.

Verified review

We moved into a new house in January, 2017, and needed plumbing and electrical work done immediately. We changed almost all of our piping from galvanized to copper and redesigned the piping to a new kitchen we were adding. Additionally, we had a number of electrical fixes that needed to be done. We chose Mr. Jimenez over others we spoke with, and it was an excellent decision. Mr. Jimenez worked us into his busy schedule and completed all work very quickly. He works with great attention to detail and is professional in every way. He cleaned up after each task and taped paper to our floors to further protect against construction wear and tear. He was able to bring in competent assistants when needed, and everyone was courteous and demonstrated care with our home. Mr. Jimenez is a true gentleman and spoke with us clearly and with respect. We plan on using his services as we further improve this home.

Steve H.

Verified review

Our old tank water heater started leaking, and we were interested in getting a tankless unit. I had three plumbers come take a look. The first two pointed out that the gas line was 1/2" which severely limited our tankless options. David was the only one to take a quick look in the attic space and see that the gas line was actually 3/4" right up to just behind the wall on the other side of the heater, where it was brought down to 1/2", making for an easy fix. That alone saved us a lot of money and headache, I think. David did the replacement efficiently and professionally, our new unit looks good and is working great. I'm glad I found him, he does quality work and I'd happily hire him again in the future.

Daniel A.

Verified review

Dennis , the owner of NBPE did an excellent job finding the problem and solving it. He was right on time and had great tools to clean out our 4 inch plumbing line. He discovered one pipe was set the wrong way during an earlier repair by another plumber and was able to replace that section of pipe. Everything worked perfectly after that and the price was very reasonable. He even gave a 150 discount for the exploration. I would definite recommend this contractor.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Tracie K.

Verified review

It went very. Ricky and his crew were very nice and trustworthy. Gave him a key to my house since I was unable to be home during the times they would be working my bathroom. He was fair with his pricing and so nice. I have had 2 contractors work on place before and they had such bad attitudes. I will definitely use Ricky again and recommend to friends. Also loved how respectful they were of my Home and keeping it clean as much as possible while working.

Joe S.

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Valenz Construction not only did our job with Excellence in craftsmanship but their attitude and heart was what won us over as customers. They did our job but also gave back by volunteering in a community project our church was sponsoring in remodeling a home for single mothers getting back on their feet. That makes them 5 star in my book.

Chris E.

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Rick was very knowledgeable and efficient in performing the work he was hired for. His prices were fair and reasonable for the work he was performing. We had him to do some painting in a few rooms and some general work on a few things around the house I hadn't had the time to get around to.

  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 min

Joseph R.

Verified review

C&D Tile came in, took initiative and did the job beautifully. On time with expert work and great work ethics. He's very professional and his work exceeded my expectations. I have hired many other tile layers. He's by far the most honest with far better work. I've been a contractor for 25 years plus. I'm very meticulous with a lot of attention to detail , as well as very, very picky. If you you are looking for a very professional job for an amazing price, hire this company. You will not be disappointed!!! I will hire him again and refer him to other contractors and private owners.

Nicole C.

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C&D tile saved our lives!!! I cannot write enough good things about this company and workers. The job was done efficiently, at a very fair prices, with no impact to our lives. The job was a small bathroom tile job in a tenant unit. C&D had to remove the floor vanity and toilet to complete 3 day however every night the bathroom was in working order so that my tenants did not have to move out. The work was high quality and the floor and all details look amazing. I would not hesitate to hire C& D again.

Cindy B.

Verified review

Edwin did a great job tiling my bathroom floor, it turned out beautiful. He was on time and cleaned up all of the construction mess

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  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • San Francisco, CA

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.

Kevin B.

Verified review

Regina and team were fantastic consultants on helping me figure out what I wanted/needed to do with a tile project in my bathroom. We ultimately decided to postpone the project, but their on-site consult and email communications were exceptional. I'll definitely hire them for the actual construction once we're ready.

Susan J.

Verified review

I have used J.A. Services for several projects in my home that include replacement of glass sliding door, installation of an over-the-range microwave and repairs on my laminated flooring. All projects were completed in a short time. Highly recommended for any household projects.

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Fatos P.

5

(12)

  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min
  • Napa, CA

Kurt S.

Verified review

Giving a thumbs up to Fatos for his work remodeling and extending an outside deck. He works by the hour with direct reimbursement for materials. His workmanship is top notch and I am very satisfied with the end product His initial estimate of about two weeks for this project was about right. I had the initial estimated quantity of materials delivered and paid for, then he got the rest ad-hoc as needed for which I reimbursed him. I've done plenty of construction myself, both contracting and with a hammer. But I wanted this done quickly and didn't have the time myself (mom's house in Napa) as I don't live nearby. Was a little nervous about the hourly arrangement as this can remove incentive to get work done timely and pad the bill, especially as I couldn't be there constantly to oversee. Happy to say Fatos worked hard and honestly and I feel I got good value for the money. To be clear he is a handyman, not a licensed contractor. This means liability is on the customer and any potential dispute resolution can be murkey. With that said, I recommend him for your small to medium sized projects.

Mitchell J.

Verified review

Must hire one of a kind Fatos was on time professional and very good at communication he finished the job I estimated would take 4 to 5 hours in only one hour Then he helped me with the electrical work that I was doing he is fast and does very good work I would definitely here him again

Stephanie R.

Verified review

Fatos does really great work, we will hire him again for sure.

  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Jennifer R.

Verified review

I hired Sergey to do a full remodel of one floor (~1,500 sq. ft.) of a house in the Richmond in San Francisco. Full gut of kitchen, 2 bathrooms, and rebuilding of a small extension. The whole space was painted and floors were refinished. Nothing was left untouched. On communication: Sergey is very, very responsive. He will answer all texts, phone calls, emails etc. and if he happens to miss a call (which almost never happened), he returns it in minutes or sends a text to let you know when he can talk. On value: The quality of work is very good. Sergey works with a contractor named Artur who is a whiz at his job. Artur fixed every problem, made a few things I thought were not possible happen, and he was just really, really great. Between Sergey and Artur, they were able to realize the vision I had of my house. We were not significantly over budget. I do wish that Sergey had a better system for reimbursement of receipts. For example, Sergey bought things like trim, siding, and extra plumbing parts that I was to reimburse him for. Though I asked him for receipts multiple times, Sergey would show me pictures of receipts on his phone piecemeal and each receipt contained other purchases of rough materials that he was to be responsible for. Just confusing and difficult to do an accurate accounting. I just ended up paying him what he told me was the amount for all the reimburseable purchases without really seeing the receipts. Do I feel like Sergey fluffed the receipts? No, but I still would have liked a clear accounting of them. Overall, there are little details that were missed like small scratches in the refinished floors possibly made by ladders or tools, areas where paint wasn't retouched, socket plates that were installed sort of loose etc. BUT I am being picky and I can live with those little things. This next bit is the important part. Sergey has continuously made trips here and had workers come fix little things even after this project is technically done. This is a huge bonus and shows a sense of responsibility toward the project and pride in his quality of work that is certainly appreciated. On timeliness: This is where my biggest gripes lie. This was a 4-month project and we took 5 months to complete. Everyone expects delays in construction and I did too. But, it's the way in which the delays happened that frustrates and still irritates me. Work here was about 85% done by the end of month 4. We scheduled movers at the end of month 5 because Sergey promised that everything would be 100% finished in the extra month's worth of time. 10% of the remaining work was dragged out for the next three weeks. I let Sergey know again and again that movers were already scheduled for a certain Friday and that everything had to be finished before then. Sergey said ok and since the only work left to be done was installing all lights, light switches and socket plates, I felt relatively good about everything. The entire week before move-in day, no work happened. Sergey told me all of his workers were coming Friday to do the remaining work. I could not believe this. Friday was move-in day and I had told him I needed time for cleaners to come since everything was very dusty from the construction. There is no other way to summarize the end of the project other than to call it a complete and unmitigated disaster. Sergey had 4 people working while we had movers moving things in and since Sergey had told me cleaners could come that Friday, we had cleaners there at the same time. Things still were not finished and instead of being able to use that Friday night and Saturday to unpack, work was still ongoing so we had to cram all unpacking into that one Sunday. Also, since Sergey had said the house would be ready for cleaners, I hired people to do a move-in clean for $450 which ended up being a total waste because workers were still creating messes everywhere. There was no accountability on Sergey's part for this. The amount of stress created because of the blown timeline was huge. Overall: Basically, everything was going great for 95% of the project. There were small hiccups, a little bit of tension and miscommunication here and there, but honestly everything was going pretty well for such a large project. I am still sour about the end of the remodel which Sergey knows and understands. The project just did not have to end this way and it was his job to make sure of that. However, I do have to emphasize that Sergey is continuing to come back and take care of small issues such as installing toilet paper holders, a heating grate that had been lost but turned up, fixing our shower fixture handle so the water could get hotter, etc. It's been almost a month since we moved in and as time passes, I feel less angry about the end of the project mainly because I am really enjoying the space Sergey created for me and because he is still responsive and taking care of leftover project odds and ends. Will I hire him again? I'm not sure. We have a lot more large-scale work to be done so we will need contractors soon again, but it's hard to say right now. However, it's a strong possibility.

Max G.

Verified review

If we could give Wise Stage Remodeling more stars than 5, we would! We hired Wise Stage Remodeling to finish a very difficult and messy remodel in San Francisco (single family house). A previous contractor messed the remodel up beyond belief and left it in shambles, while we were out of town. None of the new contractors were even willing to consider taking this job and we were desperate. Sergey from Wise Stage Remodeling responded to our request via Thumbtack. He gave us a very reasonable estimate and timeframe to finish the project. Sergey and his team (especially Arthur, his carpenter, who's amazing with cabinets, doors, tiling) were extremely diligent and hardworking. They remodeled the kitchen from top to bottom, as well as finished remodeling the rest of messy unfinished projects of all levels of difficulty throughout the house. Sergey and Arthur pulled us out of a very messy situation and made the impossible possible. They were both incredibly responsive and accommodating throughout the entire construction process: hardworking, honest, and polite guys. Their attention to detail and ability to face our complex construction issues alleviated a lot of stress and pain on our part. We simply lucked out w/hiring Wise Stage Remodeling. We've been through a number of remodels with a few of our properties in San Francisco, and never had a more pleasant experience with the contractors. We would absolutely, without a doubt, recommend hiring Wise State in a heartbeat!

  • 47 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

Jeanne T.

Verified review

Frank and his son Ryan finished the work another company had started on the outside of my home. They installed window casings to prevent water leakage, recommended a different product that fit our style and completed the work on budget. Frank and Ryan then also came back again to do work inside that was needed bringing my home up to a level of "completed". My house model project has a been a bit of a disaster but these two restored my faith in contractors. They installed shelves, fixed several small items, sanded and painted a bathroom, painted moldings and installed a built in microwave. I highly reccomend them.

Marla S.

Verified review

Frank was great. He came out ahead of doing the job just to make sure the price he quoted was fair and reasonable, and then did the job when he said he would and in the time he thought it would take. Both he and his son were professional, neat, and very skilled. I'm very satisfied both with Frank as well as with Thumbtack.

Carin G.

Verified review

Frank was professional, hard working, and honest. When the project ended up being harder and taking longer than expected he stuck with it without complaints. Great value.

  • 36 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Martin R.

Verified review

We hired MJH Construction Management to complete renovations of our recently purchased home. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, MJH determined the best solutions to a number of complex repairs and additions including floor leveling, heating, plumbing and electric. MJH helped us choose several improvements like changing the floor plan for better use of space, installing a gas fireplace as well as a bathroom and kitchen upgrade. MJH oversaw the contractors to ensure the work was completed and billed correctly. Throughout the process MJH kept us apprised of the costs and schedule - there were no surprises. We are delighted with the results - our renovated house came out fantastic.

Ben N.

Verified review

Michael is the most passionate and punctual contractor I have ever worked with! A true, honest partner in your project with broad and deep knowledge of all facets of construction and design. Helped me with a complex condo bathroom renovation project and did an incredible job and really understood out needs and had a roll up your sleeves attitude to meet our really tight timeline that we found ourselves under. Highly recommended!!!

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

IKB Stone

4.2

(7)

  • 32 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Sean I.

Verified review

I hired IKB Stone for some light kitchen remodeling (replace countertops + install new appliances) and they were fantastic to work with. They were excellent at communication throughout the project with things like pricing and timing, and their quality of work was super high. I had some nitpicky asks at the end as well and they took care of it no problem. I would definitely recommend them to work with.

Robert O.

Verified review

Working with Chris and Hanus and their crew was a pleasure. Having the same guys working on the project, day in and day out, gave us the opportunity to get to know them well. But above all, the quality of their work was fantastic, and they were able to match the new bathrooms with the look of our 110yr old house seamlessly.

Jordan B.

Verified review

IKB Stone were very responsive and always on time! We started out by only needing a few small projects and ended up using them for our office expansion! They helped make a huge task simple and efficient. We have continued to use them for current projects and will definitely be using them in the future!

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min
  • San Francisco, CA

Arman J.

Verified review

Noel was the most professional, kind and punctual Contractor we met during our extensive search and easily the best out of the 10 or so we interviewed. He managed a team of exceptional workers who completed a full master bath remodel quickly and painlessly. He was easy to get ahold of via texts or calls and was always on time. Noel was a wonderful resource for advice and recommendations. We love him and plan to use him for any project here to come.

Claudia N.

Verified review

Noel was wonderful. Responded to my request immediately, was punctual and very professional to deal with. He installed a complicated metal spiral staircase at my home. His attention to detail and quality of work was impressive. I will definitely use him again.

Lisa K.

Verified review

Noel came by my office to hang some certificates and mirrors following a renovation. He was very knowledgeable and easy to deal with from the beginning. He was discrete and got the work done in a timely manner. Highly recommend!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min
  • San Francisco, CA

Patrick D.

Verified review

I had a very difficult time finding someone to help me with my project in my basement. It wasn’t big enough for a lot of contractors and was too big big for a lot of other folks. I am so glad I found Pat. He And his colleagues did an amazing job with the renovation of our basement! He is extremely trust worthy, timely and efficient. I greatly appreciate Pat’s work and I have recommended him to all my neighbors and friends.

Cal C.

Verified review

Patrick did great work no problems at all.. He is not overpriced and also got the job done on time. I highly recommend him such a nice guy as well

Joseph R.

Verified review

Helped repair some plywood flooring in an unusual circumstance. Has the ability to think of creative solutions that saved me time and money.

  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

Jennifer V.

Verified review

I am so grateful for finding Golden Bay Remodeling. We had a pipe leaking in the slab of our house, which had flooded a spare room. Alex was able to help us deal with our difficult insurance company, fix the problem and leave our house as if nothing had ever happened. And I have to comment on how punctual his team was (which I am hearing is almost unheard of when it comes to this sort of thing and dealing with other general contractors) everyday his team was in front of my house promptly at 7:50 am and waited until 8 AM to start work. They were there everyday, on time and ready to work. This company is great, and we will be using them in the future most definitely. Alex also works with a fantastic mold removal company, North Bay Emergency Restoration Services.

Sarah E.

Verified review

Alex is a wonderful person and a good contractor. He was always in contact with me. If I had a question or concern, he was there to help. I've heard stories about contractors who don't return calls and don't make you, the paying customer, a priority! I always felt he cared about the work being done. We experienced some delays outside of our control, but he was flexible and worked with me to get things done. I'd highly recommend him!

Ladan E.

Verified review

As a real estate agent it is very important to work with reliable and honest contractor, and Alex is the best contractor to work with. Alex can get the job done, and he does offer the best value. I do recommend Alex Padilla.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 21 min

Melissa C.

Verified review

Moran was the 5th contractor we interviewed. from the start we understood he is a professional who understands our ideas. Hes approach on the cost was innovative and he saved us tons. i would highly recommend trying his services! our kitchen looks great!

Allison M.

Verified review

On time for appointment and very knowledgeable. Gave us some good ideas to think about. The concept of having a project manager to run the show, with our input, is very appealing. We'll be in touch!

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