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  • 24 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Dan R.
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Not knowing what thumbtack was exactly, I put out a request for cabinet assembly/installation. Within a day I decided to use a former contractor for that work but Jose had responded quickly for the job. I noticed on his list of specialties that he also specialized in concrete so I asked him if he would bid on a patio project I had in mind. Not only was his bid 30% lower than two other licensed contractors, but he was willing to do extra work for just cost of materials. His level of communication was always good and timely, he always showed up at the time he promised, he accomplished his daily commitments and goals on time, his helpers were tenacious and diligent, he cleaned up the yard every day, he had a team of workers who each knew their required tasks at hand, everyone worked long hours until their duties were completed, and needless to say, the patio slab came out perfect as I can tell. I am a retired handyman and I have never seen a better performance at a job site. After the job was completed, Jose came back the next day to power wash the concrete and because I couldn't be available for the next couple of days, Jose waited patiently and trusted me to pay him his balance owed him when we could finally get together. Jose has obviously impressed me with his professional demeanor, sincerity in his desire to satisfy his customers, and conscientious strive for perfection. I found his work ethic second to none. I will use his service again in the future. I am a difficult person to please and many contractors have found me to be too demanding but with Jose he was always at least one step ahead of me. Jose knows concrete. Signed, Dan Ross

  • 29 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah H.
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Scott did a great job of refinishing two small chair-side chests. I bought them years ago, and the finish was almost completely off of one of them. The other was nicked and dinged and showed substantial wear. Scott restored them to their original beauty in less time than he estimated for the project. Great job!

  • 17 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Andy B.
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Miguel and his co-worker did a fantastic job with the install and design of our new countertops. He was able to meet us at the slab facility where we were then able to see the types of countertops available and also select our kitchen sink/faucet at the same location. Great job! I would highly recommend them.

The Wizard of Wood
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle R.
Verified review

I am an interior designer and have used John a couple times now. He does very nice work, is on time and communicative! I will continue to use him for my refinishing and custom wood work!

Kent Merrill Finishing
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Liz L.
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We hired Kent Merrill and his team for our recent kitchen cabinet refacing project. Kent was extremely professional and easy to work with. He listened carefully to our design ideas while providing helpful feedback and information. He is honest, hardworking and takes great pride in his work. When faced with project challenges he does not look for shortcut solutions. He goes out of his way to find the BEST solution. He is flexible but at the same time a perfectionist, which we really appreciated. Our kitchen was completed on time and on budget. The final product exceeded even our initial expectations. We love our refaced cabinets. Thank You Kent and your team for your EXCELLENT work!

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Eagle Finishing Services
4.6
from 20 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark S.
Verified review

Cabinets refinishing, great job excellent work, Good price, great work

Martinez Carpentry
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Frank V.
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Needed to clean and restain our typical builder tract kitchen cabinets that were now 10 years old. Luis came in with a very reasonable offer. Luis and his assistant, Luke, were meticulous. I was impressed by the way they covered and protected the flooring, sealed off the 2 adjacent rooms. The doors were removed and taken to his shop. The remaining cabinets were worked on and completed within 2 days. The cabinet doors were returned 2 days later and reinstalled. The cabinets and doors look great. They look new, refreshed, the stain is even and the surface shines. We are extremely pleased with the results. I highly recommend Luis. He is knowledgable, professional, courteous, and they don't leave a mess.

The HandyMaster
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Dotti M.
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Jim has done so much work at my house! He replaced my brick fireplace with stacked stone and a custom made mantle. It looks amazing. Then he put crown moulding up, even on the kitchen cabinets. He modified the kitchen cabinets so they could hold glass inserts, installed a wine fridge, backsplash, and custom wood counter. All of his work was perfect! I can't wait to get him back to remodel my guest bathroom. I saw one he did and it looks like it's right out of a magazine.

Luke Carr Construction
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jerisse C.
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I am a recent homeowner in Escondido, Ca and I looked on thumbtack for a contractor and that's when I first found Luke Carr Construction which was an excellent choice. My old house built in the 1920s needed to be completely remodelled, there were holes and cracks in the lath and plaster which other constractors were leary of working with lath and plaster. Luke fixed all the walls, rewired all the electrical in my house, including new ceiling fans and can lights as well as new deco switches and outlets throughout that I purchased from Home Depot. He also painted the entire 4 bedroom house each room with a different colour I selected. He refinished the original hardwood floor in the house as well as the old chipped and base floor moulding, which came out superb! He opened walls and doorways to expose more of the kitchen and bedrooms, he created matching arch ways to match the ceiling. At first I was nervous because I've never done this before but in the end it looked even better than I could visualize and it created a more open atmosphere, I've received lots of compliments from family and friends about the unique arch ways. He also gave me advice on landscaping and didn't charge me to replant some of my trees that were put in too deep (took two hours), and gave me advice on the exterior which is the next phase of my home. He is an excellent painter, clean and neat, matches existing texture perfectly the other contractor said he would try but couldn't guantee it would match. He also did additional electrical work in the bathroom and advised me to add extra outlets in the living room that I didn't think I needed but really have helped me bring the house up to code. Overall Luke is a trustworthy guy and is very respectful of my choices, he gets the work done, he doesn't have a lot of the modern technology like 3D imaging and I don't believe he has a website but his dedication and old school ways worked beautifully for me and my job. He prides himself on his family life, I met his grandchildren on two different occasions and they were sweet. I'm looking forward to having him back for Phase 2! I've recommend him to two of my friends, one of which used him and she was very satisfied. Patricia

MK Interior Carpentry
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Dan K.
Verified review

Mike built us a custom cabinet to match our other kitchen cabinets. Fantastic attention to detail and professional demeanor. I highly recommend him.

WooDGooDs
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Ginger R.
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This guy is a real artist. He took an antique dresser a previous owner had installed as a bathroom vanity without drawers or protection of the wood and added 8 custom drawers and inlaid glass tile on the top including a beautiful backsplash in addition to refinishing the vanity. I can't imagine this vanity could look any better, and I am so happy I opted to repair it rather than replace it. It is now truly one of a kind. Jim is a perfectionist who did not give up when pieces of the vanity fell apart; he simply added new pieces that appear to have been there forever. If you want something wooden of value created or repaired, seriously, talk to Jim White. You will be amazed. I would love to attach the before an after pics but if you email him I am sure he will send you some as well.

Craftsmanship Workshop
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rick K.
Verified review

WOW!!! What a great job. Jason touched up the water damage from a dishwasher that leaked. I thought that we would have to replace the cabinet. He is meticulous and thorough. I strongly recommend. Before and after pics attached. Highly recommend!!!

Pykles Remodeling
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 72 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy J.
Verified review

I'll start with the good. The guys who arrived to do the work--3 cabinet/counter installs, 3 lighting installs, 3 toilets, 2 new floors, 3 paint colors--were all good men, with the primary contractor being exceptional (Javi, I believe). Communication was an issue at times, but we worked around it as best we could. Work ethic was strong, they were respectful and careful, even when I requested touch up after touch up. And, when I decided last minute to have the showers painted, they called a friend and worked around him. The items selected all came from the Pykles showroom, and with my budget constraints, I didn't have much choice, but what we got is still very nice. We went a tiny bit over budget once I realized brushed nickel fixtures weren't included, but they found them for me to save me having to buy them myself and made sure I got all the counters I wanted. Quality of workmanship and products is high. And my baths look amazing! Now, the bad. I'm not sure how it happened, but somehow the cabinets that arrived for my 3 baths were not the right ones, so we were off to a bad start on the first day. We had one that was the right size, but the drawers were on the wrong side for the plumbing, so we had to make adjustments. They told me they would be installed on Tuesday, then Wednesday, but they didn't actually install the other two until Friday and the last one on Saturday (I at least had one toilet and one shower the whole time tho--whew!). That whole ordeal set us back almost two days, so what was originally going to be a 4-day install took 5.5 :( The last day, Saturday, was a scramble to get them done quickly enough to make it to another job, and there was a miscommunication with the crew chief, but we worked it out, apologies all around. The chief came back later in the day to take care of a few quick things, and he'll be back later to handle the absolute last thing--a soap dish that couldn't be mounted without damaging the new shower paint. I appreciated the extra concern. I've never had a contractor show up when they say in the morning, leave when they say in the evening, or finish as planned, and these guys struggled with that a bit too. I give 4-4.5 stars because of the miscommunications and minor delays in what was otherwise a good remodel.

Rose Maintenance
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Shaw D.
    Verified review

    Ali did our kitchen remodeling.  He removed all the old cabinets, took care of any issues with the wall such as holes, patching, painting, installed the new cabinets, ran the piping, installed the sink, garbage disposal, and kitchen lighting and electrical.  We were very happy with his work.  He is very polite and professional.  He listened to what we wanted and did a very clean job.

    CF is Here for You
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Emily M.
    Verified review

    Working with Cameron was awesome! He responded to my Thumbtack request speedily and his prices are beyond fair! Cameron sanded, primed and repainted our 50ft. wrought iron fence. He was done within a couple of days and it looks amazing! We were so happy that we now have Cameron doing many other odd jobs around our house. He is going to be redoing our patio cover, reframing door frames, staining cabinets and painting. We have passed Cameron's name on to our family and friends and we will definitely be using Cameron again in the future! I highly recommend Cameron!

    • 8 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    We build what we sale. Everything from vanities, built ins and kitchens is built in our shop here in Oceanside. Completing the project knowing that our work will be there for a long time. Our customers like the way work and how the jobs turn out.

    About

    We provide clients with superior custom cabinetry craftsmanship, and excellent customer service. Over 35 years of experience, and established since 1976. Free estimates, advice, and located in Carlsbad, CA. in North San Diego County. Family owned and operated. We offer services for kitchen remodeling, dining room, living room, bedroom, and bathroom remodeling. We are experienced in hand crafting wood pieces for indoor and outdoor furniture. Charlie's Custom Cabinets refurbishes your cherished pieces, restoring the to quality shape. We design custom rocking horses, porch swings, patio furniture, cigar humidors, closets, under the stairs display cabinets and storage, cabinets and desks for your office, entertainment centers, highchairs, fireplace mantels, clocks, bookcases, shelving, bunk beds, jewelry boxes, and garage storage units. For a free estimate on your next wood project, please contact John and Charlie at Charlies Custom Cabinets at (760) 434-3719. Please review our current Contractor License.

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    I have over 20 years of experience in custom cabinet finishing as well as fine furniture restoration! I am very detail oriented and professional.

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    Since 1986, Cabinets Taylor Made has been supplying customers with fine cabinetry. Cabinets Taylor Made prepares all products for contractors, cabinet makers or customers to pick up, paint and install. We offer numerous species of different woods. Every conscientious craftsman strives for quality. At Cabinets Taylor Made, however, the achievement of quality has become a consistent reality and a tradition. Custom cabinetry from Cabinets Taylor Made are known in Spring Valley, CA for their quality, warm beauty, and lasting value. In addition, our cabinets can enhance the resale value of your remodeled or custom home. Whether your upcoming project is a remodel or a new construction, Cabinets Taylor Made can help you design your cabinetry to fit your precise needs and functionality. If you’re looking for more storage space and easy access, we can design your cabinets with a selection of pullouts and other storage devices. Your doors and drawer fronts are removed and hauled away. The exterior of your existing cabinet box is “covered” or refaced with a wood veneer to match the all-new doors and drawer fronts. In addition, new hinges and handles are installed. Modern refacing provides a “makeover” to create your dream kitchen at a surprisingly low cost.

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    I have C-6 cabinet license. I am skilled in face frame and euro cabinets and have 20 years of experience. I am able to read blueprints and fabricate new cabinets. Free estimates are available.

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    KCI Custom Kitchen & Home Cabinetry KCI will design, build and install cabinetry in all areas of your home including the creation of that eye catching and practical kitchen that will serve you for years to come. KCI can also create a custom pantry and wine closet to match. In the living areas, KCI will build to suit in any room whether you require a simple entertainment center or theater room, home office or elaborate closet or other storage system. KCI Commercial & Professional Cabinetry KCI's commercial division specializes in building custom commercial cabinets and industrial cabinet systems to meet the unique working environments of our customers. KCI has designed and built office cabinets for all commercial needs from reception areas and executive offices suites to workstations for offices of all types. KCI also designs cabinetry solutions for professional offices including medical, dental and optometry clinics, as well as display environments for specialty retailers.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How do you refinish kitchen cabinets?

    If you’re ready for a new look and feel in your kitchen but don’t want to replace the cabinet layout or your cabinet doors, refinishing your existing kitchen cabinets is a great option. To be a good candidate for cabinet refinishing, your cabinet boxes and doors need to be in good condition. Cabinet refinishing includes taking down your doors, sanding or stripping the surface, preparing the doors with primer as needed, refinishing them with as many coats of stain or paint are necessary, then re-hanging them in their original locations. If you’re not in love with your kitchen cabinet layout, talk to a designer or contractor about creating an alternative. Refinishing simply means adding new shine to the existing setup, so if you’re dying to have a pull-out pantry or maximize wall space by going flush to the ceiling, you may want a different approach. Functional and stylish ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets can be similar in cost to refacing your existing cabinets, so keep the budget-friendly RTA option in mind when making decisions.

    Can you resurface laminate cabinets?

    Resurfacing laminate cabinets is an affordable and relatively easy way to give an outdated kitchen a fresh new look. If your existing cabinets are in good shape and you like your current cabinet layout, putting a fresh face on your kitchen could mean simply painting over the current laminate or putting a new laminate surface on the doors and drawers. Cabinet resurfacing may be possible for the capable DIY homeowner, but if you don’t have the proper tools or the know-how, it’s wise to call a handyman or a cabinet installation specialist to ensure you have a professional-looking outcome. To make sure your kitchen is right for cabinet resurfacing (as opposed to completely replacing your cabinets), ask yourself:

    • Do I like the layout of my current cabinets?
    • Are the cabinet boxes structurally sound?
    • Are the floor and framing in good condition to keep cabinets supported over time?
    • Are the cabinets free of water or wood damage?

    How do you resurface cabinets?

    Resurfacing kitchen cabinets means that you retain your original cabinet boxes and existing cabinet layout and simply remove and replace the front layer of your cabinet doors. Cabinet resurfacing can also entail replacing damaged cabinet doors, keeping those that are in good shape, and installing a new surface on all of them. Cabinet resurfacing may also refer to a decision to completely change out cabinet doors because they are damaged or their style is out of date, but keeping the existing cabinet boxes and layout.

    If you’re handy and have all the proper tools, cabinet resurfacing can be a DIY project, especially if you’re simply repainting. However, if you’re not comfortable removing and replacing your cabinet doors, doing precision measurements and cutting, or working with sanders and power tools, then this may be a project better left to the pros. You or your handyman or cabinet installation specialist will remove all cabinet door and drawer fronts and all hardware, then prepare the surfaces for a new layer. The pros should also update the veneer or laminate the frames to match. Once the new laminate, veneer or surface has been applied and new hardware installed, your cabinet doors and drawers are hung once more in their original locations. The national average cost for refacing cabinets is $5,000.

    How much does it cost to refinish kitchen cabinets?

    Cabinet refinishing revives dull or dinged-up doors and drawers. The cost of cabinet refinishing will vary based on factors such as the number of linear feet of cabinetry you have, the amount of nicks and scratches that need repair, the level of detail on your cabinets, and more. The pros typically will remove the cabinet doors and then sand or strip them down to create a beautifully smooth new surface. After prepping the surface with primer as needed, the pros may then repaint or stain the doors to give them a new lease on life. Cabinets with intricate detail or extensive surface damage will likely cost more to refinish, as they will take more time and effort. Keep in mind that you should only elect to do cabinet refinishing if the cabinet boxes are structurally sound and you plan to keep your current kitchen layout for a number of years. The investment will be wasted if the cabinet boxes are in disrepair and will need replacement soon, or if you’re planning a remodel in two years. The national average price range for cabinet refinishing is between $1,500 and $6,000.

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