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Escondido Construction Estimators

Browse these construction estimating services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Escondido.

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Box Construction, Inc.
4.8
from 151 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 202 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura T.
Verified review

5 stars is not enough! Stephen rushed right out and patched my roof and stopped the leak. He explained everything as he was doing it, giving me best and worse case scenarios. He even went so far as to start taking down the saturated dry wall and insulation to help speed drying and prevent more mold from growing. I will definitely be using Box Construction again and referring him to all my friends.

  • 24 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
Kim E.
Verified review

Jose and his team took a back room down for me at my house. He quoted me a price, and was true to his word. His team showed up on time. They were professional, worked hard, and actually completed the job ahead of time! Jose had estimated it would take a couple of days for the work. He was able to complete the job in one day. I cannot state how important it is to hire people who are honest and honorable for work you do on your home. There are alot of dishonorables out there....Jose is one of the good guys. His team cleaned up before they left - i think my yard was actually cleaner than when they arrived. I will use Jose and his team again for other construction projects in my home!!

Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jim G.
Verified review

Chris provided a quick overview of his pricing, came out with an hour of our initial contact and his onsight estimate was the best we received by far. His work is of the highest quality, he conducts himself professionally, and cleaned the area up beautifully. We would definitely hire him again.

MFPRP INC. Lic. #1009291
4.8
from 50 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Caroline L.
Verified review

I was installing a new cooktop and I needed my granite cut about an inch on each side of the counter inset. I called MFP construction and they came out to my house the next morning, set up a dust-prof tent and went to work. Robin was knowledgable, fast, efficient and clean!! A job well done! Thank you!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie T.
Verified review

Emmy was amazing!! She was very professional and flexible with scheduling. She gave a more than fair estimate and also repaired a broken doorbell for me in addition to her intended work without hesitation!! I definitely recommend Hyde Handcrafting for your carpentry project!!

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Pacific Rim Carpentry
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily L.
Verified review

John was communicative, cheerful, and did the work in the estimated time. No issues and would hire him again.

  • 42 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Austin W.
Verified review

Put a request in for quotes on my roof. Hey responded with in 45 minutes with a phone call. Showed up at my house 30 minutes later gave me a rough estimate. Told him get the ball rolling on the job. 2 days later gave me a full estimate maybe $100 more from the rough estimate. 3 days later he had is crew fixing my roof. Done the same day. Very happy!

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AB Blinds
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lee N.
Verified review

Arrived on time. Was extremely polite. Completed the project to our satisfaction. Explain to the entire process while doing the job. Charged inappropriate amount, no hidden extras. Definitely would recommend to anyone needing blind repairs

Chuy's Handyman
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
TRUOC N.
Verified review

A nice guy I've ever known of. Worked professionally and very carefully. Job was perfectly done with a reasonable price. Oh, that really went beyond my expectation. I will be happy to refer him to anyone who needs some repairs or installations (in plumbing or construction...). Thank you, Jesus. Nguyen.

Martinez Carpentry
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Chuck P.
Verified review

Arrived within hour of requesting estimate to repair my bathtube. I asked a few questions and went over my options. Everything sounded great so I accepted Louis's offer. Job was finished the same day with no problems. Very courteous and professional. I would highly recommend.

  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Susan J.
Verified review

I found Chris when I was given one of his fliers by a friend who raved about his work. I only deal with licensed contractors, since I've been burned before and there's little recourse when they disappear or change their phone#, plus eventually I have a lot of work I want to get done and I want it all legit in case I need permits,etc... And licenses tell me a person has made the effort to put his time in, learn a trade, and become licensed. It's cost me more money to fix things that have been done sub-par over the years. The paint on my house trim was peeling and I could see the wood was becoming damaged in some areas, which means more money to fix rotted wood, so I was anxious to get the exterior paint done. I shopped around. Chris gave me a fair estimate, plus he was confident in his work and I saw the results at my neighbor's house. I loved that he was very respectful of my house, my yard, clean up, and his work was so clean! He gave me a head's up that some of the wood may be more damaged once he sanded the old paint. He showed me the damaged wood and gave me the option to fix it or not, which of course needed to be done. He replaced some old window sills and window frames. You can't even tell which ones he replaced! Everything matches the other windows! I couldn't be more pleased. After a few weeks I saved some money and was still so excited about the outside of my house finally getting done right that I decided to get some work done in the bathroom. My house is 90 yrs old, the interior walls have plaster not drywall, which many guys don't want to touch, but Chris said "No problem!" it's one of his specialities. He explained what's involved, wrote an estimate, and now I've got one bathroom done and it looks AWESOME! My husband is impressed. We're going to have a dinner party with friends to celebrate. Chris is a solid guy with good old fashioned work ethic. We have only great things to say about his work! After the new year we're going to save money and have a deck built so my husband can barbecue outdoors. Thumbs up times a hundred!

Ruiz Construction Co.
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jesse U.
Verified review

Ruiz construction saved me from a previous contractor who was absolutely horrible!! He and his crew found and fixed all the problems and went above and beyond to make our home a home again. We couldn’t be happier with the work, the cost and absolute professionalism. If I could give them 10 stars I absolutely would!! Thank you sooo much for your care and attention to detail!!!

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JC Construction Services
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hector A.
Verified review

Roof repair

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Morena Home Design Inc.
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shell P.
Verified review

This review is for the estimate process. Sami is a true professional. Showed up exactly on time, answered all my questions, and it’s clear he is very knowledgeable. The pricing he gave is very fair for a licensed, insured extremely experienced professional. I’m impressed and the work hasn’t even begun! I’ll do an addition review when the work is completed, and I have no doubt that will be 5 star as well.

WS Building Services
4.2
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Robin G.
Verified review

I was very happy with the completed landscape project. Bill Sullivan sent 2 extremely good workers who removed a giant yucca plant, added to an existing wall while finishing it with stucco and a flagstone cap, as well as created a beautiful border between the sidewalk and the front yard with attractive-looking pavers. The price was fair and the quality, as well as the aesthetic of the finished work was excellent. I do think Mr. Sullivan knows his construction business, but he is not as responsive or really good at communication as I would have preferred. All in all though, if you are patient and flexible, the work was done very well.

David G. Spinks
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle W.
Verified review

Very prompt responses and right on time. Work was great and project was completed quickly. Thanks!

GW Construction
4.3
from 12 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Trudy J.
Verified review

Hired GW Construction for a remodel job. Very happy with the company and the work they’ve done. Matt is great, very communicative, explains every process step by step. Returns phone calls promptly. Jody as well has been very helpful. Their foreman and crew have all been very professional, friendly, clean and on time. I feel really confident about choosing them as a company!

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Robb V.
Verified review

I though John communicated very well during our construction project. He was very flexible on any changes. Most contractors are very flaky; not showing up on time or wanting to get paid before the project is completed. You will not go wrong hiring John. He is top shelf.

Richard Construction
3.1
from 7 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Salvador T.
Verified review

Wonderful experience owner was detail oriented and a perfectionist which I enjoyed working with would definitely use her company again for any future projects.

McClure Construction
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sylvia J.
Verified review

We just wrapped up the fence project for our house which was massive. Dick followed my concept and made revisions whenever i required. It was fun and easy to work with him. There's always a 2 way mindset. It turned out excellent, including the trellis and pergola. The 2 small gates out front to give us security was installed and my overall look is splendid to view! Would recommend Dick to anyone having a home project. He delivers!

SunPalm Development Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Walt R.
Verified review

Pollard Construction built a 2nd story addition on to my home, about 3,700 sq.ft. total. They are very professional, on time, and friendly. Mark is very knowledgeable. We really appreciated all his ideas. Great experience!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a general contractor?

When starting a home remodel or new construction project, you will probably hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to take a set of building plans and construct them as outlined. The general contractor may help perform the day-to-day building, or they may just hire workers and oversee all the work activities. In either case, the job of the general contractor is to see that your project gets built.

When you have a building project, ask for bids from various contractors. The bids tell you how much each will charge and what their scope of work will be. Once you have selected a bid, you sign a contract with that general contractor outlining the specifics of the project and the milestones during the project when they will receive payment installments. Once the contract is official, the general contractor will bring in their crew to begin construction. The contractor will manage the workers and subcontractors (anyone who doesn’t work directly for their company but that they need to outsource, like a marble installation pro), order all the materials, obtain work permits, and confirm that all the workers and subcontractors are completing their projects as planned. They typically handle all the payments to the workers and subcontractors, and send you invoice. For all these reasons, it’s also especially important to follow a few smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.  If you are organized and competent to oversee construction projects, and are able to make sure everything is being built properly and meeting code, it’s possible you can be your own general contractor.  

What do construction project managers do?

Construction project managers help in all stages of your construction project, starting from the very first step. Typically paid a percentage of a total project cost, they are part of the design and planning process and help ensure seamless communication between the design parties and the construction team. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, their scope of work includes preparing cost estimates, budgets and work timetables; interpreting and explaining contracts and technical information to other professionals; reporting work progress and budget to clients; collaborating with architects, engineers and other construction pros; selecting subcontractors and scheduling and coordinating their tasks; responding to work delays, emergencies and other problems; and ensuring compliance with legal requirements, building and safety codes, and other regulations.

The work of construction project managers may seem very similar to that of general contractors, but there are some critical differences. One difference is that, unlike most general contractors, project managers are not engaged in the actual construction — they are onsite overseeing the work of subcontractors. Another key difference is that project managers are hired during the design phase, while general contractors are hired after plans have been made. The project manager is generally paid a percentage of the total project cost, while the general contractor is more typically paid according to the bid they gave to build your project.  

How do I find out if a contractor is licensed?

It’s important to know if your project requires work by a licensed professional, as licensing laws can vary by state, locality, and job details. You can find general licensing information online at the government websites that handle occupational licensing for a given profession in your state or location. Some states designate a project cost over which you have to hire a licensed contractor. To find qualified licensed contractors, search your state’s licensing board. For example, in California, the Department of Consumer Affairs operates a searchable database through the Contractors State License Board. In some states, contracting licenses are provided at a regional level. You can find links to specific databases on BRB Publications’ Occupational Licensing page. Red flags that a contractor may not be licensed or may be providing an expired or false license number are unreasonably low bids or a request for complete payment upfront. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

How much does a project manager charge per hour?

You may choose to hire a construction project manager for your residential or commercial project. For the hands-on homeowner who wants to be involved in home construction but isn’t comfortable hiring subcontractors, a construction project manager can oversee these relationships and supervise labor. Typically, construction project managers charge a fee that is a flat percentage of the total construction project cost. This may range from 10 percent to 15 percent, depending on the company and the services they provide. This means a $30,000 home remodel project would have a construction project management fee of $3,000-$4,500. Hiring a construction project manager generally precludes the markup on subcontractor labor charged by a general contractor. The drawback to this choice is that, unlike a general contractor, the construction project manager won’t be financially responsible for the work of the subcontractors. For larger projects, you may hire a construction project manager who will also hire a general contractor. This provides the benefits of the general contractor along with the management services of the project manager, who will be on board from the beginning. The construction project manager will be involved in the design phase and work with the architects and the building crew, facilitating a smoother overall process.

For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

What do general contractors charge?

If you’re doing a home remodel, building a new home or embarking on a commercial building project, you’ll hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to oversee and execute construction projects. Each construction project is unique; even two duplicate homes built on lots next door to each other could have different construction costs due to factors like different excavation costs when building the foundation. Since each project is unique, many general contractors make bids on potential construction projects. These bids can then break down to a per square foot cost that encompasses the labor of all the workers needed for the job, materials, the scope of work, and any equipment needed. Materials and finishes make a major difference in your cost per square foot. For example, choosing standard kitchen tiles at $3 per square foot will result in a lower total project cost than imported marble tiles that cost $63 per square foot. Where you live will also affect how much general contractors charge, as labor and the cost to do business can cost less in many regions than in high-cost areas like New York or San Francisco. Here are some examples of average costs general contractors typically charge in various regions:

  • Home addition in San Francisco: $250-$270 per square foot.
  • New home construction in Knoxville, Tennessee: $100-$200 per square foot.
  • Kitchen remodel in Tennessee: $40-$80 per square foot, depending on finishes.
  • Bathroom remodel in Vancouver, Washington: $110-$170 per square foot.

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