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Escondido Home Renovation Contractors

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

I was very pleased with Stephen Box and his crew. They came out when scheduled, did a great job and cleaned up after themselves. Stephen is honest, courteous, knowledgeable and professional. I would not hesitate to have him in my home for all of my repairs/construction needs.

E-Z Fix
4.8
from 148 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
Adam S.
Verified review

We recently used Jose to do some improvements on a home that we just purchased. We were very concerned about finding someone both professional and talented since this our first home purchase. Thankfully we were absolutely impressed with both Jose's talent and professionalism. Jose did an amazing job and treated our home as it if was his own. We will be using Jose now and in the future for all home improvements and repairs. We highly recommend Jose as handyman, electrician, painter etc. Please feel free to contact us for any reference.

  • 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!!

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David McArthur
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anita B.
Verified review

If I could select 5 areas instead of just 3 that I liked about Dave, I would! If you have the opportunity to hire Dave, consider yourself lucky. You’ll feel completely at ease that your project will happen on time and on budget with good communication. And having been a builder hiring and managing contractors for some 10 years on and off...this kind of contractor is rare. I first hired Dave to install the 22 windows in my new construction project. That went extremely well. Then I hired him to paint the house. I wasn’t ready as scheduled and he handled it professionally with understanding. We started 2 days later and he hit it hard. Then I hired him to complete the drywall, mud and tape for 1000sf. Those walls are perfectly smooth...no texture...straight corners. Then he tiled a bathroom with 2’ x 6” tiles and adjoining pebble stone mesh tile. IT IS PERFECT. When the last task was taking longer than expected, Dave’s wife and son jumped in and worked until 11pm to finish when promised. As I say, if you’re reading this then count yourself lucky to have happened across Dave.

  • 14 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Judy P.
Verified review

Hired Carlos and his team for a full home remodeling project in Santa Monica. Carlos's price is very competitive. To make sure their quality of work is good, I asked for 3 references of their past clients. Carlos also took me to several sites to see their projects. This company is very pleasant to work with! I will hire them again.

Fence/ Handyman Services
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Keeya W.
Verified review

Very Responsive! Our original contractor finished the job so we did not use this service. We were very impressed with responsive time and giving us a starting quote after viewing the posted images. Thank you for your professionalism.

  • 5 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Robby Z.
Verified review

As the Project Manager for an upgrade to a condo for resale, I hired Emmy Hyde to do the work. She did a great job! Her attention to detail was impressive and she was very easy to work with. As an Interior Designer, I work with a lot of contractors who assume I know nothing about their trade and often condescend or disregard my opinion. On the contrary with Emmy, even though she knows her trade well. Will definitely hire her again.

JSJ Services
4.6
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Sausha H.
Verified review

Jason was great to work with. He was willing to listen to my ideas and gave me great feedback. I had a complete backyard remodel and loved what we came up with. He and his crew were punctual, professional and a pleasure to have at my home. I would use him again for any more upcoming projects.

Fitzsimmons Electric
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara E.
Verified review

I already submitted a review right after the work was done. I was very pleased with this contractor and we will be using him again for more extensive electrical work.

Joe Romero
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Gary V.
Verified review

Joe responded and communicated very well. Though I went with another contractor due to type of job, I recommend joe with his qualifications, knowledge and quick response

Fabulous Homes of San Diego
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Justin R.
Verified review

I hired Cheryl through Thumbtack in Feb 2015 to fully renovate a 1700sqft home in what we thought would be a quick two months. First and foremost, she's a fantastic designer - she understands color, is particular about details, and can visualize what a space should feel like. Different times of the day, different seasons of the year ... she thought through it all and got the right combination of lighting, windows, and heating/cooling to get it right. In ADDITION to that designer's touch, Cheryl is a tiger of a General Contractor. I really can't overstate how much energy and passion she put into the project getting bids from subcontractors, managing and directing her own crew, and fighting to keep everything on schedule. I felt entirely comfortable letting her pick fixtures and finishes, which lessened the load on my shoulders. And, from an owner's perspective, the way she documented every dollar spent and provided reports and accounting was beyond anything I've seen anyone else do. It's amazing. In the end, the project did NOT go as expected. After opening walls, we discovered extensive termite damage (which meant some new exterior walls), antiquated electrical, and sub-standard plumbing work. Most other contractors would have walked off the job or taken advantage of the situation. Most other contractors would have taken an additional four months to finish. Cheryl didn't - she poured her whole self into the challenge and worked tirelessly to get the project done. The end product is fabulous and it took only one month longer than originally anticipated. Perhaps most importantly, Cheryl's integrity, "whatever it takes" attitude, and her extremely high Say/Do ratio is a testament to her character. She's the type of person I like to work with, and I'd be delighted to share any details of my experience with anyone who's considering her services.

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

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

Coggins Construction
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Eric J.
Verified review

Thumbtack introduced Patrick to me within 60 minutes of posting my project (a fireplace renovation). We met early the next day and were so impressed with his knowledge, attitude and availability that we hired him on the spot. Our project began almost immediately and was completed within the week. We showed him a picture of what we were looking for and he and his co-worker replicated it to a "T". We found his work excellent, his attitude positive and wouldn't hesitate to hire him again or to recommend him to others.

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

Amazing work completed by Ruiz Construction, very professional and friendly.

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

I needed a new fence carpenter to build a fence and add a wall inside my home that was being remodeled. The fence looked beautiful and the wall was done well so I decided to ask if they also did bathroom or kitchen remodeling work. Bill said that he had a wide range of work he could perform or manage for me so I started small and had them redo a small bathroom. The bathroom work included cabinets, bathtub, shower walls, new travertine floor and painting. After the bathroom was complete and saving up for a few weeks we moved on to the kitchen. He assisted in the design and layout with the designer. The work took several weeks but it was beautiful and was much better than the drawings. After several months of work on my home, it is perfect with there help. I can't thank them enough and will pass there info on to friends.

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!

Bluewater Tile
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Allison R.
Verified review

I am a general contractor and have worked with many tile contractors. I hired Brian for a new house project after getting an estimate for my project. He did an outstanding job at a great price. Really went above and beyond to keep my client happy. He will be my go to tile guy from now on. Owner, Rockbilt Construction

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

My experience with contractors has not always been favorable, however, Artisan Design & Build has set a new standard of EXCELLENCE. Sidney, the head contractor, was able to understand what I wanted/needed and made suggestions that were cost efficient. Not only is the work first-rate and aesthetically appealing, he was able to complete the jobs before the deadline.

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Paul S.
Verified review

I was fortunate to find Preece Contracting Services -- a recommendation from my next door neighbor -- following a natural disaster. At a time when prices could have been inflated due to supply and demand pressures I was charged very reasonably for excellent repair work. This led to working with Preece on additional kitchen remodeling work to great satisfaction. A thoroughly satisfied customer.

  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jason W.
Verified review

Martin and his crew respectfully guided us through out our home renovation we are very happy with our home, Martin completed our project in a timely manner

KSH Construction
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
David S.
Verified review

Kyle and his team did an amazing job building an enclosed patio and patio cover. He was extremely thorough and detailed to ensure that the project was completed exactly how we envisioned it and exceeded our expectations. He also helped identify contractors for specialty parts of the project such as roofing and stucco that met his expectations and ours. I would use him again for any project in the future! KSH is by far the best general contractor I have had at my home and would recommend them to anyone that is looking for an excellent contractor.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Why should you hire a contractor?

Hiring a general contractor is a good idea for many remodeling projects. Home renovation contractors have a broad range of skills to manage, coordinate and complete a project. They should help make sure your project comes in on time and within your budget as they hire and supervise all the necessary subcontractors, including electricians and plumbers. They also handle procuring all the materials required for your job. Some homeowners look to save money by acting as their own contractor, but an experienced home renovation contractor is worth the cost. They should know local building codes, be able to pull all necessary permits, and work with inspectors to make sure the construction meets local codes. Also, because they get professional discounts, they can typically buy materials at a better price than you can; better prices on materials and labor save you money, and make up for at least a percentage of the cost of the contractor.

When should you hire a contractor?

A few home remodeling projects can be done by an ambitious DIY-minded homeowner or local handyman, but many are best completed by a professional home renovation contractor. You should hire a contractor when you’re planning a large project that takes time, machinery or large tools, and several workers; a kitchen remodel, new bathroom or home addition will be most successful with a licensed, expert contractor at the helm. It’s particularly important to have a professional contractor on board for construction, electrical, plumbing and HVAC projects that require inspections to meet local building codes. Of course, you can hire a contractor for smaller projects, too, if you prefer to let an expert handle things like addition or removal of a wall, small framing projects, or anything that requires a permit.  

You should hire a contractor when you’re ready to start a remodeling project and you have plans, a budget and a timeline for the work in hand, but before any remodeling work begins.

How much will it cost to remodel my house?

The cost to remodel a home is highly variable — size and scope of the project, quality of materials, and the number of subcontractors required to complete the job all affect the total cost. The average national cost of a home renovation project is $13,500. The national average per-square-foot cost of a remodel ranges from $25 to $100. Nationally, kitchen and bathroom remodels are the most popular types of projects, in part because they typically have the highest return on investment when the home is sold. The national average cost of a major kitchen remodel ranges from $25,000 to $62,000, while the average bathroom remodel tends to cost $6,000 to $18,000. In addition to materials and labor costs, many remodeling project costs include permit fees, which, average $900 or more, depending on your location.

Do I need a contractor for a kitchen remodel?

A kitchen remodel is one of the most important investments you can make in your home, and it’s critical to get the details right; that’s where a home renovation contractor comes in. A minor remodel usually includes new cabinet faces and hardware, replacement appliances, and paint, while an extensive job may enlarge the kitchen’s square footage, install new cabinets or an island, change the layout, and lay new tile or hardwood floors. Any renovation that includes filing permits, construction, or electrical or plumbing work is best completed by an experienced contractor who knows local codes.

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