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Lafayette Residential Construction Services

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AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 195 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
Adam H.
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I was delighted with AA Cardenas Construction plumbing service. He arrived on time, quickly assessed the problem, fixed the leak and was finished within the hour. Great value for money! I will definitely use AA Cardenas Construction again.

  • 4 years in business
  • 230 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra R.
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I would highly recommend Mr. Solis for any type of electrical or handyman services at your home or business. He is very skilled, responsive, dependable and trustworthy. We were very happy with the new recessed lighting he installed in our bathroom and painting as well! Alex

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 162 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
Marc D.
Verified review

Fantastic work. Always punctual, took great care to protect areas that weren't impacted by the construction (such as keeping dust out of other rooms). Did great work.

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheree P.
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I had a small damaged dresser that I needed taken from my house. Matt answered the call and was curteous, prompt and very professiional. He informed me that cabinet builfding and construction arenhis profession and I would definitly seek him out again for additional work.

  • 10 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Brian T.
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I hired Gusanito to install porcelain tiles in my bathroom. He was very prompt--being the first contractor to contact me on thumbtack--and quickly responded to my text messages whenever I had a question. He takes his time and is very detailed in his work. He is also willing to help you with other problems. For example, in addition to installing the tiles, I also wanted to change my sink faucet and shower handles. He agreed to do the extra work at a reasonable price. The tile installation went smoothly, however, we ran into plumbing issues which he couldn't solve. I'm giving him four stars because I hired him on thumbtack for tile installation services, not plumbing. Nonetheless, he agreed to bring his cousin (who is an experienced plumber) over the next day to change my sink faucet at no extra cost. The total work took about two full days to complete, but I'm sure it would have been less if we didn't run into the plumbing issues. So I recommend him but make sure you talk with him thoroughly about what you want to accomplish.

Gantley Construction
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin G.
Verified review

Noel installed a new pot rack in our kitchen. He was easily reachable, friendly and meticulous. We will definitely use Noel in the future for other projects around the house.

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Richard Hynes Construction
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Satir N.
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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.

Valenz Construction
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan S.
Verified review

Amazing company. Family owned business that did an amazing work on a painting and flooring installation. Worked with Ricky and he was just a pleasure to work with. Super responsive, very reasonable with price. He did a great job setting expectations and the job was finished ahead of schedule! I really appreciated his dedication to quality and was quick to spot and correct anything that wasn't up to his standards (which were higher than my own!). Great company and would definitely hire them again.

Scorpion Services
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Rebeca Q.
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Scorpion Services did an amazing job building our deck and gazebo. We are so please they were able to complete the job in 2 days! I would highly recommend them! We plan to use their services for another few projects we have planned throughout this year. Installing grass and sprinkler system will definitely be one of the next projects.

Anderson Construction
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara R.
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We were thoroughly satisfied with the concrete work done by Kris Fredrickson, Anderson Construction’s concrete contractor. Our new driveway and sidewalk look great. Kris listened to us and did his best to accommodate our wishes, going above and beyond. We would definitely hire him again and recommend him to others. And Mike Anderson stayed in constant communication w/us making sure that we were satisfied with how the project was proceeding.

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Regson Services
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natallia S.
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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.

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Bigo General Construction
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Dee S.
Verified review

Fernando was a pleasure to work with and very responsive. He built us extra shelves in our shed and assembled a ramp kit I bought online for it. I am very happy with the work he performed! I would caution to be careful when asking for a quote vs his hourly rate since his quote is a flat rate regardless if he finishes it in less time. The difference was not disclosed to me so I was under the impression the quote followed the same hourly rate he was charging. So in short, if you know how many hours your project will take, simply hire him for the hourly rate instead of the quoted flat rate for a project as it may be a better value. Overall, I would hire him again as it was a good experience and his punctuality was top notch!

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MJH Construction Management
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robb S.
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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

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Chuck Yaeger Construction
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karpura S.
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I've just hired Yaeger construction for a bathrm remodel. The work hasn't started, so I will post another review about the work quality when that is done. My experience working with Chuck Yaeger upto now has been a positive one - he has great ideas and can suggest good options. His extensive experience working on bathroom remodels really shows through in conversations - he was willing to work with 3 design options that we started off with. Compared to other contractors I reached out to it was really easy to work with Chuck and I felt comfortable signing with him

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E&E HOME Renovation’s
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deepa V.
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Eduardo and his team beat all my expectations. I had a small construction project and now want these guys to do many more things . Cannot praise them enough.

Green Star Construction
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Hila E.
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I really loved working with Jay and his team they were highly professional... They did a great job remodeling my kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. It's not the first time that I'm hiring a contractor and we had a bad experience, we will definitely use from now on Jay and his team

Equilibrium Construction.
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Valery K.
Verified review

Great contractor. These guys were working on our house for a few months and did a huge amount of work. Built an addition to the house, built a new bathroom, remodel kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, replaced all plumbing, sewers, gas lines, windows, hardwood flooring - everything. During all construction period Aldo was super responsive, helped a lot with his experience in materials and design, always managed his team to do work on time and with great quality. One thing that I'd like to point out specifically - his estimates were always detailed and accurate and he never asked for extra expenses. We're living in our house for almost a year now and we're happy that we worked on it with this guy, he is a perfect example of highly motivated professional who can do any complex construction project with pace, great quality and within budget. I would highly recommend to hire him if you want your home improvement to become a great experience for you and your family.

Mikeco Construction Company
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Greg L.
Verified review

Mike was very fast and efficient throughout the whole earthquake retrofit process. He handled everything and made it very easy for me. His bid was also very competitive and was all inclusive. A+ for Mikeco Construction. Thanks Mike!

Epic Construction
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Rigo M.
Verified review

I cannot begin to express how happy and satisfied I am with the work done by Epic Construction. Claudiu and his entire team were an absolute pleasure to work with. Always on time and always took the time to explain and explore all the option available for a cost-efficient project. The final result was above and beyond what I had envisioned, and needless to say I was extremely happy it. I, without a doubt highly recommend Epic Construction for any small or big project you are considering in the near future. - R. Mìrola

Envirobuilt
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Soroosh M.
Verified review

Danial did a full house remodeling for us.im so impressed with his quality work.he did kitchen and flooring and painting interior For us.i recomand Envirobuilt construction .

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
D. G.
Verified review

​OpenBay Design designed a large addition with 1 new story in my multi-family rental building. I was very satisfied with the process and was pleasantly surprised at how smoothly it all went. The team was knowledgeable in code and permit requirements, thoughtful in the design, personable and easy to work with. I have recommended this firm to others looking to renovate or build new residential (houses or multi-units) and commercial spaces and buildings. - Satisfied building owner, Oakland

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Why should you hire a contractor?

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

What 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.  

What is a general contractor?

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

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

How do I 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 do you choose a commercial general contractor?

A commercial contractor provides similar services as a residential general contractor but specializes in working with large-scale projects for businesses, schools, nonprofits, governments and development firms. When researching commercial general contractors, review their portfolio of work and confirm they have ample experience working in the area you need. For example, if you are building a small strip mall, ask if the contractors have experience successfully incorporating all the needed elements such as a parking lot, meeting ADA requirements, accessing the proper permits, and completing work on time.

Once you’ve identified several qualified candidates, request bids for your project and then compare the scope of work with your needs and budget. Your commercial general contractor should oversee design, permitting, construction, materials purchase, and adherence to building code and zoning regulations, as well as sticking to an agreed-upon budget and schedule. It’s important to establish clear communication with your future commercial general contractor, as this will mean a smoother process for everyone. For all these reasons, it’s also especially important to follow a few smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.

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