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Laguna Niguel General Contractors

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Electrical Needs
4.9
from 186 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 231 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ladonna U.
Verified review

Very impressed! Our job was very challenging and he did not give up as most contractors would have. Hung our TV over fireplace with very minimal damage. Great communication and he is beyond professional. Will hire again!!!

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Box Construction, Inc.
4.9
from 148 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 199 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
Verified review

As fairly new homeowners, during the first big rain of the season we found ourselves with a leak in our daughter's bedroom and lots of worries. I quickly requested some quotes from local contractors and was immediately contacted by Stephen. He was quick to schedule a day to come and evaluate repairs and get back out to get repairs done. Our drywall had to be replaced and we also found ourselves with another leak in the kitchen. His follow up was outstanding and we couldn't be happier with the service we received from Stephen, Jerry and their drywall contact. The repairs were completed in a timely manner and very professionally. Thank you again Box Construction!!!

James R Loera Construction
4.8
from 86 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle A.
Verified review

James was fast, efficient, and solved every issue I had -- including coming up with ways to solve problems as they arose. He was very responsive -- i'm just now getting responses from people asking me to send them what i need and yet he finished the work 7 hours ago. He was careful, took the time to do the project right and didn't let obstacles slow him down. I would definitely use him again, and his contractor experience is a great help to whatever he was doing...he gets the job done!

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MAHA GROUP/FPV
4.6
from 76 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dennis H.
Verified review

If Thumbtack allows users to more stars, I would grade Maha for 10/10! Before our project started, we interviewed almost 20 contractors and Maha is the only one provided the professional in-depth site analysis with very detailed bidding with all items broken down into material and labor as well as the amazing schedule analysis (and we did have the project finished prior to the original projection date). Thru out he entire project process, Houman (owner of Maha) was showing all his professionalism into all the detail and he was on-site everyday working with his crew, providing prompt update and honest suggestion in all area. He also provided very helpful weekly progress summary that help me to show to my management for the update. The entire crew was all professional, friendly, and showing their care to the premise owner every moment. Communication is 10/10 as well. At the end of the project, I noticed some additional item that I omitted earlier, and Houman was able to help me on those as well altho he didn't have to, all respect for that. I definitely will come back to Maha again if I have another project coming, also recommend them to anyone looking for professional and sincere designer/contractor.

LGO Handyman
4.4
from 74 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Paula D.
Verified review

LGO got right back to me the same morning I inquired about their services. We picked a date, time and I got a rate for hanging floating book shelves in my bedroom and living room. River, the contractor showed up on time, had the proper tools and equipment and was in and out in less than 45 minutes. Great guy, knew what he was doing and cleaned up after himself too! Will definitely hire them again when I need to.

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Plumbing Installs
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan W.
Verified review

My project was taking out a sink/faucet/disposer set and reinstalling the disposer and new sink and faucet set. The thing that some of the contractors said was that one couldn't install around granite, so I was a bit prepared for damage to my countertop, which was not at all desired. Not a scratch. A few unexpected challenges in that my existing disposer was too big for the piping and the piping required an adjustment, but he had some fittings in truck, so no delay. One of the parts I ordered did not arrive on time so he is coming back to hook that flange up. 1. He was precisely on time and emailed to say how far away he was. 2. Arrived neat and professional with his shoe coverings already on before entering my home 3. knew what he was talking about 4. adapted to surprises 5. most important, got along well with my dog, who supervised the entire project and approved.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Akbar D.
Verified review

Golden Oaks Kitchen, Bath and Flooring company was our contractor to do all repairs on our home damages caused by water damage that happened to our home due to water leakage which was started from second floor bath room and flooded to 1st. floor damaging, dray walls, cabinets, laminates +++ .. at 1st. and second floors. This company started their restoration and repair works the day after we signed the contract. Their crew were very professional in their fields of repair and replacement, they were trying their best to satisfy us. Any time that we had comments for adding more repair at one area or paint the areas in a color to match other paints , they were not arguing that and wanted us to be happy with what we need and what they did for us. They were always on time and also helped us to deliver new cabinets, toilets ++++. Overall everything was done on a very smooth way, on time and the way that we wanted to be done.

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  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa H.
Verified review

Thank you Cabrera's Electrical. We have had so much work done on our home, yet when our private contractor retired, we did not know what to do. Cabrera's had the most professional response online. We had (2) large ceiling fans to be installed, and needed electrical re-wiring of the (2) wall switches that would be used. His quote was what our retired contractor told us it should be. Our fans and new electrical are perfect. I plan on using him again for other projects that we have. We have already referred him to friends of ours. It's such a relief to find somebody who cares about your home, as much as you do.

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American Castles
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandie C.
Verified review

I have had Mike Tay of American Castles as my go-to General Contactor for the past few years. He is incredibly talented in all areas of construction. You won't find a more professional, more trustworthy or nicer General Contractor anywhere!

Top Pro
  • 14 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Raymond G.
Verified review

Awesome!!! Integrity, Professionalism, and Quality. I reached out to Dave Gomez (DG Construction) to inquire about re-doing my backyard landscaping due to "letting it go" like many of us during the drought season. Dave responded to my request the same day to discuss my project. He communicated very professionally and was pleasant to speak with. He was very honest with me in conveying that due to his current workload, he unfortunately wouldn't be able to get to me for 4-6 weeks. He did, however, offer a reference to another contactor and was willing to personally get involved to provide oversight even though he was not getting paid to do so. This is unheard of in this day and age! In any event, when that reference fell through (too busy), he made it a personal goal to fit me into his schedule. Within two days, he came to my home, evaluated my needs, and provided me with a quote. He even offered me a Military Discount (Marine Veteran). Once agreed upon, he dispatched his team to my home and within 1 WEEK, transformed by backyard from a dead oasis to a beautiful, park like setting where my family could enjoy and relax (See Photos). During the process, his entire team was VERY CLEAN and orderly and made it a point to check in to ensure they were not disturbing the household in any way. Part of Dave's motivation to help me out was that I am a former U.S. Marine and have a special needs child that can really benefit from the peaceful setting he's creating for us in our backyard. He took this to heart and made sure to meet his commitments every step of the way. His customer satisfaction was legendary in that he welcomed various changes to the project as they came along (from my wife and I) and wasn't too concerned about "penny pinching". To quote his words, "My focus is delivering an experience to build lifetime customers and witnessing the positive outcome with them when doing so." I have to say that Dave has earned my business and respect moving forward and I would highly recommend him. There are very few contractors out there like him.....so get him while you can! :)

Home Repairs by Dave
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Jesse C.
Verified review

I had some difficulty finding a decent contractor to fix issues with my house. Dave solved my problem. He is easy to work with and doesn't charge unreasonable prices as so many do. He does a quality job, and my tenant who lives in the house is also pleased with his work. I look forward to having him work on future projects.

WCMM LLC
4.5
from 23 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Karen M.
Verified review

The owner called to schedule. Contractor completed the job within the expected time and kept the place really clean. Thanks, will definitely contact this company with more work in the future.

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HSD Services
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David D.
Verified review

These guys were very polite, honest, hard working, respectful and did very detailed work. Used them for wood siding, baseboards, house painting, roof work and other general house repairs. They can do anything! Will use them again.

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TLC Home Plumbing
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bob B.
Verified review

I am a professional Painting Contractor and have been working in the construction industry for many years . When I need a licensed plumber to install a new Kitchen faucet with new angle stop Valves in my beach front condo I contacted Tom, he and his crew did a greater Job, they were on time, they were professional, easy to work with and gave me a the best value.

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Morena Home Design Inc.
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tina T.
Verified review

After having a water leak, we decided to have the kitchen and family room renovated. This involved the replacement of floors, counters, sink and cooktop as well as refinishing extensive cabinetry. We were not remotely impressed by the first 4 or 5 contractors we called. We then had Morena Tile and Home Design come to provide an estimate. The difference was amazing. Sami and his team immediately demonstrated working knowledge of what needed to be done and how it could be accomplished in each area. After their analysis we did not look further because we felt we had finally found the contractor for the project. The quote was in the ballpark of what we thought it would cost so we did not even consider looking for a lower bid. The whole project started and ended in a timely fashion. The various workers were obviously experienced in their respective fields and performed beautifully. Even so, there was daily review and supervision of the project by a manager. I had heard nightmare stories about contractors from many sources but with Morena, we never had an unpleasant moment. There were no surprises or additional costs except for changes we requested. The attitude of all involved was so positive and friendly that we actually missed them when it was over. The finished product was impressive and as close as it can come to perfect. We are looking forward to having this company remodel other areas of our home very soon and highly recommend them. Tina T San Clemente, CA

HOME STAR
4.5
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Christine B.
Verified review

Phil and his team replaced our kitchen island in just two weeks. He made excellent recommendations for where to go to select high-quality cabinets and countertops at good prices. He checked in periodically to see if we needed help while we were shopping around, without ever being pushy. Once we started the project, everyone Phil brought in seemed knowledgable and very thoughtful about their work, whether it was wiring the electricity for the island or moving the plumbing over for the new location of the sink. They were very careful about making as little mess as possible, and even decided to bring all the materials around the side gate of the house and staged their work in the back patio so they wouldn’t have to carry tools and cabinets through the front door to the back of the house where the kitchen was. We were amazed at how little dust we found in the kitchen after they demo’ed existing island. They even hooked up the dishwasher mid-way through the project so we could do our dishes while we were waiting for the sink to be install.ed Unlike most contractors, everyone showed up when they said they would and Phil managed to arrange for the third party to cut and install the granite countertop seamlessly within the timeline for the rest of the project. We would definitely hire Homestar again for future renovations.

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K&G Home Services
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dan M.
Verified review

Contractor did a great job on my bathroom. Re located lighting, textured walls, painted and set floor tile. Always had a good attitude and kept the area clean and did quality work.

JnK Contracting
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine P.
Verified review

JnK Contracting has done a number of projects for us: installed granite on outdoor barbecue; replaced and upgraded outdoor electricals including installation of lights; replaced and upgraded bedroom closet fixtures and repainted bedroom; repaired drywall damage caused by repair of water leak. The quality of the work is uniformly excellent, plus the contractors always arrive on time and clean up each day. Any quality issues are addressed promptly.

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sdp construction
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mendrei L.
Verified review

Saeed was a true professional. He installed a new water heater at the house of my folks and delivered on day he promised and performed work efficiently. He is also a general contractor and is able to do even small jobs. I highly recommend him.

  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Yehuda B.
Verified review

I had a water heater leak and my tenant called me panicking. So I googled "water clean up in Irvine" and Same Day Restoration was recommended #1 by everyone. They headed over to the unit immediately. Calmed myself and my tenant. Put me in touch with a plumber they work with and had me covered from A-Z without having to run around finding different contractors for each part of the repair.

Backus Builders
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren N.
Verified review

My father and I had a really great experience working with Brett. On our bid day while we were interviewing a bunch of contractors, Brett was the only one who was on time. He followed through on the quotes on time, and his follow-up was amazing. He continually stayed in communication during the project, and the help that he hired for the job were respectful and skilled. Brett's quote was slightly more expensive than the other bids, but I knew from the beginning that it would be worth the money. I did not want to deal with flaky contractors, less-than-great quality, and surprises down the line. Brett and his guys just finish the job a few days ago converting my backyard shed into a home office. It looks amazing. He even used as many clean and non-toxic materials that he could. As a naturopathic doctor, that was very important to me. I would definitely work with Brett on future projects. He is a joy to work with and just a great guy.

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.  

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.

How do I plan a bathroom remodeling project?

If you’re stumped on how to plan a bathroom remodeling project, it pays to hire a designer. This is especially important if you’re changing your bathroom layout in any way. Designers create contractor-friendly drawings indicating exactly where each tile and fixture will be installed, down to the light switches. This investment might cost you $300-$500 but save you significant frustration and miscommunication, while ensuring you get precisely what you want.

If you’re going to do your own design, planning a bathroom remodeling project means being organized and planning ahead. Create a general outline of what you want and the budget you have. Identify the specific fixtures, tiles, paint and vanity you prefer. Get all this organized before requesting quotes from two to three reputable general contractors. Once you find the right pro, get a written contract outlining scope of work, materials that will be used, timeframe and payment schedule. Communicate clearly about when to order your materials so they are ready and waiting by the time the contractor gets the permits. Your job from here is to communicate clearly, pay the contractor as the work progresses, and enjoy your remodel when it’s done.

For more on where to start when remodeling a bathroom check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

Where should I start when remodeling a bathroom?

Bathroom remodeling doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Before starting a bathroom remodel it’s crucial to know what you want and have a clear understanding of your maximum budget. If you’d love all marble fixtures but have $3,000 total, you will have to compromise. Being realistic about materials and money before you even contact a contractor will have you on the road to success. Here are some simple steps to follow in the planning stages of bathroom remodeling:

  • List your remodeling priorities in order of importance (e.g., 1. New shower head, 2. Replace flooring, 3. Install recessed lighting, etc.).
  • Calculate what you can realistically afford to spend on your bathroom remodel. Identify an “all in” price — meaning the absolute maximum you’re willing to pay, as well as what you’d prefer to spend.
  • Gather ideas from Pinterest about colors and finishes.
  • Research the costs of the materials and finishes you want and begin making choices about what is and isn’t possible to fit into your budget (once labor is included). If you’d like to stay under $10,000 total, but really love a $2,000 tub, plan to downgrade in other areas.
  • Request quotes from at least three reputable general contractors, share your vision and ideal materials, and work together from there.

How long should a bathroom remodel take?

With proper planning and a good general contractor, your bathroom remodeling project doesn’t have to take forever. The construction phase of the project will always vary based on your scope of work, the square footage and the condition of your bathroom under the surface layer. Inevitably an 80-square-foot master bathroom with major changes will take longer than a 25-square-foot guest bath undergoing a minor renovation. For a smaller bathroom, a facelift — the industry term for sprucing up the surface layer (such as paint, vanity, tiles or light fixtures) but keeping the existing footprint of the space — may take five to eight working days, as long as there are no surprises like mold waiting when the old vanity comes out. A more complex bathroom remodel that revamps the shower area (customizing the plumbing, installing tile and changing the shower door), updates the flooring and cabinetry, and adds new paint and new lighting could take anywhere from one week to three weeks. A full bathroom remodel that guts the room, changing the footprint and moving the electrical wiring and plumbing lines, could take four to eight weeks or more. To keep your bathroom remodel on schedule, have your materials ordered and waiting, and don’t make any change orders once construction begins. Planning is key to keeping a bathroom remodel on schedule.   

For more on how long a bathroom remodel should take check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

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