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24/7 Handyman Services
4.9
from 99 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
Chris P.
Verified review

I hired Tom to install moulding throughout my newly renovated home. He's done great job so far. Shows up on time, works hard and pays attention to detail. Wish I'd found him earlier on in my renovation!

Custom Creations
4.7
from 45 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa H.
Verified review

Scott did a beautiful job in building a patio cover for us. Very professional and made sure we got exactly what we wanted. Finished job in a timely manner as promised.

EXCEL CONSTRUCTION LA
4.2
from 48 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Peter N.
Verified review

We hired Excel Construction (Eyal) to completely remodeling our kitchen and to design and build a large wet bar. The remodeling job that they did included the demolition of the existing spaces, the removal of several existing walls, rewiring of some electrical outlets and switches, re-plumbing the new spaces, remove and install new flooring, new upper and lower cabinets, install new marble countertops, installing new lighting fixtures, fresh interior paint, some drywall repairs and adding a new large island at the kitchen. Eyal and his working crew did a stunning remodeling job. Eyal create for us a complete design of the work based on what we wanted and needed, guided us through some space limitations of the house and presented to us some different ideas that met our needs. The remodeling job was delivered on time, within budget and with high quality. Eyal was at the house every day and made sure that the remodeling progress is on track. He was there for each and every step of the work, which was extremely important to us. We highly recommend them for anyone who is searching for high quality remodeling or construction work.

  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Robert N.
Verified review

Oscar is my contact. He arrived, I showed him what I needed handled and found him to be a problem solving professional

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Haggerty Construction
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica P.
Verified review

Jay is amazing!!! He came to check out my project and we booked him for the following week. The clients made some last minute changes but he was willing to work an extra day to make sure we finished our deadline. He has a great personality, very knowledgeable, and goes above and beyond. We will definitely be using him again, thank you Jay!

Saeed Shirzad
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Dale H.
Verified review

Very pleased with Saeed's work. He put together a Queen size Murphy bed (from Costco) and it works great. He was on time, professional, personable and did great work at a reasonable price.

Solidesign+build
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Rita B.
Verified review

I first met Brad Snapir in 2011 when we met to discuss adding a second story onto our house in West Los Angeles which included a master bedroom, large bath, two closets and an additional reading room in back of the bedroom. All in all we added around 900 feet or perhaps a little more. It took us many meetings over almost a year's time before my husband and I were ready and prepared to begin the building process. Throughout this whole time Brad was understanding, patient and excellent at offering suggestions as to our remodel and willing to spend hours and hours meeting with us. We began the remodel in September of 2012 and we were back in the house in March of 2013 which was extremely quick. Needless to say there were questions and problems which arose during the building process but my husband, Brad and I were always able to work out whatever the problem was to everyone's satisfaction. If something had to be altered or changed in any way, Brad did it and did it well. We were very happy with the outcome of the remodel and happily moved back into the house after only 6 months although everyone told us it would be a year at least. Well they were wrong. Brad and his crew did the work quickly and well. If anything was not done exactly as I wanted they fixed it to be the way I wanted. I so appreciated the work that when I decided to remodel my kitchen in 2015 I immediately called Brad for the job. He worked with me in designing what I needed and ordering the necessary appliances, tile and countertops. I absolutely love the kitchen and would change nothing. It is exactly what I had in mind. The one other thing I want to point out about Brad is that over the years I have had several very very small jobs at the house which Brad has been so willing to just send one or two or three of his guys in a most timely manner and get the small job done. This has been a god-send as we all know how difficult it is to get work done on small jobs. I would recommend Brad and his company to anyone who wants a remodel large or small done and done well. Rita Baumer

David Guth Construction
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Robert H.
Verified review

David Guth is an extremely knowledgeable contractor with an extensive skill set for problem solving. He assisted us with a very tricky sound abatement project on our main dubbing stage requiring custom construction for noise isolators, ceiling insulation and some general studio refurbishment. The project completed on time and on budget. I would highly recommend David to anyone needing his expertise.

Lynx Construction
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas B.
Verified review

The Egal Construction team was one of the most down-to-earth, honest contractors I've ever hired for a job in our office building. When we ran into an issue, they jumped on fixing it in an impossibly timely manner. Five stars, 10/10, all of the accolades I can give. Hire these guys!

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JDA Construction
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hilary K.
Verified review

Sarah and the guys at JDA went above and beyond to do our commercial job for us in a 100% professional and high quality manner, and wrapped up way ahead of schedule, so that we were able to open our doors weeks before we had planned. They even stayed and helped us with a few things we did not expect. They were prompt, understanding, knowledgable, capable, professional, friendly, and ultimately exceeded our expectations. I would absolutely hire them again.

AMAYA BUILDING & REMODELING
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila W.
Verified review

Octavio has expertise in so many areas of construction. I'm trying to use him in each discipline. So far, so goood!

  • 19 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanine H.
Verified review

We did a lot of research to find the right contractor to build us a free-standing recreation room. We actually hired a different contractor first, simply based on having the lowest price. What a terrible decision. We quickly came to regret it, and fired that contractor as soon as we could — a costly misjudgment. Even though Owl Construction’s cost was a bit more, though very reasonable, we knew he was the right contractor for us. Guy Hazan of Owl Construction is fantastic. He was so easy to work with. He’s a compassionate listener, and kept us informed and at ease through the entire process. I don’t know much about construction, and had never undergone a project of this size, but Guy was there every step of the way. He explained everything very clearly and addressed any questions or concerns we had from day one to the completion of the project. I also must mention the Amazing Anesta. Anesta is a gem to this company. She kept the communication light and easy, and got the job done. She is responsive, dependable, organized and kind. The final building is stunning. The contractors did such a great job all around. To think what a nightmare it would have been to have continued with that original contractor who bullied and didn’t listen. Owl Construction was absolutely fantastic. I highly recommend them to anyone.

  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
KENNY L.
Verified review

Good experience after a horrible discovery that had been hidden by my solar system installers (Titan Solar and Construction). Glad to know that Titan Solar is no longer in business.

Interior Design Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Simon H.
Verified review

Great guy, will be starting a project with him soon. Reza goes the extra mile to make sure that you are satisfied. Before we even decided to hire him, he went to the Los Angeles city building department to verify the possibility of our attic conversion. He will give you his full attention when you decide to work with him.

  • 41 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Voula P.
Verified review

Mitchell Peters is one of the rare professional craftsmen left ! He did an amazing job designing & Building custom trash bins that look like furniture for our Restaurant ! In addition to that he made beautiful division boards with great detail. We would recommend Framing Square Construction to anyone!

CJS Construction Inc.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chrisoula S.
Verified review

I have worked with Tino Arteaga as a contractor for 16 years. I have found him and his team to be very professional, responsive and puntual. His team did a great job on our home and many of the commercial retail buildings we manage for Worchell Properties. We are very pleased with his work ethic and excellent job on the remodel of several of the buildings we manage and will continue to use him and his team for all our other jobs. Sincerely, Chrisoula St. Dennis Director of Property Management Worchell Properties

Nothem Inc.
4.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle L.
Verified review

My husband and I are building our first house. We have never taken on anything like this before, so we're complete amateurs. We just had a great feeling about Rick and we're so glad to be working with him. He helped us out when we were looking at parcels of land. Now that we have the land, he is literally walking us through this whole process. He is just as excited about our home as we are. We have a very modest budget and Rick is so respectful of that; he really has our back through this process!

Believe Design + Build
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Judith A.
Verified review

My house was in bad shape till believe design + build came and fixed it up. It came out so beautiful I would highly recommend them to any one

John Mark Design Build
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Jeffrey W.
Verified review

Jack Kozakar was off the charts knowledgeable and on top of executing a major rehab project. Brought in great cost effective contractors and managed them under budget and on time. Creative and strategic with finding cost effective improvements that could pass inspection. Highly recommend and happy to reference.

LARRY SOFER
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Oscar M.
Verified review

Larry and Billy have a solid team We have a house in culver city we took to the ground And started from framing We get offers all the time way over asking. But we are living in this house Great job. Great team. Very clean. Call me if you need a Reference

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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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.  

How do architects work?

Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

How do architects charge for their services?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

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.

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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