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Mission Viejo Builders

Browse these builders with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Mission Viejo.

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Box Construction, Inc.
4.8
from 153 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 203 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dan R.
Verified review

So far all is going well, looking forward to continue building a professional and friendship relationship with Box Construction.

  • 24 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Adam S.
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All, I requested Mr. Resendiz to lay a reinforced concrete slab and build a strong building on top of it so I can have a gym in my back yard. Overall I am extremely satisfied with his work. After calling numerous companies to obtain quotes, Mr. Resendiz beat all of them by a significant margin and exceeded the quality I was looking for. I ultimately was looking for a heavy duty slab that could withstand abuse such as powerlifting and a "meat and potatoes" structure on top of it. From the ground up, everything they did was aweome. With the slab, they reinforced it with re bar for added strength. With the "shed", they used treated wood for the base to stand up to any possible moisture as well as installed diagonal braces to all the walls for extra rigidity. I have added pictures below which hopefully show his good work. I look forward to using them again! V/R, Adam

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MAHA GROUP/FPV
4.6
from 79 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hope N.
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Houman did a great job. He arrived and got right to work. He was very detailed and precise with his work. He wanted it perfect and so did we, so it was a perfect match. I would definitely hire him again.

  • 4 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
ML B.
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Oscar and his crew did an amazing job building a wall and door for me. He and his team were professional and fast. Excellent job! I will use them for future projects.

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Cota Ventures
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason R.
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We hired Tim with Cota Ventures to build a fence in our backyard. He was a quarter of the way done when we expressed we wanted it built a different way; he quickly tailored the job to our satisfaction without hesitation. This is an example of excellent customer service. We were so pleased with the fence, we asked for a custom wood and steel gate. Once again, while he was building it, we had ideas that he responded quickly to, making sure we were completely satisfied with the finished project. We are happy with the price and quality of the work. Thanks Tim!

Coastal Handyman Connection
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Julieta V.
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My fence was falling down and posts were very loose in the ground. Mark built a 64 foot long by 6' high wooden fence for me. He showed me a sample of his fence construction, explained it to me, and then he prepared a detailed proposal, and scope of the work. His costs were a bit higher than a standard fence, but his design was much more detailed and provided me with a beautiful and structurally sound fence. He personally came to my house, and built the fence, and used a concrete base for the fence to rest on and secure metal post brackets, ensuring the fence was above the ground, secure, and minimized the fence from soaking up water on the ground, as well as left a nice border for my plants from the neighbor's yard. Additionally he notched the fence posts so the 3 (three) horizontal support brackets were flat inside the posts and secured for added strength. Something that I also noticed was he was very detailed oriented and kept his worksite safe and organized and each day when he left, my property was clean and I could see the progress of the fence and not wonder what he was doing. I am so happy I chose him to build my fence, Mark is very easy to work with, and my fence is beautiful, very strong, and I feel very confident that it will last a long time and not end up like the fence I replaced. Thank you Mark

Ryan Handyman
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Don T.
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Great work ,very professional, polite and great price . Thank you ryan for building my trysil wardrobe

Handyman George
4.6
from 30 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Anne T.
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We love our new fence and will definitely work with George and his team in future projects! He was very responsive to our request and finished building our fence on time.

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  • 14 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alice M.
Verified review

We got quotes from a few landscapers and were impressed by DG Construction. We had a vision for our backyard and they did an excellent job in making it happen. They were here at the times they indicated and they finished the job well within the time frame. We are more than pleased with our new backyard and so are our visitors. Would definitely recommend. David of DG Construction is more than willing to do what it takes to please his customer and is willing to listen to suggestions and ideas.

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

Peninsula Building Repairs
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Trisha S.
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Just set up appointment. Will was responsive and I look forward to getting my project/s done.

Diamond West Development
4.2
from 20 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
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Diamond West was contracted to build an industrial strength security mail box. Jeff Horne of Diamond West, was exceptional at communicating timelines and establishing expectations. He was very responsive and completed the project on time.

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JDA Construction
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lupe M.
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I sold my house and only had 10 days to move into my new home. With a tight timeline and all the work that needed to get done at my new house, JDA was able to get it done and on budget. They handle everything from the flooring, trim and painting, updating my kitchen, mounted two TV's to the final clean up after construction. Highly recommend!

F.T. Design Group
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Marty G.
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As a GC myself, Fady has been a great architect to work with. He has a commanding knowledge of building codes and regulations which helps keep the builder out of any trouble. He also pays close attention to details when it comes to his drawings. Any questions that do arise throughout the course of a job, his response time is immediate and always looking to help get the job done as efficiently as possible.

MaNa Design Build, Inc.
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Stuart C.
Verified review

Mana Design Build just finished remodeling all 3 of our bathrooms. We love them and our new bathrooms. Our master bath was a complete mess and needed everything from new fixtures to new placement of shower, sink and toilet! Mazi (the owner) and Angela (the designer) was so knowledgeable of the latest designs, fixtures and really listened to what I wanted in my bathroom. Based on my input, she brought out fabrics, tile, granite samples all to my home. I didn't need to do any of the running around! She and Mazi met with us every step of the way! Demolition took only one day! He then reconfigured all the electrical and plumbing and started building my bathroom from scratch. The end result is a super functional, up-to-date master bathroom! Mazi then conquered our other 2 bathrooms. They needed a facelift: new tile, vanities, toilets, paint, the works! One of the benefits of working with Mana Design is that they are a design and build company. They provided all the materials, made all the necessary appointments for permits with the city of Lake Forest, and cleaned up the "remodel" mess every day before leaving! I am super pleased with my bathrooms! The work is clean and meticulous, and I know if we ever had an issue with something they would be out immediately to fix it. We look forward to our next project (remodel kitchen) with Mana Design Build!

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NXT Design
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda L.
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I love working with NXT Design. Not only does their team always bring talented designers to the table, but NXT Design can help to solidify an overall brand experience. This was crucial to us as our shared office spaces rely on a strong brand experience in each location. We always hire NXT Design to create the look and feel of all of our offices. They've created a standard for our brand as we continue to expand. NXT Design is also flexible and very easy to work with. They understand branding and design, as well as the construction and development side of it. NXT Design created several craft furniture pieces for us that added a quality custom look we needed. They are also able to assist with quality control of build out of our spaces. We're so grateful for all of their help.

Jm Alpha Construction Inc
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Margo D.
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I loved the quality of work , level of professionalism, JM Alpha construction provided. I would absolutely use them again!

Unlimited Construction
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Brandie P.
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Patricio and Nancy were amazing and thorough. Explained everything and were patient. The outcome of the patio and walkway was wonderful. I will be working with them again to complete my backyard. Also, their prices were reasonable.

Premier Contracting, Inc.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley T.
Verified review

Wayne was very thorough. We had problems with our designer who kept asking for more money and did not check with the planning dept before he drew the plan and ended up with a lot of corrections. With his vast experience, Wayne looked at the plan I have and was able to come up with solutions and willing to go to the Building Dept to work out the requirements to get it approved. We are in the process.

ECCO Design Build
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Tom M.
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We are very pleased with Ecco's performance on our custom home project. They handled everything from the design to the actual construction. We never had to look outside of their services for help.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Quinn N.
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I have hired Mr. Jesus Sanchez many times from 2011 to 2015. First, he was our electrical subcontractor for our new commercial building in Downey. Thereafter he has been helping us as the handyman in different types of maintenance works for our properties around Downey area. His is always prompt, pleasant, knowledgeable and the fees is very reasonable. Quinn Nuyen, Manager of Compartment Business Partners, LLC

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.  

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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