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Aznew
4.7
from 91 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
Peter C.
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Dennis and his Aznew workers did a great job on our deck and made it better than we expected. They were busy, courteous and worked without any need for our well thought out advice. I would highly recommend Aznew.

Raso Wood
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Sushmita K.
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Raul is an excellent craftsman. I showed him a picture of a very complicated built-in entertainment center and bookshelf I found on Houzz and he was able to replicate it perfectly for my living room. Actually, the final product turned out better than the picture! Raul's bid was reasonable and he finished the job on time. He has a true talent, great attention to detail, works incredibly hard, and above all else, he's a wonderful person. I've since hired him to do other work around the house as well and have found that he is skilled in title work, bathroom renovation, lighting and other handyman services. I've worked with so many contractors through our home renvoation process and he has been the best I've ever encountered.

Mooney's Handyman Service
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Larry S.
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High quality work and the most trustworthy contractor I've ever hired.

D&G General Labor
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
John W.
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Very experienced, professional service. Installed baseboards and re-tacked carpet after ceramic floor tile installation in two bathrooms, family room halls and master bedroom. Highly recommend D&G General Labor.

Fast Repipe and Plumbing
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Greg W.
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Hugo was responsive and followed up...rare these days for contractors...he and his team were at my house 15 minutes early and repiped my 1600 sq ft house with copper in 7 hours...did a great job

  • 12 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Great contractor

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R Construction
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Evgueni L.
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My (rather large) project was closer to custom furniture making than to general carpentry, so I spent half a year looking for a woodworker on Thumbtack, Yelp, and where not. Bay Area contractor market being what it is, I found nobody willing even to look at my project. Eventually I expanded my search to carpenters and now I’m really glad that I did. Oswaldo replied promptly, came to our house to discuss the project, offered sensible suggestions and a modest price and made everything in a week, which was faster than I expected and probably at a fraction of price I would pay to a woodworker. Granted, he does not have CNC routers and other fancy tools or even a workshop (he was working in our garage), but Oswaldo has shown me that in hands of a master there is nothing a miter saw cannot do. Oh, and in the evenings our garage was always carefully vacuumed, so nobody would tell that it saw some heavy sawing during the day. I am very pleased with Oswaldo’s work and highly recommend his services.

  • 12 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Ben L.
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This is our first time use Thumbtack's service to find a contractor. We have a couple of areas in the house need to have tiles installed. We got 3 company showed interest in our project. Two contractors showed up to provide estimates but another one did not follow up through. George was the first one responded to our project and consistently followed up through the project until the end. The project took George two days to complete. He showed up on time and worked very independently and efficiently. He is organized and kept the worksite very clean. The tile work he finished was beautiful. It turns out exactly like the design we handed off to him. I am a project manager working with many fortune 100 firms. When I check work, I tend to look into more details than most people would have. It is a nerve breaking process to bring in someone work on project who you never met when you have high expectation for the quality of work. Thought I will share my personal experience and strongly recommend George for his work. I definitely will bring him back to work on other future projects.

  • 63 years in business
Susan B.
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First: Dennis was present everyday work was done; if he wasn't present all day, he got the workers started and checked in several times, as well as at the end of the day. Second: Dennis and his workers were careful to clean up any mess every day. Third: Dennis presented blueprints of what he planned to do, and discussed them with us. Fourth: when we were unable to find fixtures, Dennis went out of his way to assist us. Be sure you know how much storage you want, and clearly communicate that. My husband and I didn't communicate with one another very well, and I was surprised at the end. I freaked out, but was able to have Dennis replace one cabinet with a larger one. The cabinet Dennis removed is great for storage in our garage. Final assessment: my kitchen is far more than I'd ever dreamed of having: the cabinets are easy to keep clean, the quartz counters/backsplash are marvelous to work on/clean. As with any construction project, things don't always proceed perfectly. We traveled out-of-state for funerals; and there were holidays during which we were happy to have work suspended. In other words: Life happens. I regard Dennis as a reliable, ethical, and skilled contractor. We have just asked to discuss remodeling our master bath with him.

Angela Panetta Design
5.0
from 1 review
    Stew G.
    Verified review

    I was referred to Angela from a friend of mine. I called Angela for a kitchen remodel consultation. During the consultation, she was very attentive , very knowledgeable, and very easy to talk to. . She knew exactly what we wanted. After the initial consultation, my wife and I decided Angela is the right designer for us. . We hired her to design and over look our kitchen remodel. We were very pleased with all aspects of the construction process, and the contractors she recommended were very professional and courteous. We will be remodeling or master bedroom /bath in a few months, and if course we will use Angela Panetta design!

    World Exteriors Inc.
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 9 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Joel B.
    Verified review

    I met with at least 3 different contractors and I'm glad that I went with World Exteriors. Overall, I was satisfied with their experience, work, professionalism and detailed communication.The new gutters definitely made the house look nicer. The work itself was very neat and well-done. I would recommend this company to anyone. Chris and his installer was absolute best!

    • 28 years in business
    About

    I do dry rot, wood flooring, bathroom renovation, drywall, textures, framing, painting exterior/interior, door installation, and general home remodeling.

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    I do all phases of residential and commercial construction! I have 35 years of experience in the building industry. I have built some beautiful homes and offices, gas stations and complexes.

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    I am a general contractor for residential and commercial projects. I do turn-key jobs, from plans to finish. I work to make your dreams come true. I specialize in bathroom replacements and repairs. Most bathroom replacements run from $5,500.00-$6,000.00. I will handle most of the work myself, so not a lot of subs coming though. I have done a lot of additions to houses and focus on the creative use of spaces and layouts.

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    Not only our quality and pride in our work is top notch. But our guaranteed customer's satisfaction all the way around let's us sleep well every night. The thing I like most about my job is putting a smile on my customer's face at the end of any project. Without putting a frown on their wallet.

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    We provide professional handyman services, from construction to landscaping, all types of cleaning, and repairs.

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    I'm a Manteca, CA based company. I've been in the construction trade for 25 plus years. My company is very professional and dependable.

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    I offer general carpentry and handyman. I also cater landscaping, basic electrical and plumbing. All your basic needs around the house, no problem! I can do tiling, painting, major and minor remodeling. We also do concrete and sprinkler systems. We have some minor auto repair that is available.

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    I do electrical installation and repair, painting, flooring installation, plumbing, just about any home repair, new windows, and sliding doors.

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    I am a C10 electrical and B general contractor and a construction cleanup and green building contractor. We are a safety-first company code compliance.

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    Seeing a happy customer when job is done

    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.

    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 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.

    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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