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National City Residential Construction Services

Browse these residential construction services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in National City.

  • 24 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
Alyson J.
Verified review

Jose was the first to respond to my request for someone to perform concrete installation in the courtyard of our home (which was previously filled with dirt and plants) and he offered to come out the same day to provide an estimate. Not only did he show up on time, but he provided an affordable estimate and said he could start the following day (a huge plus!). My stepdad who's been in the commercial construction industry for 40+ years was there for the meeting as well and was thoroughly impressed with Jose's knowledge when discussing the his strategy for job. The day of the project, Jose and his crew (who were also outstanding) showed up on time and did an AMAZING job. I couldn't be happier with the final results. The crew was professional and cleaned and hauled everything away when they were done. If you're looking for construction services, I would highly recommend Jose's services!

JC Handyman
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly J.
Verified review

Juan had great communication from the beginning- if there was anything that I didn't understand he was very patient and explained what was involved with the project. I feel that his prices were very fair, and he also completed the project in a very timely manner. My fence looks great, and feels solid, like it will last for a very long time. I recommend Juan for any handyman jobs, especially wood and construction related.

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David McArthur
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anita B.
Verified review

If I could select 5 areas instead of just 3 that I liked about Dave, I would! If you have the opportunity to hire Dave, consider yourself lucky. You’ll feel completely at ease that your project will happen on time and on budget with good communication. And having been a builder hiring and managing contractors for some 10 years on and off...this kind of contractor is rare. I first hired Dave to install the 22 windows in my new construction project. That went extremely well. Then I hired him to paint the house. I wasn’t ready as scheduled and he handled it professionally with understanding. We started 2 days later and he hit it hard. Then I hired him to complete the drywall, mud and tape for 1000sf. Those walls are perfectly smooth...no texture...straight corners. Then he tiled a bathroom with 2’ x 6” tiles and adjoining pebble stone mesh tile. IT IS PERFECT. When the last task was taking longer than expected, Dave’s wife and son jumped in and worked until 11pm to finish when promised. As I say, if you’re reading this then count yourself lucky to have happened across Dave.

  • 14 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Sam J.
Verified review

Remodeled a restaurant. The price is competitive and quality of work is high. Carlos dedicated a lot of time to us. Carlos and his team are very friendly. Their workers are very experienced in commercial remodeling projects. Highly Recommend!

Ryan's Drywall & Painting
4.4
from 37 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea Y.
Verified review

Very prompt and professional service provided by Darrin and his team. With his expertise, he quickly identified the best approach for my project, then completed the job quickly. I was impressed with the quality of work and would definitely recommend his services to others.

JSJ Services
4.6
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Marsha R.
Verified review

JSJ Services built a fence/gate and a shade structure, re-landscaped a steep backyard bank, and trimmed several trees for us. Jason's response was prompt and he got his crew out there quickly to get our job done. The work was completed in a timely manner and as we asked. All the crew were super conscientious and friendly. We plan to re-landscape our front yard in the next year, and we are so pleased with JSJ that we plan to hire them again for that work. They are good people. Thanks Jason & Crew!

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AB Blinds
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Val S.
Verified review

Excellent service, professional installation. Todd called, we agreed on a day and time (for the following day), he showed up and it was done! He definitely came ready to remove my old blinds and install my new ones....and, my goodness, he was quick and efficient! You could tell he's done this a million times and knows what he's doing. And, his fee was reasonably priced. I would definitely use him again!

Jaime's General Handyman
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Brittni G.
Verified review

Jaime is amazing! Very nice man, and did my fence at an amazing price! He's going to do a lot of my construction work from now on!

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JP custom home construction
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kenneth M.
Verified review

Jose from JP Custom Home Construction is a total pro. Courteous, punctual, and a great value. I scraped a popcorn ceiling in one of my bedrooms; Jose sanded, taped, texturized, painted, ran electric, and installed a ceiling fan/light. Amazing work. I will definitely be using this little company again!

Chuy's Handyman
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
TRUOC N.
Verified review

A nice guy I've ever known of. Worked professionally and very carefully. Job was perfectly done with a reasonable price. Oh, that really went beyond my expectation. I will be happy to refer him to anyone who needs some repairs or installations (in plumbing or construction...). Thank you, Jesus. Nguyen.

Fabulous Homes of San Diego
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua C.
Verified review

I have used Fabulous Homes of San Diego for numerous projects and have also referred Cheryl to many of my other Real Estate Investors in my network, as well as, other home owners looking for a professional , quality contractor. I have been in the Real Estate Investing and construction business for the last 3 years in San Diego, CA and I have yet to find anyone as professional, punctual, and committed as Cheryl is with Fabulous Homes of SD. I would highly recommending them for any construction project you may have in the future.

  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Camille P.
Verified review

John was great. He responded quickly, gave a very reasonable estimate, showed up on time, and got the job done. We will definitely be contacting Action Plumbing and Construction for any future plumbing needs.

GW Construction
4.3
from 12 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Trudy J.
Verified review

Hired GW Construction for a remodel job. Very happy with the company and the work they’ve done. Matt is great, very communicative, explains every process step by step. Returns phone calls promptly. Jody as well has been very helpful. Their foreman and crew have all been very professional, friendly, clean and on time. I feel really confident about choosing them as a company!

JM construction
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia U.
Verified review

I needed help with Popcorn Ceiling removal. I contacted JM Construction. Juan responded to my request quickly. He and his assistant were very professional. They carefully covered floors, carpeting, doorways, etc. The results are beautiful!They cleaned up everything before they left. I would (and, have) recommend JM Construction. We have already spoken about future projects! Thank you!!

  • 29 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa L.
Verified review

Recently worked with Charles and his team on our new house. His team was wonderful. Brendan is a joy to work with and has excellent craftsmanship. Karen, his designer is absolutely lovely and truly helped is incorporate a our wished into a reality. She brought amazing insight and ideas to the project. Our tile work in the bathroom is lovely. The small space we were working with ended up feeling spacious and airy just how we wanted. Professionalism is very important and his team demonstrated that day in and day out. They definitely took pride in their work and it shows in the final project.

Richard Construction
3.1
from 7 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Salvador T.
Verified review

Wonderful experience owner was detail oriented and a perfectionist which I enjoyed working with would definitely use her company again for any future projects.

McClure Construction
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jim C.
Verified review

Dick Mcclure completely gutted my condominium and then remodeled it to my specifications. He did an outstanding job and I am completely satisfied with his work. Everyone who has seen the completed job has commented on the great job he did and how beautiful it looks.

Gonzalez Construction
3.8
from 4 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy B.
Verified review

Jose did an excellent job with the work requested. He took the time to explain all of the work and how it was to be completed. His quote and price was more than fair and he was a pleasure to work with. I look forward to working with him on projects in the future. - Jeremy

Stanley Construction Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Erik E.
Verified review

Stanley Construction sets the bar of what all other contractors should strive to be. Stanton and his crew are prompt, efficients, and do amazing work. They tell it like it is and don’t beat around the bush. There aren’t hidden charges and you know what you are getting when you sign your contract. I have used Stanley Construction several times and this will not be the last!

KSH Construction
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Cheryl F.
Verified review

Our Condominium Association has used KSH Construction for structural repairs for balconies and we have found that we can trust them to do quality workmanship with no short cuts or improper repairs. They will work with our vendors and assist in coordinating a job to it's final completion. They also have excellent customer service with community members during the entire construction process. Since we are able to trust KSH to provide our community with quality of work, our plan is to use their services for various repairs throughout our community for a very long time.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mike T.
Verified review

Jordan and Jose worked hard to deliver what was asked for, for the agreed price, and did not disappoint. Was hesitant to bring an unreviewed contractor in my home since I’ve had poor workmanship in the past, but they are a new business that hopefully will suit all future customers needs as they did mine. Small baseboard job around bed and bath area was done well.

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.  

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.  

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 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.

When should you hire a contractor?

A few home remodeling projects can be done by an ambitious DIY-minded homeowner or local handyman, but many are best completed by a professional home renovation contractor. You should hire a contractor when you’re planning a large project that takes time, machinery or large tools, and several workers; a kitchen remodel, new bathroom or home addition will be most successful with a licensed, expert contractor at the helm. It’s particularly important to have a professional contractor on board for construction, electrical, plumbing and HVAC projects that require inspections to meet local building codes. Of course, you can hire a contractor for smaller projects, too, if you prefer to let an expert handle things like addition or removal of a wall, small framing projects, or anything that requires a permit.  

You should hire a contractor when you’re ready to start a remodeling project and you have plans, a budget and a timeline for the work in hand, but before any remodeling work begins.

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National City, CA

  • Project scope
    One or more small projects: No, Major repair: No, Major remodel: No, Addition to home: No, New construction: Yes, Other: 3 New home Constructions
  • Project progress
    I'm just starting: Yes, I have sketches and/or basic idea of project: Yes, I have professional drawings (complete set of plans): Yes, I have permits pulled: No
  • Areas that need work
    Kitchen: No, Living room: No, Family room: No, Dining room: No, Master bedroom: No, Other bedroom(s): 1 single-story, Master bathroom: No, Home Office: No, Garage: No, Basement: No, Outdoor space: No, Other: 2 two-story
  • Project details
    Two real estate investors working on three new residential builds in National City. Closing escrow on vacant land this week. All properties are in same vicinity. Grading plans are ready to submit this week. Must be available to start soon and build all three simultaneously.
  • Property type
    Other (Vacant Lots)
  • Details
    We are looking to get the best price, quickest builders, and someone who wants continuous builds. Preferably has their own operating capital, but not a requirement. Preferably has experience with multiple projects at one time.
  • $100
    Average price
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