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Oceanside Retaining Wall Builders

Browse these retaining wall builders with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Oceanside.

  • 24 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Jake N.
Verified review

Jose and his crew did an awesome job. They transformed our backyard from a dirt patch with a rotted deck to a wonderful paver patio and installed a retaining wall. They always showed up promptly on time and finished quickly which was surprising for a such a big job. We will definitely be in touch for future projects!

  • 14 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer X.
Verified review

Contemporary Design Builders did home remodeling for me a year ago. It was a 15-year old house and the space was not so well designed. I bought it for flipping. The remodeling crew in Contemporary Design Builders removed the walls and created more space in the living room. Then they installed a new kitchen, the new wooden floor, and repainted the wall. It was a huge amount of work. Luckily the project manager made sure everything was under control and I didn't get unexpected trouble. I sold the house with a higher price than the amount I paid and the remodeling fees. I really wanna thank Contemporary Design Builders for helping me remodel the house. I made the right choice.

American Custom Builders
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Ionela I.
Verified review

If you are looking for a honest, organized, knowledgeable, professional, hard working and timely general contractor then Matthew is your guy. In our new purchased home we had two old bathrooms that we wanted to remodel, plus the full house re-painting. We got a few quotes similar with Matthew’s but what really sold us was that he just struck us to be a really honest guy...which turned out to be very true. He listened to what we wanted but also used his design expertise to guide us toward a practical and beautiful remodel that we are very happy with. Since we were not home while the majority of the work, Matthew was always available to update us or answer my husband many questions. He also gave us lots of advice on other projects outside of his job scope that really saved us time and money. Simply put Matthew does what he says and comes in on budget. Our scope of work was to basically remodeled both bathrooms, extension to master bath new flooring, plumbing upgrade, new bathtub and custom shower pan, custom tile work for entire bathrooms, electrical upgrade, framing and building new wall, drywall and complete painting for all the house. Overall it was a very pleasant experience working with Matthew and we ended up with two beautiful new bathrooms and a fresh house!

Boyes and Son
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy P.
Verified review

Jordan and Tim were fantastic to work with! Both are hard-working, always on time and willing to go the extra mile. We had a decrepit, 20+-year-old retaining wall that was just about ready to come down, and could not get anyone local to even give us bids! Jordan and Tim promptly showed up to look at the job, gave a bid, and got the job done in the time they said it would take. Not only that, but they noted several other things that needed to be done (which ended up including an extension of the retaining wall and shoring up posts supporting our stairs, and adding steps to the wall itself) and did not charge us for that work!! Lastly, the crew arrived early before the supplies did and they set about straightening up our yard while they were waiting, including removing a tree stump that I would have had to pay to have removed and just hadn't gotten around to doing, and that was a lot of work. They got ladder hooks and hung a tall ladder for us that had been lying in the yard, and even put in a vent that was missing from the crawl space under our home. They cleaned everything up after they were done too. Will definitely use Jordan and Tim again - can't say enough great things, and they are both friendly and easy to work with, with great attention to detail.

  • 18 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Heather K.
Verified review

Enrique extended an existing retaining wall and did the concrete to widen the drive way. Everything looks great.

San Diego Home Remodeling
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 38 years in business
David S.
Verified review

San Diego Home Remodeling provides experienced and professional contractors and builders for home remodeling. If you are looking for Remodel Contractors then contact with San Diego Home Remodeling. I highly recommend because i also hire them and their services are best in San Diego.

EDS Construction
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Eduardo J.
Verified review

Dennis and his crew did an outstanding job. They had to deal with very deep roots from the neighbor's oak tree and worked tirelessly to chop out what they could before removing our old sod. They extended a retaining wall in the front side yard and put concrete next to it and extended it into the back yard along with a pad so we could put a shed for storage. Great work, I highly recommend Dennis's company.

Terramar Custom Builders
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly B.
Verified review

Kevin was asked to build an interior wall in a tack area of a barn and close any gaps to keep out rats, spiders, dust, etc. I asked for function, and was not particular about form as much. He was prompt, clean and pleasant. He modified a feed trough to accommodate miniature horses. All was done well and quickly. I would call him again.

Bradly Stone Masonry
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Beth R.
Verified review

Brad came out and gave me a reasonable bid for refacing a retaining wall with stone. He arrived when he said he would and worked carefully to complete the job. He is a competent craftsmen. When the job was finished he cleaned up my property in good order. I am so pleased with the end result. I will recommend him to my friends and neighbors.

Galvan Designer Builders
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sam P.
Verified review

Full rip-out-and-replace kitchen remodel with custom cabinetry, counters, electrical, plumbing, appliances, external door/window replacements and opening up walls to adjoining rooms. Ephraim bid competitively compared to two other companies we contacted and when selected, he led a top-quality crew to complete a complex job in our home. Ephraim was adept at listening to our wants and needs and was able to take our design ideas and offer suggestions about how to execute with available materials including how much different options would cost. Good communication was always provided on paper with regard to cost changes and design plans. Our new kitchen is beautiful and gets constant compliments on the quality and design. We will definitely be calling Galvin Designer Builders for the next project!

Steve Zoller Art + Design
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 33 years in business
Don S.
Verified review

Steve Zoller has been working for us on a Hillside, mid-century home remodeling & 50% addition of our Laguna Beach home. The scope of work includes: maintaining the mid-century style for the original home & the addition will have a complimentary, modern style; adding many designer hardscaping retaining walls (~350 linear ft); outdooor hillside stairways; and complete landscape design with drainage & sprinkler system. Steve has been most helpful & persistent in preparing architectural design plans for submittal to the City of Laguna Beach. He has a most ethical & friendly/ even tempered persona that helps him get what we want by also being a really good listener. He is very busy & may be a little late for meetings sometimes, but always there when you need him. He has tremendous 3D comprehensive/design skills that enabled many ideas for the difficult topography on our hillside home. He has also demonstrated his problem solving skills for many detail considerations for window, kitchen cabinets, & bathroom designs. In short - we would definitely use him again, if ever we decide to undertake this kind of project again.

Rock Bottom Asphalt
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carrie M.
Verified review

I needed a walkway and a retaining wall. Jim was fair in price and done great work

Noreen G.
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I own an older condo and the walls are not very even. Ryan Wiest installed crown molding and did a wonderful job. I was very pleased with his workmanship and professionalism. I highly recommend him.

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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 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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