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Browse these construction estimating services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Palo Alto.

AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 204 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 258 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan E.
Verified review

Arisel did an amazing job. From the moment I have contacted him, he has been punctual, professional, and has communicated every little detail of the job with me. There has never been a point where I was left wondering what was going on with the job, and the finished product looked great. I would definitely recommend Cardenas Construction to anyone!

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 79 reviews
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheree P.
Verified review

I had a small damaged dresser that I needed taken from my house. Matt answered the call and was curteous, prompt and very professiional. He informed me that cabinet builfding and construction arenhis profession and I would definitly seek him out again for additional work.

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Hilux Maintenance, Inc.
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joanne G.
Verified review

Our deck looks fantastic. We are ever so happy with Renato with Hilux and will be using him on several other maintenance projects for our condo. He was great to work with and his prices were reasonable. ThThanks again!Thank you Renato!

AMX Plumbing
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Gerald S.
Verified review

Max was courteous and on time for the scope assessment and estimate as well as for the actual delivery of the service. He handled the work professionally and offered flexibility in his schedule, which was very much appreciated. i would highly recommend him.

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Richard Hynes Construction
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Fred R.
Verified review

Richard responded to my request for an estimate right away. He came out to the house to provide a thorough estimate of the work. He was very communicative and kept me informed during the entire process. I can recommend Richard with confidence after this very successful experience.

GMBC Construction Inc.
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Don G.
Verified review

GMBC Construction came highly recommended from my in-laws who used Eli and this company to remodel their entire home and they were thrilled with the whole process. We just finished a 400 square foot room addition and we could be happier. Everything went smoothly and professionally. My wife and I are both super busy and knew we needed someone who was going to take care of every detail and when we met Eli, we knew he was our guy. Everything from the plans and permitting, to the final inspection sailed through and was amazing. We could not be happier and we recommend Eli and GMBC to everyone!!! Thank you to everyone there for doing the impossible.

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Juan Barrios
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jonnie C.
Verified review

Work performed was for installation of bathroom exhaust vent and OTR microwave with exhaust vent. Written estimate was provided days prior and all necessary installation materials were purchased by him as agreed. Mess was kept at minimum by covering immediate work areas but I still had a lot of cleaning afterwards due to the spread of sawdust (windows were left open). Contractor and his helper completed the job in the time promised. Unfortunately, the microwave vent did not function as needed (not venting air to outside as expected). Contractor was notified and he returned in the same week to rework the vent. He was apologetic and showed good effort in diagnosing and fixing the problem though a little guesswork had to be done by both of us since we didn't have the installation manual. The outcome for both vents was acceptable though my perfectionism says otherwise. LOL. Overall, he was polite and showed professionalism throughout the entire process. He was patient and timely in responding to all our concerns. He was able to acquiesce to our preference in materials/appliances and allowed us options regarding the installation. We felt like he valued our input and we had control over the process especially since this was our first time dealing with a general contractor.

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Regson Services
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natallia S.
Verified review

I hired them to lay the engineered bamboo floor in my condo. They did exactly what promised and in the time they originally specified. I have been doing remidelling and construction of my rentals and my resident for the last 10 years and very much familiar with the business. Out if many contractors or handymen i met Jason and Regina are the outstanding team. They work fast, they are very proactive and attentive to details. And their price was reasonable. What is the most important for me is that they do listen to my suggestions - not like many macho style contractors:). The floor work looks absolutely great and i am very happy. So that i would like to hire them for other work on my rental property.

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Lifetime Remodeling
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Abbey T.
Verified review

We hired Sam from life time remodeling with his crew to do a complete kitchen remodel. In the meeting Sam recommended a kitchen design that we like a lot. And it turned out to be fantastic just like I wanted. Between my job and this job he made the entire process very easy and seamless for us. I decided to have the remodel done while I was part time traveling overseas. A friend of mine told me we were crazy to have the job going when we were not there to check on it, but because they have a app that I can see all the time updates from process of the job i decided that it is fine and I went. the app they use is very easy to use it fits a construction company in Silicon Valley, that is one of the reasons why I am so impressed with this company :). Turners out, it worked out great Sam's crew did the job and moving along he sent me pictures from the job site to make sure I'm fully informed in all the details I returned to an almost-finished kitchen. The quality of the work and attention to detail was excellent. The team was conscientious about confirming the details with us before each portion of the job, making sure that each decision was agreed with me and were clearly careful in their work. Sam's crew was friendly and pleasant to have in my home with the kids. I decided the last minute to paint the entire interior house during the project, and asked Sam if he could book movers as i was overseas. Rather than hire movers Sam's crew packed up our entire house themselves, moved it to the garage, then moved it back just in time for my return!!! I thought for sure something would get broken but everything made it back upstairs in perfect condition. They even set out my son's toys for him to find when we got home which was much appreciated by a jet lagged preschooler. It was a small thing but showed the care and respect the crew has for their clients. I'm very pleased with the resolute on the paint and kitchen. I would not hesitate to use Sam or anyone from his company life time remodeling again or to recommend them to anyone :).

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MJH Construction Management
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Martin R.
Verified review

We hired MJH Construction Management to complete renovations of our recently purchased home. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, MJH determined the best solutions to a number of complex repairs and additions including floor leveling, heating, plumbing and electric. MJH helped us choose several improvements like changing the floor plan for better use of space, installing a gas fireplace as well as a bathroom and kitchen upgrade. MJH oversaw the contractors to ensure the work was completed and billed correctly. Throughout the process MJH kept us apprised of the costs and schedule - there were no surprises. We are delighted with the results - our renovated house came out fantastic.

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R Construction
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarita K.
Verified review

Owner of R Construction, Oswaldo, was quick to respond. I needed broken sofa foot replaced and he did above and beyond i.e. purchased wood, made 8 foots, colored and attached them. My sofa looks great. He is very professional, responsive and goes extra mile to deliver quality job. He is a very fine carpenter. He is very friendly and easy to work with. His rate is very reasonable, too. I highly recomend him for quality carpenter job and I will hire him for any of my future project.

IB roofing
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Missy W.
Verified review

Israel was great. He responded quickly, came over to look at the various things I wanted done (re-constructing an installed Ikea closet organizing system, re-caulking an area in the shower, mounting a 47" tv on a movable bracket and a few other small jobs) and provided an estimate (which was accurate) and notified us that he could complete the work 2 days later (on the day we wanted). Very professional with his work and as a person, will hire him again.

  • 14 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Arthur K.
Verified review

We chose this company out of three other contractors for our kitchen remodeling. they started and finished on time, process went well and smooth. same guys that started were the same guys that finished. they were very nice and after a month of remodeling they almost became a part of our family ;) we knew what we were getting into cause we remodeled a kitchen before but I guess it can be a good experience when the job is being done by professionals. i highly recommend M&M construction for your remodeling project , what ever it may be.

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
David J.
Verified review

I had a great experience using prosper construction development services. My friend recommended me their services and I am very glad with the outcome. Our home now is big, clean and has a open floor plan. The kitchen and great room turned out better than I could have ever imagined. The bathrooms spaces now make sense. Everything is organized. I feel like we used every square feet of this house to the best of our ability. The entire process of framing and foundation was fast. Our project manager was always easy to get a hold of. He even offered a few suggestions which we appreciated so much. Since he does have more experience and knowledge with these things. Their prices were fairly reasonable. We got cheaper bids but I felt more comfortable with Prosper development . Great work to say the least. Outstanding experience and again I say I highly recommend using their services.

Atlas Construction
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Larry S.
Verified review

Bill made this process simple and hassle free. No changes or surprises to his quote. He even fixed some items just because he felt it they were not to his standards, at the same price. I’ve done a lot of remodels and repairs during my life time but one this start forward and correct, never I’m having him come back to Wor on my bathroom. He will be my go to person for all my construction needs. I highly recommend Altas Construction. Thanks Bill

Hauser Construction
4.3
from 7 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Paul W.
Verified review

Roy K. at Hauser Construction has done a number of renovation projects for me, covering all aspects of construction requirements, from plumbing, carpentry, electrical, heating and roofing. He is the consummate contractor and a great guy. Thank you Roy!

Momentum Construction
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Ben Imberman
Verified review

I hired Momentum Construction last August for renovating our bathroom and I can say with full confidence that i have found an honest construction company that give a exellet service for a fair price! Working with Yakir was very convenient, he showed full transparency with his work and everything was done exactly on schedule. I would defently hire these guys again!

  • 20 years in business
Young C.
Verified review

I had long list for fixing decks and sidings for thirty year old my house. When I called MSC construction, Charlie and Sarah came within a day for an estimate. The estimate was for multiple sections with each price. I paid when each section was fixed. We had few change orders that weren’t found in initial estimate. Whole cost was very competitive with others’ estimates so we chose MSC construction. Charlie and one worker spend almost six days in a row (9 AM to 5 PM) fixing all issues of the list. I liked his professional works on fixing decks, sidings and all fixes were well done. Communication was straight forward and quick, so I and my wife were happy from very first call and up to the completing the work. I would recommend MSC construction if you need fixes for your property.

Mikeco Construction Company
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Greg L.
Verified review

Mike was very fast and efficient throughout the whole earthquake retrofit process. He handled everything and made it very easy for me. His bid was also very competitive and was all inclusive. A+ for Mikeco Construction. Thanks Mike!

  • 12 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Donna B.
Verified review

He was extremely helpful and even repaired something he wasn’t there for.

home repair
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Carlos J.
Verified review

Jose was great, he was able to give me an estimate over the phone since it was a small job. He showed up on time, performed his work promptly and cleaned up after himself, would hire again.

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.  

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.

How much does a project manager charge per hour?

You may choose to hire a construction project manager for your residential or commercial project. For the hands-on homeowner who wants to be involved in home construction but isn’t comfortable hiring subcontractors, a construction project manager can oversee these relationships and supervise labor. Typically, construction project managers charge a fee that is a flat percentage of the total construction project cost. This may range from 10 percent to 15 percent, depending on the company and the services they provide. This means a $30,000 home remodel project would have a construction project management fee of $3,000-$4,500. Hiring a construction project manager generally precludes the markup on subcontractor labor charged by a general contractor. The drawback to this choice is that, unlike a general contractor, the construction project manager won’t be financially responsible for the work of the subcontractors. For larger projects, you may hire a construction project manager who will also hire a general contractor. This provides the benefits of the general contractor along with the management services of the project manager, who will be on board from the beginning. The construction project manager will be involved in the design phase and work with the architects and the building crew, facilitating a smoother overall process.

For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

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.

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