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8. LA Home Construction
Exceptional 5.0

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Exceptional 5.0

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General Contracting, Bathroom Remodel, Home Remodeling, Kitchen Remodel, Room Remodel

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  • Serves Park La Brea, CA
The experience of contracting LA Home Construction was amazing from beginning to end. This company spent weeks making sure our entire kitchen room remodel was perfect in every way. They drew up everything repeatedly until we absolutely loved it. Miron gathered the necessary permits, and made sure our kitchen was perfect. He gave us almost 24/7 attention when producing the final outcome of our kitchen. Every detail was fixed in the kitchen from top to bottom, including the fine kitchen cabinets, the beautiful ceramic tile, and the wonderful appliances. The kitchen really looks so incredible. Miron, and his team at LA Home Construction did a really did a really outstanding job.See more
The experience of contracting LA Home Construction was amazing from beginning to end. This company spent weeks making sure our entire kitchen room remodel was perfect in every way. They drew up everything repeatedly until we absolutely loved it. Miron gathered the necessary permits, and made sure our kitchen was perfect. He gave us almost 24/7 attention when producing the final outcome of our kitchen. Every detail was fixed in the kitchen from top to bottom, including the fine kitchen cabinets, the beautiful ceramic tile, and the wonderful appliances. The kitchen really looks so incredible. Miron, and his team at LA Home Construction did a really did a really outstanding job.

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up a consultation or appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by performing an online search for local professionals near you.

Message the contractor, and see if they are willing to set up a video consultation call instead of an in-person site visit. With video chat, the contractor may be able to assess the scale of the project, give you better information on what needs to be done and perhaps provide an estimate. Be sure to discuss virtual payments, as well as general strategies for staying safe.

How can I find out if a general contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a general contractor is considered essential in your area during the current coronavirus pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website, which will have information on essential services.

Find information on national recommendations by visiting CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Can I use digital payments to pay for general contractor services?

Currently, many general contractors are using common digital payment services like PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle, Google Pay and more. And more will likely adopt these and similar platforms as coronavirus continues to force companies to take on digital capabilities.

Contact general contractors beforehand to discuss whether they accept digital payments, and take all necessary measures to meet social distancing recommendations. You can also compare general contractors side-by-side online to see which ones accept digital payments.

Do general contractors offer remote or virtual services?

General contractors perform manual work and typically need to be present to complete their projects. However, if you come across a profile that states the contractor is offering remote services, ask what those services include. You can also ask if they can perform a consultation via video call and if they can do the job while following guidelines from the CDC and local agencies.

What kind of jobs can a general contractor do?

General contractors can complete all types of projects, from small home repairs and new construction, from building a new home to landscaping an entire yard. General contractors may specialize in plumbing, framing, electrical, foundations or roofing projects, and they can work on commercial or residential buildings. 

Before hiring a general contractor, make sure the contractor holds the proper licenses, registration, insurance and certifications required by your city or state. 

Do I need a contractor for a kitchen remodel?

A kitchen remodel is one of the most important investments you can make in your home, and it’s critical to get the details right; that’s where a home renovation contractor comes in. A minor remodel usually includes new cabinet faces and hardware, replacement appliances, and paint, while an extensive job may enlarge the kitchen’s square footage, install new cabinets or an island, change the layout, and lay new tile or hardwood floors. Any renovation that includes filing permits, construction, or electrical or plumbing work is best completed by an experienced contractor who knows local codes.

How do I remodel my bathroom?

Bathroom remodeling is made up of three general phases. The first phase is the planning and permitting phase, in which you determine exactly what you want, what materials and finishes will be used, and what the end product will look like. If you’re competent with design you can handle the planning yourself, or you may hire an interior designer to guide you. During this phase you’ll also hire a general contractor who can help execute your remodel vision, coordinating and overseeing all the subcontractors required to do the bathroom remodeling (plumbers, flooring pros, etc.). When your plan is finalized, your contractor should obtain permits for the work you want done. During this time you’ll work together to order all the materials so they’ll be ready and waiting when it’s time to start construction.

The second phase is construction. Bathroom remodeling typically starts with demolition, removing the old floors, shower and vanity to make way for the new. Delays in delivery of materials, or changing your mind and ordering different materials halfway into the project, will mean that construction has to pause until the new materials arrive. Each subcontractor is dependent on the next to do their work, and the general contractor should keep things moving along at the proper timeline, ensuring that the right materials are available and dealing promptly with any unexpected repairs, such as damage discovered behind the walls or under the floor. The general contractor will also coordinate inspections from the necessary officials if you’ve moved load-bearing walls or done electrical or plumbing work. After construction is complete, the final phase of bathroom remodeling is addressing your punch list. These are all the items that need to be corrected before final payment is handed over to the contractor.

For more on how to remodel a bathroom check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

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.

Reviews for Park La Brea general contractors
Erica C.
When I first reached out to Smart Homes, I received a phone call from Josh in a span of a couple of hours. He was friendly, upbeat and easy to talk to; all signs you want to see when establishing contact with a general contractor company. The following day, I met one of his colleagues, Gal, who happened to stop by my property to go over some of the projects I was interested in pursuing. Gal was exceptionally professional but also very personable. He talked at length about his process and shared advice on how to approach the renovations. The conversation felt smooth, easy and most importantly, collaborative. Obviously, as a layperson, I have no clue on how renovations/construction works. I just have an idea on what I want the final product to look like. That said, Gal does a great job of bridging his expertise and experience with what you want without condescending to you; a story that I have heard all too often from other friends with their contractors. I was quite impressed at the length of time he spent with me. He showed me photos from several projects from several stages to help me conceptualize how my project would unfold. Not once did our meeting ever feel rushed nor did I get the feeling that he was too busy to answer my questions. What really struck me the most was the fact that he was very upfront about how communication and respect was very important to him; that it’s incumbent for both parties (homeowner and contractor) to be able to work with one another in a professional manner. Gal made it clear that it doesn’t matter how much money is being offered to him to do a project. If you’re the type of person who is going to micromanage and create an environment that makes it difficult for him and his crew to do their job effectively, it’s not worth it to him. The point being, Gal made it clear that Smart Homes is based off of building relationships and selectively choosing projects that are a good fit for his team and of course, the homeowner. He’s not going to take a project for the sake of taking a project because of the money. I respect that as it is a core trait I look for in a contractor. My wife and I ended up moving in a different direction with our interior renovation. However, we’ve got an ADU project lined up in the near future. Given this company’s experience and expertise with ADU construction, we absolutely intend on reaching out to Smart Homes to potentially help us build this unit! Thanks Josh and Gal for a positive experience. I am sorry that we were unable to work together on this particular project but I am hopeful that perhaps we can collaborate on the bigger ADU project.
Smart Homes Inc.Smart Homes Inc.
Jonathan S.
Working with Danny was an absolute nightmare. He’s an incompetent, deceitful contractor who wasted our time and money and brought so much unnecessary stress, complication and difficulty into our lives. It’s hard to explain how badly he mismanaged our garage-ADU conversion and electrical projects, how much he misled us along the way or how many things he did wrongly. We’ll go into detail below, but his work across the board was poor, not up to code, incredibly slow, and in many cases had to be properly fixed by someone else after we fired Danny. We're now working with new electricians, plumbers, HVAC contractors and architects who are re-doing Danny's work after city inspectors told us that it was unacceptable. He failed numerous inspections from DWP and Building and Safety. Danny fails in almost every respect as a general contractor, and proved to be unprofessional, neglectful, dishonest, rude, combative, way in over his head, and unable to communicate even the simplest matters. This is not just us saying that - several people involved in the garage conversion and electrical projects we undertook with DMI told us that our contractor did not know what he was talking about or doing, made countless careless mistakes, cut corners, and neglected to address corrections. After we fired Danny and replaced him, we truly realized how badly he had messed up and complicated the process, how much he lied to us along the way about his experience, and how many costly, amateur, avoidable mistakes he had made. The details: It took Danny 9 months, and he was still unable to finish a standard garage-ADU conversion project. Workers would not show up for days or even weeks at a time. Things that should have taken days took months. He left our property an absolute mess - trash strewn about and things not cleaned up for months. When we asked Danny why his team wasn't working to finish the project, he'd yell at us, and then give us a rambling, incoherent, defensive answer. It was like dealing with a child. We would leave conversations more confused than when we entered: no one involved in this project could ever get any straightforward answers out of him. Danny would tell us that he’d had conversations with DWP - but when we'd call the departments, representatives told us that these conversations had never taken place, or that Danny was just wrong. Danny also threatened us - when we asked for documentation that a step was complete and up to code before sending payment for that step (this was after it had become clear that Danny couldn’t be trusted and had botched many things along the way), Danny immediately threatened to put a lien on our house if payment wasn't made by end of day. We'd made all our payments on time up to that point. And for the record - we made payment that day, and, of course, found out that the tasks we'd asked Danny to confirm he’d finished turned out to be incomplete. Most recently, Danny assured us that our garage was ready for final inspection - but when the city inspector came, there were almost 20 (20!) outstanding corrections, some almost 2 months old, that Danny hadn't addressed. Danny said that we were at the 1 yard line, but when we spoke to the city, we learned we were far from it. Phone conversations with Danny were incredibly frustrating - we could never get a straight answer from him, he would get very combative, and it was impossible for him to clearly explain what was happening. At one point, when I told him that DWP had said that his work was incomplete and inaccurate, he started screaming that he'd been secretly recording my phone conversations with him. Is that a way for a contractor to treat a client? When I told him that was illegal, he simply denied having ever said that. His emails were impossible to understand, and he and his team would often contradict themselves in the same chain. He lied to us many times over the course of the project, and on a basic level, told us that he had experience with HPOZ, DWP and Building and Safety - but as the project went on, it became clear that this was far from true. He made mistakes with these department at every step. He installed the wrong smoke detectors and A/C unit (violating city codes), without even knowing he was making a mistake, and shockingly told us that compliance forms from the city were invoices for things he'd bought. He never itemized bills, expenses or invoices, and our requests to provide a simple rundown of what he'd completed was met with a firm, rude refusal from his team. This request couldn't have been more straightforward, but Danny and his team refused to document or detail their work. And the quality of some of his work was poor - already, doors are sticking, windows don't open smoothly, caulking looks shabby. An unbelievably terrible guy to deal with, someone to be avoided at absolutely all costs - we regret we didn't fire him earlier.
DMI Construction Inc.DMI Construction Inc.
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